Alcatraz and Famous Tour

Duration: 2-Days

Location: Day 1: Pier 33 for Alcatraz ticket pick-up; Day 2: Tour departs from World famous Fisherman's Wharf



12+yrs old



0-11yrs old

All purchases 100% refundable up to 7 days prior. Price includes Alcatraz entrance fee ($38.35 - Adult, $23.00 - Children). Anyone over 18 must have a government issued ID for ferry. Additional $10 pp entrance into Muir Woods National Monument.

Take the Official Alcatraz Tour on your 1st day; Explore San Francisco's most popular neighborhoods, including Muir Woods the day after!

  • Includes the Official Tour of Alcatraz and round-trip ferry ride on your first day, and our most popular tour on the following day!
  • Our Famous tour includes 7 different photo stops, in 14 different locations, to capture that perfect picture of your trip.
  • Our Famous Tour also includes a full hour walking around the majestic Muir Woods Redwood National Monument.
  • Learn the culture, history, and architecture along with great restaurant recommendations.
  • See where Mrs. Doubtfire was filmed, the home of the hippie movement, the largest Chinatown outside of Asia, and more.

Departs on selected dates (December and February)

Minibus Tour

The Official Alcatraz Island Tour is included on your first day

Accommodates folding wheelchairs

Tour runs in all weather conditions

Lunch available for purchase at stop

Restrooms available

No need to make reservations for Muir Woods - this is included on your Famous Tour!

What to Expect

On your first day you will meet at Pier 33 to collect your Alcatraz tickets – easy and informative directions will be sent upon your booking.

On your second day your guide will meet you outside Fisherman’s Wharf at your chosen tour time. Our guide will be wearing a Dylan’s Tours shirt to help you spot them easily.

After a brief roll call, we’ll board the bus and travel to our first stop. Over the next 7 hours you’ll be treated to stories about the neighborhoods, diversity, and geography of the area. We will exit the bus at several stops for photo opportunities and exploration, enjoying lunch in Sausalito and then spending over an hour in beautiful Muir Woods Redwood National Monument (where we will have your reserved space all taken care of) .  If you have any problems, just give us a call at (415) 932-6993.

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

Alcatraz*(First Day)

Used as a federal prison between 1933-1966, Alcatraz housed some of the most dangerous criminals of the time, including Al Capone and James "Whitey" Bulger.

Fisherman's Wharf

One of San Francisco's most popular destinations - from beautiful old shipyards, to Boudin's Bakery and the smell of fresh clam chowder, Fisherman's Wharf has it all.


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

North Beach - Little Italy

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.

City Hall

This beautiful Beaux-Arts monument epitomizes the high-minded American renaissance of the late 18th and early 19th century. The site of Joe Dimaggio and Marilyn Monroe's marriage in 1954.

Twin Peaks*

Featuring a panoramic view of all 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.

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 (includes Mrs. Doubtfire house!)


Former military base, now a beautiful park that includes Crissy Field, Fort Point, Lucasfilm's (George Lucas) headquarters and the Walt Disney Museum.

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. Simply stunning!

Muir Woods*

Muir Woods National Monument is home to some of the oldest and most beautiful trees in the world. Many of our guests consider this stop to be the highlight of their trip.

Fort Point*

Located just beneath the Golden Gate Bridge, Fort Point gives you a front row seat to the Bay and is a great photo stop. This former military fortification was used during WWII.


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.


Located just across the Golden Gate Bridge, this artistic enclave has the setting and beauty of a european mediterranean town. Enjoy your lunch on the San Francisco Bay!

Lombard Street**

All tour buses and vans are prohibited from going near Lombard Street, but we are happy to drop you close by at the end of the tour.

Where to Meet

Have questions? Here's the most frequently asked.

Yes! This tour includes the official tour of Alcatraz, including round-trip ferry ride.

Yes, both Alcatraz and the Famous Tour will need to be purchased together. Alcatraz stipulates that tour companies combine Alcatraz tickets with a tour.

We sincerely appreciate your interest in our tour company and look forward to showing you our version of San Francisco. When you book directly through our website it allows us to provide the best possible customer service, including:

1. Emailing or calling you directly to communicate our meeting location, last-minute details and tips about your tour. If you book with a 3rd party, we don’t receive your contact information and may not be able to get ahold of you.

2. Easy cancellations; when booking outside of our website it takes several days to get your money back to you should you need to cancel.

3. Dylan’s employees are here to help. When you book with us on the web or over the phone our team is here to help every step of the way – from hotel and restaurant recommendations to the best way to get to San Francisco from the airport.

4. The ability to keep our prices fair; when you book outside of our website we pay a 20% commission and therefore have to increase the cost of our tours.

Muir Woods:

Muir Woods National Monument is located 20 minutes north of the Golden Gate Bridge and is home to some of the oldest and tallest living trees in the world.

This popular destination is part of the United States National Park service and is considered to be one of the most peaceful destinations in the Bay Area. We consider it to be one of the top highlights of the Dylan’s Famous Tour and A Day in the Bay tours.


Located just across the Golden Gate Bridge, this artistic enclave has the setting and beauty of a European, mediterranean town. For both our Dylan’s Famous and A Day in the Bay Tours, you will enjoy your lunch on the picturesque waterfront, enjoying views of the San Francisco Bay.

Unfortunately no. Alcatraz stipulates that we do the Official Alcatraz Tour the first day and our minibus tour on the next.



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The little mini buses are very comfortable and not very crowded so you still get a personal feel to the tour.

Jenny Tyler from Petersburg, MI

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