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Yosemite in a Day Tour from San Francisco

From US$159,00
  • 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 8 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago
Amazing Trip was Greater with an Expert Tour Guide (Brian)

Awesome tour guide which enhanced the tour experience greatly! What can I say, Brian was an awesome guide. He definitely went above and beyond to answer our questions. At one point we were on our way to Oakdale and I couldn't hold it any longer,...More

Thank Pedro D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amazing memories from Yosemite!

Had an absolutely wonderful day thanks to Patrick, who took us to all the best photo spots and made sure we had a really pleasant, enjoyable time! His music selection was great too and he kept us entertained throughout!

Thank benruffell
Reviewed 11 March 2018
Patrick is indeed the man

I knew Yosemite would be spectacular and of course it was. Patrick our guide was the unexpected and very much appreciated surprise. It’s obvious he enjoys his job, takes pride in his work and does all that he can to deliver the best experience for...More

1  Thank Bushpiglet
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile
Amazing scenery

Wow-what great views. We were lucky enough to go to Yosemite when there was snow on the ground. This in my opinion enhanced the scenery. It is a long day but Patrick kept us entertained with a commentary and lots of music. It was great...More

3  Thank 63Fran1986
Reviewed 28 February 2018
Patrick is the man!

Our tour guide Patrick was very nice, and super easy to talk to. This place truly is a wonder, would recommend for anyone, both nature lovers and otherwise.

1  Thank bobbyjayjay2
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Elvira R
18 April 2018|
Response from Chintaesi | Reviewed this property |
There was a flood recently affecting Yosemite. I’d suggest checking if the damages would be cleared by then else your enjoyment of the beauty of Yosemite would be marred.