4-Day Los Angeles to Santa Barbara, San Francisco and 17-Mile Drive Tour

Tour Code: GOL-LA-507
Duration: 4 Day(s) / 3 Night(s)
Tour Guide: Chinese, English
Quality: Budget
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4-Day Los Angeles to Santa Barbara, San Francisco and 17-Mile Drive Tour
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Overview

Experience: UNESCO, Family

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

Tour Guide:Chinese, English


Available Days :

Sat (2022-03-18 To 2022-12-31)

Highlights :

Travel toward exciting places such as Los Angeles to Santa Barbara, San Francisco,17-Mile Drive and enjoy a great discount. 

  • Hotel breakfast.

Itinerary

In the morning, we will set off from Los Angeles and head to the picturesque Monterey Peninsula. The seventeen-mile sea view is refreshing. We will indulge in the sea breeze and waves and the poetic and picturesque scenery of the Monterey Peninsula. Afterwards, pass through the fertile Great Plains of Central California to San Francisco.
 
Itinerary:
Los Angeles → 17-Mile Drive (120 mins) → San Francisco

Hotel: Wild Palms Sunnyvale 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!

There is an additional fee for the day tour of downtown San Francisco, the price is $125 per person, please pay the fee when booking the itinerary.

Instead of taking a day trip, you can explore beautiful San Francisco on your own.

San Francisco is a popular tourist destination and is known for its cool summers, fog, steep rolling hills and its phenomenal landmarks! The top landmarks that you must visit include the Golden Gate Bridge, Lombard Street, Twin Peaks, Fisherman's Wharf, and its Chinatown district. 

Itinerary:

Golden Gate Bridge (45 mins) → Fisherman's Wharf (180 mins, bay cruise is optional) → Lombard Street (30 mins) → Civic Center (30 mins) → Twin Peaks (20 mins) → San Francisco Chinatown (150 mins) → Treasure Island (pass by) 

Hotel: Wild Palms Sunnyvale Or Similar.


Attractions

China Town, SF

The China Town of San Francisco is the oldest China Town in North America and also has the largest Chinese community outside Asia. It was established in 1848 and since then it has been an important part of history and culture.

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.

San Francisco Bay Cruise (90 mins), CA

The San Francisco Bay Cruise is a 90 minute cruise which is highly enjoyable. During the cruise people can see many beautiful sights and have a great time.

Twin Peaks, CA

Twin Peaks is an independent society in California, US, situated on California State Route close to Lade Arrowhead. It has a post office initialized in 1916. Fantastically touristy place to have great time with friends and family!

This day Napa winery day tour will cost an additional fee of $125 per person, please pay the fee when booking the itinerary.

Instead of taking a day trip, you can explore beautiful San Francisco on your own.

Journey with us today as we will head into Napa Valley! We will be exploring a famous award-winning winery known as Napa Valley! California is known for producing one of the world’s best wines. Following, we will visit the Inglenook and Sutter Home and Castello. In the afternoon, we will explore the famous backyard of San Francisco known as Sausalito!

Itinerary:

San Francisco → Yountville (45 mins) → Inglenook and Sutter Home (100 mins) → Sausalito (45 mins) → San Francisco

Hotel: Wild Palms Sunnyvale Or Similar.


Attractions

Napa Valley, CA

Napa Valley is the county seat of Napa County and is located in California. The city has a total population of around 80,011 and the city was incorporated in the year 1872.

Sausalito, CA

Sausalito in Marin County is a San Francisco Bay Area City, California. This bayside city is charming, friendly and has passionate people. At Sausalito enjoy the scenic town, nightlife, restaurants, shopping and also the places to stay. It is a dream vacation.

Winery, Napa Valley, CA

The home to hundreds of wineries in California is Napa Valley. The top wines of the world made by the fresh and variety of grapes are sold from these wineries in all over the world.

Today we will depart from San Francisco to the seaside town of Santa Barbara, where you can enjoy walking on the beach and blowing the sea breeze. Then we will go to Danish Village, a small town in northern Europe, to experience a completely different exotic style in California. Finally we will arrive in Los Angeles.

Itinerary:
San Francisco → Danish Village (90 mins) → Santa Barbara (60 mins) → Los Angeles


Attractions

Danish Town of Solvang, CA

Solvang means area favored with a ton of sunshine in Danish dialect. The larger part of living arrangements of such city is of Scandinavian backgrounds. German style architects and cookies are the key, well known specialties of Solvang.

Santa Barbara, CA

Santa Barbara, US on the central California coast. It is located with the Santa Ynez Mountains and is situated on the coast line on the south. The city has clear blue shores and best defines the 18th century architecture.

Solvang, CA

Solvang is a city of California located in Santa Ynez Valley. It was founded in 1911. There is also a copy of the statue “Little Mermaid” in the city. Tourism in the city began after the visit of Prince Frederick of Denmark in 1939.


  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

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

  Air ticket, ferry, and shuttle transfer in some attraction area/national parks.

  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 $12 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 (90 mins), CA $48.00 $36.00 $48.00

  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

  • 424 N Main St, (Pico House) Los Angeles, CA 90012 at 07:00 AM
  • 123 South Lincoln Ave, (Lincoln Plaza Hotel) Monterey Park, CA 91755 at 7:30 AM
  • 17913 MacArthur Blvd, (Starbucks - The Square Irvine) Irvine, CA 92614 at 7:30 AM - $60 for pick up and $60 for drop off, an additional of $20 per person for more than 3 persons paid by Invoice
  • 9125 Recreation Circle, (Motel 6 Hotel Fountain Valley) Fountain Valley, CA 92708 at 07:45 AM - $50 for pick up and $50 for drop off, an additional of $20 per person for more than 3 persons paid by In
  • 303 E Valley Blvd, (Sheraton San Gabriel) San Gabriel, CA 91776 (Hotel Guest Only) at 07:45 AM
  • 3633 N, (Bokai Garden Hotel Rosemead) Rosemead Blvd, CA 91770 at 08:00 AM
  • 222 W Houston Ave, (Howard Johnson Inn) Fullerton, CA 92832 at 8:00 AM - $30 for pick up and $30 for drop off, an additional of $20 per person for more than 3 persons paid by Invoice
  • 1015 Nogales, Street, (Rowland Heights 99 Ranch ) Rowland Heights, CA 91748 at 08:30 AM
  • 9775 Base Line Rd, (99 Ranch Market) Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730 at 9:00 AM

Return Location

  • 424 N Main St, (Pico House) Los Angeles, CA 90012
  • 123 S Lincoln Ave, (Lincoln Plaza Hotel) Monterey Park, CA 91755
  • 3633 N, (Bokai Garden Hotel Rosemead) Rosemead Blvd, CA 91770
  • 303 E Valley Blvd, (Sheraton San Gabriel) San Gabriel, CA 91776 (Hotel Guest Only)
  • 1015 Nogales, Street, (Rowland Heights 99 Ranch ) Rowland Heights, CA 91748
  • 17913 MacArthur Blvd, (Starbucks - The Square Irvine) Irvine, CA 92614 - $60 for pick up and $60 for drop off, an additional of $20 per person for more than 3 persons paid by Invoice
  • 9125 Recreation Circle, (Motel 6 Hotel Fountain Valley) Fountain Valley, CA 92708 - $50 for pick up and $50 for drop off, an additional of $20 per person for more than 3 persons paid by In
  • 222 W Houston Ave, (Howard Johnson Inn) Fullerton, CA 92832 - $30 for pick up and $30 for drop off, an additional of $20 per person for more than 3 persons paid by Invoice
  • 9775 Base Line Rd, (99 Ranch Market) Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

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 what the reason of cancellation is no refund or reschedule for any cancellation request made with in last 7 days of departure date. Even if the cancellation request comes in because of COVID.

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

⇒ 16 days or more prior to departure - 30% of total purchase amount.

⇒  9-15 days prior to departure - 50% of total purchase amount.

⇒  Within 8 days prior to departure - 100% of the total purchase amount.

⇒ Unused features are non-refundable. No shows forfeit the entire payment.

⇒  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

​A fee may be charged for any revision or alteration made to a reservation after the booking is confirmed. A change of tour date or tour itinerary may be treated as a cancellation. 

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 2 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.

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