San Francisco Grand City Tour & Escape from the Rock Bay Cruise

Combine a tour around the city with a boat tour that allows you to get close to the “Rock”. Hear great stories about the history of Alcatraz Island and learn about the infamous inmates that have tried to escape. You will circle the island twice, seeing it from all angles as well as the beautiful scenery of the city skyline

4 hours City Tour (AM), 1.5 hours Escape from the Rock Cruise (PM)
Mobile & printed vouchers accepted
Free Cancellation
Fully refundable when canceled up to 24 hours prior to departure.


  • Fisherman's Wharf
  • Victorian homes
  • Chinatown
  • North Beach
  • Presidio National Park
  • Awe­-inspiring views of Alcatraz and the Pacific Ocean
  • Escape from the Rock cruise around Alcatraz Island


  • Approximately 4 hours narrated morning tour of San Francisco with 5 photo opportunity stops: Golden Gate Bridge, Twin Peaks, Land’s End, Palace of Fine Arts and Mission San Francisco de Asis (Mission district)
  • 90 min Escape from the Rock boat tour around Alcatraz Island (Please note this cruise does not allow time on Alcatraz Island)
  • Luxury motor coach bus with a professional tour guide
  • Escape from the Rock cruise in the afternoon (departure times vary and are seasonal, please visit the Blue & Gold Fleet website for the most up to date schedule)
  • Drop off at Pier 41. This concludes your bus transportation for the day. After the Escape from the Rock cruise, you will need to find you way back to your hotel

  • Gratuities (optional).
  • This tour DOES NOT land on Alcatraz Island.
  • Hotel pick up & drop off

Please Note

  • The Escape from the Rock cruise does not land on Alcatraz Island.


  • In order to cancel the booking with no penalties you must contact us at least 24 hours in advance.


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San Francisco Grand City Tour & Escape from the Rock Bay Cruise

4 hours City Tour (AM), 1.5 hours Escape from the Rock Cruise (PM)

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Enjoy an approximately four-hour guided tour of San Francisco. At each stop, you’ll have the chance to get off the bus and see the 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!

Traveling 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.

You didn’t get tickets for Alcatraz? No worries. End the tour back at San Francisco's beautiful waterfront and take in the superb vistas of Alcatraz Island and San Francisco Bay before embarking on a boat tour at Pier 39. The Escape from the Rock cruise will take you close up to the infamous prison island that many have tried to escape from. You will circle the island twice, seeing it from all angles as well as the beautiful city skyline. Keep an eye on the water. You may catch a glimpse of harbor porpoises swimming by. They have returned to the Bay!

Escape from the Rock Cruise is provided by Blue and Gold Fleet.

The perfect way to see San Francisco from land and see!

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Pickup Info

* Please choose between 2 different meeting points: Gray Line Union Square Departure point 1 (478 Post. St.) at 8:30 for 8:40 am departure; Gray Line Fisherman’s Wharf Departure point 2 (2805 Leavenworth St) at 8:50 for 9:00 am departure.
* You can reach us at [email protected] or 415.353.5310 between 9:00 am to 7:00pm local time PST