Drive across the Golden Gate Bridge and stop to view San Francisco from Vista Point. Then it's through the coastal mountains to the Bay Area's most popular national monument - Muir Woods. This national monument is the site of a virgin forest of California Coast Redwood trees, among the oldest and tallest on earth. There is a 1 hour and 15 minute stop at Muir Woods where you can roam through an ancient forest of giant redwood trees and stroll the waterfront of the quaint Mediterranean-style village of Sausalito, considered the prettiest city in California. Time is allowed for browsing, shopping and photo-taking in the picturesque artist colony nestled on the northern shores of San Francisco Bay.
Your tour also includes a ferry ride to Alcatraz Island and an audio walking tour of the 'Cell Block'. This former federal penitentiary also known as 'The Rock', housed gangsters such as Al Capone (Scarface) and Machine Gun Kelly. You will learn about the famous 'Escape from Alcatraz', its famous inmates and much more. The park rangers who meet you on arrival are available for guided tours of the prison. The guided tours take place at various times throughout the day and are included in the cost.