Alcatraz Island Ticket with Guided Chinatown Tour & Fortune Cookie Factory

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Location: San Francisco
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 4.0 hours
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Currency: USD
Language: English
TimeZone: America/Los_Angeles
Highlights Avoid any hassle with pre-reserved, all-inclusive Alcatraz tickets including roundtrip ferry and the famed audio guide for Alcatraz Prison
Get insight from your own local expert - how to best experience the island and the “locals only” places to eat upon your return from Alcatraz
Explore Chinatown seeing it as a local - with stops in some of the hidden spaces like a traditional Chinese pharmacy
Pop into the legendary Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory where this native treat has been handmade for decades
Enjoy a demonstration at the factory, and take home special custom-made fortune cookies
Summary
Alcatraz has been infamous since its earliest known occupation - called "Evil Island" by Native Americans. Today, the infamous island is notoriously difficult to get tickets for, often requiring visitors to book months in advance. We've taken away the uncertainty, booking them for you in advance and pairing them with another one of San Francisco's top sites - a guided tour of Chinatown. This experience grants visitors a perfectly planned day in the city, with an expert local who knows all the ins and outs to ensure you get an insider's look at San Francisco and its two most popular sites.
Description
If only the waters between San Francisco and the lonely island in the midst of the bay could talk. The stories they would tell of dark boats moving dangerous prisoners to and from Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary, the once-notorious maximum security prison. On this incredible one-of-a-kind experience, take to the waters of San Francisco Bay on a local ferry to Alcatraz Island and explore at your leisure before returning to reconvene with your expert guide and wander the neighborhood of Chinatown including a visit to the legendary Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory.

Begin your experience at a meeting point near Alcatraz Landing where your local guide will greet you. They will begin by sharing the best ways to experience the island - what to expect, secret spaces to check out, and how to plan your day. (Please note, Alcatraz does not allow tour guides to accompany anyone to the island). Then, after your fill of wandering the small island and taking the (excellent!) audio guide tour of the Cellhouse, return at your leisure to find a great spot to eat lunch based on the recommendations of your guide.

In the afternoon, reconvene with your local expert near Chinatown for an incredible stroll through this eclectic, historic neighborhood. Instead of sensationalizing the past (true history is sensational enough) your expert guide will lead you through the rise of the Gold Rush with its brothels and opium dens but also bring you to sites like a local pharmacy to see how Chinese medicine is still prominent. Along the way, they will point out the strictly local spots and dive deep into the past.

During your time in Chinatown, visit the Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory to see how for decades, fortune cookies (a San Francisco invention) have been handmade in this legacy business. If we are extra lucky, (on certain days) meet the owner who is honoring his mother’s legacy and striving to keep this beloved business alive. And you won’t leave empty-handed! Enjoy warm samples and take home a specially customized box with some very special treats inside made just for you.

As you weave your way to the closing of the tour, your guide will prepare you for your evening - departing at the crossroads of three “foodie” neighborhoods where you can easily walk to some incredible places to enjoy dinner based on their experience and local knowledge. What a perfect day!

***Please note, Alcatraz Cruises policy is strict. Alcatraz Island tickets sell out year-round. This tour must be booked at least 10 days in advance. Booking as soon as possible ensured securing your space. Due to Alcatraz policy, you must provide the name and birthdate of each person attending this tour. Anyone who does not supply these names and birthdates will need to be canceled. These names must match the ID (over 18 years of age) presented to Alcatraz Island on the day of the tour. Without ID on the day of the tour, Alcatraz will not release your tickets.***
Commentary English: Guide
Included Pre-reserved ticket to Alcatraz Island with Cellhouse Audio Guide ($41 value)
Local English-speaking guide
Expertly guided walking tour of Chinatown
Food tasting - Fortune Cookie
Personalized Walks Fortune Cookies
Excluded The Alcatraz Island portion of this tour is audio guided (no live tour guide for this section of the tour).
Hotel Pick-Up / Drop-Off
Lunch
Gratuities
Know before you book Due to Alcatraz's changing schedule, the tour operator will contact you within 10-days of your tour to confirm your ticket time.
Due to policies governed by Alcatraz, you must provide the name and birthdate of each person visiting the island no later than 10 days prior to your tour. Should you fail to provide these, your reservation will be canceled.
Know before you go This tour is conducted in English only.
This is a walking tour. Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level.
Due to policies governed by Alcatraz, you must provide the name and birthdate of each person visiting the island no later than 10 days prior to your tour. Should you fail to provide these, your reservation will be canceled.
All travelers over the age of 18 must bring ID for their Alcatraz tour. Without ID, tickets cannot be released for you to travel to Alcatraz. 
Due to Alcatraz's changing schedule, the tour operator will contact you within 10-days of your tour to confirm your ticket time.
Do not attempt to collect your ticket from the Alcatraz ticket booth. You must meet your guide at the meeting point in order to secure your tickets.
The tour meeting time is 15 minutes prior to the tour start time. No refunds or re-bookings can be provided for late arrivals or no-shows after tour commencement or departure.
The Alcatraz Island portion of this tour is self-guided (audio guide included). You will not have a guide during this section of the tour.
Upon return from Alcatraz you must make your own way to the meeting location for the Chinatown portion of the tour.
Tips/gratuities (for your guide) are always appreciated.
Additional Information
Please arrive at the meeting point ready for your tour - prior to arrival use the bathroom and ensure you have eaten.
San Francisco is a notoriously chilly city with micro-climates. It is best to wear/bring layers for all of our tours, even at the height of summer.
Tips/gratuities (for your guide) are always appreciated.
Required to bring: Valid photo ID
Health Items Face masks required for travelers in public areas, Face masks required for guides in public areas, Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff, Social distancing enforced throughout experience, Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas, Gear/equipment sanitized between use, Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized, Guides required to regularly wash hands, Regular temperature checks for staff, Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Operating Info

Product Start Date 2020-08-15
Product End Date 2020-10-31
Booking Cut-off 10 days
Valid Only on date on reservation

Availability Notes

From To Notes
April 25, 2021 October 31, 2021 10:00 AM Departure April 25 May 2, 8, 9, 15, 22, 23,29 (tickets confirmed) June 4, 5, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 (tickets already requested) July - Oct - Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (to be edited when bookings come in or not if we get a second account)

Locations

Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 37.8059931, 122.4073693
Address: Alcatraz Tour, 1800 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, California, 94111, US
Directions: https://www.google.com/maps/place/1800+Montgomery+St,+San+Francisco,+CA+94111,+USA/@37.8059931,-122.4073693,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x808580f9c68e4b19:0x838548ddddcb7f8!8m2!3d37.8059931!4d-122.4051806
Notes: 1800 Montgomery Street (across the street from Alcatraz Landing). Meet your guide to the left (while facing Hillstone) at the bronze statue of a cowboy riding a fish.
End Location Address Alcatraz Tour, Pier 33, San Francisco, CA, 94133, US
Start Location Notes Alcatraz Tour, 1800 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, California, 94111, US
Start Location Notes Chinatown Tour, 10 Mark Lane, San Francisco, California , 94108, US
End Location Address Chinatown Tour, Broadway at Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA, US
Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 37.7904802, 122.406873
Address: Chinatown Tour, 10 Mark Lane, San Francisco, California , 94108, US
Directions: https://www.google.com/maps/place/10+Mark+Ln,+San+Francisco,+CA+94108,+USA/@37.7904802,-122.406873,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x808580897bcada05:0x8905b288927a5122!8m2!3d37.7904802!4d-122.4046843
Notes: 10 Mark Lane (The Irish Bank)
End Location Address Alcatraz Tour, Pier 33, San Francisco, CA, 94133, US
Start Location Notes Alcatraz Tour, 1800 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, California, 94111, US
Start Location Notes Chinatown Tour, 10 Mark Lane, San Francisco, California , 94108, US
End Location Address Chinatown Tour, Broadway at Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA, US
Type: Ends location
Lat & Long: 37.8069805149464, 122.404630522248
Address: Alcatraz Tour, Pier 33, San Francisco, CA, 94133, US
Notes:
End Location Address Alcatraz Tour, Pier 33, San Francisco, CA, 94133, US
Start Location Notes Alcatraz Tour, 1800 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, California, 94111, US
Start Location Notes Chinatown Tour, 10 Mark Lane, San Francisco, California , 94108, US
End Location Address Chinatown Tour, Broadway at Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA, US
Type: Ends location
Lat & Long: 37.7993075217512, 122.406847788324
Address: Chinatown Tour, Broadway at Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA, US
Notes:
End Location Address Alcatraz Tour, Pier 33, San Francisco, CA, 94133, US
Start Location Notes Alcatraz Tour, 1800 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, California, 94111, US
Start Location Notes Chinatown Tour, 10 Mark Lane, San Francisco, California , 94108, US
End Location Address Chinatown Tour, Broadway at Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA, US

Cancellation

Cancellation Policy: standard
Cancellation Cut-off: 72 hours
Cancellation Notes: Cancellations received greater than 72 hours prior to tour commencement are fully refundable. Cancellations received within 72 hours of tour commencement are nonrefundable. Amendment requests are subject to availability and price changes. Late arrivals and no shows are nonrefundable. This is applicable to any tour participant that fails to arrive, or arrives after tour departure.

Pricing

PRICING 2021 RETAIL PRICE NET RATE
Adult 15-99 years $99.00 Available on request
Child 2-14 years $99.00 Available on request
Infant 0-1 years $0.00 Available on request

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Terms and Conditions

Before you travel, please read our important notes about possible disruptions & site entrance requirements.

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Mobile tickets will be accepted

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