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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 20 - 22, 2022

3 Day Package
3 Meals Included

$749 Per Person / Double Occupancy
$999 Per Person / Single Occupancy

Renowned for its great granite domes, sheer cliffs and giant trees, in the spring Yosemite National Park also welcomes thundering waterfalls! We’ll explore the magnificent Yosemite Valley with a local guide to truly appreciate the natural wonders and picturesque historic buildings 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 and featuring a heated indoor pool and spa, restaurant and spacious lobby
  • Extensive sightseeing with a local guide in Yosemite National Park highlighting the Yosemite Valley with sightseeing to include El Capitan, Half Dome, the historic structures, 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, multi-course, family-style Basque meal 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, 4/20/2022 - 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 at 5,300 feet in elevation, 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 with a roaring fire, indoor pool and spa and a full-service restaurant offering a wide range of cuisine. Enjoy the balance of the evening at leisure with dinner on your own.
Day 2
Thursday, 4/21/2022 - 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.” At Sentinel Bridge we’ll take in the breathtaking view of Half Dome and its mirrored reflection in the Merced River. We’ll see a number of picturesque historic buildings, none more famous or spectacular than the Ahwahnee Hotel, an architectural gem combining grandness and intimacy. We continue to Yosemite Lodge with time at leisure for lunch on your own. This afternoon join your local guide on a leisurely walk to the base of thunderous Yosemite Falls. Tumbling down an enormous rock face, 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! Our guided walk continues to Yosemite Village where you’ll find the Ansel Adams Gallery of photographic art, The Village Store and a variety of historic buildings. Back onboard the motorcoach, we’ll 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.
Day 3
Friday, 4/22/2022 - 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 continue south by motorcoach 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” in Yosemite.

While we make every effort to operate our tours as outlined in the itinerary, we ask for your understanding, flexibility and to retain a sense of adventure while traveling with us. While these have always been necessary traits for travelers, they are needed now more than ever! Situations may arise that necessitate changes to the itinerary. Should we need to adjust the itinerary either prior to or while on tour, these changes will be communicated to you and only done when absolutely necessary. Now more than ever, our 30 years of knowledge and tour planning experience helps us navigate a unique travel environment on your behalf. You can put your trust in us knowing we are experts in travel planning and will do everything possible to provide wonderful new experiences and create amazing new memories for our guests while on the road with us.
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: LBG, 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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