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Muir Woods & Sausalito Half-Day Tour (Return by Bus or Ferry from Sausalito)

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From $89.00

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 5 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

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).
  • Half-day tour of Muir Woods and Sausalito from San Francisco
  • Explore the giant redwood sequoia trees at Muir Woods
  • Shop and browse in Sausalito, California's prettiest town
  • Drive across the Golden Gate Bridge

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This tour includes Muir Woods entry and stays a little longer than other tours.

What's Included

  • 4-hour tour of Muir Woods and Sausalito
  • Transport by luxury air-conditioned coach & Professional Tour Guide
  • Admission ticket to Muir Woods National Monument (15$ value included)
  • 90' stop guaranteed in Muir Woods (maximum time allowed by National Parks)
  • 60' Stop in Sausalito
  • Return Ferry to San Francisco from Sausalito (if tour option is purchased)
  • 4h Bike Rental in San Francisco (if tour option is purchased)
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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What To Expect

Muir Woods National Monument is a must-see destination on any visit to the San Francisco Bay Area. Just a short drive across the Golden Gate Bridge, the protected nature reserve is home to one of the world’s last remaining coastal redwood forests. 

Choose from a morning or afternoon departure. Stop at a vista point for a fantastic perspective of the Golden Gate and Alcatraz, and wind through the rolling emerald hills of the Marin Headlands to arrive at Muir Woods. Stroll along forest paths surrounded by the giant redwood trees, some of which stretch as high as 250 feet (76 meters) and date back nearly 800 years. 

After Muir Woods, take a short drive to the artistic bayside village of Sausalito. Capture wonderful photos of the San Francisco skyline during a stroll along the waterfront, pop into one of the many art galleries and grab a cappuccino or ice cream at a local café (own expense).

Your tour concludes with drop off at either of the two departure points or choose the option of taking the Sausalito ferry back to San Francisco (Pier 41).

Union Square (Pass By)

Departing the heart of Union square, the coach makes its way to the Golden Gate Bridge. On your way to the Golden Gate Bridge, travelers will see: Union Square: Theatres, shopping, hotels

Van Ness Avenue (Pass By)

Famous for being used as a firebreak, by the US Army during the 1906 earthquake and fire.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • We offer options to return by Bus or Ferry from Sausalito. Each one has different prices, make sure you purchase the option you want. If you plan to stay longer than 60 minutes in Sausalito, we encourage customers to purchase any of our options that include "Ferry return from Sausalito"
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers

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 a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Muir Woods & Sausalito Half-Day Tour (Return by Bus or Ferry from Sausalito)?

A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Muir Woods & Sausalito Half-Day Tour (Return by Bus or Ferry from Sausalito)?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Muir Woods & Sausalito Half-Day Tour (Return by Bus or Ferry from Sausalito)?

A:The policies on social distancing are:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Muir Woods & Sausalito Half-Day Tour (Return by Bus or Ferry from Sausalito)?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

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Traveler Tips


Parking at Muir Woods is so limited (and requires a timed permit) that the tour bus is the best way to go.
Parking at Muir is poor so this one combined with the ferry return is a nice half day ending up at Fisherman’s Wharf.
Just be prepared that the road to get there is really curvy, so if you get carsick, be sure to take motion sickness tablets before going.
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Must see!!
Renay_W, Oct 2022
Wonderful guide and a beautiful place to visit!! Should be on everyone’s bucket list! Took the ferry back to San Francisco without a problem.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Dear Renay, We’re so happy to hear that you enjoyed our tour in Muir Woods and Sausalito. We look forward to welcoming you again soon!
Trip to Muir Woods
jtbinnn, Oct 2022
Awesome trip to see the beautiful redwoods! Bus driver was knowledgeable and made the trip interesting. Ferry ride back to San Francisco was delightful.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Dear Customer, It was a pleasure serving you. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback with us. We hope you'll come and see us again soon!
Must do tour while visiting San Francisco !
Michelle_H, Aug 2022
Great half day tour! I've been wanting to visit both Muir Woods & Sausalito, so this was the perfect tour to visit both areas! Tour departed promptly and extremely professional & pleasant tour driver. Would highly recommend this tour to family & friends while visiting the San Francisco area.
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Dear Customer, We’re so happy to hear you had a great experience at Muir Woods and Sasalito. Your review made our day! Our whole team works very hard to keep our customers happy, but we can only do it thanks to amazing customers like you. Thanks again, and we hope to serve you again soon. Sincerely, Gray Line San Francisco
Excellent trip to Muir Woods
Elizabeth_P, Jul 2022
The bus trip over was a lovely ride and the driver was very knowledgeable about the area and kept us informed of lots of interesting facts. Muir Woods was extremely beautiful and so interesting seeing how they grow as “families”! Sausalito is a beautiful and very interesting place to visit-we had some great fish and chips here—there were also lovely restaurants along the promenade. I would recommend a trip like this to friends visiting San Francisco.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Hi Elizabeth! Thanks for taking the time to write us this amazing review! We are happy to hear that you had a great time on our Muir Woods and Sausalito tour. Muir Woods is magical and Sausalito very charming, right? We hope to welcome you back soon for another great experience! Isabela Vieira, Gray Line of San Francisco
Excellent experience
Emily_R, Jul 2022
I would highly recommend this experience to anyone in San Francisco who wants to see Muir Woods. Our tour guides were friendly and knowledge and overall our day went beautifully.
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Dear Emily, We’re so happy to hear you had a great experience at Muir Woods and Sausalito. Your review made our day! Our whole team works very hard to keep our customers happy, but we can only do it thanks to amazing customers like you. Thanks again, and we hope to serve you again soon.
A great half day trip!
Jesseca_K, Jul 2022
We were only in San Francisco for one day so we wanted to make the most of it. We enjoyed the woods and the stop at Sausalito. We ended at Fisherman’s Wharf and that was a great place to see and have dinner.
Loved it
sidharthbaid, Jun 2022
Nice tour with ferry return. Travelled with family from Union square, it showed major attractions of San Francisco too.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Hi sidharthbaid Thanks for feedback! That's right; you also see many of San Francisco's main attractions! Thanks! Ignacio Gray Line San Francisco
Great tour!!
Sara_M, Apr 2022
It was a very nice tour. We loved not have to stress about navigating and driving through the busy city. There was plenty of time to see the Muir Woods and Sausalito was nice as well. The highlight was the ferry ride back to San Francisco. It went right by Alcatraz. Great trip!
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Hello Sara_M Thank you for posting your opinion on our tour. I am incredibly delighted to see you had such a great experience with us Ignacio Gray Line San Francisco
A glimpse of the northern coast of California.
Patricia_B, Mar 2022
The forest of redwoods was wonderful! Grady was a great driver/tour guide. He constantly told us about the area as he has lived there a long time and been in the tour business since 1967. The ferry from Sausalito was worth it, to see the Golden Gate Bridge and the skyline of San Francisco.
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Hello Patricia_B Thank you for sharing your experience! I am truly glad to learn you enjoyed your experience on board our Muir Woods and Sausalito tour. I can´t thank you enough for recommending us to future travelers! Ignacio
In awe and in peace
don_w, Nov 2022
Muir Wood was simply fantastic and Sausalito is a peaceful and relax beach town for taking a break. So if you are in Bay Area and want to see wonder and be awe and also be away from the buzzing city life , you should miss this trip
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Dear Don, Thank you for recommending Muir Woods and Sausalito tour. We are happy to see that you had a great time on our tour. We hope to serve you again.
Muir Woods- exceptional tour!
Belinda_C, Nov 2022
Our driver gave us an excellent history of San Francisco & Muir Woods. Muir Woods is beautiful- great experience.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Dear Belinda, We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the Muir Woods and Sausalito tour. Thanks for sharing your experience with us. We hope to welcome you again soon.
A perfect half-day trip!
Jessica_V, Nov 2022
Our driver Danilo (Danny) was fun and knowledgeable and gave a great commentary and clear instructions for the whole drive. We had a perfect weather day, the Woods were extraordinary and the ferry trip back gave a whole different perspective on San Francisco from the water.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Dear Jessica, It is great to hear that you enjoyed Muir Woods and Sausalito. We really appreciate your detailed review and the fact that our driver provided an amazing experience to you. We hope to welcome you back again soon!
Once in a lifetime!
Laura_N, Oct 2022
The sheer brilliance of nature at its best. I have waited so long to see these trees and it was truly magical.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Hi Laura, We are happy to see that you had an amazing time in Muir Woods. Definitely, it is a magical place! We hope to see you again soon.
Maximum sights and info provided during tour.
Lizanne_V, Oct 2022
Various scenic photo stops en route to Muir woods. Not an easy place to visit without own transport. Extra time allowed at the park -could do a moderate hike. Ferry back from Sausalito was excellent option - right past Alcatraz.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Dear Lizanne, We’re so happy to hear that you enjoyed Muir Woods and Sausalito and look forward to welcoming you again soon!
Highly recommend!
Kristine_S, Oct 2022
The walk through the woods was beautiful seeing some of the tallest and oldest trees on the planet. I highly recommend taking the ferry back to San Francisco's Pier 39. The scenery is from the waterside is beautiful.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Dear Kristine, We’re so happy to hear that you enjoyed Muir Woods and Sausalito and look forward to welcoming you again soon!
We enjoyed the...
Bob_W, Oct 2022
We enjoyed the information our driver shared with us, very interesting. We thought Muir Woods was a very impressive park to visit. Sausalito was nice as was the ferry ride back to Fisherman’s Wharf. Overall, money well spent !
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Dear Bob, We’re so happy to hear that you enjoyed Muir Woods and Sausalito and look forward to welcoming you again soon!
Not to be missed.
Allen_H, Oct 2022
Do not mis this tour. Short walk from cruise terminal and easy to find meeting location. Our Driver and guide was outstanding and of course Muir Woods were breathtaking. We did some fun shopping and had a bite to eat in Sausalito and rode the bus back home. Perfect amount of time and later start date worked well with our cruise arrival to San Francisco.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Dear Allen, We can’t thank you enough for the kind words about your experience in Muir Woods and Sausalito. We’re so happy to hear you had a great time with us. It was a pleasure serving you. We hope you'll come and see us again soon!
Great tour!
MariaBeatrice_V, Oct 2022
Excellent tour, with a lot to see but no hustle. Our driver was kind and funny and Muir Woods and Sausalito are a must if you are in the SF area!
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Dear Maria, We are extremally happy to see that you had a great time in Muir Woods and Sausalito with us. It was a pleasure serving you. We hope to see you again.
So glad we did this tour!
Ryan_W, Oct 2022
This tour was more than we expected. The tour guide gave an informative, interesting history of San Francisco and Muir Woods. Muir Woods was serene and picturesque, with many walking trails. We could have spent more time here. Sausalito was also a beautiful stop; enjoyed Sausalito Books by the Bay, Saucalito Gelato and Chocolate, and Hamburgers. We are glad we chose the ferry option back to SF - great views of Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Dear Ryan, We sincerely thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us. We’re so happy to hear you had a great experience at Muir Woods and Sausalito. Your review made our day! We hope you'll come and see us again soon!
Great visit to Muir Woods and Sausalito
Guadalupe_H, Oct 2022
The guide was very knowledgeable and was wonderful as a host. It was nice to visit area said otherwise we would have not gone to see due to transportation. The only thing is the van was a bit bumpy and rough at times. Thank you.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Dear Guadal, We’re so happy to hear that you enjoyed Muir Woods and Sausalito. We are sorry about our van and we will investigate it. We look forward to welcoming you again soon!
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