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City Insider's Tour℠ with Alcatraz

City Insider's Tour℠ with Alcatraz

City Insider's Tour℠ with Alcatraz

  • How do I book or make a reservation?

    You can book online to receive an online discount or call our office at  1-866-231-3752 or  1-415-357-0700. We require a valid credit card to hold all phone & internet reservations.

  • How do I pay for my tour?

    If you are reserving your tour online, your credit card will be charged. Reservations by phone require a credit card to hold your seat(s). Cash can only be paid directly to the tour guide on our Yosemite & Giant Sequoias 1 Day Tour and Redwoods & Wine Country 1 Day Tour. You can also come to our Fisherman's Wharf office prior to the tour departure date and pay cash directly.

  • What types of payments do you accept?

    Credit Cards: We accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express credit cards. We also accept Debit cards with symbols of these card companies. 
    Cash: Guests can pay cash at our Fisherman's Wharf location for any tour or directly to the driver for our Yosemite and Redwoods & Wine Country tour.
    Travelers Checks: We accept valid & properly signed Travelers Checks as a substitute for cash payments. 

    Personal Checks: Apologies, but we do not provide a personal check payment option.

  • Will I get a discount if I book a second tour?

    Yes, you can get a up to $25 off your second tour. The $25 discount is for the Total Yosemite Experience 1 day tour, Wine Lovers Wine Country Tour and the Monterey Explorer Tour.

  • Is there any advantages by booking my tour online?

    You will get an automatic discount on your first tour when you book online at www.extranomical.com!

  • Can I cancel or change my reservation?

    Cancellations or changes must be made 72 hours before tour departure, or at least 8 days in advance if the reservation includes a hotel accommodation to get a partial refund. 

    Airport shuttle transfers, all Bay Cruises & Ferry Tickets, Hop on Hop off Bus Passes,  Alcatraz Tours and Air Cruises are non-refundable. Cancellations and changes are subject to a 10% or $25 fee, whichever is greater. 

    Private Tours/Charters' cancellations or changes require a 2-week notice.

  • Where should I pick up the tickets for my tour?

    You don't need a ticket for most of our tours, vouchers are provided when they are needed. Most times your confirmation email is enough. We will specify in your email confirmation after you've booked the Yosemite tour what information you will need to have with you.

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 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 - 6:00 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.

Customer Reviews

City Insider's Tour℠ with Alcatraz
– Timothy D. on 08/05/2016

The San Francisco City Tour was amazing. Our tour guide Phil was fantastic. His customer service was wonderful and he went out of his way to make everyone feel comfortable. I would recommend Phil and Extranomical Tours to everyone.
– Gary S. on 06/18/2016

Very friendly informative guide and good driver
– marina D. on 03/15/2016

Out tour guide was very personable, knowledgeable and entertaining. Exceptional tour
– Cornelius M. on 03/13/2016

Awesome tour
– Beverley A. on 03/01/2016

Thoroughly enjoyable Alcatraz Tour in the morning and City sights tour in the afternoon. Long day but with the short time we had in San Fran it was a great all over tour!
– Heidi J. on 03/01/2016

Pam was absolutely wonderful. She is very knowledgeable about San Francisco and surrounding area. Pam worked very hard in getting us to all our stops along the way. My son and his wife, who live in Lower Haight, were on the tour with me and my sister and Pam had a lovely talk with them about their beautiful city. Pam is a "keeper" and I would go an another tour with her.
– Valeria B. on 02/23/2016

It was a great experience! We felt like we were in the hands of a knowledgeable tour guide and he definitely gave us a better insight on San Francisco.
– Cindy M. on 02/18/2016

Our tour guide Phil was very nice and informative. Tour was great.
– Karyl M. on 02/16/2016

Don was great, especially considering it was a Saturday afternoon on a holiday weekend, thus lots of traffic. One member of our group has lived nearby in Sunnyvale for many years, and she was just as impressed as we two newbies with all the information learned and the sights that were seen. I was especially impressed and grateful that Don drove us back to the train station afterwards. We plan to call on you again for a different tour the next time we're in San Francisco.
PRICE
Tour Prices*Adults (12+)Children
Regular Price:$112$86
Internet Special:$106$81
ONLINE SAVINGS$6$5

*Alcatraz tickets $33 per person is included in price.

HIGHLIGHTS

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