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Alcatraz and Big Bus Premium 1-Day Hop-On Hop-Off

Product ID: 61884
Enjoy significant savings and see more of San Francisco with this combined premium hop-on hop-off ticket and Alcatraz Island visit. Enjoy 1 day of hop-on hop-off sightseeing, guided walking tour of historic Chinatown, and trolley tour of Sausalito.
About this activity
Duration: 1 day
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Vouchers must be exchanged for tickets.
Ticket confirmation within 48 hours
Once purchased, you’ll receive booking confirmation from the tour operator.
Live tour guide
Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese
Cancellation policy
This activity is non-refundable.

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  • See the sights of San Francisco at your preferred pace with a Premium 1-day hop-on hop-off ticket
  • Visit the notorious Alcatraz Island prison with audio tour included
  • Join a free walking tour of historic Chinatown
  • Enjoy a trolley tour of the seaside town of Sausalito
Full description
Visit Alcatraz and take in the top attractions of San Francisco too on this combination tour package.

The island of Alcatraz has been a U.S. Army asset as well as a federal prison, and has played a role in jailhouse folklore and the historic evolution of the West Coast.

Alcatraz has seen 14 escape attempts by over 30 prisoners. Most were caught, several were shot, and a few drowned in the chilling swells of San Francisco Bay. No one ever successfully escaped alive.

Your Premium Big Bus hop-on hop-off pass is a great way to see the sights of San Francisco. Learn more about the numerous cultures that make up this vibrant city and about its history from the early Spanish settlers through the Gold Rush and to the present day.

Listen to commentary by live English-speaking guides, or enjoy pre-recorded audio commentary in 10 languages.

Your ticket is valid for 1 full day of unlimited hop-on hop-off, 1 walking tour, and Sausalito trolley tour. Explore one of San Francisco's most fascinating neighborhoods on a fun and informative walking tour of Chinatown. The tours are offered daily, and you can ask an agent for locations and time schedules. Also included are a bonus 1-hour bike rental (with the purchase of a 1-hour rental) and Players Arcade Drink and Game Tokens. 

Stops on the tour: 
Stop 1: Corner of Jefferson & Mason Street
Stop 2: Holiday Inn Northpoint b/w Jones & Columbus 
Stop 3: Washington Square - Columbus & Union Streets
Stop 4: Embarcadero Center - Corner Clay & Battery Streets
Stop 5: Ferry Building - Market St b/w Stuart & Spear Streets
Stop 6: Union Square South - Geary St across from Macy’s
Stop 7: Hilton Hotel - Corner Mason & Ellis Streets 
Stop 8: Civic Center - Fulton St b/w Larkin & Hyde Streets
Stop 9: Alamo Square - Corner Fell & Pierce Streets
Stop 10: Haight Ashbury - Haight & Shrader Streets 
Stop 11: Golden Gate Park - Music Concourse Drive Golden Gate Park
Stop 12: Golden Gate Bridge- North Vista Point 
Stop 13: Palace of Fine Arts - Richardson & Francisco Street
Stop 14: Marina Neighborhood - Lombard & Fillmore Streets 
Stop 15: Lombard Street Corridor - Lombard & Gough Streets
Stop 16: Union Square North - Post & Powell Streets
Stop 17: Chinatown Gate - Grant and Bush Streets
Stop 18: Portsmouth Square - Kearny & Clay Streets
Stop 19: Pier 35 Cruise Terminal - The Embarcadero 
Stop 20: Pier 39 Fisherman’s Wharf (then return to Stop 1)
  • Premium 1-day hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus pass
  • Alcatraz Island ticket and self-guided audio tour
  • Alcatraz ferry ticket
  • 1 walking tour
  • Sausalito trolley tour
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Exchange your voucher 24 to 48 hours prior to your scheduled Alcatraz Cruise date and get your hop-on hop-off pass. The office is located at the Visitor Center, 99 Jefferson Street, at the corner of Mason, at Fisherman's Wharf.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• The date you choose during booking is the date of your Alcatraz Cruise. When you redeem your voucher 24-48 hours prior to your Alcatraz Cruise, you will be informed of the exact time
• The last bus making a full-loop tour departs from stop 1 at 17:00
• Bus service runs every 10 minutes during the high season, and every 30 minutes during the low season
• The face value of the Alcatraz ticket is $39.90
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 409 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.3 / 5
  • Organization
    4.3 / 5
  • Value for money
    4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.5 / 5
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The older gentleman guide when we got on the bus had a very gravelly, monotone voice that was hard to listen to. We had to get off and wait for another bus. That next bus had recorded male and female voices much easier to listen to and hear, but recorded doesn’t allow for the extra information a live guide can provide. And passing through tunnels made it impossible to hear the guides if they were talking at that time.

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November 13, 2019

Good bus tour! Only downside was that it was too windy for us to go and see Alcatraz and the island was closed. The team at the big bus tour was super apologetic and gave us tickets to madam tousad’s to make up for it and the refund from get your guide was processed quickly. Much appreciated!

November 5, 2019

The city bus tour including the Sausalito shuttle service was good and included all the main sights. We had problems with confirming the timing of our Alcatraz tour since we were at sea cruising from Vancouver to San Francisco prior to our visit and were therefore unable to exchange our voucher 48 - 24 hrs beforehand. Since we also had no internet access during this period, we did not receive the confirmation for our Alcatraz tour timing until we arrived at the office on the day. We had been allocated a late tour at 3.20 pm and consequently had to curtail our time on the rock to catch the return ferry. We had specifically asked for a morning tour originally, but were advised that the bus company had no control over the timings on the combined booking. Hence, we may have done better to book the Alcatraz tour independently with the ferry company and not as a combo ticket. The Alcatraz self guided audio tour was well done but we could have used an extra hour to complete it fully.

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October 31, 2019

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