Walk Among the Coastal Redwoods and Visit Sonoma County Wine Country
Combine a visit to Muir Woods with a visit to Sonoma wine country. In the morning, you'll walk among the tallest trees in the world. The pretty town of Sonoma is a good spot to stop for lunch. In the afternoon, we'll visit the Carneros Region of southern Sonoma and Napa Counties where you can taste at a minimum of two wineries.
The National Park Service prohibits guides from leading tours in Muir Woods. Therefore, I will talk to you about the trees during the drive to the Woods but will let you stroll through the redwoods on your own.
The National Park Service requires that I get a reservation to take you to Muir Woods. Therefore, while I may be available at your requested time, I cannot guarantee that I can get a reservation at the time you want to visit the park. Prior to accepting your booking request, I will let you know the times that are available for visiting the park if I cannot get a reservation at your preferred time.
(Photos courtesy of NPS. )
We'll start by crossing the Golden Gate Bridge where you can stop at the vista point for photos of the bridge, San Francisco, and the bay. Then it's off to Muir Woods where you will walk among the coastal redwoods - the tallest trees in the world. After your walk, we'll head to wine country. We'll stay in the Carneros Region of southern Sonoma and Napa Counties to minimize driving. You can lunch at one of the many restaurants surrounding the town of Sonoma's historic plaza.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will meet you at your hotel or where you are staying in San Francisco.
End location: I will drop you off at the same spot I met you.
Duration: 8 hours
You will travel in a Honda Odyssey minivan that is fully licensed (TCP 16309-S) and is equipped with power sliding doors on both sides, leather seats, and air controls at each seat. The van is very comfortable for groups of up to five people. Groups of six will also find the van comfortable unless the three people who sit in the rear row are all large.
In Muir Woods, you will walk about 1 mile (1.6 km.) along a flat trail that is paved or planked.
The tour includes transportation in a fully licensed vehicle; my guide services; my time to make any winery and/or restaurant reservations; and all taxes, tolls, and parking fees.
The $30 vehicle reservation fee at Muir Woods is included.
The entry fee to Muir Woods, which is $10 ($15 effective 1/1/2019) for each person over the age of 15, is not included. Meals are also not included.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
100 USD - This estimate if for each person. Muir Woods charges $10 ($15 effective 1/1/2019) admission for each person age 16 and over. Winetasting fees vary depending on which wineries we visit. The price of lunch depends on where you dine. Cash and credit cards may be paid for entry to the Woods, winetasting fees, and lunch.
Muir Woods charges $10 ($15 effective 1/1/2019) admission for each person over the age of 15. A discount is available for US residents age 62 or over.
Winetasting fees generally run between $20 and $35/person at each winery with reserve wines costing more to taste.
Lunch in Sonoma is extra.
The National Park Service prohibits guides from leading tours in Muir Woods. Therefore, on tours involving a visit to the park, I will talk to you about the trees during the drive to the Woods but will let you stroll through the redwoods on your own.
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Rick was a fantastic guide for our Sonoma and Muir woods tour. He is first rate and knows California like the back of his hand. I forgive him for not knowing anything about F1. We were able to chose the wineries that we wanted visit and had lunch at a fantastic restaurant reserved by our guide. It was a very stress free day.