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San Francisco City Tour with Alcatraz

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Bay in a Day with Alcatraz

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  • Convenient service from your hotel
  • Hidden San Francisco attractions and their stories
  • Tour Alcatraz Island!
  • Exclusive photo and discovery stops
  • Expert perspective from “City insiders”
  • Departures every day
  • VIP treatment
  • Free WiFi on vehicle
  • Friendly cancellation policy
  • Satisfaction Guarantee
City Tour with Alcatraz

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Tour Prices*Adults (12+)Children (< 11)
Regular Price:$155$134
Internet Special:$130$114
ONLINE SAVINGS$25$20

*Alcatraz ticket $39.90 per person is included in price.

Bay in a Day with Alcatraz

This  Alcatraz Island Day Tour in San Francisco is for those that want to do more than see the City…they want to experience it! Oh Yeah! You will ride in comfort, walk the streets and float the bay as you visit all the City’s top attractions PLUS discover why they call Alcatraz Island 'The Rock"!

Extranomical brings you exclusive experiences and attractions you won’t get on other San Francisco Alcatraz day tours. Your “insider” guide knows where and how to get the most from your visit to San Francisco.

After a convenient hotel pickup, we start this 1-day San Francisco Alcatraz day tour by exploring the city’s legendary waterfront, learning the stories of the Embarcadero, Levi’s Plaza and Fisherman's Wharf. We’ll even take a brief coffee break at the Ferry Building. Can you spot the wild cherry-headed parrots?

Then we make our way to Pier 33 where you’ll board the ferry to infamous Alcatraz Island! Listen to a way cool audio presentation featuring actual recordings of inmates and guards that worked and inhabited the island! Our San Francisco Alcatraz day tours give the flexibility to enjoy some time to roam and explore this historic spot. Group selfie! Nice!

After 2-3 hours on the “rock”, your day has only begun!! You’ll take one of the late-morning ferries to San Francisco so you can join for the afternoon portion of your Alcatraz day tour.

Get ready, get set, and here we go! Our “city insider's" tour is about to begin! We'll visit North Beach, a historic Italian neighborhood. So Cool! While there, we’ll point out Lombard Street, Coit Tower, Washington Square and more. Next, we’ll visit the Palace of Fine Arts. That’s one gorgeous building! And the main event—a trip across the Golden Gate Bridge! Selfies galore!

On this tour, you’ll also see the City’s rugged coastline. Pause to enjoy cliff-side views of “city by the bay”. Be blown away by the beauty of Golden Gate Park.

Our San Francisco one-day tour will take you through the culturally rich neighborhoods of San Francisco! You’ll learn about what made the Haight-Ashbury, Mission and Castro districts what they are and why they’re important to so many. Take a slow drive through Chinatown and Nob Hill (some say, “Snob Hill” Ha!) Laugh out loud at the surprising, sometimes crazy, things that have made San Francisco one of the world’s most beloved cities. Don't just take an Alcatraz day tour. Have yourself an Extranomical day!

Availability for Alcatraz can be very limited, especially during the summer months. Your booking request will be processed in the order received. Your website booking for Alcatraz tickets is not guaranteed until you receive an email confirmation from us. For real time availability, please call us at 1-866-231-3752.

Note that traffic in San Francisco can be tricky. But don’t worry: We’ll tweak the itinerary as needed to give you the best possible tour.

Part 1 – Pickup at your hotel:

  • Your Extranomical experience “San Francisco Alcatraz Tour” will begin at your downtown or Wharf to your hotel first thing in the morning to make the beginning of your day a breeze. Awesome! Once you become comfortable onboard, we suggest making new friends with your fellow travelers.
  • Right after we begin, we’ll already be at San Francisco’s Waterfront and the Ferry Building. This is the perfect time and place to grab some coffee and breakfast snacks. We love gummy bears and trail mix! Delicious!

Part 2 - Special morning attraction:

  • If you have booked your Bay In a Day with Alcatraz, we will drop you off at Pier 33 and you will board a ferry to Alcatraz Island. Your Alcatraz Tour begins with a 45 minute audio presentation "Doing Time: The Alcatraz Cellhouse Tour," featuring recordings of actual guards and inmates who lived and worked on the Island. Once your Alcatraz Audio Tour is finished, explore Alcatraz Island as long want on your own, but don’t forget that you have to get the ferry back to San Francisco!
  • Alternatively, you can book your Bay In a Day tour with a visit to Muir Woods. Sit back and relax as we journey to the Golden Gate National Recreation Area where the Giant Coastal Redwoods of Muir Woods await. Hug a tree! Think deep thoughts! On the way back, we will make a stop in the (usually) sunny, sea-side community of Sausalito. Charming!
  • Lunchtime! After exploring Alcatraz and returning by ferry to Pier 41, you have some more time to grab some lunch. So many restaurants! So many versions of cioppino! Yum! Then, your tour meets back up at 1:40 pm at the Zephyr Hotel to begin your comprehensive San Francisco City Tour.

Part 4 - Late afternoon:

  • Make sure you've uploaded every Snap and Instagram pictures to your timelines before we begin our San Francisco one day tour, starting with the Palace of Fine Arts. After a few selfies, we’ll all journey across the grand Golden Gate Bridge. Want that perfect shot of the Bridge, you’ll get it at Fort Point at the base of the south tower. Nice!
  • Next, we enter Golden Gate Park from the Ocean Beach entrance - Gorgeous! Here, you’ll see the Bison Paddock. Some enormous Dutch windmills! Awesomeness!
  • You’ll have time to stretch your legs and do some exploring at the Music Concourse. Check out the outdoor sculpture garden at the de Young Museum. If you move quickly, you’ll have just enough time to take a quick tour of the Japanese Tea Garden. It's Zen-sational!
  • Your 1-day tour of San Francisco will also visit The Haight-Ashbury! Here, at the epicenter for the Summer of Love you may want to weave a couple of daisies into your hair or make the universal sign for peace! Some really rocking houses are coming, like The Grateful Dead House, Jimi Hendrix Red House. Oh yeah! We will also see some Victorian homes that survived the fire of 1906. Love it!
  • This San Francisco day tour passes through the storied Castro district and the Mission district with its public murals—some old, some still fresh! Yes, we also art fanatics!
  • Some more awesome architecture is coming your way! SF City Hall, The War Memorial Opera House, and The Pioneer Monument. Your Snapchat followers will be in a state of envy because these sights are Extranomically awesome!
  • Our next destination will be Nob Hill followed by Union Square. On this route, we’ll go right by Grace Cathedral, the Fairmont and Mark Hopkins hotels, the Pacific Union Club and much more! Chinatown’s living urban culture is always a fascinating sight to see. The traffic is crazy here, but we know the best way through it…
  • Lastly, we'll visit North Beach and the little Italy of San Francisco. You will see cute cafes, Washington Square Park, St. Peter & Paul Church, Telegraph Hill and Coit Tower. Even though this is where we conclude our tour, many of our guests get off and have dinner! Bon appétit!
  • If you have booked your Bay In a Day with Alcatraz, we will drop you off at Pier 33 and you will board a ferry to Alcatraz Island. Your Alcatraz Tour begins with a 45 minute audio presentation "Doing Time: The Alcatraz Cellhouse Tour," featuring recordings of actual guards and inmates who lived and worked on the Island. Once your Alcatraz Audio Tour is finished, explore Alcatraz Island as long want on your own, but don’t forget that you have to get the ferry back to San Francisco!
  • Alternatively, you can book your Bay In a Day tour with a visit to Muir Woods. Sit back and relax as we journey to the Golden Gate National Recreation Area where the Giant Coastal Redwoods of Muir Woods await. Hug a tree! Think deep thoughts! On the way back, we will make a stop in the (usually) sunny, sea-side community of Sausalito. Charming!