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Yosemite National Park Day Trip From San Francisco

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Experience sightseeing in Yosemite National Park from San Francisco with a guided tour of Yosemite Valley and plenty of time to explore on your own


  • Full­-day trip to Yosemite National Park from San Francisco
  • Choose from a range of activities at Yosemite, including walking or relaxing at the visitors center
  • Scenic drive through the Sierra Nevada mountain range


  • Driver­-guide and commentary
  • Yosemite National Park entrance fee
  • 1 hr. guided bus tour of Yosemite Valley and 3 hr. free time.
  • Rest stops
  • Hotel pickup from select San Francisco hotels (only with confirmation from the Gray Line reservations staff)


  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks

Please Note

  • Buses are air-conditioned and the size of the bus depends on the number of passengers booked for that particular day. There are 28, 40, and 56 seat vehicles used for this tour.

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78% of reviewers liked this tour
May 19 2018
Could have used more time to explore the park.
Apr 25 2018
Over all a good tour. Not sure why we had a 54 seat bus for 17 people on the tour. Unlike all the other tour companies, we were dropped in the middle of the City at the end of our tour and had to find our own way back to our hotels at 9:00pm.
Reply From The Gray Line Team:
Hi there,

We are glad that your experience on our Yosemite Tour was good overall. Depending on our day to day operations, buses with different numbers of seats can be used. Yes, our buses in San Francisco pick up from select hotels. We understand that this may be an inconvenience to some, and are continually striving to improve our customer experience. We appreciate your honest review.

-The Gray Line Team
Apr 16 2018
Beautiful place. Must go.
Mar 14 2018
It did not occur. See previous question.
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One of the great natural wonders of the world, Yosemite National Park and its spectacular valley have an unforgettable impact on everyone who visits. Travel from San Francisco through California's agricultural Central Valley and into the Sierra Foothills where 49ers panned for gold. Follow the beautiful Merced River to the majestic Sierra Nevada Mountains. Glaciers cut through these mountains forming the spectacular granite monuments you will see throughout the park, including breath taking waterfalls and Half Dome.
7am-8:30pm (approximately 13.5 hours)

Take in some of the most breathtaking sights California has to offer in this one day tour departing San Francisco to Yosemite National Park. Travel in comfort on a coach bus and enjoy a rest stop in the Central Valley where you can take an opportunity to grab a picnic lunch to enjoy in the park! Upon arriving to the National Park Entrance, take a scenic drive through the park and enjoy a photo stop at one of Yosemite Valley's most famous viewpoints overlooking the entire Yosemite Valley, Bridalveil Falls, El Capitan, and Half Dome. As you travel down to the Yosemite Valley, get up close to El Capitan and Bridalveil falls.

Next, enjoy 3 hours of free time in the Yosemite Valley, where you can take in stellar views of North America's tallest waterfall, Yosemite Falls and hike to the base of the Lower Falls. The Yosemite Valley offers various lunch opportunities, hiking trails, bike rentals, museums, and a number of stops to take advantage of the free shuttle service which will give you access to other parts of the park. This one day tour allows you ample opportunities to see all Yosemite National Park has to offer.

Return to San Francisco includes a rest stop

Pickup & Starting Points

Please see detailed pickup and starting point information when you complete your booking.