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  • Location:San Francisco, California
  • Duration:5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Muir Woods and Sausalito Tour plus Bay Cruise

Visit charming Sausalito, cruise across San Francisco Bay and stare up in wonder at the redwood trees of Muir Woods on this combo tour from San Francisco—the perfect day out in the Bay Area. You’ll experience the Golden Gate Bridge from both above and below as you drive across it and glide under it, and you’ll learn about some of California’s oldest and tallest natural wonders, the coastal redwoods. In Sausalito, you can stroll along the waterfront or shop in the galleries and boutiques.


  • Combined excursion to Muir Woods and Sausalito with one-hour Golden Gate Bay Cruise
  • Exploring the giant redwood sequoia trees at Muir Woods
  • Shopping and browsing in Sausalito, California's prettiest town
  • Drive across the Golden Gate Bridge
  • One-hour narrated Golden Gate Bay cruise
  • Cruise under the Golden Gate Bridge and by Alcatraz Island
  • Comfortable indoor and outdoor seating
  • Pick-up and drop-off from central San Francisco hotels
  • FREE wireless on board tour vehicle

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

From the the majestic ancient redwoods to the waterfront charm of Sausalito to the close-up views of the Golden Gate Bridge, this tour is a visual feast. Get ready for some gorgeous pictures!

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What You Can Expect

Muir Woods and Sausalito Tour plus Bay Cruise

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

Muir Woods National Monument and the village of Sausalito are two of the most popular things to do north of San Francisco. This convenient tour from the city makes it easy to check off both from your list, plus take a San Francisco Bay cruise for even more photo ops.

Your morning starts with pickup from centrally located hotels by air-conditioned bus for the drive across the Golden Gate Bridge, where you’ll stop to take in views from Vista Point on your way to Muir Woods. You have about 75 minutes here to walk along paths through the forest of old-growth coastal redwoods, known for being some of the oldest and tallest trees in the world.

Then head to Sausalito, a picturesque small town nestled between the Marin Headlands and San Francisco Bay on the north side of the Golden Gate Bridge. Take a walk on the waterfront, grab a snack (own expense) or check out the art galleries and shops before boarding your 1-hour San Francisco Bay cruise.

Your narrated cruise takes you underneath the bridge (weather permitting) and past Alcatraz Island. Enjoy views of the city skyline and the local sea lions, and then end your tour with hotel drop-off in San Francisco.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Tour was excellent and worth the trip. Our guide, Erin, was entertaining and informative. His narration of the history of the area and the sights was helpful and enjoyable. The woods tour itself was beautiful - so peaceful, serene and informative. Amazing to be among nature in all her glory. Stop at Sausilito was nice but could have been just a little bit longer. Bay cruise was topped off this fabulous excursion. I would definitely recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Time well spent. Wow!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Muir woods is a really beautiful place and our tour guide Igor was just perfect

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

great experience

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

What a superb tour...just not enough longer but that was what we paid for. Good bus, good and funny driver and good temperature even though it's out of your control. The bus driver was also very kind to stop us, on our way back, to a higher spot to take picture of the Golden gate bridge. Sausalito was a great spot to walk and to relax before returning to San Francisco. The Bay cruise was very interesting and educative. My daughter was joyful because we had unexpected guests near the bridge...dolphins. She was very excited.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great trip. Igor, the driver/guide, was very entertaining. It was a perfect day for the tour and everything ran according to schedule.Muir accommodates a variety of fitness levels and Sausalito is a pleasant little town to visit briefly

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

guide was entertaining- wish we could have understood everything he said.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This trip was great. Our tour guide was friendly and knowledgable. Muir Woods was fabulous.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Superb combination, very good driver!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Trip was as described, we had a very good tour guide who went above and beyond by helping make the trip even better.
Be warned, we bought our tickets ahead of time via Viator and when we arrived we were given the run around saying we didn't have reservations and were going to be charged extra. We pushed back and showed our reservations and all of a sudden we were taken care of. Know your reservation time and have info with you just in case you have someone trying to make off of you. Enjoy!

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