The Best of Yosemite National Park: An American Icon
Discover the wonders of Yosemite National Park alongside naturalists as you learn about and explore Yosemite Valley, Tuolumne Meadows, Glacier Point and many other iconic treasures.
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Road Scholar is a great idea invented !
Great program for learning about and seeing Yosemite! Naturalist on the trip was wonderful and greatly enhanced the overall experience. Perfect trip to get an overview of the park and get to see the highlights.
I so enjoyed my Yosemite adventure. The staff, including our coach driver, and program participants were wonderful. The accommodations and meals were great. Karren
An outstanding program in an extraordinary place !
I have always wanted to visit Yosemite. I loved staying in the park and enjoying all it has to offer without working out the details like how to find parking and where to get meals. I learned so much from our instructor that really enhanced the experience. A beautiful place to visit and a wonderful trip.
Yosemite is a wonder . . . and wonderFUL under the guidance of Road Scholar. Getting around the park to see the many splendors of Yosemite is easy and informative. I recommend this tour to anyone who enjoys natural beauty in the company of a warm and intelligent guide who knows all about the environment of Yosemite and how it came to be created over time. Excellent!
If you are interested in John Muir & his role in the National Parks, this is a good program. If you are interested in simple learning AND experiencing Yosemite National Park AND learning about the early people of this area, again you will enjoy this program!
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This was a stupendous trip! We had a talented and kind leader in Barbara, ably assisted by equally talented and kind Joey. They beautifully tended to all the important and myriad details that make a trip like this run smoothly. Our naturalist and guide, David was completely amazing! His wide-ranging knowledge of the area's geologic and human history was fascinating. He literally made the trip for us. Well, that and the incredible power and beauty of Nature. The thundering waterfalls, the rushing rivers, the pristine meadows, the azure skies with the billowing clouds each afternoon, and the towering granite mountains have to be seen to be believed. We are so grateful that we were able to make this trip, especially this year, after so much snow and rainfall. Thank you, Road Scholar, for another marvelous trip!
This trip is the best way to see Yosemite and all of its treasures. The leaders used their expertise to show us the best Yosemite features without any of the hassle of logistics. It was a most memorable experience!
A tour with Road Scholar is the best way to travel. We had excellent tour leaders, Shelia Toner and David Lukas. They were great, very knowledgeable and informative. David the bus driver got us to places even though Yosemite was packed with vehicles. The 200% snowfall was a benefit for the beautiful waterfalls, rivers and creeks. To top it off we had a room with Yosemite Falls close by. It was awesome!
The program at Yosemite was brilliant. The leaders, Mary Jackson and David Lukas were a superb team and added enormously to the experience. Mary as the group leader gave new meaning to efficiency and expertise in making sure that every detail ran smoothly. David, as naturalist, was truly superb in his knowledge, accessibility, willingness to entertain all manner of questions and comments and to do so in a very welcoming, engaging, and inclusive way. I will tell everyone I know about this experience and encourage them to participate in Road Scholar activities. A big shout out to bus driver David, too, who was the essence of kindness, knowledge and a terrific driver. Jim Killacky, Greensboro.
Program was exactly as stated for activity level, meals, lodging and general information. We were the oldest on this trip but had a totally wonderful time. Highly recommend for any age.
This trip was AMAZING. Our group leader Mary was so geniune and personable. Our instructor David was youthful, exuberant and knowledgeable. What a WONDERFUL experience. Thanks Road Scholar.
This was our first RS trip. I was pleasantly gratified to find that the ease of traveling and the learning involved gave me an experience quite other than that of traveling on our own. Though I would enjoy a smaller group, I thought the group conversations and friendships enhanced our Yosemite experience. It was thrilling to see the falls after a weekend of rain prior to our visit.
This trip exceeded my expectations in every way. The beauty of the park, the wonderful tour guides and instructors, the meals, the accommodations and finally, the WEATHER. Late October turned to be a perfect time to visit Yosemite.
A great trip giving a thorough overview of the park, including details about geology, history and wildlife. If you decide to do more hiking during your free time,I would recommend hiking boots and poles!
The Yosemite experience is well worth the money! The scenery is spectacular and Dave Lukas, our guide, was the best. You will go home with an unforgettable experience.
Prepared to be amazed and astounded by the sheer beauty and immensity of nature's wonders so magnificently on display in the Yosemite.
Mary Cindy
While the Yosemite trip expanded my intellectual knowledge, my heart and spirit were expanded, as well. Such a gift of people, place and experience. Cindy Chicoine
This experience with Road Scholar met all my expectations. This is the first time I have traveled by myself and I felt confident with all of the information they provided.
The Yosemite Program was a real treat. I enjoyed it so much, I would like to repeat it again some time in the future.
I will have to do this later since time does not permit it now. Thanks
If you are looking for a top-notch excursion to a National Park, this Yosemite experience with Road Scholar must be at the top of your list.
This trip was fantastic. Staying in Yosemite Valley made a huge difference and even for that reason alone, I would recommend this particular trip--it's worth the extra money. In addition, having the naturalist, David Lukas, with us enriched our experience tremendously. We got to see and learn so much more than we would on our own. The program is very well thought out. Yosemite is a special place--take this trip and you'll be glad you did.
Excellent tour of Yosemite, very well organized, you'll learn about the geology and ecosystem of this beautiful park, even with an over load of visitors.
This was a well organized and fascinating trip. Information provided on the history of the park and the environment was extremely good.
What an adventure! Yosemite Falls was in full action, the weather was perfect, and our guides shared their knowledge giving minute details about the park- it's flora and fauna. Outstanding!
Yosemite Valley is very crowded with cars in the summer. By going on this program we had experts/teachers to explain the geology which created Yosemite, the fauna, and historical figures who created the park and other national parks. We also were taken by a comfortable bus to many venues in the park we never would have found on our own in a car given the current traffic and parking issues. This is a high quality program which can be enjoyed by those who want to see the wonders of the Yosemite and learn in relative comfort. John from Virginia
Road Scholar takes the worry out of travel...caring and excellent service. It offers the best overall selection of the Sierra Nevada (Yosemite) itinerary. It employs knowledgeable tour guides, excellent driver and above all, provides subject matter experts about Yosemite.

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