Alcatraz With Monterey, Carmel And 17-Mile Drive Day Trip From San Francisco

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 11 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    Day One: Alcatraz Island Cruise and Tour:, Alcatraz Cruises, LLC requires you to check in at Pier 33 Alcatraz Landing 30-minutes before your departure time. Departure time to be confirmed with the ope.. read more
  • Departure Details :
    Day One: Alcatraz Island Cruise and Tour: Alcatraz vouchers need to be picked up prior at Pier 41, San Francisco, CA 94133, Tour departs from Pier 33 Alcatraz Landing , Day Two: Monterey Tour: Gray .. read more
  • Return Details :
    478 Post Street, San Francisco

Overview

Experience Alcatraz Island, the legendary island that has been a Civil War Fort, a military prison and one of the most notorious federal penitentiaries in US history. Your day tour ticket will include your boat transportation to and from the island, the new cell house audio tour and orientation film.On your next day, cruise along California's spectacular coastline on a relaxing day trip from San Francisco. You'll follow Highway 1 to the beautiful Monterey Peninsula home of the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium and Steinbeck's Cannery Row. Explore Monterey's charming shops or choose to add aquarium admission. See the stunning estates of 17-Mile Drive. Finish your day with a stop at the coastal town of Carmel by the Sea, before returning to San Francisco via famous Silicon Valley.

Highlights

  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Hotel pickup included

Know More about this tour

Alcatraz, experience the legendary island that has been a Civil War Fort, a military prison and one of the most notorious federal penitentiaries in US history. Your trip to Alcatraz will begin at Pier 33 home of Alcatraz Cruises. Your day tour ticket will include your boat transportation to and from the island, the new cell house audio tour and orientation film. Highlights of the audio tour include narration from former prisoners and correctional officers, accounts of escape attempts and tours through the prison mess hall, library, main cell block and solitary confinement.

Escape the big city on this scenic day-trip to Monterey and Carmel. Drive along the Highway 1 with breathtaking views of the Pacific Coast seascapes and narration as you may your way down to the Bay. You'll have time to shop and have lunch in Monterey, with the option of visiting the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium, and enjoy plenty of photo stops on this scenic day trip from San Francisco. No trip to California is complete with a drive along the famous 17-Mile Drive, home to the world-renowned Pebble Beach Golf Course, the Lone Cypress, magnificent mansions, playful wildlife along the coastline and breathtaking natural beauty.

Then, you'll head to the enchanting Carmel-by-the-Sea, with a charming downtown shopping district, beautiful beaches and historic mission. On this last stop of the tour, you will have time to visit the many boutiques and art galleries.

Highlights of this day trip include:

  • Pacific Ocean drive
  • Cannery Row
  • Lone Cypress
  • Pebble Beach Lodge and golf course
  • Carmel Mission
  • Monterey Bay
  • 17-Mile Drive
  • Seal Rock
  • Carmel by the Sea
  • Pacific Grove
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium (optional visit)

Monterey Bay Aquarium option (select tour option at time of booking): Use your time in Monterey to visit the acclaimed Monterey Bay Aquarium. Spend your two hours in town to explore its fascinating exhibits with jellyfish, otters, a kelp forest and even a sunfish.This iconic attraction is a must-see!

Itinerary:

When booking, choose the date that you want to visit Alcatraz Island.
  • Day One: Monterey, Carmel, and 17-Mile Drive full-day tour
  • Day Two: Alcatraz Island

Inclusions

  • Round-trip ferry from San Francisco to Alcatraz Island with admission (US$38.00 per adult)
  • Walking tour of Alcatraz 'Cell Block' and audio tape
  • Tolls for 17-Mile Drive
  • Day-trip to Monterey and Carmel
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium Entrance (only included if tour option selected at time of booking)
  • Transport by air-conditioned luxury motor-coach with Wi-Fi, restroom and power outlets
  • Hotel pickup for Monterey Tour - Day 2 (from select San Francisco hotels only)

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation to and from Alcatraz cruise port- Day 1
  • Hotel drop-off on Day 2

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability

This tour takes place over a two day period. The day booked is the day of your Alcatraz tour, the Monterey Carmel Tour will take place the following day. Please allow for flexibility in your schedule for the first day of your tour.

Alcatraz reservations are first come first serve, all reservations are finalized (4) days prior to your departure date.

You must provide first and last names, along with ages of all passengers to confirm your reservation. If for any reason you do not provide this information within the window of time provided, your Alcatraz tour will be forfeited.

Date changes are not permitted once confirmation is received

Your Alcatraz vouchers / departure time will be available for pick up at (Pier 41, San Francisco, CA 94133) up to 72-hours prior to your departure date. You are required to pick up your vouchers no later than 8:00 AM PST on the day of your departure.

The Alcatraz portion usually takes 1.5 hours to complete, with its audio tour consisting of approximately 45 minutes. You are advised to inquire on your arrival to the island as to what time the next guided tour will begin. There is no restriction on the amount of time you spend on the Island. The ferry boat service departs Alcatraz every 30 minutes and you can disembark at your own leisure

Wheelchair accessible. However, passengers in a wheelchair can be accommodated only if they can get on and off the bus on their own and if the wheelchair is collapsible. Please note, there is a Tram providing transportation for handicapped persons on Alcatraz Island