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Bay in a Day with Muir Woods

  • How will we recognize the tour vehicle?

    The Extranomical logo is displayed on the side of the vehicle. It will say "Extranomical Tours" and is a very colorful tour vehicle with lots of pictures on the side. Alternatively, if your tour is on a luxury vehicle be on the look out for an all black vehicle that says Extranomical in white on the side.

  • Are there restrooms on board the vehicles?

    We cannot guarantee restroom facilities on any of our tours, although on our Total Yosemite Experience tour, we do make stops throughout the tour and there will be opportunities at the park for you to use the restroom.

  • What do I have to be aware of when traveling with a child?

    Please note that for your child's safety, we require you to bring a child safety seat or booster seat for all children under 8 years of age or 4' 9" in height, as dictated by California State Law. You will be required to bring your own child seat on all motor vehicle tours. Failure to provide a seat for your child will result in forfeit of your seats on the tour without a refund.

  • What kind of luggage am I allowed to bring?

    Customers are allowed up to 2 items (ie. 1 Personal item + 1 Overnight bag) to travel free of charge. These items must be within the size limitations. Each additional item above the allowance will incur a $25 excess luggage fee. Maximum Dimensions for Luggage -Overnight Bag size: 24”x16”x10”, (or 60cm x 40cm x 58 cm).

    Any Oversize luggage larger than the maximum size noted is $50 regardless of personal items brought on board.  (i.e. 1 Oversized Luggage - $50, 2 Oversized pieces = $100). 

  • Can I bring a wheelchair on the vehicle?

    We are only able to accommodate collapsible wheelchairs that fold flat. Please notify us in advance if you are bringing a wheelchair on the tour so that we can notify the driver of your vehicle.

  • Do you have a lost and found?

    Yes, items left in the vehicle are stored in a lost and found area for 30 days. If you left something on one of our tours, please give us a call at toll-free (866) 231-3752 to see if it has been found. Once you have confirmed with us that your item has been found by our staff and you are still in town, you can come by to pick up your item. Otherwise, we will ship almost any item to any destination within the U.S. for a flat fee of $25. Extranomical Tours is not responsible for lost or stolen items. See what happens to our lost and found items by checking out our Extranomical Charity Events.

  • How accurate are the times on the itinerary?

    Times listed are approximates only. Traffic and other unforeseen issues can cause delays or changes in these time which are out of our control. Please do not make flight/travel arrangements on the same day as your tour.

  • What is your address?

    We are located at 928 Harrison St. San Francisco, CA 94107 (between 5th Street and 6th Street).

This comprehensive one-day San Francisco and Muir Woods tour is where the average city slicker can get in touch with their inner spirit of the great outdoors. Oh Yeah! You will ride in comfort, hike some trails, and see earth's largest living creatures. Your Bay in a Day tour with Muir Woods option explores all the top attractions of the city while venturing into the always-magical Muir Woods National Monument!

Extranomical brings you exclusive experiences and attraction entries you won’t get on other San Francisco city tours. Your expedition leader knows where and how to get the most from your visit to San Francisco.

Let the expedition begin! We start our day off right with a convenient pick up from your hotel. Your Bay in a Day San Francisco and Muir Woods tour begins by exploring the city’s legendary waterfront, learning the stories of the Embarcadero, Levi’s Plaza and Fisherman's Wharf. We’ll even take a brief coffee break at the Ferry Building. Can you spot the wild cherry-headed parrots? Got your bucket list handy? Check off “crossing the Golden Gate Bridge”.

We’ll arrive at Muir Woods National Monument while the fog is still shrouding the trees. Step out and stretch your legs. There are lots of trial options—we recommend the one that along Shadowy Redwood creek all the way to Bridge #4. Along the trails we will see 250-foot-tall Coastal Redwood trees! Awesome! The trails vary in length, some so long they extend into the other national parks. Don’t take them or you’ll miss the rest of the tour!

Once you’ve had your fill of Muir Woods, we’ll load up and head for the charming sea-side community of Sausalito. You’ll have about an hour to take in the dramatic views of San Francisco’s skyline, shop for souvenirs and have a little lunch.

Re-board our vehicle and make our way back to begin your “city insider's" tour! We'll visit North Beach, an historic Italian neighborhood. So Cool! While there, we’ll point out Lombard Street, Coit Tower, Washington Square and more.

Next, we’ll visit the Palace of Fine Arts. That’s one gorgeous building! And the main event—a trip across the Golden Gate Bridge! Selfies galore!

On this tour, you’ll next see the City’s rugged coastline. Pause to enjoy cliff-side views of “city by the bay”. Be blown away by the beauty of Golden Gate Park.

Our San Francisco one-day tour will take you through the culturally rich neighborhoods of San Francisco! You’ll learn about what made the Haight-Ashbury, Mission and Castro districts what they are and why they’re important to so many. Take a slow drive through Chinatown and Nob Hill (some say, “Snob Hill” Ha!). Laugh out loud at the surprising, sometimes crazy, things that have made San Francisco one of the world’s most beloved cities. Don't just take a tour. Have yourself an Extranomical day!

Note that traffic in San Francisco can be tricky. But don’t worry: We’ll tweak the itinerary as needed to give you the best possible tour.

Part 1 – Pickup at your hotel:

  • Your Extranomical experience “San Francisco Alcatraz Tour” will begin at your downtown or Wharf to your hotel first thing in the morning to make the beginning of your day a breeze. Awesome! Once you become comfortable onboard, we suggest making new friends with your fellow travelers.
  • Right after we begin, we’ll already be at San Francisco’s Waterfront and the Ferry Building. This is the perfect time and place to grab some coffee and breakfast snacks. We love gummy bears and trail mix! Delicious!

Part 2 - Special morning attraction:

  • Next the tour will cruise across the Golden Gate Bridge with a 15-minute photo op stop. Next, we make our way to Muir Woods National Monument. Spend approximately 90 minutes to discover and experience this natural treasure. Sweet! Gaze up into the Coastal Redwood canopy. Hear the sounds of nature. Smell the blooming flora a fauna. These trees are colossal!


  • Lunch time in Sausalito! Yes! It's the best choice for lunch. Pick a table by a window and enjoy the view! Awesome! Then we head back to San Francisco to kick off our amazing city tour.

Part 4 - Late afternoon:

  • Make sure you've uploaded every Snap and Instagram pictures to your timelines before we begin our San Francisco One Day Tour, starting with the Palace of Fine Arts. After a few selfies, we’ll all journey briefly across the grand Golden Gate Bridge. Want that perfect shot of the Bridge, you’ll get it at Fort Point at the base of the south tower. Nice!
  • Next, we enter Golden Gate Park from the Ocean Beach entrance - Gorgeous! Here, you’ll see the Bison Paddock. Some enormous Dutch windmills! Awesomeness!
  • You’ll have time to stretch your legs and do some exploring at the Music Concourse. Check out the outdoor sculpture garden at the de Young Museum. If you move quickly, you’ll have just enough time to take a quick tour of the Japanese Tea Garden. Its Zen-sational!
  • Your 1-day tour of San Francisco will also visit The Haight-Ashbury! Here, at the epicenter for the Summer of Love you may want to weave a couple of daisies into your hair or make the universal sign for peace! Some really rocking houses are coming, like The Grateful Dead House, Jimi Hendrix Red House. Oh yeah! We will also see some Victorian homes that survived the fire of 1906. Love it!
  • This San Francisco day tour passes through the storied Castro district and the Mission district with its public murals—some old, some still fresh! Yes, we also art fanatics!
  • Some more awesome architecture is coming your way! SF City Hall, The War Memorial Opera House, and The Pioneer Monument. Your Snapchat followers will be in a state of envy because these sights are Extranomically awesome!
  • Our next destination will be Nob Hill followed by Union Square. On this route, we’ll go right by Grace Cathedral, the Fairmont and Mark Hopkins hotels, the Pacific Union Club and much more! Chinatown’s living urban culture is always a fascinating sight to see. The traffic is crazy here, but we know the best way through it…
  • Lastly, we'll visit North Beach and the little Italy of San Francisco. You will see cute cafes, Washington Square Park, St. Peter & Paul Church, Telegraph Hill and Coit Tower. Even though this is where we conclude our tour, many of our guests get off and have dinner! Bon appétit!

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Bay in a Day with Muir Woods
Bay In a Day with Muir Woods
Tour Prices*Adults (12+)Children
Regular Price:$124$107
Internet Special:$114$97

*Tour prices do not include Muir Woods park entrance fee of $10 or meals. 


  • Convenient pickup service from your hotel
  • Hidden San Francisco attractions and their stories
  • Visits San Francisco and Muir Woods
  • Exclusive photo and exploration stops
  • Expert perspective from “City insiders”
  • Departures every day
  • VIP treatment
  • Friendly cancellation policy
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