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Small Group Yosemite and Giant Sequioas in a Day Tour from San Francisco provided by Best Bay Area Tours

Small Group Yosemite and Giant Sequioas in a Day Tour from San Francisco

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See Yosemite National Park’s iconic natural wonders on this convenient mini-bus tour that saves time and energy. Let someone else handle the drive, and visit some of the park’s best sights in just one day. See giant redwoods, El Capitan, and Half Dome, plus scenic spots along the way, hearing commentary from your guide about each location. A small-group size means plenty of personal attention.
You'll start at
San Francisco
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  • Pass by San Francisco Bay Bridge
  • 1
    Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Tunnel View
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Bridalveil Falls
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 4
    Yosemite Valley
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • 5
    Half Dome
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
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  • 6
    Yosemite Falls
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 7
    El Capitan
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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You'll end at
San Francisco
San Francisco, CA, USA
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  • Leave the logistics of your Yosemite adventure to a driver-guide
  • Avoid the hassle of crowded parking lots, so you can spend more time exploring
  • Small-group tour limited to 15 people for a more personalized experience 
  • Hassle-free round-trip transportation in a comfortable minibus
What to Expect
Your morning starts with a pickup from a select San Francisco hotel. Board the minibus, settle in for the drive, and enjoy the scenery while you cross the Bay Bridge. Stop for a snack before continuing to the Sierra Nevada foothills and Gold Country. Enter Yosemite National Park via Groveland, making a quick stop for a guided hike among sequoia redwoods. Then, stop at Tunnel View for photo ops of Bridalveil Fall, Half Dome, and El Capitan before continuing to Yosemite Valley. Get close enough to El Capitan to spot climbers scaling its sheer face, and move on to Half Dome and Yosemite Falls. After some free time to purchase lunch (own expense) or explore the falls or Yosemite Village, meet with your driver for the journey back. Make a short stop in the Central Valley for a snack before getting dropped off at your hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
San Francisco, CA, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • National Park fees
  • All activities
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off (from select hotels in San Francisco)
  • Local taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias
  • Entry/Admission - Tunnel View
  • Entry/Admission - Bridalveil Falls
  • Entry/Admission - Yosemite Valley
  • Entry/Admission - Half Dome
  • Entry/Admission - Yosemite Falls
  • Entry/Admission - El Capitan
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • No Pick-up/Drop-off from residential addresses or hotels outside of San Francisco
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Additional Info
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Car seat required for children 8 years old and under; not provided
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • The trip is accessible for most of the tour. However, at the end of the day, we go on a hike to see the giant sequoias. This is NOT advised for people with back, heart or knee problems. It is also not wheelchair accessible. Unfortunately, this is only way to see the sequoias.
  • 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 15 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Scott D wrote a review Sep. 10
4 contributions
What a wonderful day. Bryan, our guide, met us early in the morning with a smile and a story to tell about this magical park. On the journey, Bryan shared videos of previous trips and information about the park so we were prepared for our arrival. During the day, he was quick
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Date of experience: September 2020
Ren V wrote a review Sep. 9
1 contribution
Brian was our tour guide and he was nothing short of amazing. He was very prompt and he gave us timely breaks throughout the tour. Not only did we get to see breathtaking sites but we learned alot of history from our guide brian. Although it was smoky from the fire, it was still
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Date of experience: September 2020
Alfonso Tortajada wrote a review Sep. 6
Corpus Christi, Texas1 contribution
Amazing day spent with my wife in the Yosemite park. Great driver who was always encouraging us to make all different activities, very thoughtful taking us pictures when asked; had enough time outdoors to enjoy every landscaping 10/10 I would repeat
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Date of experience: September 2020
cy b wrote a review Sep. 3
1 contribution
Phil is a great tour guide! His knowledge of Yosemite is intriguing and his passion for being a tour guide is inspiring. We had an incredible day enjoying beautiful views this park has to offer with an awesome small group!
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Date of experience: August 2020
Gina R wrote a review Aug. 2020
1 contribution
Brian is amazing tour guide! He definitely goes the extra mile to make your experience fantastic. He is very informative and does a great job sharing his wealth of knowledge throughout the trip. He set up telescopes so that we could see climbers, shared tips about how to best
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Date of experience: August 2020
About the operator

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By: Best Bay Area Tours
Great custom wine tasting adventure
We recently booked for a day wine tasting and Phil was an extraordinary host and guide! Phil was awesome in helping
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Must visit park
We took Best Bay tours from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park. It is a 3 hour drive. We stopped halfway at a
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Highly Recommend!
I cannot say enough good things about this company!!! They were amazing to work with! We were actually scheduled th
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Wonderful Tour
Phil was a great and knowledgeable tour guide. He made this a fun adventure for our family. We visited three very d
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Redwoods and wine
The redwoods portion was beautiful and exceeded our expectations. And, the winery stops were a lot of fun. The ot
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Anderson Redwoods/Bodega Bay/Sausalito/Pacific Coast
Paul was the BEST tour guide. He was informative, friendly and funny. I would recommend this company for any of th
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Small group redwoods and wine tasting
Really enjoyed the redwood excursion and the wine tasting was a really fun event. Great guide and fun people to tra
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Absolutely fantastic
Paul was simply phenomenal, I can't recommend this trip enough. It was quaint, very educational, relaxing and beaut
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Nice day worth it
Amazing tour! Paul (our guide) was amazing and very generous sharing so much info! we even had a little extra I r
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Leisurely tour away from tourists
If you want to see hidden gems away from famous attractions in San Francisco, this tour offers more than good optio
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Great tour guide, redwoods were awesome, average wineries
Joe, our tour guide, was lovely! He put a lot of effort into making the drive interesting. The redwoods portion was
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Redwoods, Coastal & Sausalito Tour
We were a couple on this tour & so fortunate for us, to be the only ones this day on this tour. So, we had a privat
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Redwoods and wine
Had an awesome day on this tour, we'll organised and friendly. Great value for money. Happy to recommend.
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Tour guide makes all the difference
I went on 2 tours with this company. 4 stars is the average between the 2. If I had only gone on my first one this
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I have been taking TripAdvisor/Viatour trips for nearly five years. This was truly exceptional! Joe was amazing! H
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Key Details
  • Duration: 14h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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