Private Yosemite National Park Day Trip from San Francisco

San Francisco

What You'll Get

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Depart the urban jungle for a private tour of the awe-inspiring natural wonders of Yosemite National Park. Your adventure begins with a 7am pickup at your central San Francisco hotel, and then you can just sit back and relax on the drive to the park. You’ll pass through the Central Valley and ascend into the Sierra foothills before being greeted at Yosemite by jaw-dropping views of the valley. Magnificent granite cliffs slope into the deep verdant valley, which was carved out by glaciers thousands of years ago.

You’ll have about four hours total to explore the treasure of the valley, so be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes. Listen to your guide as he explains the natural forces that have formed and changed Yosemite over the years. Stroll the pedestrian paths or rent a bike (own expense) for a refreshing way to see the base of the valley. Gaze up at Yosemite’s most iconic monument, Half Dome, and pose for postcard-perfect photos in front of multiple waterfalls. Take in the fresh air and consider dipping your toes in the crystal-clear river that flows through the center of the valley.

Continue exploring Yosemite’s bounty of activities after lunch, stopping at Half Dome for sweeping views of the valley, hiking to one of Yosemite’s many waterfalls or watching rock climbers try to conquer El Capitan. Learn about the cultural history of the area’s native peoples at the Yosemite Museum or check out the Ansel Adams Gallery to see the works of one of America’s most famous nature photographers.

When it’s time to head back to San Francisco, you’ll drive along the Sierra Nevada and pass Stanislaus National Forest, a picturesque ending to a beautiful day.

Please note: The weather in the Sierra Nevada mountains can change, so we suggest you wear layers of clothing.

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
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements in the 'Special Requirements' field at time of booking
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them in boarding and disembarking
  • A maximum of 6 people per booking
  • The weather in the mountains can change rapidly; it is recommended that you bring or wear layers
  • Transport by luxury private vehicle
  • Entrance fees
  • Private guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (select hotels)

  • Gratuities (optional)

Departure Point

Union Square/Downtown San Francisco location: 478 Post Street (between Mason St & Powell St) across the street from the Westin St. Francis Hotel. 

Airport hotels: Pickup is available for the morning tour; however, guests will be drop off at hotel at 5:15pm. Pickup is not available for the afternoon tour for those staying at hotels near or around the airport

Departure Time
Union Square Tour Center:
7:00 AM

13 hours 30 minutes

Return Details
Returns to original departure point

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

The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the Super Sightseeing Tours - Gray Line of San Francisco in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

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The Fine Print

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