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Time14 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
TicketMobile ticket
Offered in: English

Overview

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.
  • 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

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

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

Reviews

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L
, Oct 2018

Our bus driver Ray was great, very patient and professional, made several photo stops. There are free shuttles buses in the park, you can hop on and hop off to check some interesting places. Be prepare for 4 hours to ride one way, but it is interesting road.

A
, Sep 2018

I had heard so much about Yosemite National Park, that I wanted absolutely the best when I went for the first time. And Gray Line did not disappoint. Right from the start, the tour was well-planned. The bus was comfortable and everything worked as expected, except for maybe the internet, but that was not a problem for me.
The tour was timed just right so that I did not feel exhausted. It covered the most important parts of the park that can be expected in a day.
Antonio was our tour guide and I could tell he is extremely passionate about his work. He was pleasant, helpful. He knew so much about the history of the park and the surrounding places. While going from San Francisco to Yosemite, he told us interesting facts about the various places and also shared his personal experiences. He stopped at the right time to ensure we were not bored. He made the touristy stops while heading to and heading back from the tour so that we clicked all the important places. Easily the best tour I have ever had and would definitely do Gray Line's extended tour of Yosemite.

A
, Jul 2018

Outstanding. Super all day tour with plenty of time to view and enjoy Yosemite. Pleasant and knowledgeable guide. Absolutely recommend this tour. Do this tour, well worth it, you wont be disappointed.

K
, Jul 2018

We had a pretty kind driver who entertained us though the whole trip. The bus was comfortable, had wifi and charger spots as well. When I first saw the edge o the National Park, I felt very sorry and disappointed as it was burnt down. Inside the Park we had an exceptional view! I hope that the environment would be recover soon.

D
, Jul 2018

Wow. that's what i have to say. One of the most amazing views I've ever seen.
All of that, with a comfortable bus, a really nice driver, and with plenty of time to explore this magnificent park. Great value for money.

s
, Jul 2018

Our driver did a great job giving history and background of the park and also made additional stops for the some scenic spots (out of the planned trip) which the entire group appreciated. Yosemite is not a park that can be covered in 1 day but this trip gave a good idea of what all is there when/if one plans to go back. I definitely plan to go back for at least 3-4 days to cover more area.

j
, Jul 2018

Perfect day trip for me on my own while being part of an international tour group ~ getting in some time for relaxation, rejuvenation, and inspiration at our amazing Yosemite National Park. I packed my own food/drinks for the trip. We stopped half way to Yosemite for a break. Most went to Raley's for food/drink purchases. I went to CVS for motion sickness prevention ideas, bc it was going to get very windy through the mountains from there. The ginger gum worked great for me there and back! We stopped at the same location on the way back. On the tour at Yosemite, the driver took us around to many key spots for photo ops and gave us history and fun facts about each spot. After our tour on the bus, we had several hours on our own.

If you are driving to SF and need a place to park, I recommend using the website ParkWhiz to reserve and pay for your space online for the nearby garage right down the street from the Grayline office. The Post and Taylor Garage is located at 569 Post St. San Francisco, CA 94102. I reserved from 6am - 12am and it cost $28. They were quick to serve while being friendly and helpful with directions. I also gave them a good review online, and will use them again.

When you contact the Grayline office, they will tell you that you can be picked up from participating hotels and will also tell you that you will NOT get dropped back off at your hotel - and instead just walk around SF. (?!! Great customer service! Not! No thank you, Kevin!) BTW: We got back to the Grayline office (which was closed by then) at 10:30pm. No thank you to the ~ just walk around SF ~ by myself at that hour. If you are not driving, and make arrangements to be picked up from a hotel, no worries - from all the reviews I've read and from my experience, the very kind and considerate bus driver/tour guides will make sure to take you back to your hotel location.

B
, Jul 2018

Antonio was the best tour guide, friendly, very knowledgeable, patient, made additional stops for us to take pictures, etc, etc. We will take any tour with a guide like Antonio. The trip was long, but he made it funny and confortable.

Y
, Jul 2018

This was awesome, but a little bit hard due to far distance.

L
, Jun 2018

This day trip was wonderful! The coach/bus was comfortable and the driver was very friendly and informative. A great way to see Yosemite if you only have a day to spare.


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