We used Portal World Travel to book our trip to Ireland and Spain. JoAnn and Nancy were great!!! To Ireland we were traveling with a group of 11 people from several different states and JoAnn and Nancy spent countless hours organizing our trip so everything went smoothly. In Spain JoAnn recommended a local Catalan hotel that was our perfect oasis - H10 Montcada hotel was centrally located to attractions and the Metro with a roof top bar overlooking the city. When we arrived to the hotel they welcomed us by opening a bottle of Cava upon check in . What a great trip- thanks JoAnn and Nancy!! We would definitely use Portal World Travel again and recommend it to family and friends.
We caught the boat early in the day with the sun near the Bay Bridge. It made for some great photos of Alcatraz Island. The prison history was cool, and well presented (that is the tax dollars at work - thank you, US Park Service). I especially liked the old Civil War cannon and the Island Model. I liked the model so much, I bought an Alcatraz game in the coffee shop. The coffee was average, but the staff was really nice. The Escape From Alcatraz game was heaps fun to play, too! Have a look ->
Great tour. You can take night tours in summer. Advise getting tickets in advance as it usually sells out. Fun for family and history there is great. Must do attraction.
Great little cruise boat. It is fun to take the little boat out on the ocean to the island. Kids even seem to like this boat