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

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Overview
Take a day trip from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park, described as the crown jewel of 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*.

*weather permitting
Itinerary
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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
  • 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 return to the starting point
Highlights
  • 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
Duration
14h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 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
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • No Pick-up/Drop-off from residential addresses or hotels outside of San Francisco
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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 good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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We had a wonderful day on our tour to Yosemite National Park. Our tour guide, Joe was prompt and messaged us to keep us alerted for his arrival at our hotel. He was full of interesting stories and his playlist was perfect. He also sent us his playlist after the tour. Really
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The tour was very well organized from pick up to drop off at the hotel. Brian is awesome at his work. He took care of small things and made our journey both smooth and fun. The choices of spots are also good given what weather permits on your tour day. I recommend this tour.
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The tour made several significant stops and gave plenty of time to either take pictures or to walk about and explore. The guide was friendly, helpful, and informative. His driving when changing music on his phone could use a little more care. We drifted across lanes several
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Response from FarAway68273212818, Manager at Small Group Yosemite and Giant Sequioas in a Day Tour from San Francisco
Responded 4 days ago
We are very glad that you enjoyed your day with us in the park. We are very careful on the road and will definitely speak with the driver regarding his attentiveness when changing music. Tipping is not common outside the US. The suggested 20% is just a guideline for those unfamiliar with the custom. Like your waiter at restaurant, 20% is a suggested common baseline for a day that hopefully you will remember for the rest of your life.
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Brian was great, very accommodating, saw and learned things we never would have on our own or on a big tour group.
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We had the most amazing day and highly recommend the tour...our guide, Phil, was fantastic, the group was small (9), the journey itself was comfortable, interesting and entertaining and Yosemite was breathtaking.
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Southb32
St. Johns, Florida
21
Breathtaking Yosemite!
We had a wonderful day on our tour to Yosemite National Park. Our tour guide, Joe was prompt and messaged us to
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Himanshu_K_007
New Delhi, India
54
Extremely well organized tour and Brian is a very cool tour guide!
The tour was very well organized from pick up to drop off at the hotel. Brian is awesome at his work. He took care
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Vaughan060
Notts
188
A special place to see
The tour made several significant stops and gave plenty of time to either take pictures or to walk about and
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TonyConnieF
North Clarendon, Vermont, United States
2112
Yosemite in a day
Brian was great, very accommodating, saw and learned things we never would have on our own or on a big tour group.
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emmac684
Melbourne, Australia
22
Yosemite
We had the most amazing day and highly recommend the tour...our guide, Phil, was fantastic, the group was small
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W_Chrissy13
10
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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EN560
30
N/A
I have been taking TripAdvisor/Viatour trips for nearly five years. This was truly exceptional! Joe was amazing!
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453daianes
10
Fantastic tour
We visited Redwood and Wine country. Brian, our tour guide was amazing. He was very knowledgeable and thoughtful.
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KailuaB
Kailua, Hawaii
53
Awesome trip to an awesome park
Joe was our guide. Picked us up at our hotel on time and provided an entertaining day at one of our country’s
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Adventurer74816
12
Absolutely Amazing tour - a trip highlight!
We spent a bit over three weeks travelling across The States and this was by far the highlight of our trip.....
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J750TZjacobt
10
AMAZING!!!!!!!!
I spent a bit over three weeks travelling across The States and this was by far the highlight of my trip.....
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Heitor P
Sao Paulo, SP
5218
A worthwhile tour!
If you go to San Francisco, do not miss this whole-day tour. We had enough time to visit beautiful places, with
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Shirley D
Sunnynook, New Zealand
128
5 star experience
We spent the day with Brian going to Yosemite. It was a very long 14 hour day but boy what a great time we had and
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Phun_phil
Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
110
Highly recommended tour
We took this tour on Nov. 14, 2019--Paul from Scotland was our driver and guide. He was very knowledgeable and
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Peachiejean
10
Yosemite small group tour
Went on the small group tour and had a blast. Our guide Phil Siegel was fantastic! Made the trip go by fast and
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Key Details
  • Duration: 14h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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