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San Francisco to Yosemite Park Small Group Tour

San Francisco to Yosemite Park Small Group Tour

From US$ 169 per person

Depart from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park for a truly breathtaking day tour. This fully-guided tour focuses on the rock formations and waterfalls of Yosemite Valley.

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Duration 15 hours
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Zone 1: RIU Plaza Fisherman's Wharf (formerly Sheraton Fisherman's Wharf) - Corner of Mason and North Point (6:35 a.m.) Covering north-west of Van Ness, Fisherman’s Wharf, North Beach, Fort Mason Zone 2: San Francisco Hilton Union Square (6:50 a.m. Mason St entrance) Covering Union Square, hotels west of Van Ness Zone 3: InterContinental San Francisco (7:10 a.m.)BART riders, SOMA area, Civic Center, AirBnB/Private residence, Caltrain riders, hotels south-west of Van Ness. Zone 4: Dublin BART Station (7:45 a.m.) Oakland/Berkeley East bay or inland guests that don't need to come into the city for pickup


  • Drive through the Great Central Valley
  • Enjoy a fully guided coach tour of Yosemite Valley
  • See the majestic El Capitan rock formation
  • Take advantage of photo opportunities from Inspiration Point
  • View the breathtaking Bridalveil Fall
  • See Yosemite Falls - the tallest waterfall in North America
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Escape the crowds of San Francisco on a full-day tour to Yosemite National Park. Travel by comfortable, responsible transportation in a bio-fueled mini-coach. Heading east across the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge offers great views of the San Francisco skyline, Alcatraz Island, Fisherman's Wharf, and the Golden Gate Bridge. En route to the park the tour crosses through the Central Valley, where you will stop at a fruit stand for some local produce. Famous for its rich volcanic soil, the Central Valley is the largest agricultural region in the United States. The section the tour drives through is best known for speciality fruits and nuts such as almonds, walnuts, cherries, and strawberries. After this quick rest stop, you will enter the rolling foothills of the Sierra Nevadas. Continuing into the mountains brings you to California gold country and the gold rush town of Groveland before the tour winds its way into Yosemite National Park. On your 1.5-hour narrated coach tour of Yosemite's glaciated valley, you will see famous waterfalls and rock formations including Yosemite Falls, the tallest waterfall in North America.

Continue on past El Capitan, Half Dome, Bridalveil Falls, Sentinel Dome, and much more. During the tour you will see Yosemite Valley from a number of great vantage points, the best of which is perhaps Inspiration Point. After the tour, you will stop for the afternoon near the base of Yosemite Falls. If you have not already picked up picnic supplies, there are many options for getting lunch in the park. You will have 3-4 hours of free time to explore the valley as you choose. You can walk to the base of Yosemite Falls, check out the visitor center, visit the Ansel Adams Gallery, stop in at the Ahwahnee Hotel, rent a cruiser bike, or hike some of the trails that originate from the valley. Although you could easily spend 3 weeks in Yosemite, the 3 hours you get on your own is enough time to understand why Yosemite is one of America's most popular national parks.

  • Yosemite entrance fee
  • Professional guide
  • Comfortable, responsible transportation in a biofueled mini-coach
  • Guide gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drink
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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  • The local operator reserves the right to modify or cancel tours due to lack of participation, vehicle breakdowns, or weather or road conditions
  • Food and drinks are not included in the tour so please bring cash if you wish to buy some in the park
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based on 273 reviews

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No one else signed up for the tour I bought so I was upgraded to the same tour with the sequoia's added on. I took my 16 y/o daughter, thankfully she brought her headphones because the ride is long. But she had a good time. The driver, Buck, was great and very friendly. If you do the sequoia's prepare for a hike. It doesn't seem daunting on the way down, but that return is a glute killer! Overall the tour was great and worth the money.

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July 27, 2021

I have absolutely nothing negative to say. They were very polite on the phone and my tour guide was too! I really enjoyed this tour. The only thing is time goes by so fast. It was definitely worth the money! I traveled solo and I felt safe. I googled and came across so many companies. They were the cheapest and they were amazing from start to finish.

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July 26, 2021

We enjoyed Denise as our guide. She was very inspirational with excellent stories. We felt safe on the bus and would recommend her on future tours. Bus speakers were not clear at times, WiFi was not working and suspension was not the best. Although, this did not severely affect our experience.

June 13, 2021

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