Head to the famous Alcatraz Island in the middle of the bay, a former location of the civil war fort, a military prison, and a federal maximum-security prison that welcomes visitors from all over the world as a National Historic Landmark.
By choosing this tour, you will get a chance to explore the outdoor part of Alcatraz Island and learn its history, how the prison operated, how officers and prisoners lived, and many other stories that are generally not a part of your daily life.
This self-guided audio tour starts at Pier 33, where you will board the ferry to go to the island. During a 15-minute ferry ride, you will listen to the brief history of Alcatraz, enjoy the view of the Golden Gate Bridge, and get to know what Treasure Island is about.
When you reach Alcatraz, you will walk around the island, exploring its most popular sites. You will see the building used by officers for social gatherings and the ruins of the mansion where the wanders held parties. Also, you will find out who the prisoners were and how they spent their time and whether the first escape attempt was successful. Last but not least, don't miss admiring a fantastic view of the San Francisco skyline.
After the tour, you will have a chance to visit the main Cellhouse on your own to learn about the lives of the prisoners in detail.
Join the tour and be ready for the unusual experience!
Note: it's recommended to buy the ferry ticket in advance. Use Alcatraz Cruises to book a trip. We recommend you buy both the ticket and the tour in advance, as there might be no free slot for the ferry ride if you purchase just the audio tour.