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

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

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$79
Duration
8 hours
Departs from
Tour departs from centrally located San Francisco hotels and airport hotels Please note, if you are staying at Fisherman's Wharf hotels please make your own way to the departure point of 2627 Taylor Street. Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to tour departure time Airport hotels: Pickup is available, however guests will be drop off at hotel at approximately 5:15pm Cruise ship passengers: Please make your way to 2627 Taylor Street, 10-minute walk from the cruise ship terminal
Returns to
Returns to original departure point
Time of departure
9am with Alcatraz option11:30am with Escape from the Rock optionPlease note:Additional departure times may be scheduled during busy periods. You must call 24 hours prior to tour date to reconfirm your departure time.
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Tour description provided by Viator

Contrast the brutal austerity of Alcatraz with the sheer beauty of Muir Woods and Sausalito on this enthralling day trip from San Francisco. It's a whole day of contrasts: from catching the ferry to Alcatraz Island and driving across the Golden Gate Bridge, to walking through a forest of giant redwoods and relaxing in the picturesque village of Sausalito.

Likely to Sell-out! Alcatraz regularly sells out weeks in advance. Book ahead of time to avoid disappointment.

This enthralling day trip takes you across the Golden Gate Bridge for a view of San Francisco from Vista Point, then through the coastal mountains to the Bay Area's popular Muir Woods. This national monument is the site of a virgin forest of California Coast redwood trees, among the oldest and tallest on earth. Take the opportunity to roam through an ancient forest of giant redwood trees on your 75-minute visit of Muir Woods.

Next, it's time to take a stroll along the waterfront of quaint Mediterranean-style Sausalito, considered the prettiest village in California. You'll have 30 to 45 minutes to browse, shop and take photos at your leisure in this picturesque artists' colony nestled on the northern shores of San Francisco Bay.

Your tour also includes the ferry ride to Alcatraz Island and an audio walking tour of the "Cell Block". This former federal penitentiary was known as "The Rock" and housed gangsters such as Al Capone (Scarface) and Machine Gun Kelly. You'll learn about the famous escape from Alcatraz, the prison's notorious inmates and much more on this tour.

Alcatraz sold out?
Muir Woods, Giant Redwoods and Sausalito & Escape from the Rock Cruise
When Alcatraz is sold out, book the next best option and upgrade your Muir Woods tour to include the Escape from the Rock Cruise. This 90-minute bay cruise sails under the Golden Gate Bridge and then circles Alcatraz twice allowing you to get up close and see every angle of this mysterious island.

You’ll hear chilling accounts of harrowing escape attempts by Alcatraz’s notorious criminals as well as their descriptions of the brutality of life on the island. This special San Francisco bay cruise featuring sound effects and intriguing stories about Capone, Billy Cook the Killer, Clyde Johnson’s Alcatraz escape attempt and many more, will take you back to the days when this maximum-security prison was the most feared institution in the American penal system.

Please note: the Muir Woods Tour & Escape from the Rock Cruise does NOT include a ticket to Alcatraz

What's included

  • Tour across the golden gate bridge to muir woods and sausalito
  • Admission to muir woods
  • Round-trip ferry from san francisco to alcatraz island with admission (us$30 per adult, us$18.25 per child value, if alcatraz option is selected at time of booking)
  • Audio walking tour of alcatraz 'cell block' (if alcatraz option is selected at time of booking)
  • 1.5-hour bay cruise around alcatraz (if escape from rock option is selected at time of booking)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified