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San Francisco: Alcatraz and Big Bus City Tour Ticket

San Francisco: Alcatraz and Big Bus City Tour Ticket

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See more of San Francisco with a premium Alcatraz visit ticket combined with either a city loop panorama tour ticket or a hop-on, hop-off bus ticket. Make the most of your visit and explore all the highlights of San Francisco.

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Duration 1 day
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  • See the sights of San Francisco at your preferred pace
  • Visit the notorious Alcatraz Island prison with a self-guided audio tour
  • Enjoy a scenic ride over the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Learn a little about San Francisco's fascinating history
Full description

Tour the famous prison that has played a role in jailhouse folklore and the historic evolution of the West Coast. Explore the island of Alcatraz and learn about its history as a U.S. Army asset as well as a federal prison. You'll learn more about the 14 unsuccessful escape attempts by over 30 prisoners and their fates. Your combination ticket also includes your choice of a single-loop panorama tour or a Big Bus hop-on, hop-off pass to see the sights of San Francisco.

With the single-loop panorama ticket, you'll enjoy a once-round pass on the San Francisco Big Bus tour. Simply board the bus, sit back and relax on the top deck while you take in all the famous sights, including a spectacular return journey over the Golden Gate Bridge. This option does not include hop-on, hop-off access.

Or, choose the premium hop-on, hop-off ticket option for a more in-depth experience. This ticket is valid for 1 full day of unlimited hop-on, hop-off access and includes a guided walking tour of China Town and a 1-hour panoramic night tour. Also included is a bonus 1-hour bike rental (with the purchase of a 1-hour rental). Hop-on, hop-off tour stops include: Stop 1: Corner of Jefferson & Mason Street Stop 2: Washington Square - Columbus & Union Streets Stop 3: Embarcadero Center - Corner Clay & Battery Streets Stop 4: Ferry Building - Market St b/w Stuart & Spear Streets Stop 5: Union Square South - Geary St across from Macy’s Stop 6: Hilton Hotel - Corner Mason & Ellis Streets Stop 7: Civic Center - Fulton St b/w Larkin & Hyde Streets Stop 8: Alamo Square - Corner Fell & Pierce Streets Stop 9: Haight Ashbury - Haight & Shrader Streets Stop 10: Golden Gate Park - Music Concourse Drive Golden Gate Park Stop 11: Golden Gate Bridge- North Vista Point Stop 12: Palace of Fine Arts - Richardson & Francisco Street Stop 13: Marina Neighborhood - Lombard & Fillmore Streets Stop 14: Lombard Street Corridor - Lombard & Gough Streets Stop 15: Pier 35 Cruise Terminal - The Embarcadero Stop 16: Pier 39 Fisherman’s Wharf (then return to Stop 1)

  • 24-Hour Hop-On, Hop-Off Big Bus Pass or Single Loop Panoramic Tour Ticket
  • Alcatraz Island ticket and self-guided audio tour
  • Alcatraz ferry ticket
  • 1 walking tour (only with hop-on, hop-off option)
  • 1-hour panoramic night tour (only with hop-on, hop-off option)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

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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 Big Bus office at Pier 41 in Fisherman’s Wharf, at the end of Powell Street.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

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 5 PM
  • 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
  • The hop-on-hop-off ticket is flexible and is activated at the time of first use
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 452 reviews

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An excellent day

This activity through Royal Hawaiian Tours was excellent. Clear instruction regarding pick up location were received by email the night before and on the day we were met as advised by Eddie, our guide for the next 5 hours. The tour of Pearl Bay centre was excellent - a must do when in Hawaii. Eddie then took as on a city tour which for us was a perfect way to see the sites in the limited time we had. All in all definitely recommend

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September 25, 2019

Alcatraz way cooler than expected, bus a great way to see the city!

Our bus commentator (not on every bus) was hilarious and informative. When we were on a bus without the live person, the recorded info was great to listen to as well. Doing the combo tour let us see alcatraz when tickets were sold out everywhere! Alcatraz was also a welcome surprise. So much cooler than anticipated. We listened to the audio and hopped back on the boat. Took about 1 hour. We were cramming our days so didn't have much more time to spend than that, but definitely worthwhile!

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September 11, 2019

All you need to get the San Francisco experience. Great that the big bus tour can run over three days ( three tours on that package and you do not have to do them at the same time as the hop on hop off bus. ( wish I’d known before as was in San Francisco only for 3 days and couldn’t do the Salsalito tour. Tour guides knowledgable professional and interactive. Very good

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August 29, 2019

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