• Location: San Francisco, California
  • Duration: 14 hours (approx.)
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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 (at own expense) or skip straight to the park to begin exploring. Follow your guide on a walking tour of the area or discover the park's charms on your own during your 4-hour stay. Pickup from select San Francisco hotels is included.

Highlights

  • Full-day trip to Yosemite National Park from San Francisco
  • Admire the views on a scenic drive through the Great Central Valley of California
  • Relax and explore the park independently or engage in a guided hike
  • Driver­-guide and commentary

What You Can Expect

Yosemite National Park Day Trip from San Francisco

Visit Yosemite National Park, California

Board your luxury vehicle for the trip to Yosemite National Park. Cross the Bay Bridge and travel through the Central Valley into the foothills of the Sierra.

Upon arrival at Yosemite, meet your guide for a hike to the base of Yosemite Falls or explore on your own. Rent a bike (own expense) to cruise the valley floor, visit the Ansel Adams Gallery, or hit up the rangers' station for informative lectures and guided walks. Peruse the Indian Village of Ahwahnee or stroll along the banks of the Merced River. Without a stop for lunch, you'll have roughly 4 hours to explore.

Meet back at the bus at 4pm to return to San Francisco.

Itinerary

Customer Reviews

Susan H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

I want to tell everyone that this excursions was one of the best I have ever done. Our tour guide Antonio was awesome. He went over and above to stop at places heading to and heading back from the tour that other guides may not have taken the time to do. You could tell how passionate he is about what he does. Antonio knew so much about the history of the Park and was able to answer all questions thrown at him. He was pleasant, helpful, informative and made everyone feel comfortable. I cannot say enough about him and this excursion. I would pay double to do it all over again that's how phenomenal our day was. DO NOT hesitate to do this excursion.

Andrew C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

What an experience. The highlight of our holiday. The views were incredible and will live with us forever. The whole day however was made so enjoyable by our guide and driver, Antonio. His knowledge shone through in everything he said and his own personal experience showed the passion he has.

Parameswaran B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

We were very happy with this tour! Our driver, Mr Chablis was very helpful, friendly and always smiling... we would recommend him to anyone!

Oliver M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

I was a bit weary of the long bus journey . As soon as we were all seated , our tour guide/driver Antonio introduced himself . A voice with such clarity and a great manner in which he described things as we drove along , I knew this was going to be a good tour . He explained the background of the places we passed , the people who live and work there ,the evolution of everything with a passing of time . The stops he made for stretching of legs / refreshments, and the scienic locations were just right . A big thank you Antonio, for finding my wife's necklace ! I think Antonio is so good at gauging people , what he thinks a mix of people would like and he plans everthing as he drives along.Even at the end of the day driving through downtown, with the rain coming down quite heavily he was always so positive ,as he dropped us at Union Square it stopped raining! Antonio is a top man- no question, you should be proud of him.

Margo B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

This trip was the highlight of our trip out to San Fransisco. Wonderful service from our hotel. Chabli, our bus drive, was kind and fun. Bus was comfortable and made the long day a pleasant experience. The recent snow was a bonus which made the park beautiful! I highly recommend it! Margo Bennett, North Carolina.

Chris

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

An excellent day's journey with a knowledgeable and helpful driver. Stopping off to let us take some amazing photos of Yosemite Falls and the surrounding area. A great day rounded off by stopping to take photos of SF from across the bay.

Diego L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Very nice tour, the driver was very kind and he even stopped at Treasure Island on the way back to SF so that we could see the skyline at night. We had plenty of time in Yosemite, and I don't think you can see more in one day as we did. We had a good balance between guided visits and free time in the park. I totally recommend the tour!

Nicole L USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Yosemite was extremely beautiful and worth the long drive. You will have very limited time there, but your driver will take you on some wonderful stops before you have free time. Sheblei was one of the most knowledgeable, funny and caring guides I’ve had on a trip. I hope many more people get to enjoy him. He was extremely patient, well organized and explained everything we were going to do. He took the time to take ppl to requested stops (at the end of the night) and made sure to drop them off at the safest locations. A very kind, attentive gentleman. Thank you Sheblei for taking us to see the beautiful night scape of San Francisco on the bay. Wonderful way to end the long day!

Katherine S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

It was a very early start but extremely worth it. I had a long journey ahead of me but I had the best tour guide I've experienced yet in Antonio, fab driving on Old Priest Road! He talked about all the interesting sites along the way and took us to the must see sites of Yosemite. He was courteous, knowledgeable and gave us perfect lengths of time for photos and breaks on the trip.
This tour really is worth it if you are on a short trip to San Francisco, all the pictures and photos you see of Yosemite can never do it justice. It is a must see National Park! After Antonio showed us all the beautiful places on the tour we got to spend nearly 4 hours free time in the park which was great. I'm one for yoga/meditating so I found a quiet spot all to myself with Half Dome in the background after climbing to Lower Yosemite Falls.
We all met up for the bus journey back and Antonio made a few more photo opportunity stops. To say I've watched the sunset in Yosemite is beyond my wildest dreams and a complete privilege. If Yosemite is on your bucket list, I'd say go without a second thought! I will one day hopefully return and stay a few nights there.

Edith C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

This was the best tour I have taken by far. If you are in San Francisco I highly recommend this trip, it is worth every penny. Our tour guide Jorge was amazing. He took us to his favorite fishing spot at the park and the view of El Capitan was amazing. That's the picture next to the tree. Great exp

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