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Small Group Yosemite and Giant Sequioas in a Day Tour from San Francisco

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Take a day trip from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park, described as the crown jewel of the country's many splendid national parks. You will be guided on a coach tour to highlights such as Half Dome, El Capitan, and Yosemite Falls, with a stop for a 1-mile (1.6-km) walk into a grove of giant sequoias.
  • 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 
  • Small-group tour limited to 15 people for a more personalized experience 
  • Hassle-free round-trip transportation in a comfortable minibus
What to Expect
Your morning starts with a pickup from a select San Francisco hotel. Board the minibus, settle in for the 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 (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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Important Information
Departure Point
San Francisco, CA, USA

Traveler pickup is offered
Hotel pickup time in the following zones:

Fisherman's Wharf/Lombard Street Corridor: 6am - 6:20am

Union Square/SOMA: 6:20am - 6:40am
Departure Time
6:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • National Park fees
  • All activities
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off (from select hotels in San Francisco)
  • Local taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias
  • Entry/Admission - Tunnel View
  • Entry/Admission - Bridalveil Falls
  • Entry/Admission - Yosemite Valley
  • Entry/Admission - Half Dome
  • Entry/Admission - Yosemite Falls
  • Entry/Admission - El Capitan
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • No Pick-up/Drop-off from residential addresses or hotels outside of San Francisco
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Car seat required for children 8 years old and under; not provided
  • 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 15 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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Yosemite is a "Signature Tour" high on our bucket list. It was a long day, but Joe, our tour guide was the consummate professional. Timely stops for meals and bathrooms. Informed commentary. Wit and humour. Excellent "Passenger" management. Clear instructions and times to
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It has been a wonderful day. Our guide, Phil was brilliant. Great sense of humor, we enjoyed the trip. To be honest We have not suffered this 4 hours trip to Yosemite. You will do 1 stop every 2 hours. He gave us a lot of information, he has been alway pleasant to answer our
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My parents were visiting for the weekend and the tour allowed us to explore Yosemite without having to worry about the logistics. Our guide, Mike, was very chill and gave us a lot of information while still giving us ample time to do our own thing. We even got back for our
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Really good tour! Brian, the tour guide was super friendly and knowledgeable about Yosemite, would recommend!
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We really enjoyed this tour and our guide, Joe was enthusiastic, informative and entertaining! The reason I am not giving five stars is that the itinerary shared on tripadvisor was a bit misleading. They should have clearly informed that the timings are not for each stop but
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Key Details
  • Duration: 14h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Hotel Pickup
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