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San Francisco is an ideal base for exploring all that Northern California has to offer. From the granite rock formations in Yosemite National Park to the rolling vineyards of Napa Valley, here are our top picks for trips from the city.

Muir Woods and Sausalito — 15 miles (24 km) away
Just a 20-minute drive across the Golden Gate Bridge sits the charming seaside town of Sausalito, where you'll find a number of waterfront shops and restaurants, and the Muir Woods National Monument, home to a grove of ancient redwood trees. If you're looking to escape the city without wandering too far away, these are your spots.

Napa and Sonoma — 50 miles (80 km) away
Considered one of the world's premier travel destinations for the famous vineyards and wineries, the Napa and Sonoma area offers stellar countryside views at every twist and turn. Hop between wineries for samples and production tours, or stop in at one of Napa's world-famous restaurants. Wine lovers can choose a tour with roundtrip transport from San Francisco to wine taste as they please.

Monterey and Carmel — 115 miles (185 km) away
To experience the famous California coast, head down to Monterey and Carmel and cruise the scenic 17-Mile Drive. From hot spot to hot spot, you'll get stellar views along the Pacific Coast Highway with the option to spend free time in Monterey to see highlights such as Cannery Row and the Monterey Bay Aquarium. By booking a coach tour, you can sit back and leave the rocky coastal drive to your guide.

Yosemite National Park — 190 miles (305 km) away
This national park is one of the United States' greatest natural treasures. In nearly 1,200 square miles of untouched wilderness, the valley offers numerous hiking trails featuring giant sequoias, colorful meadows, salmon streams, and the massive granite formations of Half Dome and El Capitan. You can't visit California without exploring Yosemite, and a day trip from San Francisco is a convenient way to get a taste of the great outdoors.

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Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoias Day Trip from San Francisco

Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoias Day Trip from San Francisco

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Discover the rugged beauty of the Sierra Nevada on this full-day trip to Yosemite National Park from San Francisco. Travel aboard a comfortable van through historic Gold Rush towns to reach the park, where you’ll be amazed by supersized natural wonders like Yosemite Falls and the granite cliffs of Half Dome and El Capitan. Take a hike among ancient sequoia trees, and enjoy several hours to explore the park’s wonders on your own.
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  • 14 to 15 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$179.00
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Yosemite National Park - Full Day Tour from San Francisco

Yosemite National Park - Full Day Tour from San Francisco

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Visit Yosemite National Park on this day trip from San Francisco. Upon arrival in the state's most famous national park have, lunch (own expense) or skip straight to the park to begin exploring. Follow your guide bus tour of the area and discover the park's charms on your own during your visit. Pickup from select San Francisco hotels is included.
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  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$169.00
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The Ultimate Day in the Bay Including Muir Woods

The Ultimate Day in the Bay Including Muir Woods

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Enjoy an introduction to San Francisco on this excursion that includes a trip across San Francisco Bay to Muir Woods National Monument. You are driven around the city to see its diverse neighborhoods and geography, stopping several times for photo ops. At Muir Woods, admire the towering redwood trees, and visit the waterfront town of Sausalito for lunch (own expense).
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$125.00
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Muir Woods and Sausalito Half Day Tour (Optional Sausalito Ferry Ticket)

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Muir Woods and Sausalito Half Day Tour (Optional Sausalito Ferry Ticket)

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Wander through an ancient coastal redwood forest and explore the artistic bayside enclave of Sausalito on this half-day tour from San Francisco. Travel across the Golden Gate Bridge to visit Muir Woods, home to some of the oldest and tallest trees on Earth. Then, soak up stellar views of the San Francisco skyline and browse art galleries along the Sausalito waterfront. At the end of your tour choose between getting dropped off at Union Square in San Francisco or taking the Sausalito ferry back to San Francisco.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$65.70
$73.00
$7.30 savings
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Alcatraz Tour plus Muir Woods and Sausalito Day Trip

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Alcatraz Tour plus Muir Woods and Sausalito Day Trip

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Experience some of the Bay Area’s top attractions on this Alcatraz and Muir Woods tour that also includes a stop in Sausalito. At Muir Woods National Monument, stare in wonder at the coastal redwoods, some of the tallest trees on Earth. Soak up the charm of seaside Sausalito, and experience Alcatraz in one of two ways—admission to the prison, which includes the ferry ride to Alcatraz Island and the audio tour.
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  • 7 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$118.75
$125.00
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Small Group Yosemite and Giant Sequioas Day Trip from San Francisco

Small Group Yosemite and Giant Sequioas Day Trip from San Francisco

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Travel by minibus from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park on a small-group day trip to one of the most visually stunning places on earth—considered the crown jewel of America’s national parks. This full-day itinerary takes you through the orchards of the Central Valley to Yosemite Valley, stopping first for a stroll through a grove of giant sequoias. Find plenty of photo ops of Half Dome, El Capitan, and Yosemite Falls. Numbers are limited to 15 passengers to ensure a personalized experience with your knowledgeable guide.
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  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$179.00
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Monterey, Carmel and 17-Mile Drive - Full Day Tour from San Francisco

Monterey, Carmel and 17-Mile Drive - Full Day Tour from San Francisco

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Drive down one of the most scenic roads in California on this full-day tour from San Francisco. Cruise along the coast-hugging Highway 1, passing the mansions of Pebble Beach on the iconic 17-Mile Drive. Enjoy free time to explore Monterey, where you can stroll down Steinbeck’s Cannery Row or visit the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium. Browse the ritzy boutiques of Carmel-by-the-Sea and get a glimpse of Silicon Valley’s tech campuses on the return drive to San Francisco.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$85.00
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Small-Group Yosemite Day Tour from San Francisco

Small-Group Yosemite Day Tour from San Francisco

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Known for its steep granite cliffs, waterfalls, towering sequoia groves, and diversity of wildlife, Yosemite National Park is something you don’t want to miss. On this day trip limited to just 20 people, you can leave the logistics to a tour guide so all you have to do is enjoy a small-group experience in the great outdoors. You have both guided sightseeing and free time, ensuring you see the UNESCO World Heritage Site’s major attractions, like Half Dome, Yosemite Falls, and Yosemite Valley, with the chance to explore more of the park however you wish.
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  • 15 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$179.00
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The One Day in San Francisco Tour with Muir Woods and Alcatraz

The One Day in San Francisco Tour with Muir Woods and Alcatraz

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See the best of San Francisco in one day on this guided tour that includes all transportation and admission to Alcatraz. Visit multiple locations in the city, including Castro, Presidio, Fisherman's Wharf, and Twin Peaks, with plenty of stops for photo ops. Spend over an hour at Muir Woods National Park, then take the ferry to Alcatraz Island where you can explore with an award-winning audio-guided tour of the former federal prison.
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  • 10 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$159.00
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Monterey & Carmel Explorer

Monterey & Carmel Explorer

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Explore Monterey, Carmel, and the Pacific Coast Highway without the hassle of renting a car during this full-day tour from San Francisco. Wind down the coast through Pebble Beach, Pacific Grove, 17-Mile Drive, and Carmel-by-the-Sea. Pickup and drop-off at downtown San Francisco hotels included. This small-group tour is limited to 15 passengers.
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  • 11 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$105.00
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Extended Private Tour for First-Time-Visitors

Extended Private Tour for First-Time-Visitors

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To get the most out of your first time in San Francisco, don't settle for a group tour with a rigid itinerary, when you can enjoy a totally personalized experience on this private guided tour. With the help of your guide, set up a custom itinerary that includes the must-see San Francisco attractions, and some of the city's hidden gems. With flexible tour durations, and pickup included, expect to get an experience that's tailored just for you.
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  • 4 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$421.34
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Monterey, Carmel and Big Sur Private Day Trip from San Francisco

Monterey, Carmel and Big Sur Private Day Trip from San Francisco

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Drive down the Pacific Coastal Highway on one of the most memorable and scenic routes from San Francisco. Big Sur, Monterey and Carmel-by-the-Sea await to be explored with your personal guide. Get postcard-perfect snaps of the breathtaking coastline, search for marine life in Monterey Bay and learn about the peninsula’s history in these top-rated destinations. This private day trip offers a customizable itinerary, allowing you to travel at your own pace. Pricing is per group, based on a maximum of six people.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$906.67
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Napa and Sonoma Wine Country - Full Day Tour from San Francisco

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Napa and Sonoma Wine Country - Full Day Tour from San Francisco

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Escape to California’s famous wine country on this full-day tour from San Francisco. Taste regional varietals at multiple wineries in Napa and Sonoma, including both big-name and family-run estates. Learn about the winemaking process during guided tours of vineyards and barrel rooms, and savor the area’s gourmet culture with a stop for lunch in charming Sonoma Square Plaza.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$134.10
$149.00
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Yosemite One Day Trip 4 Hours in Park by Train and Bus

Yosemite One Day Trip 4 Hours in Park by Train and Bus

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Reach Yosemite easily from the Bay Area on this small-group tour from San Francisco. Avoid the cost of a rental car; you'll travel by bus and train to the park, where entrance fees are included and you'll be provided with a written tour guide. You can use your four hours there however you like, exploring at your leisure, before your return transportation.
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  • 15 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$149.00
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Muir Woods and Sausalito Tour plus Bay Cruise

Muir Woods and Sausalito Tour plus Bay Cruise

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Visit charming Sausalito, cruise across San Francisco Bay and stare up in wonder at the redwood trees of Muir Woods on this combo tour from San Francisco—the perfect day out in the Bay Area. Experience the Golden Gate Bridge from both above and below as you drive across it and glide under it, and learn about some of California’s oldest and tallest natural wonders, the coastal redwoods. In Sausalito, you can stroll along the waterfront or shop in the galleries and boutiques.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$99.00
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Small Group Redwoods, California Coast & Sausalito Day Trip from San Francisco

Small Group Redwoods, California Coast & Sausalito Day Trip from San Francisco

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Escape the city and explore San Francisco’s North Bay, on this guided tour. See massive redwood trees that are over 1,400 years old in a magical redwood forest. Cruise up the coast for a walk on Stinson beach and lunch in the town of Stinson. Enjoy views of the city from the Marin Headlands before stopping in Sausalito where you have the option to take the ferry back.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$119.00
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Silicon Valley 1-Day Tour from San Francisco

Silicon Valley 1-Day Tour from San Francisco

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Gain in-depth knowledge on the history and culture of California's Silicon Valley during this full-day tour from San Francisco. With round-trip transportation provided, you'll be able to skip traffic and navigation and simply enjoy the experience. Visit the tech giants of Google, Facebook, and Apple as well as their modest starting points and learn about their rise through insightful guided commentary.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$145.00
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Muir Woods Expedition Tour of Coastal Redwoods

Muir Woods Expedition Tour of Coastal Redwoods

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Experience the majesty of Northern California’s Coastal Redwood Sequoia trees at Muir Woods. This half-day tour takes visitors to some of the Bay Area’s most peaceful spots. Spend 1.5 hours beneath some of the tallest Redwood trees in the world, take a short hike, or just enjoy the views. Then stop for lunch in Sausalito and opt to take the scenic ferry ride back to the city, or be driven across the Golden Gate Bridge. Ideal for visitors looking to get out of the city and spend some relaxing time in the forest.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$85.00
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Muir Woods, Sausalito and Tiburon Day Trip from San Francisco

Muir Woods, Sausalito and Tiburon Day Trip from San Francisco

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On this private tour from San Francisco, head across the Golden Gate Bridge to explore two delightful bayside towns, Sausalito and Tiburon. Stop to stroll under a cathedral of 400- to 800-year-old redwoods at Muir Woods National Monument, an homage to tree lovers worldwide. You determine how long to spend in each locale with this customizable 4-hour itinerary. Pricing is per group, based on a maximum of six people.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$441.56
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Small-Group Napa and Sonoma Wine Country Tour with Lunch

Small-Group Napa and Sonoma Wine Country Tour with Lunch

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Explore Napa and Sonoma's wine country in a luxury van on this full-day trip from San Francisco. With a small group limited to 14 participants and a local guide, learn about Napa and Sonoma's famous wine culture and view its stunning scenery. Enjoy a relaxing sit-down lunch at a Sonoma bistro, visit world-class wineries and enjoy a sparkling wine toast at one of Napa's top sparkling wine vineyards. Round-trip transportation from San Francisco hotels is included.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$208.95
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Private Napa and Sonoma Wine Tour from San Francisco

Private Napa and Sonoma Wine Tour from San Francisco

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With so many vineyards in Napa and Sonoma Valley, it's easy to feel overwhelmed when deciding which wineries to visit, and planning how to get around. On this full-day, private wine tasting tour from San Francisco, it's all taken care of—enjoy private, round-trip transportation, and a carefully tailored itinerary, built around your tastes. You can visit up to five vineyards, enjoy inexpensive tastings, and even stop for a photo op at the Golden Gate Bridge.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$155.00
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Experience Legendary Winemaking: Napa Valley Wine Tour from San Francisco

Experience Legendary Winemaking: Napa Valley Wine Tour from San Francisco

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Experience one of the best wine regions in the world on this day trip to Napa Valley from San Francisco. Led by an expert guide, you’ll stop at three boutique wineries to sample their blends and learn about the area’s history and viticulture. Each location promises a friendly staff, a personal experience and five to six delicious tastings. You will be returned to your hotel in San Francisco at the end of your day in wine country.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$189.00
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Small-Group Tour: San Francisco City Tour Including Muir Woods and Sausalito

Small-Group Tour: San Francisco City Tour Including Muir Woods and Sausalito

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Spend your day exploring the ‘City by the Bay’ before a scenic drive across the Golden Gate Bridge to Muir Woods National Monument and the nearby waterfront of charming Sausalito. This narrated small-group tour takes in all of the San Francisco highlights, from Golden Gate Park and Haight-Ashbury to the Palace of Fine Arts and Presidio. Then wander on foot under California’s giant coastal redwoods before exploring the gift shops and galleries of Sausalito.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$129.00
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Combo Tour: Small Group Muir Wood, Sausalito and Wine Country Tour

Combo Tour: Small Group Muir Wood, Sausalito and Wine Country Tour

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Get straight to the heart of the San Francisco Bay with this all-day, small-group tour of two main attractions: Sonoma wine country and Muir Woods. Soak up the grand vistas of Muir Woods and then continue aboard your luxury coach to two of Sonoma's most-famous wineries (wine tasting fees included). You'll be thankful for the free lift home after your adventure.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$149.00
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