Guided tour

San Francisco: Alcatraz Island and Guided City Tour

4.3 / 5

86 reviews

San Francisco: Alcatraz Island and Guided City Tour

From US$ 130 per person

Explore the famous Alcatraz Island, once home to Al Capone, Machine Gun Kelly, and the Birdman, Then take a guided tour of San Francisco's main highlights including famous neighborhoods such as Haight-Ashbury, Chinatown, and Nob Hill.

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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
• For Hilton Union Square meet at the Mason Street entrance (Eastern entrance). • For other locations, please meet outside hotel's main doors. • If your hotel is not listed, please select Hilton Union Square or Hotel Zephyr Fisherman's Wharf or alternatively add your hotel and we’ll provide the closest pickup location. • Your exact pickup location and time will be provided upon confirmation. • Please always refer to the provider’s confirmation.


  • Drive over the famous Golden Gate Bridge and Vista Point View
  • Enjoy multiple stops to photograph and explore
  • Take a fully-guided San Francisco sightseeing tour
  • Explore the famous and historical Alcatraz Island
Full description

Following pickup, enjoy a 30-minute tour of San Francisco's waterfront where you will see notable landmarks such as Embarcadero, Levi’s Plaza, and Fisherman's Wharf. Enjoy a brief coffee break at the Ferry Building. Next, make your way to Pier 33 where you’ll board the ferry to start your Alcatraz Island tour. Listen to an audio presentation featuring recordings of inmates and guards that worked and inhabited the island. 

Enjoy 2-3 hours on "The Rock" where you will have time for a guided tour and some free time to explore.  Take one of the late-morning ferries to San Francisco so you can join for the afternoon portion of your day tour. Cruise along San Francisco’s waterfront and the Marina District, and then visit the Palace of Fine Arts. Explore the culturally rich neighborhoods of San Francisco.

Learn about what made the Haight-Ashbury, Mission, and Castro districts what they are today and why they’re important to so many. After a slow drive through Nob Hill and Chinatown, visit the charming Italian neighborhood of North Beach. Finally, enjoy a trip across the Golden Gate Bridge and pause along the cliffs to admire the beautiful views of the “city by the bay”. Take in the spectacular beauty of Golden Gate Park before finishing your tour.

  • Hotel pickup at most hotels in downtown San Francisco and Fisherman's Wharf
  • Entry to Alcatraz Island
  • Round-trip transportation to Alcatraz Island
  • Guided city tour
  • Local guest services assistance
  • WiFi onboard
  • Multiple photo stops
  • Golden Gate Bridge crossing toll
  • Tips
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel drop-off
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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  • Child safety seat

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  • Please bring a safety seat for all children under the age of 8 or 4.75 feet (about 1.45 meters) in height
  • If you do not provide the names of all participants in your group when booking, you will not receive your Alcatraz tickets. In this case, you will not get a refund
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 86 reviews

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We did this tour on the first full day we were in San Francisco and we felt it was a great introduction to the city! Joseph was our tour guide and Archie was our driver and they made a great team with their combined knowledge from growing up in the area. Alcatraz was awesome and we were lucky enough to experience it during fleet week with the Blue Angels flying above us. Highly recommended activity!

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October 16, 2021

The tour was good. Our driver made it fun and interesting. We were able to see quite a few places and heard some stories about the different sites. The only part that we didn't like was that we had to get our on ride back to where we were picked up. I feel that if you take the alcatraz cruise you should then be returned to your original pick up place.

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July 26, 2021

Alcatraz is a must see. Do it!

We enjoyed the Alcatraz tour. Do the audio tour. What a great experience and I was the one in the group that wasn’t excited about going to Alcatraz. It is a must see for sure. The city tour with Dustin was great. He did a wonderful job showing us around with interesting details of SF. He has a great sense of humor as well.

October 16, 2019

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