Don’t forget to check out the Google Gear Shop, which is open to the public
See the famous colorful Google Bikes at the Google Campus!
Check in and take a thumbs-up picture at the Facebook Headquarters
The Computer History Museum gives you a look into how it all started
See Alcatraz Island back-lit by the beautiful sunset!
Silicon Valley Tech Tour plus Alcatraz Night Tour
This tour includes:
Retail price: $214 adult/$194 child*
Web price: $209 adult/$189 child*
Internet savings: $5
*Child rates are ages 0-11. Rates change by season; please see booking page for exact seasonal rates for your chosen dates.
The next morning, get ready to see where it all began! An Incredible Adventures guide will take you back in time and drive you into the future on this educational tech tour of Silicon Valley.
We’ll start the day with a visit to the Computer History Museum: see some of the first mega-computers and commercially-produced machines, as well as classics like Pac Man and Atari to stir up some childhood memories. We’ll visit the Google Campus/gift shop and check-in at Facebook, and head over to the newly-built Apple visitor’s center for an interactive exhibit of the new campus, and opportunity to test out the newest gadgets.
Then, grab some lunch in Palo Alto before heading back to San Francisco!
Silicon Valley Tech Tour with Alcatraz Night Tour
|Tours:||2-day tours Wed, Thurs, and Fri
Day 1: Alcatraz Night Tour departures 3:50pm-6:30pm seasonally
Day 2: 7:30am pickup for Silicon Valley Tech Tour
|Departs:||Day 1: make your own way to Fisherman’s Wharf
Day 2: pickup/dropoff at most SF hotels
|Transport:||Comfortable biofueled mini-coach, hybrid ferry to Alcatraz|
|Activities:||Photography, Wildlife & Nature, Educational, once-in-a-lifetime|
|Includes:||Complimentary pickup from most San Francisco hotels (no transport provided Day 1)
Full-time professional, knowledgeable guide
Computer History Museum entrance fee
Free time at Google Campus, Facebook Sign, Apple Visitor’s Center
Alcatraz Night Tour tickets ($44.25USD value)
|Not included:||Meals (stops will be made to purchase food)
Guide gratuity (optional)
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San Francisco Bay Cruise plus Alcatraz Night Tickets
Your Alcatraz ticket will be arranged for the evening of your combo package (approximately 6:30pm for the night tour).
Taking the ferry to Alcatraz will afford you amazing views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Angel Island, Alcatraz Island, and the San Francisco city skyline from the north. The vessel does a complete circle around the island before docking and includes a guide pointing out different sections/buildings on Alcatraz Island from a vantage point not seen during the day. When you land on the island, you’ll get a short history of Alcatraz, and then head up into 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 (available in 11 languages). The Alcatraz Night Tour also includes special interpretive tours and access to areas of the island that are closed during the day.
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!
- For security purposes, a government-issued photo ID is required for all guests to board the Alcatraz ferry
- Alcatraz audio tour is available in English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Mandarin, Portuguese and Korean
- The tour is approximately 2.5 hours.
Alcatraz tickets are subject to limited availability, so book your tickets today!
Sample Itinerary Day 1
|9am, or any time you like!:||Head over to Fisherman’s Wharf and Pier 39. Take it easy, or explore until it’s time for your Alcatraz tour.|
|(evening):||Make your way to Pier 33 in Fisherman’s Wharf to pick up your Alcatraz Night Tour tickets from the Group Services Window and meet the ferry. You may pick up your tickets any time the day of your tour, but they MUST be claimed no later than 30 minutes prior to the tour departure (example: 6pm for 6:30pm departure). You will need a valid ID and your paid voucher to pick up the tickets.|
|Alcatraz Ferry:||Board your ferry and ride across the San Francisco Bay to Alcatraz Island. See the San Francisco Skyline, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Angel Island from the ferry! Take a loop around the island for exclusive views. Depart the ferry at Alcatraz and follow your guide up into the prison.|
|Alcatraz Prison:||Enjoy the audio tour “Doing Time” with commentary from inmates and guards that experienced the prison when it was operational. You’ll have access to areas of the island that are not open to the public on the day tours.|
|Back to Land:||Once back at Fisherman’s Wharf, you may explore the area and grab some food, go shopping or sightseeing, or head back to your hotel for a good night’s sleep.|
Sample Itinerary Day 2
|7:30am:||Pick up from San Francisco hotels|
|Morning:||Head into the Computer History Museum where you will learn the history of tech in California and see some of the world’s first computers! Your admission is included in the tour.
|Approx 12p:||You’ll be dropped off to explore the Google Campus and explore the gift shop. You can also “check in” at the famous Facebook Thumbs-Up sign! Then, head to the newly built Apple Visitor’s center to see their interactive campus display and play with the newest iphones, ipads, and more!|
|Afternoon:||Enjoy a tasty meal in downtown Palo Alto before heading back into San Francisco|
**Sample Itineraries: Please note that due to conditions outside of our control (special events, traffic), it is sometimes necessary to alter your itinerary to best suit the needs of the group. While we guarantee that we’ll do our best to provide you with all of the highlights within this itinerary (conditions permitting), we do not guarantee them in this specific order. **
Silicon Valley Tour:
- Camera & Charger
- Spending money for incidentals and lunch
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Layered clothing
- Sun protection
- Water bottle
Alcatraz Night Tour:
- Photo ID and paid voucher to claim tickets.
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Layered clothing and warm jacket/hat – the ferry can be WINDY!
- Sun protection