Explore all of San Francisco’s most famous neighborhoods on this iconic small group tour. Enjoy free time in the charming, waterfront town of Sausalito. Then take a short ride up to Muir Woods National Monument, and experience one of the last remaining, most breathtaking coastal redwood forests in the world!

This popular, top-rated minibus tour shows you the beautiful City by the Bay in a way that only a born and raised local can show you. 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! Highlights include Fisherman’s Wharf, North Beach, Chinatown, City hall, Mission District, Castro, Twin Peaks, Haight Ashbury, Pacific Heights, Presidio, Golden Gate Bridge, and more!

The minibusus have large windows for full view of the city during the tour. They are air-conditioned, with plenty of standing room and seating for everyone. You'll stop several times and for lots of photo opportunities. This is truly the best way to enjoy an unforgettable experience in San Francisco!

Following the city tour, enjoy free time in Sausalito. Afterwards, you'll travel via minibus to Muir Woods National Monument, one of the oldest and last living coastal redwood forests in the world. You'll have over 75 minutes to enjoy this incredible monument. Considered by many to be the highlight of their entire trip, this breathtaking redwood forest is sure to leave you with memories that last a lifetime! Let us handle the details and the hassle of making all the reservations to access the site and trails ($15 admission fee to Muir Woods not included).

To book a shorter, 3-hour version of this tour, which ends in Sausalito without the Muir Woods shuttle, please order the Almost Famous San Francisco Minibus Tour.

Rates - including tax

Type Rate
Adult Rate
(Ages 12+):
$98.00
Child Rate
(Ages 11 and Under):
$68.00
Add-On(s)
(San Francisco Hotel Pick-up, Per Group, 1 to 6 Persons):
$22.00

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Tour / Activity Details

approximately 7 hours
9:30 am daily
Please Note: Check-in time is 30 minutes prior to departure.

Tour price does not include San Francisco hotel pick-up, but that option is available as an Add-On during checkout. Departure location at Fisherman's Wharf will be specified in your E-Ticket. Tour does not include admission fee to Muir Woods ($15, subject to change, payable on the day of your tour). Please order online or call 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

There is a $6.95 USD processing fee per order. This is a flat fee regardless of the number of tickets or tours purchased on an order. There is a service charge per ticket. This charge will be reflected on your summary before you checkout. The total shown at checkout includes any fuel surcharges, service charges and tax. There are no additional charges, unless otherwise specified.

Tour / Activity Policies

Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change Fee Policy: If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

Tour / Activity Description

Included

  • Comprehensive San Francisco city tour
  • Water and granola bars
  • Free time in Sausalito
  • Shuttle from Sausalito to Muir Woods
  • Return shuttle from Muir Woods to Fisherman’s Wharf

Not Included

  • San Francisco hotel pick-up (unless selected as optional Add-On during checkout)
  • Lunch
  • Muir Woods admission fee ($15, subject to change)

Itinerary 

  • 9:30 am – Depart Fisherman’s Wharf
    Your guide will meet you at the convenient departure location. After a brief roll call, you'll board the bus and begin your adventure. Your first stops include all the most famous neighborhoods in San Francisco!
  • 9:30 am to 12:30 pm – Explore San Francisco’s famous 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! You'll exit the bus several times (10-15 minutes) to soak in the neighborhoods and capture amazing photos! Please see Neighborhoods Visited below for details on each neighborhood, as well as where you'll stop for photos.
  • 12:30 pm to 1:45 pm – Free Time in Sausalito
    Enjoy a leisurely lunch in Sausalito (cost of lunch not included), at any restaurant of your choosing! Your guides provide plenty of recommendations on their favorite eats as well as suggestions on how to make the most of your time in this beautiful waterfront town. You are sure to fall in love with Sausalito’s sleepy, small town charm!
  • 2:00 pm to 3:15 pm – Explore Muir Woods
    After lunch, you'll board for a a short, 15-minute ride to Muir Woods. Here, you have 75 minutes to walk amongst some of the last remaining coastal redwoods in the world! This is, of course, an unforgettable photo opportunity. Many visitors consider this the highlight of the entire day!
  • 4:30 pm – Return to Fisherman’s Wharf
    At the end of your amazing adventure, you'll be dropped off at the same location where you boarded the bus.

Neighborhoods Visited ( * indicates a photo stop)

  • 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”. 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", 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.
  • 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 - Muir Woods National Monument is home to some of the oldest and most beautiful trees in the world. 

Important Muir Woods Information

  • There is NO cell phone service or WiFi at or around Muir Woods National Monument.
  • The coast redwood forest is cool most times of the year with temperatures ranging from 40-70 degrees F (4-21 degrees C).
  • Expect rain from late October to early May, and slightly warmer and dryer weather from June through August.

Tour price does not include San Francisco hotel pick-up, but that option is available as an Add-On during checkout. Departure location at Fisherman's Wharf will be specified in your E-Ticket. Tour does not include admission fee to Muir Woods ($15, subject to change, payable on the day of your tour). Please order online or call 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

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