6:45 - 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.
1:30 - 2:30 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.
2:30 - 3:00 PM
Start the return trip, descending from the Sierras, with more great scenery as we follow the sun to the west.
5:00 - 5:30 PM
Stop for a break, a stretch, and a bite to eat.
5:30 - 7:30 PM
Continue back to San Francisco, enjoying views of the sunset over the East Bay hills, or the Peninsula and the city lights.
7:30 - 8:30 PM
The Yosemite tour ends at your San Francisco Hotel front door.