San Francisco

Small Group Half Day Muir Woods and Sausalito Morning Tour

San Francisco, United States

From USD 79.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 4 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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.
  • 4-hour morning tour to Muir Woods and Sausalito, from San Francisco
  • Spend time in the ancient redwood forests in Muir Woods
  • Meander around the shops, galleries and waterfront walkways in charming Sausalito
  • Cross the Golden Gate Bridge and see the Pacific Ocean
  • Have the option to stay on your own in Sausalito for more time to explore

Why Travellers Choose This Tour

Be one of the first to arrive at Muir Woods and keep your afternoon free for San Francisco sightseeing.

What's Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance fee to Muir Woods National Monument ($15 USD)
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to your preferred meeting point, or request pickup.

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Start time

08:00 am

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

Departure Point: If you are not staying at an SF downtown hotel, please call us to confirm your tour and pick-up location. Please see pick-up times below for hotels in the San Francisco neighborhoods below; you must contact the supplier after booking to set up pickup location and time.  Union Square / Downtown - 8:00 - 8:15 Fisherman's Wharf - 8:15-8.30 Please call us on the day before to confirm your pickup location. Thank you. WE DO NOT PICK UP FROM HOTELS OUTSIDE OF DEFINED AREAS. WE DO NOT PICK UP FROM SUBURBAN HOTELS. WE DO NOT PICK UP FROM THE AIRPORT AREA.

What To Expect

Palace of Fine Arts Theatre (Pass By)

Golden Gate Bridge

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Muir Woods National Monument

1 hour 15 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Sausalito Boardwalk

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Westin St. Francis (hotel)

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • A maximum of 14 people per booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • A minimum of 3 people is required
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers

Cancellation Policy

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 cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveller Tips

It was just enough time, but if you want to do some hiking to the 4th bridge the beach you'll need more time, The driver was extremely rude!
That won’t be enough if you are a dedicated biker but it’s a good way of checking it out on a first visit.
Muir Woods is a special place to visit and Sausalito is always a nice stop.


272 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
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Good guide, good views
SANDRA_A, May 2023
Michael communicated the right, pick up spot prior to pick me up at the hotel for this tour. During the ride, he provided commentary on the history of San Francisco, as well as the history of some of the famous landmarks, but I didn’t like, however, was the personal anecdotes that took away from the historical aspects. While the weather was kind of cloudy, it was still an enjoyable experience. The woods are definitely worth it, as well as the views.
Once in this van was enough.
Douglas_K, May 2023
The small van was cramped and crowded upon its arrival. For my husband and I to sit together, we had to crawl to the very back and sit on a row with 4 smaller (obviously for kids) seats. As I am 6'3" I had to sit in the middle of the center 2 seats so I could extend my knees into the aisle. I have no complaint about the driver though he was difficult to hear in the back. Of course, Muir Woods was beautiful, but we decided to travel back via the Sausalito ferry to save our backs.
Great tour!
Katherine_L, May 2023
Wonderful tour! Convenient, packed with great experiences and good way to also see a bunch of the city.
Enjoyed the tour, the...
Kevin_M, May 2023
Enjoyed the tour, the guide was informative. As far as the company is concerned we were not aware we would be taken and dropped at an attraction that required separate fees to enter. That should be clearly stated at the sign up stage. We were told at ticket booth Muir Woods that that happens often with some tour companies. Furthermore the driver said they didn't pay for parking at the closest, more expensive lot and went where they are instructed to drop customers. We were fine with that, but a handicapped couple was in our group. Just awful to make those folks navigate dirt paths to the entrance. Shame on Taste of Sanfrancisco for being so cheap and irresponsible with disabled folks.
Magnificent Muir Woods
Cathleen_H, May 2023
Our guide Jerry was really informative, we felt like we gained a good amount of knowledge along the way. The magnificence and splendor of Muir Woods is a must see.
Great morning
Heather_A, May 2023
This tour was great. Jerry was knowledgeable and gave us great restaurant recommendations for Sausalito. I highly recommend this tour.
Thoroughly enjoyed this...
Margo_P, May 2023
Thoroughly enjoyed this half day tour. Jerry was informative, relaxed and very engaging. Would highly recommend this tour.
Muir Woods and Salsulito Excursion
Scott_R, May 2023
The sights,sounds and smells are completely immersive at Muir Woods. The level boardwalk goes a good ways in for those who need stable footing and want to experience this extraordinary place. Well maintained trails continue on beyond the boardwalk. Mike was an excellent guide, and provided good i for.ation about Salsulito and the surrounding area.
Great tour, beautiful...
Donald_S, May 2023
Great tour, beautiful scenery, and very informative tour guide . Would recommend to anyone interested
Our tour guide was really...
Rhonda_A, May 2023
Our tour guide was really nice and very knowledgeable! We enjoyed the entire experience!! He suggested places for us to enjoy lunch and they were perfect!!
Just the right amount of...
Laura_N, Apr 2023
Just the right amount of time, driver was pleasant and informative. Small group was nice, not too crowded
Muir Woods
MariaElendia_S, Apr 2023
Really a beautiful experience to see the One of many sequoia not far from San Francisco. The driver Is very helpful and professional during the trip. Pick us from the hotel and drop us in fisherman's wharf where we requested to do.
Will do this again!
Leslie_O, Apr 2023
The best decision we made on our five day trip to SF. Comfortable, the company was so easy to communicate and work with, and we beat the crowds to Muir Woods. We elected to stay in Sausalito and take the ferry back to SF, but it’s hard to beat hotel drop off service.
Great morning!
Cristy_M, Mar 2023
Great tour early enough in the day to allow us to do some other things as well. Muir Woods was gorgeous and we had a lovely lunch in Sausalito. Our tour guide Ulrich (sp?) was terrific!
Guide was knowledgeable...
Marzena_R, Mar 2023
Guide was knowledgeable and cordial , we had time to enjoy the scenery 😀 and given the opportunity to explore on our own . The price of the entry ticket was not included with the tour though ...and original driver did not show so they had to find a replacement and we were picked up an hour late from the hotel. However overall experience was very good.
Vania_P, Mar 2023
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.
25 year anniversary trip
Shannon_M, Mar 2023
Great tour! Definitely worth it. Tour guide very informative and interactive! Would recommend! Good amount of time spent in each location
Not sure it was worth it...
Allison_C, Feb 2023
It was great that I could be picked up directly at my hotel and that the group was so small, but I found that the information the driver was giving was not pertinent or interesting (and I'm a history buff) I would have preferred to sit in uncomfortable/awkward silence than listen to him wax on about oligarchies, Russia, the homeless population and how bad the area that my hotel was in and how I should not have stayed there... I thought the admission of the park was included (my bad for not double checking that). I didn't want to stay in Sausolito for so long so luckily the other people on my tour decided to take the ferry back (They probably didn't want to listen to the drivers monologue either) so I just asked the driver to take me back to my hotel. He tried to show me things in Sausolito that I wasn't interested in at all, and It felt very weird to be alone in the van with him. I couldn't get back to my hotel soon enough. I liked the convenience of having a drive to the park but if it was summer I probably would have just taken transit. The park itself was beautiful and worth the hassle of getting there to experience the serene majesty of the trees.
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Dear Allison, we clearly state that admission to the park is not included.
Naomi_S, Jan 2023
Loved being able to walk around with my husband . The trees were beautiful . We would do the tour again.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Dear customer, thank you very much for your feedback! We are glad you liked your tour and that you enjoyed the time doing it! We will be glad to see you on our other tours!
Great half day tour!!
Tim_D, Jan 2023
Tour guide (pictured) was excellent! Knowledgeable, funny and really cared about the group. Great day visiting Muir Woods and Sausalito! Highly recommend!
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Dear Tim, thanks a lot for your feedback! We are glad you liked the tour and highly appreciate your high ranking of our guide's job. Thank you again and we will be glad to see you again on our other tours!

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