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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
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iconOffered in: English
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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
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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
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
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
  • OPERATED BY Crossroads Tours
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 cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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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 travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travellers 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 sanitisation during Full-Day Small Group Yosemite & Glacier Point Tour Including Hotel Pickup?
A:The policies on sanitisation are:

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
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.

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Traveller 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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star-5
Wonderful day in Yosemite
Steve_R
, Jul. 2022
We had a wonderful hike at Vernal Falls. The guide gave us a special way to get there and it made it a great hike!
star-5
Great time
kimberly_l
, Jul. 2022
It was a perfect way to see Yosemite. The 2 hikes werent to bad if you arent use to hiking. Our guide was friendly and informative. All around good trip.
star-1
Misrepresented tour
Alex_M
, Jul. 2022
Very disappointing - we were only told on the day that the "Glacier Point" part of the tour wasn't available, despite being in contact with Viator & the tour company multiple times. Really sad.
star-5
Great tour, fabulous guide (Laura)
Jeanne_T
, Jul. 2022
We really enjoyed our trip to Yosemite. We had a fabulous Guide named Laura who made the trip really great. Glacier point was closed for the season but she took us to really nice stops. We loved all of it and we highly recommend this tour!
star-5
Awesome trip
Swati_D
, Jun. 2022
Everything was fantastic. No complaints. Our guide Julie was the best. She was knowledgeable n kind. Loved every moment of the trip
star-5
Seeing a bear
Dan_S
, Jun. 2022
Seeing a bear in the redwood grove. That was my highlight! Seeing the different waterfalls was also awesome!
star-5
Wonderful One Day Option!
Katherine_M
, Jun. 2022
If you only have one day in Yosemite, this is such a great choice for a family! We saw so many wonderful things in such a short period of time!
star-5
An Amazing Experience!
Dean_B
, Jun. 2022
We had a wonderful time. Our tour guide, Laurie did a great job and shared a lot of history. Lots of memories made.
icon Response from Host , Jun. 2022
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star-5
The whole experience was...
Marcia_M
, Jun. 2022
The whole experience was wonderful there was no one experience I liked more than the other. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and caring. She brought the whole experience to life. Thank you Laura!
icon Response from Host , Jun. 2022
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star-5
An amazing experience
Theresa_D
, Jun. 2022
Our guide Julie was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. She took us to places we never would have found by ourselves. Well worth doing.
icon Response from Host , Jun. 2022
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star-5
Daniel is a very good...
JosLuis_G
, Jun. 2022
Daniel is a very good guide and we had a great trip with him, we will recomend him to anyone who wishes to learn the history of the region.
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-5
Awesome
DennisSaldana
, Jun. 2022
The group gel wonderful, London, Ohio, and Southern California. Our driver, James, he is very knowledgeable, flexible and great personality. We had a blast with his humor and great personality. Looking forward for the next one.
star-4
Good experience if you’re...
ANGELICA_N
, Jun. 2022
Good experience if you’re on a time crunch and want to see as much of the park as possible in one day. The tour guide was a little too chatty for our liking but overall was tolerable.
star-5
Fantastic tour with Laura
Rebecca_M
, Jun. 2022
Laura is fantastic! We visited all the sights in the Yosemite Valley, plus Mariposa Grove, the Wawona Hotel, and the Pioneer History Center. We learned about the history of the park and heard fun stories about Laura’s time as an employee. Highly recommend!
icon Response from Host , Jun. 2022
Thank you for your kind words
star-5
Our tour guide/driver,...
MariaTeresa_J
, Jun. 2022
Our tour guide/driver, Juli w/o an e, is excellent and knowledgeable. The group we are with are beautiful and fun people. The valley floor is beautiful and so much to see. Took a lot of picture. Planning to come back and explore other area of the park. Maria J.
icon Response from Host , Jun. 2022
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star-5
Yosemite Tour
Sarah_P
, May 2022
our tour guide was julie and she was the absolute best. she was so informative about everything that we saw and so friendly. she was so well prepared with water soda and snacks for all of us which was great for such a long day. we had a great time and would highly recommend this company and Julie specifically.
icon Response from Host , Jun. 2022
Thank you for your kind words
star-2
Full Day Yosemite...
Lea_C
, May 2022
Full Day Yosemite tour,5/26/22 Could have been an unforgettable experience if not for the unresolved air conditioning problem. Our tour guide ( Ron? Rob)) and driver were both very nice and knowledgeable but were helpless in resolving the major air conditioning issue. Majority of the passengers were seniors, some with difficulty handling the heat inside an enclosed bus - no adequate ventilation when the cooling system didn't work for hours on end. Some passengers almost had a medical disaster which actually ruined their experience. Wondering why we didn't have a back up tour bus at least, before lunch.
icon Response from Host , Jun. 2022
Automobiles seem to have their own mind. We have been here for 28 years and I have travelled to the park hundreds of times. We will always see the vehicles broken down on the side of the road for one reason or another. It is never intentional to make our guests uncomfortable or our employees go through the hot day like that. But sometimes things do happen and we apologize to you for that day. I am glad to know you liked the park and our guide and driver. Please give us a call so we can send you a gift certificate for the inconvenience caused to you. Please let us know if you are visiting again so we can offer you a good sizable discount on your trip as well. thanks
star-5
Wonderful tour! Okay
Kim_P
, May 2022
Rob was great! He gave us a nice history of Yosemite. We had a great day! We got to see climbers. Nice lunch included. Would recommend!
icon Response from Host , Jun. 2022
Thank you for your kind words
star-5
Best Day in the park!
Sompop_N
, May 2022
This was an excellent way to get an orientation to the park and hit most of the highlights. If you only have one way - THIS is absolutely the way to go. You will be tired at the end of the day - over 10k steps but even the older members of our group had no trouble. The nice thing about this trip is that you don’t have to worry about finding parking or directions or reservations for the park or finding food or drinks. You are fully taken care of - which was worth every penny. Highy recommend!
icon Response from Host , Jun. 2022
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star-5
It was beautiful and our...
Charla_M
, May 2022
It was beautiful and our guide, Laura was engaging, friendly, knowledgeable and made my first experience at Yosemite one of the best travel experiences ever. It was organized and well planned, exceeding my expectations.
icon Response from Host , Jun. 2022
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