A trip to San Francisco wouldn’t be complete without a visit to one of San Francisco’s most famous attractions, Alcatraz. A military Prison until 1934 when it was converted to a civilian penitentiary, Alcatraz (also known at “The Rock”) housed some of the country’s most notorious criminals until it was shut down on March 21, 1963.
The 22 Acre island located in the San Francisco Bay is accessible by the Alcatraz Cruises Boats, departing daily from Pier 33. Grab some Alcatraz Tour Tickets or, even better, join one of the Alcatraz tour packages, which will allows you to explore some other great attractions like Muir Woods and Sausalito on bikes, buses or even helicopters!
There are many types of Alcatraz Tour Tickets available, so make sure to plan ahead and choose the tour that works for you.
Standard Tours: The basic Alcatraz Tour Ticket will include a round-trip ferry ride from Pier 33, a self-guided audio tour and free time to explore the island.
Specialty Tours: There are 3 types of Special tours, the Night Tour, Garden Tour and Behind the Scenes Tour. Each of these tours includes a round-trip ferry ride as well a special guided tour to see some specific parts of the island.
Combo Bus Tours: If you want to try out Wine Tasting in Napa, Muir Woods, Sausalito or San Francisco Sightseeing in addition to Alcatraz, choose one of the Combo Bus tours.
Walking Tours: Enjoy a guided walking tour through San Francisco Neighborhoods or along the coast before boarding the ferry for your Alcatraz Tour.
Food Tours: Check out the San Francisco Food Scene on a Guided Food tour after your Tour of Alcatraz.