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San Francisco Urban Adventure and Alcatraz Tour provided by Fogcutter Tours

San Francisco Urban Adventure and Alcatraz Tour

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
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A note from San Francisco Urban Adventure and Alcatraz Tour
Public Tours will operate at 1/3rd capacity (only four guests) to allow guests to space out in our open-sided vehicle. Guests must attest that they are not experiencing any COVID-19 related symptoms and have not been in contact with anyone testing positive for COVID-19 before boarding.
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Updated 29/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Get two exciting San Francisco experiences in one convenient half-day excursion. Perfect for travelers short on time, this small-group combo tour includes hotel pickup. Hit the streets for an urban safari to landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge and Twin Peaks, then switch gears—and modes of transportation—and cruise to the notorious prison island of Alcatraz for a self-guided audio tour.
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
    Or, you can also get picked up
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  • 1
    Alcatraz Island
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    Golden Gate Bridge
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 3
    Twin Peaks
    Stop: 15 minutes
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    Pass by
    Golden Gate Park
    The Castro
    Pacific Heights
  • 4
    Mission District
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    Alcatraz Landing
    Pier 33, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
    At the end of your four-hour city tour, you will be dropped at the Alcatraz Ferry landing to board the ferry to Alcatraz. After enjoying two to three hours on the island and in the prison, you can return on any ferry that you wish and make your own way back to your accommodation.
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  • See San Francisco landmarks and Alcatraz island on one convenient combo tour
  • Take an exciting, open-air urban safari with entertaining commentary
  • Learn at your own relaxed pace with a self-guided audio tour of The Rock
  • Save time with hotel pickup and enjoy an intimate small-group experience
What to Expect
A custom-made safari-style truck with open-air seating picks you up at your San Francisco hotel. Then, travel through the city on an urban adventure visiting landmarks like the iconic Art Deco Golden Gate Bridge, Sutro Tower, and the history-rich Golden Gate Park. Along the way, listen to insightful and amusing commentary from your guide while getting a sense of the character of the city’s diverse neighborhoods. Then, catch a ferry from Pier 33 to Alcatraz. During the cruise, see the city skyline and Fisherman’s Wharf from the water. On the island, spend as much time as you like exploring the former federal prison known as The Rock at your own speed with an audio tour. When you’re ready to return to the city, take one of the ferries.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Hotel Zephyr, 250 Beach St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA Drumm & California, 5 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA 94111, USA
Return Details
Alcatraz Landing, Pier 33, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
  • Sightseeing tour
  • Professional guide
  • Round-trip ferry from San Francisco to Alcatraz Island (US$39.90 value)
  • Audio walking tour of Alcatraz
  • Hotel pickup
  • Entry/Admission - Alcatraz Island
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • MUST provide all passenger names at time of booking
  • For security purposes, a government-issued photo ID is required for all guests to board the Alcatraz ferry
  • Alcatraz audio tour is available in English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Mandarin, Portuguese and Korean
  • You may leave Alcatraz Island at any time; ferries depart every 30 to 40 minutes; the last departing ferry is usually 6:30pm
  • All passengers over 18 will need to show a government issued ID to pick up tickets
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • 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 12 travellers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Naomi Rundle wrote a review Feb 2020
Ballarat, Australia11 contributions2 helpful votes
Had a fabulous tour today with our guide Eric, very informative, and lots of laughs with free dad jokes ! Thank you Eric for a great day.
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Date of experience: February 2020
gp1950 wrote a review Feb 2020
Poynton, United Kingdom10 contributions2 helpful votes
Eric took us on a fantastic tour of San Francisco, he has an in depth knowledge of the city and he tailored the tour to include the bits we really wanted to see. We crossed the Golden Gate bridge and stopped to take photos from a great vantage point. After lunch Eric saw us
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Response from Eric S, Owner at San Francisco Urban Adventure and Alcatraz Tour
Responded 6 Feb 2020
Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review! I am glad you had a great time and appreciated my sense of humor :) Please enjoy the rest of your trip! Cheers -Eric
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Roz wrote a review Dec 2019
1 contribution
Eric was a great tour guide and host who gave us a fantastic tour around the streets of San Francisco. He was very knowledgeable, friendly and took us to some hidden gems in the city. Highly recommended Roz Dec 2019
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Date of experience: December 2019
Response from Eric S, Owner at San Francisco Urban Adventure and Alcatraz Tour
Responded 10 Dec 2019
Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review, Roz! I enjoyed showing your family around San Francisco and hope you enjoy the rest of your time in the US. Cheers -Eric
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LJK63 wrote a review Oct 2019
Berkshire, United Kingdom35 contributions10 helpful votes
Eric picked us up from our hotel in his unique truck! We knew it was going to be a great day from there on..... Eric has an amazing knowledge of San Fran and took us on an incredible tour. He was happy to guage the tour based on places we wanted to see, but he made sure we saw
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Date of experience: July 2019
Response from Eric S, Owner at San Francisco Urban Adventure and Alcatraz Tour
Responded 14 Nov 2019
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. I am glad you enjoyed the unique vehicle and the itinerary. Lunch is always fun too :) Cheer -Eric
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Robert O wrote a review Sep 2019
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Tour guide was OK, professional but not 'friendly enough. We had to pay for lunch which is 100% fine. However, you get left in an isolated spot where there's no choice of where to eat. Why? My gut feeling was the operator got a kickback. Hope I am wrong... Just as an fyi, you
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from Eric S, Owner at San Francisco Urban Adventure and Alcatraz Tour
Responded 25 Sep 2019
Robert- Thanks for taking the time to write a review! I like to address every guest experience and learn from it. I am glad you appreciate my professionalism. Direct passage to Alcatraz is offered by the ferry company Alcatraz Cruises. For visitors that just want to visit the island they are the best bet. Companies like mine can also package their tour products with Alcatraz Cruises tickets and many visitors that would like a unique small-group city tour along with their Alcatraz experience book my product. Alcatraz is a National Park and, as mentioned in my product listing, no outside guides are allowed to accompany guests to the island. There is no food service on Alcatraz island so I make a short stop for lunch when I do tours, and I have been taking groups to Guss’ Community Market in the Mission District for three years. They offer sandwiches, a salad bar, soups, sushi, fresh fruit and a wide range of hot food as well as coffee, tea, beer, wine and cold drinks. I find that my tour groups often enjoy having lunch together and that having just the one place on offer makes it easy to keep our lunch stop on pace so we can spend more time touring the city. I enjoy the food myself, pay for my own lunch and do not receive any kickback. Thanks again for writing a review and I hope to have you on tour again. Cheers -Eric
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Highly Recommend!
We had the best time on our honeymoon in San Francisco thanks to Eric! We immediately felt comfortable with him and
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Fantastic Tour by Eric
This was a fantastic tour covering many san fransico landmarks and attractions. Eric was very friendly and knowlege
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The best way to see San Fran & Alcatraz in 1 day!
Thanks to trip advisor we found Eric and his Fogcutter tour. What a find! He was friendly, funny and showed us so
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Jo P
Definite Must Do Tour - Eric was a fantastic guide
We had been recommended this tour from friends who did it last year and we were not disappointed, all four of us (m
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What a fantastic tour with a wonderful host in Eric. Great day out for people like us who have never been to this b
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Must do in san francisco
Do not miss this tour , what a great day ! So friendly and fun from the minute we got picked up,you see everything
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Short trip to San Fran
Great trip with Alcatraz added to end of tour. Eric was a fantastic guide and he gave us 4 hours of fun, laughter a
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Great Day in San Francisco
Thx to Eric for a fantastic day touring the City of San Fran. Your knowledge and very friendly nature was very much
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An excellent small group tour
The owner of the tour group was the tour guide and the tour we did with him was well worth while The weather was
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Humorous and insightful
Thank you Eric for a really wonderful tour. Totally recommend this as a very unique, personalised and interesting t
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Josette B
Great overview of San Francisco
I highly recommend this tour. Eric is fun, engaging and knowledgeable about the city and it’s history. Good idea
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Polain USA May/Jun 2019
We had a wonderful morning touring with Eric. His personalised approach to the tour ensured we saw the best that Sa
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Excellent tour even in the fog!
Eric gave us an excellent tour today, cutting through the fog and depositing us perfectly on time at the Alcatraz f
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Diane C
Awesome experience with Eric as my 12yr old grandson said he knows his stuff and makes it fun and interesting
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amy c
Great knowledge of San Fran!
Eric was a fantastic tour guide! Despite it being a really cold and wet day, Eric made sure my husband and I were c
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Key Details
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English
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