48-hours Hop-On Hop-Off and Alcatraz Island Tour

Tour Code: GOL-SFO-348
Duration: 1 Day
Tour Guide: English
Quality: Budget
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48-hours Hop-On Hop-Off and  Alcatraz Island Tour
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Overview

Experience: UNESCO, Family

Extra (Excluded): Wifi, Meal etc...

Tour Guide:Chinese, English


Available Days :

Daily (2021-06-01 To 2025-06-01)

Highlights :

This popular package combines sightseeing bus tours with a tour to Alcatraz Island. The Hop-On Hop-Off Official City Tour gives you the opportunity to explore Downtown San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park, and much more. In the evening you can enjoy the breathtaking views of the San Francisco skyline from an open-top bus during the Night Tour. ​In addition, you get to ride the ferry to and from Alcatraz Island and take the award-winning self-guided prison cell audio tour.

Itinerary

1) Official City Tour
The Hop-On Hop-Off Official City Tour begins at Fisherman’s Wharf, home to the most visited site in San Francisco - Pier 39 with its popular sea lion colony and many other attractions  along the waterfront. The open top bus gives you the best views of the city while you drive along the Barbary Coast, Embarcadero and the Ferry Building, Union Square, City Hall, North Beach, Palace of Fine Arts, Golden Gate Park and much more!  Take a picture at Chinatown's 'Dragon Gates' and try their delicious food. Take a brief stroll around Alamo Square to see the world-famous Painted Ladies Victorian homes also known as "Postcard Row" – most popular from the TV show "Full House”.  You will be taken back in time to the “Summer of Love” while driving through Haigh Ashbury. View the murals and art dedicated to the San Francisco hippie culture and to some of the famous rock music artists like The Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, and Jimmy Hendrix.

The highlight of the tour is the ride across the most iconic landmark in San Francisco – the Golden Gate Bridge! While crossing the 1.7-mile span on an open-top bus you will have breathtaking views of the bridge, Alcatraz Island and the stunning skyline. Hop off at North Vista Point to take your best selfie of the bridge and San Francisco bay, or walk across this iconic landmark yourself.

Along the Civic Center area you will have great views of San Francisco's City Hall, the Opera House and Symphony Hall. Stop at the Asian Art museum, or visit the Public Library an the War Memorial. If you need to escape from the city, head to Golden Gate Park which is on of the largest urban parks in the world and bigger than Central Park in New York City.  Here you can indulge in the vast lush areas  to recharge or you can visit some of the many museums and attractions such as the California Academy of Sciences, Conservatory of Flowers, de Young Museum, and the Japanese Tea Gardens, as well as miles of hiking trails, bike paths, lakes and waterfalls.

2) San Francisco Night Tour
This live narrated 60-90 minute tour of San Francisco shows you the most vibrant neighborhoods of the city! With spectacular views from an open-top Double Decker bus, the tour covers all major sites of San Francisco. Departing from Fisherman’s Wharf, it takes you up to Nob Hill where you see California Street with its famous Cable Cars and the impressive Grace Cathedral. Passing through Chinatown and the Financial District the tour then crosses the Bay Bridge with its spectacular art installation of lights that have become San Francisco’s most iconic light sculpture at night, and further on to Treasure Island with the best views of the San Francisco skyline. On the way back the tour continues along the waterfront, passing the Embarcadero and the Ferry building before returning to Pier 39 and Fisherman’s Wharf. 
The tour will be guided by knowledgeable and fun tour guides to make your evening in San Francisco unforgettable! 

3) Alcatraz Island Tour
San Francisco's most famous attraction! The Alcatraz Tour including round-trip ferry from San Francisco to “the Rock”, the infamous prison island, where you enjoy the award winning audio headset tour inside the prison cell-block (available in various languages). The self-guided tour gives you the flexibility to explore Alcatraz on your own pace. 
Note: The specific departure time for your ferry ride to Alcatraz Island will be provided to you upon redeeming your voucher.

Attractions

Alcatraz Island, CA

Alcatraz Island provides visitors with plenty of history and beauty. It once housed America’s most dangerous criminals and is the site of the first US built fort on the West Coast and the first lighthouse.

Civic Center, CA

The Civic Center in California is the place which contains the city’s government and cultural institutions. It has two main plazas, the Civic Center plaza and the United Nations Plaza and is one of the most important place in California.

Fishermans Wharf, CA

A tourist destination that starts from Van Ness Avenue to Kearny Street in San Francisco is known as Fisherman’s Wharf. It is one of the attractive tour locations in California.

Golden Gate Park, CA

The Golden Gate Park is considered the largest urban park in San Francisco. It holds several best attractions for visitors, like: The Japanese Tea Garden, the Music Concourse, the Stow Lake, the windmills, the Bison Paddock and many more.

Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, CA

A monumental structure constructed for the Panama-Pacific Exposition in 1915 is called Palace of Fine Arts. It is situated in San Francisco.

San Francisco City Hall, CA

San Francisco City Hall, United States is the seat of government for the City and County of San Francisco, California. It is well known for its architecture and the life at night.

Union Square Tour, CA

The Union Square tour will give you the view of the 2.6 acres of manicured garden and the granite platforms. It will enlighten you about the historic activities that took place here when the supporters of the Union troops just before the Civil War rallied here. In the center of the park stands a towering monument commemorating the 1898 triumph of Adm. George Dewey during the Spanish- American War at Manila Bay.


  The order of itinerary may change without any notice depending on weather situations or for some other unforeseen circumstances.

  The order of activities held during the tour is planned by the tour guide. So, it may be different from what is mentioned on the tour page. On fewer occasions, Tour Guide has to skip an attraction or few during the tour depending on weather, traffic, group interest or some other reason.

  Some attractions are seasonal. So, when they are closed they will be replaced with some other attraction.

  You can skip some optional activities during the tour and plan something on your own. Make sure that you coordinate with Tour guide and stay with the group with next activity. Please note you cannot stay on the bus if you skip some optional activity.

  Probable hotel names are mentioned in the itinerary. It can be similar or a different hotel of the similar rating. Exact Hotel details can only be provided one day before the departure.

  Maximum 4 people of any age can stay in 1 Room in the hotel.

  These tours are conducted in a group. A group can have people of several cultures. We expect each person to coordinate with Tour guide to make sure things are on track.

  Though attractions are optional but you have to at least take 2 attractions.

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What's Included

- Ferry to/from Alcatraz Island (with set departure time)
- Award winning self-guided Alcatraz audio tour (available in various languages)
- Orientation video presented by the Discovery Channel (on Alcatraz Island)
- Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour
- San Francisco Night Tour
- English speaking live guide or audio commentary


What's Excluded

- Tips & Gratuities
- Food & Beverages
- Hotel pick up


  All the prices are listed in USD.

  Tour display price is based on double occupancy. It is the price each person will pay if a group of two is traveling.

  Prices may change without any notice.

  Prices include hotel accommodation, transportation and taxes.

  Admission Tickets to different places and meals are NOT included in the tour price.

  Mandatory Tip for tour guide and driver are NOT included.

  Only the tour guide can purchase entrance tickets for you. Pre-purchased tickets are NOT acceptable.

  A free (i.e. Buy 2 Get 1 Free) person, not showing up on a departure date will result in a penalty. The penalty is usually the fourth person price, but it varies. Free person has to pay for some admission tickets that is included in the tour package price of Paid Person.

  There must be at least one passenger of 18 years for every booking made with GoldenBusTours. For Children between the age group of 2 to 14 years, a different price will be charged. Please refer to Child price on our pricing calendar. Child Age may vary between different bus operators. Maximum 4 people of any age can stay in 1 Room in the hotel. If the 5th person is infant you will be charged normally then with the second room as an expense.

  Activities are optional though, but each customer has to participate in 2 activities at least. No city pass allowed. Some attractions are mandatory. Each customer has to take part in them and have to pay for them in cash.

Departure Location

Departure Location

  • 99 Jefferson Street (at the corner of Mason St.) San Francisco, 94133, CA

Return Location

  • 99 Jefferson Street (at the corner of Mason St.) San Francisco, 94133, CA

Important Notes

  Arrive at departure location 10 to 15 minutes before the mentioned time to make sure you catch the bus on time. If in case you are late, the bus will not wait for you at the location and ultimately you will miss the entire tour (no refund in this case).

  Return time on the website is just an estimation. Expect some variation always. Time may change depending on traffic and weather situations

  There is a possibility that tour operator may use a shuttle to drop you off at the return location. It usually happens in the case of multiple return locations.

  You can leave the tour at any place only after signing a Tour Departure Form for leaving the tour early.

  Please note that price will stay the same even if you leave the tour early.

  If you have booked a pre-tour hotel stay, then you will have to arrange your own transport from hotel to departure location.

  If you have booked extra night hotel after the tour, then you will arrange transport from drop off point to hotel.

  On West Coast tours some bus operators have a lot of departure locations. A slow start is expected on these tours.

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