Yosemite And Glacier Point Day Tour - Yosemite National Park

Overview

Departing Fresno or Oakhurst, this9-hour tour of Yosemite National Park covers some of the Yosemite Valley's natural highlights. Capture photos ofBridalveil Falls,Half Dome, Yosemite Falls and Yosemites high country, and hike down the 4-Mile Trail between spring and fall. Lunch, entrance fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off are included.

Highlights

  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Led by a local guide
  • All entrance fees included
  • Hotel pickup included
  • Small-group tour

Details about this tour

Your day begins with pickup in either Fresno, Oakhurst, or Fish Camp aboard a comfortable touring vehicle. From here, enjoy a scenic journey to Yosemite, entering through the parks Southgate entrance.

Stop at Chinquapin and Glacier Point, an overlook offering remarkable views of Yosemite Valley, Half Dome, Yosemite Falls, and Yosemites high country. After a short walk, you can gaze over the valley, including Curry Village and the renowned Majestic Yosemite Hotel (formerly the Ahwahnee), and take in picture-perfect views of the surrounding mountaintops.

Between spring and fall, you also have the option of hiking Glacier Points 4-Mile Trail, which ends on Southside Drive. From here, simply hop on a shuttle or continue across the Swinging Bridge to Yosemite Valley Lodge, where youll meet back up with your guide.

For those whod prefer to stay on the bus, you'll make your way down to the Yosemite Valley, starting from the Tunnel View to take in spectacular views of Bridalveil Fall, El Capitan, The Chapel, Sentinel Bridge, Half Dome and Yosemite Falls.

The group will then break for lunch, along with an easy walk to the base of Yosemite Falls. Youll also have time to peruse the souvenir gift shops.

After dining, you'll pay a visit to the meadows in front of El Capitan to see if anyone is rock climbing, an extremely popular park activity.

Next, continue on with a drive alongside the Merced River and learn a bit about President Theodore Roosevelts 3-night camping trip with naturalist John Muir, who successfully lobbied for the creation of Yosemite National Park.

Your return trip includes a stop at The Pioneer Village History Center for some exploring and also a visit to the historical landmark Wawona Hotel, a perfect place for viewing the parks young sequoias.

The tour concludes with a ride back to either Fresno or Oakhurst.

Inclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Sports Refillable Water Bottle or Bottled Water
  • Lunch: Your choice of turkey, vegetarian or dagwood (combination of several meats) sandwich
  • 10 Gratuity for the Guide

Exclusions

  • Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Glacier Point is usually closed during winter from November to April. Any of the tour highlights 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 accompanied by 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 - A regular seat belt in the back seat if taller than 4 feet 9 inches

- Seniors must bring the Senior Park Pass with them

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Reviews

  • Vaidya B
    16-Jul-2019

    My wife and I went on this tour with a couple of our relatives. The tour was well organized and the tour guide, Brian, was very knowledgeable, friendly and pleasant. The vegetarian lunch was well put together. We saw the main attractions and had a great time overall. I would recommend this tour to anyone who is looking for a day trip to Yosemite.

  • mrsjg66
    03-Jul-2019

    A beautiful place to visit
    The driver knew so much about Yosemite and made the trip very interesting.

  • Tomi J
    03-Jul-2019

    I need to give big kudos to our guide Frank regarding our trip to Yosemite. Despite the fact that Glacier Point was closed due to weather conditions this was the best trip I've done in a long time. With Frank's help showing all the important views with possibility to take magnificent pictures and his perfect stories about history of Yosemite made my day. Doing this all by myself would have been a mistake, so I'm glad I made a correct choice by using your service. Big Thanks!

  • Vinay K
    03-Jul-2019

    Information on reaching the park from Fresno, in case you are not driving yourself, is scarce and not very accurate.

  • Golegsmom R
    03-Jul-2019

    Tour with my 2 daughters. We enjoyed visiting Yosemite National Park with Mick our tour guide. It was Monday so crowd wasnt that bad. We were only two family in the van so that was a plus. We absolutely love visiting the falls, watching it on the Glacier point and upclose as well. Lunch provided was delicious. Plus Mick gave us a souvenir water bottle.

  • Tarek H
    03-Jul-2019

    Highly recommended tour. Will allow you to make the best out of Yosemite in 1 day. The entire journey went smoothly, the pickup was well planned, the stops went perfectly and the whole tour was well worth it.

  • Tammie M
    30-Jul-2018

    The tour guide picked us up at our hotel lobby, which was very convenient.

  • Robbert S
    10-Jul-2018

    Very pleasant journey hosted by James, very save driver :) And keeping the group engaged. I'm looking back on the trip with a smile on my face as well the stunning views you have during the journey incl. the Sokoya trees at the end, Don't miss them! Thanks James, your friend Robbert from Holland.

  • frankseels
    27-Oct-2017

    The tour guide Cathy was excellent and provided us with the experience of visiting many bonus sites . The lunch was large and delicious.

  • Tammy B
    26-Oct-2017

    This tour was fantastic! I was the only person booked on the day I went, but Richard took great care of me. He chauffeured me around all the hairpin turns in a comfortable suburban while I relaxed and enjoyed the views.

    He provided lots of information about the history of the park, as well as the plants and animals in the park. We saw Glacier Point, Half Dome, Bridal Veil Falls, etc. We also had a neat picnic lunch at Yosemite Falls which included a huge sandwich, chips, cookie, banana, and water. At El Capitan, he brought out his binoculars to point out the rock climbers to me. He made regular stops at the good restrooms which was appreciated. We also stopped at Fern Springs where he provided me with a plastic water bottle that I filled with the coldest fresh water to drink.

    The leaves are starting to turn and I got some great pictures. Overall, it was a fantastic day.

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