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Alcatraz and San Francisco City Tour Combo

From US$108.00
  • Prebook so you don't miss your chance to go to Alcatraz, which sells out fast
  • Round-trip ferry ticket, admission, and audio tour of Alcatraz
  • A stress-free package ideal for first-time visitors 
Alcatraz and San Francisco City Tour Combo
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City Tour & Alcatraz Admission
3.5-hr San Francisco city tour plus ferry and admission to Alcatraz island, including award-winning Alcatraz audio tour. Limited availability and advance booking is recommended
Once a federal prison and now a national park, historic Alcatraz sits in the middle of the San Francisco Bay and is a must-see sight. Secure a hard-to-get ticket to the island for an audio-guided walking tour and visit other iconic San Francisco sights including the Golden Gate Bridge, Palace of Fine Arts, and Chinatown on this stress-free tour. All entrance fees are included.
What to Expect
In the morning, make your own way to Pier 33. Your Alcatraz and San Francisco tour starts with a ferry ride to Alcatraz. Upon arrival get a brief orientation on the maximum-security facility from a park ranger and pick up your self-guided audio tour. Listen to commentary from former staff and inmates as you explore the cellblocks.

When your audio tour concludes, hop back on the ferry to Pier 33.

Next, head toward your designated meeting spot on Post Street for a tour of San Francisco. Hop aboard an air-conditioned coach and cruise along the city’s waterfront, taking in views of Alcatraz and the San Francisco Bay on your way to the Golden Gate Bridge (weather permitting).

Spend the morning visiting the historic Palace of Fine Arts, a monumental structure from the 1915 World’s Fair; stop for pictures at the panoramic viewpoint on Twin Peaks; and explore neighborhoods including North Beach, Chinatown, the Presidio, and Fisherman’s Wharf.

Your tour ends back on Post Street.
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Must Visit

The Alcatraz tour is a must. Fantastic. We did the City bus tour also and that was just okay, It was very confusing trying to figure out where to get on, etc,

1  Thank C and L L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Good tour

Our family liked this tour very much, especially Alcatraz part. Time on the island was very sufficient even with the limits due to the second part, city tour. Audio tour, provided at Alcatraz was very informative.

2  Thank Zoya K
Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile
Better options than this one

Was disappointed with what Grayline offered as the tour operator. Alcatraz was great but the rest of the day was very average. Booked online through Viator for a tour which included hotel pick up. Contacted tour operator and was told to make our own way...More

1  Thank Tiny_Chablis
GLSanFrancisco, Sales and Marketing Coordinator at Gray Line San Francisco, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2018

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to share with us your feedback, we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this has caused you. Your feedback has been forwarded for our management to use and improve our customer experience. If there is anything you wish to...More

Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

I would highly recommend doing this tour and asking for Josh.. He was absolutely wonderful !! So knowledgeable..and funny too! I have never seen so much beauty in the City of San Fran... It was without a doubt the highlight of my trip! Thanks Josh.....More

2  Thank Anthony D
Reviewed 19 April 2018
Wonderful tours. Poorly organized.

The tour of Alcatraz was absolutely stunning. The city tour was exceptionally well done. We got great photos and enjoyed the day. Definitely worth the price! We were both quite surprised by how disorganized the day was. We checked in two different locations before ever...More

2  Thank Donna A
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Aida B
3 July 2018|
Response from Tiny_Chablis | Reviewed this property |
False. We had to make our own way to Fisherman's Wharf to collect tickets by 7am from the tour company then walk to the pier from where the ferry departs and exchange those tickets for ferry tickets. After Alcatraz you... More