Take the hassle out of visiting Alcatraz Island with pre-reserved all-inclusive tickets for the ferry and island
Navigate Alcatraz Island with the official audio guide, included with your ticket and tour
Find out what to look out for on the island with insights from your guide ahead of your tour - and receive recommendations for where to eat after
After your Alcatraz visit, explore Chinatown with an expert local guide, stopping by special sites such as Waverly Place, Portsmouth Square and St. Mary’s Cathedral
Visit San Francisco’s legendary Golden Gate Cookie Factory, which has been making fortune cookies by hand since 1962
Enjoy a guided tour and demonstration at the factory, before taking home a special custom-made fortune cookie
Alcatraz tickets are San Francisco’s hottest (and most unreliable) commodity, often requiring visitors to book months in advance. To take away the stress and uncertainty, we’ve booked them for you and paired them with another of San Francisco’s most iconic areas: Chinatown. To begin the day your guide will give you some tips and tricks for navigating Alcatraz, make sure you get onto the ferry without a problem, and then invite you along for an afternoon tour through the home of the largest Chinese community in the Western World. This is a great way to spend a day in San Francisco, enjoying some of its quintessential experiences with the help of a local who is on-hand both to guide you and sort out logistics.
Your day begins near Alcatraz Landing, where you’ll meet your guide and get your tickets. Before you pop on the ferry to the island, we’ll give you some insider tips and tricks for navigating Alcatraz, noting what to look out for and even offering a few local recommendations for where to get a bite to eat when you return. Your all-inclusive Alcatraz ticket means your roundtrip ferry to the island (with views of the Golden Gate Bridge) is covered, and once you get there you’ll have your own official audio guide to help put it all into context.
While we’ll be leaving you here to enjoy your Alcatraz experience, it’s not goodbye from us. Before you board the ferry we’ll explain where to meet for your deep dive into the history and culture of Chinatown later that afternoon, and how best to get there.
Starting near the Dragon’s Gate, we’ll take you back to when the neighborhood was a warren of brothels and opium dens where sailors came looking for a good time. You’ll learn the ways the area has improved over the years as we take in neighborhood landmarks such as Waverly Place, Portsmouth Square, and St. Mary’s Cathedral.
We’ll visit a traditional apothecary, tempt your tastebuds at some of the city’s best bakeries, and - a real highlight of the tour - journey inside the legendary Golden Gate Factory to learn all about the art (and logistics!) of fortune cookie making. Not only will you discover a thing or two about the iconic after-dinner treat, you’ll also receive a special custom-made cookie as a little gift from us! Your tour comes to an end in Chinatown but don’t worry - before you go we’ll discuss the eight great cuisines of China and let you know where best to try them, and share some of our favorite places for dim sum.
Alcatraz Ferry with of view of Golden Gate Bridge
The Dragon Gates of Chinatown
Old St Mary's Cathedral
Alleyways of Chinatown including Waverly Place
Old Chinatown Alley
Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory
Alcatraz Island ticket including roundtrip ferry and audio guide
Guided walking tour of Chinatown
Tasting and demonstration at Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory
Special hand-made, custom fortune cookie to go
Expert local guide
20-33 people per guide