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Small-Group Tour: San Francisco City Tour Including Muir Woods and Sausalito

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Small-Group Tour: San Francisco City Tour Including Muir Woods and Sausalito

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icon8 hours  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
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Spend your day exploring the ‘City by the Bay’ before a scenic drive across the Golden Gate Bridge to Muir Woods National Monument and the nearby waterfront of charming Sausalito. This narrated small-group tour takes in all of the San Francisco highlights, from Golden Gate Park and Haight-Ashbury to the Palace of Fine Arts and Presidio. Then wander on foot under California’s giant coastal redwoods before exploring the gift shops and galleries of Sausalito.
  • Ride around the city and listen to narration on key landmarks
  • Marvel at majestic redwoods along a footpath at Muir Woods National Monument
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Small-group tour ensures personalized attention

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

A group size limited to 13 offers a more personalized view of the city plus treasures across the bay.
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
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8:30 AM
This activity will end right where it started.We pick up our clients from their hotels.
Explore the eclectic neighborhoods of San Francisco on a narrated driving tour, starting with hotel pickup. Your knowledgeable guide points out the highlights while providing a comprehensive look at the city’s history.

Your sightseeing itinerary of San Francisco includes prominent landmarks and locales such as Twin Peaks (weather permitting), Golden Gate Park, Haight-Ashbury, Union Square, the Financial District, Chinatown, North Beach, Lombard Street, the Embarcadero, Pier 39, Fisherman's Wharf, the Marina, the Palace of Fine Arts, the Presidio and Fort Point.

Crossing the Golden Gate Bridge, your driver-guide continues on to Muir Woods National Monument where you can stroll along well-marked trails under these old-growth giants. Learn more about the coastal redwoods at the Visitor Center before departing for lovely Sausalito. Ponder the vistas across San Francisco Bay and spend time at leisure browsing the shops and eateries along the picturesque waterfront before returning to your hotel.
Stop At:  
Pier 39
See the seals and see lyons!
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
The Embarcadero
Beautiful Waterfront
Pass By:  
Hippy District of San Francisco
Pass By:  
Union Square
Central Square of the city
Pass By:  
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
One of the most beautiful buildings in the city
Stop At:  
Golden Gate Bridge
The most famous bridge in the world
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Twin Peaks
360 degrees vista point
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Lombard Street
The crookedest street in the worild
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Marina District
Great bridgeview
Pass By:  
Fisherman's Wharf
Touristy area of San Francisco
Pass By:  
Largest Chinatown outside of China
Pass By:  
North Beach
Italian neighborhood of San Francisco
Stop At:  
Muir Woods National Monument
Tallest Sequoias in the world
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Pass By:  
Presidio of San Francisco
Old Military base
Pass By:  
Golden Gate Park
Great Park with many museums
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • A maximum of 13 people per booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
  • OPERATED BY A Taste of SF 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 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.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Small-Group Tour: San Francisco City Tour Including Muir Woods and Sausalito?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
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What is the policy on sanitization during Small-Group Tour: San Francisco City Tour Including Muir Woods and Sausalito?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Small-Group Tour: San Francisco City Tour Including Muir Woods and Sausalito?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Small-Group Tour: San Francisco City Tour Including Muir Woods and Sausalito?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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So so tour!
, Jul 2022
The SF tour was average. The tour guide was informational but needs humor and interesting stories. Was told to meet at 1:45 for Muir Woods and then got a call at 1:20 from the driver saying that he would leave early at 1:20. He ended up picking us up at 1:30 close to the meeting point. We were allowed roughly 1.5 hour at Muir Woods. It would be nice To have more time at Muir Woods. Would skip the SF tour and do the Muir Woods again!
Not enough time to explore.
, Jul 2022
This tour doesn’t give you much time at all to experience. Most of the time is in a van driving. Very rushed.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Dear Misty_O, thanks a lot for your feedback. What do you mean by saying "rushed"? We have a scheduled tour which our drivers/guides follow. Our customers spend 1 hour 15 (20) min in the Woods and 1 hour in Sausalito. Anyway sorry for any inconvenience and we would be glad to see you on our other tours!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Personalized city tour was superb!
, Jun 2022
Our driver in the morning was excellent. Randy really knows the city and pointed out the features that would be of most interest to us. It felt very personalized. The second part of the tour was on the van with eleven other passengers. The van had very tight seating which was very uncomfortable with limited leg room. With being in tight quarters, the air conditioning was insufficient for the number of people in the vehicle and it was difficult to hear the driver. The driver was adequate and the destinations themselves were great.
Top trip
, May 2022
I had a lovely tour with Jo our guide, he was very knowledgeable and made the trip very interesting.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Dear Robert_L, thanks a lot for the feedback! We are happy you liked the tour and our tour guide. Also thank you very much for choosing our company. We are looking forward to seeing you again!
San Francisco City Highlights Tour Plus Muir Woods
, May 2022
Small Group - Driving down Lombard St - Driving through San Francisco neighborhoods - Walking through Muir Woods.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Good afternoon, Jim_J. Thanks for your feedback!
Great Value
, Apr 2022
Stress free way to see the sights. We had a short time to visit and wanted to see as much as possible. The tour workex perfectly.
Awesome tour!
, Apr 2022
Michael was the best tour guide. Very knowledgeable and took us around to everything. We saw all of San Francisco and learned alot along the way. Definitely would recommend!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Dear Mandy_W, thank you very much for your feedback. We appreciate you liked our tour guide and the tour itself and will be happy to see you on our other tours!
Learned a lot. For those,...
, Feb 2022
Learned a lot. For those, like us, that did ALL day, make time for lunch break. Also, felt a little random. No telegraph park.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Thank you very much for your feedback. This is very important for our company. We are glad that you had fun and learned a lot. There was no parking on the top of Telegraph Hill, so the tour guide had to stay in the vehicle.
Great trip to Sausalito....
, Dec 2021
Great trip to Sausalito. The driver/guide was very helpful and kind. Lots of stories a history. Ven when the weather was so so
Good Tour
, Dec 2021
The tour was very good. Really it makes too long a day to do the city tour and the Muir Woods and Sausalito tour in one day. Jerry was very knowledge about the area.
Great time
, Aug 2021
Jerry was wonderful. Had a great time. Wish we could have done the city tour as well, but got a refund. Highly recommended it..
Great time, SF
, Jul 2021
Jerry was a great guide. We visited all the in demand sites plus many more. Really good time, worth the money!
Pick this tour!!! Its the best one out there to see everything.
, May 2021
I’m so glad I picked this tour!! I had a day to myself and I got to see every part of San Francisco, Muir Woods and saucelito. Our tour guide was beyond knowledgeable and went above and beyond to make sure we all had a wonderful day. This is one of the best tours I’ve ever been on. I went by myself while my sister was working and I made friends with the people on my tour.
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Sarena, thank you! Come again!!!
Do take this tour!!!! 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼
, Apr 2021
I absolutely cannot say enough about how much we enjoyed this tour! Due to Union Square being closed off, our pick up point had to be redirected to a different location. I had to admit my husband and I were slightly panic stricken but…our tour guide saved the day! He redirected us to a new pick up point and it was smooth sailing from there! Our guide, Kirill Sobolev, was most knowledgeable of the San Francisco sites. When they say it’s a private group…they mean it! There was 4 of us driven in a huge SUV. There no way we could have seen all the sites that we saw without this tour! Fisherman‘s Wharf, Pier 39, The Embarcadero, Nob Hill, Lombard Street, the Mission District, downtown, Chinatown, (and so much more) but we especially loved the stops at the Golden Gate Bridge, Sausalito and Muir Wood National Park. We learned so much about San Francisco and it’s inhabitants and we are very very happy that we took this tour! As a matter of fact we later came across some other tourists and we gave them our tour guides phone number! Cannot say enough good things! Well worth the money! Four thumbs up from my husband and I… And if we had more thumbs we would raise them too!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Guys, thank you very much for this great review. Come again, we will go wine tasting!
, Mar 2021
Mile was very nice and knowledgeable about tour. The experience was great. It was fuma en comfortable as a private tour
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Thank you very much. Come again!
The woods are peaceful
, Jul 2020
They pick you up, and drop you off at your hotel that they have listed. Tour guide was very knowledgeable throughout SF. You go your own way through Muir Woods, Sausalito, and Coastal trail. Which is great for me. You do have to walk quite quickly.
Great Tour !
, Oct 2019
This was my first visit to the San Francisco area. I booked this tour after my first one with the company Shuttle Tours of America went out of business suddenly. I wasn't sure if this tour would be as good as the one that got cancelled, but boy was I surprised!!!! It was a wonderful tour :) They do pick-up and drop off from your hotel which is great. The tour director Steven was extremely knowledgeable about all three areas and very friendly. He really cares. He gave us so much information. I was really impressed. It is quite a long tour but very worth it. He made many stops for us to get out and explore the area and take pictures like at Chinatown, Painted Ladies houses, Sausalito and more. The Muir Woods part is just ok; nothing much to write home about. So I would highly recommend this tour.
Every disappointing tour and not good value for money
, Sep 2019
Unfortunately this tour was very disappointing! First, the tour company was a mess: not answer to several emails before the tour schedule, gave misleading info about the pickup location and time and more importantly they cancelled our tour at the last minute because there was not enough people and rescheduled us to the next day tour! Thank to them, we waste a full day of our vacation! Regarding the tour itself, we booked for 3 activities in a single tour : city tour, Muir woods and Sausalito but when starting the tour we understood that we will do 2 separated tours with two different groups with the same guide and van : Muir woods and Sausalito in the morning and San Francisco City tour in the afternoon . We had to waste time twice for pick up and drop off people from the two tours! Regarding the guide himself, I would refer him more as a driver than a guide, especially for the morning tour at the Muir Woods and Sausalito , it was more a kind of “ visit in your own tour with a driver” and the schedule was very tight with only one hour at each location, so we could barely enjoyed our visit. Fortunately, the second tour in San Francisco was more interesting with several landmark stops and with more explanations from the guide. In addition, the first thing this guide talked about during the tour ( even before introducing himself) was his expectation in getting a 20 % tour value tip and there was a big sign in the bus reminding this! We found this quite rude and impolite. And at the very end we only gave him 10% tip because he was not so much informative , he more a driver than a guide and for the low quality level of the company tour organization.
The tour that didn't happen!
Nerida B
, Sep 2019
We booked this tour at least one month ago before we left Australia to come to San Fransisco. 14 hours before the tour was due to depart we received an email notifying us that the tour may not go ahead but that a final decision would be made by 9pm that night and we would be notified as to whether or not the tour would run. We did NOT receive that promised notification. It was only when, after waiting for an hour to be picked up the next morning i.e. the day of the tour that we rang and were told the tour had been cancelled. The person we spoke to was not at all helpful and did not seem at all concerned that we now had to organize something else for the day in a city with which we were not familiar. Neither was he concerned about our refund and told us it was up to us to contact Viator and ask for it. We think the refund should be automatic. The Small Group tour company has been totally unprofessional in its handling of this.
2 travelers found this review helpful
Great tour!!
, Jul 2019
Jerry was our driver & had a wealth of knowledge about SF & the whole area!! Amazing tour with great sights!!
1 traveler found this review helpful

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