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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.

Please note: at checkout, you will select your Alcatraz Tour date. Please note that after purchase you will need to email [email protected] to confirm your selected Alcatraz visit date, and then log in to our Booking Portal to select the date and time for your Muir Woods Tour. Muir Woods Tours and Alcatraz Tours must be taken on two separate dates.

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).

Explore Alcatraz

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 Tours depart from the Big Bus Tours Visitor Center at 99 Jefferson Street at 9:00am and 1:00pm. Tours take aproximately 3.5 hours. 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. Time and date of tour can be selected via the calendar when purchasing. If you need to change the time/date of your tour, please email [email protected]

Alcatraz Need-to-Know

Important information about visiting Alcatraz.

This ticket includes admission to Alcatraz and return ferry transfers from Pier 33. After booking, please email [email protected] with your booking reference, preferred Alcatraz tour date, lead guest name, and names for all other guests included in the booking (and ages if they are under 18). This must be confirmed at least 11 days in advance of your visit. Same-day bookings are not available. Please redeem your e-tickets at our 99 Jefferson St Information Center the day before (or up until 10:00am the day of) your Alcatraz visit. Photo ID is required for each adult in the group over the age of 18. Alcatraz tour times are considered confirmed tickets once a time has been allocated and cannot be changed. If you have any questions, please email [email protected]

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'.

Flexible Ticket

If your circumstances change and you need to amend your ticket, we’ll need to know at least 72 hours before your tour.

The quickest way to make changes to your booking is by downloading the Big Bus Tours app and chatting with our friendly Customer Service team.

Big Bus Tours is the largest operator of open-top bus sightseeing tours in the world, providing sightseeing tours in 22 cities across four continents.

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