San Francisco: Alcatraz Tickets and Chinatown Walking Tour

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San Francisco: Alcatraz Tickets and Chinatown Walking Tour

From $99 per person

Book pre-reserved Alcatraz Island tickets paired with an impeccably guided walking tour of the largest Chinatown outside of Asia. Enjoy a visit to a famed fortune cookie factory with a special gift included.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Mobile ticketing
Vouchers must be exchanged for tickets.
Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Optional audio guide


  • Enjoy a pre-reserved Alcatraz Island ticket and explore with the award winning Cellhouse audio guide
  • Get all the best tips and tricks for visiting Alcatraz like a local and plan an impeccable day in San Francisco
  • Discover all the hidden spaces in Chinatown in the company of an incredible, entertaining guide
  • Taste fortune cookies, hot off the press, at the Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory
Full description
Meet your guide near the Alcatraz ferries and receive your Alcatraz ticket. Leave your guide and board the ferry. On the ferry ride take in views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the bay. Explore the infamous Alcatraz prison which for 150 years struck fear into the hearts of Americans. At the height of Prohibition during the 1920's Alcatraz was the end of the line for the country’s worst criminals: Al ’Scarface’ Capone, the kidnapper George ‘Machine Gun’ Kelly, Harlem gangster and poet ‘Bumpy’ Johnson, and Morton Sobell, who was found guilty of espionage along with Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. Listen to the award-winning audio guide which paints a picture of daily life in the prison. After your Alcatraz tour, take the ferry back to the docks and meet your guide for a walking tour of Chinatown. Start your tour near the Dragon’s gate, and learn about the neighborhood’s history as a seedy port district. Hear stories of the drunken sailors who would visit the neighborhood's opium dens and brothels. Discover how the neighborhood has transformed over the decades. See neighborhood landmarks including Waverly Place, Portsmouth Square, and St. Mary’s Cathedral. Stop into a traditional apothecary. Try some tasty treats at some of the city’s best bakeries. Snack on some fresh fortune cookies, a San Francisco invention. Explore Chinatown’s vibrant restaurant scene. Learn about the eight great cuisines of China check out some of the city’s best dim sum spots.
  • Expert local guide
  • Alcatraz Island ticket including roundtrip ferry and audio guide
  • Guided walking tour of Chinatown
  • Fortune cookie tasting
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Meeting point

Chinatown Tour: 10 Mark Lane (The Irish Bank) Alcatraz Tour: 1800 Montgomery Street (directly across from Alcatraz Landing). Meet your guide to the left (while facing Hillstone) at the bronze statue of a cowboy riding a fish.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers

Know before you go

  • Due to Alcatraz's changing schedule, the tour operator will contact you within 10-days of your tour to confirm your ticket time.
  • Please note, your tour includes a 30-minute introduction to Alcatraz prior to departure on the ferry.
  • Please note that due to policies governed by Alcatraz, you must provide the name and birthdate for each person visiting the island. You will be asked to provide this information by the tour operator after booking.
  • All travelers over the age of 18 must bring ID for their Alcatraz tour. Without ID, tickets cannot be released for you to travel to Alcatraz.
  • Wheelchair users may have difficulty with the Chinatown section of this tour.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 37 reviews

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Great way to spend a day in San Francisco and cover a whole lot.

This tour is a great way to see three iconic San Francisco landmarks in a day without feeling to hurried. Our guide. Eddie was great, particularly for the walk through Chinatown which is clearly dear to his heart. On this matter he was very knowledgeable, and we went back to sample his food recommendation which were very tasty. Doing Alcatraz and cable car trip in our own time was a good way of doing it. Only minor complaint was the limited directions on how to find the lower terminus of the California Street cable car. That could of been made clearer.

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October 15, 2019

We had a hard time finding the meeting location for the China Town tour. I had a photo of the map and googled the address, but we had to find transportation and that’s where the issue was. Trying to find the bus and the streetcar when you’ve never been to the city was overwhelming.

October 3, 2019

May 31, 2021

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