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

Muir Woods, Giant Redwoods and Sausalito Half-Day Trip

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. 

Highlights

  • 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

Mark F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

The Muir Woods was worth seeing, but what made this trip was our Tour Guide Greg. He really was able to tell us about the area's we were in, and what to do do in the region.

Ari B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Great tour and great guide/driver. a wonderful few hours escape from the city.

tracyo Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Wonderful tour. Our driver, and tour guide, Antonio, was friendly and knowledgable. Although it was a rainy day, this did not at all detract from the trip to Muir Woods and then on to Sauslito. This trip is highly recommended!

Meredith M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

It was great! Loved our bus tour guide!

Jason B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Loved! Our tour guide Joe gave us so much information on the way there and back. We had enough time to do a 30-45 minute walk in the woods plus a little gift shop time and then get back to Sausalito for a quick walk around the shops and then back to San Francisco. It was a perfect 1/2 day trip to see the woods and the quaint little city across the bay!

James P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

This was an excellent tour. Out tour guide did a very good job both entertaining and informing the folks on the bus. He did an excellent job! The tour was well-timed, with sufficient times at all stops.

Michonda C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Our bus tour guide, Randy, was amazing. He was knowledgeable, funny and you could tell that he enjoys what he does. There are many experiences that San Francisco has to offer and having a guided tour performed by a native of the area is the way to go. It is structured and oftentimes the guides can offer you little additions that you simply do not get from exploring on you own. Again, kudos to our tour guide Randy!

Hazel E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

This was a GREAT tour experience and our tour guide was Awesome!
I highly recommend this tour to anyone in the area

Christine í

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Very nice trip, good guide, ok bus - a great experience

Andrea S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Great guide! A great way to see the Muir woods without having to spend several hours on public transit. Highly recommend!

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