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Alcatraz Island

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Alcatraz Island

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Combo Tour: Alcatraz Island and San Francisco Grand City Tour
$120.00 per adult
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Alcatraz Ticket + Fisherman's Wharf Walking Tour
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Big Bus San Francisco Hop-On-Hop-Off Open Top Tour and Alcatraz Combo
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Alcatraz and One Day Bike Rental
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Alcatraz Island Tour - Package Deal
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Alcatraz with Bay Cruise
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The One Day in San Francisco Tour with Alcatraz
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Pier 33, San Francisco, CA 94123
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Highway 1 Self-Driving Audio Tour (Pacific Coast Highway)
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Highway 1 Self-Driving Audio Tour (Pacific Coast Highway)

Welcome to the GPS-enabled driving tour of California’s famous Highway 1, the Pacific Coast Highway! This self-guided audio tour stretches between San Francisco and Los Angeles, one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world! It also includes a popular scenic detour along Monterey’s 17 Mile Drive at Pebble Beach. This self-guided audio tour allows you to explore Highway 1 with maximum flexibility and value.<br><br>Here's how it works: Within 30 mins, we'll send you two things: a unique password and an app. Download the app onto your phone, enter the password, and download the tour. When you arrive, go to the first stop, launch the app, and follow the instructions! Stick to our recommended route and speed limit for the best experience. <br><br>Recommended: purchase one tour per vehicle. Everyone can listen at the same time!<br><br>Uncertain Travel Date? The tour’s valid for 30 days from booking!<br><br>This tour doesn’t include entrance to attractions along the route. Check pandemic rules before your visit.
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Ken M wrote a review Dec 2020
Lexington, Massachusetts5 contributions7 helpful votes
Great tour. Narrated tour on the ferry over. Once on the island you take a recorded guided tour. You wear a headset and follow along. I was skeptical but this was great! So informative. Modern day history. it is a tourist attraction but definitely worth it. Book in advance.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Old Pro wrote a review Dec 2020
Seattle, Washington2,097 contributions265 helpful votes
I think the history and stories behind this place as far more interesting places self. Have to really get into the folklore when you're standing in a cold damp dilapidated cement building. The stories about it are great and the people who were there are very interesting. If you're one of those people I'd like to say I've been there, then by all means go. However, there are so how way cooler things 2 do in San Francisco
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Date of experience: May 2020
2 Helpful votes
Stratosphere wrote a review Dec 2020
London, United Kingdom121 contributions92 helpful votes
The island is very impressive and historical. But when we went there , cells were closed. You were brought there by ferry and you need you need to book on internet.
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Date of experience: January 2020
3 Helpful votes
bpageski wrote a review Dec 2020
Atlanta, Georgia118 contributions44 helpful votes
The audio tour is free and you should utilize it as it provides a lot of history. There is a tram that will take you to the top, if you have problems walking. great views of San Francisco from the Ferry and Island
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Alex Sico wrote a review Nov 2020
Calgary, Canada132 contributions145 helpful votes
Incredible experience, from beginning to end. The ferry ride was very enjoyable and scenic, about 5-10 in duration. They had a departure every 20 minutes I believe. The line was not long at all, and the wait was not tremendous as they allow lots of people on the ferry at once. Once you arrive on the island, it is a self guided tour, they provide you with a audio recording to listen to. It is very very well made and full of interesting facts and details. You are allowed to see pretty much everything and you are free to wonder around the entire island, in and out of the building for as long as you like. I strongly recommend that you do not only limit yourself to the inside of the building. The basketball court and the outdoor facilities were very interesting to see as well. I was lucky enough to visit on a very beautiful afternoon, therefore the views of the city and the golden gate from certain parts of the island are truly jaw dropping. Worth every penny!
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Date of experience: January 2020
3 Helpful votes
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