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San Francisco: City Sights, Muir Woods & Alcatraz Day Tour

Product ID: 146034
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Enjoy a comprehensive full-day tour of the city. Visit Alcatraz and explore the city with a local guide. Discover 15 different locations, 8 different photo stops and Alcatraz, an island used as a federal prison between 1933-1966.
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Duration: 10 hours
Starting time 8:00 AM
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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover San Francisco on this comprehensive city tour
  • Savor a delicious lunch either at Fisherman’s Wharf or North Beach Little Italy
  • Spend over 75-minutes in Muir Woods and stand in awe of the famous redwood trees
  • Learn about the culture, history and architecture
  • Enjoy a ferry ride to Alcatraz for the official Alcatraz Island tour
Full description
Meet outside Fisherman’s Wharf at your chosen tour time. After a brief roll call, you’ll board the bus and travel to your first stop. Over the next 3 hours, you’ll be treated to stories about the neighborhoods, diversity and geography of the area. You will exit the bus at several stops for photo opportunities and exploration.

At the end of the adventure, you will be dropped off at Fisherman’s Wharf or North Beach, where you can enjoy a leisurely lunch and explore Lombard Street. You can also take in stunning views over the city from the Coit Tower or watch Pier 39 infamous sea lions. Your guide will recommend restaurants and must-see locations during your break.

After lunch, walk over to Pier 33 to depart for Alcatraz. Upon arriving to Alcatraz Island you will take the official tour and have the opportunity to explore additional exhibits at your convenience.

Lastly, return by ferry from Alcatraz back to Pier 33 where you are free to enjoy the rest of your evening.

Here are the places you will explore (photo stops noted by *):

• Alcatraz* - Used as a federal prison between 1933-1966, Alcatraz housed some of the most dangerous criminals of the time, including Al Capone, James "Whitey" Bulger and George "Machine Gun" Kelly. Featuring unbelievable views of the San Francisco peninsula, a visit to the island is essential when in town

• Fisherman's Wharf - One of San Francisco's most popular destinations - from beautiful old shipyards, to Boudin's Bakery and of course, the sea lions of Pier 39, Fisherman's Wharf has it all

• Fort Point* - Located just beneath the Golden Gate Bridge, Fort Point gives you a front row seat to the San Francisco Bay. This former military fortification was used during both the Civil War and World War II

• Golden Gate Bridge - Declared one of the 10 wonders of the modern world, the Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most recognized symbols of San Francisco

• Pacific Heights* - Offering one of the most scenic outlooks in all of Northern California, Pacific Heights is home to Billionaire's Row, featuring the estates of politicians, tech titans and other San Francisco celebrities

• Chinatown - Boasting the largest Chinatown in the United States, this 24-block mecca is bustling with energy, amazing food and unique shops that give this area its charm

• North Beach - Voted as one of the USA's ten great neighborhoods, North Beach is best known as the home of Little Italy. From delicious restaurants to authentic sidewalk cafes and bakeries, you will feel the charm of San Francisco as soon as you arrive

• Marin Headlands* - Offering a stunning perspective of the Golden Gate Bridge with downtown San Francisco in the background, this awe-inspiring view is the perfect place to capture a memorable photo

• Twin Peaks* - Featuring a panoramic view of San Francisco, Twin Peaks offers ones of the best perspectives of the downtown skyline, surrounding hills and vistas (weather permitting)

• Haight Ashbury* - The origin of the hippie culture and the birth place of the “Summer of Love.” From the stunning Painted Ladies to the homes of music’s favorite 60’s bands, this district started the counter-culture movement across the USA

• The Mission* - Known for its prominent and colorful mural installations, delicious food, and vibrant art and music scene, The Mission embodies the culture of old and new San Francisco

• The Castro - One of the first gay neighborhoods in the United States. Colorful bars and restaurants line the streets, with the historic Castro Theater overlooking the area that Harvey Milk once called home

• Tenderloin - Nestled near downtown San Francisco, the Tenderloin neighborhood continues to resist gentrification, all while spearheading the local arts movement. It’s a must-see in our modern-day city

• Golden Gate Bridge - Declared “one of the 10 wonders of the modern world,” the Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most recognized symbols of San Francisco
Includes
  • Official Alcatraz Island tour ticket
  • Local guide
  • Water
  • Granola bars
What’s Not Included
  • 15 entry fee to Muir Woods (guests over 16-years-old only)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

You will meet underneath the white gazebo, next to the cable car turnaround, on the corner of Hyde and Beach Street, inside SF Maritime Historic Park.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Anyone over 18 years old must have a government issued ID for Alcatraz ferry
• Please note, there is an additional $15 fee for entrance to Muir Woods for guests over 16-years-old

From US$ 139 per person

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Product ID: 146034