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5-Day Los Angeles to Las Vegas, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, 17 Mile Drive, Hoover Dam, Hearst Castle and Yosemite National Park Tour

Tour Code: GOL-LA-435
Duration: 5 Day(s) / 4 Night(s)
Tour Guide: English
Quality: Budget
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5-Day Los Angeles to Las Vegas, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, 17 Mile Drive, Hoover Dam, Hearst Castle and Yosemite National Park Tour
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Overview

Experience: UNESCO, Family

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

Tour Guide:Chinese, English


Available Days :

Mon (2020-11-16 To 2021-12-31)

Highlights :

We will explore Carmel, Santa Barbara, 17 Miles Drive, Golden Gate Bridge, Union Square, Chinatown, San Francisco City, Nob Hill, Golden Gate Bridge, Yosemite National Park, Cannery Row, Caesar’s Palace, Mirage, Luxor, Paris, Mandalay Bay, New York New York, Hearst Castle, Las Vegas, Hoover Dam and much more inclusive of transportation and hotel accommodation.

  • San Francisco Bay Cruise is included in Price
  • Yosemite National Park and Hearst Castle Entrance Tickets are part of package.
  • Breakfast included.
  • Only the guides and drivers who have COVID 19 negative can provide services from now onwards. Drivers and Guides will wear the mask. They will disinfect the bus daily. Travelers will have to wear the mask and their temperature will be monitored regularly. Travelers will be provided with hand sanitizer and wipes. We recommend travelers to bring their own hand sanitizer also. Bus sitting will be based on the standards set by the Government.

Itinerary

Depart north up the spectacular California Coast to the first stop in Santa Barbara. Visit a Spanish Mission and learn how these religious outposts were key in the development of the entire region. Continue to Solvang, a quaint Danish community to browse in the local shops. We head north to world famous 17 mile drive (part of route# 1) where we get to see the spectacular California coast line up close. After our visit we visit the town of Carmel home to the actor Clint Eastwood. Enjoy some free time to stroll through town before heading for our Hotel for overnight.

Hotel: Morgan Hill – La Quinta Inn & Suites 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!

Charming Carmel, CA

Charming Carmel is commonly referred to as Carmel, it is a city in Monterey County and was founded in 1902. The city is famous for its natural scenery and history.

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.

Today we understand why San Francisco is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. We start our tour at the Fisherman’s Wharf with a cruise in the world famous bay, under the Golden Gate Bridge and around the notorious Alcatraz Island. Return to Pier 39 for a leisurely lunch before an afternoon tour that takes in all the city’s famous landmarks, including the Golden Gate Bridge, Union square, Chinatown and Nob Hill. Our tour ends with a night view of the city from the Bay Bridge.

Hotel: Modesto – Best Western Palm Court Inn (In Winter Monterey/Holiday Inn hotel) 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.

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.

Nob Hill, CA

Nob Hill is a neighborhood in California in the city of San Francisco, its total population is around 20,388 and is a busy neighborhood in the city of San Francisco.

San Francisco, CA

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.

Union Square Tour, CA

The Union Square tour will give you the view of the 2.6 acres of manicured garden and the granite platforms. It will enlighten you about the historic activities that took place here when the supporters of the Union troops just before the Civil War rallied here. In the center of the park stands a towering monument commemorating the 1898 triumph of Adm. George Dewey during the Spanish- American War at Manila Bay.

Summer Route: We head east through the farmlands of the Joaquin Valley to Yosemite National Park. This 1,200 square mile wonderland of forests, lakes and waterfalls is located in the Sierra Nevada. Stop at El Capitan, Bridal-Veil Falls, and Half Dome to continue for a walk from the Yosemite Visitor Center to reach one of the highest waterfalls in North America (730 meters) Yosemite Falls.
Winter Route:  We start the day with a tour of Monterrey to include the wharf and Cannery Row after our tour we depart south a visit to the world famous Hearst Castle. Built by the newspaper baron William Randolph Hearst, tours the famous house filled with antiques and see why the castle served as a playground for the rich and famous for the first half of the 20th century. In the evening, drive south towards Las Vegas.

Hotel: Comfort Suites Stevenson Ranch or Similar. 


Attractions

Bridal Veil Falls, CA

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

Cannery Row, CA

Cannery Row offers a distinct appeal located on the Central Coast of California. It captivates visitors from all over making Cannery Row a popular vacation destination. It has enticing restaurants, waterfront hotels, and captivating boutiques, besides quaint shops and many marine activities.

El-Capitan, CA

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.

Half Dome, CA

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

Hearst Castle, CA

Hearst Castle is a mansion located in California; it is considered a national landmark which is situated at California’s central coast. The castle was constructed between the years 1919 and 1947.

Monterey, CA

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

Yosemite Falls, CA

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

Yosemite National Park, CA

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

Today’s route is east through the dessert and Death Valley to arrive at the gambling capital of the world: Las Vegas. We stop for lunch at the outlet mall in Barstow, which is filled with all the famous brand names like, Levi’s, Nike, Reebok, Timberland and more.
In the evening we take a tour of the strip to see some of the truly amazing hotels and fantasies that are built in the middle of the desert, such as Caesar’s Palace, Mirage, Luxor, Paris, Mandalay Bay, New York New York, Treasure Island and more. Finish off the evening at one of the many shows or try your hand at one of the many casinos’, who knows maybe lady luck will be smiling on you tonight.

Hotel: Linq Hotel or Similar. 


Attractions

Barstow Outlets, CA

Tanger Outlets features the most popular brand manufacturers in more than 2,200 stores. The purchases can be made at 30%-70% below retail prices every day at Tanger Outlets.

Barstow, CA

Barstow is situated in San Bernardino, California, United States. It was once a small mining point and railway track to Mojave Desert of California. It has very extreme climate condition with little rainfall all-round the year.

Caesars Palace, NV

Creaser’s Palace is one of the most elegant Roman themed casino hotels in Las Vegas. Located near Mirage Strip, it offers world class amenities and best entertainment performances.

Death Valley, NV

The interface zone between the arid Mojave Deserts and Great Basin is known as Death Valley. The valley has been established in the year 1994.

Las Vegas Strip, NV

The Las Vegas strip is popular for its casinos and resort hotels. It stretches to the South Las Vegas Boulevard, and the strip is 4.2 miles in length. The strip is highlighted with lights, architecture and includes various attractions offering the best entertainment offerings.

Las Vegas, NV

Refers to a resort town in Nevada’s Mojave Desert Known as Las Vegas which is popular for its buzzing energy, casinos and infinite options related to entertainment. Main areas to visit is the Las Vegas Strip.

Luxor, NV

A casino resort with 30-story pyramid topped with the light beam of 315,000 watt constructed with Egyptian theme is called Luxor.

Mandalay Bay, NV

A famous high-end hotel with casino on the South-end of the Strip is known as Mandalay Bay. It is located in Nevada United States.

Mirage Volcano Show, NV

Refers to the show which is held near the mirage volcano, the volcano is actually situated outside the boulevard of Las Vegas and is at the main entrance.

Paris Las Vegas, NV

The half-sized Eiffel Tower with 9-minute walk from Monorail Station and across the Strip in Las Vegas is known as Paris Las Vegas. This casino has made with the French-theme.

Treasure Island, NV

Treasure Island has enjoyed high reputation among the visitors for clean and well-managed rooms on all floors with a comfortable touch of express elevator. The TI offer has added to the attraction of Treasure Island.

After a leisurely breakfast, we leave Las Vegas and make our way to the Hoover Dam, understand how this man-made phenomenon was built and what it did to the area. After our visit we head west, after one last chance at the slot machines on the state line we cross back into California. Our tour ends with arrival to Los Angeles.


Attractions

Hoover Dam, AZ

A famous itinerary that is best to visit in summer is Hoover Dam. This destination is popular due to their breathtaking waterfalls. It is located in Arizona.


  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.

  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 Guided 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.

  Travelers can select the Tour Guide Language at the time of booking.

Pricing


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What's Included

  Most of the tours are carried out in air conditioned bus. A minivan can also be used depending on the number of people booking the tour.

  Tour is inclusive of hotel accommodation.

  Inclusive of all taxes.

  Tour is accompanied by the tour guide.

  Breakfast included.

  Sightseeing in Santa Barbara, Carmel, and San Francisco, “The Strip” in Las Vegas and Hoover Dam.

  Admission ticket of Bay cruise in San Francisco and Entrance ticket to Yosemite Park (winter to Hearst castle) are included in this tour pacakge.


What's Excluded

  It is possible for rates to change without notice.

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

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

  Travel insurance.

  Additional personal expenditure.


  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 include hotel accommodation, most of the attraction admission, Continental Breakfast mostly, bus transportation and taxes.

  Meals like lunch and dinner are NOT included in the tour price.

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

  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.

Departure Location

Departure Location

  • Starbucks Coffee Shop Farmers Market Corner of Fairfax Blvd and 3 rd St at 06:30 AM
  • 4 Points Sheraton Culver City Hotel -5990 Green Valley Circle, Culver City In the lobby of the hotel at 07:00 AM

Return Location

  • 4 Points Sheraton Culver City Hotel -5990 Green Valley Circle, Culver City In the lobby of the hotel at 08:30 PM
  • Starbucks Coffee Shop Farmers Market Corner of Fairfax Blvd and 3 rd St at 09:00 PM

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.

  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.

Policies

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellation and Refund Policy

No matter the reason for the cancellation, we are forced to carry costly charges from out travel and hotel providers in the form of penalties and fees that re-incurred when there is a cancellation of confirmed or pending bookings. As such, there are cancellation penalties or fees incurred. Determination of the time of cancellation will be done when the notice is received and confirmed by our office. You must make any notice of cancellation directly to GoldenBusTours by email or webmail at the Contact Us section.

We reserve the right to cancel or re-schedule any tour departure with respect to operating requirement or circumstances beyond control. In case a cancellation is made at any given moment in time before departure, our only liability as GoldenBusTours will be to refund you, the passenger with the amount we received for the booking of the tour. We will try our best to re-book the same or similar tour. We are not responsible for any cancellation penalties that may have been incurred on any other travel arrangements inclusive of separate purchase of air tickets.

We are not liable for any other travel arrangements that have been affected as a result of the cancellations.


Cancellation Charges

⇒ A 10% cancellation fee of the total tour purchase will be incurred if the cancellation occurs 8 days or more before the departure date.

⇒ A 25% cancellation fee of the total tour purchase will be incurred if the cancellation occurs 5 to 7 days before the departure date.

⇒  A 100%  cancellation fee of the total tour purchase will be incurred if the cancellation occurs 4 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. 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 apply on each refund.

For any refund case, we do include the discount offered already. Discount 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.

Reservation, Booking & Redemption

Terms & Conditions

Any travel service purchases indicate your acceptance of the Terms & Conditions set out herein.

You are advised to carefully read through and understand these Terms & Conditions before making your booking.


Tour Confirmation

You will get an email immediately once you place an order. Tour Confirmation usually takes 2, 3 days except for urgent order. Urgent orders can be confirmed in a day or even few hours, but we can’t assure success in these cases. On fewer occasions, some of the others may require a longer period of time for confirmation. You are advised not to book airline tickets unless you have received the confirmation.


E-Ticket (Mandatory to be on bus)

Your e-ticket includes complete operator information such as local telephone numbers at your destination. You are required to print the e-tickets and bring them along with you on the trip. They will be needed as proof of purchase.


Changes in Booking

You may incur a fee for any revisions or alterations made to the reservation when the booking has already been confirmed. Cancellation fees may be applied to things such as name changes or corrections. They may also apply to tour date changes or tour itinerary changes. Please note that no departure changes are permitted 72 hours before departure.


Changes in Tour Itinerary

We are continuously striving to improve tour itineraries and features. In the event of unforeseen circumstances that are beyond the control, we do reserve the right to vary the itineraries and to substitute hotels. Duplicate departures may operate during certain peak periods, sometimes in reverse order. As such, hotels may vary from those included on the itinerary pages.

Reschedule

​If you wish to reschedule your tour (change the departure date or choose a different tour) then a reschedule fees may be applied. A reschedule fees of $25 or 6% (which one is higher) will be applied. Please note that all reschedule requests should be made before 12 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.

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. Attractions and breakfast are included. Meals are not included. You can ask your tour guide to try to arrange the meal for you as per your requirements.

6. All prices mentioned on the website are in US dollars.

7. Tour package price is inclusive of taxes.

10. Tour Prices are based on 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.

Responsibility

1.We highly recommend you to provide your flight details while booking tour with us or at least send us flight details via email 3 days before your tour departure. In case of non-compliance, you will be asked to join your hotel on the first day of tour at your own expense
 
2. Please check our return timings before booking your return flights at the end of the tour. During high season (National and Summer Holidays) book your flights at least 1 hour later than the suggested time.

3. Before booking any tour make sure to go through every detail like tour itinerary, tour price, cancellation policy,  reschedule and refund policies.

4. You should either bring a printed copy of your E-Ticket or bring it in your smartphone on the day of tour departure. You should also bring a valid photo ID along with your E-Ticket. In the case of any issues for not carrying E-Ticket or Photo ID GoldenBusTour will not be responsible.

5.Make sure to provide a valid phone number so we can reach you in the case of any emergency.

6. Please read all important notes, inclusion, exclusion section, terms and conditions, policies and below notes.

    6a. Tour Operator holds the right to cancel the tour at any time depending on poor weather condition or some other unforeseen circumstances. However, GoldenBusTour will update its customers about the cancellation and shall not be held accountable for charges other than tour fees.

    6b. Change in tour price will not affect any confirmed booking.

    6c. Tour Operator can change the order of itinerary at any time without any notice.

7.You will be responsible for your travel documents during the tour.

8.Reach Departure location about 20 to 30 minutes before departure time. Unfortunately, no one will wait for you in case you get in late. The bus mostly has Bus Operator name and logo on it. Even if you are five minutes late and miss the bus then GoldenBusTours or Tour Operator will not be responsible. There will be no refund in this case. You will be charged 100% tour fee.

Reviews

Reviews

Jollie
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It was an amazing tour. The best tour I had ever been on. I have taken a couple of East Coast tour through GoldenBusTours and this was my first West Coast trip with the company and it turned out to be amazing. It was way better than my east coast tour. Fully guided tour with a fluently English speaking guide. Hotels were great too and the bus was luxurious to my surprise.

Elvio
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It was our first time for us as an Italian family to see these amazing places, we had a magnificent ti,e. Our tour guide was excellent at Italian language, he was very polite and very helpful guy. We enjoyed the accommodation very much as hotels were really comfortable and clean, we also liked that there was a Wifi on our bus. Great Job Golden Bus tours.

Lei
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We had a really great time during these 5 days, starting from the bus, as it was very comfortable and it also had a Wifi, the driver was very skillful and he drove very safely and we were exactly on schedule. Our tour guide was a very nice guy, and he was very helpful. The hotels were really clean and nice. We saw some amazing places like Santa Barbara, 17 Miles Drive, Golden Gate Bridge and Yosemite National Park.

Valda
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If you are looking for a nice tour to the west coast i would definitely recommend that one for you, you will find a really helpful and nice tour guide, a comfortable bus with Wifi in it. Hotels also were very clean and comfortable. You will see amazing places like Santa Barbara, 17 Miles Drive, Golden Gate Bridge, Yosemite National Park San Francisco Bay Cruise

sandeep
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Amazing tour! great job Golden Bus Tours. The tour was very well organized, we moved exactly on time and there was no delay. We were always on schedule. The our guide was great in every thing, our bus was very clean and comfortable. Also the hotels were very clean and comfortable, we really enjoyed Yosemite National Park, Santa Barbara, 17 Miles Drive, Golden Gate Bridge.

Nicole
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What an amazing Company! i really want to thank Golden Bus Tours for putting together such an amazing tour, everything was included in the price, Hotels, transportation and attractions. The tour guide was an amazing person, we visited Santa Barbara, 17 Miles Drive, Golden Gate Bridge, Union Square, Chinatown, San Francisco City, Nob Hill, Golden Gate Bridge, Yosemite National Park, Cannery Row, Caesar’s Palace, Mirage, Luxor, Paris, Mandalay Bay.

Rodriguez
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We always wanted to visit these places but our problem is that we are Spanish family and my parents do bot speak English, so i was so happy i came across that website and found out that they conduct tours in Spanish, the tour guide was an amazing polite guy and he spoke perfect Spanish. My parents were so happy to visit 17 Miles Drive, Golden Gate Bridge, Union Square, Chinatown, San Francisco City and of course the amazing Yosemite National Park.

Nina
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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. especially that all attractions were included.

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