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San Francisco: City Tour with Alcatraz Visit

Activity provider: Fogcutter Tours

San Francisco: City Tour with Alcatraz Visit

Activity provider: Fogcutter Tours

From US$ 181.15 per person

Experience the best of San Francisco on this small group tour. See the Golden Gate Bridge and Twin Peaks. Roll through North Beach, Pacific Heights, Haight-Ashbury, Castro, and the Embarcadero. Visit Alcatraz and learn more about the infamous prison.

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
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  • Discover the city's hidden gems and diverse neighborhoods
  • Hear entertaining and informative commentary from a professional guide
  • Take a ferry ride to Alcatraz Island and view the Golden Gate Bridge
Full description

Enjoy having an itinerary that is open with no two tours being exactly the same, but with standard stops at classic landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge and Twin Peaks. Leave big buses behind and explore places like street-art alleys in Mission, mosaic stairways in Sunset, the laid-back vibe of Presidio, the Beaux-Arts City Hall, or the famous “Painted Ladies” at Alamo Square. Stop at a local market to have a nice lunch and do some people watching. End the tour at the Alcatraz ferry landing. Take your ferry tickets to "the Rock" and explore the island at your leisure before returning by ferry to the city.

  • Four-hour sightseeing tour
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup in San Francisco
  • Ferry ticket to Alcatraz Island
  • Full access to the island and inside the cellhouse
  • Audio tour
  • Gratuity for guide
  • Food or drink
  • Return transport to hotel

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Important information

What to bring

  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • Alcatraz Cruises requires a list of all guest names on for the ticket manifest
  • Pickup is available from most San Francisco hotels
  • Blankets and warm jackets are available for your comfort in the open vehicle
  • The weather in San Francisco can be highly variable, so please dress in layers and bring your sense of adventure
  • A stop will be made, so your group can get lunch during the tour, but the price of food is not included
  • The tour price includes the Alcatraz ticket price
  • Tour Timing:
  • Hotel pickups 9am-9:30am (exact time depends on location)
  • Pier 33 (Alcatraz Ferry) drop off 1:30pm
  • Return from Alcatraz 4:30pm (approximate)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

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Fantastic tour 4hours covering all the must see San Francisco highlights. Eric the guide/driver is extremely knowledgeable and will even help cover other sights you wish. Lunch is a great spot for quality food.. your dropped off at Alcatraz Dock to end tour a great day out..well worth the cost we couldn't find anything else that matched this tour.

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January 6, 2023

Eric was very knowledgeable as well as interactive and entertaining. This was the best tour of the 5 tours I went on in San Francisco area.

January 9, 2022

well organised and a lot of experience in one day

July 16, 2022


Product ID: 406704