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☆ Best Seller! Enjoy a full day to visit Yosemite

☆ San Francisco/San Jose Fairmont Hotel Pick Up included.

☆ This tour will last about 14hrs.

Itinerary

Day 1: San Francisco/ San Jose - Yosemite National Park

Summary of The Day

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!

Your heart (and cameras) will be racing as you enter Yosemite Valley and enjoy stops at Inspiration Point and El Capitan Meadow. Take a moment at Half DomeEl CapitanYosemite Falls and, OMG, Bridalveil Falls. Then take some selfies.

During the winter months,Yosemite Valley is covered in soft white snow, with animal footprints scattered about in the meadows and snow-capped Half Dome casting its long shadow. 

Detailed Schedule (for reference only)

6:00 - 6:30 AM: Begin your Yosemite National Park tour with a convenient pickup at your hotel (we serve most San Francisco hotels). 

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. Make the climb toward Yosemite National Park. 

10:30 - 12:00 AM: Enter Yosemite National Park. 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. Hug a tree! 

12:00 - 1:00 PM: Have your breath taken away by Bridalveil Falls, El Capitan and Half Dome. Get snap-happy with your camera or phone at Inspiration Point (aka Tunnel View). 

1:00 - 3:00 PM: Free time in Yosemite Valley. Visit the gift shops, have lunch or visit the Swinging Bridge. Take a hike to Yosemite Falls, the tallest waterfall in North America. 

3:00 - 5:00 PM: Pinch yourself –that was real! Re-board the vehicle and make a couple more photo stops as we exit the park. Turn west and descend from the Sierras back toward San Francisco

5:00 - 7:30 PM: Stop for a break, a stretch and a bite to eat. On clear days, watch the sun set into California’s golden hills. Continue back to San Francisco, enjoying twilight views of the City. 

8:30 - 9:30 PM: Conclude your Yosemite National Park tour at the door to your San Francisco hotel.

Notes

1 .Please leave a message to note your hotel for pickup and as a point of contact. In order to minimize delays during pickups, we cannot pickup at a hotel you are not staying at. 

2 .Please note that return times may be delayed due to unexpected events and conditions out of our control. Therefore your tour should not be booked for the day you depart San Francisco.

3 .For your child's safety on tour vehicles, we require you to bring a child safety seat for all children that are not at least 8 years of age or 4' 9" in height.

Sightseeing
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park

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.

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Inclusions

    1. English-speaking tour guide (Audio tours available in: Spanish, German, French, Italian, Korean, Japanese, Portuguese, Mandarin.)

    2. Transportation via van or minibus 

    3. Hotel pickup and drop-off (most hotels in downtown San Francisco/Fisherman's Wharf area/San Jose, but do not pick up outside SF city limits)

    4. Free Wifi on vehicle

    5. Yosemite Admission Fee: $20 per person

Exclusions

    1. Meals (Vegan food options available)

    2. All personal expenses, such as laundry, phone, and travel insurance

    3. Mandatory Tips/Service Fee.Please pay in cash to the tour guide while on the bus. Any child/Infant reserving a seat will have to pay the service fees as well.

    4. Child safety seat for children under 8 years old or 4' 9" (1.4 meters) required

Departure Points
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Region Departure Point Departure
San Francisco

BEI Hotel SF

50 8th st

05:50
San Francisco

Cova Hotel

655 Ellis st

05:50
San Francisco

Holiday Inn Golden Gateway

1500 Van Ness Ave.

05:50
San Francisco

Van Ness Inn

2850 Van Ness Ave

05:55
San Francisco

Courtyard by Marriott Fisherman's Wharf

580 Beach st

06:00
San Francisco

Hotel Zephyr

250 Beach st

06:00
San Francisco

Triton Hotel

342 Grant Ave.

06:10
San Francisco

Stanford Court Hotel

905 California St.

06:10
San Francisco

Hilton Financial District

750 Kearny St

06:10
San Jose

Fairmont Hotel San Jose

170 S Market St San Jose

06:15
San Francisco

JW Marriott

515 Mason st (meet on the corner of Mason & Post st)

06:20
San Francisco

Hilton Union Square

333 O'Farrell st (meet at 251 Mason st)

06:20
San Francisco

Mosser Hotel

54 4th st

06:30
San Francisco

Inter Continental San Francisco

888 Howard St. (Meet on the corner of Howard and 5th St.)

06:30
San Francisco

7-Eleven Livermore

891 Airway Blvd Livermore

07:20

**Please reach to the departure points at least 10-15 minutes early.

Booking Info
Reminder

    1. Globerouter cooperates with top local tour operators and ensures the best quality of services to all travelers.

    2. The sequence of itineraries is subject to change without prior notice according to departure date, weather, traffic, etc.

    3. Child pricing only applies to the children at the age of 3-9 years old.

    4. Please advise at the time of booking if there are any specific requirements for the itinerary. Once the electronic voucher is received, no modification can be made.

    5. Please ensure safety of your luggage always, especially in public areas. The tour operator or the tour guide cannot be held responsible for any loss of personal belongings.

    6. Please note that City Pass and any attraction admission tickets purchased by yourselves are not allowed in the tour.

    7.Tour is not wheel chair accessible.

    8. Access to the Sequoia Grove can be difficult during winter months, generally October through April, and other activities may be substituted at the discretion of the guide

    9. During winter months, temperatures in Yosemite can vary drastically to the ones in San Francisco. Therefore, it is recommend to wear winter clothes, especially shoes or boots with rubber soles and treads

    10. California law requires tour guests to bring a car safety seat for all children under 8 years and under 4' 9" (1.4 meters) in height

    11. As tour sizes vary, transportation is in a 15-passenger van or a 41-passenger tour bus

    12. Tour makes stops at approximately 8:30am for breakfast, 1pm for lunch and on the trip back for dinner. Meals are not included

    13. Audio guides are available in Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French, German, Korean, Mandarin and Japanese. Specify language at time of booking under special requirements.

    14. The Giant Sequoias Grove is located at a higher elevation and the hike is dependent on trail conditions, especially from October through May. Ice and snow might make the trail unsafe to hike. The decision of whether it is safe to go on the hike will be made on a day by day basis. Therefore, a visit cannot be guaranteed. However, while the trail might be closed, guests get to spend more time in Yosemite Valley. There you can see all the other great sights Yosemite has to offer, including El Capitan, Inspiration Point, Half Dome, Yosemite Falls and more.

Cancellation / Modification and Refund Policy

1. Cancel or change an order

The following terms apply to the refund policy when canceling or changing an order

1) Reducing the number of travelers

2) Canceling the entire order

3) Change to a different tour

Possible only 31 days prior to the tour departure date.

Modification service fee will be applicable over & above the cancellation charges.

4) Rescheduling tour departure date

This request will not be accepted if the travel date is within 10 days or lesser.

Subject to availability of seats

Modification service fee will be applicable over & above the cancellation charges.

Cancellation Made Within Refund Policy
10 Days (or) more prior to tour departure date 50% of tour cost paid will be refunded
10 Days (or) lesser prior to tour departure date The entire tour cost will be forfeited & No-Refund
   

2. Modify an order

Charges to modify an order apply for the following:

1) For requests to add more number of travelers

Subject to availability of seats.

2) For requests to change to a different tour

Possible only 10 days prior to the tour departure date.

Cancellation charges as above will be applicable over & above the modification service fee.

3) For requests to reschedule tour departure date

This request will not be accepted if the travel date is within 07 days or lesser.

Subject to availability of seats.

Cancellation charges as above will be applicable over & above the modification service fee.

4) For requests to change name of passengers

This request will be accepted until 07 days prior to the travel date, however same service fee as below will be applicable.

Modification Notice Period Service Charge
Requests made from the date of booking until 10 days prior to the tour departure date US $50  will be charged for each order
Requests made 10 days (or) lesser from the date of tour departure No requests will be accepted & No Refund

3. Notes

1) We recommend all our passengers to avail "Travel Insurance" to protect themselves against personal / natural / manmade exigencies of all kind (including medical & family emergencies, accidents, flight delays, traffic delays, theft or personal- acts of terrorism, natural calamities etc.) that may affect you from participating in our tours (OR) arise while on tour.

2) Globerouter will take no responsibility for matters as stated above under personnel / natural / manmade exigencies.

3) No part / full refund / compensation will be offered to passengers who miss taking our tours (OR) for any un-utilized services, as per the date / time scheduled on the E-Voucher because all services are reconfirmed and prepaid for Charges as mentioned in our "Cancellation / Modification and Refund Policy" would be applicable.

4) All cancellation & tour modification requests should be emailed to info@globerouter.com.

5) We will not accept any cancellation / modification requests made through local tour provider / tour guide (OR) verbal requests made over the phone to our customer support staff / by voice mail

6) Cancellation request emails will not be accepted unless they have a complete, signed and attached "Globerouter Cancellation Request Form".

Cancellation and Refund Policy

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