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San Francisco's National Treasures Tour: Alcatraz and Muir Woods plus Madame Tussaud or the Dungeon

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    Pass By: Tower Tours - San Francisco Sightseeing Specialist, 288 Beach St at Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94133-1216

    Departure location

    Pass By: Golden Gate Bridge, US-101, San Francisco, CA 94129

    Scenic drive north over the the Golden Gate Bridge.

    Stop At: Muir Woods National Monument, 1 Muir Woods Rd, Mill Valley, CA 94941-4205

    Venture north over the Golden Gate Bridge to an isolated canyon filled with ancient coastal redwood trees, also known as Muir Woods National Monument.

    Enjoy solitude and peace, through the cool, moist air, as you stroll through 1000-year-old trees towering 260 feet tall. Experience the awe and wonder as you are treated through Northern California’s signature fog, while you wander in and out of the Mother Nature’s redwood alleyways.

    The canopy of coastal redwoods soaring above will stimulate all of your senses as you journey through a piece of ancient California history. You will never forget the crisp, fresh redwood fragrance that will surround you on your journey to the majestic Muir Woods National Monument.

    Entrance fee into Muir Woods included in the tour; Enjoy up to 1.5 hours in Muir Woods is included.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Pass By: Sausalito Boardwalk, Sausalito Yacht Harbor, Sausalito, CA 94965

    Lastly, enjoy a scenic drive through the quaint seaside town of Sausalito – a Mediterranean-like village harbored across the San Francisco Bay, famous for its sweeping views, timeless sophistication, local boutiques and cafes.

    Stop At: Alcatraz Island, Pier 33, San Francisco, CA 94133

    Alcatraz tours depart from Pier 33 at Fisherman's Wharf. Start with a 30-minute ferry ride across San Francisco Bay to Alcatraz Island, a former federal penitentiary now operated by the National Parks Service. Known to the world as 'The Rock,' the prison was famous for housing such inmates as Al 'Scarface' Capone, and the 'Birdman' Robert Stroud. Listen in with a 45-minute Cell House audio tour. Hear stories from inmates themselves, as well as other former residents on the island. Step inside a prison cell and get a feel for what life was actually like during that infamous era. 

    Note: Alcatraz tickets will be provided by the tour operator; more details to be provided at time of confirmation. Times may vary depending on availability. 

    Your Alcatraz tour is self-guided, 2 hours tour average time, you are welcome to stay longer or shorter; when you're finished, you may return to the city on whichever ferry you wish.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: The San Francisco Dungeon, 145 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133-1223

    Choose admission to either the San Francisco Dungeon OR Madame Tussaud's Wax

    At the Dungeon, tales of old San Francisco are brought to life with a full cast of actors, special effects, gripping storytelling, and 360-degree sets. Walk through nine different sets and interact with the actors as the reenact scenes from the Gold Rush, Alcatraz Island, and even a Shanghai Kelly boat ride.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Madame Tussauds, 145 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133-1223

    Choose admission to either the San Francisco Dungeon OR Madame Tussaud's Wax

    At Madame Tussaud's, meet dozens of wax figures and enjoy endless photo ops. Snap pics with your favorite Hollywood stars in the A-List Zone, such as Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, and Morgan Freeman. Get interactive in the Music Zone with Michael Jackson, Rihanna, Madonna, and Beyonce. Stand alongside leaders and entrepreneurs including Abe Lincoln, Steve Jobs, and Barack Obama.


    Duration: 2 hours
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    288 Beach St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Muir Woods Tour: Complimentary hotel pick up service is provided with advance notice. You may also meet at the Tour Location if you are not staying at a hotel. Please call at least 24 hours prior to arrange a pick up (From most centrally located hotels only). If you do not see your hotel on the list during checkout, please select "I don't see my pick up location", and enter the hotel name and address that you are staying, and supplier will contact you to verify if pick up is provided.

    Madame Tussauds or San Francisco Dungeon ticket to be enjoyed at your own leisure throughout the day. These attractions are located one block away from our office (Tower Tour Office is located 288 Beach St (Corner of Mason St) in Fisherman's Wharf). If you decided to do this on another day, you will have to make your own way to Fisherman's Wharf.

    Alcatraz Tour: You have to make you own way to Alcatraz Landing. The departure point for Alcatraz is located at Pier 33, approximately 10-15 minutes walking distance from our office (Tower Tour Office is located 288 Beach St (Corner of Mason St) in Fisherman's Wharf) . Alcatraz is a self-guided tour, average visit time is 2 hours. Return back to San Francisco at your own leisure; ferry boats return to San Francisco every 30-40 minutes. Once in San Francisco, you have to make your own way back to your hotel.
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Return Details
    Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA, USA
    • Professional guide
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Alcatraz Island round-trip ferry boat ($39.90)
    • Cell House Audio Tour at Alcatraz
    • National Park fees
    • Complimentary hotel pick up is from San Francisco and SFO Airport-area hotels with advance notice.
    • Entry/Admission - Muir Woods National Monument
    • Entry/Admission - Alcatraz Island
    • Entry/Admission - The San Francisco Dungeon
    • Entry/Admission - Madame Tussauds
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Hotel transport must be arranged 24 hours prior to tour date
    • For Alcatraz, a 45-day advance reservation is suggested during peak season (May - October)
    • Alcatraz tickets are for the time and date selected and may not be changed
    • For security purposes, a government issued photo ID is required for all guests to board the Alcatraz ferry
    • Names of each individual passenger required at time of booking
    • Alcatraz Audio Tour is available in English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Mandarin, Portuguese and Korean
    • You may leave Alcatraz Island at any time; ferries depart every 30 to 40 minutes
    • Bus Tour narration operated in English by live guide; With Audio Narration in the following languages. 中文, Español, 한국어, Français, 日本語, Deutsche, Italiano - Multi-Language Voice Narration Experience: QR Code Mobile App Feature (Must have mobile data to utilize feature; Wifi not available on motor-coach)
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    Reviewed 13 October 2018

    This was an all around nice trip. The only bottom side was not being bussed to the pier for Alcatraz. If they bussed us I would have given this trip a five star review.

    Date of experience: October 2018
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    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Languages Offered: English
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