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Alcatraz Island Ticket with Chinatown and North Beach Guided Walking Tour
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Alcatraz Island Ticket with Chinatown and North Beach Guided Walking Tour

By Walks
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€97.55
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€97.55
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Ages 0-120, max of 20 per group
Duration: 7h
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  • Alcatraz Island Ticket including round trip ferry and audio guide
  • Guided walking tour of Chinatown and North Beach
  • Expert local guide
  • Tasting and demonstration at Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory
  • Special hand-made, custom fortune cookie to go
  • Entry/Admission - Golden Gate Fortune Cookies Co
  • Entry/Admission - Alcatraz Island
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
  • Lunch


Departure details
  • 10 Mark Ln, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA Meeting Point: 10 Mark Lane (The Irish Bank) Your guide will be holding a Walks sign.
Return details
  • San Francisco, CA, USA End point varies

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7167P38

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This is a walking tour. Guests should be able to walk at a moderate pace without difficulty.
  • All guests must supply the name and birthdate of everyone visiting the island at least 10 days prior to your tour. Should you fail to provide these, your reservation will be canceled.
  • All guests (over 18) must bring ID on the day of their tour. Without ID, Alcatraz Cruises will not release your ticket for you to travel to Alcatraz.
  • Last-minute amendments are not possible due to the venue regulations.
  • COVID UPDATE. Walks complies with all local government regulations. You may need to wear a mask or provide proof of vaccination to enter certain venues. Please refer to San Francisco government guidelines for the most up to date information.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with Alcatraz Island Ticket with Chinatown and North Beach Guided Walking Tour?
How much is Alcatraz Island Ticket with Chinatown and North Beach Guided Walking Tour?
Alcatraz Island Ticket with Chinatown and North Beach Guided Walking Tour price starts from €95.59. Discover and book Alcatraz Island Ticket with Chinatown and North Beach Guided Walking Tour on Tripadvisor
What is the Alcatraz Island Ticket with Chinatown and North Beach Guided Walking Tour cancellation policy?
Alcatraz Island Ticket with Chinatown and North Beach Guided Walking Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Alcatraz Island Ticket with Chinatown and North Beach Guided Walking Tour on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Alcatraz Island Ticket with Chinatown and North Beach Guided Walking Tour?
Alcatraz Island Ticket with Chinatown and North Beach Guided Walking Tour is hosted by Walks. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Walks on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Alcatraz Island Ticket with Chinatown and North Beach Guided Walking Tour on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7167P38

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    10 Mark Ln
    10 Mark Ln, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA
    Meeting Point: 10 Mark Lane (The Irish Bank) Your guide will be holding a Walks sign.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Chinatown
    Stop: 90 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Grant Avenue
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Dragon's Gate
  • 3
    Old Cathedral of St. Mary
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Chinatown Alleys
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Golden Gate Fortune Cookies Co
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 6
    North Beach
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    City Lights Booksellers
    Lombard Street
  • 7
    Alcatraz Island
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll end at
    San Francisco
    San Francisco, CA, USA
    End point varies
    See address & details
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Kyle P
Kyle P
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A must do!
The overall experience was fantastic, the Alcatraz portion was a unique experience and certainly one We’ll be doing
David L
David L
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Wonderful tour to go on.
Did not know our way around the city so was looking for a tour guide to show us around. We had the best tour guide
Bambi12345
Bambi12345
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Wonderful Chinatown tour!
Ted was a great tour guide. We learned a lot about the history of Chinatown, as well as the Chinese community of Sa
Jessica H
Jessica H
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Maggie was wonderful
Maggie was fabulous! Great conversationalist, flexible (our lunch went late, and she was so good at adjusting our a
Dadx32005
Dadx32005
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Walking tour of Chinatown with teen boys
Great tour guide who shared an in-depth history of Chinatown. If you have the time and are interested in learning
rvhappyer
rvhappyer
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Great guide easy walking
We were a little concerned when booking as a day of walking up and down in SF was daunting, but no worries our tour
michellehN1753ET
michellehN1753ET
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Fabulous Chinatown
I have been visiting San Francisco for work and play for the past twenty years. I wanted to learn more about the ci
durhamyankee
durhamyankee
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Delightful
Our guide Maggie was terrific. She gave us just the right amount of background and perspective on the large Chinese
ronaldc207
ronaldc207
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Great Experience
We had a quite experience knowing city around, our guide Ted was very knowledgeable and did a great job, be ready t
johnfD956MS
johnfD956MS
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Chinatown historical experience
Excellent tour through the Chinatown neighborhood by a very good tour guide. Highly recommend this walking tour, no
Karen5408
Karen5408
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Buyer Beware
Please look at photo below which shows INCORRECT info about this tour, causing me to waste $178.00. I purposefully
Holden H
Holden H
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Ton of Fun
And I got everything I was looking for. An excellent guide who was well informed and kept you interested. Two thu
Veronica B
Veronica B
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Excellent tour!
I had the pleasure to attend a semi private tour, as it was me and another lady and obviously Ted, with whom we sha
Michele A
Michele A
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Great insights and passion
I did Kathy's tour this morning and loved every step. I learnt so much about the history and ongoing civil rights m
Rachel R
Rachel R
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Tour Guided by LeeAnn was
Amazing tour! LeeAnn customized the things we wanted to do and more to fit our day. She was warm, friendly, got to
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Rose
3 contributions
Dec 2022
My husband and I had a great time during this walking tour. Our tour guide for the first half of the tour was Marie and she was very knowledgeable of Chinatown,
North Beach, and San Francisco area. She even gave us suggestions on where to eat during the lunch hour we were even.

Alcatraz tour was also great!

We wanted to send a special thanks to Customer Service Representative, Farhan, and Manager, Heather, for assisting us.
Written 13 December 2022
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John C
1 contribution
This is during the second wave of the pandemic and thought that finding a restroom during the walking tour would be a problem but it wasn't. A lot of RR available along the routes. Our tour guide Robin was very knowledgeable and infused a lot of homor during the walking tour. The Alcatraz tour was equally as fun. Getting in and out of the island was quicker and smoother than I thought. I would recommend the tour.
Written 22 August 2021
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TakeWalksSF
Thanks John! We certainly appreciate your time with us and our guides are experts at helping with all the logistics (like bathrooms in an urban city!) Robin is a great guide and we are thrilled you got to spend the day with her. Visit us again sometime - we are waiting!
Written 1 October 2021
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Azena S
2 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
Very impressed with Ted! He was so great and gracious. He’s very knowledgeable and we enjoyed our tour of Chinatown and North Beach. I highly recommend this tour! Lots of tidbits of information of San Francisco. Thank you so much for making our trip memorable.
Written 26 September 2022
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anna r
Maidenhead, UK16 contributions
Was our first time in San Francisco and both LeAnne who was our initial rep then Isabella for our Chinatown tour were both friendly and knowledgeable. Isabella was very patient as certain members of our tour had their own agenda on what they wanted to see in Chinatown and she made sure we all got to do something we liked.
Make sure you leave room in your bag for the fortune cookie factory. What a great hidden gem in Chinatown that is.
Thanks guys for making it a fun day....I will definitely be returning and recommend Walks.
Written 8 June 2019
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Dear annarP1321PZ, Thank you for taking the time to write a review! It's wonderful to hear that you had such a wonderful time with both LeAnne and Isabella. They are both very passionate and knowledgeable about San Francisco and it's such a treat to learn from them. We hope you take Walks with us again soon! All the best, The Walks Team
Written 24 August 2019
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Rinoa_heart
Delft, The Netherlands204 contributions
Oct 2019
The reservation told us to arrive half an hour before the start of the tour, after waiting for a while guide Leanne showed up. Unfortunately she had a bit of an attitude and instead of telling us about any history of San Fransisco she talked for about half an hour about places where you should go and eat. To be honest if I would want to know about food, I would go on a food tour. After that we were told we would not get a guide at Alcatraz nor on the cable car. I understand that for Alcatraz this is the policy, however some information on the cable cars would have been nice. After taking the cable car we had to find the start of the China town walking tour on our own as well. The starting point was in an alley way with a café which felt a bit awkward. The only good thing about this tour was our China town guide Sam. He was very friendly and enthusiastic and wanted to tell us everything he knew about the area.

All in all I would not recommend this tour since you will no have a guide for most of the day and tour guide Leanne was not very friendly.
Written 12 October 2019
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TakeWalksSF
Hi Rinoa_heart, We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. We rely on our customer's feedback to continually refine and improve our tours. We are sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy the first portion of your tour with LeAnne; she is usually very friendly and welcoming. We constantly strive to provide excellent guidance to our guests, including suggesting restaurant recommendations in San Francisco. That way, everyone can experience an enjoyable and stress-free visit with us and have some ideas of where to eat after the tour. We are delighted that you enjoyed the second half of your tour with Sam in Chinatown, and hope that you enjoyed the rest of your visit to San Francisco. Kind Regards, The Walks Team
Written 15 October 2019
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corderoom
32 contributions
May 2021
“Get Your Guide – Alcatraz and Chinatown Guided Walking Tour” is okay, but lacks organization and service. The tour is advertised as a one 4-hour block “guided” event. The page instructions are not clear, so I called them. The instructions I received over the phone were misleading as well. We planned our day around this tour, and we ended up skipping the second half of the tour (Chinatown) because it was disrupting our plans for the evening. Out communication via e-mail was nearly useless as they were unable to answer my questions. “Get Your Guide” is overseas and they could never get a hold of their local partner(s) to answer my questions. Do not be alarmed when they ask for your date of birth for this tour. Alcatraz is federal property and the government wants to know who is visiting it, so make sure to provide your name, date of birth, and take a picture ID with you to the tour.

In reality, you meet your guide at the determined location (as specified), and all he/she does is provide basic Alcatraz facts and guide you across the street to the Alcatraz Ferry. Your guide does not go with you, instead, he turns you over to the ferry which takes 15 minutes to reach Alcatraz. After arriving in Alcatraz you download an app on your smartphone and it serves as an audio player to walk you through the facility. Be advised they also have audio tour devices available at the beginning of the tour if needed. They are available in multiple languages. The self-guided tour is excellent in itself. There is a healthy variety of souvenirs on site. Keep in mind there are no snacks or restaurants in Alcatraz, so be prepared for that. I understand you can take your own water/drinks.

After you take the ferry back to the pier, you have a two-hour block before you meet for the Chinatown tour. This technically makes it a 6-hour tour. Your guide only limited him/herself to recommend what to do during those two hours. Then find your way to the Chinatown meeting point for the second part of the guided tour. This part we skipped because it was in our way of a reservation we made for the evening. However, we were supposed to get a free fortune cookie and a gift, but we did not make it to this part of the tour.
The service provided by “Get Your Guide” is extremely limited and it is not worth the price.
Written 5 June 2021
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TakeWalksSF
Hi Cordero, Thank you for your feedback on your Walks tour which you booked with Get Your Guide. Sorry if you felt the description was unclear. We will review this again. The information on the tour does state that guides are not allowed to accompany you for the Alcatraz portion of your day and that personal details including date of birth are essential. I do hope that your guide provided you with useful tips on how to make the most of your time on Alcatraz - as this we work this into our introduction. Alcatraz tickets book out many weeks in advance. Our pre-reserved tickets are sourced several weeks before they are actually purchased by most of our clients. Also, really sorry to hear that your plans didn't allow you to make full avail of the tour you had purchased. Many of our clients review our Chinatown section of the tour as exceptionally enjoyable. We do however appreciate your feedback and are continually looking into ways to tweak or change our tours to make sure you have the best day possible. Like all companies in the travel industry, we are delighted to say what we are working hard on re-hiring to ensure that all response times are swift and efficient. I really hope we see you on another of our tours soon.
Written 9 June 2021
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Annette T
Woodstock, Canada2 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
Both the Alcatraz guy and the Chinatown guy were awesome. I learned a lot and was so much better than trying to figure it out ourselves. Nice small group. Would definitely use this company again in other cities.
Written 20 October 2019
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TakeWalksSF
We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time exploring Alcatraz and Chinatown with us! Thank you for your kind review; we look forward to touring with you again in the future!
Written 22 October 2019
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Gabrielle Fischer
1 contribution
Aug 2019
We booked this tour because we used Take Walks while in New Orleans last year. When we met our guide Leanne (who was great!), she explained how to use our tickets and how to make the most of the day - super helpful. After visiting Alcatraz we went to the Ferry Building for lunch based on the recommendations from Leanne. Lots of great options to eat there and fantastic views to boot. After lunch we rode the cable car and met another Walks guy named Eddie who took us all around Chinatown. We learned so much! Overall a great day and highly recommended it!
Written 18 October 2019
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TakeWalksSF
We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your tour with LeAnne and Eddie! Our guides always give the best recommendations. We thank you for your review and hope that you enjoyed the rest of your time in our beautiful city!
Written 20 October 2019
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Rebecca M
2 contributions
Oct 2019
We had a lot of fun. Our tour guide Eddie (promo code: EDDIESF10) who is very friendly and the BEST!!! He has a great personality, he was very informative about China Town, Alcatraz and the whole process on what we needed to do. My sister and I got lost in between the Alcatraz attraction and meeting for the China Town tour. At the end Eddie walked us all the way to where our vehicle was parked, and still helped us get to our hotel. He made our trip to SF a very pleasant one. We will be back for sure; especially because of him!! Eddie RULES!!!!
Written 13 October 2019
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TakeWalksSF
Way to go Eddie! We're so happy to hear that he helped make your trip to San Francisco and memorable and enjoyable experience. Thank you for your review, and thank you for joining us!
Written 15 October 2019
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Lesley
1 contribution
Sep 2019
Our guide, LeAnne was fantastic! She had grown up in SF and was very knowledgeable about Chinatown and San Francisco.
Written 2 September 2019
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TakeWalksSF
Hi lelejujube, We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time in San Francisco! LeAnne is a gem and we are so glad that her experience and love of the city made your trip more memorable. We hope the rest of your time in San Francisco will be as fun! All the best, The Walks Team
Written 6 September 2019
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