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Yosemite National Park

9035 Village Dr, Yosemite, California

The Basics

Yosemite is one of the most popular day trip destinations from San Francisco, often visited on full-day and multi-day excursions from the city. Visit with roundtrip transportation to explore the park independently, or choose a guided experience to see much of the park in a short amount of time. Sightseeing bus tours, valley floor tours, and Glacier Point tours are available, while small-group and private options are offered.

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Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoias Day Trip from San Francisco
Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoias Day Trip from San Francisco
$189.00 per adult
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Great great tour guide
Gino was very enthusiastic about Yosemite the entire trip, I enjoyed his passion for the park. He is extremely informative and a very very knowledgeable person on the state of California. I enjoyed listening to his stories. He had a lot of patience when people were running late nice job Gino!!!!
Kelley_P, Dec 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in San Francisco

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Bonita was wonderful!!...
Thomas_C, Oct 2021
Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoias Day Trip from San Francisco
Bonita was wonderful!! When she was driving through epic fog and rain I was so impressed with her focus being on safety!! She made the trip all the way!!!
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Great day!
Susan_F, Oct 2021
Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoias Day Trip from San Francisco
Gino was very enthusiastic and helpful. I would have liked the chance to get to the NPS visitors center but I'm guessing bus parking and/or covid closures made the difficult. It was a beautiful day. Thank you!
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Sequoias, breathtaking scenery and biking through Yosemite Valley
Linda_U, Aug 2021
2-Day Yosemite National Park Tour from San Francisco
Amazing 2 day experience. Be sure to bring plenty of water for the sequoia hike a no water sources are available there. Cedar Lodge is a lovely place to relax before day 2. Great food, very clean. Bike rental on day 2 is highly recommended since the valley terrain is flat and there is so much to see. Swimming in the Mercede River was a definite highlight.
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Yosemite Tour
Martina_G, Jul 2021
Yosemite National Park - Full Day Tour from San Francisco
Great tour! Comfortable and clean tour bus. I recommend bringing a neck pillow! Spent about 3.5 hours walking the valley floor. Wish we had more time to explore! Did not see that a WiFi SSID was provided during the the trip.
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Amazing views!
Joshua_N, Nov 2021
Yosemite National Park - Full Day Tour from San Francisco
Jack and Michele were both amazing in getting us there and giving small touristy explanations of things along the way and whilst we were there. Had a small taste of what Yosemite has to offer and cannot wait to make another trip again!
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Best guide/driver ever!
Rose_P, Aug 2021
Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoias Day Trip from San Francisco
Denise was an excellent driver and tour guide. Her knowledge of and enthusiasm for the area was great. She was concerned about our comfort and safety. She made sure we knew what to expect and that we were prepared with food and comfort stops. it was a very long day but definitely worth it.
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beautiful scene and great guide
tzchen86, Oct 2021
2-Day Yosemite National Park Tour from San Francisco
The scenery is absolutely beautiful. Kate is such a warm personality and is energetic and knowledgeable, and we enjoyed her stories about various aspects of Yosemite. This is my second trip to Yosemite after 5 years, but still saw and learned a lot. Also really appreciate Kate's considerate tour scheduling, we had fun despite of the unexpected big rain. Also best wishes for her future endeavors!
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Loved the tour!
Elizah_T, Aug 2021
Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoias Day Trip from San Francisco
The tour was great! The vehicle used was clean and comfortable. Our tour guide and driver (Gino) provided us with a lot of information along the way and ample time on breaks. There is one food break going to and fro from Yosemite. when we arrived at the location our tour guide gave us time to explore the trails and area on our own.
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Visiting Yosemite National Park
Jacqueline_G, Aug 2021
Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoias Day Trip from San Francisco
I enjoyed very much the day hike to Tuolumne Grove. Walking on Big Oak Flat Road. Having lunch at the Yosemite Visitors Lodge. Weather 97-100, sunny and warm. Driver's name Roman provided a memorable day and bus tour, visiting many areas of Yosemite National Park. Roman provided lots of humor during our 16 hour journey from SF. Driver did very well accommodating 40 passengers.
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Breathtaking vistas
Sharon_D, Nov 2021
Yosemite National Park - Full Day Tour from San Francisco
Our tour guide Joseph was amazing ...he was so knowledgeable of the park and showed us where to see the best views. Our driver Archie was also amazing in getting us safely over the mountainous roads.
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Great family day trip
Dana_P, Jun 2021
Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoias Day Trip from San Francisco
We had such a fun trip! The bus was super clean and cool. The guide Gino had really funny stores to tell us during the drive and had great advice about where to buy affordable food for lunch and how to time budget all the stops so we could see as much as possible. Absolutely the highlight of our vacation!
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Antonio was a wonderful...
Kar, Nov 2021
Yosemite National Park - Full Day Tour from San Francisco
Antonio was a wonderful tour guide. The tour went very smoothly. Antonio was very informative and kind. I did talk to an awful employee in the morning before the tour.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The park features a number of walking and biking trails that vary in difficulty and length. The Visitor Center is the best place to find information on the trails.

  • Yosemite day hikes, adventure tours, and hiking tours offer opportunities for active days out in nature, all with the help of a guide. Choose from hiking tours, yoga tours, photography tours, and more.

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How to Get There

Yosemite National Park is best accessed via car ($20 fee per vehicle). From San Francisco, it’s about a four-hour drive—you’ll cross the Bay Bridge and travel through the Great Central Valley into the Sierra foothills. Following the beautiful Merced River to the Sierra Nevada Mountains, you'll enter Yosemite Valley. Most tours from the Bay Area include roundtrip transportation.

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When to Get There

Yosemite is accessible year-round, though snow chains may be required in winter. The park is beautiful in every season, but be aware that access to some hiking trails is weather-permitting. Many consider spring the best time to visit—expect crowds in summer and snow activities such as snowshoeing and skiing in winter.

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What Not To Miss in Yosemite National Park

It’s hard to go too wrong, but where to start? The majestic profile of Half Dome is perhaps the most iconic sight in the park. You can also view the mighty mecca that is El Capitan, or hike into Tuolumne Meadows, where giant sequoias surround you. As for waterfalls, Yosemite Falls, Bridalveil Fall, and Vernal Falls are all must-sees, and when it comes to viewpoints, be sure to check out Glacier Point and Tunnel View.

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