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Alcatraz Tour Plus Muir Woods and Sausalito Day Trip

San Francisco, United States
Likely to Sell Out

From $159.00

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You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
  • 7 hours (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


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

  • Tour across the Golden Gate Bridge to Muir Woods and Sausalito
  • Transport by luxury air-conditioned coach & Professional Tour Guide
  • Free time in Muir Woods (90') and Sausalito (60')
  • Alcatraz Admission Ticket including Ferry Ride & Cellhouse Audio Tour ($41.00 USD value)
  • Admission to Muir Woods National Monument (15$ 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

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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)

Departing the heart of Union square, the coach makes its way to the Golden Gate Bridge. On your way to the Golden Gate Bridge, travelers will see: Union Square: Theatres, shopping, hotels

Van Ness Avenue (Pass By)

Famous for being used as a firebreak, by the US Army during the 1906 earthquake and fire.

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 (11) 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)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • 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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Traveler Tips

I highly recommend wearing comfortable shoes as my iWatch showed 22,000 steps during the day trip.
Make sure you have a sweater or fall coat for boat ride to Alcatraz.
If you have time; do your own tour of Muir Woods.
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Phenomenal tour
Mark_H, Dec 2022
The tour guide was amazing and everything was very organized. I would recommend this tour to everyone!
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Dear Mark, We are so happy to see that you had a great time in Muir Woods and Sausalito. Thank you for recommending Gray Line as a tour agency. It was a pleasure serving you. We hope to serve you again soon.
Alcatraz and Muir Woods
Sarah_A, Oct 2022
Great trip. The woods are stunning. Could do with another 30 mins or so in Sausalito but this is due to the timings of Alcatraz. If you’re not going Alcatraz you’re free to return on the ferry when you want. The staff were friendly and very helpful.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Dear Sarah, Thanks so much for your feedback. We’re so happy to hear that you enjoyed Muir Woods, Sausalito, and Alcatraz. It was a pleasure to serve you. We look forward to welcoming you again soon!
Christopher_M, Oct 2022
Great trip despite the fog, Danilo was a great guide, he was very knowledgeable and gave lots of great information
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Dear Christo, We’d just like to thank you for taking the time to write this review of Muir Woods, Sausalito and Alcatraz. Thanks for your kind words about our tour guide, Danilo. It was a pleasure serving you. We hope to see you again.
Good but rushed
Ann_R, Jul 2022
The trip went smoothly and was well done. It was just too rushed. Also we ended up with a 45 min wait to go to Alcatraz which we really could have used in Sausalito.
Muir and Alcatraz OK
myjoie1999, Jul 2022
Muir Park was wonderful. Sausalito 'day trip' was actually only 1 hour. Gave us only time to eat lunch and then back to the bus. The bus driver was excellent
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Hello myjoie1999 Thank you for sharing your experience! I am glad you enjoyed your experience on board our Muir Woods and Sausalito tour. The option to stay longer in Sausalito is to book the return by ferry, so you can stay there as much as you want and take any of the ferries back to San Francisco. All the best, Ignacio Gray Line San Francisco.
Fun Filled Fay!
Ashley_F, Jul 2022
This was a great trip! Our driver was knowledgeable and shared a lot of facts about the area. We stopped and got great views of the bridge. We had about an 1 1/2 hours at Muir Woods which was enough time to hike. An hour in Sausalito was enough time to grab lunch. Go to Venice deli and you can have a great sandwich right on the water. We got back a little after 1 and then were able to pick up our tickets for Alcatraz at 2pm. It was a jam packed day that I’d recommend to anyone!
A great trip for those wanting a fast paced day doing all 3
Robert_K, Jul 2022
We loved all three phases of the day trip, so it is hard to say what is better. Muir Woods was a spectacular location, I wish we allotted more time there for a longer hike. Alcatraz was great as expected, and Sausalito also very enjoyable.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Felt rushed at every...
Daniel_S, Jun 2022
Felt rushed at every stop. Dropped off for Alcatraz tour 1 hour early. Could have spent more time in Muir woods or Sausalito.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Hello Daniel Thanks for your taking the time to share your experience. The itinerary and the hours that we stay at each destination are those that appear in the description of each tour. We must respect the agreed times in each place so we can visit each destination as planned. At Alcatraz, we usually arrive early because if there are many people in the line, it can take a long time to board the ferries, and tickets cannot be exchanged. If you don't get to board the ferry, you lose your place. We wish our guests could spend more time in Muir Woods but this national park has a limit of 90 minutes so that as many people as possible can enjoy the impressive Coastal Redwood trees. Thanks Ignacio Gray Line San Francisco
Awesome family day!
Lanna_N, Jun 2022
The bus driver was incredible - all the twists and turns he mastered! Was super knowledgeable of the place and gave great tips during stops! A+ tour!
Response from Host, Jun 2022
So glad to ready that you had a great experience with us, Lanna! Please share it with family and friends, we would love to host them too! If you ever come back, please reach out and we will be happy to offer you another great experience in the Bay Area. Thanks a lot! Xavier Gray Line San Francisco
Vacation 2022
Roger_F, May 2022
Meir woods was great, the trip was just the right amount. the driver was very good on history and going ons in the city.
Response from Host, May 2022
Hello Roger_F Thank you for sharing your experience! I am truly glad to learn you enjoyed your experience on board our Muir Woods and Sausalito tour. I can´t thank you enough for recommending us to future travelers! Ignacio Gray Line San Francisco
A nice day trip from the city
Amanda_B, Apr 2022
This was a great day with just enough time spent at each place. The driver/guide offered great insights into all of the places on the tour. Highly recommended.
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Hello Amanda_B 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! Ignacio Gray Line San Francisco
Great day had
LIZ_B, Mar 2022
I had emails confirming trip time had changed to 06.30am start which at the time we felt was annoying. However we are grateful that it was, as we got to Muir Wood really early and had it pretty much to ourselves for an hour, the peace and quiet and the beauty was truly magnificent. As we were leaving several bus loads of school kids, 4 or 5 other tour groups and even a wedding party had arrived! I can't imagine the noise and hustle bustle that place was now to endure, so glad we were the first ones there. Sausalito was beautiful as well and a lovely place to wonder round. Alcatraz was just as expected and ticked all the boxes and Grey line had a guy waiting for us to make sure we had our tickets to get on the ferry. I would definitely recommend this trip. E&S
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Hello Liz Thank you for posting your opinion on our tour. I am truly glad to learn you enjoyed your experience on board our Muir Woods and Sausalito tour. I complete agreed about the time. It is beautifull to go to Muir Wood early in the morning as it is so quiet and peacefull. Hope to welcome back again for another experience. Ignacio Gray Line San Francisco
A very good day out
Stephen_P, Mar 2022
It was great Driver was very knowledgeable well worth doing I would recommend it to anyone and we’ll Worth the money
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Hello Stephen_P Appreciate your review and support !! I am truly glad to learn you enjoyed your experience on board our Muir Woods and Sausalito tour. Hope to see you soon for another great experience, Ignacio
Highly recommended tour
Margaritoiii_d, Dec 2021
Everything is fine. Driver/guide is knowlegable. Sausalito is a lovely place. Alcatraz tour should not be missed. Muir is gorgeous.
Day Trip
Paula_B, Dec 2021
Joe was a great guide, he told us the history of the area, and pointed out landmarks along the way the tour was nice. On time and thorough. We came to San Francisco for our honeymoon and this was a great way to spend 1/2 a day
Fantastic times
Sophia_C, Jul 2021
Our guide was amazing in keeping us entertained the entire drive and gave us fantastic tips about where to walk and what places to try
My husband was so happy to see Alcatraz
Donna_F, Jul 2021
This was so Awesome! My husband was so happy that I surprised him with this booking. It is definitely worth a visit.
Great day!
Rebecca_J, Jun 2021
Beautiful scenery and a charming driver full of fun information. The woods were definitely worth the time and Alcatraz was awesome! Great day!
Fun Day!
Ashley_F, May 2021
Loved this tour. Bus was nice. Driver was experienced and full of local knowledge. Well worth the money spent!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Beautiful Trip!
Jeffrey_M, Nov 2020
We had a great time with the tour guide and during our visit to Muir Woods and Sausalito. We were not too impressed with Alcatraz since most of the facilities were closed
Response from Host, Nov 2020
Thank you for the time you took to rate and review your experience! The National Park Service has determined that the safest way to allow Alcatraz Island to remain accessible, is by limiting the access to enclosed environments. Again our sincere thanks for rating us and reviewing us so favorably!


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