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Alcatraz Island

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Park rangers conduct tours by recounting the prison's thrilling history along with intriguing anecdotes about Al Capone and other legendary figures that made a "home" here.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Pier 33, B201 Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA 94122
+1 415-981-7625
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Reviewed yesterday

The famous Alcatraz prison is a must see if you're going to visit. You MUST plan way ahead (months) to get tickets. Wear good walking shoes and bring a camera or your phone with camera.

Thank GL726
Reviewed yesterday

We had previously been to Alcatraz Island but went again in October as part of a tour from our Princess Cruise Ship. Organise your tickets way before you wish to go as they sell out very fast. The ferry over is quick and once there...More

Thank Toujo
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Amazing trip to Alcatraz, made our trip to San Fran. Would 100% recommend.. a must do! Definitely book in advance up to two months to avoid disappointment.

Thank aimeemoore5
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It appears a little worn down but nice to see and good walks around the island. Loved it. Remember to bring good walking shoes.

Thank Kim_Ras
Reviewed yesterday

We visited Alcatraz in September and we loved it. It was really interesting to see how prisoners lived in the 60's. You can go into a couple of the cells and also into the old canteen. You can spend all day there if you like,...More

Thank Rory P
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you’re planning a visit to the beautiful San Francisco don’t miss to live this incredible experience and make sure to book the Alcatraz Cruise in advance, I suggest the “last escape” aka the last cruise of the day. The sunset over the San Francisco...More

Thank La_Elena_on_the_road
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The audio tour was a great way to take the tour at your own pace. The rangers are on hand to answer any questions and you can stay the whole day if you wish. It’s a bit hilly but a trailer is provided for those...More

Thank Ruth7467
Reviewed yesterday

The trip to Alcatraz was fantastic and we really enjoyed the audio tour that told us all about the prisoners and what went on here well worth a trip

Thank Rachel N
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was a fascinating morning out. We were booked on the 9.10 boat and were back by lunchtime having done everything available. They had a former prisoner answering questions and signing copies of his book. The audio tour was incredibly informative and really immersive. It...More

Thank Trip22347534438
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Highly recommended. Great history and audio tour was perfect! Can be busy at times but it's worth the trip over to the rock.

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Response from mikkel r | Reviewed this property |
Google Maps has excellent directions for using transit - just put in your destination and make sure you are looking at the transit directions and it will tell you the fastest way to get there using bus or subway/train. I... More
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Response from 747BarryB | Reviewed this property |
Good advice about booking your ticket. Here’s some more don’t take your car into San Fran. You can’t get parking spaces, and if you do, they cost a fortune.
4 November 2018|
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Yes, go cancelation always happen.