Alcatraz and 1 Day Hop-on Hop-off
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Why do we still have available Alcatraz tickets?
Excellent value to see all of San Francisco, Alcatraz and transportation all day to the best sights that you can’t miss! You can’t beat sitting back back and relaxing as you cruise through the city on an open top bus and learn about San Francisco’s unique history.
You have the choice of a personal recorded or entertaining live commentary. You have the opportunity to hop on and off the bus for a full day at many places of interest; to explore, visit attractions or to take refreshment before hopping back on-board to continue your journey.
The tour’s main highlight is the journey over the fabled Golden Gate Bridge and the stunning views back across San Francisco Bay from Vista Point as well as the so-called Painted Ladies of Alamo Square are not in fact not ladies at all, but Victorian Houses that form part of one of the unmissable picture-postcard vistas of San Francisco. Wander uphill a little way from the Painted Ladies and enjoy an unrivaled vantage point from which to photograph or simply take in the breathtaking views of the city.
Tour highlights include:
Fisherman’s Wharf: The cannery at Del Monte Square, Hyde Street, shops, Dungeness Crab and famous sourdough
Lombard Street: The most crooked street in San Francisco
Palace of Fine Arts: One of only a few surviving structures from the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition
Disney Museum: The museum dedicated to Walt Disney
Golden Gate Bridge: The international symbol of San Francisco
Golden Gate Park: De Young Museum, California Academy of Sciences and the Japanese Tea Garden
Haight Ashbury: Home of the Hippie and Beatnik Monument of the 1960s
Civic Center: See City Hall and the Asian Museum of Art with a brief pause for photos
South of Market: San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art, Yerba Buena Gardens, and Contemporary Jewish Museum
Union Square: San Fran’s central shopping district, Chinatown, Theater District, Westfield Center and cable cars
China Town Gate: San Francisco’s Chinatown
Barbary Coast: Where Chinatown meets Financial District
North Beach: Peter and Paul’s Church, San Francisco’s Little Italy including Italian cafes and restaurants
Alcatraz Landing: The departure point of the ferry to the infamous Alcatraz island
Pier 39: Aquarium, restaurants, shops and close up views of sea lions
The hop-on, hop-off facility gives you the freedom to plan your own itinerary and to visit the places that interest you. You can hop on and off the open-top buses as many times as you want within the validity period of your ticket at any of the locations listed above and more. Of course, you are welcome to remain on the bus for the whole of the tour if you don’t want to get off.
The buses run every 30 minutes from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm all day everyday. This is to ensure that you are able to start the tour at your convenience and also that a bus is ready regularly in order for you to hop-on and continue your sightseeing tour after exploring the many attractions in San Francisco.
Now, to top off your San Fran adventure, enjoy an amazing historical tour by taking the Alcatraz ferry to the most infamous prison in the United States… Alcatraz! Experience the incredible stories first hand within the jail walls by listening to the audio guided tour of Alcatraz prison narrated by its ex-prisoners!
Once home to some of America’s most notorious criminals, the federal penitentiary that operated here from 1934 to 1963 brought a dark mystique to the Rock. The presence of infamous inmates like Al “Scarface” Capone, and the “Birdman” Robert Stroud helped to establish the island’s notoriety.
To this day, Alcatraz is best known as one of the world’s most legendary prisons.You will experience the beauty and history of San Francisco and the infamy of Alcatraz on the San Francisco Bay.
The Cellhouse Audio Tour is available in Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.
We suggest that you take full advantage of you Hop on Hop off time by choosing a separate day for each tour (e.g. One day Alcatraz, next day Hop on Hop off). Also, you should review your confirmation email carefully as there will be a specific date and time for your Alcatraz Tour. Valued at $33 for adults, Seniors $31.25 or Children $20.50; you’ll be astounded all day by what you will learn and see at Alcatraz!
Alcatraz Tour Details:
• The Official Alcatraz ferry ride to and from the prison from Pier 33.
• “The Alcatraz Cell house Tour,” An audio guided presentation within the actual prison walls of Alcatraz.
The audio guided tour features actual correctional officers and prisoners who lived and worked at Alcatraz.
The Cell house Audio Tour is available in: English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Mandarin, Portuguese and Korean.
And of course, You may stay as long as you please at Alcatraz as the ferries come around every half hour to pick people up and return them to shore.
Please arrive 30 minutes prior to departure time.
Plan for 2–2.5 hours for your visit to Alcatraz.
Hop on Hop off Details:
Your Hop on Hop off voucher will be valid for use any day from 9:00am to 6:00pm. Hop on Hop off vouchers are valid for a total of 30 days before your Alcatraz tour date and 30 days after your Alcatraz tour date.
As you cruise through San Francisco you can enjoy an informative and entertaining commentary through complimentary headphones provided as you get on the bus. Significant buildings and landmarks will be pointed out and you will gain an insight into the city itself.
The personal recorded commentary is available in your choice of 10 languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Korean, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, Cantonese or Mandarin Chinese.
Hop-on, Hop-off at over 20 stops
The hop-on, hop-off facility is a great benefit of the San Francisco Sightseeing Tour that enables you to explore all the sights at your leisure. There are more than 20 locations where you can get off the bus to visit attractions and monuments or see captivating places.
This facility also gives you the freedom to plan your own itinerary and to visit the attractions that engage you. You can leave the open-top buses as many times as you want within the validity period of your ticket.
Every 20-30 Minutes
Buses run every 20-30 minutes depending on the day of the week and time of the year and the first bus departs at 9:00am from Fisherman's Wharf. The complete tour lasts approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes; however you can start and leave the tour at any of the hop-on, hop-off points.
Hop-on and off at over 20 stops to look around the many attractions in San Francisco, before re-joining the tour to continue your sightseeing experience. This flexibility allows you to start the tour at your convenience and enables you to plan your journey with ease.
Runs all Day From:
9:00am - 6:00pm