For the ultimate introduction to San Francisco, combine a visit to Alcatraz with a 48-hour San Francisco City Hop-on Hop-off Tour. You'll enjoy a scenic ferry ride to Alcatraz Island, San Francisco's most popular attraction, then explore everyone's favorite city at your own pace.
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After jumping on the ferry from Fisherman's Wharf you'll sail to Alcatraz, the legendary former federal penitentiary. Alcatraz was also known as "The Rock", and housed gangsters such as Al Capone (Scarface) and Machine Gun Kelly. Your visit to Alcatraz Island includes an audio walking tour of the infamous "Cell Block".
Then, with 48 hours to explore the city, you have three routes to choose from on the San Francisco City Hop-on Hop-off Tour.
- The Downtown Loop is a hop-on hop-off service through central San Francisco, including such famous sights as Fisherman's Wharf, Chinatown, Union Square and North Beach. You can hop on and off as often as you like, so you can set your own schedule and itinerary.
- The Golden Gate Loop is a continuous tour with two stops at the Palace of Fine Arts and the Golden Gate Bridge. Your guide will point out the landmarks you pass, and share some of the history of San Francisco along the way. The top deck of the double-decker bus gives fantastic unobstructed views of Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Angel Island, Marin Headlands and San Francisco's skyline.
- The Night Loop allows you to see the city when the sun goes down, with views of San Francisco's best attractions by night.
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