Enjoy a luxurious full-day tour experience of Yosemite and Glacier Point. This tour is designed for a very small group, and chances are if you have 4 or more people in your group you mayget a private tour. Highlights include all the iconic sites of Yosemite Valley, including waterfalls and famous rock formations. An experienced guide will pick you up from your hotel, airport, or train/bus station. This tour also includes lunch at The Historic Ahwahnee Hotel (except on Sundays).
- Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
- Led by a local guide
- Lunch included
- All entrance fees included
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Details about this tour
Start the tour by getting picked from either the Fresno area, Oakhurst, Coarsegold, Mariposa, El Portal, Fish Camp, or Bass Lake. Enter the park from the Southgate and stop at Chinquapin and Glacier Point, an overlook with a commanding view of Yosemite Valley, Half Dome, Yosemite Falls and Yosemites high country. Take a short walk to the Point for breathtaking views of the valley, Yosemite Falls, Nevada Falls, Vernal Falls, Curry Village, Ahwahnee Lodge, Merced River, and the surrounding mountain tops.
Those looking to do some hiking can explore the 4-mile downhill trail from Glacier Point. The trail ends on Southside Drive, where the guide will be waiting for you. Continue on to a few other sites in the valley, all en route to the famous Ahwahnee Hotel. Known for its magnificent faade and architecture, The Ahwahnee was specially designed to highlight its natural surroundings, which include Yosemite Falls, Half Dome, and Glacier Point. The destination of queens and presidents alike, this distinctive Yosemite hotel offers a perfect balance of history, hospitality, and elegance and shines as Yosemite National Parks distinctive AAA Four-Diamond hotel.
Visitors who choose not to hike will drive back to Chinquapin and down to the Yosemite Valley. Starting from the Tunnel View, soak up incredible views of Bridalveil Falls, El Capitan, The Chapel, Sentinel Bridge, Half Dome and Yosemite Falls. Head to the Ahwahnee Hotel for lunch and then visit the meadows in front of El Capitan, where you might be able to see skilled rock climbers ascending its face. From there, drive along the Merced River to check out the President Roosevelt and John Muir campsites. Throughout the tour there will be ample opportunities to take beautiful pictures from the best locations.
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Sports Refillable Water Bottle or Bottled Water
- Lunch at the historic Ahwahnee Hotel (additional fee on Sunday)
- 10 Gratuities for your Guide is included ( you can pay additional if you desire directly
- Entry/Admission - Glacier Point
- Entry/Admission - Yosemite Valley
- Entry/Admission - The Majestic Yosemite Hotel
- Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Glacier Point is usually closed in winter from November to April. Any of the highlights listed on this tour may be closed due to weather or construction. We will do our best to show alternative sites.
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
Parents with small children must provide car seats and/or booster seats if necessary.
Infants from 0-1 years must be in the back seat strapped into a rear-facing car seat until they reach 20 pounds
Children between 1-8 years (or heaver than 20 pounds) must be in in the back seat (some exceptions apply) and strapped into either: a rear-facing car seat until they reach the maximum height/weight limit for the seat, a front-facing car seat with a 5 point harness until they reach the maximum height/weight limit for the seat, a booster seat if under 4 feet 9 inches and over the height/weight limit for a car seat or a regular seat belt in the back seat if taller than 4 feet 9 inches
Seniors must bring their Senior National Park Pass