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After morning pickup at your San Francisco hotel, settle in for a comfortable 4.5-hour drive across the Central Valley. Stop for refreshments in one of the US’s largest farming regions, then continue through California Gold Rush territory to Yosemite National Park.

Get oriented first with a vehicle tour of Yosemite Valley. See rock climbers scaling the walls of El Capitan; get photo ops of Half Dome, Bridalveil Falls, and Yosemite Fall; and look over the entire Yosemite Valley from Tunnel View.

Enjoy stops for photo ops of the granite rock formations, forest, wildlife, and towering waterfalls, and have access to areas that big tour buses can’t navigate.

Purchase lunch, then have three hours of free time to hike, rent a bike, view exhibits at the visitor’s center or Ansel Adams Gallery, or relax at the historical Ahwahnee Hotel.

Your tour ends with return to your departure point.
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Yosemite Valley
Golden Gate Bridge
Sierra Nevada
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Even with limited time, a trip to Yosemite is worth the effort, and the logistics are easy with this small-group tour. Travel from San Francisco to the national park, where you’ll see landmarks including Yosemite Valley, Half Dome and Yosemite Falls, along with native wildlife. This trip combines a guided tour with free time to explore on your own for a personalized visit to one of California’s top destinations.
  • Combine a guided Yosemite tour with free time to explore on your own
  • See Central California’s farmlands on the way to the Sierra Nevada mountains
  • View the tallest waterfall in North America: Yosemite Falls
  • Skip the hassle of navigating windy roads, traffic, and Yosemite parking
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Reviewed 28 June 2018
Excellent Tour and Guide

My husband and I did this tour with Nicole as our guide. She was very friendly and knowledgeable. Yosemite is a long way from San Fran and the scenery on the way wasn't exciting but it's definitely worth the long drive. We got 3 hours...More

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Lauren C, Public Relations Manager at Incredible Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2018

Thank you so much for your great review, Paula! We are looking forward to having you join us for another adventure soon!

Reviewed 28 June 2018
Great day-trip, Yosemite is a must-see!

I thoroughly enjoyed our Yosemite In A Day tour and thought that it was an excellent tour given the time constraint of one day- if you are pushed for time this is a great way to get a taste of the park. Yosemite is absolutely...More

1  Thank alicelr2018
Lauren C, Public Relations Manager at Incredible Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words about our Yosemite One Day tour. We do encourage people who really want to experience all that the valley has to offer to stay more than one day, but we're so thrilled to hear that you had...More

Reviewed 17 June 2018
Yosemite Park Day Trip

We really enjoyed our visit to Yosemite National Park. Our tour guide, Phil, made our trip enjoyable with his knowledge of the area and the stops we made along the way. He pointed out climbers scaling El Capitan. We had a great time and will...More

Thank David V
Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile
Great guide, amazing place

This was a brilliant trip! Our guide was friendly and commentary was interesting. She struck a good balance between giving good info and not over talking. Only downside was on way back I was sat on side of sun and nearly passed out! Would be...More

Thank Jess H
Lauren C, Public Relations Manager at Incredible Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2018

Hi Jess! Thanks so much for the feedback for the buses and we are so glad you enjoyed your time in Yosemite with us! Happy travels!

Reviewed 31 May 2018
Disappointing and not worth the premium paid for a small group

The only reason I'm giving it a 2 is because Ariel was very nice and did what she could to ensure our comfort. So many things wrong with this tour. The "roadside fruit stand" was a grocery store. There was little commentary throughout the 4...More

Thank Molly A
Lauren C, Public Relations Manager at Incredible Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

Hello there Molly, We're so sorry the tour did not meet your expectations, but we do appreciate your feedback. Thank you for your feedback on the vehicles, as we want to ensure maximum comfort for our guests.

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