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Morning Alcatraz / SF City Tour

This tour often sells out 3 weeks prior!

Morning Alcatraz / SF City Tour

The safest bet in Alcatraz Tours

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Morning Alcatraz / San Francisco City Bus Tour with Hotel-Area Drop-off

On this tour we don’t just drive you around like other tours. We use a Separate Tour Guide from Driver and thus our unique tour format allows us to make 6 fully guided stops around the city with the shuttle bus just a stones throw away at all times

Combo Tour Itinerary

  • STARTS AT: Pier 33

  • Official Alcatraz Tour (9am or 9:30am)

  • Time For Lunch Pier 39(many great food options)

  • Pickup from Pier 39 (1pm)

  • Palace of Fine Arts (Go Inside)

  • Golden Gate Bridge (Drive over and Stop)

  • Lombard Street (Guided Downhill Walk)

  • Alamo Square Park (Famous Victorian Homes)

  • Golden Gate Park (45 minutes)

  • Japanese Tea Garden (Optional. Fee not included)

  • ENDS AT: Fisherman’s Wharf and Financial District hotel areas, Pier 33, and easy trolley/cable car access to Union Square hotels

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We only sell Alcatraz ticket combos once our tickets have been confirmed by the Official Parks Service Concessioner. Official tickets guaranteed.


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.

  • Alcatraz Island

    Alcatraz Island - Alcatraz Tours
  • Alcatraz Island

    Alcatraz Island - Alcatraz Tours
  • Visit the Prison

    Alcatraz Island Prison - Alcatraz Tours
  • Go Inside the Prison

    Alcatraz Prison Island - Alcatraz Tours
  • Go inside the cells

    Alcatraz Prison - Alcatraz Tours
  • Golden Gate Bridge (Driver Over and Stop for Pictures!)

    Golden Gate Bridge - San Francisco Bus Tours
  • Lombard Street (Guided Walk Down)

    Lombard Street - San Francisco Bus Tours
  • Alamo Square Park (Guided Walk)

    Alamo Park - San Francisco Bus Tours
  • Golden Gate Park (45 minutes)

    Golden Gate Park- San Francisco Bus Tours
  • Japanese Tea Garden Optional

    Japanese Garden - San Francisco Bus Tours
  • Alcatraz Island

    Alcatraz Island - Alcatraz Tours

Alcatraz 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 Shuttle 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-6-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 operates year round except for January and February
  • Starts at either 9am or 9:30am (check your email voucher you get from us) at Pier 33 “Alcatraz Landing”.
  • Includes Official Audio Tour.
  • Free Time at Alcatraz. Most people stay about 2 hours on the island and take the ferry back to Alcatraz landing.
  • The City Tour Portion will start at Pier 33 at 1:00pm.

Tour Timing & Date Offerings

  • Everyday at 9am or 9:30am from Alcatraz Landing (Pier 33)
  • Operates year round except for January/February
  • Unlike other operations, we only sell Alcatraz Tour Combos when we actually have tickets confirmed.


  • $149 per person
    (Official $35.50 Alcatraz ticket included in the price)

Is Alcatraz SOLD OUT? Still want a great day? Try A Unique Napa Valley Experience!

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Fun, Unique way to Napa Valley

Glass Roof is Retractable for best views and comfort!

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Robert Mondavi Winery

Amazing Napa Experience!

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Amazing Napa Experience!

Amazing Napa Valley vineyard views from the only Open-Top Shuttle to Napa

Open Top Sprinter

Napa Valley Tour from San Francisco

Only Open-Top Tour in Napa Valley!
Small Group Tours! Picnic lunch included! 4 Winery Stops! Fun, Unique way to Napa Valley from San Francisco.

Tour Itinerary

  • STARTS AT: The Ferry Building (in San Francisco at 8:15am)

  • Shuttle to Napa Valley (over the Golden Gate Bridge)

  • Stop at Golden Gate Bridge (Pictures / Restroom Break)

  • Domain Chandon (Sparkling Winery)

  • Bouchon Pastry & Coffee Shop (Thomas Kellers Famous Location)

  • Robert Mondavi Winery (Winery Tour & Tasting Included)

  • V. Sattui Winery (Winery of the year)

  • Picnic Lunch in Napa Valley

  • St. Clair Brown Brewery & Winery w/ Winery Tour (Urban Winery with wines, must-have beers, and tasty treats)

  • Break at OxBow Market (Time Permitting; Fun Napa Food Court)

  • Ferry/Bay Cruise to San Francisco

  • ENDS AT: The Ferry Building

* Winery substitutions may occur and can be either Mumm Vineyards (Sparkling Wines), or Beaulieu Vineyards (BV Winery)

More Tour Details

Picnic Lunch

Picnic LunchWe provide you with a picnic lunch at one of our premium Napa Valley wineries during the tour.

The lunch will include meats, salads and fruit. It’s great to grab a bottle of wine from the winery you are visiting during your lunch and share it with others on the tour.

Ferry Cruise

  • Open Top Shuttle!

  • Window Roof Top Shuttle!

  • Amazing Views!

  • Stop at the Golden Gate Bridge!

    Golden Gate Bridge - San Francisco Bus Tours
  • Mondavi Winery - Napa Bus Tours from San Francisco
  • Domain Chandon Napa Valley Tour
  • Bouchon Bakery Napa Valley Tour
  • V. Sattui Winery - Napa Bus Tours from San Francisco
  • St. Clair Brown Brewery & Winery Napa Valley Tour
  • Ferry Bay Cruise!

ABOUT THE OPEN TOP SPRINTER TO NAPA Valley Tour from San Francisco

This Open Top Tour is designed to be the best sightseeing tour experience in America. There is no more beautiful place to have an open top experience, with the wind flowing just above your head, but not in your face, than in Napa Valley. Our goal is to show you Napa Valley, taste some great wines and stop at other iconic wineries for picture stops. We will also enjoy a Picnic Lunch, and a Ferry Bay Cruise to end the tour. To pile on: It’s a small group tour as well. The Roof can close, at will, so for the freeway ride up, there will be a glass roof over your head and once we get into Napa at slower speeds we open up the roof to enjoy the majestic views.

YouTube Video Tour Explanation.
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Tour Benefits

  • Small Sprinter Roof Top is made of glass. We will ride to Napa Valley with roof closed and open it once we arrive.
  • Smaller Groups (18 Passengers max).
  • Expert Tour Guide on board.
  • Premium Napa Valley Winery Stops.
  • Winery & Brewery Tour included as one of the stops.
  • Picnic Lunch Included in the Tour.
  • Two Winery Tours on this experience. (Mondavi Tour & St. Clair Brown Tour)
  • Ferry/Bay Cruise included to avoid going home traffic.


  • Everyday: 8:15am
  • 8.5 Hours Tour Length


  • $199 per person

– Includes Ferry Bay Cruise (Avoids Traffic)
– Includes Picnic Lunch in Napa
– Includes Tour & Tasting at Robert Mondavi Winery
– Other tasting fees: please plan on $15 to $20 for 5 tasting flight at the other 3 wineries

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Is Alcatraz sold out?

Consider 2nd chance Alcatraz Option!

Escape from the Rock Tour

Consider 2nd chance Alcatraz Tour 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!

    Alcatraz Island - Alcatraz Tours
  • Circle Alcatraz Island

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  • Circle Alcatraz Island

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  • With sound effects and stories!

    Ferry Cruise - San Francisco Bus Tours
  • Sail under the Golden Gate Bridge

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Prisoners - Alcatraz Tours

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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