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11-Day Los Angeles to Santa Barbara, Grand Canyon, San Francisco, Silicon Valley and Las Vegas Tour (Free Airport Pickup)

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11-Day Los Angeles to Santa Barbara, Grand Canyon, San Francisco, Silicon Valley and Las Vegas Tour (Free Airport Pickup)
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Departure City Los Angeles CA US
Return City Los Angeles CA US
Language Chinese and English
Available Days Daily
Duration 11 Day(s) / 10 Night(s)
Tour code GOL-LA-294A

Join us on an exciting 11 day tour that will take you to Fashion Outlet, Las Vegas, Hoover Dam, Grand Canyon, Guano Point, Sky Walk, Eagle Point, Chocolate Factory, Cactus Garden, Barstow Outlet, 17 Miles area, the famous Santa Barbara, Silicon Valley, Golden Gate Bridge, the Sky Line of San Francisco, Yosemite National Park, El Capitan, Tunnel View Point, Yosemite waterfall, Central Valley of California and many more places in between. We will also take you to theme parks of your choice!You can also watch night shows of Vegas with us! Price is inclusive of accommodation and airport pick-ups and drop-offs.

Day 1
LAX Airport Pickup

We offer you an airport pick up service from LAX. Time range is between 8:30am to 22:30pm, other scheduled flights are advised to take hotel shuttle services. You can meet our tour guides at baggage claim area for US/CANADA domestic flights.  Or meet our tour guides in front of currency exchange at Terminal B for those who arrive on international flight. Customers arriving before 17:00pm can book for optional Santa Monica Sightseeing tours.

 Hotel: Best Western,15000 Hawthorne Boulevard, Lawndale, CA 90260 OR Similar near LAX. 

Day 2
Los Angeles – Fashion Outlet – Las Vegas

In morning, we will travel inter-state, and pass through the North America’s largest desert, Mojave Desert.  We will visit State Line Fashion Outlet, to enjoy lunch do some quick shopping before checking into the hotel in Las Vegas. We will be staying at Stratosphere Hotel, where you can leave your luggage and take break. You can take our night tour of Vegas for a small fee.

Hotel: Stratosphere Hotel or Similar. 

Day 3
Hoover Dam – Grand Canyon (West Rim) – Las Vegas

In the morning, we will depart to visit one of the most majestic wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon. You will visit the famous Eagle Point, a man-made Sky Walk, and the Guano Point landmark. You can also take a helicopter tour of Grand Canyon for a fee.

After Grand Canyon, we will visit Hoover Dam, which is America’s largest water-control project that creates 5000 jobs at a time. After visit to Hoover Dam, we will head back to Las Vegas. You can enjoy famous shows in Vegas on your own.

Hotel: Stratosphere Hotel or Similar. 

Day 4
Las Vegas Free Day

This is a free day, and you can explore the city yourself, and check-in back at hotel for overnight stay.

Hotel: Stratosphere Hotel or Similar. 

Day 5
Chocolate Factory – Cactus Garden – Barstow Outlet – Los Angeles

In early morning, we will head to the famous M&M Chocolate factory. You will taste it, and explore all the processes through your favourite chocolate is made.

After visit to Chocolate Factory, we will head to Cactus Garden, and see hundreds of cactuses collected from all over America.

At lunch time, we will head to Barstow Outlet for some brand shopping and by evening we will head back to LA.

Hotel: Stratosphere Hotel or Similar. 

Day 6
Los Angeles – Santa Barbara – PCH 1 – 17 Miles

In morning, we will go North, and visit Santa Barbara along the Pacific Coast. Upon arrival, we will visit the court house, and enjoy the beauty of Mediterranean style resorts. At lunch, we will visit the famous PCH 1 and towards the 17 miles area. During the tour in 17 miles, we will be visiting the exciting Bird Rock, Pebble Beach Golf Club, Lone Cypress, and stay at Bay Area overnight.

Hotel: Ramada Inn/ Quality Inn & Suites/ Days Inn or Similar. 

 

Day 7
Stanford – Silicon Valley – San Francisco City Tour

In morning, we will visit the famous Stanford University, and then go to San Francisco. In SF, our first stop will be the famous Silicon Valley area, which is the heart of many start-ups. We will then head to the SF city tour, and see Twin Peaks to enjoy panorama view of the city, explore Palace of Fine Arts, Golden Gate Bridge and many more locations.

At lunch time, we will stop by the Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 39, and taste the local seafood. You can also take the option boat-ride for a fee, and see around places like Skyline, Alcatraz Island, and enjoy hundreds of sea lions!

In afternoon, you can either have a free time at SF or take an extensive tour of SF such as Cable Car, City Hall, St. Mary’s Cathedral and Chinatown.

Hotel: Marriott, Super 8 or Similar. 

Day 8
Yosemite NP – California Central Valley – Los Angeles

In morning, we will head to Yosemite National Park and see the granite rocks, and see their beautiful structure, spectacular  waterfall, and U Shaped Valley formed by glacier. You will also see the Yosemite waterfall, Tunnel View Point, El Capitan. After lunch, we will travel through Central Valley and head back to LA.

Hotel: Clarion Inn Conference Center, Modesto, CA (close to Yosemite, 2 hours away from SF downtown airport) or Similar. 

Day 9
Theme Park

We will give you 8 options of theme parks then, and you will have the option to visit one of these today.

  1. San Diego City Tour ($50 tour fee will be charged)
  2. Santa Barbara ($50 tour fee will be charged)
  3. Hollywood, Universal Studio ($85 tour fee will be charged)
  4. Disneyland (tour fee of $85 per head will be charged)
  5. California Adventure ($85 additional tour fee will be charged)
  6. Palm spring Shopping Tour
  7. Los Angeles City Exploration Tour ($50 tour fee will be charged)
  8. San Diego Sea World ($65 additional tour fee will be charged)

Standard Hotel: Ramada Inn/ Quality Inn & Suites/ Days Inn or Similar. 

Deluxe Hotel: Crowne Plaza/ Park Inn Radisson/ Courtyard Marriott/  Pacific Palm Resort/ Hilton Hotel  or Similar. 

Day 10
Theme Park

We will give you 8 options of theme parks then, and you will have the option to visit one of these today.

  1. LA City Tour
  2. Santa Barbara Ocean View Train Trip
  3. Disneyland ($15/pax)
  4. Hollywood, Universal Studio ($15/pax)
  5. CA Adventure
  6. Palm Spring Shopping
  7. San Diego Sea World
  8. San Diego City Tour

Standard Hotel: Ramada Inn/Quality Inn & Suites/Days Inn or Similar. 

Deluxe Hotel: Crowne Plaza/ Park Inn Radisson/ Courtyard Marriott/ Pacific Palm Resort/ Hilton Hotel  or Similar. 

Day 11
Theme Park

We will give you 8 options of theme parks then, and you will have the option to visit one of these today.

  1. LA City Tour
  2. Santa Barbara Ocean View Train Trip
  3. Disneyland ($15/pax)
  4. Hollywood, Universal Studio ($15/pax)
  5. CA Adventure
  6. Palm Spring Shopping
  7. San Diego Sea World
  8. San Diego City Tour

IMPORTANT NOTES
  • 1. The order of itinerary may change without any notice depending on weather situations or for some other unforeseen circumstances.
  • 2. The order of activities held during the tour is planned by the tour guide. So, it may be different from what is mentioned on the tour page. On fewer occasions, Tour Guide has to skip an attraction or few during the tour depending on weather, traffic, group interest or some other reason.
  • 3. Some attractions are seasonal. So, when they are closed they will be replaced with some other attraction.
  • 4. You can skip some optional activities during the tour and plan something on your own. Make sure that you coordinate with Tour guide and stay with the group with next activity. Please note you cannot stay on the bus if you skip some optional activity.
  • 5. Probable hotel names are mentioned in the itinerary. It can be similar or a different hotel of the similar rating. Exact Hotel details can only be provided one day before the departure.
  • 6. Maximum 4 people of any age can stay in 1 Room in the hotel.
  • 7. These tours are conducted in a group. A group can have people of several cultures. We expect each person to coordinate with Tour guide to make sure things are on track.
  • 8. Though attractions are optional but you have to at least take 2 attractions.
cost includes

  Most of the tours are carried out in air conditioned bus. A minivan can also be used depending on the number of people booking the tour.

  This is a guided tour.

  All Taxes are included.

 Free Airport Pickup is available on this tour.

cost Excludes

  Rates could alter without prior notice.

  Airport pickup service charges $4/person.

  Optional fees will be paid in cash to the guide. Optional activities price may change or can be different as displayed on the website.

  Guide will arrange meals and drinks when requested as they are not included in the package.

  Daily Service charges for driver and the guide is $8 minimum per person.

  Such expenses as telephone services, alcoholic drinks, beverages and laundry services which are private room services.

  Services related to travel insurance.

  Other personal expenses.

Important: We never encourage customers to purchase admission packages from outside sources and try using them in this tour with discount. If they do, they must arrange transport on the same day.



Attractions Adult Child(3-11 yrs) Senior (62+ yrs)
17 Miles,Stanford University,Yosemite NP, and fuel surcharge (Mandatory admission Fee)$30.00$30.00$30.00
17-Mile Drive, CA$10.00$10.00$10.00
Grand Canyon Helicopter & Cruise Combo, AZ$218.00$218.00$218.00
Grand Canyon IMAX, AZ$25.00$25.00$25.00
Grand Canyon Skywalk, AZ$25.00$25.00$25.00
Grand Canyon South Rim, AZ$50.00$50.00$50.00
Grand Canyon West Rim, AZ$90.00$90.00$90.00
Las Vegas Jubilee Show, NV$92.00$0.00$92.00
Las Vegas La Reve Show, NV$166.00$166.00$166.00
Las Vegas Night Tour, NV$35.00$35.00$35.00
Las Vegas Strip Fantasy Show, NV$92.00$92.00$92.00
Magic Show, Las Vegas, NV$73.00$73.00$73.00
San Diego Harbor Cruise, CA$23.00$23.00$23.00
San Francisco Advanced Tour, CA$35.00$35.00$35.00
San Francisco Bay Cruise, CA$38.00$26.00$38.00
Santa Monica Tour, CA$25.00$25.00$25.00
Stanford University, CA$10.00$10.00$10.00
Yosemite National Park, CA$10.00$10.00$10.00
Important Notes
  • 1. All the prices are listed in USD.
  • 2. Tour display price is based on double occupancy. It is the price each person will pay if a group of two is traveling.
  • 3. Prices may change without any notice.
  • 4. Prices include hotel accommodation, transportation and taxes.
  • 5. Admission Tickets to different places and meals are NOT included in the tour price.
  • 6. Mandatory Tip for tour guide and driver are NOT included.
  • 7. Only the tour guide can purchase entrance tickets for you. Pre-purchased tickets are NOT acceptable.
  • 8. A free (i.e. Buy 2 Get 1 Free) person, not showing up on a departure date will result in a penalty. The penalty is usually the fourth person price, but it varies. Free person has to pay for some admission tickets that is included in the tour package price of Paid Person.
  • 9. There must be at least one passenger of 18 years for every booking made with GoldenBusTours. For Children between the age group of 2 to 14 years, a different price will be charged. Please refer to Child price on our pricing calendar. Child Age may vary between different bus operators. Maximum 4 people of any age can stay in 1 Room in the hotel. If the 5th person is infant you will be charged normally then with the second room as an expense.
  • 10. Activities are optional though, but each customer has to participate in 2 activities at least. No city pass allowed. Some attractions are mandatory. Each customer has to take part in them and have to pay for them in cash.
Departure Locations

Free Airport Pick up from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) between 8:30 AM to 10:30 PM. Take Hotel Courtesy Shuttle outside this schedule at your own.

Meet the tour guide at the baggage claim area for Domestic arrivals and in front of currency exchange at Terminal B for the international flight.

Returns Locations

Kindly book your flights (For domestic) to depart from LAX after 8:30 PM and (For international) after 9:30 PM. Free Drop off to this Airport but only at the time mentioned before.

Important Notes
  • 1. Arrive at departure location 10 to 15 minutes before the mentioned time to make sure you catch the bus on time. If in case you are late, the bus will not wait for you at the location and ultimately you will miss the entire tour (no refund in this case).
  • 2. Return time on the website is just an estimation. Expect some variation always. Time may change depending on traffic and weather situations
  • 3. There is a possibility that tour operator may use a shuttle to drop you off at the return location. It usually happens in the case of multiple return locations.
  • 4. You can leave the tour at any place only after signing a Tour Departure Form for leaving the tour early.
  • 5. Please note that price will stay the same even if you leave the tour early.
  • 6. If you have booked a pre-tour hotel stay, then you will have to arrange your own transport from hotel to departure location.
  • 7. If you have booked extra night hotel after the tour, then you will arrange transport from drop off point to hotel.
  • 8. On West Coast tours some bus operators have a lot of departure locations. A slow start is expected on these tours.
Reservation, Booking & Redemption

Terms & Conditions

Any travel service purchases indicate your acceptance of the Terms & Conditions set out herein.

You are advised to carefully read through and understand these Terms & Conditions before making your booking.


Tour Confirmation

You will get an email immediately once you place an order. Tour Confirmation usually takes 2, 3 days except for urgent order. Urgent orders can be confirmed in a day or even few hours, but we can’t assure success in these cases. On fewer occasions, some of the others may require a longer period of time for confirmation. You are advised not to book airline tickets unless you have received the confirmation.


E-Ticket (Mandatory to be on bus)

Your e-ticket includes complete operator information such as local telephone numbers at your destination. You are required to print the e-tickets and bring them along with you on the trip. They will be needed as proof of purchase.


Changes in Booking

You may incur a fee for any revisions or alterations made to the reservation when the booking has already been confirmed. Cancellation fees may be applied to things such as name changes or corrections. They may also apply to tour date changes or tour itinerary changes. Please note that no departure changes are permitted 72 hours before departure.


Changes in Tour Itinerary

We are continuously striving to improve tour itineraries and features. In the event of unforeseen circumstances that are beyond the control, we do reserve the right to vary the itineraries and to substitute hotels. Duplicate departures may operate during certain peak periods, sometimes in reverse order. As such, hotels may vary from those included on the itinerary pages.

Reschedule

​If you wish to reschedule your tour (change the departure date or choose a different tour) then a reschedule fees may be applied. A reschedule fees of $25 or 6% (which one is higher) will be applied. Please note that all reschedule requests should be made before 5 days of tour departure. Requests made after the mentioned duration shall not be entertained.​

Cancellation or Reschedule charges are applicable even if you are NOT able to take the tour because of visa rejection.

Pricing

1. One room can accommodate maximum 4 people. Even if you are 5 people including 1 month old baby you still need 2 rooms.

2. If you can carry your child up to 3 years of age then you do not need to book seats for him. It may vary from one tour to another.

3. Service providers hold the right to change the itinerary and hotel arrangements without any notice.

4. Child (0-9 years) and Single traveler going on the tour have special rates. These prices vary from one tour to another.

5. Meals and Attractions are not included. You can ask your tour guide to try to arrange the meal for you as per your requirements. For attractions, admission fees pay it to the tour guide on the tour.

6. Prices may change without any notice because of prices fluctuation in the market.

7. All prices mentioned on the website are in US dollars.

8. In Case of Bank Wire Transfer customer have to bear Wire transfer fee.

9. Tour package price is inclusive of taxes.

10. Tour Prices are every individual and in view of room inhabitance.

Child Rate:

Child rates are applicable for children between (0-12 years) of age. Parents are advised to bring car seats for the safety of their child.

Buy 2 Get 3rd discounted: Get 3rd Ticket on special discounted rates on the purchase of 2 tickets.

Cancellation

No matter the reason for the cancellation, we are forced to carry costly charges from out travel and hotel providers in the form of penalties and fees that re-incurred when there is a cancellation of confirmed or pending bookings. As such, there are cancellation penalties or fees incurred. Determination of the time of cancellation will be done when the notice is received and confirmed by our office. You must make any notice of cancellation directly to GoldenBusTours by email or webmail at the Contact Us section.

We reserve the right to cancel or re-schedule any tour departure with respect to operating requirement or circumstances beyond control. In case a cancellation is made at any given moment in time before departure, our only liability as GoldenBusTours will be to refund you, the passenger with the amount we received for the booking of the tour. We will try our best to re-book the same or similar tour. We are not responsible for any cancellation penalties that may have been incurred on any other travel arrangements inclusive of separate purchase of air tickets.

We are not liable for any other travel arrangements that have been affected as a result of the cancellations.


Cancellation Charges

Since this is a 100% guaranteed departure, in the case of a cancellation, a refund of 120% will be given. The refund, however, doesn’t apply to bad weather conditions, Airport Closures, State Emergencies or anything that is beyond our control as the tour operator.

Cancellation penalties per person for 1-4 day tours

 15-30 days or more prior to departure- 10% of the total amount purchased.

⇒  7-14 days prior to departure- 50% of the total amount purchased.

⇒  4-6 Days prior to departure- 50% of the total amount purchased.

⇒  Within 3 days prior to departure- 100% of the total amount purchased.

⇒  Departure day or no show 100% per person.

Cancellation charges for 5 days and above tour

⇒  A 10% cancellation fee of the total tour purchase will be incurred if the cancellation occurs 46 days or more before the departure date.

⇒  A 25% cancellation fee of the total tour purchase will be incurred if the cancellation occurs 21-45 days before the departure date.

⇒  A 50% cancellation fee of the total tour purchase will be incurred if the cancellation occurs 8-20 days before the departure date.

⇒  A 100% cancellation fee of the total tour purchase will be incurred if the cancellation occurs 7 days before the departure date.

⇒  A 100% cancellation fee of the total tour purchase will also be incurred if the cancellation is done on the day of departure.


There is no refund for unused features. You forfeit the entire payment when you are a no show.

Cancellation or Reschedule charges are applicable even if you are NOT able to take the tour because of visa rejection.

In order for there not to be a cancellation, a minimum number of participants are required. We reserve the right to cancel a scheduled trip although every effort is made by us to ensure that normal operations are maintained.

An add-on fee of 6% for handling fees is charged in addition to the above penalties.

Note: More 30 days after the completion of the tour, we cannot grant any refunds.

Buy 2 Get 3rd Free: 

⇒  In the case of free passenger cancellation kindly update us 7 days before the departure. 

⇒  In the case of late cancellation request or free passenger does not show up on tour day then $128 will be charged.

Responsibility
1. We highly recommend you to provide your flight details while booking tour with us or at least send us flight details via email 3 days before your tour departure. In case of non-compliance, you will be asked to join your hotel on the first day of tour at your own expense
 
2. Please check our return timings before booking your return flights at the end of the tour. During high season (National and Summer Holidays) book your flights at least 1 hour later than the suggested time.

3. Before booking any tour make sure to go through every detail like tour itinerary, tour price, cancellation policy,  reschedule and refund policies.

4. You should either bring a printed copy of your E-Ticket or bring it in your smartphone on the day of tour departure. You should also bring a valid photo ID along with your E-Ticket. In the case of any issues for not carrying E-Ticket or Photo ID GoldenBusTour will not be responsible.

5. Make sure to provide a valid phone number so we can reach you in the case of any emergency.

6. Please read all important notes, inclusion, exclusion section, terms and conditions, policies and below notes.

    6a. Tour Operator holds the right to cancel the tour at any time depending on poor weather condition or some other unforeseen circumstances. However, GoldenBusTour will update its customers about the cancellation and shall not be held accountable for charges other than tour fees.

    6b. Change in tour price will not affect any confirmed booking.

    6c. Tour Operator can change the order of itinerary at any time without any notice.

7. You will be responsible for your travel documents during the tour.

8. Reach Departure location about 20 to 30 minutes before departure time. Unfortunately, no one will wait for you in case you get in late. The bus mostly has Bus Operator name and logo on it. Even if you are five minutes late and miss the bus then GoldenBusTours or Tour Operator will not be responsible. There will be no refund in this case. You will be charged 100% tour fee.

9. Bring Cash to pay Tour Guide for Optional Activities. Activities are optional though, but every customer MUST purchase at least 2 attraction tickets. Few attractions are mandatory for all.

Baden
28 2

On our long 11-day bus tour, we visited Los Angeles Santa Monica, Palm Spring Outlet, San Francisco, Yosemite National Park, Santa Barbara, Stanford University, Silicon Valley, Ethel M Chocolate Factory, Botanical Garden, Hoover Dam, Grand Canyon National Park and few other attractions. Hotels and buses were excellent. Guide was great. Thanks for the great service. Definitely recommended tour!

Clyde
16 4

11 days tour, almost a 2 weeks tour to worlds beautiful places. I felt like the tour never comes to an end. They took to all the wonderful places and I really have carried them in my heart. I can never forget these memorable places.

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