Alcatraz is an island which is situated in San Francisco Bay, on the 1.25-mile offshore side of San Francisco, California, United States. This tiny island was established with facilities of a lighthouse, military protection, a military prison, and a federal prison from 1934 – 21 March 1963. The west coast of the United States is known for pleasant weather all year round and few of the most charming and beautiful places which are visited not only by the inhabitants but thousands of foreign tourist and travellers. San Francisco is full of peaceful and spectacular natural beauty along with rich history, culture, art, exotic beaches, splendid parks, and other fun-filled activities.
If you are going to visit San Francisco, then do not lose a chance for Alcatraz Segway Tour which allows tourist to visit all the incredible places in a single tour. San Francisco is known as ‘City by the Bay’, and it is an exciting way to explore the delightful city by riding on the Segway, today the island is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, open for visiting tourists.
Segway Inc introduced self-balanced, two-wheeled personal transporter in 2001, which was invented by Dran Kanen. Segway HT is an initialism for “human transporter” and Segway PT for “personal transporter”. The Alcatraz Island has developed into a major tourist attraction and is located on Fisherman’s Wharf and 15-minute ferry ride from Pier 33.
Trip to Alcatraz Island of San Francisco begins with a ferry ride, and once you are on the island, you will receive a headset, and they will provide a piece of brief information about the famous Alcatraz movie. You will be guided on how to ride on a Segway, and you will also have a tourist guide with you during the entire tour who will be present with you all the time, you do not have to worry tour guide will lead your everywhere through the cell blocks of ancient prison and other historic structure on the island. You will get the chance to view some beautiful views of San Francisco city in the Alcatraz Segway Tour.
The ferry reaches at the island after every 30 minutes to bring visitors back. A typical time a tourist would spend on Alcatraz Island around 2-3 hours. Any person travelling to Alcatraz Island will be asked to show his government-issued photo ID or a passport if he is a tourist. Kids under 18 years are not allowed to travel alone and need an adult to attend them. The tourist attractions of the Alcatraz and Segway Tour include an audio tour of the prison grounds, viewing other famous attractions such as Fisherman’s Wharf, Ghirardelli Square, Washington Square Park, and Coit Tower.
You will be guided how to ride on a Segway and will provide you with safety equipment (Helmet, knee pads) to wear to avoid any injury.
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