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Alcatraz Tour plus Muir Woods and Sausalito Day Trip

San Francisco, United States
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icon7 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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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.
  • 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.
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.
Pass By:  
Union Square
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
Pass By:  
Van Ness Avenue
Famous for being used as a firebreak, by the US Army during the 1906 earthquake and fire.
Pass By:  
Cow Hollow
Two affluent neighborhoods, attracting young professionals. Chic fashion boutiques, Pilates studios, juice shops, beauty salons. Many fine dining restaurants ranging from French Bistros to American Fusion Cuisine.
Pass By:  
Crissy Field
Driving above Crissy Field it gives a great vantage of the San Francisco Bay, and the Golden Gate Bridge.
Pass By:  
Golden Gate Bridge
Crossing the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. On a clear day, the Golden Gate Bridge offers a panoramic view of the bay and the San Francisco skyline.
Pass By:  
Marin County
Entering Robin Williams tunnel as we exit travelers get a view of Sausalito.
Stop At:  
Muir Woods National Monument
Muir Woods lies in the middle of the redwood's latitudinal region. Incredible diversity of flora and fauna can be daunting at times. Redwoods, Stellar’s jay, ladybugs, ancient horsetail ferns, and the banana slug are all apart of the hiking experience.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
A gorgeous Mediterranean-style village with quaint shops, art galleries, and waterfront restaurants. Extend your stay in Sausalito and return by ferry to San Francisco at your leisure. Ferry cost is not included unless selected during booking. The Ferry docks at Pier 41, in the heart of Fisherman’s Wharf.
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Alcatraz Island
Arriving at Pier 33, Alcatraz Landing begins the Alcatraz Island portion of the tour. The bus will allow passengers to disembark and the driver will direct people where to go. This ends the bus portion of the tour.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included

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Traveler Tips

  • "Boat tour is a little chilly - bring a sweater!" See review
  • "I highly recommend wearing comfortable shoes as my iWatch showed 22,000 steps during the day trip." See review


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Great trip
, Mar 2020
Great trip, appreciated the communication throughout. Was worried because of the virus, but no trouble at all
Rain to Sunshine Tour
, Mar 2020
Great day despite the morning rain. However walking in Muir Woods was amazing. The smells and sounds just made walk more inspiring. The stop in Sausalito was short because of time of departure to Alcatraz.
A memorable day
, Feb 2020
This was a memorable day. We had great weather. The trip was fun and very comfortable. Our driver/guide Antonio did a fabulous job. We learned a lot about the sites on the way to Muir Woods. The stop on the north side of the Golden Gate Bridge was breathtaking. Muir Woods is wonderful place to visit and we had plenty of time to take it in. Our stop in Sausalito was perfect for lunch. We took Antonio’s recommendation and ate at nice fish and chips/hamburger place. We had the Alcatraz trip in the afternoon. We were dropped off at the pier and had plenty of time to get our tickets at the voucher window. Alcatraz was outstanding. The park service has done an excellent job with the audio tour of the cell block. I would highly recommend doing that in addition to strolling about the island. Overall, it was a wonderful day. We started at 8 am and got off the Alcatraz ferry around 4 pm.
Alcatraz tour
, Feb 2020
The tour guide was fabulous. He was very informative and humorous. We had a wonderful time. Also the bus and boat were comfortable.
Worth the money paid.
, Feb 2020
Very nice tour. The bus tour guide, Joe, was very informative with a nice sense of humour. Surely a must do!
Smith Family -San Francisco Review
, Feb 2020
Our tour guide Joe was awesome! He shared so much information about San Francisco which made the drive interesting and fun. We loved the tours of Muir Woods, Sausalito and Alcatraz. He kept us on time. Never rushed. What an excellent day!! The Smith Family from Maryland.
, Jan 2020
Even though the weather was rainy and cold, our group enjoyed the tour to Alcatraz tremendously! Our bus driver was very friendly and informative. I highly recommend wearing comfortable shoes as my iWatch showed 22,000 steps during the day trip. However, we did add a stroll thru pier 39 and walked a short distance to our hotel which was located near the Fisherman’s Wharf.
Seeing the cells
, Jan 2020
Loved the audio tour and views! It was very interesting to see the size and conditions of the cells and try to imagine what life was like there.
Muir Woods and Sausalito Viator Tour
, Dec 2019
We thoroughly enjoyed this trip. Our tour guide was so knowledgeable about the area and shared many experiences with us. We enjoyed the history of Alcatraz and the little piece of heaven called Sausalito. It is such a pleasant small town with great shopping and delicious food.
Great Day at Alcatraz
, Nov 2019
Organanized concise very enjoyable. We had a great day. Weather was great and a bonus was the air show going on while there.

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