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

Muir Woods, Giant Redwoods and Sausalito Half-Day Trip

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 December 2015

Wonderful half day trip to the Muir Woods and then to Sausalito. The price was right and the length of the trip was perfect. Our tour guide Manny takes his job serious and has incredible respect for tourists, as he values their vacaiton dollars. Manny offered Top Tip, personal recommendations, and little tid-bits to help make sure that everyone on the bus was getting the most fo their money. A total good time for all.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Muir Woods was more awesome than we had even expected! Tour guide was great--very friendly and made sure we were aware of everything we needed to know. Would love to do this trip again someday!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Manny, our bus driver, did a great job as tour guide and navigator. The guy needs a head set though. We would have been happy to spend the extra hour in the woods and skip the visit to Sausalito.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Beautiful woods. It had just rained and the woods smelled wonderful. Very peaceful place to visit. This tour was through a local tour operator and they were wonderful. We had Chablis as our driver. He was funny, informative and a very safe driver. The only advice I have is to beware if you get car sick!!!!! The road in and out of the woods is switchbacks for about 6 miles. Take some nondrowsy motion sickness medication before you leave. I wish I had.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Very knowledgeable tour guide and a great way to see the giant redwoods when you don't have much time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Since I have never seen the redwood trees, it was a wonderful site to behold! Thoroughly enjoyed the whole day and the weather was just awesome this time of year! Our bus driver was very informative and so that was great too!! I would highly recommend the trip to anyone!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Very good and balanced trip, maybe 1/2 more at Muir Woods and Sausalito would be nice.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Muir Woods was amazing and well worth a visit, to be honest Sausalito was a bit of let down and would have given this a miss. Tour guide was exceptional !!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The Muir woods was fantastic, too bad we didn't have a longer visit. We left the tour and thanked the great driver at Sausalito we wanted to take the ferry back to SF

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Our whole trip ran on time and the destinations were perfect fit for our schedule. Igor was our tour guide and he is a jewel He is so knowledgeable and has such a great personality. Some of the curvy roads would have been too much for me but he handled them like he had built them himself. Bravo!

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