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San Francisco: Alcatraz Tour w/ 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Ticket

San Francisco: Alcatraz Tour w/ 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Ticket

From US$ 150 per person

Benefit from significant savings and see more of San Francisco with this combined premium hop-on-hop-off ticket and Alcatraz Island visit. Enjoy 2 days of sightseeing and a 1-hour panoramic night tour.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Duration 2 days
Check availability to see starting times.
Driver
Audio guide included
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Korean

Experience

Highlights
  • Take a ferry to the infamous Alcatraz Island and enjoy a self-guided audio tour
  • Relax and unwind on a scenic ride over the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Spend 2 days visiting all the major sights of San Francisco
  • Learn all about San Francisco’s history as you explore the sights
  • Get the most out of your trip with an included 1-hour nighttime city tour
Full description

See the best of San Francisco with this combined hop-on-hop-off ticket and Alcatraz Island visit. Explore the island of Alcatraz and enjoy 2 days of sightseeing with insightful commentary from a live guide.

Tour the famous prison that has played a role in jailhouse folklore and the historic evolution of the West Coast. Learn more about the 14 unsuccessful escape attempts by over 30 prisoners and their fates.

Your Premium Big Bus hop-on-hop-off pass is a great way to see the sights of San Francisco. Listen to commentary by live English-speaking guides, or enjoy pre-recorded audio commentary in 10 languages.

Your 2-day ticket includes a full day of unlimited hop-on-hop-off and a 1-hour panoramic night 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. Hop-on, hop-off tour stops include:

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)

Includes
  • Premium 2-day hop-on-hop-off sightseeing bus pass
  • Alcatraz Island ticket and self-guided audio tour
  • Alcatraz ferry ticket
  • 1-hour panoramic night tour
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Select participants and date

Participants

Date

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 488 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.2/5
  • Value for money
    4/5
  • Safety
    4.5/5

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The BigBus tour is excellent to discover San Francisco, especially as it covers the Golden Gate bridge. The buses run super frequently (every 15 mins in our case). Good ticket to book Alcatraz, but the park overall is underwhelming. The audio tour is superficial and long, and doesn't dive into the history too much. Especially the impact on Native American culture is brushed under the rug a bit. The instructions from BigBus for picking up the Alcatraz tickets were confusing and conflicting.

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May 30, 2022

The hop on hop off bus is good stopping at all the relevant places with good audio commentary. The office to collect your tickets is disorganised though, so leave lots of time to exchange your voucher for tickets. They take ages to serve you, we nearly missed our alcatraz trip because they were so slow. Alcatraz trip was good to visit and worth seeing though not especially good for younger children I'd say or those who struggle to walk. Interesting and good audio tour available in prisoner block.

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April 20, 2022

We were able to visit San Francisco in 3 days thanks to this tour, Alcatraz ferry and tour, the highlights by day for 2 days, a special night tour, and 2 h of bike where we cycled to the Golden Gate Bridge. All the staff were polite and prepared, congratulations at a really great price.

April 8, 2022

Product ID: 230367