We'll get an early start to make the most of this very special day. With your knowledgeable local guide at the wheel, the tour begins by driving across the Bay Bridge, providing great views of the city skyline, Alcatraz and the Embarcadero.
Continuing on, we'll enter the Central Valley, the largest agricultural area in the United States. This particular area grows an abundance of strawberries, cherries and a variety of nuts. We'll make a stop at a roadside stand for you to purchase the freshest of produce.
Soon the rolling foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains are in front of us, and shortly thereafter we'll drive through California Gold Rush towns.
We've finally reached Yosemite! Your guide will provide a 90 minute narrated driving tour, showcasing the park's most famous and beloved highlights including the imposing El Capitan, powerful Yosemite Falls, impressive Half Dome and beautiful Bridalveil Falls. There will be photo stops along the way, including Tunnel View. At 4,500 feet above sea level, this mountainous vantage point affords spectacular views of Yosemite Valley.
Now that you have a general layout of the park, we'll give you 3 hours in the valley to spend as you wish. Hike the nearby trails, take photographs, go for a swim or rent a bike. You could wander through the Ahwahnee Hotel, perfectly situated near Yosemite Falls, Half Dome and Glacier Point or perhaps visit the Ansel Adams Gallery to appreciate the master's talents at capturing the soul of this incredible place.
After regrouping with our tour, we'll make our way back to the city, with a short stop along the way. A most memorable day, indeed.
Departures: 06:30 AM,
Meeting instructions: Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.
Special instructions: - You will meet your tour operator at one of several meeting locations. You will notified of your exact meeting location and pickup time once your booking is confirmed. Pickup times will vary between 6:30am -7:15am.
- Dress for the weather. Bring sunglasses and wear sneakers or hiking boots.
- From May-October, bring sunblock and insect repellent and optional swimsuit, towel and sandals.
- From November-April, bring a coat, warm hat and gloves.
- Camera and charger.
- No bottled water is provided for sustainability reasons. We suggest bringing a refillable bottle with you as there are drinking fountains available throughout the day.
- Money for lunch and incidentals.