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Yosemite National Park in a Day - Tour from San Francisco

  • When does it run?
    01 Apr - 30 Nov: Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
    01 Dec - 31 Mar: Daily 
  • Start time
    6:30am

  • Duration
    13.5 hours
Inclusions
  • Complimentary hotel pick-up and drop-off in a shuttle
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned coach
  • Entrance fee to the park
  • Knowledgeable guide to take you around Yosemite
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Key Highlights

  • Hotel pick up and drop off and round trip transportation in an air conditioned vehicle
  • Tour is led by an English speaking guide
  • Yosemite is one of the worlds most stunning natural landscapes and is a must-do when in California

Overview

Nature is the finest architect, and Yosemite is among her greatest triumphs!

This carefully crafted day trip from San Francisco allows visitors with limited time to take in some of Yosemite National Parks staggering beauty. The time in the park combines both a guided drive and time at leisure.  

On the guided drive you will see Yosemite highlights such as Bridalveil Falls and El Capitan,

Enjoy a beautiful sunset trip back to San Francisco through the sublime emptiness of the California landscape.

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    01 Apr - 30 Nov: Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
    01 Dec - 31 Mar: Daily 

  • Duration

    13.5 hours

  • Start time

    6:30am

  • Meeting Point

    Union Square Tour Center, 478 Post Street (between Mason St & Powell St) across the street from the Westin St. Francis Hotel.
    Please report at the meeting point 30 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.
    Good news! You can get picked up from selected hotels, just give us the details at the time of booking. Don’t worry if you have not booked your hotel yet, our customer service executives will get in touch and confirm the details.

  • Ending Point

    Same as the start point or selected San Francisco hotels

Itinerary

  • 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.

    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 drive through the most hallowed areas of Yosemite including a photo stop at one of Yosemite Valley's most famous viewpoints overlooking the entire Yosemite Valley, Bridalveil Falls, El Capitan, and Half Dome. As you travel down to the Yosemite Valley, get up close to El Capitan and Bridalveil falls.

    Next, enjoy 3 hours of free time in the Yosemite Valley, where you can take in stellar views of North America's tallest waterfall, Yosemite Falls and hike to the base of the Lower Falls. The Yosemite Valley offers various lunch opportunities, hiking trails, bike rentals, museums, and a number of stops to take advantage of the free shuttle service which will give you access to other parts of the park.

    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.

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Complimentary hotel pick-up and drop-off in a shuttle
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned coach
  • Entrance fee to the park
  • Knowledgeable guide to take you around Yosemite
  • Meals and other expenses

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Please note

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details

Additional info

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have

Customer Reviews

  • Fantastic day out.
    Ann Shuttleworth, United Kingdom 05/08/2018
  • You need a month to see all the wonders of this National Park
    Ms Jennifer M Gregory, United Kingdom 04/22/2016
  • Yosemite-must do tour!
    L Friese-Greene, United Kingdom 05/03/2014
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