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2-Day Yosemite National Park Winter Tour from San Francisco - with unbiased reviews

2-Day Yosemite National Park Winter Tour from San Francisco

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Immerse yourself in the beauty and solitude of Yosemite National Park in the winter for two days of crisp, fresh mountain air on this semi-guided tour. At night, sleep comfortably in the historic Yosemite Valley Lodge nestled in the heart of Yosemite Valley. Here you will witness a Yosemite that few tourists get to see: towering granite monoliths blanketed in snow and magnificent waterfalls frozen in time. This itinerary allows for both a guided portion and ample free time to explore on your own. During this time may choose to hike, go snowshoeing, ice skate, grab a hot drink by the fire, or take a guided tour of the valley floor. This winter voyage to Yosemite is the ultimate laid-back winter holiday and not to be missed.
What to Expect
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Pass By: San Francisco Bay, San Francisco, CA

Leave San Francisco behind and cross the Bay Bridge, offering amazing views of Alcatraz Island and Angel Island. Cruise through Oakland, the East Bay and on to Central Valley to stop for groceries (own expense). Travel through Gold Country and the Sierra Nevada Foothills

Stop At: Central Valley, California 96080, USA

Travel through California's Central Valley and see where most of California's almonds, figs, corn and more are grown. Here we will make a short stop so you can grab lunch for later and any local produce for hiking snacks. You can also pick up any other needed last-minute supplies for the days ahead.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Yosemite National Park, Yosemite National Park, California

Begin with a one and a half hour guided driving tour descending through Yosemite's glaciated valley with its famous waterfalls and rock formations, and stop to take pictures and see the views.

Stop At: Tunnel View, Wawona Road, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389

Make a photo stop at Tunnel View, one of the most famous in the park.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Yosemite Valley Lodge, Yosemite Valley, CA 95389, USA

Stop for the afternoon at Yosemite Valley Lodge; right at the base of Yosemite Falls. Check in to the hotel, or just store your luggage at the front desk. With maps in hand, you'll get a chance to explore Yosemite's natural wonders on your own for the remainder of the day. Before exiting the vehicle, your guide will provide a choice of activities that may include: checking out the Visitor's Center and Ansel Adams Gallery, hiking some of the trails in the valley (snowshoes available for rent at Curry Village), taking the free shuttle around other parts of the valley, listening to fireside stories at the historic Ahwahnee Hotel and/or enjoying a ranger program provided by the park service.

Duration: 6 hours

Stop At: Yosemite Valley, 9035 Village Dr, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389-9912

Wake at your leisure and enjoy the morning and early afternoon to explore as you please. Feel free to leave your luggage at the front desk while you soak up the rest of your time in this beautiful destination.

Duration: 6 hours

Stop At: Yosemite Valley Lodge, Yosemite Valley, CA 95389, USA

Grab a few last photos and make sure to meet your guide at 3:30pm for the journey back to San Francisco. You'll stop at the halfway point to grab a bite to eat.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: San Francisco, San Francisco, California

Enjoy the skyline of San Francisco at night as we cross the Bay Bridge and return you to your lodging. You should be back at your hotel around 8-9pm.
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Important Information
2 days
  • 1.5-hour narrated coach tour
  • Overnight accommodations (Yosemite Valley Lodge or Yosemite Half Dome Village Heated Tent Cabin)
  • Transport in eco-friendly biodiesel van
  • Taxes, fuel surcharges
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Yosemite park entrance fee
  • Entry/Admission - Tunnel View
  • Entry/Admission - Yosemite Valley Lodge
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation for this tour will be received at time of booking
  • Tours are arranged on a demand basis and require a minimum of 5 passengers to guarantee departure
  • One small, soft overnight bag allowed per person (hard case luggage is not allowed)
  • Due to hotel accommodations reserved in advance, any amendments to dates will incur penalties in accordance to the cancellation policy as detailed in the Terms and Conditions
  • Important: Any dietary requirements should be entered in the Special Requirements field when booking this tour
  • Amenities Include: Housekeeping daily, fresh towels as needed, extra blankets available at front desk
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel between 2 and 14 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 1 day of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel at least 15 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
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Rolly Padre wrote a review Nov 2019
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Nice trip but certainly short of expectations because the waterfalls were dry and the shuttle to Mariposa was not operational . i hope ican go back someday at a different time of the year
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Date of experience: November 2019
Response from OnAir11597653873, Sales and Service Agent at 2-Day Yosemite National Park Winter Tour from San Francisco
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. The waterfalls in Yosemite are all the result of snow-melt. As a result they are most powerful in the springtime. There are other great aspects of the park too, including the rock formations. I hope you are able to come back and see the park again, in another season.
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Key Details
  • San Francisco Bay, Yosemite National Park, and 3 more
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Hotel Pickup
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