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3-Day Los Angeles to 17 Miles Drive, Yosemite National Park and San Francisco Tour

Tour Code: GOL-LA-344
Duration: 3 Day(s) / 2 Night(s)
Tour Guide: Chinese, English
Quality: Budget
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3-Day Los Angeles to 17 Miles Drive, Yosemite National Park and San Francisco Tour
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Overview

Experience: UNESCO, Family

Extra (Excluded): Wifi, Meal etc...

Tour Guide:Chinese, English


Available Days :

Wed,Sun (2020-08-02 To 2020-12-31)

Highlights :
Traveling alone! Depart every day! buy two get one free!
Visit the Quiet Realm of Yosemite National Park
Explore the city of San Francisco.

Itinerary

 Departs from Los Angeles in the morning and passes through the fertile Central California Great Plains, where more than half of the United States' fruits, vegetables, and dried fruits are abundant, making California the largest agricultural state in the United States. Arrive in the afternoon on the picturesque Monterey Peninsula. The gentle sea breeze, the winding coast, the surging waves, the rugged reefs, and the cute fur seal and sea lion among them; the villa of the billionaire is beautiful (the famous Chinese and foreign master Zhang Daqian lived here for ten years) The world's top golf courses are endless (stop for photos and hold 5 Grand Slams) ... Take a deep breath of the sea, and the 17-mile seascape is relaxing. The world-famous California Highway 1 (passing through), a 17-mile breathtaking seascape ... take a deep breath of the sea, indulge in the wind and waves and the poetic paintings of the Monterey Peninsula, and you can also visit the newly built 17-mile Bay Visitor Center and Museum . Arrive in San Francisco in the evening.

Hotel: Comfort Inn & Suites Newark or similar

 

Attractions

17-Mile Drive, CA

A scenic road that lets you enjoy the beautiful drive through Pebble Beach and Pacific Grove, the 17-Mile Drive provides visitors with several points of interest along the way!

Monterey, CA

It is a city in the central cost of California, the attraction point in the city is the Monterey Bay Aquarium. The population of the city is 28, 294 as per the census of 2013.

We visit the campus of UC Berkeley in the morning. Faculty, alumni and staffs of Berkeley have won 72 Nobel Prizes. From the nostalgic campus, Golden Gate Bridge and Golden Gate Straight can both be seen! Afterwards we drive to San Francisco, home to over 50 rolling hills and surrounded by water on 3 sides. We visit the Golden Gate Bridge, Lombard Street, Palace of Fine Arts, and Fisherman's Wharf. Here you can take an optional cruise on the San Francisco Bay (own expense) and explore the Madame Tussaud. You may take an in-depth city tour at your own cost this afternoon. Stay overnight in Central California.

Hotel: Days Inn Merced or similar.


Attractions

Fishermans Wharf, CA

A tourist destination that starts from Van Ness Avenue to Kearny Street in San Francisco is known as Fisherman’s Wharf. It is one of the attractive tour locations in California.

Golden Gate Bridge, CA

A suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate Strait is known as Golden Gate Bridge. It connects the Pacific Ocean with San Francisco Bay.

Lombard Street, CA

Refers to the famous east-west street in California, the street is popular for its eight hairpin turns. The street was actually named by Jasper O Farrell, who was actually a surveyor from San Francisco.

Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, CA

Madame Tussauds wax museum wax figures are amazing. One can spend hours inside. Taking pictures with figures is real fun. It is worth a visit and the wax figures appear realistic. You can see most famous personalities and the staff are friendly.

Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, CA

A monumental structure constructed for the Panama-Pacific Exposition in 1915 is called Palace of Fine Arts. It is situated in San Francisco.

San Francisco Bay Cruise, CA

San Francisco Bay is in the U.S. state of California, surrounded by a contiguous region known as the San Francisco Bay Area dominated by the large cities San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose.

In the morning we'll depart from the hotel towards Yosemite National Park. Giant trees, mountains and sparkling streams and lakes, glaciers-carved canyons, all these unique features make up Yosemite. Take a walk in the woods and enjoy the fresh forest air. In the evening we'll return to Los Angeles.

(For safety purpose, in case of ice and snow in Yosemite National Park, we reserve rights to change the itinerary of the day: instead of Yosemite, we visit Solvang and Santa Barbara.)


Attractions

Bridal Veil Falls, CA

Bridal Veil Fall is one of the most popular and prominent waterfalls that are located in California. It is popular place for visitors to see the beauty of the 188 meters high waterfall that flows all year.

Fresno, CA

A city of US in state of California in the Fresno County is called Fresno. It is the largest city in Central Valley and considered as center of San Joaquin Valley.

Half Dome, CA

Half Dome is located at Yosemite National Park in the famous state of California; it is basically a granite dome, the crest of the granite is 4,737 ft. above the floor of the valley.

Yosemite Falls, CA

In Yosemite National Park, there is a highest waterfall known as Yosemite Falls. It has a height of 739 meters and 1.647 meters of elevation.

Yosemite National Park, CA

The Sierra Nevada Mountains of California are linked with the range of Mountains towards Yosemite National Park. The Tunnel View, Ancient sequoias and giant mountains are the reason that grabs tourists towards this place.


  The order of itinerary may change without any notice depending on weather situations or for some other unforeseen circumstances.

  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.

  Some attractions are seasonal. So, when they are closed they will be replaced with some other attraction.

  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.

  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.

  Maximum 4 people of any age can stay in 1 Room in the hotel.

  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.

  Though attractions are optional but you have to at least take 2 attractions.

Pricing


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What's Included

  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.​


What's Excluded

 Mandatory fee: $65/per person for 17 Mile Bay, Berkeley, Yosemite, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, Fuel Surcharge. 

  Fares for air travel and transport from home to and from the location chosen for pick-up.

  Expenditure for personal purposes.

  Fee for Optional Activities and entrance. Pay in cash to the tour guide. He will arrange tickets. Some attractions might be closed on public holidays. Optional activities price may change or can be different as displayed on the website.

  A minimum tip of $10 per passenger per day for Tour Guide and Driver is not included in the price of the tour package. Pay it in cash to Tour guide and bus driver. This service fees collected from passengers complement the incomes of the driver and the tour guide.

  Travel insurance.

  Though the meals are excluded,but the guides will arrange them for you.

  Room fees of personal nature, such as, laundry fees, telephone, service fees of valets, expenses on alcoholic drinks and what you buy from the mini bar. However, specified fees may be included.

Important Notice: Passengers are discouraged from purchasing admission packages from sources outside and trying to use them for this tour provided at a discounted price. In case they want to do so, they must arrange transport the same day.


Attraction Prices

Attractions Adult Child(3-11 yrs) Senior (65+ yrs)
San Francisco Bay Cruise, CA $44.00 $32.00 $44.00
San Francisco In depth tour, CA $35.00 $35.00 $35.00

  All the prices are listed in USD.

  Tour display price is based on double occupancy. It is the price each person will pay if a group of two is traveling.

  Prices may change without any notice.

  Prices include hotel accommodation, transportation and taxes.

  Admission Tickets to different places and meals are NOT included in the tour price.

  Mandatory Tip for tour guide and driver are NOT included.

  Only the tour guide can purchase entrance tickets for you. Pre-purchased tickets are NOT acceptable.

  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.

  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.

  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 Location

Departure Location

  • 17900 Jamboree Rd, (Hotel Irvine) Irvine, CA 92614 at 6:30 AM
  • 9125 Recreation Circle, (Days Inn Fountain Valley) Fountain Valley at 06:40 AM
  • 21725 E. Gateway Center Dr,(Holiday Inn Diamond Bar)Diamond Bar, CA 91765 (Hotel Guest Only) at 07:00 AM
  • 3200 W Temple Ave, (La Quinta Inn & Suite Pomona) Pomona, CA 91768 (Hotel Guest Only) at 7:10 AM
  • 222 W Houston Ave, (Howard Johnson Inn) Fullerton, CA 92832 at 7:10 AM
  • 225 W, Valley Blvd, (Hilton Hotel San Gabriel) San Gabriel, CA 91776 (Hotel Guest Only) at 07:15 AM
  • 1300 S Golden West Ave, (99 Ranch Market Arcadia) Arcadia, CA 91007 at 07:15 AM
  • 123 South Lincoln Ave, (Lincoln Plaza Hotel) Monterey Park, CA 91755 at 7:15 AM
  • 1211 East Garvey street, (Vanllee Hotel & Suites) Covina, CA 91724 at 07:30 AM
  • 3633 N, (Bokai Garden Hotel Rosemead) Rosemead Blvd, CA 91770 at 07:30 AM
  • 1015 Nogales, Street, (Rowland Heights 99 Ranch ) Rowland Heights, CA91748 at 07:30 AM
  • 1500 S Raymond Ave, (The Hotel Fullerton - Hotel Guest Only) Fullerton, CA 92831 at 7:30 AM
  • 8832 Glendon Way, (Hartford Rosemead - Hotel Guest Only) Rosemead, CA 91770 at 7:30 AM
  • 303 E Valley Blvd, (Sheraton San Gabriel) San Gabriel, CA 91776 (Hotel Guest Only) at 07:30 AM
  • 9920 Valley Blvd, (Holiday Inn El Monte) El Monte, CA 91731 (Hotel Guests Only) at 7:45 AM
  • 9488 Valley Blvd, (Comfort suites Rosemead ) Rosemead, CA 91170 at 08:00 AM
  • 1 Industry Hills Parkway, (Pacific Palm Resorts) City of Industry, CA 91744 (Hotel Guests Only) at 08:00 AM
  • Available from 02/15/2020 to 12/31/2020 - 800 N Alameda St (Union Station ( In front of Main Entrance) Los Angeles, CA 90012 at 08:30 AM

Return Location

  • Usually the same as departure location but different time. Some locations are only for pickup.

Important Notes

  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).

  Return time on the website is just an estimation. Expect some variation always. Time may change depending on traffic and weather situations

  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.

  You can leave the tour at any place only after signing a Tour Departure Form for leaving the tour early.

  Please note that price will stay the same even if you leave the tour early.

  If you have booked a pre-tour hotel stay, then you will have to arrange your own transport from hotel to departure location.

  If you have booked extra night hotel after the tour, then you will arrange transport from drop off point to hotel.

  On West Coast tours some bus operators have a lot of departure locations. A slow start is expected on these tours.

Policies

Cancellation and Refund Policy

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

⇒  30 days or more prior to departure - $40 per person will be charged as cancellation

⇒  15-29 days prior to departure - 30% of the tour fees will be charged as cancellation

⇒  8-14 days prior to departure - 50% of the tour fees will be charged as cancellation

⇒  4-7 days prior to departure – 80% tour fees will be charged as cancellation

⇒  3 days prior to departure – 100% tour fees will be charged as cancellation

⇒  For the free or discounted customer $100 penalty is applicable for entire group if cancellation is requested 4 days before the tour for Yellowstone tours.

⇒ For the free or discounted customer $200 penalty is applicable for entire group if the person is no show on the tour for Yellowstone tours.

Cancellation or Reschedule charges are applicable even if you are NOT able to take the tour because of visa rejection. If you reschedule tour and later decides to cancel it then cancellation charges will be applicable to the original departure date and not to the rescheduled one.


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

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. No matter what the reason of cancellation is this processing fee will be deducted on each refund.

1. 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.

2. No refund request or complaint will be entertained after 30 days of tour departure. You have to send a formal complaint through email.

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.

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 20 days of tour departure. Requests made after the mentioned duration might 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.

11. Gift coupons are available in limited quantity on first come first serve basis.

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.

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.

Reviews

Reviews

Hui Yin
  • 89
  • 4

To know that there is some other trip superior than this one would me certainly a shocking thing for me. I went for this tour alone and I personally found that it was really a comprehensive tour with some memorable moments. I am 65 and our tour guide was such a caring man who was helping all people who were having difficulty to get in and out of the bus. Due to knee problem I was also helped by Steve (our tour guide) to get into the bus. The bus driver also dropped us close to the destinations to have minimum walk. This is something we do not get everywhere. Bundle of thanks with 5 stars!!!

Betty Todd
  • 88
  • 9

Yosemite National Park is very beautiful. During this trip, we got to see many beautiful places. Our tour guide was explained the things very well and was very informative. Enjoyed a lot. Hoping for taking more tours from GoldenBusTours. Appreciated .

Bhagyashree
  • 87
  • 4

I can consider this trip as a happy blend of fun, a bit of luxuriousness, breathtaking view, information and excitement. From booking to reaching back to the airport all is fun with an amazing team of this bus tour. All destinations were more or less exceptional in their beauty. Visit of Berkley University was something really new for me and got good and new information about this institute from my guide. Yes!! Another thing that needs to be mentioned here is that the Palace of Fine Arts is a must visited and most appreciable place in this trip. Immense efforts and planning can be the acknowledgment of this marvelous trip because of the professionalism of its team. Happy days!!!

Chhavi
  • 83
  • 5

What I realized in this trip that; faultless itinerary was the crown thing for me with an ultimate explanation of destinations along with commendable information and services as well. One good thing that is very important to mention here is that optional tours were very reasonable with guides. I picked San Francisco city for me as an optional and found it super cool. Thanks

Zhi Ruo
  • 80
  • 5

Marvelous tour. It was such a good decision. All places were beautiful and interesting. I enjoyed visiting Yosemite National park and Golden Gate Bridge. Mr. J our guide and driver were informative people. Their information regarding places is notable. The best part is he knew how to satisfy people. I learnt a lot during this tour. I will highly recommend this tour and want to join some other tour soon.

Yu Yan
  • 77
  • 6

Totally astonishing trip as I expected it to be and more. I will start with the beauty and amazing fun at places like Yosemite National Park, Fisherman's Wharf and the Palace of Fine Arts. I must say that the Falls of Yosemite were worth clicking and visitors seemed to be so engaged in all such beauties. It was not only the beauty of the views that engaged us but the presentation and explanation from the guide was engaging as well in the entire tour. I am highly recommending it to enjoy its organized services. Many thanks!!!!!

Yan Yan Chung
  • 75
  • 12

This is a pretty good tour, if you like to visit cities. San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Monterey and Yosemite National Park. It will be very good option for you. The driver/guide is a very friendly and helpful person. The pick up and drop off at the many locations were on time. The stay too at hotels was comfortable.

Jhanvi
  • 75
  • 5

I was a perfect road trip. I enjoyed the routes, it was fantastic drive and perfect views. I was feeling so relaxed to look outside from window without any hassle and disturbance. During travelling I was only listening music and enjoying the outside views. All places were worth to visit specially a tour of San Francisco. Food was good. I also did some good shopping. Our guide was a trained and supportive man. Overall it was well managed and well planned tour. Special thanks to the whole team. Love beautiful days.

Mia Cunningham
  • 74
  • 8

We really enjoyed the tour. Tour Code: GOL-LA-344 . Well planned, and well executed. Good Accommodations. Our guide was very polite and helpful. She attended to all the guests requests and tried her best to keep everyone happy. Both the guide and the bus driver were very kind and understanding. We really enjoyed the trip and the chosen destinations.

Tayla Keating
  • 72
  • 19

This is my first time touring in West Coast and this has been a wonderful experience with the tour guide. He did really well explaining each historic features and I learned a lot of from it. I would highly recommend this. Thanks GoldenBusTours.

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