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San Francisco: Alcatraz Island & Muir Woods Full-Day Tour

Product ID: 331856
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Visit 2 of the Bay Areas national treasures on this full-day excursion. Marvel at the colossal redwood trees at Muir Woods National Monument, then explore the infamous cell houses on Alcatraz Island. Benefit from included entrance tickets and fees.
About this activity
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Mobile ticketing
Duration: 8 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

Pickup details: shuttle pickup service is available with advance notice from select hotel pickup zones. Please contact the local partner 24 hours prior to activity date to schedule a pickup time by emailing reservations@towertours.com OR calling (866) 345-8687 or (415) 345-8687. Pickup zones: Zone # 1 - Union Square Zone # 2 - Fisherman’s Wharf Zone # 3 - SFO Airport-area, South Airport Blvd corridor Zone # 4 - SFO Airport-area, Old Bay Shore Highway corridor

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Alcatraz Island and take an included cell house audio tour available in 11 languages
  • Explore Muir Woods National Monument and admire California's coastal redwoods
  • Marvel at a scenic drive over the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Enjoy a day with no unwanted surprises as entrance tickets, fees, and ferry rides are included
  • Get picked up conveniently at your hotel in San Francisco
Full description
After pickup at your hotel in San Francisco, venture north over the Golden Gate Bridge to an isolated canyon filled with ancient coastal redwood trees, also known as Muir Woods National Monument. Experience solitude, peace, awe, and wonder as you stroll through Mother Nature's redwood alleys with majestic 1000-year-old trees towering 260 feet (almost 80 meters) tall.

Feel the stimulation of all your senses as you journey through a piece of ancient Californian history. Sense the cool, moist air of Northern California's signature fog, and absorb the crisp, redwood fragrance that surrounds you. Lastly, enjoy a scenic drive through the quaint seaside town of Sausalito, a Mediterranean-like village across the San Francisco Bay famous for its sweeping views, timeless sophistication, local boutiques, and cafes.

Next, hop aboard a 30-minute ferry ride across San Francisco Bay to Alcatraz Island, a former federal penitentiary now operated by the National Parks Service. Known to the world as “The Rock,” the prison was famous for housing such inmates as Al “Scarface” Capone, and the “Birdman” Robert Stroud.

Listen in with a 45-minute cell house audio tour available in 11 languages. Hear stories from inmates themselves, as well as other former residents on the island. Step inside a prison cell and get a feel for what life was actually like during that infamous era. Return back to San Francisco at your own leisure; ferry boats return to San Francisco every 30-40 minutes.

Please note that the order of the itinerary is subject to change based on the Alcatraz tour time.
Includes
  • Alcatraz Island ticket, ferry boat ride, and cell house audio tour
  • Muir Woods National Monument entrance ticket
  • Complimentary hotel shuttle pickup service
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Food and beverages
  • Gratuities
  • Wi-Fi

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• This combination tour is non-refundable once purchased
• You must provide the full names of all participants during booking to receive the Alcatraz tickets. If incomplete information is provided, you will not get tickets, nor receive a refund
• The order of the itinerary is subject to change based on the Alcatraz tour time
• Details of the exact tour itinerary will be provided via email upon confirmation of your tour
• The cell house audio tour is available in Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish
• The face value of the Alcatraz Ticket is $39.90
• You will have to walk for 10-15 minutes to the Alcatraz landing alone. After your self-guided Alcatraz tour, you must return to your hotel yourself
• The bus tour operates in English with a live guide. Narration is offered in other languages via a mobile app. You must have mobile data to use this feature, as Wi-Fi is not available on the bus

From £114.66 per person

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Product ID: 331856