Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Yosemite National Park Day Trip from San Francisco. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
On Day 3, we went to Yosemite National Park 140 per person. This is a very early rise as the trip is about 4.5 hours to get there. This is for nature lovers and the big attraction here is the famous Half Dome. On the way back to the city, we stopped at Treasure Island.
The trip was great! Our driver/tour guide was very informative, and the bus was comfortable. We were able to see a lot of the great scenic views of the park while on the bus and were able to stop and get photos. Once the driver dropped us off for the 3 hours of exploration, my daughter, her friend and I enjoyed climbing the rocks of Yosemite Falls. I just wish we had more time to explore the other attractions of the park.
Wonderful tour and great information was provided along the tour. Very interesting trip through a beautiful park. The trivia along the route was very informative and the driver was extremely nice.
We couldn't have asked for a better day or tour guide! Ray was terrific - informative, funny, and caring. There were just enough stops along the way and once we were in Yosemite for breaks and photo ops to make the ride bearable, and plenty time in the park to get the sense of the wonder of it all without feeling we needed to do everything there was to do. Haven't had a bad experience with VIator tours yet!
Amazing tour! Definetly check out the Gaint sequoia's. Our tour guide Manny was great! Helpful, very knowledgable and full of comic gold! Some people say they have seen larger pieces of granite then el capitan.. No they haven't.
Absolutely amazing, awe inspiring place. The tour guide was incredible, had a wide range of knowledge and information about everything really. Would highly recommend this
The driver (guide) was fantastic. He told to us many things on the way about places we went thru. And he was also funy. Thanks to him I forgot that the tour started late. I meet few guides during my US holiday and he was the best. He made my day.
The tour is amazing. Yosemite national park is a must when you come to USA. Our driver who's also our guide is absolutely amazing and very dedicated to his job. He gave out all interesting information throughout the tour.
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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
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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 :)