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2-Day Semi-Guided Tour of Yosemite National Park from San Francisco

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    What to Expect
    This overnight Yosemite National Park tour from San Francisco includes both guided portions and free time, so you can enjoy the best of both worlds. When you’re with your guide, you’ll learn facts about the park and see its major sights, but you’ll also be able to explore more at your own pace and take part in activities that interest you most.

    Two accommodation options are available when booking. Settle in at the comfortable Yosemite View Lodge outside the park or enjoy modern conveniences and a great scenic location inside the park at Yosemite Valley Lodge. Meals are not included so you can choose where and when to eat; there are several restaurants and picnic sites in the park.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pickup is offered from major San Francisco hotels. Hotel pickup commences between 5:40am-6:30am (exact pickup time will be advised at reconfirmation).
    Departure Time
    6:00 AM
    2 days
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (most hotels in downtown San Francisco/Fisherman's Wharf area
    • Professional guide
    • Overnight accommodation
    • Free Wifi on vehicle
    • Round trip transportation to Yosemite National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Yosemite Valley
    • Gratuities
    • Meals
    • Activities at Yosemite National Park
    • Transportation from Yosemite Valley Lodge to separate accommodation.
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Customers are allowed up to 2 items (i.e. 1 personal item + 1 carry-on) per passenger allowed free of charge. Maximum carry-on size is 24"x16"x10" (60cm x 40cm x 58cm). Additional items and over-sized luggage is subject to an additional charge, payable direct on your date of travel
    • Vehicles accommodate up to 41 passengers
    • California law requires tour guests to bring a car safety seat for all children under 8 years or under 4' 9" (1.4 meters) in height
    • Free and paid shuttle service throughout Yosemite to facilitate movement throughout the park
    • For hotel pickups, please select the Hilton Union Square hotel on 333 O'Farrell Street (we will meet outside the Mason Street entrance) if your hotel is not listed or if you are coming from outside of San Francisco.
    • The weather in Yosemite is highly variable and includes rain and snow in winter and high temperatures in summer. The itinerary may be adapted to make the most of Yosemite during different seasons and times of the year. During winter month, temperatures in Yosemite can vary drastically to the ones in San Francisco. Therefore, it is recommend to wear winter clothes, especially shoes or boots with rubber soles and treads
    • Exact destinations & itinerary may differ due to weather, road conditions, and your guide's discretion.
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 41 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 11 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 10 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    I went on the trip with my friend and I really enjoyed it! I would definitely suggest that you should go to Yosemite during Summer. Quite a lot is closed up there due to the snow. We couldn't see the Mariposa Groves and the Waterfall had dried up. But apart from that, the tour
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    Response from GaryAlan2019, Owner at 2-Day Semi-Guided Tour of Yosemite National Park from San Francisco
    Responded 08 Dec 2019
    Yosemite is different with each season but always splendid! Our favorite time to visit Yosemite is in March and April when the falls are gushing and before the summer visitors arrive. Thanks for touring with us.
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    We enjoyed our overnight trip to Yosemite. Drivers very professional. Stops allowed us to see Bridal veil falls and Sequoia grove on way up. On return we had a couple of stops to see El Capitan, urr guide Roman, bit of a comedian, pointed out climbers which we would have
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    Response from GaryAlan2019, Owner at 2-Day Semi-Guided Tour of Yosemite National Park from San Francisco
    Responded 27 Oct 2019
    We were happy to have hosted you on your day in Yosemite National Park. Next time, try an overnight experience so you can see and do even more. Travel well.
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    This was a great tour, with just a couple of disappointments. Our first day guide, Denise, picked us up promptly at 6 am across from our hotel. She was wonderful - as she drove the bus through the city and towards Yosemite, she provided a running commentary of everything we
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    Response from GaryAlan2019, Owner at 2-Day Semi-Guided Tour of Yosemite National Park from San Francisco
    Responded 19 Oct 2019
    We are glad to hear that, overall, this was a great tour for you. For anyone -- nowhere do we state that the hike to the Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias is "easy" or "gentle". The trail to the grove (elevation of 5K feet) is downhill and the climb back is challenging, especially if you have any sort of respiratory issue. That's why we advise pacing yourself to allow twice as much time to return. Your guide will advise you on how to handle this unique feature of the tour. We have taken your commentary about your return guides to heart and have made some adjustments. Please email me at ceo@extranomical.com if there is anything else we can do to make things right.
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    Fantastic experience. Gino, our first driver was very entertaining if a little longwinded. Jacob, our return driver was lovely, funny and exceptionally polite- especially with the incredible number of people not with our tour who approached him for assistance. His driving was a
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    Response from GaryAlan2019, Owner at 2-Day Semi-Guided Tour of Yosemite National Park from San Francisco
    Responded 16 Aug 2019
    Great decision to spend a least one night in Yosemite as it allows for a more relaxed time. Early mornings in the Valley are precious.
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    It was our first time to Yosemite and it was heaps of fun! Both guides from Extranomical made our trip extra special. Both Denise and Lehman were very professional, good drivers and had plenty of good stories and tips. Yosemite itself is really scenic and I'd recommend staying
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    Response from GaryAlan2019, Owner at 2-Day Semi-Guided Tour of Yosemite National Park from San Francisco
    Responded 16 Aug 2019
    We would love to have hosted you longer! We are delighted to hear that the trip to Yosemite was special. Come see us again soon...maybe Monterey/Carmel.
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    About the operator
    By: Extranomical Tours
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    Roger B
    Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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    Kimmy our guide was both knowledgeable and excellent tour guide who clearly loved her job and the city of San
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    Long day but well worth it!
    Special day - and Trish was a great guide. Winter is still able to deliver spectacular photo shots. It is a long
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    I found my new favorite bottle of wine!
    I had an amazing time with my three other friends at this wine tour. I highly suggest going with friends but after
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    Had a great time on the tour. Our guide Dustin was great and very informative. The tour was filled with great
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    This was easily my husband and I’s favorite part of our San Francisco trip! Our driver, Dustin, a Sonoma native,
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    Fun day trip!
    The trip was a full day trip, we were picked up at around 6.30am and got back around 9pm. We managed to cover the
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    Corpus Christi, Texas
    Memorable Tour
    We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Our guide, Dustin, was informative and entertaining. Muir Woods was spectacular
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    What a perfect day!
    So happy that my husband and I booked this tour, it was fantastic. Dustin was the absolute best tour guide, he
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    This trip involved a pick up from hotel to depot, to a stop at the Golden Gate Bridge for a photo, and drop off to
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    Yosemite National Park in December
    It was an amazing experience we had at Yosemite National Park. The cold did not bother us much, it was like a
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    Enjoyed the Tour!
    Jason is such a great tour guide. My family and I enjoy our visit at Yosemite! How I wish it was not winter time
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