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Shore Excursion: Coastal Redwoods and San Francisco Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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San Francisco, United States
Shore Excursion: Coastal Redwoods and San Francisco Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Make the most of your time when your ship docks in San Francisco with a combination of a morning tour to Muir Woods and an independent hop-on hop-off city bus tour in the afternoon. First, cross the Golden Gate Bridge to meander through the ancient coastal redwood forest at Muir Woods National Monument, returning to the city via the waterfront town of Sausalito. Then explore San Francisco at your own pace on a hop-on, hop-off tour with 20 different stops.
  • Muir Woods morning tour and afternoon hop-on hop-off bus tour, from San Francisco
  • See the old growth redwood forest at Muir Woods on a 3.5-hour morning tour
  • Pass through the quaint town of Sausalito
  • Spend the afternoon exploring San Francisco on a hop-on hop-off bus tour
  • Go sightseeing at some of the San Francisco Bay Area's top sights with a combination of tours
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Complimentary hotel shuttle service provide from San Francisco and SFO Airport-area hotels with advance notice.
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This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
Tower Tours San Francisco , 288 Beach St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
Tower Tours San Francisco , 288 Beach St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
9:00 AM

Please arrive 20 minutes before your selected start time for pickup. Your operator can coordinate exact time and location.

Fisherman's Wharf , Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA, USA
Tower Tours 288 Beach Street (cross street: Mason)
Meet your bus at Fisherman's Wharf and get comfortable as your driver takes you across the Golden Gate Bridge to Muir Woods.

Your guide shares the history of this isolated canyon and its coastal redwood trees, which can reach as high as 260 feet (79 meters) and grow for hundreds of years. Have time to walk through the woods and soak in the atmosphere of this vibrant forest on the California coast.

Next, drive through the town of Sausalito, which sits on the shores of the bay with great views across the water to San Francisco (Muir Woods tour available in English only).

Return to San Francisco where you can join your hop-on hop-off bus tour near Fisherman's Wharf. Have the option to disembark at any of 20 stops to explore in depth on your own, then simply hop back on the bus to continue. Learn about San Francisco from live onboard commentary by the guide, or listen to recorded commentary on your own audio headset, with 10 languages available: English, Spanish, Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), Korean, Japanese, French, German, Italian, and Portuguese.
Pass By:  
Tower Tours - San Francisco Sightseeing Specialist
Muir Woods tour departure location
Pass By:  
Golden Gate Bridge
Scenic drive north over the the Golden Gate Bridge.
Stop At:  
Muir Woods National Monument
Venture north over the Golden Gate Bridge to an isolated canyon filled with ancient coastal redwood trees, also known as Muir Woods National Monument. Enjoy solitude and peace, through the cool, moist air, as you stroll through 1000-year-old trees towering 260 feet tall. Experience the awe and wonder as you are treated through Northern California’s signature fog, while you wander in and out of the Mother Nature’s redwood alleyways. The canopy of coastal redwoods soaring above will stimulate all of your senses as you journey through a piece of ancient California history. You will never forget the crisp, fresh redwood fragrance that will surround you on your journey to the majestic Muir Woods National Monument. Entrance fee into Muir Woods included in the tour; Enjoy up to 1.5 hours in Muir Woods is included. (Departure times available at 9:00am, 11:00am, 2:00pm)
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Sausalito Boardwalk
Lastly, enjoy a scenic drive through the quaint seaside town of Sausalito – a Mediterranean-like village harbored across the San Francisco Bay, famous for its sweeping views, timeless sophistication, local boutiques and cafes.
Stop At:  
Fisherman's Wharf
At Fisherman’s Wharf, find your hop-on hop-off bus and explore the city at your leisure. With more than 20 stops around town, the tour will help you discover the city’s most famous landmarks. The bus tour is also accompanied by an audio guide available in 10 different languages (English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, and Japanese). Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Stops: • Corner of Jefferson & Mason Street • Holiday Inn Northpoint b/w Jones & Columbus • Washington Square - Columbus & Jones Streets • Embarcadero Center - Corner Clay & Battery Streets • Ferry Building - Market St  b/w Stuart & Spear Streets • Union Square South - Geary St across from Macy’s • Hilton Hotel - Corner Mason & Ellis Streets • Civic Center - Fulton St b/w Larkin & Hyde Streets • SF Jazz Center - Corner Fell & Franklin Streets • Alamo Square: Corner Fell & Pierce Streets • Haight Ashbury - Haight & Shrader Streets • California Academy of Sciences - Golden Gate Park • Golden Gate Bridge - North Vista Point • Palace of Fine Arts - Richardson & Francisco Street • Marina Neighborhood - Lombard & Fillmore Streets • Lombard Street Corridor: Lombard & Gough Streets • Union Square North: Post & Powell Streets • Chinatown Gate: Grant and Bush Streets • Portsmouth Square: Kearny & Clay Streets • Pier 35 Cruise Terminal - The Embarcadero • Pier 39 Fisherman’s Wharf
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of cancellation, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
  • Complimentary pick up service is available with advance notice
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Tower Tours - San Francisco's Sightseeing Specialist
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.

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Loved this tour!
, Jun 2019
Joe did a fantastic job! Very knowledgeable. Muir Woods was beautiful! Hope on Hop off was lots of fun. Different tour guide but still enjoyable.
Loved this tour!
, Jun 2019
Joe did an amazing job not only driving but telling us so much about the area! Muir woods is absolutely beautiful!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2019
Thanks for sharing your review with us! I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed your excursion with our tour guide Joe!

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