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Small-Group Yosemite Tour from San Francisco

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Overview
Yosemite National Park is a must-visit California gem, and this day trip from San Francisco makes it easy. Leave the urban hustle-bustle behind and journey through Central Valley, Gold Country and the Sierra Nevada foothills to UNESCO World Heritage–listed Yosemite National Park. Take a 1.5-hour narrated van tour of Yosemite Valley, including Yosemite Falls, Half Dome, Bridalveil Falls and El Capitan, and then set off on your own for three hours to explore independently. Numbers are limited to 23 on this small-group tour, ensuring a more personalized wilderness experience.
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  • Pass by San Francisco Bay
  • 1
    Oakdale
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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  • 2
    Tunnel View
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Yosemite Valley
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
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    Pass by San Francisco
You'll return to the starting point
Highlights
  • Combine a guided Yosemite tour with free time to explore on your own
  • See Central California’s farmlands on the way to the Sierra Nevada mountains
  • View the tallest waterfall in North America: Yosemite Falls
  • Skip the hassle of navigating windy roads, traffic, and Yosemite parking
What to Expect
After morning pickup at your San Francisco hotel, settle in for a comfortable drive across the Central Valley. Stop for refreshments in one of the US’s largest farming regions, then continue through California Gold Rush territory to Yosemite National Park. Get oriented first with a vehicle tour of Yosemite Valley. See rock climbers scaling the walls of El Capitan; get photo ops of Half Dome, Bridalveil Falls, and Yosemite Fall; and look over the entire Yosemite Valley from Tunnel View. Enjoy stops for photo ops of the granite rock formations, forest, wildlife, and towering waterfalls, and have access to areas that big tour buses can’t navigate. Purchase lunch, then have three hours of free time to hike, rent a bike, view exhibits at the visitor’s center or Ansel Adams Gallery, or relax at the historic Ahwahnee Hotel. Your tour ends with return to your departure point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Pick-up details and times are as follow:

6:35am from Riu Plaza Fisherman's Wharf (2500 Mason St) on NORTH POINT street side.
6:50am Hilton San Francisco Union Square (333 O'Farrell St) Meet on Mason Street Side
7:10am BEI Hotel (50 8th St)
Departure Time
6:30 AM
Duration
15h
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from select SF hotels
  • Full-time professional, knowledgeable guide
  • Transport by luxury biofueled van
  • Live commentary on board
  • Yosemite National Park entrance fee
  • Narrated in-coach tour of Yosemite (1.5 hrs)
  • 3 hours of free time in the Valley
  • Entry/Admission - Tunnel View
  • Entry/Admission - Yosemite Valley
Exclusions
  • Meals (stops will be made to purchase food)
  • Bike rental (available for purchase)
  • Guide gratuity
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled 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 23 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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Our driver/guide, Alberto, was wonderful and a bit of a comedian who made the tour worthwhile. The national park is fantastic and I would recommend a longer visit. My only complaint was the van was a bit uncomfortable. I think the designer is now working for the airlines.
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Response from OnAir11597653873, Sales and Service Agent at Small-Group Yosemite Tour from San Francisco
Responded 3 days ago
We are glad you enjoyed your time at Yosemite and with Alberto! It is a long drive, but the beauty of Yosemite is worth seeing! I'm sorry to hear you were uncomfortable in the vehicle, we don't often hear that. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us.
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A wonderful if long day , but worth the windy steep mountain roads to get into the park! Beautiful weather helped and a great tour guide Michaela who gave us lots of info but left us to explore on our own. Would have been good to get individual copies of the map of the valley
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Response from OnAir11597653873, Sales and Service Agent at Small-Group Yosemite Tour from San Francisco
Responded 2 weeks ago
We are so glad you enjoyed your time in Yosemite and with Mikayla! It is a beautiful time of year to visit Yosemite!
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What a fantastic experience. Our only disappointment was we wish we had have stayed three or four days rather than the one day trip. It is a big day being in the bus at 6am and getting back to the room at 8pm but well worth it. The bus was comfortable and our guide was fantastic
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Response from OnAir11597653873, Sales and Service Agent at Small-Group Yosemite Tour from San Francisco
Responded 3 weeks ago
You are right, it is a big day, to escape the busy city for a day and to be able to see the beauty of Yosemite is, as you said, well worth it! We offer overnight trips as well as a 3 day camping experience when you decide to come back and stay longer!
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I’m sure the trip is wonderful but unfortunately after confirming the trip in advance and a change of pickup point and time from 0600 to 0635. I woke up on the morning of the trip with an email from another tour company giving me my ticket. The pickup location had again changed
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Response from OnAir11597653873, Sales and Service Agent at Small-Group Yosemite Tour from San Francisco
Responded 3 weeks ago
I am sorry to hear about your unfortunate experience. We make every effort to reach our customers in regards to changes in times and pickup locations. If we were not able to operate the tour, we hoped that you would not miss out by going with our partner company.
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We had a wonderful time on our small group day trip to Yosemite. We were lucky and is had snowed two days prior, and as a result we got to see snow covered mountains. We saw the must sees and were awed by the natural beauty of the park.
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Response from OnAir11597653873, Sales and Service Agent at Small-Group Yosemite Tour from San Francisco
Responded 4 weeks ago
We are so glad you enjoyed your trip to Yosemite! It is a beautiful place to visit anytime of the year, but in the winter, blanketed in snow it is truly magical.
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By: Incredible Adventures
Superhappyexplorer
Fort Montgomery, New York
20
Fantastic time touring Muir Woods and wine country!
My friend and I took the Muir Woods, Sonoma/Napa wine tasting and it was great. It was a long day, but filled with
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Nieuwendyk-25
Arlington, Texas
250
Great host, not a great wine experience, but we enjoyed the trip
There were things I loved about this tour and things I didn't. First off let me say our tour driver/guide was so
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Lloyd K
10
Long drive but worth it
Our driver/guide, Alberto, was wonderful and a bit of a comedian who made the tour worthwhile. The national park
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Marion M
Rugby, United Kingdom
63
Small group day tour
A wonderful if long day , but worth the windy steep mountain roads to get into the park! Beautiful weather helped
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Chris
Ballarat, Australia
80
Wow what a day!
What a fantastic experience. Our only disappointment was we wish we had have stayed three or four days rather than
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kayakatnip
Bridgend, United Kingdom
174
Tour cancelled.
I’m sure the trip is wonderful but unfortunately after confirming the trip in advance and a change of pickup point
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Kristine E
Miami Lakes, Florida
20
Natural Beauty
We had a wonderful time on our small group day trip to Yosemite. We were lucky and is had snowed two days prior,
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Diana T
Bogota, Colombia
80
If you are not a climber dont go!
Nice landscape, but too far from San Francisco just for one day. My son is a rock climber and he loved it. For me
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Serena Ilaria L
Benbrook, Texas
21
Redwoods Muir and wine tasting
I booked the tour thinking it was going to be a wine tasting experience. It turned out that we got the lower end
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srbaker51
Victoria, Texas
90
Not enough time to hike to the Giant Sequoia Trees on this tour
The sign in Yosemite National Park states,..." this is a strenuous hike that you should allow 2 to 3 hours and
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