– I A. on 06/02/2016
I was promptly picked up from the meeting point given. Lars, our Dutch tourist guide was already smiling at the start of an early day. Pick up of other tourist went very fast and we were soon on way to Muir Woods in a very comfortable small shuttle. The group size for the morning tour that stays the longest is just perfect. Lars provided a lot of interesting details about the cities history including some points on its's current situation. He made sure that we were all comfortable and gave us the plan for the trip on the way to Muir. We arrived at Muir before the park opened which was super in that no entrance fee had to be paid and we felt it was quieter than later when the many other groups pile in. Lars suggested the trails that were possible within the time we had. I managed to do the fern trail but had to keep a steady steady pace to accomplish that. Wouldn't advise it for slower walkers or if you want to stop much. After this we were driven to Sausalito. If you are serious about visiting the place then I would suggest you take the ferry option back to SF as there is just a 30 minute stay. Sausalito has some interesting restaurants. Overall I was very happy with the tour. Highlights are the longer time spent at Muir. Other tours spend less time here which is probably too short. I would have loved to find a tour that allowed us to stay even longer. Muir is very difficult to get to if you want to visit during the week, without a car. I would recommend extranomical and Lars.
– Michael G. on 05/26/2016
Excellent tour guide and great fun
– Jessica M. on 05/18/2016
We had an amazing time on this tour. Phil was great - friendly, professional, very accommodating. I loved the small group over a large bus tour. There was plenty of time on the tour to really see the Muir Woods. I'm so glad we booked with you, and we'll definitely keep Extranomical in mind the next time we are sightseeing!
– Dale B. on 05/16/2016
He was very knowledgeable of the history and current status of the Muir Woods. He gave expert suggestions for what trails to take that would have the most scenery for picture taking
– Eduardo A. on 05/14/2016
Phil Siegel was an excellent tour guide . Friendly , with good sense of humor and gentle. We really enjoyed the trip to the woods. The music was in line at the time . I recommend this trip to the woods.
– Steve J. on 05/14/2016
Quick easy morning tour...got to Muir before big crowds and was given enough time to walk a loop trail...beautiful views of the GG bridge on the stop back to SF...Thanks Steve
– Emily R. on 05/10/2016
Phil was an exceptional guide, giving us so much history and background with a sense of humor. We loved that our tour was small and international. I was so glad Phil was driving -- he was an excellent dream ver.
– Shawn W. on 04/19/2016
First of all, Phil was awesome! From the time he picked us up at the hotel to when he dropped us off in Fisherman's Wharf, he kept us entertained. He was very knowledgeable about San Fran and the history of the city. If you're able to get Phil for a tour, I highly recommend him! On to the actual tour - after picking everyone up, we stopped at the GGB for a photo opp. It couldn't have been more perfect. No one was there because it was so early, and it was a clear, sunny day - perfect! Phil made sure to get us to the monument (turns out, Muir Woods isn't a park) before it opened so we could get in for free. An added bonus to getting there early is that there aren't very many people there. Muir Woods is absolutely beautiful! We had about 1.5 hours to walk around, explore, take pictures, and visit the gift shop. It was awesome. We stopped in Sausalito for about 30 minutes on the way back. We could have stayed longer and taken the ferry back but we had plans. 30 minutes was plenty of time to sit on the water and soak up some sun. At the end of the tour, Phil dropped us off exactly where we wanted in Fisherman's Wharf. The tour was great. Phil was great. I'd definitely use Extranomical Tours again (and Phil!)!
– Esperanza C. on 04/02/2016
The whole experience was great. The only negative thing was we only had 38 minutes to walk around Sausalito. I would have thought an hour more appropriate.