2-Day Yosemite, Hearst Castle Tour from San Francisco

  • Tour code: 452-465
  • Available: Tue, Sat; Thanksgiving Day
  • Depart from: San Francisco, CA; San Jose, CA; Cupertino, CA; Burlingame, CA; Oakland, CA; Milpitas, CA
  • Duration: 2 Days 1 Night
From USD$238

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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: $278
Double (/Person): $238
Third Person Adult: $188
Child (Age 2-11): $128
Fourth Person Adult: $188
Child (Age 2-11): $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 2-11 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..
  • San Francisco Hotel Surcharge: Due to convention in San Francisco (check-in dates in Bay Area on Jan 29-31, Mar 19-22, Apr 15-19, May 17-21, Jul 9-11, Aug 8-10, Sep 23-27, Oct 3-5, 12-15, 27-31 and Nov 1, 9-11), Hotel may not available and we will find other hotels. Please note surcharge may apply, we will notify you of any price change and await your acceptance.
  • A separate seat is required for child who is 0-8 yrs old. Please bring it on your own or rent it from us, the rental fee for the safety seat is $25/person/day.

Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1 San Francisco - Yosemite National Park - Fresno(228 miles)
  • Day 2 Fresno - San Simeon - Bay Area(270 miles)
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Day 1 San Francisco - Yosemite National Park - Fresno(228 miles)

We will depart from San Francisco and drive to Yosemite National Park. 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.
In case of snow in Yosemite, Death Valley is the alternative with no objection. Overnight stay in Los Angeles.

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: Wyndham Garden Hotel Airport/Piccadilly Hotel Airport or similar

Day 2 Fresno - San Simeon - Bay Area(270 miles)

We wil visit Hearst Castle in San Simeon, once the home of the media mogul William Randolph Hearst. Then we will return back to Bay Area.

San Simeon is a town on the Pacific coast of San Luis Obispo County, California. Its position along State Route 1 is approximately halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, each of those cities being roughly 230 miles (370 km) away. A key feature of the area is Hearst Castle.

  • 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 $33; Child (5-12 yrs) $25; Grand Rooms Tour|Opening Hours: May - Sep 8:00am - 6:00pm, Oct - Feb 9:00am - 5:00pm

*Return time is an estimate and varies based on traffic and weather conditions.

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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: Yogesh on 2018-05-29

Excellent tour. Tour Guide of Hearst Castle was very helpful and knowledgeable. I will highly recommend this tour.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: meiying on 2017-12-25

Overall a good trip. Guide and driver are good which they provide adequate information. Travel time is longer than sightseeing time but this is not avoidable. Good for solo traveler as your mind is free and can just sit back and relax without hassle. No need to worry the risk and transportation to travel between the locations. Hearst Castle trip is nice but suggest that we could have time to watch the film first before the actual visit up to the castle.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Rakesh on 2017-11-21

trip was good overall, had good time at yosemite and hearst castle. Tour Guide was very informative and cautious about each one taking tour. One drawback travel time was more than sightseeing, but for solo travellers it will help to join a group and go around one more suggestion, it would be good if we are given flexibility to roam around in hearst castle(during my trip we had time but was asked to complete tour in 1hour) and we reached early to destination by 1 hour which could have been utilized to explore more on 2nd day.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Watchara on 2017-11-15

This tour is great. It's wonderful scenic view. Guide have strong service mind.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Huong on 2017-11-05

We enjoyed the tour very much. The tour guide is extremely helpful. She dropped us home by her own car when she knew that our home is on her way. Wish we could spend the night near Yosemite and water should be offered on the bus.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Ramyogananth on 2017-09-11

It was a good trip overall. the accommodation was very good. The Guide in first day was good. Second day to Hearst Castle they put us in a small van which was little inconvenience as the space was crumpled. The second day could have had some more additional places as we had lot of time. Most of the time was spend in traveling which could have been avoided.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: FEIFEI on 2017-08-29

very professional service. My parents speak Chinese only and no English. They had no problem enjoying the tours and getting around. Highly recommend!

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Jitender on 2017-07-31

They are very well organized and punctual. They know the routes and spots. In this particular tour the main attractions is Hearst Castle not Yosemite. The main attraction they cover in Yosemite is the lower water fall. You will have 30 minutes which is just time to go to the water fall and come back. They will stop at 3-4 spots, for 15-20 minutes, where you can get some good photos. In Hearst Castle you will spend 1 hour on a guided tour and 1 hour exploring. The tour is good if you have limited time.

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.

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