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Muir Woods & Sausalito Half-Day Tour (Return by Bus or Ferry from Sausalito)
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).
Muir Woods Tour of California Coastal Redwoods (Entrance fee included)
Explore the famous groves of the Northern California redwoods on this tour of Muir Woods. Departing from Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco, a local guide drives you over the scenic Golden Gate Bridge and into the moist air of Muir Woods National Monument. Crane your neck to admire these 1,000-year-old trees standing 260 feet (80 meters) tall. Afterward, enjoy a drive through the charming town of Sausalito before heading back to the city.
San Diego Whale Watching Cruise
Go on a whale-watching expedition in San Diego on this 3-hour cruise. Get the scoop from a guide who studies the migratory patterns of grey whales as you keep a lookout for whales in the water. Board a 2-story yacht that gives you 360-degree views of the ocean. Plus, you're guaranteed to see whales or you get to ride again for free.
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Admission Ticket
Soar over Palm Springs on the Aerial Tramway for spectacular views of the desert. Ascending to 5,783 feet (1,790 meters), the tram transports you to the cool air in the San Jacinto Mountains. View unspoiled wilderness, including mountain spires and Ponderosa pine trees, during your ascent. Disembark and explore the area around Mountain Station, which includes a cocktail lounge, restaurant and observation deck. Hike, snowshoe or cross-country ski on the trails in the Mt. San Jacinto State Park and Wilderness Area around Mountain Station.
Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoias Day Trip from San Francisco
Discover the rugged beauty of the Sierra Nevada on this full-day trip to Yosemite National Park from San Francisco. Travel aboard a comfortable van through historic Gold Rush towns to reach the park, where you’ll be amazed by supersized natural wonders like Yosemite Falls and the granite cliffs of Half Dome and El Capitan. Take a hike among ancient sequoia trees, and enjoy several hours to explore the park’s wonders on your own.
Price varies by group size
Price varies by group size
San Diego Bay Jet Boat Ride
Zoom around the waters of San Diego Bay on a jet boat ride that provides speed, splashes, and spins. As you race through the scenic waterway, your captain points out landmarks including the USS Midway, Coronado Island, Seaport Village, the Embarcadero, and the city skyline. Hang on as your captain takes your boat into power slides, 360-degree spins and other thrilling maneuvers—a high-octane twist on sightseeing in San Diego.
Full-Day Iconic Sights of LA, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Beaches and More
From the Hollywood sign to the sunny beaches of Santa Monica to the glitz of Beverly Hills, Los Angeles is so full of iconic sights it can be tricky to see them all. This guided tour seamlessly transports you by coach to all of the city's top attractions—from Venice Beach to the Sunset Strip to Griffith Park and more—so that you don't need to worry about missing a thing.
Price varies by group size
Price varies by group size
Hollywood Sightseeing and Celebrity Homes Tour by Open Bus tours
See the sights of Hollywood on this tour by open-top Mercedes minibus or Ford Van with a canopy, which allows you to enjoy unobstructed views as you go. Traveling with an on-board guide, you'll pass by attractions such as the Dolby Theatre, Hollywood Sign, Rodeo Drive, and movie studios. Plus, get a look at some of the mansions where past and present stars have lived.
Wine Country Hot-Air Balloon Ride from Yountville
It’s difficult to appreciate the beauty of Napa Valley’s rolling vineyards from between the vines—it’s much easier from the skies. Starting just after sunrise, step into your hot-air balloon to watch the valley come alive, floating up to 2,000 feet in the air. Enjoy coffee before and sparkling wine after, celebrating your silent journey gliding along the California horizon.
Skip the Ticketing Line: Aquarium of the Pacific General Admission Ticket
Visit sharks, penguins and puffins with admission to the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, and explore 19 wildlife habitats from every corner of the world’s largest ocean. Slip beneath a full-sized model of a blue whale, and catch the eye of a fierce leopard shark. Travel from a Sea of Cortez kelp forest to the ice-crusted waters off Northern Japan; watch sea horses play in a tropical lagoon, pet a shark in a kid-friendly touch tank and listen to the eerie melodies of an undersea whale song. Keeping our guests and staff safe is our top priority. We are limiting the number of visitors, requiring advance timed reservations, and managing traffic flow to ensure social distancing, requiring face coverings and temperature checks, providing numerous hand-sanitizing stations, and much more. Please note, the Lorikeet Forest and June Keyes Penguin Habitat are currently closed to protect our animals from avian (bird) flu.
San Francisco Super Saver: Muir Woods & Wine Country w/ optional Gourmet Lunch
For one of the best wine country tours from San Francisco, combine a visit to Northern California wine country with a Muir Woods experience for a truly fabulous day out. This Super Saver provides two popular tours at one discount price, allowing you to see and taste the delights of Marin, Sonoma and Napa counties. You’ll begin with a walk through Muir Woods National Monument, staring up in wonder at the towering redwood trees. Then you'll visit three lovely wineries in Napa and Sonoma Valleys, with tastings included. You’ll also cross the Golden Gate Bridge and have free time on Sonoma Plaza to buy lunch if you haven't opted to upgrade to the gourmet lunch option.
Price varies by group size
Price varies by group size
Small Group Yosemite and Giant Sequoias Day Trip from San Francisco
Travel by minibus from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park on a small-group day trip to one of the most visually stunning places on earth—considered the crown jewel of America’s national parks. This full-day itinerary takes you through the orchards of the Central Valley to Yosemite Valley, stopping first for a stroll through a grove of giant sequoias. Find plenty of photo ops of Half Dome, El Capitan, and Yosemite Falls. Numbers are limited to 15 passengers to ensure a personalized experience with your knowledgeable guide.
San Diego Zoo 1-Day Pass Ticket
Meet some of the world's most exotic animals with your admission ticket to the renowned San Diego Zoo, one of California's top family-friendly attractions. More than 4,000 animals representing 800 species live in this state-of-the-art zoo, including some that are rarely seen at other zoos. Admire the animals and go in-depth during daily keeper talks and guided bus tours. With mobile tickets, simply scan your phone for direct entry into the San Diego Zoo. Ticket must be redeemed on travel date selected. Tickets must be purchased at least one day prior to visit.
San Diego Harbor Cruise
Spend a few hours relaxing, sunbathing and sightseeing in the placid waters just off San Diego during this 1 or 2 hour San Diego Harbor cruise. Sit back and relax as you take in a fully-narrated tour, offering top-notch sight lines of the San Diego skyline, a cruise under Coronado Bridge, a look at the bustling US Naval fleet and a chance to spot some of the harbor’s resident sea lions. Choose between 1 and 2 hour cruise options, offering you two trips to fit your schedule and interests.
Monterey, Carmel and 17-Mile Drive - Full Day Tour from San Francisco
Drive down one of the most scenic roads in California on this full-day tour from San Francisco. Cruise along the coast-hugging Highway 1, passing the mansions of Pebble Beach on the iconic 17-Mile Drive. Enjoy free time to explore Monterey, where you can stroll down Steinbeck’s Cannery Row or visit the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium. Browse the ritzy boutiques of Carmel-by-the-Sea and get a glimpse of Silicon Valley’s tech campuses on the return drive to San Francisco.
San Diego Whale Watching Cruise
Go whale watching from San Diego aboard a replica of a historic sailing schooner that won the world’s first America’s Cup sailing competition in 1851. Throughout your cruise, your expert guide shares informative commentary about gray whales, dolphins, and other marine animals, along with details about the US Navy sites you pass as you head out on the Pacific Ocean.
San Diego Harbor Dinner Cruise
Take an evening cruise wining and dining aboard the ‘Spirit of San Diego,’ enjoying top-notch food and drink, plus sparkling skyline views during this San Diego dinner cruise. Dig into your included gourmet meal, accompanied by a complimentary cocktail and live on-board entertainment, as you cruise 25-miles worth of California’s beautiful coastline and gaze at the twinkling stars above. You can also upgrade your cruise to include an unlimited open bar for an additional price.
Whale-Watching Cruise from Newport Beach
Cruise off the coast of Orange County in search of whales on this excursion from Newport Beach. Watch the rugged, beautiful scenery of the Pacific Coast glide by as you listen to interesting commentary from your crew about the native California marine life. Watch for blows and tail slaps; these signal that humpback, minke, grey, finback or giant blue whales are near. Dolphins and other marine life are also in abundance during this family-friendly, year-round whale watching tour.
Napa and Sonoma Wine Country Full-Day Tour from San Francisco
Escape to California’s famous wine country on this full-day tour from San Francisco. Taste regional varietals at multiple wineries in Napa and Sonoma, including both big-name and family-run estates. Learn about the winemaking process during guided tours of vineyards and barrel rooms, and savor the area’s gourmet culture with a stop for lunch in charming Sonoma Square Plaza.
Alcatraz with Muir Woods and Sausalito Tour
Combine three of the Bay Area's top attractions—Alcatraz Island, Muir Woods, and Sausalito—in a single tour from San Francisco. Enjoy comfortable transportation in a luxury tour van, which includes a trip across the Golden Gate Bridge, allowing you to focus on the scenery instead of driving and directions. Your Alcatraz admission includes the ferry ride and the audio tour, and independent travelers will love the free time to explore both Muir Woods and Sausalito. 8:30am option will start with Muir Woods and Sausalito then go to Alcatraz 9:10am option will start with Alcatraz then go to Muir Woods and Sausalito
San Diego Zoo Safari Park 1-Day Pass Ticket
The renowned San Diego Zoo Safari Park presents more than 3,500 animals roaming in large enclosures that replicate their natural habitat. Go on a safari adventure unlike any other outside of Africa itself, with exhibits inspired by the African Serengeti and the Asian Savanna. With mobile tickets, simply scan your phone for direct entry into the Safari Park. Ticket must be redeemed on travel date selected. Tickets must be purchased at least one day prior to visit.
San Diego Harbor Speed Boat Adventure
Experience the thrill of driving your own speed boat during this tour of San Diego Harbor. Learn the basics of boating from your expert guide before following your guide's boat around the harbor, cruising past highlights such as the USS Midway, a US Navy submarine, Coronado Bridge, Seaport Village, the cruise ship terminal, the historic ship Star of India and San Diego Maritime Museum. Learn from your guide about these landmarks via the onboard two-way communications system and stop for photo ops on this exciting tour.
45 Minute Semi-Submarine Tour of Catalina Island From Avalon
Discover the underwater world of Catalina Island during a 45-minute ride on a semi-submarine. The semi-sub allows you to view the marine life of Avalon Bay as you dive six feet (two meters) below the surface at Lovers' Cove. Stay dry as you get a close look at fish feeding around the submarine, then take in views of the island from your vessel's top deck during the return journey to Avalon.
Small Group Half Day Muir Woods and Sausalito Morning Tour
Take in two of the San Francisco Bay Area’s top destinations, Muir Woods and Sausalito, on a 4-hour morning tour from downtown San Francisco. Drive through the Presidio and across the Golden Gate Bridge to Muir Woods National Monument where you have some time to walk among towering old growth redwood trees. Next, head to Sausalito for a stroll along the picturesque waterfront, which is full of great boutiques, cafes and restaurants. You can opt to remain on your own in Sausalito or return on the coach.
What people are saying about Nature and Wildlife Tours in California
Muir Woods & Sausalito Half-Day Tour (Return by Bus or Ferry from Sausalito)"Great tour!! Recommend very highly! Our driver was great and Muir Woods is absolutely magical. An absolute must do!"..."
Muir Woods Tour of California Coastal Redwoods (Entrance fee included)"The redwoods and streams were beautiful! It was a rainy day and the plant life was so vibrant the pictures did not do it justice. The path through the forest was easy to navigate."..."
San Diego Whale Watching Cruise"This was a great experience. Our narrator was funny and very knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend it."..."
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Admission Ticket"The breathtaking view and customer service was excellent and professional such a great time and first time experience loved it"..."
Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoias Day Trip from San Francisco"I and my younger brother were in SFO for business. We took this trip over the weekend as break from business. It was time well spent. The tour covered all the significant locations and the guide had good knowledge."..."
San Diego Bay Jet Boat Ride"I loved the speed and hook slide turns and stops! Sit up front to get the best experience with the turns and bouncing."..."
Full-Day Iconic Sights of LA, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Beaches and More"Had a great time touring Southern California. Would definitely recommend this tour to see the major sites."..."
Hollywood Sightseeing and Celebrity Homes Tour by Open Bus tours"Tommy was great. Loved his sense of humor. The jokes just kept rolling. The price for the experience is definitely worth it."..."
Wine Country Hot-Air Balloon Ride from Yountville"I was nervous at first understandably! Our pilot reassured me and sure enough, once we were up there it was the most peaceful experience! Absolutely breathtaking"..."
Skip the Ticketing Line: Aquarium of the Pacific General Admission Ticket"Everything was exciting. I really missed my favorite the Penguins. Tickets were quick and convenient not waiting in line. Truly an enjoyable experience."..."
San Francisco Super Saver: Muir Woods & Wine Country w/ optional Gourmet Lunch"Kimmy was an awesome driver & guide, she made a wonderful trip to Muir Woods and Vineyards even better. We had the best day, tasted so beautiful wines, saw some great redwoods and enjoyed every minute. Definitely recommend"..."
Small Group Yosemite and Giant Sequoias Day Trip from San Francisco"A fast track of Yosemite! Thanks to Brian, our guide and also the driver, we were able to see the beautiful sights of Yosemite in a day."..."
San Diego Zoo 1-Day Pass Ticket"This was a full day activity and very much worth it. All the animals were out in most habitats although they weren't very active. We will come again for sure"..."
San Diego Harbor Cruise"Seeing San Diego from the water was a great experience! All my family members enjoyed the trip and thought it money well spent!"..."
Monterey, Carmel and 17-Mile Drive - Full Day Tour from San Francisco"The driver was prompt, friendly and informative. He had to make some changes due to some flooding in the Monterey area. There was plenty of time for exploring several different areas and every one seemed quite happy. I would definitely recommend."..."
San Diego Whale Watching Cruise"Saw a mom humback whale traching her baby how to eat along with thiusands of dolphins and some sea lions!"..."
San Diego Harbor Dinner Cruise"Great experience. Good food, friendly staff. Excellent all around. Great views of the city. We celebrated our anniversary and it was memorable"..."
Whale-Watching Cruise from Newport Beach"We saw lots of bottle nose dolphins and a mother and calf grey whale. The staff went out of their way to find a whale for us to see. We didn’t get to see the whole body but it was still a nice boat ride."..."
Napa and Sonoma Wine Country Full-Day Tour from San Francisco"Driver was prompt and informative. Lots of time to explore the areas. Everything was great. Met great people on the trip as well."..."
Alcatraz with Muir Woods and Sausalito Tour"We loaded the ice cream parlor and shops in Sausalito. The tour guides wonderful teachings, and seeing the Muir Woods!"..."
San Diego Zoo Safari Park 1-Day Pass Ticket"Such a beautiful place. We were blessed with great weather allowing for a comfortable walk throughout the property!"..."
San Diego Harbor Speed Boat Adventure"The boats were very easy to operate. Johnny gave a great tour of the Bay and instructions on how to operate the boat. It was a very exciting adventure. The boats can go very fast fast. You have to try it if you’re in San Diego. Hopefully you will have Johnny as your guide."..."
45 Minute Semi-Submarine Tour of Catalina Island From Avalon"This tour was Fantastic I didn't expect it to be as good as it was and turn out to be even better I would suggest this tour to everyone well worth it It's not only for Children Adults will love it too?"..."
Small Group Half Day Muir Woods and Sausalito Morning Tour"Decided last minute, great experience. Our guide Kyrill picked us and other guests up at our respective hotels, on time. Super nice and knowledgeable. Definitely worth it. Highly recommended if interested in short trip."..."
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