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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, or a cruise on the bay that circles the island twice for up-close views.


  • Combined Alcatraz audio-walking tour and excursion to Muir Woods and Sausalito
  • Listen to an audio-guided walking tour of the Alcatraz 'Cell Block' (if Alcatraz option is selected at time of booking), otherwise, enjoy a 1.5-hour bay cruise around Alcatraz
  • Explore the giant redwood sequoia trees at Muir Woods
  • Shop and relax in Sausalito, California's prettiest town
  • Enjoy convenient pickup and drop-off from central San Francisco hotels
  • Access FREE wireless on board tour vehicle

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

An interesting contrast between the bleak prison and the freeing beauty of the woods. You'll experience a walking audio tour of Alcatraz, a stroll among the awe-inspiring trees of Muir Woods and a short stop in picturesque Sausalito. Three don't-miss attractions all in one day!

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What You Can Expect

Alcatraz Tour plus Muir Woods, Giant Redwoods and Sausalito Day Trip

Giant Redwoods, California

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

When booking this combo Muir Woods and Alcatraz tour from San Francisco, you have two options—an Alcatraz admission ticket, which includes the ferry to and from the island, or a cruise that circles Alcatraz Island, providing up-close views but no access to the prison itself (the cruise option is a good alternative if Alcatraz admission is sold out on your preferred date).
Muir Woods and Sausalito (included with both tour options):
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.

Alcatraz admission:
If you select this option when booking, you’ll 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.

Escape from the Rock cruise:
This 90-minute cruise on the bay takes you underneath the Golden Gate Bridge before circling Alcatraz Island twice, providing plenty of photo ops and time to study the former penitentiary from the water. Listen to spine-tingling stories about escape attempts, and hear about what prison life was like for famous inmates like Machine Gun Kelly. This fascinating cruise includes chilling sound effects and tales about Al Capone, Billy Cook the Killer, Clyde Johnson and more. (This tour option does not include a ticket to Alcatraz itself.)


Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

I found this trip very good , better then I had expected .

Donna G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

Randy was our driver/tour guide for the day and he was awesome! He was pleasant, personable and funny. Full of interesting facts and trivia. He knew the best place to eat fish and chips in Sausalito, never mind the best guava sorbet I have ever eaten. Muir Woods was majestic. Alcatraz was unbelievable. Highly recommend this tour and especially Randy! Thanks again. I


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

A must if you're visiting SF. Gives a different perspective of what prison life was really like on the Rock, before closing in 1963.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

It was a fantastic trip. The Driver Antonio gave excellent advice and showed some good spots. Unfortunately the weather didn'ti play its part. Muir woods is fantastic, i would highly recommend it.

Thank you for the package tour. I really and thoroughly enjoyed it.

Doug H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

The boat tour around the island was nice.The Muir woods Grey line Bus tour and the driver Ray, were professional, informative and punctual. The Muir woods forest is chilli but stunningly beautiful, to me. Almost worth the price of the plane tickets alone. This forest is not so big that you have to be a top fit hiker, but big enough that you are in awe of these beautiful trees and thankful to those who took the time to preserve them. The smell is over the top mind clearing and refreshing. I would recommend this trip 100 percent.

Stephen S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

This was a great Tour and well worth the money .I normally like to explore things myself but my wife suggested we do the Tour and I was glad we did


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Alcatraz was absolutely without a doubt the highlight of out trip to San Francisco. Muir Woods is beautiful but disappointing compared to Northern California. Our bus driver was very informative.

Diana C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

I recommend this tour for its convenience and the amazing sights. The bus drives right up to the entrance of Muir Woods which were amazing. A quick lunch stop in stunning Sausalito was wonderful. Visiting Alcatraz in the afternoon fulfilled a lifelong dream of seeing the prison.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

The tour is well organized and you have sufficient time to spent at each activity. The guide/bus driver has a lot of interesting stories about the sights.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

I would highly recommend this tour, it was such a breathtaking experience that we will never forget in the Muir woods. Alcatraz is all you would expect and much more, it's is a real learning experience that should not be missed when your in San Francisco. We enjoyed lunch in Sausalito such an awesome little town with such a great vibe!

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