group tours to Muir Woods from San Francisco

San Francisco to Muir Woods

Dylan’s Famous Tour with Muir Woods

Explore San Francisco, enjoy lunch in North Beach and experience Muir Woods Redwood National Monument on our minibus tour.

  Time & Duration

Departs daily at 9:00 AM
7 hours


Adult $125
Child $69

  Tour Includes

  • Explore the top neighborhoods with your local guide and learn the stories, history, and diversity of San Francisco.
  • 15 locations, 7 amazing photo stops (Including Mission murals, Twin Peaks, Haight Ashbury, Golden Gate Bridge, and more!)
  • Enjoy lunch in our “Favorite” neighborhood, North Beach also known as “Little Italy”, plenty of options to choose from.
  • Spend over 75 minutes in Muir Woods and stand in awe of the famous redwood trees. (Additional $15 fee for entrance to Muir Woods for guests 16 yrs+)
  • We offer hotel pick-ups from all San Francisco Bay Area locations.
  • We offer a 100% refund if you cancel at least 12 hours (or more) in advance of your scheduled tour.


Private Tour Option

Experience San Francisco’s most famous neighborhoods, diverse landmarks and Muir Woods with a local guide on your own private tour (up to 6 people per private tour). For more please inquire at or book a private San Francisco and Muir Woods tour directly online.

Dylan’s Famous Tour with Muir Woods – Highly Rated San Francisco to Muir Woods Tour

Explore the city’s famous neighborhoods on a comfortable minibus tour of San Francisco. Enjoy a relaxing lunch in the charming, waterfront town of Sausalito. Then take a short bus ride with us to Muir Woods National Monument, and experience one of the last remaining, coastal redwood forests in the world!

This San Francisco city tour is our most popular and top-rated because you get to see our beautiful City by the Bay in a way that only a born and raised local can show you. This is also the premier way to ensure you cover all your “must do’s” while you’re visiting. 

If you’re only in town for a short time and want to see as much as possible, this is the most comfortable and comprehensive tour you’ll find!

See the itinerary and additional details below.

Want to visit Alcatraz on your 2nd day?

Our 2-Day Alcatraz Island Tour includes San Francisco sightseeing and visiting Muir Woods on your first day, followed by an afternoon on an Official Alcatraz Island Tour during the second day of your visit to the city. Alcatraz tickets are always in high demand so booking in advance is required. If you are in San Francisco for multiple days and want to visit Alcatraz, this 2-Day tour is the tour for you.

9:00 AM – Depart Fisherman’s Wharf                                        

Our guide meets you at our departure location shortly before 9:00 AM. After a brief roll call, we board the bus and begin our adventure. Our first stops include all the most famous neighborhoods in San Francisco!

9:00 AM-12:00 PM – Explore San Francisco’s BEST neighborhoods!

During this time, you are treated to entertaining stories about the neighborhoods, as well as the history, diversity, and geographical nuances that make San Francisco one of the most unique cities in the world!

We exit the bus several times (10-15 minutes breaks) to soak in the neighborhoods and capture amazing photos! Please see “neighborhoods visited” (below) for details on each neighborhood, as well as where we stop for photos.

12:00 PM-1:00 PM –  Lunch in North Beach, “Little Italy”

Enjoy a quick and easy lunch, our guides provide plenty of recommendations for our favorite local spots during your visit. You are sure to fall in love with San Francisco’s favorite neighborhood.

2:00 PM-3:15 PM – Explore Muir Woods

After lunch, we board the minibus and head for Muir Woods. Here, you have 75 minutes to walk amongst some of the last remaining coastal redwoods in the world! This is an unforgettable photo opportunity. Many of our customers consider Muir Woods the highlight of the entire day!

4:00 PM –Return to Fisherman’s Wharf

At the end of our amazing adventure, we drop you off at the same location where you boarded the bus.

Dylan’s Famous Tour with Muir Woods (7 hours)— San Francisco and Muir Woods – all of the must-do’s in Northern California! Your day will truly fly by as you explore these awesome destinations.

The 2-Day Alcatraz Experience (2-Days)— If you are visiting for multiple days we highly recommend this tour! Enjoy San Francisco and Muir Woods on your 1st day, then take the Official Alcatraz Tour on Day 2. 

*Photo Stops

Fisherman’s Wharf (Start)—  One of San Francisco’s most popular destinations – from old shipyards to Boudin’s Bakery and the smell of fresh clam chowder, Fisherman’s Wharf has it all.

*North Beach— Voted as one of the USA’s “ten great neighborhoods”, North Beach is best known as the home of Little Italy. From delicious restaurants to authentic sidewalk cafes and bakeries, you will feel the charm of San Francisco as soon as you arrive.

Chinatown— Boasting the largest Chinatown in the United States, this 24-block mecca is bustling with energy, amazing food, and unique and colorful shops that give this area its charm.

*City Hall—  This beautiful Beaux-Arts monument epitomizes the high-minded American Renaissance of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The site of Joe Dimaggio and Marilyn Monroe’s marriage in 1954.

*Mission District—  Known for its prominent and colorful mural installations, delicious food, and vibrant art and music scene, The Mission embodies the culture of old and new San Francisco.

Castro—  One of the most vibrant neighborhoods in the United States. Colorful bars and restaurants line the streets, with the historic Castro Theater overlooking the area that Harvey Milk once called home.

*Twin Peaks—  Featuring a panoramic view of all of San Francisco, Twin Peaks offers ones of the best perspectives of the downtown skyline, surrounding hills and vistas (weather permitting).

Haight Ashbury—  The origin of the hippie culture and the birth place of the “Summer of Love.” From the stunning Painted Ladies to the homes of music’s favorite 60’s bands, this district started the counter-culture movement across the USA.

*Pacific Heights—  Offering one of the most scenic outlooks in all of Northern California, Pacific Heights is home to Billionaire’s Row, featuring the estates of politicians, tech titans and other San Francisco celebrities (includes Mrs. Doubtfire house!)

Presidio—  Former military base, now a beautiful park that includes Crissy Field, Fort Point, Lucasfilm’s (George Lucas) headquarters and the Walt Disney Museum.

*Fort Point—  Located just beneath the Golden Gate Bridge, Fort Point gives you a front row seat to the Bay and is a great photo stop. This former military fortification was used during WWII.

Golden Gate Bridge— Declared “one of the 10 wonders of the modern world,” the Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most recognized symbols of San Francisco. Simply stunning!

***Marin Headlands— Offering a stunning perspective of the Golden Gate Bridge with downtown San Francisco in the background, this awe-inspiring view is the perfect place to capture a memorable photo.

***Sausalito—  Located just across the Golden Gate Bridge, this artistic enclave has the setting and beauty of a European Mediterranean town.

Muir Woods (End)— Muir Woods National Monument is home to some of the oldest and most beautiful trees in the world. Many of our guests consider this stop to be the highlight of their trip.

***Only available on private tours

  • Well thought out, well paced and covers all of the best locations around San Francisco. "First, this tour is suitable for all ages - the guide really made a point to interact with my kids! Second, the stops were plentiful and gave everyone the chance to get off often, take photos and really broke-up the day nicely. Last, Muir Woods is an absolute must while visiting - the trees are stunning and it’s a wonderful break from the busyness of the city - thank you, Dylan’s!”

    Billy B.
  • The absolute best tour to take on your 1st day in San Francisco! "I was initially hesitant to book the 7-hour tour for my family but I am so incredibly happy I did. The pacing of the tour was perfect with the thoughtful stops in San Francisco (Twin Peaks was amazing), the casual waterfront lunch stop in Sausalito and the peaceful time spent at Muir Woods. We received amazing recommendations for the kids for the remainder of our stay in the city - I really can’t recommend it enough!”

    Kylie F.
  • I have a family of 4 and was concerned the tour might be too long, but the day literally flew by! "It truly feels like 3 tours in 1 between the well chosen photo stops in San Francisco, lunch in lovely Sausalito and the exploration of Muir Woods. I highly recommend this tour for families of any size!"

    Dawn W.

What minibus tour should I take?

Dylan’s Famous Tour with Muir Woods (7 hours)— San Francisco and Muir Woods – all of the must-do’s in Northern California! Your day will truly fly by as you explore these awesome destinations.

1-Day Alcatraz Experience (7 hours)— If you only have 1-day in San Francisco this is the tour for you! See San Francisco’s best neighborhoods in the morning, have lunch in Fisherman’s Wharf or North Beach, then take the Official Alcatraz Tour in the afternoon.

Why Choose Dylan’s minibus tours?

1. Small Groups:
With Dylan’s, you aren’t just a number. Our minibuses are the perfect size to make sure you are comfortable, well looked-after, and are having FUN!

2. Local Guides:
Each of our tour guides are Bay Area locals who love their city. From in-depth knowledge of SF to the best restaurant recommendations, they are energetic and invested in making each tour special.

3. Great Value
Our minibus tour are priced to give our guests the best possible locations in the shortest amount of time without feeling rushed.

4. 100% Refund Guarantee:
Change of plans? Feeling under the weather? We are happy to refund your entire tour with 24 hours advance notice.

5. Independently Owned:
We aren’t one of the big San Francisco bus tour companies, and it shows. Dylan’s is owned and operated by San Francisco native Dylan David.

6. Your Experience is our Top Priority:
From our convenient meeting location to each stop on your tour, our goal is to make your tour fun and enjoyable. We have thought of the small things so you don’t have to.

How does the hotel pick-up work?

We are proud to now offer hotel or AirBnB pick-up to any location in the San Francisco area for just $20. We utilize both ride-share and tour bus pick-ups depending on location in San Francisco; please be ready 45-minutes prior to your tour time if you do opt-in for the pick-up option.

Can I just take the Alcatraz tour without going on a tour?

Unfortunately not. All companies offering Alcatraz tickets must offer a tour package, per our contract with Alcatraz Cruises.

Does the Dylan’s Famous Tour add-on come with an official Alcatraz island visit?

Yes! Our Dylan’s Famous 2nd day add-on includes the Official Alcatraz Tour in the morning!

What is Muir Woods

Muir Woods: Muir Woods National Monument is located 20 minutes north of the Golden Gate Bridge and is home to some of the oldest and tallest living trees in the world.

This popular destination is part of the United States National Park Service and is considered to be one of the most peaceful destinations in the Bay Area. 

Where does the minibus tour pick-up and drop-off?

Pick-ups: Our minibus tours pick-up in a convenient location in Fisherman’s Wharf, across from 710 Beach Street.

Drop-offs: Depending your tour we can drop you off in Fisherman’s Wharf, Lombard Street, North Beach, or Chinatown.

Is there a parking garage near the starting point?

Yes, there are several parking garages located near our meeting point.

What is your cancellation policy?

Payments: Please note our site is secure and offers SSL security on all credit card purchases.

Cancellations: We offer a 100% refund if you cancel at least 24 hours (or more) in advance of your scheduled tour**. All tours cancelled within 24 hours of scheduled departure are non-refundable. We also offer rescheduling options for a future tour date without penalty.

**Please note for any tour including Alcatraz we require 7-days notice.

Can I make changes to my reservation?

There are many websites across the internet where you can book a tour with us. They all have different terms. When possible, we request that you book directly here on our website. This enables us to not only provide you the best pricing available, but it also enables us to provide a much more customized level of service. Just give us 24 hours notice, and it’s our pleasure to accommodate any possible changes to your tour.**Please note Alcatraz tours must be changed 7-days in advance.

  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Departure Time: 9:00 AM
  • Return Time: Approx. 4:00 PM
  • Adult (12+ yrs old): $125
  • Child (0-11 yrs old): $69
  • Addition Muir Woods Entrance Fee: $15/person

We are not a big bus company! It’s very common to see large hop-on, hop-off buses around town,  we take a much more personal approach. Our guides not only have intimate knowledge and unmatched enthusiasm for our city, but we also use specialized minibuses which are built specifically for sightseeing tours. We take you where the big buses can’t go. 

Our minibuses have large windows for full view of the city as we conduct the tour and are climate controlled with plenty of room for everyone. We stop several times and provide many photo opportunities.


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