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Private Tour to Yosemite National Park from San Francisco

San Francisco, United States

From $1,295.00 per group (up to 7)

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icon12 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


Visit Yosemite National Park by private SUV on a full-day tour from San Francisco. Travel with your own driver-guide through the California Central Valley, the Sierra Nevada foothills, and gold country to reach Yosemite. Stop at lookouts over El Capitan, Half Dome, Bridalveil Falls, and Yosemite Falls (seasonal), with free time to explore in Yosemite Valley. Swim in the Merced River, take a hike to the base of Yosemite Falls, or photograph in the footsteps of Ansel Adams before returning to San Francisco in the evening.
  • Private SUV tour to Yosemite National Park from San Francisco
  • Get photo ops of Yosemite Valley's top landmarks including Half Dome and El Capitan
  • Get the most out of your trip to Yosemite with a private guide and customized itinerary
  • Have the option to hike, swim, or play in the snow depending on the season
  • Includes entrance fees and hotel pickup and drop-off
National Park fees
Transport by private vehicle
Food and drinks
Extra time ($100 per hour, 15 hour maximum)

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Can pick up at vacation rentals.


  • Port of San Francisco

Departure Time

8:00 AM
Start your full-day tour with early morning pickup at your San Francisco hotel.

Travel in a comfortable and spacious 4-wheel drive SUV that is well-equipped to handle both city streets and mountain roads. Head east across the Bay Bridge, through Oakland, the East Bay suburbs, and into the Central Valley. Stop to stretch your legs about halfway through the long drive, and have the option to visit fruit stands along the way. Then continue into the Sierra Nevada foothills, passing the gold rush town of Groveland en route to Yosemite.

In Yosemite Valley, your guide takes you to lookout points and scenic areas where you can view landmarks such as El Capitan, Half Dome, Bridalveil Fall, Yosemite Falls, and the Merced River. You'll have free time near Yosemite Lodge to hike, see a waterfall up close, or swim in the river (conditions permitting). The lodge offers drinks, food, and souvenirs for purchase.

Opt to leave The Valley early and visit The Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoia Trees (depending on the season).

After several hours, start your return drive to San Francisco where your tour ends with hotel drop-off in the evening.
Pass By:  
Land's End Tour Company
Pickup by private SUV and guide at your hotel in San Francisco.
Pass By:  
San Francisco Bay Bridge
Pass over the Bay Area's other famous bridge.
Stop At:  
Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias
Take an optional walk to see some of the largest living things on earth.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Tunnel View
Stop to photograph one of the best views in Yosemite.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Bridalveil Falls
Stop for a short walk to see the river, El Capitan and Bridalveil Falls.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Half Dome
Stop at a favorite location for a photo of Half Dome
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Yosemite Valley
Spend some free time on the Yosemite Valley Floor. Shop for souvenirs, dine at the Lodge, Majestic Ahwahnee Hotel or buy a picnic lunch to take out on the trails.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Yosemite Falls
Take an optional walk to get closer to Yosemite Falls
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
El Capitan
Admire one of the most famous climbing mountains in the world from a meadow where you can often spot people scaling the 3000 foot face.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Collapsible wheelchairs can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark the SUV.
  • If you have children under 8, you must use a size appropriate booster or car seat. Children may not ride on the parent's lap. Contact me if you need equipment for the day.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Lands End Tour Company, LLC

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the maximum group size during Private Tour to Yosemite National Park from San Francisco?
This activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers.

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Product code: 40993P2

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