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From San Francisco: 2-Day Monterey & Yosemite Tour

Product ID: 392797
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Join this small group tour to Monterey and Yosemite National Park. Experience the breathtaking natural beauty of Northern California in just 2 days.
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Duration: 2 days
Starting time 8:00 AM
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Pickup optional

Pickup is available from select San Francisco hotels. If pickup is not available from your hotel, please choose the option to meet your tour at the local operator's office located in downtown San Francisco.

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  • Cruise along California’s coastline through Highway 1
  • Explore the coastal towns of Monterey and Carmel
  • Discover Yosemite National Park and its Giant Sequoias grove
  • Get stunning views of Half Dome and El Capitan in Yosemite
  • Stay overnight near Yosemite Valley
Full description
Explore the beauty of Northern California in just 2 days with a trip to the coastal towns of Monterey and Carmel on the first day and Yosemite National Park on the second day. Get the most out of your trip on this small-group guided tour.

Day 1
Start your day with a convenient hotel pickup and drive along the scenic Pacific Coast Highway. Pass coastal mountains overlooking turquoise waters and sandy beaches, where windsurfers ride the waves.  Watch sea lions enjoying the warm sun on the rocks.

Discover Monterey‘s Cannery Row, made famous by Steinbeck‘s novels. Browse the boutique shops or enjoy a famous fish delicacy offered by the many restaurants dotting the shoreline. Next, continue along Pacific Grove and onto the 17-Mile Drive, stopping along the way to photograph famous landmarks like Pebble Beach golf club and the lone cypress tree. Stop in Carmel, considered one of the most beautiful villages along the pacific coast, before heading inland through the San Joaquin valley to the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Spend the night in Oakhurst, just outside Yosemite National Park.

Day 2
Start the second day by entering Yosemite National Park through the Mariposa Grove of giant sequoias. Walk through this ancient forest of 3000-year-old trees that can reach 36 feet in diameter. Continue to the famous Yosemite Valley Tunnel View, featuring views of Yosemite's famous granite cliffs, carved out by ancient glaciers. Take a walk, a swim, or a bike ride around the base of Yosemite Falls. Enjoy your free afternoon to discover this spectacular park before heading back to San Francisco, where you will be dropped off around 8 PM.
  • Transport by luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi and power outlets
  • 17-Mile Drive entrance
  • Yosemite Park entrance
  • 1 night accommodation near Yosemite National Park (Maximum of two people per room)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from select San Francisco hotels
What’s Not Included
  • Tips (optional)
  • Food and beverages (Stops will be made to purchase food)
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium tickets

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet the tour at the local tour operator's office, located at 478 Post Street, San Francisco, CA, 94102. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start of your tour.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Jacket
  • Pillow
Know before you go
• Only single or double rooms are available for your overnight stay.
• If traveling with a party of 3 or more, or desire to have separate rooms, please make separate bookings
• Luggage is limited to one piece and a small carry on per person
• This activity will have a maximum of 15 passengers
• This activity is stroller accessible
• Pickup is included at select San Francisco hotels. If pickup is not included at your hotel, please choose the option to meet at the local tour operator's office, located in downtown San Francisco

From US$ 495 per person

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Gray Line San Francisco

Product ID: 392797