Morning San Francisco City Tour with Escape from the Rock Cruise
Visit San Francisco’s top attractions, even cruise around Alcatraz Prison
Enjoy the most complete San Francisco city tour available. Stops to explore the Palace of Fine Arts, Golden Gate Bridge, Land’s End, Twin Peaks and the Mission.
- See San Francisco’s top attractions like the Haight-Ashbury, Fisherman’s Wharf, and Castro
- Make stops to photograph and experience the Palace of Fine Arts, Golden Gate Bridge, Land’s End, Twin Peaks and the Mission
- Board a guided bay cruise that takes you around the legendary Alcatraz Island Prison
- Hear guided tour narration in your own language
- Begin with a pickup from two convenient SF hotels
- Pick up at two San Francisco locations
- Escape from the Rock cruise ticket
- Local expert guide commentary in English
- Foreign language audios for city tour available (specify at checkout)
What’s Not Included
- Meals or beverages
- Admission to Alcatraz Island
- Guide gratuity
Please note: This tour frequently sells out. Book as soon as possible to guarantee your seat.
Ride in comfort before you float the bay as you tour the city’s top attractions, on this San Francisco City tour plus Escape from the Rock Cruise. Our city insider guide goes way beyond a “hop-on, hop-off” experience to deliver a fully-narrated San Francisco sightseeing adventure. Your comprehensive 4-hour morning City Tour ends in style with a cruise around the infamous Alcatraz Island in the afternoon.
Stop #1 – Palace of Fine Arts
After a morning pickup at one of two convenient San Francisco locations, your city tour will begin on San Francisco’s waterfront in the popular Fisherman’s Wharf before rolling through the Marina District on your way to your first stop. At the lovely and hinstagrammable Palace of Fine Arts, you will have the chance to stop and photograph the historic building, grounds, and stunningly beautiful lagoon.
Stop #2 – Golden Gate Bridge
Continue to the most iconic stop at the Golden Gate Bridge. Spend 10-15 minutes at a perfect vista point taking photos and creating memories.
Stop #3 – Land’s End
The next stop on your San Francisco City Highlights tour will be the historic Land’s End where you can stretch your legs while overlooking Sutro Baths and the Pacific Ocean coastline. Later, you will be blown away by the beauty of Golden Gate Park as you ride past Dutch windmills, Queen Wilhelmina’s tulip garden, the bison paddock, and old redwood and eucalyptus groves. Next, we’ll take you through the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood, where you can see some of San Francisco’s famous Victorian homes, known for their iconic architecture.
Stop #4 – Twin Peaks
Fog-permitting, the next stop on this tour gives you a birds-eye-view of the whole Bay Area from atop Twin Peaks. Here, you’ll get an amazing panoramic view of the Golden Gate Bridge, Mount Tamalpais, Mount Diablo, the whole Bay and more from the viewpoint sitting 1,000 feet above sea level. To say it’s breathtaking would be an understatement!
Stop #5 – Mission District
The last stop will immerse you in the history of San Francisco’s early settlements, from Native Americans to Spanish missionaries. Learn more about Misión San Francisco de Asís, locally known as Mission Dolores, one of California’s oldest and most historically important missions, and the site of the fledgling settlement of Yerba Buena, that would one day grow up to become San Francisco.
Sail Around the Alcatraz Island on the Escape from the Rock Cruise.
After your City Tour, learn about this prison and hear unscripted accounts of escape attempts from “The Rock”! The 90-minute cruise also sails under the Golden Gate Bridge and passes by Treasure Island and Sausalito.
Things to Know About This Tour
The Escape from the Rock cruise goes around the prison and does not go on the island.
Children under the age of 8 must have an appropriate child seat for the city tour.
08:00 AM to 9:30 AM - Pick up, Palace of Fine Arts
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM - Golden Gate Bridge and Land’s End
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Golden Gate Park and Twin Peaks
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM - Mission District, Fisherman's Wharf
3:00 PM to 5:45 PM Sail Around Alcatraz Island
Times listed are approximations. Traffic and unforeseen events can cause delays.
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