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San Francisco Combo: Ferry Building Food Tour and Alcatraz provided by Edible Excursions

San Francisco Combo: Ferry Building Food Tour and Alcatraz

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Overview
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 culinary 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.
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You'll start at
Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94105, USAWe will meet in front of the historic steps in the front of the ferry building. Your guide will be holding a canvas tote with Edible Excursions printed on it.
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  • 1
    Ferry Building Marketplace
    Stop: 60 minutes -
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  • 2
    Embarcadero Farmer's Market
    Stop: 60 minutes -
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  • 3
    The Embarcadero
    Stop: 60 minutes -
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  • 4
    Alcatraz Island
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
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You'll end at
Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94105, USAWe will meet in front of the historic steps in the front of the ferry building. Your guide will be holding a canvas tote with Edible Excursions printed on it.
See address & details
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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA 94105, USA
Duration
1–4 hours
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • All food tastings
  • Guide for food tour
  • Audio walking tour of Alcatraz
  • Alcatraz Island ticket including round trip ferry ($39.90 USD value)
  • Entry/Admission - Alcatraz Island
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation from Ferry Building to Alcatraz Landing
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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 4 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 is steep and hilly. A moderate amount of walking is involved, so comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Alcatraz audio tour is available in English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Mandarin, Portuguese and Korean
  • You may depart Alcatraz Island at any time; ferries depart every 30-40 minutes
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Mass F wrote a review Feb 2020
Castro Valley, California11 contributions
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
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Response from KelleyL149, Front Office Manager at San Francisco Combo: Ferry Building Food Tour and Alcatraz
Responded 2 Mar 2020
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.
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Blond_e005 wrote a review Sep 2019
Maidstone, United Kingdom57 contributions33 helpful votes
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
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from KelleyL149, Front Office Manager at San Francisco Combo: Ferry Building Food Tour and Alcatraz
Responded 24 Sep 2019
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!
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Kathy H wrote a review Sep 2019
Bartlett, Illinois19 contributions3 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from KelleyL149, Front Office Manager at San Francisco Combo: Ferry Building Food Tour and Alcatraz
Responded 16 Sep 2019
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.
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Pedro wrote a review Aug 2019
Livingston, United Kingdom1 contribution
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
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from KelleyL149, Front Office Manager at San Francisco Combo: Ferry Building Food Tour and Alcatraz
Responded 29 Aug 2019
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.
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annablast2018 wrote a review Aug 2019
Sydney, Australia5 contributions1 helpful vote
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
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from KelleyL149, Front Office Manager at San Francisco Combo: Ferry Building Food Tour and Alcatraz
Responded 25 Aug 2019
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.
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sharronf593
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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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435alexandras
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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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27suzannr
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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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srcesq
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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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LindaS9184
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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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Jeffreyrohan
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One of the best food tours one can do in SF
Carol did an amazing job as our guide for the Edible Excisions tour of the Ferry Building. She knew every intricate
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