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Muir Woods Tour of California Coastal Redwoods
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Muir Woods Tour of California Coastal Redwoods

By Tower Tours - San Francisco Sightseeing Specialist
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Avoid the hassle of making parking reservations—and the chaos of the parking lot at Muir Woods—on this tour that includes round-trip transportation from San Francisco. Leave the navigation to someone else as you relax on a comfortable ride to Muir Woods National Monument. Explore the old-growth redwood forest before driving through Sausalito on your way back to the big city. Alternatively, upgrade to travel back by ferry.
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Ages 4-99, max of 40 per group
Duration: 4h 30m
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Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • Explore California’s old-growth redwood trees during this Muir Woods tour 
  • Avoid the hassle of making parking reservations at Muir Woods
  • Drive through the seaside city of Sausalito
  • Easy-to-find meeting spot at Fisherman’s Wharf for your convenience 

  • Entrance fee to Muir Woods ($15)
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local guide
  • Entry/Admission - Muir Woods National Monument
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

This Muir Woods tour picks up from Fisherman’s Wharf, unless you’ve made other arrangements for pickup from your hotel or the airport. Once you hop aboard your comfortable, air-conditioned coach for the day, sit back and relax on your way over to the national monument. Take in views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the surrounding scenery. Your guide tells you all about the San Francisco Bay Area on your drive. At Muir Woods, get dropped off right out front of the entrance and avoid the chaos of parking. Your admission ticket is also included. Spend time admiring the 1,000-year-old redwood trees that are native to California. Afterward, on your return drive to San Francisco, pass through Sausalito for more views of the ocean.

Start:
  • 99 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
    Corner of Jefferson and Mason Streets at Fisherman's Wharf
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Pushchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7116P2

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Wheelchair accessible, please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required. Collapsible wheelchairs can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Up to 15 passengers per reservation accepted
    • Tour itinerary subject to change due to weather conditions, traffic delays, and all other reasons beyond control (Exact sunset timing subject to change day-to-day)
    • Most travellers can participate
    • 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
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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    Itinerary
    • You'll start at
      99 Jefferson St
      99 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
      Corner of Jefferson and Mason Streets at Fisherman's Wharf
      See address & details
    • Pass by
      Golden Gate Bridge
    • 1
      Muir Woods National Monument
      Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
      Venture north over the Golden Gate Bridge to an isolated canyon filled with ancient coastal redwood trees, also known as Muir Woods National Monument. Enjoy solitude and peace, through the cool, moist air, as you stroll through 1000-year-old trees towering 260 feet tall. Experience the awe and wonder as you are treated through Northern California’s signature fog, while you wander in and out of the Mother Nature’s redwood alleyways. The canopy of coastal redwoods soaring above will stimulate all of your senses as you journey through a piece of ancient California history. You will never forget the crisp, fresh redwood fragrance that will surround you on your journey to the majestic Muir Woods National Monument. Entrance fee into Muir Woods included in the tour; Enjoy up to 1.5 hours in Muir Woods is included. (Departure times available at 9:00am, 11:00am, 2:00pm)
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      Pass by
      Sausalito Boardwalk
      Fisherman's Wharf
    • You'll return to the starting point
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    • Tower Tours - San Francisco Sightseeing Specialist
      1,154
      United States
      Joined in July 2009
    • F3955QTbriannam
      0 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      Not worth the price
      Muir Woods was beautiful, but an hour in Sausalito to eat greasy food followed by two mediocre wineries left much to be desired. Not worth the price.
      Written 4 May 2024
    • photocreator49
      0 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      4 hours of driving, 2 hours of wine
      Six hours for two stops seemed fine. Six hours, only two of which are actually spent at a winery is ridiculous. The driver was difficult to understand and a terrible driver. We both got carsick. Some factoids he threw out on the drive were somewhat interesting. The music between informational segments was so loud we could barely hear each other talk. (It’s not a party bus). The 1st stop, the “tour” was basically a how to make wine while we’re standing in the room of barrels. We didn’t see much of anything else. The wines were varied, probably something for every taste, which is a good call. For the most part, the first stop was pretty boring, though the wine selection was good for people who enjoy California wines. The second stop, an Italian-style winery, is the only reason the tour is getting an additional star. The stop itself gets 5 stars. A cheeseboard was available for an additional cost, and it was well worth it. Delicious! The guide was knowledgeable, friendly, and pleasant. She was able to pinpoint my tastes as well as my husband’s and give us advice on how to move forward with discovering new ones we enjoy. If we were to do it again, I’d save myself $100 and 3 hours and just go to Muscardini.
      Written 4 May 2024
    • fvmeegen
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great tour when traveling alone
      Perfect tour when traveling alone to meet likeminded people to enjoy good wines. Learned a lot about the north California wines
      Written 6 March 2024
    • satvinderchahil
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Forest Sea and Wine country in a day!
      A great way to see the northern part of SF in a short visit. One of the most significant and beautiful parts of SF with an awesome view of the bay and the Pacific ocean.
      Written 5 March 2024
    • petersnov
      0 contributions
      2.0 of 5 bubbles
      Disappointing wine tour
      Tasting cellars are not winery's! Sitting in a building next to the main road, with no winery outlook or atmosphere is not the experience we thought the Napa district would offer. Wine quality was generally poor all on the bus agreed. Felt like this was all set up around visiting wineries where Tower was getting the biggest kick-back or didn't have an experienced wine drinker vet. Disappointing if this is what Napa has to offer.
      Written 19 January 2024
    • monicarM7903GC
      0 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      Disappointed/Not Impressed with the Wineries
      This was our first time to Sonoma & Napa, and I hate to say it, but we were so disappointed. This is wine country!!! And you gave us 3 disappointing wineries. We spent a lot of money for this tour and those wine tours did not make it worth it. If you are booking this tour, I would reconsider based on these 3 wineries. The tour operation was good as far as service and comfort. All went smooth with the meeting location & departure was on time. The bus was warm (on a rainy, overcast, cold morning) and very comfortable. We only had 6 total in our group. Our driver did a great job. The weather was not nice that day. But we still made stops at the Golden Gate Bridge and the Palace of Fine Arts. We had time to take pictures. Those were lovely locations, but overcast pics based on the weather. That is not the tour's fault. Our driver gave us lots of information on the drive. We reached our 1st winery at Madonna Estates. We were drinking wine at 10:30 am on empty stomachs. Our choice of course but it was an early morning meet up time. Madonna Estates had nothing to "see". We went down to the barrel room (really the only place to get a nice pic). We had their Pinot Grigio which was actually excellent. That would have to be their best wine. We then went to the tasting room. There are no chairs. You stand at the counter. I would say we got a wine server who was VERY generous with letting us taste SO much. He opened so many bottles for us to try. That was a generous "tasting". He was informative and passionate about their wine. They have lots of merchandise to buy as well. But that is it. There was no tour of the property or outside Vinyards. There is no "view". I would love for these wineries to serve some crackers or cheese to compliment the tastings. I wish I would have brought my own for 10:30 am!! After that, you get back on the bus to Sonoma Plaza. The weather is still bad so when we arrived, we went straight to a restaurant. It started raining hard, so we stayed at the restaurant the entire break. Unfortunately, we did not get to shop or walk around the plaza. The weather restricted that. No pics there either. We found a Mexican restaurant and had lunch and got drunk on some strong margaritas. Yep, nothing else to do as we watched it rain. The rain let up just as it was time to walk to the bus. Now I was feeling good after some margaritas and our small group had loosened up. The driver let me be in charge of the music. So, we had fun singing to fun pop songs on the bus. Next stop was Sutter Home where the Zinfandel is made. Please take this off your list---the wine tastings were ALL terrible. I love a white zin from Berringer, but Sutter Home is bottom shelf grocery level. The wine server was NOT generous at all with the tastings. You got exactly what she poured from the list and nothing more or different. The shop is cute and pricey. Once again, no vineyards. But they have an outside yard and orange trees for some pics. There is an inn (no longer in use at this time) and a house there but no access for the public. Fortunately, the weather was lifting, and we were able to take pics outside. We were ready to leave this place pretty quickly. The last stop was Ru Vango. Finally, we arrived at a winery with a vineyard and a porch with views!!! The sun was coming out and we were able to get some lovely pics. This place is very modern with a contemporary/art vibe. There was plenty of space and we had freedom to walk around. We were not shown the property or any other wine making rooms. The wine server was accommodating with our tastings and helping us find something we liked. They have more red blends. My husband was so disappointed to come to California and not go to a winery with a great Cabernet Sauvignon. However, he bought the red blend that he thought was pretty good and our wine server was giving us good service. We asked for cups, and we opened the bottle on the bus and shared with our tour group. Now the music was playing loud as we drank, danced and sang on the bus all the way back. So, we made the tour fun with our driver and group! We did not have a bad day or experience overall. However, the tour was about wineries in Sonoma and Napa, and these are just NOT the ones to visit. I would say to keep Ru Vango but you have to take off the 1st two.
      Written 12 January 2024
    • keitho168
      0 contributions
      2.0 of 5 bubbles
      A wine tour to be missed
      A tour to be missed! As a first timer to San Fransico, the main highlights would be to see 'the bridge' and a wine tour. Agreed! Don't waste your money on this tour! The wineries visited gave an impression of poor wines from California whereas there are spectacular wines available from this area in the bottle shop. The tour guide/bus driver was informative to start but the return trip was super fast without a word being said by the guide - or by the tourists who were hanging on to their seats!
      Written 18 December 2023
    • J6497COjanetw
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Relaxed wine tasting experience
      I booked this trip from the city for my boyfriend's birthday, and it was a lovely experience. Each location offered a great selection of wines in a relaxing setting, and we felt like we had ample time to drink and explore the property. If you're looking for a low-key wine-tasting experience, this is for you!
      Written 28 November 2023
    • A4558LXjulieo
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing Experience
      Great tour! Grady was amazing - would highly recommend to anyone visiting the area. The wineries were beautiful.
      Written 27 October 2023
    • U996DBerinp
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great for couples!
      Wonderful tour guide! He was very knowledgeable, friendly and a great driver. Both wineries were beautifully situation in Sonoma and Napa.
      Written 26 October 2023
    • Tamarack67
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Awesome and convenient
      Lester did a great job- he was both informative and funny for the Muir Woods segment. The walk through the woods was great. The wine was delicious too in the second half of the tour.
      Written 16 October 2023
    • Judi_Lui
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      I can totally recommend this tour!
      My sister and I went for this tour, because we wanted to go to Napa Valley and taste some Wine but avoid driving ourselves. The tour was well-organized we were a small group and the driver was really friendly. He shared some information about the city as well. Some wineries were better than others. I enjoyed that we could explore the surroundings and take lots of pictures.
      Written 15 October 2023
    • catherinak2023
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Tour if Napa and Sonoma
      We had a great time! Steve was an excellent tour guide. It was a beautiful day for some wine tasting.
      Written 14 October 2023
    • Mdtravelmom
      0 contributions
      2.0 of 5 bubbles
      So so experience
      The tour bus was fine and our driver, Grady did a good job. Unfortunately, I was disappointed with two of the three wineries. The Madonna Estate was unimpressive as was the wine we tasted there. The Sutter Home grounds were nice but the wine is basically what you get at the grocery store. Most were too sweet for my taste. RuVango winery gave us an opportunity to taste the grapes on the vine and tour the barrel and vat rooms. They have a very chic indoor and outdoor tasting areas and were the best of the day. California offers some of the best wines and wineries in America. I would have liked to have had tastings where more complex or unique wines were featured.
      Written 14 October 2023
    • igorgF4827FF
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Good experience
      I was expecting more wines and better ones. Bottles a little too pricy. AC was not working in the van
      Written 4 October 2023
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    Vacation114761
    2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2020 • Solo
    More or less on time hotel pick-up; on time tour departure from operator’s HQ; scenic drive but ...
    a driver/guide was sub-par: while did have historical facts to share he was too hard to understand; way too chatty about his own personal anecdotes and took too long to make his point. Please retrain Mr. CW.
    Written 18 January 2020
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    JOSE H
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Everything from the drive over to the hikes were breathtaking. A truly unique experience. Our driver James filled the entire ride with commentary, trivia facts, and photo ops. The woods themselves are small with many accessible hikes for the time permitted. 10/10 will do again when I’m back in the area.
    Written 23 May 2023
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    Jose Miguel F
    Paracuellos de Jarama, Spain1 contribution
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2022 • Family
    We pay for children from 12 to 15 as adults but their entrance is free in the park (15$ each) and they try not to give their tickets. Short time in the park, we couldn't do all the trail. I recommend do this activity but not with Tower Tours
    Written 22 June 2022
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    Donna Y
    Ballston Spa, NY12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I would definitely recommend this tour 100%
    Our driver Lester was wonderful and shared so much interesting facts about different locations throughout our drive.
    Muir Forest was amazing , it is wonderful and amazing.
    Sausalito is pretty there are shops, restaurants and views . I recommend Sausalito Tacos great food, service and atmosphere.
    If you’re not pressed for time take the Ferry back, this gives more time to explore and enjoy your experience. The ferry ride to the pier provides so many photo opportunities, I took some of my best pictures of the Golden Gate bridge.
    Enjoy!
    Written 20 April 2024
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    John O’Neil
    Leopold, Australia10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our driver (Marko) did a fantastic job of providing a running commentary to/from the Muir Woods. Lots of extra information about great eating spots, walks, shopping and sightseeing opportunities were highlighted.
    Photo opportunities of the GG Bridge were an extra highlight. And the woods speak for themselves - don’t miss them.
    Written 13 February 2022
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    Amber B
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2023 • Couples
    I highly highly recommend this trip!

    Bus was clean and comfortable and ready to go for us at the states time. Our driver was kind and engaged us throughout the ride. The Golden Gate was masked in fog on the way in, which is typical, but we still got to stop at the lookout point. Just don’t count on pictures.

    Our time in Muir Woods was on the short side, but plenty long enough to do the main route down and back, use the restroom, grab a snack at the cafe on site, buy souvenirs and get back on the bus! Drops you back where you started with the option to also get off at Sausalito.

    Well worth it for this price point, especially if you didn’t rent a car and are staying in SF!
    Written 19 August 2023
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    Thank you for sharing your experience with us! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your time. I don't think there is ever enough time in Muir Woods, such a beautiful place.
    Written 21 August 2023
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    Lorilei468
    13 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was a beautiful afternoon walking through the giant Redwoods. A nice way to spend time out of the city. My only issue was that our group was put on a smaller bus that was noisy and that the driver seemed to be going way too fast but he was informative when you could hear his bits of information.
    Written 22 May 2023
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    Madelyne M
    12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2022 • Solo
    A great park to tour and take in all the beauty that Muir Woods has to offer! We had a tour guide that gave interesting history as we headed out of the city to the park. You have the option to spend time after the park in Saucalito, a quaint Mediterranean-sequel town with lots of food, shopping, and great views of the bay. You can ferry back to SF and catch some fantastic views there too. I would recommend!
    Written 24 June 2022
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    Brittany W
    10 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was a nice tour for the price. The guide was very informative. I would have liked a little more time at Muir Woods. We only got an hour and a half and we were also hoping to see more of Sausalito but since we had to start our hop on, hop off, we didn’t have time. We thought the tour included some time there but we would’ve had to get a ferry back to SF if we got off the bus in Sausalito. That was the only downside. The hop on/ off portion was really nice and super useful. Would recommend for anyone looking for easy transportation to sights across the city.
    Written 4 April 2022
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    lcdinnola
    New Orleans, LA3 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Muir Woods was wondering and does not reflect my rating. Tower Tours is just a ride to the park and adds no extra value. The tour was supposed to include time at Sausalito to explore. I had tp plead with the driver to stop and drop me off (because I had mad arrangements to meet someone there). Many of the other patrons raised their concerns that this was included in the tour. He told others they could get off but he was not staying (going directly back to SF).
    Written 20 June 2021
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