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Our tour was indeed long but the scenery along the way is marvellous and the commentary by our tour guide was very informative so the journey really wasn't such a trial. There were stops along the way including a walk to the sequoia grove. Providing everyone gets back to the minibus on time during the trip, you have 75 mins here to walk about a mile downhill and then back up which is quite hard work. We saw deer and chipmunks on our walk, heard woodpeckers and the weather was glorious. We then went on to a photostop which gave views of Half Dome and other wonderful scenery from the Yosemite valley. We had 90 mins at leisure near Yosemite falls. The falls are currently dry as California is in the grip of a three year drought but we sat by the river and had our lunch which was wonderful. We stopped under El Capitan on the return drive and spotted some climbers and our final photostop was of the Bay Bridge and San Francisco skyline at night, again lovely. Lars then dropped us off at our hotels but considerately did it in reverse order so the people on the coach earliest were dropped off first. Nice touch after such a long day.
All in all, an engaging tour guide in Lars and an unforgettable tour. Thank you.
Excellent trip. I almost didn't make it, as I booked last-minute (1:30 a.m.), but it was well worth it. The driver/guide, Ben, was very knowledgeable. He did a great job of keeping the mostly European / Australian crowd informed and entertained. The Giant Sequoias segment of the trip requires a fairly mild hike to see the trees, but a challenging hike back up. Well worth it, though. Make sure you take a camera along, and if you have one that can take panoramas, even better; the views at Yosemite are purely breathtaking.
What a day, put this trip on your bucket list now!
It was an incredibly long day, but worth every second. It was really well organised, comfortable coach, nice stops and Yosemite was more stunning than you can imagine.
I really have to say a huge thankyou to our wonderful tour guide - James who is from Fiji. He was really knowledgeable, great storyteller, very accommodating and just a terrific person. His enthusiasm for his job made our day great. Well done and thank you James :) :) :)
JOE the driver what can I say this guy is an asset to your company his knowledge and energy for the whole long day trip was out of this world!! Thank you so much for making our 1 day Yosemite trip very special,he also truley cared about making us feel comfortable on our long mini bus trip.Well worth the money if like us you could only dedicate 1 day to Yosemite,provided the weather isn't extreme in any way the places listed on the itinerary were more than enough to forefill a day and an insite to Yosemites beautiful views/sites.
Yosemite is as spectacular as they say. Our tour guide and driver James was very knowledgeable and told us many cool stories about the area and historical figures associated with it. Would love to return if I have the chance!
A long but great day stunning views around every bend , and our driver was Andre he was very knowledgeable and made the day even more special, great driver who made sure we all managed to get excellent pictures and made some great stops , would def recommend this tripe thank you
Fabulous trip and Ben was a great guide....even after 14 hours on the road!
The tour guide did a great job thought out the trip going though all the history of Yosemite. This is a long day but is worth it.
Great guide/driver....bit young but knowledgeable n drove those dangerous corners well. Enough time spent at the park esp as didn't hv any showers to use if chose to bike or swim. Sequoias were beautiful....be prepared for the 1 mile hike to and from....the bus doesn't drop you in front of the trees
ALTHOUGH THE TRIP LASTED 16 HOURS IT WAS GREATLY ENHANCED BY THE DRIVER LEO WHOSE ENTHUSIASM TO SHOW US ALL THE BEST VIEWING PLACES DIDN'T FINISH UNTIL HE TOOK US TO THE BEST SPOT TO SEE SAN FRANCISCO LIT UP - AT 1030 PM!!
Hans i think is the name of our tour guide. super attentive and very knowledgeable.
we took a while to pick everyone up from their hotels since we had a full bus, but the trip was great,
I just wish days lasted 36 hours ... next time I think I will try to camp in Yosemite at least for a day and do a hike.
Fantastic trip. Long day and a lot of time on the bus but when you get to Yosemite, it's all worthwhile. Amazing scenery and surroundings. Recommended
I loved this trip. The driver was very knowledgeable and shared a lot of history about the area. I would definitely recommend this trip.
Absolutely incredible time was had. Great tour guide and stunning place. Highly recommended
Absolutely wonderful trip, hotel pick-up and drop off was right on schedule, our driver was very friendly and overall it was an amazing day. We stopped at some beautiful spots for lookouts and great photo opportunities.
this trip was all we expected. The tour guide was excellent. We would have liked a bus that was a little more comfortable such a long trip, however.
Yosemite National park is one of the places more beautiful that I ever had been.
Thoroughly enjoyed the well organised trip! beautiful scenery..
One of the most beautiful places on this planet. Well worth the long bus ride. Joe, our tour guide was knowledgeable, and presented his knowledge in an easy manner. My daughter and I learned a lot about not only Yosemite Park. The giant Sequoias were impressive.
Elizabeth and Erika
Tour was great for a busy traveler. Roman, our tour guide was hilarious and extremely knowledgeable about everything Yosemite and Californian. He drives like hes on the autobon but that's ok because he's german. Had a great time. Best part of our San Francisco trip!
This tour is good, Yosemite is stunning and its worth the long hours in the bus. If you get Leo the tour guide, he's the best! We had lots of stops for food and bathroom which was appreciated. We went in August which was really really hot! Wear sunscreen and a hat. Lots to see on this tour, do it!