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Alcatraz Tour & 72hr Hop-On Hop-Off (4in1)

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Alcatraz Tour & 72hr Hop-On Hop-Off (4in1) - Quick Facts

What: Alcatraz tour & hop-on hop-off bus tours.

Where: San Francisco, USA.

Available: Daily except Christmas Day & Thanksgiving

Frequency: Various

Don’t Miss: Visiting the infamous island prison of Alcatraz!

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Alcatraz Tour & 72hr Hop-On Hop-Off (4in1) 

Take a tour of the world-famous island prison Alcatraz - San Francisco’s most popular attraction!

It is essential to book your tour of Alcatraz in advance as it is often fully booked up for months ahead, especially in the summer

This ticket also includes 4 bus tours of San Francisco, which you can use at your leisure to explore the city for 3 non-stop days!

Full Details

Alcatraz - the place EVERYONE wants to visit on a trip to San Francisco. This one handy ticket includes the ferry crossing to “The Rock”, and the award-winning tour of the prison itself, with haunting audio and recorded interviews.

But that’s not all; you’ll also receive 72 hours’ unlimited access to four San Francisco bus tours (including hop-on hop-offs). This includes the Downtown Loop, Sausalito Loop, Night Tour and the Official City Loop, so you’ll literally have all of San Francisco covered.

If you want to visit Alcatraz and see all of Frisco’s best bits, you simply can’t beat this amazing value ticket. Make your booking ASAP to secure your tour of “The Rock”!

Alcatraz Tour

The most popular tourist attraction in San Francisco bar none. A visit to “The Rock” is an absolute must-do, but you MUST book early or risk missing out!

Your tour begins by catching a ferry from Pier 33 to Alcatraz island. Once you’ve disembarked, you’ll take the award-winning audio walking and cell-block tour. This features interviews with inmates and guards who actually lived on Alcatraz before the prison closed in 1968.

Important: The date you select when booking your ticket is the date your visit to Alcatraz will be reserved.

Parks & Beach Loop

This hop-on hop-off tour will take you directly to see Golden Gate Park and the Pacific Ocean. Take your time exploring at each of the stops, and simply jump back on when you’re ready to visit the next location.

The Sausalito Loop

Go from South Vista Point to North Vista Point via 1.7 miles of the Golden Gate Bridge! You'll get amazing views of San Francisco Bay before stopping for a while in the peaceful and costal Sausalito. Stroll along the waterfront, take in an art gallery or two, or enjoy a meal by the sea.

The Official City Tour

See all of San Francisco's biggest sights! Highlights include: Ghirardelli Square, Palace of Fine Arts, Marina District, Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park, Haight Ashbury, City Hall, Union Square, Pier 39 and Fisherman's Wharf. With plenty of photo opportunities and lively commentary from the entertaining guides, this is the best way to see San Fran!

The Night Tour

Take this 90-minute Night Tour and see for yourself exactly what goes on after the sun goes down! Visiting areas such as areas including Fisherman’s Wharf, Chinatown, North Beach and Embarcadero, you’ll marvel at the bright lights of the city skyline and get to see how the historic neighbourhoods come alive after dark. (Please Note: The Night Tour is not a hop-on-hop-off)


All tickets which include a visit to Alcatraz are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Suitable for:
  • Families
  • Couples
  • Groups
  • Teenagers
  • Seniors
Great for:
  • Explorers


  • This tour is non-refundable and non-transferable
  • ALL passenger names will be required for this booking, including children aged 5-17.
  • Valid photo ID is essential for all passengers aged 18 years or over on the Alcatraz tour. The names on the photo IDs must match the names on the booking.

Ticket Validity:

Your ticket is valid on the bus tours for 72 hours.


Daily except Christmas Day & Thanksgiving.


The following areas on Alcatraz Island are wheelchair accessible: Alcatraz Dock Area, Prison Building Main Floor, All Bookstores, Museum Displays, and the Island Theater.

Please be aware that Alcatraz Island is steep and hilly. An electric shuttle is available for visitors unable to climb the hill, which runs on a regular schedule each day. Please note that families with small children and strollers cannot use the electric shuttle and seating is available on a first come, first serve basis. 

Full Tour Loop Durations:

  • Parks & Beach: 60 minutes.
  • The Official City Tour: 2.5 hours.
  • Sausalito Loop: 60 minutes.
  • Night Tour: 2 hours.

Departure Locations:

  • Parks & Beach: Golden Gate Park - Music Concourse Drive
  • The Official City Tour: Fisherman’s Wharf (Visitor Information Center)
  • Sausalito Loop: South Vista Point of Golden Gate Bridge
  • Night Tour: Fisherman’s Wharf (Visitor Information Center)

Departure Times & Frequency:

  • Parks & Beach: Every 30 minutes from 10am to 5pm, daily all year round.
  • The Official City Tour: Every 20 minutes from 9am to 5pm, daily all year round.
  • Sausalito Loop: Every 30 minutes from 10am to 5pm, daily all year round.
  • Night Tour: Daily at 7pm - 7:30pm (depending on the season)

Guide / Commentary:

English-speaking live guide.
Official City Tour offers: live commentary in English and audio guides in English, Spanish, German, Italian, Korean, Chinese and Portuguese

Please Note:

The date you select when booking your ticket is the date your visit to Alcatraz will be reserved.


Children aged 4 and under go free! However if you are bringing a child aged 4 or under, please let the tour guide know by calling the number provided on your e-ticket at least 24 hours prior to your tour.

Collecting your Bus Tour Tickets:

All tickets for the bus tours can be picked up at the CitySightseeing Office. The bus portion of this attraction can be used at your leisure (within any 72 hour period).

The City Sightseeing office is at 1331 Columbus Avenue, Fisherman’s Wharf (between Beach Street & North Point Street).

Collecting your Alcatraz Tickets:

You must redeem your voucher for your Alcatraz tickets from the City Sightseeing Office on the morning of your tour date between 8am and 10am. They will then let you know what time your tour will be. Please Note: you will require your tickets at the Alcatraz Cruises Pier 33. Our vouchers will not be accepted here.


  • Ferry service from Pier 33 to Alcatraz Island, the award-winning audio walking tour of Alcatraz Island and the prison cell-block tour.

Not Included:

  • Food and drinks

Please Note: Departures and timings are traffic dependent and routes and schedules are subject to change without notice. During special holidays or events, schedules may differ and/or tours may finish earlier than usual. For the most up to date information please enquire locally.  

Stops on each tour route include:

Parks & Beach Tour:

  • Golden Gate Park - Music Concourse Plaza
  • Lincoln Park - Legion of Honor
  • Lands End/ Ocean Beach
  • San Francisco Zoo

The Official City Tour:

  • Ghirardelli Square
  • Palace of Fine Arts
  • Golden Gate Bridge
  • Golden Gate Park
  • Haight/Ashbury
  • City Hall
  • Union Square
  • Fisherman’s Wharf

Sausalito Loop:

  • Departs from South Vista Point
  • The Golden Gate Bridge
  • North Vista Point

Night Tour:

  • Chinatown
  • Financial District
  • Bay Bridge
  • Embarcadero
  • Union Square
  • Nob Hill


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