• 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

Amit P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 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.

Angeline A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 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.

sarsingh

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 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.

Ben P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 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.

YEJEE J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

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

Linda J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 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.

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.

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