ALCATRAZ Tour - at Night & San Francisco Big Bus City Tour

Resumes 4/8 ALCATRAZ Night Tour with Exclusive After-Hours Access & 1-Day Classic Hop On Hop Off City Tour

Ticket Prices

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Adult $129 $109 $20 Age 0-4 Free
Senior $124 $104 $20 Age 62+
Junior $119 $99 $20 Age 12-17
Child $99 $79 $20 Age 5-11
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Lorraine, Ham Lake, MN, Sep 23, 2019

Enjoyed very much, was nice to have the limited number of people. Didn’t seem overwhelming and allowed plenty of time to do the tour at your own space. Loved the sunset views of the Golden Gate.

Lorin, Millerville, MD, Aug 18, 2019

Great experience. We had alot of fun!

Keith, Ventura, CA, Jul 31, 2019

The Alcatraz tour was great and well worth it. The bus tour was also a lot of fun and great to do if you don't have a lot of time and want to see highlights of the city. Unfortunately we missed our Chinatown tour, but did it on our own. Overall I would say if you need last minute tickets for Alcatraz this is a good way to go, but it is very expensive given what you get.

Kevin, Philadelphia, PA, Jul 21, 2019

Excellent tour of the prison and beautiful views from san fran!!!

Angela, Moline, IL, Jul 3, 2019

Tour was fantastic. Would highly recommend night tour. We also enjoyed the talk after the walking tour about the escape. Favorite part of trip to San Francisco

Theresa, Las Vegas, Nevada, Mar 20, 2019

Very good tour, although I’m not sure all the hype for a nighttime Alcatraz is really worth the extra $$. It’s not at night it’s at 3:40pm. Plus we felt rushed on the bus tour. We didn’t have time to hop on and off because we needed to get back to the pier in time for the Alcatraz departure. The bus tour was so informative. I would have liked to hop on and off to explore the areas but the queues to get back on the bus was long. My advice would be to book separate tours on separate days that way you have more time. The day Alcatraz tour is cheaper. We loved both but would do separately in the future.

Kim, Riverside, California, Oct 3, 2018

Baycity was a Godsend when Alcatraz was sold out. Booking the Big Bus with \Night Alcatraz was GREAT! Both tours were awesome and good value. Would recommend to anyone!

Ana, Provo, UT, Jun 14, 2018

Such a great experience! This was such a great price, and the process was easy. I would definitely recommend to a family or friend.

Michael, Maumelle, AR, Jun 10, 2018

The Alcatraz Night tour was outstanding. From the great views on the ride out to the island, the informative audio on the walking tour and the great lectures from the Alcatraz staff it became a wonderful evening for me and my family. M. Anderson

John, RICHMOND, VA, May 6, 2018

We purchased 4 Alcatraz/Big Bus Hop On/Off bundle tickets for our recent trip to San Francisco. We reserved the tickets online prior to our trip with Online Chat help from Katie. the tickets were waiting for us when we arrived! We had a great time and would recommend Bay City to anyone looking for great service! Thanks for your help - you made our trip much easier!

kimbey, riverside, ca, May 3, 2018

Had an amazing time!!! Great deal!!! The on and off bus tour guide named Soda Pop was so informative and had a great personality.

Ana Yeli, San Diego, CA, Apr 9, 2018

This was such a great purchase. We cut our bus tour short to rent bikes, which was offered at a discounted price on the city bus tour, and bikes across the Golden Gate. Last time I tried to get Alcatraz tickets it was sold out so I was thrilled to get them this time. The tour was so interesting, we didn’t want to leave!

Jessica, Arvada, Colorado, Apr 3, 2018

Money well spent. Found this while searching how to get Alxatraz tickets when they were sold out. Got the combo big bus and Alcatraz at night tour. Loved being able to hop on and off the bus. Wish the stops were better marked, sometimes it was questionable where we needed to be to catch the bus. Otherwise great. And the Alcatraz tour was amazing, a definite highlight.

Tour Details

• Authorized ALCATRAZ Reseller • 

4-Day Advance Purchase Required

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Note: Tour Times and # Left reflect actual inventory for ALCATRAZ tour departures. Your confirmation is immediately sent to your email upon completion of your reservation. Tickets can be picked up the day of your tour at Pier 33. Your Classic City Tour can be started any day or time.

~ Questions & Help Booking: Call Our Tour Desk ~

7am - 11pm PST (800) 705 8383

Includes: Guided Jailhouse Tour & Audio Tour
Package includes:
Classic BIG BUS City Tour on Open Top Hop-On Hop-Off 1-Day Classic Pass
1.5-Hour Chinatown Walking Tour

 Limited to just a few hundred guests per evening, the Alcatraz at Night Tour offers exclusive programs, presentations and activities not available during the day tour.

Your evening ferry ride from Pier 33 to Alcatraz includes a special live narrated cruise around the entire island. Once the ferry docks at Alcatraz, there’s a live guided tour to the main cellhouse where the award-winning audio tour begins (included in price/offered in 10 languages). As you’re guided around the prison by headset, listen to the actual voices of the former guards and prisoners who tell stories of their years The Rock. Be sure and step into a cell and take a photo of “the night you went to jail." 

Docents give unique presentations and demonstrations though out the night with opportunities to ask questions.

Note: Alcatraz tickets must be purchased 4 days in advance. Tickets sold in this package will be available from the Alcatraz Group Services window at Pier 33 on the day of the tour.

Last Ferry Times OFF Alcatraz (November 4, - March 8, 2020) 6:40pm. Times subject to change without notice.

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Your Alcatraz Night Tour Ticket is packaged with our popular BIG BUS Open Top Hop-On Hop-Off 1-Day Classic Bus Pass!

1-Day ClassicPass - Open top San Francisco sightseeing tour on a Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Double Decker Bus — a wonderful way to see all the San Francisco attractions and landmarks! You can hop off the bus at many major sights, shop and dine - then hop back on board the next bus to continue your journey. Ride over the fabled Golden Gate Bridge and stop at the other end at North Vista Point (Marin side) with stunning views of the Bridge and City skyline. Hop off and see the Painted Ladies, walk down Lombard Street, eat at Fisherman’s Wharf, visit the Golden Gate Park museums or shop in Haight/Ashbury. Open top hop-on hop-off tours operate from 9am-5pm.

Chinatown Walking Tour

  • 1.5 -Hour Walking Tour of Chinatown: Established in 1850, Chinatown is home to the oldest street in San Francisco; Grant Avenue. Busy markets and restaurants line Grant and Stockton Streets. Historic Portsmouth Square and pagoda tiled roofs throughout Chinatown offer a glimpse into an ancient culture thriving in a modern surrounding. Wear comfortable shoes. Some moderate hills. Tour departs from the southwest corner of Union Square @ Geary and Powell Streets.  (April - October 11am & 1pm / November - March 1pm)
  • You may start your 1-Day hop on hop off pass anytime during your trip (before Alcatraz tour or after Alcatraz tour) - once activated, your time period starts.

Must activate  Hour Hop On Hop Off pass to be eligible for Walking tour.  Approximately 1/2 of the bus fleet will have live personnel on board for tour narration.

Tour departure times are subject to change without notice.

Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult, 21 years or older. Alcatraz ticket value: Adults (18-61)-$47.50, Senior (62+)-$44.00, Junior(12-17)-$46,25, Child (5-11)-$28, Children 4 & under are free.

*Please note: Alcatraz tour tickets cannot be sold separately - this is an Multi-Tour Package involving a National Park. is an Authorized Reseller for the National Park, Alcatraz Island.
There are no refunds for cancellations. No refunds for tours not taken. No refunds on missed tours.
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This tour does NOT offer hotel pick up.

Select the DATE/TIME for your Alcatraz tickets - the DATE/TIME you select is the day/time you will be going to Alcatraz. Your Alcatraz Tickets will by available at on the day of your tour from the Group Services window at Pier 33 on the Embarcadero. Group Services window opens at 8:30am. You must present a valid photo identification.  


  • The bus tours and walking tours are not time sensitive and can be used any day of your choosing, including before the date of your Alcatraz tour.
  • Customers with a printed e-ticket and Valid ID can board at any stop and ride to the Fisherman's Wharf ticket booth - then disembark and go to the ticket counter and present their e-ticket and Valid ID and staff member will exchange the e-ticket for a valid Hop-On Hop-Off ticket.
  • Customers without a printed e-ticket MUST check in at at Stop #1 (Big Bus Main Terminal) located in Fisherman's Wharf - 99 Jefferson/Mason to receive their Hop-On Hop-Off tickets. 
  • 1st Bus departs from Fisherman's Wharf at 9:00am. Last bus departs at 5pm and offers no Hop-On Hop-Off service (returns approximately 8:30pm). Your 1-Day Hop-On Hop-Off pass is activated on its first use.

Must activate your Hop-On Hop-Off pass to be eligible for walking tour.  Walking tour departure times subject to change without notice - please reconfirm times at check in. Passes activated after 1pm will also be valid the following day until 1pm.

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Notes About This Tour
  • Select Your ALCATRAZ Tour Date and Time for your Alcatraz tour!
  • Meals and gratuity not included unless otherwise stated
  • Dress code: please refer to the FAQ section for general information. Dress Warm - your on the Bay
  • ALCATRAZ Island
    Allow 2.5 to 3 Hours
    (Return boat departs island at 6:45pm thru March 11, 2018)
    City Tour - 2.5 Hours;
    Chinatown Walking Tour - 1.5 Hours;
Cancellation policy
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GuideYou/BayCityGuide is an authorized reseller of tickets to Alcatraz Island, part of the U.S. National Park Service. As such, GuideYou/BayCityGuide is required to submit a list of all customers and finalize payment to the Alcatraz Island/National Park Service for all tickets sold. Therefore, GuideYou/BayCityGuide is unable to accept any cancellations and/or issue any refunds. There are no refunds for missed tours or tours not taken. NOTE: If you are late for your scheduled tour, Alcatraz will not allow you to take a future one and you will not receive a refund for the missed tour.

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