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Best Bay Area Tours

San Francisco, CA, USA
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About Best Bay Area Tours
Bay Area Tours is a small-group tour company that specialises in going to places where larger tour bus companies can't. We are a fun and affordable tour company operating from San Francisco California. We offer a variety of tour options. Best Bay Area Tours is an experienced tour operator with guides who love what we do and pass our excitement on to all of our guests. Let us take you on one or more of our adventures.
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Small Group Yosemite and Giant Sequioas Day Trip from San Francisco

See Yosemite National Park’s iconic natural wonders on this convenient mini-bus tour that saves time and energy. Let someone else handle the 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.
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from $199.00
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Francisco N wrote a review Oct 19
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This was my first time visiting Yosemite, and I was glad to have joined this tour as Brian was able to take us around the park and show us some great scenic points. Being a one day tour was perfect to get to know what Yosemite has to offer.
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Carol P wrote a review Oct 17
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Excellent tour from start to finish. Our guide was informative and enthusiastic! He even made the morning drive out enjoyable with an excellent playlist! Yosemite was breathtaking. We had multiple stops and never once felt rushed. If you only have one day to spend in the park, this is the trip for you!
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Connie R wrote a review Oct 16
Iowa182 contributions77 helpful votes
My husband and I visited San Francisco and took the Small Group Yosemite Day Trip in September. This was a wonderful experience! Being from Iowa, we don’t get to see the mountains very often. So since we were going to be so close to Yosemite, we could not pass it up. Half Dome, El Capitan, and the sequoias were truly amazing sites to see! It was a full day as we started out before 6:00 a.m. and arrived back home around 8:00 p.m. But it was definitely a day well spent! Having a smaller tour group meant that we had more individualized attention from our tour guide. Our tour guide was the best! Don shared with us a lot of information about the area on the drive to Yosemite, and was able to give us more than the basic information about the sites we saw in the park. We stopped on the way to Yosemite so that we could buy breakfast and lunch for the day. My hubs and I actually bought a big enough sandwich at the deli to accommodate us at dinner as well. Don had coolers with him and cold water and we were well cared for. This experience cost more than we typically spend for a day tour, but we have no regrets. I’ve always wanted to see Yosemite and I am so pleased with Don and this tour company. Highly recommended!
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Jeanette L wrote a review Oct 16
Central NJ38 contributions11 helpful votes
Small group, comfortable transportation and an outstanding personable guide. Alberto not only gave interesting commentary along the way, but made wonderful recommendations for making the most of our free time in the park. Early start with a pick up from our hotel was super convenient. Stops were well planned and well timed. There was a morning and evening stop for food. We never felt rushed. We stopped for photo ops at spectacular vistas, including getting very close to El Capitan. Our time in the park ended with a lovely forest hike to see sequoia trees. Alberto made sure we had an opportunity to see as many points of interest as possible. Being in a smaller vehicle meant no bus crowds or long waits. Video entertainment was provided on the return trip. And the cherry on top was being dropped back off at our hotel. A special note of thanks to BBAT for running our tour that day with less than the usual minimum of guests. We really appreciated it. It was the highlight of our stay in the Bay Area.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Maria C G wrote a review Oct 16
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We were not disappointed with this tour and our multi tasking tour guide/ driver Brian impressed us with his professionalism and dedication to see to our needs and comfort. Most of us were seniors. We were a total of ten including 4 young adults. We helped each other though we started out as strangers. The sites that was part of the itinerary were awesome! The Tunnel view, El Capitan, Half Dome, the giant Sequoias, and Mirror Lake. The Yosemite valley was also an eye opener on what fruit orchards were present and wineries. All these Brian pointed out and gave good narratives and videos on board the Mercedes Sprinter 👍👏👏👏 Weather also was perfect. Though at this time of the year , the waterfalls were not in their majestic glory. Only a trickle 🤣. Thanks to the company Best Bay Tours! Our money was well spent 👍👌🎉🎉🎉
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