San Fran: Alcatraz and Big Bus Premium 1-Day Hop-On Hop-Off

San Fran: Alcatraz and Big Bus Premium 1-Day Hop-On Hop-Off

From $150 per person

Benefit from significant savings and see more of San Francisco with this combined premium hop-on-hop-off ticket and Alcatraz Island visit. Enjoy 1 day of sightseeing, a guided walking tour of the historic Chinatown, and a a 1-hour panoramic night tour.

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  • See the sights of San Francisco at your preferred pace with a hop-on hop-off ticket
  • Visit the notorious Alcatraz Island prison with audio tour included
  • Join a free walking tour of the historic Chinatown district
  • Enjoy a 1-hour panoramic night tour
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Visit Alcatraz and take in the top attractions of San Francisco too on this combination tour package. Find out how the island of Alcatraz has been a U.S. Army asset as well as a federal prison, and has played a role in jailhouse folklore and the historic evolution of the West Coast. Discover how Alcatraz has seen 14 escape attempts by over 30 prisoners. Most were caught, several were shot, and a few drowned in the chilling swells of San Francisco Bay. No one ever successfully escaped alive. Your Premium Big Bus hop-on-hop-off pass is a great way to see the sights of San Francisco. Listen to commentary by live English-speaking guides, or enjoy pre-recorded audio commentary in 10 languages. Learn more about the numerous cultures that make up this vibrant city and about its history from the early Spanish settlers through the Gold Rush and to the present day. Your ticket is valid for 1 full day of unlimited hop-on-hop-off, 1 walking tour, and 1-hour panoramic night tour. Explore one of San Francisco's most fascinating neighborhoods on a fun and informative walking tour of Chinatown. The tours are offered daily, and you can ask an agent for locations and time schedules. Also included are a bonus 1-hour bike rental (with the purchase of a 1-hour rental). Stops on the tour: Stop 1: Corner of Jefferson & Mason Street Stop 2: Washington Square - Columbus & Union Streets Stop 3: Embarcadero Center - Corner Clay & Battery Streets Stop 4: Ferry Building - Market St b/w Stuart & Spear Streets Stop 5: Union Square South - Geary St across from Macy’s Stop 6: Hilton Hotel - Corner Mason & Ellis Streets Stop 7: Civic Center - Fulton St b/w Larkin & Hyde Streets Stop 8: Alamo Square - Corner Fell & Pierce Streets Stop 9: Haight Ashbury - Haight & Shrader Streets Stop 10: Golden Gate Park - Music Concourse Drive Golden Gate Park Stop 11: Golden Gate Bridge- North Vista Point Stop 12: Palace of Fine Arts - Richardson & Francisco Street Stop 13: Marina Neighborhood - Lombard & Fillmore Streets Stop 14: Lombard Street Corridor - Lombard & Gough Streets Stop 15: Pier 35 Cruise Terminal - The Embarcadero Stop 16: Pier 39 Fisherman’s Wharf (then return to Stop 1)
  • Premium 1-day hop-on-hop-off sightseeing bus pass
  • Alcatraz Island ticket and self-guided audio tour
  • Alcatraz ferry ticket
  • 1 walking tour
  • 1-hour panoramic night tour
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

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    Meeting point

    Exchange your voucher 24 to 48 hours prior to your scheduled Alcatraz Cruise date and get your hop-on hop-off pass. The office is located at the Big Bus office at Pier 41 in Fisherman’s Wharf, at the end of Powell Street.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Passport or ID card

    Not allowed

    • Pets

    Know before you go

    • The date you choose during booking is the date of your Alcatraz Cruise. When you redeem your voucher 24-48 hours prior to your Alcatraz Cruise, you will be informed of the exact time
    • The last bus making a full-loop tour departs from stop 1 at 5 PM
    • Bus service runs every 10 minutes during the high season, and every 30 minutes during the low season
    • The face value of the Alcatraz ticket is $39.90
    • The hop-on-hop-off ticket is flexible and is activated at the time of first use
    Customer reviews

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    4.4 / 5

    based on 451 reviews

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    An excellent day

    This activity through Royal Hawaiian Tours was excellent. Clear instruction regarding pick up location were received by email the night before and on the day we were met as advised by Eddie, our guide for the next 5 hours. The tour of Pearl Bay centre was excellent - a must do when in Hawaii. Eddie then took as on a city tour which for us was a perfect way to see the sites in the limited time we had. All in all definitely recommend

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    September 25, 2019

    Alcatraz way cooler than expected, bus a great way to see the city!

    Our bus commentator (not on every bus) was hilarious and informative. When we were on a bus without the live person, the recorded info was great to listen to as well. Doing the combo tour let us see alcatraz when tickets were sold out everywhere! Alcatraz was also a welcome surprise. So much cooler than anticipated. We listened to the audio and hopped back on the boat. Took about 1 hour. We were cramming our days so didn't have much more time to spend than that, but definitely worthwhile!

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    September 11, 2019

    All you need to get the San Francisco experience. Great that the big bus tour can run over three days ( three tours on that package and you do not have to do them at the same time as the hop on hop off bus. ( wish I’d known before as was in San Francisco only for 3 days and couldn’t do the Salsalito tour. Tour guides knowledgable professional and interactive. Very good

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    August 29, 2019

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