Yosemite Tours from San Franicsco are the most traveled ways to get to the Yosemite valley floor. That's because SFO and Oakland airports are probably the closest and easiest to get the Yosemite. San Francisco Shuttle Tours operates a tour from the Ferry Building called the Yosemite Tour Shuttle. It uses a fully luxury shuttle that only holds up to 26 passengers, plus luggage.
You have two options for Yosemite Tours:
1) Yosemite 1 Day Tour by Train - usually about 14 hours from San Francisco. Price starts at $129 for adult. There are now 3 pricing options for this popular Yosemite Train Tour
2) Yosemite 2 Day Tour by Train- where you will stay at one of the following hotels (or even campgrounds): Yosemite Cedar Lodge, Yosemite View Lodge (same company owns both of these hotels). These hotels are about 30-45 minutes from the valley floor. Or The Ahwahnee Hotel or Yosemite Lodge at the Falls Hotel on the valley floor, which means virtually no driving to your hotel. The Ahwahnee is where Steve Jobs got married, so you can pretty much assume it's an expensive hotel at about $500-$600 per night. Whereas Yosemite Lodge at the Falls is reasonable at $220 per night (but there is a catch....it's booked up a year in advance because of its awesome price). You can also stay on the Yosemite Valley Floor (which we think is important and you will wish you did) at Curry Village and rent a tent cabin for about $100 per night where you will sleep on clean sheets and get a clean towel. Also, Yosemite Shuttle Tours offers Yosemite Tours where they will actually rent you a tent and buy you a brand new sleeping bag with their tours, that pretty much only adds about $40 per night per person added to the the 2 day tour price. Camping in Yosemite is definitely a great way to go. Yes, there are showers on the campgrounds. The 2 day tour price from San Francisco (Ferry Building departure location) ranges by hotel. Click here to see all of the prices based on double occupancy
This full day tour of Yosemite National Park is a great way to experience some of the most exciting scenery in California including Half Dome, Yosemite Falls, Bridalveil Falls, Cathedral Rocks and the 3500ft El Capitan. If time permits, you may be able to take a short walk to the base of Yosemite Falls, the tallest waterfall in the United States and the world's fifth largest.
Yosemite National Park with 748,542 acres of land was established in 1890. Yosemite National Park is one of California's and America's most important national reserves. This park gets close to 4 million visitors per year. Yosemite falls is the highest measured waterfall in North America. Read More..