discount 10%
Avail Discount on Every Tour you Purchase - As low as 5% and up to 31%. Group Discount goes up to 35%.
Click here to Modify Search

12-Day San Francisco to Salt Lake City, Mount Rushmore, Monterey, Lake Tahoe, Grand Teton, Yosemite and Yellowstone National Park Tour (Free Airport Pickup)

$1,271.10/$1,338.00 Save:$66.90 i
12-Day San Francisco to Salt Lake City, Mount Rushmore, Monterey, Lake Tahoe, Grand Teton, Yosemite and Yellowstone National Park Tour (Free Airport Pickup)
5% Off
This Tour is sold out. We will update the tour as soon as we receive the new tour schedule.

Departure City San Francisco CA US
Return City San Francisco CA US
Language Chinese and English
Available Days
Duration 12 Day(s) / 11 Night(s)
Tour code GOL-SFO-282A

This 12 days tour is covering fascinating and most important places namely San Francisco, Sacramento, Utah, , Salt Lake City, Eagle Gate Monument, Temple Square and the Utah State Capitol Building, Independence Rock, Casper, Crazy Horse Monument, Mount Rushmore, Devils Tower, Yellowstone, Yellowstone National Park, Mammoth Hot Spring, Old Faithful geyser, the Mud Volcano, Yellowstone Canyon Falls, Fountain Paint Pot, Yellowstone Lake, Grand Teton, Jackson, Idaho Falls, Shoshone Falls, Snake River Canyon, Reno, Virginia City, Lake Tahoe, Silicon Valley, Stanford University Campus, Cannery Row, the 17 Mile Drive, Napa Valley vineyards, America city, City Hall, Union Square, Fisherman's Wharf, Golden Gate Park, Palace of Fine Arts, Twin Peaks, Financial District, Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown, and St. Mary's Cathedral, Castro Street and more.

Day 1
Hometown – San Francisco

Arrive at SFO Airport, in the Arrivals lobbymeet the tour guide. Head to hotel, check-in and enjoy free time. Free pickup service is available from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. Arriving at any other time will result in extra charges.  Stay overnight in the hotel and relax.

Hotel: Red Roof Inn or Similar.

Day 2
San Francisco – Sacramento – Wendover

On Day 2, we will start in the morning from San Francisco and stop at Sacramento, the California State Capitol. In the evening, enter Utah and lodge in Wendover. The night stay will be in Wendover hotel.

Hotel: Quality Wendover or Similar.

Day 3
Utah – Salt Lake City – Wyoming

We will start in the morning on Day 3 and reach the Salt Lake City, in the Utah State Capitol. Visit the Eagle Gate Monument, Temple Square, and the Utah State Capitol Building. See Independence Rock, the Liberty Bell and stay overnight in Wyoming hotel and relax.

Hotel: Best Western Casper or Similar.

Day 4
Casper – Crazy Horse – Mount Rushmore – Devil's Tower – Sheridan

On Day 4, we will start from Casper, and the first stop of the day is at the Crazy Horse Monument, the largest sculpture.  Enter the Crazy Horse Monument Park (for an optional fee). Proceed to Mount Rushmore. Later drive into the Bear Country that has the biggest black bear collection, and you can greet the black bears from the bus window that is optional. Eventually, arrive at Devils Tower, that is referred by the Native Americans as the Bear Lodge and take rest in the hotel at Sheridan.

Hotel: Holiday Inn Sheridan or Similar.

Day 5
Sheridan – Yellowstone National Park

In the morning of Day 5, we will start from Sheridan to Yellowstone. After lunch, we will enter the Yellowstone National Park. Visit all the breathtaking attractions, such as the Mammoth Hot Spring, Old Faithful geyser, and the Mud Volcano. Take good rest in the hotel.

Hotel: Branding Iron Inn or Similar.

Day 6
Yellowstone – Grand Teton – Pocatello

We will start in the morning to explore Yellowstone National Park, visit the Yellowstone Canyon Falls, Fountain Paint Pot, Yellowstone Lake, and more. From there, we will go alongside Snake River and reach Grand Teton.  We will go on a boat trip to Jenny Lake, based on the weather conditions. Finally, visit Cowboy town of Jackson. Stay overnight in Idaho hotel.

Hotel: Clarion Inn Pocatello or Similar.

Day 7
Idaho – Little Niagara Falls – Snake River Canyon – Reno

On Day 7, we will take the first stop at Idaho Falls. From there, we will move to Shoshone Falls andhead into Snake River Canyon. In the evening, we will arrive in Reno, and spend a colorful night. We will watch the entertainment shows are optional. Stay and relax in Reno hotels.

Hotel: Silver Legacy or Similar.

Day 8
Reno – Lake Tahoe – San Francisco

We start on Day 8 from Reno and visit Virginia City that was the Mark Twain's birthplace for an optional fee.From there, we head to Lake Tahoe. Guests can take the optional boat ride on the “jewel of the Sierras" in Northern California. Get back in the evening to the Bay Area. Take good rest in the hotel.

Hotel: Red Roof Inn or Similar.

Day 9
San Francisco – Yosemite National Park – Fresno

We will start on Day 9 and visit the national parks such as Yosemite National Park. The breath taking scenery will immerse you into nature with breathtaking scenery such as El Capitan, Bridalveil Fall, Half Dome, Merced River and Yosemite Falls.  The Yosemite Valley in America is the most visited spots bringing plenty of films and spend night in Fresno.

Hotel: Red Roof Inn or Similar.

Day 10
Fresno – Hearst Castle – San Francisco

On Day 10, starting in the morning, arrive at Hearst Castle and see the extensive artifacts collection right from the Renaissance period, beautiful gardens, dining and lavish living quarters and the Roman and Neptune pools.  Visit some renowned personalities such as political figures and Hollywood stars. Return in the evening to the Bay Area.

Hotel: Red Roof Inn or Similar.

Day 11
San Francisco – Monterey Bay Day Tour

We will visit on Day 11, the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium and discover the 500 species of plants, animals, and habitats. We will take a stroll and see Old Fisherman’s Wharf and see Cannery Row. Later, visit the scenic route through Pebble Beach of 17 Mile Drive. We will visit Carmel and return at night to the Bay Area.

Hotel: Red Roof Inn or Similar.

Day 12
San Francisco City Tour – Hometown

Today, we will visit is the last day of the tour. We will visit and explore the explore the beautiful city of San Francisco. Our city tour highlights include City Hall, Union Square, Golden Gate Park, Lombard Street, Fisherman’s Wharf, Palace of Fine Arts, Twin Peaks, Financial District, Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown, and St. Mary’s Cathedral, Castro Street and more. Finally, our tour bus will drop you off at SFO airport.

Note: Book the flight departing after 9.00 pm.

  • 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

  Passengers will be picked up and dropped off at their chosen locations. (Please take notice of locations and times of pick up)

  All tours are carried out in air conditioned bus. We may also use a minivan depending on the number of people booking the tour.

  A professional tour escort will be with you throughout the tour.

  Tour package price includes all the taxes.

  Free Airport Pickup is available on this tour.

cost Excludes

  Rates could alter without prior notice.

  Airport pickup service charges $3/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 $10 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. If you skip some attraction, you cannot do it on your own. You can sit near the bus or visit some nearby place, but you will not be allowed to sit in the bus.

Attractions Adult Child(3-11 yrs) Senior (65+ yrs)
Bear Country, SD$15.00$15.00$15.00
Crazy Horse Memorial, SD$10.00$10.00$10.00
Jenny Lake Boating, WY$20.00$20.00$20.00
Lake Tahoe Boating, NV$50.00$50.00$50.00
Monterey Bay Aquarium, CA$42.00$30.00$35.00
San Francisco Bay Cruise, CA$32.00$22.00$32.00
Virginia City, NV$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 Pickup from SFO between 09:00 AM to 6:00 PM (After this time there will be additional charges of $65 for 1-2 person and $10 for each additional person)    

Meet the tour guide at the baggage claim area for Domestic arrivals and For international arrivals meet the guide outside at customs exit.    

Returns Locations

Kindly book your flights after 9:00 PM from San Francisco International Airport (SFO).

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.


⇒  $25/Transaction reschedule fee will be incurred if the reschedule occurs 8 days or more before the departure date.

⇒  $50/Transaction reschedule fee will be incurred if the reschedule occurs 4 to 7 days before the departure date.

⇒  No request to make any change will be entertained if request is sent 3 days before the departure date.

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


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.


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


⇒ 15 days or more prior to departure - $20 per person.

⇒  8-14 days prior to departure - 25% of the tour fee per person.

⇒  4-7 Days prior to departure - 50% of the tour fee per person.

⇒  3 days prior to departure - 70% of the tour fee per person.

⇒  48 Hours before departure date - 100% tour fees.

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.

For any refund case, we do include the discount offered already. This is where GoldenBusTours is playing its role to make sure its customers get the best available deal at an affordable price.

No refund request or complaint will be entertained after 30 days of tour departure. You have to send a formal complaint through email. Cancellation charges are applicable to original departure date if in case you later reschedule your tour and cancel it.

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.

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.

73 3

We are newly married and to spend some time together got this 12 days tour booked. The number of places we visited was amazing and I am thrilled that the tour operator took us to so many prominent places. I can very confidently say that we have seen most of America’s best places. The shopping at discount prices was really attractive and we both almost got rooted in the shopping outlet. The bus operator and the guide were good and interactive. The accommodation and food was also arranged perfectly. There was no room to complain and we recommend for 5 stars.

27 15

We went with our kids for this tour. We had booked it from our hometown, Malaysia. We planned to visit all these places and luckily found this tour operator with excellent reviews. Moreover, it is impossible for us to cover all these places in this short period of 12 days. The tour organizers did an excellent job of giving us a good tour. The shopping outlet had most of the branded items and one thing was disappointing was we were not prepared for this shopping. The tour operators could have given us a hint and we could have come for shopping rightly funded.

Leave Feedback

    Important Notes:
  • 1. All reviews will be manually approved.
  • 2. No Sign up required to post a review.
  • 3. In case of any issue, please Email us your review with your username. We will post it on your behalf.

Related tours