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City Insider's Tour℠ with Alcatraz

City Insider's Tour℠ with Alcatraz

City Insider's Tour℠ with Alcatraz

Morning: Alcatraz Tour
Make your way to Pier 33 and board a ferry, and ride across the bay to Alcatraz Island. Your Alcatraz Tour begins after a short walk up a hill and into the prison, were you will receive a headset for an audio presentation which includes 45 minutes of recordings of actual guards and inmates who lived and worked on the Island, this audio presentation is also known as "Doing Time: The Alcatraz Cell house Tour". At the end of the tour, explore Alcatraz Island until your hear is content, just don’t miss the last ferry, you wouldn’t want to be spending the night there!

Afternoon: San Francisco City Insider’s Tour
On our City Insider’s with Alcatraz Tour, we combine the ultimate San Francisco City Tour! Spend up to 4-5 hours exploring San Francisco’s wonderful sites, such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Bay Bridge, Golden Gate Park, Ocean beach, the Market Street Cable Cars, Lombard Street, Coit Tower, Twin Peaks, Fisherman’s Wharf, the Stadium of the San Francisco Giants Baseball Team, and this is just to name a few. You will be traveling in a 13-passenger van or 36-passenger minibus which gives you the option to place your own special requests. Your guide will also educate you on the history of San Francisco, as far back as the 1849 Gold Rush, to the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake when the whole city was literally covered in rubble! At the end of this ultimate San Francisco City Insider’s tour, if you are lucky enough to have you Alcatraz Tour booked for the afternoon, you could end your San Francisco history lesson at Alcatraz.

City Insider's with Alcatraz Tour - Times Approximate
(15-Passenger Van or 36-Passenger Minibus) Morning Tour

Morning - Alcatraz

9.00am /
9.30am /
10.00am /
10.30am *

Please meet at Pier 33-Embarcadero Street. Local public transportation - F Streetcar, BART-Embarcadero station.

The ferry ride from San Francisco to the island takes approximately 10-15 minutes. Once you arrive on the island, a brief presentation of the island's history and guide to touring the prison is given. An audio tour is provided on entrance of the cell house that gives a recorded commentary from former inmates, prison guards and prison wardens. It takes roughly between 2 and 2 1/2 hours to do the full tour and just enough time to grab a souvenir. The ferry leaves roughly every thirty minutes. Learn interesting facts about the island, such as that Alcatraz was not only used as a prison but also as a harbor defense fort during the civil war and before then, was America's first lighthouse on the West Coast. Experience the beauty, history and infamy of Alcatraz Island on the San Francisco Bay

* Tour departure times are subject to availability.


Afternoon - San Francisco City Insider's Tour

2:00 PM
Pick-up for your San Francisco City Insider's Tour at Fisherman's Wharf.
2:15 PM - 6:30 PM
Our San Francisco City Insider's Tour is given by a local perspective. Enjoy more stops and photo opportunities on this San Francisco city tour. As well as more time at each attraction. This tour is great for those who want to discover hidden sights not included in other city tours or guide books! Feel free to request areas that interest you.
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Drop off at your San Francisco hotel or local attraction. Discuss details with your driver.
City Insider's Tour℠ with AlcatrazTour Prices*Adults (12+)Children (< 11)
Regular Price:$110$84
Internet Special:$104$79
City Insider's AM, Sausalito, Ferry Bay Cruise & AlcatrazTour Prices*Adults (12+)Children (< 11)
Regular Price:$126$97
Internet Special:$117$90

We recommend booking Alcatraz packages at least 3 weeks in advance to ensure availability.

*Alcatraz tickets $31 per person and included in price

Customer Reviews

City Insider's Tour℠ with Alcatraz
– Eileen L. on 08/28/2015

Phil was a blast! The tour exceeded all of my expectations. Phil will funny, informative and extremely generous with accommodating everyone on the tour.
– Sara D. on 08/23/2015

Not only was Phil knowledgeable and engaged, he was very funny. My whole family agreed (even our 16 year old) that this was the highlight of our San Francisco trip.
– Kevin L. on 06/29/2015

Phil was great. He had a less than enthusiastic crowd to work with, but never let his high energy level down because of the sticks-in-the-mud that happened to book with this tour. They were more into sitting and going through the motions, rather than being active participants in the experience, but Phil was cool about it all and kept everyone entertained. My suggestion is, if you are going to do it, you might as well be a part of the experience, rather than a spectator.
– Janet L. on 06/24/2015

Phil was a terrific guide, funny knowledgeable and professional. I had a wonderful day!
– Mark G. on 12/02/2014

Great experience with a personal touch. Don was fantastic, friendly and informative. Would recommend your services especially with Don as the guide!!!!
– Barbara S. on 10/19/2014

Excellent, comprehensive, enjoyable tour. Phil clearly loves his job and his city.
– Anna P. on 10/13/2014

James was a great driver who pointed out attractions and the must sees. He was very personable, accommodating, and all around a wonderful person. Thank you to him!
– karyn g. on 10/09/2014

Phil was very great! Very knowledgeable and flexible however the unfortunate thing is the limitation of the buses through specific parts of the city.
– Marcia W. on 08/16/2014

Van tour was great, and Leo was a blast. He talked a little fast at times and was a bit hard to understand, but otherwise a great afternoon! Bam!


  • Complimentary hotel drop off
  • Alcatraz ticket included
  • See the iconic Golden Gate Bridge
  • Semi-customizable: request favorite stops!
  • Visit Golden Gate Park
  • Crookedest St: Lombard Street
  • Tour Operator: Extranomical or 3rd Party