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Fisherman's Wharf Walking Tour℠, Alcatraz & Cable Car Tickets

Fisherman's Wharf Walking Tour℠, Alcatraz & Cable Car Tickets

San Francisco Walking Tour of Fisherman's Wharf PLUS Alcatraz & Cable Car Tickets

  • What do I need to bring?

    • Camera
    • Solid shoes
  • How long is the tour?

    This tour takes about 2 hours.

  • How far is the whole walk on this tour?

    The walk takes about 3 miles including steps up to the Coit Tower.

  • Where does it start and end?

    This tour starts at the Buena Vista Café in Fisherman's Wharf at 2765 Hyde Street, San Francisco, CA 94109. When the tour ends, our guests can continue their way to Alcatraz Landing or explore Fisherman's Wharf themselves.

  • Is it possible to go on top of the Coit Tower and how much does it cost?

    We will not be going to the top of Coit Tower during the tour. Feel free to go at your leisure. 
    Admission Prices: Adults: $7, Children (under 4): Free; Children (5-11): $2, Youth (12-17): $5, Seniors (65+): $5

  • Are Cable Cars tickets available on this tour?

    We have an original Fisherman's Wharf Walking Tour that does not include Cable Car tickets, but we do have a package that includes Alcatraz and Cable Car tickets - this is a deal!

Fisherman's Wharf Walking Tour including Alcatraz and Cable Car Ticket

Visiting Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco? There is a lot to explore and one of the best ways to see the neighborhood is to take a San Francisco walking tour. You’ll get an exclusive insider excursion around Fisherman's Wharf. A knowledgeable local guide will lead you on a Fisherman's Wharf walking tour exploration, where you’ll learn about the history of this special neighborhood. 

Start your tour at Alcatraz Landing, where we’ll send you off on the Ferry to Alcatraz Island. A 45-minute audio presentation, “Doing Time: The Alcatraz Cell House Tour” is also included, featuring recordings of guards and inmates who lived and worked on the island. You have the morning to explore Alcatraz on your own.

This walking tour in San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf provides an introduction to some of San Francisco’s famous Gold Rush history, but you’ll also discover hidden treasures that are often overlooked. Visitors and local San Francisco residents alike will be amazed at the rich Fisherman’s Wharf history uncovered during this 2-hour San Francisco walking tour.

The highlights of this culturally-rich walking tour include:

Fisherman’s Wharf (Pier 39) 

- the world’s crookedest street (Lombard Street)

- hidden staircases that lead to Coit Tower

- breathtaking 360-degree views of the city 

- parrots of Telegraph Hill 

These amazing perks are also included:

  • A ticket to ride the cable cars
  • AND a ferry ticket to Alcatraz Island

By the end of the day, you’ll know the Fisherman’s Wharf neighborhood like a true San Francisco local.

Fisherman's Wharf Walking Tour incl. Alcatraz and Cable Car Ticket

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

Please print out your voucher and start your Alcatraz tour at Pier 33-Embarcedero 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.

2:30 PM

Join the Walking Tour. Please meet at the Buena Vista Cafe in Fisherman's Wharf at 2765 Hyde Street, San Francisco, CA 94109.

Duration: Approx. 2 hrs

During this tour, you will explore the Fisherman's Wharf neighborhood of San Francisco. You will get an exclusive insider excursion and get the chance to take amazing photos of Lombard Street, Telegraph Hill, Coit Tower, and much more!

End time: 4:30 PM

The tour ends and you will be able to use your cable car ticket. It is an open date ticket, so you can use it in the evening, or the next day!

Customer Reviews

Fisherman's Wharf Walking Tour℠, Alcatraz & Cable Car Tickets
– Priscilla H. on 09/10/2013

Our walking tour guide was very knowledgeable and let us work at our own pace. We had a private tour since the other couple didn't show up.
PRICE
Fisherman's Wharf Walking Tour & Alcatraz
Tour Prices*Per Person
Regular Price:$93
Internet Special:$81
ONLINE SAVINGS$12

Fisherman's Wharf Walking Tour, Alcatraz & Cable Cars*
Tour Prices*Adults (12+)
Regular Price:$101
Internet Special:$89
ONLINE SAVINGS$12

*Alcatraz tickets $35.50 per person is included in price.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ride the famous Cable Cars
  • Alcatraz ticket included
  • Crookedest street: Lombard St.
  • Coit Tower & 360-degree views
  • Hidden alleys of North Beach
  • Parrots of Telegraph Hill
  • Incredible photo stops
  • Live narration in English Only
  • Walking tour available Friday & Monday only
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