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Stop At: Alcatraz Island, Pier 33, San Francisco, CA 94123
Start your day checking in for your ferry ride over to Alcatraz Island.
Alcatraz Island is located in San Francisco Bay, 1.25 miles offshore of San Francisco. The National Historic Landmark was developed with facilities for a lighthouse, a military fortification, a military prison, and a federal prison from 1934 until 1963.
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Pass By: Pier 39, Beach Street & The Embarcadero Parking area, San Francisco, CA 94133
Pass By: Fisherman's Wharf, Jefferson Street Between Hyde and Powell Streets, San Francisco, CA 94133
A neighborhood and popular tourist attraction in San Francisco, California. San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf gets its name and neighborhood characteristics from the city's early days of the mid to later 1800s when Italian immigrant fishermen came to the city by the bay to take advantage of the influx of population due to the gold rush.
Pass By: Golden Gate Bridge, US-101, San Francisco, CA 94129
Drive over the bridge in our open-aired vehicle. The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate, the one-mile-wide strait connecting San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean.
Pass By: Ghirardelli Square, 900 N Point St At Polk Street, San Francisco, CA 94109-1192
Stop At: Fort Point National Historic Site, Long Ave & Marine Dr Building 999, San Francisco, CA 94129
Walk around with your guide or explore on your own. Fort Point is a masonry seacoast fortification located on the southern side of the Golden Gate at the entrance to San Francisco Bay. It offers one of a kind views of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Duration: 15 minutes
Pass By: Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, 3301 Lyon Street, San Francisco, CA 94123-1002
The iconic Palace of Fine Arts, one of the few surviving structure from the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition, is one of the most photographed sites in the City, featured in numerous film and TV productions.
Stop At: Vista Point, Us-101 Golden Gate Bridge, Sausalito, CA 94965
Step off of the vehicle, and be led by one of our great tour guides or take 20 minutes of free time to explore Golden Gate Bridge North Vista. See the entire city of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge in one setting. One of the best ways to view the Golden Gate Bridge.
Duration: 15 minutes
Pass By: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, 499 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94109-1314
The San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park is a park that includes a fleet of historic vessels, a visitor center, a maritime museum, and a library/research facility.
Pass By: Golden Gate Ferry Terminal, 1 Sausalito - San Francisco Ferry Bldg, San Francisco, CA 94111, USA
See the ferries and other vessels coming and going from Sausalito to San Francisco, and back.
Pass By: Sea Lion Center, The Embarcadero at Beach Street c/o Aquarium of the Bay, San Francisco, CA 94133
Docks off Pier 39 that are a favorite hangout of hundreds of sunbathing, barking sea lions.
Pass By: San Francisco Bay, San Francisco, CA
Take in an assortment of San Francisco Bay views. A shallow estuary that is surrounded by the Bay Area's largest cities: San Francisco San Jose and Oakland.
Pass By: Pier 43 Ferry Arch, San Francisco, CA 94133
The Pier 43 Ferry Arch and its headhouse, a decorated hoisting tower for loading and unloading rail cars on and off ferries, was originally built in 1914 to serve the Belt Railroad.
Pass By: Boudin at the Wharf, 160 Jefferson St Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133-1202
Famed for sourdough since 1849, this California bakery/cafe chain also offers light American bites.
Pass By: Musee Mecanique, Pier 45, Fishermen's Wharf foot of Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
The Musée Mécanique is a for-profit interactive museum consisting of 20th-century penny arcade games and artifacts located at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco, California. The museum owns over 300 mechanical machines, and is one of the largest privately owned collection of such games in the world.
Pass By: SS Jeremiah O'Brien, Pier 45, Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133
SS Jeremiah O'Brien is a Liberty ship built during World War II and named for American Revolutionary War ship captain Jeremiah O'Brien. Now based in San Francisco, she is a rare survivor of the 6,939-ship armada that stormed Normandy on D-Day, 1944.
Pass By: USS Pampanito, Pier 45 @ Fisherman Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133
USS Pampanito, a Balao-class submarine, was a United States Navy ship, the third one named for the pompano fish. She completed six war patrols from 1944 to 1945 and served as a Naval Reserve Training ship from 1960 to 1971.
Pass By: Madame Tussauds, 145 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133-1223
Madame Tussauds San Francisco is a wax museum located in Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco in California. The attraction opened on June 26, 2014 and became the 17th Madame Tussauds museum to open worldwide. The attraction features wax figures of famous figures from movies, music, politics, popular culture and sport.
Pass By: Ripley s Believe It or Not! San Francisco, 175 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133-1201
Museum with kitschy oddities on display, including shrunken human heads & rare animal skeletons.
Pass By: Scoma's Restaurant, 1965 Al Scoma Way, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
Spacious waterfront restaurant serving seafood pulled straight off the boat.
Pass By: Cioppino's, 400 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA
Bustling checkered-tablecloth eatery serving Italian seafood staples on Fisherman's Wharf.
Pass By: Hyde street pier, 2905 Hyde St, San Francisco, CA 94109-1225
The Hyde Street Pier, at 2905 Hyde Street, is a historic ferry pier located on the northern waterfront of San Francisco, California, amidst the tourist zone of Fisherman's Wharf. Wikipedia
Pass By: Aquatic Park, 499 Jefferson St San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, San Francisco, CA 94109-1314
Waterfront area with complexes for museums and artists.
Pass By: San Francisco Maritime Museum/Aquatic Park Bathhouse Building, 900 Beach St San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, San Francisco, CA 94109-1002
The building is a showcase for art created during the 1930s by Sargent Johnson and Hilaire Hiler. Dazzling murals cover the interior walls.
Pass By: Square-Rigged Sailing Ship Balclutha, Hyde Street Pier, San Francisco, CA
Balclutha, also known as Star of Alaska, Pacific Queen, or Sailing Ship Balclutha, is a steel-hulled full rigged ship that was built in 1886. She is the only square rigged ship left in the San Francisco Bay area and is representative of several different commercial ventures, including lumber, salmon, and grain.
Pass By: The Cannery, 2801 Leavenworth Street at Jefferson Street Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133-1129
Historic location turned shopping mall with gift shops, art galleries, restaurants & entertainment.
Pass By: Marina District, Chestnut St, San Francisco, CA
The scenic Marina District, on the city’s northern shore, is known for its upbeat bars and restaurants. Fort Mason, a former military base, is a multifaceted arts complex and event space. A connected grassy park, called Marina Green, has a running and bike path and expansive views of Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and yachts on the water.
Pass By: Cow Hollow, Union St, San Francisco, CA
Cow Hollow is an affluent section of town that’s popular with young professionals. Union Street, the main drag, is crawling with chic fashion boutiques, pilates studios, juice shops and beauty salons. Restaurants range from French fine dining to Italian bistros to brunch cafes, and there are also sports bars and wine lounges. The area’s historic past is on display at the landmark McElroy Octagon House built in 1861.
Pass By: 1070 Lombard Street between Jones St and Hyde St, San Francisco, CA 94109
Lombard Street is an east–west street in San Francisco, California that is famous for a steep, one-block section with eight hairpin turns. Stretching from The Presidio east to The Embarcadero, most of the street's western segment is a major thoroughfare designated as part of U.S. Route 101.
Pass By: Golden Gate Bridge Welcome Center, Battery East, San Francisco, CA 94129
Welcome Center for the Golden Gate Bridge
Pass By: Battery Spencer, Conzelman Road, Sausalito, CA 94965
Fort Baker 19th-century concrete battery featuring panoramic views of Golden Gate & San Francisco.
Pass By: Marin Headlands, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, CA 94965
The Marin Headlands is a hilly peninsula at the southernmost end of Marin County, California, United States, located just north of San Francisco across the Golden Gate Bridge, which connects the two counties and peninsulas. The entire area is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
Pass By: Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Fort Barry, Building 948, CA 94965
The Golden Gate National Recreation Area is a U.S. National Recreation Area protecting 82,027 acres of ecologically and historically significant landscapes surrounding the San Francisco Bay Area. Much of the park is land formerly used by the United States Army.
Pass By: Fort Baker, Sausalito, CA 94965, USA
Fort Baker is one of the components of California's Golden Gate National Recreation Area. The Fort, which borders the City of Sausalito in Marin County and is connected to San Francisco by the Golden Gate Bridge, served as an Army post until the mid-1990s, when the headquarters of the 91st Division moved to Parks Reserve Forces Training Area. It is located opposite Fort Point at the entrance to the San Francisco Bay.
Pass By: Presidio Yacht Club, Sausalito, CA 94965, USA
Saualito's Yacht Club
Pass By: Cavallo Point Lodge, 601 Murray Cir, Sausalito, CA 94965, USA
local hotel at the beautiful Cavallo Point
Pass By: Angel Island State Park, Pier 41, San Francisco, CA 94109
Angel Island is an island in San Francisco Bay offering expansive 360° views of the San Francisco skyline, the Marin County Headlands and Mount Tamalpais. The entire island is included within Angel Island State Park and is administered by California State Parks.
Pass By: Crissy Field, 1199 E Beach, San Francisco, CA 94129-1605
Crissy Field, a former U.S. Army airfield, is now part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area in San Francisco, California, United States. Historically part of the Presidio of San Francisco, Crissy Field closed as an airfield after 1974.
Pass By: Planet Granite, 924 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94129-1602
Pass By: House of Air, 926 Mason Street Presidio, San Francisco, CA 94129-1602
local trampoline park
Pass By: Fort Point Beer Company Production Brewery, 644 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94129, USA
local brewery and restaurant
Pass By: Presidio Pet Cemetery, McDowell Ave, San Francisco, CA 94129
The Presidio Pet Cemetery is the final napping place for hundreds of furry, scaly, and feathered companions who faithfully served the military families who lived at the Presidio when it was an Army post.
Pass By: San Francisco National Cemetery, 1 Lincoln Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94129-1705
San Francisco National Cemetery is a United States national cemetery, located in the Presidio of San Francisco, California. Because of the name and location, it is frequently confused with Golden Gate National Cemetery, a few miles south of the city.
Pass By: D-Day Memorial, San Francisco, CA 94129, USA
local D-Day Memorial
Pass By: Korean War Memorial, Lincoln Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94129
local Korean War Memorial
Pass By: Main Post Lawn, Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 94129, USA
open fields and grasses in the heart of the Presidio
Pass By: Walt Disney Family Museum, 104 Montgomery St The Presidio, San Francisco, CA 94129-1718
The Walt Disney Family Museum is an American museum that features the life and legacy of Walt Disney. The museum is located in The Presidio of San Francisco, part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area in San Francisco.
Pass By: Presidio Trust Headquarters, 103 Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 94129-1718
The Presidio Trust is an unusual federal agency. In our founding bipartisan legislation, Presidio Trust Act, the Trust was charged with operating the park without taxpayer support. Funds earned through leasing homes and workspaces and operating hotels, a golf course, and venues are used for park management and upkeep.
Pass By: Presidio Visitor Center, 210 Lincoln Blvd On the Presidio's Main Post, San Francisco, CA 94129-1705
The William Penn Mott, Jr. Presidio Visitor Center is a dynamic focal point for park goers to discover the Presidio, a 1,500-acre oasis in the heart of urban San Francisco.
The visitor center is a tri-agency partnership of Golden Gate National Recreation Area, the Presidio Trust, and the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy.
Pass By: Presidio of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94129
The Presidio, a 1,500-acre park on a former military post, is a major outdoor recreation hub. It has forested areas, miles of trails, a golf course and scenic overlooks. Other highlights include grassy Crissy Field with Golden Gate Bridge views, Civil War–era Fort Point and sandy Baker Beach. Historic buildings house the Walt Disney Family Museum, eateries, homes and businesses like Lucasfilm, with its Yoda Fountain.
Pass By: The Commissary, 101 Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 94129, USA
The Commissary is offered by the Presidio Trust and award-winning chef Traci Des Jardins, in partnership with Bon Appétit Management Company. Its Spanish-influenced California cuisine is driven by sustainable, locally-sourced ingredients.
Pass By: Presidio Officers’ Club, 50 Moraga Ave, San Francisco, CA 94129-1122
Free history museum, cultural center & Mexican restaurant in an 18th-century officers' mess.
Pass By: Inn at the Presidio, 42 Moraga Ave, San Francisco, CA 94129, USA
Inn at the Presidio offers an authentic historic experience and exceptional recreational opportunities in a setting of immense natural beauty. The historic hotel in San Francisco is located at Pershing Hall, an elegant home for bachelor officers when the Presidio was a U.S. Army post. The Georgian Revival-style building has been restored as a guest lodge featuring 22 spacious accommodations, including 17 suites with fireplaces.
Pass By: Presidio Archaeology Lab, 49 Moraga Ave, San Francisco, CA 94129, USA
The Presidio Officers’ Club campus includes an archaeology lab with periodic tours that invite visitors to experience this active research center where the Presidio’s artifacts are identified, analyzed, and curated.
Pass By: Lovers’ Lane at the Presidio, Lover's Ln, San Francisco, CA 94129, USA
The oldest footpath through the Presidio, Lovers’ Lane was established in the 18th century as a shortcut used by Spanish soldiers and missionaries to get from the Main Post to Mission Dolores, located three miles south of the Presidio. Today, you’ll most likely find joggers, birdwatchers, and daydreamers ambling along this shady, picturesque path.
Pass By: Lucasfilm, 1110 Gorgas Ave, San Francisco, CA 94129, USA
Founded in 1971, Lucasfilm is one of the world's leading entertainment companies and home to the legendary Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises.
Pass By: Industrial Light & Magic, 1 Letterman Dr, San Francisco, CA 94129, USA
Industrial Light & Magic is an American motion picture visual effects company that was founded in May 1975 by George Lucas. It is a division of the film production company Lucasfilm, which Lucas founded, and was created when Lucas began production of the film Star Wars.
Pass By: Letterman Digital and New Media Arts Center, 1 Letterman Dr Building B, San Francisco, CA 94129-1494
Pass By: Lyon Street Steps, Lyon St At Green St, Pacific Heights, San Francisco, CA
Lyon Street stairs is one of the most wonderful places in all of wonderful San Francisco, indeed in all of the world.
Pass By: Pacific Heights, 2356 Pine St, San Francisco, CA 94115-2715
Pacific Heights is a neighborhood of San Francisco, California, which is known for the notable people who reside in the area, but mostly for its amazing panoramic views of the city.
Pass By: Mrs Doubtfire House, 2640 Steiner St, San Francisco, CA 94115-1142
house from movie, Mrs. Doubtfire.
Pass By: Stuart Hall High School, 1715 Octavia St, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA
Pass By: Convent & Stuart Hall, 2222 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94115, USA
Pass By: The Hamlin School, 2120 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94115, USA
Pass By: Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA
Van Ness Avenue
Pass By: St. Brigid Catholic Church, 2151 Van Ness Ave Ca 94109, San Francisco, CA 94109-2510
Pass By: Galileo Academy of Science and Technology, 1150 Francisco St, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA
Pass By: Bay Bridge, San Francisco, CA 94111, USA
The San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge, known locally as the Bay Bridge, is a complex of bridges spanning San Francisco Bay in California. As part of Interstate 80 and the direct road between San Francisco and Oakland, it carries about 260,000 vehicles a day on its two decks. It has one of the longest spans in the United States.
Pass By: Yerba Buena Island, San Francisco, CA
Yerba Buena Island sits in the San Francisco Bay between San Francisco and Oakland, California. The Yerba Buena Tunnel runs through its center and connects the western and eastern spans of the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge.
Pass By: Treasure Island, San Francisco, CA
Treasure Island is an artificial island in the San Francisco Bay and a neighborhood in the city and county of San Francisco. Built 1936–37 for the 1939 Golden Gate International Exposition, the island's World’s Fair site is a California Historical Landmark.
Pass By: Stockton Street, San Francisco, CA
Pass By: Good Mong Kok Bakery, 1039 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA
well renown local baker
Pass By: Transamerica Pyramid, 600 Montgomery St Financial District, San Francisco, CA 94111-2702
famous skycraper in SF skyline.
Pass By: Salesforce Tower, 415 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94105-2533
Salesforce's HQ, and the latest addition to San Francisco's skyline.
Pass By: Grant Avenue, San Francisco, CA
Pass By: Eastern Bakery, 720 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA
Pass By: Canton Flower Shop, 118 Waverly Pl, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA
Pass By: Ross Alley, Between Jackson st and Washington st, San Francisco, CA
Pass By: Golden Gate Fortune Cookies Co, 56 Ross Aly, San Francisco, CA 94108-1204
famous fortune cookie company
Pass By: Bimbo's 365 Club, 1025 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
local club and venue
Pass By: Kennedy's Irish Pub, 1040 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-1702
Pass By: Coit Tower, 1 Telegraph Hill Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94133-3106
Coit Tower is a 210-foot tower in the Telegraph Hill neighborhood of San Francisco, California, offering panoramic views over the city and the bay. The tower, in the city's Pioneer Park, was built between 1932 and 1933 using Lillie Hitchcock Coit's bequest to beautify the city of San Francisco.
Pass By: Telegraph Hill, Lombard Street at Kearny Street North Beach, San Francisco, CA
Pass By: Parrots Of Telegraph Hill, Montgomery Street & Greenwich Steps, San Francisco, CA 94133
Parrots of Telegraph Hill
Pass By: Little Italy, San Francisco, CA
Pass By: North Beach, Broadway at Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94111
North Beach neighborhood
Pass By: Saints Peter and Paul Church, 666 Filbert St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
Pass By: Joe DiMaggio Playground and North Beach Pool, 651 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA 94133-2365
Pass By: Washington Square, Filbert St & Stockton Street, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
Pass By: 678 Beach Blanket Babylon Boulevard Club Fugazi, San Francisco, CA 94133-3878
local show hall
Pass By: Tony's Pizza Napoletana, 1570 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
rival for best pizzeria in the world
Pass By: Calzone's Restaurant, 430 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
Pass By: Golden Boy Pizza, 542 Green St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
locally revered pizzeria
Pass By: Sotto Mare, 552 Green St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
Pass By: The Stinking Rose, 325 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
Pass By: Stella Pastry & Cafe, 446 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
Pass By: Vesuvio Cafe, 255 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
Pass By: City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Ave North Beach, San Francisco, CA 94133-4586
City Lights Booksellers, San Francisco, California
Departure Time: 8:00 AM
Departure Point: 1370 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
Return Details: Returns to original departure point
Viator VIP 08:00:
Tour option details are as follows:
Option Descriptions: Viator VIP: Early Access to Alcatraz and Exclusive Cable Car Sightseeing Tour
Option Departure Time: 8:00 AMViator VIP Additional Days 08:00:
Option Descriptions: Viator VIP: Early Access to Alcatraz and Exclusive Cable Car Sightseeing Tour
Option Departure Time: 8:00 AM
- Transport and sightseeing tour by motorized cable car
- Admission to Alcatraz Island (Valued at $39.90) and Alcatraz audio tour
- Boxed lunch (sandwich or salad), cookie, and bottle of water
- Professional guide
- Entry/Admission - Alcatraz Island
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Adult: Age 12 to 99
Child: Age 0 to 11
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
ALL TRAVELER NAMES ARE REQUIRED AT TIME OF BOOKING. Failure to provide this information will result in cancellation of your tour. Please provide all passengers' full names. Provide first name (lower case letters) and last name (upper case letters) as it appears on each passenger's identification. All passengers 18 and older must present ID to take the ferry to Alcatraz.
Cable cars are wheeled and not on rails to provide maximum flexibility for city sightseeing
Dress in layers as temperatures can be quite cold on the water or on the open-air cable car
If vegetarian lunch is required, please note in Special Requirements box at check-out
Please note: On days when traffic is exceptionally heavy or visibility is bad due to fog on the Golden Gate Bridge, the cable car will go to the bridge's viewing parking to but not cross it
Tour Itinerary 8:00 AM – Check in with your tour guide in front of Pier 33 next to the lamppost across from the information booth. (Please see our Contact Us page for more information.) Your tour guide will be wearing an orange jacket and holding a flag, both adorned with the Hornblower Classic Cable Cars logo! Your tour guide will take your lunch order, give a quick run-down of the day, and provide you with all your Alcatraz tickets. You will board one of the first ferries to Alcatraz. 9:00 AM - Arrive at Alcatraz Island. Take advantage of more than 2 hours to explore the island, including the award-winning audio tour. 11:40 AM – Boarding begins for the 11:55 AM ferry back to San Francisco. You must be on the the 11:55 AM ferry back to San Francisco to continue the tour! 11:55 AM – Ferry departs back to San Francisco! 12:15 PM – Disembark ferry and meet your tour guide at the check-in location. Your tour guide will provide you with your lunches. You will have 30 minutes to explore Pier 33's spectacular grounds and gift shop. 12:50PM – Meet your tour guide at the check-in location, where you will be escorted to your Cable Car. 1:00 PM - Enjoy your professionally guided, premier Cable Car tour of San Francisco, where you will stop at the Palace of Fine Arts, ride across the Golden Gate Bridge, and stop at Fort Point. 3:15 PM – Arrive back at Alcatraz Landing, the end of your adventure! Thank you for riding with us!
Not wheelchair accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Most travelers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 26 travelers