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

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Full-Day Small Group Yosemite & Glacier Point Tour Including Hotel Pickup
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icon9 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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.
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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

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
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 In and Out Burger parking lot at 8110 N Blackstone Avenue,

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.

FISH CAMP DEPARTURE- Tenaya Lodge, Bed and Breakfast places on Hwy 41, Fish Camp General Store, Redwoods in Wawona and Yosemite West.

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

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.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
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.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
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.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Yosemite Valley
Between spring and fall, you also have the option of hiking Glacier Point’s 4-Mile Trail, which ends on Southside Drive. From here, simply hop on a shuttle or continue across the Swinging Bridge to Yosemite Valley Lodge, where you’ll meet back up with your guide. For those who’d prefer to stay on the bus, you'll make your way down to the Yosemite Valley.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Tunnel View
Starting from the Tunnel View to take in spectacular views.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Bridalveil Falls
Enjoy views of Bridalveil Falls, The Chapel, Sentinel Bridge, El Capitan..
Pass By:  
Half Dome
and views of Half Dome and Yosemite Falls.
Stop At:  
Yosemite Falls
The group will then break for lunch, along with an easy walk to the base of Yosemite Falls. You’ll also have time to peruse the souvenir gift shops.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
El Capitan
After dining, you'll pay a visit to the meadows in front of El Capitan to see if anyone is rock climbing, an extremely popular park activity.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Merced River
Next, continue on with a drive alongside the Merced River and learn a bit about President Theodore Roosevelt’s 3-night camping trip with naturalist John Muir, who successfully lobbied for the creation of Yosemite National Park.
Stop At:  
Pioneer Yosemite History Center
Your return trip includes a stop at The Pioneer Village History Center for some exploring and also a visit to the historical landmark Wawona Hotel, a perfect place for viewing the park’s young sequoias.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Fresno
The tour concludes with a ride back to either Fresno or Oakhurst.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
  • 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
  • - Seniors must bring the Senior Park Pass with them
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Crossroads Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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.

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 Full-Day Small Group Yosemite & Glacier Point Tour Including Hotel Pickup?
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
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Full-Day Small Group Yosemite & Glacier Point Tour Including Hotel Pickup?
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
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Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Full-Day Small Group Yosemite & Glacier Point Tour Including Hotel Pickup?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Full-Day Small Group Yosemite & Glacier Point Tour Including Hotel Pickup.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Full-Day Small Group Yosemite & Glacier Point Tour Including Hotel Pickup?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Full-Day Small Group Yosemite & Glacier Point Tour Including Hotel Pickup.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Full-Day Small Group Yosemite & Glacier Point Tour Including Hotel Pickup?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Full-Day Small Group Yosemite & Glacier Point Tour Including Hotel Pickup.

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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." See review
  • "If you are looking to do very little hiking this is the trip for you!" See review
  • "This tour is a great way to get to see Glacier Point without the stress of driving up there yourself." See review

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Wow
RD-Neeru
, Jul 2021
Our tour conductor, Danielle was probably the best part of the trip. All the Points of interest were beautiful, the way he explained it to us was awesome.
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Unforgettable Birthday!
Christina_M
, Jul 2021
My sister and I had a Wonderful experience exploring Yosemite with our group guide Ira and doing the 4 mile Trail!!! Ira, ensured we had a unforgettable time and we were blown away throughout the entire day!! Grateful for this magnificent experience!!!
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Well worth the money!!
Nancy_L
, Jul 2021
This tour was exactly what we were looking for. We only had two days in the massive Yosemite Park. We used the first full day on this tour and it allowed us to visit all the "must see" spots without my family screaming at each other over reading a map and trying to figure out where we were going! The van was comfortable and air conditioned. Our tour guide Mick was fantastic - shared all kinds of information, history and tidbits we would have never known exploring on our own. Mick also gave us enough time and space to enjoy the ride and stops for ourselves (didn't talk through every second of the tour!!). He was fantastic. We got the "lay of the land" from this full day tour which made it really easy to go back on our second day and hit the hiking spots/waterfalls/landmarks we wanted to spend more time at. And the sandwiches in the lunch provided were delicious. Well, well worth the money!
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Knowledgeable about trip content. Impressive driving skills and pleasant personality
Bernadette_S
, Jul 2021
Knowledgeable about trip content. Impressive driving skills and pleasant personality. The lunch was scrumptious, I would have advised participants to bring lots of water or reusable water container.
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Exciting Yosemite tour
Timothy_W
, Jul 2021
The tour was great! Our guide, James was wonderful. Could not have asked for a better experience. Saw natural formations and learned about the history of the park. Glacier Point and Yosemite Valley are beautiful . Would encourage all to visit. A must see.
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Grateful for the Tour!
Forrest_H
, Jul 2021
For the first time in Yosemite I am grateful we took this tour! I highly recommend it! If we had gone there on our own for the first time we would not have known what to do or where to go. This tour was a very good education for the area. Because of our tour guide we know exactly what to do next time we go to Yosemite. Thank you for the wonderful experience!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Thank You for your kind words
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Highlight of my trip to California
Jake_W
, Jul 2021
Our guide Ira went above and beyond to show us the best of Yosemite! We saw all the highlights and more. Even got in a little hike! Ten stars!
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Fantastic !!!
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Fabulous Yosemite!
Tarek_R
, Jul 2021
Really well organized tour, great driver and exceptional scenery. We spend sufficient time at every stop. The time allocation was great
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Fabulous, Thank you for your kind words. Sounds like a 5 star
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Yosemite SoLo Traveler
Cynthia_L
, Jul 2021
The tour was a great way to experience the best of Yosemite. Transportation from start to end. The tour guide was experienced and passionate about the park. We learned so much from Daniel. Thank you.
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Thank you for your kind words
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Yosemite small group tour
Martha_T
, Jun 2021
Wonderful guided tour of notable Yosemite sites. Beautiful scenery with commentary from our knowledgeable and personable guide.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Thank you for your kind words
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