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The Ultimate Day in the Bay Including Muir Woods

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icon5 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Enjoy an insider overview of San Francisco on this excursion that includes a trip across the Golden Gate Bridge to the Muir Woods National Monument. You are driven around the city in a small group to see its diverse neighborhoods and geography, stopping several times for breathtaking photo ops of famous sites and memorable stories. This local-led tour visits culturally significant neighborhoods like Chinatown and the Haight-Ashbury, as well as the large homes of Pacific Heights. After crossing the Golden Gate Bridge, guests will visit the towering redwood trees of Muir Woods and the beautiful waterfront town of Sausalito for lunch (own expense).
  • San Francisco sightseeing tour with Muir Woods and Sausalito
  • Take a bus ride around the city to see neighborhoods such like Chinatown and Haight-Ashbury
  • Visit Muir Woods National Monument, home to the famous redwood trees
  • Admire the Golden Gate Bridge and the large homes of Pacific Heights

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This combo tour earns top reviews for friendly guides with insider knowledge of San Francisco.
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Bottled water
Local guide
Lunch
Muir Woods entrance fee ($15)
Gratuities
710 Beach St , 710 Beach St, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA

You will be meeting underneath the white gazebo, located inside the San Francisco Maritime National Park, on the Beach Street side. **Hyde Street and Beach Street border The Maritime National Park**

8:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
Your tour begins at Fisherman's Wharf, where you meet your local guide and board your minibus. Over the course of the day, you get a look at the city's diverse neighborhoods and geography, stopping at several locations to take beautiful photos and learn about the history of the city and current events through the eyes of a local.

You will travel through North Beach, also known as Little Italy, where sidewalk cafes line busy streets. You will get to see the markets and souvenir shops of Chinatown; visit the art and landmarks where the Summer of Love began in the Haight-Ashbury; see the 'Painted Ladies' victorians, known for their appearance in the 'Full House' intro; and get a glimpse of Pacific Heights, one of the city's most affluent neighborhoods where large homes have excellent views of San Francisco Bay (the house from 'Mrs. Doubtfire' is also here), among others.

The adventure then continues across the Golden Gate Bridge to the picturesque enclave of Sausalito for a lunch break, before heading to Muir Woods National Monument, where you have an hour to stroll through the majestic forest of ancient redwood trees.

Your tour ends with return to your starting point at Fisherman's Wharf.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Fisherman's Wharf
One of San Francisco’s most popular destinations – from beautiful old shipyards, to Boudin’s Bakery and the smell of fresh clam chowder, Fisherman’s Wharf has it all.
Pass By:  
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.
Pass By:  
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.
Stop At:  
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!)
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Presidio of San Francisco
Former military base, now a beautiful park that includes Crissy Field, Fort Point, Lucasfilm’s (George Lucas) headquarters and the Walt Disney Museum.
Stop At:  
Fort Point National Historic Site
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.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
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!
Stop At:  
Sausalito
Located just across the Golden Gate Bridge, this artistic enclave has the setting and beauty of a European Mediterranean town.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Muir Woods National Monument
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.
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Collapsible wheelchairs can be accommodated
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Dylan's Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during The Ultimate Day in the Bay Including Muir Woods?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by The Ultimate Day in the Bay Including Muir Woods.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during The Ultimate Day in the Bay Including Muir Woods?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by The Ultimate Day in the Bay Including Muir Woods.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during The Ultimate Day in the Bay Including Muir Woods?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by The Ultimate Day in the Bay Including Muir Woods.

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star-5
Amazing experience with magical view points
Mozhgan_J
, Jul 2022
This was my son and I first tour experience which was great, especially because we were in a van in a group of 8 which was more intimate group and this made it possible to go through Lombard street and many narrow streets of San Francisco. Palace of fine arts was so mesmerizing and peaceful, View points were breathtaking and unforgettable. The Muirwood walk/ hike was a very pleasant experience with a magical flow of peace, harmony and positive energy from Mother Nature. I strongly recommend this tour and your company to family and friends. You make lifetime memories and you deserve the best ratings for your truly hard working staff. Thank you 🙏
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Thank you for your thoughtful feedback! We're happy you enjoyed your experience with Dylan's Tours. Hiking the beautiful Muir Woods is a truly unforgettable experience, and we're happy you'll have these memories for many years to come. We hope you'll be able to join us again sometime! Thanks, Britt
star-5
Green Day at Muir Woods
NIVEDITA_R
, Jul 2022
Fresh air to breathe, greenery everywhere, cool weather, comfortable drive, knowledgeable guide, overall had great time
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Thank you for your kind feedback and for choosing Dylan's Tours. We're happy you enjoyed the beautiful greenery and unique sights of the Bay and Muir Woods. We hope you can join us again sometime! Thanks, Britt
star-1
Viator “credit” scam
William_J
, Jul 2022
Wonderful trip but Viator offered a credit on the next booking, to be “credited at checkout”. I booked another trip and guess what, no credit!! And no way to contact Viator, other than through this platform. Beware of “credit” offers on follow up emails!!!
star-5
Great experience!
SyedA_A
, Jul 2022
If you have a single day to know SFO, its history, its districts and famous monuments, do some excursion, this is what you want to book!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Thanks so much for your kind feedback. We're happy you enjoyed learning all about the unique and rich history of San Francisco's neighborhoods and monuments with Dylan's Tours. We'd be happy to have you join us again sometime! Thanks, Britt
star-5
Great experience
David_M
, Jul 2022
Great experience especially when you are new to area definitely will recommend great tour guide as well.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Thank you for your kind feedback and for choosing Dylan's Tours. We're happy you enjoyed this introduction to San Francisco and hope you can join us again sometime. Thanks, Britt
star-5
I love the Muir Woods…
David_A
, Jul 2022
The experience in the Muir Woods is really what made the trip. Fantastic sceneries, calming nature. Our tour guide was extremely informative throughout the whole tour.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Thanks so much for your kind feedback. We're happy you enjoyed your experience with Dylan's Tours and the beautiful, peaceful Muir Woods. We hope you can join us again sometime! Thanks, Britt
star-5
Wonderland with Dillan’s
Larysa_S
, Jun 2022
We’ve been glad to meet Mr. Sullyvan in our trip. He is a very dedicated person! It was incredible day with him .
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Thank you, Larysa. We're happy you had a great experience with Dylan's Tours and with Sully as your guide. We hope you can join us again sometime! Thanks, Britt
star-5
Sully was great
Diana_R
, Jun 2022
Sully was GREAT guide! We enjoyed the sights, his music and historical knowledge!! The Muir Woods we’re amazing
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Thank you, Diana. We appreciate your kind feedback and are happy you enjoyed your experience with Dylan's Tours! Sully loves sharing the wonderful sights, history, and music of San Francisco, and we're glad you enjoyed the beautiful Muir Woods, as well. We hope you can join us again sometime! Thanks, Britt
star-2
Not Sure How to Title
cvocelle
, Jun 2022
The locations covered were exceptional. We got to see a lot of San Francisco and surrounding areas. The tour guide, perhaps, needs some guidance about what types of information to impart to his passengers. I’m trying to be kind, yet constructive… He was a fountain of knowledge about the surroundings, but dint know when to pause and take a breath. Too many unnecessary comments about bathroom conditions, political views and lots of unnecessary chatter.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hi cvocelle we are sincerely sorry that this tour did not live up to expectations. We take this feedback very seriously and wish to speak to the guide of your tour to make sure that this type of experience can be avoided moving forward. Can you email us privately at info@dylanstours.com? The "Ultimate Day in the Bay" tour is a long day and we do our best to pack in as many sites as possible (including over an hour in Muir Woods and lunch in Sausalito). In comparison to some other tour companies, each of our guides are locals who do their best to share their favorite stories, history, and recommendations for the rest of your stay. Having said that, we wish for our guides to not share their politics or unnecessary chatter on tours . Furthermore, it is unfortunate that a guide's anecdotes or any information are spoken when they don't add to a guest's experience. Again, we appreciate your honest feedback as it truly helps us to make improvements moving forward. Sincerely, Billy
star-5
SF in 3 amazing days!
MARCO_R
, May 2022
I would say, the very first thing to do in San Francisco is go to the Muir Woods with Capitan Roger, he provided really good information, before started your vacation, he took you so many places to stop and take pictures that give you a chance to do the rest by yourself or choose to comeback. Roger thanks for the suggestion of the dinner place 5⭐️ The Peruvian Mom
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hey, thank you for taking the time to write a review of your Dylan's Tour experience with Captain Roger. We are glad you enjoyed your experience with Roger. All of our guides rock. We are glad you got to take some good pictures and that he took some fun ones of you. Feel free to come back and join us again. Thanks, Billy
star-5
Great tour!
James_B
, May 2022
Very great tour! Ro was amazing and provided many insights into San Francisco and the surrounding areas. Like the other comments mentioned, the only negative thing I can say is the lack of time spent in Sausalito. They say it’s enough time for a sit down lunch but only if you want to be rushed through your meal. I wished this tour offered a return ferry option like some others do to offer more flexibility in this regard.
star-5
Brilliant
Irene_P
, May 2022
Brilliant day out with our guide Captain Roger. I would definitely recommend this company. Nothing was too much trouble for was very knowledgeable.
star-5
Fun, Easy Way to Explore the City!
Gabrielle_V
, Apr 2022
My husband and I loved this tour! Roger was our guide and he was so fun and knowledgeable about the city. This was a great way for us to see and do so many things in San Francisco in a short period of time, and gave us the opportunity to see what spots of the city we liked best so that we could go back to them and explore them more. We would totally recommend this tour to anyone!
star-4
Some great views of The Golden Gate Bridge
Jerry_O
, Apr 2022
Golden gate bridge view and other views and photo opps along the way. Our guide ,Sully, was very knowledgeable and helpful.
star-5
Great experience!
Lori_E
, Apr 2022
We loved the stop at Muir Woods. We had plenty of time to explore and enjoy. The tour also stopped for some great photo opportunities, and Jake was happy to take group photos.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great way to discover the best bits of San Francisco
MarkSterry
, Apr 2022
Jake was our tour guide and he had great knowledge on the history of San Francisco with a few little jokes thrown in along the way. We visited plenty of sights with stops for photos, and given several restaurant recommendations. This was a great tour!
star-5
Best tour to take here! ...
Curtis_W
, Mar 2022
Best tour to take here! Saw everything we wanted, Jake the tour guide was excellent, I would 100% recommend this trip!
star-5
Great tour
Nancy_H
, Mar 2022
Rolando did a great job providing facts and history of the area. The tour covered the perfect amount of sights and didn’t take up the whole day.
star-5
A tour day with friends.
Patricia_L
, Mar 2022
Jake, our driver, was warm, funny and knowledgable . What I admired best was his sincere appreciation for the greenery/nature of San Francisco and surrounding area. I would certainly recommend this trip to anyone. My guests from New England loved the tour.
star-5
This is a good tour and fun way to spend the day!
Angela64155
, Feb 2022
I really enjoyed the tour! Rolando was an amazing tour guide. He was very funny and was very excited about San Francisco

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