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Book now this City-Tour plus Escape from the Rock Package to get the most out of your stay in San Francisco. You will enjoy a fully escorted city tour of San Francisco to learn many interesting facts on the history of this incredible city on the bay, and you will enjoy the unique, fully narrated, 1.5-hour Bay Cruise “Escape from the Rock” that will circle Alcatraz Island twice to guarantee the best views and learn many interesting and chilling tales about the life on the most infamous prison in the U.S. and the famous escape attempts.


4-hour of Escorted City Tour of San Francisco
90-minute Cruise “Escape from the Rock”
Learn facts about the life on Alcatraz Prison & famous escape attempts
Circle Alcatraz Island twice for the best views
Discover many famous landmarks including: Twin Peaks, North Beach, Golden Gate Bridge & more!
Live commentary by official tour guide during the City Tour
Full narration during the Cruise

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City Tour: You will visit and stop at all key landmarks including Twin Peaks, Golden Gate Park, Haight-Ashbury neighborhood & more!

Escape from the Rock Cruise: With the “Escape from the Rock” Cruise you will circle twice around Alcatraz Island, you will sail past Pier 39, Fisherman’s Wharf, to reach the famous Golden Gate Bridge, you will sail underneath the bridge, and throughout the cruise you will admire the beautiful Bay of San Francisco with Angel Island, Treasures Island, Sausalito and its unique wildlife.

What makes this cruise even more special is that while you circle Alcatraz Island you will listen to thrilling yet chilling stories about famous prisoners, like Al Capone, Billy Cook the Killer, and Clyde Johnson’s famous escape attempts, you’ll have a clear picture of what life in this maximum-security prison was like.

It’s not surprising Alcatraz was the most feared institution in the American penal system. This cruise is a great way to learn more about the most infamous penitentiary ever existed in the U.S.

SF City Tour and Escape from the Rock Cruise Highlights:

  • Fisherman's Wharf
  • Victorian homes
  • Chinatown
  • North Beach
  • Presidio National Park
  • Awe­-inspiring views of Alcatraz and the Pacific Ocean
  • Bay cruise around Alcatraz Island

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    • Narrated bus tour of San Francisco with professional local guide.
    • Stops with Photo opportunities at: Golden Gate Bridge, Palace of Fine Arts, Twin Peaks & Land’s End Ocean Beach (Sutro Baths)
    • Comfortable air-conditioned buses
    • Boat tour around Alcatraz Island and the Bay (Please note this cruise does not land on Alcatraz Island).


    • Gratuities (optional)
    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Food & Beverages
    • This tour DOES NOT land on Alcatraz Island
    • Everything else not specifically outlined in the "What’s Included"


Departure Point: City Tour AM:
  • 08:40 AM - From 478 Post St. San Francisco 94102 (Union Square Area)
  • 9:00 AM -  From 2800 Leavenworth St in front of Bay City Bike Rentals and Tours (Fisherman’s Wharf Area)
Meeting Time: 15 minutes before departure time
When: Friday and Sunday

Black out Date: December 25th 

Blue & Gold Fleet: Escape from the Rock Cruise  from Pier 41


  • Escape of the Rock is operated by BLUE & GOLD FLEET at different times depending on the season (check Blue&Gold operations for updated schedule). Typical PM departure times are: 12:00 PM / 3:00 PM
  • San Francisco Grand City Tour: English Only. Driver-Guide.
  • Escape from the Rock Bay Cruise: multi-language audio tour is now available in nine languages: English, Spanish, Mandarin, Italian, French, Japanese, Korean, German and Taiwanese. Customer needs to bring its own Wi-Fi enabled device to access the tour.
  • Remember to be present at the departure point 15’ before the departure time set. Bus tours will depart without delays at times set.
  • Please bring your paper or electronic voucher with you on the day of your tour to be redeemed upon check in at Gray Line office. 
  • Online Check-in and disclaimes 


Inclusions: As outlined in the "Included in the Price"
Exclusions: Everything else not specifically outlined in the "Included in the Price"
Discounted Rates: Baby, Kid, Senior and any other discounted Rate only applies to the specified Age-Limit. National ID required at Voucher Exchange as proof of Age.
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Gray Line has two departure points for its tours, chose the one closest to you:

* 478 Post St. San Francisco 94102 (Union Square Area) - easily accessible by public rail transit system Bart, the nearest stop is Powell Street

* 2800 Leavenworth St across from Bay City Bike Rentals and Tours (Fisherman's Wharf area) the nearest BART stop is EMBARCADERO

By Streetcar  see the map (service from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm)

With the SFMTA  see the map - San Francisco's network of Muni buses, light rail trains, historic trams and iconic cable cars cover all corners of the city.
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