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San Francisco

The Best Day in the Bay + Muir Woods (1st Day); Official Alcatraz Tour (2nd Day)

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What to Expect

Day 1: See our favorite neighborhoods in San Francisco, Enjoy your lunch in Sausalito & Spend over 1-hour in Muir Woods!

Pass By: Fisherman’s Wharf, Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco, California
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.

Pass By: North Beach / Telegraph Hill, North Beach / Telegraph Hill, San Francisco, California
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.

Pass By: Chinatown, Grant Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94108
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.

Stop At: Mission District, Mission District, San Francisco, California
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.
Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: The Castro, Castro and Market Sts., San Francisco, CA 94114
One of the most vibrant 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.

Stop At: Twin Peaks, Twin Peaks, San Francisco, California
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).
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Haight-Ashbury, Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco, California
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.
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Pacific Heights, Pacific Heights, San Francisco, California
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!)
Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Presidio of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94129
Former military base, now a beautiful park that includes Crissy Field, Fort Point, Lucasfilm’s (George Lucas) headquarters and the Walt Disney Museum.

Stop At: Fort Point National Historic Site, Long Ave & Marine Dr Building 999, San Francisco, CA 94129
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.
Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Golden Gate Bridge, US-101, San Francisco, CA 94129
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!

Stop At: Marin Headlands, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, CA 94965
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.
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Sausalito, Sausalito, Marin County, California
Located just across the Golden Gate Bridge, this artistic enclave has the setting and beauty of a European Mediterranean town.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Muir Woods National Monument, 1 Muir Woods Rd, Mill Valley, CA 94941-4205
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.
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 2: Official Alcatraz Island Tour! - Morning Tour

Stop At: Alcatraz Island, Pier 33, San Francisco, CA 94123
Used as a federal prison between 1933-1964, Alcatraz housed some of the most dangerous criminals of the time, including Al Capone, James “Whitey” Bulger and George “Machine Gun” Kelly. Featuring unbelievable views of the San Francisco peninsula, a visit to the island is essential when in town.
Duration: 3 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
710 Beach St, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA
Departure Time
9:30 AM
2 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Official Alcatraz Island Tour (includes ferry and audio tour on island)
  • Snacks and water on-board (1st Day, City Tour)
  • Entry/Admission - Alcatraz Island
  • Muir Woods Entrance Fee (1st Day) - $15 per person (free under 16yrs of age)
  • Lunch (1st Day) in Sausalito
  • Entry/Admission - Muir Woods National Monument
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Popular mentions
Patrick, our guide for the 1st day, was entertaining and informative, no dull moment. Had a great time checking out the interesting places in SFO including the neighborhoods, Golden Gate, and Alcatraz.
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Patrick was our tour guide. Covered EVERYTHING important in sf. Morning small bus took us to all the neighborhoods. Stopped periodically for pics. His insights of sf as long time resident (and 15 yr tour guide) were super. He took pics of all participants at key stops.
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Response from Dylan D, Manager at The Best Day in the Bay + Muir Woods (1st Day); Official Alcatraz Tour (2nd Day)
Responded Nov. 19, 2019
Thank you for sharing your experience with Dylan's Tours. We are so happy to hear you had such a good time on the tour with Patrick, your tour guide! We'll be sure to pass this on to him. As you mentioned, our city has a lot of music history and our guides just love to share that with their guests! Also, thank you for booking directly through our website. It really helps a small business like ours. Sincerely, Dylan
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About the operator

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By: Dylan's Tours
3,200 reviews
Certificate of Excellence
San Diego, California
Due to mobility issues, we booked a private tour with Dylan's Tours while visiting San Francisco on a cruise ship
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Deborah B
Neighborhood Tour of San Francisco
Knowledgeable & experienced guide, Patrick (Dylan Tours) covered multiple neighborhoods. Time & money well spent
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Fun day trip
I took Dylan's Most Famous Tour. This was a very enjoyable day. Our driver, Patrick, kept us alert with some facts
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Alan G
Toronto, Canada
Perfect Way to explore SF plus visit Redwoods
We found this tour a great way to get to know San Fracisco and its surroundings, its history, politcs, people and
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Fun Way to See All the Bay Area Offers!
Spent New Years Day on a great tour of the Bay Area and Muir Woods with Patrick. He's a great mix of high energy,
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Awesome Two Days in SFO
Patrick, our guide for the 1st day, was entertaining and informative, no dull moment. Had a great time checking
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Great informative tour
This was a seven hour tour packed with great information and sightseeing hosted by a San Francisco born and bred
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Orlando, Florida
Best way to tour San Francisco
This was the highlight of the trip for us. Covered everything you need to see. Guide was local and knowledgeable
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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Nice overview of SF
First off, the day we took this tour, it was raining, foggy *Karl* and fairly chilly. Thankfully, Rolando (I hope
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Savannah, Georgia
Full day of fun.
We were traveling with a family of four including to teenage girls. We all enjoyed the tour. I learned a lot about
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Boulder, Colorado
Fantastic Tour
Josh led us on an amazing tour of San Fran. He was humorous, knowledgeable, and Patient! The electric bike was
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Melbourne, Australia
Great Experience
Patrick was full of knowledge & entertaining, which all added to the great tour through the lovely sites of San
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Dennis W
San Francisco sights in a day
What a great day. Get to see several SF landmarks (Haight/ Ashbury area, The Presidio, Golden Gate Park, and
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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Thanksgiving day tour
Pacific coast tours was great - so glad they ran a tour this year. It is a smaller group and we were taken
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Richmond, Virginia
Great bike adventure
This was the best part of the trip to San Francisco as we were there for a week at a conference in Nov. The only
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