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San Francisco City Tour and Alcatraz Island Cruise

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Fri & Sun

  • Duration

    San Francisco Tour:3 hours and 30 minutes
    Escape from the Rock Cruise: 1 hour

  • Start time

    City Tour:

    8:40am - From 478 Post St. San Francisco 94102 (Union Square Area)
    9am - From 2800 Leavenworth St & Jefferson St. 94133 (Fisherman’s Wharf Area)

    Escape of the Rock is operated by BLUE & GOLD FLEET at different times depending on the season. Typical departure times are:
    12pm and 3pm

  • Meeting Point

    Meeting points for the city tour are:

    478 Post St. San Francisco 94102 (Union Square Area)

    2800 Leavenworth St & Jefferson St. 94133 (Fisherman’s Wharf Area)

  • Ending Point

    First part: 478 Post St., San Francisco / 2800 Leavenworth St & Jefferson St

    Second part: Pier 39 – Pier 41. Blue & Gold Fleet Landing

Key Highlights

  • Explore San Francisco on a bus tour and enjoy a cruise around Alcatraz Island
  • Be driven past famous landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge and the Twin Peaks
  • See splendid attractions like Golden Gate Wharf, Chinatown and Victorian Homes
  • Listen to interesting commentary by an expert guide onboard and take plenty of great photos!
  • Cruise around the Alcatraz Island, a former US military prison site and learn about its dreaded history
  • Hear chilling stories about dangerous prison inmates and their escape attempts


Explore San Francisco on an action-packed bus tour, see its popular attractions and go on a cruise around the infamous Alcatraz Island. Drive past the most iconic landmarks of San Francisco in a comfortable guided bus. The stop-overs on the way provide excellent photo opportunities at places like the Golden Gate Bridge and the Twin Peaks. Enjoy great views and visit famous attractions, including the Golden Gate Bridge, Land’s End or Palace of Fine Arts.

Traveling through the Golden Gate Park we’ll point out seasonal flower displays, look for bison grazing, and ride past windmills overlooking the Pacific. Learn about San Francisco’s early settlements, from Native Americans to Spanish missionaries and the frenzied days of the gold rush as you drive through the once infamous Barbary Coast. Then, see San Francisco’s iconic Victorian Homes as we take you through the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood.

You didn’t get tickets for Alcatraz? No worries. End the tour back at San Francisco's beautiful waterfront and see the superb vistas of Alcatraz Island and San Francisco Bay before embarking on a boat tour at Pier 39. Sail through the San Francisco Bay around Alcatraz Island while hearing stories of the notorious felons who inhabited its prison from year 1934 to 1963. Hear thrilling escape stories and know why this island was one of the most dreaded maximum-security prisons of America.


  • Narrated bus tour of San Francisco with professional local guide.
    • Stops with Photo opportunities at: Golden Gate Bridge, Palace of Fine Arts, Twin Peaks & Land’s End Ocean Beach (Sutro Baths)
    • Comfortable air-conditioned buses
    • Boat tour around Alcatraz Island and the Bay (Please note this cruise does not land on Alcatraz Island)
    • Photo stop added at Mission San Francisco de Asis


    • Admission to the Alcatraz prison interior
    • Hotel transfers

    Please note

    Voucher information: You can show your voucher on your smartphone (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)

    Please call the tour operator at least 24 hours prior to your tour to arrange hotel pick up.

    Vouchers for Escape from the Rock cruise will be good for any of the departure times on the day of the booking.

    The Escape from the Rock Cruise does not allow time on Alcatraz Island and allow admission to the Alcatraz prison interior.

    Please contact the local operator 72 hours before the tour date to confirm your departure location chosen for your tour (478 Post St or 2800 Leavenworth St.)

    Remember to be present at the departure point 15’ before the departure time set. Bus tours will depart without delays at times set.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

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