Yosemite National Park - Full Day Tour from San Francisco

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Yosemite National Park - Full Day Tour from San Francisco
from USD $174.90
Experience the majesty of this world famous National Park and join us as we take you on an unforgettable journey into the heart of Yosemite Valley. Choose from a full day trip with us or one-way transportation from San Francisco to Yosemite or from Yosemite to San Francisco.
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In Brief

San Francisco, United States
United States
14 hours
April 1 to October 31

November 1 - March 31
Thursday - Sunday
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: San Francisco Bay Bridge, Highway 80 West, San Francisco, CA 94105

San Francisco Bay Bridge

Stop At: Yosemite National Park, California, USA

Yosemite National Park

Duration: 5 hours

Pass By: El Capitan, Yosemite National Park, CA

El Capitan

Pass By: Bridalveil Falls, Yosemite National Park, CA

Bridalveil Falls

Pass By: Yosemite Valley, 9035 Village Dr, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389-9912

Yosemite Valley

Pass By: Vernal Falls Trail, Yosemite National Park, CA

Vernal Fall

Pass By: Yosemite Falls, Yosemite National Park, CA

Yosemite Falls

Pass By: Half Dome, Yosemite National Park, CA

Half Dome


  • Transport by air-conditioned luxury motor-coach with Wi-Fi, restroom and power outlets
  • Driver-guide and commentary.
  • Yosemite National Park entrance fee.
  • Guided bus tour of Yosemite Valley and free time in Yosemite Valley.
  • Hotel Pick-up from select San Francisco Hotels (only with confirmation from reservations team).
  • Entry/Admission - Yosemite National Park


  • Gratuities
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Hotel drop-off

Departure Time

7:00 AM

Departure Point

478 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair Accessible. However, passengers in a wheelchair can be accommodated only if they can get on and off the bus on their own and if the wheelchair is foldable.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • The Yosemite tour takes all day. We recommend wearing comfortable clothes and bring a pillow to sleep on the drive back.
  • Complimentary hotel pick-up is available for select San Francisco hotels with confirmation from our reservations staff. Please contact us 72 hours prior to tour date to confirm your exact departure time or hotel pick up.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

This was a great experience, our guide Antonio took good care of us and listened to any concerns we might have. I learned a lot from his commentary, he's very knowledgeable. I'd recommend this trip to anyone who really only has 1 day to visit the park.
• Submitted 22 Nov 2019
The tour was very well and timely organized. The guide, Thomas, who also was the driver was very kind, funny and wise. The combination of his knowledge, as well as the love for nature, the country and people in general - was as impressive and pleasant as it gets! One thing I regret is that I didn't have any money on me to tip him (it appears that it's common to do so, and he sure well deserved it). Highly recommended!
• Submitted 15 Nov 2019
Great day trip to Yosemite from San Francisco. Although it was a long day, it was well worth it to get a taste of beautiful Yosemite. Vlad, our tour guide was amazing!
• Submitted 14 Nov 2019
This was a great tour. Our bus driver and guide was exceptional. I would highly recommend it. It was a full day and lot of walking so prepared and start out with lots of energy.
• Submitted 14 Nov 2019
What an amazing day. It delivers on every level - Vlad our driver was brilliant, right mix of information, jokes and friendliness. Coach clean and comfortable. Yosemite, beautiful, stunning - we want to back.
• Submitted 04 Nov 2019
It was a great day out trip. Although journey is long, it's worth while to see El Capitan's view. Driver was very accommodative and explains details of background and Thank you to him!
• Submitted 07 Oct 2019
My husband and I visit San Francisco for our anniversary, we took 2 tours with Gray Line /Viator company . From the first day I started to plan the trip with Michael at the office located in Union Square to the 2 tour guys Danilo and Antonio it was a perfect vacation. There hospitality and understanding of the tours and information made the trip an awesome and memorable one. They all were pleasant , respectful and knowledgeable . I would recommend this company 100% ... You really can appreciate time well spent especially if you are visiting for the first time and are not sure of a lot of things. They make it easy for you to relax and enjoy .
• Submitted 17 Sep 2019
The tour guide was great, we only had four hours in Yosemite which was enough to go on one walk. The time in the bus to and from is worth it to see the beauty of the national park.
• Submitted 11 Sep 2019
It is a long drive to Yosemite Park from San Francisco. We were with the Gray Line service. The entire tour covered about 600 miles in a day I. E. to and fro. But still it was worth it!
• Submitted 15 Aug 2019
Highly recommended if you have a full day to spend in San Francisco. The scenery along the way was fantastic and made all the better by the coach driver, Chabli. Chabli gave good commentaries all along the route and into the national park. Stop at every "photo" opportunity that we could get and just enough time for us to take great photos. Thoroughly enjoyable trip. Safe driving too by Chabli.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
100% recommend this tour, Yosemite is not to be missed it's so beautiful. I went on the 6th May trip and our tour guide was fantastic, really friendly and knowledgeable. Overall an amazing day trip from SF!
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
We had a spare day in San Francisco and decide to take the day trip to Yosemite as we are keen Hikers and wanted to see the mighty el capitan. We were not disappointed, although the bust trip is 4+ hours each way the scenery is great and bus driver was very informative making time pass quickly (one stop on the way for a break and some food) At the Yosemite's we we had 3+ hours to view a number of sites as well in our case a 2 hour brisk walk to one of the lakes in the park. We were also lucky to see several groups of Climbers high up on the 3000ft face of el capitan (see movie called "Free Solo") an insane sight. Then the trip back with another stop for some tea getting back into to SFO at 9:30pm In summary the 14 hour round trip met our expectations.
• Submitted 02 May 2019
The trip was simply incredible. We departed at 7:00 AM from SF and arrived at 9:00 PM. Vlad was our driver and tour guide in the same time. He offered really interesting information and had great stops where we could take cool photos. Thanks Vlad ;-) you offered us great memories
• Submitted 29 Apr 2019
Even if only have a day, a trip to Yosemite should be on your must-do list. The scenery and the famous granite formations are incomparable. Viator made it easy and the driver/tour leader (Vlad on our trip) added a lot of value.
• Submitted 22 Apr 2019
Antonio was good. Informative. Very kind. The tour itself was great. We liked that we could visit the park on our own.Some of the stops will blow your mind. It would’ve been nice for the company to at least offer bottles of water and walk you through the property map. We got lost trying to figure things out, but it’s ok. We still had a wonderful time.
• Submitted 15 Apr 2019
Tour guide was awesome! He did a great job and took us to see extra stops as time permitted. He allowed for a relaxing time home and didn't talk endlessly when we were all tired . Perfect guide. Great driving, great info. Kind, caring
• Submitted 28 Jan 2019
We were looking forward to exploring the National Parks initially, however Rachid our tour guide was friendly, showed us all the great photo spots and nothing was too much trouble. He definitely made the experience one to remember - thank you.
• Submitted 28 Jan 2019
I had heard so much about Yosemite National Park, that I wanted absolutely the best when I went for the first time. And Gray Line did not disappoint. Right from the start, the tour was well-planned. The bus was comfortable and everything worked as expected, except for maybe the internet, but that was not a problem for me. The tour was timed just right so that I did not feel exhausted. It covered the most important parts of the park that can be expected in a day. Antonio was our tour guide and I could tell he is extremely passionate about his work. He was pleasant, helpful. He knew so much about the history of the park and the surrounding places. While going from San Francisco to Yosemite, he told us interesting facts about the various places and also shared his personal experiences. He stopped at the right time to ensure we were not bored. He made the touristy stops while heading to and heading back from the tour so that we clicked all the important places. Easily the best tour I have ever had and would definitely do Gray Line's extended tour of Yosemite.
• Submitted 09 Sep 2018
Outstanding. Super all day tour with plenty of time to view and enjoy Yosemite. Pleasant and knowledgeable guide. Absolutely recommend this tour. Do this tour, well worth it, you wont be disappointed.
• Submitted 24 Jul 2018
Our driver did a great job giving history and background of the park and also made additional stops for the some scenic spots (out of the planned trip) which the entire group appreciated. Yosemite is not a park that can be covered in 1 day but this trip gave a good idea of what all is there when/if one plans to go back. I definitely plan to go back for at least 3-4 days to cover more area.
• Submitted 11 Jul 2018
Antonio was the best tour guide, friendly, very knowledgeable, patient, made additional stops for us to take pictures, etc, etc. We will take any tour with a guide like Antonio. The trip was long, but he made it funny and confortable.
• Submitted 09 Jul 2018
This was awesome, but a little bit hard due to far distance.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2018
This day trip was wonderful! The coach/bus was comfortable and the driver was very friendly and informative. A great way to see Yosemite if you only have a day to spare.
• Submitted 20 Jun 2018
I want to tell everyone that this excursions was one of the best I have ever done. Our tour guide Antonio was awesome. He went over and above to stop at places heading to and heading back from the tour that other guides may not have taken the time to do. You could tell how passionate he is about what he does. Antonio knew so much about the history of the Park and was able to answer all questions thrown at him. He was pleasant, helpful, informative and made everyone feel comfortable. I cannot say enough about him and this excursion. I would pay double to do it all over again that's how phenomenal our day was. DO NOT hesitate to do this excursion.
• Submitted 30 May 2018

In Brief

San Francisco, United States
United States
14 hours
April 1 to October 31

November 1 - March 31
Thursday - Sunday

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