Just north of the metropolitan city of San Francisco is an enchanted place with grounded sentinels who have been alive for at least 400 years. They rise majestically and soar to heights of over 250 feet. For visitors who want to spend time with the oldest trees in the world, a trip to Muir Woods is in order. What’s great is that Muir Woods is not that far from San Francisco, but it feels like a world away when standing underneath the dramatic canopies of the redwoods.
Visiting the redwoods is a personal experience and every traveler has different expectations and requirements. Gray Line Tours understand that and so they have created a few impressive options for those who want to visit Muir Woods on their terms. Guests are driven all the way to the entry of Muir Woods, which is only accessible for people who have prior reservations.
But with Gray Line, they do all the work and guest can enjoy a spectacular day knowing someone else is dealing with the details. Here are the most popular excursions offered:
Sausalito, Shopping, and Shipping
For visitors who want a little bit of woods, walking, and water. The Muir Woods, Sausalito & Bay Cruise tour is ideal. Depart San Francisco, cross over the stunning Golden Gate Bridge to Muir Woods. Spend some time hiking through Muir Woods, then descend into the quaint town of Sausalito and enjoy strolling and window-shopping. The tour ends with a wonderful trip across the bay on the Sausalito ferry back to San Francisco arriving at Fisherman’s’ Wharf.
The tour is around 5 hours and is $79 per person.
All Woods All Day
For those who really want to explore Muir Woods and spend the day hiking the many miles of trails, then the VIP Muir Tours is the way to go. The tour departs San Francisco and the entire day is spent in Muir Woods. After the day in the woods, guest return to San Francisco via the same luxury bus and across the Golden Gate Bridge.
This tour is around 4-6 hours and is $92 per person.
Discover San Francisco, Muir Woods, and Sausalito
This tour departs in the morning on a well-equipped coach with wi-fi. After crossing the Golden Gate Bridge, guests are driven to Muir Woods where they spend just over an hour and a half enjoying the massive redwoods trees. Next, is a visit to Sausalito, a delightful Mediterranean-style town with quaint boutiques, art galleries, and restaurants. After returning to the tour office, guests are treated to a 4-hour fully narrated tour of San Francisco’s iconic locations on an air-conditioned motorcoach. This curated tour of San Francisco takes guest from the Bay to the Oceans and up to the tallest peak in San Francisco with 360 views of the city at 1000 feet above sea level. Guests are encouraged to enjoy each stop with photo opportunities and time at each location.
This tour is around 8 hours and is $108 per person.
The Woods and The Rock
Combine two of our most popular tours with our Woods and Rock tour. Enjoy the round-trip boat ride to Alcatraz Island and the award-winning audio tour of ‘The Rock’, this tour gives you plenty of time to soak up the history of this fascinating landmark right in the middle of San Francisco Bay. After your return from Alcatraz, you have time to enjoy a local lunch on Fisherman’s Wharf before joining the tour to Muir Woods and Sausalito in the afternoon.
This tour is around 8 hours and is $114 per person
Written by Teresa Rodriguez