Yosemite View Lodge 3 days

- Yosemite National Park Tours from San Francisco
Yosemite View Lodge 3 days
Yosemite 3 days Tour - More time to explore! New Fall and Winter prices!!

Key Features: 

  • By Train and Bus from San Francisco or East BaySee how this eco friendly transportation works.
  • Single travelers welcome!
  • Comfortable seating on the train and fullsize YARTS bus with restroom and i-phone etc outlet 
  • Cafe Car for meals and drinks (including liquor) and snack. See menu
  • Yosemite Park entrance fee included
  • Spend 3 days in one of the most beautiful places on earth, Yosemite National Park.
  • Stay by the river at Yosemite View Lodge in El Portal 
  • Round trip from San Francisco
  • Leave San Francisco on Day 1 before 7AM and return on Day 3 after 9PM 

Optional Valley Floor tour can be booked from here Two hour Valley Floor Tour run by Yosemite National Park

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Yosemite National Park

Day 1: Travel to Yosemite (227 miles) by Amtrak train and YARTS bus

Pick up from almost any hotel in central San Francisco area between 6:15 and 6:45 a.m. Comfortable Amtrak train from East Bay connecting to YARTS bus at Merced leaving at 11:00 reaching Yosemite Valley Lodge near The Falls by 1:15 p.mThis link shows how the transportation works.

*OPTIONAL VALLEY FLOOR TOUR. 2 hours. 26 miles

On this two-hour tour, park rangers introduce some of Yosemite’s most famous sightseeing points in Yosemite Valley and describe the history, geology, plant and animal life of the region. This year-round Yosemite Valley Floor tour provides a fuller knowledge and enjoyment of the park. Open-air trams operate from late spring through early fall. From late October through April, tour in an enclosed and heated motor coach with large windows allowing unimpeded views of Yosemite’s famous sights. This tour runs at 10:00 a.m. on Day 2. To make advance reservation please visit here

For El Portal, YARTS Bus from Yosemite Valley Lodge leaves several times between 4:00 and 8:00 p.m. Takes about 25 minutes. 

Yosemite View Lodge El Portal:

Deluxe room with two beds & private spa bath, air conditioning, TV, kitchenette, refrigerator, and coffee maker. Dinner and breakfast available. 

Day 2:

Take 7:23 or 8:56 a.m. YARTS Bus transfer from El Portal. Arrives Yosemite Lodge in about 40 minutes.SPEND THE DAY ON YOUR OWN. During the summer months if you want to take 4 hour Glacier Point Tour it has to be booked and paid for direct well in advance as it sells out  - 


Day 3: Returning to San Francisco:

Check out and take 7:23 or 8:56 a.m. YARTS bus transfer to Yosemite Valley. Spend the time on your own. Meet us at Yosemite Valley Lodge YARTS bus stop at 3:45 p.m. for departure by 4:00. Reaching Merced about 6:30 p.m. connecting to Amtrak train reaching Bay Area by 9:45. transfer to San Francisco by 10:00 p.m. There can be traffic delays or late departure - please do not expect to catch a flight at night.

Tour includes: 

  • Pick up and drop off in San Francisco from almost any hotels and residences
  • 3 days of transportation with free luggage space
  • Yosemite Park entrance fee
  • Room and tax for two nights at Yosemite View Lodge.
  • YARTS tickets for the transfers between Yosemite Valley and Yosemite View Lodge in El Portal
  • No hidden costs such as fuel charge etc. 

Note: YARTS schedules change in mid May and mid September. Actual times will be given to you when boarding the tour. If you have any questions, contact us.  

San Francisco to Yosemite Pictures



Valley Floor Tour Bus

Valley Floor Tour Bus

Free Shuttle Bus

Yosemite Shuttle


Available almost daily except on certain holidays and weekends

*Winter Special Discount!  If you book 7 days in advance, you save $120 from the total cost!
For example: SY2R for two people will be $528 x 2 = $1,056.00 - $120 = $936.00
View Lodge Code Double Single Triple Quad Child
River View  SY2R $528 $834 $434 $386 $98
Mountain View  SY2M $480 $754 $407 $360 $98


View Lodge Code Double Single Triple Quad Child
River View  SY2R $548 $854 $454 $406 $98
Mountain View  SY2M $500 $774 $427 $380 $98

Tour price per person in U.S. Dollars includes room and taxes. Child rate applies up to age 11 sharing room with adult.


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