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San Francisco: City Tour and Alcatraz Entrance Ticket Combo

San Francisco: City Tour and Alcatraz Entrance Ticket Combo

Activity provider: Gray Line San Francisco
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From US$ 125 per person

Alcatraz remains one of San Francisco's greatest landmarks and now you can experience its chilling allure for yourself. Packaged with the San Francisco City Tour, this Alcatraz combo features an award-winning cellular audio tour and round-trip boat ride.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
Audio guide included
Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
Pickup included
• 8:40 AM from 478 Post St., San Francisco 94102, Union Square Area, Downtown San Francisco. Encore Cafe is next door. The bus will board from directly across the street. • 9:00 AM from 2805 Leavenworth St, Fisherman's Wharf Area. Bay City Bike Rentals & Tours is across the street and has a blue canopy. The bus will board just in front.


  • Discover all the famous sights between the ocean & San Francisco Bay
  • Explore legendary neighborhoods like Fisherman's Wharf & Chinatown
  • See iconic landmarks such as painted ladies & Golden Gate Bridge
  • Listen to gripping stories of inmates like Capone & Stroud at Alcatraz
  • Enjoy views of the stunning San Francisco skyline from across the water
Full description

Enjoy an approximately 4-hour guided tour of San Francisco. At each stop, you’ll have the chance to get off the bus and see the sights. Along the way, your fully narrated tour will show you San Francisco as you’ve never seen it before. Tour the city from the Bay to the Ocean, with photo stops at key locations. Enjoy great views and visit famous attractions, including the Golden Gate Bridge. Stopping at Twin Peaks will give you a breathtaking 360-degree view of the city from 1000 feet above sea level. Your tour begins in Union Square and ends in Alcatraz but along the way, you will take in the superb vistas of Alcatraz Island and San Francisco Bay on this comprehensive half-day guided tour. Alcatraz Island remains one of San Francisco's greatest landmarks — and now you can experience its chilling allure for yourself. Packaged with the Grand City Tour, this Alcatraz combo features an award-winning cellular audio tour and round-trip boat ride to ‘The Rock.’ Alcatraz Island Combo Tours require 11 days advance reservations (no day of Alcatraz combos available). This Grand City Tour and Alcatraz Package is simply a must-do for anyone visiting San Francisco for the first time.

  • Bus tour of San Francisco with 4 photo stops
  • Air-conditioned bus
  • Alcatraz admission ticket
  • Ferry ride to Alcatraz
  • Alcatraz cellhouse audio tour
  • Food and drink
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation after Alcatraz tour
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • Alcatraz tickets will be given upon check-in on the date of your tour departure
  • The Cellhouse audio tour is available in Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish
  • The transportation portion of the tour finishes once you're dropped off at Pier 33 for your Alcaraz tour. You will need to make your own way back after that
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 147 reviews

Review summary

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City tour was good as they took us to places we properly would not have seen on our own. Alcatraz was great interesting and an experience but only that we needed to wait 1.5 hours for the ferry over as our city tour finished at 12 and the ferry to Alcatraz was at 1.30. We had no way of getting there earlier. Our ticket stated 1.30 and we were not allowed to get the next ferry. It was a cold day, so standing around was not fun!!! If it was in summer or other seasons of the year maybe but in winter not such a great idea.

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January 17, 2020

We had asked to be picked up from the hotel but received no confirmation. We were all the more surprised in the morning when a bus was ready. It was a bit of a shame that the whole tour had been brought forward by an hour. That was really early for the first day of vacation. The bus was spacious and at a good temperature, the driver spoke clearly and was very funny. The crossing to Alcatraz and the stay there was great.

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December 27, 2019

Great tour, was really fun. But....

The city tour was really well run and very informative. Everything important has been seen briefly. Alcatraz was just amazing. However, we first booked Alcatraz and then the bus tour. Unfortunately, the provider simply turned this around. In the end, everything worked. But we would probably not have booked the tour with GYG in this order. But it was still a complete success. I would like to see that you don't just get rebooked without asking. When asked, I was “met” a little.

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July 19, 2019

Product ID: 120306