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Alcatraz Tour plus Muir Woods and Sausalito Day Trip

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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.
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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)
Food and drinks, unless specified
Bus Transportation after the Alcatraz Tour is not included
Hotel Pick-up & drop-off Not included

Departure Point

478 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA

478 Post St., San Francisco, CA 94102, USA Gray Line Union Square Office Departure time: 7:40 AM Please be at the above address,10 minutes prior to departure. Please contact us 48 hours prior to departure date to confirm.

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Departure Point

2800 Leavenworth St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

Gray Line Fisherman’s Wharf Departure Location (on the corner of Leavenworth St. & Jefferson St.) Departure Time: 8:00 AM Please arrive at the above address by 7:45 AM. Please contact us 48 hours prior to departure date to confirm.

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Return Details

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.
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: 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
  • Departure Location 1: 478 Post St. San Francisco (Union Square Area) - Bus Departs @ 7:40 AM
  • Departure Location 2: 2800 Leavenworth St. San Francisco (Fisherman's Wharf Area) - Bus Departs @ 8:00 AM
  • Check in at the location chosen 15' prior to the departure time set.
  • Date changes are not permitted once confirmation is received. Alcatraz reservations are confirmed 11 days in advance the day of the tour and are not refundable after tickets are confirmed.
  • 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)
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • 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.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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.
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.
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.
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


1,104 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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Highly recommended tour
, Dec 2021
Everything is fine. Driver/guide is knowlegable. Sausalito is a lovely place. Alcatraz tour should not be missed. Muir is gorgeous.
Day Trip
, 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
Fantastic times
, 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
My husband was so happy to see Alcatraz
, Jul 2021
This was so Awesome! My husband was so happy that I surprised him with this booking. It is definitely worth a visit.
Great day!
, 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!
Fun Day!
, May 2021
Loved this tour. Bus was nice. Driver was experienced and full of local knowledge. Well worth the money spent!
Beautiful Trip!
, 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!
Very good value
, 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.
Definitely worth it!
, 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!
Muir woods
, 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

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