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    Yosemite Tour (Full Day)

    Looking for a jam-packed day of fun? Check out this full-day tour of Yosemite National Park and its surrounding area. After being picked up from your hotel, you'll be driven across the San Francisco Bay Bridge, complete with views of Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. After riding through San Joaquin Valley, you'll continue through the Sierra Nevada foothills before finally entering Yosemite National Park. You'll hike through to the Yosemite Valley, past Giant Redwoods. From there, you'll drive to Tunnel View Vista Point, enjoying some spectacular natural landscapes, before lunching at Yosemite Lodge. Then, you'll enjoy some free time to explore before making your ascent out of the valley. After a stop for food, you'll be back to the hotel around 8-9 PM Wow, what a full day! This is one experience you don't want to miss.
    Yosemite Tour (Full Day)

    2267 39th Ave, San Francisco

    • Enjoy a full-day tour of Yosemite State Park, The Bay Area, San Joaquin Valley, and Gold Country after being picked up from your hotel
    • Check out stunning vistas of El Capitan, Bridalveil Falls, and Half Dome
    • Discover Yosemite's incredible giant redwood trees, also known as Sequoias
    • Relax during some "me-time"in Yosemite State Park as you hike along stunning trails, relax at the base of Yosemite Falls, or visit Yosemite Village
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    Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoias Trip

    Take time out for a day trip into the wild beauty of Yosemite National Park from San Francisco. Enjoy the beautiful countryside and discover the raw beauty of California's most famous national park. Your journey begins with a drive through San Joaquin Valley and into the Sierra Nevada range. In the morning, you will be driven to a giant sequoia grove (snow depth permitting), stopping along the way for a bird's-eye view of the whole valley. You can relax in the picnic area and have lunch (not included) among the giant sequoia trees.

    After lunch, you will have the opportunity to go on a short one-hour hike to the falls or grab a snack at the Yosemite Lodge. You will have three to four hours to spend at Yosemite National Park, with a range of activities to suit everyone, which may include some of the following:
    • Hike to one of Yosemite's waterfalls
    • Watch the climbers on El Capitan
    • Rent bikes for a relaxing cycle on the flat bike paths throughout the valley
    • Cool off in lovely river pools in summer
    • Spot a black bear
    • Relax at the visitors center, with museums, restaurants and the Ansel Adams Gallery to inspire every amateur photographer
    When it's time to head back to San Francisco, you will drive down the Sierra Nevada stopping along the way for a short break.

    Please note: The weather in Yosemite is highly variable and includes rain and snow in winter and high temperatures in summer. The itinerary may be adapted to make the most of Yosemite during different seasons and times of the year.
    Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoias Trip

    Union Square, San Francisco

    • Embark on a trip to the peaceful countryside and discover the raw beauty of Yosemite National Park
    • Drive through San Joaquin Valley and into the Sierra Nevada range
    • Enjoy three to four hours of free time at Yosemite National Park, with a range of activities to suit everyone
    • Relax in the picnic area and have lunch among the giant sequoia trees
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    Yosemite National Park Day Trip

    Get out of town! Exchange the big-city charms of San Francisco for the fresh air and natural beauty of Yosemite, California's most famous national park. Choose to start your time in Yosemite with a reserved lunch at the renown Ahwahnee Dining Room or head straight to the park to begin your adventure. Take a walking tour of the park with your knowledgeable guide or strikeout on your own. You'll have around four hours within Yosemite to explore the scenic wonders of Yosemite Valley. Begin your journey with hotel pickup by luxury bus or van complete with posh amenities like hardwood style floors in the bus and wifi in all vehicles. After crossing the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge, you'll travel through the Great Central Valley and into the Sierra foothills, where the Forty-Niners panned for gold. Following the beautiful Merced River to the Sierra Nevada Mountains, you'll enter Yosemite National Park. Glaciers cut through these mountains, forming the spectacular granite monuments you'll see throughout the park. There are many sights and activities to keep you occupied. Visit the Ansel Adams art gallery or rent a bike (own expense). Spend time at the visitor's center to learn more about this beautiful park or head to the ranger's station for engaging walks and talks. Watch basket-weaving and beading demonstrations in the Indian Village of Ahwahnee or take a stroll along the Merced River. You'll have approximately four hours to spend in the park. You'll join your guide for a hike to the base of Yosemite Falls or you may choose to adventure on your own. You'll have approximately three hours to explore the park with or without your guide. Highlights on your Yosemite National Park day trip include:

    • San Francisco/Oakland Bay Bridge
    • Sierra Nevada Range
    • El Capitan
    • Bridalveil Falls
    • Vernal Falls
    • Merced River
    • Yosemite Falls
    • Cathedral Spires
    • Half Dome

    At 4 pm, reconvene and head back to San Francisco, driving through the Stanislaus National Forest, with a feeling of fulfillment having seen one of the worlds greatest wonders.

    Yosemite National Park Day Trip

    2627 Taylor Street, San Francisco

    • Behold the spectacular, glacier-cut granite monuments of Yosemite National Park on a day trip from San Francisco
    • Take a walking tour of the park with your knowledgeable guide or venture out on your own
    • Explore the Sierra foothills, where Forty-Niners once panned for gold, and capture sights of the Merced River
    • Enjoy lunch at the renowned Ahwahnee Dining Room away from the hustle and bustle of the city
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    Oxbow Loop Stand Up Paddle Tour

    When you think Napa Valley, the first thing that probably comes to mind is wine country. And, of course, Napa has great wine and beautiful vineyards, but there's more to explore! Come enjoy the beauty of the restored Napa River! Fun fact: over $400 million dollars were invested in reconnecting the river to its historic floodplain and natural contours. You'll see the renaissance of downtown Napa as you glide along the waters. Learn about the history of this river from your knowledgeable tour guide as you explore the reed-lined shores and the tidal-marsh abundant with waterfowl. Be amazed by this new perspective of Napa Valley!
    Oxbow Loop Stand Up Paddle Tour

    700 Main St Main Street Dock, Napa

    • Explore the restored Napa River on your stand up paddle board
    • See the reed-lined shores and explore the tidal-marsh that is teeming with waterfowl
    • Learn about the history and the nature of Napa River from your knowledgeable guide
    • Get a new perspective of the historic floodplains and natural contours of Napa Valley
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    Muir Woods, Sausalito, and Wine Country Tour (Half Day)

    If you're the indecisive type, exploring a new city is always a major struggle. You never know where to begin and what to prioritize! Well, ditch the stress and let A Taste of San Francisco & Beyond take the reigns! You'll be picked up at your hotel in the morning and travel in a comfortable, luxury vehicle with your friends and family, and a maybe a few friendly strangers. On this combo tour, you'll visit Muir Woods, walk amongst the Giant Coastal Redwoods, and take in some much-needed fresh air. You'll also visit two highly regarded wineries in Sonoma Valley where you'll taste different wines! Get ready for an unforgettable all-day excursion!
    Muir Woods, Sausalito, and Wine Country Tour (Half Day)

    435 23rd St, San Francisco

    • Visit two highly regarded wineries in Sonoma Valley and travel into the Muir Woods
    • Walk in an Old Growth Coastal Redwood Forest and follow well-marked trails on your own
    • Enjoy a long-overdue date with nature
    • Get the best of both worlds on this comprehensive combo tour
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    Yosemite Day Tour

    Explore glacier-formed cliffs, enjoy the soft, wildflower-speckled meadows, and wonder at the towering sequoias in the heart of Yosemite’s dynamic wilderness. Just a few hours’ drive from San Francisco, Yosemite is the ideal break from the distractions of the city. Since John Muir’s first glimpse of Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite has captivated and inspired people from all over the world, totaling more than 5 million visitors in a year. Immerse yourself in our day-long tour with our exceptional guides. Capture the endless skylines, rock formations, and waterfalls as you enjoy an overview of how Yosemite Park’s unique landscape was formed, who came before and how the park became the nation’s first ever protected national park. Wander through the fields, bike the trails, and find a serene overlook to sit and reflect. Discover the resilience and beauty of a place that has captured the hearts of visitors throughout the age. Included in your adventure are pick up and drop off service from select San Francisco Hotels.
    Yosemite Day Tour

    2095 Jerrold Ave., San Francisco

    • Enjoy the wildlife and nature of Northern California as you wander through Yosemite National Park
    • Explore locations such as El Capitan, Yosemite Falls, and Half Dome
    • Savor the experience with narrated in-coach tour of Yosemite (1.5 hours)
    • Full-time professional, knowledgeable guide
    • 3 hours of free time in the Valley
    • Yosemite Park entrance fee
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