Big Bus San Francisco Muir Woods and Alcatraz Island Combo



1 day (Approx.)
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Overview

Enjoy this adventure package including two of the most popular attractions in San Francisco. See the famous redwoods of Muir Woods National Monument and take a ferry to visit the notorious Alcatraz Island prison.

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Average 4.44 out of 5 stars based on 9 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor.

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Louise S, Aug 2019 Verified

From the online booking, in office confirmation and advice to the tour guide (Wendy), the service was well explained, friendly and impeccable.
Alcatraz was a great experience, the audio was clear and enough history.
Muir Woods. .. absolutely beautiful and awe inspiring..... I love nature

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Mona H, Jul 2019 Verified
Loved this excursion. Everything was just like they said it would be. It was on time and driver was excellent and very informative. Would definitely recommend this to everyone.
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Mona H, Jul 2019 Verified

Loved this excursion. Everything was just like they said it would be. It was on time and driver was excellent and very informative. Would definitely recommend this to everyone.

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Michael S, Jan 2019 Verified

We did Alcatraz in the morning and then Muir Woods in the afternoon. Single-day combo tour worked out very well. Had adequate time at both venues with a leisurely walk between Pier 33 (Alcatraz) and the Muir Woods tour bus pick-up point. Would highly recommend visiting both locations if you’re in the San Francisco area. Our driver/tour guide for Muir Woods, Vlad, was excellent.

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Sue K, Nov 2019 Verified
First don’t book if you’re not sure! They are really not flexible at the front desk in the AM and that’s disappointing! But The actual tours ( Alcatraz and Muir Wood) was great! James our tour guide really is what made me post my comments. Because you can do these tours on your own but he brought history and personality to this tour and this company that is what their desk was missing! Customer service.
Frank K, Aug 2019 Verified

My only complaint is that the driver to Muir Woods talked nonstop there and back. Needed to give us a little beeak.

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Sandra C, Jul 2019 Verified
Great tour but the times were off by 2 hours which was not cool. We kept getting told 1pm...130...2pm...so we left Alcatraz early so we wouldn’t miss the Muir Woods then ended up waiting
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Sandra C, Jul 2019 Verified

Great tour but the times were off by 2 hours which was not cool. We kept getting told 1pm...130...2pm...so we left Alcatraz early so we wouldn’t miss the Muir Woods then ended up waiting

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Gay W, May 2019 Verified

we received an email that we had to pick up our Alcatraz tickets the day before our tour, which meant an extra trip down to the waterfront . We attempted to call their office twice and we were unable to talk to a real person, which was very annoying. When we got to the Big Bus Tour office on the day of the tour, we discovered that It was not necessary to come the day before. Not great Big Bus Tours!

Having said that, we enjoyed both segments of the trip. We went to Muir Woods in the morning with a great guide named Charles. He gave us lots of history along the way, which was very informative and he manoeuvred the windy road up to the woods with ease.

The trip through Muir Woods is a self guided tour and you are given plenty of time to explore. Muir Woods is magnificent and there are some very large redwood trees. It is a quiet place to reflect on the magnificent beauty around you. I enjoyed it immensely!

We returned to Fisherman’s Wharf and we had several hours before our boat left for Alcatraz. There are lots of restaurants to find lunch and then it is about a half kilometre walk to Pier 33, where the boat leaves for Alcatraz.

This is another self guided tour. There is about a 20 minute ferry ride to the Island and when you arrive, a ranger gives you a bit of an introductory talk. You have to walk uphill to the cell block where the Audio tour starts. You are expected to walk up the hill unless you have a mobility issue, which prevents you from walking but there is a tram you can take if you have mobility problems.

The Audio Tour of the cell block was fascinating and the views of San Fransisco and the bridges are breathtaking. The walk down was easy and there were stops along the way, where you could take pictures. You can also stay as long as you want and the Ferry back leaves about every 15 minutes. I would highly recommend this tour.

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