SAMPLE ITINERARY – DAY 1
6:15 – 7:00am: We’ll embark on this journey from the San Francisco Hilton Hotel at the Mason Street entrance. (Pro tip: arrive 10-15 minutes early!)
7:00 – 10:00am: As you settle in for the journey, we’ll pass by some exceptional San Francisco sights. Catch views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman’s Wharf, Alcatraz Island and the incomparable San Francisco Skyline as we head east on the Bay Bridge. You’ll taste a piece of California’s rich agricultural hub as we pass through a slice of the Central Valley famous for specialty fruits and nuts such as almonds, walnuts, cherries, and strawberries.
11:00am – 12:30pm: We’ll continue into the mountains as we connect with the rich history of California’s gold country, passing through some of the first settlements built during the Gold Rush. Take in the earthy forest smell as we make our way to the heart of the park. Your guide will pepper in stories and historical facts about the different sights. With an intimate group, there’s plenty of time to stop along the way to take pictures with the beautiful panoramas. Be sure to listen for the logistics as we get ready to enter the park!
12:30pm: Stop for the afternoon at your accommodations at Yosemite Valley Lodge or Half Dome Village; both are conveniently located in Yosemite Valley. You’ll have the option to check in or just stow your luggage at the front desk. Now is the time for you to check out the park on your own. Armed with maps, fresh air, and an adventurous spirit, you’ll get a chance to explore Yosemite’s natural wonders on your own for the remainder of the day. If you’re having trouble deciding, your guide is equipped with expertly curated options for where is best to go!
SAMPLE ITINERARY – DAY 2
7:00am – 3:30pm: Didn’t get to see all the sights you wanted to? Luckily, you get a whole second day! Enjoy the sights, try out a different hike, or pick a spot to cozy up! Just make sure you’re 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. *