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Muir Woods Expedition Tour of Coastal Redwoods

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icon4 to 5 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 7 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Experience the majesty of Northern California’s Coastal Redwood Sequoia trees at Muir Woods. This half-day tour takes visitors to some of the Bay Area’s most peaceful spots. Spend 1.5 hours beneath some of the tallest Redwood trees in the world, take a short hike, or just enjoy the views. Then stop for lunch in Sausalito and opt to take the scenic ferry ride back to the city, or be driven across the Golden Gate Bridge. Ideal for visitors looking to get out of the city and spend some relaxing time in the forest.
  • Experience the peaceful surroundings of giant Redwood trees in Muir Woods
  • Avoid the hassles of driving, parking and public transportation
  • Visit Muir Woods, the Golden Gate Bridge and the town of Sausalito
  • Convenient transportation from San Francisco hotels and Fisherman’s Wharf
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Complimentary SF hotel pickup from most hotels
Excursion to picturesque Sausalito and Muir Woods
Muir Woods Entrance fee
Guide Gratuities (for Private option ONLY)
Guide Gratuities (for Shared tour)
Lunch
Ferry from Sausalito to SF (if option not selected)

Departure Point

333 O'Farrell St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Departure Point

250 Beach St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Exact destinations & itinerary may differ due to weather, road conditions, and the guide's discretion.
  • California law requires tour guests to bring a car safety seat for all children under 8 years and under 4' 9" (1.4 meters) in height. Any guest that does not provide their child's safety seat at the time of the tour and does not inform the tour operator in advance may not be allowed to board the tour and will not be subject to refund.
  • For hotel pickups, if your hotel is not listed, please select the Hilton Union Square at 333 O'Farrell Street (the meeting point is outside the Mason Street entrance).
  • Audio guides are available in French, Spanish, German, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, and Japanese. Specify language at time of booking under special requirements.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Park entrance fee to Muir Woods National Monument included
  • For the rare event that commercial parking is not available at Muir Woods, we reserve the right to arrange an alternative destination for experiencing Giant Coastal Redwoods during your tour.
  • Meals and drink are not included but available for purchase at Muir Woods Visitor's Center and Sausalito.
  • Your pickup time for this tour may change due to the new parking reservation system for Muir Woods. Please make sure to reconfirm pick-up time prior to your tour
  • Time spent in Sausalito may vary. Purchase the ferry option to extend your stay in this quaint Coastal Village
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 33 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Extranomical Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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.

Learn more about cancellations.

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 Expedition Tour of Coastal Redwoods?
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
See all safety measures taken by Muir Woods Expedition Tour of Coastal Redwoods.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Muir Woods Expedition Tour of Coastal Redwoods?
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
See all safety measures taken by Muir Woods Expedition Tour of Coastal Redwoods.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Muir Woods Expedition Tour of Coastal Redwoods?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Muir Woods Expedition Tour of Coastal Redwoods.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Muir Woods Expedition Tour of Coastal Redwoods?
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
See all safety measures taken by Muir Woods Expedition Tour of Coastal Redwoods.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Muir Woods Expedition Tour of Coastal Redwoods?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 33 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Muir Woods Expedition Tour of Coastal Redwoods.

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  • "If you are taking younger children who get motion sick, advise to take Gravol a half hour before the drive out." See review

Reviews

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Reviews by Viator travelers

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star-2
Don’t waste your money!
Kimberly
, Jun 2021
This was not a tour- it was a rushed bus ride to Muir Woods. The driver was friendly, but didn’t give a tour. He simply said “next stop” and then gave the time that the bus would leave. Additionally, the description says that they pick up from several of the hotels. This is false! They pick up from ONE hotel or from their office. I recommend renting a car and enjoying a non rushed experience. This was a waste of money!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Sorry to hear that you were disappointed in your experience. Please contact us at (415) 357-0700 about a refund or "do-over" tour. We care deeply about your satisfaction.
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star-5
FABULOUS!
Lisa_L
, Jun 2021
Our tour guide was awesome. He was very personable - he had a lot of great information. The tour itself was also excellent. The scent of the trees once you arrive at Muir Woods was amazing - I never expected that. The beauty of it all was just spectacular! Our visit to Sausalito was fun too - great little shops. Highly recommend this tour!!!
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Fun trip when not on the bus.
Mark_F
, Jun 2021
Muir Woods was great, we were fortunate to have great weather. The tour guide Jill was also great, very informative and helpful. The tour bus was very cramped, hot and uncomfortable.
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star-3
Muir Woods is beautiful
Sara_G
, Jun 2021
Muir Woods was amazing and Sausalito was beautiful. Our tour had to be rescheduled at the last minute due to a driver calling in sick. They were able to get us on a tour the next morning. The driver was late picking us up. Tour guide (Gino) was knowledgeable and informative
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star-5
Great half day tour
John_K
, May 2021
Alberto was a fabulous driver and tour guide! Funny, personable and full of information. He made the drive very interesting! Obviously Muir Woods is amazing and Sausalito was picturesque. Highly recommend!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Thanks for your kind words...I'll pass them on to Alberto. Hope we can do it again soon to a different SF attraction.
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Don’t use
Michael_R
, Feb 2020
The trip was canceled 10 minutes before after it cost me to travel to pick up location. They are selling tours that are not running
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star-3
Mostly great - more Muir and less Sausalito, please!
LMDQ
, Jan 2020
The good: Muir Woods is fabulously beautiful, and a treat after a few days in the city. Well worth the fairly short trip. It wasn't much colder than the city itself. Our driver, Mr. Chabli, was informative, attentive, and humorous. After the Woods, he was the highlight of the trip. The cafe was limited but had decent enough food, The two bookstores were standard (the one by the visitor center is much smaller) and the lines for the women's restroom were long (also, sadly, standard.) . The main trail is actually a wooden pathway, which makes it manageable for those with mobility concerns. The bad: Many of us on the tour noted that we'd rather spend more time at the Woods and skip Sausalito. The hour and 15 minutes went by so quickly and those who walked the longest trail sprinted to get back on time. I'd prefer a trip that used the time spent in Sausalito at Muir Woods. Keep the drop off in Sausalito for those who want to spend time there and catch the ferry back. The ugly: Representatives from both companies were very helpful in resolving the problem, but there was a major communication snafu when we were shuffled to another tour company (gray line) when the original tour was canceled. This would have been fine except gray line was told we would be on the 8 a.m tour and we were told we were on the 11 am tour, which had been sold out for several days. Luckily, there were no shows for the 11 tour and we got to go.
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star-4
Muir Woods Worth the Trip
Heather C
, Oct 2019
The only downside to this trip is the brief time you have in Muir Woods - it's 90 minutes in total. We did the more ambitious hike to the 4th bridge up the hill ridge trail, and to really experience the woods it is best to be able to stand/sit in the groves, and enjoy the silence. We had to really turn up the speed on the hike back to make it back to our transportation on time. The woods itself is breathtaking - a special place worth remembering, and the smell in the air is so fresh. One other small detail - our entrance to the National Monument of Muir Woods was NOT included with this tour price - it was $15 for an adult, no charge for kids under 16, it would have been good to have more clarity that the tickets were not inclusive of this. Another tip, the roads accessing Muir woods are narrow and very windy. If you are taking younger children who get motion sick, advise to take Gravol a half hour before the drive out. The shuttle driver was excellent, very professional, and gave a good overview of the area and also gave some narration in San Francisco. A great guide.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Bridge FOUR...great hike and you got to see all the highlights on that trail! You'll be happy to know that we've listened and now include the Muir Woods entry fee within the tour price. Thanks for all your good suggestions.
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star-5
Worth it!
KansasCityFamily
, Oct 2019
We learned that Muir Woods schedules visits as our pick up time was changed by a few hours. But the Viator driver and guide were very friendly. It was nice being a smaller group. My only complaint is with the bus layout itself as you are unable to look out the front window (unless you duck your head to be waist level), especially during the windy road to the woods. Overall I highly recommend and would do it again.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Thanks for your kind words. Next time let us host you in Yosemite or Monterey. Travel well.
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star-5
Fulfilled my Expectations
Thomsfun
, Oct 2019
It took a while for the van driver to pick up all the customers, but after that we were taken directly to Muir woods. Muir woods is naturally awesome! We spent an hour an a half there. We proceeded on to Sausalito where we were on our own to choose a restaurant for lunch. We chose the option of taking the ferry back to San Francisco which we enjoyed.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
This is exactly the sort of slow-paced morning that we had in mind when designing the tour. Taking the ferry back gives you the ability to customize the Sausalito portion to your liking (Lappert's ice cream...mmmm!).
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