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Big Bus Muir Woods Tour provided by Big Bus Tours

Big Bus Muir Woods Tour
4.5
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Tour snapshot
Enjoy a guided bus tour to Muir Woods
Duration:
3h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
15
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Travel to Muir Woods on a bus tour that enables you to skip the hassle of driving and instead enjoy the views on the way to this popular San Francisco day-trip destination. Perfect for travelers who want to get out of the city but don’t have a rental car, this tour not only transports you to Muir Woods but also includes live commentary and entrance to the national monument.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Explore Muir Woods at your own pace on a self-guided tour
  • Traveling by bus makes it possible to relax and enjoy the scenery
  • Choose from afternoon or morning start times to fit the trip into your busy schedule
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Explore Muir Woods at your own pace on a self-guided tour
  • Traveling by bus makes it possible to relax and enjoy the scenery
  • Choose from afternoon or morning start times to fit the trip into your busy schedule
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5096P25
Important information
Inclusions
  • Guided Bus Tour to and from Muir Woods
  • Self-Guided Tour of Muir Woods
  • Entry/Admission - Muir Woods National Monument
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Duration
3h 30m
Departure details
  • San Francisco Pier 41 Ferry Terminal, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA Pier 41, San Francisco - ( End Of Powell Street)
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Bring a jacket as Muir Woods is chilly year round
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Inclusions
  • Guided Bus Tour to and from Muir Woods
  • Self-Guided Tour of Muir Woods
  • Entry/Admission - Muir Woods National Monument
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Departure details
  • San Francisco Pier 41 Ferry Terminal, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA Pier 41, San Francisco - ( End Of Powell Street)
Duration
3h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Bring a jacket as Muir Woods is chilly year round
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Jun 15, 2021
A note from Big Bus Muir Woods Tour
Customers are advised to download the Big Bus app to find out more about our new health and safety measures and for real-time bus tracking information. Alternatively please visit the Big Bus website.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    San Francisco Pier 41 Ferry Terminal
    San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
    Pier 41, San Francisco - ( End Of Powell Street)
    See address & details
  • 1
    Muir Woods National Monument
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    Stroll through the tranquil forest to see California's coastal redwoods, the tallest living things on earth.
    Read more
  • You'll return to the starting point
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hperdaems
37 contributions
the bus for the tour is a mercedes combo, very comfortable but unfortunately and despite what the website says NOT wheelchair accessible.

the ride to Muir takes about 45 - 60 minutes and the guide was very entertaining, lots of background information.

Muir is great,
it has wheelchairs you can borrow at the entrance
and the 4 bridges walk is 75-90 minutes and has a boardwalk / paved road so you can access with the wheelchair (need to push as it is steep at places or has quite deep potholes).

overall a great trip, luckily we double check re:wheelchair as you can not store at Big Bus office and we would not have been able to join.
Written May 2, 2022
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John H
8 contributions
We booked the tickets for the next day and the staff were very helpful and efficient. We arrived at the office at just before 08.45 and met our driver Joanne who was very knowledge and courteous, oh and also an excellent driver as we would find out later. We drove over the Golden Gate Bridge and through Sausalito towards Muir Woods through the hairpin bends to our destination. Once there we were in awe of the trees and had plenty of time to meander through the woods. All in all an exceptional day.
Written March 6, 2020
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Thank you for your amazing review of Big Bus San Francisco. I am so happy to hear you were able to enjoy our Muir Woods tour with your driver/tour guide Joanne. We hope to see you in San Francisco again. Thank you for riding with us!
Written March 7, 2020
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Rednax
3 contributions
Family
Our family took an early trip to Muir Woods and Guillermo was our driver. He was informative and joked around. I also liked that he made it very clear what time everyone was to be back on the bus and only allowed a 5 minute window. He was a pretty cool guy.
Written June 25, 2019
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Thank for the wonderful 5 star review of BIG BUS San Francisco, I'm glad you enjoyed your tour to Muir Woods & Sausalito along with your guide Guillermo.
Written June 27, 2019
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rosieh721
Auckland Central, New Zealand98 contributions
This trip depends what you want. I booked so that I could visit Muir woods as a visitor to Sam Francisco without a car. I had completed the round trip on the big bus open top tour and so was disappointed that we spent over half an hour repeating many of the locations already identified within Sam Fran. before setting off over the bridge. I was told the shuttle journey should take about 30 mins and it took us over an hour. Having lost valuable time already, and having been promised 2 hours at the site when booking, it was also disappointing that we were allowed only 1 hour 20 on site. Lucky we walk fast! However we got back to the shuttle with 2 mins to spare and we’re given the feeling we were late, then on the way back, we diverted around to Sausalito, which had not been disclosed to me as part of the trip, and had to endure another hour to get back. Added to this was that the shuttle was glass sided and roofed, the air con didn’t appear to work and it was uncomfortably stuffy. It was a relief to get off.
The Muir Woods were spectacular and well worth a visit - but you may want to book elsewhere to ensure that you have plenty of time and aren’t rushed.
Written April 29, 2022
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Dean R
1 contribution
Family
I thought that since the company name is Big Bus Tours, perhaps we would ride on a big bus, rather than an 18 passenger van. Some parts of the ride were so bumpy that it hurt my wife’s back and she is still feeling the effects 2 days later. Also very winding, hilly roads up to the woods, which did not bother me but I can see how it might bother some. The tour bus driver/guide (James) did talk the entire ride there and back but I enjoyed his commentary for the most part. He was an encyclopedia of SF trivia, but often digressed to other topics. The woods themselves were impressive and the exhibits addressed some interesting historical events associated with them. But it is also sort of a lot of the same thing (tall trees). Gift shop had some trinket-y stuff but also some cool stuff. The cafe was so-so and over-priced.
Written July 10, 2021
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Thank you for letting us know how the experience was and we are sorry that it wasn't what you were expecting. It is difficult for a large vehicle, such as the double decker bus, to navigate the tight, winding road down to Muir Woods. Muir Woods itself really is a sight to behold when down at the bottom. We hope to see you again.
Written July 14, 2021
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Pierre
1 contribution
Nobody was present at the meeting place set for April 13 at 9 a.m. at Departure Point Pier 41.
I went to the BIG BUS TOURS San Francisco office. The manager told me that the Muir Woods tour was canceled and I could do a city tour instead or get a refund.
I requested the refund. I am still waiting for the refund...
Written April 18, 2022
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Thank you for sharing your experience with our tour! If you can please email us with more information sfreservations@bigbustours.com
Written April 21, 2022
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Diane M
2 contributions
Couples
Our trip to the Muir Woods was amazing and Guillermo was the best driver/guide ever! Thank you for a real good time!
Written December 30, 2019
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Thank you for your review of Big Bus San Francisco. So happy to hear you enjoyed your Muir Woods Tour with Guillermo
Written January 2, 2020
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Ms BoB
1 contribution
We took this trip to get some time in the woods before heading out to sea. It was a very disappointing tour for a couple of reasons.
1. The tour guide talked non-stop...there and back. I appreciate facts about the area but the constant fun facts not related to the tour, the personal stories about grandchildren and constant chit-chat about driving/drivers in the area was enough to make myself and my party want to get off the tour early. Driver James needs to be aware that some may just want to look at the scenery and have some silence, even if for just 1 minute, while on the tour rather than listening to his side comments about drivers or his humming on a blown speaker.

2. The times we read in the written description of the tour were not the times we were given. We were only allowed 1hr and 20 minutes at Muir Woods. This meant some serious fast walking the trails as we wanted to get in as much as we could here and we felt bad for those that were with us on the bus that couldn't move as fast as we could with this short time limit.
We then had to stop in Sausalito, per the driver, for only 20 minutes. This was enough time to find a restroom and return to the bus. The driver claimed he was called back early to the office and we couldn't take the normal limit of time. He returned to the bus with a cup of coffee and looked like he had a nice break, while the rest of us scurried and remained with the bus due to his time limit.
I would highly recommend that someone look into this tour before purchasing the tickets. The price was not worth the quick stops and loud chatter.
Written November 17, 2019
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Thank you for your review and feedback of the Muir Woods tour. We appreciate your feedback please note that the Muir Woods tour is approximately a 3hr and 30 minute tour with approximately an hour in Muir Woods and a drop off in Sausalito for those who wish to get off and take a ferry back into San Francisco.
Written November 17, 2019
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CMC
21 contributions
Muir Woods was to be the highlight of our trip out to San Francisco and it delivered awesomely! We chose Big Bus for convenience, timing and included park ticket. I was more than relieved not to have to deal with travel and transport, especially after seeing the traffic, curvy roads, parking options and crowds. [We were car-free for our SF trip which helped “pay” for tours, especially considering the cost of rental, parking, traffic, and crazy streets.] Our driver was cheerful, comfortable with the route, extremely informative and genuinely happy to be hosting our tour. Interesting factlets were delivered with enthusiasm and the info on the park was very useful, including realistic timing. Golden Gate Bridge was shrouded in fog, so we headed right out for quality time in Muir Woods. After the Woods, we were brought to Sausalito where we walked around and ate lunch. Our driver helpfully described the many food options and timeframe. We had just enough time to eat and make the bus. There was the option to stay, catching the ferry for additional cost. As we had additional cruises (Go SF pass) planned, we were glad to make the bus.

Muir Woods itself is a natural wonder that we wholeheartedly recommend! The majestic trees were impressive although sadly reduced to a small fraction of their initial range. The dedication to preserving this unlogged sliver is appreciated—we just hope that the redwoods can last for future generations as they have for thousands of years. They are trying to manage/restrict visitors to contain the burden on the forest. Our early morning tour fit in well and our experience was not overwhelmed by too many people. We were pleased to make the Bridge 4 circuit recommended by our driver—we had time for wonder, to inhale, to snap lots of pictures and to buy at the gift shop. Our driver did mention the tasty Marin Melt grilled cheese, but we waited for fish and chips in Sausalito.
Written August 12, 2019
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Thank you for this equally marvelously awesome review of BIG BUS San Francisco. Thanks for touring with us.
Written August 12, 2019
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sean e
1 contribution
Family
He is an amazing tour guide and completely changes the trip with excellent interactions with the whole bus, very cool anecdotes and overall good positive attitude and mindset.
Written July 8, 2019
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Amazing, thanks for the review of BIG BUS San Francisco, I'm glad you enjoyed touring with us.
Written July 10, 2019
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Great way to see this fantastic city….
Great way to see San Francisco…..lots of stops showcasing points of interests. Easy on and off….highly recommend t
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Hot, crowded, sweaty, and no working air.
Completely packed and sweltering with no air conditioning at all inside the bus. A completely miserable experience.
KatherineLouise
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Great way to see the city!
This is definitely worth doing if it is your first visit to SF, as the tour and the commentary help you put the cit
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Superb
Excellent day tour. Value for money. Took through all the important places. Courteous and well behaved staff.
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Great way to see the city
Bought a 2 day ticket including the Alcatraz tour and it was a great way to see the City and learn more about the h
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Awesome experience
My favorite part of the tour was being able to listen to the history of San Francisco. The view of the upper level
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Must Do! So much fun!
Fabulous!! A must do! This was a lovely experience. You get to see and learn so much about the city. We sat on the
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Aladin will hook you up!!
Myself and my friend travelled to San Francisco without booking a ticket to Alcatraz. The tickets were sold out onl
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Only way to see the city!
We really only had one full day in SF to see the city, and this was definitely the way to do it. We saw all the to
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Worth it to experience the Golden Gate Bridge!
The staff struggled to validate our ‘Go City’ passes for the Hop On Hop Off tour, but this did get sorted in the en
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Terrific
Excellent way to see all of San Francisco. Very convenient stops all around Town. Great way to see what you want
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Great if you can sit on top deck.
Enjoyed the tour and hearing the audio guide. It was great being on top but really stuffy on the bottom. It was at
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Well organized, good for first time visitors
I have to give props to the team organizing the tourists for the rides. They do their best to accommodate request
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Great way to see the city!
We loved the big bus tour! It was very easy to get on and off, and made our day flexible. The only hard part was
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Meh
Not the greatest hop on hop off bus experience. Narration was canned, and at times repetitive. We boarded at stop
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