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

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

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

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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

  • 6 Hours
  • 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
  • Bay cruise around Alcatraz Island


  • Narrated tour of San Francisco
  • Boat tour around Alcatraz Island (Please note this cruise does not allow time on Alcatraz Island)
  • Hotel Pick-up from select San Francisco Hotels (only if confirmed with reservations)

  • Gratuities (optional).
  • This tour DOES NOT land on Alcatraz Island.

Please Note

  • The bay cruise does not land on Alcatraz Island.


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

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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

* The tour starts at 09:00AM, please be at the meeting point: Gray Line Office at Union Square (478 Post. St.) 15 minutes before the tour begins; Gray Line Office at Fisherman’s Wharf (2800 Leavenworth St & Jefferson St) 45 minutes before the tour begins.
* Complimentary hotel pick-up is available for select San Francisco hotels with confirmation from our reservations staff.
* Please contact us 72 hours prior to tour date to confirm your exact departure time or hotel pick up. You can reach us at [email protected] or (415) 353-5310 between 10:30am to 7:30pm local time PST ONLY

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