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2 Day Yosemite Park Tour with Inside Lodging Stay from San Francisco Tour Code: 939-5445

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San Francisco, CA
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Visit Yosemite National Park (Bridal Veil Falls, El Capitan, Half Dome, Tunnel View, Yosemite Falls), Redwood National Park (Founders Grove).
  • Overnight stay inside Yosemite Park at View Lodge/Cedar Lodge!
  • Free time to explore hikes and attractions not possible on a 1-day tour
  • Unique Giant Sequoias hike in Tuolumne Grove (conditions permitting) on return day
  • Five more stops to explore Tunnel View, Bridalveil Fall, Yosemite Falls, El Capitan Meadow and Valley View
  • Fully guided by park expert in English; foreign language audios available
Price In USD (Price per person based on double occupancy)
Price (/Person)
    Single $475
    Double $365
    3rd Person
    Adult $245
    Child
    (Age 0-11)
    $263
    4th Person
    Adult $245
    Child
    (Age 0-11)
    $263
Price (/Person)
    Single $655
    Double $479
    3rd Person
    Adult $287
    Child
    (Age 0-11)
    $263
    4th Person
    Adult $295
    Child
    (Age 0-11)
    $263
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Pricing Policy

  • Child fare only applies to children under 11 years old
  • Please note that under California laws, children under 8 years old must have car seats protection. Customers need to bring car seats by themselves. If not, tour operator will not allow children on bus.
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Day 1: San Francisco - Yosemite (167 miles)

After guests have been picked up in San Francisco, we will drive to Yosemite National Park to get an incredible overnight experience in this vast wilderness area. Stop to ogle and photograph Tunnel View. Marvel at the beauty of Bridalveil Fall and Half Dome. Enjoy free time to explore Yosemite Valley. Explore the trail to the Lower Yosemite Falls. Afterwards, we will check into our local hotel.
  • Yosemite National Park, CA

    Yosemite National Park, CA
    Yosemite National Park in central California is best known for the amazing granite cliffs of the Yosemite Valley as well as the towering Yosemite Falls and Sequoias. Millions of people every year journey to this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    Bridal Veil Falls

    Bridal Veil Falls
    Located in the Yosemite Valley California's Yosemite National Park, Bridal Veil Falls are one of the park's most famous sites. Millions of people every year come to see the 617-foot-high waterfall, which flows year-round.

    Half Dome

    Half Dome
    The Half Dome is one of the most recognizable formations in California's Yosemite National Park. It is known the world over as a challenging and rewarding hiking and mountain climbing location, attracting thousands of adventurers every year.

    Tunnel View

    Tunnel View
    One of Yosemite National Park's most popular outlooks, the Tunnel View near the Wawona Tunnel is often the first look at some of the famous formations visitors get. The site was renovated and re-dedicated in October of 2008.

    Yosemite Falls

    Yosemite Falls
    The Yosemite Falls in Yosemite National Park, California are the highest known waterfall in all of North America. The Falls are on one of the park's most famous attractions, especially in the spring when they have the most water.
Standard Hotel: View Lodge/Cedar Lodge or similar

Day 2: Yosemite - San Francisco (750 miles)

On your return day, you will have time in the morning to plan another fun nature experience or just do some forest bathing near your hotel. In the early afternoon, meet your return vehicle at Stop 7 in Yosemite Valley (the tour guide will provide detailed guidance) and enjoy a guided experience to Valley View with its panoramic landscape framing the Merced River, El Capitan and the imposing spires of Cathedral Rocks.
After all this, the highlight of our tour will still be ahead of you as we reach the entry to the magical and secluded Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias. There, you’ll have the chance to get up close and personal with some of the largest and oldest trees on earth.
When the Tuolumne Grove trail is snow-covered or unsafe, we substitute this experience with other attractions.
  • Yosemite National Park, CA

    Yosemite National Park, CA
    Yosemite National Park in central California is best known for the amazing granite cliffs of the Yosemite Valley as well as the towering Yosemite Falls and Sequoias. Millions of people every year journey to this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    El Capitan

    El Capitan
    The largest granite monolith in the world, El Capitan is located across from Bridalveil Falls in Yosemite National Park. It juts up about 3,000 feet from the ground, and is a favorite of experienced rock climbers.

    Merced River

    Merced River
    This 145-mile-long river flows from the Sierra Nevada down into California's Central Valley. Visitors to Yosemite National Park can hike along the river's banks or even go for a whitewater rafting trip down its rapids.
  • Redwood National Park, CA

    Redwood National Park, CA
    Home to the tallest trees on Earth. The trees can live to be 2000 years old and grow to over 300 feet tall. The park also protect vast prairies, oak woodlands, wild riverways, and nearly 40 miles of pristine coastline, all supporting a rich mosaic of wildlife diversity and cultural traditions.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $20; Child (3-12 yrs) $10; Senior (Over 62 yrs) $20

    Founders Grove

    Strolling in the forest trail, along the way are redwood trees about a thousand years old. The towering sea redwood forest is full of aura, and you can't help but sigh the magic of creation! Hiking on the Shenmu Trail, take a deep breath of nature!
FAQs
  • How long is the tour?

    The guided tour portion of your overnight Yosemite tour will be 6-7 hours on your departure day and approximately 5-6 hours on your return day. In between your departure and return days, you will have unguided, free time in Yosemite.

  • Can you drop me off at my hotel in Yosemite?

    Our tour route only comes near the Yosemite Valley Lodge. You will be responsible for arranging your own transportation to your Lodge and for rejoining the tour on your return day.

  • What activities do you recommend during my free time?

    There are many activities to fill your free time in Yosemite. Some fun options are a nature hike to Lower Yosemite Falls or the Sentinel Bridge; a bike ride to the Ahwahnee Hotel or Mirror Lake; taking the Yosemite Shuttle to Curry Village; or (in summer) having a dip in the Merced River.

  • Where and at what time will I meet the tour on the return date?

    Meet the tour vehicle on your return (to San Francisco) day at the same location where you were dropped off at Stop 7 near the Yosemite Valley Lodge. Your confirmation email will let you know the time and our staff will try contacting you on the return day to confirm the arrangements.

  • Are meals included? Can I buy or bring my own?

    You are responsible for your own meals while staying in Yosemite. Gourmet dining is available at the Ahwahnee Hotel (reservations required) and more casual fare can be found at the Yosemite Valley Lodge and at Degnan's Kitchen in Yosemite Village. You may bring your own snacks or meals into the park as long as they are secured in bear-proof containers.

  • What do I need to know about the Giant Sequoias hike?

    The hike is only available when trail conditions are safe, usually April to October. The hike is a 2-mile round trail with a steep incline on the return. We allocate approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes to complete the experience. Individuals with respiratory issues or not used to strenuous exercise may skip the hike and wait in the seating area at Tuolumne Grove trailhead.

  • What is YARTS?

    YARTS is a public transit bus service that operates in Yosemite Valley. The primary year-round routes run along Highway 140 and Highway 120. Additionally, there will be a seasonal route available on Highway 41 from May 5 to September 8, 2023.

    The price of YARTS tickets varies depending on the type of ticket purchased. One-way and round-trip tickets are available for $8 to $12. Passengers are allowed to bring bags on the YARTS buses, including backpacks of any size. However, larger bags may need to be stored in compartments located under the passenger seats.

  • Pickup Service: Complimentary pick-up service is available from most hotels in downtown San Francisco or Fisherman's Wharf area. Please call local tour operator to re-confirm pick up time. Please click here to see the list of available hotels and pickup times. Exact pick-up time will be provided upon reconfirmation 24 hours prior to the tour.
  • Meet the tour vehicle on your return (to San Francisco) day at the same location where you were dropped off at Stop 7 near the Yosemite Valley Lodge. Your confirmation email will let you know the time and our staff will try contacting you on the return day to confirm the arrangements.
  • The return time to San Francisco is about 9:00 - 9:30 PM. Traffic and other unforeseen issues can cause delays or changes in these time which are out of our control. You'd better not make flight/travel arrangements on the same day as your tour.

Price Includes

  • 1 night hotel accommodation
  • Park reservation fee and entry fee
  • Hike to Yosemite's Giant Sequoia redwoods
  • Foreign language audios in 8 languages
  • Local expert guide (English)
  • Pick up at most downtown San Francisco hotels

Price Excludes

  • Transfer to Cedar Lodge or View Lodge from Yosemite Valley and back
  • Oversize baggage fee on YARTS
  • Meals and beverages
  • Gratuities for your guide and driver

Additional Note

  • This tour has a 6 passenger minimum requirement. Tour will get confirmed until it reaches the requirement.
  • Please keep in mind that the tour duration may be too long for infants, but we leave this at your discretion.
  • Luggage policy: Customers are allowed up to two items (ie. 1 Personal item + 1 standard bag) to travel free of charge. These items must be within the size limitations. Each additional item above the allowance will incur a $25 excess luggage fee.Bags that weigh up to 50 lbs and have a maximum dimension of 62" (linear). Any Oversize luggage larger than the Standard Bag size is $50. If customers bring Oversize luggage, they MUST inform us at least 48 hours prior to your tour, since space is very limited.
  • This tour has a 6 passenger minimum requirement. Tour will get confirmed until it reaches the requirement.

Confirmation

  • Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a receipt of booking by email. All tours can be will be confirmed within 1-2 business day.

Redemption

  • You will receive an confirmation email (e-ticket) after your order was received. Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Email (e-ticket). When you reserve your attractions and services you will be asked to print e-tickets to present when you arrive at your destination. You must print the e-tickets and take them along on your trip; they are your proof of purchase.

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  • Cancellations and Cancellation Fees
    Regardless of reason, cancellations result in costly charges from our travel and hotel providers covering penalties and fees incurred by canceling confirmed and pending bookings. Therefore, cancellation penalties and or fees will apply. Time of cancellation will be determined when notice is received and confirmed by our office. Notice of cancellation must be made directly to TakeTours by email or through web mail at Contact Us .
  • Cancellation penalties per order for 1-day or half day tours
    (Notification day and departure day are not counted)
    3 days or more prior to departure - the greater of $35.
    Within 3 days prior to departure - 100% of total purchase amount.
    Day of departure or no show - 100% per person.
    Unused features are non-refundable. No shows forfeit entire payment.
    Trips require a minimum number of participants to avoid cancellation. We reserve the right to cancel a schedule trip to fully refund affected customers although tour companies will make every efforts to maintain the normal operation.
    The refund amount will be credited directly to your TakeTours wallet as credits for future use. Or the refund can also be forwarded directly to your credit card with a 6% handling fee.
    Cancellation penalties per person for overnights tours
    (Notification day and departure day are not counted)
    10 days or more prior to departure - the greater of $35 or 10% of total purchase amount.
    Within 10 days prior to departure - 100% of total purchase amount.
    Day of departure or no show - 100% per person.
    Unused features are non-refundable. No shows forfeit entire payment.
    Trips require a minimum number of participants to avoid cancellation. We reserve the right to cancel a schedule trip to fully refund affected customers although tour companies will make every efforts to maintain the normal operation.
    The refund amount will be credited directly to your TakeTours wallet as credits for future use. Or the refund can also be forwarded directly to your credit card with a 6% handling fee.
    NOTE: We cannot grant any refunds more than 30 days after completion of tour.
  • Itinerary Variations
    We constantly strives to improve tour itineraries and features. If such improvements can be made, or unforeseen circumstances beyond our control make changes necessary - we reserve the right to vary itineraries and to substitute hotels. At certain peak periods duplicate departures may operate, and sometimes in reverse order in which case hotels may vary from those stated on the itinerary pages.
  • Tour Cancellation:
    We reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule any tour departure in accordance with operating requirements or circumstances beyond its control. If cancellation is made any time prior to departure* of the tour, TakeTours' only liability will be to refund to the passenger the amount it has received for the tour booking. We will try to re-book the same or similar tour.. Please note that we are not liable for any cancellation penalties incurred on any other travel arrangements including air tickets purchased separately from customers.
    We are not responsible for any other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations.

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