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Muir Woods & Sausalito Half-Day Tour (Return by Bus or Ferry from Sausalito)

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Muir Woods & Sausalito Half-Day Tour (Return by Bus or Ferry from Sausalito)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

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 either of the two departure points or taking the Sausalito ferry back to San Francisco (Pier 41).
  • 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.
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4-hour tour of Muir Woods and Sausalito
Transport by luxury air-conditioned coach & Professional Tour Guide
Admission ticket to Muir Woods National Monument (15$ value included)
90' stop guaranteed in Muir Woods (maximum time allowed by National Parks)
60' Stop in Sausalito
Return Ferry to San Francisco from Sausalito (if tour option is purchased)
4h Bike Rental in San Francisco (if tour option is purchased)
Gratuities
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • 478 Post St , 478 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA

    / Gray Line Union Square Departure Location downtown / Check "Before you Go" section for exact departure times if you chose to depart from this location

  • 2805 Leavenworth St , 2805 Leavenworth St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

    / Gray Line Fisherman’s Wharf Departure Location (meet us at 2805 Leavenworth St. in front of the blue canopy) / Check "Before you Go" section for exact departure times if you chose to depart from this location

  • This activity will end right where it started.
    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 either of the two departure points or choose the option of taking the Sausalito ferry back to San Francisco (Pier 41).
    Itinerary
    Pass By:  
    Union Square
    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
    Pass By:  
    Van Ness Avenue
    Famous for being used as a firebreak, by the US Army during the 1906 earthquake and fire.
    Pass By:  
    Cow Hollow
    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.
    Pass By:  
    Crissy Field
    Driving above Crissy Field it gives a great vantage of the San Francisco Bay, and the Golden Gate Bridge.
    Pass By:  
    Golden Gate Bridge
    Crossing the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. On a clear day, the Golden Gate Bridge offers a panoramic view of the bay and the San Francisco skyline.
    Pass By:  
    Marin County
    Entering Robin Williams tunnel as we exit travelers get a view of Sausalito.
    Stop At:  
    Muir Woods National Monument
    Muir Woods lies in the middle of the redwood's latitudinal region. The 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 a part of the hiking experience. We offer the maximum time allowed at Muir Woods for any tour operator (90'). We would love to offer more time at this beautiful National Park, but every tour operator has a limited parking time at the Park to allow access to all visitors.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
    Admission Ticket Included
    Stop At:  
    Sausalito
    A gorgeous Mediterranean-style village with quaint shops, art galleries, and waterfront restaurants. We will stop for 60 minutes. If you plan to extend your stay in Sausalito for more than one hour, we recommend booking the tour option "return by Ferry" so you can decide when to come back to San Francisco at your own pace. The Ferry docks at Pier 41, in the heart of Fisherman’s Wharf. If you book any of the Return by Bus options, you will be driven back to San Francisco and dropped off at the same locations you've been picked up: 478 Post. St or 2800 Leavenworth.
    Duration: 1 hour 
    Admission Ticket Free
    Stop At:  
    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.
    Duration: 5 minutes
    Admission Ticket Free
    Stop At:  
    Union Square
    Union Square Second drop- off location
    Duration: 5 minutes
    Admission Ticket Free
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • We offer options to return by Bus or Ferry from Sausalito. Each one has different prices, make sure you purchase the option you want. If you plan to stay longer than 60 minutes in Sausalito, we encourage customers to purchase any of our options that include "Ferry return from Sausalito"
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
    • OPERATED BY Gray Line San Francisco
    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
    • 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 & Sausalito Half-Day Tour (Return by Bus or Ferry from Sausalito)?
    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 & Sausalito Half-Day Tour (Return by Bus or Ferry from Sausalito).
    Q:
    What is the policy on sanitization during Muir Woods & Sausalito Half-Day Tour (Return by Bus or Ferry from Sausalito)?
    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 & Sausalito Half-Day Tour (Return by Bus or Ferry from Sausalito).
    Q:
    What is the social distancing policy during Muir Woods & Sausalito Half-Day Tour (Return by Bus or Ferry from Sausalito)?
    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 & Sausalito Half-Day Tour (Return by Bus or Ferry from Sausalito).
    Q:
    What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Muir Woods & Sausalito Half-Day Tour (Return by Bus or Ferry from Sausalito)?
    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 & Sausalito Half-Day Tour (Return by Bus or Ferry from Sausalito).

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    Traveler Tips


    • "Parking at Muir Woods is so limited (and requires a timed permit) that the tour bus is the best way to go." See review
    • "Parking at Muir is poor so this one combined with the ferry return is a nice half day ending up at Fisherman’s Wharf." See review
    • "Just be prepared that the road to get there is really curvy, so if you get carsick, be sure to take motion sickness tablets before going." See review

    Reviews

    4.5
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    3,349 Reviews

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    star-4
    Muir Woods always worth seeing!
    Tracy_F
    , Jun 2022
    Muir Woods and driver were great, loved stopping too to look over the bridge and get photos. Restaurants in Sausalito disappointing. Many were closed, others undergoing construction while open, others too froofy. Ferry ride was nice tho.
    star-5
    Worth it
    Tricia_P
    , Jun 2022
    Awesome trip and your. Michelle and Lee were both awesome and super knowledgeable. Muir Woods is beautiful and definitely a must experience while visiting San Francisco.
    star-5
    Being there is a dram it’s just a natural spa wher you spits revives
    Miguel_V
    , Jun 2022
    Take the uphill since the beginning just walk up half of the time given by the tour si that you come back easily
    star-5
    Muir Woods wonderful, Sausalito carefree and fun
    Jenny_A
    , Jun 2022
    Muir Woods was so beautiful. Joe, our tour guide did a great job getting us there safely and providing some interesting facts about the area. It was easy to check in and board and getting back to the bus on time was easy enough as well. Sausalito was really pretty, and the weather was great. I highly recommend this as a half day trip.
    star-5
    No longer lost in the city… Thanks to Greyline customer service!
    Tanya_S
    , Jun 2022
    Update from my previous review about the wrong address and bad customer service…. I ended up calling grey line directly and talked to the manager about the disconnected phone number and the location difficulties that caused us to miss the tour. He rebooked us for free, was extremely helpful and went above and beyond to help save our trip! The tour bus is very nice and the experience is great with Greyline bus tours itself, so I would recommend booking directly with them or on their website not through Viator! (Viator has no customer service phone number for problems that happen with tourists and a 7 day response time for refund request via email)! I am so thankful to Greyline for their help and willingness to fix Viators problems!
    star-5
    Wonderful Tour to Muir
    Debra_B
    , Jun 2022
    Muir Woods is amazing. So beautiful and peaceful. Could spend many days there walking the trails. Sausalito was lovely.
    star-3
    The Muir Woods experience...
    Jon_O
    , Jun 2022
    The Muir Woods experience itself was great. Sausalito was boring, so plan to have a lunch reservation. The tour company's vehicle was subpar, the A/C wasn't functioning, the tour guide's microphone worked half the time, and interior was dirty and broken. The ride to Muir Woods was so rough that a passenger succumbed to their nausea. Not pleasant at all!
    star-5
    Great trip
    Laura_C
    , Jun 2022
    Great trip super driver very interesting chatter. Lots of time in Murr woods and Sausalito. Only complaint make sure you scope out all the restaurants before choosing a lunch spot. Driver recommendation was just okay
    star-5
    Must see experience!
    Kingsly_R
    , Jun 2022
    The woods and the hassle free travel from our meeting point. Convenient book and excellent narration.
    star-2
    Poor experience
    Deepti_V
    , Jun 2022
    The coach bus was old and dusty with a broken blind and the microphone for the guide was barely working.
    star-5
    Definitely worth it.
    Jerry_B
    , Jun 2022
    Easy trip, good guide / driver. Muir Woods was worth the trip. Sausalito was just designed to separate you from your money, but that's not the tour's fault, and riding the ferry back is the way to go.
    star-5
    Muir Woods and Sausalito tour
    Maylani_C
    , Jun 2022
    Our guide was very knowledgeable of this area. We appreciate his humor and he kept us on schedule. The redwoods were awesome and we were impressed with their stature and beauty. Sausalito was nice and the ferry ride back to the city was fun.
    star-5
    San Francisco FUN
    Pamela_F
    , Jun 2022
    The twisty roads were scary, but the driver was always careful. The beauty of nature was remarkable! I really Enjoyed shopping in Sausalito
    star-5
    Totally worth the money....
    Jessica_K
    , Jun 2022
    Totally worth the money. It was a great trip, on time, plenty of time to explore Muir Woods and Sausalito with the ferry option.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-5
    Lots of fun!
    matthew_b
    , Jun 2022
    Our tour guide was great! Funny and full of great facts! Short trip was perfect for our kids, they enjoyed the ice cream in Sausalito!
    star-5
    Danilo was a wonderful...
    Margaret_J
    , Jun 2022
    Danilo was a wonderful guide! He took great care of us and was very knowledgeable! Five stars for him!
    star-5
    Excellent trip.
    Laura_G
    , Jun 2022
    I liked going on the early morning trip as the woods were cool and quiet . The early morning sunlight made for wonderful pictures.
    star-5
    The experience was...
    Avelon_T
    , Jun 2022
    The experience was wonderful! Our driver Albert did an excellent job maneuvering all those curves and gave us the smoothest drive possible. Our tour guide Joseph was very professional, extremely knowledgeable and funny.We all enjoyed his stories and how inclusive he was about cultural awareness. He deserves a raise!! Job well done.
    star-4
    Muir Woods was absolutely...
    Madison_F
    , Jun 2022
    Muir Woods was absolutely beautiful! I would definitely recommend visiting it. It was very quiet and relaxing.
    star-5
    Muir Woods and Sausalito
    Margaret_L
    , Jun 2022
    Our driver, Dinello, was excellent and informative and entertaining. Muir Woods is a place where pictures never do it justice. Would go back again. Sausalito is definitely worth a visit and lunch and an ice cream too

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