Tour the infamous former maximum-security penitentiary on Alcatraz Island. Nicknamed The Rock, this small island in the San Francisco Bay is now a national park. After taking a ferry to the island, follow the audio guide, available in ten languages. You'll go through the inside of the old prison's facilities, which include a lighthouse, military fortifications, and cellblocks. Though long considered escape-proof, the prison suffered an irreparable blow to its reputation in 1962, when three inmates mysteriously disappeared using a makeshift raft. Explore the protected recreation area with a park ranger, who can enhance your visit with little-known information about the island's current inhabitants: the black-crested night herons and western gulls. Using our custom trip planner, San Francisco attractions like Alcatraz Island can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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Tours to Alcatraz Island
$120 BOOK WITH VIATOR Combo Tour: Alcatraz Island and San Francisco Grand City Tour
Duration: 6 hours
$150 BOOK WITH VIATOR Big Bus San Francisco Hop-On-Hop-Off Open Top Tour and Alcatraz Combo
Duration: 3 hours
$99 BOOK WITH VIATOR Alcatraz and Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito Guided Bike Tour
Duration: 3 to 6 hours
$129 BOOK WITH VIATOR San Francisco City Highlights Experience with Official Alcatraz Tour
Duration: 5 hours
Alcatraz Island reviews
Ferry ride to and from Alcatraz was great. Wear your comfortable shoes since you'll be climbing quite a bit of inclines. The history goes beyond the Prison everyone thinks of when they hear... more »
This was one of the places our group wanted to visit during our trip, it is well worth it. The island offers several options for touring and there is a tram for people with mobility issues. The walk..... more »
Alcatraz Island, San fransisco, USA
Decent! I did not like the treatment by the cops there though, even if I did commit 42 war crimes. I still feel like the food service there was kinda awful, and would definitely not want to escape it again.
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