You won't want to go home
Part of the joy of San Francisco is the world class beauty that is just minutes away.
Depending on what you would like to see I can customize a San Francisco tour plus a tour of the area immediately north of the Golden Gate Bridge, Muir Woods 800 year old redwood forest, Sausalito and the Marin Headlands. Tour includes time for a meal at a fun restaurant.
The National Park Service has recently started a reservation system for Muir Woods.
Please let me know as far in advance as possible if you have a desire for this tour.
The beauty of the Marin County is unforgettable, breathtaking, and it starts right after you cross the bridge. We can mix the best of San Francisco with stunning views of the Pacific and Marin Headlands, whatever suits your fancy. You'll take photos that will amaze your friends.
We will split time between Muir Woods/Marin county sights, SF locations and a fun lunch place.
Muir Woods is a scenic 45 minute drive from San Francisco across the Golden Gate Bridge. Most people spend 45-75 minutes in the park.
The park path is a flat 1 mile loop. It takes about 20 minutes to emerge back into civilization from the park. So a trip to the park requires a 2 hour investment of your tour time.
From there I will show you jaw dropping views from a hill above the Golden Gate bridge, Sausalito, Rodeo beach and wherever we agree on.
Possibilities in San Francisco as time allows : Fishermans Wharf, Lombard St. , Golden Gate Park, Coit Tower, Chinatown, Italian neighborhood, Palace of Fine Arts, Presidio, Painted Ladies Victorian homes, SeaCliff and Pacific Heights mansions. I like to tailor the tour to your personal interests.
We can stop whenever you'd like to take photos or stretch.
This tour can be expanded for 85. per ho
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I can pick you up at a SF location to be determined.
I AM HAPPY TO PICK YOU UP AT WHATEVER TIME IS BEST FOR YOU BUT ITS MY PROFESSIONAL DUTY TO HIGHLY RECOMMEND AN 8:00am PICKUP FOR MUIR WOODS. YOU AVOID NOISY TOUR BUS CROWDS AND A 10. PER PERSON OVER 16 ENTRANCE FEE.
Over and over people thank me for "making us wake up early".
End location: I can drop you off at a SF location to be determined
Duration: 6 hours 30 min.
Spacious Honda minivan. Can hold 5 adults and one child.
My services as your personal tour guide and transportation around the city.
Tour guides are not allowed inside Muir Woods. I give a lot of background information on the way. Inside the park it is pretty much a self guided flat one mile loop. There are many informative plaques along the way.
I am not licensed by the airport for pickups and dropoffs. I am licensed for pickups and drop-offs within San Francisco.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
10 USD - Muir Woods entrance fee is $10. per person.
Children under 16 are free.
People spend different amounts for souvenirs and gifts.
Muir Woods entrance fee is 10. per person.
Children under 16 are free.
You are responsible for purchasing any items of a personal nature related to shopping, souvenirs, snacks, and restaurant meals.
I am not licensed to pickup or drop off at bay area airports. Airports are private property. I am licensed to carry passengers anywhere within California.
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Our group of 5 had Gary as our tour guide, and we all really enjoyed the day. Gary is very knowledgeable about San Francisco and the surrounding areas. We were able to conform the tour to our time and interests, staid as long as we wanted or moved on. Gary is very personable and interesting, and we highly recommend hiring him as a tour guide. If you go with Gary ask him about the best margaritas. He knows where to find them! Thanks Gary, Your new friends from Philly and So Jersey, Lynn and Gang