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San Francisco City Insider's Tour℠ with Escape from the Rock

San Francisco City Insider's Tour℠ with Escape from the Rock

San Francisco City Tour with Escape from the Rock Cruise

  • 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 (toll free from the USA) or 1-415-357-0700. We require a valid credit card to hold all phone & internet reservations. Alternatively, you can book a tour with us in person at our office location, provided our office is open.

  • How do I pay for my tour?

    If you are reserving your tour online, your credit card will be charged within 24 hours. We require a valid credit card to hold all phone & internet reservations. Alternatively, you can pay us in person at our office location for any tour, provided our office is open. You can also choose to pay in cash to your driver by calling the office directly and providing a valid debit or credit card number.

  • 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. Please note that “pre-paid” cards and “travel” cards often are not accepted by our system and it is possible we may ask you to provide an alternate payment method if the initial payment does not go through.

    Cash: You can pay cash at our office location for any tour. You can also choose to pay in cash to your driver by calling the office directly and providing a valid debit or credit card number. Please state to your reservation agent that you would not like your card to be charged and that you would like to pay your Expedition Leader in cash on the day of your tour.

    Apologies, but we do not provide a travel or personal check payment option, nor can you choose to pay with cash for any online reservations.

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

    For certain tours, you can get up to a $9 discount off your second tour. The $9 discount can be applied to Extranomical-operated tours only. Instructions to redeem this offer online can be found during your check out process in the booking form on page 3, but you can also receive this discount by calling our office directly. The discount must be redeemed at the time of reservation and cannot be applied after you have made the booking.

  • Are 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 combine two or more discount codes?

    At this time only one discount code can be accepted per reservation. You must choose which one you would like to apply upon making your booking. There is a space for the discount code or “tracking code” on the final page of the booking form.

  • My discount code isn’t working!

    Not every code will be applicable to every single reservation. Please read the terms of the discount code you are attempting to use carefully, and note that some codes provided by third parties may have expired. If the code is valid and has been correctly applied you will see the value reflected on the final checkout page before submitting your reservation.

  • I’ve already made a reservation but forgot to add the discount code. Can you refund me the discount?

    Unfortunately, any discount code you would like to use must be applied at the time of your booking. The code must be redeemed at the time of reservation and cannot be applied after you have made the booking.

  • Can I cancel or change my reservation?

    Full refunds will be given for cancellations to any 1-day and half-day tour reservations made more than 24 hours before the scheduled departure time. Any cancellations with less than 24 hours notice will not be entitled to any refunds.

    Tours with hotel packages and other third-party attractions tickets (ie. Monterey aquarium tickets) cancelled or changed with more than 10 days notice prior to departure, will incur a $35.00 fee or a fee of 10% of the package cost, whichever is greater.

    Cancellations of any Tour package or 3rd party attraction ticket with less than 10 days notice will not be entitled to any refunds. Airport shuttles, Bay Cruises and Alcatraz tickets are nonrefundable.

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

    You do not need to have a physical voucher to board Extranomical-operated tours. Please follow the instructions on your confirmation for any 3rd-party-operated tours such as Bay City Bikes, Blue & Gold Fleet, Airport Express, et al. If you have purchased the Ferry Bay Cruise tickets, your Expedition Leader will give these to you upon boarding your tour.

    Please note that Alcatraz Cruises will require that each adult boarding the boat to Alcatraz bring their photo ID or passport for identity verification. 

Morning: Escape from the Rock Cruise
Sail around the infamous Alcatraz Island twice on the Escape from the Rock cruise. Learn about this prison and hear tales of escape attempts with unscripted accounts of life on "the Rock" (with sound effects)! After departing from Pier 39, your 90 minute cruise consists of sailing under the Golden Gate Bridge, passing by Treasure Island, Sausalito, and providing you with a 360-degree view of Alcatraz Island. Discover what life was like in this maximum-security prison on the Escape from the Rock cruise. Please note that this cruise does not go on Alcatraz Island.

Afternoon: San Francisco City Insider's Tour
This 2-in-1 combination of our San Francisco City Insider's Tour and Escape from the Rock will leave you breathless. On our amazing semi-private City Insider's Tour of San Francisco, you'll get to spend 4-5 hours exploring San Francisco’s unique attractions, such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park, Market Street, Cable Cars, Lombard Street, Coit Tower, Twin Peaks, Fisherman’s Wharf, and much more. Travel with no more than 13 passengers in our comfortable vans, giving you more time at favorite locations and more photo opportunities. Have the option to request special locations and your guide will try his/her best to accommodate you. Complimentary hotel drop-off is included.

Our informative and local guides will 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)! Nothing gets better than this 2-in-1 combo of our San Francisco City Insider’s Tour and Escape from the Rock. Call us for more information or book now!

San Francisco City Insider's Tour with Escape from the Rock - Times Approximate

Morning - Escape from the Rock Cruise

Various Departures*

Weekdays - Monday to Thursday at 11:30 AM 
Weekends - Friday to Sunday at 11:30 AM and 3:45 pm 

 1.5 hoursEscape from the Rock departs from Pier 39, and is a perfect alternative to the Alcatraz ferry. For 90 minutes, you will cruise around Alcatraz multiple times and sail under the Golden Gate Bridge. Hear first accounts of several inmates' escape attempts with sound effects! See and learn about Alcatraz without stepping foot on the island. Full bar on board. 

*Tour departure times are on a first-come first-serve basis.

Afternoon - San Francisco City Insider's Tour

1:00 - 1:15 PM
Pick-up from Extranomical San Francisco SOMA office.
1:15 - 1:30PM
Pick-up for your San Francisco City Insider's Tour at Fisherman's Wharf.
1:30 - 5:30 PM
Board our 4-5 hour San Francisco City Insider's Tour and enjoy a semi-private and semi-customizable tour on our 13-passenger vans. Our local and knowledgeable guides will give you an Insider's perspective about San Francisco. Have the opportunity to enjoy more stops and spend 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! Request your favorite locations and our guide will try his best to accomodate you.
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Drop off at your San Francisco hotel or local attraction.

Customer Reviews

San Francisco City Insider's Tour℠ with Escape from the Rock
– Heather K. on 02/05/2018

Kimberly was a wonderful bright bubbly person with an amazing wealth of knowledge. As much as I enjoyed the afternoon this is not the tour for you if you are hoping to stop at ALL the famous tourist spots. Our tour was booked by our travel agent and I was under the impression that we would see all the sights like Alamo Park (painted ladies) and Lombard St. On this 4 hour tour we got to stop at Palace of fine Arts, Golden Gate Bridge, Lands End and Clarion Alley for approx 15-20 minutes at each stop. As I said I really enjoyed the afternoon and Kimberly was amazing, but next time maybe I need to do a bit more research before booking a tour.
– Pam U. on 12/01/2017

Enjoyed the tour Enjoyed the tour. Kimberly was excellent. Loved going through the different areas of town.
– Cassandra B. on 10/21/2016

Constantine was very knowledgeable and gave many great insights and anecdotes about the city of san francisco! My sister and I really enjoyed this trip and really got to see the wonders of San Francisco!
– Jeff M. on 10/05/2016

Good afternoon touring around the City. Ross was very informative.... I think a trip across the Golden Gate would have been good.
– 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!
PRICE
Tour Prices*Adults (12+)Children
Regular Price:$125$107
Internet Special:$120$103
ONLINE SAVINGS$5$4

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Morning Escape from the Rock Cruise
  • SF City Insider's Tour in the afternoon
  • Request your favorite city locations
  • Discover hidden sights
  • Enjoy famous neighborhoods
  • See the iconic Golden Gate Bridge!
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