Muir Woods Tour of California Coastal Redwoods in San Francisco, CA

Tower Tours San Francisco288 Beach StreetSan Francisco, CA 94133
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Venture into the Muir Woods National Monument park and see the magnificent coastal redwood trees. These 1,000-year-old trees aren’t the only inhabitants of the park! You’ll also find plenty of wildlife here. Throughout the 3.5-hour tour, you’ll see sites such as the Golden Gate Bridge, the town of Sausalito, Mount Tamalpais, and more. Guests can choose from 3 different daily tour times.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our San Francisco Travel Experts
  • Tour duration: approximately 3.5 hours long.
  • Entrance fee into Muir Woods National Monument included.
  • Hotel transportation can be arranged with advance notice.
  • The tour spends approximately 1.5 hours exploring Muir Woods.


from Muir Woods Tour of California Coastal Redwoods
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.

**Entrance fee into Muir Woods National Monument INCLUDED in tour price!

Enjoy sights such as:
  • Coastal Redwoods
  • Marin County
  • Black-tailed Deer
  • Golden Gate Bridge
  • Mount Tamalpais
  • Stellar Jays

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.

Lastly, enjoy a scenic drive through the quaint seaside town of Sausalito – a Mediterranean-like village harbored across the San Francisco Bay, famous for its sweeping views, timeless sophistication, local boutiques, and cafes. (As an option, extend your time and add on the Ferry return.)

The Muir Woods Tour is 3.5 hours in length and is available daily at 9:00 am and 2:00 pm. Total time spent at Muir Woods is 1.5 hours.

*Complimentary hotel shuttle service is provided with advance notice*

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Chertsey, United Kingdom
"Great Value Half Day Wine Tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 08, 2020
We’ve done a lot of wine tasting across Europe and can honestly state this was the best value wine tour we’ve ever done! The coach was comfortable, very amusing driver and the scenery there and back was superb. We visited the Madonna and Gloria Ferrer wineries. Both offered generous glasses of tasting wines and a range of varieties too. Really good day out! Thanks
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New York City, New York
"Guided tour to Muir Woods National Reserve"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 27, 2019
This was a great tour and I highly recommend it. The Driver expertly navigated narrow winding roads up and down over the mountain, gave detailed and intricate facts in his presentation.
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
"Muir Woods and Golden Gate Bridge"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed December 15, 2019
First off Muir Woods is gorgeous, go and see it, just don’t do it on this bus tour. The “tour” itself is pretty much a Coach bus with a driver who makes some comments that he believes are funny but somewhat inappropriate. Discussing the girls on the street in yoga pants is a start. He also drones on and on, no silence on the bus making terrible jokes that “that is my house come by but we just waxed the floors” or “that’s my boat” etc. there was little to learn on the tour and the driving was horrendous. I do not usually get car sick but the side to side of the bus and break and go (even when he was only one on the road) made me unable to look out the window and enjoy the trip. I am also pretty sure that he would have left me at the Golden Gate Bridge had my friends not hoped on the bus earlier. Based on the timer I set we had 10 min I walked on bus with 1:42 left after catching it pulling away. (His excuse was he was going to “circle the lot for me”). You do not get off the bus in Salsalito and it’s almost pointless part of the trip, unless you pay more to get off and take ferry back. Go see the bridge and Muir Woods just don’t do it on this tour
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"Left at Muir woods."
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed November 04, 2019
These people are just crooks, they just wasn't wyour money. Myself and my friend bought a trip to Muir woods, which cost 81 dollars each. We did not hear the time we were due to be back at the coach(however I doubt that the coach driver mentioned it enough to make an emphysis on it),so we never got to the coach on time and they simply left us there and did not make any arrangement to have up collected in anyway... I understand they have tight schedules to follow, however they should have made arrangements to get us back. Luckily the park rangers assisted us and allowed us to use their phone. We contacted the several taxi companies and there was only a taxi available to collect us but not for an hour and a half... When we asked for our money back, we were told that the driver waited for us for 10 minutes and that they could see it on the GPS tracker. However the Driver never reported passangers being missing from the trip, when we arrived at the office to make a complaint, the staff weren't even aware that we had been left behind. The outrage for me, is that we could have fallen anywhere in the park, seriously injured ourselves and no one would have gone look for us, and that is disgusting. How does a company like this run? They do not care about the people they take on the trips, Muir woods is in the middle of no where, no easy to get back from without transport. And they felt that they were entitled to keep the 160 dollars they took from my fiend and I to be left in the woods, plus we had to pay 70 dollars for a taxi back into town. It ended up being a very expensive day. Well many thanks for that tower tours.
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
"Muir wood with George "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 26, 2019
We booked on the 4 hour trip to the Muir Wood trees. Defiantly worth the money spent! George the tour guide was really entertaining and also talked about the city of San Fransisco as we drove through as well as the history of the park. The park itself is very well kept with paths and walkways and is easily accessible for wheel chair and pushchair users. The trees are amazing to see .... we just wished we had more time to walk some more of the trails! There’s a little coffee shop for refreshments and restrooms on site. Great experience ... will book again next time we go!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Muir Woods Tour of California Coastal Redwoods

How long is the tour?
The tour lasts approximately 3.5 hours.

When does the tour begin?
Tours begin at 9:00 am, 11:00 am, and 2:00 pm daily.

Will I be picked up from my hotel?
Pick-up service is available from most San Francisco hotels. Complimentary pick-up service is not available for guests staying in the East Bay, South Bay, or North Bay. It is recommended that guests staying in these areas of San Francisco take BART or CALTRAIN into San Francisco, where pick-up service can then be arranged.

Will I be transported back to my hotel after the tour?
Yes. Guests will be dropped off at the location nearest their hotel. If you purchased an additional attraction as part of your tour, a shuttle option is available.

Are meals included in the tour?
Food and drink are not provided during the tour or part of the tour cost.

What should I wear on the tour?
Considering the daily changes in San Francisco weather, it is recommended that tour guests wear layers or bring a light jacket in the case of rain. Sturdy footwear is recommended for exploration within Muir Woods National Monument.

Do I have time to explore Sausalito?
Tour guests can either stay on the bus and drive through the town for sightseeing, or hop off and explore the village on their own. Those who choose to explore the area on their own will need to purchase a ticket for the Return Ferry provided by Blue and Gold Fleet.

Is there a cancellation policy?
Any cancellations made by the listed cancellation date will receive a FULL REFUND with absolutely NO CANCELLATION FEES. Any reservation past the cancellation date cannot be changed or canceled.

Are reservations required? 
A time and date-specific reservation is REQUIRED for all vehicles including commercial motor coaches. Thus limiting the capacity of visitors due to the increase in popularity that Muir Woods has recently seen.

Can I bring a wheelchair on-board the bus?
If the wheelchair is collapsible, we may the ability to store it underneath the bus depending on the tour. Subject to change based on capacity and bus assignments.

Is seating on the bus reserved?
Seating is first-come-first-serve. Front seats are reserved only for guests with medical restrictions. If you wish to be seated closer to the front, we suggest meeting at the Tower Tours Main Office at your convenience so that you can check in and queue up at the boarding area before departure time.