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

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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. 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
Capture the magnificent views of the San Francisco skyline on our Night Tour
Live commentary and multilingual audio tour with 7 languages
This popular package combines 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. 
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 highlights 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 (needs 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
- San Francisco Night Tour (90min)
- English speaking live guide or audio commentary
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

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


Type: Redemption location
Lat & Long: 37.8077422, -122.4155563
Address: Pier 39, Building B, Level 2, San Francisco, California, 94133, US
Notes: 2nd floor on the left hand side as you face towards the bay, in the corridor behind Fog Harbor Restaurant


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.


Adult 12 years + $149.99 Available on request
Child 5-11 years $109.99 Available on request


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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

Vouchers MUST be redeemed at Skyline Sightseeing located in the California Welcome Center at PIER 39, on the 2nd floor on the left hand side as you face towards the bay, in the corridor behind Fog Harbor Restaurant. 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 Pier 39, Building B, Level 2 between 8:00AM and 10:00AM on the date of your Alcatraz tour. It is located on the 2nd floor, on your left when facing the bay, in the corridor behind Fog Harbour Restaurant.

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 8:00 PM (subject to change as per season)

What is the departure times 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