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Private Tour to Muir Woods and Sausalito

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    What to Expect
    Your guide picks you up at your San Francisco hotel in a comfortable and spacious SUV that is well-equipped to handle both busy city streets and the steep winding road to Muir Woods.

    Drive across the Golden Gate Bridge to Marin County, where Muir Woods sits in a deep valley near the Pacific Ocean. Depending on traffic, it takes between 40-60 minutes to arrive at Muir Woods. Your guide drops you off close to the forest entrance, allowing you to skip the parking hassles at this popular destination.

    Have time to explore the coastal redwood forest on your own, with suggestions offered by your guide. Walk to Cathedral Grove (about 45 minutes round trip) to see some of the oldest trees in the area, or take the Hillside Trail (60-75 minutes) for a longer hike. If you get hungry, you can purchase tasty food and drinks at the Muir Woods Trading Company Cafe.

    Head to Sausalito next, making the scenic 30-minute drive to the bayside town. Have about one hour to check out the waterfront restaurants, cafes, art galleries, and views of San Francisco. Your tour ends with return to San Francisco by car.

    Muir Woods now operates on a strict parking reservation system (parking reservation included). Some days Sausalito will be first and other days it will be Muir Woods. Due to the limited mandatory parking reservations, you must be flexible to visit Muir Woods. Your guide will do their best to get you the most time in each destination. (Typically 60-90 min in Muir, 60 min in Sausalito).

    If you would like to return on your own by ferry from Sausalito, your guide can offer stops at scenic spots such as the Golden Gate Bridge viewpoint or Muir Beach, then provide drop-off in Sausalito to end your tour.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    You will be picked up at your hotel in San Francisco or Fisherman's Wharf (by request). We are unable to accommodate airport area pickups at this rate. Please call for availability and price information for pickups outside of San Francisco.
    Return Details
    You may depart the tour in Sausalito or choose a place in San Francisco to be dropped off.
    • Transportation to Muir Woods & Sausalito from the city of San Francisco
    • Up close Muir Woods parking fee
    • Drop off in San Francisco or Sausalito.
    • Pickups near SFO Airport ($75 more each way)
    • Food and drinks
    • Ferry/transportation tickets if you choose to depart in Sausalito
    • Extra time
    • $15 Muir Woods entry fee per adult over 15
    • Entry/Admission - Muir Woods National Monument
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • ADA handicap passengers: If you are able to bring a handicap parking placard assigned to someone in your group, please message me upon booking. This will get you a better Muir Woods parking reservation.
    • A collapsible wheelchair or stroller can be accommodated in the trunk area.
    • The tour will be refunded if a Muir Woods reservation is not granted by the park at least 2 days in advance of the trip.
    • Parking time is limited and strictly enforced by Muir Woods. Expect 75-90 minutes in the forest. If you overstay, it is a 3 mile walk to the next possible pickup location.
    • If you have children under 8, you must use a size appropriate booster or car seat. Children may not ride on the parent's lap, no exceptions. I have one booster and one adjustable (10-40lb) car seat which you may reserve free of charge. Contact me if you need local rental information for additional boosters or car seats.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    Reviewed June 8, 2018

    Thomas was more than what we could've hoped for in a tour guide! We had no idea what we should focus on and he tailored our trip just for us spending some time enjoying the incredible views from points off the beaten path we would...More

    Date of experience: June 2018
    Thank Whitney F
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    • Duration: 4h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English
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