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Yosemite National Park - Full Day Tour from San Francisco provided by Gray Line San Francisco

Yosemite National Park - Full Day Tour from San Francisco

Yosemite National Park - Full Day Tour from San Francisco
4.5
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from €144.62 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks provided for travellers
About
Getting to Yosemite from San Francisco can be quite a challenge unless you rent a car, and even then you must navigate unfamiliar roads. This Yosemite tour from San Francisco takes you to the national park with round-trip transport, so you can relax on the long drive. Plus, once there, take a guided bus tour before exploring independently at your own pace.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 14h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese
Know before you go
  • Duration: 14h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Round-trip transport from SF to Yosemite lets you relax on the drive
Spend a day exploring a national park during this Yosemite tour
Take a guided bus tour and enjoy independent time to explore
Don’t worry about the entrance fee—it’s included
What to expect
This Yosemite tour starts with a pickup from central San Francisco. Get comfortable aboard your luxury vehicle for the ride to the US national park. Once you arrive, take a guided bus tour of the valley then, explore independently. You can visit the Ansel Adams Gallery, grab lunch at Ahwahnee (own expense), stroll along the Merced River, or rent a bike to ride around (own expense). Your time in Yosemite National Park ends when you board your vehicle for the ride back to San Francisco. Your day concludes with drop-off at the original departure point.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 2660SFOYOS
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Transport by air-conditioned luxury motor-coach with Wi-Fi, restroom and power outlets • Driver-guide and commentary in English or Chinese (depending on the option selected) • Yosemite National Park entrance fees • Guided bus tour of Yosemite Valley and free time in Yosemite Valley • Hotel Pick-up from select San Francisco Hotels (only with confirmation from reservations team) • Entry/Admission - Tunnel View • Entry/Admission - Bridalveil Falls • Entry/Admission - Yosemite Valley • Entry/Admission - El Capitan • Entry/Admission - Yosemite Falls
Exclusions
Gratuities • Additional food and drinks • Hotel drop-off
Duration
14h
Departure details
478 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA 478 Post St., San Francisco, CA 94102, USA Gray Line Union Square Office Departure time: 6:40 AM Please be at the above address, 10 minutes prior to departure. Please contact us 48 hours prior to the departure date to confirm.
2800 Leavenworth St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA 2800 Leavenworth St., San Francisco, CA 94133, USA Leavenworth St. & Jefferson St. Departure Time: 6:15 Please be at the above address by 6:05 AM. Please contact us 48 hours prior to the departure date to confirm.
Inclusions
Transport by air-conditioned luxury motor-coach with Wi-Fi, restroom and power outlets • Driver-guide and commentary in English or Chinese (depending on the option selected) • Yosemite National Park entrance fees • Guided bus tour of Yosemite Valley and free time in Yosemite Valley • Hotel Pick-up from select San Francisco Hotels (only with confirmation from reservations team) • Entry/Admission - Tunnel View • Entry/Admission - Bridalveil Falls • Entry/Admission - Yosemite Valley • Entry/Admission - El Capitan • Entry/Admission - Yosemite Falls
Exclusions
Gratuities • Additional food and drinks • Hotel drop-off
Departure details
478 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA 478 Post St., San Francisco, CA 94102, USA Gray Line Union Square Office Departure time: 6:40 AM Please be at the above address, 10 minutes prior to departure. Please contact us 48 hours prior to the departure date to confirm.
2800 Leavenworth St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA 2800 Leavenworth St., San Francisco, CA 94133, USA Leavenworth St. & Jefferson St. Departure Time: 6:15 Please be at the above address by 6:05 AM. Please contact us 48 hours prior to the departure date to confirm.
Duration
14h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
The Yosemite tour takes all day. We recommend wearing comfortable clothes and bring a pillow to sleep on the drive back.
Not wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travellers
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Financial District
    San Francisco Bay Bridge
  • 1
    Oakdale
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Yosemite National Park
    Stop: 5 hours
    See details
  • 3
    Tunnel View
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Bridalveil Falls
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    Yosemite Valley
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 6
    Ansel Adams Gallery
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Lower Yosemite Fall Trail
    Valley Visitor Center
    Sentinel bridge
  • 7
    El Capitan
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 8
    Yosemite Falls
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll end at
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4.5
142 reviews
Excellent
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Average
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Kari D
1 contribution
Go for it, you won’t regret this experience!
Jun 2021 • Family
This was an incredible experience! Our guide, Denise, was absolutely amazing! She was fun, knowledgeable, and went out of her way to make it a great experience for everyone in our group. It might seem like a long drive, but Denise made it go by fast with fun commentary about the sights we were driving through, and background information about what we would be seeing at Yosemite. My teenagers loved the experience, and appreciated the phone chargers and WiFi on the bus. I highly recommend this trip!
Written 11 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear 222karid, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review and for your lovely comments on our guide Denise. We truly hope you fully enjoyed the tour and the amazing places you visited. We hope to welcoming you back soon! Sincerely, Manager at Gray Line of San Francisco
Written 11 June 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Marica A
1 contribution
Great time
Sep 2020 • Couples
Our tour guide was Trish. She was well spoken and kept the group entertained. She was on time for pickup at all of our stops and she kept the group safe during our photo stops and the ride. We didn’t realize it was fire season in Yosemite as well. Trish was also very funny and sweet. My partner and I enjoyed the day trip so much that we are planning to book another trip and bring family members next time.
Written 6 September 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear 982maricaa, Thank you for such a lovely review! It is delightful to learn you had such an amazing time on our Yosemite National Park. Although we know is fire season, we try do our best to show the astonishing scenarios that the site has to offer. Thank you for your lovely comments on our guide Trish as well as your helpful recommendation to future customers. Your comments on his knowledge and great professionalism are much appreciated. I hope you had a brilliant time on our tour and had the chance to take home with your beautiful pictures and memories. We hope to welcoming you back soon with all your family and friends Best regards
Written 9 September 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

cp_0010
Manama, Bahrain1,402 contributions
Good but tiring
Jul 2019
We had booked a full day tour from SFO to Yosemite National Park with Incredible Adventures. We were given a pick up point as our hotel was not on their route. 6.45 AM was the pick up time so we left our hotel around 6.00 am. We got our breakfast packed since it was too early for our hotel to serve breakfast. We had to wait for few minutes before their vehicle arrived. We were then taken to another point and changed vehicle.
Our driver was a lady named Jill who was also our guide for the entire tour. She was good and gave us all information about the places of interest. We reached around past 11.00 am and she gave us 3 hours time to spend there. From the visitor center, we went to lower Yosemite fall, Yosemite valley, El Capitan and walked through the trail. There are enough buses run by the park authorities however there is some waiting period as well.
In all, it was a very good experience and we enjoyed our time there. We were back in SFO close to 7.00pm. So it was a long day and quite tiring. But for those who are not interested in trekking, this is a very good option. It cost us $190 pp for return trip and there was no lunch included.
Written 27 June 2020
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Dear cp_0010, Firstly I would like to thank you for your extensive and detailed review on our Yosemite National Park tour, and for sharing your adventure with all travellers. We are glad to know that although it was a long journey in all, it was a very good experience for you, as well as with our driver/guide Jill who shared all his expertise of the most important places of interest.with you. We look forward to welcoming you back in a near future Kind regards
Written 3 July 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

G Chandra Mouleeswaran
Bengaluru, India9 contributions
Tete a tete with nature
Mar 2020 • Solo
Attempted a one day trip to Yosemite National Park, conducted by Grayline and booked through Viator. This trip changed my impression about US being a man made marvel to that of a country with rich natural reserves. Well preserved natural park, pumping in loads of oxygen, showcasing great scenes which become life time memories. A solo trip became fun because of Antonio, who gave interesting commentary through the tour, loaded with Wow facts. Highly recommended
Written 11 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear GChandraM, Thank you for such a lovely review! It is really rewarding to learn we contributed to your discovery to another side of the US! I am truly glad you were able to enjoy the wonders that Yosemite National Park has to offer! Many thanks on your lovely comments about out wonderful guide/driver Antonio! We hope to welcoming you back soon! Sincerely, Manager at Gray Line of San Francisco
Written 12 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

4bonniem
Smyrna, GA5 contributions
Day trip from San Francisco to Yosemite
Such a fabulous day!! So relaxing to get on/off the very comfortable luxury coach with Antonio driving and giving us so much helpful information along the way. Of course we wish we had longer in the park, but you get plenty of time to see all of the glorious highlights and landmarks in the park. He stops at each one and also is willing to take pictures of you and your group. This is a must do day trip if your in San Francisco for a visit! Highlight of our trip!
Written 3 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear 4bonniem, Thank you for your terrific review on our tour! It is a real pleasure to discover you had a great time with us and our driver-guide Antonio. We can't wait to see you soon again! Kind regards, Manager at Gray Line of San Francisco
Written 6 March 2020
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Jo W
Glenroy, Australia46 contributions
Stunning but not Grayline
Feb 2020 • Solo
Yosemite is absolutely worth visiting but do not recommend Grayline. Booked a Grayline day trip to Yosemite through hotel. Had to pay hotel $35 cash, they arranged pickup and pay balance to office on the day. Was overcharged $10 as girl argued I had wrong price. I didn’t. Driver good and very informative but he accidentally left 2 passengers behind at a lookout. Was given map of the valley and had 3hrs to explore. The map was woefully inadequate as there are many trails not listed. Getting close to time to be back at the bus I got hopelessly lost. Phone coverage is sparse but I got through to Grayline telling them I was lost as I was worried bus would leave. Girl on other end was very unhelpful, never once did she say the bus wouldn’t leave. I needed a calm, helpful person but instead got abrupt telling me to ask other people as she had no idea where I was. I had been asking people but hung up and was still panicked. Arrived back 25 minutes late and very stressed. I could not get off the bus for the dinner stop as I was embarrassed. No one on the bus even approached me asking if I was ok, not even the bus driver u til the dinner stop. The day was very spoiled by the fact when I got back to hotel I saw I did have the right price on the brochure.
Written 26 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear jowells8, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your experience. I am sad to learn the tour was not entirely of your liking. However, I need to point our the correct procedures were followed by both our staff and our driver-guide. I deeply feel you did not feel totally comfortable during the tour, which is nothing but further from our intention. We hope you can trust us again in a near future! Sincerely, Manager at Gray Line of San Francisco
Written 3 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jessica G
2 contributions
Amazing Trip!
Feb 2020 • Friends
This travel experience was by far one of the best!! I’m a frequent traveler & tend to refrain from guided tours because I feel that these restrict you at times from exploring at your own leisure. I decided to try this guided tour & it completely changed my perspective in a positive way. First of all, Shebli our tour guide, was phenomenal! He was funny and very knowledgeable, he knew the best photo spots & just made everyone feel welcomed. He ensured that no one felt car sick & we were all comfortable. I didn’t get motion sick which was impressive since this was a 4 hour drive with winding roads & this comes from someone that gets motion sick (sea bands are a good idea though). We were given a map and pamphlet and recommendations on what to do during our 3 hr free exploration. It was enough time... the highlight was definitely seeing a bear! I was accompanied by my sister & best friend and we all rate it an A+++! Shebli made our trip by far more enjoyable & even reassured me with a picture that I wasn’t crazy seeing bears oh my!!
Written 23 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear jessicagJ2627QS, Thank you for such a lovely review! I am thrilled to learn we manage to make you fully enjoy your tour and felt far from restricted during our Yosemite National Park tour. I am glad our driver/guide driving skills avoided your car sickness and you were able to comfortably endure the long drive. Your comments on his knowledge and great professionalism are much appreciated. I hope you, your sister and best friend had an amazing time on board our tour! We hope to see you soon on a near future! Sincerely Manager at Gray Line of San Francisco
Written 25 February 2020
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Sarahcaitlin15
Melbourne, Australia11 contributions
Spectacular visit to Yosemite
We had a wonderful trip to Yosemite with Antonio. He was so knowledgeable about not only the park but a lot of interesting sites along the way. Although the trip from SF is long, it doesn’t feel it as we made a stop at a cute market shop on the way there and a shopping mall on the way back which broke up the trip. Antonio also took us to some breathtaking photo opportunity spots which weren’t overcrowded with tourists and were more beautiful then the well known spots. We had about three hours to walk around the park and even climbed the waterfall. Can’t fault this experience!!
Written 22 February 2020
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Dear Sarahcaitlin15, Thank you for writing this excellent review. I am delighted to read you had such a superb experience and were able to explore and enjoy the wonders Yosemite National Park has to offer. Your comments on our driver/guide are much appreciated and it is wonderful to know you learn much from the information that was provided during the tour. I really hope you took great pictures to take home with you! We hope to see you soon on our tours around Northern California! Sincerely, Manager at Gray Line of San Francisco
Written 25 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Victoria G
National City, CA4 contributions
We highly recommend!!
We just got back last night from this trip and it was AMAZING! Yosemite itself was beautiful and there was so much to see. It was also nice to meet new people from all over the world with the same idea to explore the beauty of Yosemite. Our driver, Shebli, made the trip even better! He showed us so many great spots to take pictures. What I liked most was that from the very beginning of the trip, he told us what to expect and exactly how the schedule would be. I usually get motion sick very easily, but with the help of some motion sickness pills and Shebli’s great driving, I didn’t get nauseous and enjoyed the entire trip. At the end of the trip, he went out of his way to take us all to our hotels. I definitely recommend this trip!

Sincerely,
The girls that saw a bear :)
Written 22 February 2020
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Dear 414victoriag, Thank you for this superb review on our Yosemite National Park tour. I am thrilled to learn you were able to explore this astonishing site. It is wonderful to read your comments on our driver/guide performance and how he was a great professional. I hope you had a brilliant time on our tour and had the chance to take home with your beautiful pictures and memories. We hope to welcome you back on our tours around Northern California! Sincerely Manager at Gray Line of San Francisco
Written 25 February 2020
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onur e
1 contribution
Fantastic tour
We had a really good time in this tour! Yosemite Park was amazing, as well as the very scenic route we took to get there. Our guide/driver Antonio was really nice and kind, and highly informative. Overall, highly recommended
Written 18 February 2020
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Dear onure528, Thank you for your wonderful review. It is delightful to learn you had such an amazing time on our Yosemite National Park and I hope you truly enjoy the astonishing scenarios that the site has to offer. Thank you for your lovely comments on our driver/guide Antonio as well as your helpful recommendation to future customers. We hope to welcome you back on our tours around Northern California! Sincerely Manager at Gray Line of San Francisco
Written 19 February 2020
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Great Experience
This experience was the best. Small price for a big adventure. It was everything I expected and more. Tour guide
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Didn't disappoint
Cebrating our 40th wedding anniversary with a trip to San Francisco so we had to do Muir wood it was on our bucket
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Thanks!
Joe was great, really learned a lot. A great way to experience the ins and outs of Chinatown, what an interesting e
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Awesome tour
Our bus driver was informative and fun. He was flexible in letting us run across the street to pick up our pre-orde
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A very happy birthday!
This was a great way to spend my birthday! The entire group helped me celebrate! Greg was a great driver and tour g
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Best day spent on Monterey/Carmel bus tour
This was by far our favorite part of our trip to SFO. Antonio (from Grayline) was a fantastic tour guide. He gave
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Great trip!
We had great experience with Gray Line, from booking to the drop off. We had enough time at each winery. All od t
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Beautiful Scenary!
Antonio was an excellent driver and tour guide. He knew so much about the area and provided tasty food recommendati
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Wife's 50th birthday vacation week.
My wife and I really enjoyed ourselves on this tour. What a wonderful way to start celebrating my wife 50th bir
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A WONDERFUL day trip through San Fran, Monterey, and Carmel!
This trip was fantastic! Antonio (our tour guide) did a great job of explaining different parts of San Francisco an
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First time experience
As a first timer on wine tours, I would say this was a great experience for my first time. My sisters and I were ve
Morari E
Morari E
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Sunday’s date
We really enjoyed the tour to Napa and Sonoma vineyards. We wish we could have more days but we will definitely com
FrequentFlier797479
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Great tour
Excellent tour had a great time plus didnt have to drive a plus. George our driver was a amazing guy made the trip
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A must see
We went with marcos as our driver and he was awesome very entertaining and educated us as well.this was a great tri
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Fun day with friends
It was a great day at the wineries, everything was just right, but the best part was our driver Antonio, he made th
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