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Yosemite in a Day Tour from San Francisco

  • 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 
Yosemite in a Day Tour from San Francisco
From $159.00
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Yosemite in a Day Tour from San Francisco
From $159.00
See Yosemite National Park’s iconic natural wonders on this convenient mini-bus tour that saves time and energy. Let someone else handle the 4- to 5-hour 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.
What to Expect
Your morning starts with a pickup from a select San Francisco hotel. Board the minibus, settle in for the roughly 4-hour 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 (at your 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.
Reviews (106)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Great day with Phil but not much room on our long journey

Firstly, Phil was a fantastic driver and tour guide! He has so much knowledge and is genuinely interested in what he talks about and that really shines through. We had a beautiful day out at Yosemite, one we'll never forget, such an awe inspiring place...More

1  Thank Critique411
Reviewed 1 week ago
Yosemite Day Trip

We were visiting from the UK and booked this day trip to Yosemite as they only took small groups, which we thought would be ideal. Our day started with a 6am pick up from our Hotel in a Mecerdes Sprinter mini bus. We made another...More

Thank Barry M
Reviewed 1 week ago
Amazing scenery- well organised trip

This trip had 7 of us in the minibus from San Francisco. Our driver/guide was very friednly, cheerful and helpful. He was very knowledgeable about the history of the park and the general history of the Sierra Nevada ranges. The pace of the tour was...More

Thank SeshKomanduri
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A tour that surpassed our expectations. 5 stars is not enough.

Brian was our tour for the day and he really defined this tour. There was of total of 7 of us who travelled on the tour in a very comfortable bus. The road up to Yosemite was winding in one portion and as I suffered...More

Thank iamskyblue
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
What an amazing day!

Our guide Patrick was excellent. Even after 14 hours of driving he still had energy to talk and give us as much information as possible. Yosemite is probably the most beautiful place on the earth. The colors of fall makes it look unreal and another...More

Thank jasminatr11
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November 4, 2018|
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Response from Joanne J | Reviewed this property |
We got back just after 9pm, traffic was good so we stopped at a spot with great city views on the return. It’s a great day
September 28, 2018|
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Response from jaycee997 | Reviewed this property |
If the tour is running, I would say absolutely. I would LOVE to do this trip in the winter.