San Jose, California
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San Jose: Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoias Trip

1. San Jose: Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoias Trip

Towering granite cliffs and giant sequoias headline this full-day Yosemite tour from San Jose. Expert guides will make sure you don’t miss the history, geology, wildflowers, and wildlife, that have made this glacier-carved valley the jewel of America’s national park system. Your Yosemite Giant Sequoia Tour from San Jose begins with pickup from your hotel, then heads east crossing through California’s fertile San Joaquin (aka Central) Valley and into the craggy Sierra Nevada mountains. This is the only Yosemite Valley tour where you will also experience the solitude of the Tuolumne Grove of giant sequoias, the largest living things on earth. You’ll reconsider your place in the world, 2,000-year-old trees can make people do that. Your heart (and camera) will be racing as you enter Yosemite Valley, enjoying stops at Inspiration Point and El Capitan Meadow. You will stop for moments at Half Dome, El Capitan, Yosemite Falls, and Bridalveil Falls, with plenty of time allocated to "take some selfies". Yosemite is open year-round, and if you visit in the winter months, you can picture Yosemite Valley covered in soft white snow, with animal footprints scattered about in the meadows and the snow-capped Half Dome casting its long shadow.

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From San Francisco: Silicon Valley Tech Tour

2. From San Francisco: Silicon Valley Tech Tour

Explore the past and future of Silicon Valley on an exciting tour of some of the most famous tech startup companies. Benefit from pickup at your hotel in central San Francisco, and then travel by air-conditioned bio-fuel minibus to the Computer History Museum in Mountain View. See some of the first mega computers and commercially-produced machines, as well as classic games like Pac Man and Atari to stir up some childhood memories. Learn more about the computer revolution and information age, and get an idea of where it is leading us to in the future. Break for lunch Palo Alto, and then visit the Google Campus and gift shop of the company's corporate headquarters. Check-in at the Facebook complex in Menlo Park, before heading back to San Francisco for drop-off at your hotel.

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From Los Gatos: South Bay Wineries Tour

3. From Los Gatos: South Bay Wineries Tour

Journey to the undiscovered South Bay winery region on this unique wine tour. Start in Los Gatos, a city in the San Francisco Bay Area and in the foothills of the San Cruz Mountains. Visit 4 wineries in the South Bay area including Cupertino and Saratoga, and learn about the wine making process from the professionals. Sample the best wines from the region on this custom-tailored tour. Enjoy refreshments in the vehicle to keep you hydrated and a nice picnic boxed lunch. After lunch, continue to visit family run wineries in the area and hear the amazing stories they have to share. Get the VIP experience at each of the winery tasting rooms and some of the wineries will provide exclusive access to their member’s only area. Discover the best wines and a behind the scenes look of the wineries.

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What people are saying about San Jose, California

Overall rating

2.0 / 5

based on 12 reviews

The guide was very passionate and super nice. He taught us a lot, a lot of stories and all with humor. The bus ride is very long even if the guide does everything to make it pleasant: stories, culture, music, jokes and even movies. Otherwise, the places chosen are truly amazing. Yosemite Park is unique and I think this tour really captures all of its splendor. My only regret that I didn't have time to stop more (but hey, it's the time to not come home too late). What I liked the most was the view from the tunnel as well as the view from the bottom of the valley (last stop before departure). Also, the place for lunch in front of the waterfalls is just unique. As for the agency that takes charge, they are top, available and really take you to the hotel and bring you back there: which is comfortable anyway.

Such a fun and interesting experience!! The house is certainly worth visiting; there’s so much history and stories behind almost every part of it and it was fascinating to hear about what Sarah Winchester went through and why her house is the way it is. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and pleasant to listen to, as well as funny when needed to be. Would highly recommend this activity to anyone visiting Northern California. The location is very convenient and easy access as well (and it has a parking lot which is always nice).

Our trip was amazing! Denise was an AMAZING tour guide! She gave so much detail and enthusiasm on our trip even at 8AM. She was super nice and answered all questions with a smile. We really enjoyed our trip and will 10/10 recommend! Thank you again Denise!

Our guide Mike was super professional all the time and our whole trip was really fun with him! I'd definitely recommend this tour to other friend!

Wonderful experience! Our Guide made the Tour extra-special and fun! She deserves a bonus!!