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San Francisco Combo: Ferry Building Food Tour and Alcatraz

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The historic Ferry Building and Alcatraz are two of San Francisco's most prolific attractions. On this not-to-be missed combo tour, you get to see them both in one day. First, enjoy an hour in the Ferry Building to nibble on some of the city’s finest fare during a guided tour. After the food tour, walk over to Pier 33 to pick up your tickets and board your ferry to Alcatraz. The

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  • Enjoy a Ferry Building food tour followed by an Alcatraz island excursion
  • Get two classic San Francisco experiences on one convenient combined tour 
  • Indulge in tasty samples, included in the tour cost, with a culinary guide
  • Explore Alcatraz independently with an audio tour and flexible return ferry
What to Expect
Meet your guide at the entrance to the Ferry Building, where you’ll begin the first half of your excursion. With the help of your culinary guide, you’ll taste your way through this landmark structure. Built in the 19th century and renovated in 2003, the Ferry Building’s concourse is now lined with farm stands, artisan food shops like Cowgirl Creamery, and restaurants like the celebrated upscale Vietnamese restaurant Slanted Door. Then, with a satisfied stomach, head for Pier 33, where you’ll board a ferry to Alcatraz. Once you arrive, you’ll get a brief orientation and pick up your audio tour, which the tour allows you to explore at your own pace while listening to commentary from employees and inmates of the former federal prison, which is now a National Park. When you’re ready to return to the city, hop one of the ferries that leaves every 30 minutes.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA 94105, USA
Departure Time
10:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • All food tastings
  • Guide for food tour
  • Audio walking tour of Alcatraz
  • Alcatraz Island ticket ($39.90 USD value)
  • Entry/Admission - Alcatraz Island
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation from Ferry Building to Alcatraz Landing
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • All traveler names are required at time of booking. Failure to provide this information will result in cancellation of your tour. All travelers over 18 MUST have photo I.D.
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements in the "Special Requirements" box at time of booking
  • If excursion fails to meet minimum enrollment (total of 4 guests), Edible Excursions will contact guests 4 days in advance to reschedule or offer a refund.
  • All food tastings are subject to change depending on availability
  • Children 0-4 years are free provided they will not be eating on the food tour. Alcatraz tickets are free for ages 0-4 years
  • Alcatraz ferry tickets departure are typically at 12:30pm. Departure timing may change depending on availability. If this is the case, you will be notified of the new time by Edible Excursions on the day of the tour.
  • Alcatraz is steep and hilly. A moderate amount of walking is involved, so comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Alcatraz audio tour is available in English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Mandarin, Portuguese and Korean
  • You may depart Alcatraz Island at any time; ferries depart every 30-40 minutes
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Had the food tour at the Ferry building with guide- Henry. It was good fun, and Henrys knowledge of the background to some of the many food producers gave some insight to this side of san frans foodie world. Glad we did it. I would like to come back and do a more in depth foodie
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Response from KelleyL149, Front Office Manager at San Francisco Combo: Ferry Building Food Tour and Alcatraz
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thanks so much for the wonderful review. I'm so glad you had a great day with us. We definitely want you back for another tour!
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We purchased these tickets and received a confirmation. Next day received an email our reservation had been cancelled. There were no other opportunities to see Alcatraz available. So disappointed to miss this.
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Response from KelleyL149, Front Office Manager at San Francisco Combo: Ferry Building Food Tour and Alcatraz
Responded 4 weeks ago
I'm so very sorry this happened to you. Unfortunately, we had missed the cut-off to add you to the Alcatraz manifest that day and they wouldn't make an exception. I know how disappointed you must have been. We hope to get you on tour with us at your next opportunity.
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We wanted to visit Alcatraz, and a lot of the options were fully booked. That turned out to be a great result, since we cast the net a bit further and found Edible Excursions doing a combo food tasting tour at the Ferry Building just at the end of Market. We booked up and went
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Response from KelleyL149, Front Office Manager at San Francisco Combo: Ferry Building Food Tour and Alcatraz
Responded 28 Aug 2019
Thanks so much for the great review! We are so happy you found Edible Excursions, and Travis! We hope you'll join us for one of our other tours soon.
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Booked this tour for the Alcatraz tickets and was unexpectedly treated with so much amazing food and information that it was the highlight of the day. Loved it
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Response from KelleyL149, Front Office Manager at San Francisco Combo: Ferry Building Food Tour and Alcatraz
Responded 24 Aug 2019
Thank you for such a wonderful review, and for joining us for a tour of the historic Ferry Building Marketplace. It definitely does turn out to be a highlight for so many! Come back and join us again someday.
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Like many other reviews that I have read on this experience, we also booked the tour as a way to see Alcatraz. The Ferry building was easy to find, and parking was available not far away. We met our guide exactly where we were told to meet. The food was outstanding. There
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Response from KelleyL149, Front Office Manager at San Francisco Combo: Ferry Building Food Tour and Alcatraz
Responded 24 Aug 2019
Thanks so much for joining us, and thank you for the wonderful review! We are so happy you were able to add this special experience to your day at Alcatraz.
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  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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  • Languages Offered: French
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