Unwind and soak up the stunning scenery on your journey with Tower Tours. You’ll head north into both Napa and Sonoma Valleys, two of the world’s most prized wine regions. During your venture, enjoy wine tasting and exclusive estate tours of 3 favored wineries: Madonna Estate, Sutter Home, and Sebastiani Vineyards.
A Voucher will come within 24 hours confirming the Napa & Sonoma Tour. In rare cases, the tour may be unavailable. If so, we will call and email you to suggest options or arrange for a cancellation.
EVENING DEPARTURE ROUND TRIP ALCATRAZ CRUISES FERRY TO ALCATRAZ ISLAND INCLUDING CELLHOUSE AUDIO TOUR
DiscoverTown Tours is an Official Tour and Travel Partner of Alcatraz City Cruises
NOT SOLD SEPARATELY • SOLD ONLY AS PART OF A TOUR PACKAGE
Alcatraz Night Tour Face Value = $52.70 Adults, $51.55 Juniors (12-17), $49.00 Seniors (62+), $31.00 Kids (5-11), Free (0-4).
Please arrive 30 minutes early. No Hotel Pickup.Your tour begins with a 10-15 minute boat trip from Pier 33.
All adults 18+ years old are required to present a government-issued photo ID to pick up tickets.
The Night Tour Expands the Alcatraz Experience:
This 3 hour round trip puts you inside America’s most infamous prison.
A guided ferry trip circles the island before docking. From the boat you’ll see hidden spots used for attempted escapes, and prison structures unreachable by foot.
Once on the island, the limited ticketing makes this less crowded than the standard day tour.
For guests unable to make the climb, a tram is available, although it would miss the docent tour.
Your visit will be less crowded than tours at midday, and you’ll be led up the hill to the cellhouse itself, hosted by an experienced docent. You will stop along the way to discover the island’s lesser-known history, from before the U.S. Civil War to family life of the prison staff.
You will go through the cellhouse at your own pace. The award-winning audio headset tour is included – available in Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.
You’ll see solitary confinement cells, and hear dramatic stories from actual prisoners and correctional officers who lived or worked on Alcatraz.
Displays include prison life, guard controls, and how Frank Morris and 2 others made their infamous “Escape From Alcatraz.”
You'll want to stop at the bookstore and walk through the recreation yard.
Special park programs and a history video produced by the Discovery Channel are available during the evening.
There is a permanent exhibit – The Big Lockup: Mass Incarceration in the United States – as well as other rotating exhibits.
Fantastic sunset and twilight views come with the tour... You will take in the San Francisco skyline, the Golden Gate Bridge, and panoramas of the San Francisco Bay.
"Currently, proof of vaccination is not required for Alcatraz Island visitors or Alcatraz City Cruises guests."
"Face coverings are required in boarding areas and onboard vessels on Alcatraz Island."
Located in the hilly Carneros region near the SF Bay where the climate is a bit cooler, the Bartolucci family’s Madonna Estate has been operating since 1922, Now using organically grown grapes to produce Estate Bottled wines, this third oldest winemaking family in the Napa Valley combines traditional and modern winemaking techniques.
Similarly, the Trinchero family has been running Sutter Home Winery since 1948, creating some history of their own when they created White Zinfandel in the 1970s – introducing a new, sweeter flavor profile. They also changed the way Americans enjoyed wine by offering them high-quality varietals at an affordable price. By the 1980s and 1990s, Sutter Home became a household name and the second largest independent family-run winery in the U.S.
With over a century of wine-making history in Sonoma, Sebastiani Vineyards & Winery focuses on crafting small lots of super-premium wines from Sonoma County. Today, Sebastiani advances its record of acclaim under the guidance of vintner and entrepreneur Bill Foley, who acquired the winery in 2008. As part of Foley Family Wines, Sebastiani maintains its commitment to producing singular wines from the appellations of Sonoma County.
Tour price includes wine tasting fees.
There will be a lunch stop, typically at V Marketplace or the historic Sonoma Square (cost not included).
Wineries subject to change on holidays or due to special events
Hotel pick up is available for most SF hotels... otherwise you will need to go to the Tower Tours office at 288 Beach Street, Fisherman's Wharf. Hotel pick up also will be confirmed within 24 hours. AirBnB and VRBO pickups are not available.
All Tower Tours Vehicles have 25+ seats, so seat belts are not required, but child car seats cannot be accommodated
Tower Tours COVID-19 protocols require all guests to wear masks on Tower buses. A waiver of liability form with further details will be sent to your email address by Tower Tours.
DiscoverTown Tours is an internet-based tour reseller. Upon purchase, you will receive a voucher including instructions for ticket pickup and taking tours.