California Giant Redwoods

Giant redwoods - Sequoia sempervirens - are the surviving species of the Sequoia genus, which can reach astonishing heights of up to 375 feet.

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Golden Gate Bridge
This superlative piece of civil engineering is the most recognisable symbol of San Francisco, and an icon of the United States.
Muir Woods
Part of the Golden Gate Recreational Area, this breathtaking redwood forest is named in honour of the famous naturalist John Muir.
In Marin County, the quaint town of Sausalito is lined with sidewalk cafes and paths along the water, across the bay from San Francisco.
Muir Woods Trails
Discover the park and get amazed with nature as you walk by the wood paths and trails to make your way.
Fort Point
Completed just before the American Civil War, this fort defended the Bay against hostile warships.
Palace of Fine Arts
Built for the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition, this beloved iconic structure now hosts art exhibitions.

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Muir Woods & Sausalito: Private Day Trip from San Francisco

Nothing prepares you for the tranquil hush and serenity of these magnificent old-growth woodlands, stretching deep and dark along the Pacific Coast with mesmerizing views of Muir Woods.

On your private day trip to Muir Woods and Sausalito, you will:

  • Enjoy hotel pick-up by your private driver and cross the spectacular Golden Gate Bridge;
  • Soak up spectacular views across the Bridge, the Bay, and the city skyline;
  • Explore the raw serenity of the 300ft old-growth soaring redwoods at Muir Woods on a self-guided tour;
  • Discover the National Monument’s deep green glades and leafy winding trails;
  • Enjoy free time at the pretty seaside town of Sausalito, north of the Golden Gate Bridge;
  • Browse the houseboat enclaves built by artistic squatters after WWII;
  • Enjoy hotel drop-off at your hotel or somewhere in the city centre of your choosing. 

Resplendent 300ft redwood trees soar skyward in atmospheric Muir Woods where shady, peaceful glades evoke the prehistoric origins of this magnificent species.

Dedicated to the father of America’s national parks in 1908, beautiful Muir Woods rises up from a fern-clad valley rich in wildlife, part of a National Monument within California’s Golden Gate National Recreation Area, to the north of San Francisco.

On this Private Excursion to Muir Woods and Sausalito, learn about the foundation of one of our first and most loved US National Monuments, and walk a thriving old-growth Coastal Redwood forest. Follow leafy winding trails that inspired John Muir’s strong voice for the preservation of America's most special places.

Along the way, cross the Golden Gate Bridge and enjoy vistas of the San Francisco skyline, Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay. After returning via a scenic mountain road, enjoy a visit to the charming and upscale waterfront hamlet Sausalito for lunch, with reservations made in advance for you.

Please note: This is a day trip including a private driver who is not allowed to enter the Park with you due to local regulations. You will be exploring Muir Woods Park and Sausalito with your group on a self-guided tour


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