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Yosemite and Glacier Point with Ahwahnee Lunch

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9 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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Offered in: English


Explore Yosemite and Glacier Point on a full-day trip with a small group. Catch views over the entire Yosemite Valley, Yosemite Falls, and Half Dome at Glacier Point, before continuing on a hiking or driving tour. Hotel, airport, or bus/train station pickup is included, in addition to lunch at the Ahwahnee Hotel (except Sundays). As this tour is designed for a very small group, chances are if you have four or more people in your party you may get a private tour.
  • Full-day tour of Yosemite from Glacier Point with a small group
  • Pickup and drop-off included
  • Lunch at the Ahwahnee Hotel (additional fee applies on Sundays)
  • Hike down the Glacier Point Trail (optional)
  • Personalized attention from your guide
Your small-group tour of Yosemite's highlights begins with pickup in Bass Lake, Fish Camp, El Portal, Mariposa, Coarsegold, Oakhurst, or the greater Fresno area. In a comfortable tour vehicle, your guide will take you into the park through the Southgate, then make your first stop at Chinquapin and Glacier Point for views over the entire Yosemite Valley, Yosemite Falls, and Half Dome. Walk out to the point for more views of the Merced River, Vernal Falls, and the surrounding mountains. 

If you're interested in hiking, you can hit the 4-mile (6.4-km) downhill trail from Glacier Point to Southside Drive, where you'll meet back up with your guide. Stop by a couple of other sites in the valley on your way to lunch at the Ahwahnee Hotel. 

If you'd rather not make the hike, you'll drive back to Chinquapin and down into the valley. From the Tunnel View, get glimpses of Yosemite Falls, Half Dome, Sentinel Bridge, the Chapel, El Capitan, and Bridalveil Falls. End up at the Ahwahnee for lunch. 

After lunch, explore the meadows facing El Capitan, where you may get views of rock climbers conquering the stone face. Then drive along the Merced River to see the John Muir and President Roosevelt campsites. 

You'll be dropped off at your original departure point.


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Yosemite/Glacier Point with Ahwahnee Lunch
Pam T
, Oct 2019
Our guide was very interesting in her discussion items and the driver did a very good job. Lunch was wonderful at the hotel and it was beautiful. The landmarks were awesome.
Best tour ever in the Yosemite valley
, Oct 2019
This was our first trip to Yosemite, Richard our guide was fantastic, his knowledge of the discovery, 1851 Indian wars, the cliffs, rock climbers, formations of the valley was very enlightening. Our lunch at the Ahwahnee hotel was delicious. The day went by so fast I plan on going back in the spring. We were able to see so much in such a small amount of time we would have been lost on our own. At the end of the day you don't have to tip, but I did and our guide Richard was so good I wish I had given him more. Thank you
Outstanding tour!
, Sep 2019
The tour was excellent, very well planned, and f course the park is beautiful!! But what made our experience outstanding was our guide Daniel! Thank you Daniel.
Great Guide - Knoweldgeable and Helpful / Tour description not accurate
, Jul 2019
This was our first time to Yosemite and we used this tour as an opportunity to learn the history and get a sense of the landscape (i.e get our bearings on day 1). We used the feedback that Rick (our guide gave us) to do various hikes and drives. We took advantage of the fact that we went in the summer, and drove down Tioga Road to Tuolumne Meadows (we saw a bear in this area) to Tioga Pass and Mono Lake. It was an amazing experience, the views were great and we were all taken about by the change in temperature from approx. 99F in Yosemite to approx. 64F at the Tioga Pass. In addition, we hiked up to Nevada Falls through the Mist trail, and then came down the John Muir trail. This was certainly a great route because while hiking up, we were under half dome. I would definitely recommend this tour, but WITHOUT the option of the Ahwahnee Lunch, as we di fee that we were gipped. The only part that I did not appreciate in the description, is that the description in Viator makes it seem like lunch is included. That is not the case. The company will make reservations for you at the Ahwahnee for lunch, however lunch is on you. This was not clear in the description of the tour. I did not make a big deal at the time, because this has nothing to do with the tour guide himself, however had I known that lunch was not included and all they were doing was taking us to the Ahwahnee, then I would not have booked this option. Below is the description per Viator: What's Included Check - Hotel pickup and drop-off Check - Sports Refillable Water Bottle or Bottled Water Check - Lunch at the historic Ahwahnee Hotel (additional fee on Sunday) Check - 10 Gratuities for your Guide is included ( you can pay additional if you desire directly X - Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase) X - Gratuities The tour also says its 9 hours, but we were picked up at 8:00am and dropped off at 2:30pm (so it was approx. 6.5 hours).
The Best
, Apr 2019
It was the best tour ever, handled by Crossroads Tours locally and Rick our tour guide who was absolutely fabulous and so knowledgeable. The lunch at Ahwahnee fell on Easter Sunday and as mentioned in the tour package required an extra $25 / person and since all of us wanted to spend more time sight seeing rather than eating a big brunch, we opted out of that. Instead what we got as included in the package was a delicious gourmet sandwich with cookie and fruit and we got to eat it at The Ahwahnee hotel in a secluded part of the lobby with beautiful views and drinks that we got at the Ahwahnee bar ; )) Overall if your time is limited at The Park, this was the best tour for seeing all the main sights, and the Sequoia Grove. Thank you Rick, Ram & Sarah.
Response from Host , Jun 2019
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We had a fantastic tour of Yosemite...
Richard K
, Aug 2017
We had a fantastic tour of Yosemite and saw all the major attractions. Steve our guide was awesome and gave us a good amount of information about the Park and all it's features. Lunch at Ahwahnee was a real treat. I can highly recommend this tour to anyone who has not been to Yosemite since it will give a good overview and understanding about the Park
This is the perfect tour especially if...
, May 2017
This is the perfect tour especially if you have never been to Yosemite and have limited time. We were picked up at our hotel lobby at time arranged through a call the day prior. The guide picked us up in a very comfortable Ford Expedition. There were only 2 couples on our tour so very private and personalized. Because Glacier Point is closed this time of year we spent entire day in the valley. We stopped at all the major sights and had enough time to enjoy the falls, views and take photos. Loved the early stop at Fern Spring where Mick our guide provided us plastic water bottles to fill and drink from throughout the day. There is a bit of walking but not too bad if in fairly good shape. Good hiking, or water proof walking shoes, are needed this time of year. Dress in layers as temps can fluctuate. Our guide was knowledgeable and helpful, funny with personal stories and flexible to our wishes. The lunch at the Majestic hotel dining room always be the Ahwahnee to me was excellent. It included selecting one item from salad, sandwiches and entrees plus one non-alcoholic beverage. We got to sit at the Queen's table in the end alcove with best view. Named so as Queen Elizabeth dined at this specific table when she visited. We were picked up at 7am as in hotel near south entrance. We got back at 3:30 quite tired but happy that we saw and learned do much. This tour is a bit pricey but for us so worth it as we didn't have to worry about driving, parking or how to get to each site. We learned more having a guide and enjoyed company of the guide and meeting the other couple. Yosemite is such a magnificent cathedral of nature that not having to worry about the mundane allowed us to enjoy more fully. At the end of the tour we were given an insulated tote bag-a nice memento.

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