Explore the charming town of Mariposa in the shadow of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and take a leisurely stroll around the shops, restaurants, and hiking trails of Yosemite Village.
Enjoy a beautiful sunset trip back to San Francisco through the sublime emptiness of the California landscape.
01 Apr - 31 Oct: Daily
01 Nov - 31 Mar: Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
13.5 hoursStart time
Union Square Tour Center: 7:00am
Fisherman's Wharf Tour Center: 7:30am
• Union Square Tour Center, 478 Post Street (between Mason St & Powell St) across the street from the Westin St. Francis Hotel.
• Fisherman's Wharf Tour Center, 2800 Leavenworth - Anchorage Square building at the corner of Leavenworth & Jefferson Streets.
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.
Complimentary shuttle pick up and drop to and from most hotels in San Francisco is also provided. (Please call 24 hours prior to reconfirm the pick-up point)
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Same as the start point or selected San Francisco hotels
Cross the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge at sunrise and relax on the 3½-hour drive to Yosemite National Park. Get lost in the stirring vastness and desolation of the landscape, punctuated from time to time by a flock of wind turbines.
Stop for a drink (payable direct) and a stretch in the town of Merced in the Central Valley, the most productive agricultural oasis in America.
Arrive in Yosemite National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and truly one of the most wondrous places on earth. A knowledgeable guide will lead you on a guided tour through the most hallowed areas of Yosemite.
Stare entranced at the cascading waters of Yosemite the highest measured waterfall in America, while white-tailed deer graze serenely in the valley below. Bow before El Capitan, a hulking rock formation that rises 3,000 feet and is a holy grail for the rock climbers of the world.
Walk through the quaint town of Mariposa in the foothills of the sovereign Sierra Nevada Mountains and explore Yosemite Village on your own time, with opportunities for hiking, shopping, and dining.
Reflect on your day on the way back to your San Francisco hotel, as you follow the sun west to its final resting place for the evening.
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details
A long day but a great experience. Really loved it, wish we stayed overnight....L Friese-Greene, United Kingdom, 03/May/2014
What an experience! It was fantastic. Good driver/commentator. My only negative comment would be that we needed more time at the Park....Ms Jennifer M Gregory, United Kingdom, 22/Apr/2016