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Yosemite Two Day Tour from San Francisco - Yosemite View Lodge

Yosemite View Lodge

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If you were staying any closer to Yosemite National Park, you would be in the Park! Located right at the entrance to Yosemite, this tourist class lodge is perfect for those wanting to experience the wonders of Yosemite with vacation style amenities. Support mass transit and take the YARTS (not included in price) to and from Yosemite Valley and then use the FREE Hybrid Shuttles to get around and see the sights! All rooms have a view of the mountains or the river, and have in-room A/C, phone, cable TV & HBO. Two outdoor swimming pools and one indoor pool are available to enjoy. Relax after your day of exploring Yosemite in one of their outdoor hot tubs!

Tour includes San Francisco hotel pick-up, transportation to Yosemite National Park, Yosemite Valley Tour and drop-off at Yosemite Lodge at the Falls, where you gain your independence for 24 hours. Tour van has limited space for luggage, so try to keep it small! The next day, meet another tour group at the same time and place and finish the day with them and return to San Francisco. Overnight Yosemite National Park tours are a great way to spend time doing activities that our guided 1-day tours don’t have time for, such as rafting down the Merced river, learning rock climbing on the beautiful Yosemite granite cliffs or relaxing on an open tram tour of Yosemite Valley all at your own leisure. In the winter, it is still a great time to visit. Some locations are inaccessible, but the scenery is completely different – the Valley itself is a winter waterfall wonderland. For someone willing to bundle up, wear the right shoes, and get some exercise, you will be greatly rewarded with the natural beauty. There may be times when you will feel like you have the place to yourself.

Yosemite is open all winter. For safety reasons, itinerary may vary due to snow depth and driving conditions.
Winter clothes, especially shoes or boots with rubber soles and treads, are recommended.
Note: The Giant Sequoias visit on the Yosemite tours is dependent on snow levels from October to April.

Luggage Policy: Customers are allowed up to 2 luggage items (1 carry-on & 1 personal item) free of charge. Each additional item will incur a $25 excess luggage fee. Maximum dimensions are 24” x 16” x 10” (60cm x 40cm x 25cm). Passengers must advise us of oversize luggage 48 hours prior to departure in order to guarantee the accommodation of the luggage on the vehicle.

Any Oversize luggage larger than the maximum size noted is $50 regardless of personal items brought on board.  (i.e. 1 Oversized Luggage - $50, 2 Oversized pieces = $100) 

Yosemite Two Day Tour - Day One - Times Approximate

6:00 - 6:45 AM

Pick ups start in Fisherman's Wharf Area and continue in downtown San Francisco.

6:45 - 7:00 AM

Pick up from Extranomical San Francisco SOMA Office.

7:00 - 7:20 AM

West Oakland Bart Station pickup (if necessary).

7:20 - 7:40 AM

Dublin/Pleasanton Bart Station pickup (if necessary).

7:40 - 9:00 AM

Continuing east, see the windmills and descend into the San Joaquin valley and stop for a break and a snack.

9:15 AM - 11:00 PM

Begin the climb into the foothills, through gold country, and up into the Sierra Nevada range and Yosemite National Park.

11:00 - 1:00 PM

Explore Yosemite's many amazing sights with an informative narrated valley tour from your guide. OR weather permitting* drive to the trail for a hike (two miles round trip) to the Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias. – This stop is dependent on snow levels and trail conditions from October to May. See Winter Tour Itinerary. Pick up a to go lunch or snacks at the grocery/deli stop in the morning for you to enjoy a eat after your hike. Alternatively you can wait for hot meal from one of the restaurants available near the Yosemite Lodge later in the afternoon.

1:00 - 2:30 PM

Be amazed by Bridalveil Falls, El Capitan, Inspiration Point, Half Dome, Yosemite Falls and more! Enjoy a mini-hike and plenty of photo stops around the Yosemite Valley.


6:00 PM

Your independence begins. Check out your options, check your bags, and check out Yosemite! And check the YARTS schedule since you are staying outside the Park.


Check into your accommodation, have dinner, relax, and get a good night’s sleep so you can get up early for another exciting day in Yosemite.

Yosemite Two Day Tour - Day Two - Times Approximate

7:00 - 8:00 AM

Get up early! Sunrise in Yosemite! You can sleep tomorrow. Get some breakfast and…

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Spend the morning in Yosemite on your own. Grab a lunch, and get back to Yosemite View Lodge. IMPORTANT: CALL US TOLL-FREE AT 1-866-231-3752 TO CONFIRM PICK-UP TIME AND PLACE!

1:00 - 3:00 PM

Meet your new friends and new driver. Explore more of Yosemite with the group.

3:00 - 4:00 PM

Meet your guide and start the return trip, descending from the Sierras, with more great scenery as we follow the sun to the west.

4:00 - 6:00 PM

Stop for a break, a stretch, and a bite to eat.

6:00 - 6:30 PM

Continue back to San Francisco, enjoying views of the sunset over the East Bay hills, or the Peninsula and the city lights.

6:30 - 8:00 PM

The Yosemite tour ends at your San Francisco Hotel front door.

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Yosemite Two Day Tour from San Francisco - Yosemite View LodgeTour Prices*Double OccupancySingle OccupancyChildren (< 11)
Regular Price:$411$538$261
Internet Special:$399$522$253

*Yosemite tour prices do not include Yosemite park entrance fee of $10 or meals.

Yosemite Two Day Tours are dependent on availability 

*Yosemite tour prices are per person. Double and Single occupancy are based on adults.

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Yosemite Two Day Tour from San Francisco - Yosemite View Lodge


  • Complimentary SF hotel pickup & drop off
  • Enjoy an overnight outside Yosemite National Park
  • Accommodation located at Park entrance
  • A/C, television and phone in room
  • 2-Day semi-guided tour
  • Visit Tunnel View, El Capitan & Yosemite Falls
  • Expert tour guide & live commentary in English
  • Complimentary foreign language audios (optional)
  • Daily guaranteed departures 365 days a year
  • minibus or 13-passenger van
  • Small group tour experience