San Francisco Combo: Ferry Building Food Tour and Alcatraz

124 Reviews | San Francisco, USA

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1 to 4 hours (Approx.)
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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

Cellhouse audio tour will captivate you with live recordings from the former prisoners.


  • All entrance fees included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Recorded commentary by audio headphones
  • Free snacks included



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Average 4.51 out of 5 stars based on 124 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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Greg G, Aug 2019 Verified
Great food, super guide (Henry) and fun/interesting tour of Alcatraz. Enjoyed by all. Only wish it could have lasted longer.
John K, Aug 2019 Verified
Tori lead this food tour, and she was awesome. She grew up in San Fran, so gave her personal insight on the city and the history of the Ferry Building. We walked around this neat attraction while sampling all kinds of foods that the unique vendors had to offer. It was def more than just nibbles, too! It was all so good and tasty- I def recommend this experience! After the sampling is done, tickets for Alcatraz are handed out and it's a quick walk to the pier from the Ferry Building. Thanks for the wonderful experience!!
Melissa B, Aug 2019 Verified
We were very pleasantly surprised by the awesome food tour! Honestly, we booked this tour so that we could get tickets to Alcatraz (because the those tickets were sold out everywhere else) but the food tour was great. Our tour guide was lovely and very knowledgeable about the area, the shops and the chefs. We sampled many vendors, we loved the chicken and waffles, macaroons, chocolates, cheeses, spring rolls and more! This tour was at 10:00 am and we were glad we didn't eat breakfast first so we could thoroughly enjoy the portion sizes. You won't go home hungry, lol. Wish we knew about the Ferry Building before our last day in San Francisco so we could have eaten at more of the shops. This tour took around an hour and then Alcatraz was in the early afternoon. The ferry ride was nice, not to crowded. It's definitely a hike to get to the cell block audio tour but it's very informative and the view is gorgeous. We had a great time!!
Dana M, Jul 2019 Verified

We were late for our food tour and the organizer emailed me saying the guide was looking for us. So kind! We are able to still go on the Alcatraz tour-which was very cool. So lucky!

Helena M, Jul 2019 Verified
Santino was great: very creative and full of energy!! Order in tastings may be improved, and any kind of beverage added a must.
Daphne B, Jul 2019 Verified

Loved the Farmers Marketplace. Our guide, TRAVIS, was so knowledgeable and fun! The foods he chose were not only delicious but complimented each other. The strawberry macaroon was the perfect ending!

Amy H, Jul 2019 Verified
This was a fantastic tour! Our guide, Travis, was absolutely wonderful; he was knowledgeable and personable. He gave us background about the Ferry Building's history as well as interesting stories about the San Francisco food scene, with emphasis on the vendors whose delectable wares we happily sampled. My husband and I were both astounded at the deliciousness (and quantity!) of the food included in the tour. Definitely come hungry! After our time at the Ferry Building, we were grateful for the opportunity to walk to Pier 33 to catch the ferry to Alcatraz. Getting tickets and boarding the ferry to Alcatraz were easy, and it was nice to decide on our own pace for the rest of the excursion. I recommend this tour to anyone visiting San Francisco, but especially to those who really love food.
Lynn M, Dec 2018 Verified
Our tour guide Rebecca was informative and friendly. She knew a lot of fun facts and history of the foods we were sampling. I have two picky teens and they even enjoyed it!
Mark F, Dec 2018 Verified

Our tour was great. Our guide Rebecca was knowledgeable and full of food. The macaron and apple tarts were amazing! She even let me divert to purchase a few nibbles for our Alcatraz trip. I loved this part and can’t wait to do another on the weekend!

dbowles78, Sep 2018 Verified

The food tour was interesting and Torri, our guide was excellent. She gave us tidbits of history about the pier area and ferry building. The Alcatraz tour was great.

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