Total Yosemite Experience & Giant Sequoias Tour

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Discover two of California's top attractions in this amazing 2-day tour: enjoy an incredible experience in Yosemite Park, and explore the Alcatraz Islands while imagining yourself being imprisoned in the most famous federal penitentiary in US history!

Highlights
  • Explore the wonders that the Yosemite National Park has to offer with your expert guide
  • Enjoy an award-winning audio tour of Alcatraz with commentaries from the penitentiary's former prisoners and correctional officers
  • Alcatraz regularly sells out weeks in advance, book ahead of time to avoid missing this once of a lifetime experience!

Description

Day 1 - Yosemite Experience:

Make the most of your time in Yosemite National Park by starting early and traveling efficiently in a 15 Passenger Van or mini-bus.

Spend at least 5 hours inside Yosemite National Park and explore the beautiful wilderness of its deep valleys, waterfalls, giant sequoia trees and much more. When going through the Yosemite Valley, you will stop to see El Capitan, Half Dome, Yosemite Falls, Bridalveil Falls, Inspiration Point (aka the famous Tunnel View), and Yosemite Village.

We also drive to a higher altitude for a chance to hike (two mile roundtrip hike) in the evergreen forest to see the Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias - the world's largest living things.

After arriving back to San Francisco, you will get dropped off at your hotel. Get plenty of sleep to prepare yourself for the next day to see the most notorious federal penitentiary in US history - Alcatraz.

Day 2 - Alcatraz Island Tour:

The Alcatraz Island was once a lonely maximum security prison which housed America's most wanted criminals for 29 years, and whose population, including guards and staff, never rose above 500. Since 1973, when Alcatraz has been open to the public, it has become one of the most popular destinations for tourists visiting San Francisco.

Enjoy a ferry and ride across the San Francisco Bay to Alcatraz Island. Upon arrival into the prison, you will receive a headset for the audio presentation called "Doing Time: The Alcatraz Cell house Tour", which includes 45 minutes of recordings of actual guards and inmates who lived and worked on the Island. Also learn interesting facts about the island, such as that Alcatraz was not only used as a prison but also as a harbor defense fort during the civil war and before then, was America's first lighthouse on the West Coast. At the en of your tour, you will get to explore the Island at your own pace before taking the ferry back to San Francisco!

Approximate activity Schedule:

Day 1:

  • 6:00 - Pick-up from your hotel in downtown or Fisherman's Wharf area.

  • 7:00 - Pick-up from West Oakland Bart Station pickup (if necessary).

  • 7:20 - Pick-up from Dublin/Pleasanton Bart Station pickup (if necessary).

  • 7:40 - Continue East, see the windmills and descend into the San Joaquin valley where you'll stop for a break and a snack.

  • 9:15 - Begin the drive into the foothills, through the gold country, and up into the Sierra Nevada range and Yosemite National Park.

  • 11:00 - Explore Yosemite's many amazing sights with an informative narrated valley tour from your guide. Or you can drive to the trail for a hike (two mile roundtrip hike) to the Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, if the weather allows it.

  • 13:00 - Be amazed by Bridalveil Falls, El Capitan, Inspiration Point, Half Dome, Yosemite Falls and more! Enjoy a mini-hike and plenty of photo stops around the Yosemite Valley.

  • 14:30 - Enjoy some free time in the Yosemite Valley where you can visit the gift shops, have a relaxing hot meal or get food to go. Walk to the middle of the valley, up to the river banks, or get up close to the tallest waterfall in North America, Yosemite Falls.

  • 15:30 - Start the return trip, descending from the Sierras, with more great scenery as we follow the sun to the west.

  • 16:00 - Stop for a break, a stretch, and a bite to eat.

  • 18:00 - Continue back to San Francisco, enjoying views of the sunset over the East Bay hills, or the Peninsula and the city lights.

  • 18:30 - The Yosemite tour ends at your San Francisco Hotel front door.

Day 2:

  • Please meet at Pier 33 - Embarcadero Street.

  • Departing times: Usually between 9:00 and 10:00, but the times may vary. Guest will be advised about the time reserved for them once they call to reconfirm booking.

  • The ferry ride from San Francisco to the island takes approximately 10-15 minutes.

  • Upon arrival, a brief presentation of the island's history and guide to touring the prison is given. An audio tour is provided on entrance of the cell house.

  • It takes about 2 hours and a half to do the full tour.

  • You get to leave when you want.

  • The ferry leaves roughly every thirty minutes.

Includes

  • Guide

  • Admission
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Duration: 13:30 - 15 hour(s)
Available: Daily
Pick-up: Available
Inclusions: Guide / Admission

Schedule

  • 06:00

    Pick-up from Downtown San Francisco & Fisherman's Warf Hotels

  • 07:00

    Drive to Yosemite National Park (4 hrs)

    Head east and enjoy the views as you drive through the San Joaquin Valley and be sure to pick-up breakfast and lunch along the way.

  • 11:00

    Nature Walk & Yosemite Exploration (2 hrs)

    Upon your arrival at Yosemite National Park, explore its many spectacular sights with your expert tour guide.

  • 13:00

    Sightseeing Tour of Yosemite's Popular Destinations (1.5 hrs)

    Get ready for picture perfect stops to Bridal Falls, El Capitan, Inspiration Point and Half Dome. Also, partake in a mini-hike around the beautiful Yosemite Valley.

  • 13:30

    Free Time at Yosemite (1 hr)

    Explore the Valley at your leisure. Go for a quick shopping, savor an exceptional meal or just trek to the middle of the valley up to the river banks to see the Yosemite Falls, the tallest waterfall in all of North America.

  • 14:30

    Drive & Explore the Sierra Redwoods (2.5 hrs)

    The return trip will take you on a scenic ride past the Sierras.

  • 17:00

    Break (30 min)

    Stop for a quick break to stretch or grab a bite to eat.

  • 17:30

    Drive to San Francisco (3 hrs)

  • 20:00

    Drop-off

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Alcatraz Combo Package
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After the Yosemite tour, head to Pier 33 and ride the ferry across the bay to Alcatraz Island. Your Alcatraz Tour begins with a 45 minute audio presentation "Doing Time: The Alcatraz Cell house Tour," featuring recordings of actual guards and inmates who lived and worked on the Island. Once your Alcatraz Audio Tour is finished, explore Alcatraz Island as long want on your own.

Available: Daily
Pick-up: Available
Inclusions: Guide / Alcatraz Tour / Admission

Schedule

  • Day 1
  • 06:00

    Pick-up from Downtown San Francisco & Fisherman's Warf Hotels

  • 07:00

    Drive to Yosemite National Park (4 hrs)

    Head east and enjoy the views as you drive through the San Joaquin Valley and be sure to pick-up breakfast and lunch along the way.

  • 11:00

    Nature Walk & Yosemite Exploration (2 hrs)

    Upon your arrival at Yosemite National Park, explore its many spectacular sights with your expert tour guide.

  • 13:00

    Sightseeing Tour of Yosemite's Popular Destinations (1.5 hrs)

    Get ready for picture perfect stops to Bridal Falls, El Capitan, Half Dome and Yosemite Falls.

  • 13:30

    Free Time at Yosemite (30 mins)

    Explore the Valley at your leisure. Go for a quick shopping, savor an exceptional meal or just trek to the middle of the valley up to the river banks to see the Yosemite Falls, the tallest waterfall in all of North America.

  • 14:30

    Drive & Explore the Sierra Redwoods (2.5 hrs)

    The return trip will take you on a scenic ride past the Sierras.

  • 17:00

    Break (30 min)

    Stop for a quick break to stretch or grab a bite to eat.

  • 17:30

    Drive to San Francisco (4 hrs)

  • 20:00

    Drop-off

  • Day 2
  • Check-in at Pier 33

    Tour are available at 9:00AM, 9:30AM, 10:00AM and 10:30AM.

  • Ferry Ride to Alcatraz (15 mins)

  • Alcatraz Guided Tour (2.5 hrs)

    Upon your arrival on the island, learn all about its rich history through a brief presentation and an expert guide. Also, an audio tour will be provided when you enter the cell house to give you a recorded commentary from the inmates and prison guards who used to reside in the notorious island.

  • Free Time at Alcatraz (Varies)

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Notes

Restriction(s)
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  • The buses are only able to accommodate collapsible wheelchairs that fold flat. Please indicate during booking if you are bringing a wheelchair on the tour so that the driver can be notified.

  • For the child's safety on the tour vehicles, it is required that participants bring a child safety seat for all children that are eight years old and below or less than 4 ft 9 in (145 cm).

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

  • Children of all ages can participate in this activity.

Alcatraz Combo Package
  • The Alcatraz Tour cannot be done on the same day as the Yosemite tour.

Required Items to Bring & Attire
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  • A valid government-issued photo ID

  • Walking shoes

  • Sunglasses

  • Camera

  • Insect repellent

  • Sweatshirt / light jacket

Requirement(s) - Others
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  • Please call the activity provider the day before to reconfirm your booking. Your voucher has the necessary contact information listed.

Additional Note(s)
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  • Hiking in the Giant Sequoia forest may not be available if there is a large amount of snow, especially between October and May.

  • Gratuity is not included in the price.

  • Meals are not included in the price.

  • Drinks and meals are available for purchase

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  • Any cancellations made between 4 business days (18:00:00 local time) to business days (18:00:00 local time) prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

  • Any cancellations made after the booking confirmation date will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

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