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Alcatraz with SF Treasures, Parks & Coast

Alcatraz with SF Treasures, Parks & Coast

  • 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). You can also come to our SOMA 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 SOMA location for any tour.  

    Apologies, but we do not provide a travel or personal check payment option.

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

    Yes, you can get a up to $9 off your second tour. The $9 discount can be applied to Extranomical operated tours only. 

  • 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 10 days in advance if the reservation includes a hotel accommodation to get a partial refund. 

    Airport shuttle transfers, all Bay Cruises & Ferry Tickets,  Alcatraz Tours, Show tickets, Seaplane Tours are non-refundable. Cancellations and changes are subject to a 10% or $35 fee, depending on a tour. 

  • 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!

 

San Francisco Treasures, Parks & Coast

Take a groovy magic carpet ride of San Francisco attractions! This tour of San Francisco, is a combination of our SF Treasures and SF Parks & Coast Tour. You’ll explore the city’s famous landmarks, and for a limited time only, experience the sights and sounds that launched a cultural revolution.

Your “city insider” guide who knows just where to go to help you “turn on and tune in” to the best of San Francisco in 1967—and today. Don't’ just sit on the dock of the bay—this San Francisco tour shows you all the iconic landmarks at the heart of the city. Like The Embarcadero. Fisherman’s Wharf. Pier 39. Coit Tower. Palace of Fine Arts. Chinatown. the historic Presidio. The Mission and Castro districts. And, of course, the Golden Gate Bridge. Send friends pics of the Jimi Hendrix Red House—and the legendary pad of The Grateful Dead. Groovy, baby! (Make sure your phone has memory for all those selfies!). 

Learn the stories. Be at the places. Your guide will share all the surprising, and crazy things that happened right here during the Summer of Love.

We’ve made special arrangements on this limited-time-only tour of San Francisco. Enjoy exclusive experiences you won’t get on other tours like a unique waterfront view of Golden Gate Bridge. Explore the origins of the Summer of Love—the Beats and poets of North Beach. Many museums, gardens and lakes.

The two tour run a total of 5 to 6 hours, with multiple departures. If you want to see all of the city's attractions, take this all-inclusive combo tour! 

Alcatraz Morning Tour:

  • 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.

 

San Francisco Treasures:

First hour:

 

  • We all meet up in front of the Zephyr Hotel in Fisherman’s Wharf at 1:40 PM. This place is surrounded by great shops, so come early and load up on snacks and coffee (yum).

  • As you settle into your seat, ask the other guests where they were (or where their parents were!) back in the summer of ’67. The answers may surprise you!

  • Enter North Beach. This is the awesome spot where the counter-culture revolution began. The cafés of Little Italy. Washington Square Park. Saint Peter & Paul Church. Telegraph Hill. And don’t forget Coit Tower!

  • First stop: Exclusive entry to the Beat Museum (we’ve covered the entry fee!) You’ll learn how the Beats set the scene for the Summer of Love. Not into poetry? No problem. Grab a cappuccino.

  • Next up: Close-up views of Chinatown and its amazing street life. Sometimes the traffic is crazy, but we know the best ways through it.

Second hour:

  • We take it nice and slow as we pass Nob Hill, Union Square, and other photo-worthy sights along the way. Like Grace Cathedral. The Fairmont and Mark Hopkins hotels. And the Pacific Union Club.

  • See the Transamerica Building (it’s a pyramid), Vaillancourt Fountain, and the historic Financial District. Learn how the wild Barbary Coast paved the way for the culture on burst onto the scene during the Summer of Love.

  • Cruise along the Embarcadero. Pass the Ferry Building. Then go to Fisherman’s Wharf where you’ll see Pier 39. Boudin Bakery. The Cannery. Aquatic Park. Keep your camera close for great shots of Alcatraz Island and cable cars “climbing up to the stars”.

  • Drive to San Francisco’s front porch: the Marina. Catch a view of the palatial ruins at the Palace of Fine Arts. It’s restored from the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exhibition! Feels like you’re stepping back in time. Awesome.

  • Venture into the Presidio. It’s beautiful. It’s historic—a former military base! It’s also home to one of the city’s only two cemeteries.

Last 30 minutes:

 

  • Ready for the big finish? A stunning view of the Golden Gate Bridge from Crissy Field. Stretch your legs. Snap some pics. Text them home!

  • As the tour wraps up, your amazing guide will give you info about other Summer of Love events happening in the city—there are tons! When you get back to the Zephyr Hotel, you’ll part ways with your new friends. Or (better yet) stay on board for even more fun: Extranomical’s San Francisco Parks & Coast tour.

San Francisco Parks & Coast:

Note that traffic in San Francisco can be tricky. But don’t worry: We’ll tweak the itinerary as needed to give you the best possible tour.

First hour:

  • We all meet up in front of the Zephyr Hotel in Fisherman’s Wharf. This place is surrounded by great shops, so come early and load up on snacks and coffee (yum).

  • As you settle into your seat, ask the other guests where they were (or where their parents were!) back in the summer of ’67. The answers may surprise you!

  • First, we roll through the Fillmore District. Pacific Heights. Hear about the haunted Hotel Majestic. Plus, see the actual houses from Full House and Mrs. Doubtfire. Take picture. Show ‘em you were here!

  • The view of San Francisco’s waterfront from the Crissy Field Overlook will take you breath away. And that’s while you’re heading into the old Presidio military base—which is now a city park. It’s gorgeous. You’ll love it.

  • Prepare yourself. As we venture into the Presidio, a long-time military base, you’ll come upon the most amazing view of the Golden Gate Bridge. Visitors love this stop at Godfrey Battery for its World War I-era fortifications and the shots they get of San Francisco’s most famous landmark.

  • Check the level on your camera’s battery. There’s still a lot to see!

Second hour:

  • Chill at the beach—literally! It gets cold here, so bring a sweater. From the cliff, you’ll look over Baker Beach’s original Burning Man site, Land’s End, the Cliff House, and the ruins of the Sutro Baths.

  • Enter Golden Gate Park from the coastal side—cool! Here, you’ll see the Bison Paddock. Enormous Dutch windmills! And Spreckels Lake. Beautiful!

  • Spend 30 minutes at the Museums concourse with M.H. de Young Museum. California Academy of Sciences. Botanical Gardens. Japanese Tea Gardens. Stow Lake. All within walking distance. Find out more about what's going on there and come back later to visit them.

  • Option two: Put some flowers in your hair as we explore Haight-Ashbury—epicenter for the Summer of Love. See the Grateful Dead House, Jimi Hendrix Red House, Buena Vista Park, and Victorian homes that survived the fire of 1906. Get your groove on!

Last 30 minutes:

  • You’re not done. The last leg of the tour passes straight through the storied Castro and Mission districts. See the Mission San Francisco; it was founded in 1776. Then roll by public murals—some old, some still fresh!

  • Catch views of awesome public buildings: SF City Hall. War Memorial Opera House. The Asian Art Museum. The Pioneer Monument. Take more pics!

  • As the tour wraps up, your amazing guide will give you info about other Summer of Love events happening in the city—there are tons! When you get back to the Zephyr Hotel, you’ll part ways with your new friends. Or (better yet) stay on board for even more fun: Extranomical’s San Francisco Treasures tour.

 

  • We all meet up in front of the Zephyr Hotel in Fisherman’s Wharf at 1:40 PM. This place is surrounded by great shops, so come early and load up on snacks and coffee (yum).

  • As you settle into your seat, ask the other guests where they were (or where their parents were!) back in the summer of ’67. The answers may surprise you!

  • Enter North Beach. This is the awesome spot where the counter-culture revolution began. The cafés of Little Italy. Washington Square Park. Saint Peter & Paul Church. Telegraph Hill. And don’t forget Coit Tower!

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Alcatraz with SF Treasures, Parks & Coast
PRICE
Tour Prices*Adults (12+)Children
Regular Price:$116$106
Internet Special:$106$98
ONLINE SAVINGS$10$8

*Alcatraz tickets $37.25 per person is included in price.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Complimentary hotel drop off
  • Alcatraz morning ticket included
  • Hidden downtown landmarks and their stories
  • Exclusive stops for photos and discovery
  • Limited-time-only “Summer of Love” celebration
  • Expert perspective from “City insiders"
  • Multiple departures every day
  • VIP pampering
  • Friendly, flexible cancellation policy
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