Yosemite National Park

Semi Private Yosemite Tour with Ahwahnee Lunch - with Hotel Pickup !

Badge of ExcellenceOakhurst, United States

From $250.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 8 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Skip the impersonal, large-group bus tours on this full-day trip to Yosemite National Park, with lunch and round-trip transport included. In addition to navigating the park’s vast size for you, your guide provides stories and facts often unheard by visitors. Options for the day’s itinerary include a short hike, sweeping views of El Capitan, and a drive along the Merced River.

    What's Included

    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Bottled water or Sports Bottle to fill water in the park
    • Lunch: Your choice of turkey, vegetarian or dagwood (combination of several meats) sandwich
    • Small Gratuity for your guide is included ( You can pay additional directly
    • Lunch
    • Gratuities

    Meeting And Pickup

    Pickup points

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    Pickup details

    FRESNO DEPARTURE - Hotels in the River Park Area, Fresno Airport Area and Fresno Downtown area. Hotels near Hwy 99 will have to meet us at Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, 8462 North Friant, Fresno Opposite Trader Joe OAKHURST DEPARTURE - (Coarsegold) - Chuckchansi Gold Resort and Casino. (Oakhurst) - America's Best Value Inn, Chateau de sureau, Best Western, Oakhurst Lodge, Southgate Hotel, Yosemite Sierra Inn, Comfort Inn, Narrow Gauge Inn ( Bass Lake) Pines Resort, World Mark ( El Portal ) - Yosemite View Lodge and Cedar Lodge. (Mariposa) Miners Inn, Best Western, Quality Inn and all other smaller locations on Hwy 140 in Mariposa, Happy Burger 5120 CA -140 for those staying in area AirB&Bs. Tenaya Lodge in Fish Camp , Redwoods and Wawona Hotel in Wawona and Yosemite West. Mariposa Area - Best Western, Comfort Inn, Monarch Inn, Miner's Inn, Happy Burger, Park & Ride. El Portal - Cedar Lodge, Yosemite View Lodge Yosemite National Park - Ahwahnee Hotel, Yosemite Hotel, Curry Village

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Glacier Point is usually closed during winter from November to April. Any of the tour highlights may be closed due to weather or construction. We will do our best to show alternative sites.
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Child rate applies only when accompanied by 2 paying adults
    • Parents with small children must provide car seats and/or booster seats if necessary
    • Infants from 0-1 years must be in the back seat strapped into a rear-facing car seat until they reach 20 pounds
    • Children between 1-8 years (or heaver than 20 pounds) must be in in the back seat (some exceptions apply) and strapped into either: - A rear-facing car seat until they reach the maximum height/weight limit for the seat - A front-facing car seat with a 5 point harness until they reach the maximum height/weight limit for the seat - A booster seat if under 4 feet 9 inches and over the height/weight limit for a car seat - A regular seat belt in the back seat if taller than 4 feet 9 inches
    • Senior Americans with Senior Park Passes must bring with them. Seniors from other countries no need to worry.
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • In Winter months ( October 1 - February 28th ) we need at least 2 couples to conduct the tour
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

    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 canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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    44 reviews
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    Reviews by Viator travelers.
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    Yosemite “Unveiled”
    Eileen_L, Aug 2022
    Viator was very efficient throughout the registration process and sent periodic reminders about our trip via text and email as the tour date approached. The representative on the phone at the time we signed up was helpful, knowledgeable and friendly, and subsequent calls closer to the date were made to review lunch choices and give us revised pickup times. (Hotel pickup was one of the reasons we chose this tour.) On the day of our tour, the Crossroads Tours vehicle (clearly marked) pulled up on time (even a few minutes early) and we were on our way to Yosemite! Our tour guide, Rose, was well acquainted with the park, as she has been going there since she was a child. Her personal experiences blended with her wealth of knowledge about Yosemite made it an informative and very enjoyable day. The tour includes some uphill walking on trails, so sneakers were a must. The picnic lunch was tasty and they were able to accommodate my dietary needs. Plenty of water was provided along the way, and there are restrooms at most areas where we stopped in the park. Rose was extremely friendly and easy to get along with, and her love for Yosemite was evident. Some highlights were the walk through the Tuolumne Grove of towering redwoods, the picnic lunch and mini tour of the Ahwahnee Hotel, the spectacular views of El Capitan (Binoculars were provided to look for climbers!) and the Tunnel View. A wonderful day!
    Awesome your!!!
    Rafael_M, Aug 2022
    Everything was perfect, from the booking process to the end of the tour. The route was awesome, Mick showed us a lot of beautiful places explaining us all the things we wanted to know about Yosemite. We recommend Crossroad Tours to all of you who want to visit this amazing national park, and ask for Mick. Thank you so much Mick!!!
    Great tour!
    Robert_I, Aug 2022
    Great tour. Our guide had just the right amount of narrative and knew the best photo stops. He was very knowledgeable about the history of Yosemite. He was very interactive with all of us.
    Excellent trip, our tour...
    Magda_S, Jul 2022
    Excellent trip, our tour guide was great, everything was well organized , We had amazing experience, short hiking to waterfall was awesome
    The guide was so knowageable and sites extraordinary.
    Barbara_G, Jul 2022
    All was fantastic-able to go at our own pace. all age groups great guide and wonderful sites ...would highly recommend.
    Day at Yosemite
    Michael_S, Jun 2022
    We had a great group of people with us, Our tour guide Mike was awesome! He was very knowledgeable and friendly. Gods beauty was on full display verywhere we looked. Thank you so much for a wonderful day!
    mountain history coming alive
    peter_j, Jun 2022
    super knowledgable guide, all places identified up front visited in 1 day. with photo opportunities from various angles
    Cannot Imagine a Better Single-Day Tour of Yosemite!
    Toni_W, Jun 2022
    So many memories made in one day! James, our excellent tour guide, was determined to show us as many of Yosemite’s wonders as possible in one day, and he succeeded beautifully. Thanks, James, for a day we’ll never forget!
    Good tour but van not so great.
    Gilly_M, Jun 2022
    Tour was good and enjoyable. Guide James was really entertaining and friendly. The van was hot even with the fan on and a bit cramped to be honest with 10 people in it. Lots of room for bags etc at the back but less seat room. The windows also had no smoking stickers stuck on which spoilt the view at times.
    Response from Host, Jun 2022
    Thank you for your input. Checked out the vehicle the AC seems to be working fine. Not sure if the guide was asked to adjust the AC. There is also a separate switch to increase the AC levels for the back. Moving the No smoking signs to improve the pictures taken from the van would be better and we will do that.
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    Terri_O, Jun 2022
    I don't care for forced reviews in order to submit my rating only. The experience and our guide Laura were great and I would do it again but you should allow me to rate without further comment.
    The perfect day trip around Yosemite!
    Becky_L, May 2022
    Well what an amazing day we had! Daniel, our tour guide, was exceptional & is honestly like a walking encyclopaedia he had so much knowledge!! He picked us up from Tenaya Lodge, where we were staying, and took us along with another couple to the park. From start to finish everything was fantastic! Daniel took us to so many beautiful view points & waterfalls, and so much more. He detoured off the route and showed us hidden treasures too! Car was super comfortable and along the way Daniel told us so many incredible stories of his life on the ranch, and the Yosemite park, it was so interesting and kept the short journeys so entertaining! We enjoyed a lovely picnic lunch which was delicious and plenty for our day exploring. I would 100% recommend this tour & to make your visit even more special, make a special request to have Daniel!!! You will not be disappointed!
    Response from Host, Jun 2022
    Thank you for your kind words
    Had an amazing time at Yosemite!
    Janice_D, Mar 2022
    Laura is a very wonderful tour guide! Highly satisfying experience i had for my first time to Yosemite, let alone a solo trip. We all met on time, staff was very accurate and made sure the plan to meet accurately and timely, Especially with how the signal could be in the the area. I met another traveler too in our group and had a blast. Went to iconic spots and more, had an amazing lunch (thank you so much for the adorable lunch bag souvenir!), and learned so much more history and how special this national park is. Very friendly and sweet, loved the stories and facts, as well as the sweets. Thank you for offering this tour! I really appreciate how you guys are willing to pick up and drop off at various locations, despite the drive time. The weather was perfect that day. I would definitely come back and do it again!
    Response from Host, Jun 2022
    Thank you for your kind words
    Yosemite eith Super Guide Mick.
    Marjorie_S, Mar 2022
    Being able to see so much in one day. Mick was a fabulous guide and paced the day very well. The beauty of the park was spectacular, and we did not feel rushed or pressured. Our tour companions were very friendly and easy to be with. The weather was spectacular and there was water on all the falls. We enjoyed it much more than if we had done it without a guide. Thank you.
    Response from Host, Mar 2022
    Thank you for your kind words
    Jennifer_G, Feb 2022
    We paid for the “luxury” experience, but it wasn’t. I feel like I was robbed of $810! This was a basic tour. Our tour guide, Richard was great! But, aside from Richard, the tour was pretty basic. Lunch wasn’t great. Not entirely worth $810 for three people. It should have cost $500 at most.
    Response from Host, Mar 2022
    Just the cost of Jeep Tour is more then $ 500. There is a company here who rents Jeeps for $ 475 for 4 hours and you have to drive it yourself. Our Tour includes the guide and gas and insurance and lunches and park fees and a small gratuity for the guide. Sorry you did not have a good experience, hopefully you visit again and we can make it right for you.
    A great way to see Yosemite
    Vincent_L, Jan 2022
    Having Laura as our guide was an amazing way to see Yosemite. The stories and tid bits of details gave another dimension to our experience. We enjoyed every minute and learnt so much. Even though we couldn’t enjoy a sit down lunch at the Ahwahnee Hotel because of the Covid restrictions, the packed lunch provided was super delicious and we could sit in the hotel and enjoy the ambience. Laura was a hoot and such enjoyable company! Highly recommended!!
    Response from Host, Jan 2022
    Thank You
    Awesome sauce
    George_D, Nov 2021
    Our guide Richard was knowledgeable, informative and cooperative. He did everything possible to make the experience memorable and was very considerate of my wife’s limited mobility
    Response from Host, Nov 2021
    Thank you for your kind words
    Yosemite Valley
    Diane_G, Oct 2021
    Glacier Point. We were fortunate enough that the road opened by the end of our tour, had been closed due to weather. The vistas from up there were spectacular. And wAtching climbers was very cool
    Response from Host, Nov 2021
    Thank you for your kind words
    Our tour guide was very...
    Cynthia_W, Sep 2021
    Our tour guide was very informative and very pleasant. He made suggestions for things we could do. We booked 2 tours and they were very similar. He made it different and enjoyable for all of us.
    Response from Host, Sep 2021
    Thank you for your kind words.
    Great tour
    Richmond_H, Sep 2021
    Great relaxing tour! James was a great driver, very needed with the winding roads. Had a great time.
    Response from Host, Sep 2021
    Thank you
    We had a great time!
    sara_n, Jul 2021
    Glacier Point view was amazing! All the best highlights of the Park ! Our guide James was so knowledgeable and friendly!
    Response from Host, Aug 2021
    Thank you