San Francisco

Alcatraz Tour Plus Muir Woods and Sausalito Day Trip

San Francisco, United States
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From USD 170.00

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You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Offered in: English


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 Travellers Choose This Tour

Seeing Alcatraz, Muir Woods, and Sausalito together on one tour is a rare combination.

What's Included

  • Narrated bus tour to Muir Woods and Sausalito
  • Transport by luxury air-conditioned coach & Professional Driver Guide
  • Free time in Muir Woods (90') and Sausalito (60')
  • Alcatraz Admission Ticket including Ferry Ride & Cellhouse Audio Tour ($45.25 USD value)
  • Admission to Muir Woods National Monument (15$ Admission included)
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Bus Transportation after the Alcatraz Tour is not included
  • Hotel Pick-up & drop-off Not included

Meeting And Pickup

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Start time

08:00 am

End point

  • 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.

What To Expect

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.

Union Square (Pass By)

Van Ness Avenue (Pass By)

Cow Hollow (Pass By)

Crissy Field (Pass By)

Golden Gate Bridge (Pass By)

Marin County (Pass By)

Muir Woods National Monument

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included


1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Alcatraz Island

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Alcatraz reservations are first come first serve, all reservations are finalized (5) 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)
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • 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.
  • Service animals allowed
  • 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.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers 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 travellers

Cancellation Policy

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 cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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We went to Muir Woods which was stunningly beautiful and majestic. Then stopped off in Sausalito, which is quant, and has amazing views, and delicious food. We could have stayed longer. Then to Alcatraz pier. The driver was informative with just enough wit, charm, information and quiet time to enjoy the views. Even our 3 teenagers enjoyed the day.


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Good, easy day
Elizabeth_N, Sept 2023
Was a good trip that didn't take up all day. Muir Woods was a nice easy hike, even the harder trail. Need to allow more time if you want to do a decent hike. Alcatraz was interesting and a must see, even if a return visit isn't required.
Response from Host, Sept 2023
Hi Elizabeth_N, We're glad to hear you had a good trip to Muir Woods and found it to be a nice and easy hike. Alcatraz is indeed an interesting place to visit, offering a unique historical experience. If you ever decide to explore more of San Francisco, we hope you choose to tour with us.
Great trip
Sophie_M, Sept 2023
The driver Kenneth made this trip. He was great company and a magnificent tour guide. I could have listened to him all day long. Sausalito was beautiful. Alcatraz was very interesting. Found the time at Muir Woods to be too long and the time in Sausalito too short however great day had.
Response from Host, Sept 2023
Hi Sophie_M, We're pleased to hear that Kenneth, your driver and tour guide, made your trip so enjoyable with his great company and informative guidance. Your feedback about the time allocation in Muir Woods and Sausalito is valuable and will be considered for improvements. Nevertheless, we're glad to hear that you had a great day overall. Thank you for sharing your experience, and we hope to welcome you back for more memorable tours in the future.
Alcatraz and Muir woods
Paola_D, July 2023
Bus Guide was very friendly and pleasant. He made us feel very safe especially while driving on the winding roads
Joan_B, June 2023
The bus driver was amazing, all 3 places were great, glad I didn’t have to drive! It did take all day but when we were done Fisherman’s Wharf and Pier 39 were close
Response from Host, June 2023
Thank you for sharing your positive feedback about our Napa Valley Wine Tour! We're thrilled to hear that you had an amazing experience and appreciated the convenience of not having to drive. It's great to know that after a full day of enjoyment, you were able to explore nearby attractions like Fisherman's Wharf and Pier 39. We hope to have the pleasure of serving you again on another delightful tour in the future!
Great Trip
Matthew_C, June 2023
Great experience. Bus driver was knowledgeable and shared information along our way to destination. Only issue was driver had to be reminded to take Alcatraz passengers all the way to Pier33 and not be dropped off earlier.
Response from Host, June 2023
Hi Matthew_C, Thank you for sharing your feedback! We're glad you had a great experience and that our bus driver provided knowledgeable information during the journey. We apologize for the inconvenience regarding the drop-off point for Alcatraz passengers and appreciate you bringing it to our attention. We will address this issue to ensure a smoother experience for future passengers. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again in the future.
Family under the protection of the elders
Susan_C, June 2023
It was a beautiful sunny, warm day and the walk among the giant redwoods was cool, calming and peaceful! Enjoying that time with three generations under the branches of century old limbs was particularly grounding.
Response from Host, June 2023
We're delighted to hear that you had a beautiful and serene experience walking among the giant redwoods on a sunny, warm day. It sounds like a truly calming and peaceful moment, made even more special by being able to enjoy it with three generations. Being surrounded by the century-old limbs of the redwoods can indeed create a grounding and awe-inspiring connection with nature. Thank you for sharing this wonderful experience, and we hope to welcome you back for more memorable moments in the future.
Totally worth it if you’re going to SF
Jason_F, June 2023
The tour guide was fantastic, very knowledgeable and very funny. Muir Woods stole the showX much better than I expected.
Response from Host, June 2023
Hello Jason_F Thank you for your positive review! We're delighted to hear that you had a fantastic tour guide who was knowledgeable and funny. It's great to know that Muir Woods exceeded your expectations and stole the show. We appreciate your feedback and recommendation. Thank you for choosing our tour, and we hope to provide you with more enjoyable experiences in the future!
Trip to Alcatraz
Katherine_T, May 2023
We enjoyed the Alcatraz tour. Due to health issues and the incline, we were transported up to the actual cell block by a tram. Once there, we did the audio tour. Staff were helpful. The view of San Francisco from Alcatraz was amazing. Would highly recommend
Response from Host, May 2023
Dear Katheri, We would like to thank you for writing this review and sharing your feedback with us. It is great to see that you had a great time on our Muir Woods, Sausalito and Alcatraz tour. It was a pleasure serving you. We hope that you will come back for your next adventure with us!
Mariana_E, Apr 2023
The tour was Great, everything was as promised. We departed on time and the tour guide was kind and shared accurate info. We had a Great day!
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Dear Marian, We are happy that you enjoyed our tour and had a great time. Thank you for choosing Gray Line and for giving us a 5-star. It was a pleasure serving you. We hope to welcome you back again soon!
Great Tour and photo opportunities
Leanne_H, Mar 2023
Fabulous day trip from San Francisco. Muir Woods are beautiful together with the Sausalito trip, topped off with the trip to Alcatraz. A trip not to be missed.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Hi Leanne_H, Thank you for choosing Gray Line for your Alcatraz Tour Plus Muir Woods & Sausalito. We're glad you had a fabulous day trip and hope we have the chance to welcome you again soon.
Great tour
Jennifer_H, Mar 2023
This was a great tour. I felt like we had plenty of time in each place. The driver was very knowledgeable. I’m glad we went.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Hi Jennifer_H, We love hearing that our guests have a great time on our tours. Be sure to keep us in mind for your next tour from San Francisco.
Phenomenal tour
Mark_H, Dec 2022
The tour guide was amazing and everything was very organized. I would recommend this tour to everyone!
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Dear Mark, We are so happy to see that you had a great time in Muir Woods and Sausalito. Thank you for recommending Gray Line as a tour agency. It was a pleasure serving you. We hope to serve you again soon.
Alcatraz and Muir Woods
Sarah_A, Oct 2022
Great trip. The woods are stunning. Could do with another 30 mins or so in Sausalito but this is due to the timings of Alcatraz. If you’re not going Alcatraz you’re free to return on the ferry when you want. The staff were friendly and very helpful.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Dear Sarah, Thanks so much for your feedback. We’re so happy to hear that you enjoyed Muir Woods, Sausalito, and Alcatraz. It was a pleasure to serve you. We look forward to welcoming you again soon!
Christopher_M, Oct 2022
Great trip despite the fog, Danilo was a great guide, he was very knowledgeable and gave lots of great information
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Dear Christo, We’d just like to thank you for taking the time to write this review of Muir Woods, Sausalito and Alcatraz. Thanks for your kind words about our tour guide, Danilo. It was a pleasure serving you. We hope to see you again.
Good but rushed
Ann_R, July 2022
The trip went smoothly and was well done. It was just too rushed. Also we ended up with a 45 min wait to go to Alcatraz which we really could have used in Sausalito.
Muir and Alcatraz OK
myjoie1999, July 2022
Muir Park was wonderful. Sausalito 'day trip' was actually only 1 hour. Gave us only time to eat lunch and then back to the bus. The bus driver was excellent
Response from Host, July 2022
Hello myjoie1999 Thank you for sharing your experience! I am glad you enjoyed your experience on board our Muir Woods and Sausalito tour. The option to stay longer in Sausalito is to book the return by ferry, so you can stay there as much as you want and take any of the ferries back to San Francisco. All the best, Ignacio Gray Line San Francisco.
Fun Filled Fay!
Ashley_F, July 2022
This was a great trip! Our driver was knowledgeable and shared a lot of facts about the area. We stopped and got great views of the bridge. We had about an 1 1/2 hours at Muir Woods which was enough time to hike. An hour in Sausalito was enough time to grab lunch. Go to Venice deli and you can have a great sandwich right on the water. We got back a little after 1 and then were able to pick up our tickets for Alcatraz at 2pm. It was a jam packed day that I’d recommend to anyone!
A great trip for those wanting a fast paced day doing all 3
Robert_K, July 2022
We loved all three phases of the day trip, so it is hard to say what is better. Muir Woods was a spectacular location, I wish we allotted more time there for a longer hike. Alcatraz was great as expected, and Sausalito also very enjoyable.
Felt rushed at every...
Daniel_S, June 2022
Felt rushed at every stop. Dropped off for Alcatraz tour 1 hour early. Could have spent more time in Muir woods or Sausalito.
Response from Host, June 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
Awesome family day!
Lanna_N, June 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!
Response from Host, June 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

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