Overwhelming experience visiting Yosemite, breathtaking views and the wonders of nature. Denise was our tour guide, she’s the best. She’s a lifetime resident of the San Francisco area has a lot of information about the area not included in tour books. You can also feel her admiration for Yosemite, she knows a lot of history of the park and has great suggestions on how to experience Yosemite in the time allotted.
Review by Kk2 months ago
We took the tour to Yosemite with Denise who made our day very special.Her driving was excellent and her knowledge of the area was really top class.
Mick and Hilary
Review by Ariascrist Frezza3 months ago
I want to thank Constantin, our guide, since he was very well informed, courteous and an excellent driver. The tour was well paced and we had enough time in each vineyard.
Review by JEMooney4 months ago
I booked a tour with Extranomical Tours for a Yosemite 3 day tour – dorm room for July 6th-8th 2019. I was picked up at the Hilton in Union Square after the transport was 20 minutes late for the scheduled arrival. The bus had seats that were dirty and smelled fowl and were in a need of a deep cleaning. The driver Gino was a middle aged man who spoke with a heavy eastern European/Russian accent. This would not be such a big deal, however the driver also was the tour guide for the entire trip. It was very hard to understand and comprehend what he was stating about what we were driving past. My driver for my departure from Yosemite was Jason. I have nothing negative to say about him. There was no personalization throughout the entire trip. In fact, the sight-seeing aspect of the trip felt extremely rushed. The tour group should give more time when stopping at sites/points of interest. They hoard too many people and there is not even a full-time guide. The driver is playing the role of a guide. Such companies should not be operating. When I called customer service to express my concerns, I was met with unknowledgeable associates who were unwilling/unable to communicate on said issues. It was a terrible mistake booking the tour with Extranomical Tours. I have been on numerous tour groups and this was by far the worst one. I will never use this tour group to book again, and would strongly advise you to at least do your research on this tour group.
Review by Teojohn Falquez6 months ago
We want to thank Denise for the wonderful time we have spent to the Yosemite National Park.
Her driving was gentle and made us feel safe at any time.
Her tour about the History of California and the Park was very elaborate and fascinating ! We also liked the personal history !
It was an amazing experience.
And we want to thank Yuri as well for his patience and sense of humour during the reservation of this trip. The chat in French was nice too !
Merci beaucoup !!!
Sophie & Sarah
From Paris with Love
Review by Ayatullah Kremko8 months ago
Our guide was helpful and a great driver!
Review by Jameason9 months ago
A great way to get to the park without driving and also learning about the area on the way. We stayed overnight and I would recommend that as there are so many great hiking trails.
Review by Guangxing9 months ago
Very good tour to Monterey and Carmel from San Francisco. Our driver Kenneth made it a smooth incident free journey with superb narration, jokes and even songs. It made the journey work well.
Review by MsCp9 months ago
My trip was amazing and our guide Denise was extraordinarily friendly and helpful and courteous. A highlight of my trip to the states.
Review by Dillycurls9 months ago
Jacob took us on our tour and he was fantastic! Very funny, knowledgeable and really chatty. We really enjoyed our trip to Muir Woods and the 3 wineries - would have no trouble in recommending this fab day out.
Review by Egbon9 months ago
Our Guide was amazing and the tour was very well timed and informative
Review by Newsue Mcnama9 months ago
Not a very personal experience...
Sonoma wineries were good, but the Napa one was a terrible experience. Rude people treating you with arrogance.
We also spent one hour driving around SF for pick ups. That time could indeed be used in Muir Woods
Review by Wassef Derrow9 months ago
Don't book as a single.
The tour itself was great. We had Denise as our guide and she was very informative, friendly and safe driver.
My one hesitation would be... book this tour as with a family member or friend. Single travellers (like I was) are often left to board the bus last and don't really get the option to chose seating partners (and in my case, that meant sitting next to a gentleman who had some body odour issues for the entire 14.5 hour day).
Review by Saagarika Preißendörfer10 months ago
Fine tour. Good driver. The bus had usb connectors, they did not work to charge. Tour started at 6am and ended 10pm, without finding an end, so charging opportunity for mobile devices would help. Also WiFi did not work, although promoted, so I had to stick to my own mobile connectivity - that worked.
Review by CustomeTED10 months ago
I had very good experience with Extranomical Tour. Well organized, saved driving and good guidance. It was a perfect sunny day to explore the wildlife and nature of the Yosemite park. Only positive emotions and unforgettable impressions.
Review by Kemafox10 months ago
One of our highlights from our trip to San Francisco was our visit to Yosemite National Park. The pick-up was good and we had 2 stops en-route for snacks and restroom break. Our driver (Denise) was very informative with lots of interesting things to learn. Unfortunately our coach broke down with a serious radiator leak and although we tried to turn back to the nearest town we had to stop for over 2 hours near Chinese Camp. The breakdown was handled very well and a second coach was brought out but we felt sorry for the people who were only going to Yosemite for the day. On arrival at the Park our only negative comment is that there is not enough time allowed to walk to the sequoia grove and back - with an extra 10 minutes each way we would have been able to do it, instead we had to miss out. The Tunnel View was really good with wonderful views. Our 2 night stay at the Yosemite Valley Lodge was excellent and we really enjoyed our time in the Park - we saw bear, raccoons, squirrels and a white-headed woodpecker. We took the Glacier Point Tour which was great. Food was expensive but good, the room was excellent. We were sorry to have to leave but Denise (again) took time to show us the climbers on El Capitan. It seemed a long journey back but we did have a meal stop in Oakdale plus 1 extra stop at Treasure Island to see the lights of the City which was a bonus. Overall it was a good experience and lived up to our hopes and expectations - thank you.
Review by Lavone10 months ago
A very enjoyable trip, our tour guide was really lovely and it was always fun. I definitely recommend to do this tour and I'm very thankful that I could visit so many places of the Yosemite national park.
Review by Kangxi10 months ago
Driver was excellent. Knowledge of area was amazing. Customer service was excellent. Could not fault him. He is an asset to your business. Look after him.
Lynette and Gordon
Review by Samarjit10 months ago
Jacob was an amazing tour guide/driver! We had so much fun since the beginning of the tour. Muir Woods is awesome! Those sequoias are the tallest on the earth and it feels so peaceful when walking through them.
I really enjoyed the wine tastings. It would be better to have more time on each of them. The last stop was the best part. That sunset and the view of the Golden Gate was so romantic. Thanks for the trip, it was worthy.
Review by Chiawen10 months ago
Great time. Yosemite National Park is really amazing. Good job to all the guides involved.
Review by BrentB10 months ago
Wine Country and Sequoia Redwoods Escape Tour
We celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary. We have been to San Francisco several times but never went on a wine tour. We decided to go on the Wine Country and Sequoia Redwoods Escape Tour. We hit the jackpot! Kimberly was our driver and she was awesome! She was very knowledgeable about San Francisco and she was so much fun! We had a great time!
Review by Aryella10 months ago
Kimmi was wonderful, one of the best tour guides I’ve had. Kept everyone on schedule, gave clear instructions, gave us history, stories, comedy, and great insight.
The tour was a good mix of nature and wine tour
Review by Kennrth10 months ago
Kimberly was our guide for this tour. She shared a ton of info of the region and the history of visited places and wineries. It was the perfect activity for our quick visit in SF. I would not recommand the lunch as it is too quick to enjoy wine and food. Not really a wine pairing with food as we all ate different meal and the wine served was same for all. There are lots of option for food in Sonoma plaza.
Review by TripleOrios10 months ago
Jacob is an awesome tour guide! I enjoyed this Yosemite trip a lot. Jacob is passionate about Yosemite and he is very knowledgeable. He told us a lot of stories while we were on the way to Yosemite. He took us to some of the best view points in Yosemite. I made friends in the trip and captured some amazing photos (just like the office Yosemite background picture on my macbook pro). I love this trip a lot. I hight recommended this trip to anyone who wants to explore Yosemite in a day. I would love to come back to do multi-day trip here in Yosemite. Thanks, Jacob!
Review by Techeros10 months ago
Such a wonderful time with this professional bunch. I can't tell you how much fun I had on the Muir Woods and Wine Country tour. I opted for the Lunch Option as well. Delicious. Made friends after a glass or two of the wine. It was great!