San Francisco City Tour with Visit to Alcatraz

Highlights:

Take a tour of San Francisco and admire the famous and picturesque Golden Gate Bridge, an engineering marvel of its time

Visit the popular Civic Center, with the city's largest government and cultural institutions

Pass through Alamo Square, the famous residential neighborhood

See Twin Peaks, the two hills with a spectacular view of the city at an elevation of 922 feet (281 meters)

Stop at the exquisite Palace of Fine Arts built in 1915 for the Panama-Pacific Expositionan, and the War Memorial Opera House

Take a ferry to legendary Alcatraz Island, once referred as "The Rock", the historic maximum security penitentiary

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    Live guide: English, German

    Duration: 3.5 hours

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Overview:

Enjoy a perfect combination of a comprehensive tour of San Francisco with a visit to the notorious Alcatraz Island. Admire the Golden Gate bridge and more of the city's famous sights, before heading to "The Rock," one of the world's most infamous prisons.

Description:

San Francisco is home to some of the most beautiful, historic and notorious sights in the world. Led by an expert guide, explore the city's amazing variety of architectural styles, impressive buildings and cultural landmarks.

Your guide will pick you up from your hotel to start this 3.5-hour tour. Start with a walk to admire the picturesque Golden Gate Bridge, with its postcard-perfect views of the city. Then, visit the Beaux Arts-style Civic Center and the famous Opera House.

From there, take in great views of the Twin Peaks, the highest points in the city, and check out Alamo square, a residential district best known for its Postcard Row: this stunning view includes a beautiful look at seven "Painted Ladies" and the city skyline.

At the end of the tour you will be dropped off at Pier 33, Hornblower Alcatraz Landing, where you can pick up your Alcatraz Island ferry tickets at the Prepaid Ticketbooth. Pier 33 is at the foot of Bay Street on the Embarcadero.

There is a separate line for guests who have already purchased their tickets, and you must present your passport or a valid photo identification.

Alcatraz and history go hand-in-hand. Once home to some of America's most notorious criminals, the federal penitentiary that operated here from 1934 to 1963 brought a dark mystique to the Rock. The presence of infamous inmates like Al "Scarface" Capone, and the "Birdman" Robert Stroud helped to establish the island's notoriety.

To this day, Alcatraz is best known as one of the world's most legendary prisons. Explore the mystique of this notorious place, and get an in-depth look at San Francisco.

What's Included:

• Hotel pick up
• Narrated tour
• Ferry tickets
• Admission to Alcatraz Island (with audio-tour in Italian, Spanish, French, English)

What's Not Included:

• Transfer back to hotel
• Food and drink
• Gratuities

Good to Know:

Please note that our guides are not bilingual. If you wish to have your tour in German, please ensure that you specify this during booking.

You must provide your hotel name at time of booking. Reservations received without hotel information cannot be confirmed.

Alcatraz Island tickets are non-refundable. Cancellations received within 24 hours of the service will incur in 100% penalty of entire service. Service not available from hotels/residences located outside San Francisco city center.

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