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.
** Although Mariposa Grove of the Giant Sequoias is due to open on June 15, 2018 we are still uncertain as to how the National Park Service’s new shuttle system is going to impact our tour. If the grove is accessible to us we will take you there. If it is not accessible to us we will spend that time at other sites in Yosemite.
|Includes Lunch||Summer 2018 Season
April 1 – November 30
|Winter 2017-2018 Season
December 1 – March 31**
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.
Pickup: 6:40 – 6:50 AM
Return: 5:20 – 5:30 PM
Pickup: 7:00 – 7:10 AM
Return: 5:00 – 5:10 PM
Narrow Gauge Inn
Pickup: 7:20 AM
Return 4:40 PM
Pickup: 7:30 AM
Return: 4:30 PM
Pickup: 8:40 – 8:50 AM
Return: 4:50 – 5:00 PM
Pickup: 9:00 – 9:10 AM
Return: 4:30 – 4:40 PM
Narrow Gauge Inn
Pickup: 9:20 AM
Return: 4:10 PM
Pickup: 9:30 AM
Return: 4:00 PM
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.