• Location: San Francisco, California
  • Duration: 13 hours 30 minutes (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. 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
  • Driver­-guide and commentary

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. 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.


Customer Reviews

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.


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

Jiri T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Great trip, with possibility to see all the most beutiful places. And almost 4 hours for own activity in the Yosemite valey.

Saisai Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

I really like all the view there. But we drive there, the bus stopped for 1 hour to break. I wiish we could spend more time there..

Devi D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Wonderful tour. Our driver is very nice. Just wish it would be an overnight trip. Highly recommended tour.

Dora G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

The tour guide was excellent. Knowledge of the region and driving skills. This was an amazing trip.

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