Alcatraz Island

Alcatraz Island

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Welcome to Alcatraz Island – where the infamous Al Capone and "Machine Gun" Kelly called home. Unlike those inmates, your Alcatraz tickets will get you on and off the island! With 378 cells and an entire island filled with history, suspense, and intrigue, an Alcatraz island tour isn't just another tourist stop – it's an adventure into some of the most colorful and dangerous stories of modern history. Gray Line of San Francisco offers 4 special Alcatraz Island tour combo packages designed to make the most out of your Bay Area visit.

Alcatraz Island remains one of San Francisco's greatest landmarks — and now you can experience its chilling allure for yourself. Packaged with Gray Line of San Francisco's Hop On Hop Off tour, The Ultimate City Tour or Giant Redwoods Tour. Gray Line of San Francisco's Alcatraz combos feature an award-winning cellular audio tour and round-trip boat ride to ‘The Rock.’

The Alcatraz Island Combo Tours from Gray Line of San Francisco are simply a must-do for anyone visiting San Francisco for the first time. Availability varies widely, so reservations are limited to our call center. Call today.

Alcatraz plus The Ultimate City Tour

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A four-hour guided tour of San Francisco. At each stop, you’ll have the chance to get off the bus and see the Super Sights. Along the way, your fully narrated tour will show you San Francisco like you’ve never seen it before!

Tour the City from the Bay to the Ocean, with photo stops at key locations. Enjoy great views and visit famous attractions including the Golden Gate Bridge. Stopping at Twin Peaks will give you a breathtaking 360-degree view of the city from 1000 feet above sea level. Opt to upgrade your tour to include a bay cruise or a visit to the Aquarium of the Bay to complete your panorama of San Francisco from land and sea!

Travelling through the Golden Gate Park we’ll point out seasonal flower displays, look for bison grazing and ride past windmills overlooking the Pacific. Learn about San Francisco’s early settlements, from Native Americans, to Spanish missionaries and the frenzied days of the Gold rush as you drive through the once infamous Barbary Coast. Then, see San Francisco’s iconic Victorian Homes as we take you through the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood.

End the tour back at San Francisco's beautiful waterfront and take in the superb vistas of Alcatraz Island and San Francisco Bay on this comprehensive half-day guided tour.

Alcatraz plus Muir Woods

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Extend your adventure with one of our most popular combinations. Travel across the Golden Gate Bridge and through the rugged coastal mountains of Marin County. Experience the magnificent views of the San Francisco Bay and valleys where the Coastal Miwok once lived. Our first stop is Muir Woods National Monument, where ancient groves of Giant Redwoods (Sequoia Sempervirens) tower over Redwood Creek. Our 1¼-hour stop is the most time offered of any other tour company. Muir Woods entrance fee included. 

Next, visit the beautiful coastal town of Sausalito, a gorgeous Mediterranean-style village, with quaint shop, art galleries, and waterfront restaurants. If a one-hour stop in Sausalito isn’t enough for you, extend your stay in Sausalito and return by ferry to San Francisco at your leisure. Ferry cost not included.

Alcatraz plus Hop On Hop Off Blue Bus Pass

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Tour San Francisco on Gray Line's double-decker Hop On Hop Off  and design your own sightseeing and shopping adventure! A loop of 17 stops throughout the city allows you to visit San Francisco's most popular landmarks and shopping centers at your own pace. Grab the next bus and travel onto your next stop. It's a great way to spend time in the city!

Alcatraz with Aquarium of the Bay

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The Aquarium of the Bay facility boasts 300 feet of crystal clear acrylic tunnels holding 700,000 gallons of carefully maintained bay water that sustains approximately 20,000 animals, from octopuses to eight-foot, native, seven-gill sharks.  Visitors are treated to mesmerizing walls of jellyfish and a chance to touch bat rays, skates and “splash zone" animals. In its’ fifteen year history, over seven million guests, including more than 100,000 school children, have visited San Francisco’s spectacular Aquarium of the Bay.

Your Aquarium of the Bay exploration begins in Discover the Bay, featuring the distinctive ecosystems that support an incredibly wide variety of marine life.  In eight exhibits featuring over a thousand aquatic animals, you will learn about the creatures that make their homes in the Bay.

Exhibit highlights include:

  • “Beauties of the Bay”: visit San Francisco Bay’s most colorful animals, including the bright orange Garibaldi (the California State Marine Fish), green Moray Eels and rockfish of varying colors, in the first exhibit on the right.
  • Swirling school of anchovies – did you know that lateral lines on anchovies’ bodies serve as sensory organs?  This enables the animals to sense where the school is moving, to help stick together and avoid predators.
  • “Bay Babies” from newly hatched Skates to juvenile perch and other fishes, explore underwater newborns.  San Francisco Bay is a nursery ground to many species of fishes.
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