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Wine Country & Redwoods Escape℠ with Alcatraz

Wine Country & Redwoods Escape℠ with Alcatraz

Wine Country and Redwoods Escape with Alcatraz Tour

  • How do I book or make a reservation?

    You can book online to receive an online discount or call our office at  1-866-231-3752 or  1-415-357-0700. We require a valid credit card to hold all phone & internet reservations.

  • How do I pay for my tour?

    If you are reserving your tour online, your credit card will be charged. Reservations by phone require a credit card to hold your seat(s). Cash can only be paid directly to the tour guide on our Yosemite & Giant Sequoias 1 Day Tour and Redwoods & Wine Country 1 Day Tour. You can also come to our Fisherman's Wharf office prior to the tour departure date and pay cash directly.

  • What types of payments do you accept?

    Credit Cards: We accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express credit cards. We also accept Debit cards with symbols of these card companies. 
    Cash: Guests can pay cash at our Fisherman's Wharf location for any tour or directly to the driver for our Yosemite and Redwoods & Wine Country tour.
    Travelers Checks: We accept valid & properly signed Travelers Checks as a substitute for cash payments. 

    Personal Checks: Apologies, but we do not provide a personal check payment option.

  • Will I get a discount if I book a second tour?

    Yes, you can get a up to $25 off your second tour. The $25 discount is for the Total Yosemite Experience 1 day tour, Wine Lovers Wine Country Tour and the Monterey Explorer Tour.

  • Is there any advantages by booking my tour online?

    You will get an automatic discount on your first tour when you book online at www.extranomical.com!

  • Can I cancel or change my reservation?

    Cancellations or changes must be made 72 hours before tour departure, or at least 8 days in advance if the reservation includes a hotel accommodation to get a partial refund. 

    Airport shuttle transfers, all Bay Cruises & Ferry Tickets, Hop on Hop off Bus Passes,  Alcatraz Tours and Air Cruises are non-refundable. Cancellations and changes are subject to a 10% or $25 fee, whichever is greater. 

    Private Tours/Charters' cancellations or changes require a 2-week notice.

  • Where should I pick up the tickets for my tour?

    You don't need a ticket for most of our tours, vouchers are provided when they are needed. Most times your confirmation email is enough. We will specify in your email confirmation after you've booked the Yosemite tour what information you will need to have with you.

Day 1: Wine Country & Muir Woods Tour
Our Wine Country & Muir Woods tour combines a walk through the one of the tallest trees in the world with a relaxing afternoon at 3 wineries in the Wine Country, with the option to go to Alcatraz Island the next day. First of all, you drive to the Marin Headlands into Muir Woods, a beautiful valley filled with California Redwood Sequoia trees. You’ll spend around an hour at Muir Woods, and then, come back over the headlands and head north again. You’ll get the Wine Country history on the way to the historic Sonoma Valley and Carneros Regions, spending 30 minutes to 1 hour at each winery, with free Wine Tasting fees, and usually 5 appetizing wines at each one. At lunch time, you will visit the Sonoma Plaza. On your way back to San Francisco, we’ll also drive through the picturesque town of Sausalito, home of thousands of sailboats, and hundreds of floating houses, and a beautiful view of the Bay and San Francisco. Finally, we’ll make our way back to the Golden Gate and stop to take pictures high above the Bridge, if we didn’t do it in the morning. Now that you have visited Muir Woods, and the Wine Country, it's time to do Alcatraz!

Wineries – Extranomical Adventures has endless experience when it comes to California Wineries, and we have compiled mountains of research and narrowed down the list of potential winery stops to a short list that not only represents the best that California Wine Country has to offer, but also keeps costs down and allows us to provide free tasting samples at each of our stops on this tour. We like to cover the range in size from small and homey, to large and grand, always with an eye for visual appeal, friendly atmosphere, good presentation, and good value. We do not always go to the same wineries on every tour, but choose 3 from the following list of quality wineries that we can count on.

Day 2: Alcatraz Tour
On the second day ride across the bay on a ferry prepare yourself to visit one of the most famous landmarks in the world, Alcatraz Island. Please meet at Pier 33. This tour includes a 45 minute audio presentation which features actual recordings of employees and inmates who lived and worked on the Island, and then explore Alcatraz Island as long want on your own.

Wine Country & Redwoods with Alcatraz Tour - Times Approximate
(15 Passenger Van or mini-bus)

8:00 - 9:00 AM
Pick-up for your Wine Country tour at your San Francisco hotel in downtown or Fisherman's Wharf area.
9:00 - 9:15 AM
Drive through the Marina neighborhood, past the Palace of Fine Arts, the Presidio, and head north across the Golden Gate Bridge. Continue north through the Marin Headlands to Sausalito.
9:15 - 9:30 AM
Pick-up at Sausalito hotels if necessary.
9:40 - 10:00 AM
Listen to the story of the Redwoods while driving over the headlands into Redwood Valley to Muir Woods National Monument.
10:00 - 11:00 AM
Muir Woods walk. Spend an hour in the shadow of 250 foot Redwoods, admiring the ferns and moss lining Redwood Creek, breathe in the fresh Bay (Laurel Tree) Leave scented air, and across the creek on one of 3 footbridges, and return by way of the gift shop and snack bar.
11:00 - 11:45 AM
Head north on U.S. 101 to the first winery stop in the Carneros Region of Sonoma County, the birthplace of California's wine industry.
11:45 - 12:15 PM
Arrive at your first winery stop and enjoy complimentary tasting a variety of California Wines. Or just stroll the grounds and take some pictures among the vines.
12:30 - 1:30 PM
Drive to the lunch stop, either downtown Sonoma, or the historic village of Glen Ellen, in the heart of Sonoma Valley. Buy a lunch (or bring a bag lunch) and enjoy the sights and do a little window shopping after lunch.
2:00 - 4:00 PM
Get back in the vehicle and continue the Wine Tasting Tour. Visit 2 more wineries and enjoy complimentary tastings of California Wines and enjoy the views of the surrounding hills.
4:00 - 5:00 PM
Start the return and head back South to Marin County and San Francisco, taking a little detour through the quaint town of Sausalito. (Optional Ferry return to SF -Fare not included)
5:00 - 5:15 PM
Top off a great day with a photo stop high above the water, overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge and Pacific Ocean with an amazing view of the San Francisco Bay, the City, the Bay Bridge, the East Bay Hills and Alcatraz.
5:15 - 5:30 PM
Drive back across the Golden Gate Bridge and start the drop-off at San Francisco hotels.


Day 2 - Alcatraz

9.00am /
9.30am /
10.00am /
10.30am *

Please meet at Pier 33-Embarcadero Street. Local public transportation - F Streetcar, BART-Embarcadero station.

The ferry ride from San Francisco to the island takes approximately 10-15 minutes. Once you arrive on the island, a brief presentation of the island's history and guide to touring the prison is given. An audio tour is provided on entrance of the cell house that gives a recorded commentary from former inmates, prison guards and prison wardens. It takes roughly between 2 and 2 1/2 hours to do the full tour and just enough time to grab a souvenir. The ferry leaves roughly every thirty minutes. Learn interesting facts about the island, such as that Alcatraz was not only used as a prison but also as a harbor defense fort during the civil war and before then, was America's first lighthouse on the West Coast. Experience the beauty, history and infamy of Alcatraz Island on the San Francisco Bay.

* Tour departure times are subject to availability.

Customer Reviews

Wine Country & Redwoods Escape℠ with Alcatraz
– Hiroshi K. on 08/18/2014

I had a great time and Nick was a great tour guide. My only comment would be that it woudl have been nice if we could have stayed at Muir woods a bit longer. I would definitely recommend thsi tour to friends. Thanks again for a great time!
– Celeste Q. on 01/22/2013

I like the small group (total 5 people). The van was comfortable and easy to spot. I liked that I had many options for pickup and my driver was perfectly on time. The Muir Woods is a fabulous destination! Our driver Jerry was lovely company.
– Serhat U. on 11/18/2012

Muir Woods. It's like a journey back in time. Amazing! Also, I liked that we were there before the masses of fellow travellers arrived.
PRICE
Tour Prices*Adults (12+)Children
Regular Price:$152$103
Internet Special:$143$97
ONLINE SAVINGS$9$6

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Free Hotel Pick Up for Wine Country Tour
  • Alcatraz Tour
  • Golden Gate Bridge
  • Muir Woods National Monument
  • Winery Stops: 3
  • Wine Tasting Fees: Included
  • Tour Operator: Extranomical or 3rd Party
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