San Francisco city tour and Escape from the Rock cruise

478 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94102, United States
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Experience San Francisco by land and sea with this city tour and Alcatraz cruise. Read More

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Tour Duration
5h 30min

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Gray Line of San Francisco


Enjoy fantastic views and photo ops at famous locations on this four-hour narrated tour of San Francisco. You'll see the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and admire a stunning 360-degree view of the city from Twin Peaks. As you move through Golden Gate Park, you'll pass seasonal flower displays, windmills overlooking the Pacific Ocean, and (if you're lucky) grazing bison! The tour will teach you about San Francisco's early settlements, from Native Americans to Spanish missionaries, and the era of the gold rush. Then, drive by iconic Victorian homes in the historic Haight-Ashbury neighborhood. The city tour will end at the waterfront, where you'll board a boat at Pier 39 for the Escape the Rock cruise. The cruise provides an up-close look at the infamous prison island that has seen many unsuccessful escape attempts. You will circle the island twice to see it from all angles, along with the stunning city skyline. You may even catch some porpoises swimming by!Please note this tour does not land on Alcatraz Island.

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Departure point

If you have not chosen the hotel pick-up, please meet at the Grayline San Francisco Union Square Office with your voucher at least 15 minutes prior to tour departure time.


Narrated bus tour of San Francisco. Bay cruise around Alcatraz Island. Complimentary hotel pick-up/drop-off (optional)


Gratuities (optional)


See San Francisco by land and sea. Pass famous sights including Fisherman's Wharf, Chinatown, and North Beach. Sail around Alcatraz Island. Learn more about the area and its fascinating history

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Important info

  • The Escape from the Rock cruise offers a multi-language audio tour in nine languages: English, Spanish, Mandarin, Italian, French, Japanese, Korean, German and Taiwanese
  • Complimentary hotel pick-up is available (contact details will be in your voucher)

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Cancellation policy

You can cancel your tour until a day before your travel date

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