Yosemite Full Day Tour

Departing From Bass Lake/Oakhurst/Fish Camp on Highway 41List of hotel pickup locations

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Yosemite Valley and Glacier Point*

Points of Interest on our Tour*

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 and Nevada Falls
*Glacier Point and Mariposa Grove are seasonal, as are many of the waterfalls.
** Mariposa Grove is closed until Summer of 2017 due to a restoration project.
This itinerary is subject to change due to conditions beyond our control.
Includes Lunch Summer 2017 Season
April 1 – November 30
Winter 2016-2017 Season
December 1 – March 31
Adults (16+) $152 $150
Seniors (62+) $146 $144
*Children (3-15) $76 $75
*Children under 3 are free when held on laps

The fare includes 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

The Majestic Yosemite Hotel Lunch Entrées included on Full Day Tour through March 31, 2017

Includes soft beverage and choice of apple or boysenberry pie

Adult Entrées

  • Caesar Salad with Grilled Chicken Breast-Sourdough Croutons, Parmesan, Classic Caesar Dressing
  • Caesar Salad with Balsamic Grilled Portobello-Sourdough Croutons, Parmesan, Classic Caesar Dressing
  • Spicy Pulled BBQ Pork Sandwich-Brioche Bun, Tapatio® BBQ Sauce, Cole Slaw and Crispy Onions, Served with Potato Salad
  • Chilled Diestel Ranch Turkey Club Hoagie Sandwich-Bacon, Mayonnaise, Lettuce and Tomato, Served with Potato Salad
  • Fettuccine Pesto Alfredo-Broccoli, Tomato, Scallion, Spinach, Garlic, Parmesan and Mary’s™ Free Range Chicken

Child Entrées

  • Chicken Strips-With Fries and Fresh Fruit
  • Macaroni and Cheese-With White Cheddar and Steamed Broccoli

 

Picnic Lunch choices included on Full Day Tours starting April 1, 2017

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

  • Half Dome-smoked turkey and Gouda on wheat
  • El Capitan-roast beef and cheddar on sourdough
  • Glacier Point-ham and Swiss on rye
  • Seven Grain Sammie-avocado, tomato, cucumber, alfalfa sprouts and roasted peppers on seven grain bread
  • PB&J-peanut butter and jelly on white bread

Long-time Yosemite Naturalist Carl Sharsmith was once asked what he would do if he only had one day to spend in Yosemite. He replied, “I’d sit by the Merced River and cry,” That was long before Discover Yosemite existed, or perhaps he would have suggested our tour.

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.

Water will be available throughout the day.

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