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Small Group Yosemite in a Day Tour from San Francisco

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Take a day trip from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park, described as the crown jewel the country's many splendid national parks. You will be guided on a coach tour to highlights such as Half Dome, El Capitan, and Yosemite Falls, with a stop for a 1-mile (1.6-km) walk into a grove of giant sequoias.
  • 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
  • Stop for photo ops of El Capitan, Bridalveil Fall, and Half Dome 
  • 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

Traveler pickup is offered
Hotel pickup time in the following zones:

Fisherman's Wharf/Lombard Street Corridor: 6am - 6:20am

Union Square/SOMA: 6:20am - 6:40am
Departure Time
6:00 AM
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
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Car seat required for children 8 years old and under; not provided
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed yesterday

Out tour guide Tony was knowledgable and he was commenting throughout the trip. We appreciated the fact that he had some of the commendation recorded so that he can focus on driving. During our tour in Yosemite he showed us the best spots for photos...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Wander822131
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It’s called Best Bay Area Tours and I believe it. Brian the tour guide has this down to a science. He knows how to get the most out of a day at Yosemite. Visiting all the essential sites, beating the rush, showing documentaries on the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank MisterCfromVan
Reviewed yesterday

Brian was an excellent guide who got us around in front of the bigger tour buses which proved invaluable at restroom stops. Brian was very informative and chose good photo opportunities at all the major points. Having watched the rock climbers I found the video...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Linda G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Excellent tour of Yosemite for my girlfriend and me! Very knowledgeable guide who also took great pictures. Hit all the right places and the highlight was hiking up the rocks to the waterfall pool at lunch. Overall would strongly recommend and believe the tour is...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank NickG123456
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very nice trip to Yosemite National Park which started at 5:40 for me, because Joe the guide picked me up first at my hotel near Chinatown, then the rest of the group (14 other people) were taken in the hour and we had to leave...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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