Alcatraz, Aquarium and Yosemite 2-day tour
Day trips & excursions

Alcatraz, Aquarium and Yosemite 2-day tour

Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , German , Portuguese , Dutch , Japanese , Chinese , Korean
Availability: Daily
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 48 hours
Do this because
  • Explore Yosemite and Alcatraz in a 2-day combo tour
  • See amazing views of the San Francisco city skyline
  • Photograph Yosemite's rock formations
  • Experience 3 hours free time to walk, hike and/or bike in Yosemite National Park
  • Check out the thousands of fish inside the Aquarium of the Bay
What to expect

Day 1 - Alcatraz day tour and Aquarium:

Pickup your tickets at Pier 33 and board the ferry to Alcatraz and see amazing views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Angel Island, and the San Francisco city skyline from the north.

When you land on the island you'll be equipped with an audio tour titled “Doing Time”, in which you'll hear interviews from former inmates and learn more history about Alcatraz. Learn the history of “The Rock” with a 3-hour ferry and audio tour of the island and prison.

Then cross the bay and enter the Aquarium of the Bay with your entrance tickets. Spend the rest of your day getting up close and personal with San Francisco's underwater neighbors!

Visit over 20,000 live animals, ranging from eight-foot native sevengill sharks and eels to rays and jellies, all of which can be found in the San Francisco Bay.

Day 2 - Yosemite National Park tour:

Yosemite is a magnificent wilderness a few hours' drive from San Francisco and a must-see to complete your trip to Northern California.

6.15am – 7.10am: Pick up from select San Francisco hotels

7.00am – 10.00am: Heading east across the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge offers great views of the San Francisco skyline, Alcatraz Island, Fisherman's Wharf, and the Golden Gate Bridge. En route to the park you'll cross through the Central Valley, the largest agricultural region in the United States and famous for its rich volcanic soil. The section you drive through is best known for specialty fruits and nuts such as almonds, walnuts, cherries, and strawberries. You'll make a stop at a local grocery store where you can pick up some local produce &/or grab some lunch for later in the day. After this quick rest stop, you'll drive into the rolling foothills of the Sierra Nevadas.

10.00am – 11.30am: Continuing into the mountains brings you to California gold country and through towns that began during the gold rush before you wind your way into Yosemite National Park. Your guide will provide history, stories, and practical information as you enter Yosemite's glaciated valley. Because of the group size, there will be multiple photo stops in the tour so you can better enjoy your time in the park.

12.00pm: During the tour you'll see Yosemite Valley from a number of great vantage points, perhaps the best of which is a photo stop at Tunnel View. At 4,500 feet above sea level, this viewpoint gives you a spectacular view looking east into the valley.

12.45pm: From the drop off location, you'll have approximately 3 hours of free time to explore the valley as you choose. 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. Although you could spend three weeks in Yosemite, the three hours you get on your own is enough time to understand why Yosemite is one of America's most popular national parks.

3.30pm: Regrouping again in the late afternoon, you'll head back to San Francisco, stopping for a short break before arriving back in the city.

8.30pm – 9.00pm: Arrive back at your lodging

The tour is tailored to the needs of your small group. While it is guaranteed that the guides will do their best to provide you with all of the highlights within this itinerary (conditions permitting), it is not guaranteed to do them in this specific order

In Yosemite you will see:

  • El Capitan
  • Yosemite Falls
  • Half Dome
  • Bridalveil Fall
  • Yosemite Village
  • Tunnel View
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What's included
  • Alcatraz Island Tour Tickets ($35.50 USD)
  • Aquarium of the Bay entrance
  • Complimentary hotel pick-up/drop-off (day 2 only)
  • Full-time professional, knowledgeable guide
  • Narrated in-coach tour of Yosemite (1.5 hrs)
  • 3 hours of free time in the Valley
  • Yosemite Park entrance fee
  • Transportation to/from Yosemite in biofuel mini-coach
What's not included
  • Transportation to/from Alcatraz and Aquarium on day 1
  • Meals (stops will be made to purchase food)
  • Guide gratuity (customary)
  • 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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