Home » Muir Woods Tour with Sonoma Wine Country Plus Alcatraz Day Tour and Aquarium

  • Taste a flight of unique and traditional style beers at Sonoma Springs Brewery!

    Taste a flight of traditional and unique beer styles at a local brewery!
  • See the amazing history stored in the rings of these Giant Redwoods

    See the amazing history stored in the rings of these Giant Redwoods
  • Friendly tasting room staff will tell you all about the wine and vineyard

    Friendly tasting room staff will tell you all about their wine
  • Learn about the history of Muir Woods before heading out to explore

    Learn about the history of Muir Woods before heading out to explore
  • Make friends and taste wine at beautiful scenic vineyards and wineries

    Make friends and taste wine at beautiful scenic vineyards and wineries
  • Walk among the Giants at Muir Woods National Monument

    Walk among the Giants at Muir Woods National Monument
  • Stroll through the serene wonder of Muir Woods

    Experience the serenity of Muir Woods’ secluded pathways
  • Alcatraz Water Tower

    Take your time to walk around the island and see the old buildings
  • Alcatraz Cellblock

    Take an audio tour through the cellblock
  • Alcatraz Island from the Bay

    Visit Alcatraz Island and learn the history of “The Rock”

Muir Woods Tour with Sonoma Wine Country Plus Alcatraz Day Tour and Aquarium

On this awesome 2-day combo tour, you’ll experience:

  • Alcatraz Tour ($35.50 USD value) on Day 1
  • Aquarium of the Bay entry on Day 1
  • Full Day Wine Tour on Day 2:
  • Muir Woods National Monument
  • Tasting at 2-3 Sonoma Valley wineries
  • Beer tasting at a Sonoma Brewery
  • A variety of red, white, and dessert wines
  • A drive across the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Touring in the Marin Headlands
  • Take a bottle of wine home!
  • Custom Incredible Adventures tote bag
 

Retail price: $237.50 adult/$182.50 child*

Web price: $227.50 adult/$172.50 child*

Internet savings: $10

 
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*Child rates are for ages 5-11. Infant and senior rates are available. Rates change by season; please see booking page for exact seasonal rates for your chosen dates. 

Muir Woods & Sonoma Wine Country Tour Plus Alcatraz and Aquarium

Tours: Daily, year ’round
Departs: Alcatraz, Day 1: daytime departures (9am~3pm, depending on the day)
Aquarium any time day 1
Wine Tour Day 2: 8-9 am pickup from most SF hotels
Duration: Alcatraz: ~3 hours round-trip
Aquarium: all day
Wine Tour: 1 full day (10 hours)
Transport: Eco-friendly, comfortable transport in a biofuel mini-coach
No transport to Alcatraz Pier
Activities: Eco/Sustainable, Food & Wine, Photography, Wildlife & Nature
Includes: Alcatraz Tickets ($35.50 USD)
Aquarium of the Bay entrance
Complimentary hotel pickup/dropoff (day 2 only)
Full-time professional, knowledgeable guide
Transportation to/from Wine Country in biofuel mini-coach
3 full flights of tastings (2 wine, 1 beer)
1 bottle of wine for each adult guest
Incredible Adventures custom tote bag
Narrated guided tour
Does Not Include: Transportation to/from Alcatraz on day 1
Meals (stops will be made to purchase food)
Muir Woods entrance fee
Some additional tasting fees may apply
Guide gratuity (optional)

How can a Muir Woods tour be better? Combine it with a Sonoma Wine Country tour and a trip to Alcatraz! Experience this perfect mixture of nature and culture.

Alcatraz Tour & Aquarium

See Alcatraz Island and learn the history of “The Rock” with a 3-hour ferry and audio tour of the island and prison. Spend the rest of your free day exploring the Aquarium of the Bay!

Muir Woods and Sonoma Wine Country Tour

The next day, see the towering Giant Redwoods of Muir Woods National MonumentCross the Golden Gate Bridge and pass through the beautiful Marin Headlands on your way to Muir Woods National Monument. You’ll spend over an hour strolling among some of the tallest trees in the world, the Coastal Redwoods. Snap some photos or wander through the misty paths and marvel at these amazing giants. Continuing north, you’ll stop for lunch in Sonoma Square, or have a picnic lunch among the vines! In the afternoon, enjoy wine tasting in the Sonoma Valley Wine Country at a variety of small-to-medium production wineries. At the end of the day you’ll arrive back at your hotel in time for dinner! When you exit the vehicle, you’ll get a gift to take home: a bottle of wine, and a custom-printed tote bag.

Check out our additional Alcatraz packages (Day and Night Tour options)!For a more in-depth and educational view of California’s Wine Country and to learn more about the wine-making process, see our Napa & Sonoma Wine Education Tour or even stay overnight on our Napa and Sonoma 2 Day Tour and get the best of both worlds!

PLEASE READ: Our terms/conditions and cancellation policy

Alcatraz Island Tour - guard towerAlcatraz is a must-see for any traveler visiting San Francisco.

Your Alcatraz ticket will be arranged for the first day of your two day package (exact times vary depending on availability).

Taking the ferry to Alcatraz will afford you amazing views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Angel Island, Alcatraz Island, and the San Francisco city skyline from the north. When you land on the island, you’ll get a short history of Alcatraz, and then head up into the prison! You’ll be equipped with an audio tour titled “Doing Time”, in which you’ll hear interviews from former inmates and learn more history about Alcatraz.

You may explore for as long as you want (the ferry departs for the mainland approximately every 30-40 minutes). The tour generally takes people about two and a half hours. Don’t forget your jacket – it can get chilly out on the bay!
Alcatraz Info:

  • For security purposes, a government-issued photo ID is required for all guests to board the Alcatraz ferry
  • Alcatraz audio tour is available in English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Mandarin, Portuguese and Korean
  • You may leave Alcatraz Island at any time; ferries depart every 30 to 40 minutes; the last departing ferry is usually 6:30pm

Alcatraz tickets are subject to limited availability, so book your tickets today!

Aquarium of the Bay LogoYou’ve crossed the bay, now see what’s swimming below!

You may explore the Aquarium of the Bay any time on the day of your tour.

Approximately 20,000 animals live in the Aquarium of the Bay, ranging from eight-foot native sevengill sharks and eels to rays and jellies, all of which can be found in the San Francisco Bay.Aquarium of the Bay Logo
With a focus on education, conservation, and entertainment, it is the ONLY aquarium dedicated to the diverse marine life and distinctive ecosystems of the San Francisco Bay and its watershed.
Aquarium of the Bay provides an unmatched window to the Bay’s amazing marine life, and serves 600,000 visitors annually.

Incredible Adventures is a San Francisco Green BusinessWhen it comes to conservation, it is important to walk the talk: Aquarium of the Bay was certified as a San Francisco Green Business in 2005 after being reviewed about recycling practices, hazardous waste removal, and water and energy consumption/conservation. The aquarium does it’s part by:

  • informing guests about endangered animals and habitats and what they can do to help
  • participating in ongoing research and breeding to stabilize endangered populations of ocean life
  • distributing the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s SEAFOOD WATCH guide
  • forming the SF Seafood Watch alliance with local businesses and restaurants to promote sustainable seafood sourcing
  • partnering with America’s Cup’s “Healthy Ocean Project” to educate about Marine Protected Areas and the effects of Marine Debris/Plastics

Sample Itinerary Day 1

Any Time: Check out the Aquarium of the Bay at Pier 39, and learn all about the native aquatic life that lives in our oceans and our bay. You will need a valid ID and your paid voucher to pick up the tickets.
Any Time: Make your way to Pier 33 in Fisherman’s Wharf to pick up your Alcatraz tickets from the Group Services Window and meet the ferry. You may pick up your tickets any time the day of your tour, but they MUST be claimed no later than 30 minutes prior to the tour departure. You will need a valid ID and your paid voucher to pick up the tickets.
Alcatraz Ferry: Board your ferry and ride across the San Francisco Bay to Alcatraz Island. See the San Francisco Skyline, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Angel Island from the ferry! Depart the ferry at Alcatraz and follow your guide up into the prison.
Alcatraz Prison: Enjoy the audio tour “Doing Time” with commentary from inmates and guards that experienced the prison when it was operational. You may take as much time as you’d like on the island; the ferries return to SF approximately every 30-40 minutes.
Back to Land: Once back at Fisherman’s Wharf, you may explore the area and grab some food, go shopping or sightseeing, or head back to your hotel to prepare for your tour the next morning!

Sample Itinerary Day 2

8:15-9:00am: Pick up from San Francisco hotels
9:00am – 10:15am: After pickup, head north across the Golden Gate Bridge, which offers sweeping views of San Francisco Bay, Alcatraz Island, and the city skyline. We wind through the coastal mountains of the Marin Headlands, past Mt. Tamalpais (the highest point in the North Bay region) on our way to Muir Woods National Monument.
Approx. 10:30am: Arrive at Muir Woods National Monument.
10:30am – 11:45am: The coastal redwood is the tallest tree species in the world. These trees only thrive in Northern California and Oregon, due to the thick fog that blankets the west coast in the summer months. In 1908, Senator William Kent and his wife donated their land to the state, and President Theodore Roosevelt designated it as a federally protected area. Muir Woods National Monument is the only surviving stand of old-growth redwood forest in the Bay Area. You will have 1 – 1 1/2 hours to wander amongst these towering giants. The sights, sounds, and smells of this living museum are sure to reconnect you with a natural world that was almost lost.
12:00-1:30pm: Reconnect with the guide and group, and begin your journey to the Sonoma Wine Country. Traveling north, you will see the beautiful valleys where fantastic wines have been produced since before California was a part of the Union. The landscape of rolling hills laced with rows of grapevines is impressive and provides a romantic backdrop for memorable photographs.
1:30pm: Stop for a picnic lunch at a winery (not included), or grab a bite in the historic Sonoma town square. In the town square (time permitting), you will have a chance to see the Mission San Francisco de Solano, the northernmost California mission, sample cheeses at Sonoma Jack’s Cheese Factory, and peruse the boutique shops of this quaint downtown.
2:30pm-5:00pm: Spend the afternoon wine tasting around the Sonoma Wine Country. Sample a variety of white, red, and dessert wines at wineries such as Homewood, Larson, Cline Cellars, and Robledo, among others (some tasting fees may apply).
5:00pm-6:00pm: A stop at the Golden Gate Bridge is a must-do if you’ve never witnessed the awe-inspiring view of San Francisco from the Marin Headlands.
6:00pm-6:30pm: End with a drop-off at your San Francisco hotel in time for dinner!

**Sample Itineraries: Please note that due to conditions (special events, traffic) in Muir Woods and Wine Country and the small size of our vehicles/groups, we can allow our guides the flexibility to tailor your itinerary to best suit the needs of the group. While we guarantee that we’ll do our best to provide you with all of the highlights within this itinerary (conditions permitting), we do not guarantee them in this specific order. **

Alcatraz:

  • Photo ID and paid voucher to claim tickets.
  • Camera
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Layered clothing and warm jacket – the ferry can be WINDY!
  • Sun protection

Muir Woods and Wine:

  • Photo ID for tasting wines (you must be 21+ with a valid ID to participate in tastings).
  • Camera & Charger
  • Spending money for incidentals, Muir Woods entrance fee, and lunch
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Layered clothing – Muir Woods can be rather chilly, and Wine Country can get very warm!
  • Sun protection
  • Water bottle

The Best Day (Muir Woods & Wine Country)

The Best Day


Our day on an Incredible Adventure with Will as our guide was the best day we spent in San Francisco. The tour was timed to avoid crowds so there were few tourists when we arrived at Muir Woods. Each winery we visited had excellent choices of wine to sample.
We never felt rushed during the tour, and all of our party felt we got excellent value for the money we paid for the tour. Will was an efficient driver who supplied just enough information about what we were seeing and doing. I also appreciated the use of ecologically sound buses.
I will definitely take another tour with Incredible Adventures the next time I'm in San Francisco and highly recommend it for others.

- Susan Pierce
Traveled August 2013
Muir Woods & Wine Country Day Tour

5.0
2013-11-14T21:03:39+00:00
The Best Day Our day on an Incredible Adventure with Will as our guide was the best day we spent in San Francisco. The tour was timed to avoid crowds so there were few tourists when we arrived at Muir Woods. Each winery we visited had excellent choices of wine to sample. We never felt rushed during the tour, and all of our party felt we got excellent value for the money we paid for the tour. Will was an efficient driver who supplied just enough information about what we were seeing and doing. I also appreciated the use of ecologically sound buses. I will definitely take another tour with Incredible Adventures the next time I'm in San Francisco and highly recommend it for others. - Susan Pierce Traveled August 2013 Muir Woods & Wine Country Day Tour

Highly Recommended (Muir Woods & Wine Country)

Highly Recommended


"I just wanted to thank you again for our wonderful Muir woods and Sonoma tour with your guide Mitch. He is awesome...knowledgeable, personable and all around fun! We had no idea what to expect and we are so happy we chose your company. Thanks so much...Highly recommended!"


- Kara & Kevin
Traveled August 2011
Muir WOods & Wine Country Day Tour

5.0
2014-01-08T02:28:18+00:00
Highly Recommended "I just wanted to thank you again for our wonderful Muir woods and Sonoma tour with your guide Mitch. He is awesome...knowledgeable, personable and all around fun! We had no idea what to expect and we are so happy we chose your company. Thanks so much...Highly recommended!" - Kara & Kevin Traveled August 2011 Muir WOods & Wine Country Day Tour

Great time in Muir Woods (Muir Woods & Wine Country)

Great time in Muir Woods


My friend and I took a tour to Sonoma and the Muir Woods on Tuesday and had such a great time! Paul was our guide and was definitely the reason why our trip was so fun! He did a great job with selecting the vineyards and getting feedback from everyone in the van, was really fun to hang with, and just an all-around great guy.
I would definitely choose Incredible Adventures again, based on what a great time we had with him.
Thanks again!


- Vincent M.
Traveled July 2011
Muir Woods & Wine Country Day Tour

5.0
2014-01-08T02:36:40+00:00
Great time in Muir Woods My friend and I took a tour to Sonoma and the Muir Woods on Tuesday and had such a great time! Paul was our guide and was definitely the reason why our trip was so fun! He did a great job with selecting the vineyards and getting feedback from everyone in the van, was really fun to hang with, and just an all-around great guy. I would definitely choose Incredible Adventures again, based on what a great time we had with him. Thanks again! - Vincent M. Traveled July 2011 Muir Woods & Wine Country Day Tour

Made Us Feel Welcome (Muir Woods and Wine Country)

Made Us Feel Welcome


Our tour guide, Cecily, was truly delightful and knowledgeable. She was especially accommodating to us who joined the tour even though we were not drinking, and she made us feel just as welcome. Cecilly is quite an asset to your organization; and we will certainly recommend your tour company to our friends.

- Faye & Hamed Abdou
Traveled August 2013
Muir Woods & Wine Country Day Tour

5.0
2014-01-08T03:20:09+00:00
Made Us Feel Welcome Our tour guide, Cecily, was truly delightful and knowledgeable. She was especially accommodating to us who joined the tour even though we were not drinking, and she made us feel just as welcome. Cecilly is quite an asset to your organization; and we will certainly recommend your tour company to our friends. - Faye & Hamed Abdou Traveled August 2013 Muir Woods & Wine Country Day Tour

Excellent Value (Muir Woods & Wine Country)

Excellent Value


Our day on an Incredible Adventure with Will as our guide was the best day we spent in San Francisco. The tour was timed to avoid crowds so there were few tourists when we arrived at Muir Woods. Each winery we visited had excellent choices of wine to sample.
We never felt rushed during the tour, and all of our party felt we got excellent value for the money we paid for the tour. Will was an efficient driver who supplied just enough information about what we were seeing and doing. I also appreciated the use of ecologically sound buses.
I will definitely take another tour with Incredible Adventures the next time I'm in San Francisco and highly recommend it for others.

- Susan Pierce
Traveled August 2013
Muir Woods & Wine Country Day Tour

5.0
2014-01-08T04:03:03+00:00
Excellent Value Our day on an Incredible Adventure with Will as our guide was the best day we spent in San Francisco. The tour was timed to avoid crowds so there were few tourists when we arrived at Muir Woods. Each winery we visited had excellent choices of wine to sample. We never felt rushed during the tour, and all of our party felt we got excellent value for the money we paid for the tour. Will was an efficient driver who supplied just enough information about what we were seeing and doing. I also appreciated the use of ecologically sound buses. I will definitely take another tour with Incredible Adventures the next time I'm in San Francisco and highly recommend it for others. - Susan Pierce Traveled August 2013 Muir Woods & Wine Country Day Tour
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