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San Francisco: Alcatraz and Big Bus City Tour Ticket

San Francisco: Alcatraz and Big Bus City Tour Ticket

From US$ 110 per person

Benefit from significant savings and see more of San Francisco with this combined premium hop-on-hop-off ticket and Alcatraz Island visit. Enjoy 1 day of sightseeing, a guided walking tour of the historic Chinatown, and a 1-hour panoramic night tour.

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Duration 1 day
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  • See the sights of San Francisco at your preferred pace
  • Visit the notorious Alcatraz Island prison with a self-guided audio tour
  • Enjoy a scenic ride over the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Learn a little about San Francisco's fascinating history
  • Enjoy a 1 hour panoramic night tour
Full description

Tour the famous prison that has played a role in jailhouse folklore and the historic evolution of the West Coast. Explore the island of Alcatraz and learn about its history as a U.S. Army asset as well as a federal prison. You'll learn more about the 14 unsuccessful escape attempts by over 30 prisoners and their fates.

Your Premium Big Bus hop-on-hop-off pass is a great way to see the sights of San Francisco. Listen to commentary by live English-speaking guides, or enjoy pre-recorded audio commentary in 10 languages.

Your ticket is valid for 1 full day of unlimited hop-on-hop-off, 1 walking tour, and a 1-hour panoramic night tour. Explore one of San Francisco's most fascinating neighborhoods on a fun and informative walking tour of Chinatown. The tours are offered daily, and you can ask an agent for locations and time schedules. Also included are a bonus 1-hour bike rental (with the purchase of a 1-hour rental) and Players Arcade Drink and Game Tokens. Hop-on, hop-off tour stops include:

Stop 1: Corner of Jefferson & Mason Street

Stop 2: Holiday Inn Northpoint b/w Jones & Columbus

Stop 3: Washington Square - Columbus & Union Streets

Stop 4: Embarcadero Center - Corner Clay & Battery Streets

Stop 5: Ferry Building - Market St b/w Stuart & Spear Streets

Stop 6: Union Square South - Geary St across from Macy’s

Stop 7: Hilton Hotel - Corner Mason & Ellis Streets

Stop 8: Civic Center - Fulton St b/w Larkin & Hyde Streets

Stop 9: Alamo Square - Corner Fell & Pierce Streets

Stop 10: Haight Ashbury - Haight & Shrader Streets

Stop 11: Golden Gate Park - Music Concourse Drive Golden Gate Park

Stop 12: Golden Gate Bridge- North Vista Point

Stop 13: Palace of Fine Arts - Richardson & Francisco Street

Stop 14: Marina Neighborhood - Lombard & Fillmore Streets

Stop 15: Lombard Street Corridor - Lombard & Gough Streets

Stop 16: Union Square North - Post & Powell Streets

Stop 17: Chinatown Gate - Grant and Bush Streets

Stop 18: Portsmouth Square - Kearny & Clay Streets

Stop 19: Pier 35 Cruise Terminal - The Embarcadero

Stop 20: Pier 39 Fisherman’s Wharf (then return to Stop 1)

  • Premium 1-day hop-on-hop-off sightseeing bus pass
  • Alcatraz Island ticket and self-guided audio tour
  • Alcatraz ferry ticket
  • 1 walking tour
  • 1-hour panoramic night tour
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

Exchange your voucher 24 to 48 hours prior to your scheduled Alcatraz Cruise date and get your hop-on hop-off pass. The office is located at the Big Bus office at Pier 41 in Fisherman’s Wharf, at the end of Powell Street.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • The date you choose during booking is the date of your Alcatraz Cruise. When you redeem your voucher 24-48 hours prior to your Alcatraz Cruise, you will be informed of the exact time
  • The last bus making a full-loop tour departs from stop 1 at 5 PM
  • Bus service runs every 10 minutes during the high season, and every 30 minutes during the low season
  • The face value of the Alcatraz ticket is $39.90
  • The hop-on-hop-off ticket is flexible and is activated at the time of first use
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 453 reviews

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An excellent day

This activity through Royal Hawaiian Tours was excellent. Clear instruction regarding pick up location were received by email the night before and on the day we were met as advised by Eddie, our guide for the next 5 hours. The tour of Pearl Bay centre was excellent - a must do when in Hawaii. Eddie then took as on a city tour which for us was a perfect way to see the sites in the limited time we had. All in all definitely recommend

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September 25, 2019

Alcatraz way cooler than expected, bus a great way to see the city!

Our bus commentator (not on every bus) was hilarious and informative. When we were on a bus without the live person, the recorded info was great to listen to as well. Doing the combo tour let us see alcatraz when tickets were sold out everywhere! Alcatraz was also a welcome surprise. So much cooler than anticipated. We listened to the audio and hopped back on the boat. Took about 1 hour. We were cramming our days so didn't have much more time to spend than that, but definitely worthwhile!

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September 11, 2019

All you need to get the San Francisco experience. Great that the big bus tour can run over three days ( three tours on that package and you do not have to do them at the same time as the hop on hop off bus. ( wish I’d known before as was in San Francisco only for 3 days and couldn’t do the Salsalito tour. Tour guides knowledgable professional and interactive. Very good

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August 29, 2019

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