This tour is currently bookable as of May 18, 2023. The actual starting date is TBD ( depending on reopening of Tioga Pass )
Adults $230 Age 17 & under $210
*tours are subject to cancellation due to lack of interest, weather and road conditions.
Tour to Yosemite – every Thursday from mid-May through October (when Tioga Pass is open)
Tours depart from:
Hilton Vacation Club ( bus stop on Ski Run Blvd. ) 5:25am
Marriott Resorts – Bus stop on Hwy 50 in front of store Patagonia 5:30am
Hard Rock Casino Lobby / valet parking 5:30am
Daggett Summit – Hwy 207 / Tramway 5:40am
As we drive along the east side of the Sierra (Hwy 395), we’ll make a couple of restroom and snack stops along the way. We enter the park at Tioga pass. Once arriving to the Valley, we’ll make multiple stops: Tunnel View, Bridalveil Falls, Half Dome Vista, Yosemite Falls, Valley View – El Capitan.
Picnic lunch with drinks will be served in Yosemite Valley.
Before driving home, we make a stop in Lee Vining at the small restaurant/convenience store, The Whoa Nellie Deli where you can have a snack, soup, salad, sandwich and much more. From there, it takes 1 1/2 hour to get back to Tahoe.
Even though each tour is always unique depending on weather and park conditions, we are planning to make these stops in Yosemite park: Tioga Pass, Tuolumne Meadow, Lembert dome, Olmsted point, Lake Tenaya
In Yosemite Valley: Cascade Falls, Tunnel View, Bridalveil Falls, Half dome vista, Yosemite Falls, Valley View – El Capitan vista
Included in a tour is PICNIC LUNCH with DRINKS , PARK FEE and a NATURE WALK to either Bridalvail Falls or Yosemite Falls ( depends on weather and season )
What’s for lunch?
We provide a wide range of options for any diet including organic, gluten free, and vegan. Aside from the sliced meats, there are mostly vegetarian choices with fine cheeses, breads, fresh lettuce, tomato, and other vegetables, hummus, home made healthy side salads, salsa, healthy chips, fruit, and more. Condiments include a various types of mustard and dressings. Individuals can make their own custom sandwiches, salads, or both.
Adults $230 Age 17 & under $210
Cancellation policy: 48 hours, 72 hours for parties of 4 – 6 , 7 days for
parties of 7 – 9 and 30 days for parties of 10+
- Dress code is smart casual, don’t over dress, it’s warmer in Yosemite Valley
- Not recommended for child 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
- Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions
- A small amount of walking is involved
- Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
- Not wheelchair accessible
Detailed description of this tour: The Yosemite tour is an in depth, full day, multimedia, documentary tour with a blend of narration, short films, and music to go along with the outstanding scenery throughout the bus trip to Yosemite Valley.
The tour adjusts to the seasonal conditions so it switches focus from waterfalls in spring and early summer to cliffs, climbers, and big trees in late summer and fall. There are still waterfalls flowing at slower flows from August through October such as Bridalveil Falls, Cascade Falls, and Wildcat Falls. The tour does highlight these falls regardless of the season.
I was recently visiting Lake Tahoe and while I was there signed up to take your Yosemite tour on Thursday, June 13. I wanted you to know that I had a wonderful time and that our tour guide, Snowshoe John, was both informative and delightful. My friend and I had an exciting day of beautiful sights, snacks and lunch. I would definitely recommend your company to friends. Thanks! Christine Kozlevcar
We wanted to let you know we really enjoyed the Yosemite tour. John is excellent! Very knowledgeable, friendly, kind, respectful of people and nature, great driver. We went on the wine tour a couple of years ago and John was the driver/guide for that trip and was equally as excellent Thank you so much! Tim & Margaret Meints