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San Francisco Combo: Ferry Building Food Tour and Alcatraz

San Francisco Combo: Ferry Building Food Tour and Alcatraz
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Experience two of San Francisco’s most famous attractions—its celebrated cuisine and its notorious prison island, Alcatraz—on one combined tour. Taste your way through the historic Ferry Building with a industry expert while sampling bites from some of the public market’s most beloved restaurants and shops. Plus, take a scenic ferry ride to Alcatraz Island, where you can explore on your own with a self-guided audio tour.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1-4 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English, French
Highlights
  • Enjoy a Ferry Building food tour followed by an Alcatraz island excursion
  • Get two classic San Francisco experiences on one convenient combined tour 
  • Indulge in tasty samples, included in the tour cost, with a culinary guide
  • Explore Alcatraz independently with an audio tour and flexible return ferry
What to expect
  • Meet your guide at the entrance to the Ferry Building, where you begin the first half of your excursion. With the help of your culinary guide, taste your way through this landmark structure. Built in the 19th century and renovated in 2003, the Ferry Building’s concourse is now lined with farm stands, artisan food shops like Cowgirl Creamery, and restaurants like the celebrated upscale Vietnamese restaurant Slanted Door. Then, with a satisfied stomach, head for Pier 33, where you board a ferry to Alcatraz. Once you arrive, get a brief orientation and pick up your audio tour, which the tour allows you to explore at your own pace while listening to commentary from employees and inmates of the former federal prison, which is now a national park. When you’re ready to return to the city, hop one of the ferries.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1-4 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, French
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Highlights
  • Enjoy a Ferry Building food tour followed by an Alcatraz island excursion
  • Get two classic San Francisco experiences on one convenient combined tour 
  • Indulge in tasty samples, included in the tour cost, with a culinary guide
  • Explore Alcatraz independently with an audio tour and flexible return ferry
What to expect
  • Meet your guide at the entrance to the Ferry Building, where you begin the first half of your excursion. With the help of your culinary guide, taste your way through this landmark structure. Built in the 19th century and renovated in 2003, the Ferry Building’s concourse is now lined with farm stands, artisan food shops like Cowgirl Creamery, and restaurants like the celebrated upscale Vietnamese restaurant Slanted Door. Then, with a satisfied stomach, head for Pier 33, where you board a ferry to Alcatraz. Once you arrive, get a brief orientation and pick up your audio tour, which the tour allows you to explore at your own pace while listening to commentary from employees and inmates of the former federal prison, which is now a national park. When you’re ready to return to the city, hop one of the ferries.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5298ALCFERRY
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • All food tastings
  • 90-minute guided food tour
  • Self-guided audio walking tour of Alcatraz
  • Alcatraz Island ticket including round trip ferry ($41.00 USD value)
  • Entry/Admission - Alcatraz Island
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation from Ferry Building to Alcatraz Landing
Duration
1–4 hours
Departure details
  • Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA 94105, USA We will meet in front of the historic steps in the front of the ferry building, underneath the clock tower. Your guide will be holding a canvas tote with Edible Excursions printed on it.
Additional information
  • As of July 27, 2021, we are only accepting new bookings from guests that are fully vaccinated for the Covid-19 virus. Proof of vaccination will be required at the time of tour unless an accommodation has been approved by Edible Excursions.
  • All traveler names are required at time of booking. Failure to provide this information will result in cancellation of your tour. All travelers over 18 MUST have photo I.D.
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements in the "Special Requirements" box at time of booking
  • If excursion fails to meet minimum enrollment (total of 4 guests), Edible Excursions will contact guests 10 days in advance to reschedule or offer a refund.
  • All food tastings are subject to change depending on availability
  • Children 0-4 years are free provided they will not be eating on the food tour. Alcatraz tickets are free for ages 0-4 years
  • Alcatraz ferry tickets departure are typically at 12:30pm. Departure timing may change depending on availability. If this is the case, you will be notified of the new time by Edible Excursions on the day of the tour.
  • Alcatraz audio tour is available in English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Mandarin, Portuguese and Korean
  • Alcatraz is steep and hilly. A moderate amount of walking is involved, so comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • You may depart Alcatraz Island at any time; ferries depart every 30-40 minutes
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Inclusions
  • All food tastings
  • 90-minute guided food tour
  • Self-guided audio walking tour of Alcatraz
  • Alcatraz Island ticket including round trip ferry ($41.00 USD value)
  • Entry/Admission - Alcatraz Island
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation from Ferry Building to Alcatraz Landing
Departure details
  • Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA 94105, USA We will meet in front of the historic steps in the front of the ferry building, underneath the clock tower. Your guide will be holding a canvas tote with Edible Excursions printed on it.
Duration
1–4 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • As of July 27, 2021, we are only accepting new bookings from guests that are fully vaccinated for the Covid-19 virus. Proof of vaccination will be required at the time of tour unless an accommodation has been approved by Edible Excursions.
  • All traveler names are required at time of booking. Failure to provide this information will result in cancellation of your tour. All travelers over 18 MUST have photo I.D.
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements in the "Special Requirements" box at time of booking
  • If excursion fails to meet minimum enrollment (total of 4 guests), Edible Excursions will contact guests 10 days in advance to reschedule or offer a refund.
  • All food tastings are subject to change depending on availability
  • Children 0-4 years are free provided they will not be eating on the food tour. Alcatraz tickets are free for ages 0-4 years
  • Alcatraz ferry tickets departure are typically at 12:30pm. Departure timing may change depending on availability. If this is the case, you will be notified of the new time by Edible Excursions on the day of the tour.
  • Alcatraz audio tour is available in English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Mandarin, Portuguese and Korean
  • Alcatraz is steep and hilly. A moderate amount of walking is involved, so comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • You may depart Alcatraz Island at any time; ferries depart every 30-40 minutes
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 29 Jul 2021
A note from San Francisco Combo: Ferry Building Food Tour and Alcatraz
As of July 27, 2021, we are only accepting new bookings from guests that are fully vaccinated for the Covid-19 virus. Proof of vaccination will be required at the time of tour unless an accommodation has been approved by Edible Excursions.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Ferry Building
    San Francisco, CA 94105, USA
    We will meet in front of the historic steps in the front of the ferry building, underneath the clock tower. Your guide will be holding a canvas tote with Edible Excursions printed on it.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Ferry Building Marketplace
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Embarcadero Farmer's Market
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    The Embarcadero
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Alcatraz Island
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Mass F
Castro Valley, CA11 contributions
A Tasty Tour of the Ferry Building and Saturday Farmers’ Market in SF.
Did Ferry Building Food Tour without Alcatraz on 2/22/20. Varied food selections to try from the Ferry Building and Saturday Farmers’ Market. All selections were tasty, and our guide, Carrie Sullivan, was super knowledgeable about both the Ferry Building’s and Farmers’ Market histories, and details about the vendors and the food choices we were offered. 2 hour tour provided delightful and ample portions and will keep us coming back to enjoy this local “foodie haven” for years to come. Excellent way to introduce out of town guests to the various SF cuisine options besides those at Fisherman’s Wharf. Looking forward to trying Edible Excursions East Bay next.
Written 23 February 2020
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KelleyL149
Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We loved having you on tour with us and hope you'll join us again some day.
Written 2 March 2020
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Blond_e005
Maidstone, UK58 contributions
Good day out
Sep 2019 • Couples
Had the food tour at the Ferry building with guide- Henry. It was good fun, and Henrys knowledge of the background to some of the many food producers gave some insight to this side of san frans foodie world. Glad we did it. I would like to come back and do a more in depth foodie tour- one day perhsps!
The Alcatraz ferry goes from a terminal around 20 mins walk- Alcatraz is worth foing- headphone tour of prison a must.
Written 23 September 2019
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KelleyL149
Thanks so much for the wonderful review. I'm so glad you had a great day with us. We definitely want you back for another tour!
Written 24 September 2019
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Kathy H
Bartlett, IL18 contributions
Cancelled at last minute
Aug 2019
We purchased these tickets and received a confirmation. Next day received an email our reservation had been cancelled. There were no other opportunities to see Alcatraz available. So disappointed to miss this.
Written 16 September 2019
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KelleyL149
I'm so very sorry this happened to you. Unfortunately, we had missed the cut-off to add you to the Alcatraz manifest that day and they wouldn't make an exception. I know how disappointed you must have been. We hope to get you on tour with us at your next opportunity.
Written 16 September 2019
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Pedro
Livingston, UK1 contribution
Just do it
Aug 2019 • Family
We wanted to visit Alcatraz, and a lot of the options were fully booked. That turned out to be a great result, since we cast the net a bit further and found Edible Excursions doing a combo food tasting tour at the Ferry Building just at the end of Market. We booked up and went on the tour. Travis took us around and we sampled various excellent locally sourced cheeses, pastries, fruits and other delicacies with a great ba ground on their origins from Travis.

Alcatraz was great, but the food tour made it a really special day out. I'd highly recommend it to anyone!
Written 28 August 2019
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KelleyL149
Thanks so much for the great review! We are so happy you found Edible Excursions, and Travis! We hope you'll join us for one of our other tours soon.
Written 29 August 2019
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annablast2018
Sydney, Australia5 contributions
Unexpected gem
Aug 2019
Booked this tour for the Alcatraz tickets and was unexpectedly treated with so much amazing food and information that it was the highlight of the day. Loved it
Written 25 August 2019
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KelleyL149
Thank you for such a wonderful review, and for joining us for a tour of the historic Ferry Building Marketplace. It definitely does turn out to be a highlight for so many! Come back and join us again someday.
Written 25 August 2019
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Michael M
Monroe, WA11 contributions
Very fulfilling experience
Aug 2019
Like many other reviews that I have read on this experience, we also booked the tour as a way to see Alcatraz. The Ferry building was easy to find, and parking was available not far away. We met our guide exactly where we were told to meet. The food was outstanding. There was a wide variety of foods that we sampled. Our guide was very knowledgeable about what we were sampling, and the history of the stores that provided our samples. Be sure you go hungry because after the tour, you will probably be full. The walk to the pier for Alcatraz is about a mile away, but they give you about an hour to get there. Was a great experience of the cuisine of San Francisco and the history behind Alcatraz.
Written 24 August 2019
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KelleyL149
Thanks so much for joining us, and thank you for the wonderful review! We are so happy you were able to add this special experience to your day at Alcatraz.
Written 25 August 2019
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Scrapbookfan
Ontario7 contributions
Highlight of our trip
Aug 2019
This experience was to die for. The food tour was amazing and our tour guide Quinn was very knowledgeable. Also appreciated the fact that one stop was closed for the day for staff training but the owner still came and delivered our portions. Everything was very tasty, I would definitely recommend. DO NOT EAT BREAKFAST BEFORE YOU GO!
The Alcatraz tour was very good too, take note it is smelly on the island but don't let that discourage you from going. The audio cell self guided tour was amazing, very well done.
Written 19 August 2019
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KelleyL149
Hello! Thanks so much for the wonderful review! Quinn was so happy to be able to share the incredible SF Ferry Building with you. We hope to see you again someday!
Written 20 August 2019
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Helen V
Cranberry Township, PA13 contributions
Great start to our trip
Aug 2019
Our first day in SF, we booked this tour as a way to get to Alcatraz (like many others). It was a great tour - the food was delicious and our tour guide, Quinn, was super cool. The tour is through the Ferry Building - all the food is fresh and there's a story behind everything. The pasteries and chicken and waffles were our favorites. Highly recommend it!
Written 17 August 2019
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KelleyL149
Hello, Helen! Thanks so much for the great review. We are so glad you had a wonderful time with Quinn at the Ferry Building. We hope you'll join us again for one of our other tours.
Written 18 August 2019
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Samantha T
19 contributions
Lovely to deal with
Aug 2019 • Solo
I had a blip with travel & didn’t make the ferry building tour, then we had a glitch with Alcatraz not having us down for tickets but Amy was great to deal with the whole time, speedy communication & sorted the ticket situation! She even arranged a couple of places to hold treats for me since I missed the food tour, I popped down after I was finished at Alcatraz. Thanks very much
Written 4 August 2019
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KelleyL149
Thanks for the great review!! I am so glad it worked out so well for you ... welcome to San Francisco! I hope the rest of your trip was as successful.
Written 4 August 2019
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Erin Grant
3 contributions
Tour was great!
Jul 2019 • Friends
My friend and I enjoyed this tour very much! The food was delicious and Travis was a great host! Travis was welcoming and funny. Also, it was easy to get to Alcatraz Landing once the food tour ended (we took the lyft bikes).
Written 29 July 2019
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KelleyL149
Excellent!! We are so glad you joined us for the morning! Thank you for the great review. Travis is fabulous! Come tour with us again some day soon.
Written 30 July 2019
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Must do activity in San Francisco
We are not new to food tours. This is one of the best we have experienced. It was extremely well planned. The guide
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Fun Day Learning About Japanese Food & Culture
Our guide, Alice K., did a fantastic job of exposing us to the foods and culture of Japantown. She also generously
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Fabulous way to see SF
I've done two Edible Excursions tours now and they've both been excellent and very different. This is a great way t
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Five Tours w/ Edible Excursions - ALL are Fantastic!
I first found Edible Excursions when looking for a birthday idea for my tough-to-buy-for husband. Our first experi
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Great Tour
We had a family outing foodie tour of the Mission District. So much fun and brought us to great places. The only
Nancy60811
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Delightfully Good!
I had a delightful tour with Rebecca. She had so much knowledge of the area and its culinary history. The food was
srcesq
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YUMMY
I'll just say that we love food tours! This one didn't disappoint. We were celebrating my Niece's Bat mitzvah an
IntrospectiveLiz
IntrospectiveLiz
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Quite enjoyable!
Alice K. was wonderful. As a Japanese-American, she brought to life the history and stories and realities of the Ja
asddds1
asddds1
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Go On An Empty Stomach
Guaranteed to fill your tummy and quench your curiosity about the ferry building and it’s history. Travis was excep
dblakels
dblakels
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Karen was so knowledgeable
2nd time doing a tour. We LOVE these tours. Great way to get to know a neighborhood and the local bites. Every tast
lisamt2015
lisamt2015
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Ferry Bldg Fabulous!!
The Ferry Building Food Tour is a great experience and Santino made it fabulous. He was friendly, inviting, knowle
Cjelliott45
Cjelliott45
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Mission 24th street with Travis
Took this tour today, the food was great, but Travis was better. Awesome experience, lots of wonderful history of t
DEK49
DEK49
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Wonderful guide and fun tour!
Rebecca was our guide for the Ferry Building food tour and was excellent; knowledgeable, pleasant, and competent.
Jk F
Jk F
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Great food but not a lot of history
There was some amazing food but the walking tour of Oakland wasn't all that great. We didn't go very far and any qu
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Japantown Edible Delights
This was my first Edible Excursions tour and it won’t be my last! My friend and I chose the Taste of Japantown tou
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