Aquarium and Alcatraz Night Tour + Yosemite Day Tour

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  • 2 Day TourGuided Tour
  • DepartsDaily
  • Duration 2 days
  • TransportationDay 1: Self Guided
    Day 2: Comfortable transport aboard a mini-coach

Aquarium Visit and Alcatraz Night Tour

Explore the wonders in the Aquarium of the Bay before it’s time to pick up the tickets for your Alcatraz Night Tour. This fascinating excursion gives you an exclusive experience of this historic island after dark.

Yosemite Day Tour

Explore the glacially-carved valley while experiencing majestic meadows, roaring waterfalls and towering granite cliffs from the heart of Yosemite’s dynamic wilderness.

Just a few hours’ drive from San Francisco, Yosemite is the ideal break from the distractions of the city. Since John Muir’s first glimpse of Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite has captivated and inspired people from all over the world, totaling more than 5 million visitors in a year.

Immerse yourself in our day-long tour with our professional guides. Capture the endless skylines, rock formations, and waterfalls as you enjoy an overview of how Yosemite Park’s unique landscape was formed, who came before, and how the park became the nation’s first ever protected national park.

Wander through the fields, bike the trails or just find a serene overlook to sit and reflect. Discover the resilience and beauty of a place that has captured the hearts of visitors throughout the ages.

Departure

Your 2-day package includes the Alcatraz Ferry on day 1, and your Incredible Adventures tour on day 2. There is no transportation provided on day 1; you must make your own way to Fisherman’s Wharf for the day. Please note that the hotel pickup time listed in your reservation is for the 2ND DAY for your Incredible Adventures day tour.

Highlights 

  • Alcatraz Island Night Tour
  • San Francisco Skyline and Waterfronts
  • Aquarium of the Bay entrance
  • Witness towering El Capitan and Half Dome
  • Marvel at both Yosemite Falls & Bridalveil Fall
  • Explore Yosemite Village
  • Stop at Tunnel View for postcard-worthy pictures
  • Enjoy 3 hours free time

Price Includes 

  • Alcatraz Island Night Tour Tickets
  • Aquarium of the Bay entrance
  • Complimentary pickup/drop-off from select San Francisco hotels
  • Full-time professional, knowledgeable guide
  • Narrated in-coach tour of Yosemite (1.5 hrs)
  • 3 hours of free time in the Valley
  • Yosemite Park entrance fee
  • Transportation to/from Yosemite in biofuel mini-coach

Price Excludes 

  • Meals(stops will be made to purchase food)
  • Guide gratuity(customary 15-20% of tour cost as per TripAdvisor tipping guide)

Why We Love This Tour

This is one of my favorite tours becasue of Yosemite’s beauty, the Aquarium’s beautiful marine life, and the history of Alcatraz make each day unforgettable. Whether it’s guiding visitors through the park’s trails, marveling at underwater wonders, or sharing stories of Alcatraz’s past, there’s never a dull moment for our guests. These iconic destinations hold a special place in my heart, and I’m proud to be a part of their magic. 

Joline
Guide

Itinerary

Sample Itineraries: Please note that due to rapidly-changing conditions (weather, crowds, traffic) and our small-group size, we allow our guides the flexibility to tailor your itinerary to best suit the needs of the group. While we guarantee to provide the highlights & inclusions within this itinerary, we do not guarantee them in this specific order.

Day 1Alcatraz & Aquarium

You’ve crossed the bay, now see what’s swimming below the surface! At this stage of your tour, you’ll visit the 20,000 animals living in the Aquarium, from eight-foot native seven-gill sharks to eels, rays, and jellies – all of which can be found in the San Francisco Bay.

Alcatraz is a must-visit attraction for any traveler visiting San Francisco. You’ll take the ferry out to “The Rock”, taking in amazing views of the San Francisco skyline, Golden Gate Bridge, and Angel Island along the way.

Day 2 - MorningDrive to Yosemite

6:35 – 7:15am:
We’ll take off after we pick up the adventure crew for the day from the prearranged locations listed on the vouchers. Make sure to arrive 15 minutes early!

7:15 – 10:00am:
As you settle in for the journey, we’ll pass by some exceptional San Francisco sights. Catch views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island and the incomparable San Francisco Skyline as we head east on the Bay Bridge. You’ll taste a piece of California’s rich agricultural hub as we pass through a slice of the Central Valley famous for specialty fruits and nuts such as almonds, walnuts, cherries, and strawberries.

10:00 – 11:30am:
We’ll continue into the mountains as we connect with the rich history of California’s gold country, passing through some of the first settlements built during the Gold Rush. Take in the earthy forest smell as we make our way to the heart of the park. Your guide will pepper in stories and historical facts about the different sights. Be sure to listen for the logistics as we get ready for the day tour!

Day 2 - AfternoonFree time in Yosemite Valley

12:00pm:
The climb to Yosemite Valley offers breathtaking views as we wind our way up to 6,200 feet above sea level. Next, you’ll feel like Ansel Adams at ‘Tunnel View’, one of Yosemite’s most beautiful locations where we will make a stop for photos.

1:00pm:
The suspense is over! Once we reach the drop off location, you’ll have around 3 hours of free time to explore. Want to hike or bike around? Your guide will point out the best spots on your map. You’ll have options to meander or bike down paved paths, hike the trails, engage further with the park’s history at the visitor center or visit the Ansel Adams Gallery. Although you could spend three weeks in Yosemite, the three hours you get on your own is enough time to understand why Yosemite is one of America’s most popular national parks.

4:00pm:
Once you’ve had your time to explore, we’ll come together in the late afternoon and set our course back to San Francisco, stopping for a short break before arriving back in the city. You will arrive back at your hotel by around 8:30 – 9:00 p.m. to sleep off the days’ adventures.

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