Welcome to Merced


Merced is right in the midst of a population makeover, thanks to the newest University of California campus, opened in 2005. UC Merced’s first freshman class numbered just 1000 students, but the school continues to grow with a diverse student body and has begun to dramatically shape the city.


Top experiences in Merced

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Merced activities

$25.12 Cultural & Theme Tours

Segway Experience Tour

The tour will start at 10.00am(you can choose the hour) at the shop. When you arrive, your guide will give you a practice class to get you into the Segway use. There, he will  assure everything is fine and that you feel confident with the machine. Afterwards, your guide will take you to the most emblematic places of the modern city, Ferdinand´s Churches, Palace of the Merced, Cuesta del Bailio... See how the culture has evolved with the time from front to back. Then go by the river side, to the Mosque and the Juderia and get lost in the Patios and it´s moorish corners. Ride around the Historic Quarter and San Basilio with all it´s beauty and life, know Abn Hassan, Phillip II, Ferdinand III, Catholic Kings and all without going out of the city. After all the history lesson, test your Segway riding in nice smooth paths so you can test them. You will finish at the shop and the way back will be different so you get to know the medieval Plaza del Potro and the also medieval Plaza de la Corredera. Don´t miss the chance to learn more about our city in this fun ,ean of transport.

$297 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Yosemite 2 Days Tour staying at Yosemite View Lodge - Mountain View Room

Early morning start with transfer to Emeryville to board AMTRAK train around 7:40. Interesting ride through agricultural Delta area reaching Merced by 10:40. Full size bus leaving at 11:00 gets you to Yosemite Valley by 1:10. Explore Yosemite Valley for 4 to 6 hours using the free shuttle service. By 8:00 take the YARTS bus for 20 minutes ride along the Merced River to Yosemite View Lodge to spend the night there.  Next morning early YARTS bus from 7:21 to 9:00 takes you up the river to Yosemite Valley.  You can take one of the guided tours or hike, walk and visit various places in the Valley.  At about 4:45 p.m board bus at Yosemite Valley Lodge, stopping in El Portal so you can pick up your luggage and continue to Merced. AMTRAK train takes you via Modesto and Stockton to Emeryville. Transfer service takes you to San Francisco hotel and residence arriving around 11:30 p.m.

$313 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Yosemite 2 Days Tour staying at Yosemite View Lodge - River View Room

Early morning start with transfer to Emeryville to board AMTRAK train around 7:40. Interesting ride through agricultural Delta area reaching Merced by 10:40. Full size bus leaving at 11:00 gets you to Yosemite Valley by 1:10. Explore Yosemite Valley for 4 to 6 hours using the free shuttle service. By 8:00 take the YARTS bus for 20 minutes ride along the Merced River to Yosemite View Lodge to spend the night there.  Next morning early YARTS bus from 7:21 to 9:00 takes you up the river to Yosemite Valley.  You can take one of the guided tours or hike, walk and visit various places in the Valley.  At about 4:45 p.m board bus at Yosemite Valley Lodge, stopping in El Portal so you can pick up your luggage and continue to Merced. AMTRAK train takes you via Modesto and Stockton to Emeryville.  Transfer service takes you to San Francisco hotel or residence arriving around 11:30 p.m.