San Francisco

Mix & Save: San Francisco Grand City Tour + Escape from the Rock Cruise

San Francisco, United States

From $91.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


Get acquainted with the City by the Bay during this 3.5-hour San Francisco tour, including a 1.5-hour cruise around Alcatraz Island. First make your way through the city’s most popular neighborhoods, and see main attractions, such as Fisherman’s Wharf and the Golden Gate Bridge. Then, hit the water on a cruise around Alcatraz Island, and learn about the history and the former inmates of the notorious penitentiary.
  • 3.5-hour San Francisco city tour and 1.5-hour cruise around Alcatraz Island
  • Drive through some of the city’s main neighborhoods, including Haight-Ashbury, Chinatown, and North Beach
  • See main attractions, such as Fisherman’s Wharf and Golden Gate Bridge
  • Go on a cruise that circles around Alcatraz Island twice
  • Hear stories about the infamous inmates of Alcatraz
  • Learn about the history of the prison

What's Included

  • Narrated Bus Tour of San Francisco with 4 photo stops opportunities
  • Escape from the Rock Bay Cruise around Alcatraz Island and the Bay of San Francisco
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off
  • This tour DOES NOT land on Alcatraz Island

Meeting And Pickup

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Start time

09:00 AM

End point

  • San Francisco Pier 41 Ferry Terminal
    San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

    Customers will be dropped off at Pier 41/ Pier 39. Driver will direct customers to the Escape from the Rock landing. This ends the bus transport portion of tour. Customers will need to make their own way back from where they came.

What To Expect

Your agenda for the day includes both a city tour by vehicle and a tour around Alcatraz Island by boat.

For your tour of the city, you’ll ride around San Francisco’s most popular neighborhoods, including Chinatown, North Beach (also known as Little Italy), and Haight-Ashbury, the area known for being the origin of hippie counterculture in SF. Your guide tells you interesting facts as you explore, and you’ll also get to see main attractions, such as the Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman’s Wharf in the Embarcadero.

For your boat tour around Alcatraz Island, you’ll circle the whole island twice, so you can get views of the island from all directions. Along the way, hear stories of the former prisoners, and of people who tried to escape during their time there. Plus learn about the history of the prison, too. Your tour ends at Pier 41.

Union Square (Pass By)

Departing the heart of Union square, the coach makes its way to the Golden Gate Bridge. On your way to the Golden Gate Bridge, travelers will see: Union Square: Theatres, shopping, hotels

Van Ness Avenue (Pass By)

Van Ness Avenue: Famous for being used as a firebreak, by the US Army during the 1906 earthquake and fire.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The bay cruise does NOT let you on Alcatraz Island.
  • Wheelchair accessible. However, passengers in a wheelchair can be accommodated only if they can get on and off the bus on their own and if the wheelchair is collapsible.
  • Please check schedules for the Boat Tour on Blue & Gold website and pick the best departure time for you.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

Traveler Tips

Viator said public transportation is available but no help in how and where to access, and if cash pay is accepted.
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Great tour guide but need better online info
Timothy_K, Aug 2019
The guide was very knowledgeable,personable, funny. The description online wasn't clear that Chinatown and Fishermans Wharf are just drivebys, not actually a stop. Also that the boat tour is a different company. As we were among last to load due to bus arrival at the Pier, it was standing room only for the whole boat tour. Also, its first come first served on the boat and its possible even with a ticket, you'd have to wait for a later boat. online it said transport back to hotels isn't included, but there is no transport back to tour starting point after the boat tour. Viator said public transportation is available but no help in how and where to access, and if cash pay is accepted. Only parking available at starting point is parking garages for $35 if you show you're going on the tour.