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Alcatraz and Walking Craft Beer Combo Tour

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Rated the #2 Beer Tour in the USA by TripAdvisor! Combine an independent visit to San Francisco's popular Alcatraz Island in the morning with a craft beer walking tour in the afternoon. Ride a round-trip ferry across San Francisco Bay and explore the infamous prison by award-winning self-guided audio tour. Later, meet your beer tour guide and new drinking buddies as you taste and learn about local beer and gain insider perspectives of SF neighborhoods. In 2018 TripAdvisor also rated this tour the #8 Beer Experience in the World and gave it a Traveler's Choice Award!
  • Snap postcard-worthy photos of San Francisco and Golden Gate Bridge
  • Dig into the stories of San Francisco’s most notorious prison, Alcatraz
  • Sample tasty beers in a small group of like-minded beer and history lovers
  • Experience some of the city’s liveliest neighborhoods with a guide
What to Expect
Board your ferry at Pier 33 and enjoy postcard-worthy views of San Francisco and Golden Gate Bridge during your brief voyage across the bay. Walk from the dock up the steep hill to the building’s entrance and grab a pair of headphones to learn about the infamous inmates once housed at “The Rock,” including Al Capone, Robert Stroud and the three inmates whose escape was immortalized in pop lore. After catching your return ferry, prepare for some excellent beer and a guided stroll through neighborhoods that could include North Beach, SoMa and the Lower Haight. Where you imbibe will depend on the day of your tour, but options include Thirsty Bear, an organic brewery serving Spanish cuisine, Beer 39, a beer bar with a wide-ranging menu, or Barrel Head, a brewery with an eclectic beer list and a menu that includes sandwiches, burgers and salads.
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Departure Point
Alcatraz Landing, Pier 33, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
Return Details
1: Holy Craft Brewery Taproom, 787 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
2: Local Brewing Co., 69 Bluxome St, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA
3: Black Sands Brewery, 701 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117, USA
  • Round-trip ferry to Alcatraz Island ($39.90 USD value)
  • Self-guided audio tour of Alcatraz Prison's cell house
  • Local guide
  • Many beer samples, plus snacks
  • Tour of a brewing facility
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Entry/Admission - Alcatraz Island
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation to/from attractions (aside from Alcatraz Ferry)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please contact the tour company for additional instructions as soon as possible after making this booking
  • All Passenger names must be provided to redeem Alcatraz tickets. Only passengers listed on the voucher will be able to go to Alcatraz
  • All clients must arrive together at the Alcatraz ticket booth with their government issued photo ID or they will not be issued tickets
  • Alcatraz tickets are for the time and date selected and may not be changed
  • Alcatraz audio tour is available in English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Mandarin, Portuguese and Korean
  • You may leave Alcatraz Island at any time; ferries depart every 30 to 40 minutes
  • Beer tour destinations are chosen based on the best quality experiences available that day
  • Expect to walk about 2 miles (3.5 km)
  • Minimum age is 21 years
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mike was great. Met cool people and tasted different beers. Even my sister love the beers and she does not drink any micro beers. I would recommend this tour. Thank you Mike.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Tammy R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Alcatraz tour was very interesting, especially enjoyed the views of the city and surrounding bay area. On the Craft beer and walking tour, Henrique and Dylan provided us with a wide selection of craft beer styles from the region and an authentic guided experience through...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank OMG1966
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great day, Alcatraz is an iconic place and has more history than just a prison. My favourite part of the day was the walking beer tour, in all we sampled 12 beers with snacks included. Adam and Dylan were fantastic hosts, as well...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank MarkFie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

During the beer tour we visited nice places and drunk 11 different beers. Thanks for the tour and fun.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Robert J
Reviewed 13 September 2019 via mobile

What a great day, we spent the morning visiting Alcatraz at our own pace which was unbelievably good, then met up with out guide, Enrique and a group of 8 others to start our SF on Tap tour. Enrique was a fantastic host, had a...More

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21 August 2018|
Response from Alan B | Reviewed this property |
Hi Kevin, not sure about if it can be done the day before / after, contact Adam - beer tour organiser - whatever you choose well worth attending.
9 July 2018|
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Response from beachgirl8401 | Reviewed this property |
there is a hill to get to facility but if you need assistance going up they have a tram to assist people. once there easy walking.
3 June 2018|
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Response from Alan B | Reviewed this property |
We met up at 2pm for the beer tasting having been on the first crossing to Alcatraz, enough time for both.
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