Day trip

San Francisco: Alcatraz Island and Guided City Tour

Activity provider: Extranomical Tours
Day trip

San Francisco: Alcatraz Island and Guided City Tour

Activity provider: Extranomical Tours

From US$ 139 per person

Take a guided tour of San Francisco's main attractions such as Lands End, Haight-Ashbury and Chinatown. Then explore the famous Alcatraz Island, once home to Al Capone, Machine Gun Kelly, the Birdman.

About this activity

Cancellation policy
This activity is non-refundable
Printed voucher required
Duration 8 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
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

Discover the notorious former prison of Alcatraz Island on a guided tour in San Francisco. Take a short tour of the city's beautiful waterfront, spend a few hours on the island, and enjoy a guided city tour of some of the city's famous neighborhoods during the afternoon.

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. Explore "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

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Important information

What to bring

  • Child safety seat

Know before you go

  • 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 106 reviews

Review summary

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  • Service
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Both the city bus tour and Alcatraz Island experiences were excellent, with a very experienced and well understood morning tour guide. Unfortunately, coordination between Extranomical and the Guided City Tour people was not as seamless as it should have been. When we arrived in the morning, the on site coordinator didn't have us listed for the afternoon tour and I had to make a last minute phone call to Extranomical to be apprised of the afternoon check-in details.

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March 30, 2023

Our guide Don was excellent. Loved his laid back California vibe. We had a pretty thorough tour of the city, with great commentary. The coach was comfortable & sheltered us from the chill. By the afternoon, Alcatraz was everything we expected & the boat ride was gorgeous.

March 30, 2023

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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March 30, 2023

Product ID: 126344