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Small-Group Day Trip to Yosemite from Lake Tahoe

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Small Group Tour of Yosemite from Lake Tahoe
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From USD 250.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 14 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Explore the scenic highlights of Yosemite National Park on a full-day, small-group guided trip from Lake Tahoe with a lunchtime picnic beside Cascade Falls. Capture unforgettable images of the park’s soaring rock walls and craggy peaks then enjoy an invigorating hike to Yosemite Falls or Bridalveil Falls, where high-mountain rivers tumble from sheer granite cliffs. Spot rock climbers scaling the face of El Capitan, watch for deer in alpine meadows, and take in the timeless beauty of California’s High Sierra mountains.
  • Full-day, small-group trip from Lake Tahoe to the iconic Yosemite National Park
  • Hike to a scenic waterfall and enjoy an outdoor picnic on this fully narrated tour
  • Small-group tour ensures a personal experience

What's Included

  • National Park fees
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Driver/guide
  • Guided nature walk - optional
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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Start time

05:30 am

Pickup details

The Hilton Vacation Club departure time: 5:25am Marriott Resorts departure time: 5:30am Hard Rock departure time: 5:35am

What To Expect

Bridalveil Falls

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

El Capitan

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Tuolumne Meadows (Pass By)

Tioga Pass (Pass By)

Yosemite Valley

4 hours Admission Ticket Included

Tunnel View

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Lembert Dome

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Olmsted Point

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Valley View

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Tenaya Lake (Pass By)

Mono Lake (Pass By)

Half Dome

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Dress code is smart casual, don't over dress, it's warmer in Yosemite Valley
  • Stroller accessible
  • Not recommended for children aged 3 and under
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 23 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Featured review
This tour is exceptional on every level, due in large part to our legendary guide, Snowshoe John. His experience, knowledge and logistical planning, coupled with his evident passion for Yosemite made this a day to remember. We visited every iconic part of the park but never felt hurried. Would highly recommend without any hesitation!


91 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
Showing 1-10 of 91 reviews
Day trip to Yosemite.
Maria_S, Sept 2023
I loved the entire experience. The tour was outstanding. The tour guide made the entire day fun and educational. I’m looking forward to another adventure with Viator.
Fantastic fun & food
Lee_K, Sept 2023
Our guide, Snowshoe John, was amazing. He was enthusiastic, knowledgeable, kind & courteous and prepared us a wonderful breakfast & lunch not your typical sack lunch.
Great Way to see regrets!
Janet_T, Aug 2023
Awesome day...I feel like we saw all of Yosemite in a day. Was a great way to see Yosemite. Snowshoe John (our guide) was super informative and made sure that we got all of the best shots! Be prepared for a very long day though. I feel like 2 hours could have been shaved from the tour and we would have still seen everything. We stopped for 45 min at the end of the day for souvenirs and to get something to eat, but probably could have skipped that if we shaved an hour or so off tour. Got on bus at 5:30am and got off at 8:00pm.
Snowshoe John Lives Up To His Legend!
Michael_S, Aug 2023
This tour is exceptional on every level, due in large part to our legendary guide, Snowshoe John. His experience, knowledge and logistical planning, coupled with his evident passion for Yosemite made this a day to remember. We visited every iconic part of the park but never felt hurried. Would highly recommend without any hesitation!
John, our guide, was...
David_C, Aug 2023
John, our guide, was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. Very enjoyable experience. Bus was very comfortable.
Patrice_B, Aug 2023
The park itself is majestic, our tour guide was very knowledgeable and passionate about the area. Wonderful experience
Yosemite NP, a “must do” experience!!
Phillip_D, Oct 2022
Great tour to Yosemite NP!!! Our guide, “Snowshoe” John, made it an incredible experience. John’s knowledge of Yosemite is immense! He pointed out many details of the area landscape both to and from Yosemite, and at YNP! He also used videos to enhance our experience. This is a must do, fascinating experience. Everyone on the tour was impressed!!!
We had an absolute...
Anna_M, Oct 2022
We had an absolute wonderful time on our day trip! Snowshoe John was a wonderful guide. I would recommend this trip!
Great time!
albert_l, Sept 2022
From the time we were picked up to the time we were dropped off was 100% great. Would recommend to friends especially our driver
Great experience in Yosemite!!
Marcia_T, Aug 2022
Our Guide John was the best!!! Went overboard trying to give us every experience in the park he could.
We had a fun afternoon on...
AndrewR_A, July 2022
We had a fun afternoon on the electric bikes with beautiful scenery. Easy to operate with good staff
i cancelled my booking...
antonio_w, July 2022
i cancelled my booking earlier than the required time but you till charge the $500 to my account. i was not able to go for some health reason and i hope you will refund the charges thank you so much
Response from Host, Aug 2022
The cancellation policy and all finances in regards to tickets purchased through Viator / Trip advisor are a discretion of the business mentioned and Discover Lake Tahoe Tours has control of issuing refunds or granting cancellations. It is unfortunate that we'd received a bad rating for the tour that you weren't able to attend. Sorry for the inconvenience. Please contact Viator / Trip Advisor in this regard. thank you
Frustrating experience
David_C, July 2022
Operator canceled tour less than 24 hrs. Before the tour was to take place. Wasted my time and money, flight/hotel for this excursion.
Response from Host, July 2022
We understand the frustration and were very regretful and apologetic to cancel this tour in such a short notice. Our driver/guide came down with Covid the day before. We used to have back up staff but the pandemic forced them to move elsewhere. We're in the process of training drivers / guides to step in next time.
A place to meet
GRETELL_P, July 2022
Yosemite its a wonderful place, my experience was excellent, knowing the park with a guide and accompanied by different people makes the experience wonderful
Our visit
PATRICK_S, June 2022
Amazing the guide was very good and knowledgeable would take it again Meet people from other places Tha park is well worth seeing
It was certainly a long...
Joe_T, May 2022
It was certainly a long day but we'll worth it. We had a small group of 11 people and it was perfect. Snowshoe John was professional and extremely knowledgeable with the entire park and it's hidden gems. We would highly recommend this trip. John was so flexible with both photo stops as well as restroom stops. He provided a light breakfast and thoughtful lunch. All in all he was a pleasure. You will love this tour.
We loved the trip and are glad we did it.
Michael_H, Oct 2021
Bus driver/ tour guide John was very knowledgable and entertaining. Pick up was easy and right on time. The lunch was awesome.
Best tour ever
Colleen_C, Oct 2021
Our tour guide was ‘the best’. Number one he was a safe driver. Number two he was so interesting and knowledgeable. Periodically he would play informative tapes on Yosemite park that were very interesting. Number three he kept the tour on schedule. Number four he personally prepared a lunch for us, all healthy food and all delicious. You could tell he was into cooking. Number five he was very kind and made sure everyone was comfortable. Number six he went way and above on what he had to do. Also someone had left a wine glass on the bus from a previous tour and he was making a special trip to Harvey’s to return to owner and that woukd have been a huge hassle with the traffic and parking. I can’t really say enough good things about the tour or guide. His ski name was snow something!!!!!! Terrible I didn’t catch it the entire day; was too busy taking every second in!!
Maribeth_B, Oct 2021
Yosemite park with snowshoe John. He’s the best ever! He’s so knowledgeable and shows you everything he can. Highly recommend this trip with him.
Excellent Day Trip to Yosemite Park
Duane_P, Sept 2021
Snowshoe John was an excellent guide on this trip. He is very experienced and friendly answering countless questions from his personal experience. He made me feel very comfortable then entire trip. I would take another trip with him as a guide without question. It was a great experience made only better by him. I also enjoyed the lunch we had in the park. It was refreshing to have real hand-prepared food on the trip and not just cold sandwiches. It was unfortunate that smoke from the Dixie fire affected some of our views, but we were lucky and still had so many great and memorable views and experiences that it barely diminished the experience. I hope these tours continue as what they offer is extremely valuable. We even saw videos along the trip that helped show us more about what to expect as well as interesting history related to our trip.

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