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.


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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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Caloundra, Australia
"Muir Woods "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 19, 2019
Sensational Tour, bus driver/tour guide Silvio was fantastic, very informative and happy to help. We only had 2 days in SF and this tour is a must do. Thank you for a great experience. Totally recommend Tower Tours
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Ayr, United Kingdom
"wine tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 17, 2019
we had a most enjoyable day the driver guide (Joe) was very informative and friendly nothing seemed too much trouble to him a credit to the company.
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"Convenient, enjoyable but could've been better"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed May 15, 2019
The Booking/Reservation I booked the tour through and I was going in hoping that the website was not a scam. Thankfully, it wasn't and I've booked the "COMBO - City Tour & Muir Woods & Sausalito" it leads me to Tower Tours. Tower Tours will be the one conducting the tour on the day. The Tour Because we lived in Union Square, the tour provides a complimentary hotel pick up (PLUS! PLUS! PLUS!) They picked us up at 8:00 am, even though it was early it was convenient for us and my parents. Then we were brought to their office located at Fisherman's Wharf. The tour started on time at 9:00 am. The tour guide was friendly and informative. He even offered to take pictures. There were a few stops to take pictures and we were given 20 minutes max, we stopped at the Palace of Fine Arts, Golden Gate, Golden Gate National Park and Twin Peaks By around 12:00 pm the city tour ended and we were given 1 hour and 15 mins lunch break. We were drop off at their office, which is located at Fisherman's Wharf. We walked to Boudin for 10mins walk. Then we went back to the office for our second part of the tour. The Muir woods was gorgeous and Sausalito was nice too. The tour concluded with a choice of getting back by bus and drop you off at the hotel or by ferry (Additional cost) that will stop at Fisherman's Wharf. We chose to head back with the bus. Dislikes/Concern The only thing that we didn't like was the city tour was too quick and some places they didn't get to stop. If the tour will not make a stop, I wish the bus had an open-air upper deck where we can take pictures. But other than that, It was enjoyable and convenient for my parents. My parents enjoyed it. But for the younger crowd, I would rather take the hop on hop off bus and explore the places myself.
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greg b
"Bus drivers ignore traffic speed limits"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed May 11, 2019
The drivers speed through the city of Sonoma - well above the posted 25MPH speeds. The nieghborhood has complained on multiple occasions, but they don't seem to care. They just collect tourists and their money and drive through local towns without one F given...
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Melbourne, Australia
"Marco was a lovely guide! The tour was meh"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed May 07, 2019
We did the wine tour today with Marco, the day was great! All the wine stops were amazing and we stopped for lunch (not included in the tour) at a really great spot. Marco was great, an we got lots of information from him about what we were seeing and winery’s. We had a great day, the sun was out and the wine was plenty.. But if we compare this tour to others we’ve done over USA, it was average. The guide didn’t assist us in taking photos, nor did he learn our names or have any personal conversations/ interactions with the guests. Also, the seat Belts in the bus are not good! They take a lot off effort to take off and are dangerous if you need to get out quickly. Overall, we still had a lovely day, just something could have been better
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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.