Yosemite National Park day tour
Activities

Yosemite National Park day tour

Free cancellation
Availability: Daily
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 15 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Spend the day in the magnificent Yosemite National Park
  • See El Capitan, Yosemite Falls, Half Dome, Bridalveil Fall and more
  • Enjoy 3 hours of free time to explore the park at your own pace
  • Escape the noise and traffic of the city for a day
  • Perfect for the whole family to experience - the more the merrier
  • Make your friends back home envious with great photo ops
What to expect

Yosemite is a magnificent wilderness only a few hours’ drive from San Francisco. A Yosemite Day Tour from San Francisco will complete your trip to Northern California, with informative and professional guides providing history and insight into one of the earth’s best examples of a glaciated valley.

You’ll stop to photograph Yosemite’s amazing rock formations, expansive skylines and astounding waterfalls. You’ll also have free time alone to walk, hike, bike, swim and reflect on the beauty and grandeur of this natural wonder. From door-step to door-step, the breathtaking beauty of one of California’s most unique landscapes will give you memories to last a lifetime!

Itinerary:

6.35am – 7.15am: Pick-up from select San Francisco hotels (if selected)

7.15am – 10.00am: Heading east across the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge offers great views of the San Francisco skyline, Alcatraz Island, Fisherman’s Wharf, and the Golden Gate Bridge. You'll cross through the Central Valley, the largest agricultural region in the United States and famous for its rich volcanic soil.

10.00am – 11.30am: Continuing into the mountains brings you to California gold country and through towns that began during the gold rush before you wind your way into Yosemite National Park. Your guide will provide history, stories, and practical information as you enter Yosemite’s glaciated valley.

12.00pm: During the tour, you’ll see Yosemite Valley from a number of great vantage points, including Tunnel View. At 4,500 feet above sea level, this viewpoint gives you a spectacular view looking east into the valley.

1.00pm: From the drop-off location, you’ll have approximately 3 hours of free time to explore the valley as you choose. You can walk to the base of Yosemite Falls, check out the visitor center, visit the Ansel Adams Gallery, stop in at the Ahwahnee Hotel, rent a cruiser bike, or hike some of the trails that originate from the valley. Although you could spend three weeks in Yosemite, the three hours you get on your own is enough time to understand why Yosemite is one of America’s most popular national parks.

4.00pm: Regrouping again in the late afternoon, you’ll head back to San Francisco, stopping for a short break before arriving back in the city.

8.30pm – 9.00pm: Arrive back at your lodging

The tour is tailored to the needs of your small group. While it is guaranteed that the guides will do their best to provide you with all of the highlights within this itinerary (conditions permitting), it is not guaranteed they will be done in this specific order.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • Complimentary pickup/drop off from select San Francisco hotels
    • Professional, knowledgeable guide
    • Narrated in-coach tour of Yosemite (1.5 hrs)
    • 3 hours of free time in the Valley
    • Yosemite Park entrance fee
    • Transportation to/from Yosemite in biofuel mini-coach
    • Entrance fees
    • Guided tour
    • Transportation in air-conditioned vehicle
    • Pick-up and drop-off from designated areas
    What's not included
    • Gratuities (customary)
    • Meals (stops will be made to purchase food)
    • Food and drinks
    Reduced price
    • Children (ages 12 and under)
    Where

    888 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA

    Meeting point:
    Intercontinental San Francisco
    What to remember
    • There are 3 ticket options for this tour: a return ticket (Adult or Child price options), a one-way ticket from San Francisco to Yosemite (one standard price) or a one-way ticket from Yosemite to San Francisco (one standard price)
    • The tour is included in each of the ticket options
    • You must call the provider at least 24 hours before your tour to schedule pick-up/meeting point details depending on the type of ticket selected (details will be in your voucher)
    • Tour guides tailor your itinerary to best suit the needs of the group
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    When
    • Daily
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated availability
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    Provider
    INCREDIBLE ADVENTURES
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 72 hours before the experience begins. If you cancel up to 24 hours before, you can still receive a 50% refund.

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