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San Francisco: Volkswagen Bus City Tour with Alcatraz Visit

Product ID: 304073
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Explore San Francisco like a local in a vintage Volkswagen bus. Take an unconventional tour of the city's less-traveled lanes and learn about the history that helped to shape this beautiful city. The tour will include tickets to the infamous Alcatraz.
About this activity
Duration: 8.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Ticket confirmation within 48 hours
Once purchased, you’ll receive booking confirmation from the tour operator.
Live tour guide
Cancellation policy
This activity is non-refundable.

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  • Admire panoramic views of San Francisco from Twin Peaks in a small group city tour
  • Enjoy photo stops, such as The Golden Gate Bridge and Alamo Square
  • Immerse yourself in San Francisco culture and see this iconic city from a new perspective
  • Explore historic Alcatraz at your own pace
Full description
Enjoy one of the most popular small-group tours to take in San Francisco, as you get picked up at a designated pick up location by a professional guide and driven in a fully restored 1971 VW Bus. Explore San Francisco's famed neighborhoods, such as The Golden Gate Bridge, Twin Peaks, Coit Tower, and several other storied landmarks. 

Along the way, your expert guide will share tales of earthquakes that shaped the landscape, industrial shifts from the 1849 Gold Rush to the rise of Silicon Valley, 1960s counterculture, and surprising insights that only a local would know. You will be taken to five spectacular photo stops for breathtaking views of some of San Francisco's best landmarks.

Your guide will then drop you off at the Alcatraz Ferry Terminal, where you will pick up your tickets that are waiting for you with plenty of time to enjoy lunch before your Alcatraz ferry departs. Enjoy Alcatraz at your leisure and learn about this infamous prison that housed notorious criminals, like Al Capone and the "Birdman." You are welcome to explore Alcatraz at your own pace and return to San Francisco at a time that suits you. Ferries depart Alcatraz approximately every 30 minutes.
  • Bottled water
  • Driver/Guide for the city portion of the tour package
  • 39.90 Alcatraz Ferry ticket to Alcatraz and back
  • Self-guided cell house audio tour provided by the National Parks
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off
  • Food
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Please meet at 1300 Columbus Ave, San Francisco. There is a white curb loading zone in front of the building under construction where we pick you up (Cafe de Casa is across the street).

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Know before you go
• The tour duration and photo stops will depend on the size of your group, traffic, weather and city events
• Children ages 4 and under are only permitted when reserving the entire van for a private tour
• You must provide the names of all participants during booking/check-out, in order to receive Alcatraz tickets; if incomplete information is provided you will not get tickets, nor receive a refund
• Please make sure to bring your photo ID
Organized by

Vantigo Tours

Product ID: 304073