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Muir Woods and Sausalito Half Day Tour (Optional Sausalito Ferry Ticket)

Wander through an ancient coastal redwood forest and explore the artistic bayside enclave of Sausalito on this half-day tour from San Francisco. Travel across the Golden Gate Bridge to visit 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 art galleries along the Sausalito waterfront. At the end of your tour choose between getting dropped off at Union Square in San Francisco or taking the Sausalito ferry back to San Francisco.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$73.00 USD
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Napa and Sonoma Wine Country Tour

Escape to California’s famous wine country on this full-day tour from San Francisco. Taste regional varietals at three different wineries in Napa and Sonoma, including both big-name and family-run estates. Learn about the winemaking process during guided tours of vineyards and barrel rooms, and savor the area’s gourmet culture with a stop for lunch in charming Sonoma Square Plaza.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoias Day Trip from San Francisco

Discover the rugged beauty of the Sierra Nevada on this full-day trip to Yosemite National Park from San Francisco. Travel aboard a comfortable van through historic Gold Rush towns to reach the park, where you’ll be amazed by supersized natural wonders like Yosemite Falls and the granite cliffs of Half Dome and El Capitan. Take a hike among ancient sequoia trees, and enjoy several hours to explore the park’s wonders on your own.
  • Duration: 14 hours
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  • Duration: 14 hours
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Yosemite National Park Day Trip from San Francisco

Visit Yosemite National Park on this day trip from San Francisco. Upon arrival in the state's most famous national park have lunch (own expense) or skip straight to the park to begin exploring. Follow your guide on a walking tour of the area or discover the park's charms on your own during your visit. Pickup from select San Francisco hotels is included.
  • Duration: 14 hours
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  • Duration: 14 hours
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$159.00 USD
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Monterey, Carmel and 17-Mile Drive Day Trip from San Francisco

Drive down one of the most scenic roads in California on this full-day tour from San Francisco. Cruise along the coast-hugging Highway 1, passing the mansions of Pebble Beach on the iconic 17-Mile Drive. Enjoy free time to explore Monterey, where you can stroll down Steinbeck’s Cannery Row or visit the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium. Browse the ritzy boutiques of Carmel-by-the-Sea and get a glimpse of Silicon Valley’s tech campuses on the return drive to San Francisco.
  • Duration: 11 hours
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  • Duration: 11 hours
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Early Access to Alcatraz and Cable Car Sightseeing Tour

Visit Alcatraz Island before most visitors arrive and tour San Francisco on a motorized classic cable car. You’ll head to Alcatraz early to enter this National Historic Landmark District. Explore the former prison via the award-winning audio guide, and enjoy a sightseeing tour of Chinatown, North Beach and the Golden Gate Bridge on a cable car retrofitted with wheels, so you can see more of the city.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Small-Group Yosemite Tour from San Francisco

Known for its steep granite cliffs, waterfalls, towering sequoia groves and diversity of wildlife, Yosemite National Park is something you don’t want to miss. With this day trip limited to just 20 people, you can leave the logistics to a tour guide so all you have to do is enjoy a small-group experience in the great outdoors. You’ll have both guided sightseeing and free time, ensuring you see the UNESCO World Heritage site’s major attractions, like Half Dome, Yosemite Falls and Yosemite Valley, with the chance to explore more of the park however you wish.
  • Duration: 15 hours
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  • Duration: 15 hours
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Muir Woods Tour of California Coastal Redwoods

Explore the famous groves of the Northern California redwoods on this 3.5-hour tour of Muir Woods. Departing from Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco, a local guide will drive you over the scenic Golden Gate Bridge and into the moist air of Muir Woods National Monument. Crane your neck to admire these 1000-year-old trees standing 260 feet tall. Afterward, enjoy a drive through the charming town of Sausalito before heading back to the city.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Private Sonoma and Napa Wine Tour from San Francisco

Visit some of the top wineries in Napa and Sonoma counties on this private wine tour from San Francisco. Traveling by private vehicle with your own chauffeur, you'll discover the best of California wine country as you enjoy wine tastings at select wineries. When booking, select the option that suits your group size. Because this is a private tour, your itinerary can be customized.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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The One Day in San Francisco Tour with Alcatraz

See the best of San Francisco in one day with this guided tour from Fisherman's Wharf. Visit multiple locations with plenty of stops for photo ops, plus take a tour to Alcatraz Island. You’ll travel across the Golden Gate Bridge to see the redwood trees of Muir Woods National Monument, and listen to commentary about San Francisco's culture, history, and other places to check out on your own.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Small-Group Napa and Sonoma Wine Country Tour with Lunch

Explore Napa and Sonoma's wine country in a luxury van on this full-day trip from San Francisco. With a small group limited to thirteen participants and a local guide, learn about Napa and Sonoma's famous wine culture and view its stunning scenery. Dine at a top-notch Sonoma restaurant, visit at least two world-class wineries and enjoy a sparkling wine toast at one of Napa's top sparkling wine vineyards. Round-trip transportation from San Francisco hotels is included.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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The Ultimate Wine Experience Day Trip to Napa and Sonoma

For wine enthusiasts, the Sonoma and Napa Valleys are often the pinnacle of the North American wine experience. However, for the uninitiated, choosing where and when to go can be a little daunting. This coach tour shuttles you in style to three famous wineries in northern California: Madonna Estate, Sebastiani Vineyards and Sutter Home. Stop for lunch in historic downtown Sonoma Square, where you'll find a bevy of dining options and boutique shops for exploration.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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Small-Group Napa Wine Tour With Castello di Amorosa and Lunch

Pamper yourself at three prestigious Napa wineries, including Castello Di Amorosa and Robert Mondavi. On this day trip from San Francisco you are chauffeured to the Napa Valley by luxury minibus. Make it a romantic getaway or travel with family and friends during a relaxing ride across the Golden Gate Bridge. Numbers are limited for a small-group experience with your guide. Tasting fees are not included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Big Bus San Francisco Muir Woods and Alcatraz Island Combo

Check off two top destinations in the San Francisco Bay Area on this full-day tour from San Francisco. Cross the Golden Gate Bridge to walk through the pristine redwood forest at Muir Woods, then visit Alcatraz Island on an excursion that includes round-trip ferry tickets and a self-guided audio tour of the island and prison.
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Duration: 1 day
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Alcatraz and Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito Guided Bike Tour

Explore San Francisco with this 2-day combo: a 3-hour guided bike tour plus admission to Alcatraz Island. Venture to the infamous prison in the afternoon to hear audio commentary about former inmates like Al Capone. On the prior day, cycle along the waterfront from Fisherman’s Wharf and ride over the Golden Gate Bridge into Sausalito via the car-free national park bike path. Your tour includes a full-day bonus bike rental.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Duration: 2 days
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Yosemite in a Day Tour from San Francisco

Travel by minibus from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park on a small-group day trip to one of the most visually stunning places on earth — considered the crown jewel of America’s national parks. This full-day itinerary takes you through the orchards of the Central Valley to Yosemite Valley, stopping first for a stroll through a grove of giant sequoias. You’ll find plenty of photo ops of Half Dome, El Capitan and Yosemite Falls! Numbers are limited to 15 passengers to ensure a personalized experience with your knowledgeable guide.
  • Duration: 14 hours
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  • Duration: 14 hours
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Alcatraz Tour plus Muir Woods and Sausalito Day Trip

Experience some of the Bay Area’s top attractions on this Alcatraz and Muir Woods tour that also includes a stop in Sausalito. At Muir Woods National Monument, stare in wonder at the coastal redwoods, some of the tallest trees on Earth. Soak up the charm of seaside Sausalito, and experience Alcatraz in one of two ways—admission to the prison, which includes the ferry ride to Alcatraz Island and the audio tour.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Duration: 7 hours
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San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito Guided Bike Tour

On this San Francisco bike tour, you’ll cycle across the Golden Gate Bridge from the city to the waterfront town of Sausalito. With a guide, ride from Fisherman’s Wharf to Marina Green and Crissy Field, and stop at Fort Point and Vista Point for photo ops of the bridge and San Francisco Bay. The 3-hour guided tour ends in Sausalito, where you are free to bike more on your own and return to the city at your leisure (either bike back or purchase a ferry ticket). This tour includes use of the bike for the full day.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
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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.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Wine Country by Helicopter with Wine Tasting and Food Pairing

Fly by helicopter from the San Francisco Bay Area to Wine Country during this tour. Enjoy views of the city, the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and Wine Country's rolling vineyards before touching down at one of the area's most prestigious wineries. Enjoy a guided tour of the property, tapas and a wine tasting. With your small group limited to 6 people, learn about the winery's world-class varietals and all the love and labor that goes into making the perfect cabernet. When your 3-hour excursion is over, travel back to San Francisco by helicopter.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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San Francisco Urban Adventure and Alcatraz Tour

Tour San Francisco in an open-air safari jeep, then visit Alcatraz during this 4-hour urban adventure. With your small group, limited to 10 people or fewer to ensure an intimate experience, cruise through the city, passing landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge and Twin Peaks, then winding through the city's diverse neighborhoods. Disembark at Pier 33 to board your Alcatraz cruise, then take the self-guided audio tour to learn about the prison's rich history. Pickup at your hotel in San Francisco is included.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Little Italy and North Beach Walking Tour

If you fancy yourself a foodie or culture enthusiast, don’t miss this walking tour of San Francisco’s Little Italy—the neighborhood of North Beach. Voted one of the 15 best foodie tours in the USA by U.S. News, join an insider guide and experience a slice of the top things to do in North Beach, such as tasting coffee and witnessing bread being freshly made. Soak up the lively atmosphere of one of the city’s most popular districts as you learn about its cafes and bakeries and see landmarks like Saints Peter and Paul Church.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Napa Valley Wine Train from San Francisco: Gourmet Lunch, Wine Tasting and Vineyard Tour

Ride the Napa Valley Wine Train, enjoy a gourmet lunch, and tour a vineyard on this tour from San Francisco. Travel through scenic wine country on this antique train, passing through Yountville, Rutherford, Oakville and St Helena as you dig in to a 3-course meal. Disembark at Grgich Hills Estate, Charles Krug Winery or Raymond Vineyards to receive a guided tour and taste the wines for which Napa is famous.
  • Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
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San Francisco Combo: Alcatraz and Three Hour City Segway Tour

Ride the ferry to Alcatraz Island for an award-winning audio tour of the notorious former prison, and take a city Segway tour of San Francisco the following day. This combination package offers a comprehensive look at famous city attractions such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Coit Tower, Fisherman’s Wharf, Ghirardelli Square and Washington Square Park. The Segway tour — offered in the morning or afternoon — is limited to eight passengers for a small-group experience with a personable guide.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Duration: 5 hours
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