4.5 star rating: Recommended 11 Reviews

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  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Duration:  4 or 11 hours (depending on option selected)
Tour San Francisco, visit charming Sausalito, and explore famous Muir Woods on this small-group tour. Snap photos of places such as Chinatown, Coit Tower, Haight-Ashbury, Twin Peaks and any other sites you request on this intimate, flexible city tour aboard a 13-passenger van. Tour the beautiful bayside town of Sausalito and hop aboard a cruise across the bay back to San Francisco. Upgrade and include a trip famous Muir Woods, home to the world’s largest redwood trees!

This small-group tour is limited to 13 people, ensuring a more personalized experience.


  • Semi-customizable San Francisco sightseeing tour by van
  • See the city like a local and visit hidden places not seen on big bus tours
  • Highlights include such sites as Chinatown, Coit Tower, Haight-Ashbury, Twin Peaks and North Beach
  • Visit the places you want to see and stop for as many photo opportunities as you like
  • Explore charming Sausalito and hop aboard a bay cruise back to San Francisco
  • Upgrade to include a trip to Muir Woods, home of the world's largest redwood trees
  • Small-group tour limited to 13 people ensures a more personalized experience

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

I suggest this option to those looking for a more intimate, customizable city tour. You can go beyond the standard tourist spots and see what you want to see. And the Muir Woods add-on gives you two hours to wander among the extraordinary redwoods.

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What You Can Expect

San Francisco City Insider Tour with Optional Muir Woods Trip

Add the Muir Woods Upgrade for the Ultimate San Francisco Experience

You’ll be picked up from your downtown or Fisherman’s Wharf hotel in San Francisco and taken on a 4- to 5-hour city tour aboard a comfortable 13-passenger minivan.

Your guide will show you must-see attractions such as Union Square, Chinatown, Haight-Ashbury, Twin Peaks and North Beach, and will also take you to off the beaten path places, offering you a unique experience of the city from a local’s perspective. Your tour is semi-customizable, so you can request places you’d like to see. Simply let your guide know which attractions you'd like to stop at to enjoy photo opportunities.

After touring San Francisco, head over the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito, a beautiful, charming town on San Francisco Bay that stretches into the wooded hillsides. Sausalito is full of unique boutique shops and galleries showcasing artwork from local artists. You can then hop on the ferry (one-way ticket included) for a 25-minute ride along San Francisco Bay, offering incredible views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the stunning San Francisco skyline.

Upgrade: Muir Woods Trip

Enjoy a break for lunch (own expense) in Sausalito at one of the many notable cafes or restaurants. Then, hop back in the van for your trip to Muir Woods.

Spend more than 2 hours exploring Muir Woods National Monument on a fully narrated tour. Enjoy the tranquility of nature as you walk under the towering forest in awe of some of the world’s tallest redwood trees.

After your amazing Muir Woods experience, you’ll return to Sausalito for more free time to explore the town on your own. Sausalito is full of unique boutique shops and galleries showcasing artwork from local artists. You can then hop on the ferry (one-way ticket included) for a 25-minute ride along San Francisco Bay, offering incredible views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the stunning San Francisco skyline.

Instead of spending more time in Sausalito and taking the ferry back, you can choose to get dropped off at your hotel in San Francisco right after your Muir Woods tour.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

The tour was split in two parts. We did Muir Woods in the morning. Our guide, Paul, was extremely knowledgeable and very interesting to listen to. We spent the morning in this awesome place just drinking in Mother Nature in all her splendor. The afternoon was the city tour with James. He took us for hours on the most fabulous tour. We drove through every neighborhood in the city and then some. He gave us amazing information on each section. This was money very well spent and they were very accommodating to us when we ran into a little problem. We explained the situation and it was remedied easily, quickly and much to our satisfaction. Hight recommend this tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

The tour was great and guide, Leo was the best! Very good information and very cheerful guy! Wish I would have taken this tour a long time ago! I will use Leo's tips to tour the city on my next visit. By taking this tour, you'll find the best highlights to go visit and spend more time on your own. I'd recommend this for people who are unable to walk much, too. You get to see a lot of the city's sights but don't have to do the leg work.

We booked this at the very last minute (midnight) and I was contacted a few hours later with the pickup time from my hotel. I was concerned we may miss the tour due to the late hour of booking, but no worries!

After the tour, we were able to go visit a couple of the places Leo showed us and were able to spend more time in each place. Due to the small size of the tour group, everyone cooperated with Leo's instructions and no one held up the tour when we stopped for photo opportunities.

If possible, I would take this tour the first or at the very least the second day you are in the city to take full advantage of the information given to you during the tour! I'm telling everyone I know to go on this tour and to ask for Leo!!

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