Why We Love This Tour

“Winter is the most underrated time of year, which means you essentially get the park to yourself amongst towering waterfalls and snow-capped peaks. My favorite photo from the famous Tunnel View was of snow dusted trees and a frozen Bridalveil Fall.”

– Nicole Stratman
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Tour Highlights

  • 2 Wintery days in Yosemite
  • El Capitan & Half Dome in the winter
  • Yosemite Valley blanketed in snow
  • Tunnel View of a winter wonderland
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Retail Price: $429

Web Price: $399

*Tent cabin. Single, triple, and quad occupancy pricing available. Rates for tours beyond this season may have adjusted pricing; see booking page for exact rates.

Winter Tunnel View
Take in the solitude and serenity of this snowy landscape from Tunnel View
Experience the magic of Yosemite in winter
Experience the magic of Yosemite in winter
Family Ice Skating at Curry Village
Ice Skating in the heart of Yosemite Valley is a memory that will last a lifetime!
Stay comfortably in the newly-remodeled eco-friendly rooms at Yosemite Lodge!
Stay comfortably in newly-remodeled eco-friendly rooms at Yosemite Lodge!

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Lodging Options

MAJESTIC HOTEL

Prices start at $659 double occ*

Majestic hotel interior

Named one of the best places to spend the holidays, this historic hotel is centrally located in the Yosemite Valley and offers luxurious accommodations with either one king or two double beds, wifi, flat screen TV and a refrigerator. In the morning before exploring, head on down to their famous brunch buffet in the lounge, and enjoy sipping your coffee in front of the very fireplace where President Theodore Roosevelt sat on many vacations of his own.

*Single, triple, and quad occupancy rates available.

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Yosemite Valley Lodge

Prices start at $533 double occ*

Yosemite Valley Lodge

Stay in comfortable lodging inside the park, with the iconic valley only steps away from your door!

*Single, triple, and quad occupancy rates available.

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Yosemite Half Dome Village Heated Tent Cabins

Prices start at $399 double occ*

Yosemite Heated Tent Cabins

Stay cozy and warm in these rustic tents – only a few feet away from ice skating and other fun Yosemite Village activities!

*Single, triple, and quad occupancy rates available.

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** Yosemite WinterTour Scheduling Tip: Accommodations in Yosemite park are in very high demand (especially around the holidays), and space on this tour fills up fast! We recommend that you make your reservation far in advance of your intended travel date in order to secure the style of accommodations you want. If your intended accommodation is NOT available, we will try our best to help find something for you.

Overview

Yosemite Winter Overnight Tour

Join our 2 Day Yosemite Winter Tour. Immerse yourself in the beauty and solitude of Yosemite National Park in the winter season and run away with us for two days of crisp, fresh mountain air. Here you’ll witness a Yosemite that few tourists get to see: towering granite monoliths blanketed in snow and magnificent waterfalls frozen in time.

At night, kick back with a warm drink, arrange a twilight or night hike, or hear stories told fireside at the historic Majestic Hotel and sleep comfortably in the Majestic Hotel, Yosemite Lodge at the Falls or in a heated tent cabin right in Half Dome Village. During your free time, you’ll have the flexibility to craft your own experience: hike some of the valley trails, join a ranger program, go snowshoeing, ice skate, or take a guided tour of the valley floor. Only the explorer who visits Yosemite National Park in the winter months will truly understand the exquisite silence and majestic views that endeared travelers like John Muir, Ansel Adams, and Theodore Roosevelt to this astounding landscape.

**Note: Some activities are not accessible in extreme weather or due to road closures. Every attempt will be made to find comparable activities if these options are not available during your trip.**This tour runs daily, November-March. See our Yosemite Experience 2 Day Hotel Tour for summer-season overnights in Yosemite.

 

Itinerary

SAMPLE ITINERARY – DAY 1

6:00 – 7:00am: Make your way to your assigned pickup location to meet your guide. Please read our FAQ for details.

7:00 – 11:30am: Cross the Bay Bridge and see Alcatraz and Angel Island. Travel through Oakland and the East Bay, then on to the Central Valley. There will be a quick stop at a local fruit stand to pick up some fresh produce and an opportunity to buy lunch in advance (not included). Travel through the Gold Country and Sierra Foothills.

11:00am – 12:30pm: Enjoy a narrated, guided tour through Yosemite’s glaciated valley with its famous waterfalls and rock formations from the comfort of the mini-coach (with a few photo-stops) as you descend into Yosemite Valley, and learn some history about this amazing park. From these higher elevations, you can see El Capitan, Half Dome, and many of the frozen waterfalls all at once!

12:30pm: Stop for the afternoon at your accommodations at Yosemite Valley Lodge or Half Dome Village; both are conveniently located IN Yosemite Valley. Check in, or just store your luggage at the front desk. Maps and guides in hand, you’ll get a chance to explore Yosemite’s natural wonders on your own for the remainder of the day. Before exiting the vehicle, your guide will provide a choice of activities and other food recommendations.

 

SAMPLE ITINERARY – DAY 2

7:00am – 3:30pm: Hang out in Yosemite all day! Just be ready to meet your group back at Stop 7 at 3:30pm for the journey back home.

3:30pm: Head back West through the mountains, orchards, and fields towards the city. Enjoy the skyline of San Francisco at night as we cross the Bay Bridge and return you to your lodging.

 

 

**Sample Itineraries: Please note that due to rapidly-changing conditions (weather, crowds, traffic) in Yosemite Park and the small size of our vehicles/groups, we’re able to allow our guides the flexibility to tailor your itinerary to best suit the needs of the group. While we guarantee that we’ll do our best to provide you with all of the highlights within this itinerary (conditions permitting), we do not guarantee them in this specific order. *
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Tour Details

Yosemite Winter Tour

Departure:  Daily, November-March. See Yosemite Experience 2 Day Hotel Tour for April – October.
6 – 7 am pickup from select SF hotels

Duration: 2 days in Yosemite National Park 1 night in a comfortable hotel or tent cabin

Transportation: Eco-friendly, comfortable transport in a biofuel mini-coach (33 passengers max, usually 13-20)

Includes:

  • Complimentary pickup/dropoff from select San Francisco hotels
  • Professional, knowledgeable guide
  • Transportation to/from Yosemite in biofuel mini-coach
  • Yosemite Park entrance fee
  • Accommodation in hotel or heated tent cabin
  • Narrated guided tour on day 1
  • Free time to do as you please

Not included:

  • Meals; stops will be made to purchase food at appropriate times during the day.
  • Ice skating, skiing, etc (unless additional ticket is purchased)
  • Guide gratuity (optional)

 

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Yosemite was beautiful, tour was well-organized

“I did the Yosemite overnight stay and I could not recommend this more. Yosemite itself is incredible, and my time there was great. However, I’ll talk about the tour and not the amazing park of Yosemite. Both Mike and Vincent our tour guides were perfect drivers. Since we stayed overnight they were very well organized in picking us up and dropping us off in Yosemite and the hotel. Informative and nice people. Could not recommend this tour more for anyone in the San Francisco area looking for a overnight stay in Yosemite!”

– Jacob S Traveled January 2017 Yosemite 2-Day Winter Hotel Tour

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