Day trips & excursions

Alcatraz, Aquarium and Yosemite 2-day tour

Availability: Daily
Duration: 48 hours
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , German , Portuguese , Dutch , Japanese , Chinese , Korean
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Enjoy a guided tour of Alcatraz
  • Drive through the Central Valley and California gold country
  • Explore Yosemite as you'd like
What to expect

Day 1: Alcatraz and the Aquarium

Spend as much time as you'd like at the Aquarium of the Bay, located at Pier 39. Then, when it’s time for your Alcatraz Cruise, make your way to Pier 33 in Fisherman’s Wharf to board your ferry and ride across the San Francisco Bay to Alcatraz Island. Along the way, enjoy the views of the San Francisco Skyline, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Angel Island.

As you follow your guide into the prison, you'll listen to the audio guide “Doing Time”, with commentary from inmates and guards that experienced the prison when it was operational. You can take as much time as you’d like on the island; the ferries return to SF approximately every 30-40 minutes.

Day 2: Yosemite Day Tour

6:15-7:00am: pick up from select San Francisco hotels

7:00-10:00am: En route you'll cross through the Central Valley, the largest agricultural region in the United States and famous for its rich volcanic soil, known for specialty fruits and nuts such as almonds, walnuts, cherries, and strawberries. Here you'll make a stop at a fruit stand where you can experience the local produce.

10:00am-11:30am: Continuing into the mountains through California gold country before winding your way down into Yosemite National Park. Your guide will provide history, stories, and practical information as you enter Yosemite’s glaciated valley. Because of the small group size, multiple photo stops can be included into the tour.

12:00pm: Photo stop at Tunnel View, a viewpoint 4,500 feet above sea level with a spectacular view looking east into the valley.

12:45pm: From the drop off location, you will have approx. 3 hours of free time to explore the valley as you'd like. You can walk to the base of Yosemite Falls, check out the visitor center, visit the Ansel Adams Gallery, stop in at the Ahwahnee Hotel, rent a cruiser bike, or hike some of the trails that originate from the valley.

3:30pm: Regroup before heading back to San Francisco, stopping for a short break before arriving back in the city.

8:30-9:00pm: Arrive back at your lodging

Due to conditions outside of guide control (special events, traffic) and the small size of the vehicles/groups, the guides have flexibility to tailor the itinerary to best suit the needs of the group. Activities are not guaranteed in this specific order.

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What's included
  • Alcatraz Tour
  • Aquarium ticket
  • 3 hours free time in Yosemite Valley
What's not included
  • Tips (optional)
Reduced price
  • Children (11 and under)

PIER 39, San Francisco, CA 94133, United States

What to remember
  • You will need to call the provider at least 24 hours in advance to confirm your hotel pick-up for day 2
  • Aquarium of the Bay: you may explore the Aquarium of the Bay any time on the first day of your tour with your entrance tickets
  • Alcatraz ticket(s) will be arranged for the first day of your 2-day package between 9.00am to 3.00pm (exact times vary depending on availability)
  • Alcatraz audio tour is available in English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Mandarin, Portuguese and Korean
  • You may leave Alcatraz Island at any time; ferries depart every 30 to 40 minutes; the last ferry is at 6.30pm
  • Yosemite: maximum of 13 to 15 people per tour group
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  • Alcatraz: daytime departures at Fishermans Wharf at Pier 33 from 9.00am to 3.00pm (see calendar for exact times)
  • Aquarium of the Bay: 10.00am to 6.00pm
  • Yosemite Tour Day 2: pick-up from San Francisco hotels between 6.00am-7.00am
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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 15 days before the activity begins. If you cancel up to 3 days before, you can still receive a 50 % refund.

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