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Small Group Yosemite and Giant Sequioas Day Trip from San Francisco
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icon14 hours  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

Travel by minibus from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park on a small-group day trip to one of the most visually stunning places on earth—considered the crown jewel of America’s national parks. This full-day itinerary takes you through the orchards of the Central Valley to Yosemite Valley, stopping first for a stroll through a grove of giant sequoias. Find plenty of photo ops of Half Dome, El Capitan, and Yosemite Falls. Numbers are limited to 15 passengers to ensure a personalized experience with your knowledgeable guide.
  • Yosemite National Park day trip from San Francisco with an informative guide
  • Walk under ancient redwood trees and hike during free time in Yosemite Valley
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included by minibus
  • Small-group tour limited to 15 passengers ensures personalized attention
  • Please bring proof of COVID vaccination
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6:00 AM
Hotel pickup time in the following zones: Fisherman's Wharf/Lombard Street Corridor: 6am - 6:20am Union Square/SOMA: 6:20am - 6:40am
After pickup from selected hotels in San Francisco, board a comfortable minibus for the drive to Yosemite National Park. En route, make a snack stop among the fruit and nut orchards of the San Joaquin Valley before continuing on to the Sierra Nevada foothills and California Gold Country.

Entering the national park via historical Groveland, stop for a hike among Yosemite’s giant sequoias—ancient redwood trees whose trunks span up to 40 feet (12 meters) in diameter. Your drive continues into the Yosemite Valley, stopping at Tunnel View for the quintessential photo op of that includes Bridalveil Fall, El Capitan, and Half Dome.

After a close-up look at the falls, head to El Capitan, the world’s largest exposed granite monolith. Search for rock climbers ascending its sheer face, which rises thousands of feet above the valley floor. Then it’s on to see Half Dome and Yosemite Falls, whose lower and upper cascades form North America’s tallest waterfall.

During free time to explore on your own and purchase lunch (own expense), you can hike among numerous paths, snap more photos at the base of Yosemite Falls or visit Yosemite Village. Then meet back up with your guide for the return drive to San Francisco, with another quick stop for food in the Central Valley before your full-day tour ends with hotel drop-off.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
San Francisco Bay Bridge
Drive across bridge on the way to Yosemite
Stop At:  
Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias
See some of the biggest trees on the planet.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Tunnel View
Drive to one of the most beautiful views of the Yosemite valley from above
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Bridalveil Falls
Walk to the falls for photos
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Yosemite Valley
Spend free time experiencing the valley
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Half Dome
Stop for photos
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Yosemite Falls
Walk to the 4th tallest waterfalls in the world
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
El Capitan
Stop to look for climbers on the granite wall
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Car seat required for children 8 years old and under; not provided
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • The trip is accessible for most of the tour. However, at the end of the day, we go on a hike to see the giant sequoias. This is NOT advised for people with back, heart or knee problems. It is also not wheelchair accessible. Unfortunately, this is only way to see the sequoias.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • There is a possibility that the Giant Sequoia hike will not be available due to winter weather conditions.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Best Bay Area Tours Llc
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Small Group Yosemite and Giant Sequioas Day Trip from San Francisco?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Small Group Yosemite and Giant Sequioas Day Trip from San Francisco.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Small Group Yosemite and Giant Sequioas Day Trip from San Francisco?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Small Group Yosemite and Giant Sequioas Day Trip from San Francisco.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Small Group Yosemite and Giant Sequioas Day Trip from San Francisco?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Small Group Yosemite and Giant Sequioas Day Trip from San Francisco.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Small Group Yosemite and Giant Sequioas Day Trip from San Francisco?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Small Group Yosemite and Giant Sequioas Day Trip from San Francisco.

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  • "It is a long day but definitely worth every penny!" See review
  • "Overall it was a good trip, well worth having to get up early in the morning." See review
  • "Excellent - It is a long day but well worth every second of it." See review

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Yosemite from San Francisco
Louisebiddick
, May 2022
This was a fabulous trip. Our tour guide Brian was enthusiastic and fun. Lots of interesting commentary on the ride and a documentary about the rock climbers. He brought telescopes to see the climbers on El Capitan. We’ll planned tour; would highly recommend.
star-5
Fantastic Value
Kaiwen_G
, May 2022
Yosemite tour was excellent, our Tour Guide Victor was amazing and had really great energy. All around good time. Would recommend, a great price for what you got.
star-5
TAKE THIS TOUR!
Damian_L
, May 2022
This guided tour was amazing. My tour guide Brian was very upbeat, attentive, and dedicated to giving the group the best experience we could have. The park was absolutely stunning.
star-5
Good coverage for a day trip
Usharani_R
, May 2022
Guided trip which included pickup and drop off from SFO hotels. Excellent narration and background by guide Phil
star-5
Brilliant day
Julie_D
, May 2022
Our tour guide, Phil was excellent. He gave us a running commentary on the attractions and their history and he made the day memorable
star-5
Our tour guide Phillip...
Natasha_D
, May 2022
Our tour guide Phillip was sensational. Very informative and well knowledged. I highly recommend this company to do tours with.
star-5
The Splendor of God
Penelope_H
, May 2022
Wow! This was by far the highlight of our trip to San Francisco. Victor was an amazing tour guide! He was funny, had high energy, was so full of information, and just a joy to be around. Yosemite was gorgeous! We saw everything! I would highly recommend this trip to anyone! Go! You will be so glad that you did.
star-5
Great experience!
Doris_C
, May 2022
Brian was a fantastic guide and provided great insight throughout the trip. Route was well thought out and allowed me sufficient time to soak in the sights and sounds of yosemite at a comfortable pace. Thank you Brian!
star-4
Great day trip
Caitlin_D
, May 2022
This trip is perfect if you are looking for high level attractions in Yosemite. If you want to hike or spend significant time at any one place, this is not for you. I am so glad we did this trip, but I wish masks were still enforced given the amount of time you spend in the van with other people. Another person in our group had a bad cough and I now have covid. The description says proof of vaccination required and masks required, but neither were enforced.
star-5
Everyone needs to do this trip!!
Adrian_P
, May 2022
Absolutely fantastic!!!!Despite the unseasonably cold weather, we had a wonderful trip to Yosemite and saw the most spectacular scenery, and our guide Phil was superb. He was so knowledgable and entertaining - thanks Phil. Everyone needs to do this trip - you won’t regret it!!
star-5
A long, but perfect day trip
Janet_S
, May 2022
A lovely, full-day trip just as advertised! Our tour guide, Brian, made the long trip very enjoyable with his high-energy, knowledge of Yosemite, the surrounding area and his wit!! He was very helpful in making sure everyone was able to get the most out of all of the highlighted stops. Especially cool was seeing the climbers on El Capitan through the telescopes he set up for us ! Everything was on point!!!! Highly recommend this trip if you want to see Yosemite in a day!!!
star-5
Besides the weather, this...
Andre_W
, May 2022
Besides the weather, this tour was great. Phil was a good tour guide he was knowledgeable of the park.
star-5
Very good tour
Adrijana_T
, May 2022
Tour guide/driver (Alberto?) was good. He stopped the van for great views of the park, gave us a lot of information about the area. We also had some time on our own. I enjoyed it.
star-5
Awesome scenery with an awesome guide!
Patricia_H
, May 2022
My sister and I had the most wonderful day with our group and tour guide Alberto. I can’t say enough about how informative and pleasant Alberto was on our trip. He is the one that brought everyone out of their shells to make it a memorable experience for all. 5 stars all the way!
star-5
Great tour, would strongly recommend!
rita_H
, May 2022
Excellent trip and Brian was an outstanding guide, knowledgeable and made the long journey easy and fun.
star-5
Phil is very...
Kaixin_L
, May 2022
Phil is very knowledgeable and friendly! The trip is best experience in sf! Peers are nice too! Will definitely come back
star-5
Amazing experience
Kathleen_H
, Apr 2022
Our tour guide Brian made our trip! He was so friendly, informative and knowledgeable about the history of Yomesite and was excited to share his passion with others.
star-5
Exceptional visit to Yosemite
Gail_F
, Apr 2022
We were impressed with this tour from before we boarded the bus. Communication with tour guide helped make this tour a great experience. Brian insured we got as much of Yosemite in as we possibly could in the time frame we had. He had pictures and videos we watched both coming and going to the park to give us an idea of what we would see. We would definitely recommend this small group experience to others.
star-5
Amazing guide. Amazing tour.
Melody_M
, Apr 2022
Amazing. Absolutely amazing and the best tour I've ever been on. Our guide, Brian, was so knowledgeable and focused on making sure we all had a great time. The sights of Yosemite speak for themselves. Brian provided so many added details that really made this trip extra special, like setting up telescopes at El Capitain so we could see the climbers "on the wall." I've taken many Viator tours (Muir Woods, wine country, San Fran neighborhood). All have been good.
star-5
Our bus driver Brian was so good and friendly!
cindy_c
, Apr 2022
It was an excellent tour, we went to different parts of Yosemite. I would recommend my friends to take this tour in the future.
1 traveler found this review helpful

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