City Tour / Muir Woods Itinerary
We stop at all of these locations listed below and spend 90 minutes in Muir Woods
STARTS AT: The Ferry Building / Pier 39
Your Choice: The Ferry Building or Pier 39 in Fisherman’s Wharf will be the start locations for the San Francisco 5 Hour Premium City Bus Tour. Here you will meet up with your tour guide and the rest of the group.Please arrive 20 minutes prior to tour departure time. See $/Timing tab for details.
Golden Gate Bridge (Drive-over and Stop!)
We will drive over the Golden Gate Bridge on this San Francisco tour, stopping for pictures and allowing you to walk around the vista points of the city’s most treasured landmark. We will also provide you amazing detailed historical narrative about the construction process of the bridge.
Chinatown (Guided Walk)
You will walk down the famous Grant Avenue exploring many authentic grocery shops and historic sites. Your Tour Guide will stop at various places to point out interesting facts along the way.
Palace of Fine Arts (Go Inside)
By far the most tranquil and serene part of our tour. You will be taken to the center of the dome where our Tour Guides will give you a specific historical narrative about the images and statues that make up the design of the palace.
Grace Cathedral (Go Inside)
Modeled after the great Gothic cathedrals in Europe and is a site rarely seen in America. We will go inside to view the inside of the church.
Alamo Square Park (Famous Victorian Homes)
The park is an incredibly popular place because it is home of those famous Victorian Homes known as Postcard Row. Your Tour Guide will tell you about the history of Alamo Square Park.
Lombard Street (Guided Downhill Walk)
We are the only city tour that lets you walk down Lombard Street – ‘the most crooked street in the world’. You will be able to take pictures from the bottom of the street while the cars come driving down .
Cable Car Barn Museum (Go Inside)
We are the only Tour Company that visits this amazing stop. The Cable Car Barn Museum is an actual working/functional facility that currently controls all of the functionality of today’s cable cars.
Shuttle to Muir Woods (Highest Point)
Marin Headlands (Creative view of Golden Gate Bridge)
A great opportunity to take creative photo memories with the Golden Gate Bridge. The Marin Headlands is a vast, beautiful place of natural wonder, beauty and remarkable historic sites.
Muir Woods National Park (90 minutes)
Walk among old growth coast redwoods, cooling their roots in the fresh water of Redwood Creek and lifting their crowns to reach the sun and fog. Federally protected as a National Monument since 1908, this primeval forest is both refuge and laboratory, revealing our relationship with the living landscape. Decompress and reconnect with nature while you walk through California’s most popular woods.
Sausalito (1 Hour* for exploring)
This little seaside town in SF’s back yard has unbelievable scenery, protected “banana belt” weather, and a laid-back Mediterranean atmosphere. Explore the area by foot, shop, sit, eat and drink by the Bay – Sausalito has it all! *Based on Ferry schedule, time in Sausalito may be reduced.
Ferry/Bay Cruise to San Francisco(25 Minutes)
This 25-minute relaxing Ferry Cruise sets sail in the afternoon so you can relax and enjoy the views of San Francisco Bay as the suns begins to go down. See Alcatraz, Angel Island, Golden Gate Bridge, Bay Bridge and avoid the traffic coming home. The Ferry Building is the end location for the Muir Woods Tour. A perfect ending to an amazing nature tour.
RETURNS TO: San Francisco
Note: Muir Woods may come first on some days.
Muir Woods is now regulating and monitoring crowd controls which ultimately makes the Muir Woods experience better for everyone. This is a welcomed changed. During this tour combo we may flip flop which tour we do first; some days will be the Muir Woods portion first and others days might be the Premium City tour portion first, but either way, you will be enjoying both tours at a considerable discount.
Why Combine Tours into Same Day?
Answer: Save money! Since our Premium City Tour visits Sausalito, you are already half-way to Muir Woods, so it makes perfect sense to do both tours in one day. The pricing math works out great:
Pricing assumes adult tiers:
Premium City Tour: $79
Muir Woods Tour: $95
Combo Price: $159
Savings: $15 per person
Our San Francisco Bus Tours uses a Separate Tour Guide from Bus Driver. Unlike other tours, our guides DO NOT stay on the bus trying to sell more tickets to customers on the street during the tour.