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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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icon5 hours  (Approx.)
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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 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.
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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

Departure Point

478 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA

Gray Line Union Square Departure Location downtown. If you choose this location departure, please be at the above address by 7:25 AM to check-in with one of our Gray Line SF representatives. Bus Departure time: 7:40 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Departure Point

2800 Leavenworth St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

Gray Line Fisherman’s Wharf Departure Location (meet us at the corner of Leavenworth St. & Jefferson St.) If you choose this location departure, please be at the above address by 7:45 AM to check-in with one of our Gray Line SF representatives. Bus Departure Time: 8:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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.
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 at time of booking
  • 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

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

  • 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).
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Muir Woods & Sausalito Half-Day Tour (Return by Bus or Ferry from Sausalito)?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers.

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

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Reviews by Viator travelers

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star-5
Beautiful, fun and very educational
Carmela_L
, Sep 2021
The driver was very friendly, fun and gave great educational information. Would definitely do this again.
star-4
Good tour to do with kids
Rhonda_B
, Sep 2021
The leisurely walk through the woods was both educational and relaxing; especially after the bus ride through the mountains.
star-5
Totally recommend 🤩
Luz_J
, Sep 2021
It was a beautiful trip through Sausalito and the road to Muir Woods it’s an adventure!! The park was awesome, just that we wished to have more time to hike for a longer time, but it was great!! And coming back by the ferry ⛴ is the best!!
star-5
Muir Woods great trip
DEBRA_S
, Sep 2021
Archie, the driver was informative, funny, and carefully drove the bus. Muir Woods well worth the bus trip. Bus was very comfortable.
star-5
Excellent informative...
Deborah_G
, Sep 2021
Excellent informative tour by bus driver/tour lead Muir Woods Spectacular Ran on time Sausalito lovely-ferry back was wonderful!!!
star-5
Great Tour! Pack your dramamine!
Audrey_S
, Sep 2021
Tour guide was awesome! He was very funny and informative. Be aware: the road to muir woods is very windy. I have never gotten motion sickness before and ended up getting it, especially on the way back. Unfortunately, that meant I was sick in Sausalito and couldn't really do all that I planned to. However, I was the only one to get sick so just remember to pack your Dramamine! Otherwise, it was so still so much fun and so interesting. I liked how this tour was only in the morning and then you can spend as long as you like in Sausalito if you buy the ferry option.
star-4
Beautiful Nature and Town
Ian_W
, Sep 2021
My wife and I took this tour on our extended weekend trip. It was great because we didn't have a vehicle and had no desire to rent one. The tour was easy to locate in the morning and having the maximum amount of time in Muir Woods was very nice. The return to Sausalito with a little history behind it was very interesting. It would be nice to maybe drive a little more around the area and point more things out. The one big thing I would say is that there should be mention of the ferry times and that people will be in Sausalito for 2+ hours. We enjoyed the ferry ride back, but had no idea that it was going to be that long of a ride. We did get to walk down the shoreline a bit and relax but a little warning on that would be nice.
star-5
Very good
Charlie_B
, Sep 2021
This was a fun trip. The trees are massive! And the bus driver was great. We also had a chance to stop and take a few pictures at the Golden Gate Bridge.
star-4
Incredible views
Al_T
, Sep 2021
Our tour guide was full of great information and interesting facts about the area. Well worth the trip!
star-4
A bit pricey but ok
jgdouin
, Sep 2021
It was nice, not enough time, the guide gave a lot of good info but Woods time was relatively short- cost was a bit high for self guided in woods tour

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