Tours & activities by Sacred Destinations from Viator

  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Duration: 13 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
From USD $139.99

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Exchange the big-city charms of San Francisco for the fresh air and natural beauty of Yosemite, California's most famous national park. Choose to start your time in Yosemite with a reserved lunch at the renown Ahwahnee Dining Room or head straight to the park to begin your adventure. Take a walking tour of the park with your guide or take off on your own. You'll have around four hours within Yosemite to explore the scenic wonders of Yosemite Valley.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • All entrance fees included

Begin your journey with hotel pickup by luxury bus or van complete with posh amenities like hardwood style floors in the bus. After crossing the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge, you'll travel through the Great Central Valley and into the Sierra foothills, where the Forty-Niners panned for gold.

Following the beautiful Merced River to the Sierra Nevada Mountains, you'll enter Yosemite National Park. Glaciers cut through these mountains, forming the spectacular granite monuments you'll see throughout the park. There are many sights and activities to keep you occupied. Visit the Ansel Adams art gallery or rent a bike (own expense). Spend time at the visitor's center to learn more about this beautiful park or head to the ranger's station for engaging walks and talks. Watch basket-weaving and beading demonstrations in the Indian Village of Ahwahnee or take a stroll along the Merced River. You'll have approximately four hours to spend in the park.

You'll join your guide for a hike to the base of Yosemite Falls or you may choose to adventure on your own.

Highlights on your Yosemite National Park day trip include:

  • San Francisco/Oakland Bay Bridge
  • Sierra Nevada Range
  • El Capitan
  • Bridalveil Falls
  • Vernal Falls
  • Merced River
  • Yosemite Falls
  • Cathedral Spires
  • Half Dome

At 4 pm, reconvene and head back to San Francisco, driving through the Stanislaus National Forest, with a feeling of fulfillment having seen one of the worlds greatest wonders.


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Schedule details

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Tour departs from centrally located San Francisco hotels

Please note, if you are staying at Fisherman's Wharf hotels please make your own way to the departure point of 2627 Taylor Street. Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to tour departure time

Cruise ship passengers: Please make your way to 2627 Taylor Street, 10-minute walk from the cruise ship terminal
Departure Time:
6:30am

Please note: Additional departure times may be scheduled during busy periods. You must call 24 hours prior to tour date to reconfirm your departure time.
Duration:
13 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point

Pricing information

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Pricing information

Yosemite National Park Day Trip from San Francisco

Visit beautiful Yosemite

Inclusions:
  • Transport by luxury motorcoach or van
  • Guided tour
  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (select hotels)
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Additional food and drinks
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Buses are air conditioned and the size of the bus depends on the number of passengers booked for that particular day. Vehicle will either be 15-passenger van or 31-passenger bus
  • Fold-able wheelchairs can be accommodated but customer must provide
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
Itinerary:

Highlights on your Yosemite National Park day trip include:

  • San Francisco/Oakland Bay Bridge
  • Sierra Nevada Range
  • El Capitan
  • Bridalveil Falls
  • Vernal Falls
  • Merced River
  • Yosemite Falls
  • Cathedral Spires
  • Half Dome
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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Emeka O, November 2016

Best day trip from San Francisco!

Reviewed by: sjbeattie1960, November 2016

Yosemite speaks for itself, awesome. Lucky to have a great guide in Alex who kept people engaged along the way with commentary and the occasional joke, good and not so good. If time is an issue then this tour is for you.