Alcatraz Island Ticket with Guided Chinatown, North Beach Tour & Fortune Cookie Factory
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Alcatraz has been infamous since its earliest known occupation - called "Evil Island" by Native Americans. Today, the infamous island is notoriously difficult to get tickets for. We've taken away the uncertainty, booking them for you in advance, and pairing them with two of San Francisco's top sites - a guided tour of Chinatown and North Beach. This experience grants visitors a perfectly planned day in the city, with an expert local who knows all the ins and outs to ensure you get an insider's look at San Francisco and its most popular sites.
Our guide to Alcatraz Island Ticket with Guided Chinatown, North Beach Tour & Fortune Cookie Factory
Begin your day with a local guide near the Dragon Gate of San Francisco's beloved Chinatown. Weave through time and space down the main avenue through a neighborhood lined with dragon lanterns, imperial terracotta statues, and all the adornment of a "Little Shanghai". Hear the stories of the more seedy aspects during its Gold Rush foundations. Walk by neighborhood landmarks including Waverly Place and Old St. Mary's Cathedral. Stop into a traditional apothecary featuring fascinating Chinese medicine. Snack on some fresh fortune cookies, a San Francisco invention and take some home for the road (on us!).
Switch gears at North Beach, San Francisco's Little Italy. Walk the well-worn paths of Beat poets and cinematic icons. See the cafe Francis Ford Coppola sipped espresso and wrote The Godfather trilogy. Glimpse down avenues where neon signs beckon and the "Azzurri" reign supreme. Head for lunch on your own in this incredible foodie neighborhood. Your guide will set you up to find the local's favourite spots.
After lunch, continue to explore sights along the way to Alcatraz Landing, viewing the section of Lombard Street known as, "The Crookedest Street in the World". As you draw near, your guide will give you insider information on how best to spend your time on Alcatraz helping you collect your tickets and putting you on the short ferry to prison.
As you glide over the waters in San Francisco Bay, take in views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the San Francisco incredible skyline. (We've chosen your afternoon departure specifically because it's when pesky Karl the Fog is most likely napping!) Explore the infamous Alcatraz prison accompanied by the award-winning audio guide. What a perfect day in San Francisco!
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Terms and conditions
Terms and conditions for Alcatraz Island Ticket with Guided Chinatown, North Beach Tour & Fortune Cookie Factory
- You will receive a voucher for this experience. Please read it thoroughly.
- Itinerary subject to change without notice.
- Gratuities to guides are appreciated but never obligatory.
- Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
- Please note that the tour meeting time is 15 minutes prior to the start time. No refunds or re-bookings can be provided for late arrivals or no shows after tour commencement or departure.
- This tour has a maximum capacity of 20 guests.
- Only small backpacks and regular-size handbags are allowed on this tour.
- Unfortunately, you can not take strollers on this tour.
- As COVID regulations change frequently and at short notice, it is your responsibility to ensure that you have checked the requirements that San Francisco has put in place so that all visitors have a safe and enjoyable experience.
- *Cancellation Policy: Free cancellations for bookings cancelled with the operator up to 72 hours before your chosen activity date. No refunds are given for cancellations made within 72 hours.
Frequently Asked Questions for Alcatraz Island Ticket with Guided Chinatown, North Beach Tour & Fortune Cookie Factory
What does the Alcatraz Island Ticket with Guided Chinatown, North Beach Tour & Fortune Cookie Factory include?
Our Alcatraz Island Ticket package includes a round-trip ferry ride to Alcatraz Island, access to the Alcatraz Cellhouse and the island's facilities, as well as a guided tour of Chinatown and North Beach, including a visit to the Fortune Cookie Factory.
How long is the guided Chinatown and North Beach tour?
The guided tour typically lasts around 2 to 2.5 hours, giving you the chance to explore the vibrant streets of Chinatown and North Beach while learning about the history, culture, and landmarks in these neighbourhoods.
What will I see at the Fortune Cookie Factory?
At the Fortune Cookie Factory, you'll have the unique opportunity to witness the creation of fortune cookies and even write your own messages to include in the cookies. It's a fun and interactive experience that's great for all ages.
What time of year is the best time to visit Alcatraz?
The best time of the year to visit Alcatraz is in the winter months (January - March) if you want to avoid long crowds. The best months to visit due to weather are April - May or September-October. The summer months can be cold and foggy on Alcatraz Island.
Clothing & Accessories
How should I dress for Alcatraz Island when visiting?
You should bring a light jacket or sweater when visiting Alcatraz Island as the weather can be unpredictable. Winter months can be wet so we suggest that you bring a raincoat or wet gear. Comfortable shoes are necessary because much of Alcatraz Island is steep and hilly.