Yosemite National Park

Full-Day Small Group Yosemite & Glacier Point Tour Including Hotel Pickup

Badge of ExcellenceOakhurst, United States

From $169.00

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

Overview

Get acquainted with the landmarks and highlights of Yosemite National Park during this 9-hour day tour from Fresno or Oakhurst. Travel into the Yosemite Valley through the Southgate, then spend the day viewing and photographing some of the valley's best features such as Bridalveil Falls, Half Dome, Yosemite Falls and Yosemite’s high country.  Hike down the 4-Mile Trail (during the spring to fall) or choose to remain on the bus. Lunch will be provided and can be eaten along the trail. National Park entrance fees included.

    What's Included

    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Sports Refillable Water Bottle or Bottled Water
    • Lunch: Your choice of turkey, vegetarian or dagwood (combination of several meats) sandwich
    • Gratuities

    Meeting And Pickup

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    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, Yosemite West and Redwoods inside Yosemite National Park and all other smaller locations on Hwy 140 in Mariposa, Happy Burger 5120 CA -140 for those staying in area AirB&Bs. FISH CAMP DEPARTURE- Tenaya Lodge MARIPOSA AREA - Best Western, Comfort Inn, Monarch inn, Miner's Inn, Happy Burger, Park and Ride. El PORTAL - Cedar Lodge, Yosemite View Lodge YOSEMITE- Yosemite Lodge, Curry Village , Ahwahnee Hotel

    What To Expect

    Begin your day's exploration of Yosemite National Park with pickup in Fresno, Oakhurst, or Fish Camp. Board your comfortable tour vehicle and settle in for the ride to Yosemite's Southgate entrance. 

    Make your first stop at Glacier Point and Chinquapin, a scenic overlook that provides sweeping views of the Yosemite High Country, Yosemite Falls, Half Dome and the Yosemite Valley. Embark on a short walk to get a more photo-worthy views of the Merced River, Ahwahnee Lodge, Curry Village, Vernal Falls and Nevada Falls.

    Those keen on hiking can take the option to trek down the 4-Mile Trail here, which ends on Southside Drive. Continue across the Swinging Bridge (or take a shuttle) to meet back with your tour group at the Yosemite Lodge. 

    Passengers who wish to remain on the bus will visit the Tunnel View to view Yosemite Falls, Half Dome, Sentinel Bridge, El Capitan and Bridalveil Falls. Stop for a lunch break and walk to Yosemite Falls.

    Hang out in the meadows in front of El Capitan to watch the gravity-defying rock climbers, then drive along the Merced River to see the John Muir and President Roosevelt campsites. See the historic Wawona Hotel and explore the Pioneer Village History Center before heading back to Fresno or Oakhurst for drop-off.

    Fresno

    Your day begins with pickup in either Fresno, Oakhurst, or Fish Camp aboard a comfortable touring vehicle. From here, enjoy a scenic journey to Yosemite, entering through the park’s Southgate entrance.

    1 hour Admission Ticket Free

    Glacier Point

    Stop at Chinquapin and Glacier Point, an overlook offering remarkable views of Yosemite Valley, Half Dome, Yosemite Falls, and Yosemite’s high country. After a short walk, you can gaze over the valley, including Curry Village and the renowned Majestic Yosemite Hotel (formerly the Ahwahnee), and take in picture-perfect views of the surrounding mountaintops.

    30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • 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 them. Seniors from other countries no need to worry.
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • In Winter months ( October 1st to March 31 we need at least 5 guests to conduct the tour
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 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.
    • 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.

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    Traveler Tips


    Information on reaching the park from Fresno, in case you are not driving yourself, is scarce and not very accurate.
    If you are looking to do very little hiking this is the trip for you!
    This tour is a great way to get to see Glacier Point without the stress of driving up there yourself.
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    FRED was awesome!
    Maria_M, Feb 2023
    We upgraded to a private tour with FRED. It was such an amazing experience. He was very informative and courteous during the entire tour day. Highly recommended.
    The best way to see Yosemite!
    Lynne_F, Feb 2023
    The best way to see Yosemite! Our guide Ira was friendly, personable and very knowledgeable. He knew the best places to take us, places that we wouldn’t have found if driving on our own. Nothing was rushed, plenty of time for photos. Lunch was very tasty with our own keepsake cool bag. Perfect!
    Disappointed
    Jerry_W, Jan 2023
    Having the tour cancelled on the evening before trip was to occur. Cancelled due to “not enough participants.” No mention in advertising that there was a minimum number required for the tour to happen.
    Response from Host, Jan 2023
    We apologize for any inconvenience. We inform all customers as soon as they book the tour about the possible cancellation. You were informed by your hotel even before you booked the tour and you still went ahead and booked the tour the day before anyways. We hope to see you again in better weather and we have more people wanting to go to visit the beautiful Yosemite.
    Excellent tour
    Vicki_D, Jan 2023
    Tour was the perfect length and our guide, Daniel, was so knowledgeable and very willing to accommodate our requests. He was professional and friendly and lots of great stories to share.
    Wonderful experience!
    Giulia_B, Dec 2022
    Wonderful experience! Our guide was such a genuine person, experienced and full of energy! We saw so many breathtaking places and our guide told us plenty of interesting stories. Highly recommended!
    Great tour experience
    LuizFernando_E, Nov 2022
    I just had one day available to visit Yosemite and the tour allowed me to have an excellent experience. The tour was great from pick-up to drop-off at my hotel. Rose, the tour guide, was super knowledgeable about Yosemite. I would recommend it.
    Response from Host, Dec 2022
    Thank you for your kind words
    Awesome
    Howard_M, Oct 2022
    Sequoia trees walk. It is about 1mile up and 1 mile back. Highly recommend this trip. We had a small group so that made it very enjoyable
    Response from Host, Dec 2022
    Thank you for your kind words
    Fabulous tour spectacular scenery
    Craig_S, Oct 2022
    Julie was an amazing tour guide going way above and beyond what was described in the tour, even providing binoculars to watch the rock climbers. Loved it all !
    Response from Host, Dec 2022
    Thank you for your kind words
    Great experience
    Barbara_P, Oct 2022
    Our tour guide, Mike, was personable, experienced, and well knowledged. He took great care of us. The boxed lunch was delicious.
    Response from Host, Dec 2022
    Thank you for your kind words
    Awesome tour and guide, Daniel!!
    Kathy_V, Oct 2022
    This was a long tour but it was beautiful and so amazing. Our guide Daniel gave us more then we ever expected. He knew event about the areas we visited and drove through. I would Highmore recommend this awesome experience!!
    Response from Host, Dec 2022
    Thank you for your kind words
    Amazing tour of Yosemite!!
    Frank_L, Oct 2022
    Rob was courteous, funny, and SOOO knowledgeable! We got to see so many things! From the giant sequoias, to El Capitan (and climbers!), and Yosemite Falls plus more. Would definitely recommend, especially to people who have never been to Yosemite.
    Response from Host, Dec 2022
    Thank you for your kind words
    Spectacular Tour (and views!)
    Amy_C, Oct 2022
    Julie was great! We covered all kinds of cool info and she was very pleasant. It was a great way to get a glimpse into some of the best parts of the park. 5 stars.
    Response from Host, Dec 2022
    Thank you for your kind words
    Wonderful trip best guide
    Tzur_K, Sep 2022
    The Giant Sequoia trail The wowona hotel El Capitan spot All was wonderful And Daniel our guide was the excellent
    Response from Host, Dec 2022
    Thank you for your kind words
    What a great day!
    Penny_D, Sep 2022
    We were touring California and only had one full day in Yosemite, so this was a great way to see a lot in a short time. Our guide, Ron, was so knowledgeable and really fun to spend the day with. There was only 6 of us in the group so it almost felt like our own private tour. As well as seeing all the major sights we got a real insight into the history of the area, as well as all sorts of interesting facts and information. A long but thoroughly enjoyable day. Would highly recommend
    Absolutely a great experience!
    Lori_L, Sep 2022
    Tour of as perfect to see highlights of Yosemite in a day. Drive was super, knowledgeable and friendly.
    El Capitan and Yosemite...
    Debra_M, Sep 2022
    El Capitan and Yosemite falls. Internet site is deceiving it shows a bus and says the tour is 9 hours. The vehicle we were in, you could not see out the back windows.
    Great day!
    donna_l, Sep 2022
    We had a fantastic tour with Laura our tour guide. Very informative. Would highly recommend this tour. Lots to see.
    Great tour!
    Kristie_T, Sep 2022
    Great experience with our driver Juli! She was very informative and an overall great guide! You can tell she just loves Yosemite and the area.
    Best time!
    Shalena_C, Aug 2022
    This was truly enjoyable experience! Not having to drive and having a knowledgeable guide made it so worth it! The lunch was very tasty, which I wasn't expecting. The quality of this experience I would recommend for everyone. Can't say enough good things about doing this tour!!
    Everything was beautiful...
    Albert_A, Aug 2022
    Everything was beautiful even Rob great person lotta knowledge glad to meet him I would recommend this tour to my friends and family
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