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The Ultimate Day in the Bay Including Muir Woods

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San Francisco, United States

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icon7 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Overview

Enjoy an introduction to San Francisco on this excursion that includes a trip across San Francisco Bay to Muir Woods National Monument. You are driven around the city to see its diverse neighborhoods and geography, stopping several times for photo ops. At Muir Woods, admire the towering redwood trees, and visit the waterfront town of Sausalito for lunch (own expense).
  • San Francisco sightseeing tour with Muir Woods and Sausalito
  • Take a bus ride around the city to see neighborhoods such like Chinatown and Haight-Ashbury
  • Visit Muir Woods National Monument, home to the famous redwood trees
  • Admire the Golden Gate Bridge and the large homes of Pacific Heights

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This combo tour earns top reviews for friendly guides with insider knowledge of San Francisco.
Your tour begins at Fisherman's Wharf, where you meet your guide and board your tour bus. Travel through San Francisco's different neighborhoods, admiring its geography, parks, and views of San Francisco Bay as you listen to stories about the city and make stops to take photos.

Drive through North Beach, also known as Little Italy, where sidewalk cafes line busy streets; see the markets and souvenir shops of Chinatown; check out where the Summer of Love began in the Haight-Ashbury; pass by the 'Painted Ladies,' known for their appearance in the 'Full House' intro; visit Twin Peaks for a panoramic view of the whole city; and get a glimpse of Pacific Heights, one of the city's most affluent neighborhoods where large homes have excellent views of San Francisco Bay (the house from 'Mrs. Doubtfire' is also here).

Then head north across the Golden Gate Bridge to Muir Woods National Monument, where you have time to stroll through the grove of ancient redwood trees. Back on the tour bus, continue to Sausalito, a picturesque enclave on the bay where you can purchase lunch (own expense).

Your tour ends with return to your starting point at Fisherman's Wharf.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Fisherman's Wharf
One of San Francisco’s most popular destinations – from beautiful old shipyards, to Boudin’s Bakery and the smell of fresh clam chowder, Fisherman’s Wharf has it all.
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North Beach
Voted as one of the USA’s “ten great neighborhoods”, North Beach is best known as the home of Little Italy. From delicious restaurants to authentic sidewalk cafes and bakeries, you will feel the charm of San Francisco as soon as you arrive.
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Chinatown
Boasting the largest Chinatown in the United States, this 24-block mecca is bustling with energy, amazing food, and unique and colorful shops that give this area its charm.
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Tenderloin
Nestled near downtown San Francisco, the Tenderloin neighborhood continues to resist gentrification, all while spearheading the local arts movement. It’s a must-see in our modern-day city.
Stop At:  
Pacific Heights
Offering one of the most scenic outlooks in all of Northern California, Pacific Heights is home to Billionaire’s Row, featuring the estates of politicians, tech titans and other San Francisco celebrities (includes Mrs. Doubtfire house!)
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Twin Peaks
Featuring a panoramic view of all of San Francisco, Twin Peaks offers ones of the best perspectives of the downtown skyline, surrounding hills and vistas (weather permitting).
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Mission District
Known for its prominent and colorful mural installations, delicious food, and vibrant art and music scene, The Mission embodies the culture of old and new San Francisco.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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The Castro
One of the most vibrant neighborhoods in the United States. Colorful bars and restaurants line the streets, with the historic Castro Theater overlooking the area that Harvey Milk once called home.
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Haight-Ashbury
The origin of the hippie culture and the birth place of the “Summer of Love.” From the stunning Painted Ladies to the homes of music’s favorite 60’s bands, this district started the counter-culture movement across the USA.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Presidio of San Francisco
Former military base, now a beautiful park that includes Crissy Field, Fort Point, Lucasfilm’s (George Lucas) headquarters and the Walt Disney Museum.
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Golden Gate Bridge
Declared “one of the 10 wonders of the modern world,” the Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most recognized symbols of San Francisco. Simply stunning!
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Sausalito Boardwalk
Located just across the Golden Gate Bridge, this artistic enclave has the setting and beauty of a european mediterranean town.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Muir Woods National Monument
Muir Woods National Monument is home to some of the oldest and most beautiful trees in the world. Many of our guests consider this stop to be the highlight of their trip.
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Marin Headlands
Offering a stunning perspective of the Golden Gate Bridge with downtown San Francisco in the background, this awe-inspiring view is the perfect place to capture a memorable photo.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free

Traveler Tips


  • "Do not just look for a Viator sign to meet up with your tour."
  • "Or, keep the SF tour the same and just add 15 minutes for lunch and 45 for Muir Woods and make it 7 hours instead of 6."
  • "Not enough time in Sausalito- only enough for long line for restroom and 15 min walk back and forth to deli-no time to shop and had to eat sandwich on bus."

Reviews

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Reviews by Viator travelers
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Golden Hate Bridge stop
Annette_G
, Mar 2020
Had a great time you get to see so much in a short time. Tour guide had great information about the vitu
star-5
Great way to see Yosemite in a day
David_E
, Feb 2020
Our guide Joe was excellent in accommodating the group. Extremely knowledgeable about the history and sites. Wonderful views of the sites in Yosemite Valley and plenty of time on hikes. Definitely recommend this to those with only a day to spend. Pick up and drop off at hotel was very convenient.
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Great Day!
Kelly_U
, Feb 2020
Shawn Sullivan did a great job! Very knowledgeable. He took us everywhere and knew so much about each location. We had plenty of time at each place. I would recommend doing this tour on the first day in case you would like to explore a particular area more thoroughly later on in your trip.
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Great tour!
ahren04
, Feb 2020
Rolando is an excellent tour guide, very informative and entertaining at the same time. Highly recommend.
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Twin peaks view
carnes1234
, Feb 2020
Great tour that covers everything around San Francisco . Our tour guide Aaron did an outstanding job and was very knowledgeable
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great overall tour
OklaJane
, Jan 2020
The meeting place was super easy to find. The first part of the tour we drove through the different sections of San Fransisco which made it easier to navigate the areas around where we were staying once the tour ended. Views of the Golden Gate Bridge were great and after we crossed, we enjoyed a nice lunch in Sausolito where the restaurants were very accommodating to our schedule and the food was great . We ate at Poggios. The last part of the tour was Muir Woods which was incredible and we had time to hike a ways before our return. Our guide was great even though it was his first day with the tour .
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Fantastic!
msimm0ns0
, Dec 2019
Fantastic day trip! Adam was a great host and I highly recommend. Great way to see the city and visit Muir Woods and Sausalito.
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Awesome! Must do this tour!
Mary U
, Sep 2019
Tour guide was awesome, if you want a great fun day, take this tour! Patrick made it fun and we learned so much about San Francisco
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A Terrific Experience
Judy M
, Aug 2019
Wonderful trip. Our guide/driver was Eli - knowledgeable, informative, handled questions well and kept us on schedule. He's excellent.
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A good way to hit the key sites in one day
Stewie_007
, Aug 2019
Great tour guide! Really went all out to make sure we saw the key sites in San Francisco with engaging, fun and interesting facts and history of each stop. When we got to the Golden Gate Bridge the fog made it difficult to get a good view and the guide immediately adjusted the itinerary to keep going and circle back to different locations and different views so that we got to see the impressive San Francisco icon very clearly. We had a great time. The pace was just right, not too rushed and not a huge group.

Product code: 30758P1

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