SF: Alcatraz Ticket w/ 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus & Night Tour


SF: Alcatraz Ticket w/ 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus & Night Tour

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 12 days in advance for a full refund
Valid 2 days
from first activation
Audio guide included
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Korean


  • 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)

  • Premium 2-day hop-on-hop-off sightseeing bus pass
  • Alcatraz Island ticket and audio guide
  • Alcatraz ferry ticket
  • 1-hour panoramic night tour
  • 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 99 Jefferson Street in Fisherman's Wharf.

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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

4.5 /5

based on 614 reviews

Review summary

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Easy to navigate. The big bus stop made collection super simple. The audio tour at Alcatraz is really well put together, booking in advance is a must. Recommend packing extra layers for the night tour if you plan to sit on top of the bus, the wind chill is next level. Overall a great experience - highly recommend.

March 11, 2023

Everything went well with the online booking. Prices are pretty high. But it goes even higher. Online wasn't quite as high. But what can you do. Book or leave. You can only get a coffee or snack on the ferry with a credit card. Cash doesn't work. The bus was also ok, but there was a traffic light every 100 meters. That was annoying. We left out the so-called night drive despite booking. The trip starts at 5:00 p.m. It gets dark here at the earliest 3 hours later.

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March 7, 2023

Ferry had flexible return times to explore at your own pace which was nice. Very interesting tour and definitely a must do in SF. Self guided Audio tour was excellent. The National Park Ranger Matt gave an excellent presentation and was very knowledgeable. The island was interesting to explore, and the history of the island is quite incredible and we learned many new facts. In certain areas of the prison you could easily get goosebumps! Dress for weather although we had great timing and boarded the return ferry just as heavy rain hit. It was sunny during our tour. Interesting was the smell of fresh herbs and shrubs growing, which seemed out of character for a cold rock! We spent about 3 hours in total on this tour. Worth the money!

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February 12, 2023

Product ID: 230367