San Francisco in a Day Tour with Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz

Join your Guide "Eric" and See the Best of the Bay with Alcatraz Tickets Included

Travel Flexibly 5 / 5 See All 3 Reviews · 0.00h 12 max · San Francisco, United States

In a small group, hop on board and see San Francisco with a local expert, Eric. Visit the Golden Gate Bridge, the Twin Peaks, and countless hidden gems on this full-day exploration. The last stop of the day is Alcatraz. Embark the ferry and see the stunning surroundings of San Francisco Bay before reaching the infamous prison. Once you disembark, enjoy the famous Cellhouse Audio Tour where you can explore the entire prison and island. Hotel Pickup Included.

Tour Details
  • The Best of San Francisco in a Day with a Small Group
  • Hotel Pickup Included, Meet Your Guide for the Day
  • Golden Gate Bridge and Top Landmarks
  • Stops across the City's Historic and Hippest Neighborhoods
  • See the Best Views atop the Twin Peaks
  • Enjoy a Picnic Lunch from a Local Market (price not included)
  • Ferry to Alcatraz Island
  • Explore the Cells Blocks of Alcatraz and Plot Your Own Escape

Are you ready to see San Francisco with a city native with an unmatched passion for the city? Immerse yourself in local gems and city landmarks before heading to Alcatraz in the afternoon. See the majesty of the Golden Gate Bridge and take in the coolest neighborhoods of the city. With your local guide, take in San Francisco from above atop the Twin Peaks. This 7 hour tour includes:

  • 4 hour Guided Tour of San Francisco by Open-Sided Van

  • Local Storytelling Guide Eric

  • Hotel pickup within San Francisco

  • Ferry ticket to Alcatraz Island

  • Full Access Ticket to Alcatraz Penitentiary and Island

  • Award-winning Cell House Audioguide Tour

  • Price of Lunch Not Included

Hotel Pickup Included, Meet Your Guide Outside Your Accommodations

Begin your day as a VIP. Your friendly local guide will pick you up right outside your hotel (within central San Francisco) for a full day journey through the city. When booking make sure to note where you are staying.

Golden Gate Bridge

A marvel of engineering and architecture, this symbol of San Francisco stands nearly 800 feet above the Bay. When completed in 1937, the Golden Gate Bridge connected San Francisco to Marin County for the first time without the use of ferries. You will see the grandeur and detail of the structure from the Presidio, taking in the majesty of the epic red suspension bridge.

Twin Peaks Views

Located centrally in the city are two incredible natural overlooks. Over 900 feet tall, the two hills known as the Twin Peaks provide unbelievable panoramic views of San Francisco. One of the top photo opportunities in the city, you will see Alcatraz, the Bay Bridges, as well as skyscrapers like the Embarcadero and Salesforce Tower.

As you drive the winding road heading up the peaks, take in the city below, from the victorian houses to the natural beauty of Golden Gate Park. Your guide will point out the areas you will soon see up close on tour.

San Francisco's Top Neighborhoods and Hidden Gems

Throughout the day, immerse yourself in the unique flair and characteristics of San Francisco's many great neighborhoods. In Haight Ashbury, experience the culture of peace and love that has been a staple of San Francisco since the 1960's. Learn about how legends of San Francisco like Jerry Garcia influenced the city's art, music and more.

Depending on the day and the requests of the group, you will visit diverse quarters of the city. From the mosaics of the Mission to the rainbows of the Castro, each neighborhood has local treasures to explore. Before heading to ferry, head through Chinatown and North Beach. Two of the cities most iconic neighborhoods, traditionally home to the city's Chinese and Italian communities, your guide will be sure to provide the best recommendations of the top restaurants in San Francisco.

Local Market and Picnic Lunch

As there are no places to acquire food on Alcatraz or on the ferry, you will visit a local market perfect to grab a lunch and partake in top quality people watching. Sit in Alamo Square and enjoy a great sandwich while taking in the famous Painted Ladies. These iconic Victorian houses are a symbol of the city and are the fictional home of Full House's Tanner Family.

Alcatraz

The final stop of the day is Alcatraz. As guided tours are not permitted on the island, your guide will wish you an amazing rest of the day and hand you tickets for the Ferry, Island, Prison and Audioguide.

As you take in the views from the ferry, imagine the courage and desperation of those who attempted to escape the isolated island penitentiary. Disembark and enter the notorious prison. With the interactive and award winning Audioguide, learn the stories of prisoners such as its most famous, Al Capone. You will also learn about the attempted escape by the Anglin brothers in 1962 that has become the subject of film and literature.

Once you return to the mainland, be sure to check out Fisherman's Wharf and Ghirardelli Square just a short distance from the ferry stop. Here you will be able to meet some of San Francisco's most famous residents, seals. Hundreds of these majestic creatures, bask in the wharf's sun and have become a favorite attraction for tourists to the city.

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1/26/2022

1/25/2022
Great experience!

Eric offers an awesome tour around San Francisco! His modified van is great to see all around you as you take your tour. He has tons of I knowledge and great sense of humor! I highly recommend you take this tour!

10/31/2021
I love San Francisco!

What a great day! We got picked up at the hotel and got shown around the city. Then we got to see Alcatraz. Would have been cool to have our awesome guide the whole time but I learned that guides arent allowed there. No problem! It was still so cool to see

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