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2-Day Yosemite, Hearst Castle Tour from San Francisco

  • Tour code: 452-465
  • Available: Tue, Sat (03/04/2017-11/21/2017 ), 11/23/2017
  • Depart from: San Francisco, CA; San Jose, CA; Richmond, CA; Cupertino, CA; Burlingame, CA; Milpitas, CA; Oakland, CA
  • Duration: 2 Days 1 Night
From USD$208

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Highlights:

Visit Yosemite National Park (Tunnel View, Bridalveil Falls, El Captain, Merced River, Yosemite Falls, Half Dome) and Hearst Castle. 1-night hotel accommodations. Round trip transportation and tour guide.

Pricing Details

Single: $258
Double (/Person): $208
Third Person Adult: $178
Child (Age 2-12): $128
Fourth Person Adult: $178
Child (Age 2-12): $128

Note: *Price in USD is based on the lowest price per person per room over the next 30 days. Exact prices are displayed when you select a date.

  • Children policy: Child rates apply to those who are 2-12 years and sharing one room with at least 2 adults. Please note each hotel room can only accommodate 4 guests (adults or children regardless of age). Child under 8 years needs to bring own child seats, if not rental fee applied.
    3rd, 4th person or child must share with the 1st & 2nd travelers in the same room (2 double beds). Extra beds, extra items and services (such as extra toiletries and towels) will not be provided.
  • Infant Rate: A separate seat is required for infants and infant rate ($25/day) apply to those under 2 years old (*rate does not include any admission fees)
  • Hotel rooms are typically designed and equipped for two travelers. They usually feature a queen- or king-sized bed or two double beds, which are meant to provide adequate comfort for two travelers. And if your tour overnight at Los Angeles or Las Vegas, please book it at least 3 days before departure, or you'll pay the addtional resort fees and have no group discount..

Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1 San Francisco - Yosemite National Park - Fresno(270 miles)
  • Day 2 Fresno - San Simeon - Bay Area(309 miles)
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Day 1 San Francisco - Yosemite National Park - Fresno(270 miles)

We will depart from San Francisco and drive to Yosemite National Park, one of the most famous scenic spots in the United States. Here, we will get to see Tunnel View, Bridal Veil Falls, El Capitan, the Merced River, Yosemite Falls, and Half Dome. We will spend the night in Fresno.

Yosemite National Park in central California is best known for the amazing granite cliffs of the Yosemite Valley as well as the towering Yosemite Falls and Sequoias. Millions of people every year journey to this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  • Always Visit
    This is one of Yosemite's most popular outlooks, often the first landmark that visitors come to. INear, Wawona Tunnel, it was renovated in 2008.
  • Always Visit
    Bridal Veil Falls are one of Yosemite's most famous geological formations, a 617-foot waterfall that flows all year round. When the wind blows strongly enough, the waterfall appears to be falling sideways.
  • Always Visit
    El Capitan is the largest granite monolith in the world, rising about 3,000 feet above the ground, featuring notoriously difficult climbing routes that even the most experienced climbers find challenging.
  • Always Visit
    Running from the Sierra Nevada to Central Valley in California, the Merced River cuts through Yosemite National Park, and offers visitors excellent hiking trails along its banks or whitewater rafting trips through its rapids.
  • Always Visit
    This breathtaking system of waterfall is the tallest in North America at roughly 2,425 feet, and one of Yosemite National Parks most popular attractions. It is divided into three sections: the Upper Falls, Middle Cascades, and Lower Falls.
  • Always Visit
    The Half Dome is known the world over as a challenging and rewarding hiking and mountain climbing location. It is an iconic image of Yosemite. Visitors hoping to reach the summit should come prepared for an arduous trek.
Standard Hotel: Park Inn by Radisson Fresno/Holiday Inn Fresno Airport or similar

Day 2 Fresno - San Simeon - Bay Area(309 miles)

Visit Hearst Castle in San Simeon, once the home of the media mogul William Randolph Hearst. The construction of the castle began in 1920 and was not yet completed when Hearst passed away in 1951. This castle, with its private zoo and celebrated antiques, occupies an area of 137 acres. In 1958, Hearst's children donated the castle to the state of California, and it became a public treasure.
Then return back to Bay Area.

  • Always Visit
    Hearst Castle is a mansion located on the central coast of California that is a National Historic Landmark. Built in 1919 for William Randolph Hearst, the mansion is more than 90,000 square feet in area.
    Admission (Included): Adult $25; Child (5-12 yrs) $12; Grand Rooms Tour|Opening Hours: May - Sep 8:00am - 6:00pm, Oct - Feb 9:00am - 5:00pm

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The purchase of any travel services represents your acceptance Terms & Conditions set out herein. Please ensure that you read carefully and understand these Terms & Conditions prior to booking.

Booking changes
A fee may be charged for any revision or alteration made to a reservation after the booking is confirmed. Name changes or corrections may be treated as a cancellation and cancellation fees will apply. A change of tour date or tour itinerary may be treated as a cancellation, and normal cancellation fees will apply. No change in pick-up location is allowed within 2 business days from departure. We are not responsible for the missed tour due to unconfirmed change in pick up locations.

Cancellations and Alteration fees
Regardless of reason, cancellations result in costly charges from our travel and hotel providers covering penalties and fees incurred by canceling confirmed and pending bookings. Therefore, cancellation penalties and or fees will apply. Time of cancellation will be determined when notice is received and confirmed by our office. Notice of cancellation must be made directly to Taketours through web mail at Contact Us. Your refund request will be answered and processed promptly. If you do not receive any reply within 2 business days, that means your request is not received successfully; thus, the tour status remains "confirmed". Please contact us immediately at 617.500.7002.
(Notification day and departure day are not counted)

Itinerary Variations
We constantly strives to improve tour itineraries and features. If such improvements can be made, or unforeseen circumstances beyond our control make changes necessary - we reserve the right to vary itineraries and to substitute hotels. At certain peak periods duplicate departures may operate, and sometimes in reverse order in which case hotels may vary from those stated on the itinerary pages.

Tour Cancellation
We reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule any tour departure in accordance with operating requirements (e.g. minimum number of passengers) or circumstances beyond its control. If cancellation is made any time prior to departure* of the tour, Taketours' only liability will be to refund to the passenger the amount it has received for the tour booking. We will try to re-book the same or similar tour. Please note that we are not liable for any cancellation penalties incurred on any other travel arrangements including air tickets purchased separately from customers.

We are not responsible for any other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Nupur on 2016-09-06

Took this tour on 3rd September with my cousin. Overall nice experience with some amazing views. They stopped the bus at some nice places where you can find veg and non veg both options for Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner. Schedule was little tight but that was fine.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Girija on 2015-06-22

Very nice tour and we had a great tour guide. This is my third tour with TakeTours, and for the first time had a tour guide who took the time in explaining in detail both in Mandarin and English - very considerate. Wish we had more time in Yosemite. Hearst Castle trip is nice but we were rushed to return to our destination earlier than planned. Also it is recommend to show the film first before the actual visit up to the castle.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: TARINI on 2015-06-05

Highly satisfied tour guide, very friendly, worth the trip, value for your money....

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Neeraj on 2015-05-27

It was really a great experience, and I loved the tour guide.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Amol on 2015-04-08

The tour was well organized. Time spent at Yosemite was very short. The Hearst Castle was a great experience. Overall experience was "GOOD"

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: moon on 2013-07-17

The trip was nothing but peace of mind, relaxing and comforting. From the driver to our tour guide, , they are both very respectful of our needs. I will highly recommend TakeTours to my relatives and friends. To let you know more, its my second trip with your company this year. Rest assured, next trip I will not hesitate to go with them!

 

Posted by: Lakshmi on 2012-08-22

The Trip was so Cool and We had a very Good time. The Guide ensured that he walked us through all the important spots in the Tour places and facilitated us with the Food recommendations and others specials in the locations The Time spent at Yosemite is a little less but still we enjoyed the tour a lot. If we could have the Lunch/complimentary Breakfast included in this package, that would add on to the show....and can also save some time in halting for lunch ;)

 

Posted by: Hazel on 2012-02-29

The trip was great. We were in a big bus for the Yosemite trip and since there were only 3 of us going to Hearst Castle, we were moved to a big van. We had a lot of time at the castle and it was a great experience.

 

Posted by: Dav on 2011-09-10

I love it... what a great way spend time in shot weekend. need more time in Yosemite Park, but next day at Hearst Castle was great. this is my second time with this tour.. will do it again.

 

Posted by: Li on 2011-08-15

I have sent my parents to the trip and they liked it a lot! The 2-day trip was exactly what they were looking for. Nice touring arrangement for the elderly - relaxing and saw a lot. The only problem is they don't speak English so they totally relied on the guide to explain things. It would be better if the guide can offer more information about the sights in Mandarin.

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