Central Valley, California
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  • Yosemite Valley, Giant Sequoias and Glacier Point Tour

    1. Yosemite Valley, Giant Sequoias and Glacier Point Tour

    Discover the best that Yosemite National Park has to offer by joining a small-group tour led by a knowledgeable tour guide. Depart from either El Portal on highway 140 or Oakhurst on highway 41 and embark on a tour that showcases the awe-inspiring landmarks of Yosemite. Sit back and relax as your tour guide drives you towards Yosemite National Park. Arrive at Tunnel View to witness the most famous viewpoint in Yosemite Valley, El Capital, and Half Dome. Then, go towards Glacier Point where you’ll see breathtaking views of Half Dome, Vernal Falls, Nevada Falls, and more. Head back towards Yosemite Valley and make a photo stop at Yosemite Falls. Around noon, stop at the peaceful Cathedral Beach where you’ll get to enjoy an included boxed lunch. After, get ready to do more exploring. Head towards the Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias where you will spend 2 hours hiking the 2.5 miles (4 k...

    Our Guide Phil was very knowledgeable and made the day very enjoyable. He told us lots of history and fun facts that we did not know. Took us to the most beautiful places in Yosemite and was right there to cheer us on when the hike got a little rough.

  • Yosemite National Park: Valley Orientation Tour

    2. Yosemite National Park: Valley Orientation Tour

    Witness the stunning beauty of Yosemite National Park by joining an eco-friendly, small group guided transportation. Choose between three convenient pickup locations covering hotels on Highway 41, 140 & 120. From there, we'll drive 30 - 60 minutes through beautiful Yosemite National Park to reach Yosemite Valley. On the way, your guide will expand your knowledge and expand your knowledge about the history and geology before stopping for photos of El Capitan, the world’s largest granite monolith. Your expert guide will provide a park orientation and a hiking briefing, so you’ll be all set to wander around Yosemite on your own. You will be dropped off either at Curry Village or Yosemite Valley Lodge in the park so you can start your free time.  During your free time of approximately 5 hours, you can explore Yosemite either by hiking its most famous trails or even get the chance to bik...

    We ask to be picked up from our hotel, the service representative was very nice but couldn't help us change the pick up location. Everything else was great!

  • Monterey: 17-Mile Drive Self-Guided Audio Tour

    3. Monterey: 17-Mile Drive Self-Guided Audio Tour

    Experience one of the most famous scenic drives in the world with a live GPS route and auto-playing narration for a complete hands-free and fully guided driving experience along the 17-Mile Drive. Simply download the app and drive hands-free like Google maps. On approaching an attraction, it’s photo pops up and you will hear its audio story, just like having a local guide sitting with you. The tour is developed by local tour guides, curated by creative writers, narrated by professional voice artists and put together using an award-winning platform. Start your tour at Spanish Bay. It is recommended to enter the 17-Mile Drive from Pacific Grove, then follow the directions towards the Inn at Spanish Bay, where you can stop for refreshments at the beach before continuing along the sandy beach at Spanish Bay and Point Joe, enjoying the ocean's soothing music as you drive along. At Point...

  • From San Francisco: Yosemite National Park

    4. From San Francisco: Yosemite National Park

    Travel through the Great Central Valley into the Sierra Foothills where Forty-Niners panned for Gold. Follow the beautiful Merced River to the majestic Sierra Nevada Mountains. Glaciers cut through these mountains forming spectacular granite monuments you will see throughout the park. Spend a total of 4 hours within the Yosemite National Park: 1-hour on a guided tour and 3 hours to explore on your own. There is the option of selecting a Chinese-speaking guide on certain days. Take advantage of the photo opportunities at: • El Capitan • Bridalveil Falls • Vernal Falls • Yosemite Falls • Cathedral Spires • Half Dome

    Well organized Lots to see in short period of time The tour guide Alex and driver weee excellent

  • Groveland: Yosemite National Park's Giant Sequoia Trees Tour

    5. Groveland: Yosemite National Park's Giant Sequoia Trees Tour

    Discover the towering granite cliffs and giant Sequoias of Yosemite National Park on this full-day tour. Learn about the history, geology and wildlife that make Yosemite Valley the jewel of the U.S. National Parks. Your tour begins with a pickup in Groveland, CA. Soon after entering Yosemite, you will experience the solitude of the Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias. You won’t doubt for a second that these are the largest living creatures on the planet. No picture does them justice, due to their immense height.  In winter, when conditions on the Tuolumne Grove trail are snow-covered or unsafe, the Giant Sequoias experience will be substituted with other attractions. Your heart will be racing as you enter Yosemite Valley and enjoy a stop at Inspiration Point, also known as Tunnel View. Take some selfies with El Capitan, Half Dome and Bridalveil Falls as your backdrop. During your free t...

    We are seniors on a road trip in California. We chose this bus tour so that my husband would not have to drive in Yosemite. We stayed in Groveland, and the tour from San Francisco picked us up there. The tour was just as described, and our guide/driver Alberto was outstanding. We knew in advance that physically we could not do the walk back up from the Sequoias, so we visited Kings Canyon and Sequoia on our own the previous day. There were many good photo opportunities of the best-known features and free time for those who could to explore more on their own. We had a good lunch there. The tour made it possible for us to visit Yosemite without stress.

  • From El Portal: Yosemite Sunset Hike at Sentinel Dome

    6. From El Portal: Yosemite Sunset Hike at Sentinel Dome

    Take in the stunning beauty of Yosemite National Park from 3,200 feet above the valley floor at sunset. Meet your guide and small group of maximum 10 people with a pickup from the Yosemite View Lodge located right at the western border of the park. Head into the park and up the mountain, past towering pines and fragrant incense cedars towards the Sentinel Dome Trailhead. From there, you'll leave the crowds behind as you hike up an easy, 1-mile (1.6-kilometer) trail to the top of the dome. Take once-in-a-lifetime photos of this UNESCO World Heritage Site with sweeping panoramic views of the glacier cut valley and massive granite monoliths. Admire breathtaking views from over 7,000 feet (2,230 meters) in elevation. Toast the magic hour with a glass of champagne and small bites as the last rays of the day fade into early evening. As you make your way back to the van, an expert guide will...

    was an excellent experience! Kate is absolutely awesome! she was patient and extremely informative. she answered all of our questions would absolutely do this again! views are once in a lifetime must do!!

  • From San Francisco: 2-Day Monterey & Yosemite Tour

    7. From San Francisco: 2-Day Monterey & Yosemite Tour

    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 bea...

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What people are saying about Central Valley, California

Our Guide Phil was very knowledgeable and made the day very enjoyable. He told us lots of history and fun facts that we did not know. Took us to the most beautiful places in Yosemite and was right there to cheer us on when the hike got a little rough.

The tour was excellent! Jeremy was knowledgeable and engaging. His knowledge of the history of the park was phenomenal. We arrived at the points in the park according to the itinerary. High recommend Jeremy!!!!

Well organized Lots to see in short period of time The tour guide Alex and driver weee excellent

very good experience with your company, staff very friendly and knowledgeable guide. Clean van

Our guide Kate was good in all aspects Friendly Knowledgeable