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Private Tour to Muir Woods and Sausalito

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San Francisco, United States

From $450.00 per group (up to 7)

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
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
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Regular temperature checks for staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

Visit Muir Woods and Sausalito on a half-day private tour from San Francisco. Travel by SUV with your own driver-guide to experience Northern California's coastal redwoods at Muir Woods National Monument, where the tallest tree measures 258 feet (79 meters), and the grove averages from 500-800 years in age. You also have free time in Sausalito for dining, shopping, wine tasting, or sightseeing in the picturesque waterside town.
  • Private SUV tour to Muir Woods and Sausalito, from San Francisco
  • Skip the parking hassles at Muir Woods with convenient drop-off and pickup service
  • Have the option to remain on your own in Sausalito and return by ferry at your leisure
  • Customize the itinerary to your preferences
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Transportation to Muir Woods & Sausalito from the city of San Francisco
Up close Muir Woods parking fee
Drop off in San Francisco or Sausalito.
Pickups near SFO Airport ($75 more each way)
Food and drinks
Ferry/transportation tickets if you choose to depart in Sausalito
Extra time
$15 Muir Woods entry fee per adult over 15

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Can pickup at vacation rentals in San Francisco

Ports

  • Port of San Francisco


Your guide picks you up at your San Francisco hotel in a comfortable and spacious SUV that is well-equipped to handle both busy city streets and the steep winding road to Muir Woods.

Drive across the Golden Gate Bridge to Marin County, where Muir Woods sits in a deep valley near the Pacific Ocean. Your guide drops you off close to the forest entrance, allowing you to skip the parking hassles at this popular destination.

Have time to explore the coastal redwood forest on your own, with suggestions offered by your guide. Walk to Cathedral Grove to see some of the oldest trees in the area, or take the Hillside Trail for a longer hike. If you get hungry, you can purchase tasty food and drinks at the Muir Woods Trading Company Cafe.

Head to Sausalito next, making the scenic drive to the bayside town. Check out the waterfront restaurants, cafes, art galleries, and views of San Francisco. Your tour ends with a return to San Francisco by car.

Muir Woods now operates on a strict parking reservation system (parking reservation included). Some days Sausalito is first and other days it is Muir Woods. Due to the limited mandatory parking reservations, you must be flexible to visit Muir Woods. Your guide will do their best to get you the most time in each destination.

If you would like to return on your own by ferry from Sausalito, your guide can offer stops at scenic spots such as the Golden Gate Bridge viewpoint or Muir Beach, then provide drop-off in Sausalito to end your tour.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
San Francisco Bay
Pick up at your hotel in San Francisco.
Pass By:  
Golden Gate Bridge
Travel over the Golden Gate Bridge on the way to Muir Woods
Stop At:  
Muir Woods National Monument
Walk the easy pathways along the creek under the tallest species of tree on earth.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Muir Beach Overlook
(Optional) If you are ending your tour in Sausalito or do not wish to stay long in town, you may add scenic viewpoints with the extra time. This trail drops off on both sides, giving a stunning look at the Pacific Ocean and rugged California coastline.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Marin Headlands
(Optional) If you leave Sausalito early enough or are choosing to ferry back on your own, you may use your remaining tour time to see this stunning view that puts San Francisco behind the Golden Gate Bridge.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Sausalito Boardwalk
See the famous houseboats, then explore this charming town with views of the city across the water. You will find restaurants, galleries, cafes and wine tasting rooms. You may end the tour here and ferry back to San Francisco on your own or ride back in the SUV.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
San Francisco Bay
Return to San Francisco with the tour or stay in Sausalito and ferry back on your own
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • ADA handicap passengers: If you are able to bring a handicap parking placard assigned to someone in your group, please message me upon booking. This will get you a better Muir Woods parking reservation.
  • A collapsible wheelchair or stroller can be accommodated in the trunk area.
  • The tour will be refunded if a Muir Woods reservation is not granted by the park at least 2 days in advance of the trip.
  • Parking time is limited and strictly enforced by Muir Woods. Expect 75-90 minutes in the forest. If you overstay, it is a 3 mile walk to the next possible pickup location.
  • If you have children under 8, you must use a size appropriate booster or car seat. Children may not ride on the parent's lap, no exceptions. I have one booster and one adjustable (10-40lb) car seat which you may reserve free of charge. Contact me if you need local rental information for additional boosters or car seats.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Lands End Tour Company, LLC

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date 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 Private Tour to Muir Woods and 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
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour to Muir Woods and Sausalito.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Private Tour to Muir Woods and Sausalito?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour to Muir Woods and Sausalito.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Tour to Muir Woods and Sausalito?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour to Muir Woods and Sausalito.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Private Tour to Muir Woods and Sausalito?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Private Tour to Muir Woods and Sausalito.

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Magnificent!!!
Trek634394
, Apr 2019
The guide was extremely knowledgeable and had a lot of interesting stories about the places he took us. Very kind and professional
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Private Muir Woods/Sausalito
lindsaynorman7
, Sep 2018
Thomas was very knowledgeable and friendly which made for a pleasant drive. Car was comfortable and spacious and it was a great way to skip the hassle of Muir Woods. Only thing I would change is to make the trip a 5 hour trip since San Fran traffic is horrendous. We barely got to spend any time in Sausalito before our time was up. The private tour with Thomas definitely beats sitting on a tour bus for half a day, just wish we would have had a little more time at our destinations.
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Thomas was incredibly knowledgeable...
Wendy N
, Dec 2017
Thomas was incredibly knowledgeable about San fransisco and accommodating.
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Tom was excellent. Really flexible...
Kim R
, Oct 2017
Tom was excellent. Really flexible because we realised it was Fleet Week so he picked us up at a different location to avoid some of the traffic. Very pleasant and informative. Took us to a great photo palace on the way home above the Golden Gate Bridge. He also took us down the really steep zig-zag street. Muir Woods was worth the trip. Gorgeous forest and a really nice walk. His SUV was also spotlessly clean and easily fitted our party of 6. Happy to recommend Tom
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Thomas was wonderful and so easy...
mindy.stayton
, Aug 2017
Thomas was wonderful and so easy going. He took us to Muir Woods and even pointed out a few other things. He was very polite and full of great information about the area. He was open to conversation and questions. He also made great suggestions. I loved Muir Woods - it's so beautiful and peaceful. A must do in San Francisco and I would recommend Thomas and this tour again and again - this was a great way to start our trip!
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This trip was awesome! We were...
Michael H
, Apr 2017
This trip was awesome! We were picked up at our Air B and B, drove around the city a bit. Since we had children with us, he took us to see the Mrs. Doubtfire house as well as the Full House house. After spending plenty of time at Muir Woods, we had some time to spare so we went to Muir beach and we also drove through Sausalito, drove down Lombard Street and went to Coit Tower before he dropped us off to end our day. Customer service was excellent and I highly recommend this tour!!
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Brillant tour by Thomas we did the...
marie_oloughlin87
, Feb 2017
Brillant tour by Thomas we did the evening tour and got to see the golden gate bridge at nite which was class.He took us to Muir woods and was a full of knowledge about the area. I would highly recommend this tour.
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My family splurged on a private tour...
Karen H
, Nov 2016
My family splurged on a private tour to Muir Woods and found it well worth the extra expense. Thomas was an excellent guide, knowledgeable about the area and even customized the last part of our tour for us. We swapped out the Sausalito portion for a stop at Muir Beach and Hawk Hill. My little boys enjoyed both places much more than seeing art galleries and cafes in Sausalito. The car Ford Expedition was comfortable and felt very safe going around the curvy hills near Muir Woods. I don't think a large tour bus would be that safe. I'd definitely recommend taking a tour with Thomas from Land's End Touring Company again.
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