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“A Must Do!!!!”
Review of Alcatraz Island

Alcatraz Island
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US$201.75*
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Alcatraz Admission and Wine Country Bike Tour
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Park rangers conduct tours by recounting the prison's thrilling history along with intriguing anecdotes about Al Capone and other legendary figures that made a "home" here.
Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A Must Do!!!!”
Reviewed 20 February 2012

we have done Eastern State Penn also and this might have been better. the audio tour is great and really gives you a feel of the place. make sure and take the early bird tour if you can. the tour and photo ops are so much better when you are one of only a couple hundred people instead of thousands.

Visited February 2012
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San Francisco, California
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“Really worth planning to see”
Reviewed 20 February 2012

If you do plan on taking the tour, book early!! They really do sell out quickly, particularly in the summer.
That being said, it is a must! You do not have to be a history buff to thoroughly enjoy this site seeing excursion with intriguing stories of the past.
The audio tour which is included is done perfectly and allows you to go at your own pace. If you start out in the morning you have the advantage of staying as long as you like, catching any of the day time returning boats. Keep in mind, there are no food services on the island. My mother in law visiting from Scotland thought the perfect end would have been a coffee and scone before heading back.
We have had several friends that rave about the night tour, we have not done that yet.
Dress in layers, this is San Francisco. Enjoy the boat ride and take in some of the views as well.

Visited September 2011
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Vantaa, Finland
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“A must visit!”
Reviewed 20 February 2012

We visited SF in 1997 and didn´t visit Alcatraz back then. I was determined to correct that this time and it was definitely right call. Interesting place with lot´s of history. Great tour!

Visited August 2011
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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“Highlight of my trip to San Francisco!”
Reviewed 19 February 2012

The boat trip was great. Short but interesting.
The whole trip was excellent, the movie in the beginning - a must watch. It was informative about the Island and its history - not just a prison.
The audio tour was easy to follow as long as you start and stop in sync with other members of your party!

Visited February 2012
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“Historical”
Reviewed 19 February 2012

The tour is a great piece of history for certain . It is very spooky when you pull up to the island on the ferry out to take the tour. A must for a first time visitor to the bay area

Visited February 2012
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