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My fiance and I went on the tour. Very Professional and Knowledgeable Driver. He knew a lot about each little city we drove through on our way back to Yose. We had 3 hrs on our own. We rented bikes and toured the park. The driver stopped at multiple places where we ould not get to on bike. Food Wise We stopped at a local farm market in the Central Valley. Awesome Cookies. Then for dinner we stopped at a shopping center we could choose from 3-4 different places. Vehicle was a Dodge Sprinter. Comfortable for up in Mtns. Stephen was out driver and he was great.
What a day, 14 fantastic hours, DG did the best job for us including ensuring we ate well and saw the best of the sights. He went out of his way to make sure we all did the valley tour. Thanks DG.
This was well worth the money! The bus ride to Yosemite alone is worth the trip. We passed through small American country towns, stopped for coffee and snacks along the way and got to see some countryside that is just as beautiful as Yosemite itself. Our tour guide had plenty of stories and fun facts to tell us along the way and the personalized tour through Yosemite was priceless. This tour is a must for anyone travelling to California!
Bus was very dusty - did not look like it was cleaned in a long time - I could write my name in the dust. Also the bus was struggling on the mountains - it might need a tune up. We got there at 6 because it said the bus leaves at 6:30am and need to be there 12 hr before. We found out at 6:30am it really was not leaving until 7:00am. We had a 20 minute late start because some people were not there. They said they were supposed to have gotten picked up but the bus never picked them up.
What an amazing day trip! Although the trip is long 4 hours one way, the reward at the end of the journey is well worth it. Yosemite is an amazing place! Unless you have the time to stay overnight, this day trip gives you a great taster into the National Park. It is very hard to leave but you are guaranteed to want to go back. Because we made some time on the trip up, we ended up having 3 full hours of free time at Yosemite which was great. We also had a one hour tour of the park with the driver who took us to Bridal veil falls and tunnel view lookout which was great because then on top of that we had 3 hours to do what we liked. The park shuttle bus helps to conveniently transport you through the park, so getting around whilst you are there is very easy. Granted we had the picture perfect day weather wise so it was an absolute dream experience, I am sure Yosemite has something to offer no matter what the weather may bring.
We had a superb guide and thanks to him the trip was brilliant!
Great trip. Our driver was brilliant and very knowledgeable and allowed plenty of time for photographs.
Great park, very nice, if you get a chance go in spring then you will see all the waterfalls in their full glory. Be aware the trip from San Fran to Yosemite is a long one.
The only complaint we had with this tour was the bus was a small one for such a long journey and you couldn't see out of the windscreen as it was described as a dog nose bus. Apart from that and it being a dry year and no waterfalls, we thought the rest of the tour was great and so was the tour guide
Just a few disappointments - we understood that we would see redwood trees and that was not the case and it needs better places to eat during the trip.
If you do no other trip whilst in San Francisco you should not miss this amazing valley. It is truly the eighth wonder of the world.
Wish we had more time to spend within Yosemite. We spent over an hour on the bus waiting to leave because people were late getting on the tour. Wish we knew that, we would have spent more time in the park.
가이드 기사분이 최고입니다. 매우 프로페셔널하며 센스와 위트가 넘치는 그분께 감사합니다. SF에서 Yosemite 로 버스 이동을 하기 때문에 이동시간이 매우 긴데 기사님 덕분에 행복하고 즐거운 여행이 되었습니다. Yosemite 자체는 특별한 tracking 이 있기 보다는 자유시간이 주어집니다. 짜여진 tracking 을 좋아하는 사람이라면 아쉬운 부분이 있을 수 있으나, 저는 좋았습니다. 진정한 Yosemite 관광을 위해서는 1Day는 절대적으로 부족하고, 건기여서 폭포도 볼수 없는 점이 아쉬웠지만 대체로 만족합니다.
We did not leave until 7:15. It would have been better if we had left earlier, too much traffic in park, not enough time while in the park.
We had a great, if very long day, soaking up the beauty of Yosemite. Our driver was very knowledgeable and friendly which helped with the enjoyment of our day. Unfortunately we had a slightly shorter stay due to a longer route around roads that had been closed by mudslides the previous day. We still got some fantastic photos and lovely memories and a lovely meal in a local restaurant.
Yosemite was an amazing experience. The sad part is that 3/4 of the time is spent on the journey and only 1/4 in the park itself. Anyway, if one is constrained for time, as we were, this is the best experience.
Kbush the driver/guide was terrific and did a fantastic job, although a major traffic incident on the way not us caused huge delays. Kbush still made sure we had the same amount of time in Yosemite, although it was an extremely late arrival home. Yosemite is beautiful, and our thanks again go to Kbush for doing all that he could to make sure we didnt miss anything
Took the bus from San Francisco around 7am and reached Yosemite at around lunch time. Although we only had about a couple of hours there, the views were still spectacular! Enjoyed ourselves there. Our bus had a flat tyre on the way back though so we had to pit stop at a smaller town and were delayed. However, they did send us back to our hotels so that was good. Tour guide was also very informative and knowledgeable! Would recommend staying over at Yosemite to be able to explore the area more and enjoy it more.
The bus driver was amazing. The park was great. A lot of time driving . Would have appreciated knowing the time on bus prior to this. People not returning to bus in timely fashion was a problem. Again mr Kabush was wonderful!
The driver was over an hour late. Don't take the lunch in the hotel option - the food and service was terrible. They treated us like lepers because we on a specific tour and it took far to long to be served. Consequently, our time to walk around was severely cut short. Yosemite is beautiful and a must see but the tour wasn't great.
Long day, about 8 hours drive there and back, but overall great trip with 4 hours on site and comfortable bus.