San Francisco City Tour with Visit to Alcatraz

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San Francisco City Tour with Visit to Alcatraz


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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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.


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. Discover the unique history of the island and get an in-depth look at San Francisco.

What's Included:

• Admission to Alcatraz Island
• Hotel pick-up
• Narrated tour
• Ferry tickets

What's Not Included:

• Transfer back to hotel
• Food and drink
• Gratuities

Good to Know:

• The Cellhouse audio tour is available in: Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish
• Please note that guides are not bilingual. If you wish to have your tour in German, please make sure to specify this during booking
• You must provide your hotel name at the time of booking. Reservations received without hotel information cannot be confirmed
• The face value of the Alcatraz ticket is USD 30
• Alcatraz Island tickets are non-refundable. Cancellations received within 24 hours of the service will incur a 100% penalty of service fee. Service not available from hotels/residences located outside San Francisco city center
• You must provide the name of all participants during booking in order to receive Alcatraz tickets. If incomplete information is provided you will not get tickets, nor receive a refund

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  • Rating: 5 “vielseitige Tour um ein ganzheitliches Bild der Stadt zu erhalten”

    Reviewed by Andrea – Homburg, Switzerland on June 20, 2015 Sehr gut

  • Rating: 5 “einfach klasse”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer – Leverkusen, Germany on June 4, 2015 Wir würden jedem die Tour empfehlen, die nicht auf die Massen-Abfertigungen stehen. Vielleicht hatten wir einfach Glück mit unserem Reiseführer Thorsen, der die Führung in Deutsch und Italienisch gemacht hat. Die Gruppen sind klein und es fehlte nicht an Insider-Tipps. Vielen Dank.

  • Rating: 5 “Sehr persönlich und freundlich”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer – Wendlingen, Germany on April 6, 2015 Unterhaltsam und lehrreich mit vielen Insider-Tipps und Informationen über San Francisco und seine Bewohner.

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