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Yosemite National Park in a Day - Tour from San Francisco

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?


  • Duration

    13.5 hours

  • Start time

    6:40 AM - From 478 Post St. San Francisco 94102 (Union Square Area)

    6:20 AM - From 2800 Leavenworth St & Jefferson St. 94133 (Fisherman’s Wharf Area)

  • Meeting Point

    The 2 pick up points are:

    478 Post St., San Francisco (Union Square)

    2800 Leavenworth St & Jefferson St. 94133 (Fisherman’s Wharf Area)

    Please report at the meeting point 30 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

  • Ending Point

    Same as the start point or selected San Francisco hotels

Key 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
  • Embark on an unforgettable journey into the heart of Yosemite Valley
  • Photo stop at one of Yosemite Valley's most famous viewpoints boasting breathtaking views
  • See North America's tallest waterfall, Yosemite Falls and hike to the base of the Lower Falls
  • Both printed and smartphone vouchers accepted!


Nature is the finest architect, and Yosemite is among her greatest triumphs!

This carefully crafted day trip from San Francisco allows visitors with limited time to take in some of Yosemite National Parks staggering beauty. The time in the park combines both a guided drive and time at leisure.  

What's the plan:

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.

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 drive through the most hallowed areas of Yosemite including a photo stop at one of Yosemite Valley's most famous viewpoints overlooking the entire Yosemite Valley, Bridalveil Falls, El Capitan, and Half Dome. As you travel down to the Yosemite Valley, get up close to El Capitan and Bridalveil falls.

Next, enjoy 3 hours of free time in the Yosemite Valley, where you can take in stellar views of North America's tallest waterfall, Yosemite Falls and hike to the base of the Lower Falls. The Yosemite Valley offers various lunch opportunities, hiking trails, bike rentals, museums, and a number of stops to take advantage of the free shuttle service which will give you access to other parts of the park.

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.


  • Transport by luxury air-conditioned coach with bathroom.
    • Certified Professional Driver Tour Guide
    • Rest stops.
    • Driver-guide and commentary.
    • Yosemite National Park entrance fee.
    • 1 Hour guided bus tour of Yosemite Valley and free time in Yosemite Valley.
    • 3 Hours free time in Yosemite National Park.


    • Meals and other expenses

    Please note

    Voucher information: You can show your voucher on your smartphone (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)

    Please contact the local operator 72 hours before the tour date to confirm your departure location chosen for your tour (478 Post St or 2800 Leavenworth St.)

    Remember to be present at the departure point 15’ before the departure time set. Bus tours will depart without delays at times set.

    COVID-19 Protocols:

    Masks are required to be worn while on the bus.

    Please sign the digitized COVID-19 Waiver link before joining the tour:

    Please bring your paper or electronic voucher with you on the day of your tour to be redeemed upon check in.

    The Yosemite tour takes all day. We recommend wearing comfortable clothes and bring a pillow to sleep on the drive back!

    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

    Customer Reviews

    • 4
      Fantastic day out.
      05/08/2018 Ann Shuttleworth, United Kingdom
    • 4
      You need a month to see all the wonders of this National Park
      04/22/2016 Ms Jennifer M Gregory, United Kingdom
    • 4
      Yosemite- we'll worth it!
      05/03/2014 L Friese-Greene, United Kingdom

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