San Francisco

Alcatraz Tour Plus Muir Woods and Sausalito Day Trip

San Francisco, USA
  • 7 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Experience some of the Bay Area’s top attractions on this Alcatraz and Muir Woods tour that also includes a stop in Sausalito. At Muir Woods National Monument, stare in wonder at the coastal redwoods, some of the tallest trees on Earth. Soak up the charm of seaside Sausalito, and experience Alcatraz in one of two ways—admission to the prison, which includes the ferry ride to Alcatraz Island and the audio tour.
  • Combined Alcatraz audio-walking tour and excursion to Muir Woods and Sausalito
  • Listen to an audio-guided walking tour of the Alcatraz 'Cell Block'
  • Explore the giant redwood sequoia trees at Muir Woods
  • Shop and relax in Sausalito, California's prettiest town
  • Access free Wi-Fi on board tour vehicle

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Seeing Alcatraz, Muir Woods, and Sausalito together on one tour is a rare combination.

What's Included

  • Narrated bus tour to Muir Woods and Sausalito
  • Transport by luxury air-conditioned coach & Professional Driver Guide
  • Free time in Muir Woods (90') and Sausalito (60')
  • Alcatraz Admission Ticket including Ferry Ride & Cellhouse Audio Tour ($45.25 USD value)
  • Admission to Muir Woods National Monument (15$ Admission included)
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Bus Transportation after the Alcatraz Tour is not included
  • Hotel Pick-up & drop-off Not included

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting points

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Start time

08:00 AM

End point

  • Pier 33
    San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

    Customers will be dropped off at Pier 33. Driver will direct customers to the Alcatraz Cruises departure point. This ends the bus transport portion of the tour. Customers will need to make their own way back after they finish the Alcatraz tour.

What To Expect

This tour is likely to sell out! The Alcatraz daily ticket allotment regularly fills up weeks in advance, so book early to avoid disappointment.

Alcatraz admission:
Board the ferry to Alcatraz at Pier 33 on the Embarcadero in San Francisco. Enjoy the scenic ride across San Francisco Bay to Alcatraz Island, and disembark to start your independent tour of this island prison. Put on your provided headset to listen to the award-winning audio tour, “Doing Time,” and learn about notorious criminals like Al Capone who were incarcerated here. Hear about escape attempts from 'The Rock,' and listen to commentary from former inmates and staff.

Muir Woods and Sausalito:
Cross the Golden Gate Bridge and travel north to Muir Woods National Monument for your exploration of the giant coastal redwood trees. This old-growth forest is home to some of the planet’s oldest and tallest trees, which you can admire in all their glory as you walk along shady paths.

Then head to Sausalito, a picturesque small town just north of the Golden Gate Bridge that sits between the Marin Headlands and San Francisco Bay. You have leisure time here to walk along the waterfront, maybe purchase a snack (own expense) or perhaps shop in the galleries and boutiques.

NOTE: Due to schedule limitations with Muir Woods, there is a chance that this tour will be held on two separate days. You will be informed prior if your Muir Woods visit will be held on a different day from your Alcatraz visit.

Union Square (Pass By)

Van Ness Avenue (Pass By)

Cow Hollow (Pass By)

Crissy Field (Pass By)

Golden Gate Bridge (Pass By)

Marin County (Pass By)

Muir Woods National Monument

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Sausalito

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Alcatraz Island

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Alcatraz reservations are first come first serve, all reservations are finalized (5) days prior to your departure date. No refunds or changes allowed after this date.
  • All Alcatraz tickets are given on a will call basis. Upon arriving Alcatraz landing Pier 33, guests will get their tickets from the Guest Services counter (upon customer identification is shown)
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • You must provide first and last names, along with ages of all passengers to confirm your reservation. If for any reason you do not provide this information within the window of time provided, your Alcatraz tour will be forfeited.
  • Service animals allowed
  • The Alcatraz portion usually takes 2.5 hours to complete, with its audio tour consisting of approximately 45 minutes. You are advised to inquire on your arrival to the island as to what time the next guided tour will begin. There is no restriction on the amount of time you spend on the Island. The ferry boat service departs Alcatraz every 30-60 minutes and you can disembark at your own leisure.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Pier 33 is the last stop and ends the bus transport portion of tour. Customers will need to make their own way back to their desired destinations after Alcatraz.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travelers

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

  • 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.

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Stuart_G
We went to Muir Woods which was stunningly beautiful and majestic. Then stopped off in Sausalito, which is quant, and has amazing views, and delicious food. We could have stayed longer. Then to Alcatraz pier. The driver was informative with just enough wit, charm, information and quiet time to enjoy the views. Even our 3 teenagers enjoyed the day.

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Sharon_N, Apr 2024
The trip was excellent the meeting point was walking distance from our hotel which worked out great. Muir Woods was beautiful. The view of Gold Gate Bridge was amazing. The stop at Sausalito was good for grabbing some lunch before heading to Alcatraz. Our tour was well worth it and our bus driver was very knowledgeable about the area.
Excellent
Adriana_H, Apr 2024
Very nice our guide was great the timing and ambiance was really good. Our bus driver gave us a lot of i formation
Such a lovely excursion!
Alex_R, Apr 2024
The smell of the forest first thing off the bus was incredible. My lunch in Suasalito was "chef's kiss". Our bus driver was so nice, knowledgeable and accommodating. Alcatraz was so interesting. Plus I really enjoyed the relaxing ferry ride.
Alcatraz tour was amazing
Craig_S, Apr 2024
Really enjoyed Alcatraz. Recommend any to do this tour. Muir Woods was lovely if you are a nature lover. I rate the woods tour 6/10 with Alcatraz 9/10. We also went to the town Sausalito which was lovely but it was a fill in tour.
Worth it!
Robin_H, Mar 2024
It was great! We missed the bus too and called the tour company and they waited for us. Very accommodating and friendly.
Alcatraz was amazing. ...
Tracy_R, Mar 2024
Alcatraz was amazing. Our tour guide for Muir Woods and Sausalito was informative and easy to listen to.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Hi Tracy_R Thank you for sharing your experience! This is definitely a great combo: visit the Muir Woods forest and then the iconic Alcatraz. I´m glad you enjoyed it.
Birthday weekend
Kimberlee_J, Mar 2024
This was a great day tour and driver was very informative. Great adventure, everything was timed perfectly giving you just enough time.
A “Must Do” Trip for Great San Francisco Sites
Dewey_T, Feb 2024
Amazing experience! Every stop was beautiful, exciting, and inspiring. The trees in Muir Woods were captivating, the Golden Gate Bridge was picturesque, the Sausalito stop had nice shops, and Alcatraz was educational as well as humbling. Make this a needed trip!
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Hi Dewey_T I really appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and being so open with us. We hope you'll come and see us again soon!
An amazing day out
Malcolm_G, Feb 2024
Dtiver and tour guide was brilliant excelent driving and very clear and informative with the knowledge she had. The woods were eerie and damp and wonderful, the town was nice and chilled out place but Alcatraz was amazing and so interesting and infromative - had a great day
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Malcolm_G I really appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and being so open with us. It´s always great to hear that you enjoyed our tour guide's performance. We hope you'll come and see us again soon!
So fun
Angela_M, Jan 2024
It was great. I would recommend it and I’m going to do it again. The. The bus was nice and comfortable. The bus driver was friendly and knowledgeable. Muir Woods was beautiful. I did wear my poncho and I was glad I had it with me. Alcatraz was awesome. My first visit. I’m excited to go again and bring friends next time.
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Hi Angela_M, We're pleased to hear that you had a great experience and that you're considering doing it again with friends. It sounds like you had a wonderful time exploring Muir Woods and Alcatraz. We hope to see you back for that follow up tour with friends soon.
Climb the Rock
Donald_L, Dec 2023
Very great audio tour of the cell block. Be sure to ask before climbing the Rock which buildings close early. I went to see one exhibit in the Industrial building and they were locking the door even though the island was open for 2 more hours. Wish I had know that before I climbed the steep ramps on bad knees. Otherwise it was very informative. Glad they are doing things to protect the wildlife there, beautify the grounds and restore some of the buildings. Definitely recommend the tour.
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Hello Donald_L, Thank you for sharing your experience and helpful advice about the audio tour and visiting Alcatraz. It's great to hear that you found the tour informative, and your insights about checking building hours and being mindful of climbing are valuable tips for future visitors. We appreciate your recommendation and hope too see you back soon.
Fabulous Trip!
Grover_T, Oct 2023
We had a very helpful, humorous driver. He gave lots of information, and he was a pleasure to listen to. The sights were amazing!
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Hi Grover_T, It's great to hear that you had such an enjoyable experience with your driver and found the sights amazing. We're glad the driver guide's humor made the tour even more memorable. Come back soon and allow us to serve you again.
Good, easy day
Elizabeth_N, Sep 2023
Was a good trip that didn't take up all day. Muir Woods was a nice easy hike, even the harder trail. Need to allow more time if you want to do a decent hike. Alcatraz was interesting and a must see, even if a return visit isn't required.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Hi Elizabeth_N, We're glad to hear you had a good trip to Muir Woods and found it to be a nice and easy hike. Alcatraz is indeed an interesting place to visit, offering a unique historical experience. If you ever decide to explore more of San Francisco, we hope you choose to tour with us.
Great trip
Sophie_M, Sep 2023
The driver Kenneth made this trip. He was great company and a magnificent tour guide. I could have listened to him all day long. Sausalito was beautiful. Alcatraz was very interesting. Found the time at Muir Woods to be too long and the time in Sausalito too short however great day had.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Hi Sophie_M, We're pleased to hear that Kenneth, your driver and tour guide, made your trip so enjoyable with his great company and informative guidance. Your feedback about the time allocation in Muir Woods and Sausalito is valuable and will be considered for improvements. Nevertheless, we're glad to hear that you had a great day overall. Thank you for sharing your experience, and we hope to welcome you back for more memorable tours in the future.
Alcatraz and Muir woods
Paola_D, Jul 2023
Bus Guide was very friendly and pleasant. He made us feel very safe especially while driving on the winding roads
Awesome
Joan_B, Jun 2023
The bus driver was amazing, all 3 places were great, glad I didn’t have to drive! It did take all day but when we were done Fisherman’s Wharf and Pier 39 were close
Response from Host, Jun 2023
Thank you for sharing your positive feedback about our Napa Valley Wine Tour! We're thrilled to hear that you had an amazing experience and appreciated the convenience of not having to drive. It's great to know that after a full day of enjoyment, you were able to explore nearby attractions like Fisherman's Wharf and Pier 39. We hope to have the pleasure of serving you again on another delightful tour in the future!
Great Trip
Matthew_C, Jun 2023
Great experience. Bus driver was knowledgeable and shared information along our way to destination. Only issue was driver had to be reminded to take Alcatraz passengers all the way to Pier33 and not be dropped off earlier.
Response from Host, Jun 2023
Hi Matthew_C, Thank you for sharing your feedback! We're glad you had a great experience and that our bus driver provided knowledgeable information during the journey. We apologize for the inconvenience regarding the drop-off point for Alcatraz passengers and appreciate you bringing it to our attention. We will address this issue to ensure a smoother experience for future passengers. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again in the future.
Family under the protection of the elders
Susan_C, Jun 2023
It was a beautiful sunny, warm day and the walk among the giant redwoods was cool, calming and peaceful! Enjoying that time with three generations under the branches of century old limbs was particularly grounding.
Response from Host, Jun 2023
We're delighted to hear that you had a beautiful and serene experience walking among the giant redwoods on a sunny, warm day. It sounds like a truly calming and peaceful moment, made even more special by being able to enjoy it with three generations. Being surrounded by the century-old limbs of the redwoods can indeed create a grounding and awe-inspiring connection with nature. Thank you for sharing this wonderful experience, and we hope to welcome you back for more memorable moments in the future.
Totally worth it if you’re going to SF
Jason_F, Jun 2023
The tour guide was fantastic, very knowledgeable and very funny. Muir Woods stole the showX much better than I expected.
Response from Host, Jun 2023
Hello Jason_F Thank you for your positive review! We're delighted to hear that you had a fantastic tour guide who was knowledgeable and funny. It's great to know that Muir Woods exceeded your expectations and stole the show. We appreciate your feedback and recommendation. Thank you for choosing our tour, and we hope to provide you with more enjoyable experiences in the future!
Trip to Alcatraz
Katherine_T, May 2023
We enjoyed the Alcatraz tour. Due to health issues and the incline, we were transported up to the actual cell block by a tram. Once there, we did the audio tour. Staff were helpful. The view of San Francisco from Alcatraz was amazing. Would highly recommend
Response from Host, May 2023
Dear Katheri, We would like to thank you for writing this review and sharing your feedback with us. It is great to see that you had a great time on our Muir Woods, Sausalito and Alcatraz tour. It was a pleasure serving you. We hope that you will come back for your next adventure with us!
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