2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off & Alcatraz

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API Provider: Ventrata
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Location: San Francisco
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 48.0 hours
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Currency: USD
Language: English
TimeZone: America/Los_Angeles
Highlights Alcatraz Island Tour (incl. ferry ride + self guided audio tour in many languages)
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
Capture the magnificent views of the San Francisco skyline on the Night Tour
Live commentary and multilingual audio tour with 7 languages
Summary
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.
Description
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.
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
- San Francisco Night Tour
- English speaking live guide or audio commentary
Excluded - Tips & Gratuities
- Food & Beverages
- Hotel pick up
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
- The tour is often sold out in advance and reservations are necessary. 
- IMPORTANT: Departure times for Alcatraz Island ferry cannot be given until a few days prior to your tour
- The departure times are allocated automatically and can vary for each party. Please keep your day flexible and do not book this tour for the day of arrival or day of departure in San Francisco because the tour to Alcatraz can be any time of the day. 
- We do NOT offer any Alcatraz night tours. 
- You must check-in with the tour provider prior to your tour in order to receive your tickets and find out your specific departure time on the day
- Please always carry a valid photo ID with you as it may be checked during the trip  
- Once you reach Alcatraz Island you can stay as long as you like! Ferries return every 30 minutes
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, Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms, Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Operating Info

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

Locations

Type: Redemption location
Lat & Long:
Address: https://www.sightseeingworld.com/en/checkin
Directions: Please see full details on your voucher notes.
Notes: Vouchers must be redeemed online via: https://www.sightseeingworld.com/en/checkin
Start Location Notes Pier 41, San Francisco, California, 94133, US
Type: Starts location
Lat & Long:
Address: Pier 41, San Francisco, California, 94133, US
Notes: at the corner of Jefferson Street & Powell Street
Start Location Notes Pier 41, San Francisco, California, 94133, US
Type: Point of Interest location
Lat & Long:
Address: Alcatraz Island, San Francisco, CA, USA
Notes:
Start Location Notes Pier 41, San Francisco, California, 94133, US
Type: Point of Interest location
Lat & Long:
Address: Pier 39, San Francisco, CA, USA
Notes:
Start Location Notes Pier 41, San Francisco, California, 94133, US
Type: Point of Interest location
Lat & Long:
Address: Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CA, USA
Notes:
Start Location Notes Pier 41, San Francisco, California, 94133, US
Type: Point of Interest location
Lat & Long:
Address: Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA, USA
Notes:
Start Location Notes Pier 41, San Francisco, California, 94133, US
Type: Point of Interest location
Lat & Long:
Address: Chinatown, San Francisco, CA, USA
Notes:
Start Location Notes Pier 41, San Francisco, California, 94133, US
Type: Point of Interest location
Lat & Long:
Address: Asian Art Museum, Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA, USA
Notes:
Start Location Notes Pier 41, San Francisco, California, 94133, US
Type: Point of Interest location
Lat & Long:
Address: Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA, USA
Notes:
Start Location Notes Pier 41, San Francisco, California, 94133, US
Type: Point of Interest location
Lat & Long:
Address: The Presidio, San Francisco, CA, USA
Notes:
Start Location Notes Pier 41, San Francisco, California, 94133, US
Type: Point of Interest location
Lat & Long:
Address: Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco, CA, USA
Notes:
Start Location Notes Pier 41, San Francisco, California, 94133, US
Type: Point of Interest location
Lat & Long:
Address: San Francisco City Hall, Doctor Carlton B Goodlett Place, San Francisco, CA, USA
Notes:
Start Location Notes Pier 41, San Francisco, California, 94133, US
Type: Point of Interest location
Lat & Long:
Address: Union Square, San Francisco, CA, USA
Notes:
Start Location Notes Pier 41, San Francisco, California, 94133, US
Type: Point of Interest location
Lat & Long:
Address: Macy's, O'Farrell Street, San Francisco, CA, USA
Notes:
Start Location Notes Pier 41, San Francisco, California, 94133, US
Type: Point of Interest location
Lat & Long:
Address: North Beach, San Francisco, CA, USA
Notes:
Start Location Notes Pier 41, San Francisco, California, 94133, US
Type: Point of Interest location
Lat & Long:
Address: Lombard Street, San Francisco, CA, USA
Notes:
Start Location Notes Pier 41, San Francisco, California, 94133, US
Type: Point of Interest location
Lat & Long:
Address: The Palace Of Fine Arts, Lyon Street, San Francisco, CA, USA
Notes:
Start Location Notes Pier 41, San Francisco, California, 94133, US

Cancellation

Cancellation Policy: custom
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

2-DAY HOP-ON HOP-OFF & ALCATRAZ RETAIL PRICE NET RATE
Adult 12 years + $139.99 Available on request
Child 5-11 years $109.99 Available on request

Options

Option Name 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off & Alcatraz
Option Description

Other Information

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

This voucher must be redeemed with Skyline Sightseeing at least 72 hours prior to your booked Alcatraz tour date by checking in online via this link: www.sightseeingworld.com/en/checkin. Should you experience any issues with the online check-in process, please email [email protected] anytime between 7 days and 72 hours prior to your departure with the subject line “RECONFIRMING ALCATRAZ”, stating the lead name on your booking, the date of the tour and the number of people in your party. You will then receive all necessary information for your Alcatraz Tour accordingly.”

IMPORTANT: This voucher will NOT be accepted by Alcatraz Cruises at Pier 33!

PLEASE NOTE: The departure times for your Alcatraz Tour are allocated automatically and can vary throughout the day. Once you receive your departure time, it cannot be changed or refunded. Thus, please keep your day flexible until you are informed about your specific departure time for your day of travel.

You can start your Hop-On Hop-Off bus tour at any time! There is no specific time assigned for the bus tours and they conveniently run frequently throughout the day.

FAQ What date is my Alcatraz Tour?

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

What is the starting point for my tour?

The Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and the San Francisco Night Tour depart from Pier 41 (at the corner of Jefferson Street & Powell Street).
The Alcatraz Island ferry leaves from Pier 33, but you need to be sure to already have your ticket in hand after redeeming your voucher with the provider because no vouchers are excepted at Pier 33 directly.

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

No. You will receive a specific departure time for your ferry ride to Alcatraz Island upon redeeming your voucher with Skyline Sightseeing. The assigned departure time cannot be changed. You need to take the ferry 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 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (subject to change as per season)

What is the departure time for the Night Tour?

The Night Tour departs at 6:30pm. In the summer months there are additional departures at 7:00pm and 7:30pm (depending on demand).

Confirmation necessary? Yes
Redemption Your voucher will be collected or scanned on redemption