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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

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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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
See all safety measures taken by Full-Day Small Group Yosemite & Glacier Point Tour Including Hotel Pickup.
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
See all safety measures taken by Full-Day Small Group Yosemite & Glacier Point Tour Including Hotel Pickup.
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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Learned so much!
SDJ
, May 2021
Our tour guide, Laura, was great! Very knowledgeable, pleasant and funny. We learn so much on these types of tours. We highly recommend this tour.
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Yosemite with Viator
Lizet_B
, Apr 2021
We enjoyed the tour with our guide Nick. He is friendly and very knowledgeable. He took us to all the beautiful spots and gave us interesting historical information about the valley. We would prefer a later start time than 7 am. We were told it would be 8 am when we signed up. We are not morning people on vacation.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Thank you for kind words. By the time your tour is done most guests understand the reason for going early and beat the traffic.
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Memorable tour guide.
Denniss_J
, Apr 2021
Our tour guide was so knowledgeable and worked really hard to make our tour memorable. He had so many amazing stories and we enjoyed each one.
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Thank you for your kind words
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Awesome trip
Teodoro_P
, Apr 2021
The overall beauty of the park. The waterfalls and El Capitan. We also saw rock climbers. Lots of beautiful fauna and animals.
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Laura was a very...
Christine_K
, Apr 2021
Laura was a very knowledgeable guide through Yosemite. The park was crowded but she knew where to park snd how to navigate so we got to really see all the incredible sights in the park. Highly recommend!
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Wonderful Experience
Sheryl
, Mar 2021
We had a great time with our tour guide. Laura knows a lot about Yosemite and the surrounding region. She is very friendly. We were the only ones that booked the tour for the day and so it resulted in a personal tour. It was wonderful especially during COVID and with icy roads to have the tour to ourselves with someone who can navigate the park. The lunch was good too.
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Great family trip
Craig_S
, Dec 2020
Pick up was easy and prompt. Took to all the scheduled sites and never hurried us. Very knowledgeable about the park. Best part was the little spring by the road you drive past all the time.
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Yosemite Tour
ValerieMae_M
, Oct 2020
The tour guide was very experience and very patient. He will stop or slow down if you want to take a picture in a spot that you want. He was professional and drives carefully.
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Great Experience!
Jennifer_D
, Oct 2020
The tour was fabulous! We loved our tour guide and got to see major highlights of the park to include a brown bear encounter and a helicopter rescue. The only thing that would have made it better was if there was more historical information about the park.
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Yosemite Tour
Kimberly_F
, Sep 2020
Although we couldn’t see anything in the Yosemite Valley due to smoke conditions from the Creek Fire, Mick did he best to try to find locations where we could try to get the best view, even if it was in silhouette. He was very knowledgeable and had great stories. We were the only ones on the tour, since the other couple canceled so Mick accommodated our request to eat our lunch at the Awanee Hotel. We had a great day, all things considered.
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