The Tauck Yosemite Event

2014 Prices From $5,690 for 6 Days - Events

Ken Burns Event! Celebrate Yosemite National Park's sesquicentennial – 150 years in 2014 – on The Tauck Yosemite Event, December 13 – 18, 2014... featuring the famed Bracebridge Dinner at The Ahwahnee®! Limited to 170 guests, daily small group (34) sightseeing tracks combine with gala private evenings and presentations by noted experts so you experience the history – and holiday pageantry – of Yosemite National Park and San Francisco during the wintertime holiday season. Spend three nights in San Francisco and two nights in the heart of Yosemite at the historic The Ahwahnee – where The Ahwahnee transforms itself into a 17th-century English manor and you attend the annual black tie Bracebridge Dinner, a seven-course holiday feast with entertainment – a highly sought-after holiday tradition since 1927. Our Event was co-created with Dayton Duncan, author and filmmaker who collaborated with filmmaker Ken Burns on The National Parks: America's Best Idea – and who presents our keynote address, Yosemite at 150: From Tiny Seed to Mighty Sequoia. Other presentations by noted experts include San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Photography Curator Corry Keller – The Earthquake and Great Fire of 1906; and a special talk by Michael Adams, son of legendary photographer Ansel Adams, who discusses his father, his works, and his lifelong love of Yosemite. Private evening events include cocktails, canapés and dinner in the beautiful Legion of Honor, part of the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, and a holiday concert in the Great Lounge at The Ahwahnee, and a farewell evening at a fantastic art museum, de Young. Yosemite's magnificent December landscapes. Our last wintertime Tauck Event in a national park sold out quickly – don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime celebration!


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  1. Day 1

    Arrive San Francisco for the start of "The Tauck Yosemite Event"



    Day 2

    A morning in Muir Woods, an afternoon in San Francisco and a spectacular gala evening


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    Day 3

    Rail journey through the Central Valley to Yosemite National Park


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    Day 4

    Presentation on Ansel Adams, the sights of Yosemite and a special evening at the Bracebridge Dinner


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    Day 5

    Western filmmaking and the Gold Rush, and a farewell evening in San Francisco


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    Day 6

    Journey home



The Tauck Difference

In building our San Francisco & Yosemite event I have seen the region in a new light – a winter’s glow that I had not experienced previously. The Yosemite experience in winter is breathtaking and quiet, away from the crowds of summer. And the Bracebridge Dinner is a once in a lifetime experience; the memory of which will bring joy for many years to come.

– Brian Stacey, Tour Architect

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