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    Alcatraz Escape History Tour

    Murder, mayhem, and mobsters -- interesting enough for you? On this Escape the Rock tour, you'll embark on a sail under the Golden Gate Bridge and straight to Alcatraz! As the cruise ship circles around the island, you'll see every angle of this mysterious site. Hear the chilling accounts of escape attempts by some of Alcatraz's notorious criminals, as well as their descriptions of brutality on the island. Plus, this special cruise is "fully-loaded" with sound effects and stories of Capone, Billy Cook the Killer, and even Clyde Johnson!
    Alcatraz Escape History Tour

    2800 Leavenworth St, San Francisco

    • Embark on a cruise that circles around the mysterious Alcatraz Island
    • See every angle of this island, from the old lighthouse and the water tower to the cell block
    • Hear chilling accounts of escape attempts by some of Alcatraz's notorious criminals
    • Learn about the stories of Capone, Billy Cook the Killer, and even Clyde Johnson's time in this feared max-security prison
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    Alcatraz and San Francisco Tour

    Combine a San Francisco City Tour and guided visit to Alcatraz for the ultimate introduction to San Francisco! You'll enjoy the beauty and attractions of everyone's favorite city, in addition to a scenic ferry ride to Alcatraz Island for an audio walking tour. The San Francisco City Tour begins with a drive along the famous waterfront for views of San Francisco Bay and Alcatraz Island. Photo stops are made at the Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park and Twin Peaks (weather permitting).

    Some of the attractions you will see on this San Francisco City Tour include:
    • Chinatown
    • Fisherman's Wharf
    • Victorian homes
    • Palace of Fine Arts
    • North Beach
    • Presidio National Park
    • Awe-inspiring views of Alcatraz and the Pacific Ocean
    Your tour also includes the ferry ride to Alcatraz Island and an audio walking tour of the "Cell Block". This former federal penitentiary was also known as "The Rock" and housed gangsters such as Al Capone (Scarface) and Machine Gun Kelly. You'll learn about the famous escape from Alcatraz, the prison's notorious inmates and much more on this tour.

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    Alcatraz and San Francisco Tour

    2627 Taylor Street, San Francisco

    • Explore the rich history and beautiful sites of San Francisco
    • Take an audio walking tour of Alcatraz Island's infamous cell blocks
    • Learn about the famous escape from Alcatraz and hear chilling accounts of life on the island
    • Travel to and from central San Francisco hotels and airport hotels by air conditioned coach bus
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    Nob Hill Walking Tour: Scandal & Infamy

    Watch the passionate and lively history of San Francisco come to life before your eyes on this guided walking tour of Nob Hill! Learn the colorful tales of one of San Francisco's most prominent neighborhoods, including the scandals of the infamous Bonanza Kings and Railroad Barons. Visit a bygone era of exposed adultery, divorce, bodyguards, jewelry collections, inheritance trials, and even murder! See fascinating locations like Grace Cathedral, Top of the Mark, the Famous fountain at Huntington park, as well as the Venetian ballroom where Tony Bennett sang "I left my heart in San Francisco." And that's not all! You'll also capture sights of famous movie scenes from Vertigo, Bullitt, Tales of San Francisco, The Five Year Engagement, Dirty Harry, and The Rock. Discover the wonderful stories and places that make San Francisco such a beautiful place to live!
    Nob Hill Walking Tour: Scandal & Infamy

    950 Mason St, San Francisco

    • Embrace the tainted history of Nob Hill on a walking tour
    • Learn the tales of one of SF's most prominent neighborhoods
    • Uncover a by-gone era of adultery, jewelry collections, inheritance trials, and murder
    • Visit Grace Cathedral and the Venetian ballroom
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    Alcatraz and City Tour

    Combine a city tour and a guided visit to Alcatraz for the ultimate San Francisco experience! Enjoy the picturesque beauty and iconic attractions of the world-famous city by the Bay, and take a scenic ferry ride to Alcatraz Island for an intriguing walking tour with audio commentary! This San Francisco shore excursion begins at just a 10-minute walk from the cruise ship port. After being picked up from your driver/guide in a comfortable, air-conditioned coach, ride along the famous waterfront for views of the San Francisco Bay and Alcatraz Island. Enjoy a relaxing drive around the city and see San Francisco's top attractions, like the Golden Gate Bridge, as you learn about the area from your knowledgeable guide. Weather permitting, you may also visit the massive Golden Gate Park, a lush green haven in the midst of urban city life, or climb up to Twin Peaks for stunning views of the sprawling city below.

    Other attractions you will see on this San Francisco city tour include:
    • Chinatown
    • Fisherman's Wharf
    • Palace of Fine Arts
    • North Beach
    • Presidio National Park
    • Awe-inspiring views of Alcatraz and the Pacific Ocean
    Your tour also includes a scenic ferry ride to the historic Alcatraz Island! Continue your shore excursion with an audio walking tour of the "Cell Block." This former federal penitentiary was also known as "The Rock" and housed gangsters such as Al Capone ('Scarface') and Machine Gun Kelly. Learn about one man's famous escape from Alcatraz, hear stories about the prison's notorious inmates and much more!
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    Alcatraz and City Tour

    Taylor St & North Point St, San Francisco

    • Combine a city tour and a guided visit to Alcatraz for the ultimate San Francisco experience
    • Take a walking tour of Alcatraz Island's cell blocks and hear chilling accounts of brutal life on the island
    • Enjoy a relaxing drive around the city and see some of San Francisco's top attractions, like the Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown and Fisherman's Wharf
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    Alcatraz, Small-Group Craft Brews & Bike Tour

    Alcatraz Prison and a beer tour all in one day? Passing on this San Francisco experience should be criminal! You'll begin your adventure with a 15-minute ferry ride from Pier 33 to the famed prison island, during which you'll be able to take in the Golden Gate Bridge and the city skyline. Once on "the Rock," you'll enjoy a self-guided tour accompanied by 2.5 hours of audio recordings detailing the history of Alcatraz and bios of some of its most famous inmates, such as Al Capone and Machine Gun Kelly. After a trip back to the city, you'll have time to grab lunch at Pier 33 or the Embarcadero, before making your way to the meeting spot for the next leg of your adventure: a 3-hour bike ride that includes stops at 3 popular beer establishments. As you ride, your local guide will offer insights into the history and culture of the streets you visit, which include locations in Mission District, Haight-Ashbury, and Union Square. Beer stops could include breweries or pubs, both offering selections of locally made craft beers. Your first beer is even on the house! You just got out of prison, afterall!
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    Alcatraz, Small-Group Craft Brews & Bike Tour

    Pier 33, San Francisco

    • Take a self-guided tour of Alcatraz featuring 2.5 hours of audio recordings
    • Embark on a 3-hour cycling tour of San Francisco with a local guide
    • Stop at three different beer stops that offer locally crafted brews
    • Get to San Francisco during a full day of fun and education
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    Early Access to Alcatraz and Cable Car Tour

    Get a head start on your day to enjoy more of your San Francisco sightseeing! Departing at 7:45am from Union Square, hop aboard a one-of-a-kind cable car bus. Converted from an authentic San Francisco cable car, this wheeled vehicle exudes the old-world charm of a classic cable car but gives you the freedom go anywhere and everywhere, not just along the tracks. Explore Chinatown and North Beach on your way to Pier 33 and enjoy a light breakfast on board. When you arrive, you'll be escorted onto the first ferry to Alcatraz. The early-bird ferry to Alcatraz is not sold anywhere else, so you get priority entrance to this world-renowned historic attraction! Leaving the hassle of big crowds behind, explore the prison grounds independently while enjoying the award-winning audio tour, which leads you on an immersive journey into the prison's intriguing past. Featuring life-like sound effects and real interviews from former inmates and cell guards, this tour lets you discover what life was like here for history's most notorious criminals, such as Machine Gun Kelly and Al Capone. After your tour, take the 11am ferry back to Pier 33. Hop back on the cable car bus with your guide and head to Boudin Bakery, a famous San Francisco-based bakery and restaurant. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the bread-making process to see how they make their famous sourdough French bread, and pick up your lunch to take with you on the cable car bus. Enjoy unobstructed views of iconic neighborhoods, Victorian houses and stunning San Francisco Bay as you cruise up and down the city's many hills. Because your wheeled cable car is unrestricted by wires and tracks, you'll get to cross the Golden Gate Bridge! Feel the wind in your hair as you travel along this world-renowned landmark, stopping for 15 minutes to capture great photos of this iconic landmark at Vista Point. Then, enjoy a scenic ride back to Union Square, arriving around 2pm.
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    Early Access to Alcatraz and Cable Car Tour

    Union Square, San Francisco

    • Be on the first ferry to Alcatraz Island for priority entrance
    • Learn about the famous escape from Alcatraz and hear chilling accounts of brutal life on the island
    • Explore Chinatown and North Beach, then soar over the Golden Gate Bridge in a cable car
    • Enjoy lunch at the famous Boudin Bakery, and see how they make their famous sourdough bread
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