Be sure to add a trip to Alcatraz, once the site of a former maximum-security penitentiary and now one of San Francisco’s most popular tourist attractions. A short ferry ride from Pier 33 at Fisherman’s Wharf, you will have the opportunity to talk with National Park Service Rangers about the island’s history, watch a short slide show and take the 1-hour audio walking tour of the cellblock. Total estimated time for Alcatraz Tour is 2 - 3 hours. Learn the incredible history of the island and about its most infamous inmates such as the “Birdman” Robert Stroud or Al “Scarface” Capone. The legendary “Rock” features some of the most spectacular photo opportunities.
It is advisable to wear comfortable walking shoes and a jacket for the Alcatraz trip. Alcatraz Cruises provides the Alcatraz ferry service to and from the island.
GRAND SAN FRANCISCO CITY TOUR
Join Tower Tours as we discover the breathtaking metropolis of San Francisco with style and comfort aboard enclosed luxury motor coaches. Allow the knowledgeable tour guides to escort you through a tale of charm and attractions with the history of San Francisco. View such valuable treasures as:
* North Beach
* Palace of Fine Arts
* Union Square
* Fisherman’s Wharf
* Nob Hill
* Pacific Ocean
* Presidio National Park
The experienced tour guides will provide panoramic photo opportunities at such highlights as:
* Civic Center
* Golden Gate Park
* Golden Gate Bridge
* Twin Peaks (Weather Permitting)
Shuttle pick up is available from most San Francisco hotels complimentary! Return Shuttle is only available from the Tower Tours office at 5:30pm for the 2:10pm Alcatraz group.