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Day Trip to Yosemite from San Francisco

Day Trip to Yosemite from San Francisco

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Yosemite National Park Day Trip From San Francisco by 12019
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Experience the breathtaking beauty, vistas, color, and more of this UNESCO national park. Our best-selling day trip to Yosemite from San Francisco is fully-guided with a certified and local professional and brings you through Yosemite Valley with plenty of time to explore on your own. Snap your own memorable pictures of this amazing scenery, and enjoy the comfort of Gray Line services throughout the day!

14 Hours
  • Mobile & printed vouchers accepted
  • Free Cancellation


  • Full­-day trip to Yosemite National Park from San Francisco, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Choose from a range of activities at Yosemite, including walking or relaxing at the visitors center
  • Scenic drive through the Sierra Nevada mountain range
  • Views of Bridalveil Falls, El Capitan, and Half Dome

Added Safety Measures in Place


  • Transport by luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi and restroom
  • Rest stops
  • Driver-guide and commentary
  • Yosemite National Park entrance fee
  • 1 Hour guided bus tour of Yosemite Valley and free time in Yosemite Valley
  • 3 Hours free time in Yosemite National Park

  • Optional gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup

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
  • The Yosemite tour takes all day. We recommend wearing comfortable clothes and bring a pillow to sleep on the drive back!

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Yosemite National Park Day Trip From San Francisco

14 Hours

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Departure Location & Details
Check in: 15 minutes before departure time
Departure point 1: 478 Post St. SF (Union Square Area) - Departs at 6:40 AM
Departure point 2: 2805 Leavenworth St. & Jefferson St (Fisherman's Wharf Area) - Departs at 6:20 AM

Return Location & Details
Return Time: 8:30 pm
Location: GL Office: 478 Post St., San Francisco

Tour Overview
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 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.
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Nancy Pavloff
Dec 01 2022
This was a great day trip tour to Yosemite. Our tour guide Joseph and driver Mei were great. Joseph was very friendly and had so many facts about San Francisco and every location along the way to Yosemite. The park was literally empty when we arrived and the weather was beautiful for November and overall the time spent in the park was more than enough to see everything that we wanted. It was the perfect segue for our trip from Medford, OR to LA via the PCH. This popped up when I was searching for info on Yosemite as we had planned to drive there and back from San Francisco ourselves with no idea where we should go. This day trip was the perfect way for us to see what we wanted and keep to our tight schedule. The pick up and drop off point was literally a couple of blocks from our hotel so very convenient. The driver Mei was very friendly and provided a great, safe drive and knew which routes were best to take. He stopped ample times to let us take pictures in the best light. Overall a great experience. I would highly recommend! Thank you Gray Line!
John Watt
Oct 03 2022
Both Driver Mai and guide Joseph were excellent and made the trip so very enjoyable . A great experience overall and a wonderful scenery . I’m a visitor from the UK and I was very impressed with the politeness and generosity of Americans
a Gray Line customer
Sep 20 2022
Alex was a great tour guide. Bus didn’t have a mic which made it hard to hear at times and one of the screens for the movie wasn’t working but overall a great guide and good amount of time in the park.
David Hatwell
Aug 24 2022
A excellent trip to Yosemite, everything run smoothly and on time. The tour guide was very clear and informative. The driver was excellent they made good team.
Jul 29 2022
Amazing experience! The Yosemite National Park is an absolute view. We also got time to explore the Yosemite Fall. Both driver and tour guide are friendly.
a Gray Line customer
Jul 03 2022
On time. Bus quality was good. Guide was excellent - gave us very good commentary on Yosemite - also helpful with photographs.We had to pick up cold packed lunch - probably a hot lunch option at Yosemite would have been better.
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