Yosemite National Park

3 nights self-drive tour

Price from: £449pp

Yosemite National Park 3 nights

Day 1 San Francisco/Yosemite National Park: Collect your hire car and drive to Yosemite National Park, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. Covering more than 1,100 square miles, Yosemite features amazing natural beauty and is the ultimate year-round outdoor playground.

Day 2 Yosemite National Park: Perhaps begin your explorations in the Valley Floor, which is well-known for its incredible views of Half Dome, El Capitan, Glacier Point, Sentinel Rock and Yosemite Falls. It’s relatively flat which makes it ideal for walking or biking, however shuttle buses and tours are also available.

Day 3 Yosemite National Park: Yosemite is truly a paradise for any hiker. Easy trails such as Lower Yosemite Falls and Bridalveil will suit those seeking a short walk that brings you close to these wonders. More challenging trails include Mist Trail, Four Mile Trail or Sentinel Dome Trail. An array of seasonal activities are available such as rafting, climbing lessons, trail rides, ice skating and snowboarding.

Day 4 Yosemite National Park/San Francisco: Enjoy further time to marvel at this incredible natural spectacle. If visiting in spring, this is the best time to experience the waterfalls, which include Bridalveil, Nevada, Ribbon and Yosemite. Later, return to San Francisco where your tour concludes. Alternatively, continue your journey through Death Valley to Las Vegas?

What you need to know

Departures: Daily.

Accommodation: At a choice of either Yosemite Valley Lodge, Tenaya Lodge or The Ahwahnee.

Meals: Room only.

Tour price: The price shown is based on the best value travel dates in low season and includes 4 days fully inclusive compact car hire and accommodation as stated.

2* Yosemite Valley Lodge

A close proximity to Yosemite Falls makes this comfortable lodge a perfect base for exploring Yosemite National Park. It’s also convenient for those interested in hiking Half Dome, Glacier Point or one of many other trails. Indeed the lodge’s location makes it an extremely sought after place to stay, so do book early! Its glass and wood architecture harmoniously blend with the surroundings and the ample windows allow in the bright mountain sunshine while providing remarkable views.

3 nights from £529pp

4* Tenaya Lodge

Tenaya Lodge is framed by evergreen forest just two miles from Yosemite National Park’s south gate. The lodge’s extensive array of activities, includes guided hikes and snowshoe walks, mountain bike and snowshoe rentals, ice skating, horse riding, archery and millions of acres to explore right on the doorstep. There’s also several dining venues, a world-class spa, swimming pools and comfortable rooms.

3 nights from £449pp

4* The Ahwahnee

This historic hotel shines as the crown jewel of the national park lodges and nestles in a beautiful valley close to Yosemite Falls, Half Dome and Glacier Point. Known for its stunning interiors and architecture, it was specifically designed to highlight its natural surroundings and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Open year round, this National Historic Landmark offers a perfect balance of history, hospitality and elegance. It is extremely popular, so do bear in mind that you will need to book early to avoid disappointment!

3 nights from £1149pp

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