Outdoor activities in San Francisco

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Outdoor Activities in San Francisco

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Inna K
1 contribution
The guide was excellent, gave a lot of interesting information and seemed genuinely invested in us having a good trip!
The wine at Muscardini was excellent too. The hostess at the second winery was not very friendly, though the views were beautiful! A great day! And we were quite lucky with the weather, very sunny!
Written January 17, 2022
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SwedebyMarriage529
Springfield, MO108 contributions
Even though it was a cold rainy day, we enjoyed this tour very much. The bus picked us up in the middle of town and the driver gave us very interesting narration as we drove through town, across the Golden Gate bridge, to Muir woods , and then into Sausalito. The woods are beautiful and the time that was allowed there was short but sufficient. Sausalito is definitely a seasonal place to visit and COVID has not helped business any. There is a quaint but small downtown and the ferry ride back into the city is a nice ending.
Written January 3, 2022
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Kanepiro
9 contributions
Most recomend tour.Guide was so nice and kind.Never disappointed you.Winery, tasting, forest and history of Sisco,everything the Guide teach you.
最もおすすめするツアー。
決してがっかりすることはありません。サンフランシスコシスコの歴史までガイドが分かりやすく教えてくれます。但し、基本的な英語力(Toeic730程度)は必要です。
Written January 1, 2022
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Patricia N
1 contribution
The entire tour was excellent, starting with our driver Jerry who was very knowledgeable and fun! Muir Woods was breathtaking, Sausalito was a beautiful town with delicious restaurants and the Alcatraz tour was amazing to see and walk through the cells.
Written January 17, 2022
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Ang B
1 contribution
Beautiful daily trek from San Francisco. It's a long day but will worth the price to be able to nap on the drive. Bus was packed full of people during Covid. Some seat USB ports didn't work but driver will let you use one up front. There is a Yosemite shuttle which can take you to other areas of the park, but didn't find that out until our free time was over. No bathroom on bus so plan on 3 hours until next stop if there's traffic. Not really practical for small kids or people with bladder issues.
Written December 31, 2021
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gwendolyn h
2 contributions
Loved the city tour and herring all the facts that Pat added in Muir Woods was peaceful and awe inspiring
Written January 17, 2022
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Terry
Oviedo, FL4 contributions
Brian, our guide, was very knowledgeable and shared lots of information on the park. He was so nice to take pictures of everyone, so we all left with great memories in our phones. Pick up and drop off at our hotel made it so stress free. My teenage daughter enjoyed the day immensely. We will definitely do the tour again.
Written January 16, 2022
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rbrookessailaway
Richmond, VA17 contributions
This is a "don't miss" tour if you are close enough to go. The operator picks you up close to your hotel saving you the additional travel to Union Sq. James, our driver was knowledge about San Francisco and Yosemite. He gave a wonderful driving tour of the park highlights and allowed time for us to explore on our own. Overall great experience
Written December 11, 2021
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Naynon
Kingston upon Thames, UK28 contributions
It was a 12 hour day trip. The trip was good, the driver was great. The guide was a lovely man but he didn’t stop talking. A break from the constant narration would have been welcome.
On the long drive back to the city he played terrible guitar music over the speakers. It was very niche & drove us to distraction. But he enjoyed it!
It was a long day but it was fun to see Monterey Cannery Row & Carmel.
Written November 11, 2021
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Touring Rey
1 contribution
We really enjoyed the great scenery and had a good time walking some of the trails. The one not very enjoyable was the long trip to and from the park. The driver was great but we were disappointed that we had to ride in a much smaller vehicle than the large luxury bus that we were expecting. The smaller vehicle made the trip more taxing to the passengers.
Written December 1, 2021
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Deiso
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States39 contributions
Very comfortable, clean Sprinter van; knowledgeable guide who offered great suggestions for lunch in Sausalito; sufficient time to visit Muir Woods; option to take the ferry back to San Francisco.
Written January 18, 2022
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Angie
3 contributions
It is a long windy road but the ride is with it. Wear comfortable shoes and a jacket it’s a bit chilly in November. Seeing the redwoods in person is a must.
Written November 8, 2021
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DIANA C
ocala, United States28 contributions
Our 1/2 day tour was amazing! Our Driver was the BEST! He was very knowledgeable on every aspect! He knew the town history and answered all questions that we asked!
Written March 11, 2020
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Ayman
Burlingame, CA1 contribution
James barry was very helpful, it was a very nice trip all of us really enjoyed the trip and hope to go on again some other time
Written November 4, 2021
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jooles11
Michigan14 contributions
This trip was on our bucket list and what a check off it was!
Our guide Wes went above and beyond to make our experience memorable.
He pushed us a little on our first hike to see what we could handle and the second one was a bit harder but so worth it! The views of this spectacular park were amazing. Wes was very knowledgeable and helpful.
We highly recommend this tour!
Written September 15, 2021
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shannon d
3 contributions
Muir Woods is beautiful. The easy hike along the boardwalk trail brings you through picturesque and stunning Redwoods. Sausalito is a cute little waterfront town with shops and restaurants. It was amazing to learn about Alcatraz via the cellblock audio tour; however, it is unfortunate to see this historical location in such poor condition, with crumbling walls and floors. Our guide was very knowledgeable, helpful, and humorous. The bus was comfortable and the AC worked well. I would recommend this tour.
Written July 10, 2021
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imoran
Plymouth, PA51 contributions
We had three days to do the touristy things that San Fransisco had to offer. This was the best combo tour.
A small van picked us up downtown, so plan out how you get to the pick up point ( bus or taxi) early. Our guide was a sub, but did a great job. We met a beautiful family from Jakarta.What a great day!
Written January 1, 2022
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jerrydivecchio
1 contribution
we spent 3 hours using a go car to really explore san francisco. at one point there was a mechanical problem. we got an immediate response on how to get things fixed. in the process, i accidentally left my phone in the original car! it was found and held for me! boy what a scare and what good service
Written October 17, 2020
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Louisa W
1 contribution
Ulrich, our guide, was wonderful! Very knowledgeable, candid and fun. Unfortunately I tripped in Muir Woods and thought I just sprained my ankle (turned out I broke it) but he was very accommodating and helped me to elevate my ankle in the bus even though we were at full capacity. Still a very great trip! The woods were beautiful, and the Fish & Chips we got in Sausalito was some of the best I have ever eaten! My husband and I would have loved to have spent more time in both places- so if you are a nature lover, book a tour with more time in Muir Woods for sure..... Just don't trip on a root!
Written October 2, 2021
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Maebeth F
Albuquerque, NM29 contributions
We had so much fun. The drivers narrative was informative and humorous. We spent just the right amount of time at each stop. Highly recommend.
Written July 25, 2021
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Annne81
Montreal, Canada57 contributions
We would have given 5, cause the visit was really nice, the bus was clean (toilets out of order though), and everything went well, except for one thing: we could barely understand our guide / driver.

Igor was kind and funny for the jokes we understood, but we missed a lot of what he said cause he had not only a very strong accent, but pronounced all the English words in the Russian way. Winter was vintrah, and we got that one word with some others too, but we understood 10 to 20% of what he said, not more. It’s sad cause we wanted to know the facts about the places we went to.

The rest of the bus didn’t seem to understand either: there were very few reactions to his jokes and stories.

This needs to be adressed.

Otherwise it was a nice tour, and we appreciated.
Written July 9, 2018
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Leta W
Odessa, TX1 contribution
George was an excellent guide and host. He is very knowledgeable, very polite. A very interesting trip.
Written July 8, 2021
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Sandy B
Newburgh, NY1 contribution
Linda is personable and made the tour informative and enjoyable. The fortune cookie owner was also awesome.
Written December 30, 2021
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NeoAxion
Detroit, MI394 contributions
I came here as part of the gocity pass. While I did enjoy it, if I was paying the full $29 for this experience I would be pretty disappointed. It's overall a short experience, takes less than an hour to go through.

Definitely not a must do, but if you have the pass, it is worth dropping by quickly if you are at Pier 39.
Written December 15, 2021
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maria3166
1 contribution
Our tour was excellent! Brian was a phenomenal tour guide, very accommodating and knowledgeable. Highly recommend! We had plenty of time everywhere we visited.
Written December 27, 2021
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C S
Muntinlupa, Philippines1 contribution
Had a comfortable ride. Friendly driver. Will book again! Did 3 wineries plus a lunch. Was also able to pass by a convenience store.
Written January 4, 2022
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Jeff K
Buena Park, CA3 contributions
The best part was having a private tour geared towards our personal interests. Hannah the Goddess was an awesome tour guide. Thank you!
Written July 17, 2021
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AvidTraveler1060
San Francisco, CA6 contributions
Be sure you get to Muir Woods will be an amazing experience, but stay away from Viator and Skyline booking, and Big Bus’s old hot busses.

First of all booking (third party) was a nightmare! Mistakes in website description of tour, deceptive refund policy, unfriendly curt customer service representatives, a real hassle. Wished I’d used a different company.

The Driver Joanne, made the trip worthwhile! She was cordial, professional, friendly, knowable, funny, full of information, and a great driver! Without her if would have been a disappointing experience!

The air-conditioning on the old bus was broken and it was a hot, hot day. It make the hour there and back quite uncomfortable. Once we were at Muir Woods “mother nature took over” and what could be more perfect than cool, lovely, ancient redwood forests?
Written October 24, 2019
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Dave C
Wellington, New Zealand17 contributions
Good way to save money if you know what activities you're interested in and you can just book on the day. Many GoCity activities don't let you book in advance. We saved money on activities we went on with pass. I wouldn't pay full price otherwise,as some activities definitely not worth the full price cost. We chose 3 activities although depending on number of days you're in SF you may choose more. Costco has 4 activities but you need to be US or Canadian to purchase from Costco online.
Written February 10, 2020
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