An sich ein schöner Ausflug! Leider kam der Fahrer mehr als eine Stunde zu spät und es hat dann noch lange gedauert, bis wir in Muir Woods waren. Da war es dann schon ziemlich überfüllt. Die Zeit war dann auch sehr knapp in Muir Woods. Das war sehr schade. Man hätte dort mehr Zeit benötigt. Sausalito war sehr schön, auch hier wäre etwas mehr Zeit schön gewesen. Sehr nett war, dass man an der Golden Gate Bridge abgesetzt werden konnte für einen individuellen Heimweg.
Muir Woods was absolutely beautiful. We had about 1 hour 15 minutes to self explore. It was just enough time, but if you want to do some hiking to the 4th bridge the beach you'll need more time, The driver was extremely rude! He was very knowledgeable; however, he was sighing and speaking rudely to the customers- making sarcastic comments. The two other women I was with felt the same way and we had a chance to chat with two other couples who felt the same. The sound system was horrible. We asked the driver to turn it up and he made a rude comment, "well it's at 30 already, I'm not sure what I can do about it" in a very demeaning tone. I would not go on another tour with this company with the same driver. The second half of the tour was a visit to Sausalito. We LOVED this town! A lot of great places to eat, shop, and a great view of San Francisco.
We scheduled early bus tour to enjoy maximum amount of time at Muir Woods as advised by someone in your office ( I was told it would be at least 1 1/2 hrs.) We instead went to Sausalito first and sat on the tour bus for 25 minute because we werent scheduled yet to go into the park and nothing was opened in Sausalito as it was too early. Then when we went to Muir Woods we had only
an hr to buy our tickets and see the park! After our rushed visit at Muir Woods we went back to Sausalito for a shortened trip. This trip was too rushed...better to try another company or do it yourself.
Enjoyed the trip overall. A good tour to take if you are on a tight schedule. We had one hour in the woods and one hour in Sausalito. However, I would recommend at least 30 minutes to an hour longer in each place, especially if you want to eat in Sausalito. Our tour guide was great and we learned a lot about the areas we went through. You only had enough time to take the 30 minute, 1/2 mile hike in Muir Woods if you wanted to visit the gift shop, so if you are looking to spend any more time in the woods than that, this tour is not for you. I would recommend taking the ferry back to give you more time in Sausalito. The timing of the tour is perfect, as the woods gets very crowded about 11 am, which is about the time we were leaving.
We had 4 people in our group. We paid 232 for this tour and spent almost 2 hours picking up people and getting to the woods. Once we got there - we had to buy another ticket which we thought was in the price of the tour. We got about an hour to see things. Then another drive to Sausalito. There really isn't much there and we had 50 minutes there before we had to go back. We didn't even have time to get anything to eat. We spent over 200 for a ride. Then we spent more to take a ferry back because we wanted to eat. I definitely wouldn't recommend this tour to anyone.
Muir Woods was excellent. Beautiful. It was great to have the tour bus to get you to the front of the park and not have to walk from miles away to get to the entrance since there is so limited parking available. Cannot say enough about the beauty of the redwoods. With that said, I wouldn't recommend this tour if you are excited to also see Sausalito because you may only get to spend 45 min there at the most. I was so disappointed in realizing that a lot of that time allotted was driving time. Because this was a 4 hour tour and not being from the area, that doesn't give you enough time to explore Sausalito. It only gave me enough time to grab some lunch and head back to the bus. So I would rate that ZERO stars on Sausalito. Sausalito looked great but didn't get a chance to see anything other then the quick inside of a burger place to grab some lunch before heading back to San Francisco. Very disappointed.