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  • Alcatraz and Napa Wine Country Combo Tour from San Francisco


    OVERVIEW

    Make the most out of your day in San Francisco Bay Area and combine legendary Alcatraz Island and the world-famous Napa Valley Wine country in a one-day private tour. Do yourself a favor and stay away from group and bus tours, who all go to the same commercial wineries, taste the same wines, and let you go on your own the next day to Alcatraz. We on the other hand, take care of all that and escort you to Alcatraz cruises terminal the same day. This awesome worry-free tour package is the perfect way to indulge in San Francisco and Alcatraz Island tour experience and worth every penny you spend. Join our expert and passionate local tour guides in a luxury vehicle and visit the wineries of your choice in Napa Valley or Sonoma, taste your favorites fine red, white wines or champagne at your own pace and away from the crowded wineries.

    Embrace the very best of what California Wine Country has to offer and delight your senses in unforgettable experiences in the historic Sonoma valley wineries or visit legendary Napa Wine Country. Savor the great wines and fine cultivars of Napa Valley - not available to the public – expand your horizons and book the full day Napa experience, and enjoy an unforgettable dining experience in a sophisticated, charming yet comfortable atmosphere in Wine Country.

    Return to San Francisco in the afternoon, before the rush hour and cruise across San Francisco’s iconic Golden Gate Bridge. Capture stunning views from a commanding overlook. Drive through San Francisco’s Marina and Fisherman’s wharf, where your private tour guide will drop you off at the Alcatraz landing ferry terminal. Here your tour guide will take care of everything on your behalf; we save you time by avoiding you the long lines in front of Alcatraz booths and issues with sold-out tickets. Your guide will collect your official Alcatraz prison tickets on your behalf, hand them over to you and show you around Alcatraz cruises ferry terminal. Alcatraz tickets, the ferry and the award-winning audio guided tour of Alcatraz prison is included in your tour price.


    DESCRIPTION

    Visiting Napa Valley is inspiring and touring Alcatraz Island and prison is one of the most rewarding experiences when visiting San Francisco Bay Area and California.

    Enjoy a private and personalized tour itinerary of California Wine Country and go where you want to go to get the most out of this short-day trip to Nap or Sonoma Valley. Visit caves and hidden wineries and dine in one of Napa Valley's top dining establishments (depending on the season and Alcatraz tickets departure time and availability). Taste elegant red and white cultivars, including California fine champagne, or savor local olive oil and chocolate, topped off by a cheese tasting experience.

    This new tour is not only reserved for wine lovers but a family friend half-day trip to family friendly wineries as well where visitors can also tour an old press or a cheese factory. California Wine Country is one of the world's great tour and vacation destinations, not only for wine lovers but also for families with kids and for those who do not like wine. There's plenty to do in Napa Valley or Sonoma besides wine tasting. There are family-friendly wineries, fantastic food, and beautiful views, amazing attractions and sights, farmer’s markets, historic sites and cave tours are available for families with kids. You can also visit Sonoma Historic downtown, the Franciscan mission and Sonoma plaza —the birthplace of the California State Bear Flag. Take a complimentary tour of olive tasting at an elegant Tuscan olive oil press with delicious olive oils, or you can visit a local chocolate factory.

    You may as well travel further north if you are not interested in more wine tasting off the beaten path, for that, we recommend the full day Napa Valley tour experience due time considerations. For families with kids, we recommend the full day experience, so you can visit family friendly attractions in Napa Valley, and maybe go to the Old Faithful Geyser and goat farm, where you can learn about Californian geology while watching spectacular natural eruptions of this hidden geyser in Calistoga. We can exceptionally offer you Alcatraz tickets for the next day if you choose the full day tour, you may leave us a message on our live chat in this regard, and we will do our best to assist you and secure your reservations.

    Tips and recommendations: This half day tour to the Wine Country requires 70 monies drive each way from San Francisco, which leaves less than 2 hours to enjoy a wine y of your choice. For that, we highly recommend limiting yourself to two wineries of your choice or let your tour guide help you to choose the wineries in Sonoma Valley or southern Napa Valley, so that you don’t spend your valuable and limited time in the vehicle driving to and between wineries. There are amazing castle and small wineries with majoritic views in the southern region of Napa Valley called “Carneros wine region”. The distance between the south and north of Napa can take an hour or even more, so why not rather spend quality time in the winery of your choice, such as in the Carneros wine region (the closest to San Francisco to save you time), the only wine region that extends into both Napa and Sonoma Valleys. It is influenced by the cooling effect of the Pacific Ocean and a combination of summer fog, warm days, and a long growing season with unique characteristics based on climate and on its geographic features – the Pacific Ocean, the Coast Mountain Ranges and the San Francisco Bay – that affects the region's terroir and put a distinctive stamp on its grapes.

    You will find top country wineries and grape varieties in this wine region, including their signature wines like Chardonnays, Pinot Noir, but also Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Champagne and many more.

    Wine tasting and meals are not included in this tour price. We recommend going to wineries of your choice and cover the required wine tasting fees. However, if you are on a budget, and want to go to a regular tasting room versus an elegant or trendy winery, our tour guides know some great wineries where your wine tasting fees may be waived, and you may also enjoy a complimentary olive oil tasting.


    ITINERARY

    08:00 – complimentary private meet-and-greet at your and pick-up


    Drive to across the Golden Gate Bridge or the Bay Bridge to California Wine Country


    Visit small hidden and charming wineries in the historic Sonoma Valley


    Taste Napa Valley premium wines at charming wineries or Castle Wineries


    Sightsee Napa Valley Wine Regions and enjoy stunning photo stops


    Dine in style in Napa or Sonoma Valley at your selected restaurant


    Head back to San Francisco before the rush hour to visit Alcatraz Island.

    1 or 2:00 pm – Drop-off at Alcatraz cruise ferry terminal where you will take the ferry to Alcatraz. Times and itinerary may vary based on many factors including, but not limited to, Alcatraz tickets availability (often sold out, the sooner you book the better), road and weather conditions, vehicles and tour guides’ availability.

    Our Napa and Alcatraz combo tour ends here as tour guides are not allowed to guide or escort customers to Alcatraz Island. The drop-off back to your hotel is not included after your self-guided tour of Alcatraz. We recommend staying at one of the hotels located in the nearby area called San Francisco Fisherman’s Wharf, as it is a walking distance from Alcatraz pier 33.

    Important note: Alcatraz hours of operation are seasonal. This Napa Alcatraz tour is not available in winter because the last departure for Alcatraz is at 12:30 pm in winter or even earlier due to availability consideration, which leaves no time to visit Napa or Sonoma Wine Country unless you wish to visit briefly a winery in the Carneros wine region in southern Napa and get right back to San Francisco before 11:30 am. Please contact us before you book this Napa Alcatraz combo tour in Winter (December 1, through end of March). If we receive your transaction or reservation during the period of December 1, through end of March, we will either void your reservation, which takes 7 business days before you get your funds back into your account or offer you an alternative tour option.

    Alcatraz Closure days: Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day and for any special events.

    Note: The itinerary may change based on your time, road or weather conditions, pick-up location, preference and based on Alcatraz tickets availability. We highly recommend that you book this tour at least 2 months in advance as Alcatraz tickets get sold out months in advance.

    This custom tour by SUV (luxury car) is totally private and the price is per person.
    We don’t offer semi-private tours; all our trips are totally private.

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    This is a private city tour by large luxury van (like 15 seaters deluxe minibus) The price is per party (small group).
    This tour by large van is totally private and not available for public reservations or individual booking.


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    What’s Included in this Combo tour: All taxes, visit Napa or Sonoma Valley, complimentary hotel pick-up. six-hour private guided tour by SUV or luxury van based on your choice of vehicle and group size. Complimentary pick-up in San Francisco downtown, Fisherman’s Wharf, and surrounding areas or neighborhoods, but not outside of these areas. Alcatraz ferry tickets and entrance fees and Alcatraz cellhouse self-guided audio tour.

    What’s Not Included? Meals, wine tasting fees, entrance tickets to any optional site(s) or monument(s). Tour guide’s gratuity(15 to 20 %) , drop-off at your hotel after the Alcatraz trip is not included as described above. Our guided tours are conducted in English, however, please ask us about tours in other languages for an additional fee and based on availability.

    Note: The itinerary may change based on your time, road or weather conditions, pick-up location, preference and based on Alcatraz tickets availability. We highly recommend that you book this tour at least 2 months in advance as Alcatraz tickets get sold out months in advance.

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  • Authentic Alcatraz and San Francisco Tour Reviews

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    • Alcatraz Island is Outstanding, book your tickets very early

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      Worry-free vacation package, we were lucky to find and book this all-inclusive SF Alcatraz tour package, it was a worry-free reservation all included, the perfect way to indulge in San Francisco if you have no time. It was convenient, affordable, and fulfilling combo trip of SF city attractions and Alcatraz tour, a must-do when visiting the city by the bay, and worth every penny you spent.

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    • Alcatraz worth a visit & above expectation

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    • Alcatraz Island is Outstanding, book your tickets very early

      Alcatraz Island tour is outstanding and a stunning sight and my favorite attractions in California, but you got to book your Alcatraz tickets very early. We booked our Alcatraz tickets 2 months in advance as a tour combined with the city tour, but the next day, Alcatraz park service got sold out. The energy and the impression you get when vising Alcatraz is something you need to experience for yourself. We loved our city tour as well with Jonathan, the tour guide was amazing and fun.

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    • Reserve Alcatraz tickets in advance when visiting SF

      Book your Alcatraz tickets months in advance before you travel to San Francisco, this is a must-see attraction when visiting San Francisco and Northern part of California. A police officer from South Africa who traveled with us on the ferry had a stop over in SFO, just to visit Alcatraz. Dress in layers, ironically summer is not warm, weather is cool and gets foggy in the SF Bay. The views of Alcatraz from San Francisco are better than the views of SF from the island, but this combo tour is a must do and saved us time and money.

    • Alcatraz & SF-Best part of our trip to California

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