4-Day San Francisco to Monterey Bay, Yosemite National Park and Napa Valley/Redwood Forest Tour (Free Airport Pickup - LAX OUT)
Tour Code: GOL-SFO-280A
Duration: 4 Day(s) / 3 Night(s)
Tour Guide: Chinese, English
- 7 Days left
Experience: UNESCO, Family
Extra (Excluded): Wifi, Meal etc...
Tour Guide:Chinese, English
Explore Napa Valley, Castello di Amorosa Winery, 17 Mile Drive, Redwood National Park, University of California Berkeley, Yosemite Falls, Tunnel View Point, El Capitan, Silicon Valley, Palace of Fine Arts, Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, Cable Car, Lombard Street, City Hall, St. Mary's Cathedral, Chinatown, and Yosemite National Park on our exciting bus tour starting from San Francisco with special discount and deal-breaking prices.
Passengers reaching the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) between 10:30 AM to 10:30 PM can take our complimentary airport pick-up facility. Arrivals are subjected to meet our travel hosts at the 2nd floor Information Center atTerminal 2 of the airport. Then, we will transfer our guests to the hotels to catch up some rest. Other time arrivals at theairport can take the airport hotel shuttle service by themselves. *tour guide service charge is included as $10/person. *For further information and flight delays, call our front desk.
Hotel: Courtyard Marriott SFO, Park Pointe Hotel, or similar.
- Option A: California Napa Valley – Sausalito
In the morning, our guests will set off to reach Napa Valley, home to hundreds of country’s finest wineries and lush greenery. Upon reaching Napa Valley, guests can explore the top-notch Castello di AmorosaWinery, known for its stunning medieval architecture and world-class wine tasting excursions. Enjoy discovering the charms of this castle-themed winery, as well as tasting the Italian-inspired wines, underground wine cellarsAfterward, our group will discover the charming Mediterranean atmosphere of Sausalito, as well witness the stunning views of San Francisco skylines over the sea. In the evening, our group will return to San Francisco to spend the night. (Mandatory Fee $50/person)
- Option B Redwood Forest – 17 Mile Drive - San Francisco
Today, our group will explore the core spirit of Redwood National Park, a country’s renowned protected redwood forest, home to lush beaches and grasslands along Northern California’s coast. Here, the iconic Sequoia trees are known as the world’s tallest and longest living tree on the earth with over 350-foot tall and the estimated lifespan is nearly 2000 years. Afterward, we are headed to the 17-Mile Drive, a picturesque road along the Pebble Beach and Pacific Grove situated on the Monterey Peninsula. Discover the charms of Pacific coastline along the lavish golf courses, mansions and scenic attractions including the Bird Rock and much more.Overnight stay in Francisco. (Mandatory Fee $50/person)
Hotel: Courtyard Marriott SFO, Park Pointe Hotel, or similar.
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!
Castello Di Amorosa Winery is a 13th-century style winery offering Italian inspired wines. This wine tasting tour is a guided tour that allows its visitors to taste five premium wines and even the current releases are given as complimentary tasting.
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.
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.
Pebble Beach Golf Centre is the place to be when you visit California, it is truly a legendary place. Combined with a beautiful property and a stunning coastline, the Pebble Beach Golf Centre is one of the greatest place.
The Monterey Peninsula’s unincorporated community is known as Pebble Beach. This small city lies on the level of sea and located in California.
Founded in 1968, Redwood National Park is situated in California. It is a forest where world’s tallest trees and old growth redwoods are found. These trees are about 2000 years old and 3000 feet tall.
Redwood Steam Train has become a very popular tourist attraction. As the name suggest the Redwood Steam Train offers a train ride in a steam train.
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.
Sterling Vineyards skyrail cableway offers memorable and beautiful rainforest experiences. These tours include enjoying the scenic rail and cableway with accommodation. The winery here is famous, and there is unique private tasting room. Sterling Vineyard offers the Napa Valley best views.
Sterling Vineyards is perched at the height of 300 feet above the Calistogatown. Sterling Vineyards provide unparalleled panoramic views of Napa Valley. There is an aerial tram transporting visitors up the hill to the winery. The Vaca mountain ranges flank the Napa Valley.
In the morning, our tour group will visit the world-renowned University of California, Berkeley. Cross the Silicon Valley to reach San Francisco. Upon reaching San Francisco, our group will first explore the Palace of Fine Arts and then the San Francisco’s iconic Golden Gate Bridge. Continue to Fisherman's Wharf - Pier 39 for taste a seafood lunch among many eatery options; here, guests willadore taking a sightseeing cruise highlighting the Alcatraz Island, Sea Lions, City Skylines, Golden Gate Bridge, and much more (optional cruise). Take our optional San Francisco In-depth Tour which best explores the famous Cable Car, Lombard Street, City Hall, St. Mary's Cathedral, Chinatown, and similar. Overnight Stay San Francisco. *self-dismiss passengers may leave the tour from Fisherman's Wharf - Pier 39. (Mandatory Fee $40/person)
Hotel: Courtyard Marriott SFO, Park Pointe Hotel, or similar.
Alcatraz Island provides visitors with plenty of history and beauty. It once housed America’s most dangerous criminals and is the site of the first US built fort on the West Coast and the first lighthouse.
Experience the thrilling yet romantic ride on the ultimate historic cable cars up the steep hills of San Francisco. It will be the most memorable ride of your entire trip.
Saint Mary's Cathedral is the chief church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese situated in San Francisco. As the mother church of Catholics in California, it is known for its religious power and impact.
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.
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.
A suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate Strait is known as Golden Gate Bridge. It connects the Pacific Ocean with San Francisco Bay.
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.
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 is a hilly city on the tip of a peninsula and home to numerous tourist attractions. Experience the San Francisco Advanced Tour for its Segway expeditions; it’s fun riding the hills in San Francisco. The 2.5-hour Segway experience leads the visitors to the top-notch sites; climb up the steep hills and ride down the famous streets with entertaining tour guides, and more.
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.
San Francisco City Hall, United States is the seat of government for the City and County of San Francisco, California. It is well known for its architecture and the life at night.
San Francisco, United States founded in 1979 in north California is the cultural, commercial and financial centre of the city and the only consolidated city in California.
Stanford University is the origin of the Silicon Valley, California, to coordinate all Ivy League schools. The grounds of Stanford spread over a staggering 8300 acres of land and is generally acknowledged as the most amazing grounds in USA.
Stanford in Santa Clara County is an unincorporated area that is close to the Palo Alto city. The inhabitant's population comprise of graduate student residences, on-campus housing inhabitants, condominium and single family homes. The adjacent residential neighborhood feature streets also named after colleges and universities.
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!
A famous research university made for the public research in Berkeley California is known University of California. It has been established on March 26. 1968. It got 6th rank for the global reputation of research institutions.
Depart from hotels in the early morning and travel to Yosemite National Park. It is one of the world’s most scenic national park filled with remarkable waterfalls, valleys, mountains, lush flora, streams, as well as numerous tourist’s attractions. The highlights of Yosemite National Park Tour include visits to the famous Yosemite Falls, Tunnel View Point, and El Capitan. After lunch, our group will continue to Los Angeles through the wonderful California Central Valley. In the evening, our tour will be concluded in Los Angeles. (Mandatory Fee $10/person)
A vertical rock formation located on the northern side of Yosemite Valley and National Park is called El Captain. It is linked with the mountain range of Sierra Nevada.
Tunnel View is a fabulous place with lush scenes, situated on State Route 41 in Yosemite National park. The beautiful and scenic view of this marvelous valley from the view point have been watched and certified by tourists since it was initialized in 1933.
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.
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.
Passengers will be picked up and dropped off at their chosen locations. (Please take notice of locations and times of pick up)
All tours are carried out in air conditioned bus. We may also use a minivan depending on the number of people booking the tour.
A professional tour escort will be with you throughout the tour.
Tour package price includes all the taxes.
Free Airport Pickup is available on this tour.
Mandatory admission (Option B): $100/pax 17 Mile Drive, Cable Car, Yosemite NP, San Francisco City Tour, Berkeley University and Fuel Surcharges .
Mandatory admission (Option A) : $100/pax Napa Valley, Cable Car, Yosemite NP, San Francisco City Tour, Berkeley University and Fuel Surcharges .
Rates could alter without prior notice.
Airport pickup service charges $10/person.
Optional fees will be paid in cash to the guide. Optional activities price may change or can be different as displayed on the website.
Guide will arrange meals and drinks when requested as they are not included in the package.
Daily Service charges for driver and the guide is $10 minimum per person.
Such expenses as telephone services, alcoholic drinks, beverages and laundry services which are private room services.
Services related to travel insurance.
Other personal expenses.
Important: We never encourage customers to purchase admission packages from outside sources and try using them in this tour with discount. If they do, they must arrange transport on the same day. If you skip some attraction, you cannot do it on your own. You can sit near the bus or visit some nearby place, but you will not be allowed to sit in the bus.
|Attractions||Adult||Child(3-11 yrs)||Senior (65+ yrs)|
|17-Mile Drive, CA||$10.00||$10.00||$10.00|
|Aquarium of the Bay||$27.00||$27.00||$27.00|
|Castello Di Amorosa Winery (Included Wine Tasting) Tour, CA||$40.00||$40.00||$40.00|
|Redwood Steam Train, CA||$32.00||$23.00||$32.00|
|San Francisco Bay Cruise, CA||$42.00||$42.00||$42.00|
|Yosemite National Park, CA||$10.00||$10.00||$10.00|
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.
- Free Airport Pickup service is available from SFO (Information Center of Terminal 2) between 10:30 AM to 10:30 PM. Service available after 30 min reach from 10:30 i.e. 11:00, 11:30…
- Arrival between 10:30 PM to 12:30 AM OR 4:30 AM to 10:30 AM guests can take a shuttle and go to the hotel for rest.
- Arrival between 12:30 AM to 4:30 AM, guests have to arrange their own hotel transfer.
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.
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.
Since this is a 100% guaranteed departure, in the case of a cancellation, a refund of 120% will be given. The refund, however, doesn’t apply to bad weather conditions, Airport Closures, State Emergencies or anything that is beyond our control as the tour operator.
Cancellation penalties per person for 1-4 day tours
⇒ 16 days or more prior to departure - 14% of the total amount purchased.
⇒ 7-14 days prior to departure- 35% of the total amount purchased.
⇒ 4-6 Days prior to departure- 50% of the total amount purchased.
⇒ Within 3 days prior to departure - 100% of the total amount purchased.
⇒ Departure day or no show 100% per person.
Cancellation charges for 5 days and above tour
⇒ A 14% cancellation fee of the total tour purchase will be incurred if the cancellation occurs 46 days or more before the departure date.
⇒ A 35% cancellation fee of the total tour purchase will be incurred if the cancellation occurs 21-45 days before the departure date.
⇒ A 50% cancellation fee of the total tour purchase will be incurred if the cancellation occurs 8-20 days before the departure date.
⇒ A 100% cancellation fee of the total tour purchase will be incurred if the cancellation occurs 7 days before the departure date.
⇒ A 100% cancellation fee of the total tour purchase will also be incurred if the cancellation is done on the day of departure.
There is no refund for unused features. You forfeit the entire payment when you are a no show.
Cancellation or Reschedule charges are applicable even if you are NOT able to take the tour because of visa rejection.
In order for there not to be a cancellation, a minimum number of participants are required. We reserve the right to cancel a scheduled trip although every effort is made by us to ensure that normal operations are maintained.
An add-on fee of 6% for handling fees is charged in addition to the above penalties.
Note: More 30 days after the completion of the tour, we cannot grant any refunds.
⇒ 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.
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.
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 5 days of tour departure. Requests made after the mentioned duration shall not be entertained.
Cancellation or Reschedule charges are applicable even if you are NOT able to take the tour because of visa rejection.
1. One room can accommodate maximum 4 people. Even if you are 5 people including 1 month old baby you still need 2 rooms.
2. If you can carry your child up to 3 years of age then you do not need to book seats for him. It may vary from one tour to another.
3. Service providers hold the right to change the itinerary and hotel arrangements without any notice.
4. Child (0-9 years) and Single traveler going on the tour have special rates. These prices vary from one tour to another.
5. Meals and Attractions are not included. You can ask your tour guide to try to arrange the meal for you as per your requirements. For attractions, admission fees pay it to the tour guide on the tour.
6. Prices may change without any notice because of prices fluctuation in the market.
7. All prices mentioned on the website are in US dollars.
8. In Case of Bank Wire Transfer customer have to bear Wire transfer fee.
9. Tour package price is inclusive of taxes.
10. Tour Prices are every individual and in view of room inhabitance.
Child 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.
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.
9. Bring Cash to pay Tour Guide for Optional Activities. Activities are optional though, but every customer MUST purchase at least 2 attraction tickets. Few attractions are mandatory for all.
Amazing tour, we had great service and lots of fun. The bus was really spacious and the people friendly. Above all was the not-to-miss delicious wine. The guide was really helpful. This was the best time I had on this tour, though this was not my first tour with them. Our guide was knowledgeable and the wine tasting was simply delectable. A real value received for that you pay. In fact, we took lot of pictures as our guide helped us in doing so and he also had a good sense of humor that made the entire tour memorable and light.
This was the first time I and my girlfriend decided not to drive, as we usually preferred and enjoyed doing so. This was mainly because she had hurt her hand, so we opted to join this tour. I must say we enjoyed every bit of this tour. It was perfect, no regrets and our tour guide was a Chinese guy, but spoke English very well. I did not know these wineries tasted so authentic. I certainly recommend going on this tour to Napa as they also cover a lot of places in San Francisco. The accommodation offered was equally good.
My wife had been bragging about those wineries in Napa Valley a lot lately, therefore, I planned on taking this bus tour because it had so many wonderful places and it specially include the Napa Valley Tour. I booked two tickets on the online bus tour platform, and believe me it was much easier to just book the tickets online. However, the journey went pretty well, and we enjoyed throughout the tour, and that Courtyard Marriott airport hotel was such a decent hotel in which stayed all the 3 nights. It was great bus with luxury services!
This tour surpassed the expectations of everyone. Our driver and the guide were amazing. The bus was comfortable and good looking. The tour group also was good with two families, the breakfast and lunch was superb. I enjoyed the wine tasting at Napa Valley and the only disappointing thing was my boyfriend took too much of wine that he could not control himself and I had to take a lot of care on that day that I was not getting involved much. The guide helped me through, and so next time I wish to go on this tour again, I recommend.
We just reached from Australia, and booked this tour so we don’t waste our time in the country and just head on to our tour in USA. The bus tour, according to our experience wasn’t an extraordinary but it was fine family-friendly. We enjoyed the time in San Francisco, and the Bay cruise there helped us get around the town in a better way. I just didn’t enjoy the campus tour in the morning since there nothing much to do and see, all the students and people passing by. Despite that, our tour experience was great with great hotel stays. We would love to take another bus tour on our next vacations.
This could be said one of the best tours of my life, but for the bus seats were lacking a bit of cleanliness. We had to point out and then they cleaned the next day. Otherwise, the driver was great and ensured we had loads of fun. The trip began and the bus did not miss any important stop. The wine tasting was good and in fact, they gave us all attention and we felt homely. The wine tasted excellent and the scenic views were superb. Overall an experience that can be considered really well and I recommend this tour operator.
The best thing in that tour was Yosemite National Park , it was really amazing and very beautiful place, i was amazed by it as this was our first time to go there. Also the other places were really nice especially 17 Mile Drive, Redwood National Park. The hotels were really great and clean and comfortable, and our tour guide was an amazing guy, very helpful and nice and professional. Great gob well done Golden Bus Tours.
Golden Bus Tours is really an amazing company, it was my first tour with Golden Bus Tours and i really intend to do it again. Great organization and punctuality, really nice and helpful tour guide who deserved his daily tip for sure, and very comfortable cozy and clean hotels. In my opinion this was one of the best tour companies. I just wish id admissions and food were included, that would have been really amazing