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Meet your guide at the entrance to the Ferry Building, where you’ll begin the first half of your excursion. With the help of your culinary guide, you’ll taste your way through this landmark structure. Built in the 19th century and renovated in 2003, the Ferry Building’s concourse is now lined with farm stands, artisan food shops like Cowgirl Creamery, and restaurants like the celebrated upscale Vietnamese restaurant Slanted Door.

Then, with a satisfied stomach, head for Pier 33, where you’ll board a ferry to Alcatraz. Once you arrive, you’ll get a brief orientation and pick up your audio tour, which the tour allows you to explore at your own pace while listening to commentary from employees and inmates of the former federal prison, which is now a National Park. When you’re ready to return to the city, hop one of the ferries that leaves every 30 minutes.
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Alcatraz Island
Ferry Building Marketplace
Embarcadero Farmer's Market
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Experience two of San Francisco’s most famous attractions—its celebrated cuisine and its notorious prison island, Alcatraz—on one combined tour. Taste your way through the historic Ferry Building with a culinary expert while sampling bites from some of the public market’s most beloved restaurants and shops. Plus, take a scenic ferry ride to Alcatraz Island, where you can explore on your own with a self-guided audio tour.
  • Enjoy a Ferry Building food tour followed by an Alcatraz island excursion
  • Get two classic San Francisco experiences on one convenient combined tour 
  • Indulge in tasty samples, included in the tour cost, with a culinary guide
  • Explore Alcatraz independently with an audio tour and flexible return ferry
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Yummy tour!

I will admit we took the tour for the Alcatraz tickets. But it ended up being a very tasty part of the day. Everything we tried was great! The best was the stone fruit tartlet from Frog Hollow.

Thank Sherry W
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile
Foodie Heaven

Wow was the food we tasted delicious!! Our guide was Carol who was excellent, lovely and very knowledgeable! She took us through some history before taking us for pastries, cheese, bread, chocolate, rice paper rolls and macaroons! She told us about the Farm to Plate...More

Thank Brooke H
Reviewed 12 August 2018
Magnificent tour !

The food tour was great and perrmitted us to find hidden treasures. Our guide was Rebecca and she was just great and knew alot of the areas where to buy great food and the history of where they come from and how they were were...More

Thank Ziggy H
Reviewed 6 August 2018
Great Ferry Building Food Tour

We did the Ferry Building Food tour and Acatraz for our family of 4 that included 2 children. Emunah was our guide and we had an awesome time tasting chocolate, macaroons, spring rolls, cheese, fresh bread, chocolate and chili. The stone fruit tarts from Frog...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018
Great Tour! Loved the food tour.

It was very easy to find our tour guide, Tori. She was very knowledgeable and made the food tour at the Ferry Building very interesting and worth every minute. We booked this tour when all the other Alcatraz tours were booked. The reviews were good,...More

Thank Suzan R
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