Day trip

From San Francisco: Muir Woods, Sausalito and Alcatraz Tour

4.3 / 5

77 reviews

Activity provider: Gray Line San Francisco

From San Francisco: Muir Woods, Sausalito and Alcatraz Tour

Activity provider: Gray Line San Francisco
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From US$ 125 per person

Experience the chilling allure of Alcatraz Island, one of San Francisco's greatest landmarks. Admire giant redwood trees at Muir Woods and the charming Sausalito town on this combo day trip.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Audio guide included
Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
Pickup included
07:40 AM - From 478 Post St. San Francisco 94102 (Union Square Area - Downtown San Francisco) Encore Cafe is next door. The bus will board from directly across the street. 08:00 AM - From 2805 Leavenworth St (Fisherman's Wharf Area) Bay City Bike Rentals & Tours is across the street (blue canopy). The Bus will board just in front.

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the giant redwood sequoia trees at Muir Woods
  • Shop and stroll around the beautiful waterfront town of Sausalito
  • Drive across the famous Golden Gate Bridge
  • Marvel at stunning views of Alcatraz and the Pacific Ocean
Full description
On this tour, travel across the Golden Gate Bridge and through the rugged coastal mountains of Marin County. Experience the magnificent views of the San Francisco Bay and valleys where the Coastal Miwok once lived. Stop at the Muir Woods Monument where ancient groves of giant redwoods tower over the Redwood Creek. As this tour allows more time in Muir Woods than any other tour group, enjoy being in nature underneath the massive trees as your guide educates you on the area. Next, visit the beautiful coastal town of Sausalito, which is a gorgeous Mediterranean-style village with quaint shops, art galleries and waterfront restaurants. Finally, head to Alcatraz Island with your roundtrip boat ride. Discover the history and secrets behind one of San Francisco's greatest landmarks with an award-winning cellular audio tour in 10 different languages.
Includes
  • Narrated bus tour to Muir Woods and Sausalito
  • Free time in Muir Woods (90-minute stop) and in Sausalito (60-minute stop)
  • Alcatraz admission ticket
  • Ferry ride and Cellhouse audio tour
  • Transportation by luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Tips
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Bus transportation after the Alcatraz tour
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • The Muir Woods tour is in English only
  • The audio tour on Alcatraz Island is available in 11 languages
  • You will enjoy the Muir Woods National Park during the morning and explore Alcatraz Island in the afternoon
  • Once you're dropped off at Pier 33 to enjoy your Alcatraz cruise, that concludes your bus transportation for the day. After visiting Alcatraz, you will need to make your own way back to your accommodation
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 77 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.1/5
  • Transportation
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    4/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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Solid tour that takes you to Muir Woods, breaks for a brief lunch in Sausalito and then drops you off at the ferry for Alcatraz. Our tour guide Charlie was great and very knowledgeable about San Francisco and the history of Muir Woods and drove those narrow and winding streets with ease!

April 29, 2022

Overall, we had a great trip and Joe was an awesome tour guide. We wished that we could have spent more time in Sausalito as the 1 hour lunch break felt very rushed and we weren’t able to enjoy the beauty of the waterfront town. Alcatraz was a bit of a disappointment as we were in and out in about 30 minutes, though this is not at the fault of Gray Star.

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May 3, 2021

The best offer and combination of price and quality! very cool tour! it was a pity there was little time to walk through the forest. and in the beginning there was a long line that took up a small piece of our time for a walk among the sequoias. Our guide was just super! he braked in the coolest places and incredibly emotionally told about all the sights! He is simply the best! I brought it to Alcotras in advance, so we even managed to drink coffee before it was our time to go to the island on a ticket. PS: the vouchers issued by the company need to be changed to tickets to Alcotras and they are tied to time. we arrived on time and the day turned out to be incredibly eventful! I highly recommend it. the bus is comfortable. of the minuses is Sausalito, a small city, not very suitable for a stop for lunch, but a pretty nice place and we were very lucky with the weather, we spent an hour there. they took their food with them (fruit, water). it helped out.

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October 24, 2019

Product ID: 120294