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Early Access to Alcatraz and Cable Car Sightseeing Tour provided by Hornblower Classic Cable Cars

Early Access to Alcatraz and Cable Car Sightseeing Tour

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Overview
This combo tour puts you on one of the first ferries to Alcatraz Island so you beat the crowds. After an award-winning audio tour of the former penitentiary, return to San Francisco for city sightseeing aboard a motorized cable car. See the highlights of Fisherman’s Wharf, the Marina District, the Presidio, and North Beach—and even cross the Golden Gate Bridge into Sausalito.
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You'll start at
1370 The Embarcadero
1370 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94133, USAMeet your guide in front of Pier 33 next to the lamppost across from the information booth. Tour Guide will be wearing an orange jacket and holding a flag, both adorned with the Hornblower Classic Cable Cars logo. Please arrive to check-in roughly 15 - 20 minutes prior to scheduled tour start time.
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    Alcatraz Island
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
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    Pass by Pier 39
    Pass by Fisherman's Wharf
    Pass by Golden Gate Bridge
    Pass by Ghirardelli Square
  • 2
    Fort Point National Historic Site
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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    Pass by Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
  • 3
    Vista Point
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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    Pass by San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
    Pass by Boudin at the Wharf
    Pass by SS Jeremiah O'Brien
    Pass by USS Pampanito
    Pass by Hyde street pier
    Pass by Lombard Street
    Pass by Golden Gate Bridge Welcome Center
    Pass by Marin Headlands
    Pass by Golden Gate National Recreation Area
    Pass by Presidio of San Francisco
    Pass by Pacific Heights
    Pass by Bay Bridge
    Pass by Treasure Island
    Pass by Transamerica Pyramid
    Pass by Salesforce Tower
    Pass by Grant Avenue
    Pass by Coit Tower
    Pass by Telegraph Hill
    Pass by Little Italy
    Pass by North Beach
    Pass by Saints Peter and Paul Church
    Pass by City Lights Booksellers
    Pass by Washington Square
You'll end at
1370 The Embarcadero
1370 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94133, USAMeet your guide in front of Pier 33 next to the lamppost across from the information booth. Tour Guide will be wearing an orange jacket and holding a flag, both adorned with the Hornblower Classic Cable Cars logo. Please arrive to check-in roughly 15 - 20 minutes prior to scheduled tour start time.
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Highlights
  • Combine early admission to Alcatraz with San Francisco sightseeing
  • Ride an early ferry to Alcatraz Island before the crowds arrive
  • Cross the Golden Gate Bridge by motorized cable car
  • A boxed lunch, audio guide, and live guide all included
Important Information
Departure Point
1370 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
Duration
7h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Transport and sightseeing tour by motorized cable car
  • Admission to Alcatraz Island (Valued at $39.90) and Alcatraz audio tour
  • Boxed lunch (sandwich or salad), cookie, and bottle of water
  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - Alcatraz Island
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • ALL TRAVELER NAMES ARE REQUIRED AT TIME OF BOOKING. Failure to provide this information will result in cancellation of your tour. Please provide all passengers' full names. Provide first name (lower case letters) and last name (upper case letters) as it appears on each passenger's identification. All passengers 18 and older must present ID to take the ferry to Alcatraz.
  • Cable cars are wheeled and not on rails to provide maximum flexibility for city sightseeing
  • Dress in layers as temperatures can be quite cold on the water or on the open-air cable car
  • If vegetarian lunch is required, please note in Special Requirements box at check-out
  • Please note: On days when traffic is exceptionally heavy or visibility is bad due to fog on the Golden Gate Bridge, the cable car will go to the bridge's viewing parking to but not cross it
  • Tour Itinerary 8:00 AM – Check in with your tour guide in front of Pier 33 next to the lamppost across from the information booth. (Please see our Contact Us page for more information.) Your tour guide will be wearing an orange jacket and holding a flag, both adorned with the Hornblower Classic Cable Cars logo! Your tour guide will take your lunch order, give a quick run-down of the day, and provide you with all your Alcatraz tickets. You will board one of the first ferries to Alcatraz. 9:00 AM - Arrive at Alcatraz Island. Take advantage of more than 2 hours to explore the island, including the award-winning audio tour. 11:40 AM – Boarding begins for the 11:55 AM ferry back to San Francisco. You must be on the the 11:55 AM ferry back to San Francisco to continue the tour! 11:55 AM – Ferry departs back to San Francisco! 12:15 PM – Disembark ferry and meet your tour guide at the check-in location. Your tour guide will provide you with your lunches. You will have 30 minutes to explore Pier 33's spectacular grounds and gift shop. 12:50PM – Meet your tour guide at the check-in location, where you will be escorted to your Cable Car. 1:00 PM - Enjoy your professionally guided, premier Cable Car tour of San Francisco, where you will stop at the Palace of Fine Arts, ride across the Golden Gate Bridge, and stop at Fort Point. 3:15 PM – Arrive back at Alcatraz Landing, the end of your adventure! Thank you for riding with us!
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • 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 26 travellers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Jamorr wrote a review Mar 2020
Dallas, Texas1 contribution
This was a great tour to kick off the final leg of our Cali spring break in San Francisco. Our tour guide Jessica was great, super insightful and went as far as to send us away with a list of spots to check out on our second day along with a couple of ponchos to help combat the
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Michael B wrote a review Mar 2020
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My wife and I traveled to San Fransico to celebrate our anniversary this year. Because of work schedules it was a quick trip, fly in late on Thursday and out early Sunday. Like most of you, I did some research of what to do and how to get the best value for my money. We knew
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Date of experience: March 2020
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SHarris555 wrote a review Mar 2020
Ripon, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
Booked trip which was very expensive it suggested that you needed to book to beat the queue which was not true true less people in line when we came back than when we set off and impression given that it was a fully guided tour which was not true no guide on island also told to
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Stefstefa wrote a review Jan 2020
Blackburn South, Australia44 contributions14 helpful votes
We got early to the dock to find Jessica, our guide, already there waiting for us. We we the first ones on ‘the rock’ so the early VIP tour is a great choice. We did the audio tour with hardly anybody in the cell house. After the Alcatraz tour Jessica and our driver Joan took
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Response from HornblowerSupport, Manager at Early Access to Alcatraz and Cable Car Sightseeing Tour
Responded 24 Jan 2020
Nice! We're glad Jessica & Joan created such a memorable experience for you. See you back soon!
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Katy R wrote a review Jan 2020
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Valerie met us exactly where she said she’d be. She provided us with all of the necessary info for our Alcatraz tour and again when she met us after Alcatraz and led us to the cable car. Lunch was delicious; then we headed out on the cable car for the tour of San Francisco. At
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from HornblowerSupport, Manager at Early Access to Alcatraz and Cable Car Sightseeing Tour
Responded 8 Jan 2020
Thanks for your kind words! Our team loves going the extra mile to ensure that our guests enjoy a memorable tour experience. Thank you for recognizing how awesome Valerie & Joan are. Visit us again soon!
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Wonderful, fun afternoon
Tour guide Curt and driver Zack were great. The trip was lots of fun and very interesting. I was born and raised in
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Informative Ride
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First time in San Fransisco
Had a great time on our tour. The guide and driver were both excellent and very informative. The cable car is very
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Riding the Trolley.
Curt was our guide, and Joan was our driver. They were great and they answered all our questions. We covered a lot
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So happy I went!
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The best way to see San Francisco
Yesterday we spent a brilliant afternoon with Curt & Joan touring San Francisco in a wonderful motorised cable car.
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Amazing Tour!
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Interesting
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Photo ops and great instructor/guide!
Saw highlights and heard good jokes. Curt Robert was our guide and he was great! The golden gate bridge stop was th
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Fantastic time with Curt and Mia
I just spent some of the most wonderful 3 hours of my life. Curt is an astonishing and charming guy, he knows tons
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Fantastic
Vicky and John were fantastic. They both made it a lot of fun and very informative. What makes a good tour is lots
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A Great Way to get a quick (3 hour) view of the City
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Key Details
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Languages Offered: English
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