Alcatraz & Sausalito

5.5 hours | San Francisco | SFO-120
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Points of Interest

  • Golden Gate Bridge
  • Alcatraz
  • Sausalito
Shopping Opportunities, Moderate activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Your full-day tour begins with a short walk southward along the Embarcadero, the eastern waterfront and roadway of the Port of San Francisco. You'll make your way to Alcatraz Landing, where you'll board the Alcatraz Ferry to Alcatraz Island. Upon arriving, a National Park Ranger will provide an introduction to the infamous Alcatraz Prison prior to beginning a self-guided audio tour through the jail's facilities.

Alcatraz Island became a Federal Bureau of Prisons federal prison in August 1934. During the 29 years it was in use, the jail held such notable criminals as mobster kingpin Al Capone, Robert Franklin Stroud (the Birdman of Alcatraz) and George "Machine Gun" Kelly. It's also been the setting for many films such as "The Rock" with Sean Connery and Nicholas Cage, "Escape from Alcatraz" with Clint Eastwood and "The Birdman of Alcatraz" with Burt Lancaster.

On your tour, you'll experience the small cells previously inhabited by these infamous characters, and have an opportunity to snap a few photos and view a documentary on the history of Alcatraz.

After touring the island, you'll return by ferry and board your motorcoach and cross the Golden Gate Bridge. Stop at Vista Point for a brief photo stop at the northern part of the Golden Gate Bridge. Admired for its magnitude and graceful beauty, the Golden Gate Bridge took over four years to build and was completed in 1937. Its two towers rise an impressive 746 feet, 191 feet taller than the Washington Monument. Weather permitting, you'll witness sweeping views of San Francisco Bay and the city skyline, as well as Alcatraz, Angel Island and Yerba Buena Island, two islands situated in the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley, Oakland and downtown San Francisco.

Next, you'll drive to Sausalito, a quaint little town known as the "Venice of California." Located north of San Francisco, Sausalito hugs the hills above San Francisco Bay. Named by 18th century Spanish explorers for the "little willow" trees (Saucelito) found in abundance on the banks of its streams, Sausalito covers a mere two and one half miles and boasts spectacular waterfront views. You'll have free time to enjoy the bay views and browse in the boutiques, art galleries, and arts and craft shops along the waterfront, or grab a bite to eat, before boarding your motorcoach for your return drive to the ship.

En route, you'll pass Fisherman's Wharf, home to sidewalk seafood vendors, souvenir shops and other attractions, and witness Ghirardelli Square, once the site of the world-famous chocolate factory, now thriving with eclectic boutiques and cafés. You'll also pass the Cannery bustling with boutiques, restaurants and tourists.

Special Notes:

The Island can be congested based on activity in the city en route to Alcatraz. The tour guide may adjust times as need to ensure all content on the tour is covered.

Passengers may have to walk from the pier to the ferry boarding location for Alcatraz.

This tour will operate only on voyages with full-day calls; tour is not available on voyages debarking or disembarking in San Francisco.

Your tour fee include the $31 National Park Service Entry Fee.

The visit of Alcatraz island involves uphill walking and steps.

This tour may operate in the reverse direction.

Tour has a limited availability and passengers are advised to book early to avoid disappointment.

Child Price:

12 years and under

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship for Fisherman's Wharf and board your ferry

Transport type:
Walking
Travel time:
00:30
Walking distance:
1000
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
no

Arrive at Alcatraz Island for a self-guided tour of the jail

Transport type:
Motorized Vessel
Travel time:
00:15
Time at site:
01:45
Free time at site:
90
Inside visit:
yes
Walking distance:
5000
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
yes
Photo/video restrictions:
no
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Re-board ferry to return to pier and join your motorcoach to Vista Point for a photo stop of Golden Gate Bridge

Transport type:
Motorized Vessel
Travel time:
01:15
Time at site:
00:20
Free time at site:
20
Inside visit:
No
Walking distance:
50
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
yes
Shopping available:
yes
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Arrive at Sausalito and enjoy free time for shopping

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Travel time:
00:15
Time at site:
01:00
Free time at site:
60
Walking distance:
1760
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
no
Photo/video opportunity:
yes

Re-board motorcoach for return to ship

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
46
Travel time:
00:30
Wheelchair accessible:
No