5-Day Los Angeles to Monterey, 17 Miles scenic Drive and San Francisco In-depth Tour (SFO OUT)

Tour Code: GOL-LA-417
Duration: 5 Day(s) / 4 Night(s)
Tour Guide: Chinese, English
Quality: Budget
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5-Day Los Angeles to Monterey, 17 Miles scenic Drive and San Francisco In-depth Tour (SFO OUT)
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Overview

Experience: UNESCO, Family

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

Tour Guide:Chinese, English


Available Days :

Daily

Highlights :

Explore Pyramid Lake, The Outlets at Tejon Ranch, Fisherman's Wharf, 17-Mile Drive, Carmel Town, Pebble Beach, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Civic Center, Chinatown, Twin Peaks, Golden Gate Park, Palace of Fine Arts, Fisherman's Wharf, Cable Car Ride, Venetian Carousel, Aquatic Park, and Ghirardelli Square on our exciting bus tour starting from El Monte, La Mirada, and Buena Park with special discounts and hotel accommodations.

Itinerary

Begin the journey from Los Angles in the morning and arrive at the scenic Pyramid Lake. Explore the charms of Lake including cruising boats and clear waters surrounded by gigantic peaks of San Emigdio Mountains. Enter the museum to learn about the significant floods and history of the region. Continue the journey to the Outlets at Tejon Ranch to experience famous outlet brand shopping with special sale discounts. In the afternoon, our group will return to Bay Area.

Hotel: Red Roof Inn SFO or similar.


Attractions

Bakersfield, CA

Bakersfield is known as the one the tourist’s most favorite cities in California. Located in the Kern County, the Bakersfield city is California’s ninth most populous city. The city is primarily known for its agriculture and oil production heritage. Many individuals know this city as the birthplace of the country music genre. It also offers a variety of tourist’s attractions ranging from finest museums, art galleries, lake, lush botanical gardens, wide spreading parks, and much more.

Pyramid Lake, NV

The Pyramid Lake Road is exceptionally good. The lake views are beautiful, and sapphire blue water is sure to make you fall in love. The sky has ever changing colors, watch beautiful sunrises and sunsets, the ideal choice is boating, while the views are magic.

The Outlets at Tejon Ranch, CA

The Tejon Ranch outlets offer more than 70 retailers on the 320,000 square foot shopping center outdoors. The benefits of these outlets make it favorable demographics that annually it receives 65 million travelers. The outlets here have designer and high-quality brands at value prices.

  • For the Departure on Monday, Wednesday, Friday: San Francisco - Monterey Bay - Fisherman's Wharf - Aquarium – 17-Mile Scenic Drive – Carmel

Discover the California coastline's beauty as you drive along 17 Miles drive full of natural beauty. View the Seal Rock, the magnificent Cypress Point, Pebble Beach, Fisherman's Wharf, and Carmel's town that makes this entire area pleasantly beautiful. Examine along Carmel's streets and probably recognize the best specialty markets and handmade items displays Carmel is what it has to offer. Go through the signature magnificence and elegance of the incredibly famous Pebble Beach where the world's top golfers come to play. Get a chance to learn about the canyon inside the Monterey Bay. It is one of America's largest underwater canyons in the USA.

  • For the Departure on Sunday and Tuesday: San Francisco City Tour   

San Francisco is one of the tourists most favorite city, housing myriads of attractions for the visitors. Today, we will discover the core charms of this hilly city. The highlight of the San Francisco City Tour includes Civic Center, Chinatown, Twin Peaks, Golden Gate Park, Palace of Fine Arts, Fisherman's Wharf, Market Street and Golden Gate Bridge.

Hotel: Red Roof Inn SFO 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!

Monterey Bay Aquarium, CA

Refers to a public aquarium situated in Monterey area of California. The aquarium was founded and established back in the year 1984 and is situated at the site of Cannery Row.

Monterey Bay, CA

Refers to the bay in the Pacific Ocean which is primarily located in the California’s cost, the bay is at the southern part of the major cities like san Jose and san Francisco. The famous city of Santa Cruz is at the north of the bay.

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.

  • For the Departure on Monday, Wednesday, Friday: San Francisco City Tour

San Francisco is one of the most renowned cities of the country, with a diverse culture and countless attractions including the iconic cable cars. Today, our group will explore the top-notch landmarks of this picturesque city, the highlight of the City Tour includes Civic Center, Chinatown, Twin Peaks, Golden Gate Park, Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf, Market Street, and Palace of Fine Arts.

  • For the Departure on Sunday and Tuesday: San Francisco - Monterey Bay - Fisherman's Wharf - Aquarium – 17-Mile Scenic Drive – Carmel

Begin the journey in the morning and travel to the renowned 17-Mile Drive while discovering the charms of the California coastline. Explore the top-notch sites of the scenic 17-Mile Drive including the Seal Rock, Cypress Point, Carmel Town, Pebble Beach, and Fisherman's Warf. Then, we will head to Carmel town and explore its top-notch attractions such as specialty shops and art galleries that can’t be found be anywhere else in the region. The fun will begin as soon as our guests arrive at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Here, we will explore exotic marine life kept in the gigantic windows, ceiling, and at the underground passageways – get excited.

Hotel: Red Roof Inn SFO 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.

Civic Center, CA

The Civic Center in California is the place which contains the city’s government and cultural institutions. It has two main plazas, the Civic Center plaza and the United Nations Plaza and is one of the most important place 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.

Golden Gate Park, CA

The Golden Gate Park is considered the largest urban park in San Francisco. It holds several best attractions for visitors, like: The Japanese Tea Garden, the Music Concourse, the Stow Lake, the windmills, the Bison Paddock and many more.

Lone Cypress, CA

It is considered as the western icon and is one of those trees which have been photographed most; it is located on hillside of pebble beach California (United States of America)

Market Street, CA

The Californian state of United States has a popular shopping destination called Market Street. This market is ideal to purchase things at affordable prices.

Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, CA

A monumental structure constructed for the Panama-Pacific Exposition in 1915 is called Palace of Fine Arts. It is situated in San Francisco.

Pebble Beach, CA

The Monterey Peninsula’s unincorporated community is known as Pebble Beach. This small city lies on the level of sea and located in California.

San Francisco Bay Cruise, CA

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, 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.

Seal Rocks, CA

Seal rock is a rock island in San Francisco, California. It is a recreational spt and the name has been given because the presence of Steller's sea lions and California sea lions. Both the species are known as seals.

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!

Start the day by taking a ride on San Francisco’s iconic Cable Car heading towards the Fisherman's Wharf - Pier 39. Fisherman's Wharf is filled with myriads of specialty shops, dining options, Sea Lions at the shorelines, as well as the Venetian Carousel with a vibrant culture of the neighborhood. Our guests can also enjoy at the Aquatic Park for maritime history and at Ghirardelli Square shopping area.

Hotel: Red Roof Inn SFO or similar.


Attractions

Aquarium of the Pacific, CA

The aquarium of the pacific was previously known as the long beach aquarium of the pacific, it is popular as a public aquarium covers an overall area of 5-acres. It is located near the Rainbow Harbor (California)

Cable Car System, SF

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.

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.

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.

Today, our guests will be transferred to San Francisco International Airport (SFO). Airport drop-off service is available from 9 AM to 9 PM, other time drop-off service will be charged as $65 for the first two individuals and $10 for each additional passenger.


  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

  17 Mile Drive admission

  Tour is carried out in Air conditioned bus.

  Tour is inclusive of hotel accommodation.

  Inclusive of all taxes.

  Tour is accompanied by tour guide.


What's Excluded

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

  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 of $8 service fee per passenger per day 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 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 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)
Monterey Bay Aquarium, CA $46.00 $30.00 $36.00
San Francisco Bay Cruise, CA $34.00 $25.00 $34.00

  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

  • 123 S Lincoln Ave, (Lincoln Plaza Hotel) Monterey Park, CA 91755 at 9:00 AM
  • International Buffet (2323 Via Campo, Montebello, CA90640) at 9:15 AM

Return Location

  • From 09:00 AM to 09:00 PM drop off Service is available from San Francisco(SFO) Airport (After this time there will be additional charges of $75 for 1-2 person and $10 for each additional person)

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 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.

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.

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

Raj
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It was fun taking the taking the tour with the team of professional people who managed our trip so wonderfully that we didn’t have to worry about anything whatsoever. 17 Mile Drive area was really the most wonderful coastline place on earth, I could get enough photographs. Also, to mention the San Francisco which was the best day of our trip because, on that day, we get to see and tour so much of the city. Thanks to such a great team, mentioning our bus guy, Michael, great guy with a friendly attitude.

Ming
  • 40
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We had to take the flight from Canada to arrive reach California we had to join the tour up. It was quite facilitating to book our seats online, also that discount didn’t help but I am thankful because they provided the best of services as they could. Finally, we began the bus journey from Buena Park. It was lovely seeing all the places mostly in SF, and Pyramid Lake. WE have been treated nicely from our beginning of the tour till the very end at the San Francisco airport. I’m just Thankful that we still have the professional touring agencies in the country.

Xiu
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At first our journey seemed a lot lazy since we didn’t have much to do. Pyramid Lake was as beautiful as it was in the photos, but the way we toured it helped us see the best of it, not just the lake we toured the best, but also the majority of destinations such as Chinatown of San Francisco, Fisherman's Wharf, 17-Mile Drive. My whole family had a wonderful time with on the tour. Similarly, it was quite astonishing to see a massive diverse community of people on board with us. I think that was one of the best tour experiences I had so far – many fun and nice lodgings to stay overnight.

Neha Raj
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I was never used-to of having the bus tours with my siblings. But due to all the suggestions of my colleagues, I finally decided to take this bus tour which, indeed, best explore the city of San Francisco, as well as the Coastline beauty of the California. I would like to admire the fact that our tour was very well managed, especially our Red Roof Hotel in which we stayed almost every night of the tour. We had much time to fully explore each and every destination where we have been to. Cheers to the great service and hotels!

shu
  • 31
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To be honest I have never been to the San Francisco, more important I missed watching the Golden Gate Bridge with my own bare eyes. Much thanks to the bus tour that helped visit all the top places in California such as the 17-Mile Drive. Monterey Bay Aquarium was the right place for my kids to get totally immersed in the breathtaking oceanic wildlife species. They had so many species of marine life at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, good to visit it. Our Red Roof Lodging at the airport was decent and luxury as it could be. Cheers

Sandeep
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I really want to express my gratitude to the customer service team of Golden Bus Tours, they were really helpful to us. First we chose a departure location, then we had to change it later and they were really patient and helpful to us. Also i would like to thank our tour guide as he was very helpful and friendly. The hotels were really comfortable and we saw some great places for the first time. It was great experience.

Ting
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What an amazing company, it was my first tour with Golden Bus Tours and i really intend to do it again. The organization of the tour was great, we moved on time and according to the schedule, and the tour guide was really an amazing guy, very helpful and nice and really professional. The hotels were very clean and comfortable. We really loved Monterey Bay Aquarium and San Francisco Bay Cruise. It was a really nice tour and it was really worth every penny.

Suzanna
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The tour itself was really nice, we saw some great places and had a real nice accommodation, But there were a couple of issues that i really did not like, first there was no wifi on the bus which is a real important thing for me and my business. Second thing is that attractions were not included in the tour price. We had to pay extra for the admissions like Monterey Bay Aquarium and San Francisco Bay Cruise. Other than that it was a nice tour.

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