3 days departing SAN FRANCISCO from

Style: Active
Destination: USA West
Tour Code: PSF

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Trip Overview

Three days, two unbelievable states! The next few days will give you the ultimate taste for all that's awesome about Western USA. Travel from San Francisco to Yosemite on this spectacular short break. From the `City by the Bay' you head out across the mighty Sierra Nevada Mountains en route to the crystal clear waters of Lake Tahoe. Enjoy time in majestic Yosemite National Park, one of the most spectacular wilderness regions in the USA.

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 & 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
  • Sunset champagne cruise - Lake Tahoe US$53

Itinerary Update

For all 2018 departures, Lake Tahoe has been removed in favour of more time and an additional night in Yosemite National Park.

Day 1: San Francisco and Lake Tahoe

Head for the hills and the shores of Lake Tahoe to discover why it's the choice destination for locals to kick back and relax. Swim and enjoy a myriad of water-based activities in this picturesque setting. Why not top off your evening with an optional sunset catamaran cruise before trying your luck on the Nevada side's many clubs and casinos? You've just arrived in paradise so enjoy every minute of it!
Accommodation: Camping included | Meals: Lunch and dinner included

Day 2: Yosemite National Park

After crossing the 10'000ft Tioga Pass, you'll get your first glimpse of this incomparable landscape of glacier carved cliffs and cascading waterfalls. You'll soon be itching to get your hiking boots on and explore. Yosemite National Park is nature's greatest backyard and with both easy and strenuous hikes you're bound to find a trail that suits 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 at all times. 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: 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 stop at a grove of towering Redwoods, before travelling back to the 'City by the Bay', famous for its laid back, hippy vibes! The tour sadly ends here, but we recommend staying a few extra days to hit the shops in Union Square, take a ferry across to the infamous Alcatraz Prison or stroll across the iconic Golden Gate Bridge! San Francisco is the perfect place to end your short break in Western USA and you'll no doubt be planning your return trip long before you leave!
Meals: Breakfast & lunch included

The arrival time in San Francisco depends on each group, but we generally aim for a 3:00pm arrival. If you decide to fly out this day, please do not book a flight before 8:00 pm which will give you enough time to catch a shuttle from the hotel to the airport and be there 2 hours before 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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Tour Extras

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.

San Francisco City Tours


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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