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2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off & Alcatraz Package

Magpie ID: ESCQPT
Reservation System: Ventrata
API Provider: Ventrata
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Location: San Francisco
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 48 hours

Currency: USD
Language: English
TimeZone: America/Los_Angeles
Highlights Alcatraz Island Tour (incl. self guided audio tour in many languages & ferry ride)
Visit the major attractions of San Francisco
Cross the Golden Gate Bridge on an open top bus
Enjoy 48 hours hop on hop off access to the Official City Tour & Sausalito Tour
Capture the magnificent views of the San Francisco skyline on our Night Tour
Live commentary and multilingual audio tour with 7 languages
Explore more on a Walking Tour
Pose with your favourite stars at Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum
Summary
This popular package combines 3 sightseeing bus tours with a tour to Alcatraz Island. The Official City & Sausalito Tours will give you the opportunity to explore Downtown San Francisco​, the Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park, and Sausalito ​and in the evening you can enjoy the Night Tour. ​In addition you get to ride the ferry to and from Alcatraz and take the award winning self-guided audio tour on the island. 
Description
1) Official City Tour 
The Hop-On Hop-Off Official City Tour begins at Fisherman’s Wharf taking you towards downtown of San Francisco. See the Barbary Coast, Embarcadero and the Ferry Building before you arrive at Union Square for some retail therapy. Your tour will then take you into the Civic Center area with great views of San Francisco's City Hall, the Opera House and Symphony Hall. The tour continues towards Alamo Square where there is a stop two blocks from the world-famous Painted Ladies Victorian homes also known as "Postcard Row" – most popular from thousands of postcards as well as from the TV show "Full House”. You will then 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 the beginning of psychedelic rock music from such artists as The Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, and Jimmy Hendrix. Next stop is the Golden Gate Park, home to many museums and attractions including the Conservatory of Flowers, de Young Museum, California Academy of Sciences, and the Japanese Tea Gardens, as well as miles of hiking trails, bike paths, lakes, waterfalls, windmills and much more.


From here the tour takes you to 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 the best views of the bridge and the entire bay. Hop off at North Vista Point to take pictures of the San Francisco skyline, Alcatraz island and the amazing Golden Gate Bridge. On the way back to Downtown, you will pass by the Palace of Fine Arts and continue through historic Van Ness avenue before reaching Chinatown with its many restaurants, cultural shops and the popular Chinatown Gate. Towards the end of the tour you will come back to Fisherman's Wharf and Pier 39 where you will find some great attractions to check out, including The Aquarium, 7D Experience, Madame Tussauds, as well as San Francisco’s famous Sea Lions.

2) Sausalito Tour 
The Hop-On Hop-Off Sausalito Tour departs from North Vista Point at Golden Gate Bridge where it easily connects with the Official City Tour. Only a short ride to Sausalito with beautiful views of the San Francisco bay, and you are suddenly in a different world – the coastal town of Sausalito. In this charming little town, you will find many shops, art galleries and restaurants along the waterfront. You are able to stop here for just a few minutes, or spend few hours and catch a later bus back to San Francisco. There is also an option to take a ferry back to Fisherman’s Wharf (additional cost applies). On the way back the friendly and knowledgeable tour guide shares the incredible history of the Golden Gate Bridge while crossing the 1.7-mile span of the bridge. At South Vista Point you are able to get off to walk across the bridge, explore the Visitor Center, or visit Fort Point and Crissy Fields, before the tour heads back to North Vista Point for more spectacular views.

3) 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 iconic light sculpture at night, and further on to Treasure Island - a little island between San Francisco and Oakland with the best views of 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.

4) Madame Tussauds Wax Attraction 
With your ticket you can visit Madame Tussauds Wax Attraction where you can get closer to fame than ever before. Cozy up to George Clooney on the sofa, jam on stage with Jimi Hendrix or Beyoncé, and go behind the camera with Steven Spielberg. Hang out with Mark Zuckerberg, take a ride with E.T. or meet some of the greatest U.S. sport icons of all times.

5) Alcatraz Island Tour (need to be pre-booked with a specific date!) 
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 cellblock (available in various languages). The self-guided tour gives you the flexibility to explore Alcatraz on your own pace. The departure time for the ferry to Alcatraz island will be provided to you upon redeeming your voucher.

1) Official City Tour 
The Hop-On Hop-Off Official City Tour begins at Fisherman’s Wharf taking you towards downtown of San Francisco. See the Barbary Coast, Embarcadero and the Ferry Building before you arrive at Union Square for some retail therapy. Your tour will then take you into the Civic Center area with great views of San Francisco's City Hall, the Opera House and Symphony Hall. The tour continues towards Alamo Square where there is a stop two blocks from the world-famous Painted Ladies Victorian homes also known as "Postcard Row" – most popular from thousands of postcards as well as from the TV show "Full House”. You will then 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 the beginning of psychedelic rock music from such artists as The Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, and Jimmy Hendrix. Next stop is the Golden Gate Park, home to many museums and attractions including the Conservatory of Flowers, de Young Museum, California Academy of Sciences, and the Japanese Tea Gardens, as well as miles of hiking trails, bike paths, lakes, waterfalls, windmills and much more.


From here the tour takes you to 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 the best views of the bridge and the entire bay. Hop off at North Vista Point to take pictures of the San Francisco skyline, Alcatraz island and the amazing Golden Gate Bridge. On the way back to Downtown, you will pass by the Palace of Fine Arts and continue through historic Van Ness avenue before reaching Chinatown with its many restaurants, cultural shops and the popular Chinatown Gate. Towards the end of the tour you will come back to Fisherman's Wharf and Pier 39 where you will find some great attractions to check out, including The Aquarium, 7D Experience, Madame Tussauds, as well as San Francisco’s famous Sea Lions.


2) Sausalito Tour 
The Hop-On Hop-Off Sausalito Tour departs from North Vista Point at Golden Gate Bridge where it easily connects with the Official City Tour. Only a short ride to Sausalito with beautiful views of the San Francisco bay, and you are suddenly in a different world – the coastal town of Sausalito. In this charming little town, you will find many shops, art galleries and restaurants along the waterfront. You are able to stop here for just a few minutes, or spend few hours and catch a later bus back to San Francisco. There is also an option to take a ferry back to Fisherman’s Wharf (additional cost applies). On the way back the friendly and knowledgeable tour guide shares the incredible history of the Golden Gate Bridge while crossing the 1.7-mile span of the bridge. At South Vista Point you are able to get off to walk across the bridge, explore the Visitor Center, or visit Fort Point and Crissy Fields, before the tour heads back to North Vista Point for more spectacular views.


3) 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 iconic light sculpture at night, and further on to Treasure Island - a little island between San Francisco and Oakland with the best views of 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.


4) Madame Tussauds Wax Attraction 
With your ticket you can visit Madame Tussauds Wax Attraction where you can get closer to fame than ever before. Cozy up to George Clooney on the sofa, jam on stage with Jimi Hendrix or Beyoncé, and go behind the camera with Steven Spielberg. Hang out with Mark Zuckerberg, take a ride with E.T. or meet some of the greatest U.S. sport icons of all times.


5) Alcatraz Island Tour (need to be pre-booked with a specific date!) 
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 cellblock (available in various languages). The self-guided tour gives you the flexibility to explore Alcatraz on your own pace. The departure time for the ferry to Alcatraz island will be provided to you upon redeeming your voucher.

Commentary English: Guide
English: Audio
Spanish: Audio
French: Audio
German: Audio
Italian: Audio
Portuguese: Audio
Japanese: Audio
Chinese Mandarin: Audio
Chinese Cantonese: Audio
Korean: Audio
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
- Hop on Hop off Sausalito Tour
- San Francisco Night Tour (90min)
- English speaking live guide or audio commentary
- Entrance to Madame Tussaud’s wax museum
- Chinatown Walking tour (1 hour)
- 1 hour Bike Rental (with purchase of another hour)
Excluded - Tips and gratuities
- Hotel pick up
- Food & Beverages
Know before you book The Alcatraz departure time will be provided to you upon redeeming your voucher in San Francisco and cannot be changed. The departure can be at any time of the day, so please do not book for arrival or departure day.
Children under 5 years of age are free
Know before you go The bus tours are first come first serve
The Walking tour begins at Union Square
Carry a jacket as it can get cold on the bus & ferry
Additional Information
- This tour is often sold out in advance and reservations are necessary. 
- IMPORTANT: Departure times for Alcatraz Island ferry cannot be given until the day of the tour (please read below) 
- We cannot honor any special requests for specific departure times at the time of booking and upon picking up the tickets. 
- The departure times are allocated automatically and can vary for each party. Please keep that day flexible and do not book for day of arrival or day of departure because the tour to Alcatraz can be any time of the day. 
- We do NOT offer any Alcatraz night tours. 
- You must pick up your tickets between 8 AM and 10 AM on the day of the booked Alcatraz tour! Please bring your voucher(s) and a valid photo ID to the redemption location mentioned on your voucher. 
- Vouchers will NOT be accepted at Pier 33 with Alcatraz Cruises 
- Once you reach Alcatraz Island you can stay as long as you like! Ferries return every 30 minutes

Operating Info:

Booking Cut-off 7 days
Valid 48 hours From time activated / redeemed

Location

Type: Redemption location
Lat & Long: 37.8077422, -122.4155563
Address: 2724 Taylor St, San Francisco, California, 94133, US
Notes: Between Beach St. and Jefferson St.

Cancellation

Cancellation Policy: standard
Cancellation Cut-off: 90 days
Cancellation Notes: If cancelled less than 90 days in advance, we will charge 25% of the package price. If cancelled less than 7 days in advance, we will charge 100% of the package price.

Pricing

PRICING RETAIL PRICE NET RATE
Adult 12 years + $149.99 $89.00
Child 5-11 years $109.99 $65.00

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Terms and Conditions

Cancellation Policy:
If cancelled less than 90 days in advance, we will charge 25% of the package price.
If cancelled less than 7 days in advance, we will charge 100% of the package price.
No refunds will be given for any no-shows and reservations which have not been cancelled within the appropriate cancellation time mentioned above. All cancellations must be sent via email to [email protected]

Any name changes and date changes are subject to availability.

Voucher Info

You MUST redeem this voucher with Skyline Sightseeing, located at Fisherman’s Wharf: 2724 Taylor St. (between Beach St. & Jefferson St.), San Francisco, CA 94133. You MUST pick up your tickets between 8 AM and 10 AM on the day of the Alcatraz tour! Please bring your voucher(s) and a valid photo ID to the redemption location mentioned above. No tickets can be guaranteed after 10 AM.

Please reconfirm your ALCATRAZ Tour with Skyline Sightseeing by calling +1.415.440.8687 no later than 48 hours prior to departure in order to receive further instructions for picking up your tickets. IMPORTANT: This voucher will NOT be accepted by Alcatraz Cruises at Pier 33!

FAQ What date is my Alcatraz tour?

The date you chose in your booking request will be the date for your Alcatraz tour. You can begin the Hop-On Hop-Off tours at anytime (even a day prior or a day after).

What is the starting point for my tour?

You must pick up your Alcatraz tickets at the office at 2724 Taylor St, (San Francisco) between 8:00AM and 10:00AM on the date of your Alcatraz tour.

Can I go to Alcatraz Island at any time I wish?

No. You will receive the set departure time for your ferry to Alcatraz Island upon picking up the tickets in the morning of your booked tour date. You need to go to Alcatraz at the given time or your ticket will be lost. Once on Alcatraz Island you are free to spend as much time as you like - ferries go back to San Francisco approx. every 30 minutes.

How long does the Alcatraz Tour take?

You can stay on Alcatraz Island as long as you like, but allow at least 3 hours for cruising to the Island, taking the Cellhouse audio tour, exploring the rest of the Island and its historic exhibits, and returning via ferry to Pier 33 Alcatraz Landing. You should line up about 30 min prior to your departure time.

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)

What are the operating hours for the office?

Our office is open from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM (subject to change as per season)

What is the operating hours for the Night tour?

The Night tour departs from Stop no.1 at 6:30pm & 7pm (7:30pm in summer months).

Confirmation necessary? Yes
Redemption Tickets will be held at the box office