Alcatraz Day Tour
Dylan’s Famous Tour With Muir Woods and Alcatraz
See it all in one day! Explore San Francisco, Muir Woods, and take the official Alcatraz tour with tickets included at the end of your tour with Dylan’s.
Time & Duration
Tour starts at 8:00 AM
Returns approx. 5:30 PM
Child $119 (12 & under)
- Explore the top neighborhoods with your local guide and learn the stories, history, and diversity of San Francisco.
- 12 locations, 7 amazing photo stops, including Alcatraz, Golden Gate Bridge, and more!
- Enjoy a relaxing lunch in Sausalito, where you will have time to soak in all the views of the Bay.
- The Official Alcatraz Tour ferry will depart Pier 33 at approximately 3:00 PM during the summer months and 2:00 PM during the winter months.
- Please contact us directly if you are interested in a hotel pickup.
- We offer 100% refund for cancellations 14 days in advance (Alcatraz tour only).
- Please note this tour will sell out throughout the year, especially during the spring and summer seasons. We highly recommend booking early to guarantee your spot.
Explore San Francisco, Muir Woods, Sausalito, and Alcatraz All in One Day!
Enjoy an Insider Look at San Francisco on a Top-Rated City Tour
Start the day off by visiting all the most distinct and beautiful neighborhoods in the city. From seeing Chinatown and walking along Billionaire’s Row to crossing the Golden Gate Bridge, you will be able to check all of San Francisco’s most unique areas off your bucket list. Our expert guides will walk you through the history, stories, and small details of the city that you may not have discovered if you explored on your own.
This is not your standard hop-on, hop-off bus tour. Groups stay with the same bus for the entire trip with several breaks and iconic photo stops along the way. Our smaller buses offer an intimate experience without sacrificing personal space or comfort. We make sure every person on our city tour feels seen and accounted for.
Marvel at the Redwoods on a Walk Through Muir Woods National Monument
After exploring San Francisco, marvel at the redwoods on a walk through Muir Woods National Monument. This is the perfect nature escape just a stone’s throw away from the city. We’ll spend over an hour here, giving you ample time to experience one of the last remaining coastal redwood forests in the world!
Enjoy a Lunch Break in Sausalito
After Muir Woods, we will stop in the quaint little town of Sausalito on our way back to San Francisco for a lunch break. You will have numerous choices for lunch in this beautiful bayside town.
Escape to Alcatraz Island
In the afternoon, you will board the ferry for the Official Alcatraz Day Tour. This former federal prison was once home to infamous criminals Al Capone and George “Machine Gun” Kelly, and it is a must-do while visiting San Francisco.
8:00 AM — Depart Fisherman’s Wharf
Our guide meets you at our departure location shortly before 8:00 AM. After a brief roll call, we board the bus and begin our adventure. Our first stops include all the most famous neighborhoods in San Francisco!
8:00 AM–10:00 AM — Explore San Francisco’s BEST neighborhoods!
During this time, you are treated to entertaining stories about the neighborhoods, as well as the history, diversity, and geographical nuances that make San Francisco one of the most unique cities in the world!
We exit the bus several times (10-minute breaks) to soak in the neighborhoods and capture amazing photos! Please see “neighborhoods visited” (below) for details on each neighborhood, as well as where we stop for photos.
10:00 AM–11:15 AM — Explore Muir Woods (75 minutes)
After exploring San Francisco, we head for Muir Woods. Here, you will have over an hour to walk amongst some of the last remaining coastal redwoods in the world! This is an unforgettable photo opportunity. Many of our customers consider Muir Woods the highlight of the entire day!
11:45 AM–12:30 PM — Lunch Break in Sausalito
Enjoy lunch in the beautiful town of Sausalito.
2:00 PM–3:00 PM* — Depart for the Official Alcatraz Tour at Pier 33
After enjoying your city and Muir Woods tour with us, we will drop you off at Pier 33 to depart for Alcatraz. Upon arriving at Alcatraz Island, you will take the official Alcatraz tour and have the opportunity to explore additional exhibits at your convenience.
*winter and summer Alcatraz departure times vary
5:30 PM — Return to Pier 33
You will return by ferry from Alcatraz back to Pier 33 where you are free to enjoy the rest of your evening!
Fisherman’s Wharf—One of San Francisco’s most popular destinations. From old shipyards to Boudin’s Bakery and the smell of fresh clam chowder, Fisherman’s Wharf has it all.
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.
Chinatown—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.
Nob Hill—Home to some of our most famous hotels, Nob Hill offers some of the best cocktail lounges and views in the city.
*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 the Mrs. Doubtfire house!).
Presidio—Former military base, now a beautiful park that includes Crissy Field, Fort Point, Lucasfilm’s (George Lucas) headquarters and the Walt Disney Museum.
*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.
*Palace of Fine Arts—Inspired by Roman and Greek architecture, the Palace of Fine Arts was originally constructed to celebrate San Francisco’s recovery from the 1906 earthquake. Surrounded by a peaceful garden, it is great for photos.
*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!
**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.
**Only available on private tours.
What does the Official Alcatraz Island visit include?
The visit includes round-trip ferry and the 90-minute audio tour of the island. You can also see additional exhibits on the island as well. We find most of our visitors spend 2.5-3 hours during their stay.
Can I just take the Alcatraz tour without going on a tour?
Unfortunately not. All companies offering Alcatraz tickets must offer a tour package, per our contract with Alcatraz Cruises.
How far in advance should I book a tour that includes Alcatraz?
During summer season and holidays we recommend booking as soon as you can as these tours will sell-out!
What is 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.
Where does the minibus tour pick-up and drop-off?
Pick-ups: Our minibus tours pick-up in a convenient location in Fisherman’s Wharf, across from 710 Beach Street.
Drop-offs: Depending on your tour we can drop you off in Fisherman’s Wharf, Lombard Street, North Beach, or Chinatown.
Is there a parking garage near the starting point?
Yes, there are several parking garages located near our meeting point.
How does the hotel pick-up work?
Can I make changes to my reservation?
There are many websites across the internet where you can book a tour with us. They all have different terms. When possible, we request that you book directly here on our website. This enables us to not only provide you the best pricing available, but it also enables us to provide a much more customized level of service. Please note Alcatraz tours must be changed 14-days in advance due to the booking system with the the official Alcatraz tour provider.
What is your cancellation policy?
Payments: Please note our site is secure and offers SSL security on all credit card purchases.
Cancellations: We offer 100% refund for cancellations 14-days in advance.
- Duration: 9+ hours
- Departure Time: 8:00 AM
- Return Time: 5:30 PM
- Additional Muir Woods Entrance Fee: $15/person (16yrs+)
- Departure Location: Fisherman’s Wharf, 710 Beach Street
- Tour ends at Pier 33, Alcatraz Landing
- Price Per Person:
- Adult (13 yrs+) $175
- Child (0-12 yrs old) $119
- We offer 100% refund for cancellations 14 days in advance.
- Tour price includes Alcatraz entrance fee. Anyone over 18 must have a government-issued ID for ferry.
We are not a big bus company! It’s very common to see large hop-on, hop-off buses around San Francisco, but we take a much more personal approach. Our guides not only have intimate knowledge and unmatched enthusiasm for the Bay City, but we also use specialized minibuses which are built specifically for city tours. We can literally take you where the big buses can’t go.
Our minibuses have large windows for full view of the city as we conduct the tour and are climate controlled with plenty of room for everyone. We stop several times and provide many photo opportunities.