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Alcatraz Ticket and Walking Craft Beer Tour

Product ID: 158199
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Visit Alcatraz Island and sip tasty craft brews on this full day, 9 hour combination tour with Alcatraz in the morning and an afternoon walking beer tour led by a local expert guide.
About this activity
Duration 9 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
Audio guide/headphones
Wheelchair accessible
Cancellation policy
This activity is non-refundable

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  • Enjoy majestic views of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco Bay on a 15-minute narrated ferry ride to famed Alcatraz Island
  • See the historic cells and spectacular views of Alcatraz prison on a morning tour of the Island
  • Learn why some of America's most infamous criminals, such as Al Capone and Robert "The Birdman of Alcatraz" Stroud were incarcerated there
  • Join a small group afternoon beer tour of no more than 12 people as you learn SF beer history and raise your beer IQ
  • Sample local craft beers like hoppy IPAs, crisp Pilsners, and strong Ales as you explore some of the best breweries and taprooms in San Francisco
  • Discover the local flavor of some of San Francisco's most eclectic neighborhoods
Full description
Your official Alcatraz tour starts in the morning at Pier 33, the only official starting location for Alcatraz tours and cruises. After picking up your tickets at the will-call kiosk, you will take a 15-minute narrated ferry ride to the famous Alcatraz Island. Once on the Island, you will be outfitted with an award-winning audio guide available in 8 different languages that allows you to learn the history of America's most iconic prison and explore the ruins at your own pace. Learn the stories of famous criminals and ponder the fates of the select few believed to have escaped on a 3 hours exploration of the national park. Return ferries leave every 30 minutes, but don't take too long as you don't want to be late for your beer tour.

Once back on the mainland, you will have a short time to rest and fortify yourself before your small group walking beer tour begins! Try some of the best beer the West Coast has to offer as you navigate the colorful neighborhoods and learn the history of beer in California from an expert local guide who has made beer a unique lens by which to view the city by the bay. Learn the origin of "Steam Beer", sample fresh beers from around the bay and discover off-the-beaten path insights into San Francisco's craft beer industry. 

After the beer tour finishes, your guide will be happy to help you and your new drinking buddies find great places to drink in the area!
  • Round-trip ferry ticket from San Francisco to Alcatraz Island
  • Self-guided audio tour of Alcatraz Prison's cell house
  • Craft beer brewery tour, tastings and snacks
  • Small group walking tour of:
  • Monday to Friday: North Beach and Fisherman's Wharf
  • Saturday: SoMa
  • Sunday: Haight-Ashbury
  • Expert local guide
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Transportation to/from attractions (aside from Alcatraz Ferry)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
Not suitable for
  • People under 21 years

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Meeting point

Part 1 Alcatraz tour (morning): Meet at Pier 33, Alcatraz Landing ticket booth (unguided). Part 2 Craft beer walking tour (afternoon): Monday-Friday, meet at San Francisco Brewing Company in Ghirardelli Square, 3150 Polk St, San Francisco. On Saturdays, meet at ThristyBear Brewing Co, 661 Howard St, San Francisco. On Sundays, meet at Barrel Head Brewhouse, 1785 Fulton St, San Francisco.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Jacket
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• Due to National Park regulations, the names of every member of your party must be confirmed by the supplier to confirm Alcatraz availability. Tour cannot be rescheduled or refunded after purchase.
• Minimum age to participate is 21 years
• All Passenger names must be provided to redeem Alcatraz tickets. Only passengers listed on the voucher will be able to go to Alcatraz. Please contact the supplier for additional instructions as soon as possible after making this booking
• Expect to walk about 2 miles (3.5 km)
• Alcatraz Cruise times vary. Your exact morning departure time will be confirmed.
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Product ID: 158199