Alcatraz Plus 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour in San Francisco, CA

Skyline SightseeingPier 33 (Fisherman's Wharf)San Francisco, CA 94133
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Make the most of your time in San Francisco with this 2-day Hop-On, Hop-Off tour including time at Alcatraz Island. Discover the world’s most infamous prison through an audio tour. And, explore the Bay Area with 48 hours access to the city’s hop-on, hop-off bus tour! For even more fun, visit Madame Tussauds wax museum and take a biking tour around the city.

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Good To Know

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  • Includes an audio tour of Alcatraz Island.
  • Redeem your tour voucher with Skyline Sightseeing.
  • Explore the city at your leisure on the hop-on, hop-off bus tour.
  • Does not include tour gratuity.


from Alcatraz Plus 2 Day Hop On Hop Off
Experience the beauty of San Francisco with a combination Alcatraz Island tour, plus a 2-day hop on hop off tour of the Bay area. Explore the city at your leisure, snap fabulous photos of Chinatown's 'Dragon Gates' and try their delicious food. The highlight of this tour is the ride across San Francisco’s most iconic landmark, the Golden Gate Bridge.

The Alcatraz Island tour departs from Pier 33 at Fisherman's Wharf and includes transportation to and from the island from Pier 33. While on the island, learn about the prisoners and correctional officers who used to live and work on Alcatraz with the 45-minute cellblock audio tour (included) and the orientation video presented by the Discovery Channel.

Most visitors typically stay two to three hours, but stay as long as you like on the island. Ferries return from Alcatraz about every 30 minutes.

The date you select on the calendar is your reserved Alcatraz date. You must redeem your voucher for the actual ticket online at least 72 hours prior to the tour date (further information is given with your voucher after the booking). The bus tours are flexible and can start on any day.

The specific departure time for your ferry ride to Alcatraz Island will be provided upon redeeming your voucher. Please keep your day flexible until your specific departure time has been confirmed.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Alcatraz Plus 2 Day Hop On Hop Off

Where does the tour start?

The Alcatraz tour starts at Pier 33 (Fisherman's Wharf) while the Hop On Hop Off Tour & Night Tour start at 99 Jefferson Street (at the corner of Mason Street).

Do I have to do the tours in a specific order?

No. Hop On Hop Off at any of the stops along the route for convenience. The bus tour is provided on a first come first serve basis. Bus tours can start before or after your Alcatraz date.

How do I reserve the Alcatraz tour?

The tour date you select is the date your Alcatraz reservation will be.

Can this package be canceled?

No. Once purchased, this tour package cannot be canceled.

How does the Hop-On, Hop-Off bus tour work?

There are over 24 stops where you can hop off the bus and explore the area or visit an attraction. You can again hop back on the bus whenever you are ready to continue the tour. The buses run approximately every 20-30 mins from 9:00 am-5:00 pm.

How long does the Alcatraz Tour take?

You can stay as long as you like but the average length of stay is around 2 -3 hours. The ferries return about every 30 minutes.

What are the operating hours for the buses?

The buses depart from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily.

How frequently do the hop-on-hop-off buses run?

The buses operate every 15-30 minutes (depending on season and traffic).

How long is this package tour?

The Alcatraz tour duration depends on how much time you spent on the island; plan at least 3-4 hours for the entire experience. The Hop On Hop Off Tour is around 2 - 2.5 hours.

What should I wear?

We recommend you to dress in layers as it might get quite windy on board the open-top bus and on the ferry to Alcatraz Island.