VIP: Early Access to Alcatraz and Exclusive Cable Car Sightseeing Tour

San Francisco, California, USA
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 VIP: Early Access to Alcatraz and Exclusive Cable Car Sightseeing Tour
24 hours
6 hours 30 minutes
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  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Lunch included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Exclusive to


Get a head start on your day to enjoy more of your San Francisco sightseeing! Departing at 7:15am from Fisherman's Wharf, hop aboard a one-of-a-kind cable car bus. Converted from an authentic San Francisco cable car, this wheeled vehicle exudes the old-world charm of a classic cable car but gives you the freedom go anywhere and everywhere, not just along the tracks.
Explore Chinatown and North Beach on your way to Pier 33 and enjoy a light breakfast on board. When you arrive, you’ll be escorted onto one of the first ferries to Alcatraz. The early-bird ferry to Alcatraz is not sold anywhere else, so you get priority entrance to this world-renowned historic attraction!
Leaving the hassle of big crowds behind, explore the prison grounds independently while enjoying the award-winning audio tour, which leads you on an immersive journey into the prison’s intriguing past. Featuring life-like sound effects and real interviews from former inmates and cell guards, this tour lets you discover what life was like here for history’s most notorious criminals, such as Machine Gun Kelly and Al Capone.
After your tour, hop back on the cable car bus with your guide and nosh on a boxed lunch from Alcatraz Cafe. Enjoy unobstructed views of iconic neighborhoods, Victorian houses and stunning San Francisco Bay as you cruise up and down the city’s many hills. Because your wheeled cable car is unrestricted by wires and tracks, you'll get to cross the Golden Gate Bridge! Feel the wind in your hair as you travel along this world-renowned landmark, stopping for 15 minutes to capture great photos of this iconic landmark at Vista Point.
Then, enjoy a scenic ride back to Union Square, arriving around 2:30pm.


8:00 AM - 8:25 AM - Tour begins as you get an up close and personal tour of the San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 39 and Embarcadero before getting dropped off Pier 33/Alcatraz Landing!

8:25 AM - When you disembark the vehicle please head over to the group services window located on Alcatraz Landing. Once you get there you will check in with all the members of your group and receive your Alcatraz tickets. You will then board one of the first ferries to Alcatraz and enjoy your awesome adventure that awaits!

11:40 AM - Once you are on Alcatraz Island please keep an eye on your watch, you must be on the 11:55 AM ferry back to San Francisco! Please line up at 11:40 AM!

11:55 AM - Ferry departs back to San Francisco!

12:15 PM - Disembark ferry and hop back on the Cable Car to continue your journey!

12:25 PM - Cable Car will be parked on The Embarcadero in between Pier 33 and Pier 35 just north of where you were dropped off in the morning. Once onboard you will find your lunch onboard as you continue your tour!

1:25 PM - Arrive at Vista point north Golden Gate Bridge, there will be a 15- minute picture stop.

1:40 PM - Depart Vista Point North, your tour will continue back over the Golden Gate Bridge and back to San Francisco where you will see Pacific Heights, Nob Hill, Chinatown as well as North beach/Little Italy on your way back to our Ticketing Center.

2:55 PM - Arrive back at our Ticketing Center and disembark a the end of your tour!


  • Round trip ferry from San Francisco to Alcatraz island + audio tour included in total price. Alcatraz ticket value is $37.25 Adult and $23 Child.
  • Transport and sightseeing tour by motorized cable car
  • Alcatraz audio tour
  • Lunch choices: We offer a bag lunch with either sandwich (Turkey, Ham and Veggie) or salad, all lunches include the following:
  • Chips
  • Cookie
  • Fruit
  • Water Bottle
  • Mayonnaise + Mustard packets + napkin
  • Your lunch bag and everything in it is biodegradable!
  • Lunch orders will be taken the day of the tour at time of check in, not any sooner!
  • Professional guide
  • Mixed refreshments
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Info:
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • All traveler names are required at time of booking. Failure to provide this information will result in cancellation of your tour
  • Cable cars are wheeled and not on rails to provide maximum flexibility for city sightseeing
  • Dress in layers as temperatures can be quite cold on the water or on the open-air cable car
  • If vegetarian lunch is required, please note in Special Requirements box at check-out
  • Please note: On days when traffic is exceptionally heavy or visibility is bad due to fog on the Golden Gate Bridge, the cable car will go to the bridge's viewing parking to but not cross it

Meeting Point

2766 Taylor St
Departure Time:
Check in at 7:45 am, Tour departs at 8:00 am
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point


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