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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.
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.
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.
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!)
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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.