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Alcatraz Tour & 2 Day Hop-On Hop-Off
Take a tour of the world-famous island prison Alcatraz - San Francisco’s most popular attraction!
It is essential to book your tour of Alcatraz in advance as it is often fully booked up for months ahead, especially in the summer
This ticket also includes 3 bus tours of San Francisco, which you can use at your leisure to explore the city for 2 non-stop days!
Alcatraz - the place EVERYONE wants to visit on a trip to San Francisco. This one handy ticket includes the ferry crossing to “The Rock”, and the award-winning tour of the prison itself, with haunting audio and recorded interviews.
But that’s not all; you’ll also receive 2 days unlimited access to three San Francisco bus tours (including hop-on hop-offs). This includes the Official City Loop, Sausalito Loop and the San Francisco Night Tour, so you’ll literally have all of San Francisco covered.
If you want to visit Alcatraz and see all of Frisco’s best bits, you simply can’t beat this amazing value ticket. Make your booking ASAP to secure your tour of “The Rock”!
The most popular tourist attraction in San Francisco bar none. A visit to “The Rock” is an absolute must-do, but you MUST book early or risk missing out!
Your tour begins by catching a ferry from Pier 33 to Alcatraz island. Once you’ve disembarked, you’ll take the award-winning audio walking and cell-block tour. This features interviews with inmates and guards who actually lived on Alcatraz before the prison closed in 1968.
Important: The date you select when booking your ticket is the date your visit to Alcatraz will be reserved.
The Official City Tour
See all of San Francisco's biggest sights! Highlights include: Ghirardelli Square, Palace of Fine Arts, Marina District, Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park, Haight Ashbury, City Hall, Union Square, Pier 39 and Fisherman's Wharf. With plenty of photo opportunities and lively commentary from the entertaining guides, this is the best way to see San Fran!
The Sausalito Loop
Go from South Vista Point to North Vista Point via 1.7 miles of the Golden Gate Bridge! You'll get amazing views of San Francisco Bay before stopping for a while in the peaceful and costal Sausalito. Stroll along the waterfront, take in an art gallery or two, or enjoy a meal by the sea.
The Night Tour
Take this 90-minute Night Tour and see for yourself exactly what goes on after the sun goes down! Visiting areas such as areas including Fisherman’s Wharf, Chinatown, North Beach and Embarcadero, you’ll marvel at the bright lights of the city skyline and get to see how the historic neighbourhoods come alive after dark. (Please Note: The Night Tour is not a hop-on-hop-off)
Also included with your ticket is a Madame Tussauds entrance ticket, a Walking Tour and 1 hour free bike rental (with the purchase of 1 hour)
All tickets which include a visit to Alcatraz are non-refundable and non-transferable.
This tour is non-refundable and non-transferable
ALL passenger names will be required for this booking, including children aged 5-17.
Valid photo ID is essential for all passengers aged 18 years or over on the Alcatraz tour. The names on the photo IDs must match the names on the booking.
Your ticket is valid on the bus tours for 2 days.
Daily except Christmas Day & Thanksgiving.
The following areas on Alcatraz Island are wheelchair accessible: Alcatraz Dock Area, Prison Building Main Floor, All Bookstores, Museum Displays, and the Island Theater.
Please be aware that Alcatraz Island is steep and hilly. An electric shuttle is available for visitors unable to climb the hill, which runs on a regular schedule each day. Please note that families with small children and strollers cannot use the electric shuttle and seating is available on a first come, first serve basis.
Full Tour Loop Durations:
The Official City Tour: 2.5 hours.
Sausalito Loop: 60 minutes.
Night Tour: 2 hours.
The Official City Tour: Fisherman’s Wharf (Visitor Information Center)
Sausalito Loop: South Vista Point of Golden Gate Bridge
Night Tour: Fisherman’s Wharf (Visitor Information Center)
Departure Times & Frequency:
The Official City Tour: Every 20 minutes from 9am to 5pm, daily all year round.
Sausalito Loop: Every 30 minutes from 10am to 5pm, daily all year round.
Night Tour: Daily at 7pm - 7:30pm (depending on the season)
Guide / Commentary:
English-speaking live guide.
Official City Tour offers: live commentary in English and audio guides in English, Spanish, German, Italian, Korean, Chinese and Portuguese
The date you select when booking your ticket is the date your visit to Alcatraz will be reserved.
Children aged 4 and under go free! However if you are bringing a child aged 4 or under, please let the tour guide know by calling the number provided on your e-ticket at least 24 hours prior to your tour.
Collecting your Bus Tour Tickets:
All tickets for the bus tours can be picked up at the Skyline Sightseeing Office. The bus portion of this attraction can be used at your leisure (within any 48 hour period).
The Skyline Sightseeing office is at 2724 Taylor Street (between Jefferson St. & Beach Str.), San Francisco, CA 94133.
Collecting your Alcatraz Tickets:
You must redeem your voucher for your Alcatraz tickets from the Skyline Sightseeing Office on the morning of your tour date between 8am and 10am. They will then let you know what time your tour will be. Please Note: you will require your tickets at the Alcatraz Cruises Pier 33. Our vouchers will not be accepted here.
Ferry service from Pier 33 to Alcatraz Island, the award-winning audio walking tour of Alcatraz Island and the prison cell-block tour.
Food and drinks
Please Note: Departures and timings are traffic dependent and routes and schedules are subject to change without notice. During special holidays or events, schedules may differ and/or tours may finish earlier than usual. For the most up to date information please enquire locally.