Enjoy spectacular scenery and world famous sights on a day tour of Yosemite National Park Tours from San Francisco, one of the most beautiful national parks in the world! Our full day tour of Yosemite National Park is a great way to experience some of the most exciting scenery in California including Half Dome, Yosemite Falls, Bridalveil Falls, Cathedral Rocks and the 3500ft El Capitan. This fully guided all day tour will show you the highlights of the park in one day. Our small groups allow much greater flexibility for sightseeing and various options inside the park. Your Yosemite Park day tour lasts approximately 14 hours. Yosemite National Park is located 200 miles east of San Francisco. After a scenic drive through the East Bay we head up into the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains where the discovery of gold in 1848 started the California gold rush.
We’ll pass through one of the original gold rush towns and arrive in Yosemite National Park around 11:00am. Your tour director will narrate your journey, pointing out sites of interest and explaining Yosemite National Park history as you tour Yosemite Valley where you can choose from a number of options in Yosemite Village for lunch (not included).
Yosemite is home to North America’s highest waterfalls, Yosemite Falls, Ribbon Falls and Sentinel Falls. We will also make stops at the famous cliffs of Half Dome, Cathedral Rocks and the 3000ft El Capitan where we might see rock climbers on their 4-7 day journey. The tour allows 5 hours inside the park.
Options in the afternoon usually include a hike to the Giant Sequoias—the largest and oldest trees in the world (seasonal—weather permitting).
Highlights: – Yosemite and Giant Sequoias Small Group Tour
• San Francisco/Oakland Bay Bridge
• East Bay
• Gold Country – Sierra Nevada Foothills
• Yosemite National Park
– Bridalveil Falls – 700 feet high
– El Capitan – 3000 foot granite rock face
– Yosemite falls – 2450 foot, highest waterfall in North America
– Cathedral Rock
– Half Dome
– Giant Sequoia Trees Grove (seasonal)
Yosemite National Park Package Tours
Reasonably priced multi-day package tours—professional guide, ground transportation and hotel accommodations, some with airport transfers—with Yosemite National Park visit included are available in a variety of combinations.
Most tours begin in either San Francisco, Los Angeles or Las Vegas. 2- or 3-day tours typically combine Yosemite NP with Hearst Castle and/or Solvang.
Longer package tours combine Yosemite NP with some combination of San Francisco, Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe, Wine Country, Hoover Dam and the Grand Canyon (Skywalk), Disneyland, Universal Studios, Sea World, Monterey, Carmel, Pacific Grove, Santa Barbara, Bryce Canyon NP, Zion NP, Palm Springs, Sacramento, Scottsdale, Sedona, Sonora, Phoenix or San Diego.
Much longer Yosemite National Park Package Tours—up to 16 days—typically include multiple day stays at some attractions such as the Las Vegas Strip, San Francisco or Los Angeles. Here is a selection:
2-Day Yosemite and Alcatraz Tour
From San Francisco (3-week advance booking recommended)
3-Day San Francisco and Yosemite Bus Tour from Los Angeles
Los Angeles, Solvang, Hearst Castle, San Jose, San Francisco, Yosemite National Park, LA
4-Day San Francisco and Yosemite Bus Tour (LAX Airport Transfer)
3-night hotel accommodations, San Francisco, Yosemite National Park, Solvang, Hearst Castle, Free LAX airport transfers
4-Day Bus Tour to Yosemite, Las Vegas, Grand Canyon South from San Francisco
Yosemite, Las Vegas, Grand Canyon South Rim, San Francisco, Yosemite National Park, Las Vegas,
3-Night Hotel Accommodations (Starts and ends in San Francisco but you can choose to end the tour in Las Vegas or be transferred to Los Angeles)
5-Day Los Angeles, San Francisco, Yosemite and Theme parks Tour with Airport Transfer
(Starts in SFO, Ends in LA)
Yosemite National Park, San Francisco, Stanford University, Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman Wharf, Theme parks (choose 1; Disneyland/California Adventure Park/Universal Studios/San Diego Sea World/Los Angeles City Tour/Palm Springs Outlet), Los Angeles, 4-Night Hotel Accommodations, Round-trip Airport Transportation
6-Day Bus Tour to Las Vegas, Grand Canyon South, San Francisco, Yosemite and Silicon Valley
(from Las Vegas)
Los Angeles, Silicon Valley, San Francisco Sightseeing, Stanford University, Yosemite National Park, Las Vegas, Grand Canyon West-Sky Walk, Hoover Dam, 5-night Hotel Accommodations, Roundtrip Airport Transportation
8-Day Carlsbad Caverns, Guadalupe Mountains National Park and Santa Barbara Tour
(Starts in LA, Ends in LA/PH)
Phoenix, Tucson, White Sands National Monument, Carlsbad Caverns, Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Saguaro National Park, Yosemite National Park, Santa Barbara, San Francisco
All Yosemite National Park Multi-Day & Extended Tours
An almost unlimited number of options (over 160) are available for length, start/end locations and included attractions!