• Location: San Francisco, California
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
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Visit Muir Woods and Sausalito with a 4-hour small-group tour from San Francisco. See the majestic redwoods at Muir Woods National Monument, then head to the bayshore to explore Sausalito. Stay longer in Sausalito if you wish and return to San Francisco by ferry (own expense).


  • 4-hour small-group tour to Muir Woods and Sausalito, from San Francisco
  • Walk among the coast redwoods, the tallest trees on earth
  • Visit Sausalito's waterfront shops and restaurants
  • Take in views of the San Francisco Bay and houseboats
  • Opt to hop back on the tour bus to the city or return on your own from Sausalito by ferry (own expense)
  • Small-group tour limited to 13 people

What You Can Expect

Small Group Muir Woods and Sausalito Tour

Visit Iconic Sausalito

Begin your small-group tour with morning pickup from centrally located San Francisco hotels between Union Square and Fisherman’s Wharf.

Your guide shares some of the San Francisco Bay Area's history as you make your way to Muir Woods before the crowds arrive. Travel over the Golden Gate Bridge to reach Muir Woods, which is nestled in the hills near the Pacific Ocean.

Established in 1908, the Muir Woods National Monument encompasses 300 acres (121 hectares) of protected parkland. Inside stands California's renowned Sequoia sempervirens (coast redwoods), which once grew throughout coastal California but now few of the old growth trees remain.

Have 1.5 hours to stroll around the redwood forest before heading over the hill to stop in Sausalito for lunch. There, you can pop into the shops, and purchase lunch from one of several waterfront restaurants.

After one hour in the scenic bayside town, meet your guide for the short drive back over the Golden Gate Bridge your starting point in San Francisco. Alternatively, you could remain on your own in Sausalito and take the ferry back at your own expense, a 30-minute ride that provides great views of the Golden Gate, Alcatraz Island and the waterfront.

Customer Reviews

Marybeth G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

We took the Viator tour to Muir Woods and Sausalito . Brian was our guide and he was fabulous! Driving through the streets of San Francisco pointed out famous streets and houses, etc. We stopped at a beautiful spot with fabulous views of Golden Gate Bridge for photo shoot. Despite the rain we loved Muir Woods, just gorgeous and 90 min is ample time. We chose to spend more time in Sausalito and take the ferry back to San Francisco which was easy. Of course Sausalito would have been more enjoyable if the sun was out. Definitely recommend this tour and ask for Brian!

Russela B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

One word to describe this tour is STUNNING. This forest is so incredible..The Redwood Trees are astonishing, I felt like an ant : in a great big world. Our tour guide, Paul, was awesome. He was very knowledgeable, and so nice. He told us everything about John Muir the person the woods were named after and how he advocated to preserve the National parks of the U.S. Which for me that was fascinating. Then we went to the beautiful town of Sausalito, which was an amazing little town. Loved this tour and I highly recommend.

Brenda J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Phil did an excellent job reviewing the history and points of interest of San Francisco, Muir Woods and Sausalito. He provided tips for our walk through the Muir Woods ensuring we hit the highlights before it became crowded. We had a great experience.

Paulo C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Amazing tour I loved it, the park is incredable and the guide very good

Daniel S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Really enjoyable experience with a professional tour leader who was extremely friendly and informative. Would definitely recommend.

Thomas E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Glad we picked this tour. The small group was the way to go. Our tour guide, Patrick, made our time even better. Muir Woods was chilly so take warm clothes for the walk. The views were just gorgeous--have your camera ready! Our stop in Sausalito was enjoyable. It's a pretty quaint area. You won't be disappointed.

Elizabeth T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed doing this trip, especially in a small group rather than a large coach. It made the trip more personal. The woods are majesty and a must see if you are visiting San Francisco. Patrick, our tour guide was very entertaining and knowledgable about both the woods and the history of Sausalito. He had us interacting in music quizzes and singing along together. He went out of his way to accommodate all our needs.

Robert W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Our guide Patrick was wonderful! He is very knowledgeable about the Bay area and full of fun facts. Muir Woods is breathtaking. We had about an hour and a half to walk the trails which was enough time to take in the beauty. Sausalito is a cute town to grab lunch after touring Muir Woods. We did not have enough time to shop and have lunch so we choose lunch. If you want to extend your stay, take advantage of taking the ferry back to Fisherman's Wharf. Patrick gets bonus points for the chocolate stash!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Driver and tour guide was very informative and funny as well. The sights in Muir Woods were absolutely amazing and really cool to drive over the Golden Gate Bridge as well. You could tell the guides passion for San Francisco and Muir Woods and it made the tour that much better, also a nice stop in Sausalito. Vehicle was great and driver was right on time!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

The tour driver was very nice, had a lot of information and a great driver. We had a great time at Muir Woods despite the rain. It is a truly amazing place to see. Sausalito was a beautiful place to see picturesque! It just was not enough time to really browse in all the stores.

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