San Francisco to Muir Woods Tour

Dylan’s Famous Tour with Muir Woods

Explore San Francisco, grab a bite to eat in the quaint waterfront town of Sausalito and experience Muir Woods National Monument on our Famous minibus tour through the eyes of a local.

Interested in going to Alcatraz? Add-on an Official Alcatraz Tour

  Time & Duration

Departs daily at 8:30 AM
6 hours

Price

Adult $125
Child $69 (12 & under)

  Tour Includes

  • Explore the top neighborhoods with your local guide and learn the stories, history, and diversity of San Francisco.
  • 11 locations, 6 amazing photo stops (including Chinatown, Painted Ladies, Golden Gate Bridge, and more).
  • Enjoy a nice lunch break in the beautiful town of Sausalito.
  • 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+)
  • We offer a 100% refund if you cancel at least 12 hours in advance of your scheduled tour.
  • Add on Alcatraz Tickets to your tour at checkout!

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

Our Famous Tour is far from your typical San Francisco bus tour. We take a small group on a minibus to the most iconic landmarks and to the coolest neighborhoods around San Francisco. We stop in strategic locations to take in the sites, take photos, and learn the amazing stories that make San Francisco special. After a lunch stop in the charming waterfront town of Sausalito, we recharge for a journey to Muir Woods where you will experience one of the last remaining coastal redwood forests in the world! 

This tour of San Francisco is famous for a reason; you get to see the most iconic sites of San Francisco. You’ll experience the city and cultural neighborhoods, a quaint waterfront town, and the monumental redwoods outside of the city. It is the best way to see all of San Francisco in a day.

See the itinerary and additional details below.

Want to add Alcatraz to your tour itinerary?

Add on Official Alcatraz Island Tour at Checkout

Enjoy sightseeing around San Francisco and exploring Muir Woods, then visit Alcatraz Island all in the same day with our Alcatraz add-on option. Alcatraz tickets are always in high demand, so booking in advance is required. This full-day experience lasts nine hours, transitioning you from the bus to your official Alcatraz ferry at 3:00PM.

$169 for adults

$119 for kids.

Book with Alcatraz Tickets

8:30 AM – Depart Fisherman’s Wharf                                        

Our guide meets you at our departure location shortly before 8:30 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!

8:30 AM-11:00 AM – 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 minute 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.

11:00 AM-11:30 AM –  Snack break in Sausalito

Enjoy a quick and easy break, our guides provide plenty of recommendations for our favorite local spots during your visit. You are sure to fall in love with this quaint little town.

12:00 PM-1:15 PM – Explore Muir Woods

After Sausalito, we board the minibus and head for Muir Woods. 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!

2:00 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.

*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.

*Painted Ladies— Also known as the “Full House Houses” and “Postcard Row”. Victorian homes, beautiful parks and the hippie culture are all what make up this historic neighborhood.

**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 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!

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

***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.

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.

**Time permitting

***Only available on private tours

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

Yes! You can book Dylan’s Famous Tour with Muir Woods and add-on an Official Alcatraz Tour at checkout!

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.

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 on 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.

How does the hotel pick-up work?

Please contact us directly if you are interested in a hotel pickup at info@dylanstours.com or call (415) 932-6993. Please be ready 45-minutes prior to your tour time if you do opt-in for the pick-up option.

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 14-day 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: 6 hours
  • Departure Time: Daily at 8:30 AM
  • Return Time: Approx. 2:30 PM
  • Adult (13+ yrs old): $125
  • Child (0-12 yrs old): $69
  • Addition Muir Woods Entrance Fee: $15/person
  • Optional Alcatraz Add-on: $159 total ($50 per Alcatraz ticket add-on)

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.