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Visit Yosemite National Park on this escape-from-the-city 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 knowledgeable guide on a walking tour of the area or discover the park's charms on your own during your 4 hour stay. Round-trip transportation from selected San Francisco hotels is included.


  • 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
  • Opt for a prearranged lunch at the famous Ahwahnee Dining Room
  • FREE wireless on board tour vehicle
  • Accompanied by expert guide, in addition to driver

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Yosemite is a must-see and this day trip gives you both a guided tour and time on your own for a full experience. Having lunch in the lovely and posh Ahwanee restaurant is certainly a treat and having it ready when you get there is a real time saver leaving you with more time to enjoy Yosemite.

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What You Can Expect

Yosemite National Park Day Trip from San Francisco

Visit Yosemite National Park, California

After pickup at your hotel in San Francisco (select hotels only), board your luxury vehicle for the trip to Yosemite National Park. Onboard the bus or van, cross the Bay Bridge and travel through the Central Valley into the foothills of the Sierra.

Upon arrival at Yosemite, choose how you want to spend your time. 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 4 hours to explore.

You'll have 3 hours to tour the park. Meet your guide for a hike to the base of Yosemite Falls or explore on your own.

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


Highlights on your Yosemite National Park day trip include:

  • San Francisco/Oakland Bay Bridge
  • Sierra Nevada Range
  • El Capitan
  • Bridalveil Falls
  • Vernal Falls
  • Merced River
  • Yosemite Falls
  • Cathedral Spires
  • Half Dome

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Everything was good but too little time at the park.

Penney H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was amazing!

Cheryl S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The trip was very enjoyable. Our driver was very knowledgeable and extremely personable. I would recommend this trip to anyone.

Cheryl S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The trip was very enjoyable.

vincent l

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Our driver and tour guide, Kaboosh, was very knowledgable and friendly, I enjoyed it very much!

Ann S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

A beautiful place to visit! So glad we took a tour. Our guide was informative and the bus was comfortable.

Emma L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

It was a long day on a bus, but totally worth it! The driver was very kind and allotted us enough time in the park to see as much as possible. It was a great day!

Rachel I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Perfect day in one of the most beautiful park in California ! The driver was very friendly and competent. Although the trip was pretty long, it was worth it. We had time on our own there to do whatever we wanted.
I highly recommend this trip to any tourist in California.

Oksana S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

The tour was very well organized. Our driver Kabush was the best :) Thank you!

Robert S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

It is a long haul from San Francisco to Yosemite leaving little time to see much in the Park. However the trip was a real pleasure nonetheless! It was great to have someone else do the driving. We enjoyed visiting a cross section of California including coast range, central valley, foothills and sierras. Our driver and narrator, Alex, was a super guy and guide A. He was a superb and safe driver and provided interesting anecdotes along the way. He had done his homework and was most personable and caring!

Advice for future tours: Leave Yosemite an hour later to allow more time in the park it would be impossible to leave any earlier. Organize the return drop off more efficiently.

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