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2-Day Yosemite, Hearst Castle Tour from San Francisco

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

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.

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.

Admission (Mandatory): Adult $20; Child $20
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

  • 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 (Mandatory): Adult $33; Child (5-12 yrs) $20; Senior $33; Grand Rooms Tour

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

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I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Jan on 2019-07-16

This tour was incredible! Seeing the falls after waiting two and a half months to three months was very well worth the wait! Our tour guide Phyllis Lee is very knowledgeable and helpful with information.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Niharika on 2019-07-01

This was a nice tour for a reasonable rate. We had a really nice time, the tour guide was very helpful.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Sumeet on 2019-03-24

I booked this tour for my cousin and his wife. I was initially skeptical, but went ahead and booked it. They really enjoyed this tour. I also booked a one day Napa Valley tour and that was fun too.

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!

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