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Day tours from SF

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Day tours from SF

I wanted to do a day tour to Yosemite from SF I know a day isnt enough but we are only in SF for a couple of days.

I was looking at tours and was wondering if anyone has knows of a good tour group for the trip I was looking at the trip which involves a train trip which to me sounds like a plan but would like some help from any members who may think its not worth it.

I have been to SF before 18 years ago but missed out on Yosemite and have regretted it ever since.

Please help me get the best out of the day with your suggestions.


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1. Re: Day tours from SF

With just one day, you would be better off with a bus tour which picks up in SF and drops you back there.

Copied below is from a Traveler Article on SF Tours:


Yosemite is a magnificent National Park that deserves more than a one day tour but if that is all the time you have and you will likely never be back then do it. One day tours are a long day. You have what I call your standard big bus tours with Grayline, Tower or Super Sightseeing and several others in smaller vehicles offering some versatility and more variety.

Shuttle Tours for example include a 2 hour train trip as part of your journey to the Park. Incredible Adventures offers one to three day tours and Extranomical one to five day tours. Best Bay Area Tours spend time walking amongst the giant Sequoias (conditions permitting). California Parlor Car Tours has 1, 2 or 3 day tours available. You need to check websites to see what suits you.

Best Bay Area Tours http://bestbayareatours.com/

California Parlor Cars Tours

http://www.calpartours.com/Yosemite Tours.htm

Extranomical Tours http://www.extranomical.com/

Incredible Adventures http://www.incadventures.com/

Shuttle Tours http://www.sanfranshuttletours.com/

Edge of the World Tours http://www.edgeoftheworldsf.com/index...

Grayline Tours http://www.sanfranciscosightseeing.com/

Tower Tours http://www.towertours.com/

Super Sightseeing http://www.supersightseeing.com/

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2. Re: Day tours from SF

Some of the tours sold by one company are actually run by another. For example, I think the California Parlor Cars tour is run by Grayline. Here is more info about the tours: tripadvisor.com/Travel-g60713-c191550

We hear about Extranomical & Incredible Adventures, but one of the other companies may have a tour that better matches your travel style. Consider if a bus or a large van is better for you. Some tours run just a few days a week in April (when you're visiting.)

The waterfalls should be thundering along during the time of your visit. Have a great visit!

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