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Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoias Day Trip from San Francisco

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Overview
Don’t let time constraints keep you from making the trip to Yosemite National Park from San Francisco. A 1-day trip lets you visit the park’s major attractions such as Half Dome, Tuolumne Grove, and El Capitan—and still make it back to the city in time for dinner.
Highlights
  • Travel round trip from San Francisco to Yosemite in a single day
  • See the park’s most famous attractions, Half Dome and El Capitan
  • Enjoy free time to explore Yosemite Valley on your own
  • Ride through historic gold mining towns and into the Sierra Nevada mountains
  • Guided commentary helps the long bus ride fly by
What to Expect
Begin your day with pickup from your select San Francisco hotel or central meeting point. Head out of the city and through historic Gold Rush towns en route to the Sierra Nevada—commentary from your guide makes the drive fly by. Upon arrival, take a hike past some of the oldest and largest redwood trees in the world at Tuolumne Grove (weather permitting). Snap a photo inside a tunneled-out tree, or see how many people it takes to wrap arms around a trunk. Continue to Inspiration Point for an unbeatable view of Yosemite Valley. Look out for expert rock climbers scaling the world-class cliffs of Half Dome and El Capitan, and in the springtime, see the 2,400 foot-tall (740 meter) cascade of Yosemite Falls. Spend time dining or exploring the park on your own before reconvening with your guide for the return to San Francisco. Please note: Some itinerary items are weather dependent, and itinerary may be adapted to make the most of Yosemite during different seasons. The giant sequoias are best visited between May and October, as winter ice and snow may prevent access during the rest of the year.
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Important Information
Departure Point
333 O'Farrell St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA

Traveler pickup is offered
For Hilton Union Square - meet at the Mason street entrance (Eastern entrance)
Pickup is available from Union Square, Fisherman's Wharf, South of Market, Financial District, Chinatown hotels within San Francisco.
Departure Time
6:00 AM
Duration
14h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Expert guide and commentary
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (most hotels in downtown San Francisco/Fisherman's Wharf area, but do not pick up outside SF city limits)
  • Free Wifi on vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Yosemite Valley
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Child safety seat for children under 8 years old or 4' 9" (1.4 meters) required
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Access to the Sequoia Grove can be difficult during winter months, generally October through April, and other activities may be substituted at the discretion of the guide
  • During winter months, 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
  • California law requires tour guests to bring a car safety seat for all children under 8 years and under 4' 9" (1.4 meters) in height. Any guest that does not provide their child's safety seat at the time of the tour and does not inform the tour operator may not be allowed to board the tour and will not be subject to refund.
  • As tour sizes vary, transportation is in a 15-passenger van or a 41-passenger tour bus
  • Tour makes stops at approximately 8:30am for breakfast, 1pm for lunch and on the trip back for dinner. Meals are not included
  • Audio guides are available in Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French, German, Korean, Mandarin and Japanese. Specify language at time of booking under special requirements.
  • For hotel pickups, please select the Hilton Union Square if your hotel is not listed
  • The Giant Sequoias Grove is located at a higher elevation and the hike is dependent on trail conditions, especially from October through May. Ice and snow might make the trail unsafe to hike. The decision of whether it is safe to go on the hike will be made on a day by day basis. Therefore, a visit cannot be guaranteed. However, while the trail might be closed, guests get to spend more time in Yosemite Valley. There you can see all the other great sights Yosemite has to offer, including El Capitan, Inspiration Point, Half Dome, Yosemite Falls and more.
  • 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 experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 41 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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The 9th of October, we make a Trip to Yosemite National Park. Our Guide was Denise. She was so friendly and sympathizer. She told us so many about the History and many Information of the Park. My Mother was a little bit afraid, when we drive so high in the Mountains, but Denise
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My daughter and I did this tour and thoroughly enjoyed it. The scenery is breath taking. Our driver/guide Trish was amazing. She was able to share her knowledge of the area, take photos for any of us and always made suggestions on what best to do at every stop, which i highly
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The national park was lovely and an absolute must see but was spoilt by the tour guide we had. He shouted at us when he picked us up from the agreed point after he was 30 minutes late and in the wrong place to pick us up, despite us confirming again time and location with their
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What an amazing adventure. Highly recommneded for nature lovers! Ben was an amazing guide! very safe, very knowledgable.
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Long but very enjoyable day. Driver/guide (Roman) was informative and entertaining but did like mentioning the tipping, along with a recommended amount! Wi-fi didn't work at all. More time walking in the park would have been nice but the day is already a long one and I wouldn't
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  • Duration: 14h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish
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