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Combo Tour: Napa and Sonoma Valley Wine Tour and San Francisco Bay Cruise
"Unwind and soak up the stunning scenery as we journey north into Napa and Sonoma Valley two of the most prized wine regions of Northern California. During your venture enjoy wine tasting and exclusive estate tours of three of our favored wineries: Madonna Estate Sutter Home and Sebastiani Vineyards.Since 1922 the Bartolucci Family has consistently created a perfect marriage of grapes and wine at Madonna Estate. Located in the world-renowned Carneros region an area known for its fertile lands and cool climate the Bartolucci family has found success with their organically grown grapes and Estate Bottled wines. In addition to practicing natural farming methods
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Explore California's Coastal Redwoods with Sausalito Ferry Boat Experience
"Venture north over the Golden Gate Bridge to an isolated canyon filled with ancient coastal redwood trees also known as Muir Woods National Monument. Enjoy solitude and peace through the cool moist air as you stroll through 1000-year-old trees towering 260 feet tall. Experience the awe and wonder as you are treated through Northern California’s signature fog while you wander in and out of the Mother Nature’s redwood alleyways.The canopy of coastal redwoods soaring above will stimulate all of your senses as you journey through a piece of ancient California history. You will never forget the crisp fresh redwood fragrance that will surround you on your journey to the majestic Muir Woods National Monument. Entrance fee into Muir Woods included in the tour.Next
From $74.00
 
San Francisco Shore Excursion: Alcatraz and City Tour
"Likely to Sell-out! Alcatraz regularly sells out weeks in advance. Book ahead of time to avoid disappointment.This San Francisco shore excursion begins at just a 10-minute walk from the cruise ship port. After being picked up from your driver/gui air-conditioned coach ride along the famous waterfront for views of the San Francisco Bay and Alcatraz Island. Enjoy a relaxing drive around the city and see San Francisco’s top attractions like the Golden Gate Bridge as you learn about the area from your knowledgeable guide. Weather permitting you may also visit the massive Golden Gate Park a lush green haven in the midst of urban city life
From $126.00

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Alcatraz and the civil war

The fort built at Alcatraz was operated as a defense point during the civil war. A fortress was built on the island's highest point and protected by rows of canons. No shots were ever fired from here...
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Barracks and apartments

The barracks once used to house military personnel became the apartments where correctional officers and their families lived. This portion of the island was fenced off for security for the families...
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Warden's house

The home of the military commandant became the warden's house. It was a large 17 room home which was occupied by each of the 4 wardens and their families, including their children who also lived on...
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The fortified prison

Alcatraz was designed to be the most restrictive of the federal prisons. It was a symbol of the government's commitment towards deterring crime, especially organized crime and mob activity.As a...
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Cell Blocks

"If you disobey the rules of society, they send you to prison. If you disobey the rules of prison, they send you to us."Escape from AlcatrazThere are 4 cell blocks, only 2 of which were used for the...
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The cells 2

The four cellblocks are constructed with three rows apiece. Alcatraz was never filled to capacity. Usually there were 260 prisoners while the prison could house 336, according to the information...
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Dining Room

The cellhouse tour includes a stop in the dining room. Only the portion of the room open to prisoners is open to the public on the tour. The kitchen area is blocked off and was blocked off from...
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The hospital

The hospital was located on the top floor of the cellblock. Visitors are not allowed to tour this area but can see a copy of the hospital rules and regulations posted near the dining hall. The rules...
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A Block

A block, referred to by the inmates as Michigan Avenue, was the original block of cells used as a military stockade. A block was not used while Alcatraz operated as a federal penitentiary. Instead,...
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In addition to tours

There are also demonstrations by park service employees which further explain life and conditions on Alcatraz. In the photo, a ranger demonstrates the process of transporting inmates. The presentation...
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D block cell

D block cells were cold and dark. Light did not filter in and the prisoner was shut away in a cold and isolated existence. Prisoners were placed in D block cells when they became unruly. It was...
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Recreation area

This square confined area outside the cell blocks was known as the recreation area. This was the only exposure Alcatraz inmates had to the outside world. With the exception of meals and brief time...
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D Block

D Block was the isolation unit, otherwise known as the Segregation and Treatment Unit. This was the place where prisoners who continued to be unruly and disruptive were sent. Its hard to take away...
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Al Capone's cell?

The cell where Al Capone stayed while on Alcatraz is, for some reason, unknown. Because he was a notorious gangster, most people are eager to visit his cell. But, since there is no "Al Capone slept...
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Things to Do Near Alcatraz Island

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Alcatraz

It's a must do, in San Francisco - the visit to Alcatraz. For those acquainted to its history, the audio tour hits the purpose of, more than describing the place, to create a vivid sense of the old...
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Red and White Fleet

The Red and White Fleet have been in service since 1892. It continues serving the Bay Area with cruises that offer such beautiful views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Marin County, and more....
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Fisherman's Wharf

We were last here in 82, just around the corner that use to be a Travelodge that didn't have airconditioning back then, it is now called The Wharf Inn. What a transformation this area has taken on. ...
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Angel Island State Park

Established in 1975, Angel Island Association is a nonprofit organization working to facilitate the preservation, restoration and interpretation of historical and natural resources on the island,...
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Cable Cars

Cable cars, fire engines, bookmobiles .... What would the city of San Francisco be without its cable cars? From police series such as 'The Streets of San Francisco' we already knew that the streets of...
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The Buena Vista Cafe

This quaint restaurant is where Irish coffee was first served on American soil. It is up the hill from the wharf. The bartenders are very entertaining with the preparation and the result is delicious....
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"The Two Guys in Hats Explore The Rock"
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"Alcatraz Island"
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GinGinCoo

"Alcatraz - The Rock"
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goingsolo

"Once a prison, always a prison"
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filipdebont

"Visiting the famous prison"
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