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2-Day Yosemite National Park Winter Tour from San Francisco

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icon2 days  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
iconOffered in: English

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Discover the wild beauty of Yosemite National Park during wintertime, when crowds are fewer and the majestic natural attractions are blanketed in snow and ice. On this 2-day trip from San Francisco, take a guided coach tour of Yosemite Valley and enjoy free time to explore the wintry wonderland. Hike or snowshoe through giant sequoia groves, ice skate near the base of Half Dome and admire the snow-capped Sierra Nevada scenery. Warm up by a fire in Curry Village, and tuck into the cozy Yosemite Lodge by the Falls on one of the Yosemite Half Dome Village Heated Tent Cabins for the night.
  • Two full days in the park (one is really not enough!)
  • Overnight hotel accommodation in Yosemite Valley Lodge at the base of Yosemite Falls or Yosemite Half Dome Village Heated Tent Cabins
  • Eco-friendly transport in a biofueled mini-coach
  • Yosemite Valley narrated, guided tour
  • See Half Dome, El Capitan, and Yosemite and Bridalveil Falls
  • Check out the view from Tunnel View’s spectacular overlook!
  • More freedom to do what YOU want to do
1.5-hour narrated coach tour
Overnight accommodations (Yosemite Valley Lodge or Curry Village Heated Tent Cabin)
Transport in eco-friendly biodiesel van
Taxes, fuel surcharges
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Yosemite park entrance fee
Gratuities
Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Passengers will be picked up from the specified hotel between approximately 6:20am and 7:45am, depending on the hotel location. We also pickup from the Dublin BART Station - Hacienda Exit at 7:45am.

Departure Time

6:00 AM
Without the crush of summer crowds, wintertime in Yosemite National Park offers a chance to experience the famed scenic attractions in peace and solitude. On this 2-day tour from San Francisco, leave the driving to your guide you can sit back and enjoy the snow-capped Sierra Nevada scenery.

Learn about the history of the park during a guided coach tour of Yosemite Valley, which is framed by the park’s most iconic attractions including the granite cliffs of Half Dome and El Capitan and the icy cascade of Yosemite Falls. 

Enjoy plenty of leisure time to explore the winter wonderland however you choose. Snowshoe through giant sequoia groves or secluded trails, take a guided hike or enjoy some old-fashioned ice skating at a rink with a view of Half Dome (own expense). Stay overnight inside the park at the cozy Yosemite Lodge at the Falls or chose a Yosemite Half Dome Village Heated Tent Cabin.

Likely to Sell Out: Be sure to book early, as the popular Yosemite Lodge often sells out months in advance.
Itinerary
San Francisco Bay
Leave San Francisco behind and cross the Bay Bridge, offering amazing views of Alcatraz Island and Angel Island. Cruise through Oakland, the East Bay and on to Central Valley to stop for groceries (own expense). Travel through Gold Country and the Sierra Nevada Foothills
Admission Ticket Free
Central Valley
Travel through California's Central Valley and see where most of California's almonds, figs, corn and more are grown. Here we will make a short stop so you can grab lunch for later and any local produce for hiking snacks. You can also pick up any other needed last-minute supplies for the days ahead.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Yosemite National Park
Begin with a one and a half hour guided driving tour descending through Yosemite's glaciated valley with its famous waterfalls and rock formations, and stop to take pictures and see the views.
Admission Ticket Free
Tunnel View
Make a photo stop at Tunnel View, one of the most famous in the park.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Yosemite Valley Lodge
Stop for the afternoon at Yosemite Valley Lodge; right at the base of Yosemite Falls. Check in to the hotel, or just store your luggage at the front desk. With maps in hand, you'll get a chance to explore Yosemite's natural wonders on your own for the remainder of the day. Before exiting the vehicle, your guide will provide a choice of activities that may include: checking out the Visitor's Center and Ansel Adams Gallery, hiking some of the trails in the valley (snowshoes available for rent at Curry Village), taking the free shuttle around other parts of the valley, listening to fireside stories at the historic Ahwahnee Hotel and/or enjoying a ranger program provided by the park service.
Duration: 6 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Accommodation:
 Overnight accommodations at Yosemite Valley Lodge or the Curry Village Heated Tent Cabins.
Meals:
  Not Included
Yosemite Valley
Wake at your leisure and enjoy the morning and early afternoon to explore as you please. Feel free to leave your luggage at the front desk while you soak up the rest of your time in this beautiful destination.
Duration: 6 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Yosemite Valley Lodge
Grab a few last photos and make sure to meet your guide at 3:30pm for the journey back to San Francisco. You'll stop at the halfway point to grab a bite to eat.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
San Francisco
Enjoy the skyline of San Francisco at night as we cross the Bay Bridge and return you to your lodging. You should be back at your hotel around 8-9pm.
Admission Ticket Free
Accommodation:
  Not Included
Meals:
  Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Confirmation for this tour will be received at time of booking
  • Tours are arranged on a demand basis and require a minimum of 5 passengers to guarantee departure
  • One small, soft overnight bag allowed per person (~13.5″x12″x11″)
  • Due to hotel accommodations reserved in advance, any amendments to dates will incur penalties in accordance to the cancellation policy as detailed in the Terms and Conditions
  • Important: Any dietary requirements should be entered in the Special Requirements field when booking this tour
  • Amenities Include: Housekeeping daily, fresh towels as needed, extra blankets available at front desk
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Incredible Adventures

If you cancel at least 15 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

If you cancel within 1 day of the scheduled departure, there is a 100% cancellation fee.

If you cancel between 2 and 14 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during 2-Day Yosemite National Park Winter Tour from San Francisco?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by 2-Day Yosemite National Park Winter Tour from San Francisco.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during 2-Day Yosemite National Park Winter Tour from San Francisco?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by 2-Day Yosemite National Park Winter Tour from San Francisco.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during 2-Day Yosemite National Park Winter Tour from San Francisco?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by 2-Day Yosemite National Park Winter Tour from San Francisco.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during 2-Day Yosemite National Park Winter Tour from San Francisco?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by 2-Day Yosemite National Park Winter Tour from San Francisco.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during 2-Day Yosemite National Park Winter Tour from San Francisco?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by 2-Day Yosemite National Park Winter Tour from San Francisco.

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Thank you Aron.
Sunshine591678
, Jan 2019
Yosemite was very good.And very friendly staff Aaron. Although it was delayed due to serious traffic congestion, Aaron responsibly helped us return. Recommended.
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I was very disappointed with this...
Sof
, Jan 2017
I was very disappointed with this tour. They left me at the hotel and the day after, picked me up. There was no Winter tour, nothing. I had to plan my day and a half by myself, nobody helped me. It is very expensive and there is no tour at all. If you are planning on going I highly recommend to take your car or just find a way to get there. Make your hotel reservation on your own. The rest, anyway is going to be by yourself.
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Amazing place to visit! Would...
Debbie T
, Dec 2016
Amazing place to visit! Would definately recommend the overnight trip! Great tour guides!!
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Fantastic Tour, Drivers were great...
Kay G
, Jan 2016
Fantastic Tour, Drivers were great both went out of their way to show us the majestic Yosemite Park. Worth staying over night if you have the time
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Perfect arrangement for those seeking a...
Dino C
, Dec 2013
Perfect arrangement for those seeking a short overnite get-away trip to Yosemite.

Product code: 3454YP2DWIN

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