San Francisco Shore Excursion: Alcatraz and City Tour

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San Francisco Shore Excursion: Alcatraz and City Tour information and booking

8 hours
Departs from
Tour departs from corner of North Point Street and Taylor Street (10-minute walk from cruise terminal)
Returns to
Returns to original departure point
Time of departure
10am until May 25, 2015 9am starting May 26, 2015
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Tour description provided by Viator

When your cruise ship docks in San Francisco, combine a city tour and a guided visit to Alcatraz for the ultimate San Francisco experience! Enjoy the picturesque beauty and iconic attractions of the world-famous city by the Bay, and take a scenic ferry ride to Alcatraz Island for an intriguing walking tour with audio commentary!

Likely to Sell-out! Alcatraz regularly sells out weeks in advance. Book ahead of time to avoid disappointment.This San Francisco shore excursion begins at just a 10-minute walk from the cruise ship port. After being picked up from your driver/guide in a comfortable, air-conditioned coach, ride along the famous waterfront for views of the San Francisco Bay and Alcatraz Island. Enjoy a relaxing drive around the city and see San Francisco’s top attractions, like the Golden Gate Bridge, as you learn about the area from your knowledgeable guide. Weather permitting, you may also visit the massive Golden Gate Park, a lush green haven in the midst of urban city life, or climb up to Twin Peaks for stunning views of the sprawling city below.Other attractions you will see on this San Francisco city tour include:

  • Chinatown
  • Fisherman's Wharf
  • Palace of Fine Arts
  • North Beach
  • Presidio National Park
  • Awe-inspiring views of Alcatraz and the Pacific Ocean

Your tour also includes a scenic ferry ride to the historic Alcatraz Island! Continue your shore excursion with an audio walking tour of the "Cell Block." This former federal penitentiary was also known as "The Rock" and housed gangsters such as Al Capone (‘Scarface’) and Machine Gun Kelly. Learn about one man’s famous escape from Alcatraz, hear stories about the prison's notorious inmates and much more!

Please note:

This excursion is located within a 10-minute walk to the cruise port, so you determine the time you return to your ship in San Francisco. Please allow yourself ample time to enjoy the excursion and ensure your timely return to the port. This excursion is not covered by our worry-free policy.

What's included

  • San francisco city tour
  • Round-trip ferry from san francisco to alcatraz island with admission (us$30 per adult; starting oct 1, 2015 ticket will increase to us$31)
  • Walking tour of alcatraz 'cell block' and audio tape
  • Transport by air-conditioned coah

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Entrance fee to japanese tea garden (approximately usd4.00)