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San Francisco Shore Excursion: Alcatraz Island & San Francisco Grand City Tour

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    What to Expect
    Start your San Francisco shore excursion by heading to Pier 41 to redeem your voucher. Then, walk over to Pier 33 for the Alcatraz portion of your tour.

    Take a ferry ride halfway across the bay to reach Alcatraz Island, best known for its former penitentiary. Embark on an audio tour around the notorious “Cell Block”; learn about infamous prisoners such as the Birdman of Alcatraz and Al Capone; and visit the Mess Hall—known for its surprisingly good food. Along the way, learn interesting facts and anecdotes like how a 1962 attempted (or successful?) escape inspired both a book and a movie.

    After your time on Alcatraz, you can enjoy free time to pick up some lunch (own expense) before the next portion of your tour, which meets on Post Street.

    When you arrive on Post Street, board a comfortable coach bus. Drive along the bay, taking in views of Alcatraz and nearby Angel Island. Then head into the heart of the city to view some of its most iconic attractions such as the Golden Gate Bridge. If the weather cooperates, you may also explore Golden Gate Park, which is even larger then New York City's Central Park, or stop at the top of Twin Peaks for panoramic views overlooking the entire city. For a list of more stops on the tour, read the Itinerary section below.

    Please note: The schedule for the day depends on the availability for Alcatraz. You will be advised of the tour schedule 72-hours prior to tour date. You will need to determine the time you return to your ship in San Francisco. Please allow yourself ample time to enjoy the excursion and ensure your timely return to the port. This excursion is not covered by our worry-free policy.

    Alcatraz regularly sells out weeks in advance. Book ahead of time to avoid disappointment.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    478 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA

    Traveler pickup is offered
    • Complimentary hotel pick-up is available for select San Francisco hotels with confirmation from our reservations staff.
    • Please contact us 72 hours prior to tour date to confirm your exact departure time or hotel pick up.

    Pier 33, San Francisco, CA
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Return Details
    Pier 33, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
    • Alcatraz Admission Ticket including Ferry Ride & Cellhouse Audio Tour.
    • Narrated bus tour of San Francisco.
    • Transport by air-conditioned luxury motor-coach
    • Hotel Pick-up from select San Francisco hotels (if confirmed with reservations).
    • Plenty of stops with Photo opportunities.
    • Alcatraz Tickets ($39.90 USD value)
    • Entry/Admission - Alcatraz Island
    • Gratuities
    • Any other services not specified.
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Alcatraz reservations are first come first serve, all reservations are finalized (4) days prior to your departure date.
    • You must provide first and last names, along with ages of all passengers to confirm your reservation. If for any reason you do not provide this information within the window of time provided, your Alcatraz tour will be forfeited.
    • Date changes are not permitted once confirmation is received
    • Your Alcatraz vouchers / departure time will be available for pick up at 478 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 up to 72-hours prior to your departure date. You are not required to pickup your Alcatraz vouchers prior to your tour departure time, they will be given to you at time of check-in on the date of your tour.
    • The Alcatraz portion usually takes 1.5 hours to complete, with its audio tour consisting of approximately 45 minutes. You are advised to inquire on your arrival to the island as to what time the next guided tour will begin. There is no restriction on the amount of time you spend on the Island. The ferry boat service departs Alcatraz every 30 minutes and you can disembark at your own leisure
    • Wheelchair accessible. However, passengers in a wheelchair can be accommodated only if they can get on and off the bus on their own and if the wheelchair is collapsible. Please note, there is a Tram providing transport for handicapped persons on Alcatraz Island
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    Reviewed 27 December 2018

    It was great experience though it was freezing cold. Inside the ferry and the Alcatraz was not heated, we really underestimated the weather and the wind...if you are going, make sure you layer up to keep yourself warm.

    Date of experience: April 2018
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    21 April 2019|
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    Response from mp3337 |
    They changed our date after we had booked it to the day after we had left San Francisco and we weren’t given a refund. My suggestion is not to use them if you’re already having problems with dates.
    Key Details
    • Duration: 6h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Languages Offered: English
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