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Alcatraz Island Tour & 72 Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Double Decker Bus Tour

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This 3 Day Hop-On Hop-Off Pass combines five tours in one ticket, offering you the ultimate sightseeing experience in San Francisco! Explore Downtown San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge and Golden Gate Park, the charming town of Sausalito, and the beautiful views of the city by night. In addition, take the ferry to visit the famous Alcatraz Island.

  • Enjoy hop-on Hop-off privileges that allow you to choose which sights you want to see, and how long you want to explore it, with unlimited use for 72 hours!
  • Alcatraz regularly sells out weeks in advance, book ahead of time to avoid missing this once of a lifetime experience!


Downtown Loop:

Enjoy an entirely guided one hour tour of San Francisco's most famous sites on an original open-top Double Decker Bus in the San Francisco Downtown area, such as Fisherman’s Wharf with its lively waterfront and the famous sea lions, Chinatown, North Beach with its crooked Lombard Street, Ferry Building and the Farmers Market, Embarcadero, Financial District, and more.

Loop duration: 60 minutes

Frequency: every 30-45 minutes from 9:00 to 17:30

Main bus stops:

  • Fisherman's Wharf

  • Pier 39

  • Lombard Street:

  • North Beach/Washington Square

  • Chinatown Gate

  • Financial District

  • Union Square

  • Ferry Building

  • Marketplace

  • Embarcadero

Official City Tour:

Departing from Fisherman's Wharf, this tour will take you along Ghirardelli Square, the Palace of Fine Arts, the Marina District, before visiting the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. Enjoy several stops throughout the Golden Gate Park, to visit the California Academy of Sciences, the De Young Museum, the Japanese Tea Garden, or the Botanical Gardens. Experience the hippie vibes of Haight Ashbury, and the beautiful landmarks of the Civic Center. Explore also the Union Square before returning towards Fisherman's Wharf, stop at Pier 39 with its world-famous sea lions as well as restaurants, shopping opportunities and many attractions for more fun in San Francisco.

Loop duration: 120 minutes

Frequency: every 30 minutes from 9:00 to 17:30

Main bus stops:

  • Fisherman's Wharf

  • Ghirardelli Square

  • Lombard Street

  • Palace of Fine Arts

  • Golden Gate Bridge

  • Golden Gate Park

  • Haight Ashbury

  • Alamo Square / Painted Ladies

  • Civic Center / City Hall

  • Union Square

  • Chinatown Gate

  • Barbary Coast / Filbert Street Steps

  • Pier 39 / Fisherman's Wharf

Sausalito Loop:

Cross the Golden Gate Bridge, one of the world's most famous landmarks, and explore the charming coastal town of Sausalito, where you can stroll around, shop, dine, visit various art galleries and enjoy a relaxing lunch by the waterfront. This charming village is home of many floating houses and sailboats.

Loop duration: 60 minutes

Frequency: every hour from 10:00 to 15:00

Bus stops:

  • Golden Gate Bridge (South Vista)

  • Golden Gate Bridge (North Visa)

  • Sausalito

Night Loop:

Departing from Fisherman's Wharf, discover the magic views of San Francisco by night, see all the major sites of the city and enjoy two brief walking tours at the Embarcadero and Nob Hill.

Loop duration: 90 minutes

Frequency: tours depart daily at 18:00 year round, and additionally at 19:00 from May to August. This is not a Hop on Hop off tour.


  • Embarcadero

  • North Beach

  • Chinatown

  • Union Square

  • Financial District

  • Civic Cente

  • Nob Hill


Board a ferry and ride from San Francisco to 'the Rock' where you will enjoy the award winning 45 minutes audio tour inside the prison cellblock. Learn about the life in the prison, as told by correctional officers and inmates who lived there.

The self-guided tour gives you the flexibility explore Alcatraz on your own pace.

Audio tour is available in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Mandarin, Portuguese, Korean and Spanish.


  • 72-Hour Hop-on Hop-off Pass

  • Alcatraz Island Cell Block Audio Tour

  • Round trip ferry from San Francisco to Alcatraz
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Alcatraz Island Tour & 72 Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Double Decker Bus Tour

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Inclusions: 72-Hour Hop-on Hop-off Pass / Alcatraz Island Cell Block Audio Tour / Round trip ferry from San Francisco to Alcatraz
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  • 08:00

    Check-in at City Sightseeing Ticket Office

  • Hop-on Hop-off Tour

    Embark on an exciting adventure discovering everything San Francisco has to offer in the 3-day open-top bus tours namely: The Official City Tour The Sausalito Tour, the Parks and Beaches Tour and The Night Tour. Hop-off at any stops and explore the attractions at your own pace.

  • San Francisco's Attractions

    The journey will take you to the city's most famous landmarks including the Golden Gate Bridge, Union Square, Chinatown, Bay Bridge, North Beach, Haight-Ashbury, Palace of Fine Arts and the charming town of Sausalito.

  • Alcatraz Ferry

    From Pier 33, board a ferry to Alcatraz Island, one of San Francisco's most popular attractions. Today, the small island is home to the oldest operating lighthouse in the West Coast, abandoned military prison and natural features such as rock pools and seabird colony.

  • Alcatraz Sightseeing

    During the ferry tour, watch an orientation video from Discovery Channel and listen to an award-winning 45-minute audio tour called "Doing Time: The Alcatraz Cellhouse Tour" which is all about the correctional officers and prisoners who used to live in the island.

  • End

    Check-out at City Sightseeing Ticket Office

  • (For Check-In) City Sightseeing Office (1331 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA) Time: 08:00:00

  • (For Check-Out) City Sightseeing Office (1331 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA)

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) City Sightseeing Office (1331 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA) Time: 08:00:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) City Sightseeing Office (1331 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA)

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  • Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour: Wheelchair accessibility is only available on certain buses and may not be available at all times. Please call the activity provider using the number provided on your voucher to double check accessible bus availability.

  • Alcatraz Tour: An electric shuttle runs twice an hour to and from the dock to the prison. In the cell house there is an elevator to provide access to the second story

  • Alcatraz tour times cannot be reserved in advance and only the date will be reserved.

  • Participants must be able to walk to and from the dock to the prison. The distance from the dock to the prison at the top of the island is about 1/4 mile (.4 km) and the elevation change is 130 feet (40 meters). This is equivalent to climbing a thirteen story building.

  • This activity is wheelchair accessible.

  • Children of all ages can participate in this activity.

Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • Printed VELTRA voucher

  • A valid government-issued photo ID

  • Walking shoes

  • Sunglasses

  • Camera

  • Sweatshirt / light jacket

Requirement(s) - Others
  • Please call the activity provider 48 hours before your activity to reconfirm your booking. Your voucher has the necessary contact information listed.

Additional Note(s)
  • No refunds will be given for any no-shows and reservations which have not been cancelled within the appropriate cancellation time.

  • Any name changes and date changes are subject to availability.

  • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.

  • The activity provider does not assume any responsibility for your valuables and/or personal belongings.

  • Gratuity is not included in the price.

  • If you are driving on your own, you will be required to pay a parking fee.

  • You must have a printed copy of your VELTRA voucher to present upon check-in. You will not be able to participate in this activity if you only have a digital copy on your mobile device.

  • Be sure to exchange your VELTRA voucher for a ticket at the check-in location.

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Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made within 7 business days of your activity (after 09:00:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

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