San Francisco Combo: Ferry Building Food Tour and Alcatraz

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San Francisco Combo: Ferry Building Food Tour and Alcatraz
from USD $167.20
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

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In Brief

San Francisco, United States
United States
1 to 4 hours
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Ferry Building Marketplace, 1 Ferry Building The Embarcadero at Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94111-4209

You'll begin with a one-hour tasting tour of the best of the Ferry Building Marketplace, where a knowledgable guide/food industry professional leads you on a historic, food-filled journey of the building's local, artisan cuisine and food purveyors.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Embarcadero Farmer's Market, Embarcadero at Market Street, San Francisco, CA

You'll begin with a one-hour tasting tour of the best of the Ferry Building Marketplace, where a knowledgable guide/food industry professional leads you on a historic, food-filled journey of the building's local, artisan cuisine and food purveyors.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: The Embarcadero, Embarcadero Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94111

You'll begin with a one-hour tasting tour of the best of the Ferry Building Marketplace, where a knowledgable guide/food industry professional leads you on a historic, food-filled journey of the building's local, artisan cuisine and food purveyors.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Alcatraz Island, Pier 33, San Francisco, CA 94123

You'll voyage by ferry to one of the city’s most popular attractions, Alcatraz Island, for a self-guided tour of the beautiful island and its history-packed maximum-security prison that has drawn San Francisco Bay Area tourists for decades.

Duration: 3 hours


  • All food tastings
  • Guide for food tour
  • Audio walking tour of Alcatraz
  • Alcatraz Island ticket including round trip ferry ($39.90 USD value)
  • Entry/Admission - Alcatraz Island


  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation from Ferry Building to Alcatraz Landing

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Departure Point

Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA 94105, USA

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • All traveler names are required at time of booking. Failure to provide this information will result in cancellation of your tour. All travelers over 18 MUST have photo I.D.
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements in the "Special Requirements" box at time of booking
  • If excursion fails to meet minimum enrollment (total of 4 guests), Edible Excursions will contact guests 4 days in advance to reschedule or offer a refund.
  • All food tastings are subject to change depending on availability
  • Children 0-4 years are free provided they will not be eating on the food tour. Alcatraz tickets are free for ages 0-4 years
  • Alcatraz ferry tickets departure are typically at 12:30pm. Departure timing may change depending on availability. If this is the case, you will be notified of the new time by Edible Excursions on the day of the tour.
  • Alcatraz is steep and hilly. A moderate amount of walking is involved, so comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Alcatraz audio tour is available in English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Mandarin, Portuguese and Korean
  • You may depart Alcatraz Island at any time; ferries depart every 30-40 minutes
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

Booking Information

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Cancellation Terms

Once booked, this trip is fully non-refundable

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

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!!
• Submitted 05 Aug 2019
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!
• Submitted 31 Jul 2019
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!
• Submitted 16 Jul 2019
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.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
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!
• Submitted 28 Dec 2018
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.
• Submitted 24 Sep 2018
This tour was a nice package! We started the day sampling some wonderful foods from various vendors at the Ferry building. The food was fabulous, and our tour guide Carol was very informative. We left her feeling very full and ready to begin our tour of Alcatraz. The ferry ride alone is great - especially if it's a nice day. Exploring the Prison and taking the Audio Tour was so interesting. Highly recommend!!!
• Submitted 23 Jul 2018
The food tour was a perfect way to start the day - delicious! Our guide, Tori, was brilliant. And Alcatraz is exactly what you're told it is by all and sundry - a really incredible experience that is not to be missed.
• Submitted 10 Jul 2018
Excellent tour. We didnt know what to expect with the food tour, but really enjoyed it. We also learned about the history of the Ferry Building, which was very interesting. Tori was an excellent guide and has a wonderful love for food. After our food tour, we had an hour to get down to Pier 33 to jump on the Alcatraz Ferry its only a 20 min walk. Everything went very smooth, ferry ride was great. We arrived at Alcatraz around 12:30 and stayed until 6. We did everything, the 45 min guided tour, audio self guided tour, 15 min video and walked around on our own. I found the history to be fascinating and there is so much to see and learn about. When we were done, we jumped on the Ferry and then walked down to pier 39 to eat. Love San Francisco. So much to see and do.
• Submitted 04 Apr 2018
lots of food to sample and nice tour of the building. Super informative.
• Submitted 05 Mar 2018
Joshua was an absolute amazing edible excursions guide, and the food we enjoyed at the Ferry Building was very delicious.
• Submitted 17 Feb 2018
Thanks go to Karen, our culinary guide, for the great tour of the Ferry Building. The history of the building was interesting so happy it survived all the fires and earthquakes not to mention city planning. Its a great space! The information provided on each food vendor was wonderful, and Karen provided great backdrop in food history in the area and how its influence has spread across the country and beyond. The food we tasted was delicious were definitely headed back for meals and the Farmers Market. Alcatraz was as expected. The combo tour worked really well because we could walk off some of the food from earlier! The audio tour of Alcatrazs history was quite interesting and the way its choreographed works really well with a lot of people.
• Submitted 18 Jan 2018
Alcatraz is a must see but if you haven't been to the ferry building your trip is incomplete. Great!!!
• Submitted 30 Oct 2017
Truth be told, we only signed up for this tour for access to sold-out Alcatraz...but how glad we were that we did! The food tour was incredible, our guide knowledgeable and it was a fantastic addition to our trip, a real highlight! Tip: No need to eat breakfast beforehand, you get more than your money's worth of fantastic food!
• Submitted 18 Oct 2017
We had a great time on our tour of the Ferry Terminal Marketplace. Our tour guide, Karen, was terrific. She was very knowledgeable on history of the building and area and interspersed little history lessons amongst the different vendors visited She provided lots of background on the various proprietors and the local food culture. And the food we had was amazing!!! This tour is highly recommended.....oh and I almost forgot....we got to see Alcatraz also. After the food portion of the tour, Karen directed us on how to go down to Pier 33 and get our tickets for the Alcatraz Ferry and tour. We thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience!
• Submitted 01 Oct 2017
Great culinary adventure. Our guide was Joshua who was very knowledgeable about all the vendors in the Ferry Building, and the history of the building itself. He selected a perfect combination of places for us to try and food to sample. It was a great way to start off the morning, and a nice pre-Alcatraz tour activity.
• Submitted 18 Sep 2017
The food tour was excellent - Travis had an amazing knowledge of the suppliers in the area and the local culture. We thoroughly enjoyed it.
• Submitted 18 Sep 2017
It was the only way we could get to book an Alcatraz tour so were not particularly looking forward to it but the food tasting turned out to be the best thing we did and we are so glad because Alcatraz its self was very disappointing. The guide was brilliant and we learned so much, from how Starbucks started to how California's enviromental ideals are being integrated into their food supply. The best tip is do not have too much for breakfast and dont take a big mouthful of the chilli sample it is smoking hot.
• Submitted 30 Aug 2017
We were pleasantly surprised by our Ferry Building Food Tour and of course Alcatraz. It was not our first visit to the island. The food sampling was much fun and we tasted amazing samples of food groups which included some pastries and chocolates at the end. So glad we did it this way as we did not have to eat until dinner.
• Submitted 21 Aug 2017
First we had lots of great food to taste at the Ferry Building Do Not eat before you go on this tour!. Our guide was Joshua and he was very personable and shared many interesting facts about the different eateries. Alcatraz was everything we'd hoped for...a beautiful ferry ride and as much time as we wanted to tour the prison. Wonderful!
• Submitted 14 Aug 2017
We truly enjoyed this tour. The Ferry Building Food tour was excellent. Our tour guide terrific. Very knowledgeable and quite pleasant. Food was very good. Only comment - the walk from Pier 1 to Pier 33 for the boat ride took longer than was stated. She said about 15 - 20 minutes. That would be if you were walking pretty fast. Due to the sun, heat and our age it was a lot longer. People should know it can be 30 - 45 minutes. Alcatraz was the best. So much better than we had anticipated. You can go at your own pace. The audio portion of tour was so educational and entertaining. I would highly recommend this tour.
• Submitted 07 Aug 2017
Very nice tour. Guide very knowledgeable. Food samples were excellent.
• Submitted 05 Aug 2017
Guilty as charged. We booked this trip as it was one that had tickets for Alcatraz with it and individual tickets were non exisistent. None the less, I was really looking forward to this foodie tour and Karen did not disappoint!!! She is completely engaging and so knowledgeable about the area and the building itself pointing out details throughout the tour. The food she selected for us to sample was wonderful. I am still dreaming of that little tart thing!!! I highly recommend this tour, you will not be disappointed!
• Submitted 03 Aug 2017
We thoroughly enjoyed the tour and everyone in our group loved the food. Our guide, Travis, went out of his way by providing gluten-free options for a member of our party who has Celiac disease. Travis also provided delightful insider knowledge regarding many of the venders in the Ferry Building.
• Submitted 31 Jul 2017

In Brief

San Francisco, United States
United States
1 to 4 hours
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday

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