2-Day San Francisco City Tour + Alcatraz Tour

  • 2 Day TourSelf-paced
  • Pick UpHop-On Hop-Off buses run every 15-20 minutes, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
  • Duration 2 days
  • TransportationComfortable Double-Decker Motorcoach, Hybrid Ferry to Alcatraz Island

See San Francisco and Alcatraz Island – All in Just 2 Days!

The sky’s the limit on this San Francisco City Tour with Alcatraz tickets. Take a fantastic tour of beautiful San Francisco, and use the hop-on hop-off buses to catch a ride up to the pier for your Alcatraz cruise (included)!

Your package also gives you access to several additional San Francisco tours (including a loop over the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito and back, and even a night tour by open-top bus to see the city’s lights)!

This comprehensive package has everything you need to navigate the city and see all the sights. But act now – Alcatraz is the #1 attraction in San Francisco and tickets sell out fast (especially in the summertime)!

About Your Alcatraz Tour

Alcatraz is a must-see for any traveler visiting San Francisco.

You’ll take the hybrid ferry out to the island, with amazing views of the San Francisco skyline, Golden Gate Bridge, and Angel Island.

Upon arrival, you’ll learn a brief history of “The Rock” and then head up to the prison. You’ll be equipped with an audio tour titled “Doing Time”, in which you’ll hear interviews from former inmates and learn more history about Alcatraz. You may explore for as long as you want (the ferry departs for the mainland approximately every 30-40 minutes).

The tour generally takes people about two and a half hours. Don’t forget your jacket – it can get chilly out on the bay!


  • If you are departing for the Alcatraz DAY tour: departures are from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., depending on the day. Check the ferry times before you go!
  • If you are departing for the Alcatraz NIGHT tour: mid-day departures are from 3:50 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., depending on the day. Check the ferry times before you go!
  • Hop-On Hop-Off buses run every 15-20 minutes, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.


  • Your choice of Alcatraz Tour: Alcatraz Day Tour (a $45.25 USD ticket value) or Alcatraz Night Tour (a $56.30 USD ticket value)
  • Two full days aboard the double-decker buses
  • SF Skyline and Golden Gate Bridge
  • Sausalito Loop and Panoramic Night Tour
  • Included Chinatown Walking Tour
  • Players Arcade & Grill – Pint and Game Play Tokens

Price Includes

  • Alcatraz Day Tour tickets (a $45.25 USD ticket value) or Alcatraz Night Tour tickets (a $56.30 USD ticket value)
  • Two Days hop on hop off ticket
  • Included Chinatown Walking Tour
  • Panoramic Night Tour
  • Sausalito Tour Loop
  • 1 Hour FREE Bike Rental with the purchase of 1 hour
  • Players Arcade & Grill – Pint and Game Play Tokens

Price Excludes

  • Meals
  • Guide gratuity (customary 15-20% of tour cost as per TripAdvisor tipping guide)

Why We Love This Tour

“This is a great way to see a LOT of the city in a short period of time – I highly recommend it! The tour at Alcatraz is one of the best audio tours I’ve ever experienced. They really take you back in time and make you feel like you were actually there. It is such an incredible experience, and the view of the SF skyline from the island can’t be beat!”

Lauren Chouinard
Digital Marketing Manager

Hop-on Hop-off Bus

On this tour you will learn about San Francisco’s different cultures, exciting architecture, beautiful nature, and of course the history from the early Spanish settlers to the Gold Rush and present day. The Hop-on hop-off bus is a great way for you to familiarize yourself with San Francisco or show visitors around without having to drive! You’ll see:

  • Fisherman’s Wharf
  • North Beach
  • Golden Gate Bridge
  • Ferry Building
  • Palace of Fine Arts
  • Union Square
  • Pier 39
  • Golden Gate Park
  • Chinatown
  • Haight/Ashbury
  • Marina/Cow Hollow
  • Market Street
  • Financial District
  • Painted Ladies

Buses run approximately every 20 minutes from 9am-5pm, starting at Stop 1 in Fisherman’s Wharf and stop 5 in Union Square. See the locations (and the approximate time of the first bus in the morning) below:

  • Stop 1: Fisherman’s WharfMason @ Jefferson Street (First Bus: 9am)
  • Stop 2: Fisherman’s Wharf Taylor @ Beach Street (First Bus: 9:03am)
  • Stop 3: Washington Square Columbus @ Union Street- southwest corner (First bus: 9:08am)
  • Stop 4: Financial District Clay and Battery- northeast corner (First bus: 9:15am)
  • Stop 5: Union Square Geary @ Stockton/Powell, across from Macys (First Bus: 9am)
  • Stop 6: Hilton Hotel Mason @ Ellis Streets (First Bus: 9:09am)
  • Stop 7: Civic CenterAsian Art Museum on Larkin Street (First Bus: 9:17am)
  • Stop 8: Fulton Street@ Inn at the Opera on Fulton @ Franklin Street (First Bus: 9:21am)
  • Stop 9: Alamo SquareFell @ Divisadero Street across from 76 station (First Bus: 9:28am)
  • Stop 10: Haight & Ashbury Stanyan @ Haight Street- across from McDonalds (First Bus: 9:35am)
  • Stop 11: Golden Gate ParkMusic Concourse* in front of Academy of Sciences (First Bus: 9:42am)
    *Sunday- stops on corner of Lincoln and 9th – northwest corner (First Bus: 9:42am)
  • Stop 12: Golden Gate BridgeSouth Vista Point, main parking (First Bus: 9:52am)
  • Stop 13: Golden Gate BridgeNorth Vista Point, main parking (First Bus: 10:00am)
  • Stop 14: Palace of Fine ArtsRichardson @ Francisco Street (First Bus: 10:07am)
  • Stop 15: Lombard and Fillmore Street Southwest corner (First Bus: 10:10am)
  • Stop 16: Lombard and Gough Street Southeast corner (First Bus: 10:12am)
  • Stop 17: Union Square Post street @ Powell – In front of Westin St. Francis (First Bus: 10:22am)
  • Stop 18: Gates to ChinatownGrant @ Bush Street – In front of Triton Hotel (First Bus: 10:27am)
  • Stop 19: Steuart Streetbetween Mission/Howard in front of Harbor Court Hotel (First Bus: 10:32am)
  • Stop 20: Pier 39The Embarcadero (First Bus: 10:42am)


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