- All entrance fees included
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
- Multi-Day Trip
After your semi-guided tour, enjoy free time to further explore Yosemite at your own pace. There are numerous activities for all interests - go rafting down the Merced River, learn rock climbing on Yosemite's beautiful granite cliffs or simply relax on an open tram tour of Yosemite Valley. Then, when the tour buses depart for the evening, you can sit back, relax and watch the sun set over Yosemite.
Choose from 2 different styles of accommodation to suit your budget for your overnight stay in Yosemite. Settle in at the comfortable Yosemite View Lodge or enjoy modern conveniences and a great scenic location at Yosemite Park Lodge.
On day 2, after having enjoyed a morning of free time, rejoin your tour group for the afternoon’s guided tour. You’ll be departing Yosemite in the late afternoon, arriving back in San Francisco by nightfall. Drop off at your San Francisco hotel is included.
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For hotel pickups, please select the Hilton Towers on 333 O'Farrell Street (Mason Street entrance) if your hotel is not listed
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Lodge Outside Park
Located at entrance to Yosemite National Park (outside the park). Rooms include television and air-conditioning. Meals not included.
Hotel Lodge Inside Park
Located only minutes from Yosemite Falls inside Yosemite National Park. Rooms include wireless internet, television and air-conditioning. Meals not included.
Yosemite National Park
- Hotel pickup and drop-off (most hotels in downtown San Francisco/Fisherman's Wharf area, but do not pick up outside SF city limits)
- Professional guide
- Entrance fees
- Overnight accommodation
- Gratuities (optional)
- Activities at Yosemite National Park
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- Customers are allowed up to 2 items (i.e. 1 personal item + 1 carry-on) per passenger allowed free of charge. Maximum carry-on size is 24"x16"x10" (60cm x 40cm x 58cm). Additional items and oversized luggage is subject to an additional charge, payable direct on your date of travel
- Vehicles accommodate up to 36 passengers
- California law requires tour guests to bring a car safety seat for all children under 8 years or under 4' 9" (1.4 meters) in height
- Free shuttle service inside Yosemite to facilitate movement throughout the park
- For hotel pickups, please select the Hilton Towers on 333 O'Farrell Street (Maison Street entrance) if your hotel is not listed
Your tour starts with hotel pickup in San Francisco for the approximate 200-mile (320-km) drive east of the city, through San Joaquin Valley, to Yosemite National Park. When you arrive, enjoy a guided park tour to see natural icons like El Capitan, Half Dome, the Tunnel View and Yosemite Falls. Keep your eyes open for native animals such as black-tailed deer, golden eagles, marmots and maybe even black bears.
You then have free time to explore more on your own. There are many activities for all interests—perhaps go rafting down the Merced River, learn how to rock climb on the park’s famed granite cliffs or simply relax on an open tram tour of Yosemite Valley (activities at your own expense). At the end of the day, when most tour buses leave the park, you can sit back and watch the sunset in peace.
Overnight: Yosemite View Lodge or Yosemite Lodge, depending on option selected when booking
Day 2: Yosemite National Park – San Francisco
You have free time in the morning (perhaps go for a hike to get your blood pumping), and then enjoy another guided tour in the afternoon. In the late afternoon, you’ll depart Yosemite for the drive back to San Francisco, where you’ll be dropped off at your hotel to end your 2-day adventure.
Reviewed by: mingyu l, August 2016
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Reviewed by: CATHERINE P, September 2012
Would do this tour again but stay longer. Yosemite is a beautiful place to visit and at your own pace.