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

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See Yosemite National Park’s iconic natural wonders on this convenient mini-bus tour that saves time and energy. Let someone else handle the drive, and visit some of the park’s best sights in just one day. See giant redwoods, El Capitan, and Half Dome, plus scenic spots along the way, hearing commentary from your guide about each location. A small-group size means plenty of personal attention.
  • 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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Our guide Phil was excellent, it was one of the best trips I’ve ever done and fantastic value for money. Yosemite is an awe inspiring place. The only thing that could have topped it all off is if we had spotted an elusive black bear which unfortunately we didn’t. My utmost
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Bryan was one of the finest tour guides I've ever experienced and the day was of great value, informative and well navigated.
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Joe was our driver/tourguide and he kept us entertained on the long ride from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park! He provided info on California history, on the park itself, and he was great about providing photo opportunities and taking photos of anyone who wanted them.
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An early day starting at 6 a.m. Bryan was our guide and picked up a total of 12 people. Singles & couples. He had the logistics of picking up people where/when very well on the one-way streets. He was very informative and knowledgeable. Very engaging! It is about a 3-hour
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Our driver and guide was Phil. Very knowledgeable and we got to see some great views and wildlife (including a bear!). Would highly recommend this trip. We loved it! It is a long day but worth it!
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