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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
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Yosemite in a Day Tour from San Francisco
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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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Best small group tour

Our BestBay Area small group tour was fantastic. Our tour guide Phil was very entertaining and personable. He made us feel welcomed as soon as we set foot in the small bus. His music playlist was right on and his sense of humor made it...More

Thank Boodkins
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Interesting and Informative

The Tour guide was excellent in conducting the tour. The trip was well timed with visits to the attractions provided rush-free and photo-shop friendly conditions. it was quite relaxing and enjoyable.

Thank James B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
AMAZING experience!

Front of hotel pick up. Small bus which was great as not cramped and more personal experience. Tour guide- Patrick-was the best!! So knowledgeable! Great music to accompany. Stops along the way as the journey is a few hours from SF. When in park allowed...More

Thank Joanne O
Reviewed 9 July 2018
Beautiful location and energetic tour guide

Patrick was the guide for this tour, and throughout the day he showed high energy, passion, and professionalism - I could clearly tell that he really loves his job, which was wonderful to see. Pickup and drop-off were both timely, and the drive to Yosemite...More

Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile
Absolutely wonderful!

I took the Yosemite Day Tour and was worried as I had to catch a late flight, and our tour guide Phil was VERY accommodating. He was able to make sure the entire group didn’t feel rushed, we stopped extra places, and I experienced much...More

Thank jaycee997
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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.