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Experience two of San Francisco's best landmarks with our new Muir Woods & Alcatraz package. This includes a private bus tour to Muir Woods and a ticket for Alcatraz admission. After purchase please email Alcatraz@BigBusTours.com to confirm your preferred Muir Woods Tour date and time, and your preferred Alcatraz visit date.
Please Note: Throughout November & December 2018, the Muir Woods and Alcatraz tours must be scheduled over 2 separate days due to changes to the Alcatraz sailing times. Muir Woods will be scheduled for the first day, and Alcatraz will be scheduled for the following/2nd day. Alcatraz will be closed on December 25, 2018, and tickets are currently limited for visits to Alcatraz between 26-30 December. If you wish to visit Alcatraz during this time, please contact our reservations department (ph. +1 415-433-1657, ext 7) to check for availability before booking.
Muir Woods National Forest
Discover the tallest trees on planet earth.
Stroll through the walking trails in tranquil Muir Woods to see California's coastal redwoods, the tallest living things on earth. Muir Woods is one of the last remaining stands of old-growth coastal redwood forest, sustained by temperate marine fog. You'll see redwoods that are over 800 years old, having grown from tiny seeds to heights of up to 258 feet (79 m).
Discover the world's most infamous prison.
Also known as 'The Rock', the federal prison once established on Alcatraz Island is synonymous with notorious bank robbers and murderers like Al Capone, 'Machine Gun' Kelly, and the 'Birdman of Alcatraz', Robert Stroud. Now empty, and managed by the National Park Service, you can hop on a ferry to visit Alcatraz for yourself. Once you arrive, you'll have hours to explore the infamous facility with a personal audioguide. Learn about the lives of prisoners and guards alike, inspect the cells, and take in magnificent views of surrounding San Francisco Bay.
Muir Woods Need-to-Know
Important information about our tour.
The Muir Woods Tour departs from the Big Bus Tours Visitor Center at 99 Jefferson Street in Fisherman's Wharf at 9:00am and/or 2:00pm (depending on the time of the year) and takes about 3.5 hours. PLEASE NOTE: Reservations are required. Please confirm your preferred tour date and time by contacting MuirWoods@BigBusTours.com after purchase. The 45-minute journey to Muir Woods takes you across the Golden Gate Bridge, and up into the Marin County headlands. On arrival at Muir Woods, you'll be given your admission ticket and free range to explore the gentle walking trails for 1.5 hours. The return journey includes a tour through the seaside town of Sausalito.
Important information about visiting Alcatraz.
This ticket includes admission to Alcatraz and return ferry transfers from Pier 33. After booking, please email Alcatraz@bigbustours.com to confirm your preferred tour date. This must be confirmed at least 5 days in advance of your visit. Same-day bookings are not available. Please redeem your e-tickets at our Visitors' Center at 99 Jefferson Street, San Francisco, CA 94133. Cancellations or changes must be requested at least 6 days prior to your confirmed visit date.
Muir Woods Admission
Entrance fee included with ticket.
Your Big Bus Muir Woods Tour ticket includes both admission to Muir Woods, and Muir Woods parking fees, which incur separate charges when you visit independently of a tour.
Cross the Golden Gate
See the world's most famous bridge.
On the way out to Muir Woods the bus will cross over the Golden Gate Bridge. Enjoy stunning views of San Francisco Bay, and capture the unique structural details of this remarkable bridge, painted in its famous 'international orange'.
Explore a charming seaside town.
On the way back from Muir Woods, you'll enjoy a scenic drive to the mediterranean-style seaside town of Sausalito. Hop off to visit a wide selection of distinctive boutiques, restaurants, parks, cafes, and unique art galleries. You can choose to depart the tour in Sausalito and explore independently, or you can stay on board the tour and return back across the Golden Gate bridge to designated drop off points within San Francisco.
Live English-speaking guides on all buses.
Our entertaining and experienced English-speaking guides offer an exciting and educational commentary throughout the duration of your tour, and are happy to to answer any questions you have about San Francisco.