VIP Wharf & Hills Segway Tour + Alcatraz Island Tickets
- Duration: 3 Hours (approx.)
- Location: San Francisco, California
- Product code: VIP+ALC
Available May through August
What Is Included
VIP Experience Segway Tour
- Longer Tour - 3 Hours!
- Smaller Group - 8 Guests Maximum
- Gratuity included in the ticket cost
- 2 fun tour routes combined - explore Wharf & Hills
- Ferry ride to Alcatraz Island
- Audio headset of award-winning cellhouse tour
- Self-guided and self-paced tour;spend as much time as you want exploring "the Rock"
VIP Experience Segway + Alcatraz Booking Instructions:
Book reservation at $150.00 per person in our order system. The price includes the $33.00 per person Alcatraz ticket. We have a maximum of 8 Alcatraz package tickets available per day. Reservations are combined into one small group that departs together. You will be emailed a confirmation of your VIP Segway Tour reservation.
The Alcatraz boarding tickets will be held for you at Alcatraz Ferry Will Call at Pier 33. All guest names must match the reservation when picked up.
Segway tour is 3 hours and suggested time on Alcatraz is at least 2 hours including enjoying the award winning audio tour of the cell house.
VIP Package Dates & Times
VIP Departures: May:
Weekends only: Friday, Saturday and Sunday 9:00 AM VIP Segway Tour and Alcatraz Island tickets for early afternoon (eg. 3:50 PM) OR 1:30 PM VIP Segway Tour and Alcatraz Island tickets for early morning (eg. 8:45 AM)
VIP Departures: June through August:
Daily 9:00 AM VIP Segway Tour and Alcatraz Island tickets for early afternoon (eg. 3:50 PM) OR 1:30 PM VIP Segway Tour and Alcatraz Island tickets for early morning (eg. 8:45 AM).
Your narrated "Alcatraz Tickets plus VIP Experience Wharf and Hills Segway Tour" will feature spectacular views of San Francisco Bay. Your experienced and fun tour guide will narrate your tour through a compact single ear-bud sound system. Each guest is issued a compact radio receiver.
Cruise through Aquatic Park and to the end of Municipal Pier. See the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, great views of Alcatraz, Golden Gate Bridge and unbelievable bay vistas. Climb the slopes of Russian Hill - the affluent residential neighborhood's name goes back to the Gold Rush-era when settlers discovered a small Russian cemetery at the top of the hill. Enjoy sweeping Russian Hill views of Alcatraz, Coit Tower, The Bay Bridge and San Francisco Bay.
Peek down Hidden Stairways and Paths and see some of San Francisco's 350 hidden stairways and pedestrian-only lanes. Climb past the Cable Cars to the peak of Lombard Street and then glide down the world’s most famous "Crooked Street!"
Cruise towards North Beach on the slopes of Telegraph Hill. North Beach is the city's most European neighborhood, with a primarily Italian flavor. Recently it was honored as one of the 10 greatest neighborhoods in the country. Stop and see St. Peter and Paul's Church and Washington Square Park, the center of "Little Italy." Return to the waterfront near Pier 39 - home of the sea lions, and one of the top tourist attractions in the nation. You will see Historic Fishing fleets and crab stands as you glide back to the starting point.
Your Segway Tour will be either at 9am or 1:30pm depending on your tour departure time. Your Alcatraz portion will either lead or follow your segway tour depending on your Segway tour departure time. Begin your trip to Alcatraz at Pier 33, where you will board the ferry at the Alcatraz Landing for a ten minute cruise across the San Francisco Bay to Alcatraz Island. This former federal penitentiary was home to the likes of Al Capone, George "Machine Gun" Kelley, and Robert "The Birdman" Stroud. In addition to housing the famous prison, Alcatraz features some of the most spectacular views of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge.
The National Park presents a captioned orientation video with historical footage, self-guided walks, exhibits and Ranger-interpretive talks on topics such as "Famous Escapes." Also featured is the Award-winning audio tour in the prison Cell House featuring actual interviews of former guards and inmates. The audio tour is available in six languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish.
After the tour, there is time to visit the Alcatraz Museum, the bookshop and explore the island. Stay as long as you like. Ferries depart every half hour back to San Francisco.
Alcatraz Tour Length: Average time spent on Alcatraz is 1.5 to 3 hours.