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  • Location:San Francisco, California
  • Duration:10 hours (approx.)

Wine Country and Muir Woods Small-Group Tour from San Francisco

Redwoods, hiking, and world-class wine and cheese. Experience all this and more on a day trip to Muir Woods and Sonoma wine country. Pass through the beautiful Marin Headlands on your way to Muir Woods National Monument, where you see some of the West’s most beautiful redwood trees. In the afternoon, relax in Sonoma Valley wine country, where you will enjoy wine tasting at a variety of fine California wineries. This full-day tour is a fun mixture of nature and culture.


  • Day trip to Muir Woods National Monument and the Sonoma Valley from San Francisco
  • Hike the trails and check out the visitors center at Muir Woods National Monument
  • Enjoy views of the San Francisco Bay, Alcatraz, and the Marin Headlands on relaxing round-trip transport
  • Tempt your palate with wine and cheese samples at wineries and shops in Sonoma County
  • Complimentary hotel pickup and return from your downtown San Francisco and Fisherman's Wharf hotels

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Get some of the best of Northern California in one day: San Francisco sights, ancient redwoods, and renowned wines.

What You Can Expect

Wine Country and Muir Woods Small-Group Tour from San Francisco

Wine Country and Muir Woods Small-Group Tour from San Francisco

After hotel pickup, head north across the Golden Gate Bridge, admiring views of San Francisco Bay and Alcatraz as you head out of the city for a 1.5 hour visit to Muir Woods National Monument. On your drive to Muir Woods, gaze out at the lush rolling hills of the Marin Headlands as you meander down curvy roads. As you near the park, notice a change of scenery when an old-growth forest pops up in front you.

The sights, sounds, and smells of this living museum are sure to reconnect you with a natural world that was almost lost. During your visit, wander along woodsy trails flanked by the ancient redwoods that stand 250 feet tall (76 m). Tread carefully, you might even encounter a crossing banana slug as it oozes to its next destination in an old trunk or among the sword ferns.

The group will reunite before noon and travel to wine country, where you'll spend the afternoon sampling fine Sonoma County wines. Taste a variety of white, red, and dessert wines at wineries such as Homewood, Cline Cellars, and Benziger Family, among others (tasting fees may apply).

Stop for lunch either at a winery or in the historic Sonoma town square. And what's a little wine without cheese? If you head to the town square, you can sample cheeses at Sonoma Jack's Cheese Factory, visit Mission San Francisco de Solano, and peruse the boutique shops along the quaint streets.

On the way back, make a stop at the Golden Gate Bridge for an awe-inspiring view of San Francisco from the Marin Headlands. The tour will end with a hotel drop-off at around 6pm.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Muir Woods was the highlight of my San Fran trip. Such a beautiful, mystical place, a must see, then lunch and the afternoon in Sonama spells Fun. Had a great time, and a wonderful lunch in the town square

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Great job, great tour guide... very personal.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing! I would definitely recommend this tour company in the future. The staff, especially Bryan, was a FABULOUS tour guide. He was super knowledgeable and very fun to be around. Viator was so easy to book- no issues whatsoever. Will definitely book with Viator again.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

A wonderful day!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This was the highlight of our trip. Our tour guide Chris was fantastic. He was very personable. The scenery at the wineries was amazing. The woods were incredible. And we have so many pictures to remember our tour. We made friends with our small group and would recommend this for people of all types

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Our driver was so much fun and so knowledgeable. Muir Woods was beautiful, we got there before the crowds arrived and left as the park was beginning to get busy. Sonoma lived up to my expectations. The wineries are more in the nature of a Boutique. We even met the owner of one of our stops Homewood. I highly recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The smaller wineries are more fun than the big ones. I particularly liked the people and products at Homewood.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

This was a great tour. I am really glad we choose the small group tour. We had four people in our group and a total of 8 people in our group. Our guide Chris was wonderful. he took us through a lot of history as we went through San Francisco all the may to Muir Woods. Muir Woods was our first spot, and it took our breath away. All we wanted to do was whisper and take in the scenery. After spending time there we then started heading to Sonoma. On our way we stop at our first winery and learn how to actually do a wine tasting. We then drove into the Sonoma for lunch and a looking around town. In town were able to doing another wine tasting and chocolate tasting. When then continued our journey to two other wineries. I have to stay that if we had a choice we would do this winery allover again.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Muir Woods was so beautiful. The Wine Country tour was also wonderful. It was well worth the day. Our tour guide was wonderful. He went above and beyond to make sure we had the best trip possible.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Our guide was knowledgeable about SF and other destinations. She was very friendly and eager to accommodate her guests. We were a group of 6 and everyone enjoyed themselves. Would definitely book another excursion with you.

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