San Francisco

Alcatraz Muir Woods Express with Golden Gate Bridge Visit

San Francisco, United States

From $122.99

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You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
  • 5 to 7 hours (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


Make the most of a day in San Francisco with this triple combo tour that includes a visit to Muir Woods to see the majestic giant redwoods. Stop at the Golden Gate Bridge for photos and a walk on the iconic rusty-orange span and enjoy a cruise across the San Francisco Bay to the famous Cell Block tour at Alcatraz prison—one of San Francisco's most in-demand tours.
  • Tickets for Alcatraz often sell out, but this package guarantees a spot
  • See Muir Woods without a rental car or parking reservation
  • Take photos of the Golden Gate bridge from multiple vantage points
  • Combo tour is a great option for visitors short on time

What's Included

  • Assigned By US: Alcatraz inside cell house+ audio tour ($46 non refundable value)
  • Assigned by Us: Time Same day Muir Woods MiniBUS (70+ minute; entry fee not included)
  • Assigned By Us: Time Boat to and from Alcatraz Island from Pier 33
  • Golden Gate Bridge Photo Stop (Sf Side) Ample time for photos!
  • Hybrid narration/television monitor (when available)
  • Assigned By Us: Woods Departure times as early as 6:45am through 5pm
  • Tours will start and finish in Fisherman's Wharf. Returns by van or ferry.
  • Children age 7 and under without proper car seats not permitted by law
  • Days events may be arranged in any order that we may deem necessary
  • This is a non private tour with various guests of max 40 people
  • No transportation to/from hotels to Pier 33 or Express Van departure point or Pier 39
  • Infants 4 and under free at Alcatraz but fee applies for Express seat portion
  • Van does not provide car seats or booster seats (required for age 7 and under)
  • We will assign order of events (Express before Alcatraz or Express after Alcatraz)
  • Muir Woods $15 Entry not included with any of our packages or options
  • Guests do not assume that they are early or late in the day. It is assigned!
  • We do not pick up guests at their own hotel. They will be told us how to find us!
  • Hotel Pick Up and Drop Off not available. Tours end in Fisherman's Wharf.

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What To Expect

Alcatraz Island

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Muir Woods National Monument

1 hour 10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Golden Gate Bridge

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Palace of Fine Arts Theatre (Pass By)

Mill Valley (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Stroller accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children age 7 and under must have their own child seat/booster seat provided by parents
  • Children without car seats or booster seats will not be permitted based on California DMV laws
  • Alcatraz Audio tour is multi language. Van narration is English videos only.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers

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 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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199 reviews
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Reviews by Viator travelers.
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James the Excellent tour guide!
DOUGLAS_K, Jun 2023
James was the most knowledgeable polite tour guide ever! Muir Woods should include a guide. The lady at the the outside table —very rude! Told me I was sol because there was no internet connection! I wonder if she would have said that if I had a medical emergency! Never again!
Response from Host, Jun 2023
Thank you for the kind words about James! We so appreciate you! Unfortunately they do not allow your driver to conduct tours in the park. Please forgive us for the park ranger at Muir Woods front desk as they are not an employee of ours. She does not work for us nor represent us. We agree she could have been nicer to you; she is a union park ranger and does not care. Our apologies! Regardless…thank you for letting us make the day for you!
Loved my trip
martin_r, May 2023
I highly recommend this tour it was perfect especially for those whom want to visit and have limited time like we did and our tour guide james was amazing and knowledgeable super friendly very welcoming and made the tour very pleasant for us I can’t wait to come back so I can tour with james again thanks james you arw awesome keep up the great work!
Response from Host, May 2023
You rock! Thank you for letting us make the day special for you!
Best Mother’s Day ever!
Gail_R, May 2023
I was a little worried about getting to our tour so early in the morning 6:45am, but I’m so glad to have booked this tour! Our driver James was amazing! He is genuinely friendly, he didn’t come across as faking just to make a tip. The Muir Woods were magical, especially that early. My mom and I had the place to ourselves, it was so peaceful. James stopped so we could grab a drink and snack on the way to the bridge. It was so much fun walking on the Golden Gate Bridge, even though it was super foggy. James then took us to the Alcatraz ferry, he made sure we got in the correct line. We enjoyed our tour of Alcatraz. This is a wonderful tour package, totally worth the money. James offered a lot of interesting information and included informative videos during the ride. I 100% recommend this tour, hopefully you will get James as your driver!
Response from Host, May 2023
What a great review! It simply puts the magic back into our souls when we hear things like this. We work so hard to make sure each tour is of the highest standards and it is nice to hear we were able to show you this. Thank you for getting up so early! Like James mentioned the early bird 645am tour is the best kept secret in town! Thank you for letting us make the day special for you!
Alcatraz, Muir Woods
Nikki_M, May 2023
Great experience, did this trip solo.I Learned so much from our tour guide James, he was so informative. Would definitely recommend this tour.
Response from Host, May 2023
You were a blessing to have! Thank you for letting us make the day special for you!
Very enjoyable day.
Roderick_C, Apr 2023
This was a very well organised trip, very comfortable mini bus, driver gave a very good commentary whilst travelling between visits, can recomend the early trip to Muir Wood as by the time we was leaving all the large coaches were pulling in.
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Shhhh! The best kept secret out there is the 645am! We are glad you enjoyed this hidden jewel the way nature intended it to be! Thank you for joining us!
Great highlights trip!
Nadine_M, Mar 2023
James was absolutely brilliant. We were lucky enough to get the early start so we arrived at the woods when no-one else was there, which was glorious. Lovely comfortable vehicle with charging facilities. The perfect trip.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Shhhh! Don' tell everyone!! The 645am tour is the best kept secret! Nobody gets you there as early as us and there is nothing like the sounds of nature. Thank you for joining us!
Jesse_P, Nov 2022
James was the best tour guide I’ve ever had. Very educational trip and everything was timed perfectly
Response from Host, Nov 2022
When your kids shouted out "10 out of 10" we knew we made their trip! When we created this tour in the beginning it was with a family like yours in mind and we are glad that you guys loved it!! You were so much fun along the way and it much entertainment for us as well. Thank you for joining us!
Fantastic family day out
Jen_J, Oct 2022
Fantastic family day out, just the right amount of time at all the stops and James our tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Would highly recommend.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
When we designed this tour years ago it was with families like yours in mind! Thank you for letting us be part of your special day!
Bad trip
Tavio_A, Oct 2022
The lack of communication, attention to communication details, and trying to act like you are trying.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Hello! Thank you for the one star review on a trip that never operated and that you did not even attend. We sent you a message two weeks in advance saying that this tour was cancelled and gave you several rebook options. You chose Alcatraz and one hour bay cruise. We even comped you free lunch as a courtesy! We did send your Alcatraz tickets two days prior and even texted you as well to let you know we sent your tickets. You can call Viator and ask them to read the communication details we sent two days and even tell you the time stamp that we sent. This email was 8 paragraphs long with where to go and what to do!! We also sent you new Alcatraz tickets; one hour bay cruise; and a food voucher in its place. We still could not make you happy! You let us know last minute that you could not find the tickets we sent two days prior. We immediate resent them to you twice through Viator and to your direct email! Not sure why you stated we acted like we were trying?!! Thank you for the one star review on everything we did correct! Not sure how we could have made this any more easier for you in this!
Would recommend
Dmitriy_t, Oct 2022
James was a great tour guide, friendly, informative and a good driver. Also enjoyed the short videos showing golden gate bridge and alcatraz.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
We loved having you join us!
Worth the money and more!
Jesus_S, Oct 2022
Driver James was awesome!!! He was very knowledgeable about Muir Forest, Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge! The whole trip went smooth and on time. I would definitely recommend this trip no doubt! You should do the early meetup at 6:45 to experience Muir forest first before the crowds get in.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
The early morning tour is the best kept secret! You can never put into words the silence of the park. It was the way nature was intended to be. We are glad you enjoyed the tour!
Katie_D, Sep 2022
James was amazing and very knowledgeable! He’s kind and thoughtful- if you can be lucky enough to get the first trip of the day- DO IT! It’s worth getting up early! BOOK WITH JAMES!
Response from Host, Sep 2022
SHHH! Don't tell everyone the early bird is the best tour of the will cause mass hysteria for the secret! It is just you, sunrise, and the birds chirping out at Muir Woods and once they all find out they will be dying to join us so early. Thank you for letting us make the day special for you!
A Day to Remember
Alberto_T, Sep 2022
The tour was absolutely amazing. The seats on our tour bus were soo comfortable and our driver was very knowledgeable and entertaining. I loved being chauffeured around San Francisco without having to drive. Muir Woods was fresh and relaxing. The Golden Gate Bridge was beautiful as always and Alcatraz was definitely a cool place to visit.
Response from Host, Sep 2022
When we created this tour three years ago we designed it to be able to earn a great review like this! We wanted to to have an experience that you simply do not find with other companies and that you will always remember! Thank you for letting us be part of your memories!
Enjoyed the quiet
Kristi_B, Sep 2022
Loved getting to Muir Woods before everyone else We got the woods all to ourselves It was very peaceful, quiet & serene
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Our 645am Early Bird Premium Early Access tour is always the best and worth the upgrade! Beat the cruise ships, camps, and schools to be there first and experience nature the way it should be experienced. Thank you for getting up early to be with us!
Ok, but not great or worth the money
f2gsgbk278, Sep 2022
Loved Alcatraz, the company were not able to fulfil our original booking to the woods and therefore we didn’t have a personal experience with a tour guide or van etc. so that was disappointing, the company did offer us Bay Cruise tickets or Aquarium instead. We took the cruise, which wasn’t anything special. If I’m completely honest, I wouldn’t book again, as I could have booked Alcatraz separately - there wasn’t a personal guide/experience
Response from Host, Sep 2022
We told you that well in advance that we were not going to run this tour due to minimums not met and offered you a full refund or alternative options. To save the day for you (rather than cancel and leave you without alcatraz) we offered you a choice: alcatraz plus bay cruise or aquarium; or a full refund. You chose one hour bay cruise. Why rate us a two star damaging our 5 star product on a alternate product? We actually would have preferred you just asked for the refund so we could have done without this two star.
Great tour!
Richard_B, Sep 2022
Alcatraz was depressing and interesting. The Golden Gate Bridge was memorable. Muir Woods was the highlight, it was amazing to see these 500-800 year old Redwood trees. Late afternoon/early evening is a great time to visit the woods....not many people and very tranquil!
Response from Host, Sep 2022
The perfect tour to end your vacation! Thank you for joining us on this adventure!
Plan on 8 hours
Joanne_R, Sep 2022
Our driver was enthusiastic and was able to share information on the area. Muir Woods in the morning was beautiful and serene. The tour is timed by how long it takes to make 2 trips for the driver , not maximizing the participant experience. So, the time at Muir Woods and Golden Gate Bridge was too long. Alcatraz was very interesting. Beware of the flies on the boat and The Rock-
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Thank you for this review. James Road Trip allows for ample time at all of the stops without a rushed feeling when time permits. It also allows time for brunch as it is a long day. We give you maximum time allowing guests to see all they need to within the park. Muir Woods is roughly 4 hours with travel time included and Alcatraz is 2 hours. You decide when to leave Alcatraz so we say plan for 6 hours in your day. Thank you for your feedback and review!
Great day trip
Nevena_S, Aug 2022
The tour was great way to have good experience around San Francisco when yoa are short of time.The trip started exactly on time,James was perfect guide to tell and show us all about the things we visited.Only the negative is about the food voucher the company is giving for 25 USD.You have to print it,We didn’t have this chance and we could not use it
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Thank you for the five stars! Yes you had to print the food voucher as that is your payment to the third party vendor. We do send out these vouchers two days prior and even suggest to all that to print them at any hotel, any business center, any concierge even if you aren’t staying at that hotel. The hotel the van departs from even has a business center in the lobby that has a printer while you waited for the van.
All Day Trip— Beware
Deelarious_S, Aug 2022
Alcatraz was awesome! My POOR rating is because our schedule was changed without our approval by THE TOUR Company. This was our last day & we could not attend Muir Woods at 4p. We paid for a trip beginning at 7am. No one offered us a refund either!
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Our tour program states we assign a time slot. It is well known at the time of purchase. This package sells an assigned departure time assigned by us for both Alcatraz and Muir woods. It clearly states that we dictate what time Alcatraz and Muir Woods departures will be based on what Alcatraz tickets we have and the parking spot time slot issued by the National Parks. The time could be early as 7am or late as 5pm depending on what tickets we receive. We also reserve the right to order the day in any way we wish as stated in the ad. We realize you want a certain time but that is not what we promise or offer. We do offer a Early Bird Premium 7am tour and you did not select that option therefore it reverts back to our discounted assigned time departure. You may have wanted a 7am tour but we never promised you a 7am tour nor ran a tour that early on your date.
I would give 100 stars if...
Natalie_D, Aug 2022
I would give 100 stars if I could. This trip with James was perfect. He picks you up in a large 10 seat van and it is extremely roomy and comfortable and he provides charging cables for phones for every seat. I was pleasantly surprised that we'd be traveling in a small group and not a huge tour bus. Having a small group makes dropping off and picking up so much nicer. It took seconds instead of half an hour or more waiting for everyone. He is very nice and provided tons of awesome history and fun facts as well as played a couple short films about Alcatraz and the bridge while we drove. You get plenty of time at each stop and he keeps you on schedule. If you are not from the area, don't have your own car or don't want to worry about finding your way around in traffic this trip is a MUST!! It literally reduced my stress levels by 1000% by booking this trip instead of trying to piece all the stops together myself and having to drive. Best part of our vacation so far.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
And we would give you 100 stars as a guest!! Thank you for letting us be a part of your memories!
Highlight of our trip!
Michelle_K, Aug 2022
Driver James was very prompt and personable. He had great facts and video presentations that really added color to what we were seeing. Van was spacious and comfortable as well. What a treat to sit back and relax and let someone else worry about navigating the traffic!
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Our mission: to be the highlight of your trip each and every time. We loved having you!
Great tour. Well worth it!
Emma_S, Jul 2022
James is very friendly and gives a lot of great information. The Muir Woods is amazing! You need to see it yo appreciate it. The Alcatraz tour is great. Even my 13 years old daughter was very interested in listening to the audio tour and reading materials
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Your family was awesome!! We could so tell they enjoyed it! Very engaging and happy! Everything we do is for families like yours! Thank you for letting us be part of your memory!
Fantastic trip for the...
Joy_R, Jul 2022
Fantastic trip for the cost - best on the market! Can't say enough positive things about the quality of the trip.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
We want our tours to be affordable to families! We do our best to keep our rates lower than anyone else in the market. We are operating this business to make memories and not to make you remember it on the credit statement. Our mission is to provide the finest in family tour entertainment at an affordable price!
Great Tour!
Tony_B, Jul 2022
Nice combo tour including Alcatraz, Muir Woods and a stop at the Golden Gate Bridge. Alcatraz was sold out, but we were able to get tickets by booking with this combo tour. It was nice to have all the tickets and arrangements handled by the tour. Driver James was friendly and informative. Only thing I didn’t understand was why we had to pay the entry fee at Muir Woods (in addition to the fee we paid for the tour) when the tour we purchased was an Alcatraz / MUIR WOODS / Golden Gate tour. Over all, great day and booking the combo tour was really convenient.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Thank you for the five star review! We do tell guests in advance on Viator that Muir Woods is an additional charge and remind our guests two days prior that admission is not included. Muir Woods is not included as that it would increase the rate by $15 per person and would not be fair to families who have national park passes, military free entry, veteran discounts, and other various prepaid admissions. Thank you for understanding.
Brilliant tour
Alcatraz was awesome! James is amazing and so knowledgeable! We will recommend this tour to anyone who will listen. We enjoyed every minute 🤗
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Never a dull moment on our trip!! We guarantee to keep the action rolling non stop!! Thank you for allowing us to make the day special for your family!
Recommended tour
Ramsey_W, Jul 2022
First great impression as we were picked up by a small van with large comfortable seats. James took us to the Muir Woods which is amazing beautiful then dropped us off to at Fisherman’s Wharf to grab lunch before our Alcatraz tour. Highly recommended.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Well we recommend you to all of our readers of reviews that you were a five start guest!! 5 stars!!
James was excellent. ...
Ann_C, Jul 2022
James was excellent. Very knowledgeable. The ride to and from Muir Woods was relaxing and beautiful. Highly recommend this adventure.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
We are so thrilled that you were thrilled! Thank you for joining us!
After the confusion
CHARLENE_B, Jul 2022
Things were confusing. James the driver was great. He really saved the day. Overall it was good, once it was clear were to meet and what time.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Thank you for your reply. Viator sends so many "get ready" and "cant wait to see you!" emails that our Alcatraz vouchers and messages are often buried deep in those reminders. Future guests should always look at all of their Viator emails to locate details about their departure times to avoid confusion.
Great tour. It was nice...
Toni_H, Jul 2022
Great tour. It was nice starting out early because we got to Muir Woods before anyone else. Tour guide James was great.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
We sell nice! Thank you for joining us!
Golden Gate Bridge 👍 But expected little more for the money.
Andrius_P, Jul 2022
Golden Gate Bridge 👍 But expected little more for the money. 12. 15 noon left on our own. But we got tickets to Alcatraz was sold out👍!
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Driver Tim here: Thank you for your feedback. Our price point bundles several items together that you may not consider in your total charge. Here is how that 100%revenue is divided: Alcatraz Ticket 40% Muir Woods Parking Fees 10% Viator Platform Refer Commission %30 Tolls Gas Cali Cpu and Insurance %10 Our profit as local operator is %10 As one may notice our business only retains a tiny sliver of the total amount. It would make sense to raise prices higher to cover those costs but in the end we are here to make memories and not for just the profit. We feel we do provide a great service at a rate lower than our competitors. Thank you for joining us!

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