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Premium City + Alcatraz

In Summer This Tour Sells Out 3 Weeks Prior!

Premium City + Alcatraz

Combo Tour

5 Hour Premium City + Alcatraz in the Afternoon Combo Tour

On this tour we don’t just drive you around like other tours. We get out of the shuttle, make guided walks and take a ferry cruise from Sausalito.

Combo Tour Itinerary

Note: On this tour combo you will end up taking two different ferry rides! Lots of fun!

Premium City Video Tour Explanation.
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Great stops left off the video include: Palace of Fine Arts, Victorian Painted Ladies, Fortune Cookie Factory and Cable Car Barn Museum.
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  • Alcatraz Island

  • Alcatraz Island

  • Visit the Prison

  • Go Inside the Prison

  • Go inside the cells

  • Ferry Building (Tour Start Location)

  • Golden Gate Bridge (Driver Over and Stop for Pictures!)

  • Chinatown (Guided Walk)

  • Fortune Cookie Factory (Going inside)

  • Palace of Fine Arts (Guided Walk)

  • Grace Cathedral (Going inside)

  • Alamo Square Park (Guided Walk)

  • Lombard Street (Guided Walk Down)

  • Cable Car Barn Museum (Guided tour inside)

  • Sausalito (One hour for lunch, exploring, and shopping)

  • Ferry Cruise (25 min)

  • Pier 39 Official Alcatraz Tour Start

  • Alcatraz Island

Tour Benefits / Inclusions

  • We make sure we have Alcatraz Tickets IN-HAND before we sell this tour combo to you! We’re the safest bet in Alcatraz Tours.
  • Includes: Award winning audio tour of the Alcatraz cell house, featuring interviews with former guards and former prisoners.
  • City Shutle Tour: We don’t just drive around the city all day like the hopper tours – we only use the shuttle to get to places. Technically, it’s not even a bus tour — it’s a shuttle-you-around-to-9-tour-stops-tour.
  • Learn about the 1962 escape that was featured in the movie Escape from Alcatraz. Decide for yourself if they really made it or not!
  • Man-eating sharks? Dungeons? Executions? Learn for yourself what was real and what is only legend.
  • Step inside an actual Alcatraz prison cell to have your photograph taken, including their famous “Hole”, which was reserved only for the very worst criminals.
  • Incredible views of San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge from Alcatraz Island.
  • Beautiful gardens that were planted by prisoners and are now being restored by volunteers.
  • Large colonies of nesting seabirds such as gulls, cormorants, and night herons.

About Alcatraz Tours

Alcatraz Penitentiary was truly The Rock, where America sent the worst of the worst criminals from 1934-1963. Public enemies like Scarface Al Capone, Machine Gun Kelly, Creepy Karpis, and the Birdman (Robert Stroud) all learned this first hand.

People on the outside have always been fascinated with Alcatraz. Visitors peered at Alcatraz through telescopes when the prisoners were there, and ever since it was opened to tours, thousands of visitors have come every year.


  • This Tour Ends November 22, 2016
  • Starts at 9am at Ferry Buiding then Alcatraz Ferry from Pier 33 (Late Afternoon)
  • This tour has a 25-minute Ferry/Bay Cruise


BOOK Your Alcatraz Ticket BEFORE you book your flight!

This is no joke, you have to get your Alcatraz Tickets and Tour combos at least 14-21 days in advance. Alcatraz tickets (from anywhere) can only be sold as part of a Tour Combo (restricted by Parks Service). There is also a strict limit per day that can go to Alcatraz for crowd control purposes and that limit is 3,000 people/day – that is all that can go to Alcatraz each day. With over 200,000 daily visitors (June, July and August) trying to get one of 3,000 tickets it becomes impossible — Book Early, Book Now!

With years of experience, please accept our trustworthy tip and get your Alcatraz tour combos now! We see the mistake of others at least 20 times per day and we see how it ruins their San Francisco experience. The rule of San Francisco travel is book your Alcatraz Tour Combo first THEN book your flight to San Francisco.

Tour Timing & Date Offerings

  • Everyday: 9:00am to 5:30pm
  • Now Selling July, August and September Tickets!
  • Unlike other operations, we only sell Alcatraz Combos when we actually have tickets confirmed.


  • $160 per person

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Is Alcatraz sold out?

Consider 2nd chance Alcatraz Option!

Escape from the Rock Tour

Consider 2nd chance Alcatraz Option!

After you sail under the Golden Gate Bridge, you’ll circle Alcatraz Island and see every angle of this mysterious island.

With sound effects and stories about famous inmates like Al Capone, Billy Cook the Killer, and Clyde Johnson’s famous escape attempt, you’ll have a clear picture of what life in this maximum-security prison when it was the most feared institution in the American penal system. Hear chilling tales of escape attempts and unscripted accounts of life on the rock.

More Tour Details

NEW! Coming soon this summer

You can use your Smartphone, iPad or any Wi-Fi enabled device to access the new multi-language audio tour!

Tour will be available in 9 languages: English, Spanish, Mandarin, Italian, French, Japanese, Korean, German and Taiwanese. Free single-use earbuds included.

  • See the island from every angle!

  • Circle Alcatraz Island

  • Circle Alcatraz Island

  • With sound effects and stories!

  • Sail under the Golden Gate Bridge

Hear chilling tales of escape attempts and unscripted accounts of life on the Rock.


  • Everyday at 11:30am or 3:45pm*
  • 90 Minutes Tour Length

* Departure time available only until August 31


  • $36 Adults
  • $29 Seniors (+65 years)
  • $29 Children (< 12 years)

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