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Alcatraz Tour plus Muir Woods and Sausalito Day Trip

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icon7 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
iconOffered in: English

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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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.
Tour across the Golden Gate Bridge to Muir Woods and Sausalito
Transport by luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi and restroom
Free time in Muir Woods and Sausalito
Alcatraz Admission Ticket including Ferry Ride & Cellhouse Audio Tour ($39.90 USD value)
Admission to Muir Woods National Monument
Gratuities
Food and drinks, unless specified
Transportation to and from Alcatraz cruise port
Transportation to Union Square Visitor Center (Muir Woods tour portion departure point)

Departure Point

1: 478 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA
2: 2800 Leavenworth St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

Traveler pickup is offered
Please contact us 48 hours prior to tour departure, to confirm pick up location and pick up time.
478 Post St., San Francisco, CA 94102, USA
Gray Line Union Square Office
Departure time: 8:00 AM
Please be at the above address, 15 minutes prior to departure.

2800 Leavenworth St., San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
Gray Line Fisherman’s Wharf Shuttle Location at the corner of Leavenworth St. & Jefferson St.
Shuttle Departure Time: 7:15
Please be at the above address by 7:10 AM.

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Return Details

Pier 33, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
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.
Itinerary
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:  
Sausalito
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
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • 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.
  • Alcatraz reservations are first come first serve, all reservations are finalized (11) days prior to your departure date.
  • 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.
  • Date changes are not permitted once confirmation is received
  • Your Alcatraz vouchers / departure time will be available for pick up at 478 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 up to 72-hours prior to your departure date. You are not required to pickup your Alcatraz vouchers prior to your tour departure time, they will be given to you at time of check-in on the date of your tour.
  • 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 minutes and you can disembark at your own leisure.
  • Wheelchair accessible. However, passengers in a wheelchair can be accommodated only if they can get on and off the bus on their own and if the wheelchair is collapsible. Please note, there is a Tram providing transportation for handicapped persons on Alcatraz Island
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Gray Line San Francisco

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

  • 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.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Alcatraz Tour plus Muir Woods and Sausalito Day Trip?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Alcatraz Tour plus Muir Woods and Sausalito Day Trip.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Alcatraz Tour plus Muir Woods and Sausalito Day Trip?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Alcatraz Tour plus Muir Woods and Sausalito Day Trip.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Alcatraz Tour plus Muir Woods and Sausalito Day Trip?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Alcatraz Tour plus Muir Woods and Sausalito Day Trip.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Alcatraz Tour plus Muir Woods and Sausalito Day Trip?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Alcatraz Tour plus Muir Woods and Sausalito Day Trip.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Alcatraz Tour plus Muir Woods and Sausalito Day Trip?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 35 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Alcatraz Tour plus Muir Woods and Sausalito Day Trip.

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Traveler Tips


  • "I highly recommend wearing comfortable shoes as my iWatch showed 22,000 steps during the day trip." See review
  • "Follow the instructions on where to get your vouchers and where to meet." See review
  • "Make sure you have a sweater or fall coat for boat ride to Alcatraz." See review

Reviews

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1,091 Reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers
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star-5
Definitely worth it!
Melinda_C
, Oct 2020
Great way to see several key places in a day, with enough time to get a feel for all the areas. Very organized process from booking throughout the end of the tour. Wish they were all this simple!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2020
Thank you for the time you took to rate and review your experience. We take great pride in affording our clients a worry free experience that is worth the time and money!
star-4
Muir woods
Diana_L
, Oct 2020
The bus was great. Super Nice and clean. Muir woods was amazing. I would like to have had a little more time in Sausalito to explore. We had time for lunch was about it. Alcatraz was interesting. I liked the boat trip over there the best. Otherwise I thought it was just a lot of hiking around the island because everything was closed so no access to anything.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2020
Appreciate the rating and review. We listen to our customers feedback and are going to look at extending the time spent in Sausalito. All information helps us to improve the experience!
star-5
Great trip
Shawn
, Mar 2020
Great trip, appreciated the communication throughout. Was worried because of the virus, but no trouble at all
star-4
Rain to Sunshine Tour
Joel_F
, 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.
star-5
A memorable day
Ralph_H
, 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.
star-5
Alcatraz tour
George_B
, 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.
star-4
Worth the money paid.
anujamodi
, Feb 2020
Very nice tour. The bus tour guide, Joe, was very informative with a nice sense of humour. Surely a must do!
star-5
Smith Family -San Francisco Review
deberic
, 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.
star-5
Alcatraz
Mbash13
, 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.
star-5
Seeing the cells
kestevez88
, 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.

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