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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
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Tour snapshot
Round-trip transport from SF to Yosemite lets you relax on the drive
Duration:
14h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
45
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
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
English
Highlights
  • 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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 14h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • 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
Important information
Inclusions
  • Transport by air-conditioned luxury motor-coach
  • Driver-guide and commentary in English
  • Yosemite National Park entrance fees
  • Guided bus tour of Yosemite Valley and free time in Yosemite Valley
  • Choose from two departure locations in San Francisco: Fisherman's Wharf or Union Square
  • 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 pick-up and drop-off
Duration
14h
Departure details
  • 478 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA Gray Line Union Square Departure Zone 478 Post St. Encore Cafe is next door. The bus will board from directly across the street. Departure time: 6:40 AM Please be at the above address by 6:30 AM to check-in.
  • 2805 Leavenworth St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA Gray Line Fisherman's Wharf Departure Zone 2805 Leavenworth St. Bay City Bike Rentals & Tours is across the street (blue canopy). The Bus will board just in front. Departure Time: 6:20 AM Please be at the above address by 6:05 AM.
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
Inclusions
  • Transport by air-conditioned luxury motor-coach
  • Driver-guide and commentary in English
  • Yosemite National Park entrance fees
  • Guided bus tour of Yosemite Valley and free time in Yosemite Valley
  • Choose from two departure locations in San Francisco: Fisherman's Wharf or Union Square
  • 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 pick-up and drop-off
Departure details
  • 478 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA Gray Line Union Square Departure Zone 478 Post St. Encore Cafe is next door. The bus will board from directly across the street. Departure time: 6:40 AM Please be at the above address by 6:30 AM to check-in.
  • 2805 Leavenworth St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA Gray Line Fisherman's Wharf Departure Zone 2805 Leavenworth St. Bay City Bike Rentals & Tours is across the street (blue canopy). The Bus will board just in front. Departure Time: 6:20 AM Please be at the above address by 6:05 AM.
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
Travel safe during COVID-19
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
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 return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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4.5
185 reviews
Excellent
137
Very good
26
Average
9
Poor
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Terrible
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Somsankar D
1 contribution
Aug 2021
The tour starts from the downtown, San Francisco with a pick up at two places. The driver (Jack) and the tour guide (Joseph) works like a team with an excellent cooperation benefitting all travelers. Best part of the tour - both Jack and Joseph provide all information regarding the tour detail including the lunch and food information. Both ways, the bus stops at the grocery where the visitor can buy fresh lunch and snacks at a comparative price. The tour was extremely enjoyable with the background history and the photo opportunity. In brief, a tourist can surely take the tour (single or family) without any hesitation.
Written 12 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear somsankard, Firstly, many thanks for taking the time to write such a lovely review on our tour! It is truly pleasant to know you enjoyed your visit to Yosemite National Park, since it is a site not to be missed for its natural importance and astonishing views. I will also like to thank you for your special mention to the fantastic job our driver/guide provided during the tour. We cannot thank you enough for recomending us to future travellers! We hope to see you soon on our tours around Northern California! Sincerely, Manager at Gray Line of San Francisco
Written 20 August 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

NurseRupp
Houston, Texas4 contributions
Sep 2021 • Family
My son and I had a great time on this trip! We arrived at the parking garage at 5:55 am near the Post Street address. It was a one minute walk to the destination. The bus arrived on time. Keep in mind that San Francisco is very cold in the morning and evening. The bus was comfortable - it had foot rests and a place to plug in your phone on the floor. There was also a pocket attached to the seat in front of you. Antonio was our tour guide and he was fantastic! He was knowledgeable about everything throughout the entire trip. He made it very memorable!!! We arrived back to Post Street about 8:30 pm or so. There is one stop on the way there and one stop on the way back. Each one was approximately 30 minutes which allowed for bathroom breaks and food (there is a bathroom on the bus). Overall, a great trip that was worth the money. I highly recommend it.
Written 6 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear NurseRupp, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It is truly pleasant to know you enjoyed your visit to Yosemite National Park, since it is a site not to be missed for its natural importance and astonishing views I truly appreciate you kind words about our driver/guide Antonio! We cannot wait to welcome you back and many thanks for recommending us to future travellers! Sincerely, Manager at Gray Line of San Francisco
Written 12 September 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

John C
Quezon City, Philippines1,685 contributions
43 years ago, visited Yosemite via Grayline. This time, the trip started at 6:30 am, the commentary by our driver Archie was very accurate and fun. We went to the west thru livemore and stopped at Oakville. From Oakville we went toward Yosemite Park, where the water of San Francisco originate. We saw the beautiful view of Yosemite with its natural history. At one, we d.ropped by for 3 hours free time. We ate at the restaurant and teeo the shuttle to visit the 19 stops of the parked and returned. The tripped was great this time around. Before I remembered taking more picture like that of mirror lake and El Kapitan. Inshort the bus took us closer to these beautiful sight. All in all for our limited time, this I feel is the best way to travel as travelling time took more than 8 hours. Thank God, we were going counter traffic flow to San Francisco.
Written 15 June 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello, Z969SQjohnc! We are very happy to have you with us on another tour. Thank you for sharing your experience and for the kind comments about our driver Archie! Thank you for choosing us once again and we look forward to seeing you next time! Isabela V., Gray Line of San Francisco
Written 16 June 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

MCMR
149 contributions
Tours4fun Yosemite trip from SanFrancisco.
It was cancelled on the night before we go. One says its confirmed and the other email says cancelled. So I called to see ask what is going on.
Our tour was basically cancelled due to small number who signed on for the tour. They promised to give the full refund and expect it in 3-5business days. Now Sept 4,its been 10business days past and still have not see any sign of refund. Common tour people guide, if you are not doing the tour you should not process the payment in the first place. That way it would be easy to both of us.
Written 4 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello Maria, We do not have any reservations under your name around the dates of your review. Please get in touch with us at (415) 353 5310 with your Booking reference number, so we can verify if your claim is accurate and follow up with any refund if necessary. Bear in mind that if you booked the tour with 3rd parties (not Gray Line SF), we do not have control over the money, and the time they might take to process the refunds is all under the control of this 3rd party. I hope you call us as soon as you read our reply. Thanks Gray Line San Francisco
Written 16 October 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

nickh712018
Birmingham, UK5 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
What an amazing place Yosemite is. Photographs just don’t do it justice. It’s a very long day from San Francisco, but worth it to appreciate the scale in person. Our driver/guide Chabli was both entertaining and informative, stopped at all of the viewpoints for photos, and made the drive a little more bearable! Pick up was on time, coach was comfortable and fairly new, and drop off was yards from our hotel in Union Square. Couldn’t fault it.
Written 23 May 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
GrayLineSFO
Hello nickh712018 and thanks for your taking the time to share your experience. Yosemite never disappoints, it is a must-do when you visit San Francisco. Hope to welcome you back again. Ignacio Gray Line San Francisco
Written 27 May 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Carlos A Plata
4 contributions
I really enjoyed the trip, nice bus, driver, guide. Park is a place you must go if you have time while in SF. However, the description of the tour included a walk to see the the sequoias. The guide indicated the area was closed but when my wife asked while in the park, we were told the area has been open for more than one month. Please don’t lie on your description. Otherwise, having small water bottles in the bus would be a very nice touch
Written 25 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
GrayLineSFO
Hello Caplata, thanks for your review. I'm happy to know that you enjoyed the trip on the bus and the guide. Regarding the Sequoia walk comment, I would like to clarify that our tour description does not include the stop at Sequoias. We prefer to offer a long stop in the Yosemite Valley, compared to other tours that stop at the Sequoias, so people can enjoy longer the experience in the Valley. I would really appreciate it if you let us know how you received this information, to make sure this does not happen again to future customers. I hope you chose Gray Line San Francisco for your next sightseeing tour in San Francisco. Andrea Customer Relations Manager Gray Line San Francisco
Written 25 November 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

ilwagler
Irwin, OH1 contribution
Jun 2021
We did not have a good experience on our Grey Line Tour from SanFrancisco to Yosemite National Park. The driver was jerky, the “guide” wasn’t interesting and just spoke in a slow drone. Not enough restroom breaks. Most of all we only got 3 hours at the park and paid for a 14 hour tour.
Written 28 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello ilwagler, Thanks for posting your review of your experience in June. I apologize that our guide didn't meet your expectations. However, we took notes of every feedback, and based on it we put in place several changes in this tour during the last weeks to improve it: additional stop for restroom and ongoing training with our guides. I was not able to find any booking under a similar name to your signature, so I would appreciate it if you can contact our office at 415-353-5310 so we can learn more about your experience and improve it further in any possible angle for our coming guests. I hope you give us the chance to take any of our tours again. Regards, Xavier General Manager Gray Line San Francisco
Written 30 July 2021
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Claudette B
winnipeg, manitoba4 contributions
Mar 2022 • Friends
Wonderful day we had & our driver Mr Chablis was very knowledgeable. He stopped at all the major attractions so we could take pics. The day was sunny & warm. What else could you ask for. We also did the Napa/Sonoma wine tour & the Monterey/Carmel tours. All were wonderful experiences & our drivers….Gregg (wine tour) & Antonio (Monterey tour) were very friendly & knowledgeable. We would definitely recommend Grey Line bus tours to anyone 👍❤️
Written 19 March 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
BoardingPass793330
Hi bikermeme Thanks for your taking the time to share your experience. We're happy to see that you liked our partners and our tour guides Greg and Antonio. Hope you'll come and see us again soon! Ignacio Gray Line San Francisco
Written 21 March 2022
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P. F
Bowling Green, OH238 contributions
While there is plenty to explore in Yosmite, you can see ALOT in a day! A perfect day trip with stunning views everywhere you look! My girlfriend and I went on National Parks Day, it was free entry ($35/car otherwise), and the park was packed! We started at Curry Village, there are restaurants, a grocery store, souvenirs, and bike rentals at this point. Good hiking shoes and a bottle of water are a must for any trail you decide to take. Yosemite is breathtaking and a must visit if you are in the area!
Written 23 June 2021
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Dear 496pf, I am thrilled to learn you and your girlfrind had such a terrific experience! It is truly pleasant to know you enjoyed your visit to Yosemite National Park, since it is a site not to be missed for its natural importance and astonishing views. We hope to see you soon on a near future! Sincerely, Manager at Gray Line of San Francisco
Written 25 June 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

cp_0010
Manama, Bahrain1,473 contributions
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
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