SAN FRANCISCO TO YOSEMITE

3 days departing SAN FRANCISCO from

Style: Active
Destination: USA West
Tour Code: PSF

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Trip Overview

Three days, one unbelievable state! The next few days will give you the ultimate taste of all that's awesome about Western USA as you travel from San Francisco to the wilderness of Yosemite on this spectacular short break. After leaving the `City by the Bay', it's all about wide open spaces, Giant Sequoias, hiking trails and wildlife. Yosemite is one of the most visually stunning areas of natural beauty in North America, something you'll definitely see for yourself on this tour.

Included Highlights
  • Spectacular walks & exciting hikes
  • Yosemite's famous Sequoias, wilderness & waterfalls
  • Camp on the shores of Lake Tahoe
  • The Sierra Nevada Mountains
  • Enjoy the cosmopolitan buzz of San Francisco
Tour Facts and Features
Accommodation: 2 nights camping with equipment (except sleeping bag)
Transport: All transportation by private vehicle
Meals: 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 2 dinners
Guided: Services of a professional tour leader
Group size: Maximum 13
Age range: 8+ (10% Child discount 8-16 years)
Wi-Fi: Free Wi-Fi available in your vehicle (USA only). Maximum of five users at one time.

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Trip Itinerary

Our routes have been carefully chosen to include the best night stops and highlights. However, as local and operational conditions may vary and unforeseen circumstances can arise, the following itinerary should be used as a guideline.


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Optional Activities (paid locally)

Our optional activities offer the flexibility to do the things you want to and leave out the things you don't. Below are the main optional activities for this trip which can be arranged once you are on tour via your tour leader and paid for locally. Please note that not all optional activities may available on every tour and prices are subject to change.

  • Bike rental - Yosemite US$12-$34


Day 1: San Francisco and Yosemite National Parl

After a welcome meeting this morning at 07:30 and paperwork, you depart San Francisco and make your way to Yosemite. Yosemite National Park is nature's greatest backyard, and there are loads of hikes on offer to suit your ability. Whichever trail you choose, you'll be amazed at the magnificent waterfalls and epic cliff faces. Famous for its Giant Sequoias and abundance of incredible wildlife such as bears and coyotes, you should keep your camera to hand always. If that isn't enough you can even float down the Merced River on a rubber ring for a different perspective of this truly awesome place.
Accommodation: Camping included | Meals: Lunch and dinner included

Day 2: Yosemite National Park

After breakfast, you'll be itching to get your hiking boots on and explore. A great trail to platform the best of what Yosemite offers is the Mist Trail, arguably one of the most outstanding day hikes from Yosemite Valley. The Mist Trail has some superb views as you walk across picturesque bridges up towards Vernal Falls where the spray from the falls will cool you down on a hot summer's day, creating striking rainbows along the trail. Continue walking and you reach another beautiful waterfall, Nevada Falls. With no barriers, it really feels like you are well and truly in the California wilderness.
Accommodation: Camping included | Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Day 3: Yosemite National Park and San Francisco

Another impressive display of Mother Nature's handiwork awaits you, wander beneath the canopy of the tallest trees in the world, Giant Sequoias growing to over 120 metres in height. Departing Yosemite, you make your way towards the 'City by the Bay', famous for its laid back, hippy vibes! Enjoy a walk across Golden Gate Bridge with stunning views across the bay and of Alcatraz Island.

Sadly, the tour must come to an end, but we recommend staying a few extra days to hit the shops in Union Square or take a ferry across to the infamous Alcatraz Prison. The tour ends at approximately 17:00, please do not book a flight out before 21:00!
Meals: Breakfast & lunch included

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  • Full payment is due 8 weeks before the tour departure
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  • Prices are land only. Call 0333 999 7965 for a flight inclusive quote (UK)

Important Notes

We highly recommend you book this trip at least 60 days prior to departure. Reservations received within 45 days will be on request and subject to availability of en-route accommodation.

Children 16 years and under will receive a 10% discount off the published prices below. This will be deducted on the payment confirmation page. The minimum age on this tour is 8 years.


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Why not arrange your own Grand American Adventures departure? For groups of 8 or more, we can offer tailor-made private departures for any of our published tours enabling friends, families or organizations to enjoy our style of travel at special rates. Tailored itineraries and departure dates can be chosen to suit your needs. (Subject to seasonal/operational restrictions).

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We've offer a whole range of travel extras with everything from city sightseeing, additional hotel nights, insurance and more so you can organise everything you'll need for your trip in one easy place

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We recommend you take out insurance as soon as your booking is confirmed. You MUST be covered by insurance that includes adequate coverage for baggage, medical expenses and the cost of repatriation. We can offer you a comprehensive travel insurance policy which is completely tailored for your trip and is specially designed to include all the activities listed.

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City Sightseeing Tours

If you are spending extra time in our gateway cities, you can now plan in advance by pre-booking unique city sightseeing day tours in addition to your trip.

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SAN FRANCISCO

All city day tours are operated by local experts who are dedicated to take you behind the scenes so you know it like a local! When booking your trip, simply select your chosen city tours from the Tour Extras section on the online booking form.

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