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Alcatraz and Muir Woods Express with Golden Gate Bridge Visit

4.8 (242)
San Francisco, US

Alcatraz and Muir Woods Express with Golden Gate Bridge Visit

4.8 (242)
San Francisco, US
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Experience the best of San Francisco with the Alcatraz and Muir Woods Express tour. This exciting tour combines a visit to the infamous Alcatraz Island with a trip to the beautiful Muir Woods National Monument and a stop at the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. With assigned time slots for both Alcatraz and Muir Woods, you'll have plenty of time to explore these popular attractions. Along the way, enjoy light driver narration with fascinating facts about the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz escapes. This tour also offers VIP James Woods Road Trip Upgrade, which includes bonus time in Sausalito and a delicious brunch credit. For early birds, there's the 6:45am Early Bird option, where you'll have the chance to enjoy the serene nature of Muir Woods before the crowds arrive. Don't miss out on this unforgettable adventure in San Francisco!

About this experience

  • Non Refundable There is no return, refund or cancellation possible with this product
  • Admission Included
  • 5 hours - 7 hours
  • Suitable for 1-9 Participants
  • Small Group Tour
  • & Audio GuidedGuided Experience
  • Alcatraz Island Admission Inside Prison with audio tour
  • 70 minute self guided walking experience in Muir Woods National Monument
  • Brief stop to see Golden Gate Bridge and take photos
  • Visit the historic Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
  • Experience the rustic scenery of Mill Valley
  • Assigned by Us: Time Same day Muir Woods MiniBUS (70+ minute self guided; entry fee not included)
  • Assigned By Us: Time Boat to and from Alcatraz Island from Pier 33
  • Assigned By Us: Woods Departure times as early as 7:20am through 5pm
  • Tours will start and finish in Fisherman's Wharf. Returns by van or ferry.
  • Hybrid narration/television monitor (when available)
  • Official Alcatraz ticket, including ferry ride to the island (Value $45.25)
  • Golden Gate Bridge Photo Stop (Sf Side) Ample time for photos!
  • 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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Experience the perfect blend of history, nature, and iconic landmarks with the Alcatraz and Muir Woods Express tour featuring a visit to the Golden Gate Bridge. This unique tour takes you on a journey through two must-see destinations in San Francisco, allowing you to delve into the captivating stories of Alcatraz and immerse yourself in the tranquil beauty of Muir Woods.

What to expect?

Prepare to be captivated by the rich history and natural wonders that await you on this tour. Begin your adventure with a visit to Alcatraz Island, where you'll step inside the infamous prison and uncover the intriguing tales of some of America's most notorious criminals. With an audio tour included, you'll be fully immersed in the chilling atmosphere as you explore the prison cells, hear prisoner accounts, and witness the daring escape attempts that made Alcatraz legendary. Afterward, immerse yourself in the serenity of Muir Woods National Monument. Marvel at the majestic redwood trees as you take a self-guided walking experience through this enchanting forest. The towering giants provide a peaceful and awe-inspiring setting, offering a chance to reconnect with nature and find solace in their ancient beauty. As a bonus, make a stop at the iconic Golden Gate Bridge for a photo opportunity. Capture the breathtaking views and iconic architecture of this world-famous landmark, creating unforgettable memories of your San Francisco adventure.

Who is this for?

This tour is perfect for history enthusiasts, nature lovers, and anyone seeking a unique and immersive experience in San Francisco. It caters to a wide range of visitors, from families and solo travelers to couples and groups of friends. Whether you're a history buff looking to uncover the secrets of Alcatraz, a nature lover craving the tranquility of Muir Woods, or a traveler eager to capture iconic photos with the Golden Gate Bridge, this tour has something for everyone.

Why book this?

Discover the allure of San Francisco's most iconic attractions with the convenience and expertise of a guided tour. By booking the Alcatraz and Muir Woods Express, you'll enjoy the peace of mind of having your Muir Woods departure time and Alcatraz admission time slot assigned for you. This saves you the hassle of planning and ensures smooth transitions between the two experiences. Additionally, the tour provides a unique hybrid of light driver narration, offering insights into the history of the Golden Gate Bridge and captivating Alcatraz escape presentations. This personalized touch enhances your journey, adding depth and context to your visit.

Good to know

It's important to note that the Muir Woods admission fee of $15 is not included in the tour price. Visitors should allocate approximately 70 minutes for their self-guided walking experience through Muir Woods and be prepared to pay the admission fee on-site. Another key detail to remember is that the tour does not provide hotel pick-up. Guests will be assigned a time between 6:50 am and 5 pm, and they'll receive detailed information about the meeting point in advance. Plan accordingly and make your way to the designated location for a seamless start to your tour.


Previous travelers have raved about their experience with the Alcatraz and Muir Woods Express tour. Many praised the informative audio tour at Alcatraz, noting that it added a layer of authenticity to their exploration of the prison. The visit to Muir Woods was described as a peaceful and awe-inspiring experience, with visitors in awe of the towering redwood trees. The tour's unique combination of history, nature, and iconic landmarks earned high praise, with travelers calling it a "must-do" in San Francisco. Overall, guests were highly satisfied with the performance and organization of the tour, making it a popular choice for those seeking a memorable and immersive experience in the Bay Area.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

  • Mobile

Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Alcatraz Island

Same day Alcatraz Admission Inside Prison with audio tour included. Guests should allow 2.5 hours for this experience. Guests will be assigned to a time by our company and will not be changed. Guests are not required to take van tour if they wish only to experience Alcatraz portion.

Admission Included

Muir Woods National Monument

Guests will experience the tall trees in a 70 minute self guided walking experience. $15 admission is not included.

Admission Not Included

Golden Gate Bridge

Brief stop to see the bridge and take photos when weather permits. This activity may be a pass by if weather does not permit.

Admission Included

Palace of Fine Arts Theatre

(Pass by)

From 1915 Panama Exposition World Fair

Mill Valley

(Pass by)

Rustic Scenery



4.8 (242)


The walking is not for the faint of heart, walkways are very rough in many places. Fell twice on uneven surfaces. There is a sign stating this on entrance. Take the tram !,


James the driver was great! Very knowledgeable. The TV on the bus with the San Francisco documentaries were a bonus. Format of the day was also perfect


A fun experience. Driver James was very informative & kind. Would've liked to have a bit more time in Salsalita-- cute town, & couldn't really explore it. Otherwise trip was great!


The tour was fantastic. James was very knowledgeable. The weather wasn't great but the day was still amazing and 100% worth it. James did everything to make the day as enjoyable as possible.


This tour is a must when visiting San Francisco. Our tour guide was amazing. Muir Woods was beautiful, Golden Gate Bridge was a must see and we learned a lot visiting Alcatraz. Very informative. My 11 year old son and I had a great time.

Nichola L

Family of 4 that decided to join the small group tour to visit the main sights of San Francisco with the guide James. Firstly Muir woods and wow, we all enjoyed the free time to walk around here, we managed to do the 3 bridges! Then on to the Golden Gate, which was illusive at first but cleared enough to get some photos, thanks to James for taking a family photo for us! Our last experience of the day was Alcatraz, which at first you felt a little like herded sheep, but once you got your headset and set off around the empty prison, you felt on your own and in your own experience. The only downside was the ammonia smell of the bird poo whenever out side. We would recommend this tour with James.


Really nice tour! James is such a nice guy. Really organised and well explained instructions! Super recommend this tour!

Dorothy S

Wonderful experience! I HIGHLY recommend the trip! We got a little history of everything, complete with movie clips and trivia!


This tour was the best way to experience the highlights of San Francisco! James was a wonderful tour guide and everything went so smoothly. I recommend booking the early tour to Muir Woods because it gets busy fast, we were able to experience the beauty before the crowds got there. Can’t beat front row service to the see the Golden Gate Bridge or get on the Alcatraz ferry! The van is equipped with a tv to show videos about the bridge and Alcatraz during the drive. He also surprised us with a drive by past the Mrs. Doubtfire house! I highly recommend this tour.


It was a very interesting and educational tour. James told the story in an entertaining way. Documentary videos showed during the trip gave better understanding and increased interest
Collected by Evendo, Tripadvisor & Viator
2024-04-17 05:14