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3-Day San Francisco to Hearst Castle and Yosemite National Park Tour (Free Airport Pickup)

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3-Day San Francisco to Hearst Castle and Yosemite National Park Tour (Free Airport Pickup)
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Departure City Burlingame CA US; San Francisco CA US
Return City San Francisco CA US
Language Chinese and English
Available Days Mon,Fri(2019-04-01 To 2019-12-30) | Mon,Fri(2020-01-01 To 2020-12-30) | 2019-11-27
Duration 3 Day(s) / 2 Night(s)
Tour code GOL-SFO-317A

Visit Tunnel View, Bridal Veil Falls, El Captain, Merced River, Yosemite Falls, Yosemite National Park, Twin Peaks, Palace of Fine Arts, Fisherman’s Wharf, Market Street, Half Dome, Hearst Castle and much more on a guided bus tour from San Fracisco.

Day 1
Hometown – San Francisco City Tour

Free airport pickup is available for all passengers arriving at the SFO airport. After picking up passengers we will start our San Francisco City tour covering Civic Center, Twin Peaks, Golden Gate Park, Golden Gate Bridge, Palace of Fine Arts, Fisherman’s Wharf, Market Street and Chinatown.

Note: Those who wish to join City Tour should arrive before 11:00 am.

Hotel: Red Roof Inn SFO, Hotel Focus SFO or Similar. 

Day 2
Bay Area – Yosemite – Fresno

Leave the Bay Area in the morning and head to Yosemite National Park. Today we will cover the National Park and visit all the scenic spots in the Park. We will cover Tunnel View, Bridal Veil Falls, El Captain, Merced River, Yosemite Falls, and Half Dome. Our night stay will be in Fresno.

Hotel: Piccadilly Inn Airport Fresno or Similar.

Day 3
Fresno – Hearst Castle – San Francisco – Transfer out

We will head to San Simeon where we will visit Hearst Castle. This castle has a private zoo and a unique collection of antiques. After the tour, we will head to San Francisco to drop off at the airport. Please book flights leaving after 10:30 pm from SFO Airport.

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

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

  Transport will be provided with an air conditioned deluxe coach. A 15 seat Mercedes minibus with high top may also be used depending on the number of passengers taking part in the tour.

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

  Passengers are offered hotel accommodation for nights.

  Tour package price includes all taxes.

 Free Airport Pickup is available on this tour.

cost Excludes

 Yosemite Nationa Park, Hearst Castle (Mandatory Attractions).

  Hearst Castle Booking Fee $8/per person.

  It is possible for rates to change without notice.

  Airport pickup service charges $4/person.

  Cash payments of admission fee for Optional Activities would be made to the guide. Optional activities price may change or can be different as displayed on the website.

  Though meals and drinks are not a part of the package the guide will arrange them upon request.

  Minimum service charges for the driver and the guide will be $8 per person per day.

  Telephone services, laundry services, Alcoholic drinks and beverages are private room charges.

  Travel insurance.

  Additional personal expenditure.

Note: Customers should not buy admission tickets or passes on their own and use them on this discounted tours. In case they do, they will have to arrange their own transport.



Attractions Adult Child(3-11 yrs) Senior (65+ yrs)
Hearst Castle, CA$33.00$20.00$33.00
Redwood Steam Train, CA$32.00$23.00$32.00
San Francisco Bay Cruise, CA$34.00$25.00$34.00
Yosemite National Park, CA$20.00$20.00$20.00
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

Red Roof Inn (777 Airport Boulevard, Burlingame, CA 94010) at 8:50 AM    

Starbucks Coffee (391 Sutter St. San Francisco, CA 94108) (the intersection of Sutter Street & Stockton) at 10:00 AM    

Airport Pick up is only available from San Francisco (SFO) airport till 11 AM. No Customer can join the tour after 11 AM. Any customer being late for any reason no refund will be issued.    

Free Airport Pickup from San Francisco (SFO) Airport between 09:00 AM to 9:00 PM (After this time there will be additional charges of $100 for 1-2 person and $10 for each additional person)    

Returns Locations

Kindly book your flights after 10:30 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.

Reschedule

⇒  $85 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.

6% handling and Processing Fee in the case of any refund for all transactions.

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

⇒  $80/person or 15% of transaction amount (whichever is higher) cancellation fee will be incurred if the cancellation occurs 8 days or more before the departure date.

⇒  60% of transaction amount (whichever is higher) cancellation fee will be incurred if the cancellation occurs 4 - 7 days before the departure date.

⇒  A 100%  cancellation fee of the total tour purchase will be incurred if the cancellation occurs 3 days before the departure date.

6% handling and Processing Fee in case of any refund for all transactions.


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. 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.

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.

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.

Guang
95 5

Great work Golden Bus tours. I really enjoyed my time, the tour was very organized, and there was no delay, we moved exactly on time. The tour guide was great, and the hotels were very comfortable and clean. It was our first time in Yosemite National Park, and i never thought it was so beautiful like this. I would;d really join that tour again

Sying Ch'eng
52 15

Nothing attracts me more than a natural beauty of the places. This tour, when we departed from Los Angeles, took us to a shopping center. On the other day when we visited the Yosemite National park, oh man, it was so fascinating and stunning that my words can’t describe it, the waterfalls, valleys, rivers, mountains all were so gorgeous. But on our first day, we should have visited more places like Yosemite National Park but we didn’t. Great tour, though.

Xiong Li
38 14

I was planning for this tour for several weeks and waiting for my children to get their summer vacations from their education institutes. As they got free, I took the whole family on this three-day bus journey. Although few relatives had already been to this bus tour, therefore they insisted on taking my family on this tour too. We received good discounts on tickets and the bus tour took us so many places including the Yosemite National Park; it was super amazing and breathtaking, we also visited numerous considerable locations of San Francisco city. Tour was great but the hotels were just OK.

Denise
22 12

I enjoyed the tour but i had some issues, first of all the bus did not have Wifi which is very important for me! also the hotels were not 5 starts as i expected, the both were clean and comfortable though, i also did not like the fact that we had to pay daily service charge, but over all it was a nice tour

本宮 雨夜

Everything was awesome!! The bus was on time to pick us up and the hotel was clean and staff was very pleasant! Me and my friend traveled with Goldenbustours a year ago and loved it, so this just added to our trust of the company, and we are recommending it to all our friends!

You Ho

I am glad that I join this tour because it saved me a lot of time planning. You know it is difficult to travel with children sometimes. But this tour has a very good and relaxing itinerary, very friendly tour guide. Highly recommend to all of my friends.

Elizabeth Rodway

Very good tour! It was not my first time to go to Yosemite but it was my first time to go with my family (my partner and my two little sweet daughter). Round trip bus SFO-Yosemite. What else I could ask for? I recommend it. Thank you GoldenBusTours. Great deal!

Clair

This was our first time to visit Yosemite National Park it was really an amazing place, really very beautiful, The next best thing was our tour guide, he was really an amazing and professional one. Our hotels were really comfortable and nice enough to us, we really loved Tunnel View, Bridal Veil Falls, El Captain, Merced River,Twin Peaks, Palace of Fine Arts, Fisherman’s Wharf, Market Street, Half Dome, Hearst Castle. We really enjoyed these package, it was really great vacation.

Robert

What an amazing company, it was my first tour with Golden Bus Tours and i really intend to do it again. The organization of the tour was great, we moved on time and according to the schedule, and the tour guide was really an amazing guy, very helpful and nice and really professional. The hotels were very clean and comfortable. we enjoyed Yosemite National Park and Hearst Castle so much along with Twin Peaks, Palace of Fine Arts, Fisherman’s Wharf, Market Street, Half Dome.

Sue

The tour was really very well organized, we moved exactly on time, there was no delay and even during the tour we were right on schedule, it was a great effort from the tour guide who was a great guy by the way. The accommodation was really comfortable, really clean and cozy hotels and we saw some amazing places. It was really a great tour and great experience. I really hope i can do it again some time.

Patel

The best tour i had in many years. Great service and hospitality, tour guide is an amazing person, really helpful and friendly, yet very professional at the same time. both accommodation and transportation are really luxurious. We saw a lot of nice places for the first time like Tunnel View, Bridal Veil Falls, El Captain, Merced River, Yosemite Falls, Yosemite National Park, Twin Peaks, Palace of Fine Arts, Fisherman’s Wharf, Market Street, Half Dome, Hearst Castle.

Mandeep

I have always wanted to visit Yosemite National Park, i use to read about it only, but this was my first time to actually go there, and i never knew it was this beautiful, it was really amazing park, we also really loved the San Francisco part where we visited Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman\'s Wharf. Also Tunnel View, Bridal Veil Falls, El Captain, Merced River,Twin Peaks, Palace of Fine Arts were amazing. I just wish if there were no mandatory admissions for Yosemite National Park, Hearst Castle, but it was really worth it.

Praskovya Vasilyeva

Pleasant tour..Everything was very well planned and organized. We were tagged along with Chinese speaking people and was lil disturbing to hear some foreign language all through the tour however if you can adjust through the bus journey, going around vacation spots is fun. Overall it was a very fun time. I would recommend it to people who travel with their families.

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