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Small-Group Yosemite Tour from San Francisco

  • Combine a guided Yosemite tour with free time to explore on your own
  • See Central California’s farmlands on the way to the Sierra Nevada mountains
  • View the tallest waterfall in North America: Yosemite Falls
Small-Group Yosemite Tour from San Francisco
From $149.00
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Small-Group Yosemite Tour from San Francisco
From $149.00
Even with limited time, a trip to Yosemite is worth the effort, and the logistics are easy with this small-group tour. Travel from San Francisco to the national park, where you’ll see landmarks including Yosemite Valley, Half Dome and Yosemite Falls, along with native wildlife. This trip combines a guided tour with free time to explore on your own for a personalized visit to one of California’s top destinations.
What to Expect
After morning pickup at your San Francisco hotel, settle in for a comfortable 4.5-hour drive across the Central Valley. Stop for refreshments in one of the US’s largest farming regions, then continue through California Gold Rush territory to Yosemite National Park.

Get oriented first with a vehicle tour of Yosemite Valley. See rock climbers scaling the walls of El Capitan; get photo ops of Half Dome, Bridalveil Falls, and Yosemite Fall; and look over the entire Yosemite Valley from Tunnel View.

Enjoy stops for photo ops of the granite rock formations, forest, wildlife, and towering waterfalls, and have access to areas that big tour buses can’t navigate.

Purchase lunch, then have three hours of free time to hike, rent a bike, view exhibits at the visitor’s center or Ansel Adams Gallery, or relax at the historical Ahwahnee Hotel.

Your tour ends with return to your departure point.
Reviews (106)
1 - 5 of 24 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Awesome Daytrip to Yosemite

Had a great (& really long) day tripping from San Francisco to Yosemite with the adorable Ariel. With limited time in the park I wanted to get in a little hiking and in her words 'she's got me'. Perfect weather for a short, beautiful hike,...More

1  Thank btzar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great daytrip to Yosemite

I took the daytrip from SF to Yosemite today. It is quite a long drive from San Francisco (4 hours including a rest stop half way), but it is certainly worth it. The first hour of the drive (once having passed the bay bridge) is...More

1  Thank Hugo_Wa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
1 day wonder at Yosemite

We took this 1 day tour on a stunning warm October day. Tour pick up was not from hotel we were staying at, but we were instructed to go to Hilton Union Square, luckily was only a 10 minute walk from our hotel. Then the...More

1  Thank kirstynz7
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Great place but totally over priced

Good place to visit. And suitable for more than 1 day trip. I visited in dry season then no water in the falls. A day tour is a bit short and tired for 8 hrs on bus, 3 hrs walking around park. Tour operator jut...More

Thank Diep N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Superb Day Out at Yosemite

As a keen photographer, Yosemite was a must visit for our week's holiday in San Francisco. We were picked up on time at the Sheriton and met by Mitch, who was our host for the day. After a few more stops to pick up other...More

1  Thank KentTraveller1958
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August 29, 2018|
Response from Molly A | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it leaves early and returns late on the same day.