Alcatraz and Wine
This Alcatraz Island & Gears and Grapes Tour Combo is the perfect total experience! Enjoy the best of wine country– choose from a tour to Napa or Sonoma Counties and get your ticket to see the ROCK!
Tours to the infamous Alcatraz Island begins with a ferry ride. Once on the island, your entrance into the prison includes an audio headset (available in 11 languages), and a history of Alcatraz movie. You’ll be guided through the cell blocks, and various historic buildings on the island as well as have an opportunity to enjoy the beautiful views across the Bay to San Francisco!
The ferry departs every 30 minutes to bring visitors back to San Francisco. The average time spent on Alcatraz is 1.5 – 3 hours. Alcatraz Cruises provides the Alcatraz ferry and tickets for the Cellhouse audio tour portion of this combination ticket. Alcatraz is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Alcatraz Cruises is a concessionaire of the National Park Service.
The combo price includes a full day tour to bike through wine country and taste wine, as well as a ticket to Alcatraz to see the ROCK, a$37 value. The wine tour does not however take you to Alcatraz. The combo tickets are for people interested in both tours and want to purchase a ticket for each tour.
Our full day trips to wine country include pick up and drop off in San Francisco. Leaving San Francisco at 9am, a shuttle will take you to wine country. Once there, we will set you up on bikes and your guide will lead you from winery to winery. We stop for a delicious picnic lunch amid the vineyards. A shuttle will follow the group to carry any purchases or assist any riders who decide they would rather be driven. The total mileage ranges between 10 and 15 miles (20-30 minutes of leisure cycling between wineries). Biking the whole way is optional. At any point, guests may choose to ride in the shuttle. We return to the city at around 6pm.
Wine tour Includes: Transportation, guide, bike rental, helmet, water, support vehicle and a gourmet picnic lunch
Not included: Winery tasting fees and guide gratuities
Please note that for security purposes all guests are required to present a government issued photo ID before being admitted onto the Alcatraz ferry. Minors under the age of 18 are not permitted to tour Alcatraz Island without the accompaniment of an adult. An adult must be present with any minor at all times during the tour of Alcatraz Island.
Reservations for this tour are required. Walk-ups are not accommodated.
The price of the tour is $202/person (includes $165/Gears and Grapes tour and $37/Alcatraz Island Tour)*
To allow ample time to tour the island, guests will go to Alcatraz on the day following their wine tour. Both tours are not on the same day. The wine tour is a full day tour and does not allow for time to tour Alcatraz. When booking, select the day for your wine country tour. The Alcatraz tour will be scheduled on the day following. Alcatraz Cruises is a concessionaire of the National Park Service.
An hour’s drive away from San Francisco, is California’s infamous wine country. Our tours visit both Napa and Sonoma counties.
Today Napa Valley features more than four hundred wineries, makes 4% of
California wine and grows many different grape varieties including Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Zinfandel, and other popular varietals.
Sonoma County is an additional top destination in California Wine Country. Sonoma is home to almost every type of grape grown in California: Alexander Valley shines at Cabernet Sauvignon production, Dry Creek Valley is home to some of California’s oldest Zinfandel vines, and the Russian River Valley produces top-quality Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Our days spent cycling through these region offer a plethora of opportunities to taste unique and exquisite wines.