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Discover the iconic sights of San Francisco on our 1-day hop-on, hop-off Big Bus Tour with Alcatraz entry.
After purchase please email Alcatraz@BigBusTours.com to confirm your preferred Alcatraz visit date.
Alcatraz tickets are not available for 29 Feb; 20 March; 1, 2, 4 & 12 April; 1 & 27-29 May; 3-4, 31 July.
Discover the world's most infamous prison.
Also known as 'The Rock', the federal prison once established on Alcatraz Island is synonymous with notorious bank robbers and murderers like Al Capone, 'Machine Gun' Kelly, and the 'Birdman of Alcatraz', Robert Stroud. Now empty, and managed by the National Park Service, you can hop on a ferry to visit Alcatraz for yourself. Once you arrive, you'll have hours to explore the infamous facility with a personal audioguide. Learn about the lives of prisoners and guards alike, inspect the cells, and take in magnificent views of surrounding San Francisco Bay.
Important information about visiting Alcatraz.
This ticket includes admission to Alcatraz and return ferry transfers from Pier 33. After booking, please email Alcatraz@bigbustours.com to confirm your preferred tour date. This must be confirmed at least 5 days in advance of your visit. Same-day bookings are not available. Please redeem your e-tickets at our Visitors' Center at 99 Jefferson Street, San Francisco, CA 94133. Cancellations or changes must be requested at least 6 days prior to your confirmed visit date.
Learn about San Francisco from our local experts.
Our entertaining and experienced English-speaking guides will offer an exciting and educational commentary during your tour. Learn about the fascinating history, culture and architecture of San Francisco from our local experts, who will be happy to answer any questions you have about San Francisco. Please note that live guides are present on most buses, but not all buses.
Available in 10 languages.
Pre-recorded commentary is available in 10 languages on all Red Route buses via complimentary headphones that you can keep when you hop off the bus. Languages featured include English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese and Cantonese.
Hop on, hop off
Explore San Francisco at your own pace.
Make the most of your time in San Francisco with our flexible hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tours. Explore the city's sights at your own pace - you'll have the freedom to hop off the tour at any of our conveniently located stops, and rejoin when you're ready.
Free Walking Tour
Discover San Francisco's Chinatown
Discover more of San Francisco with a complimentary Chinatown Walking Tour. Walk through this world-famous historic neighborhood. See the magnificent Chinatown gates, the busy marketplace and the vibrant mix of historical and modern day culture. This tour is led by a qualified guide who will give you an insight into the area’s history and must-see locations. You can join the Chinatown Walk from Stop 6. Tour operates daily at 1:00pm (and 11:00am between April – October). The Walking Tour duration is approximately 1 hour.
Free 'Pint and Play' Voucher
Enjoy special offers at Players Arcade.
Located at the end of Pier 39, Players is San Francisco’s only arcade, sports bar & grill that also offers dazzling views of San Francisco Bay. Enjoy your first drink on Big Bus ($5.50 beverage credit) AND receive a $5.00 Arcade Game Card with purchase of $5 game card or any appetizer.
Free Bike Rental
Rent for 1 hour, get 1 hour free.
Blazing Saddles offers Big Bus Tours customers 1 hour free with the purchase of a 1-hour bike rental. This deal is available from any Blazing Saddles shop, where the team will equip you with all the necessary gear and explain how to make the most of cycling in San Francisco.