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Yosemite in a Day Tour from San Francisco

From US$159.00
  • 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 
Yosemite in a Day Tour from San Francisco
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Yosemite in a Day Tour from San Francisco
From US$159.00
See Yosemite National Park’s iconic natural wonders on this convenient mini-bus tour that saves time and energy. Let someone else handle the 4- to 5-hour 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.
What to Expect
Your morning starts with a pickup from a select San Francisco hotel. Board the minibus, settle in for the roughly 4-hour 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 (at your 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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1 - 5 of 12 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago
Foggy start, Sunny finish

Patrick was our tour guide and I can't give enough praise for his music, knowledge, and enthusiasm for his job. A native SF guy, it showed that he loves his job and the beauty of Yosemite. The day started with heavy fog at our first...More

1  Thank gatorbait37
Reviewed 6 days ago
Great trip to a beautiful place. Great service, too.

We traveled in a really nice van from San Francisco to Yosemite and back. The driver was very knowledgeable, courteous, and helpful. We saw more in a one day trip than we could have imagined. We would do it all over again if we could.

1  Thank rlfisher63
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
A day well spent at Yosemite

Patrick was an excellent tour guide for our visit to Yosemite and our experience indicates the tour guide has a major impact on how well you enjoy a tour and even more so for a full day tour. Patrick picked us up at the hotel...More

2  Thank Raymond G
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Day trip to Yosemite

Had a fantastic time. Want to give a huge rap to Patrick who made the trip really memorable, his passion for the park and knowledge was awesome. He also made the long bus ride a lot of fun.

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 18 April 2018
Amazing Trip was Greater with an Expert Tour Guide (Brian)

Awesome tour guide which enhanced the tour experience greatly! What can I say, Brian was an awesome guide. He definitely went above and beyond to answer our questions. At one point we were on our way to Oakdale and I couldn't hold it any longer,...More

1  Thank Pedro D
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Elvira R
18 April 2018|
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There was a flood recently affecting Yosemite. I’d suggest checking if the damages would be cleared by then else your enjoyment of the beauty of Yosemite would be marred.