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Yosemite in a Day Tour from San Francisco

Highlights
  • 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 
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Yosemite in a Day Tour from San Francisco
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Yosemite in a Day Tour from San Francisco
From US$159.00
Overview
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.
Reviews (118)
1 - 5 of 62 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago
Long Haul

Our Tour guide was less than enthusiastic, so the trip to the Valley was relatively silent. A rest stop along the way was provided. If you just want to go and see the main attraction, this is your trip. The Valley offers a lot of...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Steve E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Perfect Day

Our tour guide was Patrick, and he did a phenomenal job! He was very informative and even had an awesome playlist to go with his facts! It is a long day but completely worth it. He was kind enough to take pictures of us at...More

Thank sandys581502
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Highlight of our holiday in the USA

I have never written a review before but decided I needed to on this one. We have been in the states for 3 weeks and this was by far the highlight of our holiday!!! From the moment we made contact with Brian our every need...More

1  Thank Roko8200
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Great day

We had a fantastic day trip to Yosemite with Brian from Best Bay Area Tours. He was very friendly and professional. His extensive knowledge of Yosemite meant we missed the other tour buses at our stops so didn’t have to compete with the crowds. Excellent...More

2  Thank MALK4
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Great day trip to Yosemite

Be prepared for an early start and a long day, but it is well worth it as this is an amazing day tour. You get collected at your hotel and board your minibus for the day. It holds a maximum of 15 people and was...More

3  Thank Peter B
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abhisheksane
12 January 2019|
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Response from quinless | Reviewed this property |
Hi Abhishek, I not sure about January I visited in September, the tour is approximately 14 hours you will be picked up at 0600 hrs and dropped off around 2030 hrs it is a long day. Hope this helps
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abhisheksane
12 January 2019|
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The bus collected everyone from their various hotels: my daughter and I were picked up about 6:30am. Returned about 8pm but there were plenty of rest stops and opportunities to buy meals. We travelled in September (late... More
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