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Visit Yosemite National Park on this escape-from-the-city day trip from San Francisco. Upon arrival in the state's most famous national park have lunch (at own expense) or skip straight to the park to begin exploring.. Follow your knowledgeable guide on a walking tour of the area or discover the park's charms on your own during your 4 hour stay. Round-trip transportation from selected San Francisco hotels is included.


  • Full-day trip to Yosemite National Park from San Francisco
  • Admire the views on a scenic drive through the Great Central Valley of California
  • Relax and explore the park independently or engage in a guided hike
  • Opt for a prearranged lunch at the famous Ahwahnee Dining Room
  • FREE wireless on board tour vehicle
  • Accompanied by expert guide, in addition to driver

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Yosemite is a must-see and this day trip gives you both a guided tour and time on your own for a full experience. Having lunch in the lovely and posh Ahwanee restaurant is certainly a treat and having it ready when you get there is a real time saver leaving you with more time to enjoy Yosemite.

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What You Can Expect

Yosemite National Park Day Trip from San Francisco

Visit Yosemite National Park, California

After pickup at your hotel in San Francisco (select hotels only), board your luxury vehicle for the trip to Yosemite National Park. Onboard the bus or van, cross the Bay Bridge and travel through the Central Valley into the foothills of the Sierra.

Upon arrival at Yosemite, choose how you want to spend your time. Rent a bike (own expense) to cruise the valley floor, visit the Ansel Adams Gallery or hit up the rangers' station for informative lectures and guided walks. Peruse the Indian Village of Ahwahnee or stroll along the banks of the Merced River. Without a stop for lunch, you'll have 4 hours to explore.

You'll have 3 hours to tour the park. Meet your guide for a hike to the base of Yosemite Falls or explore on your own.

Meet back at the bus at 4pm to return to San Francisco.


Highlights on your Yosemite National Park day trip include:

  • San Francisco/Oakland Bay Bridge
  • Sierra Nevada Range
  • El Capitan
  • Bridalveil Falls
  • Vernal Falls
  • Merced River
  • Yosemite Falls
  • Cathedral Spires
  • Half Dome

Customer Reviews

Emma L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

It was a long day on a bus, but totally worth it! The driver was very kind and allotted us enough time in the park to see as much as possible. It was a great day!

Rachel I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Perfect day in one of the most beautiful park in California ! The driver was very friendly and competent. Although the trip was pretty long, it was worth it. We had time on our own there to do whatever we wanted.
I highly recommend this trip to any tourist in California.

Oksana S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

The tour was very well organized. Our driver Kabush was the best :) Thank you!

Robert S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

It is a long haul from San Francisco to Yosemite leaving little time to see much in the Park. However the trip was a real pleasure nonetheless! It was great to have someone else do the driving. We enjoyed visiting a cross section of California including coast range, central valley, foothills and sierras. Our driver and narrator, Alex, was a super guy and guide A. He was a superb and safe driver and provided interesting anecdotes along the way. He had done his homework and was most personable and caring!

Advice for future tours: Leave Yosemite an hour later to allow more time in the park it would be impossible to leave any earlier. Organize the return drop off more efficiently.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

This is one of the better tour we experience compared to Grand Canyon South Rim. Our driver Ardolfo is the most dedicated bus drivers I've seen since traveling on Greyhound and Trailway buses from the seventies to present.

Catherine T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Fantastic. Driver, Kaboosh was so knowlegeable and an excellent driver. Showed enormous patience with 5 people who were 25 minutes late for departure. Only negative was woman who told me the night before when I called to confirm that I would be picked up at my hotel at 6. When that did not happen I took a cab to Grey Line office. I spoke with clerk and he told me that there was no notation of pick-up. Moreover,nick up would have been at 6:20 but there was no pick up at my hotel.

Clinton K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Day trip to Yosemite was fantastic, our tour guides name was Doug. He seemed very knowledgable of the area and had been doing the tours since the early nineties. Would recommend this tour to anyone. Absolutely breathtaking views!

Debra L D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

The tour information is not clear enough so far as you only have 2 hours on the ground to wander around. You commence the trip at 6:30, enter the park at 11am, but do not get off the bus until 1pm. You are due back at 3pm to return to SF. Next time I would stay at least overnight, if not longer. Having said that, I do not regret doing this tour. The scenery is breathtaking beautiful, we thoroughly enjoyed our two hours, but the drive there and back is long and tedious. Stunningly beautiful park.

Linda T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Exceptional trip. We had a perfect day and saw Yosemite at its best, which worlds can't discrib the natural beauty of place. the driver Antonio was very informative . Organisation of trip went well with pick up and delivery all done without a hitch. Would thoroughly recommend

Mrs R C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Be prepared for a long day if you take this trip as it is four and a half hours on the coach each way. That said, it was worth every minute of it. Yosemite is absolutely breathtaking and we were lucky enough to see it with bright blue skies and sunshine, with a dusting of snow .... totally magical. Our driver was Manny and he had a wealth of knowledge to share with us and knew all the best places to pull over to take photos. He was friendly too and made the day hugely enjoyable. Would thoroughly recommend this trip.

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