Yosemite Full Day Tour

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It’s true that Yosemite is much too vast to see in one day. It is, after all, the size of Rhode Island. But Discover Yosemite is fortunate to employ the best in Yosemite tour guides and drivers, each with many years of experience. They know where to go and when to be there to maximize your day and make your Yosemite trip fun, relaxed and memorable. Instead of searching through guide books and maps, looking for parking at each stop and figuring out what to do for lunch, your day will be spent seeing the sights in a comfortable, 14-29 passenger buses and Cadillac Escalades.

“The sun shines not on us but in us. The rivers flow not past, but through us, thrilling, tingling, vibrating every fiber and cell of the substance of our bodies, making them glide and sing.” – John Muir

Your tour includes frequent photo stops and a chance to walk to a waterfall or two. During the warm months, you’ll be able to enjoy breathtaking views from Glacier Point. The bus trip itself provides ever-changing views and the chance to learn about the history, geology, flora, fauna and current events of this remarkable park. We’ll also provide coloring pages and a scavenger hunt to keep the kids involved.

Although Glacier Point and the Mariposa Grove are closed in the winter, our winter tour offers other rewards. Winter is the most peaceful time in Yosemite. Fewer crowds mean a better chance of seeing wildlife. As the winter snow pack builds in the high country, Yosemite Falls comes back to life, and the sound of ice crashing over the falls punctuates the stillness of the valley. You may be fortunate enough to see Yosemite Valley’s already astonishing beauty enhanced by a mantle of snow. And our skilled drivers take the worry out of negotiating mountain roads in the winter.

In our full day Yosemite Guided tour, you will experience: Half Dome, El Capitan, Yosemite Falls, Bridalveil Fall, Mariposa Grove**, Glacier Point*, Wawona, Royal Arches, Turtleback Dome, Three Brothers, Leaning Tower, Ribbon Fall, Cathedral Spires, Yosemite Chapel, Vernal Falls, and Nevada Falls.

*Glacier Point and Mariposa Grove are seasonal, as are many of the waterfalls.
** Mariposa Grove is closed until Spring of 2018 due to a restoration project.
This itinerary is subject to change due to conditions beyond our control.
Includes Lunch Summer 2018 Season
April 1 – November 30

Winter 2017-2018 Season
December 1 – March 31**

Adults (16+) $152 $144
Seniors (62+) $146 $138
*Children (3-15) $76 $72
*Children under 3 are free when held on laps
**From February 15 through February 28 we will run on the Horsetail Fall Schedule which departs and returns 3 hours later. This tour runs in place of our normal winter tour.

Fares include hotel pickup/drop off, park fees, lunch and beverages. Gratuity is not included. Please be ready ten minutes prior to your scheduled pick up time. Return times are approximate.

Cancellation Policy: No refunds will be issued if you cancel within 24 hours of your tour date. Cancellations prior to 24 hours of your tour date are $5 per person. Tours will run rain or shine unless driving conditions are unsafe. If we cancel a tour due to hazardous driving conditions you will receive a full refund.

Minimum Requirement: We require the equivalent of 4 adults to operate a tour, except Private Tours. If the minimum is not met you will be notified by 8:00pm the evening before your tour and you will receive a full refund.

Summer Schedule
Bass Lake
Pickup: 6:40 – 6:50 AM
Return: 5:20 – 5:30 PM
Oakhurst
Pickup: 7:00 – 7:10 AM
Return: 5:00 – 5:10 PM
Narrow Gauge Inn
Pickup: 7:20 AM
Return 4:40 PM
Tenaya Lodge
Pickup: 7:30 AM
Return: 4:30 PM
Winter Schedule
Bass Lake
Pickup: 8:40 – 8:50 AM
Return: 4:50 – 5:00 PM
Oakhurst
Pickup: 9:00 – 9:10 AM
Return: 4:30 – 4:40 PM
Narrow Gauge Inn
Pickup: 9:20 AM
Return: 4:10 PM
Tenaya Lodge
Pickup: 9:30 AM
Return: 4:00 PM

Hotel Pickup Locations

If you are not staying any place that we pick up you can park and be picked up at the Visitors’ Bureau: 40343 Hwy 41 in Oakhurst.

We do not pick up in the San Francisco/Bay area. Our closest pickup is Oakhurst.

Full Day Tour Lunch Choices

Picnic Lunch choices included on Full Day Tours

Includes potato chips, fresh whole fruit, water and soft drinks

  • Smoked turkey and Gouda on wheat
  • Roast beef and cheddar on sourdough
  • Ham and Swiss on rye
  • Seven Grain Sammie: avocado, tomato, cucumber, alfalfa sprouts and roasted peppers on seven grain bread
  • Peanut butter & jelly sandwich on white bread

Water will be available throughout the day.

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