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.
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.
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.
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details
Great day, it was amazing. The driver/guide on the coach was first class....Ann Shuttleworth, United Kingdom, 08/May/2018
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
A long day but a great experience. Really loved it, wish we stayed overnight....L Friese-Greene, United Kingdom, 03/May/2014