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From Lake Tahoe: Yosemite National Park Full-Day Tour

4.9 / 5

57 reviews

Activity provider: Discover Lake Tahoe Tours

From Lake Tahoe: Yosemite National Park Full-Day Tour

Activity provider: Discover Lake Tahoe Tours

From US$ 250 per person

Visit Yosemite National Park on a narrated full-day trip from South Lake Tahoe. Take a seasonal hike to Bridalveil Fall or Yosemite Falls. Travel by luxury mini-bus from site to site, stopping to take photos. Enjoy a picnic lunch in the valley.

About this activity

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Duration 14 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
This tour departs from the following destinations • The Hilton: bus stop on Ski Run Blvd in front of the Hilton at 5:25 AM • Marriott Resorts: bus stop on Hwy 50 in front of Marriott Resorts next to Patagonia retail store at 5:30 AM • The Hard Rock hotel and casino: main lobby/valet parking area at 5:30 AM • Daggett Summit at the intersection of Highway 207 and Tramway Drive at 5:40 AM
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Hike to either Yosemite Falls or Bridalveil Fall
  • Enjoy a delicious picnic lunch at Cascade Falls
  • Marvel at the scenic locations and stunning nature
Full description
Enjoy traveling in a luxury 28-passenger mini bus to the High Sierra. You’ll leave South Lake Tahoe at 06:00 on the 3-hour drive to the main valley of Yosemite National Park. This breathtaking adventure provides an unforgettable opportunity to savor the vast array of stunning High Sierra features made famous by the likes of John Muir, Teddy Roosevelt, and Ansel Adams. The exclusive documentary tour includes a full-day of sightseeing in one of America’s favorite national parks, conducted by a Yosemite expert. The tour price includes transportation, the park admission fee, a delicious picnic lunch with an assortment of beverages, and a seasonal hike to the Bridalveil Fall or Yosemite Falls. Spend around 6 hours in the park, driving from one scenic location to the next. You can exit the bus to admire the scenery and take photos at each stop. When you reach the main valley at around noon, you’ll enjoy a delicious picnic lunch. On the way back the mini-bus will stop at O'Nelly Deli so you can have a bite to eat and something to drink. You’ll arrive in South Lake Tahoe at around 20:00.
  • Entry to the Yosemite National Park and all areas
  • Private tour of the park
  • Lunch, snacks, and drinks
  • Nature walk to Bridalveil Fall or Yosemite Falls
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities for the driver
Not suitable for
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

Know before you go

  • The dress code is smart casual. It is warmer in Yosemite Valley so don't overdress
  • This tour is not recommended for children aged 3 and under
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered a full refund
  • This tour is not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions
  • A small amount of walking is involved
  • Unfortunately due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not wheelchair accessible and is not recommended for those with limited mobility
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 57 reviews

Review summary

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Driver was punctual and pleasant. He was a safe driver & knowledgeable about all aspects of Yosemite. Tour was a joy. We were able to enjoy a stress free experience. Driver provided delicious nutritious meals snacks and beverages. Yosemite was magnificent and our guide narrated with passion & enthusiasm. Felt energized by nature and all the granite and streams. Mother Nature in all her glory. Cannot wait to return

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August 7, 2021

Gorgeous day! Breathtaking views.

The weather couldn't have been better nor could the views have been more breathtaking. Snowshoe John was an excellent guide, host, and driver. Prepare yourself for some white-knuckle mountain roads with steep drop-offs. Many of the bathrooms in the park do not have running water and are very smelly. Just be prepared for the slight inconvenience. The beautiful landscapes, rock formations, lakes, and forests are not to be missed! So glad that we went on this trip!

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September 8, 2018

Smowshoe John gives a fantastic trip!

We loved the picnic lunch and special photo spots. Despite a late start due to weather conditions we were able to see all we wanted to see and got great photos. We trusted his driving on the mountain roads and give him 5 stars. I would definitely ask for him again.

October 22, 2016

Product ID: 29959