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Alcatraz Tour plus Muir Woods and Sausalito Day Trip
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iconOffered in: English

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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.
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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
  • 478 Post St , 478 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA

    Union Square Area - Downtown San Francisco (meet us at 478 Post St. Encore Cafe is next door. The bus will board from directly across the street) Arrive by 7:25 AM to check-in Bus Departs at 7:40 AM

  • 2805 Leavenworth St , 2805 Leavenworth St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

    Gray Line Fisherman’s Wharf Departure Location (meet us at 2805 Leavenworth St. - Blue canopy - the bus will board just in front) Arrive by 7:45 AM to check-in Bus Departs at 8:00 AM

  • 8:00 AM
    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.

    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: 1 hour 
    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
    • 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
    • OPERATED BY Gray Line San Francisco
    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.

    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.

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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
    • "Make sure you have a sweater or fall coat for boat ride to Alcatraz." See review
    • "If you have time; do your own tour of Muir Woods." See review

    Reviews

    4.0
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    1,117 Reviews

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    star-2
    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.
    icon 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
    star-5
    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!
    icon 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
    star-5
    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.
    icon 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
    star-5
    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.
    icon 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
    star-5
    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
    icon 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
    star-5
    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
    icon 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
    star-5
    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.
    star-5
    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
    star-5
    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
    star-5
    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.
    star-5
    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!
    star-5
    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
    star-5
    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
    icon 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!
    star-5
    Very good value
    Eric_S
    , Oct 2020
    Very well paced tour. The Guide was very informative. For those seeking value. This is it. Add up the cost of admission and transportation and this is a very good deal. Normally this would have included hotel pick up but due to Covid that wasn’t allowed.
    icon Response from Host , Oct 2020
    Nothing better than to hear we are a great value! Unsolicited accolades are always welcome. Thank you for your 5 star rating and high praise.
    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!
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-5
    Great trip
    Shawn_E
    , Mar 2020
    Great trip, appreciated the communication throughout. Was worried because of the virus, but no trouble at all
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    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.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    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.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    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.

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