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Redwoods & Wine Country Tour

The Muir Woods tour has been one of our best tours since we began showing these giant beautiful trees, but the winds of change are blowing.  We have now been taking explorers to Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and people are even more amazed.

We are very excited about this!  What does this mean for you…  Read down through the bottom of the page to find out!

Thank you for your trust.  We can’t wait to show you.

Armstrong Redwood Trees

Armstrong's Huge Trees

Harvest Moon Winery Charm

Kendall Jackson Winery

What sets us apart from the other guys…

  1. Wine tasting fees & lunch are included.
  2. We only take small groups.  15 Max!
  3. More time in the park to Explore!

Best Bay Area Tours will pick you up from your San Francisco hotel in one of our comfortable 15 passenger Mercedes Benz Sprinters. Our California Redwoods and Wine Tour will then take you from San Francisco, across the Golden Gate Bridge, past the Marin Headlands, up Highway 101, and into a magical redwood forest known as Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve. Armstrong Redwoods SNR is one of the most amazing and beautiful sights in the world with Coastal Sequoias (Redwoods) that are taller (310 feet/95 meters), bigger (15 feet/4.6 meters wide), and older (1400 years old) than the trees in Muir Woods. This grove is more spectacular than Muir Woods. We guarantee it.

On our drive to Armstrong Redwoods, your knowledgeable tour guide will explain how this grove of redwoods was spared from the clear-cutting that went on during the gold rush. Luckily for us, Col. James Armstrong decided to purchase multiple parcels of land and set them aside for preservation and public use.

Before we arrive at the park, we will make a quick stop at a café for drinks and snacks. Once in the grove of redwoods, you will have a special opportunity to take a peaceful walk amongst these beautiful and awe-inspiring redwood trees by following a marked trail. There is also a seasonal waterfall here! You will spend at least one and a half hours in Armstrong Redwoods.

We will then leave Armstrong Redwoods and continue onto our first winery. On our drive through the wine region, you will learn about California’s wine country, including the history of the wine industry in California, the geography of the region, and why this area is so perfect for growing grapes and producing wine.

While in wine country, you will have an opportunity to sample some of the finest wines California has to offer. We will visit three wineries. Lunch, which is included in the price of the tour, will be served at the first winery. You may also walk the grounds of the wineries and take in the fresh California air.

We have carefully chosen wineries for you after extensive experience touring many wineries. We know how well these wineries treat our groups and how fine their wines are. The tastings are all complimentary and included in the price of the tour.

After the wine tasting, we will start on our return to San Francisco with a drive to the Marin Headlands, which provides stunning views of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco beyond. This is an excellent opportunity to take some memorable photographs. We generally arrive back to San Francisco around 6:00 P.M.

Tour Times-Daily
Pickups start at 7:30 A.M.

Tour prices

Adults Children (under 12)
Regular Price $159 $119
Internet Special* $149  $109 
Online Savings $10 $10

*Price includes all wine tasting fees, lunch, and park entrance fee into Armstrong Redwoods (unlike other tour companies).

Tour Schedule

7:30 – 8:15 Pick up from your San Francisco hotel
8:30 Drive across the Golden Gate Bridge to Armstrong Redwoods Natural State Reserve
12:00 Drive to the first winery for lunch and wine tasting
2:30 Second winery
3:30 Third winery
4:30 Start return to San Francisco with a wonderful stop in the Marin headlands for photos of the Golden Gate Bridge
6:00 Arrive in San Francisco and your hotel

*Tour times are approximate

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Why Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve?

  1.  Armstrong Redwoods are more beautiful and spectacular than Muir Woods.
  2. Fewer people have discovered Armstrong Redwoods, making for a more peaceful, enjoyable experience.
  3. Even if you book a Muir Woods tour with another company, you may not actually go to Muir Woods. The National Park Service now requires reservations for Muir Woods for both individuals and tour companies. Since there are only six parking spaces for small group tour companies like ours, you may book a tour with another company, but it might not be able to secure a reservation at Muir Woods. We guarantee that we will take you to visit a spectacular redwood grove in Armstrong Redwoods
  4. The trees in Armstrong Redwoods are taller, bigger, and older than those in Muir Woods.
Armstrong Woods Muir Woods
Taller:  310 ft. / 95 meters 258 ft. / 79 meters
Bigger:  15ft / 4.6 meters 14 ft / 4.2 meters
Older:  1400 years old 777 years old

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What People Are Saying About Armstrong Redwoods…

" It feels as if one is walking into another world. Absolutely gorgeous trees. "

~ Google Review

" Hands down the coolest place I've ever laid my eyes on.. bucket list stuff! "

~ Google Review

" Beautiful, awe inspiring, one of the most beautiful places I've ever been. "

~ Trip Advisor Review

" Don't waste your redwood visit at Muir woods, come here,...bigger trees, more trees. "

~ Google Review

" So glad we made this our stop to see giant redwoods and saw a banana slug to boot! "

~ Trip Advisor Review

" Beautiful place to stroll and admire the great red wood trees. "

~ Google Review

" Forget trying to battle the crowds at Muir Woods and make the trip, trust me when I say it's worth it. "

~ Google Review