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Yosemite National Park Tours

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Yosemite National Park
One of the United States’ most popular national parks, Yosemite National Park is packed with natural beauty and views that never cease to amaze. From the majestic mountain peaks to the green meadows on the valley floor (plus all the waterfalls and groves of tall Sequoia trees in between), there’s no shortage of outdoor and leisure activities set against the park’s epic views. And whether you spend a single day or stay for a multi-day camping trip, you’ll feel a deeper appreciation for the nature at this national treasure.

The Basics
Yosemite is one of the most popular day trip destinations from San Francisco, often visited on full-day and multi-day excursions from the city. Visit with roundtrip transportation to explore the park independently, or choose a guided experience to see much of the park in a short amount of time. Sightseeing bus tours, valley floor tours, and Glacier Point tours are available, while small-group and private options are offered.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The park features a number of walking and biking trails that vary in difficulty and length. The Visitor Center is the best place to find information on the trails.
  • Yosemite day hikes, adventure tours, and hiking tours offer opportunities for active days out in nature, all with the help of a guide. Choose from hiking tours, yoga tours, photography tours, and more.

How to Get There
Yosemite National Park is best accessed via car ($20 fee per vehicle). From San Francisco, it’s about a four-hour drive—you’ll cross the Bay Bridge and travel through the Great Central Valley into the Sierra foothills. Following the beautiful Merced River to the Sierra Nevada Mountains, you'll enter Yosemite Valley. Most tours from the Bay Area include roundtrip transportation.

When to Get There
Yosemite is accessible year-round, though snow chains may be required in winter. The park is beautiful in every season, but be aware that access to some hiking trails is weather-permitting. Many consider spring the best time to visit—expect crowds in summer and snow activities such as snowshoeing and skiing in winter.

What Not To Miss in Yosemite National Park
It’s hard to go too wrong, but where to start? The majestic profile of Half Dome is perhaps the most iconic sight in the park. You can also view the mighty mecca that is El Capitan, or hike into Tuolumne Meadows, where giant sequoias surround you. As for waterfalls, Yosemite Falls, Bridalveil Fall, and Vernal Falls are all must-sees, and when it comes to viewpoints, be sure to check out Glacier Point and Tunnel View.
Address: Yosemite, California, USA
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Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoias Day Trip from San FranciscoDay Trips

Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoias Day Trip from San Francisco

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Discover the rugged beauty of the Sierra Nevada on this full-day trip to Yosemite National Park from San Francisco. Travel aboard a comfortable van through historic Gold Rush towns to reach the park, where you’ll be amazed by supersized natural wonders like Yosemite Falls and the granite cliffs of Half Dome and El Capitan. Take a hike among ancient sequoia trees, and enjoy several hours to explore the park’s wonders on your own.
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Yosemite National Park - Full Day Tour from San FranciscoDay Trips

Yosemite National Park - Full Day Tour from San Francisco

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Visit Yosemite National Park on this day trip from San Francisco. Upon arrival in the state's most famous national park have lunch (own expense) or skip straight to the park to begin exploring. Follow your guide bus tour of the area and discover the park's charms on your own during your visit. Pickup from select San Francisco hotels is included.
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2-Day Yosemite National Park Tour from San FranciscoNature and Wildlife

2-Day Yosemite National Park Tour from San Francisco

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Immerse yourself in the majestic beauty of Yosemite National Park on this 2-day overnight adventure from San Francisco. Explore highlights of both Yosemite Valley and the Sierra Nevada high country, where you can hike among Giant Sequoias, photograph the spectacular views from Glacier Point, and swim or bike around the base of Yosemite Falls. Enjoy a mix of guided activities and free time to explore the famous park on your own, and stay overnight either in the heart of Yosemite Valley or at a nearby lodge.
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Small-Group Yosemite Tour from San FranciscoDay Trips

Small-Group Yosemite Tour from San Francisco

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Known for its steep granite cliffs, waterfalls, towering sequoia groves, and diversity of wildlife, Yosemite National Park is something you don’t want to miss. On this day trip limited to just 20 people, you can leave the logistics to a tour guide so all you have to do is enjoy a small-group experience in the great outdoors. You have both guided sightseeing and free time, ensuring you see the UNESCO World Heritage Site’s major attractions, like Half Dome, Yosemite Falls, and Yosemite Valley, with the chance to explore more of the park however you wish.
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Small Group Yosemite and Giant Sequioas in a Day Tour from San FranciscoDay Trips

Small Group Yosemite and Giant Sequioas in a Day Tour from San Francisco

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Travel by minibus from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park on a small-group day trip to one of the most visually stunning places on earth—considered the crown jewel of America’s national parks. This full-day itinerary takes you through the orchards of the Central Valley to Yosemite Valley, stopping first for a stroll through a grove of giant sequoias. Find plenty of photo ops of Half Dome, El Capitan, and Yosemite Falls. Numbers are limited to 15 passengers to ensure a personalized experience with your knowledgeable guide.
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3-Day Yosemite Camping Adventure from San FranciscoHiking

3-Day Yosemite Camping Adventure from San Francisco

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On this 3-day Yosemite camping tour, visit Yosemite National Park with an experienced guide, spending two nights in a tent at a campsite. Enjoy the stunning natural sights of the park, such as Yosemite Falls and Half Dome, and go hiking amid the giant sequoia trees. With both guided portions and free time to explore the park on your own, this tour provides a convenient and balanced way to experience one of America’s favorite national parks. Previous camping experience is not required!
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2-Day Yosemite National Park Winter Tour from San FranciscoNature and Wildlife

2-Day Yosemite National Park Winter Tour from San Francisco

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Discover the wild beauty of Yosemite National Park during wintertime, when crowds are fewer and the majestic natural attractions are blanketed in snow and ice. On this 2-day trip from San Francisco, take a guided coach tour of Yosemite Valley and enjoy free time to explore the wintry wonderland. Hike or snowshoe through giant sequoia groves, ice skate near the base of Half Dome and admire the snow-capped Sierra Nevada scenery. Warm up by a fire in Curry Village, and tuck into the cozy Yosemite Lodge by the Falls on one of the Yosemite Half Dome Village Heated Tent Cabins for the night.
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Yosemite 2 Day Private Tour from San FranciscoNature and Wildlife

Yosemite 2 Day Private Tour from San Francisco

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This private SUV tour is driven and narrated by an owner-operator with over a decade of experience guiding in Yosemite National Park. Break up the drive to and from the park with an overnight stay. Choose the locations in the park you want to visit (weather depending). Photograph the highlights of the Valley: El Capitan, Half Dome, Bridalveil Fall and Yosemite Falls. See the amazing views and sights often missed by one day bus tours: Drive up to Glacier Point high above the Valley and look down on it as if you were standing on the rim of the Grand Canyon. Hike in one the the groves of giant sequoia trees. (Summer only optional) Escape the tourist crowds of the Valley to the remote and beautiful Tuolumne Meadows. *Some areas may be closed due to snow. *Tour may be rejected if reasonable accommodation near the park is not found within 48 hours of your reservation request.
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Yosemite One Day Trip 4 Hours in Park by Train and BusDay Trips

Yosemite One Day Trip 4 Hours in Park by Train and Bus

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Reach Yosemite easily from the Bay Area on this small-group tour from San Francisco. Avoid the cost of a rental car; you'll travel by bus and train to the park, where entrance fees are included and you'll be provided with a written tour guide. You can use your four hours there however you like, exploring at your leisure, before your return transportation.
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A day in YosemiteDay Trips

A day in Yosemite

Experienced Tour Guide that will share its passion and the history of California
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Yosemite and Glacier Point Tour from San Francisco by AmtrakOvernight Tours

Yosemite and Glacier Point Tour from San Francisco by Amtrak

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If you have a couple of days to spare in San Francisco, head to the mountains on an overnight tour to Yosemite National Park by train. You'll travel by Amtrak to Fresno to spend the night before exploring the natural attractions of the park the next day, from El Capitan and Half Dome to Bridalveil Falls, Yosemite Falls, Glacier Point, Yosemite Valley Chapel, and Sentinel Bridge.
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Yosemite National Park & Giant Sequoias 2-Day Semi-guided Tour (no accom)Nature and Wildlife

Yosemite National Park & Giant Sequoias 2-Day Semi-guided Tour (no accom)

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Maximize your experience to the wild, natural beauty of Yosemite National Park with an overnight stay in the park. This is the only Yosemite Valley tour from San Francisco where you will experience the solitude of the Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, the largest living things on the Earth. After getting your bearings on a guided tour to Yosemite, you’ll enjoy plenty of free time during your two days and a night to hike, bike and explore at your own pace. Capture incredible photos of Yosemite, Nevada and Bridalveil falls, then move on to the granite monuments of El Capitan, Half Dome and more. Guaranteed departures 365 days a year. Arrange your hotel separately, accomodations are NOT included in the tour.
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Yosemite National Park & Giant Sequoias 3-Day Semi-guided Tour (no accom)Nature and Wildlife

Yosemite National Park & Giant Sequoias 3-Day Semi-guided Tour (no accom)

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Towering granite cliffs and giant sequoias headline this 3-day trip to Yosemite National Park from San Francisco. During a strenuous guided hike, experience the serenity of the Tuolumne Grove and glacier-carved Yosemite Valley, then make a stop at Glacier Point with photo ops of El Capitan and Half Dome. The next two days are free to explore at your leisure. You book your own accommodation and select your own meals.
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Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoias - One Way (SF to Yosemite or v.v.)Day Trips

Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoias - One Way (SF to Yosemite or v.v.)

If you are needing a more flexible itinerary to experience the wild, natural beauty of Yosemite National Park this is the tour for you. This is the only Yosemite Valley tour from San Francisco where you can select your departure day and return day as separate segments. Enjoy plenty of free time to hike, bike and explore at your own pace. Guaranteed departures 365 days a year. Arrange your hotel separately, accommodations are NOT included in the tour.
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2-day Monterey & Yosemite Small Group Tour from San FranciscoNature and Wildlife

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2-day Monterey & Yosemite Small Group Tour from San Francisco

This small-group tour to spectacular Monterey, iconic 17-Mile Drive, and glorious Yosemite National Park, allows you to experience the breathtaking natural beauty of Northern California in just two days. Cruise along California’s unforgettable coastline through Highway 1, pass the mansions on the iconic 17-Mile Drive, and explore Monterey and its famous Aquarium on the first day of your tour. On your second day, walk through the Mariposa Grove of giant sequoias, enjoy the stunning views of Half –Dome and El Capitan, and swim or bike around the base of Yosemite Falls. Your tour of the Northern California Essentials includes one night of accommodation either in the heart of Yosemite Valley or at a nearby lodge.
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3-Day Guided Hiking Tour of Yosemite National ParkHiking

3-Day Guided Hiking Tour of Yosemite National Park

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Yosemite National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a shrine to human foresight. Giant granite domes formed under volcanic pressure were cut in half creating the famous sheer-walled faces of Half Dome and El Capitan. Yosemite Valley’s cliffs are 3500 feet tall, and countless waterfalls cascade off the cliffs into the canyon. Yosemite also is home to the amazing Giant Sequoia trees, remnants of the last ice age. Come with us to hike the iconic trails, and experience the remarkable wonders of this stunning national park. Camping brings us back to nature, the silence, digital detox, a roaring campfire, and the dark night skies. Your guide will tailor your trip to your needs and desires. We provide the tents, inflatable mattresses, and camp kitchen. Just bring your sleeping bag.
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3-Day Private Guided Hiking Tour of Yosemite National ParkHiking

3-Day Private Guided Hiking Tour of Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a shrine to human foresight. Giant granite domes formed under volcanic pressure were cut in half creating the famous sheer-walled faces of Half Dome and El Capitan. Yosemite Valley’s cliffs are 3500 feet tall, and countless waterfalls cascade off the cliffs into the canyon. Yosemite also is home to the amazing Giant Sequoia trees, remnants of the last ice age. Come with us to hike the iconic trails, and experience the remarkable wonders of this stunning national park. Camping brings us back to nature, the silence, digital detox, a roaring campfire, and the dark night skies. Your guide will tailor your trip to your needs and desires. We provide the tents, inflatable mattresses, and camp kitchen. Just bring your sleeping bag.
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Private Yosemite National Park Tour From San FranciscoAttraction Tickets

Private Yosemite National Park Tour From San Francisco

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Private Tour to Yosemite National Park in a luxury SUV, professional driver. Pricing is per group, based on a maximum of six people. (Service start at the pickup location and finish on the same location. extra hours can be added for $85, paid by cash or credit card).
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7-Day Tour to Yosemite, Las Vegas, Sedona, Monument Valley from San FranciscoMulti-day Tours

7-Day Tour to Yosemite, Las Vegas, Sedona, Monument Valley from San Francisco

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Explore some of the top destinations of the American West on a 6-night, 1-way tour from San Francisco to Las Vegas. You'll travel through California, Nevada, and Arizona to visit Yosemite National Park, Las Vegas, Sedona, Antelope Canyon, and Horseshoe Bend. Attractions include a cruise on San Francisco Bay, an evening tour of the Las Vegas Strip, visiting Hoover Dam, and Jeep tour through Monument Valley.
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Wild West 4-Day Tour from San Francisco to Las Vegas, Yosemite National Park, LANature and Wildlife

Wild West 4-Day Tour from San Francisco to Las Vegas, Yosemite National Park, LA

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Explore some of top destinations of the American West, once known as the Wild West, on this 3-night one-way tour from San Francisco to Los Angeles. You'll travel through California and Nevada to visit Yosemite National Park, Las Vegas, and the Hoover Dam. Attractions include a cruise on San Francisco Bay and an evening tour of the Las Vegas Strip.
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6-Day Tour to Yosemite, Las Vegas, Grand Canyon, Zion, and LA from San FranciscoNature and Wildlife

6-Day Tour to Yosemite, Las Vegas, Grand Canyon, Zion, and LA from San Francisco

Explore the top destinations of the American West on a 5-night, 1-way tour from San Francisco to Los Angeles. You'll travel through California, Nevada, Utah, and Arizona to visit Yosemite National Park, Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, and Zion National Park. Attractions include a cruise on San Francisco Bay, an evening tour of the Las Vegas Strip, and a cruise on Lake Powell.
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Private Tour to Yosemite National Park from San FranciscoDay Trips

Private Tour to Yosemite National Park from San Francisco

Visit Yosemite National Park by private SUV on a full-day tour from San Francisco. Travel with your own driver-guide through the California Central Valley, the Sierra Nevada foothills, and gold country to reach Yosemite. Stop at lookouts over El Capitan, Half Dome, Bridalveil Falls, and Yosemite Falls (seasonal), with free time to explore in Yosemite Valley. Swim in the Merced River, take a hike to the base of Yosemite Falls, or photograph in the footsteps of Ansel Adams before returning to San Francisco in the evening.
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Full-Day Yosemite National Park Hiking Tour from San FranciscoDay Trips

Full-Day Yosemite National Park Hiking Tour from San Francisco

Yosemite National Park from San Francisco English Tour With a hike to Giant Sequoia (giant tree) you can enjoy a full sightseeing! You will usually visit El Capitan, Half Dome, Yosemite Falls, Bridal Veil Falls and Inspiration Point (tunnel view). Drive to higher altitudes and less included in other Yosemite tours! Hiking (two miles round trip) through the evergreen forest of Giant Sequoia's Tuolumne Grove, the world's largest plant, would be great. You may be able to see a deer walking slowly through nature! * During the winter season: Giant Sequoia hiking from October to May may not stop by the snowfall. Please enjoy an unforgettable experience with an experienced and knowledgeable guide!
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