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Yosemite National Park in a Day - Tour from San Francisco

US$ 146.25 US$ 125.00 Price per person from View price guide

Highlights

  • Tour is led by an English speaking guide
  • Yosemite is one of the worlds most stunning natural landscapes and is a must-do when in California
  • Hotel pick up and drop off and round trip transportation in an air conditioned vehicle

Overview

Nature is the finest architect, and Yosemite is among her greatest triumphs. Take a guided tour of this geological monument, passing by the raging cataract of Yosemite Falls and standing beneath the massively impressive bulwark of El Capitan.

Explore the charming town of Mariposa in the shadow of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and take a leisurely stroll around the shops, restaurants, and hiking trails of Yosemite Village.

Enjoy a beautiful sunset trip back to San Francisco through the sublime emptiness of the California landscape.

Itinerary

A shuttle will pick you up from your hotel in San Francisco and take you to your air-conditioned coach for this Yosemite in a Day Tour.

Cross the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge at sunrise and relax on the 3½-hour drive to Yosemite National Park. Get lost in the stirring vastness and desolation of the landscape, punctuated from time to time by a flock of wind turbines.

Stop for a drink (payable direct) and a stretch in the town of Merced in the Central Valley, the most productive agricultural oasis in America.

Arrive in Yosemite National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and truly one of the most wondrous places on earth. A knowledgeable guide will lead you on a guided tour through the most hallowed areas of Yosemite.

Stare entranced at the cascading waters of Yosemite the highest measured waterfall in America, while white-tailed deer graze serenely in the valley below. Bow before El Capitan, a hulking rock formation that rises 3,000 feet and is a holy grail for the rock climbers of the world.

Walk through the quaint town of Mariposa in the foothills of the sovereign Sierra Nevada Mountains and explore Yosemite Village on your own time, with opportunities for hiking, shopping, and dining.

Reflect on your day on the way back to your San Francisco hotel, as you follow the sun west to its final resting place for the evening.

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Reviews

A long day but a great experience. Really loved it, wish we stayed overnight.... L Friese-Greene

We had a great day, so much to see, wish we had stayed longer. Simply a beautiful place!... L Friese-Greene

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

01 May - 31 Oct: Daily
01 Nov - 30 Apr: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday

Duration

14 hours

Start time

Start time: 7:15am
Duration: 14 hours

Meeting point

The tour starts from Pier 41, Marine Terminal, Fisherman's Wharf.
Complimentary shuttle pick up and drop to and from most hotels in San Francisco is also provided (Please call 24 hrs prior to reconfirm the pick up point)
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

Ending point

The tour ends at the starting point

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Inclusions

  • Complimentary hotel pick-up and drop-off in a shuttle
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned coach
  • Entrance fee to the park
  • Knowledgeable guide to take you around Yosemite

Exclusions

  • Meals and other expenses

Do/Dont's

Do remember your camera

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Please note

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have
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Cancellation policy

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  • "Yosemite- we'll worth it!" A long day but a great experience. Really loved it, wish we stayed overnight....
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