Muir Woods Tour Reviews

The Muir Woods, located a few miles north of San Francisco, Muir Woods National Park is home to majestic coastal Redwoods trees one of the largest trees in the world measuring over  300 feet. These unique trees play an important role in the area’s ecosystem. In addition because of its convenient proximity trips to Muir Woods are easily combined with other area attractions and activities which include different photo snap stops, popular Neighborhoods, and many more.

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Here’s our list of the Best Muir Woods Tour Reviews

1.San Francisco, Sausalito, and Muir Woods Small Group Tour

  • Departure point: 2800 Hyde Street in Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Departure Time: 9:30AM
  • Duration: 7 hours (approx.)
  • Includes: Transport by Minibus , Local guide, bottled water, Granola Bars, Small group tour.

We recommend this tour for those who are looking for a closer look at the city’s main sights combined with an adventure tour to the Muir Woods and for those who appreciate a small group personalized experience.

This value-packed tour includes a visit to Fisherman’s Wharf, Chinatown, Sausalito, Muir Woods, and many more. It’s a great way to start your stay in San Francisco.

The tour begins at Fisherman Wharf where you’ll meet a tour guide for a brief roll call then, board an air-conditioned minibus to explore and learn about the Neighborhoods on your way, you’ll have different photo opportunities of some of the Bay area’s famous landmarks which includes the Golden Gate Bridge enjoy engaging commentary from your local travel guide about facts and stories of the Landmarks.

From there you’ll head to Sausalito for lunch on your own and do a little shopping take advantage of this to discover locals’ favorite dishes that are worth checking out make sure to ask your tour guide for tips on the best places to check out.

On this Tour, your next move will be the Muir Woods National Monument you’ll have an hour to explore. The park is composed of a slew of trails with varying levels of difficulty perfect for any visitor or group of people to try.

2. Muir Woods, Sausalito, and San Francisco Ferry Morning Tour

  • Departure point: Hilton Union Square
  • Departure Time: 9:00AM
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
  • Includes: Hotel pickup, Transport to Muir Woods and Sausalito, Ferry ride (fare included).

We recommend this tour for someone interested in combining a boating cruise and a day trip adventure to the Muir woods.

This half-day tour includes a visit to the Muir Woods National Monument, a visit to Sausalito waterfront town, a boat cruise through San Francisco Bay, and more all on this perfect tour’s itinerary.

The tour begins, with a pickup from a Hotel or Hilton Union Square on your way you’ll get to see the Golden Gate Bridge from multiple viewpoints and get great photo opportunities of the bridge

In addition, your guide/ driver will provide interesting information and answer your questions about this unique Landmark. Afterward, you’ll cruise under the Golden Gate Bridge which offers more photo opportunities before departing for the Muir Woods. While in the Woods, You’ll have up to 1.5 hours to explore some of the trails with different levels of difficulty out can choose one that fits you.

3.Muir Woods National Monument Guided Tour                                                                                                                      

  • Departure point: 288 Beach Street (corner of Mason Street)
  • Departure Time: The tour operator will confirm the time of departure
  • Duration: 3.5 hours (approx.)
  • Includes: Local Guide, Transport to Muir Woods, Entry Tickets included. .

We recommend this tour for someone more interested in visiting Muir Woods and saving time for other area activities.

This 3-hour trip offers the best opportunity to relax and have a peaceful break from the hectic vibe of the City. The tour begins when you meet your Guide/driver in San Francisco and board the Van on the way he will provide interesting information about the Muir Woods and the Bay Area.

En route, to Muir Woods, you’ll a make stop over at The Golden Gate Bridge which is a great place for a few photos In addition this Landmark can offer good views of the Bay Area, the green, hilly landscape of San Francisco. After arriving at Muir Woods, you’ll have about 1.5 hours to explore on your own. Admire the towering sequoia trees and try on the slew of hiking trails with varying levels of difficulty.

4.  Muir Woods and Sausalito Half-Day Tour                                                                                                         

  • Departure point: : Gray line Union square
  • Departure Time: 9:00 AM (option to choose morning or afternoon.)
  • Duration: 7 hours (approx.)
  • Includes:  Professional Tour Guide, Transport by luxury air-conditioned coach, Admission to Muir woods.

We recommend this tour for those who want to combine a natural walk tour to the Mir Woods and visiting the waterfront town of Sausalito.

This half-day tour will ensure you see The Golden Gate Bridge, Muir Woods, and the Artistic bayside enclave Village of Sausalito, your driver /guide will provide you with all the needed information and facts about the Bay Area. In addition, you will get the chance to stop at various Landmarks for photo opportunities.  The tour kicks off at Gray Line Union Square, where you’ll board an air-conditioned minibus to explore on the way you’ll make the first stop at Vista Point, Golden Gate Bridge before crossing to the Muir Woods.

You’ll spend nearly a 1 hour inside the park and enjoy the park ranger’s narration about the Muir woods, wildlife, and more. After that, will be a short drive to the artistic Bayside Village of Sausalito where you can grab lunch and capture some excellent views of the San Francisco skyline.

5.Bike the Golden Gate Bridge and Muir Woods Tour

  • Departure point: North Beach
  • Departure Time: 8:00AM
  • Duration: 6 hours (approx.)
  • Includes: Professional Tour Guide, Helmet and Bike lock, Electric Bike, transportation to Muir woods .

We recommend this tour to someone who wants to avoid large crowds and being cooped up in a vehicle. Also, it’s a good option for someone looking for an independent tour, so you can pedal at your own pace.                                                                                                                                                                                

This tour covers two of San Francisco’s top activities in one day including biking across the Golden Gate Bridge and visiting the Muir Woods. This tour Kicks off when you head north of the City towards the Golden Gate Bridge for opportunities to snap photos and enjoy dramatic views of the City, The Pacific Ocean, and Alcatraz Island before you cross the bridge.         

After that, your next move will be Sausalito known for its top cool restaurants and nifty shops You’ll drop off your bike and grab lunch on your own or do some shopping.

After arriving at Muir Woods, you’ll have about an hour of unguided exploration of the giant Redwood trees before returning to San Francisco.

6.San Francisco Grand City Tour + Muir Woods and Sausalito

  • Departure point: Union Square Area, 478 Post Street.
  • Departure Time: 9:00AM
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
  • Includes: Transport by Luxury air-conditioned coach, Professional Tour Guide, Tickets to Muir Woods. .

We recommend this tour to those who want to see all the famous Landmarks of San Francisco with a visitor experience to Muir Woods within one day.

You’ll start this tour by boarding a luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi and a restroom.

On your way, the Driver/Guide will make stops at various key attractions which include The Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park, and Twin Peaks. You will also make other stops and take advantage of photo opportunities before heading to the Muir Woods.

While there, the park ranger will go into detail about the Muir woods. There will be enough time to stroll the nature trail on your own.

On this tour, your driver/guide will stop in beautiful Sausalito, a Mediterranean-like community you’ll have time to stroll Downtown Sausalito or enjoy lunch on your own.

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The Muir Woods, Sausalito and San Francisco ferry Morning tour  is our best choice  for the Muir woods tour based on its  combination of attractions, tour guides ,and value.   

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