San Francisco to Muir Woods Tour

Dylan’s Famous Tour With Muir Woods

Explore San Francisco and experience Muir Woods National Monument on our Famous minibus tour. Grab lunch in the quaint waterfront town of Sausalito.

Interested in going to Alcatraz? Add on an official Alcatraz tour at checkout.

  Time & Duration

Tour starts at 8:00 AM & 1:00 PM

Tour length: 5–6 hours

Price

Adult $99–$119
Child $69 (12 & under)

  Tour Includes

  • Explore the top neighborhoods with your local guide and learn the stories, history, and diversity of San Francisco.
  • 10 locations, 5 amazing photo stops (including the Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown, Coit Tower, Muir Woods, and more).
  • Spend over an hour in Muir Woods and stand in awe of the famous redwood trees. (Additional $15 fee for entrance to Muir Woods for guests 16 yrs+).
  • Available on the 8:00 AM departure: After exploring the city and Muir Woods, enjoy a lunch break in Sausalito, where you can savor a leisurely lunch with a beautiful view.
  • We offer a 100% refund if you cancel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled tour.
  • Add on: Alcatraz tickets, or an e-bike rental to your tour at checkout!

See San Francisco and Muir Woods, Enjoy Lunch in Sausalito—All in One Day!

This tour is famous for a reason; you get to see the most iconic sites of San Francisco, enjoy lunch with a view in Sausalito, and walk among the extraordinary redwoods. You can choose to add on Alcatraz to finish off your day. It is the best way to see all of San Francisco in a day!

dylan's famous san francisco tour Enjoy an Insider Look at San Francisco on a Top-Rated Tour

On this tour you will have the opportunity to visit the most distinct and beautiful neighborhoods in the city. From driving through Chinatown and walking along Billionaires Row to crossing the Golden Gate Bridge, you will be able to check all of San Francisco’s most unique areas off your bucket list. Our expert guides will walk you through the history, stories, and small details of the city that you may not have discovered if you explored on your own.

This is not your standard hop-on, hop-off bus tour. Groups stay with the same bus for the entire trip with several breaks and iconic photo stops along the way. Our smaller buses offer an intimate experience without sacrificing personal space or comfort. We make sure every person on our tour feels seen and accounted for!

muir woods tour from san francisco Stand in Awe of the Redwoods at Muir Woods National Monument  

After exploring San Francisco, we will make the short drive to Muir Woods National Monument, which is the perfect nature escape just a stone’s throw away from the city. We’ll spend over an hour here, giving you ample time to experience one of the last remaining coastal redwood forests in the world. After returning to the city, we will drive through the quaint town of Sausalito before heading back to the city.

Sausalito tour Enjoy Lunch With a View in Beautiful Waterfront Sausalito (8:00 AM departure only)

Once we enter into the picturesque coastal town of Sausalito, you will have time to grab some lunch and sit by the Bay. This artists’ enclave is a perfect relaxing escape from the bustle of the city. Stretch your legs, explore the local shops, and take a lunch break at one of the delicious local establishments. After lunch, we will drive everyone back into San Francisco where you can enjoy the rest of your day.

Short on time? Experience Alcatraz, Muir Woods, and San Francisco all in the same day on Dylan’s Famous Tour with Muir Woods and Alcatraz!

For maximum flexibility, convenience, and value, check out Dylan’s All-Inclusive Tour Package. See San Francisco, Muir Woods, Sausalito, enjoy an all-day e-bike rental, and get help securing an official Alcatraz tour!

*This is a sample itinerary for your tour with us. The order may change depending on the day.

8:00 AM — Depart Fisherman’s Wharf                                        

Our guide meets you at our departure location (710 Beach St.) shortly before 8:00 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!

8:00 AM–10:30 AM — Explore San Francisco 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-minute breaks) to soak in the neighborhoods and capture amazing photos! Please see “neighborhoods & photo stops” (below) for details on each neighborhood, as well as where we stop for photos.

11:00 AM–12:00 PM — Lunch in Sausalito

Enjoy a lunch stop in Sausalito with a chance to explore this artists’ enclave. You are sure to fall in love with this quaint little town.

12:30 PM–2:00 PM — Explore Muir Woods (90 minutes)

Here, you have over an hour 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!

2:45 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, where you can choose from all the unique options for lunch at Fisherman’s Wharf or Little Italy.

1:00 PM — Depart Fisherman’s Wharf                                        

Our guide meets you at our departure location shortly before 1:00 PM. After a brief roll call, we board the bus and begin our adventure. Our first stop will be at the Golden Gate Bridge, where we will get out and take a nice photo of the world-famous bridge.

2:00 PM–3:15 PM — Explore Muir Wood (75 minutes)

You will have over an hour 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–5:30 PM — Explore San Francisco 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-minute breaks) to soak in the neighborhoods and capture amazing photos! Please see “neighborhoods & photo stops” (below) for details on each neighborhood, as well as where we stop for photos.

5:30 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, where you can choose from all the unique options for dinner at Fisherman’s Wharf or Little Italy.

Fisherman’s Wharf—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.

Nob Hill—Home to some of our most famous hotels, Nob Hill offers some of the best cocktail lounges and views in the city.

*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 the 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.

Coit TowerWith panoramic views of the city skyline, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Bay Bridge, and Alcatraz, this first stop on our tour is just the beginning of a fun and adventurous day out in San Francisco.

*Palace of Fine ArtsInspired by Roman and Greek architecture, the Palace of Fine Arts was originally constructed to celebrate San Francisco’s recovery from the 1906 earthquake. Surrounded by a peaceful garden, it is great for photos.

*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.

**Lombard StreetOne of the “Crookedest Streets in the world.” With 8 switchback            hairpin turns, it’s definitely a must-see while you’re in San Francisco.

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

**Painted Ladies—Lining Alamo Square, the Victorians along Steiner Street are the most famous of the Painted Ladies, aka “Postcard Row.” These houses are best known during the opening credits in television’s Full House!

**Only available on private tours and when time and traffic permits.

Will there be bathroom breaks on the tour?

Yes, there will be bathroom breaks along the way. We do suggest using the bathroom before you arrive in the morning.

Will there be a lunch stop?

If you are taking the 8:00 AM tour, we will stop in Sausalito, where you will have a chance to grab a delicious lunch by the Bay!

Where can I park for the beginning of the tour?

We suggest parking at the Anchorage Parking Garage located at 542 Beach St., San Francisco.

What should I wear for this tour?

It’s hard to predict what the weather will be like on the day of your booking, but we always suggest wearing warmer clothes (pants and jackets) with comfortable walking shoes.

Where can I eat in Sausalito?

There are many places to eat in Sausalito! We personally love Venice Gourmet Deli for a nice sandwich with a bay view. Explore this list of Sausalito restaurants.

What is the ferry schedule to get from Sausalito to San Francisco?

The ferry schedule will vary depending on weekday or weekend, but you can expect a ferry to depart every 2 hours. View the ferry schedule. The ferry costs $13 per person.

Can I add an Alcatraz ticket to my booking?

Yes you can! You will have an opportunity to add on an Alcatraz ticket during the booking process.

What is your cancellation policy?

We honor a 100% refund with a 24-hour notice on most of our tours. If you are taking the Alcatraz tour, you will need to give us 11 days notice to receive a full refund.

Do I have to pay to enter Muir Woods?

While we will take care of the parking fees for Muir Woods, it will be up to each guest to pay the $15 entrance fee to enter the park (16 years and older).

  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Departure Times: Daily at 8:00 AM or 1:00 PM
  • Return Time: Approx. 2:30 PM or 5:00 PM
  • Adult (13+ yrs old): $99–$119
  • Child (0–12 yrs old): $69
  • Additional Muir Woods Entrance Fee: $15/person (16yrs+)
  • Additional Ferry Ticket: $13 ticket (departure times)
  • Optional Alcatraz Add-On: Dylan’s Famous Tour with Muir Woods and Alcatraz

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.