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  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Duration:  4 hours (approx.)

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Take time out from San Francisco on a half-day trip to Muir Woods and Sausalito. This enthralling half-day trip takes you across the Golden Gate Bridge to the Bay Area's most popular national monument and the prettiest village in California.


  • Four-hour trip to Muir Woods and Sausalito from San Francisco
  • Exploring the giant redwood sequoia trees at Muir Woods
  • Shopping and browsing in Sausalito, California's prettiest town
  • Drive across the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Choice of morning and afternoon tours
  • Expert guide and commentary
  • Pickup and drop-off from central San Francisco hotels (not available for those staying at hotels in the airport area and booking the 2pm tour)
  • FREE wireless on board tour vehicle

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

A visit to the San Francisco area isn't complete without gazing up at the awe-inspiring redwoods and strolling through artsy Sausalito. Make the most of this tour by skipping the hotel drop-off and opting for a ferry ride back to the city for incredible views of the skyline and Golden Gate Bridge.

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What You Can Expect

Muir Woods, Giant Redwoods and Sausalito Half-Day Trip

San Francisco from Sausalito

After crossing the impressive Golden Gate Bridge, you'll stop for a view of San Francisco from Vista Point before driving through the coastal mountains to Muir Woods (admission included). This national monument is the site of a virgin forest of California Coast redwood trees, among the oldest and tallest on earth. Take the opportunity to roam through an ancient forest of giant redwood trees on your 75-minute visit of Muir Woods.

This morning or afternoon tour also takes you to Sausalito, a quaint Mediterranean-style seaside village. Stroll along the waterfront, shop or take photos in this picturesque artists' colony nestled on the northern shores of San Francisco Bay.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Driver was fantastic! Entertaining, full of history, and gave lots of good suggestions.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Very nice trip and a very good bus driver and tour guide. Really enjoyed the afternoon. It was nice to have a pick up and return from your hotel.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Lovely trip! We were able to see Alcatraz in the morning and Muir Woods and Sausalito in the afternoon!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Great trip but the driver was a little hard to understand at times.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Booking was easy and the tour left on time. Our guide, Manny, was excellent and very knowledgeable. He made a pit stop at a viewing point for the Golden Gate Bridge and gave us a photo opportunity. Muir Woods was amazing! On the way back we stopped for an hour to explore the lovely town of Sausalito. We had a great time and appreciated the great tour guide. Will definitely use this company again.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Nature lovers will be disappointed not to spend more time in the Muir Woods. IF you want to be away from the crowds find the trail that goes up, up, up... somewhere between bridges 1 and 2. It's a 3 mile loop that at one point takes you to a Pacific Ocean overlook. Sadly, due to time constraints we didn't make it that far. You'll only have a little over an hour in the woods before you have to be back on the bus. And Troy ain't kidding - if you're late you'll be left behind. There was one couple from our group that missed the bus. Sausalito is a cool little town with great views of the Pacific. You'll have lunch there and can then rejoin the tour or stay there and ride the Ferry back - which is what we did. We had a nice afternoon wandering the city and watching kids learn to sail. Hindsight 20/20 I'd have opted for more time in the woods.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Our driver, Igor, was very knowledgeable and entertaining. His driving was spectacular on the twisty roads to and from Muir Woods, and he went out of his way to show us beautiful views. The weather helped of course, being clear and sunny all afternoon, but Igor took great advantage of it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Wonderful tours. I would have enjoy more time in Muir Woods and foregone going to Sausalito.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This trip was incredible. The Muir Woods are so majestic and serene. Beautiful drive to get there. Loved Sausalito as well.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Tour guide was a lot of fun, very personable and knowledgeable about the area. Sausalito I could have done without, nothing much for young folks there, but overall a great experience.

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