Yosemite and the California Gold Country (2 days)

Tour Number

Activity Level

480059


Categories

Nature and Wildlife, Hiking and Walking, First Time Visitor, Day Trip / Out of Town

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent)

Private Tour from San Francisco to beautiful Yosemite and the Old West


This customized adventurous tour is located on the western slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. It will allow you to go back in time and visit the old west and see the beauty and stunning scenery of the California mother lode region.

We can visit the living historic gold rush town of Columbia, the Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, the "movie railroad" Railtown 1897 State Park or walk through the beautiful underground Mercer Cavern.

On to breathtaking Yosemite, from the waterfalls, mountains, and soaring views to the lakes, forests and wildlife, you are sure to find something that everyone in your group will love. A typical day can include a short, easy hike to Yosemite falls, or a moderate hike up the granite rock staircase to Vernal falls. Relax in El Capitan meadow with a pair of binoculars and watch the pros scaling its daunting granite face. The valley options are numerous and we will find the activities that best suit you.

Itinerary

*Day 1:
- San Francisco hotel or prearranged pick-up location
- Mercer Caverns
- City of Murphys for lunch
Options include:
- Calaveras Big Trees State Park
- Ironstone Vineyard Museum
- Columbia State Historic Park
- Railtown 1897 State Historic Park
- City of Groveland for dinner
- Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias
- Yosemite area hotel for check-in

*Day 2:
- Hotel pick up
Spend the day in Yosemite Valley
Choices in the valley:
- Nature walks, swimming, 16 hiking trails in the valley
- Happy Isles nature center, Yosemite Valley visitor center
- Ranger led walks and talks
- Camera walks with Ansel Adams gallery staff photographers
- Lunch in the valley
- Dinner on the return drive
- Return to your San Francisco Hotel or prearranged location

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: SAN FRANCISCO hotel, or prearranged pick-up location.

End location: SAN FRANCISCO hotel, or prearranged pick-up location.

Duration: 2 days

Due to the weather or traffic the length of the tour may vary slightly.
Adding additional activities will also lengthen our trip.

Transportation

Comfortable air-conditioned Chevrolet Tahoe.

What’s Included

Other: - My time & service as your local guide
- Transportation, fuel
- Bridge tolls
- Bottled water
- State & National Park admission fees and permits
- Unlimited smiles

Estimated Local Cash Needed

140 USD - 20 USD - Mercer Cavern guided walking tour
120 USD - We will stop for meals along the route, options exist in different price ranges.

What’s Extra

Other: - Lodging costs 200-350 USD (1 night) and would be determined in advance. I'd be happy to provide advice on options.

- Meals / drinks

- Souvenirs and/or Incidentals

GOLD COUNTRY OPTIONS: (additional cost)
- Stage coach rides
- Gold panning
- Old time photos
- Additional museums
- Winery and hard cider tasting

YOSEMITE OPTIONS: (additional cost)
- Raft rental
- Bike rental

Restrictions

I am not allowed to guide inside museums, state parks etc. due to local restrictions.
Pets may not be welcome as they are not allowed on trails inside many park areas.

Private tour guide John

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