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Yosemite in a Day Tour from San Francisco

Highlights
  • Leave the logistics of your Yosemite adventure to a driver-guide
  • Avoid the hassle of crowded parking lots, so you can spend more time exploring
  • Stop for photo ops of El Capitan, Bridalveil Fall, and Half Dome 
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Yosemite in a Day Tour from San Francisco
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Yosemite in a Day Tour from San Francisco
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Overview
See Yosemite National Park’s iconic natural wonders on this convenient mini-bus tour that saves time and energy. Let someone else handle the 4- to 5-hour drive, and visit some of the park’s best sights in just one day. See giant redwoods, El Capitan, and Half Dome, plus scenic spots along the way, hearing commentary from your guide about each location. A small-group size means plenty of personal attention.
What to Expect
Your morning starts with a pickup from a select San Francisco hotel. Board the minibus, settle in for the roughly 4-hour drive, and enjoy the scenery while you cross the Bay Bridge. Stop for a snack before continuing to the Sierra Nevada foothills and Gold Country.
Enter Yosemite National Park via Groveland, making a quick stop for a guided hike among sequoia redwoods. Then, stop at Tunnel View for photo ops of Bridalveil Fall, Half Dome, and El Capitan before continuing to Yosemite Valley.
Get close enough to El Capitan to spot climbers scaling its sheer face, and move on to Half Dome and Yosemite Falls.
After some free time to purchase lunch (at your own expense) or explore the falls or Yosemite Village, meet with your driver for the journey back. Make a short stop in the Central Valley for a snack before getting dropped off at your hotel.
Reviews (113)
1 - 5 of 57 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Yosemite overwhelming beauty

We just enjoyed a one day trip to Yosemite, and it was really awesome. Phil entertained the small group with some nice background stories and music. Wonderful scenery; a must do activity! Thanks Phil!

Thank r0bjanv
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Wonderful!

My best friend and I took this tour from San Francisco when we found out it might be rainy all day so figured we should check out Yosemite on a whim. No regrets from start to end. Phil was super accommodating and made 6am easy....More

1  Thank sailwyn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Yosemite in a day tour with Bay Area tours

Took this tour with my 13 year old son whilst travelling from England, from the initial enquiry throughout Bay Area tours where fantastic. I had to change my date of booking which was no problem for them, we needed picking up from San Ramon, no...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Adventurer754833
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Beautiful Yosemite

Our tour to Yosemite with Patrick was really enjoyable and the Park is beautiful. A few stops along the way for breakfast, lunch purchase etc. In the Park we walked down to see the giant sequoia trees, about a hour or more round trip, plenty...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank maxnruby
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amazing Yosemite with Phil from Best Bay Area Tours

It was just great experience. Definitely worth it if you like nature and have 1 day in SFO. It is from 6am to 8 30pm - be prepared for strenuous program - but you will see a lot.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Response from Joanne J | Reviewed this property |
We got back just after 9pm, traffic was good so we stopped at a spot with great city views on the return. It’s a great day
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