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Yosemite in a Day Tour from San Francisco

  • Leave the logistics of your Yosemite adventure to a driver-guide
  • Avoid the hassle of crowded parking lots, so you can spend more time exploring
  • Stop for photo ops of El Capitan, Bridalveil Fall, and Half Dome 
Yosemite in a Day Tour from San Francisco
From US$159.00
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Yosemite in a Day Tour from San Francisco
From US$159.00
See Yosemite National Park’s iconic natural wonders on this convenient mini-bus tour that saves time and energy. Let someone else handle the 4- to 5-hour drive, and visit some of the park’s best sights in just one day. See giant redwoods, El Capitan, and Half Dome, plus scenic spots along the way, hearing commentary from your guide about each location. A small-group size means plenty of personal attention.
What to Expect
Your morning starts with a pickup from a select San Francisco hotel. Board the minibus, settle in for the roughly 4-hour drive, and enjoy the scenery while you cross the Bay Bridge. Stop for a snack before continuing to the Sierra Nevada foothills and Gold Country.

Enter Yosemite National Park via Groveland, making a quick stop for a guided hike among sequoia redwoods. Then, stop at Tunnel View for photo ops of Bridalveil Fall, Half Dome, and El Capitan before continuing to Yosemite Valley.

Get close enough to El Capitan to spot climbers scaling its sheer face, and move on to Half Dome and Yosemite Falls.

After some free time to purchase lunch (at your own expense) or explore the falls or Yosemite Village, meet with your driver for the journey back. Make a short stop in the Central Valley for a snack before getting dropped off at your hotel.
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1 - 5 of 15 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amazing trip and knowledgeable/great guide!

Caulder, was a fantastic guide who imparted his knowledge of not only Yosemite Valley but the nature and history within it. He allowed us to experience the Valley and all it had to offer for an extra hour of time so that we could take...More

2  Thank DanielandBridget
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our tour guide, Antonio, was so much fun. He is friendly and full of facts about San Franciso, Oakland, and many of the cities leading to the park. Yosemite is beautiful, awesome scenery. Antonio gave us enough time to take in the sights of the...More

1  Thank DONNA F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Awesome day trip

We had so much fun going to Yosemite. Brian was awesome. He made our trip there pass by with documentaries on Yosemite. It was great to hear about the history of the climbing in Yosemite. I really prefer the small tours. This company allows the...More

1  Thank Chelsey W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Foggy start, Sunny finish

Patrick was our tour guide and I can't give enough praise for his music, knowledge, and enthusiasm for his job. A native SF guy, it showed that he loves his job and the beauty of Yosemite. The day started with heavy fog at our first...More

1  Thank gatorbait37
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great trip to a beautiful place. Great service, too.

We traveled in a really nice van from San Francisco to Yosemite and back. The driver was very knowledgeable, courteous, and helpful. We saw more in a one day trip than we could have imagined. We would do it all over again if we could.

1  Thank rlfisher63
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20 June 2018|
Response from francescaitaly2018 | Reviewed this property |
I took the tour in February and it did not. I believe in winter they cannot go because the road is closed due to snow.
16 June 2018|
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The best thing to do would be to email the tour company and ask them.