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Alcatraz Allows You to Walk in the Footsteps of Criminal Legends

Megan Roche December 4, 2018
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One of the hottest tourist attractions in San Francisco is….you guessed it….Alcatraz! Alcatraz was home to some of the most famous criminals in American history and had a reputation for being one of the worst prisons in the country.  So get ready for a treat when you visit and walk in the footsteps of some of the country’s criminal legends like Al Capone who played the banjo in the prison band!

The Alcatraz Tour with City Sightseeing San Francisco

The folks at City Sightseeing San Francisco have an Alcatraz Package that includes tons of other extras that make the price completely worth it. For $121 for adults and $88.50 for kids, this deal is simply too good to pass up.

When you purchase the tickets through 365 Tickets, you can combine your 3 Day hop on/hop off tour with a visit to Alcatraz Island. The island also offers great views of all of San Francisco Bay so be sure to have your camera ready.

When you book your tickets, you must select a date during your booking. This date will strictly be your Alcatraz date. As the package is extremely popular, remember to book your tour date early, especially during peak San Francisco travel times. Peak travel season in San Francisco is September to November.

Spend the Day

Once you arrive at Alcatraz Island, you can stay as long as you like. Included with your Alcatraz package is a 45 minute audio tour entitled Doing Time: The Alcatraz Cellhouse Tour that features former prisoners and corrections officers who speak about what life and work was like on the former prison island.View from Alcatraz Prison in San Francisco

Ferry service returning from Alcatraz Island runs every 30 minutes. The island also has docent and ranger tours available so if all your burning Alcatraz questions haven’t been answered, ask away. Most visitors stay at Alcatraz for 2-3 hours.

Helpful Tips

You must redeem your Alcatraz tickets at the City Sightseeing office between 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM. The pier that the ferry departs from will not accept 365 Tickets USA vouchers. However, bus tours are flexible and can start on any day except Christmas.

Included in the 3 day hop on/hop off bus is also access to tours and use of the bus for 72 hours. The bus is a great way to not worry about having to deal with the hassle of a rental car or navigating San Francisco through public transportation. The bus also has live bus tracker maps that update regularly so you’ll always have an eye on where the buses are currently located in the city loop.

Add the 3 Day Hop On Hop Off Sightseeing Option

The 3 day hop on/hop off bus has more than just a city loop to explore. One of my favorite ways to explore the city and sights of San Francisco is that of the City Sightseeing Night Tour. Get a chance to view San Francisco lit up in all her beautiful glory. This is a safe way to navigate the city at night. You’ll explore Fisherman’s Wharf, Treasure Island, Chinatown, North Beach, and the Financial District among other spots.

There are a ton of free bonuses that come with a three day combination ticket. You will also receive a free one hour bike rental, a VIP select card that offers discounts to restaurants around the San Francisco area, a 7D Experience Darkride ticket, and two walking tours.

Ready to check out the prison island of Alcatraz and the northern California magic and charm that is San Francisco? Head over to 365 Tickets USA today.

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