- 14 hours (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
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.
- Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
- Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- All entrance fees included
- Hotel pickup included
- 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
- Additional food and drinks
- Hotel drop-off
478 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA
Traveler pickup is offered
• 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.
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
Returns to original departure point
April 1 to October 31
November 1 - March 31
Thursday - Sunday
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
Pass By: Bridalveil Falls, Yosemite National Park, CA
Pass By: Yosemite Valley, 9035 Village Dr, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389-9912
Pass By: Vernal Falls Trail, Yosemite National Park, CA
Pass By: Yosemite Falls, Yosemite National Park, CA
Pass By: Half Dome, Yosemite National Park, CA
- 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 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
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What an experience. The highlight of our holiday. The views were incredible and will live with us forever. The whole day however was made so enjoyable by our guide and driver, Antonio. His knowledge shone through in everything he said and his own personal experience showed the passion he has.
We were very happy with this tour! Our driver, Mr Chablis was very helpful, friendly and always smiling... we would recommend him to anyone!
I was a bit weary of the long bus journey . As soon as we were all seated , our tour guide/driver Antonio introduced himself . A voice with such clarity and a great manner in which he described things as we drove along , I knew this was going to be a good tour . He explained the background of the places we passed , the people who live and work there ,the evolution of everything with a passing of time . The stops he made for stretching of legs / refreshments, and the scienic locations were just right . A big thank you Antonio, for finding my wife's necklace ! I think Antonio is so good at gauging people , what he thinks a mix of people would like and he plans everthing as he drives along.Even at the end of the day driving through downtown, with the rain coming down quite heavily he was always so positive ,as he dropped us at Union Square it stopped raining! Antonio is a top man- no question, you should be proud of him.
This trip was the highlight of our trip out to San Fransisco. Wonderful service from our hotel. Chabli, our bus drive, was kind and fun. Bus was comfortable and made the long day a pleasant experience. The recent snow was a bonus which made the park beautiful! I highly recommend it! Margo Bennett, North Carolina.
Very nice tour, the driver was very kind and he even stopped at Treasure Island on the way back to SF so that we could see the skyline at night. We had plenty of time in Yosemite, and I don't think you can see more in one day as we did. We had a good balance between guided visits and free time in the park. I totally recommend the tour!