Private Full Day Highlights with Alcatraz Island TicketsPrivate Tour
Discover the stunning city of San Francisco, and explore the infamous history of Alcatraz Prison with cable car and ferry tickets included.
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Things to know
7 hrs 30 mins
Adventurous, Culture Vulture, Family, Friends
You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive
Walking Tour with one-cable ride and a roundtrip ferry ride to Alcatraz Island
- Cable Car ride - Entrance to Alcatraz Island
Gratuities, food, and drink are not included.
Meeting points: Northeast corner of Union Square. (the Union Square corner of Stockton St & Geary St).
What makes this tour special
Immerse yourself in the highlights of San Francisco, the city on the Bay, and uncover the secrets of Alcatraz – the infamous island prison. On your private tour of San Francisco, you will:
Enjoy the personal attention of your private guide.
Explore Union Square— San Francisco's bustling shopping area.
Learn the history of its famous neighbourhoods, including Chinatown, Nob Hill, and North Beach.
Take a cable car across town for fantastic cityscapes and soak up the San Francisco skyline from the top of iconic Nob Hill.
Immerse yourself in the customs, cuisine, and curiosities of Chinatown.
Visit Ghirardelli Square, with breathtaking views, fantastic shopping, dining options, and of course - world-famous chocolate!
Enjoy striking views of the Golden Gate Bridge from atmospheric Fisherman's Wharf.
Walk around the historic Pier 39, and see the famous seals basking in the sun.
Dig into some of San Francisco's famous seafood - like clam chowder soup in a sourdough bread bowl (price not included).
Finally, take a ferry to visit the world’s most notorious island penitentiary: Alcatraz, where you will enjoy a self-guided audio tour of the island or join one of its small ranger-led tours when you disembark.
On this Private Full-Day Tour of San Francisco Highlights, you will learn about the city’s founding when Spanish colonists settled the area during gold-rush fever. See first-hand San Francisco’s colourful mix of quaint buildings and modern architecture in a stunning ocean-facing city. Home of the flower power movement, San Francisco is famous for its social conscience, political activism and is now a thriving digital hub.
Your Private Full-Day Tour of San Francisco Highlights will take you through an urban landscape, set on the northern tip of a peninsula, shaped by glaciers, earthquakes and the Pacific’s rolling waves. At the top of Nob Hill, soak up an extraordinary cityscape at cable car height. Set on San Francisco's picturesque steep slopes, enjoy a stunning skyline across streets crisscrossed by streetcars, yellow taxis, and jogging trails.
Wander through some world-class shopping malls in Union Square, where big-name brands and local stores nestle amongst chic boutiques. Lastly, Fisherman’s Wharf and Pier 39, lined with seafood cafés, are home to basking sea lions, jugglers, and mime artists, with striking views across the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, and Angel Island. Enjoy lunch at one of the many eateries on Pier 39 before your guide takes you to Pier 33, where you will board a pre-booked ferry ride to Alcatraz Island. Please note: your guide will not be joining you on the island, as private guides are not permitted to operate on the island. On arrival at Alcatraz, take an audio tour at a leisurely pace to hear tales of notorious felons such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud in this former fort, a military prison and maximum-security federal penitentiary. Once you are finished exploring Alcatraz Island (most people spend about 2 hours), you can hop any return ferry to San Francisco, where you will be dropped off at Pier 33.
Please note: Alcatraz tickets are in high demand during the summer and tickets cannot be guaranteed at the time of booking. We will contact you soonest should we are unable to obtain tickets. Additionally, please note that if you wish to spend more than 2 hours exploring Alcatraz, you should book the 8 AM tour time, rather than the 9 AM time. Lastly, please note that bags larger than a standard backpack are not allowed on Alcatraz Island. Over-sized packs and luggage are not permitted. No exceptions. There are also no storage lockers at Pier 33.
QWill there be other people on the tour or is it just us?
AAll of our tours are 100% private and exclusive, which means that it will just be you, your group and your guide on the tour.
Your tour will be completely tailored to your needs and we will make sure to find a guide that best suits your group.
QAre entrance tickets and transport included in the cost of the tour?
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QWhat is your cancellation policy?
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For tours cancelled less than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are unfortunately unable to offer refunds. If you would like to reschedule a tour, this is usually possible if we are given enough notice, but we cannot guarantee the same guide.
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QWho do I contact if I have any questions about this tour or if I want to make changes to my tour?
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QAm I able to book more than one tour?
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