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Private San Francisco Tour with Muir Woods and Sausalito By SUV

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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


See more of the San Francisco Bay Area on a private full-day tour by SUV. Your knowledgeable driver-guide takes you to the places you want to see most, mixing natural wonders like Muir Woods with sightseeing at the Golden Gate Bridge, Sausalito, and throughout San Francisco. By SUV you can take on crooked Lombard Street, the hill to Coit Tower, and the windy road to Sausalito. See the Painted ladies in Alamo Square, Chinatown, the shops of the Haight-Ashbury, Union Square, and more.
  • Private full-day tour of San Francisco, Muir Woods, and Sausalito
  • Personalize the experience with a private tour that meets your group's interests
  • View some of the oldest redwoods in California at Muir Woods
  • Walk along the shore of Sausalito and see the Pacific Ocean from the Cliff House
  • Get great photo ops of famous landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Includes hotel pickup and drop-off, and suggestions from the knowledgeable local guide
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Up close Muir Woods parking reservation fee
Live commentary on board
San Francisco hotel, home rental or cruise ship port pickup and drop-off (San Francisco city limits only)
Transport by private vehicle
Food and drinks
Extra time $100 per hour
Pickup near SFO airport or Bay Area cities. Please call for custom tour rates and availability.
$15 Muir Woods entry fee per adult over 15

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Can pick up at vacation rentals


  • port of San Francisco

Departure Time

9:00 AM
Your driver-guide picks you up at your hotel in the comfortable and spacious 4-wheel drive SUV.

Start by crossing the Golden Gate Bridge to Muir Woods. Skip the parking hassles at this popular destination as your driver drops you off close to the forest paths. There you can take a short or long walk in the coastal redwood forest, going at your own pace. 

After your time in Muir Woods, your guide takes you to Sausalito, a bayside town known for its restaurants, shops, art galleries, and sweeping views of San Francisco.

Head back to San Francisco to explore both the popular sights and the places that are not as well known. Learn about the city's different neighborhoods as you cruise through places such as Chinatown, North Beach, the Presidio, Haight-Ashbury, and Twin Peaks (weather permitting). You can visit Baker Beach then swing through Golden Gate Park to return to Pier 39, Fisherman's Wharf, Coit Tower, and Lombard Street.

Lunch is at your own expense and can be taken when and where you choose. Your driver plans the itinerary to optimize your time on the day of your visit and returns you to your hotel in the early evening.
Pass By:  
Land's End Tour Company
Start the tour with a pickup at your hotel in San Francisco. Choose attractions where you would like to stop at along the way or just pass by while on tour. The following are a small sample of everything you may see along the way.
Pass By:  
Union Square
See the famous shopping district.
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Drive through the most populated Chinatown outside of Asia.
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Little Italy
Pass the many restaurants, cafes, pizzerias and gelato shops of the North Beach neighborhood.
Stop At:  
Coit Tower
See the city from Telegraph Hill below Coit Tower.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Pass By:  
Pier 39
Learn where you can see the cities sea lions.
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Fisherman's Wharf
Pass the attractions and seafood stalls.
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Lombard Street
Take a photo at the famous crooked street.
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Presidio of San Francisco
Visit the former military base established by Spain in 1776.
Stop At:  
Golden Gate Bridge
Photograph then drive over the famous bridge.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Muir Woods National Monument
Visit the coastal redwood forest.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Sausalito Boardwalk
Stop for lunch or shopping in the waterfront town.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Marin Headlands
See the panoramic views from high above on Hawk Hill.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Baker Beach
Photograph the Golden Gate Bridge from down on the sand of this picturesque beach.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Golden Gate Park
Dive through one of the most visited city parks in the USA.
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Dive down the famous hippy street and admire the Victorian architecture.
Stop At:  
Twin Peaks
Drive up to the top of San Francisco's highest hills for a stunning look of downtown.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Alamo Square
See the famous park from the TV sitcom, Full House.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Painted Ladies
Photograph the postcard row of Queen Ann homes.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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San Francisco City Hall
Get views of City Hall while returning to your hotel or dropped off point in Pier 39/Fisherman's Wharf.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 4 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • A collapsible wheelchair, Scooter or stroller can fit in the back trunk of the SUV provided you can get in and out of the vehicle. I also carry a step stool and car cane handle for the door.
  • Our Muir Woods parking time is limited and strictly enforced by the park. Expect 75-95 minutes in the forest depending on traffic around the park.
  • If you have children under 8, you must use a size appropriate booster or car seat. Children may not ride on the parent's lap. Contact me to reserve equipment for the day.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Lands End Tour Company, LLC

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the maximum group size during Private San Francisco Tour with Muir Woods and Sausalito By SUV?
This activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers.

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  • "I told our hotel about this tour and recommended they pass the word on to their clientele." See review


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Family West Coast Cruise
, Oct 2019
Hi When one disembarks from a large cruise ship, and has pre-arranged a private tour, there is always some anxiety about meeting with your guide. We did NOT need to worry with Thomas, owner of “Land’s End Tour Company, Inc.” He was prompt, courteous, and efficient! Our six adult family members fit nicely into his very clean SUV and were whisked away through intimidating San Francisco traffic. We passed Fisherman’s Wharf, views of Alcatraz and sea lions, and on up to Coit Tower on Telegraph Hill. There, we were treated to a panoramic view on a perfectly clear “blue sky” day! Thomas expertly drove us through Pioneer Park, down Lombard Street (just like Steve McQueen) while narrating facts and figures and amazing prices of real estate. We had photo stops and never felt rushed. Then we saw the “Palace of Fine Arts” the Presidio, and were driven to Muir Woods. We were given ample time to walk contemplatively down the many paths and experience the Great Sequoias. We truly felt like we were on sacred ground. After a quick survey of the gift shop, we headed to Sausalito. Thomas was an amazing, almost “Google-like” source, fascinating us with history and charming stories while driving with perfect precision and expertise. For lunch in Sausalito, he gave us a choice: “A view”, or “Where the Locals eat”. We chose the latter, and “The Peddler’s Inn” did not disappoint us! Our meal was fresh and perfectly prepared, from burgers to seafood; all served with huge open windows admitting a delightful breeze and affording a stunning view of the bay. Thomas allotted the perfect amount of time for leisurely strolling and shopping in Sausalito. It was an unusually record-breaking 90 degree day, but Thomas had the AC on, and the SUV thoughtfully cooled for us. Also on this tour, we crossed the Golden Gate Bridge, Bay Bridge, and experienced Twin Peaks! Thomas Anger was a fascinating, thorough, conscientious guide. We would HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend him and his Business: “Land’s End Tour Company, Inc.”
Great Day in San Francisco
, Dec 2018
It was a wonderful Tour with Thomas. We have seen a lot of nice places from San Francisco. Thank you very muchKind regardsChristof & Petra
The Amazing Journey
, Aug 2018
Tour Guide was excellent. He was very knowledgeable about San Francisco and took us places we would not have seen on a group tour. This was the best experience of our trip to this beautiful city. I told our hotel about this tour and recommended they pass the word on to their clientele. Fabulous and I can not say enough about it.
Best day ever in San Francisco with my Mum
, Jun 2018
Our guide Thomas made our day sensational. I was travelling with my Mum (73) and we able to get around and see so much in one day. Thomas has exceptional local (and general) knowledge which added so much value to our tour. Thomas took us to places we never knew existed but will never forget, he took us to different vantage points to get the best photos and knew how the weather, wind, fog etc would impact our tour and managed it accordingly. Thomas made us feel relaxed and like his personal guest. I highly recommend anyone wishing to see San Francisco to take this tour with Thomas. Thanks again Thomas for such a special day.
What a wonderful tour! I was...
Tod M
, Jan 2018
What a wonderful tour! I was comparing this to the big buss tours and am so glad I choose this one. For our party of 4, it was just a little more money than the buss group tours. Thomas, our private guide was so knowledgeable about San Francisco and the surrounding area. He took us to all the spots I knew we wanted to go see, and he took us to a few that I didn't know about, but was so glad he did, like the offices of Lucasfilm in the Presidio. The Boys and I were thrilled to take our photos in front of the Yoda fountain! Because we were a small group, Thomas could get us into places that the large tour groups couldn't go, and we got to set our own schedule and pace!
Great tour! We saw everything - and...
, Oct 2017
Great tour! We saw everything - and I mean EVERYTHING - but Alcatraz and the best things about the tour were that we could choose whether to stop for photos, we decided how long to stay at any particular venue, and we could go places that tour buses can't go, including Lombard St. and Hawk Hill. No waiting until the rest of the people on a tour were ready to go or rushing to ensure that we were at the meeting place in time to climb on a tour bus. We took a leisurely stroll through Muir Woods, learned a little history while exploring bunkers and the views at Hawk Hill, had lunch and did a little shopping at Sausalito, drove through Haight Ashbury, the Presidio, Chinatown, viewed Golden Gate Bridge while getting sand between my toes, all at our pace. My husband is disabled and can't walk long distances. This was the perfect tour for us because of the flexibility it offers, but it would be a great tour for anyone who wants to see as much as possible of SF in a day.
What a terrific guide and tour! His...
, Apr 2017
What a terrific guide and tour! His knowledge about the area was amazing. Around every corner seemed to be something amazing. This tour was went above and beyond our expectations.

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