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San Francisco: Alcatraz Tickets and Chinatown Walking Tour

4.3 / 5

60 reviews

Activity provider: Walks - US

San Francisco: Alcatraz Tickets and Chinatown Walking Tour

Activity provider: Walks - US
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From US$ 99 per person

Book pre-reserved Alcatraz Island tickets paired with an impeccably guided walking tour of the largest Chinatown outside of Asia. Enjoy a visit to a famed fortune cookie factory with a special gift included.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Audio guide included
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a pre-reserved Alcatraz Island ticket and explore with the award-winning Cellhouse audio guide
  • Get all the best tips and tricks for visiting Alcatraz like a local and plan an impeccable day in San Francisco
  • Discover all the hidden spaces in Chinatown in the company of an incredible, entertaining guide
  • Taste fortune cookies, hot off the press, at the Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory
  • Wander in North Beach, San Francisco's Little Italy and visit some cinematic sites
Full description

Explore the bustling streets of San Francisco's Chinatown on a guided walking tour and try some fortune cookies. Take the ferry to Alcatraz Island for an audio-guided tour of the notorious prison.

Begin your day with a local guide near the Dragon Gate of San Francisco's beloved Chinatown. Weave through time and space down the main street for a walking tour through a neighborhood lined with dragon lanterns, imperial terracotta statues, and all the adornment of a "Little Shanghai." Hear the stories of the former streets and alleys — how it came to be and the more seedy aspects of its Gold Rush foundations. Discover how the neighborhood has transformed over the decades. See neighborhood landmarks including Waverly Place and St. Mary’s Cathedral. Stop into a traditional apothecary featuring fascinating Chinese medicine. Snack on some fresh fortune cookies, a San Francisco invention, and take some home for the road (on us!). After your Chinatown tour, head out for lunch on your own into 2 incredible foodie neighborhoods. Your guide will set you up to find all the "locals only" spots and provide you with an easy map so you can enjoy San Francisco's eclectic cuisine options. After lunch, make your way to Alcatraz where your guide will give you all the insider information on how best to make the most of your time on the island. On the ferry ride, take in views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the bay. Explore the infamous Alcatraz prison, accompanying your visit with an award-winning audio guide.

Includes
  • Live guide
  • Alcatraz Island ticket including
  • Round-trip ferry
  • Audio guide
  • Walking tour of Chinatown
  • Fortune cookie tasting
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Chinatown Tour: 10 Mark Lane (The Irish Bank)

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers

Know before you go

  • Alcatraz may move your ticket time up until three weeks prior to the tour, and you will receive an email confirmation from us with your tour time as soon as Alcatraz confirms
  • Until you receive your confirmation, do not assume your tour is at the time you saw online or in your initial email confirmation
  • Due to policies governed by Alcatraz, you must provide the name and birthdate for each person visiting the island, and you will be asked to provide this information by the tour operator after booking
  • All travelers over the age of 18 must bring ID for their Alcatraz tour
  • Without ID, tickets cannot be released for you to travel to Alcatraz
  • Wheelchair users may have difficulty with the Chinatown section of this tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 60 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.2/5
  • Transportation
    3.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Maggie was such a fantastic guide!!! She is so full of knowledge about the history of SF and had so many tips to share with us. She was really invested in making sure our group got the absolute most out of the tour that we could. Between her extensive personal experiences and the research she has done on Chinatown, we learned so much about the history and contemporary life of the area. She is so personable that it felt like an old friend was showing you around SF and pointing out all of the cities quirks and easter eggs. I can’t recommend her enough!

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May 21, 2022

The China town walking tour was the best tour I have taken. We went to sights and heard history that was previously unknown to me. We walked and saw a great part of the city that most tourists pass by without notice. The pace was easy and the history amazing. The Alcatraz tour blended nicely with the walking tour and the overall experience was excellent.

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May 15, 2022

As someone with advanced arthritis in my knees, I was pleasantly surprised at the pace of the walking tour (Chinatown through North Beach to Pier 33 - Alcatraz. There are hills to climb and the combined tour is 3+ hours, but it was a nicely timed tour and a comfortable walk with a few stops (to shop or to listen to a local story, plus an hour break for lunch). The combination of the tours gives non-locals a nice flavor of the city in one outing - between the shops, markets and a tour of a fortune cookie factory. Would highly recommend!

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August 9, 2021

Product ID: 224520