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Full-Day Guided Tour of San Francisco with Alcatraz

San Francisco, United States
Full-Day Guided Tour of San Francisco with Alcatraz
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icon7 to 8 hours  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English


Explore San Francisco on a small-group full-day tour that covers top attractions including Chinatown, Fisherman's Wharf, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Alcatraz. Get great views of the San Francisco Bay Area during the short ferry ride to Alcatraz Island, where you then take a self-guided audio tour of the infamous prison. Return to shore for your bus tour of destinations such as Nob Hill, the Haight-Ashbury, the Castro, the Mission, and Golden Gate Park. Includes hotel pickup and drop-off in San Francisco.
  • Small-group full-day San Francisco tour with Alcatraz
  • Learn about Alcatraz prison on a self-guided audio tour
  • Snap photos of the Golden Gate Bridge from Battery Godfrey
  • Includes round-trip ferry and audio tour of Alcatraz, guided bus tour, hotel pickup and drop-off from most hotels

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This small-group tour takes extra time for walks at the Ferry Building and Golden Gate Park.
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Hotel pickup from most hotels in downtown San Francisco, but do not pick up outside SF city limits
Expert guide and commentary
Transportation to/from attractions (vehicle depends on group size)
Free Wifi on vehicle
Round-trip ferry from San Francisco to Alcatraz Island (US$41.00 value)
Child safety seat for children under 8 years old or 4' 9" (1.4 meters) required
Food and drinks
Transportation back to hotel after Alcatraz

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8:30 AM
Pier 33 , San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

You will need to make your own way back to your hotel after Alcatraz.

For Hilton Union Square - meet at the Mason street entrance (Eastern entrance). For other locations, please meet outside hotel 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 will provide the closest pick-up location. You will be provided your exact pick-up location and time upon confirmation. Please always refer to the providers confirmation.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • California law requires tour guests to bring a car safety seat for all children under 8 years and under 4' 9" (1.4 meters) in height. Any guest that does not provide their child's safety seat at the time of the tour and does not inform the tour operator in advance may not be allowed to board the tour and will not be subject to refund.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Exact destinations & itinerary may differ due to weather, road conditions, and the guide's discretion.
  • For hotel pickups, if your hotel is not listed, please select the Hilton Union Square at 333 O'Farrell Street (the meeting point is outside the Mason Street entrance).
  • City Tour will last approx 4-5 hours and allow approx 3 hours for Alcatraz
  • Please note, Alcatraz departure time varies. You will be notified of the confirmed time closer to your departure date. Allow for extra time between the two tours
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Government issued ID is required to redeem your Alcatraz tickets
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 37 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Extranomical Tours
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Full-Day Guided Tour of San Francisco with Alcatraz?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Full-Day Guided Tour of San Francisco with Alcatraz.
What is the policy on sanitization during Full-Day Guided Tour of San Francisco with Alcatraz?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Full-Day Guided Tour of San Francisco with Alcatraz.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Full-Day Guided Tour of San Francisco with Alcatraz?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Full-Day Guided Tour of San Francisco with Alcatraz.

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Traveler Tips

  • "Suggest doing tour early in your trip to give you ideas for rest of stay" See review
  • "We definitely recommend this tour and hope that you too will get Tony as your guide/driver." See review
  • "Just use your time efficiently and it will run smoothly." See review


53 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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Guided tour of San Francisco and Alcatraz
, Mar 2022
This looked like a fantastic tour to go on to make sure that you see all of San Fran as it is very spread out and easy to miss areas. Unfortunately we were not able to do the guided tour due to covid and places just starting to open back up not enough people signed up. The tour company were very good and got in touch in good time and offered us the alcatraz tickets and a refund or alcatraz and a hop on hop off bus tour. We accepted the hop on hop off bus tour. Thank you for keeping us updated and we appreciate the level of customer service We had an amazing time at Alcatraz it is so informative and has some stunning views. Well worth doing in San Fran. The hop on hop off tour allowed us to see parts of San Francisco that we definitely would not have seen or even known were there some lovely views. Thanks for a lovely day and the great customer service.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
I've passed your kind words on to our guest services department. They thank you for understanding and being flexible as San Francisco returns to opening its "Golden Gate" to visitors. Hope you can return this summer and see some more destinations and attractions. Take care.
, Oct 2021
Happy for all the tours 😎👍🛳⚓️⛩Experience was very nice to see San Francisco California. We did enjoy with the family
Great tour but not all as advertised
, Aug 2021
The tour guide Kimmy was great. Very knowledgeable and a lot of information. The tour did advertise hotel pickup and drop off but we were told by our tour guide when we were dropped off at Fisherman’s Wharf that when we got back from Alcatraz Island we had to find our own way back to our Union Square hotel. This is not what was advertised so be prepared to navigate San Francisco if you are not familiar with the city.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great, Friendly, and I learned something !
, Apr 2021
The Golden Gate Bridge views and going around the city. Alcatraz was nice too!! It was a great tour that included one of my favorite places, Fisherman’s Wharf. Great tour guide too!!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Sounds like the perfect day in San Francisco. Hope you got to enjoy some fresh crab (it's in season) on the Wharf. Take care!
Excellent Tour
, Mar 2020
Fantastic tour to do on our first day in San Francisco. Alcatraz was fantastic, we were on the first boat over. Pick ups were very efficient. The afternoon tour by Amanda was amazing. We went to places you would never go to on your own. Gives you an insight to the places you would want to visit again. We went over the Golden Gate Bridge and took some fabulous pictures. Lots of bathroom/coffee breaks. An excellent full day tour. Thank you
Canceled tour
, Feb 2020
Do yourself a favor and find yourself a local company in SF. The company that Viator contracted with canceled our tour less than 24 hours before it was scheduled. They offered us a ln alternative that was much less expensive than what I had paid. After spending way too much time trying to rectify the situation, they sent an Uber (that was also a hassle and took three attempts to actually get) and we only did the Alcatraz part of the tour (which we still could have done for cheaper). Used Viator in Europe and had a great experience. In San Francisco it was a disaster.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Not what you paid for tour
, Feb 2020
No pick up / drop off (pick up offered but YBER link did not work) I could have bought the tickets to ALCATRAZ just as easy The small group tour was a ticket provided on the Big bus tour not what I expected or wanted Kept ringing me to confirm very annoying
1 traveler found this review helpful
Excellent Tour. Brilliant Guid
Julie S
, Jan 2020
Randall was a brilliant and informative guide on this excellent tour. We went to places we would never have discovered on our own
1 traveler found this review helpful
Full Day Tour of Sand Francisco with Alcatraz - Amazing Experience
, Dec 2019
We were in San Francisco for just 1 day and got this tour that allowed us to see all the city and visit Alcatraz as well. Constaine our tour guide was knowledgeable and professional and made us feel like family
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
We're so glad you had a great time seeing our wonderful city. We've passed your kind words on to Constantine.
Great one-day tour of the city
, Dec 2019
This is a great tour to do on your first day visiting San Francisco. Getting to Alcatraz first thing in the morning was a great way to see it before the crowds later in the day. Then the afternoon was filled with driving around the city to see the sites with stops to take pictures. Don was knowledgeable and had stories and information about the sites. There is a lot of driving on this so if you get car sick - make sure you take that into account.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Isn't this city tour with Alcatraz wonderful? Glad you got to explore the island prison and see our wonderful city. Let's tour again soon.

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