Visit America’s National Treasure! Explore Yosemite National Park with Experienced Guides - Small Groups, Time on Your Own in the Park!
This Tour Includes FREE SF Hotel Pick Up & Drop Off*
Tour Duration: 14-15 hours (including time for hotel pick-up and drop-off)
This is a small group tour by minicoach which offers more time in the park (5 -6 hours) and greater flexibility than large bus tours. In a small van you'll see places in the park that the large buses can't reach!
Upon early morning pickup between 6:15-7am, this tour takes you east across the Oakland Bay Bridge with stunning views of the San Francisco skyline, Alcatraz Island, Fisherman's Wharf and the Golden Gate Bridge.
Next you'll pass through the Central Valley where much of our country’s agriculture is grown. There's a stop at a fruit stand to enjoy local produce! After this quick rest stop the van begins winding up through the foothills of the Sierra Nevada and into the mountains where you'll see the California Gold Country and the 49ers gold rush town of Groveland (alternative route maybe used during winter and heavy weather days).
Then it's on to Yosemite National Park, often referred to as one of America’s national treasures.
There is a one hour narrated tour with all the highlights of the park including the 2,425-foot Yosemite Falls*, the highest fall in North America and Bridalveil Fall*, often the first watefall you will see when entering the Park, (*note: Yosemite Falls & Bridalveil Fall do not flow between early to mid August until first winter / early spring rain), the granite building blocks of the Sierra Nevada: El Capitan, Cathedral Rock, Three Brothers, Royal Arches, Half Dome and Clouds Rest. and the breathtaking Inspiration Point, 4,500 feet above sea level.
After the tour the minicoach will stop for the afternoon in Yosemite Village where there are a variety of options for lunch (not included). After eating you will have 3-4 hours of free time to explore the valley as you choose: walk to the base of Yosemite Falls*, check out the Visitor Center, visit the Ansel Adams Gallery, stop in at the Majestice Yosemite Hotel, or bike or hike the trails that originate from the valley.
This one day tour will focus on the rock formations and waterfalls in the Yosemite Valley. The majestic beauty of the park is world famous. There will be many amazing photo opportunites! On the drive back to the city we drive through the Merced River corridor along the Beautiful Merced River. A fantastic sunset on the way back to the Bay Area completes your day.
This is a small group tour, biodiesel minicoaches accommodate up to 33 passengers. Minicoaches have air conditioning and will make regular rest stops.
Tours include entry fees, hotel pickup and drop off at many hotels. Driving route subject to change without prior notice.
*IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT HOTEL PICK UP
Free hotel pick up & drop off from the below San Francisco hotels:
6:20am Sheraton at Fisherman's Wharf, 2601 Mason St.
6:35am Le Meridian, 333 Battery St.
6:50am Marriott San Francisco - Union Square, 480 Sutter St.
7:10am Holiday Inn - Civic Center, 50 - 8th Street
Sorry, no pick up from airport hotels.
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NOTES ABOUT THIS TOUR
- This Tour Includes FREE SF Hotel Pick Up & Drop Off*
- Meals and gratuities not included.
- 14-15 hours (including time for hotel pick-up and drop-off)
- HOVER HERE for Cancellation Policy.