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San Francisco Sightseeing Tour with Alcatraz Island

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Duration

    9 Hours

  • Start time

    8:30am

  • Meeting Point

    Zephyr Hotel

  • Ending Point

Key Highlights

  • Enjoy a comprehensive, full daytrip of San Francisco!
  • Cross the Golden Gate Bridge and see Golden Gate Park
  • Check out the Haight-Ashbury, Mission, and Castro Districts
  • See Chinatown, Nob Hill, North Beach, and more
  • See the best of San Francisco and explore the infamous Alcatraz Island- all in one day!
  • Multiple photo stops and entertaining live commentary on the San Francisco tour
  • Explore the infamous Alcatraz Island and enjoy the 45-minute “Doing Time: The Alcatraz Cellhouse Tour” audio guide

Overview

Get the most out of your San Francisco vacation with The Bay In A Day Tour followed by a tour of the infamous Alcatraz Island!

Even if you’re a frequent visitor to the “City by the Bay”, you still have reason to take The Bay In A Day Tour. Your friendly and informative insider guide can answer any and all questions that you may have. And, you’ll discover some of San Francisco’s hidden gems as you cruise along in comfort and style! The action-packed tour of the charming city will be followed by a visit to the Alcatraz Island, where you will enjoy an audio presentation and then explore the island at your own pace.  

What's the plan:  

Your San Francisco city tour starts from Zephyr Hotel. Learn about Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 39, and the Marina District. Stop and explore the picturesque Palace of Fine Arts and cross the iconic Golden Gate Bridge while enjoying enriching commentary about its riveting history. Keep your camera handy as there will be a photo stop where you can take some truly Instagram-worthy pictures of the bridge.

Arrive at Land's End and take in breathtaking views of Ocean Beach, Sutro Baths, and the Cliff House. You will be exploring the highlights of Golden Gate Park, including the California Academy of Sciences, Japanese Tea Garden and de Young Museum. Discover the colorful Haight-Ashbury District and the important neighborhoods of the Mission District and Castro District.

Enjoy an action-packed drive through Chinatown, Nob Hill, and the Financial District and see North Beach, location of Coit Tower and crooked Lombard Street. The tour ends at Fisherman's Wharf where you can enjoy lunch (not included) before resuming the next part of the tour- Alcatraz Island.

At 1pm, pick-up your tickets for Alcatraz at Pier 33 and board the ferry for the Alcatraz tour. There will be an audio presentation "Doing Time: The Alcatraz Cellhouse Tour" featuring recordings of actual guards and inmates. After the presentation, explore Alcatraz on your own before returning to Pier 33 by ferry at 5pm.

Itinerary

Inclusions

  • Tickets to the Alcatraz Island ferry & tour 
  • Fully guided San Francisco sightseeing tour
  • Live narration (English) of San Francisco attractions
  • Multiple s tops to photograph and explore 
  • Golden Gate Bridge toll

Exclusions

  • MealsGratuities

Please note

Please call the activity operator at least 48 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm the departure details. Please reach the meeting point 15 minutes prior to the departure time.

Minimum 6 people required for this tour to operate.

According to California Law, we require tour guests to bring a car safety seat for all children under 8 years of age. Children under the age of 8 who are 4' 9" or taller may be secured by a safety belt and don't need a child safety seat. Failure to provide a seat for your child will result in forfeiture of seats on the tour without a refund.

Please bring a valid photo I.D. for each adult going to Alcatraz. Please keep in mind that this tour is based on Alcatraz availability.

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