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Big Bus San Francisco Muir Woods and Alcatraz Island Combo

San Francisco, United States
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Check off two top destinations in the San Francisco Bay Area on this full-day tour from San Francisco. Cross the Golden Gate Bridge to walk through the pristine redwood forest at Muir Woods, then visit Alcatraz Island on an excursion that includes round-trip ferry tickets and a self-guided audio tour of the island and prison.
  • Hear live onboard commentary from the driver
  • See Muir Woods and Alcatraz Island in one day
  • Includes Muir Woods and Alcatraz admission tickets
  • Great for first-time visitors

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This is one of the few combo tours to visit only Alcatraz and Muir Woods in 1 day.


Viator Traveler's Reviews

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Gay W
, May 2019

we received an email that we had to pick up our Alcatraz tickets the day before our tour, which meant an extra trip down to the waterfront . We attempted to call their office twice and we were unable to talk to a real person, which was very annoying. When we got to the Big Bus Tour office on the day of the tour, we discovered that It was not necessary to come the day before. Not great Big Bus Tours!

Having said that, we enjoyed both segments of the trip. We went to Muir Woods in the morning with a great guide named Charles. He gave us lots of history along the way, which was very informative and he manoeuvred the windy road up to the woods with ease.

The trip through Muir Woods is a self guided tour and you are given plenty of time to explore. Muir Woods is magnificent and there are some very large redwood trees. It is a quiet place to reflect on the magnificent beauty around you. I enjoyed it immensely!

We returned to Fisherman’s Wharf and we had several hours before our boat left for Alcatraz. There are lots of restaurants to find lunch and then it is about a half kilometre walk to Pier 33, where the boat leaves for Alcatraz.

This is another self guided tour. There is about a 20 minute ferry ride to the Island and when you arrive, a ranger gives you a bit of an introductory talk. You have to walk uphill to the cell block where the Audio tour starts. You are expected to walk up the hill unless you have a mobility issue, which prevents you from walking but there is a tram you can take if you have mobility problems.

The Audio Tour of the cell block was fascinating and the views of San Fransisco and the bridges are breathtaking. The walk down was easy and there were stops along the way, where you could take pictures. You can also stay as long as you want and the Ferry back leaves about every 15 minutes. I would highly recommend this tour.

Michael S
, Jan 2019

We did Alcatraz in the morning and then Muir Woods in the afternoon. Single-day combo tour worked out very well. Had adequate time at both venues with a leisurely walk between Pier 33 (Alcatraz) and the Muir Woods tour bus pick-up point. Would highly recommend visiting both locations if you’re in the San Francisco area. Our driver/tour guide for Muir Woods, Vlad, was excellent.

Product code: 5096P28

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