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San Francisco Urban Adventure and Alcatraz Tour

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Get two exciting San Francisco experiences in one convenient half-day excursion. Perfect for travelers short on time, this small-group combo tour includes hotel pickup. Hit the streets for an urban safari to landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge and Twin Peaks, then switch gears—and modes of transportation—and cruise to the notorious prison island of Alcatraz for a self-guided audio tour.
  • See San Francisco landmarks and Alcatraz island on one convenient combo tour
  • Take an exciting, open-air urban safari with entertaining commentary
  • Learn at your own relaxed pace with a self-guided audio tour of The Rock
  • Save time with hotel pickup and enjoy an intimate small-group experience
What to Expect
A custom-made safari-style truck with open-air seating picks you up at your San Francisco hotel. You’ll then travel through the city on an urban adventure visiting landmarks like the iconic Art Deco Golden Gate Bridge, Sutro Tower, and the history-rich Golden Gate Park. Along the way, listen to insightful and amusing commentary from your guide while getting a sense of the character of the city’s diverse neighborhoods. Then, catch a ferry from Pier 33 to Alcatraz. During the 15-minute cruise, see the city skyline and Fisherman’s Wharf from the water. On the island, spend as much time as you like (budget about 2.5 hours) exploring the former federal prison known as The Rock at your own speed with an audio tour. When you’re ready to return to the city, take one of the ferries that leaves every 30 to 40 minutes.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Hotel Zephyr, 250 Beach St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

Traveler pickup is offered
We are happy to pickup at hotels around downtown San Francisco. If you are staying at a homeshare or outside the pickup area, we can find a mutually convenient place to meet.
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Sightseeing tour
  • Professional guide
  • Round-trip ferry from San Francisco to Alcatraz Island (US$39.90 value)
  • Audio walking tour of Alcatraz
  • Hotel pickup
  • Entry/Admission - Alcatraz Island
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • MUST provide all passenger names at time of booking
  • For security purposes, a government-issued photo ID is required for all guests to board the Alcatraz ferry
  • Alcatraz audio tour is available in English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Mandarin, Portuguese and Korean
  • You may leave Alcatraz Island at any time; ferries depart every 30 to 40 minutes; the last departing ferry is usually 6:30pm
  • All passengers over 18 will need to show a government issued ID to pick up tickets
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Eric picked us up from our hotel in his unique truck! We knew it was going to be a great day from there on..... Eric has an amazing knowledge of San Fran and took us on an incredible tour. He was happy to guage the tour based on places we wanted to see, but he made sure we saw
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Response from Eric S, Owner at San Francisco Urban Adventure and Alcatraz Tour
Responded 3 days ago
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. I am glad you enjoyed the unique vehicle and the itinerary. Lunch is always fun too :) Cheer -Eric
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Tour guide was OK, professional but not 'friendly enough. We had to pay for lunch which is 100% fine. However, you get left in an isolated spot where there's no choice of where to eat. Why? My gut feeling was the operator got a kickback. Hope I am wrong... Just as an fyi, you
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Response from Eric S, Owner at San Francisco Urban Adventure and Alcatraz Tour
Responded 24 Sep 2019
Robert- Thanks for taking the time to write a review! I like to address every guest experience and learn from it. I am glad you appreciate my professionalism. Direct passage to Alcatraz is offered by the ferry company Alcatraz Cruises. For visitors that just want to visit the island they are the best bet. Companies like mine can also package their tour products with Alcatraz Cruises tickets and many visitors that would like a unique small-group city tour along with their Alcatraz experience book my product. Alcatraz is a National Park and, as mentioned in my product listing, no outside guides are allowed to accompany guests to the island. There is no food service on Alcatraz island so I make a short stop for lunch when I do tours, and I have been taking groups to Guss’ Community Market in the Mission District for three years. They offer sandwiches, a salad bar, soups, sushi, fresh fruit and a wide range of hot food as well as coffee, tea, beer, wine and cold drinks. I find that my tour groups often enjoy having lunch together and that having just the one place on offer makes it easy to keep our lunch stop on pace so we can spend more time touring the city. I enjoy the food myself, pay for my own lunch and do not receive any kickback. Thanks again for writing a review and I hope to have you on tour again. Cheers -Eric
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Eric your tour guide and driver is lively, friendly, funny, energetic and has a wealth of knowledge. We were a group of 12 and asked where would like to go and what to see as well as the usual sites and tried to tailor to our likes We toured the all the famous landmarks and all
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Response from Eric S, Owner at San Francisco Urban Adventure and Alcatraz Tour
Responded 19 Sep 2019
Thank you! I am so glad you all had fun and enjoyed the day. Enjoy your trip!
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This tour run by Eric was fantastic. Eric is very knowledgeable and gave great insight into the history of San Fran and the current must do's around town. We had a great time seeing the sights and learning about the city. What a fun way to get around town. thanks Eric and also
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Response from Eric S, Owner at San Francisco Urban Adventure and Alcatraz Tour
Responded 19 Sep 2019
Thank you for taking a tour with SF Adventures, it was a pleasure to have you aboard!
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Awesome tour, even some of the dad jokes where OK, and to be honest we added a couple ourselves for good measure. Eric was brilliant, we have done a couple of these small tours in Alaska and would recommend people searching out the smaller tour people, they do a massive job.
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Response from Eric S, Owner at San Francisco Urban Adventure and Alcatraz Tour
Responded 18 Sep 2019
Thank you very much for joining us and for playing along! I am glad you enjoyed the tour and hope the rest of your travel has been wonderful. We hope to see you again in the future.
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Key Details
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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