San Francisco: Alcatraz Tickets and Chinatown Walking Tour

4.3 / 5

46 reviews

San Francisco: Alcatraz Tickets and Chinatown Walking Tour

From $99 per person

Book pre-reserved Alcatraz Island tickets paired with an impeccably guided walking tour of the largest Chinatown outside of Asia. Enjoy a visit to a famed fortune cookie factory with a special gift included.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Vouchers must be exchanged for tickets.
Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Optional audio guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a pre-reserved Alcatraz Island ticket and explore with the award-winning Cellhouse audio guide
  • Get all the best tips and tricks for visiting Alcatraz like a local and plan an impeccable day in San Francisco
  • Discover all the hidden spaces in Chinatown in the company of an incredible, entertaining guide
  • Taste fortune cookies, hot off the press, at the Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory
  • Wander in North Beach, San Francisco's Little Italy and visit some cinematic sites
Full description
Begin your day with a local guide near the Dragon Gate of San Francisco's beloved Chinatown. Weave through time and space down the main street for a walking tour through a neighborhood lined with dragon lanterns, imperial terracotta statues, and all the adornment of a "Little Shanghai." Hear the stories of the former streets and alleys — how it came to be and the more seedy aspects of its Gold Rush foundations. Discover how the neighborhood has transformed over the decades. See neighborhood landmarks including Waverly Place and St. Mary’s Cathedral. Stop into a traditional apothecary featuring fascinating Chinese medicine. Snack on some fresh fortune cookies, a San Francisco invention, and take some home for the road (on us!). After your Chinatown tour, head out for lunch on your own into 2 incredible foodie neighborhoods. Your guide will set you up to find all the "locals only" spots and provide you with an easy map so you can enjoy San Francisco's eclectic cuisine options. After lunch, make your way to Alcatraz where your guide will give you all the insider information on how best to make the most of your time on the island. On the ferry ride, take in views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the bay. Explore the infamous Alcatraz prison, accompanying your visit with an award-winning audio guide.
Includes
  • Expert local guide
  • Alcatraz Island ticket including roundtrip ferry and audio guide
  • Guided walking tour of Chinatown
  • Fortune cookie tasting
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    Chinatown Tour: 10 Mark Lane (The Irish Bank)

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Passport or ID card
    • Comfortable shoes
    • Warm clothing

    Not allowed

    • Baby strollers

    Know before you go

    • Alcatraz may move your ticket time up until three weeks prior to the tour, and you will receive an email confirmation from us with your tour time as soon as Alcatraz confirms
    • Until you receive your confirmation, do not assume your tour is at the time you saw online or in your initial email confirmation
    • Due to policies governed by Alcatraz, you must provide the name and birthdate for each person visiting the island, and you will be asked to provide this information by the tour operator after booking
    • All travelers over the age of 18 must bring ID for their Alcatraz tour
    • Without ID, tickets cannot be released for you to travel to Alcatraz
    • Wheelchair users may have difficulty with the Chinatown section of this tour
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.3 /5

    based on 46 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      3.9/5
    • Transportation
      3.3/5
    • Value for money
      4.2/5
    • Safety
      4.8/5
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    Great way to spend a day in San Francisco and cover a whole lot.

    This tour is a great way to see three iconic San Francisco landmarks in a day without feeling to hurried. Our guide. Eddie was great, particularly for the walk through Chinatown which is clearly dear to his heart. On this matter he was very knowledgeable, and we went back to sample his food recommendation which were very tasty. Doing Alcatraz and cable car trip in our own time was a good way of doing it. Only minor complaint was the limited directions on how to find the lower terminus of the California Street cable car. That could of been made clearer.

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    October 15, 2019

    We had a hard time finding the meeting location for the China Town tour. I had a photo of the map and googled the address, but we had to find transportation and that’s where the issue was. Trying to find the bus and the streetcar when you’ve never been to the city was overwhelming.

    October 3, 2019

    Maggie the tourist guide planted us there in the middle of the Chinese neighborhood without even explaining anything to us. Lack of professionalism!

    July 31, 2021

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