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Muir Woods & Sausalito Half-Day Tour (Return by Bus or Ferry from Sausalito)

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  • 5 hours (approx.)
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  • Offered in: English

Overview

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 either of the two departure points or taking the Sausalito ferry back to San Francisco (Pier 41).
  • Half-day tour of Muir Woods and Sausalito from San Francisco
  • Explore the giant redwood sequoia trees at Muir Woods
  • Shop and browse in Sausalito, California's prettiest town
  • Drive across the Golden Gate Bridge

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This tour includes Muir Woods entry and stays a little longer than other tours.

What's Included

  • 4-hour tour of Muir Woods and Sausalito
  • Transport by luxury air-conditioned coach & Professional Tour Guide
  • Admission ticket to Muir Woods National Monument (15$ value included)
  • 90' stop guaranteed in Muir Woods (maximum time allowed by National Parks)
  • 60' Stop in Sausalito
  • Return Ferry to San Francisco from Sausalito (if tour option is purchased)
  • 4h Bike Rental in San Francisco (if tour option is purchased)
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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What To Expect

Muir Woods National Monument is a must-see destination on any visit to the San Francisco Bay Area. Just a short drive across the Golden Gate Bridge, the protected nature reserve is home to one of the world’s last remaining coastal redwood forests. 

Choose from a morning or afternoon departure. Stop at a vista point for a fantastic perspective of the Golden Gate and Alcatraz, and wind through the rolling emerald hills of the Marin Headlands to arrive at Muir Woods. Stroll along forest paths surrounded by the giant redwood trees, some of which stretch as high as 250 feet (76 meters) and date back nearly 800 years. 

After Muir Woods, take a short drive to the artistic bayside village of Sausalito. Capture wonderful photos of the San Francisco skyline during a stroll along the waterfront, pop into one of the many art galleries and grab a cappuccino or ice cream at a local café (own expense).

Your tour concludes with drop off at either of the two departure points or choose the option of taking the Sausalito ferry back to San Francisco (Pier 41).

Union Square (Pass By)

Departing the heart of Union square, the coach makes its way to the Golden Gate Bridge. On your way to the Golden Gate Bridge, travelers will see: Union Square: Theatres, shopping, hotels

Van Ness Avenue (Pass By)

Famous for being used as a firebreak, by the US Army during the 1906 earthquake and fire.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • We offer options to return by Bus or Ferry from Sausalito. Each one has different prices, make sure you purchase the option you want. If you plan to stay longer than 60 minutes in Sausalito, we encourage customers to purchase any of our options that include "Ferry return from Sausalito"
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Muir Woods & Sausalito Half-Day Tour (Return by Bus or Ferry from Sausalito)?

A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Muir Woods & Sausalito Half-Day Tour (Return by Bus or Ferry from Sausalito)?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Muir Woods & Sausalito Half-Day Tour (Return by Bus or Ferry from Sausalito)?

A:The policies on social distancing are:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Muir Woods & Sausalito Half-Day Tour (Return by Bus or Ferry from Sausalito)?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

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Traveler Tips


Parking at Muir Woods is so limited (and requires a timed permit) that the tour bus is the best way to go.
Parking at Muir is poor so this one combined with the ferry return is a nice half day ending up at Fisherman’s Wharf.
Just be prepared that the road to get there is really curvy, so if you get carsick, be sure to take motion sickness tablets before going.
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Spirited Away
James_D, Sep 2022
I enjoyed every moment of this trip. Our tour guide was excellent. Lots of jokes, puns, and plenty of education. The forest is captivating, really magical. I can’t believe it ended.
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Dear James, We are so happy that you had a great time at Muir Woods and Sausalito. Those are magical places. Thanks for the kind words about our driver. Our team works hard to give you the best experience ever. We hope to see you soon!
Beautiful scenery, ease...
Dana_J, Sep 2022
Beautiful scenery, ease of booking, wonderful guide/driver, clear itinerary that was followed comfortably. We had a great day!
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Dear Dana, We’re so happy to hear that you enjoyed Muir Woods and Sausalito with us. We look forward to welcoming you again soon!
Worth Every Penny!
Mary_P, Sep 2022
It was a great trip to Muir Woods! The driver was entertaining and did a great job driving the very curvy roads. I highly recommend this tour!
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Dear Mary, We’re so happy to hear you had a great experience at Muir Woods and Sausalito. Your review made our day! Our whole team works very hard to keep our customers happy, but we can only do it thanks to amazing customers like you. Thanks again, and we hope to serve you again soon.
What a beautiful experience!!!
Eniler_N, Sep 2022
This was well worth it!!! Had an amazing time with all my kids. Great family memories!! Would recommend to everyone!!!
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Dear Eniler, It was a pleasure to serve you and your family. We are glad that you had a great time at Muir Woods and Sausalito. We hope to serve you again soon.
Experience I’ll never forget
Shaun_M, Aug 2022
I’ll have to start with the tour guide Archie. He was an absolute legend. Very informative and made the trip that much more enjoyable. The Woods were mind blowing and was so peaceful. Recommend to anyone. Sausalito was a very beautiful town with so many options for food. I chose Spinnakers. Ideal spot over looking the bay back to towards San Francisco.
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Dear Shaun, We’re so happy to hear you had a great experience at Muir Woods and Sausalito. Your review made our day! Our whole team works very hard to keep our customers happy, but we can only do it thanks to amazing customers like you. Thanks again, and we hope to serve you again soon. Sincerely, Gray Line San Francisco
Would Definitely Recommend!!
Kelly_C, Sep 2022
All five of us really enjoyed the trees and the gorgeous grounds of the park itself. All of us would recommend Muir Woods and taking the ferry back.
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Dear Kelly, We’re so happy to hear that you enjoyed Muir Woods and Sausalito and look forward to welcoming you again soon!
Muir Woods excursion
Lori_L, Sep 2022
So glad we did this tour. Muir Woods was breathtaking and Sausalito is a great little town to eat and shop in.
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Dear Lori, We’re so happy to hear that you enjoyed Muir Woods and Sausalito and look forward to welcoming you again soon!
Nice; great information...
Barbara_P, Sep 2022
Nice; great information from the tour guide. I love the trees and Sausalito was good to eat at Copita
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Dear Barbara, We’re so happy to hear that you enjoyed Muir Woods and Sausalito and look forward to welcoming you again soon!
I wanted to change tours,...
AnnMarie_B, Sep 2022
I wanted to change tours, I was charged for both. Customer service is poor‼️The web site fits not a accurately describe each tour.
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Dear AnnMarie_B I’m sorry to hear about your disappointing experience with us. We always intend to provide great customer service and useful, transparent advice. I`m sorry, but I couldn`t understand what happened. Did you take one or two tours? If you took one and we charged for two, please reach out to us at 415-353-5310 (Customer Direct Line), so we can fix the problem. Looking forward to hearing from you. Ignacio Gray Line San Francisco
Breathe taking! Great...
Barbara_D, Aug 2022
Breathe taking! Great trails, just beautiful surroundings. The tour guide, Archie, Was so educational.
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Dear Barbara, I shared your comments with our entire team at Gray Line San Francisco. When we hear from happy customers like you, we spread the positivity around! Hope to serve you again soon. Sincerely,
The forest is incredible....
William_K, Aug 2022
The forest is incredible. The tour made things easy, so we could just enjoy ourselves. Our tour guide was also great .
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Hi William, We’re so happy to hear you had a great experience at Muir Woods and Sausalito. Your review made our day! Our whole team works very hard to keep our customers happy, but we can only do it thanks to amazing customers like you. Thanks again, and we hope to serve you again soon. Sincerely, Gray Line San Francisco
It was an OK tour
Jorge_Q, Sep 2022
Sausalito town is nice, very colorful and the houses by the shore are quite nice. Muir woods was fine but I was expecting more of that place. The driver was really friendly and gave us valuable info. Returning back to SF in the ferry was a nice experience
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Dear Jorge, It was a pleasure serving you. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and being so open with us. We hope you'll come and see us again soon!
Pleasant day in the woods
LeenaNeil_P, Sep 2022
Dainilo was very good, witty and helpful. The trip was very pleasant and we enjoyed a lot. Everything was on time. Sausalito was very quaint. Dainilo even recommended good places to eat
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Dear Leena, We’re so happy to hear that you enjoyed Muir Woods and Sausalito and look forward to welcoming you again soon! Thanks for the kinds words about Danilo. Our team workds really hard to give you the best experience.
Breathtaking
Shannon_S, Sep 2022
The aroma in the air was something I want to remember forever. I want to bring my kids and grandkids here one day to experience the beauty of the Muir Woods
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Dear Shanno, Muir Woods is a special and magic place. We are so happy that you had a memorable time there. We can't wait to serve you and your family again. Thank you!
Great 1/2 day tour. Everything went beautifully.
Deanna_R, Sep 2022
Great tour. Driver Ken was friendly, informative and entertaining. Didn’t feel rushed but return times were made clear. Returned to SF from Sausalito via Ferry . You get to use your ferry pass at whichever return time you choose via ferry schedule but would caution you ferry’s allow many bicycle returns and ferry may fill up before you board causing you to wait for next ferry. Nice surprise is our voucher was also accepted via other ferry line and we made it back about 50 min later . Certainly not a bad place to spend extra time—lots of great food, beautiful ocean views and boats to watch. Saw some sea lions as well. Muir Woods and Sausalito both very beautiful!
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Dear Deanna, We’re so happy to hear you had a great experience at Muir Woods and Sausalito. Your review made our day! Our whole team works very hard to keep our customers happy, but we can only do it thanks to amazing customers like you. Thanks again, and we hope to serve you again soon.
Nice Tour
Jentora_R, Sep 2022
This is a great little tour to the Miur Woods and Sausalito. The tour guide allowed us to stop at some scenic points (Golden Gate Lookout and Sausalito marina) which gave you time to stretch your legs and get some great photos. Muir Woods is beautiful and there are many trails to walk in the park. You have 90 minutes at this stop. After that, you go to Sausalito, which has cute shops, a variety of restaurants, and great views. You have the option to return by bus or ferry. We chose the ferry and it was a very scenic 30 min ride with views of the Golden gate Bridge, Alcatraz, and San Francisco skyline.
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Dear Jentora, It was a pleasure to serve you. It is not every day that we receive feedback as detailed and thoughtful as yours. But trust us when we say that it does not go unnoticed. Your comment has given us valuable insight into the services that we provide at Muir Woods and Sausalito. We sincerely thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us. We hope to serve you again soon.
Muir Woods
Cindy_W, Sep 2022
We had Doug as our guide. He was very informative and awesome. It is a beautiful park and so peaceful.
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Dear Cindy, We are so happy that you enjoyed your time in Muir Woods and Sausalito. Thanks for the kind words about our drive, Doug. Our team works really hard to give the best experience to our customers. Hope to serve you soon.
Great way to see the redwoods
Marquita_G, Sep 2022
Excellent tour & even made a couple of stops on way there. Good narrative on the local sights & history of the sights.
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Dear Marquit, I shared your comments with our entire team at Gray Line San Francisco. When we hear from happy customers like you, we spread the positivity around! Hope to serve you again soon.
Tour was great. Made...
Adrianna_W, Sep 2022
Tour was great. Made visit to Muir Woods easy. Our driver Marco was friendly and provided great service.
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Dear Adriann, It was a pleasure serving you. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are glad that you had a great time with us. We hope you'll come and see us again soon!
The bus was on time, the...
David_H, Sep 2022
The bus was on time, the driver Danilo was really friendly and knowledgeable. Plenty of time at places of interest.
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Dear David, Thanks so much for your feedback! We’re really glad you enjoyed Muir Woods and Sausalito. Our team works hard to give you the best experience. We hope to see you soon.
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