Private Full Day Highlights, with Alcatraz Island

6 hr

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Private Tour

Immerse yourself in the highlights of San Francisco, and discover the infamous history of Alcatraz. On your private tour of San Francisco, you will:

  • Soak up the San Francisco skyline from the top of iconic Nob Hill 
  • Explore Union Square, San Francisco's bustling shopping area
  • Immerse yourself in the customs, cuisine and curiosities of Chinatown 
  • Snap panoramic pictures from statuesque Colt Tower 
  • Venture through North Beach to absorb the community’s Italian heritage 
  • Enjoy striking...
Immerse yourself in the highlights of San Francisco, and discover the infamous history of Alcatraz. On your private tour of San Francisco, you will:

  • Soak up the San Francisco skyline from the top of iconic Nob Hill 
  • Explore Union Square, San Francisco's bustling shopping area
  • Immerse yourself in the customs, cuisine and curiosities of Chinatown 
  • Snap panoramic pictures from statuesque Colt Tower 
  • Venture through North Beach to absorb the community’s Italian heritage 
  • Enjoy striking views of the Golden Gate Bridge from atmospheric Fisherman's Wharf 
  • Dig into some of San Francisco's famous seafood - like clam chowder soup in a sourdough bread bowl (price not included)
  • Visit the world’s most notorious island penitentiary, Alcatraz
On this Private Half Day Tour of San Francisco Highlights, you will learn about the city’s founding in 1776, when Spanish colonists settled the area during gold-rush fever. See first-hand San Francisco’s colorful mix of quaint buildings and modern architecture in a stunning ocean-facing city that is more than just flower power and social consciousness. 

Your Private Half Day Tour of San Francisco Highlights will take you through an urban landscape, set on the northern tip of a peninsula, shaped by glaciers, earthquakes and the Pacific’s rolling waves. At the top of Nob Hill, soak up an extraordinary cityscape at cable car height. Iconic landmarks, such as Golden Gate Bridge, Japantown, the Colt Tower and the oldest Chinatown in North America. Set on San Francisco's picturesque steep slopes, enjoy a stunning skyline across streets criss-crossed by street cars, yellow taxis and jogging trails. 

Wander through some world-class shopping centered on Union Square, where big-name brands and local stores nestle amongst chic boutiques. At beautiful North Beach, known colloquially as Little Italy, soak up the ambience of the city’s lively historic Italian-American community. Lastly, Fisherman’s Wharf, lined with seafood cafes, is home to basking sea lions, jugglers and mime artists and enjoys striking views across the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, and Angel Island. At the ‘dress to character’ ferry, your guide will leave the tour so that you can explore the world’s most infamous island prison - Alcatraz. 

Your guide will leave you at the dock for Alcatraz, once you are in line. Then, take an audio tour at a leisurely pace to hear tales of notorious felons such as Al-Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud in this former fort, military prison and maximum security federal penitentiary.  

Please note: Alcatraz tickets are in high demand during the summer and tickets cannot be guaranteed at the time of booking. We will contact you soonest should we be unable to obtain tickets.


Tour duration
6 hours

Type of tour
Walking tour - the cost of all public transport is not included between sights. Your guide will help you with this.

Tickets included
  • Tickets for Alcatraz ferry and entrance

Other inclusions
Gratuities optional
Customisable - simply ask us

Suitable for
Family, Friends, Culture Vulture, Adventurous

Attractions along this route:

Alcatraz
Known as 'The Rock,' the island of Alcatraz was a maximum security prison between 1933 and 1963.

Chinatown
One of the largest Chinese communities outside Asia gives rise to San Fran's thriving Chinatown.

Nob Hill
This affluent neighbourhood is one San Francisco's original Seven Hills.

San Francisco Bay
The awe-inspiring backdrop to the sights and sounds of San Francisco.

Golden Gate Bridge
This superlative piece of civil engineering is the most recognisable symbol of San Francisco, and an icon of the United States.

Coit Tower
An emblem of the city skyline, this 65 metre tower provides a 360 degree view of the city.

Cable Cars
San Fran has the world's last manually operated cable car system - an old-fashioned ride with breathtaking views.

Fisherman's Wharf
A neighbourhood with Italian roots, this area has seafood restaurants aplenty.

North Beach
The Little Italy of San Fran, North Beach hosts some fantastic Italian restaurants and is one of the city's best nightlife districts.

Union Square
This iconic plaza is the perfect place to indulge in a shopping spree.
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Cancellation Policy

You can cancel for a full refund up to 48 hours before the start of your experience. If you do not show up for the experience or fail to cancel at least 48 hours in advance, you will not receive a refund.