Slide background

Morning Alcatraz / SF City Tour

In Winter This Tour Sells Out 3 Weeks Prior!

Morning Alcatraz / SF City Tour

The safest bet in Alcatraz Tours

Morning Alcatraz / SF City 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 9 fully guided stops around the city with the shuttle bus just a stones throw away at all times

Combo Tour Itinerary

* Hotel-area drop-off means you might not get dropped off right in front of your hotel, but in the general area leaving you just a couple blocks of walking to your hotel.

Premium City Video Tour Explanation.
Quick, Easy Watch!

Great stops left off the video include: Palace of Fine Arts, Golden Gate Park.
More about the Premium City Tour Section »

Jail Cell Inspection
Step inside

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

  • Alcatraz Island

  • Alcatraz Island

  • Visit the Prison

  • Go Inside the Prison

  • Go inside the cells

  • Pier 39 The Start of our City Tour Portion

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

  • Marin Headlands Even Better views of GGB

  • Lombard Street (Guided Walk Down)

  • Alamo Square Park (Guided Walk)

  • Golden Gate Park (45 minutes)

  • Japanese Tea Garden Optional

  • 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 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 39 (just a few blocks from Pier 33) at noon.


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 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.


  • $129 per person
    (Official $35.50 Alcatraz ticket included in the price)

Slide background

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)

© San Francisco Comprehensive Tours, LLC. All rights reserved.