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Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoias Day Trip from San Francisco provided by Extranomical Tours

Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoias Day Trip from San Francisco

Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoias Day Trip from San Francisco
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Don’t let time constraints keep you from making the trip to Yosemite National Park from San Francisco. A day trip lets you visit the park’s major attractions such as Half Dome, Tuolumne Grove, and El Capitan—and still make it back to the city in time for dinner.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 14-15 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Japanese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Spanish
Highlights
  • Travel round trip from San Francisco to Yosemite in a single day
  • See the park’s most famous attractions, Half Dome and El Capitan
  • Enjoy free time to explore Yosemite Valley on your own
  • Ride through historic gold mining towns and into the Sierra Nevada mountains
  • Guided commentary helps the long bus ride fly by
What to expect
  • Begin your day with pickup from your select San Francisco hotel or central meeting point. Head out of the city and through historic Gold Rush towns en route to the Sierra Nevada—commentary from your guide makes the drive fly by. Upon arrival, take a hike past some of the oldest and largest redwood trees in the world at Tuolumne Grove (weather permitting). Snap a photo inside a tunneled-out tree, or see how many people it takes to wrap arms around a trunk. Continue on to Tunnel View for an unbeatable view of Yosemite Valley. Look out for expert rock climbers scaling the world-class cliffs of Half Dome and El Capitan, and in the springtime, see the 2,400 foot-tall (740 meter) cascade of Yosemite Falls. Spend time dining or exploring the park on your own before reconvening with your guide for the return to San Francisco. Please note: Some itinerary items are weather dependent, and itinerary may be adapted to make the most of Yosemite during different seasons. The giant sequoias are best visited between May and October, as winter ice and snow may prevent access during the rest of the year.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 14-15 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Japanese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Travel round trip from San Francisco to Yosemite in a single day
  • See the park’s most famous attractions, Half Dome and El Capitan
  • Enjoy free time to explore Yosemite Valley on your own
  • Ride through historic gold mining towns and into the Sierra Nevada mountains
  • Guided commentary helps the long bus ride fly by
What to expect
  • Begin your day with pickup from your select San Francisco hotel or central meeting point. Head out of the city and through historic Gold Rush towns en route to the Sierra Nevada—commentary from your guide makes the drive fly by. Upon arrival, take a hike past some of the oldest and largest redwood trees in the world at Tuolumne Grove (weather permitting). Snap a photo inside a tunneled-out tree, or see how many people it takes to wrap arms around a trunk. Continue on to Tunnel View for an unbeatable view of Yosemite Valley. Look out for expert rock climbers scaling the world-class cliffs of Half Dome and El Capitan, and in the springtime, see the 2,400 foot-tall (740 meter) cascade of Yosemite Falls. Spend time dining or exploring the park on your own before reconvening with your guide for the return to San Francisco. Please note: Some itinerary items are weather dependent, and itinerary may be adapted to make the most of Yosemite during different seasons. The giant sequoias are best visited between May and October, as winter ice and snow may prevent access during the rest of the year.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 2402YNP
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Expert guide and commentary
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (most hotels in downtown San Francisco/Fisherman's Wharf area, but do not pick up outside SF city limits)
  • Guide Gratuities (for Private option ONLY)
  • Entry/Admission - Yosemite Valley
  • Entry/Admission - Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias
  • Entry/Admission - Tunnel View
  • Entry/Admission - El Capitan
Exclusions
  • Guide Gratuities (for Shared tour)
  • Child safety seat for children under 8 years old or 4' 9" (1.4 meters) required
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Duration
14–15 hours
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • For Hilton Union Square - meet at the Mason street entrance (Eastern entrance) Pickup is available from Union Square, Fisherman's Wharf, South of Market, Financial District, Chinatown hotels within San Francisco. You will be provided your exact pick-up location and time upon confirmation
  • San Francisco, CA, USA Please check your email confirmation from Extranomical Tours or contact the provider to confirm your pick-up details
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Access to the Sequoia Grove can be difficult during winter months, generally October through April, and other activities may be substituted at the discretion of the guide
  • During winter months, temperatures in Yosemite can vary drastically to the ones in San Francisco. Therefore, it is recommend to wear winter clothes, especially shoes or boots with rubber soles and treads
  • California law requires tour guests to bring a car safety seat for all children under 8 years and under 4' 9" (1.4 meters) in height. Any guest that does not provide their child's safety seat at the time of the tour and does not inform the tour operator may not be allowed to board the tour and will not be subject to refund.
  • As tour sizes vary, transportation is in a 15-passenger van or a 41-passenger tour bus
  • Tour makes stops at approximately 8:30am for breakfast, 1pm for lunch and on the trip back for dinner. Meals are not included
  • Audio guides are available in Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French, German, Korean, Mandarin and Japanese. Specify language at time of booking under special requirements.
  • For hotel pickups, please select the Hilton Union Square if your hotel is not listed
  • The Giant Sequoias Grove is located at a higher elevation and the hike is dependent on trail conditions, especially from October through May. Ice and snow might make the trail unsafe to hike. The decision of whether it is safe to go on the hike will be made on a day by day basis. Therefore, a visit cannot be guaranteed. However, while the trail might be closed, guests get to spend more time in Yosemite Valley. There you can see all the other great sights Yosemite has to offer, including El Capitan, Inspiration Point, Half Dome, Yosemite Falls and more.
  • Exact destinations & itinerary may differ due to weather, road conditions, and your guide's discretion.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 41 travellers
Inclusions
  • Expert guide and commentary
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (most hotels in downtown San Francisco/Fisherman's Wharf area, but do not pick up outside SF city limits)
  • Guide Gratuities (for Private option ONLY)
  • Entry/Admission - Yosemite Valley
  • Entry/Admission - Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias
  • Entry/Admission - Tunnel View
  • Entry/Admission - El Capitan
Exclusions
  • Guide Gratuities (for Shared tour)
  • Child safety seat for children under 8 years old or 4' 9" (1.4 meters) required
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • For Hilton Union Square - meet at the Mason street entrance (Eastern entrance) Pickup is available from Union Square, Fisherman's Wharf, South of Market, Financial District, Chinatown hotels within San Francisco. You will be provided your exact pick-up location and time upon confirmation
  • San Francisco, CA, USA Please check your email confirmation from Extranomical Tours or contact the provider to confirm your pick-up details
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
14–15 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Access to the Sequoia Grove can be difficult during winter months, generally October through April, and other activities may be substituted at the discretion of the guide
  • During winter months, temperatures in Yosemite can vary drastically to the ones in San Francisco. Therefore, it is recommend to wear winter clothes, especially shoes or boots with rubber soles and treads
  • California law requires tour guests to bring a car safety seat for all children under 8 years and under 4' 9" (1.4 meters) in height. Any guest that does not provide their child's safety seat at the time of the tour and does not inform the tour operator may not be allowed to board the tour and will not be subject to refund.
  • As tour sizes vary, transportation is in a 15-passenger van or a 41-passenger tour bus
  • Tour makes stops at approximately 8:30am for breakfast, 1pm for lunch and on the trip back for dinner. Meals are not included
  • Audio guides are available in Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French, German, Korean, Mandarin and Japanese. Specify language at time of booking under special requirements.
  • For hotel pickups, please select the Hilton Union Square if your hotel is not listed
  • The Giant Sequoias Grove is located at a higher elevation and the hike is dependent on trail conditions, especially from October through May. Ice and snow might make the trail unsafe to hike. The decision of whether it is safe to go on the hike will be made on a day by day basis. Therefore, a visit cannot be guaranteed. However, while the trail might be closed, guests get to spend more time in Yosemite Valley. There you can see all the other great sights Yosemite has to offer, including El Capitan, Inspiration Point, Half Dome, Yosemite Falls and more.
  • Exact destinations & itinerary may differ due to weather, road conditions, and your guide's discretion.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 41 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Jun. 12, 2020
A note from Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoias Day Trip from San Francisco
*Nightly deep cleaning and disinfecting fogging by certified crew *Tour vehicles operating at below their capacity so we can grant passenger requests for empty adjacent seats
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    San Francisco
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    San Francisco Bay Bridge
    Sierra Nevada
    Big Oak Flat Information Station
  • 1
    Yosemite Valley
    Stop: 5 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Tunnel View
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Ansel Adams Gallery
    Bridalveil Falls
  • 4
    El Capitan
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Half Dome
  • 5
    Lower Yosemite Fall Trail
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Yosemite Falls
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Yosemite Valley Lodge
    Valley Visitor Center
    Treasure Island
  • You'll return to the starting point
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KenLancaster
Lancaster11 contributions
Incredible views and 100 percent well worth it
Oct. 2021 • Couples
Our driver/tour guide Denise was incredible! So knowledgeable about Yosemite snd so helpful with giving us suggestions about what to see in the park. You get to see all the highlights of the park in just one day - Yosemite Falls, El Capitan, Half Dome, and the giant sequoias. It’s a long drive from San Francisco, but you will make stops in the morning at a grocery store to buy breakfast/lunch food, and on the way home in the same plaza to get dinner as well. You can get lunch in the park if you’d like, and you can bring all the snacks and drinks you’d like with you on the bus . For anyone going to San Francisco for several days and looking to check Yosemite off your bucket list, this day trip is absolutely perfect! It’s so much better having an experienced driver/tour guide to take you there and so well worth it!
Written October 21, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Alan G
1 contribution
Amazing tour
Oct. 2021 • Couples
We were collected bright and early by Gino, from there onwards Gino had me laughing so much with his jokes. Tour was brilliant, thankfully weather was great. Kudos to Gino for making a long day seem so short.
Written October 21, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

dawncondren
Madison, CT3 contributions
Stunning brilliant
Oct. 2021 • Couples
The tour guide was amazing Denise had so much interesting information.I have traveled around the world and have never learned so much or met such a well rounded guide super local and factual historical information.
Great driver showed us how to get the most from the amazing places we stopped
My favorite was looking up at El Capitan and seeing the moon rise on the way back !!
Take this tour with this guide.A True credit to San Francisco !!!
Written October 19, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ruth B
Uxbridge, MA24 contributions
Better than expected
Sep. 2021
It started off with a warm welcome and from the get go we received all kinds of factoids and info on the areas we drove through on the way to Yosemite. Our bathroom and eating stops were well planned and our drive was beautiful, “best views seen in at least a month and a half” . Denise was exceptional in her critique of history and what’s going on in the area! Her driving was super since there is no way I would ever drive. I loved our trip up to Yosemite Valley and it was wonderful because of Denise! She is a firecracker and very knowledgeable. Her suggestions for food and entertainment were sounding great but we had to leave the next day so couldn’t try any. Thanks for the great info and memories Denise! I’d been five years ago( on a two day jaunt)and learned much more on this one day trip.Ruth and Marilyn
Written October 16, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Katharyn S
1 contribution
Fantastic
Oct. 2021 • Couples
Denise is the best tour guide I have ever met. She is very excited about what she does, incredibly knowledgeable about everything on the trip, and goes out of her way to make the trip comfortable and fun for everyone.
Written October 14, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Peg G
1 contribution
Perfect day at Yosemite with our guide Denise!
Denise, our guide and driver, led us on a great adventure. She is knowledgeable and enthusiastic about her job and this park. We saw and did so much. She was caring as needed for extra stops; gave great direction for where to hike and what options were. Great driver, we really saw the park and so appreciate this foul day experience. All good.
Written October 12, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Fahmi
Amman, Jordan2 contributions
Simply, memorable experience!
Nov. 2020 • Solo
The Driver was funny and friendly, the guide was very helpful.

It was one of my favorite experiences. The trip was joyful, I got to know polite and friendly people.

Yosemite is just awesome! I highly recommend it.
Written October 9, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Delroy F
1 contribution
The trip of a lifetime!
Oct. 2021 • Couples
We had a FANTASTIC time! Bonita was very informative and friendly. We didn't feel rushed nor did we get bored. The Giant Sequoias were absolutely beautiful and we even stopped briefly to see a rock climber. This trip to Yosemite National Park was definitely the highlight of our San Francisco trip.
Written October 7, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

DayTrip233140
Bowling Green, KY1 contribution
Awesome Views
Oct. 2021 • Family
The trip was great with awesome views. If you do not like to walk DO NOT go down the heal on the first stop its a mile down the hill and mile back and he will tell what time you need to be back so there is barely any time to snap pictures. Roman the driver/ tour guy is nice and straightforward guy. The trip is about 15 hr total Nd you have 2 hours in valley to explore and few stops with amazing views to snap pictures. The only thing that we would give 1* star is for Roman driving. He driver
Up and down the hill as of he is on a racetrack. Two of our kids puked. Its very scary!!!!!!!!!
Written October 7, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

WendyD
1 contribution
wonderful trip! I bought another ticket to visit Yosemite again.
Sep. 2021
I love everything from the beginning to the end. I took a lot of pics to record every place and details that I visited.
Written October 4, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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clarkhager
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Super fun and easy wine trip from the city
Amazing trip! Super fun - Roman was our host and he was hilarious and incredible. We had a really great time! Would
GrandTour494485
GrandTour494485
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Great tour!
Kimmy was amazing! Loved the tour! Kimmy was very knowledgeable, welcoming and entertaining. Perfect tour guide!
mioneshiaw
mioneshiaw
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Great time driving out of the city. Fun stop into the woods and at the wineries.
Ben our driver was great! He was very informative about everything on the drive up. He kept the mood light and fun.
Kittygal
Kittygal
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A Perfect Day Out
I took this trip as I wanted to see both attractions but didn't trust my knee injury enough to do them on my own. I
Daydream57863841603
Daydream57863841603
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What a day!
We had an amazing time on this tour. Our tour guide, Kimmy, kept us entertained all day long. We had our two kids w
Journey17447521898
Journey17447521898
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Best trip in area!
The trip was great on its own, but Roman made the trip amazing! His wit, humor, and information about the areas we
gabriellarK9378NY
gabriellarK9378NY
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Beautiful tour and great tour guide!
In my opinion, this is the best way to check out Yosemite for the first time and simply enjoy its natural beauty wi
TravelAndPix
TravelAndPix
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Excellent tour and guide!
This was such a well-planned tour hitting Muir Woods and three wineries. Our guide was Jason, along with his dog Yo
shirley c
shirley c
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Wine tour 1
The day was fantastic the tour guide was excellent. Wasn’t impressed with the Vietnamese wines but grounds were bea
Dacaptain3000
Dacaptain3000
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Amazing guide of SF
Mike @tourguidemike was very professional and knowledgeable of all the sites and wineries. I would highly recommend
141prestonl
141prestonl
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September 2021
During September 2021, I went on the Muir Woods and Wine Country tour. This trip was great. The tour guide was prof
545whSF
545whSF
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Muir Woods
Our host was lovely, and we had such a nice time! The special stop at the end of our trip was the perfect touch to
Bhupreet K
Bhupreet K
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OK tour
Yosemite is gorgeous so any bit you get is worth it. I understand time is a constraint, but I would have appreciate
thepickytraveler001
thepickytraveler001
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Good Trip
We were picked up near our hotel. The itinerary said we'd go to Golden Gate Bridge first but that was not the case.
dcastelan
dcastelan
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The tour was good, the support by Extranomical very poor
I got the tour changed of day, even when they offer pick up at your hotel they just say "apologies but this is wher
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