Get the most out of your day in the City by the Bay with this 2-day combo package, which combines a trip to Alcatraz with a San Francisco bike tour. On your first day, take a ferry to Alcatraz Island, and get access to the former federal prison. Go on a self-guided audio tour of the grounds, and stay as long as you like during opening hours. Then, on your second day, choose between three different guided bike tours to explore the city on wheels. Stop by lesser-known spots only locals know of and famous landmarks you’ll want to snap pictures of.
- 2-day tour package, including a visit to Alcatraz and a biking tour of San Francisco
- Get a round-trip ferry ride from San Francisco to Alcatraz Island and back
- Includes admission into Alcatraz and a self-guided audio tour of the prison
- Go on a 3- or 4-hour guided bike tour, including all-day bike and equipment rental
- Choose between three different bike tours
- You can upgrade to an electric bike if preferred (own expense)
Why Travellers Choose This Tour
Tickets to Alcatraz often sell out, so this is a great way to guarantee admission. You also have your choice of three different bike tours so you can see what interests you most, and you can keep the bike for any remaining hours afterward to continue exploring San Francisco or Marin on your own.
This 2-day tour package is perfect if you’re looking to explore the city and pay a visit to Alcatraz. On both days, your group takes off from San Francisco.
On the first day, go to Pier 33, which is where the ferry will depart and take you to Alcatraz Island. Depending on what time you chose (9:30am, 10am, 11am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, and 1:05pm), your ferry will depart either in the morning or afternoon.
Once you arrive on the island, get set up with the self-guided audio tour equipment. Make your way through the prison while listening to stories of infamous inmates such as Al 'Scarface' Capone and 'Birdman' Robert Stroud. Take a peek into cells, and gain a better understanding about what life was like as an inmate here. You can spend as much time as you like at Alcatraz, but just be sure to get to the ferry for the last ride back.
On the second day of this package, enjoy a guided bike tour. You get to choose from three different tours, including the Streets of San Francisco, the Waterfront and Golden Gate Bridge, or the Evening Waterfront and Golden Gate Bridge. No matter which you choose, follow your guide (on a bike) from Fisherman’s Wharf around popular areas and lesser-known spots. Tour times vary by choice, but will be between three and four hours long.
Option 1: Streets of San Francisco bike tour (4 hours) See San Francisco highlights on this comprehensive bike tour, which takes you to various neighborhoods via city streets. Ride through the alleyways of North Beach’s Italian district, and look up at the Transamerica Pyramid en route to the Barbary Coast, home to historical supper clubs. Ride around the Giants' AT&T Park and into the culturally rich Mission District, the Castro and Haight-Ashbury. Pedal through NoPa (North of the Panhandle), snap photos of the charming Painted Ladies (the Victorian and Edwardian homes on Alamo Square), visit Civic Center, and cycle along Polk Gulch before finishing at Aquatic Park. You’ll have a break to purchase lunch from a SoMa food truck (discount coupon included) and sip coffee in the Haight (own expense) while learning about the locals that make up each unique community.
Minimum age for this tour is 13 years old, and you must know how to ride a bike comfortably in an urban setting.