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3-Day San Francisco to Monterey Bay, 17 Miles Drive, Gilroy Premium Outlet, Santa Cruz Wharf and Roaring Camp Steam Train Tour (Free Airport Pickup)

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3-Day San Francisco to Monterey Bay, 17 Miles Drive, Gilroy Premium Outlet, Santa Cruz Wharf and Roaring Camp Steam Train Tour (Free Airport Pickup)
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Departure City San Francisco CA US
Return City San Francisco CA US
Language Chinese and English
Available Days Mon,Tue,Fri(2019-04-01 To 2019-12-31) | Mon,Tue,Fri(2020-04-01 To 2020-12-31)
Duration 3 Day(s) / 2 Night(s)
Tour code GOL-SFO-321A

Civic Center, Twin Peaks, Golden Gate Park, Golden Gate Bridge, Gilroy Shopping Outlet, Roaring Camp, Palace of Fine Arts, Fisherman’s Wharf, Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf, Market Street, Chinatown, 17 Miles Drive, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Carmel and more on our guided bus tour from San Francisco.

Day 1
Hometown – San Francisco

We have complimentary airport pick for our guests from the San Francisco International Airport. Please make sure to arrive before 11:00 am. If in case, you arrive late it will be considered as volunteer forfeit from the San Francisco City tour.

The main highlights of our San Francisco City tour include: Civic Center, Twin Peaks, Golden Gate Park, Golden Gate Bridge, Palace of Fine Arts, Fisherman’s Wharf, Market Street and Chinatown.

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

Day 2
San Francisco – Fisherman's Wharf – 17 Mile Scenic Drive – Carmel

On the second day we will drive through the beautiful 17 Miles Drive. Pebble Beach, Cypress point, Carmel and Fisherman’s Wharf are the major highlights of the area. After this, we will visit Carmel to walk along the streets where we will find some amazing local handicrafts and food. Finally, we will visit Monterey Bay Aquarium.

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

Day 3
Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf – Roaring Camp – Gilroy Fashion Outlet – San Francisco – Transfer Out

Today we will visit the Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf. Then head to Roaring camp where you will see Redwood trees and also get a chance to take the steam train ride. Finally, we will head to Gilroy Fashion Outlets where guests will get a chance to shop at different outlets. We will end our tour in San Francisco.

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 conducted in 55 seats Air conditioned bus. Some time Tour is conducted in Mini Van based on number of customers.

  Hotel Accommodation is included in tour.

  This is a guided tour.

  All Taxes are included.

  Free Airport Pickup is available on this tour.

Attractions Adult Child(3-11 yrs) Senior (65+ yrs)
17-Mile Drive, CA$10.00$10.00$10.00
cost Excludes

  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)
Monterey Bay Aquarium, CA$46.00$30.00$36.00
Roaring Camp Steam Train, CA$32.00$23.00$32.00
San Francisco Bay Cruise, CA$34.00$25.00$34.00
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.    

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

Paid pickup service is available for 24 hours. $100 for 1 or 2 persons and $10 per additional person will be charged.    

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.

Howard Ramos

The Tour schedule was very much arranged, I got an opportunity to visit monterey bay aquarium which was my first time. I stayed away from at first yet after my straightforward interest on multi day before night, Tour guide helped me to get total attractions tickets. I went with very different individuals first time thus friendly and all are on time a guide result of flawless time arranging so I could visit all arranged. Finally, They helped me to buy a great deal of things with much limits at spots. Basically pleasant bundle tour.

Owen Brady

I chose this tour to do with my 12 year-old son based on previous reviews, the itinerary, and destinations. We were NOT disappointed! This is an economical tour and as such the restaurants/motels were in line. Thanks GoldenBusTours.

中埜 真弓

This was an amazing tour, Our Tour Guide and Driver were informative and helpful. We saw so many places and experienced so much in such a short time. The starts were not as early as first thought and the scenery and friendships made will stay with us for years to come.

Myra Cherkasova

The tour guide gave all the information for each place or monument with his words and after whist a pamphlet . Accommodation good enough. Transportation. Safe. Experienced driver. Itinerary. Well planned.

Keira Becher

I recommend that going by this bus tour would be the most efficient , economical and comfortable than driving all the way. Note : The only thing I found inconvenient was that, most days I had to buy and carry breakfast or lunch the previous day itself.

Shaun Henderson

This is one of the best organized tours I have ever traveled. The tour guide is very cool, knowledgeable and made this tour successful and enjoyable. The driver is also the best. The whole tour was planned accurately so that we visited every attraction . 17 Mile Scenic Drive is one of the best tourist attractions .

Jerome C. Furr

The tour itself was really great, i just had a couple of issues, first the bathroom on the bus was for emergencies only,so we had to wait for breaks, also i really wish if admissions were included in the tour price. But other than that, we really had a great time, we loved all places we saw and the tour was very well organized. Hotels were really good and the tour guide was real nice guy. We loved almost all places especially Golden Gate Park, Golden Gate Bridge, 17 Miles Drive, Monterey Bay Aquarium,

Nirmal Inani

I would really like to thank my friend who had referred me to Golden Bus Tours, I had many tours with different agencies before, But really Golden Bus Tours is by far one of the best agencies i have dealt with, very organized and their customer service is excellent. I would also like to thank the tour guide who was really helpful guy and he was very professional and well educated. i was really happy about that package.

Qabeel Dev Sani

I would really like to thank Golden Bus Tours for organizing that tour, it was really great and well organized and punctual. Next i was to thank the tour guide who was really a stand up guy, he was very helpful and very professional and really funny. great Job Golden Bus Tours. I would really like to use your services again, but next time i would visit the east coast.

Kiran Tandon

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.

Yi Ze Peng

That tour was really almost everything i had hoped for, the only thing that i did not like is that admissions were not included, but to be honest it was really worth it. The tour was very punctual and organized, both our tour guide and hotels were really amazing choices from Golden Bus Tours. We really loved ivic Center, Twin Peaks, Golden Gate Park, Golden Gate Bridge, Gilroy Shopping Outlet, Roaring Camp, Palace of Fine Arts, Fisherman’s Wharf, Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf, Market Street, Chinatown, 17 Miles Drive, Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Xiang Li

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.

Manchu Ho

we had a great time during these 3 days, our tour guide was a very helpful guy, he was also really funny and very professional, i really wish all tour guides are like that. We really loved all places we went to, like Civic Center, Twin Peaks, Golden Gate Park, Golden Gate Bridge, Gilroy Shopping Outlet, Roaring Camp, Palace of Fine Arts, Fisherman’s Wharf, Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf, Market Street, Chinatown, 17 Miles Drive, Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Yolanda Albrecht

This was our first outing utilizing the tour administrations and it was a magnificent experience since it took off burden in view of arranging and driving. We couldn't have secured such a significant number of things ourselves. The guide was incredible, true, we wish him best luck. Arranging admission was so easy, we didn't have to do anything. Guide helped us with all this including our meals. Appreciate GoldenBusTours for professional services.

Margrett Moore

We had an amazing time during each of the three days of this trip. This was our first experience with Golden Bus and I think it is a efficient method to experience places without worry over driving.The tour guide was energetic, and clarified us about the visit in detail on our first day of arrival. In spite of the fact that most of the gathering were of Americans and Chinese, the guide put a lot to clarify the insights concerning the spots we visited in English. We remained at an extraordinary hotel for 2 nights and it was pretty comfortable.

Kathi Smith

I travel as a solo explorer and get myself one room. Extremely protected and pleasant in spite of a little long driving hours . Our guide was professional and understanding towards every one of her visitors. Greater part are individuals from various areas however not a single issue with me. Everything goes smooth and i'm extremely happy I pick this visit regardless of certain reviews at some visit pages. I certainly will utilize this visit again for my next visit with family.

Ngô Doãn Du

Enough time in all locations, Everything is in Mandarin/English--movies and music are offered on long rides. Our driver was GREAT! The tour guide was efficient but brusk--a true task master ensuring everyone was on time. Excellent Price/Value--and unless you want to drive, this is a great way to see everything we did!

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