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Alcatraz Visit and Golden Gate Bridge Express

4.5 (136)
San Francisco, US
4.5 (136)
San Francisco, US
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Experience the best of San Francisco with the Alcatraz Inside and Golden Gate Bridge Express Visit. This tour offers an exciting round trip excursion to the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, allowing you to capture breathtaking photos and enjoy the stunning views. The adventure continues with a visit inside the infamous Alcatraz cellhouse, where you can step back in time and immerse yourself in the fascinating history of this legendary island. With light history narration and television monitor documentaries, you will gain a deeper understanding of the prison's intriguing past. The tour also includes a stop at the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, adding a touch of elegance to your journey. Whether you choose the basic tour or upgrade to the "Walk The Bridge with Brunch" option, this experience promises to be unforgettable. So pack your bags and embark on this incredible adventure through the heart of San Francisco.

About this experience

  • Non Refundable There is no return, refund or cancellation possible with this product
  • Admission Included
  • 3 hours
  • Suitable for 1-9 Participants
  • Self Guided Experience
  • Step back in time and experience Alcatraz Island
  • Round trip transportation across the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Stop over for pictures at Vista Point
  • Visit the historic Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
  • Experience the breathtaking San Francisco scenery
  • Bridge tour time assigned by us varies from 8:50 am-5:30pm
  • 45 minutes total at golden gate bridge for photos (san francisco side only)
  • Assigned alcatraz day departure to and from pier 33
  • Alcatraz times assigned by us vary from 8:50am to 5pm
  • Official alcatraz ticket, including ferry ride to the island (value $45.25)
  • Roundtrip fisherman's wharf mini bus seat (same day as alcatraz)
  • Transportation to and from your hotel/home to alcatraz pier 33/or fisherman's wharf
  • Parents of children ages 7 and under must provide their own car seats/booster seats
  • Infants age 4 and under are free at alcatraz (no ticket required)
  • Infants age 4 and under are not free on golden gate vans (fee applies)
  • Live narration by driver is not provided. this is a express no frills tour.
  • This is not a private tour. guests of all sizes will be grouped together.
  • Desired order of tours (ie. alcatraz then bridge/bridge then alcatraz) chosen by us
  • We do not cross the golden gate bridge in van (guests may walk however)
  • Guest responsible for overages/tax/tip exceeding food voucher

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Introduction

Step into history and explore two iconic San Francisco landmarks with the Alcatraz Inside and Golden Gate Bridge Express Visit tour. This unique experience allows you to discover the legendary Alcatraz Island and admire the stunning beauty of the Golden Gate Bridge in one thrilling day.

What to expect?

During this 180-minute tour, you'll have the opportunity to delve into the fascinating past of Alcatraz Island. Experience the chilling atmosphere of the infamous federal penitentiary as you step inside the Alcatraz cellhouse. Immerse yourself in "Doing Time: The Alcatraz Cellhouse Tour," a 45-minute audio presentation that features real-life testimonies from former correctional officers and prisoners. Take ranger and docent tours, explore the historic gardens, and encounter abundant wildlife on the island. Following your Alcatraz adventure, embark on a round trip across the Golden Gate Bridge with breathtaking views. Hop on a comfortable van at Fisherman's Wharf and enjoy a scenic ride to Vista Point, where you'll have 30 minutes to capture incredible photos and soak in the beauty of the bridge. This journey allows you to witness the grandeur of one of the world's most recognizable landmarks.

Who is this for?

The Alcatraz Inside and Golden Gate Bridge Express Visit is for curious adventurers, history enthusiasts, and nature lovers alike. It appeals to those seeking an immersive experience in San Francisco, eager to learn about the infamous Alcatraz Island and capture awe-inspiring moments on the Golden Gate Bridge. With an array of activities suitable for all ages, this tour is perfect for families, couples, and solo travelers looking to discover the city's highlights.

Why book this?

By booking this captivating tour, you'll have the rare opportunity to explore two iconic landmarks in one exciting day. Immerse yourself in the mysterious history of Alcatraz, hearing chilling stories from former inmates and prison staff. Then, embark on a scenic journey across the Golden Gate Bridge, capturing priceless photos and creating memories that will last a lifetime. With comfortable transportation provided, knowledgeable narration, and a chance to discover San Francisco's Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, this tour offers convenience, education, and breathtaking sights.

Good to know

It's important to note that the tour duration is approximately 180 minutes, with specific meeting and end points provided in your voucher. Along the way, enjoy light history narration and television monitor documentaries for a deeper understanding of the attractions. The tour also offers an optional upgrade to "Walk The Bridge with Brunch," allowing you to explore the other side of the bridge at your own pace and indulge in a delicious meal. Don't forget to bring your camera to capture the unforgettable moments and incredible views.

Reviews

Previous visitors have praised the Alcatraz Inside and Golden Gate Bridge Express Visit tour for its seamless organization, informative guides, and unforgettable experiences. Travelers particularly enjoyed the audio presentation inside the Alcatraz cellhouse and the chance to take stunning photos on the Golden Gate Bridge. Many mentioned that this tour allowed them to see two must-visit landmarks in a limited amount of time, making it the perfect choice for anyone visiting San Francisco. Overall, reviewers were impressed by the combination of history, natural beauty, and convenience that this tour offers.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

  • Mobile

Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Alcatraz Island

Step back in time and experience the legendary island that has been a civil war fort, a military prison and one of the most notorious federal penitentiaries in US history. This memorable tour includes: 45 minute audio presentation "Doing Time: The Alcatraz Cellhouse Tour," featuring actual correctional officers and prisoners who lived and worked on the Island; orientation video by Discovery Channel; ranger and docent tours; historic gardens and abundant wildlife.

Admission Included

Golden Gate Bridge

Round trip transportation from Fisherman's Wharf across the Golden Gate Bridge (one half hour each way) with a 30 minute stop over for pictures on the other side at Vista Point. Return to Fisherman's Wharf. Total van event is estimated 90 minutes* (allow for traffic/accidents/delays)

Admission Included

Palace of Fine Arts Theatre

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Palace Of Fine Arts

Reviews

(136)

4.5 (136)

Shereen_H

James is a really friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable guy. The Golden Gate tour was solid, included a really informative video; I’d do it again. Thanks!

Juan_A

We didn’t get instructions of the tour We had to call because we thought meeting time was at 8:30am and it was actually at 12:30

Esequiel_M

The most memorable part of the trip was learning about San Francisco and Alcatraz. There’s so much rich history in that city that it makes me want to go back for more!

Adriana_B

Driver James is the best! He's attentive, punctual and explains in great detail. Everything went smoothly 😁

Rosalyn_T

Really enjoyed the entire experience. Seeing the bridge up close and learning the history behind its construction. Our driver, James, was great. Very entertaining and informative about the history of the bridge. The Alcatraz tour was also amazing. The view of the bay was stunning. The audio tour was really good. There is significant hiking involved and it’s also cold on the island so dress properly and wear comfortable shoes.

887leannel

What an amazing tour! First we tackled the brilliant bridge and that was such a sight. We learnt so much about the building of the bridge. Then off we went to Alcatraz now this was fantastic , the best part of the tour. The audio was excellent and we were amazed with it all. Sometimes you always think what the tour guide will be like and I have to give it to James he wasn’t annoying , spoke when necessary and didn’t talk crap lol. He was fantastic. This tour was worth it.

H3091QHelizabethd

Great tour, had an hour to explore around the golden gate bridge! The driver was very friendly and knowledgeable and we learned a lot about the bridge.

Richard_O

The directions were unorganized being that they tell you the day before you go on your cruise. Our timing, for our two cruises were conflicted and we missed one of them and I was told I cannot get a refund. I would never use again nor recommend.

Jennifer_D

Great communication, detailed instructions, very knowledgeable of area and history. Very personable. Definitely use headset at Alcatraz makes tour more organized and interesting. I would use these guys for any tour they do!!!

Irelys_G

Tour was excellent, James , our tour guy was very explanatory and nice !!Alcatraz was very interesting
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