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ALCATRAZ: THE BEST WAYS TO EXPERIENCE ‘THE ROCK’

Posted by Remy on June 15, 2018

ALCATRAZ: THE BEST WAYS TO EXPERIENCE ‘THE ROCK’

San Francisco Bay is home to one of the most infamous prisons on the planet and visiting can be a tough ticket to score. As a National Historic Landmark, only a certain amount of people are allowed on the island daily, so if you have Alcatraz on your bucket list, the only way to ensure a tour of ‘The Rock’ is to book well in advance. Gray Line tours make it easy for visitors to see Alcatraz, as well as seeing other fascinating parts of San Francisco and beyond.

San Francisco City Tour and Alcatraz: 1-day Tour

This package combines an unforgettable trip to Alcatraz with a guided tour of San Francisco in a luxury motor coach. The tour includes tickets to Alcatraz along with the award-winning audio tour and round-trip boat ride to Alcatraz.

As well as your trip to Alcatraz, this package includes a four-hour guided Grand City Tour of San Francisco. Along with giving guests a stress-free tour of San Francisco, each bus comes equipped with a knowledgeable tour guide who shares the history of places and neighborhoods that are visited. Some of the attractions en route include the Golden Gate Bridge, Haight-Ashbury District, Alamo Square—the home of the famous Painted Ladies homes, Chinatown, and Fisherman’s Wharf. Also included in this tour are stops at Twin Peaks, the historic Sutro Baths at Land’s End, and the magnificent Golden Gate Bridge.

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Muir Woods and Sausalito & Alcatraz: 1-Day Tour

This family favorite tour includes the ferry ride to Alcatraz Island where guests take an audio-guided tour of the Cellhouse. This award-winning audio tour includes stories of life inside the prison from former inmates and correctional officers who lived and worked on the island.

The Muir Woods tour takes you on a dramatic drive across the Golden Gate Bridge and through the rugged coastal mountains to Muir Woods, home to some of the largest Redwoods on the California Coast. Spend some time hiking through Muir Woods, then descend into the quaint town of Sausalito to enjoy one of the prettiest locations in the entire Bay Area.  After your visit to Sausalito you can either return to San Francisco on your luxury motor coach, or board the ferry which will bring you back across the bay to Fisherman’s Wharf.

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Hop On Hop Off 48 Hour Pass & Alcatraz Tour: 2-Day Pass, 1-day on Alcatraz

This package is great for travelers who want to enjoy a few days in the city at their own pace with one day to visit Alcatraz. Visitors get to enjoy exploring San Francisco as they wish with a 48-hour pass on the hop-on hop-off double-decker bus and tickets to Alcatraz that include the round-trip ferry and the award winning audio tour.

The 48-hour hop on, hop off tour also includes two free walking tours, the Golden Gate Park & Beach Trolley Tour and the Sausalito Cable Car Tour, which takes visitors across the magnificent Golden Gate Bridge in a historic wooden double decker cable car.

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The Golden Gate Park Trolley is the only hop-on hop-off route that takes visitors to Ocean Beach, The Legion of Honor Fine Arts Museum, and The San Francisco Zoo.

While the bus tours can be enjoyed at any time during the 48 hours of ticket validity, Alcatraz tickets will be booked for specific times and dates.

All of the fantastic tours can be booked online. Or, give Gray Line a call at 415-353-5310 and they will be more than happy to set up your tours for you!

 

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