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Yosemite National Park: Full-Day Tour from Lake Tahoe

Product ID: 29959
Visit Yosemite National Park on a narrated full-day trip from South Lake Tahoe. Take a seasonal hike to Bridalveil Fall or Yosemite Falls. Travel by luxury mini-bus from site to site, stopping to take photos. Enjoy a picnic lunch in the valley.
About this activity
Duration: 14 hours
Starting time 5:30 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide

Pickup included

This tour departs from the following destinations: Lake Tahoe Vacation Resort at 5:30 AM, the bench on Ski Run Boulevard; Marriott Resorts at 5:35 AM, the bus stop on Highway 50 in front of Heavenly Gondola, next to Patagonia store; Mount Bleu hotel casino at 5:40 AM, Side/East entrance; Daggett Summit at the intersection of Highway 207 and Tramway Drive at 5:40 AM.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Hike to either Yosemite Falls or Bridalveil Fall
  • Enjoy a delicious picnic lunch at Cascade Falls
  • Marvel at the scenic locations and stunning nature
Full description
Enjoy traveling in a luxury 28-passenger mini bus to the High Sierra. You’ll leave South Lake Tahoe at 06:00 on the 3-hour drive to the main valley of Yosemite National Park.

This breathtaking adventure provides an unforgettable opportunity to savor the vast array of stunning High Sierra features made famous by the likes of John Muir, Teddy Roosevelt, and Ansel Adams.

The exclusive documentary tour includes a full-day of sightseeing in one of America’s favorite national parks, conducted by a Yosemite expert. The tour price includes transportation, the park admission fee, a delicious picnic lunch with an assortment of beverages, and a seasonal hike to the Bridalveil Fall or Yosemite Falls.

Spend around 6 hours in the park, driving from one scenic location to the next. You can exit the bus to admire the scenery and take photos at each stop. When you reach the main valley at around noon, you’ll enjoy a delicious picnic lunch.

On the way back the mini-bus will stop at O'Nelly Deli so you can have a bite to eat and something to drink. You’ll arrive in South Lake Tahoe at around 20:00.
  • Park fee
  • Private tour of the park
  • Lunch, snacks, and drinks
  • Nature walk to Bridalveil Fall or Yosemite Falls
What’s Not Included
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities for the driver

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• The dress code is smart casual. It is warmer in Yosemite Valley so don't overdress
• This tour is not recommended for children aged 3 and under
• Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered a full refund
• This tour is not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions
• A small amount of walking is involved
• Unfortunately due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not wheelchair accessible and is not recommended for those with limited mobility
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 47 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.8 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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Gorgeous day! Breathtaking views.

The weather couldn't have been better nor could the views have been more breathtaking. Snowshoe John was an excellent guide, host, and driver. Prepare yourself for some white-knuckle mountain roads with steep drop-offs. Many of the bathrooms in the park do not have running water and are very smelly. Just be prepared for the slight inconvenience. The beautiful landscapes, rock formations, lakes, and forests are not to be missed! So glad that we went on this trip!

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September 8, 2018

Smowshoe John gives a fantastic trip!

We loved the picnic lunch and special photo spots. Despite a late start due to weather conditions we were able to see all we wanted to see and got great photos. We trusted his driving on the mountain roads and give him 5 stars. I would definitely ask for him again.

October 22, 2016

The tour was great, lots of stops for photo. Could of had less info.

Our tour drive did a great job of showing us all the wonderful sites in Yosemite. He stopped a lot of places and we and took great photos. Breakfast and lunch was fine. My only complaint was that the tour guide talked the entire time. We had no down time to look quietly at the scenery. He also is a huge advocate for rock climbing and talked about that throughout the whole tour, and about his friend who passed away recently do to an accident. I recently lost 2 family members and it was kind of depressing for me, since I was using this trip to embrace the beauty of nature and heal myself of my losses. Other than that it was very beautiful and I'm glad I took the tour.

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October 17, 2016

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Product ID: 29959