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This was a wonderful day, and everything was perfect: The trip, the driver, the fellow travelers, the weather, and this magnificent place. I must particularly complement our driver Taboosh.....he is a
treasure and I hope you take good care of him.
One of the most beautiful places on earth!! I'd highly recommend this tour! The coach was really comfortable and the driver really knowledgable. You get around 3hrs in the park which is plenty of time to hike to lower yosemite falls and take the free shuttle around all the main spots and villages.
Manny, oh Manny. He made the tour! We could not have asked for a better experience. Yosemite was by far our most favorite part of our trip to San Francisco. From the fun facts on the bus ride, to the interesting rest area, and on to the breathtaking views, this tour is not to be missed! Manny knows all the best shots and it seems that he truly loves seeing his tourists reaction to the beautiful views. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!
A fabulous place to see. Manny, our bus driver, was excellent!
This trip was amazing! Great stop along the way to pick up some local produce, dried fruits and veggies. I would highly recommend to take this tour with the lunch option. Lunch was at the Ahwahnee Hotel (parts of The Shining filmed here), and we were treated to a 2 course meal which was delish! and plenty of food. After lunch we had 3.5hrs to spend how we wanted in the park. Hire a bike, take the free shuttle or use your legs to walk around which is what I did. I managed to cover 80% of the area on foot in this time, I wish I hired a bike though.
Our driver took us to a few of the 'touristy' spots before dropping us off for lunch to get those amazing photos.
Overall, couldn't recommend this tour more highly. Our driver/guide Manny, was really great. Lots of info. Great day
Adolfo, our bus tour guide was fantastic.
My kids loved the park. My advise would be to eat bring your own lunch and eat it before you get there so you can maximize the time at the park. Make sure you go to the waterfall first and try to move quick. There is one stop to buy snacks.
This tour was fantastic - it is a long drive and an early start but worth it for the brilliant views and beautiful scenery.
Good information provided along the way and our driver Manny was an excellent guide.
Also worth taking the lunch option at the Awahnee Lodge. Very, very impressive!
I had a great time. Our tour guide was great. Manny really was able to tell us alot about the region as well as the National Park. The only negative of the trip as I didn,t know that there was a food court. I didn't purchase the lunch that was available but didn;t know there was an alternative till I arrived. Would have liked to know that ahead of time.
Although this is an extremely long day, it is COMPLETELY worthwhile. Yosemite's natural beauty is SPECTACULAR. The tour was well organised and professional. The day was perfect.
a long day but well worth getting up for. Scenery was stunning and we saw real live bears Gill.Lizzie and Peter
Excellent day trip but Yosemite deserves much more time. We only had around 4 hours there which isn't enough so next time we would take a couple of days. Day trip was great introduction.
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. I would definitely do this tour again if I'm ever back in San Francisco :)
Kimberly and Bobby were amazing tour guides and Yosemite was beautiful!
Our day trip to Yosemite National Park was amazing, what a beautiful place. Our bus tour was great and the driver really helpful.
Our trip to Yosemite was most enjoyable, Gus our guide was fun and very engaging with interesting facts and information about the area we were traveling , Scott our driver was highly professional and a very safe and considerate driver.
Can highly recommend this tour when visiting San Francisco.
Don't be put off by the 2-3 hour drive each way as the Yosemite National Park is a sight to behold. Plenty of free time to do your own thing with a free shuttle bus running through the park every 8 minutes.
Our host Sue was very pleasant and our driver Angel very experienced in driving in busy traffic.
A must do, amazing place to visit.
Everything went great. The ride was smooth, the tour guide and bus driver (Kimberly and Scott) were very informative and friendly. Yosemite is absolutely perfect. You get around 3 hours of the park to yourself and you stop at three spots with your tour group. The day was perfect. Highly recommend this
Thank you Kimberly and Bobby for an enjoyable trip. You both are the gold standard of service.
Breathtaking. Words can't describe Yosemite. Great guide and a very enjoyable day.