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Highlights:Visit Yosemite National Park (Tunnel View, Bridalveil Falls, El Captain, Merced River, Yosemite Falls, Half Dome) and Hearst Castle. 1-night hotel accommodations. Round trip transportation and tour guide.
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I booked this tour for my cousin and his wife. I was initially skeptical, but went ahead and booked it. They really enjoyed this tour. I also booked a one day Napa Valley tour and that was fun too.
Excellent tour. Tour Guide of Hearst Castle was very helpful and knowledgeable. I will highly recommend this tour.
Overall a good trip. Guide and driver are good which they provide adequate information. Travel time is longer than sightseeing time but this is not avoidable. Good for solo traveler as your mind is fr... More>>
Overall a good trip. Guide and driver are good which they provide adequate information. Travel time is longer than sightseeing time but this is not avoidable. Good for solo traveler as your mind is free and can just sit back and relax without hassle. No need to worry the risk and transportation to travel between the locations. Hearst Castle trip is nice but suggest that we could have time to watch the film first before the actual visit up to the castle.
trip was good overall, had good time at yosemite and hearst castle. Tour Guide was very informative and cautious about each one taking tour. One drawback travel time was more than sightseeing, but for solo travellers it will help to join a group and go around
one more suggestion, it would be good if we are given flexibility to roam around in hearst castle(during my trip we had time but was asked to complete tour in 1hour) and we reached early to destination by 1 hour which could have been utilized to explore more on 2nd day.
We enjoyed the tour very much. The tour guide is extremely helpful. She dropped us home by her own car when she knew that our home is on her way.
Wish we could spend the night near Yosemite and water should be offered on the bus.
It was a good trip overall. the accommodation was very good. The Guide in first day was good. Second day to Hearst Castle they put us in a small van which was little inconvenience as the space was crumpled. The second day could have had some more additional places as we had lot of time. Most of the time was spend in traveling which could have been avoided.
They are very well organized and punctual. They know the routes and spots. In this particular tour the main attractions is Hearst Castle not Yosemite. The main attraction they cover in Yosemite is the lower water fall. You will have 30 minutes which is just time to go to the water fall and come back. They will stop at 3-4 spots, for 15-20 minutes, where you can get some good photos. In Hearst Castle you will spend 1 hour on a guided tour and 1 hour exploring. The tour is good if you have limited time.
Took this tour on 3rd September with my cousin. Overall nice experience with some amazing views. They stopped the bus at some nice places where you can find veg and non veg both options for Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner. Schedule was little tight but that was fine.
Very nice tour and we had a great tour guide. This is my third tour with TakeTours, and for the first time had a tour guide who took the time in explaining in detail both in Mandarin and English - very considerate. Wish we had more time in Yosemite. Hearst Castle trip is nice but we were rushed to return to our destination earlier than planned. Also it is recommend to show the film first before the actual visit up to the castle.
The trip was nothing but peace of mind, relaxing and comforting. From the driver to our tour guide, , they are both very respectful of our needs. I will highly recommend TakeTours to my relatives and friends. To let you know more, its my second trip with your company this year. Rest assured, next trip I will not hesitate to go with them!
The Trip was so Cool and We had a very Good time.
The Guide ensured that he walked us through all the important spots in the Tour places and facilitated us with the Food recommendations and others specials in the locations
The Time spent at Yosemite is a little less but still we enjoyed the tour a lot.
If we could have the Lunch/complimentary Breakfast included in this package, that would add on to the show....and can also save some time in halting for lunch ;)
The trip was great. We were in a big bus for the Yosemite trip and since there were only 3 of us going to Hearst Castle, we were moved to a big van. We had a lot of time at the castle and it was a great experience.
I have sent my parents to the trip and they liked it a lot! The 2-day trip was exactly what they were looking for. Nice touring arrangement for the elderly - relaxing and saw a lot. The only problem is they don't speak English so they totally relied on the guide to explain things. It would be better if the guide can offer more information about the sights in Mandarin.
Overall trip was good but we could have spent more time in Yosemite National Park. Hotel room did not have a microwave. Spent significant time at Hearst Castle. It is worth visiting. Nice piece of art work.
The tour was well organized. One problem was that the bus broke down in the middle and we lost 2:30 hours. However, the guide was able to make up for that. I wish they would include the mariposa grove of giant sequoias in the itinerary.