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, and Land’s End. Then, board a ship to cruise around Alcatraz Island.

Departure : Daily from major San Francisco hotels
Duration: 7 hours (2 hour lunch break)
Free Cancellation: With 24 hours notice (City Tour only)
Ages: All ages
Ticket: email and mobile accepted


  • See San Francisco’s top attractions like the Presidio, Haight-Ashbury, Chinatown, and Coit Tower
  • Make stops to photograph and experience the Palace of Fine Arts, Golden Gate Bridge, and Land’s End
  • Board a guided bay cruise out to the legendary Alcatraz Island Prison
  • Hear guided tour narration in your own language
  • Begin with a pickup from two convenient SF hotels

What’s Included

  • Pick up at two downtown San Francisco hotels
  • Escape from the Rock cruise by Blue and Gold Fleet
  • 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 as You Visit SF’s Top Attractions. 

Our city insider guide goes way beyond “hop on hop off” to deliver a San Francisco sightseeing adventure that’s beyond your wildest dreams.

After a convenient morning pickup from two convenient Francisco hotels, your city tour begins on San Francisco’s waterfront and rolls through the Marina District. At the lovely Palace of Fine Arts, you will have the chance to stop and photograph the historic building and grounds.

On to the Main Event—a Trip Across the Golden Gate Bridge!

After stopping to photograph the Golden Gate Bridge, this San Francisco city highlights tour will take you to 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.

For the last portion of the tour, your guide will explain the historic and cultural importance of neighborhoods like Haight-Ashbury,  Castro, Nob Hill, and Chinatown. Finally, in North Beach, we’ll point out Lombard Street, Coit Tower, Washington Square and more.

Sail Around the Infamous Alcatraz Island on the Escape from the Rock Cruise. 

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.


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  • 08:00 AM to 9:30 AM Hotel Pickup, Explore Fisherman’s Wharf

  • 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Photograph the Golden Gate and Land’s End

  • 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Visit SF Parks and Neighborhoods

  • 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM See Chinatown and North Beach

  • 3:00 PM – 5:45 PM Sail Around Alcatraz Island and Beyond

Times listed are approximations. Traffic and unforeseen events can cause delays.

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