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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"Wine Country"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 29, 2019 NEW
Had an awesome time at several vineyards. Met some great people from other countries and our guide George was amazing! Very entertaining and educational! Much more to offer than "Fred"!!
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Carole C
South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
"City tour and Alcatraz"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 20, 2019
Had a fantastic time on our trip. Rich the driver was informative, good group on bus. Surprised how much we covered. We actually saw much more than u thought we would. The boat trip after finished off a fab day.
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Sarasota, Florida
"The logistics did not work perfectly"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed August 11, 2019
Our visit to Muir Woods was amazing, it is so beautiful there. Although 1.5 hours was not enough time there. This trip is ok for a first visit though. Everything went fine until we returned to the Tower Tours office and our bus back to our hotel was not there at the promised time 5:30, it is now 6:00pm and it is still not here...
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San Francisco, California
"Perfect Day trip in Yosemite National Park"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 01, 2019
I booked with Tower Tours last week and cannot be happier!!! To start with, the booking process was VERY easy. Cassie Jew who assisted me with booking is amazing! She is very knowledgeable, very nice and attentive and I had my confirmation email within 2 minutes. Our driver/guide was very nice, funny, answered to all my questions (it was my first time in Yosemite and as there is no phone reception obviously I had many questions :)) ). The bus was very comfortable with AC on. She gave us a map of the Yosemite Valley and it was very easy for me to navigate and see as many things as possible. I highly recommend this amazing company. I especially recommend them to tourists who have never been to San Francisco and want to have an amazing experience (I know they do wine tours, Monterey/Carmel day trips, etc etc). Thank you, Cassie and Tower Towers! I had amazing birthday in Yosemite!
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Prince George, Canada
"Great three hour tour "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 25, 2019
We booked a city only tour on short notice. They picked us up at our hotel at 8:15 am. Short wait at the office where you pay. Al was the driver / tour guide. He was very knowledgeable about the history of the city as well as sights we stopped at. We see things that most likely we would never have known about. By the way the bus was too notch. Very clean. This is a great way to at least see most of the San Francisco neighbourhoods. We were told they would return us to our hotel but we opted to do more sightseeing on our own. I think this was a good value.
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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.