2 Day Hop-On Hop-Off and Alcatraz Island Tour


  • Explore San Francisco on your own pace for up to 2 days

  • See all major sights during the Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

  • Cross the Golden Gate Bridge on an open-top bus

  • Alcatraz Island ferry with amazing views from the water

  • Alcatraz award-winning audio tour in 10 languages


Discover San Francisco with this incredible Hop-On Hop-Off and Alcatraz Island Tour package. Explore the notorious prison on Alcatraz Island and use your Hop-On Hop-Off ticket to explore the city at your leisure.

Tour info

2 days
Group Size
Pricing (From)
Adult: (13-99 years)
Child: (3-12 years)
English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese Mandarin, Chinese Cantonese, Korean
Meeting Point

99 Jefferson Street, San Francisco, California, 94133, US

Dropoff location

Why take this tour?

Take in the beauty of San Francisco with this amazing 2 Day Hop-On Hop-Off and Alcatraz Island Tour package. Explore Alcatraz Island with a ferry ride and a self-guided audio tour, narrated in 10 languages, and learn about the notorious prison with an orientation video presented by the Discovery Channel. Take the 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off ticket to explore the city at your own leisure and discover the sights of Downtown San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park and much more. With this incredible package, you can explore San Francisco and its attractions with ease.

2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour
Start your tour at Fisherman's Wharf, one of the most vibrant places in the city. Visit the exciting attractions at Pier 39, watch the popular sea lion colony and see many other sights along the waterfront. The open top bus gives you the best views while you drive along the Barbary Coast, the Embarcadero, Ferry Building, Union Square, City Hall, North Beach, the Palace of Fine Arts, Golden Gate Park and much more.

Snap a picture of Chinatown's 'Dragon Gates' and try their delicious food, or shop at Union Square in many of its luxury stores. Take a stroll around Alamo Square to see the world-famous Painted Ladies Victorian houses, also known as "Postcard Row". In Haigh Ashbury you will be taken back in time to the “Summer of Love”, surrounded by colorful murals and fine art dedicated to San Francisco’s hippie culture.

The highlight of the tour is the ride across San Francisco’s most iconic landmark, 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, or walk across the bridge high above the bay.

Enjoy the great views of San Francisco's City Hall, the Opera House and Symphony Hall along the Civic Center. Escape to Golden Gate Park to explore one of the largest urban parks in the world. Stop at its popular museums and attractions, the California Academy of Sciences, the Conservatory of Flowers, and the de Young Museum, or enjoy the long hiking trails, bike paths, lakes, waterfalls, and much more.

If you stay on the bus for the full tour, you can see all major sites of San Francisco in 2 hours, but with your flexible 2- day ticket you are free to explore the city on your own pace and hop on and off the bus as often as you like for two days. The tour guides or audio commentary provide fun and informative insights about San Francisco while you enjoy the most amazing views from the open top deck of the Double Decker bus.

Alcatraz Island Tour
Alcatraz is San Francisco's most famous attraction. Start your tour by boarding the ferry at Fisherman’s Wharf and sail across the bay to visit “the Rock”, San Francisco’s infamous prison island. Once on the island, enjoy the amazing views of San Francisco’s skyline and explore Alcatraz on your own pace with the award winning self-guided audio tour inside the prison cell-block (available in various languages). Learn about the history of Alcatraz and stroll around the island until you are ready for your escape, taking the ferry back to San Francisco.

Note: The specific departure time for your ferry ride to Alcatraz Island will be provided upon redeeming your voucher. Please keep your day flexible until your specific departure time has been confirmed.

What’s included?

  • 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Ticket

  • Ferry to/from Alcatraz Island (with a set departure time)

  • Award winning self-guided Alcatraz audio tour in various languages

  • BONUS: China Town Walking Tour

  • BONUS: Choice of bike rental or USS Pampanito attraction

  • Tips & gratuities

  • Hotel pick up

  • Food and beverages

Things to know

Before you book

  • The exact Alcatraz departure time will be provided upon reconfirming your tour with the operator

  • The date chosen upon booking will be the date for your Alcatraz tour

  • Children under 2 years of age are free

Before you go

  • The bus tours are first come first serve

  • Carry a jacket as it can get cold on the bus & ferry

  • Alcatraz departure times vary. Please keep your day flexible.

  • Please carry a valid photo ID with you

Cancellation Policy

    Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to departure. If canceled less than 30 days prior to departure, a cancellation fee of 50% applies. If canceled less than 5 days prior to departure, a cancellation fee of 100% applies. No refunds will be given for any no-shows or any missed ferry departures.

Redemption information

    This voucher must be redeemed with Skyline Sightseeing no later than 7 days prior to departure by checking in online via: www.sightseeingworld.com/en/checkin. Should you experience any issues with the online check-in, please email [email protected] stating the subject: “RECONFIRMING ALCATRAZ” with your name and tour date. IMPORTANT: There is no other option to retrieve your tickets. Failure to reconfirm your tour online or via email at least 7 days prior to departure may result in loss of your space on the tour. This voucher will NOT be accepted by Alcatraz Cruises at Pier 33.

    PLEASE NOTE: Alcatraz ferry departure times are automatically allocated and cannot be changed. We suggest keeping your day flexible until you receive the confirmed departure time for your Alcatraz Tour after checking in online. No refunds will be given for no-shows or missed ferry departures. The buses for the Hop-On Hop-Off Tour run frequently throughout the day and you can start your tour at any time.

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

About operator:

As an established operator with a huge fleet of open-top Double-Decker buses and great local partnerships, we offer the world-famous Hop-On Hop-Off Tours as well as our popular San Francisco Mega Pass and other valuable sightseeing packages for many top attractions in San Francisco. With one of the largest portfolios of tours & activities in the San Francisco market, we are your one-stop-shop for all sightseeing activities your customers thrive to experience during their stay in San Francisco.

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