• Location: Fresno, California
  • Duration: 9 hours (approx.)
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Explore Yosemite and Glacier Point on a full-day trip with a small group. Catch views over the entire Yosemite Valley, Yosemite Falls, and Half Dome at Glacier Point, before continuing on a hiking or driving tour. Hotel, airport, or bus/train station pickup is included, in addition to lunch at the Ahwahnee Hotel (except Sundays). As this tour is designed for a very small group, chances are if you have four or more people in your party you may get a private tour.


  • 9-hour tour of Yosemite from Glacier Point with a small group
  • Pickup and drop-off included
  • Lunch at the Ahwahnee Hotel (additional fee applies on Sundays)
  • Hike down the Glacier Point Trail (optional)
  • Personalized attention from your guide

What You Can Expect

Yosemite and Glacier Point with Ahwahnee Lunch

Half Dome from the valley

Your small-group tour of Yosemite's highlights begins with pickup in Bass Lake, Fish Camp, El Portal, Mariposa, Coarsegold, Oakhurst, or the greater Fresno area. In a comfortable tour vehicle, your guide will take you into the park through the Southgate, then make your first stop at Chinquapin and Glacier Point for views over the entire Yosemite Valley, Yosemite Falls, and Half Dome. Walk out to the point for more views of the Merced River, Vernal Falls, and the surrounding mountains. 

If you're interested in hiking, you can hit the 4-mile (6.4-km) downhill trail from Glacier Point to Southside Drive, where you'll meet back up with your guide. Stop by a couple of other sites in the valley on your way to lunch at the Ahwahnee Hotel. 

If you'd rather not make the hike, you'll drive back to Chinquapin and down into the valley. From the Tunnel View, get glimpses of Yosemite Falls, Half Dome, Sentinel Bridge, the Chapel, El Capitan, and Bridalveil Falls. End up at the Ahwahnee for lunch. 

After lunch, explore the meadows facing El Capitan, where you may get views of rock climbers conquering the stone face. Then drive along the Merced River to see the John Muir and President Roosevelt campsites. 

You'll be dropped off at your original departure point.

Customer Reviews

Richard K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

We had a fantastic tour of Yosemite and saw all the major attractions. Steve our guide was awesome and gave us a good amount of information about the Park and all it's features. Lunch at Ahwahnee was a real treat. I can highly recommend this tour to anyone who has not been to Yosemite since it will give a good overview and understanding about the Park

Msumaryann United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

This is the perfect tour especially if you have never been to Yosemite and have limited time. We were picked up at our hotel lobby at time arranged through a call the day prior. The guide picked us up in a very comfortable Ford Expedition. There were only 2 couples on our tour so very private and personalized. Because Glacier Point is closed this time of year we spent entire day in the valley. We stopped at all the major sights and had enough time to enjoy the falls, views and take photos. Loved the early stop at Fern Spring where Mick our guide provided us plastic water bottles to fill and drink from throughout the day. There is a bit of walking but not too bad if in fairly good shape. Good hiking, or water proof walking shoes, are needed this time of year. Dress in layers as temps can fluctuate. Our guide was knowledgeable and helpful, funny with personal stories and flexible to our wishes. The lunch at the Majestic hotel dining room always be the Ahwahnee to me was excellent. It included selecting one item from salad, sandwiches and entrees plus one non-alcoholic beverage. We got to sit at the Queen's table in the end alcove with best view. Named so as Queen Elizabeth dined at this specific table when she visited. We were picked up at 7am as in hotel near south entrance. We got back at 3:30 quite tired but happy that we saw and learned do much. This tour is a bit pricey but for us so worth it as we didn't have to worry about driving, parking or how to get to each site. We learned more having a guide and enjoyed company of the guide and meeting the other couple. Yosemite is such a magnificent cathedral of nature that not having to worry about the mundane allowed us to enjoy more fully. At the end of the tour we were given an insulated tote bag-a nice memento.

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