Starting April 1st 2020, Muir Woods park entrance fee is included in the tour price.

Muir Woods Redwood Forest and Sausalito Morning Tour

TOUR DESCRIPTION

This tour of Muir Woods and Sausalito from San Francisco starts with a beautiful view of the Golden Gate Bridge on your way to the redwood forest. Walk among the world’s tallest trees. Enjoy free time for lunch and shopping in the seaside town of Sausalito. Return to San Francisco by ferry.

Tour Length - 5 hours approximately

Muir Woods park entry (if option selected)
Up to 1,5 hours in Muir Woods
Time to eat and explore seaside Sausalito
Ferry boat ride back to San Francisco (if option selected)
Expert live narration (English)
Foreign language audios in 6 languages
Pickup at most San Francisco hotels
Daily departures
Meals or beverages
Guide gratuity: recommended
HIGHLIGHTS
MORE INFORMATION

This guided morning tour slows down the pace so you can fully experience Muir Woods, the giant redwood forest nearest to San Francisco. Board your tour in San Francisco and cross the 1.7-mile Golden Gate Bridge on your way to the historical monument.

After arriving at serene Muir Woods, you’ll spend free time exploring this natural treasure set aside by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1908 as a national monument. Today, you’ll find plenty of park rangers who are happy to answer your questions.

There are many trails to choose from, all with views of towering California Redwoods, some over 250 feet tall. Our favorite trail meanders along the shadowy Redwood Creek where the tallest trees are located. Be on the lookout for the northern spotted owl, deer, and other native creatures to the area.

Although the stars of the show are the redwoods, Muir Woods is host to 13 species of ferns, a plant that has been on earth for more than 300 million years. Take the time to identify lady, maidenhair and goldback ferns as you lower your gaze from the redwood canopy above you.

Then, we’ll reboard your tour vehicle and head off to Sausalito, a seaside community full of charm and unforgettable views of San Francisco. You’ll have time for lunch and browsing some of the charming shops. Take pictures against the city skyline across the bay, then post them to your social media timeline so your friends can share the experience with you.

When you are ready, board a ferry for a cruise that floats by Angel Island and Alcatraz. Marvel at the Golden Gate Bridge and snap shareable panoramic memories of the San Francisco skyline.

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TOUR ITINERARY

10:00 AM to 10:45 AM

  • Make memories crossing over the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Journey through picturesque Marin County to Muir Woods

11:00 AM to 12:15 PM

  • Stroll the boardwalks and creek bridges under the Coastal Redwoods
  • Take time to reflect on ancient flora and fauna

12:45 PM to 2:00 PM

  • Arrive in the charming seaside town of Sausalito
  • Take time to explore, shop and have lunch

2:00 PM

  • Option 1: Extend your time in Sausalito and take one of the Blue and Gold ferry boats that depart approximately every hour to San Francisco’s Pier 41 or the Ferry Building
  • Come back to San Francisco with the tour bus and conclude the tour at your pickup location

Note: For the rare event that commercial parking is not available at Muir Woods, we reserve the right to arrange an alternative destination for experiencing Giant Coastal Redwoods during your half a day in San Francisco trip.

Important Information

What do I need to bring?

Solid shoes
Warm jacket
Bottle water
Camera
Money for lunch
Sunscreen if necessary

How long is the tour?

This tour takes about 5 hours.

Does the Muir Woods Expedition tour run everyday?

A minimum number of participants are required before the tour can be confirmed. If you have any questions about availability please contact our Reservations staff at: +1-415-357-0700

Do you offer that tour in different languages?

The tour is narrated in English but we offer complimentary recorded audio guides in 6 languages: Spanish, French, German, Italian, Mandarin, and Japanese. If an audio guide is required, please specify when booking.

Is the Muir Woods Expedition a guided tour?

The tour is narrated and guided, but you will have time to spend on your own inside Muir Woods.

What kind of vehicle will take us to Muir Woods?

We use either a 13-passenger van or a 36-passenger minibus.

How much time will we have inside Muir Woods? Will that be enough time to see everything?

You will have up to 1.5 hours on your own inside Muir Woods National Monument. That's enough time to see all that Muir Woods has to offer.

Do we only go to Muir Woods?

No, there is a stop in Sausalito, where you can choose to take the ferry back to San Francisco instead.

Are we crossing the Golden Gate Bridge?

Yes, the tour will come back to San Francisco by way of the Golden Gate Bridge. We stop in Sausalito and at the Golden Gate Bridge (weather permitting).

Why should I stay in Sausalito and take the ferry instead of taking the bus back to San Francisco?

Sausalito is a beautiful city North of San Francisco. It is well known for its beautiful views, boutique shops and art galleries. There are a lot of first-class restaurants with food from around the world. Taking the ferry back to San Francisco also allows a relaxing experience on the boat and offers a different yet fantastic view of San Francisco from the water.

How long does the ferry take from Sausalito to San Francisco?

The ferry takes about 25-30 minutes.

Starting April 1st 2020, Muir Woods park entrance fee is included in the tour price.
Starting April 1st 2020, Muir Woods park entrance fee is included in the tour price.

Muir Woods Redwood Forest and Sausalito Morning Tour

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