San Francisco Small Group City Sightseeing and Alcatraz Tour

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San Francisco, US
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Embark on an urban adventure in San Francisco with the Small Group City Sightseeing and Alcatraz Tour. Hop aboard a safari-style open-air vehicle and let your entertaining guide take you on a thrilling journey through the city's iconic landmarks, such as the Golden Gate Bridge. Explore the diverse neighborhoods while hearing quirky stories about the city's history. After the exhilarating four-hour city tour, you'll be dropped off at Pier 33 to catch the ferry to Alcatraz Island. Spend two to three hours at your leisure, delving into the intriguing world of the former federal penitentiary, known as 'the Rock'. With hotel pickup included, this tour is a perfect combination of adventure, history, and stunning sights. Don't miss the chance to experience the best of San Francisco!

About this experience

  • Non Refundable There is no return, refund or cancellation possible with this product
  • Admission Included
  • 7 hours
  • Suitable for 1-9 Participants
  • Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience & Audio Guided
  • Urban adventure in San Francisco
  • Safari-style open-air vehicle tour
  • Golden Gate Bridge viewpoint
  • Best view of the city from Twin Peaks
  • Drive through San Francisco's urban backyard
  • Professional guide
  • Audio walking tour of alcatraz
  • Hotel pickup
  • Sightseeing tour
  • Official alcatraz ticket, including ferry ride to the island (value $45.25)
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks

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Step into the thrilling and captivating world of San Francisco with the San Francisco Small Group City Sightseeing and Alcatraz Tour. This extraordinary urban adventure will take you on a safari-style open-air vehicle ride through the city's iconic landmarks and vibrant neighborhoods. With a knowledgeable and entertaining guide at the wheel, you'll discover hidden gems and hear quirky stories that bring the city to life.

What to expect?

During this tour, you can expect an unforgettable experience that combines the best of San Francisco's sights and the world-famous Alcatraz Island. Marvel at the majestic Golden Gate Bridge, soak in panoramic views from Twin Peaks, and cruise through the picturesque Golden Gate Park. Immerse yourself in the rich history of Haight-Ashbury and explore the heart of LGBT culture in Castro. The adventure doesn't end there as you'll also visit the vibrant Mission District, known for its colorful murals and Latino community.

Who is this for?

This tour is designed for travelers who want a comprehensive and personalized exploration of San Francisco. Whether you're a history enthusiast, nature lover, or simply seeking an authentic local experience, this tour caters to all. With a limited group size of 12 people, everyone is guaranteed an intimate and immersive experience.

Why book this?

Discover the city like a local with our experienced guides who know all the insights and hidden gems of San Francisco. This tour offers a unique combination of sightseeing and the opportunity to explore Alcatraz, the infamous former federal penitentiary. With hotel pickup included, you can sit back, relax, and let us take care of all the logistics while you soak in the sights and stories of the city.

Good to know

The total duration of this tour is approximately 420 minutes, ensuring you have ample time to explore each destination. The meeting point is at Hotel Zephyr in Fisherman's Wharf, where you can conveniently leave your car in one of the nearby parking lots. After the city tour, you'll be dropped off at Pier 33 to catch the ferry to Alcatraz Island. Spend two to three hours on the island, enjoying the audio walking tour and exploring the fascinating history of "the Rock." Afterward, you can choose any ferry to return to the mainland and make your own way back to your accommodation.


Travelers who have experienced the San Francisco Small Group City Sightseeing and Alcatraz Tour rave about the knowledgeable and entertaining guides who bring the city to life. They appreciate the personalized attention in the small group setting, allowing for a more immersive experience. The combination of iconic landmarks and a visit to Alcatraz Island ensures a well-rounded exploration of San Francisco's history and culture. Don't miss out on this unforgettable adventure that will leave you with incredible memories of San Francisco's unique charm.

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

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Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Alcatraz Island

Your city tour will end at the Alcatraz Ferry landing where your tickets to the ferry will be waiting. Go in the prison to experience the included audio tour and then explore the rest of the island at your leisure. Most guests take two to three hours before catching one of the ferries that return to shore every 30 minutes.

Admission Included

Golden Gate Bridge

We will find the best view of the Golden Gate Bridge for the day of the tour. That may mean crossing in to the Marin Headlands, heading to Baker Beach or getting underneath the bridge at the landmark Fort Point.

Twin Peaks

Enjoy the best view of the city from its geographic center. We may find another lookout point depending on guest interest and weather.

Golden Gate Park

(Pass by)

Enjoy a drive through San Francisco's urban backyard. We may cruise by more or less of it depending on guest interest and weather on the day.


(Pass by)

Enjoy a drive through the historic center of the "Summer of Love" and discover street art, music locations and beautiful Victorian architecture.

The Castro

(Pass by)

See the classic Castro Theater, Harvey Milk's former campaign office and more in the center of LGBT culture in San Francisco.

Pacific Heights

(Pass by)

We will drive past beautiful Victorian and modern mansions including Billionaire's Row and the Mrs. Doubtfire House in San Francisco's swankiest neighborhood.

Mission District

We will drive through the colorful heart of San Francisco's Latino community to see the Mission Dolores and bright murals. We may also stop to walk down one of the neighborhood's famed mural streets like Clarion or Balmy alley.



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Great tour. 6 Australians, 2 Americans, and 1 Scotsman. Language was no barrier. This was my 4th SanFrancisco visit and learned new stuff. Great tour lead.


This tour was amazing! We had such a great time and saw lots of San Francisco sights. Eric was brilliant, highly recommend.


Absolutely fantastic, what a great tour, Eric was brilliant knew all our names made us very welcome , tailor made the tour to suit us. An all Round fabulous tour and guide -highly recommend ! Blankets greatly appreciated! If you want a tour of San Francisco book Eric !! Fabulous


Eric was absolutely first class. His tour was very informative and the blankets were definitely a must. Nice bus, nice tour, nice guy. Highly recommended

Stephen D

Eric was a great host and took a great interest in his passengers as well as imparts lot of knowledge on to us. We saw lots of interesting locations and had a very rewarding day


A well worth trip visiting San Francisco. Eric was a great tour guide. He was very informative and extremely helpful in answering any questions. His tour bus was fantastic and unique! The pick up from the hotel was smooth and Eric ensured that we reached the ferry for the visit to Alcatraz on time. Thank you Eric for a wonderful tour.

julie L

What a fantastic day! Eric was a fantastic host! From the moment he picked us up from the minute he dropped us off, he was knowledgeable, kind, friendly and the best host! He knew all the quirky places to take us especially for a fantastic photo opportunity! Felt like we knew San Francisco by the time we finished the trip, He took us to the most perfect deli to get some lunch and joined on the bench outside to eat. Thank you Eric. This trip was perfect and personal! We’d thoroughly recommend you ! Julie and Ron Liverpool.


We had a fantastic trip with Eric. He showed us SF in a wonderful way. Realy nice trip as we strongly can recommend./ Agneta and Henry


This was an absolutely fantastic tour, and a great way to spend the first day in town! Eric is a brilliant tour guide, very professional, friendly, and definitely knows his stuff. You should expect a comfortable ride along the tour as you learn a lot and enjoy some top quality jokes from Eric himself! The weather was perfect for some great photo opportunities, especially stopping off for some lunch in the park at Alamo Square to take in the views of the city 👌 100% would recommend this tour it doesn’t disappoint, thanks again Eric!


We had an amazing day exploring San Francisco on this tour. Our guide, Eric, was very knowledgeable and engaging. Eric made sure we saw the highlights of San Fran in our short stay.
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