Yosemite One Day Trip - Small Group by Minicoach

Visit America’s National Treasure! Explore Yosemite National Park with Experienced Guides - Small Groups, Time on Your Own in the Park!

Ticket Prices

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Adult $179 $164 $15
Senior $179 $163 $16 Ages 60+
Child $169 $154 $15 Ages 0-12 years
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This Tour Includes FREE SF Hotel Pick Up & Drop Off*

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Ralph, Elkhart, IN, Feb 9, 2017

Wonderful trip!

Yvette, San Francisco, CA, Oct 25, 2016

My day trip to Yosemite national park was definitely worth it. Jacine, our tour guide was very knowledgeable about the park and the surrounding areas. She was a safe a driver and gave us ample time to wonder around on our own. The day was long but is to be expected considering how big the park is. It was absolutely a must-see especially if you don't have a lot of time and can't spread it over a few days. Thank you!

MARIA, ARMIDALE, NSW, Oct 18, 2016

5 Stars! Great. Really appreciated the ride with Mike - great guide and very helpful.


Enjoyed the Yosemite One Day Trip. Missed the Bridal Veil Waterfall though.

Eduardo, Concepcion, cl, CL, Nov 18, 2015

Due to the amount of things to visit in the park it is a little short, but for such a long trip you can not ask for more. The guide was very good and knowledgeable. Very gentle and had good will. If you love nature, I definitely recommend it.

Bianca, san francisco, california, Oct 14, 2015

It was awesome! And the guide is very funny and kind!

Suzanne, Oldham, Lancs, GB, Sep 6, 2015

Fantastic day, great way to see Yosemite when time in California is limited. Long day but worth every minute.

JENNIFER, Mar 1, 2015

Fun event- great sites of the park. The driver did not talk too much during the ride- but it was enjoyable to relax, nap, read.

, Dec 18, 2014

that was great. great tour and nice & kind guide who was chris f(?). thank u, guide guy!

John, Oct 22, 2014

Brilliant day.

Ernestine, Jul 22, 2014

The Yosemite trip was wonderful! The park itself is majestic; and we had a terrific guide in Bryan, who is extremely knowledgeable about Yosemite and the history of the area. We booked three tours through GuideYou.com, Alcatraz, Napa and Sonoma, and Yosemite; and enjoyed all of them. GuideYou.com is a terrific place to start in that it brings many tours together under one site and is a great introduction to the many wonderful sites and adventures in the San Francisco area. Thank you!

HYEJUNG, Jun 17, 2014

Friendly and kind.

Rohan, Jun 11, 2014

Excellent tour

SOPHIA, Jun 9, 2014

We had a wonderful time and our tour guide, Mitch, was very knowledgeable and engaging. The one thing that would make this trip better is if a visit to the sequoia grove could have been I corporate into the 1-day tour.

, May 12, 2014

It was very wonderful experience! I really never imagine this great trip. Thanks Mike, my guide! :)

, Mar 9, 2014

Great trip but expect a long day. Mitch, our guide, was quite interesting but the four and one half hours there and then back was a lot. Mitch tried to make the ride interesting but there is only so much you can say over this time span. When we got there, we had about four hours on our own and were able to do some hiking to sights and used the shuttle to help get around. If you only have one day to see Yosemite, this is a hundred times better than a big bus tour but if you can stay over that's the way to see it

Karla, Mar 8, 2014

Larry was one of the best guides we ever had.we will use you again,and will refer individuals to you!

dongwan, Jan 5, 2014

it is good~ nice and confortable.

JEAN, Nov 13, 2013

fun allday trip...driver was prompt and friendly and knowledgeable...beautiful park, will return

JOHN, Oct 5, 2013

I thought it was good overall, especially the much needed 3 free hours we got in Yosemite and the commentry was very insightful, a lovely day out.

Cheri, Sep 17, 2013

We so enjoyed our trip. Our guide was great. We had lots of fun and everything in the park was so pretty.

Tour Details

You'll need a full day to experience the beauty of this magnificent National Park known for its huge granite domes, expansive valley, great waterfalls and majestic forests.

This is a small group tour by minicoach which offers more time in the park (5 -6 hours) and greater flexibility than large bus tours. In a small van you'll see places in the park that the large buses can't reach!

Upon early morning pickup between 6:15-7am, this tour takes you east across the Oakland Bay Bridge with stunning views of the San Francisco skyline, Alcatraz Island, Fisherman's Wharf and the Golden Gate Bridge.

Next you'll pass through the Central Valley where much of our country’s agriculture is grown. There's a stop at a fruit stand to enjoy local produce! After this quick rest stop the van begins winding up through the foothills of the Sierra Nevada and into the mountains where you'll see the California Gold Country and the 49ers gold rush town of Groveland (alternative route maybe used during winter and heavy weather days).

Then it's on to Yosemite National Park, often referred to as one of America’s national treasures.

There is a one hour narrated tour with all the highlights of the park including the 2,425-foot Yosemite Falls*, the highest fall in North America and Bridalveil Falls*, often the first watefall you will see when entering the Park, (*note: Yosemite Falls & Bridalveil Falls do not flow between early to mid August until first winter / early spring rain), the granite building blocks of the Sierra Nevada: El Capitan, Cathedral Rock, Three Brothers, Royal Arches, Half Dome and Clouds Rest. and the breathtaking Inspiration Point, 4,500 feet above sea level.

After the tour the minicoach will stop for the afternoon in Yosemite Village where there are a variety of options for lunch (not included). After eating you will have 3-4 hours of free time to explore the valley as you choose: walk to the base of Yosemite Falls*, check out the Visitor Center, visit the Ansel Adams Gallery, stop in at the Majestice Yosemite Hotel, or bike or hike the trails that originate from the valley.

This one day tour will focus on the rock formations and waterfalls in the Yosemite Valley. The majestic beauty of the park is world famous. There will be many amazing photo opportunites! On the drive back to the city we drive through the Merced River corridor along the Beautiful Merced River. A fantastic sunset on the way back to the Bay Area completes your day.

This is a small group tour, biodiesel minicoaches accommodate up to 20 passengers. Minicoaches have air conditioning and will make regular rest stops.

Tours include entry fees, hotel pickup and drop off at many hotels. Driving route subject to change without prior notice.


Free hotel pick up & drop off from most San Francisco hotels - see list; sorry, no pick up from airport hotels.

Tours MUST be booked a minimum of 24 hours prior to tour departure time.

Within 24 hours (typically less) you will receive your confirmation number/eticket by email from the tour operator. If you are unable to receive email: On the final screen titled "Checkout - Finish" you will be given your tour operator's phone number and address; You MUST call the tour operator to get your confirmation number and pick up time from your hotel (please allow one hour before calling).

If you do not have access to a printer, providing the confirmation number is adequate.

You MUST reconfirm your tour and hotel pick up time at least 24 hrs in advance of tour departure time.

PLEASE NOTE: Your credit card is NOT charged and your tour is NOT confirmed until a confirmation number has been issued by the tour operator.

If you do not receive your eticket within 24 hours be sure to check your junk mail/spam folder.

This Tour Includes FREE SF Hotel Pick Up & Drop Off*

Notes About This Tour
  • This Tour Includes FREE SF Hotel Pick Up & Drop Off*
  • Meals and gratuities not included.
  • 14-15 hours (including time for hotel pick-up and drop-off)
Cancellation policy
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We do not accept cancellations by voicemail or email.

Please read carefully: GuideYou.com must charge a cancellation fee corresponding to the time of cancellation. The percentage charged is a percentage of the total fee for all customers included in the cancelled booking. There is a minimum 20% cancellation fee for any cancellations once the tour is booked.

20% of total trip price for any confirmed reservation cancelled up to 72 hours prior to tour departure

30% of total trip price for any reservation cancelled between 72 and 24 hours prior to tour departure

100% of total trip price for any reservation cancelled within 24 hours of tour departure and for all No-Shows. Customers are considered a NO SHOW if they cancel on the morning of the trip or if they are not at the designated pick up location at the correct time, or for any other reason miss a tour (such as not providing correct hotel information).

We reserve the right to cancel tours due to lack of participation, vehicle breakdown, weather or road condition. 

Service charges are non-refundable.

In the event you believe you qualify for a refund based on the tour operator’s cancellation policy, please take the following steps to receive proper credit: 

Contact the tour operator at the number provided on your e-ticket, inform the tour operator that you would like to cancel your reservation and request a refund.

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Calling GuideYou Monday-Friday between 9:00 am-5:30 pm Pacific Time at 415-775-1200, and pressing #1; or

Faxing GuideYou at 415-929-7778, Attn: Ticket Department, and including all of the following information with your written cancellation:  a copy of your e-ticket confirmation, a telephone number where you can be reached if necessary, and a brief explanation of the reason for the cancellation.

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