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Discover Iconic Muir Woods and Legendary Alcatraz Island

Trip Highlights

  • Cruise across the San Francisco Bay by ferry
  • Explore Alcatraz Island, its cellhouse, and prison, with an audio tour included
  • See amazing sites prohibited to large vehicles and tour buses
  • Visit the coastal town of Sausalito
  • Walk through majestic Muir Woods forest
  • Travel across the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and scenic California State Route 1
  • Explore forests, beaches, and breathtaking sites at your own pace
  • Learn from an experienced local tour guide

Tour Overview

This custom tour combines two of the San Francisco Bay Area’s most iconic attractions: Alcatraz Island and Muir Woods National Monument, home of majestic ancient redwood trees. The trip includes pick-up at your hotel and drop-off at the Alcatraz Cruises terminal as well as all entrance fees and an audio tour on Alcatraz Island.

Insider tip: Alcatraz tickets are limited and with thousands of visitors each year, they are often sold out six to nine weeks in advance. Book now and let us take care of the rest to avoid the hassle.

Tour itinerary

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.: After a complimentary pick-up at your hotel, you’ll head north on the iconic Golden Gate Bridge on the way to Muir Woods. You will pass through Mill Valley and then up panoramic California State Route 1, with optional photo stops to capture the San Francisco Bay Area’s beauty and views of the Pacific Ocean.

At Muir Woods National Monument, your tour guide will provide you with entrance tickets (included in the tour price). You will enjoy a self-guided tour in this serene forest of ancient redwoods, and then have free time to shop at Muir Woods’ gift shop where you can also enjoy a break in the coffee shop. Next we will travel to beautiful Sausalito, where you may dine have a quick lunch at one of many bay-view restaurants.

1:00 p.m. or 2 p.m. to approximately 5 p.m.: After your visit to Muir Woods National Monument and Sausalito, your private tour guide will accompany you to the Alcatraz Cruises ferry terminal on Pier 33 to embark on the next ferry to the world famous “Rock.” Included in your entrance fee is an award-winning self-guided audio tour available in English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, and Chinese Mandarin. You’ll also see breathtaking views of the city of San Francisco from the island. After your visit to Alcatraz Island, you’ll return to your hotel on your own, at your leisure.

Please note: There is no food service on the island, so it is advisable to bring a snack or have lunch before your visit. The temperature drops on the island, so please dress in layers for multiple weather conditions. With many stairs and hills on the island and prison property, it is best to wear comfortable walking shoes. The distance from the dock to island is about 1/4 mile (0.4 km) and the elevation change is about 133 feet (41 meters). An electric shuttle runs twice an hour from the dock to the prison building, and from the prison to the dock, or there is a path to walk on.

Please let us know if you have concerns about mobility during the tour, or require specific mobility accommodations.

Terms and conditions:

Tour times may vary depending on the season, ticket availability and tour schedules. Please let us know if you have specific timing requirements.

Alcatraz Island tickets are non-refundable, and may only be used by the named ticket-holder. Please refer to our full terms and conditions, or let us know if you have questions.

Tour Prices

This custom tour is conducted by luxury SUV with a professional tour guide
The trip is totally private and the price is per person.

Tour by Luxury SUV 1 person 2 persons 3 persons 4 persons 5 persons 6 persons 7 persons
$538.00 $289.00 $219.00 $199.00 $189.00 $169.00 $159.00

This tour is totally private and conducted luxury van (deluxe minibus).
The price is per party (per group) and not per person (this is not a public tour you can join)

1 to 5 persons 6 to 7 persons 8 to 10 persons 11 to 12 persons 13 to 14 persons By VAN (minibus)
$1,219.00 $1,439.00 $1,659.00 $1,839.00 $1,999.00

Included: Pick-up at your hotel in San Francisco downtown or Fisherman’s Wharf or, Sausalito, and drop off at Pier 33 after your Muir Woods tour, Alcatraz tickets and cellhouse audiotour , all applicable taxes, Muir Woods tickets included (and totally customizable).

Not included: The price does not include meals, driver’s gratuity (it’s customary to tip the tour guide 15% in the US) , drop off at your hotel at the end of Alcatraz, overtime and all optional activities or entrance fees.

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Alcatraz Tour Terms and Conditions

The only online calendar available on our website is extremely hard to manage and update on daily basis. This calendar governs all our tours and available in over 10 different languages which multiplies the number of tour options by 10! When Alcatraz tickets are sold out, we cannot simply block the calendar for these particular date(s) because this will prevent all other clients from booking any of our tours in 10 different languages, this would put us all out of business! Alcatraz represents only 1% of our tours and it’s extremely impossible to block the calendar each time Alcatraz is sold out. For that reason, we have amended these terms and conditions on our website stating clearly unequivocally the following terms regarding Alcatraz tour and tickets:
-All our tours including Alcatraz are subject to availability even if the transaction is approved. We do reserve the right to void or refund your transaction when Alcatraz tickets are sold out, this is totally out of our hands as the only provider of Alcatraz tickets and tours are governed by the U.S. National Park Service.
-We do require 8 business weeks in advance when booking our Alcatraz tour during the peaks season, holidays and week-ends. The peak season refers to the period of April to the end of October.
-We reserve the right to offer you alternative tours when Alcatraz is sold out, if you decline our offer, we simply and fully refund your transaction which takes about 10 business days before your funds are available to you as stated on our terms and conditions page available in all languages.
Common mistake some customers do: When Alcatraz tickets are sold out, customers rush desperately to book directly Alcatraz tour on our website without taking the time to review our terms and conditions in this regard, we are not to blame in this case as we made it extremely clear that we have no control over Alcatraz tickets when they are sold out, for that reason we do require at least 8 business weeks booking in advance!