Alcatraz Day Tour + 1 Day Hop-On/Hop-Off Classic Big Bus

Alcatraz Only Sold as Part of a Combination Package
Only One Type Of Tour Package May Be Made Per Purchase

Date and Time for Alcatraz
Prices May Vary by Date or Availability
If dates sold out or not listed – see Referrals page.
 
Amount Per Person
Adult (16 - 61)
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Senior (62+)
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Junior (12 - 15)
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Kid (5 - 11)
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All other ages are free

Alcatraz Day Tour + 1 Day Hop-On/Hop-Off Classic Big Bus

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Alcatraz Island Day Tour ticket resold as part of a Combination-Tour-Package. 

Alcatraz NOT Sold Separately.

This is the official tour inside the prison – Sold with other tours. 

See tabs above for details of package components.

Tickets for Alcatraz Island are SET. Typically, We Offer Only 1 or 2 Alcatraz Departures Per Day. 

Other components of your tour package run daily and can be taken before or after Alcatraz.

Take the bus on ANY DAY. You decide when to start the Hop-on-Hop-off Bus Tour: 

That could be 4 days before Alcatraz, or 1 Day before Alcatraz, or the afternoon after Alcatraz, or 2 days later… whenever you like!  

THE EARLIER IN THE DAY THAT YOU GET STARTED, THE MORE HOP-OFF TIME YOU WILL HAVE. Your ticket starts when you first get on any bus and lasts for the rest of that day.

THE FIRST BUS LEAVES THE WHARF AT 9:00 AM. The last bus leaves at 5 pm. Therefore the maximum hop off time = 9 hours. 

Alcatraz Day Tour Face Value = $39.30 Adults/Juniors (12+), $37.65 Seniors (62+); $23.90 Children (5-11); Free for Ages 0-4

Amigos only offers Adult and Child pricing for all tour packages 

Full Price $145 Adult Package Includes:

  • $39.30 Adult Round Trip Alcatraz Cruises Day Ferry to the Island with Cell House Audio Tour Inside the Prison in 11 Languages
  • $55 Value Adult Big Bus Classic 1-Day Ticket (Hop-On/Hop-Off, 2.5 hours+)
  • See map that includes Big Bus 1-Day RED LINE Loop
  • $30 Adult Value Walking Tours (in English)
    • Chinatown (1+ Hour)

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FAQ

  • Upon purchase, you will receive an email Voucher showing your purchase
  • This Voucher will need to be PRINTED and exchanged with Big Bus
  • Further Instructions regarding tour package components will be included on the email Voucher
  • For Alcatraz Packages, children’s pricing defaults to the lowest age range (5-11) among the combined products
  • Amigos will send Alcatraz Cruises your name and ticket quantity in advance
  • Your tickets will be waiting at Pier 33 under your name
  • Bring your receipt/voucher to Pier 33, Alcatraz Landing
  • All guests over age 18 are required to provide a government-issued photo ID at Pier 33
  • Plan to arrive at least 30 minutes early (you can arrive up to 120 minutes early, but Pier 33 has few attractions)
  • Please be on time – Alcatraz Tour departure times and dates cannot be changed
  • If you arrive late, Alcatraz Cruises is not required to assist you
  • More than 1 tour can be taken in 1 day, but 2 days is needed to take all tours; There are no refunds for unused tours
  • The Alcatraz tour usually lasts 2-2.5 hours
  • Ferries return from the island every 30 minutes with the last ferry returning from Alcatraz Island at 6:30pm (no return ticket needed)
  • Be prepared for changing weather; both Alcatraz and the open-air bus can be chilly – in either sun or fog
  • There are no refunds for any unused tours
  • The primary Red Line Big Bus loop (this Classic ticket) runs from 9am-5pm daily; every 10-15 minutes in summer, every 20-30 minutes in winter
  • Your ticket starts when you first get on any bus and lasts for the rest of that day
  • You can begin your bus tours from Union Square, Fisherman’s Wharf or any stop along the Big Bus route
  • The Primary Red Line loop Big Bus City Tour takes roughly 2.5 hours if you stay on the bus; Each time you hop-off will add to the length of your trip
  • Tours are free for kids under age 5 No Refunds or Exchanges
  • No rescheduling for missed Alcatraz departures
  • Walking Tours must be used within 7 days of Hop-Hop-off Activation
  • See Terms and Conditions page for more policy details

Alcatraz Day Tour

Alcatraz Cruises Ferry to Alcatraz Island (Round Trip) Includes the Cell House Audio Tour – available in Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish

39.90 Adults and Juniors (12+), $37.15 Seniors (62+), $23.90 Kids (5-11), Free for Ages 0-4

Please arrive at least 30 minutes early. All guests over age 18 must present a government issued photo ID. 

The Ferry ride from Pier 33 takes 10-15 minutes to get to Alcatraz. 

This is the infamous prison – where you can even go inside cells and experience the cold and stark surroundings firsthand. Alcatraz served as a federal penitentiary from 1933 to 1963, where notorious criminals like Al Capone, Machine Gun Kelly, and Creepy Karpis were held. The award-winning 45-minute cell house audio headset tour will captivate you with escape attempts, riots, bizarre characters, and much more. Displays include prison life, guard controls, and how three men made their famous “Escape From Alcatraz.” 

Alcatraz remains extremely popular. 

  • Video History Presentation – No Charge
  • Audio Tour includes sound effects, interviews with prisoners and guards, and historic details
  • Bookstore with information in many languages
  • Visit the prison Recreation Yard, talk with Park Rangers, and walk the Perimeter Trail
  • Unlimited photo opportunities and great views looking back at the City or out to the Golden Gate Bridge
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See Map of 1-Day Classic Red Line Loop or See More Photos!

Hop off the bus at any of 20 stops, to see great attractions and neighborhoods. Walk around at your leisure. Then hop back on another bus coming by and continue the loop.

Primary Loop Operates: Daily from 9:00am – 5:00pm. Every 10-15 minutes in summer and 20-30 minutes in winter. Route is 2.5 hours. Last Bus returns to Fisherman’s Wharf circa 7:30 pm.

Start on any day you like, but your ticket is valid only on that day.

You will travel over the Golden Gate Bridge where you can get off at the north end Vista Point stop. Walk out on to the bridge at your own pace, or just stay for a quick, but spectacular view. At this stop you can transfer to the Sausalito Loop shuttle if you want to visit the quaint bayside town of Sausalito.

Live Narration is in English. You can also choose recorded narration in multiple languages on the primary red line loop.

Select stops are located at or near:  The Haight/Ashbury district, Victorian homes, Chinatown, North Beach, Union Square, Financial District, Golden Gate Park, City Hall, the Palace of Fine Arts, Lombard Street, and more.

  • 1-Day Classic ticket also includes 4 walking tour options.
  • Upon purchase, you will receive an email Voucher showing your purchase
  • This Voucher will need to be PRINTED and exchanged with Big Bus.
  • Your ticket starts when you first get on any bus and lasts for the rest of that day and the next day.
  • You can begin your bus tours from Union Square, Fisherman’s Wharf, or any stop along the Big Bus route.
  • The Big Bus red line primary loop takes roughly 2.5 hours if you stay on the bus; Each time you hop-off will add to the length of your trip.
  • Walking Tours must be used within 7 days of Hop-Hop-off Activation.
  • Tours are free for kids under age 5.
  • See Terms and Conditions page for more policy details.
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Amigos Big Bus Chinatown Walking Tour

 

Chinatown Walking Tour:

$40+ Value. ~ 1-Hour

Also Included as an Optional Bonus with Alcatraz Packages

Surrounding the original town center and oldest part of the City, Chinatown will appeal to your love of both the old and the new. You’ll see the crowded and bustling open-air meat and produce markets of Stockton Street; visit side alleyways that will take you back in time; and discover lions, dragons, pagoda roofs, and dangling lanterns along the ever-colorful Grant Street.

Wear walking shoes. Be prepared to walk uphill (some inclines, but not San Francisco's craziest). This tour departs from the corner of Union Square, at Geary and Powell Streets. Stop 6 on the Big Bus map.

Tour operates daily:

• November – March at 1:00pm 

• April – October at 11:00am & 1:00pm

CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS TO TAKE THE CHINATOWN WALKING TOUR