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Full-Day Small Group Yosemite & Glacier Point Tour Including Hotel Pickup

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Full-Day Small Group Yosemite & Glacier Point Tour Including Hotel Pickup

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icon9 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Get acquainted with the landmarks and highlights of Yosemite National Park during this 9-hour day tour from Fresno or Oakhurst. Travel into the Yosemite Valley through the Southgate, then spend the day viewing and photographing some of the valley's best features such as Bridalveil Falls, Half Dome, Yosemite Falls and Yosemite’s high country.  Hike down the 4-Mile Trail (during the spring to fall) or choose to remain on the bus. Lunch will be provided and can be eaten along the trail. National Park entrance fees included.
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
Sports Refillable Water Bottle or Bottled Water
Lunch: Your choice of turkey, vegetarian or dagwood (combination of several meats) sandwich
Gratuities

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
FRESNO DEPARTURE - Hotels in the River Park Area, Fresno Airport Area and Fresno Downtown area. Hotels near Hwy 99 will have to meet us at In and Out Burger parking lot at 8110 N Blackstone Avenue,

OAKHURST DEPARTURE - (Coarsegold) - Chuckchansi Gold Resort and Casino. (Oakhurst) - America's Best Value Inn, Chateau de sureau, Best Western, Oakhurst Lodge, Southgate Hotel, Yosemite Sierra Inn, Comfort Inn, Narrow Gauge Inn ( Bass Lake) Pines Resort, World Mark ( El Portal ) - Yosemite View Lodge and Cedar Lodge. (Mariposa) Miners Inn, Best Western, Quality Inn and all other smaller locations on Hwy 140 in Mariposa, Happy Burger 5120 CA -140 for those staying in area AirB&Bs.

FISH CAMP DEPARTURE- Tenaya Lodge, Bed and Breakfast places on Hwy 41, Fish Camp General Store, Redwoods in Wawona and Yosemite West.

MARIPOSA AREA - Best Western, Comfort Inn, Monarch inn, Miner's Inn, Happy Burger, Park and Ride.

El PORTAL - Cedar Lodge, Yosemite View Lodge

YOSEMITE- Yosemite Lodge, Curry Village , Ahwahnee Hotel

Begin your day's exploration of Yosemite National Park with pickup in Fresno, Oakhurst, or Fish Camp. Board your comfortable tour vehicle and settle in for the ride to Yosemite's Southgate entrance. 

Make your first stop at Glacier Point and Chinquapin, a scenic overlook that provides sweeping views of the Yosemite High Country, Yosemite Falls, Half Dome and the Yosemite Valley. Embark on a short walk to get a more photo-worthy views of the Merced River, Ahwahnee Lodge, Curry Village, Vernal Falls and Nevada Falls.

Those keen on hiking can take the option to trek down the 4-Mile Trail here, which ends on Southside Drive. Continue across the Swinging Bridge (or take a shuttle) to meet back with your tour group at the Yosemite Lodge. 

Passengers who wish to remain on the bus will visit the Tunnel View to view Yosemite Falls, Half Dome, Sentinel Bridge, El Capitan and Bridalveil Falls. Stop for a lunch break and walk to Yosemite Falls.

Hang out in the meadows in front of El Capitan to watch the gravity-defying rock climbers, then drive along the Merced River to see the John Muir and President Roosevelt campsites. See the historic Wawona Hotel and explore the Pioneer Village History Center before heading back to Fresno or Oakhurst for drop-off.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Fresno
Your day begins with pickup in either Fresno, Oakhurst, or Fish Camp aboard a comfortable touring vehicle. From here, enjoy a scenic journey to Yosemite, entering through the park’s Southgate entrance.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Glacier Point
Stop at Chinquapin and Glacier Point, an overlook offering remarkable views of Yosemite Valley, Half Dome, Yosemite Falls, and Yosemite’s high country. After a short walk, you can gaze over the valley, including Curry Village and the renowned Majestic Yosemite Hotel (formerly the Ahwahnee), and take in picture-perfect views of the surrounding mountaintops.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Yosemite Valley
Between spring and fall, you also have the option of hiking Glacier Point’s 4-Mile Trail, which ends on Southside Drive. From here, simply hop on a shuttle or continue across the Swinging Bridge to Yosemite Valley Lodge, where you’ll meet back up with your guide. For those who’d prefer to stay on the bus, you'll make your way down to the Yosemite Valley.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Tunnel View
Starting from the Tunnel View to take in spectacular views.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Bridalveil Falls
Enjoy views of Bridalveil Falls, The Chapel, Sentinel Bridge, El Capitan..
Pass By:  
Half Dome
and views of Half Dome and Yosemite Falls.
Stop At:  
Yosemite Falls
The group will then break for lunch, along with an easy walk to the base of Yosemite Falls. You’ll also have time to peruse the souvenir gift shops.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
El Capitan
After dining, you'll pay a visit to the meadows in front of El Capitan to see if anyone is rock climbing, an extremely popular park activity.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Merced River
Next, continue on with a drive alongside the Merced River and learn a bit about President Theodore Roosevelt’s 3-night camping trip with naturalist John Muir, who successfully lobbied for the creation of Yosemite National Park.
Stop At:  
Pioneer Yosemite History Center
Your return trip includes a stop at The Pioneer Village History Center for some exploring and also a visit to the historical landmark Wawona Hotel, a perfect place for viewing the park’s young sequoias.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Fresno
The tour concludes with a ride back to either Fresno or Oakhurst.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Glacier Point is usually closed during winter from November to April. Any of the tour highlights may be closed due to weather or construction. We will do our best to show alternative sites.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Child rate applies only when accompanied by 2 paying adults
  • Parents with small children must provide car seats and/or booster seats if necessary
  • Infants from 0-1 years must be in the back seat strapped into a rear-facing car seat until they reach 20 pounds
  • Children between 1-8 years (or heaver than 20 pounds) must be in in the back seat (some exceptions apply) and strapped into either: - A rear-facing car seat until they reach the maximum height/weight limit for the seat - A front-facing car seat with a 5 point harness until they reach the maximum height/weight limit for the seat - A booster seat if under 4 feet 9 inches and over the height/weight limit for a car seat - A regular seat belt in the back seat if taller than 4 feet 9 inches
  • - Seniors must bring the Senior Park Pass with them
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Crossroads Tours

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 Full-Day Small Group Yosemite & Glacier Point Tour Including Hotel Pickup?
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
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Full-Day Small Group Yosemite & Glacier Point Tour Including Hotel Pickup.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Full-Day Small Group Yosemite & Glacier Point Tour Including Hotel Pickup?
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 Full-Day Small Group Yosemite & Glacier Point Tour Including Hotel Pickup.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Full-Day Small Group Yosemite & Glacier Point Tour Including Hotel Pickup?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Full-Day Small Group Yosemite & Glacier Point Tour Including Hotel Pickup.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Full-Day Small Group Yosemite & Glacier Point Tour Including Hotel Pickup?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Full-Day Small Group Yosemite & Glacier Point Tour Including Hotel Pickup.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Full-Day Small Group Yosemite & Glacier Point Tour Including Hotel Pickup?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Full-Day Small Group Yosemite & Glacier Point Tour Including Hotel Pickup.

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star-5
We were on our honeymoon...
Clay_H
, Sep 2021
We were on our honeymoon and decided to add a last minute tour of Yosemite! We were picked up from Tenaya Lodge right on time with no hiccups at all. Our tour guide was Daniel and he was hands down the best tour guide! He was super informative and took great pictures of us as well- we recommend this trip to anyone!
star-4
The views and the scenery...
Thomas_J
, Sep 2021
The views and the scenery were spectacular, albeit partially obscured from smoke. The Valley was partially obscured from a fire to the south.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
We are so sorry about the smoke in the valley but it is beyond our control. We hope you get to visit soon again .
star-3
Yosemite
Sylvia_D
, Sep 2021
We got a late start. The van windows were so small you could not see things that were point out, we stopped for lunch so late 2 pm. The upside is the sites we did see to were very nice. So sad the waterfalls were complete dry, you could only see staining. The tour guide was really nice
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
We hope you get to visit Yosemite again soon.Thanks
star-5
Day at Yosemite
Susie
, Sep 2021
Our tour was amazing. We had Richard as our guide and driver and he was excellent. Very informative about the park and area. We would recommend him alway.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thank you for your kind words
star-5
It was fantastic.
Sue_G
, Sep 2021
Getting to see a mama bear and her cubs and the beautiful scenery. Our guide James was awesome. He shared alot of history about yosemite with us and was very knowledgeable and very patient while we took pictures etc. He was right on time picking us up at the hotel.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thank you for your kind words
star-2
non vaccinated tour guide, tour company doesn't care what you request for lunch
Fizza_Z
, Aug 2021
Yosemite itself was amazing, the tour was okay. Driver told us she had covid a month ago and was not vaccinated, was wearing her mask without covering her nose and let people sit in the van without masks!! Only later when I asked, did she ask them to put masks on. Also requested vegetarian lunch with viator, and was provided turkey sandwiches. Viator needs to be more careful with who they hire to provide these tours.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Best thing to do if you want to stay away from other travelers to do a private tour. The driver who had Covid was quarantined for couple weeks and only allowed to work went tested Negative. We inform all the guests to wear masks in the vehicle but guide driver is not able to constantly keep checking on everyone. So when you point it out to the Guide they can talk to the other guests. Thank you for pointing out the issues. We always work on improving ourselves and need the feedback from you,
star-5
Yosemite at its Best.
Jane_D
, Aug 2021
Absolutely wonderful day in Yosemite National Park with Crossroads Tours and driver David. He took us all over the park and told us all the history associated with Yosemite. We had a wonderful lunch included plus plenty of snacks and drinks. David gave us ample time to take pictures and walk around all the must see locations. He was such a pleasure to spend our day with. Don’t hesitate to book with Viator and ask for David with Crossroads Tours. Met us right on time and had over 8 hours of sightseeing. Just a Wonderful Day!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thank you very much
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Enjoyable trip
Heidi_L
, Aug 2021
Our tour guide, Denise, was wonderful. She always tried to allow maximum time for us to tour Yosemite. She's also very informative and provided us with a lot of recommendations for touring SF.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thank you very much
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great day so worth the money.
Angelina_F
, Aug 2021
Laura was fantastic!!! She knew the park so well and had an amazing sense of humor which made us all feel like a family.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
thank you for your kind words
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Best part of our California trip
Deborah_B
, Aug 2021
Brian was very knowledgeable about the park. He took the time and effort to make our trip memorable. Describing each stop with valuable information concerning history of the park etc. Highly recommend this tour.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thank You so much
1 traveler found this review helpful

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