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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
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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
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National Park fees
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Hotel/port pickup and drop-off (from select hotels in San Francisco)
Local taxes
Food and drinks
Gratuities
No Pick-up/Drop-off from residential addresses or hotels outside of San Francisco

Departure Point

San Francisco, CA, USA

Departure Time

6:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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 guided 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
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Best Bay Area Tours Llc

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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.

Learn more about cancellations.

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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Traveler Tips


  • "It is a long day but definitely worth every penny!" See review
  • "They allowed a stop along the way to get snacks/beverages, no meals are included so be sure to get plenty of food and drinks!" See review
  • "Overall it was a good trip, well worth having to get up early in the morning." See review

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Yosemite!
Karen_T
, Jul 2021
Wow, wow, wow! Yosemite is beautiful. What a great experience. Our tour guide, Alberto, was fabulous. He knew so much about Yosemite and the Bay Area.
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Fantastic!!
Virginia_G
, Jul 2021
As a solo traveler I highly recommend this tour.. Hotel pickup and Brian was amazing. A nice walk in Red Woods and two wineries. Small group which was nice and I must say the two couples were friendly and inviting.
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Perfect Day
Andrea_B
, Jul 2021
Great tour and guide. Phil’s did awesome! Went the extra mile for everything. Great knowledge of the area and even Interesting stuff about San Fran while he was picking us all up. Long drive from San Fran to Yosemite so his play lists and stories were funny and perfect! Well worth the money for this tour!
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Great trip, long day.
Thomas_C
, Jul 2021
Went on the small group Yosemite tour yesterday sponsored by Best Bay tours. Our tour guide Brian was fantastic! Because it was a Saturday Brian suggested we start even earlier than the usual starting time. Great suggestion. We beat all the crowds and that helps to get good pics. Speaking of pics, they will be stunning, because Brian knew all the money shot spots. He also was thoughtful to all our needs. He made sure we had plenty of cold drinks, had lots of videos of the park and rock climbing and took a personal interest in the 12 travelers. I got video of a momma bear and her two cubs during our free time that he will share with future travelers. It is an extremely long day but when you see the pictures you take you will be thankful you went.
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Fun day!
Kelly_C
, Jul 2021
My daughter and I really enjoyed our trip to Yosemite 7-8-21 with Alberto. There was plenty of stops for restroom breaks and it was a beautiful drive to the park and our guide had a wealth of knowledge about the area. Ok, honestly, Im not a group tour kind of person, but this was a small group of very nice people. I was hesitant to book this trip, but Im so glad I did. It is very nice to just relax and let someone worry about driving, navigating sights. There is plenty of photo ops, freetime to hike around Yosemite falls, a gift shop and a hike to the giant Sequoias. The park is beautiful and worth every penny to see it. Book the trip! Also, the road up and down through the Sierra Nevadas can induce motion sickness. If you feel this can pose an issue, take Dramamine prior.
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the perfect day
Joseph_S
, Jul 2021
We saw a bear, many deer, and one of the most beautiful places on earth. Our driver was spectacular and informative. What a day!
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Excellent Tour Guide
Judith_L
, Jul 2021
The whole trip was memorable. The best part was the excellent tour guide Brian. He was knowledgeable and had great historical depth on Yosemite. He was on time and well organized, making proactive decisions on time management to maximize our enjoyment. Great trip
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Great day
Stephanie_C
, Jul 2021
It was a wonderful day! Brain was extremely knowledgeable and made the day fun. People should know the trek to the Sequoia is extremely strenuous.
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Above expectations
Shirley_M
, Jun 2021
It was a great trip! Phil was always taking care of us and letting us know about it all. We got to see the bear and we loved it! A great experience.
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Warm-hearted trip
Mary_B
, Jun 2021
Phil was an excellent, well-versed guide. We wanted a day where someone who knew the lay of the land led the way. He showed us the highlights. He navigated the treacherous roadways well. I highly recommend his warm-hearted leadership.
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