We began with a bus ride over and up to Muir Woods. What a majestic place! The mist surrounding the woods gave it such a serene feel. Once there, we were dazzled by the redwoods trees. The driver let us spend between an hour and 1 1/2 hours there. I recommend taking the first Oceanview Trail (on the right), as it leads you up the mountain and woods. The fresh air and views were phenomenal. Most of the others stayed on the main boardwalk, which does not give you the best views of the trees.
Next, the bus took us to Sausalito, which is really a pretty area. With only an hour, I agree that you only have time to eat or shop, not both. We chose to eat at the local Pizzeria, and it was fantastic. We then had about 20 minutes to peruse the shops. There are a lot of artsy shops.
Finally, the bus dropped us off at Pier 39, for the Bay Cruise via the Golden Fleet. This cruise was great as it took us directly under the Golden Gate Bridge. Because your Fleet tickets are good any time that day, choose a time of you convenience, and make sure you are towards the front of the line. This will allow you to stand outside, on the front of the boat, which offers the best picture opportunities of the Golden Gate Bridge. Half-way through the cruise, everyone was trying to get to our spot. :-) It was cold out there, but well worth it.
I highly recommend this package, as it allows you to see so many wonderful aspects of San Francisco. My partner and I had the time of our lives!
We absolutely love the whole tour! Would have liked more time in Sausalito, and had we known our cruise tickets were good for any cruise, we would have stayed there longer and caught ferry back to bay. Totally worth the money!
Amazing. The tour was very organized and they pick you up from the hotel right on time. Enough time to spend at both Muir Woods and Saulsalito. Muir Woods is a wonder on Earth and Saulsalito is a very pretty village with lots of restaurants, local shops, galleries and attractions.
Our tour guide was Brian and has knowledge and passion were wonderful. An hour or so in the woods is sufficient (take a jumper as it gets a bit chilly as the trees block the sunlight). It was nice to see more of the area than just San Francisco city centre (although that was great).
Beautiful day to visit a beautiful place - thoroughly enjoyed it.
Excellent tour. People we met said, "You must go to Muir Woods", which of course we had our pre paid ticket for. We were not disappointed. A great spot and Sausalito and Bay Cruise were lovely. Excellent value.
Our driver was quite the humorous character, quite knowledgeable of the entire area. His dialogue and southern accent even had the "younger" teens smiling. The scenery was fantastic, seeing the Golden Gate Bridge from the cliffs was breath taking. The Muir Woods were majestic. The hour long hike gave us a glimpse of the earthy forest smells, the massive growths, the quiet peacefulness AWESOME. The Bay cruise was cool, dolphins, yachts, cruise ships, Fisherman's Wharf, sea lions, and of course Alcatraz Island...What a great way to see it all in an afternoon!
I loved it! Thanks to Kenneth for being top rate tour guide and driver. He made the day! Would totally use Viator again because of him.
This was my first experience with Viator tours, and it was a great one. Muir Woods was so beautiful and scenic, as was Sausalito, and the Bay Cruise was wonderful, especially being able to see the Golden Gate Bridge from underneath, which is a view I wasn't able to get during the rest of my trip to San Francisco and was well worth it. All in all, a great tour, and well worth the price!
We loved the trip. Guide was GREAT. John, I think. Just enough time in the woods, excellent information, good combination to do Muir Woods WITH the Bay cruise. We would definitely recommend this one to anyone going to San Francisco.
had an incredible time! the tour and the staff were great. would do it over in a heartbeat.
Good tour but a little rushed. Guide was excellent. But it would have been nicer to have more time at Muir woods (only about one hour there).
Really enjoyed this trip. Mir woods very scenic, sausalito very cute loved the cruise.
IrmaBerg Russian Federation
A really nice tour to Muir woods and Sausalito for almost a day. Giant redwoods are majestic, beautiful and relaxing, Sausalito on the way back is a perfect place to have a cup of coffee and browse through art galleries and small cozy shops. Even one hour stop there is not enough, you can find some amazing views of San Francisco from Sausalito and its always warm and comfy there. On return to San Francisco you can take the bay cruise to Golden Gate from Pier 39 at any time you like. You can make some exceptional photos of the Bridge and Alcatraz from the ship. On the whole, great trip worth of money
AndreP South Africa
Another tour worth every dollar. The giant redwoods are awe inspiring. A once in a lifetime experience thanks to everyone who made it such an enjoyable experience.
Travelled to Muir Woods first which is beautiful and peaceful. It is an easy walk if you stay on the flat walk ways. We saw a few different breeds of squirrels, birds and lizards. The trees are enourmous and the bark a bit unusual. Ensure you are back at the bus before time as buses will leave without you. Our tour guide knew alot about the area driving to Muir Woods and gave us some history of the area. Sausalito is a lovely town. YOu don;t get long there, but you have the option of staying longer and not going back on the bus whcih we did. We had lunch at a lovely cafe, walked into every shop and had a nice walk along the boardwalk. We did not do the bay cruise, so cannot comment
Bit of confusion over where and when to meet the tour but all sorted in the end and would recommend,
This was a wonderful trip and worth every penny. Our guide on the tour was wonderful as well. I will use Viator again and refer my friends and family.
The Muir Woods are beautiful and the tour is well worth the time and money. We were given enough time to spend in the woods to really appreciate the beauty. We left the tour in Sausalito and enjoyed the town on our own at our own pace. Caught the Bay Cruise later in the day and really enjoyed it.
Sausalito part was a little boring, nothing to do. Muir Woods plus Bay Cruise were interesting.
Ace tour, muir woods is a must see as was the cruise under the golden gate bridge. Tour guide was very interesting and knew his stuff. Also booked napa valley and city tour through supersight seeing tours and both were as good.
Had a great day out - the giant Redwoods at Muir woods were great to see, Sausalito was very quaint and peaceful, would have liked another hour there, really enjoyed it.
Randy B USA
We had a great day. San Francisco is a lovely place but full of people and traffic. Being able to drive only a short while and end up in the middle of the quiet woods full of natural beauty was a perfect accompaniment to our trip. The driver was very knowledgable and we learned all kinds of neat tidbits about the area and John Muir as well. Sausalito is a pretty town with lots if cute shops. We stayed for about an hour and that was just long enough to stroll the main drag. Two things - the tomato soup at the Muir Woods gift shop is amazing and if you are at all afraid of heights, make sure to sit on the side of the bus that is not on the edge left going up and right coming down - it is a pretty steep drop! Would definitely recommend this trip to friends and would take it again.