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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.


  • 4-hour trip to 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
  • Choice of morning and afternoon tours
  • Expert guide and commentary
  • Pickup and drop-off from central San Francisco hotels (not available for those staying at hotels in the airport area and booking the 2pm tour)
  • FREE wireless on board tour vehicle

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

A visit to the San Francisco area isn't complete without gazing up at the redwoods and strolling through artsy Sausalito. Make the most of this tour by skipping the hotel drop-off and opting for a ferry ride back to the city for incredible views of the skyline and Golden Gate Bridge.

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What You Can Expect

Muir Woods, Giant Redwoods and Sausalito Half-Day Trip

San Francisco from Sausalito

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, and enjoy pickup at your San Francisco hotel. 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 gigantic redwood trees, some of which stretch as high as 250 feet (76 meters) and date back nearly 800 years. 

After 75 minutes at 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 in to one of the many art galleries and grab a cappuccino or ice cream at a local café (own expense).

Your 4-hour tour concludes with drop-off back at your San Francisco hotel.

Customer Reviews

Lenna A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Excellent! Highly recommend. Driver was great and with good humor. The only thing- wish we spend more time in woods. May be to create 4.5 or 5hr tour with more time in Muir Woods?

Michael H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Great value tour. Muir Woods is simply sensational and not too far to travel. Combined with the Sausalito excursion the overall tour gives you a nice glimpse of the many attractions in San Francisco.

Peter P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

It was an excellent tour. We got about 1.5 hours in Muir Wood national monument, that time is enough to see the most important parts of it.
Then we got to spend some time in Sausalito which was great because its a beautiful town. A lot of people complain about the amount of time you stay on Sausalito but when you pick the tour they specify the amount of time you will have so nobody con complain about it. You can always comeback if you want to or take the ferry back.

Constance F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

The day was full of rain, but the experience was awesome. Starting with our driver, Randy and ending with fish and chips in Sausalito, the trip was delightful. Definitely will be hooking up with Viator when I'm in San Francisco again. Great way to end my vacation.

Anh N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Our group wanted to do a hike of Muir Woods, but since we did not rent a car, we decided to do this tour. We did the afternoon tour. It worked out perfectly with our schedule. We had lunch at the Ferry building and walked over to Fisherman Warf to meet at their tour office. We checked in for our tour and waited for tour bus to arrive. I recommend sitting on the right side of the bus for the best scenic view. We stopped at the golden gate bridge for a photo op. Then we headed to Muir Woods. It is a curvy windy road, so caution if you get car sick. We got about 1.5 hr to explore and hike the area. Lastly we stopped at Sausailto, looked at the shops and sat at the margarita bar for some drinks. Bus driver always gave a due time back to the bus. The passengers were always onetime back. Bus driver was great, offering commentary history and facts along the way. Very friendly and accommodating. Bus driver offered to drop us off back at the hotel on our way home. He had to make quite a few stops, dropping the other passengers off. There was a lot of traffic as we got into the city, so we ended up walking back to our hotel as we got nearer. The tour was about 5 hours including the drop off at the end. Highly recommend doing it.

Marilyn G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

A fascinating trip to Muir woods, made all the more enjoyable by the very knowledgeable guide, Sausalito was also excellent but enjoyable as the trip was, it was the guide who helped make it such a great experience

Richard B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Great tour. Driver was excellent and very entertaining. Muir Woods is hauntingly beautiful. Well worth the money. Took ferry back from Sausalito.

anne b

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Beautiful area. Randy our tour guide was awesome

Joanna C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This was my favorite activity in San Francisco! I loved everything about this experience.

Jennifer M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Loved it. Wonderful, easy trip out of San Francisco. The woods are phenomenal - a really nice break from the city. Our driver/guide, Randy, was exceptional. He provided lots of fun facts as we drove toward Muir Woods and then toward Sausalito. The bus was very clean and comfortable. We opted to return by ferry rather than taking the bus back. My family of four 2 adults, 2 kids ages 7 and 13 had a terrific day.

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