See Muir Woods and the Sonoma Wine Country in one great tour. Pass through the beautiful Marin Headlands on your way to Muir Woods National Monument, where you will walk amongst some of the tallest trees in the world! In the afternoon, relax in the Sonoma Valley Wine Country area, where you will enjoy wine tasting at a variety of fine California wineries. This full-day tour is a fun mixture of nature and culture.
Experience the grandeur of Muir Woods and explore California's gorgeous Wine Country in one great tour! You'll begin your day by crossing the Golden Gate Bridge and passing through the beautiful Marin Headlands on your way to Muir Woods National Monument. There you will spend over an hour strolling among some of the tallest trees in the world.
Continuing North, you'll stop for lunch in the historic Sonoma Town Square, or have a picnic lunch among the grape vines! In the afternoon, you'll relax in the Sonoma Valley Wine Country area, where you will enjoy wine tasting at a variety of fine California wineries. This full-day tour is a perfect mixture of nature and culture.
The day begins at 08:00, heading north across the Golden Gate Bridge, which offers sweeping views of San Francisco Bay, Alcatraz Island, and the city skyline. We'll wind our way through the coastal mountains of the Marin Headlands and past Mt. Tamalpais (the highest point in the North Bay region) on our way to Muir Woods National Monument.
The coastal redwood is the tallest tree species in the world. These trees only thrive in Northern California and Oregon, due to the thick fog that blankets the west coast in the summer months. In 1908, Senator William Kent and his wife donated their land to the state, and President Theodore Roosevelt designated it as a federally protected area. Muir Woods National Monument is the only surviving stand of old-growth redwood forest in the Bay Area.
You will have 1 - 1 1/2 hours to wander amongst these towering giants. The sights, sounds, and smells of this living museum are sure to reconnect you with a natural world that was almost lost. The group will reunite before noon and travel to wine country, where we will spend the afternoon sampling fine Sonoma County wines. Taste a variety of white, red, and dessert wines at wineries such as Homewood, Larson, Cline Cellars, and Robledo, among others (some tasting fees may apply).
Stop for a picnic lunch at a winery, or grab a bite in the historic Sonoma town square. In the town square (time permitting), you will have a chance to see Mission San Francisco de Solano, the northernmost California mission, sample cheeses at Sonoma Jack's Cheese Factory, and peruse the boutique shops of this quaint downtown.
Traveling through wine country, you will see the beautiful valleys where fantastic wines have been produced since before California was a part of the Union. The landscape of rolling hills laced with rows of grapevines is impressive and provides a romantic backdrop for memorable photographs. A stop at the Golden Gate Bridge is a must-do if you've never witnessed the awe-inspiring view of San Francisco from the Marin Headlands. End the day at a local brewery for a beer or two. The tour will end with a hotel drop-off at around 18:00.
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Pick-up from Select San Francisco Hotels
Drive to Muir Woods National Monument (1.25 hrs)
Muir Woods National Monument Nature Tour (1.25 hrs)
Admire the towering and ancient redwood trees at Muir Woods National Monument. Be amazed by the rows upon rows of over 300-foot trees, giving you an incredible feeling as you walk through the enchanting forest. Take beautiful photos of these amazing Coastal Redwoods.
Drive to Sonoma (1.5 hrs)
Free Time for Lunch (1 hr)
Sonoma Wineries & Wine Tasting and Sonoma Brewery & Beer Tasting (2.5 hrs)
Explore vast fields of vineyards at two Sonoma Valley wineries. Learn about the intricate process of wine-making and taste the freshly-produced wines. After that, head to the local brewery and have a taste of the locally-produced beer.
Drive to San Francisco (1 hr)
Drop-off at Select San Francisco Hotels
Price & Options
Participants must be at least 21 years old to drink wine.
Children of all ages can participate in this activity.
Muir Woods entrance fee ($10)
Guests are encouraged to wear layered clothing as it can get cold in Muir Woods and warm in Wine Country.
A valid government-issued photo ID
Sweatshirt / light jacket
The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
The activity provider does not assume any responsibility for your valuables and/or personal belongings.
You will be refunded if the tour is canceled due to inclement weather. Please contact VELTRA for your refund.
Gratuity is not included in the price.
Meals are not included in the price.
Drinks and meals are available for purchase
You can book a maximum of 13.
Frequently Asked Questions
Muir Woods was fantastic. Wine country was not what I expect. The choice of wineries was a desappointment. The first one was not i...nformative. And the second one was a backyard with a couple jugs of wine. Sonoma is a cute town but no need to stop there 2 times. more
Any cancellations made between 4 business days (08:00:00 local time) to 3 business days (08:00:00 local time) prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 20% of the total amount.
Any cancellations made between 3 business days (08:00:00 local time) to 1 business days (08:00:00 local time) prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 50% of the total amount.
Any cancellations made within 1 business days of your activity (after 08:00:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.