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Yosemite Spring Fling Search Tour Calendar
Featuring a Two-Night Stay at the Tenaya Lodge, Yosemite National Park, Sugar Pine Railroad, Basque Lunch

Tour Dates: April 27 - 29, 2022

3 Day Package
3 Meals Included
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Price:
$749 Per Person / Double Occupancy
$999 Per Person / Single Occupancy

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Renowned for its great granite domes, sheer cliffs and giant trees, in the spring Yosemite National Park welcomes thundering waterfalls! We’ll explore the magnificent Yosemite Valley with a local guide to truly appreciate the natural wonders that make up this true national treasure. This three-day getaway offers a truly wonderful combination of spectacular scenery and rustic elegance as we enjoy a two-night stay at the secluded, AAA Four Diamond, Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite.


Tour Highlights:

  • Enjoy a relaxing, two-night stay at the Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite – an elegant, AAA Four Diamond lodge resort located on 35 secluded acres amongst a noble evergreen forest just outside the south entrance of Yosemite National Park
     
  • Extensive sightseeing with a local guide in Yosemite National Park highlighting the Yosemite Valley with sightseeing to include El Capitan, Half Dome, the tall pines and the spectacular waterfalls
     
  • Ride the rails through the Sierra Nevada Forest’s majestic tall trees in open cars on the historic, narrow gauge steam train, Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad
  • Enjoy a traditional Basque lunch with wine in Fresno
     
Fine Hotels / Great Locations:
 
  • Nights 1-2: Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite - Yosemite South Entrance, CA
Day By Day Itinerary:
Day 1
Wednesday, 4/27/2022 - Welcome to the Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite!
From our departure points this morning we’ll travel by deluxe motorcoach into California’s fertile Central Valley. Following a morning rest stop and a stop for lunch on your own, we’ll begin our journey from the Central Valley into the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. Here, two miles from the south entrance of Yosemite National Park, situated on 35 secluded acres amongst a noble evergreen forest, is the Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite. We’ll enjoy a two-night stay at this elegant, AAA Four Diamond, mountain retreat that offers an experience that is classic, yet perfectly modern. This full-service resort features an expansive lobby and restaurant offering a wide range of cuisine. Enjoy the balance of the evening at leisure with dinner on your own.
Day 2
Thursday, 4/28/2022 - Yosemite National Park
Following an included breakfast at the Lodge, a local guide will join us onboard the motorcoach as we travel into Yosemite National Park, home to a grand collection of picturesque waterfalls, peaceful meadows and historic structures amongst a pine forest and unique, glacier-shaped cliffs and rock faces. At Tunnel View we’ll get our first view of the spectacular Yosemite Valley including one of the west’s most photographed landmarks, Half Dome. Opposite Half Dome, towering 3,593 feet above the Yosemite Valley floor, El Capitan is the undisputed king of the granite monoliths – in fact it’s earth’s largest single piece of granite! We continue to our destination: Yosemite Valley, the prized jewel of Yosemite National Park. This eight-mile long, geologic marvel is a 4,000-foot deep trough lined by towering cliffs and glacially sculpted, polished rock. Although glacially carved valleys with similar features exist elsewhere in the world, none can compete with what legendary naturalist John Muir called the “Incomparable Valley.” We’ll continue to the 620-foot tall Bridalveil Fall, the often times windswept waterfall that tumbles down a granite face beneath Cathedral Rocks. A flat paved trail leads us to the base of the fall – this time of year you’ll hear the thundering water before you even see it! This afternoon, enjoy time at leisure for browsing and lunch on your own in Yosemite Village where you'll also have the chance to visit the Ansel Adams Gallery of photographic art. Later, join your local guide on a leisurely walk to the base of thunderous Yosemite Falls. Tumbling down an enormous rock face just west of the village, Yosemite Falls is impressive not so much in water volume but the sheer height from which it falls. Split into three sections, the cascade plunges 2,425 feet and is the highest waterfall in North America and fifth highest on the planet! We return to the Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite in the late afternoon with the balance of the evening at your leisure to take advantage of the swimming pool and spa, restaurant and spacious lobby.
Breakfast
Day 3
Friday, 4/29/2022 - Sugar Pine Railroad, Fresno, Journey Home
After an included breakfast at the Lodge, we’ll travel the short distance to the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad for a memorable ride through the Sierra Nevada Forest’s majestic tall trees. This historic, three-foot narrow gauge steam train with open cars allows for stunning views and a trip back in time as you are transported on the same route that logging trains used to travel through the Sierra Nevada. We’ll travel south to Fresno, located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley. Here, we’ll enjoy an included, traditional Basque meal at a locals’ favorite. This family-style lunch includes fresh bread, homemade soup, a variety of sides, fried chicken, charbroiled lamp chops, ice cream and house wine and is a memorable finale to a spectacular journey. This afternoon we continue south toward Southern California making a rest stop later this afternoon. We return to our drop-off points this evening with incredible memories of our spring fling to Yosemite.
Breakfast
Lunch
Tour Inclusions:
  • 2 Nights deluxe hotel accommodations
  • 3 Meals: 1 lunch, 2 breakfasts
  • Services of a professional Good Times Travel tour director
  • Comprehensive sightseeing with a local guide
  • Admission per itinerary
  • Transportation aboard a deluxe touring motorcoach
  • Luggage handling throughout the tour
     

Additional Information:

  • Maximum elevation: 6,000 feet
  • Join this tour from the following departure points: LBCC, FV, LHS, SBL
  • A deposit of $100 p.p. is required to reserve space
  • Balance payment due 60 days prior to departure
  • Travel protection/cancellation insurance is available and highly recommended
  • Tour Pace: Leisurely (visit our common questions page for details on activity levels)
  • Activity Level: Relaxed (visit our common questions page for details on activity levels)
  • To ensure a healthy and enjoyable travel experience for our guests, this tour will operate with additional health and safety measures in place and require each guest show proof of vaccination and complete a Wellness Pledge.
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