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Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoias Trip

Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoias Trip - San Francisco, California
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Duration: 14 hours
Location: San Francisco, California

From USD
$165.00

Take time out for a day trip into the wild beauty of Yosemite National Park from San Francisco. You'll spend 5 – 6 hours inside the park with a combination of hikes, breathtaking vistas and free time to explore on your own ... More info ›

Take time out for a day trip into the wild beauty of Yosemite National Park from San Francisco. You'll spend 5 – 6 hours inside the park with a combination of hikes, breathtaking vistas and free time to explore on your own. See giant sequoias of the Sierra Nevada and discover the raw beauty of California's most famous national park, including a scenic stop at Inspiration Point to see Half Dome and El Capitan.

Your journey begins with a convenient pickup at your hotel. You'll cross the San Francisco Bay Bridge en route to the Sierra Nevada mountain range, driving through gold rush towns as your guide carries you back to the era of the old West.

In the late morning, enter Yosemite National Park where you'll take a guided walk. Visit the Tuolumne Grove (weather permitting) and be amazed by the size of the redwood trees in Yosemite's largest grove. Let the serene surroundings of the forest recharge your energy. Stop at the “Fallen Monarch” and "Grizzly Giant" and walk through the “California Tunnel Tree” to get a close-up look at Mother Nature's wonders.

Continue your journey through Yosemite with a stop at Inspiration Point for a bird’s-eye view of the whole valley. Gaze up at the massive granite formations of Half Dome and El Capitan, watch for rock climbers as they daringly make their way to the summit. In the springtime, marvel at the tallest waterfall in the park, Yosemite Falls.

After, you may explore Yosemite Valley on your own. For lunch, enjoy a picnic next to the Merced River or visit one of the restaurants at Yosemite Lodge (own expense). With an additional 1 – 1.5 hours of free time to spend, you can engage in a variety of activities available within the park. Hike to one of Yosemite's waterfalls and perhaps spot a black bear; rent bikes for a leisurely cycle on the flat bike paths throughout the valley; cool off in lovely river pools in summer; or simply relax at the Valley Visitor Center or peruse the Ansel Adams Gallery — sure to inspire any amateur photographer.

    When it's time to head back to San Francisco, sit back and enjoy the scenic ride through the Sierra Nevada and into the sunset.

    Please note: The weather in Yosemite is highly variable and includes rain and snow in winter and high temperatures in summer. The itinerary may be adapted to make the most of Yosemite during different seasons and times of the year.

    The Giant Sequoias are best visited between May and October. During the rest of the year, snow and ice conditions may prevent access to roads and trails. In this event, other activities may be substituted in its place.

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    Alcatraz Tour plus Muir Woods, Giant Redwoods and Sausalito Day Trip

    Alcatraz Tour plus Muir Woods, Giant Redwoods and Sausalito Day Trip - San Francisco, California
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    Duration: 8 hours
    Location: San Francisco, California

    From USD
    $124.40

    Contrast the brutal austerity of Alcatraz with the sheer beauty of Muir Woods and Sausalito on this enthralling day trip from San Francisco. It's a whole day of contrasts: from catching the ferry to Alcatraz Island and driving across the Golden Gate Bridge, to walking through a forest of giant redwoods and relaxing in the picturesque village of Sausalito.

    Likely to Sell-out! Alcatraz regularly sells out weeks in advance ... More info ›

    Contrast the brutal austerity of Alcatraz with the sheer beauty of Muir Woods and Sausalito on this enthralling day trip from San Francisco. It's a whole day of contrasts: from catching the ferry to Alcatraz Island and driving across the Golden Gate Bridge, to walking through a forest of giant redwoods and relaxing in the picturesque village of Sausalito.

    Likely to Sell-out! Alcatraz regularly sells out weeks in advance. Book ahead of time to avoid disappointment.

    This enthralling day trip takes you across the Golden Gate Bridge for a view of San Francisco from Vista Point, then through the coastal mountains to the Bay Area's popular Muir Woods. This national monument is the site of a virgin forest of California Coast redwood trees, among the oldest and tallest on earth. Take the opportunity to roam through an ancient forest of giant redwood trees on your 75-minute visit of Muir Woods.

    Next, it's time to take a stroll along the waterfront of quaint Mediterranean-style Sausalito, considered the prettiest village in California. You'll have 30 to 45 minutes to browse, shop and take photos at your leisure in this picturesque artists' colony nestled on the northern shores of San Francisco Bay.

    Your tour also includes the ferry ride to Alcatraz Island and an audio walking tour of the "Cell Block". This former federal penitentiary was known as "The Rock" and housed gangsters such as Al Capone (Scarface) and Machine Gun Kelly. You'll learn about the famous escape from Alcatraz, the prison's notorious inmates and much more on this tour.

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    Monterey, Carmel and 17-Mile Drive Day Trip from San Francisco

    Monterey, Carmel and 17-Mile Drive Day Trip from San Francisco - San Francisco, California
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    Duration: 11 hours
    Location: San Francisco, California

    From USD
    $89.00

    Cruise along California's spectacular coastline on a relaxing day trip from San Francisco. You'll follow Highway 1 to the beautiful Monterey Peninsula home of the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium and Steinbeck's Cannery Row ... More info ›

    Cruise along California's spectacular coastline on a relaxing day trip from San Francisco. You'll follow Highway 1 to the beautiful Monterey Peninsula home of the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium and Steinbeck's Cannery Row. Explore Monterey's charming shops or choose to add aquarium admission. See the stunning estates of 17-Mile Drive. Finish your day with a stop at the coastal town of Carmel by the Sea, before returning to San Francisco via famous Silicon Valley.

    Escape the big city on this scenic day-trip to Monterey and Carmel. Drive along the Highway 1 with breathtaking views of the Pacific Coast seascapes and narration as you may your way down to the Bay. You'll have time to shop and have lunch in Monterey, with the option of visiting the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium, and enjoy plenty of photo stops on this scenic day trip from San Francisco. No trip to California is complete with a drive along the famous 17-Mile Drive, home to the world-renowned Pebble Beach Golf Course, the Lone Cypress, magnificent mansions, playful wildlife along the coastline and breathtaking natural beauty.

    Then, you'll head to the enchanting Carmel-by-the-Sea, with a charming downtown shopping district, beautiful beaches and historic mission. On this last stop of the tour, you will have time to visit the many boutiques and art galleries.

    Highlights of this day trip include:

    • Pacific Ocean drive
    • Cannery Row
    • Lone Cypress
    • Pebble Beach Lodge and golf course
    • Carmel Mission
    • Monterey Bay
    • 17-Mile Drive
    • Seal Rock
    • Carmel by the Sea
    • Pacific Grove
    • Monterey Bay Aquarium (optional visit)

    Monterey Bay Aquarium option (select tour option at time of booking): Use your time in Monterey to visit the acclaimed Monterey Bay Aquarium. Spend your two hours in town to explore its fascinating exhibits with jellyfish, otters, a kelp forest and even a sunfish.This iconic attraction is a must-see!

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    Small-Group Outlet Shopping and Napa Winery Day Trip from San Francisco

    Small-Group Outlet Shopping and Napa Winery Day Trip from San Francisco  - San Francisco, California
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    Duration: 9 hours
    Location: San Francisco, California

    From USD
    $82.00

    Treat yourself to a relaxing day trip from San Francisco that includes shopping and wine tasting. With your VIP coupon book, get great deals on your favorite fashions at the Vacaville Premium Outlets and then relax over a glass of wine in beautiful Napa wine country ... More info ›

    Treat yourself to a relaxing day trip from San Francisco that includes shopping and wine tasting. With your VIP coupon book, get great deals on your favorite fashions at the Vacaville Premium Outlets and then relax over a glass of wine in beautiful Napa wine country. You’ll travel by luxury van and enjoy personalized service from your guide, with hotel pickup and drop-off included.

    After pickup from your downtown San Francisco hotel in the morning, travel by luxury van north to Vacaville, located about an hour away.

    When you arrive, enjoy about four hours of shopping at the Vacaville Premium Outlets. Use your VIP coupon booklet to snag great deals at designer stores such as Banana Republic, Calvin Klein, Nike, Gap, J Crew, Michael Kors and Burberry. You can also use select coupons for lunch at various restaurants in the outlet mall. Then, hop back on the vehicle for a ride to Napa.

    Enter beautiful wine country in the late afternoon and enjoy gorgeous views as you make your way to a top-notch winery. Soak up the relaxing, scenic atmosphere with your fellow travelers as you sip fine wines. Wine-tasting fees are not included, giving you the flexibility to enjoy tastings or purchase a glass or bottle of wine.

    As this small-group tour is semi-customizable, the exact time spent at each location can be adjusted to the group's needs and preferences. On your way back to your San Francisco hotel, you’ll make a stop at the Golden Gate Bridge for a photo opportunity.

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    Yosemite National Park Day Trip from San Francisco

    Yosemite National Park Day Trip from San Francisco - San Francisco, California
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    Duration: 13 hours 30 minutes
    Location: San Francisco, California

    From USD
    $139.00

    Exchange the big-city charms of San Francisco for the fresh air and natural beauty of Yosemite, California's most famous national park. Choose to start your time in Yosemite with a reserved lunch at the renown Ahwahnee Dining Room or head straight to the park to begin your adventure ... More info ›

    Exchange the big-city charms of San Francisco for the fresh air and natural beauty of Yosemite, California's most famous national park. Choose to start your time in Yosemite with a reserved lunch at the renown Ahwahnee Dining Room or head straight to the park to begin your adventure. Take a walking tour of the park with your guide or take off on your own. You'll have around four hours within Yosemite to explore the scenic wonders of Yosemite Valley.

    Begin your journey with hotel pickup by luxury bus or van complete with posh amenities like hardwood style floors in the bus. After crossing the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge, you'll travel through the Great Central Valley and into the Sierra foothills, where the Forty-Niners panned for gold.

    Following the beautiful Merced River to the Sierra Nevada Mountains, you'll enter Yosemite National Park. Glaciers cut through these mountains, forming the spectacular granite monuments you'll see throughout the park. There are many sights and activities to keep you occupied. Visit the Ansel Adams art gallery or rent a bike (own expense). Spend time at the visitor's center to learn more about this beautiful park or head to the ranger's station for engaging walks and talks. Watch basket-weaving and beading demonstrations in the Indian Village of Ahwahnee or take a stroll along the Merced River. You'll have approximately four hours to spend in the park.

    You'll join your guide for a hike to the base of Yosemite Falls or you may choose to adventure on your own.

    Highlights on your Yosemite National Park day trip include:

    • San Francisco/Oakland Bay Bridge
    • Sierra Nevada Range
    • El Capitan
    • Bridalveil Falls
    • Vernal Falls
    • Merced River
    • Yosemite Falls
    • Cathedral Spires
    • Half Dome

    At 4 pm, reconvene and head back to San Francisco, driving through the Stanislaus National Forest, with a feeling of fulfillment having seen one of the worlds greatest wonders.

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    Muir Woods and Sausalito Tour plus Bay Cruise

    Muir Woods and Sausalito Tour plus Bay Cruise - San Francisco, California
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    Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
    Location: San Francisco, California

    From USD
    $93.00

    Combine a visit to Muir Woods and Sausalito with a fabulous cruise on San Francisco Bay. You'll cross the Golden Gate Bridge to the Bay area's most popular national monument, visit Sausalito - the prettiest village in California and sail next to Alcatraz and under the Golden Gate Bridge on a narrated one-hour cruise.

    First, this enthralling excursion takes you across the Golden Gate Bridge to stop for a view of San Francisco from Vista Point, then through the coastal mountains to the Bay Area's popular Muir Woods ... More info ›

    Combine a visit to Muir Woods and Sausalito with a fabulous cruise on San Francisco Bay. You'll cross the Golden Gate Bridge to the Bay area's most popular national monument, visit Sausalito - the prettiest village in California and sail next to Alcatraz and under the Golden Gate Bridge on a narrated one-hour cruise.

    First, this enthralling excursion takes you across the Golden Gate Bridge to stop for a view of San Francisco from Vista Point, then through the coastal mountains to the Bay Area's popular Muir Woods. This national monument is the site of a virgin forest of California Coast redwood trees, among the oldest and tallest on earth. Take the opportunity to roam through an ancient forest of giant redwood trees on your 75-minute visit of Muir Woods.

    The tour then takes you to Sausalito, a quaint Mediterranean-style seaside village. Stroll along the waterfront, shop or take photos in this picturesque artists' colony nestled on the northern shores of San Francisco Bay.

    In addition, you'll enjoy an hour of breathtaking sightseeing on the Golden Gate Bay Cruise. The fully narrated cruise on San Francisco Bay takes you under the Golden Gate Bridge (weather permitting) for close-up views of Alcatraz Island, the San Francisco waterfront and the California sea lions.

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