If the weather has anything to do with it, the Giant Sequoias grove hike may not be open to the public, but do not worry! The afternoon will then allow us to spend even more time to take longer walks in the Valley, test your photography skills on the waterfalls and other wonderful Yosemite winter sights to take them postcard-like pictures, or stay indoors and shop for souvenirs to remind you of your wonderful trip with us! Some might even go to the museums, and restaurants in the Village. If you've only been there in the dry seasons, then this will be a completely new way to see Yosemite, and an unforgettable experience. Only a small majority of Yosemite visitors come here during the winter, so you might feel like you have the Valley to yourself! So why not come and join us on this once-in-a-lifetime Yosemite National Park tour.
(Weather, safety, traffic, or construction conditions may require a change in itinerary on any given day.) Yosemite Winter Tour -
Tour Schedule (subject to change)
Pick-up for your Yosemite tour at your hotel in downtown San Francisco or Fisherman's Wharf area (earliest pick-ups).
Begin the climb into the foothills, through gold country, and up into the Sierra Nevada range and Yosemite National Park. Begin the climb into the foothills, through gold country, and up into the Sierra Nevada range and Yosemite National Park.
Begin the climb into the foothills, through gold country, and up into the Sierra Nevada range and Yosemite National Park.
As you enter the park you will have get a glimpse of some of the amazing sights to come as you start your Total Yosemite Experience Tour. If weather and trail conditions permit, we will give you an opportunity take a one mile hike (two miles round trip) to the Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoia Trees inside Yosemite National Park. If snow conditions and safety issues on the trail do not permit us to do the walk, then the day will allow us even more time to take longer walks in the lower elevations of the Yosemite Valley, photograph the numerous seasonal waterfalls and other wonderful winter sights, make a snowman or spend time indoors at the shops, museums, and restaurants in the Village. Watch for ice on the trails! Note - The Sequoias hike is dependent on snow levels and trail conditions from October to May.
Explore Yosemite's many amazing sights with an informative narrated tour from your guide. Be amazed by Bridalveil Falls, El Capitan, Yosemite Valley, Half Dome, Yosemite Falls and more! Enjoy a mini-hike and plenty of photo stops around the Yosemite Valley.
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.
Start the return trip, descending from the Sierras, with more great scenery as we follow the sun to the west.
Stop for a break, a stretch, and a bite to eat.
Continue back across the Central Valley to San Francisco.
The Yosemite tour ends at your San Francisco Hotel front door.