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The One Day in San Francisco Tour with Alcatraz

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San Francisco, United States

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icon10 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Overview

See the best of San Francisco in one day on this guided tour that includes all transportation and admission to Alcatraz. Visit multiple locations in the city, including Castro, Presidio, Fisherman's Wharf, and Twin Peaks, with plenty of stops for photo ops. Then take the ferry to Alcatraz Island where you can explore with an award-winning audio-guided tour of the former federal prison.
  • Audio-guided tour of Alcatraz Island
  • Sightseeing tour of San Francisco with a guide
  • See the Golden Gate Bridge, Mission District, and Chinatown
  • All transportation provided, no need to rent a car
Live commentary on board
Local guide
Professional guide
Alcatraz Island ticket ($39.90 USD value)
Gratuities

Departure Point

710 Beach St, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Return Details

Pier 33, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
Your tour begins in the morning at Fisherman's Wharf, where you meet your guide for a drive around San Francisco. Over the course of the day, you get a look at the city's diverse neighborhoods and geography, stopping at several locations where you can hop off the bus to take photos and look around a bit.

Then get dropped off for lunch in Fisherman's Wharf (own expense)
prior to your Alcatraz tour.

Back in the city, board a ferry from Pier 33 for the ride across the bay to Alcatraz Island, home to the former prison of the same name. Enjoy the prison's fascinating audio tour as you explore the cellblock, and then return to Pier 33 on the ferry to end your day tour.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Fisherman's Wharf
One of San Francisco's most popular destinations - from beautiful old shipyards, to Boudin's Bakery and the smell of fresh clam chowder, and of course, the sea lions of Pier 39, Fisherman's Wharf has it all.
Stop At:  
Muir Woods National Monument
Muir Woods National Monument is home to some of the oldest and most beautiful trees in the world. Features gorgeous walking trails and striking scenery.
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Pass By:  
Chinatown
Boasting the largest Chinatown in the United States, this 24-block mecca is bustling with energy, amazing food, and unique and colorful shops that give this area its charm.
Stop At:  
Pacific Heights
Offering one of the most scenic outlooks in all of Northern California, Pacific Heights is home to Billionaire's Row, featuring the estates of politicians, tech titans and other San Francisco celebrities (includes Mrs. Doubtfire house!)
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
North Beach
Voted as one of the USA's "ten great neighborhoods", North Beach is best known as the home of Little Italy. From delicious restaurants to authentic sidewalk cafes and bakeries, you will feel the charm of San Francisco as soon as you arrive.
Stop At:  
Mission District
Known for its prominent and colorful mural installations, delicious food, and vibrant art and music scene, The Mission embodies the culture of old and new San Francisco.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
The Castro
One of the most vibrant neighborhoods in the United States. Colorful bars and restaurants line the streets with the historic Castro Theater overlooking the area that Harvey Milk once called home.
Stop At:  
Twin Peaks
Featuring a panoramic view of all of San Francisco, Twin Peaks offers ones of the best perspectives of the downtown skyline, surrounding hills and vistas (weather permitting).
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Haight-Ashbury
The origin of the hippie culture and the birth place of the “Summer of Love.” From the stunning Painted Ladies to the homes of music’s favorite 60’s bands, this district started the counter-culture movement across the USA.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Presidio of San Francisco
Former military base, now a beautiful park that includes Crissy Field, Fort Point, Lucasfilm’s (George Lucas) headquarters and the Walt Disney Museum.
Stop At:  
Fort Point National Historic Site
Located just beneath the Golden Gate Bridge, Fort Point gives you a front row seat to the San Francisco Bay. This former military fortification was used during both the Civil War and World War II.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Golden Gate Bridge
Declared "one of the 10 wonders of the modern world," the Golden Gate Bridge not only one of the most recognized symbols of San Francisco, but one of the most photographed sites in the world.
Stop At:  
Alcatraz Island
Used as a federal prison between 1933-1966, Alcatraz housed some of the most dangerous criminals of the time, including Al Capone, James "Whitey" Bulger and George "Machine Gun" Kelly. Featuring unbelievable views of the San Francisco peninsula, a visit to the island is essential when in town.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Your tickets will be held at the Alcatraz box office for collection on the day of the tour
  • A current passport or any government issued i.d. is required to redeem Alcatraz tickets.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Dylan's Tours

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • 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.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during The One Day in San Francisco Tour 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 The One Day in San Francisco Tour with Alcatraz.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during The One Day in San Francisco Tour with Alcatraz?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by The One Day in San Francisco Tour with Alcatraz.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during The One Day in San Francisco Tour with Alcatraz?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by The One Day in San Francisco Tour with Alcatraz.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during The One Day in San Francisco Tour with Alcatraz?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by The One Day in San Francisco Tour with Alcatraz.

Traveler Tips


  • "If you have limited time, this is an excellent tour." See review
  • "I would have preferred a bit more time in Sausilito, an hour was just too tight even for a decent lunch, although the guide give us some good pointers on where to go." See review
  • "I really like the pace of the tour - just enough time at all the stops and the minibus gets you right to the front all attractions." See review

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San Francisco/Alcatraz
Cheryl_D
, Sep 2020
Aaron was excellent! He was the best guide we have ever met. Witty and so knowledgeable. His music matched the tour as we went.
star-5
San Fran
haleiwavoni
, Oct 2019
We loved this tour. Our tour guide Aaron was AWESOME! Very knowledgeable and so much fun. Great driver and we learned a lot about San Fransico in one day. We were able to choose a restaurant on our own for lunch in the town and enjoyed some private time at certain spots. I highly recommend this for any age.
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Surprise Sing-a-long!
Mandi L
, Oct 2019
I've been on a lot of these types of tours and this one, by far, has been my favorite. Our driver, Patrick, made the distances go by quickly with a trivia-style sing-a-long of all famous artists who have recorded albums in SF area. If you got it right you got Ghiradelli. All the sights were amazing... it's exactly what I wanted from my tour and more.
star-5
Excellent!
Tom M
, Oct 2019
This was a great tour to help us know what we wanted to see more of while we were in San Francisco. Rolando our tour guide was amazing! Loved the Muir Woods and Sausalito tours too.
star-5
Great tour
Petra D
, Sep 2019
Great and comprehensive tour. Perfect option to see the city in one day. Our guide Adam was amazing!
star-5
Great experience
Curiosity724301
, Sep 2019
Patrick was so entusiiastic now I know to much thanks to him Thank you I hope to visit San Francisco again I will look for you guys
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San Fran tour with Alcatraz
kevinkG2504WL
, Aug 2019
We had a great day with Adam as our guide. He provided an excellent tour through the city pointing out areas worth going back to with more time. Muir Woods is also a great place to visit. Alcatraz is as expected but well worth the time to do at least once.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2019
Hi Kevin, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience - we have passed along your review to our guide, Adam. As you mentioned, our City Highlight Tour includes San Francisco, over an hour in Muir Woods, and the official Tour of Alcatraz. Again, we know you have a lot of options, so we appreciate you booking with our tour company. Sincerely, Dylan
star-5
Amazing day!
Sam23345667
, Aug 2019
We had an amazing day touring the city! This tour was the perfect amount of attractions packed into one day. Our tour guide Eugene was awesome! Highly recommend this tour!!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2019
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! As you mentioned, we pack a lot into 1-day (San Francisco city tour, Muir Woods, Alcatraz), so it is highly recommended for customers who just have 1-day to spend in San Francisco. Again, thank you for booking with us! Sincerely, Dylan
star-5
Awesome day!
chloe4young
, Aug 2019
This tour was awesome. Our tour guide and driver, Patrick was excellent at his job. He was knowledgable, fun, and welcoming to all. Patrick has a great sense of humor and made our day way more enjoyable than it would have been without him. The tour hit almost all of the big stops we were hoping to see in San Francisco along with a couple other stops I wouldn't have thought to go to on our own! Highly recommend for any age group.
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Well rounded, great tour!
svalenti21
, Aug 2019
We had Julio as our tour guide.. he was personable and extremely knowledgeable about the history of the city and great places to visit. The bus was very clean and we were given ample time to visit at each stop! The tour is a perfect way to see San Fran in one day as we had only one full day in the city. We got to spend over an hour in Muir Woods, over an hour in Sausalito where we had an amazing lunch and beautiful views and topped it off with a Ferry ride to Alcatraz where we could spend as much time as we wanted. In between we saw the Palace of fine arts, many beautiful parks, presidio, gorgeous homes and neighborhoods, and of course the Golden Gate Bridge! We would definitely recommend this tour!

Product code: 30758P7

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