Regular Price: $159
Internet Special: $147
You Save: $12
Regular Price: $117
Internet Special: $104
You Save: $13
*Prices do not include Yosemite park entrance fee of $10 nor do they include meals. Yosemite Tours are available daily. Tour is also available year-round, however itinerary may vary due to snow levels and traffic.
Yosemite & Giant Sequoias Tour are a more personal way of visiting Yosemite National Park. Yosemite Tours operate with Minibuses and 15-passenger Vans, and cost $144 (+$10 entrance fee) for adults and $91 (+$10 entrance fee) for children.
Yosemite & Giant Sequoias Tour - Tour Information
Our Yosemite tours spend longer in the park than the Yosemite Bus and Yosemite Train tours because it is easier to manage smaller groups while loading, unloading, and in regrouping situations.
Yosemite Bus tours spend about 3.5 hours in Yosemite compared to 5 to 6 hours in our Yosemite tours. Additionally, Yosemite Tours are able to visit certain locations more easily than Yosemite bus tours due to the size difference. Generally Yosemite Tours are able to visit more points of interest in the park than the Yosemite Bus tours or Yosemite Train tour.
All tours visit the Yosemite valley where Half Dome and El Capitan are located but Yosemite Tours usually will visit the Giant Sequoia Grove in addition to the valley.
Yosemite & Giant Sequoias Tour - Tour Schedule
6:15 - 7:00 AM Pick-up for your Yosemite tour at your hotel in downtown San Francisco or Fisherman's Wharf area.
7:00 - 7:20 AM West Oakland Bart Station pickup (if necessary).
7:20 - 7:40 AM Dublin/Pleasanton Bart Station pickup (if necessary).
7:40 - 9:00 AM Continuing east, see the windmills and descend into the San Joaquin valley and stop for a break and a snack.
9:15 - 11:00 AM Begin the climb into the foothills, through gold country, and up into the Sierra Nevada range and Yosemite National Park.
11:00 - 1:00 PM Explore Yosemite's many amazing sights with an informative narrated valley tour from your guide. OR weather permitting* drive to the trail for a hike (two mile roundtrip hike) to the Tuolumne Giant Sequoia groves. - This stop is dependent on snow levels and trail conditions from October to May. See Winter Tour Itinerary. Pick up a to go lunch or snacks at the grocery/deli stop in the morning for you to enjoy a eat after your hike. Alternatively you can wait for hot meal from one of the restaurants available near the Yosemite Lodge later in the afternoon.
2:30 - 3:30 PM - LUNCH BREAK Begin your free time in the Yosemite Valley. Here you can visit the gift shops, have a relaxing hot meal, or get food to go and GO! Walk to the middle of the valley, up to the river banks, or get up close to the tallest waterfall in North America, Yosemite Falls.
3:30 - 4:00 PM Start the return trip, descending from the Sierras, with more great scenery as we follow the sun to the west.
4:00 - 6:00 PM Stop for a break, a stretch, and a bite to eat.
6:00 - 6:30 PM Continue back to San Francisco, enjoying views of the sunset over the East Bay hills, or the Peninsula and the city lights.
8:30 - 9:00 PM The Yosemite tour ends at your San Francisco Hotel front door.
* DURING WINTER MONTHS *
We recommend winter clothing, preferably rubber-soled boots or shoes. Yosemite Tours always does what we can to ensure you, as our customer get the enjoyable experience you expect, but safety is always a "Number 1 Priority" so snow depth, road conditions, detours and construction projects may affect our route and itinerary.
Note: The Giant Sequoias hike on the Yosemite Tour is dependent on trail conditions and snow levels during the period from October to April.