Day trip

From San Francisco: Yosemite National Park

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63 reviews

Activity provider: Gray Line San Francisco

From San Francisco: Yosemite National Park

Activity provider: Gray Line San Francisco
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From US$ 185 per person

Likely to sell out

Travel out of San Francisco via the Bay Bridge into the Central Valley as you follow the Merced River into the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, home of Yosemite National Park.

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Duration 13 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
6:20 AM - From 2805 Leavenworth St (Fisherman's Wharf Area) Bay City Bike Rentals & Tours is across the street (blue canopy). The Bus will board just in front. 06:40 AM - From 478 Post St. San Francisco 94102 (Union Square Area - Downtown San Francisco) Encore Cafe is next door. The bus will board from directly across the street.

Experience

Itinerary
4 hours
  • San Francisco

  • 3 hours
  • Central Valley, California (break, breakfast)

  • 1.5 hours
  • Bridalveil Fall (photo stop, visit)

  • El Capitan, California (photo stop, visit)

  • Half Dome (photo stop, visit)

  • Yosemite Valley (photo stop, visit, free time, hiking, swimming, lunch)

  • 4.5 hours
  • San Francisco

Pickup included
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Travel to the Sierra Nevada mountains to explore lakes, falls and alpine valleys
  • Take a 1-hour guided bus tour of Yosemite National Park with photo stop opportunities
  • Enjoy 3 hours in the Yosemite Valley to explore the area on your own
  • Travel in comfort on a luxury air-conditioned coach equipped with a restroom
Full description
Travel through the Great Central Valley into the Sierra Foothills where Forty-Niners panned for Gold. Follow the beautiful Merced River to the majestic Sierra Nevada Mountains. Glaciers cut through these mountains forming spectacular granite monuments you will see throughout the park. Spend a total of 4 hours within the Yosemite National Park: 1-hour on a guided tour and 3 hours to explore on your own. There is the option of selecting a Chinese-speaking guide on certain days. Take advantage of the photo opportunities at: • El Capitan • Bridalveil Falls • Vernal Falls • Yosemite Falls • Cathedral Spires • Half Dome
Includes
  • Driver/guide
  • 1-hour bus tour around Yosemite National Park
  • Yosemite National Park entrance fees
  • Transportation by luxury air-conditioned bus with restroom
  • Food and drink
  • Gratuities (optional)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • 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 must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Know before you go

  • Please contact the activity provider 72 hours prior to the tour date to confirm your departure location chosen for your City Tour
  • You can email at tours@glnorcal.com or call at (415) 353-5310 between 10:30 AM to 7:30 PM local time (PST only)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 63 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.4/5

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Yosemite was beautiful! Unbelievable beauty! The tour guide Alex was a good guide, was fun and informative. He took us to 2 different locations for photos, absolutely breathtaking. The only downside for this tour is that you only get 3 hours of exploration time for yourself, which may seem a lot but in reality is no where near enough given the size of the park. That’s not to say it’s the tour guides fault, the journey is roughly 4 hours. Overall a brilliant experience and would highly recommend

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June 21, 2022

Really, Yosemite requires several days to fully experience the park. However, if you have limited time like we did, it’s worth taking a day trip. We only had 3 hours once arriving. This was difficult because there are so many things to see, the park is very spread out, and the shuttles take about 1.5 hours to circle the park. We were still able to hike one beautiful trail and have a good experience. One frustrating thing was the market stop in the morning for “breakfast.” The guide stated we should buy food for lunch as well because the park food was so expensive. The place we stopped was also very expensive and had a poor selection for anyone with dietary restrictions. We would have been better served by just planning to buy food at the park lodge, which was fairly reasonably priced.

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June 2, 2022

This tour was incredible. Our driver and guide, Parker, was so friendly and engaging and he clearly knew his stuff about Yosemite! Don't be put off by the travel time, it really is worth it. We were blown away by Yosemite. Parker stopped at some of the most incredible viewing spots throughout the park to allow us to take in the surroundings and take photos etc. During our free time, we walked to lower Yosemite falls and then on the mirror lake trail and I'd recommend this walk. You can easily find where you are on Google maps so you won't get lost! As we were doing this trip in February, it was quite a small group so we had a minibus rather than a coach. Thankfully, Parker is a great driver but sat on the back row, it was a bumpy ride! I would recommend this trip to anyone... You can't not fall in love with Yosemite once you witness it.

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February 9, 2022

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