5-Day Los Angeles to San Diego, Universal Studios Hollywood, Balboa Park and Cabrillo National Monument Tour (Free airport Pickup)
Tour Code: GOL-LA-528A
Duration: 5 Day(s) / 4 Night(s)
Tour Guide: Chinese, English
- 7 Days left
Experience: UNESCO, Family
Extra (Excluded): Wifi, Meal etc...
Tour Guide:Chinese, English
2023-04-13 | 2022-12-22 | 2023-01-19 | 2023-02-16 | 2023-03-23 | 2023-04-27
- Take an in-depth tour of Los Angeles, known as the "City of Angels!"
- Discover the classical attractions in the city and fall in love with its unique beauty!
- Explore the harbor city of San Diego and overlook the largest naval base on the western coast.
- Visit the largest urban cultural park in the United States to experience the traditions of the old city and the Mexican style.
- Take a look at the Nixon Presidential Library and Museum to discover the birthplace and life of the former president and enjoy lunch in the Presidential Garden!
Welcome to Los Angeles! Shortly after you arrive at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), your guide will take you to Santa Monica which is the end of the Route 66. This is home to the most beautiful beach in Los Angeles and it is also the filming place for many Hollywood movies and stars. From time to time, you will come across amazing street performers! Here, you can stop by to watch their performances and discover their unique talents.
It is highly recommended to arrange a flight arriving at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) before 14:00. If you arrive early, please patiently wait for your tour guide at the airport
Hotel: Holiday Inn El Monte - Los Angeles Or Hartford Hotel, Bw Signature Collection or similar.
Today we will visit Los Angeles, the "City of Angels!" In the early morning, we will go to the Griffith Observatory. Following, we will visit the must-see Hollywood Walk of Fame, where you can find the exclusive medals and handprints of many famously known movie stars. You may also discover the Dolby Theatre nearby. Shortly after, we will take a look at the Original Farmers Market. This market is unlike any other and is home to a variety of shops. In the afternoon, we will take an in-depth look at the beautiful city of Beverly Hills! The nearby Palm Avenue in California is also a famous place to encounter. Following, we will visit the Getty! The Getty is famous for its valuable collections, and you will have the opportunity to see one-of-a-kind art treasures up-close. After our amazing day tour, we will conclude the night by eating at the popular Sichuan hot pot restaurant - Nice To Meet You restaurant to enjoy a delicious hot pot!
Griffith Observatory (60 mnis) → Hollywood Walk-of-Fame (60 mnis) → Dolby Theatre (30 mnis) → The Original Farmers Market (60 mnis) → Beverly Hills (30 mnis) → The Getty (120 mnis) → Sichuan Hot Pot Restaurant: Nice To Meet You
Hotel: Holiday Inn El Monte - Los Angeles Or Hartford Hotel, Bw Signature Collection or similar.
Beverly Hills is a charmingly beautiful neighborhood that houses a number of rich and famous people. It has plenty of Hollywood connections with plenty of stars calling it home.
A live performance auditorium in Entertainment complex, Highland Center Shopping Mall and Hollywood on California is known as Dolby Theatre. It has capacity of 3,401 people.
Farmers Market in Los Angeles is a shopping spot that is famous for its grocery purveyors, Restaurants and a range of trendy shops. Many natives prefer this place over other markets.
The Hollywood Walk of Fame consists of 2500 pointed terrazzo along with Hollywood boulevard having 15 blocks. The sidewalks also consist of embedded brass stars.
The J. Paul Getty Museum inspires curiosity and the enjoyment and understanding the visual arts by collecting, conserving, exhibiting, and interpreting the art works that are in outstanding quality and carries historical importance. The J. Paul Getty Museum is known as the Getty.
The Griffith Observatory, a gift of Los Angeles, California, is situated on the southern bent of Mount Hollywood in Griffith Park of Los Angeles. It is a fine place for restaurant experience, nightlife enjoyment and urban scenery.
Today we will visit the Nixon Presidential Library and Museum! Here you can learn all about the great deeds of President Nixon. At noon, you will enjoy an exquisite lunch in the library, which is definitely a unique experience! Then, we will head to the charming harbor city of San Diego. In the Old Town San Diego, unique Spanish-style buildings can be seen everywhere. We will even take a look at the Cabrillo National Monument, where you can not only overlook the largest naval base in the western coast of the United States, but also enjoy the sea view of San Diego! You can also take a special look at the romantic lighthouse and if you're lucky, you may even spot a whale!
Cabrillo National Monument (90 mins) → Old Town San Diego (90 mins) → Cabrillo National Monument (90 mins)
Hotel: Holiday Inn San Diego Bayside Or Best Western San Diego/Miramar Hotel or Similar.
Tourists and residents visit old Town San Diego, CA. The history and its culture are its main attraction. More than 25 restaurants are offering cultural and authentic cuisine, besides shopping and food options. There are many events and also entertainment features in the restaurants. Visitors can experience the finest days.
In the morning, we will visit the largest urban cultural park in the United States called Balboa Park! The park is the former site of California's 1915 World Fair. The most photographed place in the park is the Lily Pond. Here, you can take in all the beauty and discover mother nature’s beauty. In this famous harbor city, you must not miss the opportunity to take the harbor cruise. With so much to see and do, the memories will be everlasting! Following, we will take the Pacific Surfliner to start a train roaming journey. It will definitely be an unforgettable experience for your trip! Shortly after, we will go to the shopping paradise known as the South Coast Plaza!
Balboa Park (90 mins) → San Diego Harbor Cruise (90 mins) → Pacific Surfliner (about 3 hours) → South Coast Plaza (2.5 hours)
Hotel: Holiday Inn El Monte - Los Angeles Or Hartford Hotel, Bw Signature Collection or Similar.
Visit the urban cultural park of Balboa in San Diego which offers natural vegetation zones, gardens, museums, zoos, green belts and many recreational activities.
The Pacific Surfliner route offers a closer look of the special racks. It provides a vantage on the seascape of Southern California. There is an endless number of attractions in San Diego, the sun-splashed city. Likewise, the aquatic show is thrilling at Sea World.
San Diego Bay is a natural harbor and deepwater port located in San Diego County, California near the U.S. Mexico border. The cruise gives an unforgettable experience of the San Deigo’s skyline.
San Diego is a city on the Pacific coast of California known for its beaches, parks and warm climate. Tourism industry owes the best in changing the city’s climate with many Spanish and Mexican heritages.
In the morning we will head to Universal Studios in Hollywood! Whether it is the wizarding world of Harry Potter, the rapids in the Jurassic Park, or the shocking 3D virtual roller coaster of Transformers, every ride can take you into the legendary world of cinema. You will also have the opportunity to witness the scenes of Hollywood blockbusters such as "King Kong" and "Jaws". After an exciting day tour, your guide will drop you off at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
Universal Studios Hollywood → Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) drop-off
The San Fernando Valley located in Los Angeles has a famous theme park and film studio known as Universal Studios Hollywood. There isn’t any other popular and oldest film studios present in USA.
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.
Breakfast is included.
Free Airport pick up is available on this tour. The Tour Package price will not include Mandatory Tour Guide tips for Airport Pickup.
Mandatory Fee: $200/person for, Dolby Theater, Nixon Library, Navy Harbor Cruise, Sea View Train, Universal Studios, National Monument, Internet Celebrity Coffee, President's Garden Lunch, and Internet Celebrity Hot Pot.
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.
Airport pickup service charges $12/person.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
⇒ 16 days or more prior to departure - 10% of the tour fees will be charged as cancellation.
⇒ 9-15 days prior to departure - 50% of the tour fees will be charged as cancellation.
⇒ 8 days prior to departure – 100% tour fees will be charged as cancellation.
There is no refund for unused features. You forfeit the entire payment when you are a no-show on the departure date for any reason including COVID.
An add-on fee of 6% for handling fees is charged in addition to the above penalties. No matter what the reason for cancellation is, the processing fee will be deducted on each refund.
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. We reserve the right to cancel or re-schedule any tour departure with respect to operating requirements 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 amount we received for the booking of the tour. We will try our best to re-book the same or similar tour if the future travel plan suits you. We are not responsible for any cancellation penalties that may have been incurred on any other travel arrangements like separate purchase of air tickets, visa cost, taxi fare etc. We are not liable for any other travel arrangements that have been affected as a result of the cancellations.
Note: More than 30 days after the completion of the tour, we cannot grant any refunds. Each Cancellation Request must be received in writing by email.
Cancellation and reschedule charges are applicable even if you are NOT able to take the tour because of visa rejection, COVID or any other serious issue. If you reschedule a tour and later decide to cancel it then cancellation charges will be applicable to the original departure date and not to the rescheduled one.
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 want to reschedule your tour (change the departure date or choose a different tour) then a reschedule fees may be applied. No reschedule request will be entertained within 15 days before the departure date.
Cancellation and 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 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 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 for same room.
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.
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.