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Alcatraz Tour & Muir Woods - Sausalito Tour from San Francisco Airport Area
Muir Woods and Sausalito Tours with Alcatraz Tickets
Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Alcatraz, Muir Woods, and Sausalito from the San Francisco International Airport area hotels.
See the giant redwood trees in Muir Woods, the picturesque bayside community of Sausalito, and Alcatraz Island, which is the most popular tourist attraction in San Francisco.
This tour combines a 4-hour Muir Woods and Sausalito tour with a tour of Alcatraz (2 to 2 1/2 hours). This tour includes bus transportation (if you want a hotel pick-up), a tour to Muir Woods and Sausalito, a ferry ride to and from Alcatraz, admission to the national park at Alcatraz, and the audio-guided headset tour of the Cell Block.
This tour also includes a FREE Fisherman's Wharf Pier 39 FunPack valued at over $400. These are available upon request on the day of your tour when you take this tour with us (while supplies last).
**No minors under the age of 18 are allowed to tour Alcatraz Island without the accompaniment of an adult. An adult must be present with minors at all times while on Alcatraz Island.
You will thoroughly enjoy touring the island and walking through the cell block where Al Capone, the Birdman of Alcatraz, and many others were once held. The infamous prison is located on Alcatraz Island - just a 10-minute ferry ride from Pier 33, Alcatraz Landing.
On the Muir Woods - Sausalito tour, you will see the giant redwood trees in Muir Woods and the picturesque bayside community of Sausalito. Alcatraz is a must-see, and tours are often sold out up to two weeks in advance, so book early!
This tour combines the Alcatraz Tour with the Muir Woods - Sausalito Tour.
Alcatraz Tour Description:
Alcatraz Island is a 25-acre island located just 1 1/4-miles from San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf. Alcatraz is best known as the infamous and notorious former federal prison - home to the likes of Al Capone, George "Machine Gun" Kelley, and Robert "The Birdman" Stroud. From 1933 to 1963, the Federal Bureau of Prisons used the facility as a maximum security prison. It was closed in 1963 due to its expense. Today Alcatraz swarms with tourists -- about a million a year.
Your trip to Alcatraz departs on a ferry from the dock at Pier 33. The ferry across the San Francisco Bay takes about 10 minutes.
To reach the Cell House, you walk from the wharf up the steep hill on the old service road. The Cell House is at the top of the island. Along the way, you can stop and visit exhibits, see a variety of buildings that were used for various prison uses, and enjoy the views. Access: SEAT (Sustainable Easy Access Transport), is available for wheelchair users and visitors with a mobility need who are unable to walk up the quarter mile, 12% grade hill. Another option is to walk along the Agave Trail. The trail begins near the ferryboat landing on the east side of Alcatraz Island and continues to the southern tip of the island. The Agave Trail passes through a protected bird sanctuary and features beautiful plants and flowers. This trail offers fabulous views of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge.
The 35-minute audio headset tour of the Alcatraz cell block is a real highlight (for those who purchase the ticket that includes the Audio Tour). This tour is available in six languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish. During the tour, you will hear stories from former inmates and prison guards as you walk through the cellblock. After the Cell Block tour, there is time to see all the sites around the island and visit the Alcatraz museum and bookshop.
Ferries depart approximately every half-hour back to San Francisco. You are free to stay as long as you like. Average time spent is 2 to 2 1/2-hours.
Muir Woods - Sausalito Tour Description:
You'll marvel at the size of the giant redwoods at John Muir Woods. Muir Woods is located just 17 miles northwest of San Francisco just off Highway 1. The park was named for John Muir, a naturalist who was instrumental in establishing the National Park system. This National Monument is comprised of 560 acres of redwood forest. Cathedral and Bohemian Groves contain the largest Coastal redwoods - up to 252-feet tall and 14-feet across.
The 3 to 4 hour Muir Woods tour starts in San Francisco and heads through the Marina and the Presidio across the Golden Gate Bridge. From this point, there are spectacular views of San Francisco and the Marin Headlands. The tour continues north before winding along picturesque Highway 1 to Muir Woods. This 550-acre National Monument is home to Coastal Redwoods, some of the tallest and oldest trees in the world. You will be given a map and guide to the park showing various trails for a self-guided tour. Visitors are encouraged to visit the paved main trail that offers educational exhibits on the majestic redwood trees -- some known to be 1,000 years old. There are six miles of walking trails. The park is home to 50 species of birds, black-tailed deer, steelhead trout, and hundreds of other wild inhabitants. There is also a small cafe, a bookstore and a gift shop. The tour spends approximately one hour at Muir Woods.
Muir Woods is located only 12 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge in an isolated canyon. The park offers solitude, interpretive displays and programs, and numerous hiking trails. The entrance fee to Muir Woods is included with this tour. From the redwoods, the tour heads back along the coastal road to Sausalito. The tour stops for approximately 45-minutes in Sausalito, allowing time for you to enjoy the bay views, shopping, galleries and fabulous mansions. Sausalito is home to some of the country's wealthiest citizens, and the views of Alcatraz Island, Angel Island, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Bay Bridge, and the San Francisco skyline are breathtaking.
If you like, you can eat lunch in Sausalito, or you can wait until you return to Fisherman's Wharf to grab a bite. Sausalito is located just north of the Golden Gate Bridge, on the south-eastern tip of Marin County. Sausalito was named by 18th century Spanish explorers for the "little willow" trees -Saucelito which were found on the banks of its streams. Sausalito is a small town of only 7,500 residents.
Sightseeing highlights include: Golden Gate Bridge, The Marina, Palace of Fine Arts, Presidio, Marin Headlands, Mt. Tamalpais, Muir Woods National Monument, Sausalito.
Please Note: The Muir Woods - Sausalito Tour with Alcatraz Tour lasts 6 to 8 hours. Exact timing will depend upon departure times for Alcatraz tickets available for the date of your tour. There are MANY sights to see on Fisherman's Wharf before and after your tour to Alcatraz.
Important Note: This is a top quality tour of San Francisco! There are other companies offering San Francisco City Tours, but the tours are not comparable. Tour with us and be assured of a great tour with nice people and an excellent tour guide in new, state-of-the-art tour buses!
Muir Woods Tour information:
Important Tour Information:
Payment: All tours must be prepaid by credit card. A confirmation and E-Ticket will be sent to you by email. You may reserve and pay online with confidence as we use secure servers and process tens of thousands of transactions online annually.
Tickets & Confirmation: You will receive an email confirming your credit card charge immediately after submitting your reservation. Alcatraz ticket confirmations are sent 10 to 30 days prior to your tour. If you order is less than 10 days prior, we will make every effor to send your ticket confirmation within 72 hours from receipt of your order. You will receive two ticket conformations as this is a combination tour that consists of (1) a Muir Woods-Sausalito Tour, and (2) the Alcatraz Tour. Muir Woods is by bus and Alcatraz is by boat.
Why Choose Us? Tour with us and be assured of a great tour with nice people and an excellent tour guide in new, state-of-the-art tour buses! This is a top quality tour of San Francisco! There are other companies offering San Francisco City Tours, but the tours are not comparable.
Weather: The weather in San Francisco and at Alcatraz can change suddenly. It can be cold and foggy one morning and sunny that afternoon. Be prepared, and dress in layers. Fog is common from June through September; temperatures may range from 38 degrees F (3 degress C) to 75 degrees G (24 degrees C).
Parking: On-street parking can be difficult to find, and parking spaces usually have a two-hour maximum time limit, which doesn't work for this tour. There are numerous commercial lots. Please arrive early to find a parking space, exchange your E-Ticket Receipt for the boarding tickets, and wait in line for boarding.
What to Wear: Be prepared, and dress in layers. We suggest comfortable walking shoes with grip-type soles. It is an outdoor, uphill walk to the prison. Sunglasses and sun screen are recommended.
Food and Beverage: There is no food service on Alcatraz. Eating is restricted to the dock area. Snacks are sold on the ferries. Drinking fountains are located at the island dock and near the lighthouse.
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Tour includes hotel pick-up for the Muir Woods - Sausalito Tour from designated San Francisco Airport area hotels. And FREE Pier 39 FunPack valued at over $400! Free discount coupons for shopping eating and having fun at famous Pier 39 on Fisherman's Wharf - available upon request when you take this tour with us (while supplies last). Children under 5 may ride in an adult's lap for free. Please reserve online. Call 800-410-8233 for more information.
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