Warm clothes and a waterproof jacket (during the winter months)
Hat and sunscreen (during the summer months)
Sturdy umbrella (if the forecast calls for rain)
How long is the tour?
This tour takes about 14-15 hours.
What should I wear?
Temperatures vary depending on the season and time of day in Yosemite, so we recommend that you wear layered clothing in case of unexpectedly climbing or falling temperatures. We do not recommend wearing shorts or sleeveless shirts in the winter. However, we realize that everyone is acclimated to different weather and thus trust you to make your own judgement. For footwear, we recommend comfortable walking shoes, such as regular tennis shoes, sneakers, or boots with rubber soles and treads. In the summer months, hiking sandals can be worn on the Total Yosemite Experience, but high heels, beach flip-flops, and other open-toed shoes are not recommended.
What is the average temperature in Yosemite?
Yosemite weather varies depending on the season. Average temperature data is below.
SUMMER MONTHS (JUNE, JULY, AUGUST): Average High temperature: 87°F / 31°C Average Low temperature: 55°F / 13°C
WINTER MONTHS (DECEMBER, JANUARY, FEBRUARY): Average High temperature: 48°F / 9°C Average Low temperature: 29°F / -2°C
Do you provide meals? If not, can we buy food on the tour or take our own?
Meals are not included on this tour. We do make a stop about halfway to Yosemite, where you can buy a snack or meal to take with you. There are also restaurants and a deli in Yosemite Valley where you can purchase lunch and snacks. Eating and drinking are allowed on our vehicles, and you can also bring your own food if you do not feel comfortable purchasing it on the trip.
Is there a place where we can cook our own food?
No, unfortunately there is no kitchen nor is there an outdoor campfire or grill due to fire safety hazards. If you are staying overnight in the park your accommodation may have an indoor kitchen area. Please plan ahead before selecting your hotel.
What languages are available for this tour?
The tour is narrated in English but we offer complimentary audio guides in 8 languages: Spanish, French, German, Italian, Korean, Mandarin, Japanese, and Portuguese. If an audio guide is required, please specify the languages needed in the comments section on the reservation page.
What type of vehicle do you use?
We have a variety of vehicles ranging from an 8-passenger van to a 44-passenger Minibus. As we have several different vehicles, please call on the morning of your tour to determine which vehicle will be hosting your tour as well as the name of your Expedition Leader. The Yosemite Bus Tour operates in a large Motor Coach with even more people.
What do I need to know about the Giant Sequoias hike?
We are the only tour company that goes to the Giant Sequoias Grove on the Total Yosemite Experience tour. However, the hike is dependent on trail and weather conditions. The Grove usually only available from April to October. If you choose not to participate in the hike, then you can stay with the bus at the top of the trail as you wait for the rest of the group to return from the hike. The hike is about 2 miles round-trip (about 60 minutes round-trip, depending on your pace) and has a paved trail with 400 ft (122m) incline.
How can I travel around the park during my free time?
Yosemite National Park has a free, year-round Yosemite Valley Shuttle with stops at most major sights of interest and some trailheads. You can also take YARTS (Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System) for a fee if you wish to travel outside the park to the surrounding area. Depending on how much free time you have, there might not be time enough to take the bus.
Can I use my annual pass for the United States National Parks to enter Yosemite for free?
Unfortunately, you cannot use your pass on this tour. The entrance price for Yosemite National Park is based on the vehicle used and not on the number of individuals in the vehicle, and is paid all at once by our Expedition Leader. Therefore, the $10 fee is added to the cost of the tour when you pay.
I’m staying overnight. What kind of luggage am I allowed to bring?
You are allowed up to travel with up to 2 items (i.e. 1 Personal item + 1 Overnight bag) free of charge. These items must be within the size limitations. Each additional item above the 2-item allowance will incur a $25 excess luggage fee.
The maximum size allowed for an overnight bag is 24”x16”x10”, or 60cmx40cmx25cm. Any “Oversize” luggage larger than those dimensions is $50 regardless of the number of personal items brought on board. (i.e. 1 Oversized luggage - $50, 2 Oversized pieces = $100). You must advise us of oversize luggage 48 hours prior to departure in order to guarantee the accommodation of the luggage on the vehicle.
Note: If you are not staying overnight at one of the hotels within Yosemite Valley, please only bring with you what you can easily carry as there are limited to no storage options available while you explore.
Where and when are we dropped off on the first day of your Yosemite overnight tour?
You will be dropped off around lunch time close to the Yosemite Valley Lodge. You will need to make your own way to your accommodation. The Yosemite National Park has a free, year-round Yosemite Valley Shuttle that stops at most major points of interest and some trailheads. You can also take YARTS (Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System) for a fee if you wish to travel outside the park to the surrounding area. For some hotels it will be necessary to take this public transportation in order to reach your lodging. If you plan to stay overnight in the park, please check the location of your accommodation before making a reservation and be sure to plan ahead accordingly. Please see either the National Park Service website or yarts.com respectively for the relevant shuttle schedule times and routes.
What is a double occupancy?
Double occupancy means two people per room. The price quoted is per person. For example, "$200 double occupancy" means two people will pay $400 total. If you are going alone, you will pay a different rate for single occupancy. We cannot “match” single travelers at this time.
What does “Tour Only” mean?
The “Tour Only” overnight package includes both the outbound and return portions of your Yosemite tour, but does not include your lodging. You will be responsible for acquiring your own accommodation, as well as your transportation to and from where you leave our tour in Yosemite Valley (near the Yosemite Valley Lodge) and rejoin it for your return trip.
Can you drop me off at my hotel in Yosemite?
At this time, we do not visit any hotel except the Yosemite Valley Lodge. You will be responsible for acquiring your own transportation to and from where you leave our tour in Yosemite Valley (near the Yosemite Valley Lodge) and rejoin it for your return trip.
How can I get to my lodging when I separate from the tour on day one?
If you are staying at Yosemite Valley Lodge (also known as the Yosemite Park Lodge), it is only a five-minute walk to the hotel. All other lodging must be accessed by either the free Yosemite Shuttle or by taking YARTS (Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System) to your destination. You will need to make your own way to your accommodation. Please see either the National Park Service website or yarts.com respectively for the relevant shuttle schedule times and routes. If you plan to stay overnight in the park, please check the location of your accommodation before making a reservation and be sure to plan ahead accordingly.
Tent Cabins: Will I be sharing my tent during my overnight stay in Yosemite?
No, you will have your own tent cabin, but you will have a shared bathroom.
Bug Lodge: How many people are staying in the same dorm at the Bug Lodge?
A dorm room consists of six to twelve bunk beds in either single-sex or co-ed dorms. You will have access to a shared kitchen if you plan on cooking any meals. Each cabin has modern commercial showers, sinks and toilets.
Can you pick me up from San Jose?
We are currently the only tour company in the Bay Area with the Total Yosemite Experience from San Jose! More information can be found on our website here, or you can call our office at 1-866-231-3752 (toll free from the USA) or 1-415-357-0700 to speak with a reservations agent directly.
Does this tour run every day?
A minimum number of participants are required before the tour can be confirmed, and our online reservation system does not reflect current availability. Please call our office at 1-866-231-3752 (toll free from the USA) or 1-415-357-0700 to confirm tour availability.
Do I have to call to reconfirm my time for the return trip?
Yes, we request that you reach out to us on the day of your return to confirm your pickup time and location inside Yosemite National Park. You can contact us via our live chat function or by calling our office at 1-866-231-3752 (toll free from the USA) or +1-415-357-0700 (internationally) during office hours. You can call us from your hotel’s phone if you do not have a working mobile phone while you are in the area.
Total Yosemite Experience℠ & Giant Sequoias
***The Yosemite Giant Sequoia Tour is also available with pick up from San Jose! Click here to book a pick up from San Jose!***
See more. Feel more. Experience more of jaw-dropping natural beauty on this Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoias trip. Yosemite National Park is open all year round and this tour will let you explore Yosemite Valley during all seasons of the year.
Towering granite cliffs and Giant Sequoias headline this one-day Yosemite tour from San Francisco but our expert guides will make sure you don’t miss the history, geology, wildflowers and wildlife that have made this glacier-carved valley the jewel of the national park system.
Your Yosemite Giant Sequoia Tour from San Francisco begins with a pickup at your hotel, then heads east crossing through California’s fertile San Joaquin (aka Central) Valley and into the craggy Sierra Nevada mountains. See 150-year-old mining towns and learn the colorful history of the region.
This is the only Yosemite Valley Tour tour where you will also experience the solitude of the Tuolumne Grove giant sequoias, the largest living things on the Earth. You’ll reconsider your place in the world—two-thousand-year-old trees can make people do that!
We’re so confident that our Yosemite Valley Tour will amaze all year round—it’s backed by a Satisfaction Guaranteed.
***The Yosemite Giant Sequoia Tour is also available with pick up from San Jose! Click here to book!***
*During Winter Months*
Winter clothes, especially shoes or boots with rubber soles and treads are recommended for your Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoias trip.
Note: The Giant Sequoias hike on the Yosemite Giant Sequoia Tour is dependent on snow levels and trail conditions and may not be available from October to May.
Yosemite and Giant Sequoias 1 Day Tour by 15-Passenger Van or Midsize Bus - Times Approximate
Tour Length - 15 hours approximately
6:00 - 6:30 AM
• Begin your Yosemite National Park tour with a convenient pickup at your hotel (we serve most San Francisco hotels). This tour is also available with pick up from San Jose! Click here to book a pick up from San Jose!
6:30 - 10:30 AM
• Get to know your local, expert guide. Learn about the tour plan for the day.
• Relax and enjoy the narrative as you head east into the San Joaquin valley.
• Make a brief rest stop. Gather snacks and perhaps a bag lunch for the park.
• Discover the rich history of the Sierra Nevada foothills and its gold country.
• Weather permitting, disembark and hit the trail for an inspired hike to the Tuolumne Giant Sequoia grove (from October to May this stop may need to be skipped). It is a challenging uphill hike - take it slow.
* Times listed are approximates only. Traffic and other unforeseen issues can cause delays or changes in these time which are out of our control. Please do not make flight/travel arrangements on the same day as your tour.
Yosemite and Giant Sequoias Tour from San Francisco
Gino was a great tour guide and made the experience even more enjoyable. Absolutely fabulous tour, with amazing views. It was only a shame that we couldn't see the Sequoia trees, but we will be back to see them another time!
– Danielle C. on 05/15/2018
Great host - saw everything and more. The tour guide provided lots of information and enthusiasm throughout the day.
– Li J. on 05/15/2018
Extremely well organized I love the entire journey
– Francisco O. on 05/15/2018
I think it was a great tour. Ben, the tour gay was energetic and dynamic. Everybody had a great time.
– Felicity M. on 05/15/2018
Excellent! Bus picked me up at exactly the time it was supposed to. Ben was funny and knowledgeably answered all questions.
– Kathereen A. on 05/15/2018
Ben was a fun and nice tour guide! Loved the tour.
– Pascuala S. on 05/10/2018
A marbelous day trip
– Darcy P. on 05/10/2018
Great tour very well organised guide Jake was very accommodating
– Genna D. on 04/25/2018
Excellent tour guide on the tour.
– Shaye Maree P. on 04/25/2018
Honeymoon in San Fran.
We started the day doing the Alcatraz tour then boarded a small bus to start the city tour. The tour guide Constantine run the best tour, he went above and beyond to deliver the best sites for us to see getting us photos of the Golden Gate Bridge from the best angles since he could access better areas with the use of the van. By far the best tour guide around thanks a lot Constantine you made our visit easy and hassle free we have some great photos !!!!!!!! And that pizza restaurant you suggested, it was unreal !!
– Melissa O. on 04/25/2018
Tour was amazing and Gino was a phenomenal guide!
– Dan M. on 04/25/2018
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Geno, our driver and guide knew the best spots to take the best pics. He was very informative and quick with light humor to make the long trip from San Francisco seem much shorter. We would highly recommend Extranomical Tours to anyone looking to maximize their tour experience especially to Yosemite. Great day.
– Yulia B. on 04/25/2018
It was great!
– F S. on 04/25/2018
It's a good tour and even worth to go with Extranomical Tour package. Our driver and guide was nice and good entertainment.
– Gabriel A. on 04/25/2018
I had the pleasure to witness one of the most amazing and beautiful places I’ve ever been to and Gino the driver was really helpful and nice! Thank you guys for everything.
– Kristina S. on 04/25/2018
Yosemite was a picture postcard...
Gino was very personable & worked really hard keeping us all entertained & informed & on time through a very long day. He really added something to the day. Yosemite was a picture postcard - an amazing location & well worth the effort.
– Minerva P. on 04/25/2018
I booked a tour to yosemite and to monterey and caramel by the sea. My two tour guides alberto and dan were more than great. The only thing is I would have liked to spend more time at both places since they were beautiful, truly breathtaking.
– Eleonora R. on 04/25/2018
Our guide was excellent! Thank you.
– Satisfied c. on 04/25/2018
Gino (Driver/Tour Guide) is a very nice, cheerful, and resourceful person.
– Mariela M. on 04/25/2018
Great tour! Constantine our driver was very nice.
– Gregory M. on 04/25/2018
Great tour... very ontime. Ben is very knowledgeable and communicative... very recommended. Thanks.
– Nishad S. on 04/25/2018
Such an amazing experience! I couldn't have made it without Extranomical. Thank you. Our guide Ben is amazing, passionate n hilarious.
– Sacha N. on 04/25/2018
I had the most wonderful day and the tour was incredible. Alberto was our driver - he was fun, friendly, had so much information about SF and Yosemite. We went to all the stops I was hoping to see! I would thoroughly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to see the main sites of Yosemite
– Ann S. on 04/25/2018
Responsive staff, hassle free and awesome tour.
– Vijai N. on 04/25/2018
The tour was well organized. The driver-tour guide had a lot of information to share and was very knowledgeable about the route and the destination. This made the travel fun and enjoyable. The pick up was on time. Bus was good and neat. Water was provided on the bus. Covered the defined places. Sufficient time was provided to explore.
– Venetta Y. on 04/25/2018
Denise was a fantastic and brilliant host and tour guide. the trip was made fun and enjoyable and was very well paced! Thanks for the amazing trip!
– Nicola W. on 04/18/2018
Well timed and run with good tips along the way.
– Phichamon P. on 04/18/2018
Friendly guide tour, picked up on time at the hotel.
– Toshiyuki A. on 04/18/2018
Thanks very much. Was very kind to our Japanese. Took pictures, told meeting time and place, good rate... I am looking forward to another opportunity.
– Ted L. on 04/18/2018
Jacob the guide did a fantastic job. He truely worked to make the trip special.
– Mobeena P. on 04/18/2018
It was an awesome tour, also Denise tour guide was great.
– Ana M. on 04/18/2018
Would go again!
It had a reasonable price and I believe we did the most of the little time we had! The place is amazing and our driver Denise was lovely! Definetely would do it again!
– Mary C. on 04/18/2018
Our tour to Yosemite National Park was a lot of fun. Despite the rain and the park and restaurants closing early because of the floods. Our guide Denise made the best of a bad situation.
– Marion G. on 04/18/2018
Amazing ! Thanks a lot to our guide who was amazing. I recommend the tour with this company.
– Graciela Aida C. on 04/18/2018
Excelente el Tour y maravilloso Gino !!!
– Linda K. on 04/18/2018
Brilliant Day at Yosemite with Phil.
We went on our visit two weeks ago. We were lucky to have a glorious day so the views were fabulous. We had to get up practically at dawn but our guide Phil was on time and proved to be an excellent and knowledgeable fellow. He got us everywhere in a timely fashion and didn't yak all the time. Giving us the chance to enjoy what we were seeing. In the park he played Native American music which truly enhanced our experience. He was funny and entertaining and we saw a lot of the park and a bonus stop to look across the bay at San Francisco at night. This was a totally wonderful and memorable trip and I would highly recommend Phil and Extranomical. Thanks for making such a wonderful memory for us. Lyn and Mike xx
– Manuela S. on 04/18/2018
Gino was great at all time
– Joe S. on 04/18/2018
Terrific Tour with Brad!
Brad did a terrific job guiding us to an amazing experience at Yosemite National Park. He provided just the right amount of narration, was a very safe and courteous driver, and really made us feel welcome on the tour. We had a wonderful day - highly recommend this tour!
– Cassandra G. on 04/18/2018
Highly Recommend!!! Gino our tour guide and driver was really friendly, polite and made sure that we saw and had the best experience we could have. He was hilarious, explained the outcome of the day and gave insightful information. His personal stories enable us to connect and really immerse yourself in this tour. I highly recommend this tour, it’s a long day but totally worth seeing it in the snow too.
– Jane H. on 04/18/2018
The tour guide was super nice and funny, and explain the best route trails for individual to explore the locations. The choice of locations were perfect and had a best view of Yosemite Park! It was one of amazing trip I ever had!
– K&M S. on 04/18/2018
Great tour guide and great tour.
It was pleasure to join extranomical tour of Yosemite. Tour guide was a great guy and we could go to places we wanted to see. Tour guide took us to treasure island to see sunset for a little surprise. It was memorable and we really appreciated it. One thing we wanted them to check road condition in Yosemite by phone in advance though.
– Julien L. on 04/18/2018
Perfect one day tour to Yosemite!
It was a great one day tour to Yosemite from SF. It's impossible to fit it all in one day but they did a great job to make the most out of it. Alberto was a great guide!!
– Laura G. on 04/18/2018
Very nice! Dino was a very good tourguide.
– Rob L. on 04/18/2018
Gino was a nice guy, polite and very informative.
– Keely H. on 04/13/2018
I had a fantastic day. Denise was a fantastic guide. I would highly recommend this tour.
– Subhojit C. on 04/13/2018
It was very nice!
– Thomas B. on 04/13/2018
Professional company. Yosemite tour fantastic, a long day out but worthwhile. Also second trip canceled and company refunded money straight away. Would book again with Extranomical Tours.
– Prudence C. on 04/13/2018
We took two Extranomical Tours, one the San Francisco City Day Tour (that included Alcatraz) and the other the Muir Woods Tour. Both were superb, and our two guides were wonderfully informative. Thank you!
– David S. on 04/13/2018
Our tour guide was very insightful and took extra time to explain the history of the park as well as little known facts. Did an awesome job overall!
– Anonymous S. on 04/13/2018
I had fun. The guides were nice.
– Gyan Prakash R. on 04/13/2018
The overall experience with Exrtranomical Tours was good
– S H. on 04/13/2018
It was good. Thank you.
– Linda K. on 04/13/2018
Glorious day in Yosemite Park thanks to Phil and Extranomical!
We had a glorious day in Yosemite Park with Phil. He was on time in the am and full of beans and information throughout the day. We had plenty of time in the Park and Phil made sure we had lots of good photo stops. He was funny and helpful and made the day very special. Playing good music especially the native music as we drove round the park which enhanced the beauty and mystery of this amazing natural wonder. We had plent of comfort and supply stops and Phil was still telling us interesting things as we drove back through the city. We arrived back at a sensible time having had the best day of our holiday. Highly recommend this company and Phil. Thank you so much. Linda and Mike
– Agustina L. on 04/13/2018
Excellent tour! Love our guide.
– Francisco M. on 04/13/2018
Excellent. Denise is a great professional and a very dedicated guide. She’s a very good and safe driver as well. Her words on Muir and the history of the parks was truly inspirational. Would definitely recommend her.
– Nathan M. on 04/13/2018
Great tour, got to see all the main attractions along the way and had plenty of time at each place.
– Romain T. on 04/13/2018
I had a great time during the tour with Mark, who was an excellent guide. I learnt a lot of facts about the History of the Yosemite Park, and the whole speech about California was really interesting. Moreover, he brought a good atmosphere in the group and I laughed to all of his jokes (well maybe not ALL of them). I would definitely recommend this tour at the Yosemite Park.
– Jenny D. on 04/13/2018
Mark was knowledgeable, fun and very considerate. 10/10 would recommend
– Meriam M. on 04/13/2018
Great Experience! Excellent Service
– Sebastian T. on 04/13/2018
Great Tour to the Yosemite National Park, incredible place, it's a must go for people visiting San Francisco. Phil, our guide, did an amazing job telling us the history of California while we where in the road to the park and always helped people with pictures or more information. Keep digging it, Phil.
– Violet T. on 04/13/2018
Safe driver n great humour. Very polite n on time pickup n drop off.
– James/Jeannie S. on 04/13/2018
Loved every minute of it
Excellent trip, even though it was long, it was enjoyable. Denise went above and beyond for safety and rider comforts. She even went off the beaten schedule to allow us more time in the Park as well as a couple of side stops. Not being able to go to the Sequoias was disappointing. But she tried to substitute stops as she could along the ride. Personable and offered her assistance for our enjoyment....genuine interest...
– Pedro F. on 04/13/2018
It was awesome.
– Emma D. on 04/13/2018
The best tour I’ve ever done!
Our trip to Yosemite with Extranomical Tours and Denise was our highlight of our entire trip to California, Nevada and Arizona. Denise was professional, informative and made us feel safe. She has so much information to share and goes the extra mile to make the tour special and memorable. From helping with the best photo locations to sharing the history of the park and local towns along the way. This is the best tour I have ever done in America and Europe. I would definitely recommend the tour and Denise.
– Charlotte G. on 04/13/2018
Our experience at Yosemite was great! Our driver/guide (Denise) provided informative and entertaining commentary on the way, and during the park. She also enlightened us as to the work of John Muir, which gave us a new appreciation for the early conservationists. The main sights are condensed into a relatively short area, meaning that it is easy to walk around during the (long) lunch break and see beautiful waterfalls and views of El Capitan etc. Highly recommended as a day trip.
– Lieske G. on 04/13/2018
The tour was great and our tour guide Denise was absolutely fantastic. She made the day extremely enjoyable with her knowledge about Yosemite and her absolute passion for the city of San Fran and the park. Would absolutely recommend the tour and especially Denise to anyone visiting Yosemite National Park.
– Kartik M. on 04/13/2018
Every thing was on time and delivered as described.
– Penny R. on 04/13/2018
Really enjoyed the day thank you.
– Anon S. on 04/13/2018
The tour was the second time we used this company...it was fantastic.
– Regina T. on 04/13/2018
Amazing Tour Guide and View of Yosemite
A wonderful trip. Very convenient as the bus picked me up at the hotel right on time and dropped me back off at the end of day. Guide and driver Constantin was very funny, engaging and knowledgable, lots of stories to share along the way which made sightseeing even more interesting. Yosemite was breathtaking, memory of a lifetime!
– Travis H. on 03/30/2018
Such a beautiful experience with my family. The tour was timely, comfortable, and led to an amazing day. I expected a long, Boring ride, but that was not the case. The bus was very comfortable, our Gide Gino was very occomadating, and the trip was very scenic and beautiful. I have taken several other famous tours from the San Francisco area, and this has been the best!
– Xia Q. on 03/30/2018
Our tourist guide she is so awesome!
– Paul F. on 03/30/2018
Our Extranomical "City Insider Tour" was excellent. Don did a fabulous job covering the city in great detail while sharing engaging conversation and history throughout. As new visitors to SFO, we thoroughly enjoyed this tour which provided a thorough overview of the city. It's a must-do and I highly recommend the Extranomical team!
– Ganesh V. on 03/30/2018
Thanks a lot. I took the one day Yosemite trip from San Jose through Extranomical Tours. The driver was Phil. He was very informative and a load of fun. Took us to all the great points to see. Provided us valuable insights. Made the best use of our time. Definitely highly recommended.
– Clare K. on 03/30/2018
The Mighty 5 tour with Dennis as our guide was outstanding. His knowledge of the parks, the geology , the history, the hikes, made the tour memorable. Accommodations chosen were excellent and the small group size was wonderful.
– JC W. on 03/30/2018
The 1 day Yosemite tour was amazing. Phil was a great tour guide and informative.
– Miriam A. on 03/30/2018
great! loved it
– Nicholas J. on 03/30/2018
Trip was fantastic, guide was extremely knowledgeable and made the quite long day interesting and enjoyable. Would highly recommend
– Pedro F. on 03/30/2018
Great tour company! Denise, the guide, was amazing and gave us a real history class during the trip. I'm already recommending to other people, cause it's worth it. Thanks, Extranomical!
– Edylyn N. on 03/30/2018
Lovely time in Yosemite
I had the most amazing 2 day experience in Yosemite - thanks to Extranomical tours with their transport services to and from the National Park. The tour guides were knowledgeable and on time.
– Stacey & Marc P. on 03/30/2018
Gino was excellent, he kept us well informed, got us there and back safely, explained were we were going and how long until the next stop etc, and upon coming back we were lucky enough to stop by the spectacular view of the city & bridge by night, thanks again Gino.
– Kristi R. on 03/30/2018
We thoroughly enjoyed the day. Denise was our guide and she was great from start to finish. I was pleased that she gave the “expected” itinerary of the day so that we knew approx when we would stop, when to get food & even when to back off the liquids due to limited restrooms in the park. I would definitely refer friends to use this tour service
– SK L. on 03/30/2018
I use the 1 day yosemite tour. The guide 'Alberto' is very kind and humorous.
– Alice P. on 03/30/2018
I'll fall in love with Yosemite Park!
I'll recommend that tour, enough stops to enjoy the scenery and take pictures and a 2 hour stop to enjoy Yosemite fall and walk around. Information given by the driver and bus were also good. I'll do it again, maybe in two or more days to enjoy some hiking. We could't visit Giant Sequoia, but El Capitan, the falls and the panoramic view were worthwhile
– Meriam M. on 03/30/2018
Great experience! Excellent service!
– Robert L. on 03/30/2018
Great Tour. Kimberly was great.
– Hwee Peng K. on 03/22/2018
Love the Muir Wood and Wine country tour. Ben was very knowledgeable and made the trip really interesting by sharing lots of fun facts. Hwee Peng
– Jeremias T. on 03/22/2018
Excellent tour... guide!
The tour was great and Yosemite is amazing. But I think what made this tour different than the last time I visited Yosemite is the tour guide. Jake is excellent and not only does he know a lot but he has very good energy. I will recommend this tour to anyone.
– Peter J. on 03/22/2018
It was an excellent 1 day Yosemite Tour. Our driver, Jake (Jacob?) was a professional, informed, and truly a wonderful guide/caregiver/driver on this truly long but epic outing. I enthusiastically recommend this tour, especially if you can get Jake as your guide. Bravo and well done.
– H C. on 03/22/2018
Jake was an awesome tour guide! He was informative and sweet. I could tell that he genuinely cared about us having the best time at Yosemite and San Francisco. I loved the stories he told us through out the ride. The whole experience was enjoyable and I would highly recommend it.
– Sujoy G. on 03/22/2018
Great experience. Constantine was a pleasure with his conversation - knew a lot about things on the route - not just Yosemite. Even though the day was quite rainy which slightly delayed the start of the trip, there was utmost effort to ensure that we made the most of it.
– Karina G. on 03/22/2018
The trip was excelent! We had a wonderful time. Our guide Jake (Jacob) was really cool, entertaining us and giving us interesting info about the place and the history of the park and the gold rush and etc. He was very Kind and fun. We loved the trip To Yosemite. It was our first time playing with snow and it was great. The park is extremly beautiful and the view is breathtaking. It was a pity we couldn’t see the giant sequoias though.
– Pierre C. on 03/22/2018
Great tour, very good guide (Gino)
– Harry H. on 03/22/2018
Great service. I had an awesome time.
– Claire H. on 03/22/2018
Jacob was brilliant from the very get go! Even in the early hours of the morning he was professional and up-beat it was honestly one of the best tours I’ve ever taken part in. The scenic routes we took were beautiful I’d definitely return again:)
– Martin M. on 03/22/2018
The tour was great and Vlad was great!
– Dhanya J. on 03/22/2018
My experience was on the 1-Day Yosemite Tour - it was amazing! Our tour guide, I believe his name was Jake (I'm awful with names), kept a nice demeanor throughout the whole tour. It is a long trip to Yosemite, and he timed each stop perfectly so we didn't get too restless - enough bathroom breaks and rest stops so we didn't go too crazy. The views in Yosemite are absolutely incredible, as if you're looking at screensavers on your desktop. I couldn't believe some of the pictures I got, and I am by no means a photographer. When you think about it, you're driving at least 8+ hours for a 4-5 hour viewing of Yosemite - but let me tell you it is WORTH IT! Buses are comfortable, with charging stations and cup holders - and he has unlimited water bottles on the bus for you in case you need to hydrate. I was traveling solo, but if I came with a friend or my boyfriend, I would definitely suggest doing a 2-day trip. Overall, amazing experience!
– Jill L. on 03/22/2018
Don was a great tour guide! We were able to stop for amazing photos! Very much worth the money because we saw things we would've never found (or been able to park if we could find them). Plus he was able to tell us a great deal about each site (history/current information). Thank you!
– Andrea R. on 03/22/2018
The tour was incredible, the guide was incredibly friendly and accommodated all of us. She really knew her way around and we managed to beat the weather an get pretty good sights of the park. I'd definitely recommend this tour to anyone having only one day to see this wonder of nature!
– Greg M. on 03/22/2018
Breath taking Day!
Gino was our driver for the day and he was fabulous! Great knowledge and stories, was flexible with his stops and showed us some amazing sites!
– Hungyu C. on 03/22/2018
Yosemite travel on March 20 (personal review)
My friend and I went to Yosemite National Park on March 20, and we had a good time there in this 1-day trip (though it's a rainy day). I will recommend the tourists go to Yosemite to visit once I am back to my home country. I was very happy to have a good time with my friend, thanks!
– Jiawei O. on 03/22/2018
money well spent!
Gino was an excellent guide who brought us to many places to get good photos and provided us with many informative stuff about san francisco and yosemite
– Reddy V. on 03/22/2018
Excellent trip! Wonderful and everything was on time. Gino was great tour guide and driver. Gino gave us lot of history about every place along the way and back.
– Dave and Judy P. on 03/22/2018
Denise was our tour guide and she was fantastic. She was knowledgeable and really cared about making it safe and enjoyable for everyone. She went out of her way to ensure we got the most out of the tour. Definitely the way to go to see Yosemite in a day. Thank you so much Denise. You made our trip memorable!!!
– Happy chappy C. on 03/22/2018
Awesome one day tour in yosemite. Our guide and driver (dianne) was enthusiastic and entertaining both on the long journey there and on the way back. The group was kept on time even though we made. Some extra stops as the weather was nice and we could squeeze in a few more sites. I would recommend this tour to anyone who wants a quick visit to yosemite.
– Ajay S. on 03/22/2018
It was very pleasant experience. The driver Jino is perfect guide.
– B t. on 03/15/2018
Excellent tour and staff
– Junior J. on 03/15/2018
– Simon B. on 03/15/2018
I really liked the tour. Jacob was a great tour guide.
– Elizabeth R. on 03/15/2018
The tour was exceptionally amazing. Jacob was very knowledgeable and was so attentive to us and our needs. I am so glad Extranomical Tours was my choice!!!
– Doug H. on 03/15/2018
Driver tour guide was fantastic and well informed. It was entertaining made the long ride not so long. I would recommend to everyone!
– Scott F. on 03/15/2018
Amazing tour of Yosemite. We were lucky enough to go the day after it snowed and although it meant that we couldn't stay as long or see the giant redwoods, the scenery with the snow was incredible. We were also lucky enough to go on a day that Aoka was the guide/driver - she was amazing, knowledgeable and a careful and safe driver in the difficult icy conditions. I would recommend this tour to anyone wanting to enjoy the beauty of Yosemite without hesitation.
– G. C. on 03/15/2018
Great tour guides - Gino and Jacob! Knowledgeable staff and comfortable drive. Comfortable bus and amazing views! Would def recommend the tour to save people the drive and learn more along the way!
– Catherine G. on 03/15/2018
My 81 year old Dad and I went on the 2 day trip to Yosemite. Our guide/driver Denise was entertaining, knowledgeable, professional, safety conscious and considerate of dad's needs. Barbara (new guide) was also on board and was very helpful and concerned for dad's comfort. On the way back, Jacob was great and looked after us very well. The trip itself was phenomenal - we enjoyed snow, blue skies, warm sunshine and magnificent views.
– Mercedes P. on 03/15/2018
Very good way to spend a day in Yosemite Park. Denise is very funny and nice. I recommend this tour if you only have a day.
– Mallika R. on 03/15/2018
Yosemeti not to be missed!!
The tour was out of this world! It was worth every cent we spent. Not something one can see or experience elsewhere!!
– Emma D. on 03/15/2018
Worth every penny!
I used Extranomical Tours for a trip to Yosemite Park from San Francisco. Phil was the driver / host for the day. The trip was well organised and prompt - on paper it's a long journey to Yosemite but the time flew by. We stopped off for breakfast half way which was also a good chance to buy lunch. Once in the park we stopped about 6 times. 3 were quick photo stops for 15 minutes. 2 were half an hour with chance to walk to one of the waterfalls and the main lunch stop was 2 hours. We were given information on what we could do and see in the lunch break. Even though it was a long day, we got plenty of chances to stretch our legs and I felt like I came away from the tour having seen the main places in Yosemite. This is something I wouldn't have achieved if I had rented a car. Phil was a great tour guide and told us a lot of interesting information both about Yosemite and San Francisco. I would definitely recommend Extranomical Tours and would use them again!
– Joshua D. on 03/15/2018
i was on vacation from florida - it's difficult to rent a vehicle in San Fran so we looked into tours. i did 2 with Extranomical this visit - 1 for muir woods/wine tour and this review is the other for Yosemite. Ben was my driver. What a nice experience. Thankful to have done a tour since it was 2 days after the snowstorms and the area was icy/snowy. This service was everything you could expect and want. Well worth it. Yosemite National Park is a must see. Absolutely incredible.
– Subhankar M. on 03/07/2018
– Teresa S. on 03/07/2018
Tour to Yosemite was great! Very informative. Our tour guide Denise was amazing! Treated us like family and made the experience just wonderful.
– Abdelrahman A. on 03/07/2018
One of the best experiences I've had, great stuff and tour guide Konstantine , thankfully he is very knowledgable and funny , he explain everything in the trip and , i really enjoyed yosemite trip
– Vivian R. on 03/07/2018
All the highlights in one day, with a very enthusiastic guide
– Neridah A. on 03/07/2018
The tour was a long day but worth it. Our tour guide Denise was very informative and explained everything comprehensively to us. While we expected it to be cold we did not expect it to be snowing meaning for 7 hours our feet were wet and cold, but we had a great time as we saw the park with snow. Throughout the day, Denise would explain the history of the park and the people. Also on the way home she played tour guide and pointed out all the landmarks that we passed .
– Simon L. on 02/22/2018
We had a beatiful one day trip to Yosemite with Denise. She did a fantastic job and made the best of the snowy conditions.
– Tony T. on 02/22/2018
This trip was so amazing and incredible! Our tour guide, Victor is a very knowledgeable person and full of humor, he made our trip so much fun and even our 10 year-old daughter enjoyed his talking all the way so much! Our driver, Michael, he is nice and he drove so well, it's really a long distance, even in the dark, we felt so comfortable on the bus. I would definitely recommend this trip to my friends!
– Minkyung K. on 02/22/2018
I traveled Yosemite national park with Denise on Feb 16th. She was really energetic even the trip started early in the morning and finished late at night. And, she told us a lot of interesting & amazing stories about Yosemite Park and San Francisco. Also, she was always kind to every person and gave us tons of tips to enjoy Yosemite. If my friends or Family are planning to visit SF & Yosemite, I will highly recommend Extranomical and Denise.
– Chiara C. on 02/22/2018
I really loved the Yosemite and Giant Sequoias Trip from San Francisco. It was very well organised and the tour guide Denise was really helpful, she shared with us a lot of useful information and interesting stories about the park and everything else we saw along the road
– Cassandra V. on 02/22/2018
My tour to Yosemite was great, mainly due to the positive attitude and vast knowledge of our tour guide Denise. She did a wonderful job of catering to everyone on the bus and getting to know people, was very welcoming to talk to, and worked around poor weather conditions to make sure that we got the most of our visit to the park. Would highly recommend the tour to anyone in the area looking to take in all that Yosemite has to offer!
– Lisa W. on 02/22/2018
What a great day! The tour guide was informed and entertaining and kept our interest during the day. We had a good amount of time to look around at both major sites and can say that there is nothing more we could have asked for in the tour. Highly recommended.
– Luis C. on 02/22/2018
Debbie was amazing. Facts for days & energetic. Will recommend
– Prasanna Venkatesh S. on 02/22/2018
Victor our tour guide was the best! Would love to take another trip anytime
– Hui Zhen G. on 02/16/2018
Great driver and guide! Could have some activities planned out at Yosemite to enhance our experience.
– Tanja N. on 02/16/2018
Great tour! Our guide, Jacob made the experience really amazing and enjoyable with his enthusiasm for the park and it’s surroundings!
– Maxim N. on 02/16/2018
Our driver and tour guide Denis to Yosemite Park is the best.
– Kyoungsik K. on 02/16/2018
Thank you!! It was great pleasure.
– Carla N. on 02/16/2018
It was a wonderful day!
– Vv N. on 02/16/2018
– Julián R. on 02/16/2018
Good coordination and preparation. The times of the activities were according to the agreed and the tourist guide was gentle and fun.
– David H. on 02/16/2018
Denise was great
– Federico V. on 02/16/2018
Yosemite tour is great and perfect for those ones that have short time to visit San Francisco. Highly recommended. The guide was so kind and happy.
– Diana C. on 02/09/2018
Yosemite 1 Day Trip With Gino Was Amazing!!
Everything was just perfect from start to finish, pick-up at our hostel was on time and the entire day was a lot of fun. Gino was very knowledgeable and his jokes were on point. The view were amazing and he knew the perfect spots to walk around and take pictures, we even had time to go see the giant sequoias. I would recommend Extranomical 100%.
– Baker Family New Zealand B. on 02/09/2018
We had an amazing experience and our Tour Guide was very knowledgeable and gave us a fantastic insight to the Yosemite National Park and San Francisco with lots of opportunity to take fabulous photos. We give it 10 out of 10 for everything. Regards The Baker Family From New Zealand
– Ramya B. on 02/09/2018
The tour guide took care of everyone's safety, gave well guided tour and was super fun ! She was very knowledgeable as well.
– Hector A. on 02/09/2018
Excelent tour! Everything was perfect!
– Amy H. on 02/09/2018
Best Tour to see Yosemite.
This tour was the highlight of my trip to the States! Beautiful location with plenty of free time to explore. Also our tour guide Denise was absolutely amazing! I felt completely safe on the long drives and she had a friendly open personality. Best of all she was informative about San Fransisco, California and Yosemite (historically and contemporary). She went above and beyond my expectations and made a wonderful trip remarkable. I will be bringing family back with me to do it again. I hope I get Denise.
– Anjana C. on 02/01/2018
I had a wonderful and positive experience at Yosemite with Denise as our tour guide. She did a great job explaining the history of not only Yosemite itself but San Fran and the Bay Area. I was very appreciative of the fact that she wanted us to get the most out of this experience even though the weather did not permit us to see the magnificent sequoias. You could also tell how much she enjoys and loves what she does and she wants everyone to feel right at home just as she does. So thank you Denise!
– My L. on 02/01/2018
Very service minded and knowlegeble guide! Increadably professional. The office personel were also just great and responsible! So satisfied with the service!!
– Hector A. on 02/01/2018
Denise did an excelent job! We are from Argentina and we had a great day!
– Warren J. on 02/01/2018
It was an excellent tour. Only unfortunate that we were unable to get onto the other route or see the Sequoia Trees. Denise was phenomenal. Knew her stuff and made a long day very enjoyable.
– Tatiana M. on 02/01/2018
We really enjoyed the tour thanks to our guide Jake on 28 of January. He maintained energy level through the tour and also have been great in time management to ensure everyone is on time and rest of the people do not have to wait for just one person who is late. He shared number of stories about the park and the city in an interactive and engaging manner. However it would be great if seats on the bus were more comfortable considering that journey is so long
– Marcela M. on 02/01/2018
Our tourist guide was amazing! We had some difficulties and she managed the trip in the better way! Thanks a lot for an unforgettable trip.
– Michael G. on 02/01/2018
Yosemite day trip
Denise was a great tour guide - very knowledable and pleasant. Only suggestions would be to include more native Indian history and cultural stories and to find a better place to stop for return meal.
– Denise C. on 02/01/2018
Denise was a phenomenal tour guide!
Denise was a phenomenal tour guide. Highly recommended this tour.
– Raghvendra D. on 01/26/2018
I liked the tour
I liked the tour, I liked the guide (victor) hew was very funny and made this trip awesome with his ongoing commentry about the place and and history of california. However, one suggestion to the extranomical tours, Though i liked the expirenece very much, how about including some Documentries and play them while we are on the road, it will add to the customer experience.
– Bryana I. on 01/23/2018
Honestly, my guide Denise was the best tour guide I've had anywhere in the world. She knows so much about California, I guess from being a local and working with the company for 10 years...her sincere enthusiasm and knowledge about the history and the landmarks just made it so enjoyable. I was disappointed we didn't get to see the sequoia trees - apparently there was a snow warning. But she definitely made it worthwhile. Would very much recommend using this service to friends and family. The Yosemite Park is amazing
– Anita T. on 01/23/2018
Great tour guide
Great tour guide! Recommended!!
– Sabrina V. on 01/23/2018
It was a really good tour
It was a really good tour! Denisse was great, so friendly and we really felt safe with her. Also she explained us everything and she made sure we were confortable all the time. Thank you!!!
– Madiha Z. on 01/23/2018
Olena went above and beyond during the …
Olena went above and beyond during the tour. She was friendly, caring and very knowledgeable about the Yosemite Valley! She kept everyone on time and made sure everyone on the tour were having fun. She gave some great history about Yosemite Valley and answered all questions from the people on the tour. She made my tour unforgettable and fun! :)
Yosemite & Sequoia Trees - Sep 2017
We visited San Francisco back in Sep 2017 and we were really pleased with the trip we booked. We had Roman as our tour guide and he gave plenty of information and tips on where to go and what we could see. Loved his sense of humour as well. Part of the road closed (I think snow had fallen overnight) and Roman was proactive and decided to change the route instead of waiting in the traffic. I think we ended up being ahead of schedule or just on time. We got to see everything and more. Yosemite was a truly breathtaking place and we would love to see it again another time. Saw the Yosemite Falls, El Capitan and the amazing sequoia trees. The views were gorgeous. Stopped off at a nice supermarket on the way over and we returned to this really nice mexican burrito place. Thank you, Roman. Sorry for the extremely late review though!
– Debbie J. on 01/23/2018
Great tour. Bus driver was great. Would recommend using this company.
– Hayley D. on 01/23/2018
Pick up locations could have been …
Pick up locations could have been closer to motel instead of having a 20 minute walk to another hotel at 5.30am. Good tour of Yosemite, except giant sequoias were closed off so couldnt see them (even though paid for it as part of tour).
– Luke H. on 01/23/2018
I have done tours all over the world …
I have done tours all over the world and this was by far the best ever. Are driver was exceptional in every way. I felt safe and taken care of the whole day, I learned so much, and the experience was absolutely memorable. Thanks again
– Venkat M. on 01/23/2018
Jacob was a wonderful tour guide, gregarious and insightful.
– Carey F. on 01/23/2018
Denise was an amazing tour guide
Denise was an amazing tour guide. Professional, so experienced & knowledgeable, and enthusiastic the whole day. I think the website needs to be mobile compliant for travelers trying to book & pay on smart phones.
– Hui-Ju L. on 01/23/2018
The tour was excellent!
The tour was excellent!
– Alejandro D. on 01/23/2018
Denise was a excelent tour guide, she drove very carefully and make me feel safe all the time. She knew a lot of different things about Yosemite and also some side-stories that had happened in Yosemite, quiche made the tour more pleasant. If you hope to walk in between a forest of grand Sequoia, then this is not for you, you will only walk through a trail where you will be able to see some Sequoias and pass beside them
– Taniya B. on 01/12/2018
Ok. Good organised
Ok. Good organised
– Kian Hao T. on 01/12/2018
Yosemite was great!
Jacob was great and a joy to be with, definitely would come back to another tour with Extranomical Tours! Thank you for the great experience :)
– Yaejin P. on 01/12/2018
YWe loved the trip with Jiho^^
We loved the trip with Jiho^^
– Kyriaki M. on 01/12/2018
Winter Tour to Yosemite - Ayoka ROCKS!
We took a winter tour to the Yosemite Park on the 27th of December, and it was definitely the highlight of our trip in the West coast!Our excellent guide - Ayoka - made sure that we traveled comfortably and provided us with all the necessary information (lunch type, activities, time schedule etc.), in order to be fully aware of the schedule throughout our trip!She made the long transit hours fun by informing us thoroughly on all the places we drove by, including trivia, little anecdotes, etc - we literally didn't want to miss a word from what she said!Thank you again Ayoka for taking such good care of us, we couldn't recommend her enough!
– Dennis M. on 01/12/2018
Jacob was a great tour guide and safe …
Jacob was a great tour guide and safe driver. Very customer oriented. It was a great day.
– Siwon S. on 01/12/2018
You will never regret for spending …
You will never regret for spending whole day for this tour! Literally magical.
– Rosalva A. on 01/12/2018
The attention from the staff and the driver were more than excellent! They were very helpful and the schedule was accomplished. We loved the place, the views, the itinerary. I would only suggest to have a more comfortable bus for longer (3+ hours) rides, but appart from that everything was great
– Raheed N. on 01/12/2018
The first stop at Raleys need more …
The first stop at Raleys need more toilets for women. Most of time is spent in the Q for toilet. The stop at oak Tree forest could be for 2 hours as it takes too much time on return journey. On the return trip the stop at Raleys could be avoided. The video in bus is too loud. On the whole a good trip. Raheed
– Generoso C. on 01/12/2018
Gino is simply the best
Gino is simply the best He really did everything to show us Yosemite and SF once back Big thanks
– Alison D. on 01/12/2018
Brilliant day out with fantastic driver …
Brilliant day out with fantastic driver and guide Jake. Worth every penny
– Hazel L. on 01/12/2018
Phil was an amazing guide and driver
Phil was an amazing guide and driver, he made us feel safe throughout the entire experience. He was very knowledgable, and welcoming, the sights were breathtaking, the weather crisp and perfect for a tour to Yosemite! It was perfect
– Rajanbabu M. on 01/12/2018
Very passionate tour guide and …
Very passionate tour guide and experienced driver.
– Sandy D. on 01/12/2018
Great tour! Tour guide Gino was fantastic! I emailed about a missing scarf that I might have left behind on the bus and no one contacted me back. : (
– Michali A. on 01/12/2018
Safe, a lot of knowledge, enjoyable p
– Lu M. on 01/12/2018
good good experience
good good experience
– Marc D. on 01/02/2018
Excellent tour. Everything was great. My only negative comment would be the foggy windows on the way to Yosemite. Our tour guide Jacob was fantastic. Thanks.
– Pablo G. on 01/02/2018
Excelente Tour, gran guía, puntualidad, seguridad, y precio. Muchas gracias.
– Hyunjin L. on 01/02/2018
Best yosemite tour in December
I enjoyed 2 days yosemite tour package in December 2017. Our tour guide, Phils, was energetic and I felt comfortable all the time. First I was afraid of taking yosemite tour in December but it was one of the happiest memories in my life. Highly recommend this tour!! 한국인 후기가 많이 없어 걱정했는데 걱정과 달리 가이드부터 모든 것이 너무 좋았습니다. 12월 중순 요세미티는 눈이 쌓이지 않았고 비수기라 사람이 적어 관광하는데 용이했습니다. 적극 추천합니다~!!
– Afraz A. on 11/14/2017
– Carole M. on 10/31/2016
Curt did a fantastic job!
– Tania G. on 10/29/2016
A well executed tour of a pretty rad landscape. Ross was clearly very knowledgeable and experienced, and he really went the extra distance for our group so we could all see and enjoy as much of the journey and the park as possible — no easy feat, given the size and the diversity of our group.
Exceeded my expectations.
– Dominique B. on 10/21/2016
We chose the 3 days Yosemite Experience & Giant Sequoias, and it was really a great experience. We spent a complete day in Yosemite Valley for hiking and it was definitively an astonishing experience in this breathtaking natural environment. But we have to enhance that our tour guide Ross was exceptional : good looking and funny guy, great knowledge about the places we visited, always some friendly words for the customers, he definitvely has made this tour a successful experience. If one day we will come back again for a tour experience with Extranomical, we will defintively choose a tour with Ross. Thank you very much for your great entertainment.
– Heather S. on 10/20/2016
Coach was on time, we had two tour leaders, both seemed to be quite "angry" with passengers , perhaps the day is too long for one driver?
– Priscilla D. on 10/20/2016
Ross is incredibly knowledgeable as well as entertaining. he is very responsive to questions and requests. We thoroughly enjoyed the day.
– Geoff W. on 10/10/2016
A most enjoyable tour, a long day but worth it.
– Katherine H. on 10/09/2016
We had a great time! Gino was very informative about the history of Yosemite and took us to some truly breathtaking sights. His accent was hard to understand at times, but definitely not a hinderance to our overall experience.
– Peter C. on 10/09/2016
Great experience!!!! And Roman was a special and sincere tour guide
– Ann B. on 10/08/2016
Fabulous experience John our guide gave us lots of information and obviously very knowledgeable a lot to do in a short spaceoftime.
– Padmakar S. on 10/08/2016
– Donna R. on 10/07/2016
Roman went over and above to make our trip informational and enjoyable.It is obvious he enjoys his job and he is definitely a "people person".
– Ching ching C. on 10/07/2016
The tour guide is funny, and friendly.
– Raj G. on 09/25/2016
Trip was great, although very short time in the park (4.5 hours). We had a glimpse of all of the great rocks and giant trees. We felt we were rushed a bit due to more traveling time and to reach SFO on-time. Our driver and guide, Ross did a great job explaining the significance of all the spots in the park and through our journey as well. He drove well, managed time properly and brought back to SFO safely.
– António P. on 09/21/2016
Friendly tour guide. Nice views from Yosemite.
– Veena S. on 09/16/2016
John was informative and entertaining. He showed a clear passion for the outdoors and Yosemite, and his background on the history of San Francisco and the surrounding area was a bonus.
The tour itself managed to squeeze lots of sights into one day which met my needs perfectly.
– Veena S. on 09/16/2016
John was informative and entertaining. He showed a clear passion for the outdoors and Yosemite, and his background on the history of San Francisco and the surrounding area was a bonus.
The tour itself managed to squeeze lots of sights into one day which met my needs perfectly.
– SOO JIN K. on 09/15/2016
The tour was very satisfactory in its entirety.
– Barb W. on 09/15/2016
The trip was great. Ben was a marvelous tour guide. The bus ride was bumpy, not much cushioning. The front window was dirty and the blades didn't do much to clean it, which lead me to wonder of the overall condition of bus maintenance.
– Kathy B. on 09/15/2016
got to see so much beauty! Guide was informative and entertaining. Stops were at desirable intervals with a nice variety of meals and supplies available.
– Ron S. on 09/07/2016
Was a fun and informative day of relaxation and new experiences.
– Perrine D. on 09/06/2016
Enjoyable and well organized tour with nice and funny guide!
– George M. on 09/06/2016
The trip was very good. Yosemite is a rare treasure. It was a very long day but worth the time. The Mariposa grove was closed and the water falls were almost dried up. If you want to see the water falls you need to take this tour in late spring. Over all it was a perfect day.
– Linda P. on 09/05/2016
John was so patient and kind and respectful to me and my sister Carmen who are seniors
– Michael and Mary K. on 09/04/2016
Phil offered an outstanding introduction to the city of San Francisco with great humour and dry wit only an experienced guide could offer. We came away with a much greater appreciation of the eclectic history and significant steps the managers of the city are making to improve the social and cultural life of this significant world city. Thank you Phil and Extranomical for providing visitors with such a service. Cheers from Michael and Mary from Melbourne, Australia.
– Barb K. on 08/23/2016
– Barb K. on 08/23/2016
We appreciate the information and knowledge about the site and the environment.
– Joel H. on 08/23/2016
We had a great time! The timing and time spent taking pictures of the bridge, in Muir Woods, and Salsalito were very well coordinated. We hit a bit of traffic going back (afternoon tour), but not too much. We enjoyed Don's tour direction and commentary - he is very personable and knowledgeable.
– Claudia F. on 08/09/2016
It was a good trip. Enjoyed it very much.
– Waldrop D. on 08/02/2016
We had a fantastic trip out to Yosemite. Ross was absolutely awesome! He told stories and local history of each of the areas we passed through on the way out to Yosemite from San Francisco. More importantly, he knew when to concentrate on driving the bus instead of talking, especially on the curvy roads leading into the park.
It was a long day but a very good day! I would recommend this to all of my friends.
– Karen R. on 07/25/2016
John was a great tour guide. He was very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and tried to stay engaged with the group.
– Diane B. on 07/24/2016
Fun & knowlegable tour guide, however very very stricke with being on time & with time spent in the Redwoods! This is understandable but I suggest the tour company adjust this. My husband & I waited 10 yrs to see the Redwoods & only got to see one for 2 seconds. You must walk down hill for a mile which is very easy, however coming back it is uphill all the way back to the bus which you just about make it in time, it was 100 degrees! Tour guide was fabulous adding extras to our tour! Booking was very easy, did it on their website & customer service fabulous! Definitely book your tours with them!
– Dave & Charlene S. on 07/20/2016
Our inside city tour was fantastic he showed us places we would have never seen.
– Annalisa F. on 07/20/2016
Very interesting and professional tour guide
– Bruce A. on 07/18/2016
The Yosemite region has truly spectacular scenery and Anthony's enthusiasm matched the scenery.
– Chia-Lin Y. on 07/17/2016
– Beth C. on 07/14/2016
Wonderful trip. Steve was a great tour guide, knowledgeable and interesting. Great introduction to the wonders of Yosemite, makes me want to go back.
– Ken M. on 07/13/2016
We were super pleased when we found Extranomical. This was our 3rd tour with them on our trip to San Francisco. Phil, our guide, was AWESOME! He really took the time to make sure we got to see everything that was important to us. I think with Extranomical, as well, the busses are smaller than the giant other busses we saw. This enabled us to zip around and get into smaller spots that others couldn't. Also, with the smaller group, he was more flexible to make more frequent stops.
Phil was phenomenal. He knew EVERYTHING, was very friendly and you could tell really cared and took a great deal of pride in delivering and outstanding customer experience.
Of all the tours we've done, in all the different cities, I would rate Extranomical as one of the best.
– Sunghyun L. on 07/13/2016
I'm so sad that I forgot my tour guide's name because he was the best guide I ever met.
He told a lot of things about San Francisco and towns we were passing as well as background information about Yosemite National Park.
I felt that he did his best to show my group as many as he could.
Also, a surprise stop at Treasure Island was amazing.
As he said, I really left my heart in San Francisco.
It was a very good tour.
– Camilla D. on 07/11/2016
Fantastic tour - Ben was the most superb host. Wonderfully sprightly, energetic and positive and informative. He had a great manner, with a perfect balance of assertive but helpful.
However, it was disappointing we had to hike across the park to collect two tourists who had got lost. Ben was VERY clear with his instructions - this was entirely the tourists' fault. I think there should be something in the paperwork that stipulates that no extra stops will be made. It put us 30 mins behind schedule and I had an hour's commute once the tour was done, which lengthened my day. Whilst I wouldn't want to leave anyone behind, it was frustrating to have to bear the brunt of tourists' inability to follow instructions or read a map.
I couldn't fault the tour, the stops, or Ben. What a fantastic trip and one I'd thoroughly recommend. PLease pass this feedback on to Ben.
– Adam S. on 07/10/2016
Van's air conditioning could not handle the heat. Small gripe on an excellent tour.
– nick m. on 07/09/2016
Ross and Gino were great. Ross took us to Yosemite and Gino brought us back.
– Katie O. on 07/08/2016
We thoroughly enjoyed the tour and were glad we included the longer trip with the giant sequoias. However customers should be advised that this tour is a bit rushed.
– Rene L. on 07/08/2016
Excellent expedition, since I was on a very tight schedule a day tour was my only possibility to visit Yosemite from SF. Was an all-day trip plenty of awesome landscapes, also Ross the guide was very helpful and entertaining. Will recommend this tour to my friends.
– Darbie W. on 07/08/2016
Great trip, great guide! nicely done Ross
– Carolyn R W. on 07/08/2016
Our driver was adept at skirting around heavy holiday traffic. We stayed on schedule and I didn't feel rushed..thought the pace was very good. At first, I was put off by his delivery, which was not even a little bit razzle dazzle, but I got used to it, and accepted that it was his own and not a canned presentation.
– John C. on 07/08/2016
Left San Francisco to go with the Tour on July 02-04. One thing great about this tour is they are on-time. I hate being late so the bus being on time put me in the good mood. I was picked up at the hotel by Ben. He's very nice and provided info we need for and about the tour. On my last day, it was Ross. I'm scheduled to leave at 2:30PM. I was not able to find the bus but he met me at the stop and informed me we're leaving later at 3:30, but no big deal. I appreciate it a lot, at least I did not wait until 3:30 for someone to show up. Both Ben and Ross were accommodating. Definitely will recommend the tour to my friends traveling to Yosemite. I too will be back soon! I'm sharing one photo I took during my hike in Yosemite.
– Sergio S. on 07/08/2016
Phil is a great tour guide, very professional.
– Jude H. on 07/08/2016
Great experience to get an overall look at the city landmarks
– michael r. on 07/08/2016
The Yosemite tour was excellent and Gino, our guide, was excellent as well, very informative and very helpful, deserves a pat on the back.
– John T. on 07/08/2016
The tour was excellent! Phil was an awesome tour guide who kept the trip informative and entertaining. The forest and the 400 foot redwoods are a must see and we enjoyed the stops in wine country as well. Door to door service at our Downtown hotel made it very easy and simple to extend our vacation outside of San Fran.
– Sushant D. on 07/08/2016
Great trip. Awesome experience..Ross was a great guide..smart and funny..
– Alan P. on 07/08/2016
I cannot rate the experience because the night before I was too unwell to go and had to cancel. However, the customer service has been excellent, offering to credit me with an tour in the next year. Thank you for this.
– Nhi N. on 07/01/2016
This tour was exactly what I was looking for! I happened to be in SF for 5 days, and I felt like if I was in SF I was too close to Yosemite to NOT go. However, I didn't have a car or know anybody that could really help me plan. Extranomical provided the perfect solution for me- allowing an itinerary that got me there without needing to rent a car and helping familiarize me with Yosemite before leaving me in the valley overnight.
I just did one overnight, so I knew it was going to be tight squeezing in the hikes I wanted to do. Luckily I had the perfect guide! Roman was very informative and generally witty and straight to the point. He, in particular, helped me to plan my hikes. First, I had to find a way to stay in Yosemite (I did, by the way...) and not waste time with YART. Then, he suggested I immediately start the falls hike when independent time began (2 hrs 30 min to Yosemite Point- there was no way I was going to beat your time starting in the middle of a summer day!). Staying in the park overnight was key. I started the 4 mile hike as soon as I could the next morning (2 hrs 15 min to the top... You and the other guy you mentioned are nuts). BUT- long tangent short, the tour helped me kind of get the lay of the land, and Roman gave me really good advice to get my hikes done and still have time for things like the gift shop :)
My only complaint is that the bus was slightly cramped, but the itinerary and Roman's advice were perfect! Extranomical helped facilitate what turned into one of my favorite trips this year!
– Glenn E. on 06/29/2016
Our guide, Phil, did a very good job considering Pres Obama was in Yosemite along with a huge crowd of cars, buses and people. We were kept informed of pick times and changes to our itenery due to the crowd. Phil still managed to make sure we saw all the sites. We stayed 2 days so our accommodation was organised by extranomical. It was very comfortable.
– Igor O. on 06/20/2016
– Su Fei J. on 06/19/2016
Overall trip was good. Although is bit short, this day trip gave me an good introductory of Yosemite National Park. Definitely going back again for the superb view. Anthony was very helpful throughout the trip.
– Tze Yi (Eliza) Y. on 06/16/2016
Our guide was very experienced and open. He shared history in interesting ways and shared many good suggestions on what to do & eat. He was humourous, polite and he also kept time very well. Our guide went extra mile for us and it was appreciated The tour was very pleasant and yosemite was really magnificent. I am very glad to be able to see it before i leave.
– Jill S. on 06/16/2016
The tour was absolutely fantastic and Anthony was brilliant, very knowledgable, considering he comes from the posh side of Boston ;-)
We would definitely recommend the tour to others, plus you get to try all different kinds of wine :-D
– Howard B. on 06/16/2016
Great from beginning to end
– Bhalchandra C. on 06/14/2016
Had a wonderful tour of yosemite with our tour guide JOHN. He had good information and really helped us through the tour. We appreciate the way he went about his business in a professional manner and really made us enjoy the tour. Its quite surprising that i do not find his photo in the above list.
I wish him wonderful tours ahead and a fantastic career with your company
– LayHong T. on 06/13/2016
Paul is good and knowledgable tour guide that provide a lot info during the tour. He made a few extra stops (claimed by him) for us to that the photos, which I find it very good. The only part I feel lack of is the time allocated in the valley park itself is too short. Only 1.5hr including lunch!
There is no way we could go any further and the park is huge!
– Henry M. on 06/12/2016
Curt was an exceptional driver and guide. He was very knowledgeable about Yosemite and the bay area. He really added to the experience. The sights in Yosemite were beautiful but it would have been better to have more time at the giant Sequoia section. 1 hour was too short and we really had to hurry up on the hike to make it back in time. All other parts of the tour were good and ruined well.
– Shadi E. on 06/11/2016
Yosemite tour was very nice and out of this world. If I new better, I would have booked an overnight stay over there. Also Ben was a great guy in giving us a lot of information during our tour in a funny yet comprehensive way that made our tour more interesting!
Despite the bus broke down on our way back, Ben handled the situation professionally and managed to arrange for another bus in a short period of time while stopping us in a shopping area. Overall it was a great experience and a great day that I recommend for anyone who loves nature and hikes
– Chan S. on 06/10/2016
Ben is an outstanding guide
– David R. on 06/03/2016
From start to finish this was an incredible tour made all the better by our tour guide Anthony, very knowledgeable and extremely entertaining, very considerate as well making sure we saw all the main attractions and even took time to take photos of us all as couples using our own phones which we could never have done normally, big thanks for a great day Anthony, loved it.
– Chris T. on 05/31/2016
It was great. We saw so much in one day. The mini bus was very comfortable. We made the right amount of stops for food and to see the sites.
– Noor Z. on 05/30/2016
Ben was absolutely amazing - from his courteous and up beat attitude to the Geology jokes - and never ending insight about nature and trees.
This was my first visit to SF and I'm so glad I had the chance of doing a 13 hour tour to Yosemite with Ben. We were able to stop at so many breath taking sites and take everything in Worth EVERY penny.
– Hermione S. on 05/30/2016
I enjoyed this tour. Lots of information was provided by the tour guide and no time was wasted. It's a long way to go from San Francisco so I opted to stay overnight in Yosemite and do a little hiking in the valley which was well worth it. You don't see much on this short tour.
– Don C. on 05/30/2016
long day but well worth it
– Joanne M. on 05/28/2016
An excellent tour. Saw the beautiful sights & able to hike to the Sequoias plus have time to explore some of the park by ourselves. Lads was very informative & knew lots of interesting things.
– Alice L. on 05/25/2016
Yosemite was absolutely breath taking!!! Loved how the tour took us to many different places around the park. I would highly recommend this tour! The tour picks you up and drops you off (near) your hotel so it was very convenient. Knowingly that this tour was long, the bus stops at a supermarket to allow guests to grab some food (very thoughtful)! Only unfortunate thing was that at each site, a maximum of 1.5hr was allowed which was too short!!
– Mark A. on 05/24/2016
Gino was a very friendly and informative tour guide. The only negative was that we would have liked a bit more time allocated to the sequoias. Otherwise the trip was fantastic.
– Mark A. on 05/24/2016
Gino was a very friendly and informative tour guide. The only negative was that we would have liked a bit more time allocated to the sequoias. Otherwise the trip was fantastic.
– Steven B. on 05/24/2016
Yosemite was the highlight of my trip. Despite time restrictions on this whirlwind day trip, we saw all the main sites. Anthony was a great guide - it's a long, hard day for him but he managed to keep everyone entertained and informed.
– Ayd A. on 05/23/2016
Perfect .. Antony is the best with his punctuate timings and his amazing sense of humor!
– Catherine P. on 05/22/2016
Only wish we had a longer time in the park! We spent about an hour picking up others, then the drive there with the stop. If it was feasible, it'd be great to have smaller parties go so we could be headed to Yosemite by 7 am. Less time stopping for food/drinks.
– Liz C. on 05/22/2016
– aurore p. on 05/19/2016
Amazing tour and great guide but the sequoia stop is not worth it and should be replaced by one hour in the Yosemite park (time in the park is not long enough)
For this price we should have breakfast and lunch
– Sandra W. on 05/18/2016
A very enjoyable day.
– Jean N. on 05/18/2016
Curt was a terrific guide. His driving was great - especially on the roads to and from Muir Woods. He was very personable and informative and talked just the right amount. He gave us ample time for quiet relaxation on the drive. The day was very enjoyable - not rushed at the woods or wineries. And he got us to the woods early enough to not have to pay admission! Only negative comment is regarding Madonna winery. Mayo and Cline were awesome - Madonna was hardly worth the time.
– Dale B. on 05/16/2016
Anthony had dvd's of Yosemite to prep of the sites and history of the area. He was very accommodating in regard to taking pictures and experiencing the sites.
– Dale B. on 05/16/2016
Anthony had dvd's of Yosemite to prep of the sites and history of the area. He was very accommodating in regard to taking pictures and experiencing the sites.
– Sihong L. on 05/15/2016
Ross was very knowledgeable and friendly. It was a great experience.
– Edmundo V. on 05/14/2016
Anthony was great. We were able to see all the great sites of yosemite inspite of out tight schedule.
– Alan R. on 05/14/2016
Yosemite must be one of the absolute grandest places of the natural world to visit -
I agree with John Muir that "it was a privilege to enter here".
– Glenn H. on 05/13/2016
Mother Nature has excelled herself
– Alex B. on 05/12/2016
Overall our tour was very good. Unfortunately for the Yosemite 1-day trip not enough time was given to properly view the Giant Seqoia trees. An hour was given however realistically you need at least an extra 1/2 hour to not be rushed, we were rushed.
Sufficient time was given to walk to and view Yosemite falls (1.5hrs) but an extra 1.2 hour again would have made it less of a rush. Overall our tour guide, Gino, was great and we learned a number of new facts we would have not gotten had we driven ourselves to Yosemite.
– DOROTA S. on 05/10/2016
Van arrived on time and everything went according to schedule. Our guide (Ben) was professional and informative. Good driver at that. During this tour you get to see Muir Woods before the crowds start to pour in which is fantastic! Later you visit 3 vineyards (2 in Sonoma Valley and one in Napa Valley). We visited Mayo first and for us that was the best experience (most professional and personal). We also had lunch in Sonoma city, which is really adorable. The weather was great and we came back to San Francisco relaxed. Tour recommended not only for nature & wine lovers.
– Wing Yin C. on 05/07/2016
Well,looked after throughout the tour. Roman combined humors and information whenever he talked and spaced the time of talks and rest very well. Within the day tour, I think he has maximized our activities. Morning sequoia walk can be improved if we were given distance from where the coach was parked to,location of the sequoia tree. Then we could have a better estimation of how far we could walk within the allocated hour. We enjoyed the day overall!
– Ajit T. on 05/03/2016
Good tour , missed on the Giant Sequoias due to the weather . ds
– Silvia P. on 04/30/2016
A+. Great experience. About 5 hours in the park. The pick up time in front of the hotel was right. Paul gave us Mp3 reader with all the info in italian, I've listened it during the hours in the bus.
– William M. on 04/27/2016
Worthwhile for an opportunity to see the highlights of Yosemite without renting a car and making the long round-trip drive just for one day. The stops within the park were perhaps a bit too brief and rushed, arguing for an earlier departure from San Francisco and/or later return from Yosemite.
– Sarena G. on 04/26/2016
The good points are that the tour takes it sights, photo stops and areas of sheer magnificence and beauty. Ben was our tour guide and he is very amusing, has a wicked sense of humour and is incredibly knowledgeable. The reason I knocked a star off is because the coach was completely full up and if it had not been for a single traveller offering to change seats I would not of sat with my husband for the 12 + hour day trip. Also each stop is very quick and you purely have photo opportunities. I would recommend staying over night if you can but if coach seating is full capacity I do not know where or who you would sit with.
– Hannah O. on 04/25/2016
The Yosemite trip was one of the best days of my holiday - also one of the best days ever to be honest! From start to finish it was comfortable and enjoyable - and we saw some spectacular scenery!!
– Peter B. on 04/24/2016
Our tour guide was Roman and he was brilliant, so knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Despite this being maybe the 700th time he had been to Yosemite he still managed to convey great excitement and wonder for this magical place. His depth of knowledge was fantastic not just about Yosemite but about San Francisco and the Bay Area. Thank you Roman you made it a wonderful day for both of us.
– Marnie G. on 04/21/2016
Anthony made the tour, he was upbeat, funny and personalised the experience.
– Daniel C. on 04/18/2016
Guides Curt to go and Gino to come back.
Almost everything very satisfactory.
Some clearer information should be given about moving around in the park on ones's own. On the second day arriving at designated pick-up point to take the bus back at 2:30pm we saw it drive off at 2:26pm. I had to go back to the lodge lobby to call toll free number to make sure all was ok. As it turned out, the bus was behind schedule, had just dropped passengers, and returned later. However, the uneasiness caused was something we could have done without.
– Margaret B. on 04/16/2016
– Emmanuel L. on 04/11/2016
It was well worth the long trip. Anthony was very patient with us and what we like most about him is his concern for our safety while having fun. Would recommend to ask for him to friends doing tour with extranomical.
– Arjan v. on 04/10/2016
I'd really like the tour. The Yosemite valley was beautiful, and the the tour guide, Curt, knows a lot about the area.
– Ellani H. on 04/10/2016
Tour was on time and exceptional. Fulfilled the brief and was to plan. Extremely informative.
– Terry M. on 04/03/2016
Don was our tour guide and his knowledge and desire to please us and what we wanted to see was fabulous.
– Ben L. on 03/31/2016
The tour guide Vlad was very informative and kept us entertained. For the price of the tour it would have been nice to have included bottled water and included lunch.
– Christina C. on 03/30/2016
This tour was great! I enjoyed every minute of it. Ben was so much fun and very informative! I loved all the information he provided about the park and just San Francisco in general. No complaints here! It was fantastic!
– Michael S. on 03/30/2016
The stop at the Giant Sequoias was quite rushed, we would have preferred an extra 1 hour at this spot, rather than arriving home 1 hour early.
– Adam K. on 03/29/2016
Our tour guide seemed to be very experienced and knowledgeable about the area. He made for a fun and unique tour experience imbued with a healthy dose of humour.
– Hayley S. on 03/27/2016
Awesome trip - covered a lot of ground in one day and feel like I got to see a lot of the park and all key features.
– Paul W. on 03/27/2016
Great day . Enjoyed chance to do Sequoia trail - only recently open after winter snow. Drive to and from park smooth and informative of the areas we drove through. Information interesting ( we are from UK) but not overload! Time in the Park was great - again good information, photo opportunities and advice as to what to do with the time we had there.
– Luis Roberto S. on 03/26/2016
Great tour. Great tour Guide
– Sonja W. on 03/26/2016
My tour guide was very polite and great, he showed me lots of interesting places (especially to take pictures).
– William W. on 03/22/2016
It poured all day but that didn't damper my family's spirit thanks to Anthony, our tour guide/driver. He provided all of us with interesting facts about the area and many funny stories. He kept us entertained! We enjoyed the stops we made during the tour and happy that we booked this tour. I can say without a doubt that we will not book another trip when we are in the San Francisco area unless we have Anthony as our tour guide. He is FANTASTIC and VERY KNOWLEDGABLE. Thank you Extranomical Tours for putting together a TERRIFIC tour with an EXTRAORDINARY tour guide!
– Carolyn N. on 03/20/2016
Smooth flowing tour. Interesting tour. Sensible fun tour guide, Anthony, enhanced the experience.
– Kathy Z. on 03/20/2016
Really enjoyed Alcatraz in the morning and then the afternoon tour at Muir Woods (Pam's part of the tour) - she was awesome - informative, friendly
– julieta m. on 03/18/2016
very nice trip, the guide was very helpful,he explain clearly everything related with the places we´re visiting.
– julieta m. on 03/18/2016
very nice trip, the guide was very helpful,he explain clearly everything related with the places we´re visiting.
– Angela M. on 03/17/2016
The tour was very well organized and we had plenty of time to enjoy ourselves at the Muir Woods, all of the wineries, and when we stopped for lunch without being rushed. Ben was an excellent guide and was very knowledgeable, he kept the crowd engaged the entire trip. I would recommend this tour to anybody.
– Faye F. on 03/15/2016
It was great. Although its sad that we have not been able to go to the Giant Sequioas it was still a satisfactory tour. Lars was very informative, helpful and courteous.
– Hannah M. on 03/14/2016
Gino was a very polite, friendly, and informative tour guide. The journey was a long one but he broke it up well and gave good tips and advice for our time at the park. Despite some of our fellow tourers tardiness and difficult questions Gino remained polite and did not show his frustration.
– Claudia R. on 03/13/2016
Excellent tour and guide! Enough but not overwhelming amount of explanations, great landscapes, leisurely paced, funny.
– Louis H. on 03/12/2016
Excellent tour. Gino did what he could to make it interesting. Unfortunately it rained the entire time we were in Yosemite which limited the views and make it a challenge to take photographs while trying to hold an umbrella. Had the weather cooperated, I would have enjoyed it even more!
– Rachit M. on 03/09/2016
The time given in Yosemite valley was only 2 hours. Other tour companies give 4 hours. Driver didn't take us to Giant Sequoias giving the explanation that path is not good at this time. If path is not good than extranomical tours should not have charged extra for this tour.If we would have taken Yosemite free shuttle we would have seen whole valley in 1 hour. But driver was very informative but wrongly advised us not to take shuttle. At the end of the tour he explicitly asked for gratuities and took it personally in hand instead of a drop box which in my opinion was very weird. Overall trip was good and Yosemite valley is worth going. Its advised to spend atleast 2 days in the valley.
– Jennifer F. on 03/08/2016
Great tour. Beautiful scenery.
– Hong K. on 03/01/2016
It is an awesome experience and we have a great tour guy but sorry I forgot his name, he is a white man with glasses which will become sunlasses under the sun, he did an awesome job and bring us a log of fun. Also help my friend to look for her lost phone
– Karina E. on 02/22/2016
Great way to travel to Yosemite. Our experience of the company. From the website to the staff we have spoken to and met has been excellent! Would highly recommend Extronomical to people's looking to organise trips whilst visiting San Francisco.
– Vanessa S. on 01/17/2016
Excellent trip. delivers exactly what it says.
Good value if you don't want to hire your own car.
Guide talked during drive to pass the time - and it worked!
– Mayela V. on 01/11/2016
I had previously taking this tour in September 2013 and the tour guide made more stops fr photographs.
– Joy C. on 01/10/2016
Visiting Yosemite in the snow was an amazing experience and our driver/guide Vlad ensured we saw some of the most stunning sights despite the weather conditions.
– K L. on 01/10/2016
Gino was brilliant. Very funny. The guy the day before wasn't so good, not very friendly or courteous.
– Cheri H. on 12/30/2015
Great trip with a small group. Looking at the many cars parked along the road on our way back out of the park made us appreciate going to the park near 9:00 a.m. and getting to see Muir Woods during a quiet time before it gets busy.
– Roy W. on 12/30/2015
Vlad was excellent, handled the snow chains and other packed conditions at the park with professionalism and some swagger. Really did a cracking job.
– Emma W. on 12/10/2015
A good way to get to and from Yosmite. The tour guides are also helpful in taking you to and pointing out the important sights.
– Jenni M. on 12/07/2015
A great tour to give an overview of Yosemite Park if you do not have time to stay at the park. Friendly, helpful and knowledgeable tour guide.
– ALAN V. on 12/04/2015
Phil was wonderful. Very nice & funny, very informative & knowledgable
– Joy C. on 12/03/2015
We had Paul on the way up and Ben for the return journey. Both guides were friendly, knowledgeable and amusing, but a special shout out to Ben for going above and beyond and for even stopping at a couple of extra photo stops, which I know everyone really appreciated (and made all of our friends on facebook jealous!). For having only booked 1 nights stay I was surprised by how much I was able to see, both independently and via the tour. Unfortunately, I was not able to visit the Giant Sequoias, which was my main reason for booking this tour but, understandably, the weather would not permit.
I would definitely recommend this tour and, in fact, already have, so there you go!
– Arlene C. on 11/27/2015
Comfortable bus, fabulous informed, personable guide, my tour guide was George from tower tours
– Bronwyn I. on 11/22/2015
Was a wonderful intro to a magnificent park. The tour guide was very knowledgeable about the area.
– Rebecca R. on 11/22/2015
One of my best days in SF, Yosemite is beautiful and Roman was great! Would definitely recommend it
– Allyn F. on 11/21/2015
We had a very nice day, and the guide was very gracious, with a lot of useful hiking and view suggestions.
– Robert S. on 11/19/2015
I got lucky, the day we visited the park, it was absolutely beautiful and sunny. The park is amazing. The tour was good, the guides were informative, friendly and cool. Very enjoyable experience.
– Robert S. on 11/19/2015
I happened to get lucky and go on a beautiful winter day, the park was amazing. The tour bus experience was fine, guides were very friendly and informative and cool. I was going to Rent-A-Car and drive there, that would have been mistake because tire chains were required in the park that day.
I would choose this company again if I ever need a tour in the area.
– penny c. on 11/11/2015
Wonderful Day, very informitive
– Diego B. on 11/07/2015
Nice tour. The pick up was perfectly on time, the bus was confortable and our tour guide and driver had a good sense of humor. The company kindly assisted me to change my plans at the last minute, kudos for that. I highly recommend visiting Yosemite, and this tour is a nice way to do it.
– ashraf n. on 11/02/2015
– Diane F. on 11/02/2015
This tour could not have been better. We had 7 people, from here, Charlotte and Ohio, and our group was extremely impressed. Our guide, Anthony, went above and beyond to give us a fantastic, all-inclusive tour.
– AJC V. on 10/31/2015
Curt, a nice guy, relaxed and competent with interesting stories, well told.
– George G. on 10/28/2015
Ben did a great job and we had a fabulous tour. I've already recommended it to a number of people. As a serious amateur photographer, getting great shots was important to me. Ben and Extranomical tours delivered as I got some amazing shots. Thanks for a great experience and an easy solution for who to call when we return to the area!
– Daniel J. on 10/26/2015
Great experience , Ben was very funny and knowledgeable he deserves a raise!
– peter k. on 10/26/2015
anthony was very good full of information .long day but worth it
– YUJIN K. on 10/22/2015
Lars was great tour guide. The tour was so impressed and my manager also complimented the tour guide and his extensive knowledge of the area. We'll never forget it. Thanks a lot!
– Ann S. on 10/19/2015
We had a great time. Beautiful sights. Vlad was very informative and entertaining.
– Joseph & Gillian H. on 10/19/2015
Thank you for such a brilliant day trip to Yosemite, please pass on special thanks to our amazing tour guide Andy. His knowledge of the area was outstanding & his passion & enthusiasm for Yosemite was so infectious! He made the whole trip very special & we have memories that will stay with us forever. We are from the UK & are used to the mountains of Europe, but Yosemite is in another league & this trip made the best use of the time available to show us how awesome Yosemite is! Great trip!
– fumiko p. on 10/15/2015
Ben was good tour guide and we enjoyed Yosemite trip.
But I was quite disappointed that me and my sister got separate seating.
My sister was visiting me from Japan and understand little English. She was ride from Pickwick Hotel SF but when she got into bus, it was almost full and we got separated seat that she is in front and me as in middle. Ben said he may be able to arrange to sit together but when we had bathroom break, he told us to stay original seat. There are few traveling alone people who sitting by her/him self. It will be more fun if we are able to sit together so that I could explain to my sister.
– Gerard T. on 10/13/2015
A genuine and engaging guide who was thoughtful to travellers needs. He is personable and informative about the Park and sharing his experiences.
– Dean A. on 10/13/2015
My wife and I escaped from Chicago for the extended Columbus Day weekend to celebrate our 24th Anniversary. Pressed for time after already touring Napa, we opted for the one-day Yosemite bus tour and we have no regrets. Absolutely loved it! Tour guide, Anthony, was awesome. He really made it a memorable day for us. Great personality and perfect balance of talking and rest-time. He pays attention to details including rest stops, food advice, historical insights along the way and even relevant songs appropriate for the sites. I highly recommend this tour along with Anthony as the guide. He made us want to come back again during a different season.
– Elaine H. on 10/13/2015
Really good tour, just a bit long on the bus! Anthony gave a lot of great information along the way and I always felt his driving was very safe. The lunch stop was not great - the food was awful and the place was packed so we had to wait ages to actually sit down with our food to eat it, which meant it was luke warm. Not a great place to stop. Overall a good trip though.
– Eve K. on 10/12/2015
See below: Our tour guide was wonderful, our sights great. The time to see the giant sequoias was short defined and our extranominal vehicle wasn't the newest. At last, we enjoyed this trip.
– Andrew R. on 10/12/2015
Slightly late pick up. Smooth journey to Yosemite. Interesting commentary along the way. Beautiful giant sequoias. The hike was not as difficult as the guide made it out to be. Beautiful lookout point as an introduction to the Valley. Very comfortable at the lodge. We enjoyed some awesome hiking over the next couple of days. Early pickup by Vlad on the last day. This was good as we were ready. Beautiful "bonus" stop on Treasure Island to look at SF at sunset. Drop off on time.
– Mary R. on 10/11/2015
Lars was well informed and a delightful tour guide. His expert driving and knowledge of the area enhanced the tour for us. The day was clear and Lars took us to a spot where we could take pictures of the Golden Gate Bridge and see San Francisco on a beautiful clear day
– Keith F. on 10/11/2015
Great day in a great location
– Heather K. on 10/10/2015
Excellent tour! Tour guide Frank was knowledgable & funny. Great sense of humour, very helpful & accomodating & able to answer all passengers' questions about the Yosemite park & surrounds, & San Francisco. Great tour commentary & great photo opportunities.
– Tiffany M. on 10/08/2015
Guide was enthusiastic and knowledgeable
– Daniel H. on 10/07/2015
Pick up time in morning was on-time, Anthony was a great tour guide with fantastic knowledge of areas we travelled through and had a great sense of humour. And Yosemite was awesome, would return and use your tours. Thank you
– Scott P. on 10/05/2015
The traveling was lengthy, but Lars made the time go by swiftly with his knowledge & entertainment. He also gave us quiet time so to sleep & relax while admiring the scenery. I do not understand how anyone does not believe in the Creator when standing in God's breath taking wilderness!
– Amornpun W. on 10/05/2015
This tour gave us a great memory with many scenic places and an appreciate service
– Samantha L. on 10/05/2015
Awesome tour and Anthony was a great tour guide! Really friendly, helpful and full of facts.
– Katharina E. on 10/04/2015
I highly recommend the Yosemite 1 day tour because you get to see impressive nature and hear a lot of interesting facts about Yosemite and San Francisco. You must consider that you will be in a mini van for about 8 hours though, but it is really comfy and air-conditioned. Lars was very nice, made everybody feel really comfortable and knew a lot of facts, but he was a little hard to understand because he spoke very fast and with an accent.
– agnes l. on 10/02/2015
could have spoken slower for non-English speaking customers
some choice of music and volume not the best
– Kristin Q. on 09/22/2015
I definitely enjoyed my tour overall. Roman was engaging, informative and funny. The vineyards were great locations and I enjoyed the wine and information and I love stopping by Sonoma for lunch. 2 critiques: 1) Please please please include tip in the price. I would rather pay for it up front then have the tour guide remind me about it multiple times on the tour. I have no issue paying it just would rather do it when I book. 2) Try to give more time at the vineyards. I felt very strapped for time.
– Jess C. on 09/19/2015
Very good tour and experience!
– Kate B. on 09/16/2015
Enjoyed tour, but could have used more clear description of pickup details. Two emails had conflicting info about time (one said 2:45, the other 3:00) and location of Yosemite Lodge, if you could just add Parking Lot, same as drop off point!
– David B. on 09/15/2015
Chose Extranomical for the itinerary, price and convenient pickup location at the West Oakland BART station. We were not disappointed. Lars was an excellent guide. His information was very educational. Loved the timing of the tour with brief stops at Raleys for great coffee and snacks and of course the restrooms. We also loved the stop and hike to see the giant sequoia trees as well as the tour of the rest of Yosemite. Would recommend Extranomical tours to anyone who asks what we did in CA.
– Kerin T. on 09/11/2015
Ben was a good leader providing us with lots of information re Yosemite. The Giant Sequoias were well worth the long walk to get to them and of course the climb back up!! Pity there was a smoke haze as that did impact on taking great photos and the holiday weekend meant there were a lot of cars affecting traffic in the valley , but well worth the trip anyway
– Marcia M. on 09/10/2015
I went on this tour with my sister and two of our friends. Vlad was a great tour guide and we truly enjoyed every minute of our tour.
– Danielle H. on 09/10/2015
Anthony was the best tour guide I've ever experienced, he is an absolute asset to your company. He knew how to keep a bus load of people engaged, entertained and most importantly, awake! until the end of our very long day. He has a wealth of information about Yosemite and the road leading there and we never once felt rushed or like we were on a tight schedule. Thank you for hiring such a great leader, I have already recommended Extranomical and Anthony to friends who are visiting in January.
– Kate F. on 09/10/2015
Anthony made the bus journey interesting and was also enthusiastic about all the surroundings. All in all a great two days.
– Lisa R. on 09/09/2015
Usually am not a fan of guided tours, but was pleasantly surprised. Specially over Labor Day weekend, it was so nice to be on a bus and avoid the mile-long automobile lines.
– Dina W. on 09/07/2015
It was fantastic. Our tour guide was amazing! Thank you for the great experience.
– Gerard N. on 09/05/2015
We had a great day!
– Michael P. on 09/02/2015
great trip, Lars explained the history of SF and Yosemite well and answered all our questions. He gave us ample time to explore and pointed out what to look for. I also enjoyed the music on the bus and the view of SF shoreline from the Oakland bridge at the end of the trip.
– Katherine K. on 09/01/2015
Paul was a very safe driver and very accommodating to the passengers. My only disappointment was that there was insufficient time to walk down to see the giant sequoias.
– Debbie W. on 08/31/2015
Garrett was our tour guide. He was friendly, informative, courteous and amusing. Geno, our driver, got us there and back safely.
– Dmitriy K. on 08/27/2015
Enjoyable, but a bit short tour. I wish we could stayed in the park longer. The guide was very entertaining and knowledgeable.
– Romolo Z. on 08/27/2015
Very long, hot day, but Lars was excellent, giving us as much time as possible to enjoy Yosemite Valley and the Sequoias - a place I had waited years to see. Lars shared lots of information, was easy to listen to, friendly and helpful. He also knew at the end of the day, most of us were tired and appreciated some peace and quiet for part of the return trip.
– Francine N C. on 08/26/2015
Roman was incredible. Funny, informative and a cutie!!!
– Karl Y. on 08/26/2015
– Juyoung K. on 08/24/2015
Tour guide was very nice, kind and fun. I had a great time at Yosemite park!
– Andrea R. on 08/20/2015
great tour guide with interesting stories and made sure we were fully informed the entire time. kept the drive interesting and very friendly. the tour took us to some great spots and it was everything i could have asked for.
– andrew m. on 08/18/2015
Loved the tour. So glad we decided to book it. Frank was exceptional.
– COLIN H. on 08/16/2015
Overall we were pleased with the tour. The pick-ups were on time and the drivers were efficient, cheerful and informative. Our hotel booking was perfect and we enjoyed our stay in Yosemite. The only slight criticism is that the tour buses were a little small for the long journey.
– John L. on 08/15/2015
Anndy was awesome. Knew his staff, had some good jokes and most impressive was his obvious knowledge and passion for both San Francisco and Yosemite Park. There were plenty of great photo opportunities, ample time for meals and even a fair share of free time given we were there for a day trip. I am confident we saw the main sites and thanks to Andy we all had a wonderful time.
– Gary M. on 08/14/2015
Tour guide very friendly and informative.
– Kevin W. on 08/14/2015
very well done for a long day tour. Friendly service, good narration and assistance. Well paced tour.
– Lynda N. on 08/14/2015
Had a great time!
– Robyn-Lynne A. on 08/14/2015
The tour package was excellent! Laurie was very information and made the walking tour a lot of fun. Alcatraz was very interesting and the cable car was a blast. Thanks so much for adding to our San Francisco trip!!
– john h. on 08/12/2015
Ross is a delightful young man, very professional but a personal warmth too. we enjoyed ourselves very much
– Sebastian T. on 08/09/2015
well organized; good explanations of the guide without being obtrusive; very safe ride; I would have expected a bit more of walking instead of sitting on the bus most of the time. Though I was fine with that after some exhausting days of travelling.
All in all had a really good day.
– YU HAN K. on 08/06/2015
I enjoy the introduction very much.
– Ashley c. on 08/06/2015
The tour was a great way to see Yosemite with limited time. Anthony was great and we were able to stop at and see places that weren't on the agenda.
– Bob W. on 08/06/2015
I'm not sure how to best say this so let me first state that I have mobility limitations. I wish I had known the physical requirements of the tour in advance - it was too much for me and detracted from my enjoyment of the tour. I would not have gone had I known in advance that I would have to walk or hike any distances, say over 100 yards, or up or down stairs or hills.
– maria B. on 08/04/2015
amazing tour guidee 100%
– tom w. on 08/03/2015
– Maya c. on 08/02/2015
Anthony and his well choreographed music made our tour a great lot of fun. His genuine warmth and personality enabled us to relax and he was a fountain of knowledge, you can just tell he loves his job and is so passionate about Yosemite, this was really refreshing for us and to date the best tour we have been on yet. Such a long day trip really didn't feel that way thanks to Anthony's pizzazz. Thanks for a great trip!
– Carolyn C. on 08/02/2015
Had a wonderful day. Long time in the bus but Yosemite is beautiful and worth the trip. Our driver Lars was very interesting and informative and he also allowed us to enjoy the lovely scenery in peace. ( or sleep). I would recommend this tour and I would certainly consider them for other tours in the future.
– Lisa W. on 08/02/2015
My son and I really enjoyed this tour. Curt was a fun, entertaining, and interesting guide. He was an amazing driver--coordinating hotel pick-up, stops, driving through traffic, road construction and road blocks, the winding mountain roads, and hotel drop-off. I would recommend this tour for anyone that would like a short visit to Yosemite and would like to avoid the drive or an overnight stay.
Only one issue--we would have appreciated a heads up after we were dropped off at each point in the park. The shuttle bus was moved each time without us being notified that this would happen. With some searching, we did find it (as we were early to avoid being back late). However, some people panicked and thought that we had been left behind. We had trouble finding the bus at the last stop (as it had been moved) and thought we were lost. This was stressful.
I answered "agree" on the question regarding our expedition leader because though he exceeded my expectations in most activities, moving the bus without notice was confusing and stressful.
– JoAnna B. on 08/01/2015
Can't say enough good things about this tour. They allow you to select wineries you would like to visit when you book the tour. It's not guaranteed but we were able to visit all wineries that the group on our tour had chosen. Most tours only take you to to wineries in Napa and close to the highway. We visited amazing wineries in both Napa and Sonoma. Smaller group (12 max) on comfy coach with leather captain seats so tons more space space than the big bus tours. We had great views of sites on the drive up. Our guide Phil was awesome and took us by many interesting spots and provided a lot of interesting history during the drive. He also stopped for a great photo op at the Golden Gate Bridge on the way back. Highly recommend this tour. Thanks Phil and Extranomical for providing me and my out of town guests with an unforgettable experience in Napa and Sonoma !
– Judith C. on 07/30/2015
This tour was AWESOME! Lars was very nice, and all four people in my group had a wonderful experience. We got to see quite a bit in the short amount of time we had. I would definitely recommend Extranomical to anyone going to San Francisco or Yosemite
– Catherine C. on 07/28/2015
Total Yosemite Day Tour was my 2nd of the Week with Extranomical, Roman was our guide!!! There are not enough stars above for his performance and knowledge, he is a 10+!!! Roman was the best tour guide I have ever seen, it was a long day, but he did not make it seem like a 15 hour day!! He was full of facts, funny, a great driver and went above and beyond to make sure we seen everything possible. He should have his own TV Show!!! All in group loved him!!! I have wanted to go to Yosemite for a long time and thank you Roman for making it extremely enjoyable!! Cheers
– Jennifer J. on 07/28/2015
My boyfriend and I had a great day tour with Roman. He was very knowledgeable about San Francisco and always ensured to provide some fun and comedic dialogue to the content he was talking about. He ensured we were always on time to our stops along the tour and provided everyone with some 'insider' tips and tricks. We had a great time and thank Roman for making our day so enjoyable.
– rakesh c. on 07/27/2015
brilliant tour guide. cannot remember his name. He drove brilliantly and provided information on tour excellently.
– meadhbh l. on 07/27/2015
Yosemite was beautiful.
– Susan D. on 07/24/2015
Roman was GREAT!!!!! Very knowledgable, friendly....a great guy/tour guide and yes, we even laughed at his jokes......pretty good for a German wearing socks/sandals!!! LOL. Tour to Yosemite was great. We even saw climbers on El Capitan. Magnificant!!!! Pickup and drop off from/to hotel was just as great. Again, Great Job!!!
– Hyunsoo B. on 07/23/2015
Plenty of time to take lots of pictures on main attractions in Yosemite NP. The drive was smooth to and back. Last minute stop to Treasure Island was a plus! Saw a great view of San Francisco in sunset. Ben gave good tips on where to eat during stops. My friend and I had a great time on Extranomical. His pun game was top notch. He was very punny.
– Dawn P. on 07/22/2015
I was only in the area for a couple of days and so glad I used one of my days to go on this tour, great way to get a first taste of Yosemite.
– Brittany G. on 07/21/2015
Roman was amazing! We beat the crowds everywhere we went! My only complaint, if you want to call it that, is the wine country portion was not really enjoyable. I disliked the wineries we went to and felt like we did more getting on and off the bus than anything else. I think that's just part of taking a shuttle though, so overall I had a great time!
– Eva G. on 07/19/2015
Yosemite was absolutely amazing and Anthony made the trip so enjoyable. You can tell he really enjoys his work and is very knowledgeable of the area. Anthony was full of great tips to make the day flow smoothly for everyone. It is a long day but well worth it. Recommend comfortable shoes for walking.
– Brooke G. on 07/19/2015
Roman was fantastic! He infused the day with humor and kept everyone entertained, informed, and on time. I appreciated the two food stops. I would have liked an extra 10-15 minutes at the sequoia trees - one hour felt rushed. It really was a difficult trek back to the bus with the altitude. We skipped the first waterfall due to traffic, which allowed us extra time to explore the rest of the park (which included a second waterfall). This worked out to our benefit!! The bus was comfortable. It would be nice if people traveling together would sit together until everyone else has boarded. I had to request a family of five to condense from 8 seats down to 6 seats. It is tempting to sleep on the way to Yosemite and back, but the views are too beautiful to miss. I would take this tour again - there is so much to see and explore! The park exceeded my expectations.
– Robin C. on 07/18/2015
Roman was witty, humorous, and quite informative. We truly enjoyed our day with him experiencing our "John Muir" moment. Double thumbs up Roman!
– dale n. on 07/17/2015
Really good tour highly recommend it
– Beau M. on 07/16/2015
Amazing tour, very informative, the views alone were enough to make it incredible but our tour guide roman made the tour even better with great knowledge and quick wit. Roman has a great sense of humour and kept us laughing the whole trip. Overall a great trip made amazing by a brilliant tour guide.
I would recommend to any/everyone I know.
– dan m. on 07/13/2015
Roman was excellent guide, who made the trip fun. He provided useful info on the trip
– Rachel R. on 07/08/2015
Oh my word, my jaw actually ached from being slack so much! Just was awestruck by all the amazing sights. Although it's a long and tiring day (especially in 100+ heat), and the trip is totally worth it (and the cost too). The drive to and from Yosemite is pretty spectacular too, and feels like part of the experience rather than just something to be endured. Ross was super-knowledgeable as well as entertaining, providing a great mix of history, contemporary insights and quiet time for snoozing. And gawping. Can't recommend highly enough!
– Dominique C. on 07/04/2015
Great tour. Roman was a great guy. Definitely will recommend to others.
– Rick M. on 07/03/2015
We had a great day with Roman as our guide. The pace of the tour was enjoyable and we had plenty of time to see what we wanted to see as well as rest when needed. Roman's knowledge of the area and commentary was great!
– Jon B. on 06/22/2015
This was a two day trip so Lars was guide on way out and Ross on the way back. Excellent information on the history of San Francisco, California, and the Central Valley on the trip up. Also really good information on the Yosemite Park. Lars was careful to ensure everyone understood the implications of the walk down to the sequoias and back. On return leg Ross provided good information on, and a chance to view, climbers on El Capitan and a view from Treasure Island.
– Wan T. on 06/20/2015
Warm, personable and knowledge tour guide. Safe driving and goes the extra mile :)
– Ashley R. on 06/19/2015
My friends and I had a great time at Yosemite. Our tour guide Ross was amazing. He was funny, intelligent and provided us with a great amount of information. We participated in several tours while in San Francisco and Ross was by far our favorite. I would highly recommend booking this tour, and requesting to be in a group with Ross. The only negative would be the amount of time in each location. Yosemite has so much to offer it is easily to get distracted by the beautiful views. Ross went out of his way to keep the group on schedule and even show us some extra views of the climbers. It is an extremely long day so I do understand the time constraints. I would highly recommend booking the tour!
– Cheri S. on 06/17/2015
I was picked up on time. The guide gave some interesting information en-route to our first stop. The time allowed for breakfast was a good amount, not rushed and not sitting for too long. The walk to the giant sequoias was tough - about 20 minutes downhill but because of the altitude and steepness, it took about 50 minutes to get back up. I wasn't aware that it was going to be so challenging.
I enjoyed the picture stops as we entered Yosemite and got some great pics. We had a couple of hours in the valley floor but I wish we had longer. There was time to do a walk and have some lunch but I feel I've only seen a fraction of Yosemite and what it has to offer. I would definitely say that people should try and stay a couple of nights rather than doing the day trip.
The journey back to San Francisco was long as there weren't the scenic stops. We did stop for a while at the same place we had breakfast. It would have been nice to stop somewhere different for a change but it was a good chance to stretch your legs and grab a drink.
– tim T. on 06/16/2015
It's a four hour trip EACH WAY to Yosemite but well worth it!!!!! If you don't want an 8 hour bus ride, then don't do this tour. I don't understand how people can complain about the bus ride when a little research will tell you what to expect. Ross did a fantastic job as our guide. Everything about this tour was great. The sequoias, El Cap, the falls, it was all exquisitely beautiful. I've read reviews about guides being pushy about tips and being fanatical about staying on schedule. While Ross did his best to keep everyone on schedule, he wasn't obnoxious about it, and he didn't harp on the tip issue either. Ross also took us up close to El Cap to watch some climbers. It was all awesome, and I would highly recommend this tour!
– Amanda D. on 06/16/2015
Ross was awesome. He greeted everyone happily in the morning and throughout the day answered everyone's questions. He kept the tour on track timewise so we could see as much as we possibly could in such a short time. He was extremely knowledgeable about the area and you could tell how passionate he was about the park. We even got to stop and view the skyline of SF at sunset as an extra bonus! He definitely went above and beyond to make it a great day. And the park...well that speaks for itself! It was a beautiful day. The mini bus was comfortable, clean and a nice way to travel.
– Michael D. on 06/15/2015
We were picked up at our hotel at the exact time indicated when we made our reservations. Our guide Don was informative throughout and made our tour well worthwhile.
– RENZO O. on 06/03/2015
It was great. Yosemite is just unbelievable, one on the most beautiful places I have ever stayed in my life. Then I realized that a 1 day trip to Yosemite Park isn't the best if you do want to fully enjoy this awesome place. I am sure I will organize a new trip with a 2 days stay in the park. Ross was great!! Positive dude.
– Lynne S. on 06/01/2015
Absolutely loved the day.....Andy made it all that much more special. He was extremely knowledgeable and obviously had a love a passion for the area as well.
– rob m. on 06/01/2015
Genna was a great guide. Excellent tour. Very satisfied.
– LouAnn M. on 05/30/2015
Ross was great as was the tour!!!!
– JieGang L. on 05/27/2015
Enjoyed the 1 day tour to Yosemite. Great sight-seeing and Ben was a fantastic guide who kept us entertained throughout the long journey. Thanks again for the smooth and safe tour.
– Sun Eun H. on 05/25/2015
Great pleasure to trip with the Extranomical Tours to Yosemite. It was the right next day of my arrival in San Francisco, and due to the jetlag, I didn't feel good in the morning. However, the bus itself was so comfy and our great expedition leader,"Genna" was courteous and his commentary was so knowledgeable and funny.
– Kathleen B. on 05/25/2015
Lars did a great job picking people up and we got underway. He was very informative and friendly. This is a long day but worth the trip. We stopped and got some great shots and the hike to see the Giant sequoias was fabulous. The vehicle was more updated and comfortable.
– Kshama H. on 05/20/2015
It was a great tour considering the short time we had and in spite of the weather being iffy.
– Holly G. on 05/19/2015
Loved it Anthony was great sites were brilliant
Improved by slightly longer with more stops
– Theresa J. on 05/18/2015
Very informative. Roman made it fun and went above and beyond to provide an excellent experience to everybody under his watch.
– Chloe V. on 05/17/2015
I enjoyed my visit to the park, the scenery was just amazing and I felt we got to go to some lovely spots. I really appreciated having time to explore, that was the highlight for me.
– Olwen D. on 05/16/2015
What a wonderful day! Great way to visit such a beautiful place, really liked the balance between driving around and having some "alone time" to truly appreciate the area. Roman was very knowledgeable and funny too, managed to share lots of info without being boring. I appreciated the way he dealt with some setbacks throughout the day (maintenance work and lack of parking) and came up with alternative solutions so we could still make the most of the day. Loved it!
– Walter K. on 05/15/2015
Ross made the trip from San Francisco pass smoothly with just the right amount of humour, information and safe driving, and it didn't.t feel like a 4 hour each way journey.
Once we got there, Ross took us to THE most spectacular scenery I have ever seen in my life and would recommend this trip to anyone in a second.
– MARIA CRISTINA C. on 05/09/2015
Tour was really very good, despite unexpected snow during the previous night and the day of the tour. The landscape was beautiful with the snow but unfortunately it prevented us from doing some of the activities, especially visiting the giant sequoias. Andy did everything he could to compensate for this and used the time in Yosemite in other activities.
– Miriam D. on 05/04/2015
Excellent tour - Ben is really a very good guide. We were always kept on time, he told us very interesting facts and was good fun. Perfect timing, all the right stops for photos and viewing possibilities. Loved the fact you pick up at West Oakland, makes a big difference.Thank you.
– A Charline T. on 05/03/2015
Tour was great. Lars was extremely knowledgeable and gave us much information about Yosemite and the area in which we traveled.
– Liz S. on 05/03/2015
I took this tour in 2008 w/ Roman and had so much fun I came back! It was as great the 2nd time around. I will say I preferred 2008 only because we had a smaller vehicle--we used a passenger van and there were 13 people total. I got to know my fellow travelers more which was nice plus the tastings felt more intimate. Still a great experience though!
– Jorge G. on 04/25/2015
The tour was very good. Roman was excellent.
– Seppo T. on 04/23/2015
It was a wonderful day and Lars was delivering the wonders of the day 110%.Very friendly and proffessional guide!
– Sandra M. on 04/21/2015
Lars was really friendly and full of interesting facts, made the bus ride go quicker than one would expect :-)
– Jessica D. on 04/20/2015
The bus ride was great. Ben was very entertaining on the ride to and from Yosemite. He was very energetic and patient with out tour group. He provided some interesting details about the local area. I hope that he is enjoying his vacation.
– Ann C. on 04/20/2015
Muir woods and wineries great places to visit. Roman was excellent tour guide, personable, hilarious, knowledgeable.
– Larry N. on 04/19/2015
Friendly driver who was helpful to all that asked. Went out of his way to accommodate others who missed a previous bus, including someone that lost their daughter in the park.
– Aude B. on 04/18/2015
It was awesome.
The only thing I dislike is that was after the free time to take the bus. A couple took my place and was sitting on my stuff... so I had to take it, change and look for another place.
And I didn't really see the last stop because I waited the line to go to the bathroom and when I got out it, the bus was ready to go. I didn't spend 15 min in the bathroom. So I took 2 pictures and I ran.
– Victor P. on 03/31/2015
I joined the tour of Yosemite on the 30th of March 2015. This tour is really extraordinary and Yosemite is so beautiful and it is a must for visitors in San Francisco!! A great tour cannot be done without a good guide!! Ben is a really FANTASTIC guide and I had a wonderful time in this Yosemite tour thanks to him! He knows very well this area and his comments starts right immediately inside San Francisco! I learned so much about the history, economics and agriculture of California from his narration! Believe me, I participated to many tours and Ben is exceptionally professional and funny and knows exactly what we need and what we want to do at the right time and we didn't even need to ask! He took great care of us in many details, got enough water, good food, great burgers and sushi boxes in half way! I can fell his passion on this work. He is a damn good driver too!!! When he drives to climb up the mountain, we were so amazed and the bus was zigzagging right beside the cliff!! That was the only time that people was focused on the driver/guide!! Ben tried his best to take us to the photo spots as many as possible (which is not even described on the website of this tour!). We got so many so many good surprises and I shot many super photos! The best part is that Ben lent his binocular to me to see two hikers who were right on top of the nose of El Captan!!! I was so happy since I was one of the few people who saw them successfully and that was my first time to see hikers like that! In all, Ben makes this already unique tour experience even more unique, which becomes an unforgettable extraordinary experience in my life! I definitely recommend this tour to everybody who visits San Francisco, which will make your journey fantastic!! P.S my suggestion: get enough water and snacks/food at the first stop and we needed pretty much water when doing the giant sequoias!
– Jeff C. on 03/28/2015
Ben was an excellent tour guide for what he had to deal with on the day through not fault of his own he remained composed and continued to fulfill the tour for the rest of the party which was excellent.
– greg o. on 03/19/2015
As a 64 year old traveler I have used tour services across the US and Alaska (yes I know its in the US, but barely). Our tour of Yosemite with Anthony exceeded our expectations. Anthony's knowledge and personality enhance the experience.
– Laura S. on 03/17/2015
Excellent tour, better than we could have expected. Phil was a fantastic tour guide!!
– Nathan W. on 03/10/2015
Great tour, we really enjoyed the day and exploring Yosemite. Great tour guide.
– Ann W. on 03/08/2015
Stress-free and enjoyable experience. felt confident in guide's organisational and driving ability, found information relevant and humorous at times. Communication before the tour by phone and email was courteous and efficient. Would definitely recommend this company
– Roy K. on 03/08/2015
First class all the way. Comfortable ride with well timed stops. Anthony really made our day with his excellent driving, commentary and passion for Yosemite.
– Yuping K. on 03/02/2015
The overall experience was great. Though the pickup was 40 minutes late (we were picked up at Dublin/Pleasanton BART), the traffic condition to Yosemite was good so we still had a lot of time visiting the park. Thanks for providing this 1-day tour option so that visitors having limited time like us can still have the chance to see the beauty of Yosemite.
– Penny M. on 02/27/2015
Ben was a great guide, gave heaps of information, and was on time for pick up and drop off.
– Emily Z. on 02/15/2015
The whole experience was memorable. Lars respected that we were all a bit sleepy and allowed us to relax on the drive up to Yosemite. He gave some great information and historical facts on SF. The time allocations were perfect and since everyone on the tour was respectful of this, we were able to spend more time at certain places and still got back at a reasonable hour. I would highly recommend this to anyone as this was a phenomenal place to visit.
– Mike S. on 02/10/2015
Interesting commentary, would have liked longer at some of the stops in the park, less at the stops to and from the park.
– Sammy K. on 02/03/2015
We had a great day with Lars!!
– Brian K. on 02/01/2015
Overall a very pleasant journey. Pick up was timely, as was everything else. Our driver was courteous and informational. Unfortunately, one of the passengers appeared to become overwhelmed with motion sickness, but the driver took care of him to the best of his capacity (moving him to a more central location on the bus, getting him some care at Yosemite, etc.). My wife and I were lucky enough to be sitting in the front row of a bus that was filled to capacity-thus, some additionally more beautiful views along the way looking out forward and to the side. Yosemite was wonderful-a clear warm day, and the fall was flowing. Had enough time to do a little walking around, eating, and shopping. In a comical and to the point way, the driver let up know if we were not at the designated pick up point at departure, he would not be waiting around long for us (I think this was fine)-everyone was back on time. My greatest disappointment concerned the gratuities information. One was the tacky sign in the bus "explaining" the gratuity system; and, the second was the driver/guide mentioning the percentage of his salary that comes from "tips." Based upon the information on the sign, and the 40 odd passengers in the bus, even if we only thought the driver did a satisfactory job, s/he would have been racking in close to a thousand in tips for one days work-not bad.
– Wai Hoe C. on 01/16/2015
Our guide, Lars was very knowledgeable about the history and events surrounding the San Francisco Area.
– Inna D. on 01/13/2015
– Yasmin S. on 01/05/2015
Excellent tour with a fabulous guide. Thoroughly enjoyed it and worth the time and money.
– DaHyea L. on 12/29/2014
Mark was great, weather wasn't so cold and we enjoyed the tour.
– Yekaterina C. on 12/19/2014
Bus arrived on time. Our guide Andy is very knowledgeable and friendly person. He is a perfect driver.
– Renee W. on 12/12/2014
It was a really great day- couldn't fault it at all.
– Philip G. on 12/01/2014
it was a very informative drive there and back - despite not being able to see the Giant Sequoias - but with a mystery stop added at the end .... the lights of San Francisco. Well done Nick.
– Ken M. on 11/22/2014
Great tour 1 day tour. Saw everything we had hoped to see. Lars was excellent with information and history. Also very good communications about where were going next, how long, what was next, etc
– Don D. on 11/09/2014
Toured Yosemite Wed, Nov. 5 with Joe Benham as our guide. While the fabulous vistas need no further comments, my wife and I would like commend Joe on his great work for the whole tour. Joe is a tremendous ambassador for three things: the state of California, California music, and California fresh food. All of his tour work throughout the day added some great touches.His running commentary throughout the day went very far to explain Califonia history,fresh food, and California songs that were appropo all day. We consider ourselves lucky to have drawn Joe as our guide that day. A great tour alone simply for the sites and views, Joe's added touches made the tour more memmorable.He is an asset to your company.
– Duangrat J. on 11/08/2014
It was snow that day so i was a bit disappointed that i couldn't go to see the giant Sequoias. However, Joe is an excellent tour guide, i had a great time there. Thank you very much Joe!!
– Glenda G. on 11/03/2014
The tour was well organised and ran very smoothly. The commentary was extensive and very interesting. I learnt a lot about California, the areas we were passing through and the Park itself. Ben had clearly gone the extra mile. This trip restored my faith in private tour companies as I had met with two very shabby trips in the previous few days and I nearly pulled out because I couldn't face another day of shabby service.
– simone m. on 11/03/2014
I really enjoy, unfortunally it wasn't the period for the waterfall, otherwise we had good time.
it's a shame that the national park is so far from san francisco, I would like to spend more time there, maybe I can reccomend the tour of 2 days. thank you for the nice time
– Douglas T. on 11/03/2014
This tour was just wonderful.
– Florencia G. on 11/02/2014
Muy bueno!!!! me hubiera gustado quedarme un rato mas en el parque.
El guia muy bueno.
Lo unico que no me gustó fue la pelicula de Alcatraz que pusieron el viaje de vuelta.
Lo volveria a hacer
– Lluis A. on 10/30/2014
– Dee W. on 10/22/2014
Lars was a wonderful tour leader. He was enthusiastic, informative and caring. His enjoyment in visiting Yosemite, and in his job was very obvious and we had a thoroughly enjoyable day despite how long it was. We would enjoy going on another tour with Lars as the tour guide and I would recommend him.
– Marie M. on 10/20/2014
Well worth the drive from San Francisco. Our guide Las was so pleasant and considerate. He made sure we were entertained during the journey and also provided necessary stops and breaks . I never felt unduly rushed. It was a great trip...One of a lifetime!
– Jens R. on 10/19/2014
Our tour was almost perfect. I hope you can see my image below.
– Manfred D. on 10/18/2014
Long drive - cumbersome, but worth the efforts
– Esther W. on 10/15/2014
Best time of my life! The guide is hilarious and overall experience has been memorable. Highly recommended for budget travel with custom itinerary.
– Allen R. on 10/14/2014
Ben was one of the best tour guides that I had. He had the personality, knowledge, and respect of all plus lots of humour!
– Nigel M. on 10/13/2014
I can honestly say that Roman is the most professional tour guide and driver I have ever encountered. His driving was excellent, his knowledge unlimited, his quick thinking informative, his ability to create mental vision with his entertaining story telling is brilliant and his patients with lost customers and bad drivers at the end of what is a very long day very commendable. I have worked in this industry in the past for Viking Splash in Dublin Ireland as a driver tour guide and can say he is without doubt the best I have encountered. He is a natural seanchai and his diction was a lot better than some native tour guides from SFO. Roman is a very hardworking professional tour guide. On the subject of the bus the seats in the back were very un-comfortable with little or no shock absorber when travelling over ruff surfaces, this vehicle is not suited to such a long trip.
– Penny W. on 10/11/2014
It was a wonderful day our guide was knowledgeable and informative.
– Simone F. on 10/10/2014
Great tour with great guide
– John B. on 10/01/2014
Only one way with Roman from SF to Yosemite. Good knowledge. Helpful when we alighted at the hotel in Yosemite for things to do. Even more helpful when he spotted us later in the café and sat with us giving us more tips, one of which we later took up [he didn't have to do this since we had parted ways but showed a professionalism and care for customers].
– Clarina A. on 09/28/2014
The shuttle bus came 15-minute late from my scheduled pick-up time, which was at Parc55 Hotel in downtown San Francisco. Nick was a pretty good driver/guide. He gave us explanations about places where about to visit.
One thing though, I wish we had a bit more time in the giant sequoias forest, so that we could explore further and it was quiet a challenge to return to the bus in an hour with such a hike. But overall, it was a good experience!
– eifion w. on 09/28/2014
very long dsy but well worth it. As our time in SF was limited we could only spend one day in yosemite. This is the trip to take - you also get to see the Sequoias.
– Lesley B. on 09/27/2014
It was a 'great total experience' all round - a great day!!
– Dale F. on 09/19/2014
Loved the tour nick was personable, knowledgeable and a very safe driver
– Laurie G. on 09/19/2014
My friends and I enjoyed the tour very much. Muir woods was beautiful and the wineries were great.
– James J. on 09/17/2014
We loved the running comments during the trip, including fitting music. Joe really knows his "stuff", and his love and pride of his city and area comes through in his explanations. Our time in San Francisco was very limited (only 2 days), but we are very happy that we used one of those 2 days for the Yosemite tour, including a stop and hike to the red woods. We ended the day with view of San Francisco at night. These were 15 hours well spent.
– Robert B. on 09/16/2014
Excellent guide.Great experience.
– Ronda S. on 09/15/2014
– Dave M. on 09/14/2014
Had a great day travelling. Scenery was spectacular and we were taken to all the best vantage points.
– jose ignacio g. on 09/11/2014
everything was wel arranged allowing to enjoy maximum free time in the Park
– Elaine P. on 09/10/2014
Andre was very good and helpful, especially in organsing good food on the trip - he put in a lot of hours driving and took us to very interesting sites and nothing was an effort for him -
The scenery is amazing with such high cliffs - and his explanation of how the valley was formed was indeed detailed.
– Aurelie M. on 09/07/2014
Everything was perfect! Absolutely loved it!
– Julia T. on 08/26/2014
Excellent value, location and timing.
– Venessa L. on 08/25/2014
– Robert A. on 08/20/2014
We thoroughly enjoyed our trip. Joe was a fantastic guide who knew a lot about California history, and facts about Yosemite. He did a great job of keeping us on schedule also.
– Amy R. on 08/18/2014
It was great! We didn't have to worry about drinking and driving. We had our own personal tastings for our group. Also, it was nice to get the history and commentary from our guide.
– Pauline V. on 08/14/2014
The expedition leaders really made our trip. Their knowledge was impressive, not to mention Joe's skill of driving and talking, pointing with one hand while taking the
mountain turns! Yikes! The way in with Joe felt a little frenetic, but I appreciated later how much he was trying to pack in with so little time. We stayed over, so the ride home was with Andy. GREAT info and stories, and a little calmer time. Had we not had time on our own, I would have felt it was just a teasing appetizer of the park, so I would recommend a stay-over trip. Both expedition leaders were very good. It gave us a great base for the time on our own.
– Gail T. on 08/13/2014
We really enjoyed the INside City Tour With "Genna". He was very informative, good driver, and really provided interesting points about the city. He was also very courteous and patient with my 81 year old mother on a walker. I was a little concerned about booking this tour for her because of her using a walker. We did not have any problems with her being able to get on and off the bus, or enjoying the sights of the city. It was the perfect tour, the perfect tour guide, and the perfect length of time. I will recommend this tour to all of my friends traveling to the Bay Area.
– Jeffrey G. on 08/12/2014
Ben di a superb job, eventhough parts of the park was closed due to fire. Very helpful, and knowledgeable
– Joanna N. on 08/11/2014
nice tour, good guide
– Matthew R. on 08/09/2014
We had a fantastic day that we will remember for a long time. Our guide Lars was a great driver, helpful, informative and with a great sense of humor. He did his very best to help us have a great day.
As far as the trip itself goes, sure it's a long day, but we were given plenty of chances to stop and the scenery was amazing for most of the journey. The stop for giant sequoias was a bit of a rush, only just enough time to hike down the steep hill and take a couple of snaps, but I totally understand that this is just to give as much time in Yosemite Valley as possible. And as for that valley, well, just WOW. Not the kind of place you forget. All in all an amazing day and well worth the money. Thankyou, Extranomical!
– Ben H. on 08/07/2014
Ben was great. A very personal and well organized young man.
– Tina J. on 08/06/2014
Very efficient, friendly, knowledgable, comfortable.
– neha c. on 08/05/2014
It was an awesome experience
– Jenny B. on 08/01/2014
Very informative tour guide who obviously loved the toque and Yosemite!! Amazing views and scenic spots! Long drive to the park but we'll worth it! Sensible half way food pickup spot where you didn't have to pay exorbitant privCes for lunch and dinner! Highly recommended,
– Alexis K. on 08/01/2014
Very well organized. Great wineries. Great tour guide.
– Fredrik W. on 07/31/2014
James was top class!!! Not only did he know all about town he also built a good relation with us in the bus which made the tour really fun.
– Emma T. on 07/31/2014
The only thing to mar the experience was being unable to see the giant sequoias due to the fire in Yosemite. Leo was a fantastic full of energy leader and kept us informed of everything as we went.
– Tracey E. on 07/28/2014
The tour thru the park was great. Nick was very informative and interesting. We kept pretty much to our schedule. The only problem I had was that the tour took longer than expected. Nick gave the accurate amount of time, but when I signed up I read it was 3.5 but it was actually 4 hours
– Stephanie A. on 07/27/2014
I highly recommend this tour if you don't have time to stay overnight in the national park. Joe was a great guide. He gave us a lot of informative, interesting history about California, Yosemite, and the natural wonders of the park. When he wasn't talking he kept us entertained w good music. I will never forget my trip to Yosemite! Thank you!
– Mark M. on 07/26/2014
Excellent trip driver was very knowledgable and made the trip enjoyable
– Rebekah R. on 07/26/2014
We really enjoyed the tour. The Muir woods were beautiful. We enjoyed the wineries, especially liked they were family owned and operated. Learned about some wines we had not tried before. Our tour guide Ben, was friendly, knowledgeable, well spoken and accommodating. We took a hike he recommended at Lands End and absolutely loved it.
– Robert P. on 07/24/2014
Leo made our tour a great experience on the way to Yosemite. His commentary and sense of humour kept our attention all the way making the start of our adventure special. The tour took us the major sights on the way in which was great that whilst staying in the valley there was no need to travel to them. Thanks so much for that.
– Pamela B. on 07/24/2014
Ben was great and the tour was wonderful!
– alison s. on 07/23/2014
Andy was awesome. Kept up a running commentary all the way. Kept everyone moving and even stocked up on bottled water for everyone. A real professional and an asset to your company!!! would recommend your tours
– Wan Ying T. on 07/23/2014
We were picked up early in the morning and set off when the sun has not fully came out. Our tour guide was very informational and balanced out driving and telling stories very well. We spent more than 5 hours in the park, which is more than what we bargained for. Joe B was friendly and patient. He even stopped for a gorgeous nightview of the San francisco Bay Bridge on the way back.
– Yudai A. on 07/22/2014
Yosemite scenery was so wonderful. I can't forget this experience forever.
And Tour guide, Joe is very funny and kind to us. He is very fantastic.
Before I joined to this tour, I thought that one day might not be enough.
But I had a fun time and was very satisfied with this tour and Yosemite.
If you have one day to go there, I recommend you to join this tour.
– Anthony r. on 07/16/2014
The tour and tour guide was great, however, I felt the tour guide was very aggressive at the end of the tour regarding his tip. He did a great job and I did tip him however, there were younger people on the trip who felt uncomfortable with his feeling on how much people should give. I do not want to take anything away from Ben he did a great job.
– Regina W. on 07/15/2014
The tour was awesome. James is a great tour guide!
– Eric C. on 07/15/2014
We had a great time and really enjoyed our trip with Extranomical Tours
– Itzel C. on 07/14/2014
We loved it!!!
We will come back with all the family!!!
– Dawn D. on 07/14/2014
Tour was great. Lots of great information to go along with the beautiful scenery.
– Yukiko Y. on 07/09/2014
Was a great trip. Would recommend!
– Ang L. on 07/09/2014
It was a nice experience
– Frances H. on 07/07/2014
Everything was great except for the bus. The AC was not working properly and it needed something on the windows to block the sun.
– Claudia R. on 07/01/2014
My family and I had a great time taking the 1-Day Yosemite and Giant Sequoias tour. We were picked up and dropped off at our hotel which was extremely convenient. Our tour guide, Roman, was very knowledgeable and funny at the same time. He kept us quite entertained. Yosemite and the Giant Sequoias were amazing and would recommend this tour to all.
– Amy B. on 06/29/2014
For a one day tour, this was absolutely amazing. Got to see a lot of different areas / view points. Our tour guide, Andy, was exceptional and had incredible knowledge of not only the park, but the surrounding areas we drove through to get there; which on a 4 hour bus ride was great to see/hear some of the history/stories. Andy was also great at informing us of things for our benefit i.e. toilet stops, food stops, take water bottles etc. Would highly recommend this tour and Andy as the guide to others.
– veronica l. on 06/24/2014
Tour was great, James storytelling was entertaining and informative. Would have liked more free time on the valley lunch stop. It was a warm day and the air-con on the bus was not working on the return trip. Many people were complaining which I thought was unfair, obviously nothing the driver could do about it at the time. I just hope the tour company fixes such things for future groups.
– Pilar M. on 06/24/2014
I don't remember who my tour guide was, sorry.
Very complete and convenient tour -the best I found. However, the bus was more than one hour late in the morning and nobody called or text me to let me know. They should take care of people instead of having them worried. I could have waited inside having breakfast instead of being outside the whole time.
– Mangala B. on 06/23/2014
Detailed tour, Good facilities.
– Oxana G. on 06/23/2014
interesting but pop for mass tourist
– Anthony B. on 06/16/2014
Andy was very knowledgeable and very well organized. Came back two days later with different guide who was nowhere near as good.
– Mike and Cheryl C. on 06/12/2014
Thoroughly enjoyed our tour thanks to Yosemite and your tour guide James. The poor bloke had to deal with a few what we call "Galahs" in Australia for want of a better word.
James handled these folk with patience and diplomacy beyond his duty even though some of these folks made it a long day for him.
Your Company should be congratulated on a driver such as James.
– Ginger G. on 06/11/2014
Roman was fantastic. He was witty and made the long ride interesting. He seemed to genuinely care about our comfort and needs being careful to point out the things we should be taking along from the grocery stop. I had my two elderly parents with me and he cautioned us just enough about the walk down to the sequoias that they decided to hang behind and enjoy their picnic lunch. I can tell you from going down myself they would never have made it in the allotted time and it would have been a disaster. In my opinion this is the best way to see Yosemite as an add on to a vacation.
– Raluca T. on 06/10/2014
We started in a minivan which was uncomfortable and very hot. Moving in and out of it was very difficult.
We moved to the bus driven by Leo midtour. Leo was a wonderful guide.
– pauline a. on 06/06/2014
Very good day with a good guide, magnificent views... awesome !
– Josefina B. on 06/05/2014
My daughter and I loved and enjoyed every second of it!
– YuJin H. on 06/02/2014
im from south korea as an exchange student for one year. and im really glad i could get this awesome experience in USA. Yosemite was breathtaking and if possible i wanna go to the Yosemite again and spend more than one days :)
– Susan T. on 06/01/2014
It was beautiful. Loved it. Andy told good stories and wanted us to be satisfied.
– Julie O. on 06/01/2014
The tour was fantastic and Andy was great - so friendly, lively and knowledgeable. The only improvement I would suggest would be to the bus - it was a bit of a bone shaker!
– Robert B. on 05/31/2014
Tour guide Andy made this trip everything it was supposed to be, relaxed, educational, and enjoyable. The trip would been just a regular tour if not for Andy's informative narration and humor. I don't know what your plans are or Andy's , but he is certainly is an important part of your business future.
– Miles W. on 05/27/2014
Andy was a delight, very knowledgable and very organized. The tour was a bit rushed though - would prefer an earlier start and more time at muir woods. Also, better to spend more time at the smaller wineries.
– Sten E. on 05/27/2014
Excellent, would recommend tour to anyone.
– Michelle M. on 05/26/2014
I just copied and pasted my TripAdvisor review.
“Extranomical Tours was an Extraordinary Tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014 NEW
My family and I booked Extranomical Tours for our Yosemite trip. It took 14 hours to complete but so worth every second. The tour allowed for ample time off the bus for rest breaks, food and sightseeing. Yosemite itself is probably the most beautiful place I've ever seen. The tour hit on all of the major attractions in Yosemite (El Capitan, BridalFalls, enormous Sequoia Trees, etc.). In addition, our tour guide, Joe, had an encyclopedic knowledge of the park and also all of the towns we passed through. He is also very knowledgeable about the history and geology that helped to shape the landscapes we travelled through. It's a bit pricey but the experience is one I will never forget! Truly a wondrous adventure. Bring binoculars if you have them, although Joe was more than willing to share his! He also bought the entire group local strawberries as a treat during the long ride. If you can, book this tour. You might want to ask if Joe is available. Not sure how the other tour operators are.
Visited May 2014
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– mark f. on 05/26/2014
andy is a brilliant experienced guide, really made the difference, great well planned itinerary
– Liese Z. on 05/25/2014
– Veronica L. on 05/24/2014
Excellent tour . Excellent tour guide in Leo. When you are visiting from another country it is great to have someone who knows the history and other relevant information that tourists will enjoy . Thanks to Mark for rendering first aid to my cousin who had the unfortunate accident by twisting her ankle on our trip to th sequoias. Overall it was great and I most certainly recommend your company to friends who wish to come to San Francisco.
– Rose A. on 05/24/2014
What a wonderful trip!!! Andy was so informative about everything that we saw at Yosemite and on the trip up there from San Francisco. He made the trip so enjoyable. It was a great experience.
– Valerie A. on 05/23/2014
We had a great time.
– Christy Q. on 05/23/2014
Ben was great, very informative. Pleasant, timely and fun. Really enjoyed the trip. Safe driver.
– Georgina R. on 05/20/2014
Andy was incredibly knowledgeable which made the tour very educational. We would recommend to others.
– Anonymous S. on 05/19/2014
It was great experience and I highly recommend it
– Ross O. on 05/18/2014
My wife and I did the Muir Woods Tour and the Yosemite Day Tour. Our tour guide for both tours was James who did a great job. He went out of his way to accommodate every request made by all of us on the tours. We would certainly be pleased to have him again as our tour guide.
– Lauren W. on 05/18/2014
What a fantastic day!!! An early start but Andy made it fun and was very kind that as we had the earliest start we weren't the last to be dropped off at the end of the tour
The ride out their did not feel like 3-4 hours in a bus! Andy gave great commentary and information that passed the time very quickly. The breakfast/dinner stop is nice with plenty of selections - the fresh made rolls were delicious for lunch.
The Giant Sequoia walk was just beautiful and I'm so glad the weather allowed us to do it. We actually had amazing weather and Andy was great at explaining and comparing to what we would normally experience at this time of year
All of the top photo spots were covered with great info. Plenty of time at the lunch break to allow us to walk to the falls and have lunch by the river.
A big day but we knew this on booking and would highly recommend it to all of our friends
Definitely exceeded out expectations!
– Diana S. on 05/17/2014
Very fun and informative tour guide. We got to see a lot considering the distance of the tour.
– Sally R. on 05/10/2014
Yosemite National Park was great. Very impressive granite boulders and rock formations. Our guide had a good balance of knowledge, understanding, excellent driving ability and personal skills that made the trip extremely worthwhile. I stayed overnight in a tent cabin at Curry Village, which was a low point because of the cold. Duvets might have helped, but I was glad of my own warm gear. Others, less well prepared, might suffer. I suggest better information as to what to expect. The extra time in the park was appreciated, as I would have been frustrated not to have the extra free time, had I not taken the overnight option. This was a perfect time of year to visit. - no overcrowding, lots of water in the falls and plenty of greenery. Love the shuttle system - the drivers were all super helpful.
– Lisa R. on 05/07/2014
James was a great tour guide & didn't rush us. He was informative & fun. We really loved the hike to the sequoias, which some other tours did not have.
– Lael H. on 05/06/2014
The tour was great, because it was well run we were able to have a relaxing day, it was one of the highlights of our 1month stay in America.
Marc was lovley and funny.
– Steve F. on 05/05/2014
Ben was every informative and friendly. The tour met all of our expectations. Loved the extra time we spent at Yosmite to explore on our own.
– Carlos A. on 05/02/2014
Good driver, nivel location
– Clinton H. on 04/28/2014
Roman was very informative and funny and went all out to make our day a good one
– Susan N. on 04/27/2014
Yosemite is beautiful. We had time to do our own thing and we go to see a number of locations.
– David B. on 04/25/2014
We got to see most of the major sites in Yosemite in just one day.
– Robert F. on 04/16/2014
We loved that our tour guide directed us to a picnic area by the river, that had a view of the yossemite falls. we also loved that our tour guide took us to a farmer's stand on our way back where we could purchase and taste delicious organic produce.
– Phil P. on 04/12/2014
Great tour guide, great location, good commentary on tour
– Debbie G. on 04/08/2014
Beautiful scenery and able to get great pictures.
– Kevin C. on 04/08/2014
The SF bay is beautiful
– James & Carmella N. on 09/26/2013
Andy was a terrific driver and tour guide. Very passionate about his job and areas toured.
Couldn't be more knowledgeable. Very personable. Great job! Thank you.
– Tashfeen A. on 09/22/2013
Yosemte and our knowledgable and informative tour guide, Roman -he was exceptional!
– Daryl P. on 08/18/2013
I enjoyed the views at the stops we made. Also, driver/guide Marc was extremely pleasant, informative, and helpful in assistance of photo shots with me and my travel partner friend.
Marc made the trip the best it could be!
– Fae R. on 08/12/2013
The tour guide was amazing. Best tour guide ive ever had.
– Alexander Wesolowski m. on 08/06/2013
Given the short timeframe, we got to see quite a sizeable portion of Yosemite which was nice. The 1 1/2 hour personal break was the best however, where we could explore on our own.
– Caroline T. on 06/26/2013
The tour and the stops met our expectations completely
– John H. on 06/20/2013
Marc's commentary was great, the views were spectacular
– Simon P. on 06/20/2013
Got to see what I wanted. Nice to have a long stop in the valley to go for a walk
– Burt W. on 06/19/2013
Ben seemed to care that his customers had a good experience.
Good stops for photo ops.
– Clinton P. on 06/16/2013
Our tour guide Andy was SUPER he was so very nice and professional - he definately knew what he was doing!
– Martin M. on 06/16/2013
The fact that the tour was more intimate becaause of the size of the bus as opposed to a full size coch.
– Sean W. on 06/06/2013
Learning the history of the park and having sufficient time to appreciate the park at my own pace.
– Jayasheela A. on 06/06/2013
The views of the Yosemite mountains and the Yosemite and Bridal veil waterfalls were simply amazing!!
– Hitesh J. on 06/02/2013
Everything. Everything was so awesome and breath taking.
– Georgia G. on 05/30/2013
Yosemite's spectacular vistas...perfect photo ops, the hike to see the Sequoias, all the way down and all the way up...awesome!
– Amanda R. on 05/20/2013
We stayed overnight in the park and found that was a great way to break up the long day of driving.we found both Ben on the forwardjourney and Andy on the return journey were excellent guides. They were both enthusiastic and knowledgable. They really madethe trip enjoyable .
– Peter C. on 05/14/2013
The park itself as it was truly more awesome than I expected.Safiya was an extremely good guide & made the trip that much more enjoyable.
– Randall C. on 05/12/2013
Yosemite Valley was beautiful,well worth the long drive! Marc was an excellent guide, provided an informative & interesting commentary.
– Caleb S. on 05/03/2013
The tour of the park was great. I got to see all the main attractions which is what I wanted.
– Roberta E. on 04/30/2013
Tour guide was very informative. His knowledge of the history and geology of the area was outstanding. I would highly reccomend this tour and the guide, Marc, to a friend. Awesome tour!
– Angela G. on 04/22/2013
I think the tour was fantastic! Being in San Francisco for only 4 days, it was great to experience wine country and the woods in one day. It was a great mix and we felt we had enough time at all stops. Ben was absolutely wonderful! He was informative, funny, and explained what were we were doing at each stop and gave some history and fun facts. I would have to say he was one of the best tour guides we had. A great experience! I would definitely recommend Extranomical Tours to anyone!
– Gina B. on 04/06/2013
I liked it that there's a mini hike in the tour. It kinda gave me a good workout within the day of the travel. It is very informative too as the guide had a lot of informations and topics to share. Really enjoyed the tour.
– LAURA H. on 02/02/2013
The tour guide (Andy) who was friendly, on time and informative - 10/10
– Trisia F. on 11/17/2012
The Tour Guide was excellent. In fact, the very best in my experience. Andy was exceptionally informative and clearly well-read in a very broad range of subjects from history to ecology and climbing stats. He was also incredibly articulate and clear in the presentation of his interpretations.
– neal m. on 07/29/2012
Besides the magnificent views of the park, our guide's excellent recommendations for free times and food options. Also a nice ratio of guided and free times. Our particular group was also very punctual, for which the driver showed much appreciation and included a nice "extra."
– Margaret P. on 05/31/2012
Tour guide was awesome, had lots of fun facts about Yosemite (as well as a great selection of music). Also appreciated the free time to explore the park on our own and stray away from the group. I definitely feel I got to see more of the park this way.
– Karin L. on 02/04/2012
Appart from the fantastic views and weather our driver Bernie was very nice and helpful. He evn took us on an extra tour to see SFO night skyline since traffic was OK.
– Ivette M. on 10/14/2011
The tour guide! He really made it special for us. In addition to being very knowledgeable and funny, he kept pointing things out that were out of the ordinary, which made the trip a memorable experience.
– AnnMarie M. on 09/18/2011
Dave is a great guy. He seems to really know what he is talking about. He stopped at some really beautiful places. You need to keep him around!
– Glen D. on 09/16/2011
Marc was an excellent guide, very informative and very good with all the people on the tour, even the one who kept us waiting at every stop! Will pass on how good it was to all our family, friends and contacts. Thanks Marc!
– Paul V. on 09/16/2011
The information supplied by chris was first class and he was what made the tour so goid,the locations he took us was brilliant and there was plenty of time for pictures
– Nanci K. on 09/16/2011
Roman prepared us for what was happening. It makes a difference in what and how to prepare. He had a great sense of humor.
– Julia F. on 09/14/2011
The stops were all fantastic & I never felt rushed at them. I really enjoyed all the content of the tour commentary too, esp all the history of the park.
– Alejandro P. on 09/14/2011
The funny style of our guide Roman, who made his best to have all people amuzed, informed and enjoying the tour. Congratulations Roman!
– Koichi Y. on 09/10/2011
We could see the powerfull and beautiful view of big tree, valleys, and water fall.
– Dennis S. on 09/10/2011
Time in Yosemite How nice and friendly Dave was to all the passengers and how knowledgeable he was about all the areas on the tour. He was very good at his job and handled all the passengers well.
– Fred M. on 09/06/2011
Rick was phenomenal. He had the right balance of information and communication. He always kept our interest and offered a lot of interaction while increasing our knowledge and understanding of the area. He made us want to come back.
– Claire R. on 09/05/2011
The driver obviously knew what he was doing. We felt in safe hands which meant we were able to rela more and enjoy what we were doing!
– Gracie G. on 09/04/2011
Loved the Yosemite experience - Roman was a very entertaining and informative tour guide - very down-to-earth and funny too! He was also very accommodating for special requests.
– Pat R. on 09/04/2011
The tour guide was so informative. He really knew his facts about the area and he told funny stories too. Beautiful scenery in Yosemite!!
– David G. on 09/04/2011
Yosemite was beautiful, beyond words!!!
– Stephen J. on 09/02/2011
I thoroughly enjoyed the whole Yosemite Experience. I am a student from the UK out here on placement and wanted to go to Yosemite while I am out here. Our guide Marc was very funny and knew his stuff about Yosemite and California's history which was pretty interesting! The park itself is UNREAL! I took lots of photos and pretty sure I needed extra batteries! I went in the middle of August and just only heard that it's just as good in Winter! I want to book this ASAP!
– Mathilde T. on 09/02/2011
The half dome was pretty impressive!
– Ciaran F. on 08/25/2011
I have to admit that the tour guide really made this tour. He was extremely courteous, informative & ultra-accomodating in every sense.
– cheryl l. on 08/25/2011
The whole tour was spectacular and interesting
– Oliver B. on 08/18/2011
We enjoyed being able to do our own thing for the time we stayed in Yosemite.
– Nicola W. on 08/18/2011
It was just an awesome day. Got to sit back and enjoy the scenery while someone else took care of all the details.