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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. At the end of your tour choose between getting dropped off at Union Square in San Francisco or taking the Sausalito ferry back to San Francisco.
Half-day tour of 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
Why Travelers Choose This Tour
This tour includes Muir Woods entry and stays a little longer than other tours.
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. 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 giant redwood trees, some of which stretch as high as 250 feet (76 meters) and date back nearly 800 years.
After 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 into one of the many art galleries and grab a cappuccino or ice cream at a local café (own expense).
Your tour concludes with drop-off at Union Square in San Francisco or choose the option of taking the ferry back to San Francisco from Sausalito.
Departing the heart of Union square, the coach makes its way to the Golden Gate Bridge.
On your way to the Golden Gate Bridge, travelers will see:
Union Square: Theatres, shopping, hotels
Two affluent neighborhoods, attracting young professionals. Chic fashion boutiques, Pilates studios, juice shops, beauty salons. Many fine dining restaurants ranging from French Bistros to American Fusion Cuisine.
Muir Woods lies in the middle of the redwood's latitudinal region.
Incredible diversity of flora and fauna can be daunting at times. Redwoods, Stellar’s jay, ladybugs, ancient horsetail ferns, and the banana slug are all apart of the hiking experience.
A gorgeous Mediterranean-style village with quaint shops, art galleries, and waterfront restaurants.
Extend your stay in Sausalito and return by ferry to San Francisco at your leisure. Ferry cost is not included unless selected during booking. The Ferry docks at Pier 41, in the heart of Fisherman’s Wharf.
First Drop-off location
On the northern waterfront, is the cities most visited and busiest tourist areas. Souvenir shops, stalls selling crab and clam chowder in sourdough bread bowls, appear at every turn.
"Just come really early as parking is limited and becomes a headache." See review
"Also, if the bay area is foggy, you will experience it as rain in the woods, so take rain gear." See review
"If you do, be sure to check the ferry schedule and plan your day accordingly as the ferries do not run that often." See review
Reviews by Viator travelers
A peaceful interlude in a busy schedulel
, May 2020
We enjoyed our walk in the woods - we found the track to be well-laid out and not at all crowded. (This could have been because people were already becoming concerned about COVID-19.) We had ample time to complete the suggested walking track at a very leisurely pace and we found it to be very peaceful. Our transport was comfortable and kept to the stated departure time. We elected to stay in Sausalito and catch the ferry back to San Francisco. At this point, we were unsure how to use our voucher and there was no one to ask. It all ended well, but perhaps clearer instructions could have been given.
The driver was informative and gave a fun and interesting running monologue to and from Muir woods. The hiking portion I wish was longer, Muir woods has a way of captivating you the moment you pull into the parking lot. The drive up the winding roads to Muir woods is not for the faint of heart, but if you have the stomach for it the scenery will take your breath away.
A good tour tho the bus driver/guide could have been a little more lively. I figure it’s not a possibility, but had the bus stopped at the Golden Gate Bridge to let us take a photo, that would have been a nice bonus. The time in the woods was plenty and the ferry back from Sausalito gave us plenty of photo opportunities.
Highly recommend this tour - our guide was funny and super informative. Loved her storytelling ability to engage us while on the bus. Muir Woods, and the road to, was beautiful-and while I would have loved to explore longer, it was the right amount of time for this tour.
Muir woods was an excellent trip. Absolutely gorgeous and peaceful to walk amongst these massive and spectacular creations of nature. I wish we had more time to sit and enjoy their beauty. The bus ride and our tour guide (Tiana) were excellent very informative and comical. She made us laugh but yet also provided great information and history about what we were seeing while driving through the city. We took the later tour which worked for us this trip but I would take the earlier tour if you want to spend more time in Sausalito and then catch the 2:55 (weekend schedule) Ferry back to San Francisco as it makes two stops before landing by pier 39. Kind of giving you a mini bay cruise.
Tour guide Josh was great very informative beautiful ride along the way worth seeing only wish other people respected the time of others had to wait 25 minutes on the bus when we left because 1 person did not get back on time cut our 2nd stop of the trip short. still worth it
I enjoyed this experience for the most part. They get you to Muir Woods and Sausalito then back. I just wish the driver didn’t talk so much the entire time.. literally not one minute of silence elapsed. I had a headache by the time we got to the woods which made it harder to do the bridge 4 hike but we still did it. Also I wish we had 30 more minutes for Sausalito. We had time to get lunch and quickly look in one store before rushing to use the restroom then get back on the bus with a minute to spare