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Yosemite National Park Day Trip from San Francisco

  • Round-trip transport from SF to Yosemite lets you relax on the drive
  • Spend about four hours exploring a national park during this Yosemite tour
  • Choose from a guided hike or independent time once you reach Yosemite
Yosemite National Park Day Trip from San Francisco
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Yosemite National Park day trip
Getting to Yosemite from San Francisco can be quite a challenge unless you rent a car, and even then you must navigate unfamiliar roads. This Yosemite tour from San Francisco takes you to the national park with round-trip transport, so you can relax on the long drive. Plus, once there, you get about four hours to either take a guided hike or explore independently at your own pace.
What to Expect

This Yosemite tour starts with a pickup from Union Square in San Francisco. Get comfortable aboard your luxury vehicle for the approximately 4-hour ride to the US national park.

Once you arrive, you decide what to do. Choose to go on a guided hike through the park or explore independently. If you choose to wander on your own, you can visit the Ansel Adams Gallery, grab lunch at Ahwahnee (own expense), stroll along the Merced River, or rent a bike to ride around (own expense).

Your time in Yosemite National Park ends about four hours later when you board your vehicle for the ride back to San Francisco. Your day concludes with drop-off in Union Square.

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Reviewed 4 days ago
A Long Trip Worth Taking

I would definitely recommend this tour. You cannot see Yosemite in 1 day, but it is a great way to see some of the major sites there. Four hours at Yosemite goes by really fast, but it is worth the trip. It is a long...More

Thank twinkieladybug
Reviewed 5 days ago

We booked this tour about 10 days in advance and went on it on July 15. It was so smoky from the recent fires that we hardly saw anything. Too smoky to hike. Could see BridalVeil falls but the bus could not stop there. Saw...More

1  Thank pankers22
Reviewed 1 week ago
Gray Line Yosemite Trip from San Francisco - June 23

We knew we wanted to visit Yosemite for a day, but left the driving to Gray LIne. We were picked up at our hotel promptly at 6:30am and then met the other travelers at the Gray LIne Main Office. Our driver and tour guide, Antonio,...More

Thank calf_dreamin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Great option for Yosemite in a nutshell

Our driver and guide Shabli was knowledgeable and kept us safe. Few stops made at beautiful vantage points for photo taking, before we were given about 3 hours of free time - sufficient to cover the key tourist spots. For a nutshell experience, this tour...More

Thank ying h
Reviewed 6 June 2018
Yosemite Day Trip

Prepare yourself for a very long day (about 14 hours total) but 100% worth it. Antonio was our driver and guide and he was fantastic. Very personable and brought us to his favorite spots on the drive into and out of the park allowing us...More

8  Thank BMcInerney27
GLSanFrancisco, Sales and Marketing Coordinator at Gray Line San Francisco, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

Dear Joe F., Thank you for taking the time to share your review. We are glad to know you had a wonderful trip to Yosemite National Parks, led by our driver-guide: Antonio. We will be sure to share the positive mention with Antonio and management....More

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15 July 2018|
Response from Claw1974 | Reviewed this property |
I recall arriving for tour at like 6am or so and getting back around 9pm
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