Here is a selection of the most recent reviews of the Alcatraz Tour plus Muir Woods, Giant Redwoods and Sausalito Day Trip submitted by actual travelers. Read what travelers liked, what they loved, and what they thought could be improved.
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Fantastic grouping of activities made even better by our knowledgeable driver.
Less time waiting at the office would give us more time at each venue. In particular would have liked more time at Muir Woods and Sausalito!
We had a great day, the first part of the trip was a bit strange since the tour bus simply dropped us off at the place we were going to board the Alcatraz ferry and told us when to come back and stuff, (I actually thought we would have a tour guide going with us), but once we knew that we were by ourselves, we just started to enjoy the things by ourselves and it was still a great experience. The second bus that took us to the Muir Woods and Sausalito, the driver was excellent and gave us lots of fun facts and information on the places we were seeing, while we saw them. I'd do it again whenever I return to San Francisco.Reviewed by: Christian G, December 2013
Sites were great, but lots of waiting. Picked up at hotel at 8:15 and taken to bus location; waited for bus to take to Alcatraz boat until almost 10. Time actually in Muir Woods was limited to 1 hour. Entertaining bus driver.Reviewed by: Robert B, November 2013
Very, very, very, disappointed!
Extremely poor planning on the part of the tour operator! We were picked up the last ones at 8:20 to be brought to their offices. Then they made us wait till 8:45 to bring us to the pier and we had to wait until 10:30 to board the boat to Alcatraz. But they warned us to be at the pick up point at 13h. We had to rush on Alcatraz and weren't able to see all of Alcatraz! We were there at 13h but the bus only picked us up at 14:25. We were starting to wonder if we had understood correctly the indications!
Then we were brought up again to their offices to board another bus! In the office, we spoke to the clerk and not only she had no compassion for what we were telling her but she was actually quit rude to us and all the other people. She didn't answer our questions and spoke so fast that it made it hard for us to understand what she was saying!
Because the bus was late at picking us up at Alcatraz, again the Muir park tour was rushed. After the Muir park, the driver was caught in traffic and insisted of bringing us to Sausalito we had a little over 30min to eat. It was already dark when we were there and we couldn't see anything and we were rushed again to the bus pickup point.
The bus driver was very nice, very informative and funny. The only bright spot on this day!
Because he was late, he caught all the traffic and couldn't drop us off at our hotel due to some road closers and he asked us to walk about 10 blocks, which we had to do!
Like i said....extremely disappointed and will not do it again!!!Reviewed by: Natalia D, December 2013
Well I was not prepared for the windy bus ride to Muir woods. There was no indication on the tour description about this. It was like being on a jerky rollar coaster and you can't get off! It made me sick! The bus driver was constantly riding the brakes. I would never recommend this to anyone. The tour was supposed to start at 9. It said to arrive 30 minutes early. The van arrived at my hotel 1hour early to pick me up. When I wasn't ready, I then had to find my own transportation to the tour terminal. So I arrived at the terminal at 8:30 only to find that I had to wait about 90 minutes for the Alcatraz tour bus. Poor communication.Reviewed by: Colleen H, November 2013