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Wander through an ancient coastal redwood forest and explore the artistic bayside enclave of Sausalito on this delightful half-day tour from San Francisco. Travel across the Golden Gate Bridge to visit the enchanting Muir Woods, home to some of the oldest and tallest trees on Earth. Then, soak up stellar views of the San Francisco skyline and browse charming art galleries in waterfront Sausalito. 


  • 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

Muir Woods National Monument is a must-see destination on any visit to the San Francisco Bay Area. Just a short drive across the Golden Gate Bridge, the protected nature reserve is home to one of the world’s last remaining coastal redwood forests. 

Choose from a morning or afternoon departure, and enjoy pickup at your San Francisco hotel. Stop at a vista point for a fantastic perspective of the Golden Gate and Alcatraz, and wind through the rolling emerald hills of the Marin Headlands to arrive at Muir Woods. Stroll along forest paths surrounded by the gigantic redwood trees, some of which stretch as high as 250 feet (76 meters) and date back nearly 800 years. 

After 75 minutes at Muir Woods, take a short drive to the artistic bayside village of Sausalito. Capture wonderful photos of the San Francisco skyline during a stroll along the waterfront, pop in to one of the many art galleries and grab a cappuccino or ice cream at a local café (own expense).

Your 4-hour tour concludes with drop-off back at your San Francisco hotel. 

Customer Reviews

Joseph B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This tour was a lot of fun. Not only is it the least expensive way to get to the Muir Woods especially in off-peak times when no bus goes there, the added information provided by the driver was very useful. Of course, you only get to spend 90 minutes at the forest, but that is true for anyone who has to park there. There are many companies offering tours in the area, but for the price this one is BY FAR the best!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Our tour guide was great and the smaller black bus was nice. We only had one day in San Francisco and we were able to sight see and be back for 1:30 lunch reservations.

Barbara T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Perfectly timed tour, just enough time to take a great walk thru the forest, and time in Sausalito to have a drink, check out the shops, or just stroll around, Some of us took the bus back to SF, some stayed for dinner. Our driver/tour guide was friendly without being overwhelming. Added bonus, he dropped us off at the door of the restaurant where we had dinner reservations! Yes, we added to his well deserved tip.

Patricia M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

value for money


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Loved Muir Woods. Wished we could have stayed longer. Son came down with stomach flu day of our trip. Staff was great at allowing us to reschedule for the next day. Tour guide was very knowledgeable.

Jingjing China

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Everything is OK. Thank !

Margarita M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Great value and the bus driver was a hoot!

Lisa N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

This trip was awesome. We had a great time and the driver was wonderful. Highly recommend.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Great tour guide, really enjoyed the tour.

Christine V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

The tour guide was very pleasant and full of fun facts about the areas we traveled through before reaching Muir Woods. I highly recommend this trip!

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