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Alcatraz Admission and Small-Group Craft Brews and Bike Tour in San Francisco

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    Make your way to Pier 33 and board the ferry for the scenic ride to Alcatraz. Be sure to bring a government-issued ID and some layers, as the ride can get chilly. During your 15-minute ride, snap photos of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Bay Bridge and the city's receding skyline.

    Arrive at Alcatraz, a former federal prison that's now a National Park and get a brief orientation to the maximum security facility, which operated from 1934 to 1963. Pick up your 2.5-hour self-guided audio tour, available in ten languages, and start exploring. Listen to commentary from former staff and inmates and learn about the stints that famous inmates like Machine Gun Kelly and Al Capone served. When you're finished looking around, hop on the next ferry (ferries depart every thirty minutes) and head back to Pier 33.

    Back on the mainland, eat lunch anywhere in the Embarcadero or Fisherman's Wharf area (own expense). Find your way down to the cycling tour departure point, in the heart of Chinatown.

    Embark on a 3 to 4-hour bike tour with a knowledgeable local guide through several of San Francisco's most vibrant neighborhoods. Learn about each neighborhood's history and culture while you stop for beer tastings at three popular watering holes. Bars visited may include Local Brewing Co, Thirsty Bear Brewing, Zeitgest, Southern Pacific Brewing Company, Toronado, Magnolia Brewing Company and 21st Amendment. Your first beer is included; feel free to purchase additional drinks and snacks at any of the stops.

    Your tour ends at its departure point.
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    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    Very well organized, everything from picking up the tickets to Alcatraz, to meeting for the bike tour of the wharf area breweries. Our guide on the bike ride was very knowledgeable and personable. He had a well planned route that was a very easy ride...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Guy T
    Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

    A great day, good audiotour at The Rock. Nicely timed with good opportunities for a stop and lunch on the way to the bikes. Ok bikes, good guide, good beer and good vibes. Worth every penny!

    Thank Carslakk
    Reviewed 4 September 2018

    Years since I had ridden a bike! After 15 minutes, all was cool! Loved it...Alexi was sooo informative and brought us to places we would have never thought of going to! The brews were amazing!!! Super great time...Loved the ride on Market Street!! Met and...More

    Date of experience: August 2018
    1  Thank 259Linda
    Reviewed 22 August 2018

    Found this tour while looking for a Alcatraz tour. We love bikes and beer, so we went for it. We stopped by the pier at 10am to pick up our tickets for the 11am Alcatraz tour and caught the 1:55pm ferry back. Had plenty of...More

    Date of experience: August 2018
    Thank 2tickets-RT
    Reviewed 20 August 2018

    The Alcatraz tour was easy to navigate and well organized and was a great way to learn more about the island! The boat ride over is quick (but a bit chilly and windy!) and the audio tour on the island is great! Definitely give yourself...More

    Date of experience: August 2018
    Thank Rachel B
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