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Alcatraz Island, San Francisco

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Tour the infamous former maximum-security penitentiary on Alcatraz Island. Nicknamed The Rock, this small island in the San Francisco Bay is now a national park. After taking a ferry to the island, follow the audio guide, available in ten languages. You'll go through the inside of the old prison's facilities, which include a lighthouse, military fortifications, and cellblocks. Though long considered escape-proof, the prison suffered an irreparable blow to its reputation in 1962, when three inmates mysteriously disappeared using a makeshift raft. Explore the protected recreation area with a park ranger, who can enhance your visit with little-known information about the island's current inhabitants: the black-crested night herons and western gulls. Using our custom trip planner, San Francisco attractions like Alcatraz Island can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • I have been wanting to visit Alcatraz for many years and when I had a vacation to California planned, I knew I should make visiting here a priority. We had a tickets for 1 pm and arrived to the ferry....  more
    I have been wanting to visit Alcatraz for many years and when I had a vacation to California planned, I knew I should make visiting here a priority. We had a tickets for 1 pm and arrived to the ferry....  more »
  • This has been on my bucket list for decades and I finally made it. It was so interesting and I appreciated that they offered many different options to experiencing it - from led tours to self... 
    This has been on my bucket list for decades and I finally made it. It was so interesting and I appreciated that they offered many different options to experiencing it - from led tours to self...  more »
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