LAX Airport Pick Up
The complimentary airport pickup is available from8:30 am to 22:30 pm. Those guests who arrive at the airport outside the mentioned duration should arrange transport to the hotel on their own. Important information for airport pickup:
- Our tour guides will meet you at the baggage claim area (US/Canada domestic flights).
- Our tour guides will meet you at the Terminal B (International flights).
In case you arrive before 17:00 pm then you have the option of joining the Santa Monica Sightseeing tours for an extra cost.
Hotel: Best Western Plus LAX or Similar.
Los Angeles – Solvang – PCH 1 – Apple Park
We will continue with the tour. One the second day we will head to North and make our stop at Solvang. Solvang is popular for authentic European Coffe and famous Danish Cookies. We recommend you to try both of them. Our journey will continue on PCH-1 towards the technology hub; Silicon Valley. We will make our stop at Silicon Valley where we will visit the Apple building. After this, we will arrive in San Francisco where we will have our night stay.
Hotel: Courtyard Marriott SFO, Park Pointe Hotel or Similar
SF City Tour - Berkeley University - Pier 39
Berkley University will be our attraction of the day. It is a public research University, and ten other research universities are affiliated with the famous Berkeley University. We will enter San Francisco city through Silicon Valley. We will first visit the Palace of Fine Arts. We will also sightsee the Golden Gate Bridge. For our lunch, we will stop at Fisherman's Wharf. You can also take the San Francisco Bay Cruise here to sightsee the Golden Gate Bridge and the famous Alcatraz Island. We will finally join the extensive tour of the city. It will cover St. Mary's Cathedral, Cable Car, Lombard Street, City Hall, and Chinatown in San Francisco.
Hotel: Clarion Inn or Similar.
Yosemite NP – California Central Valley – Los Angeles
The fourth day will be pretty adventurous as we will be taking you to the famous Yosemite National Park. In the park, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the famous granite rocks, waterfalls, and Glacier based U-Shaped Valley. We will also take you to the Tunnel View Point, El Capitan and Yosemite waterfall. After lunch we will go to Los Angeles (via California Central Valley).
Note: If Yosemite is closed we will go to Paso Robles Winery and Solvang Danish Village and in this case no refund for mandatory fee.
Hotel: Clarion Inn Conference Center, Modesto, CA or Similar.
You have the following options:
- San Diego City Tour($110/person)
- Santa Barbara ($50 tour fee will be charged)
- Hollywood, Universal Studio($130/person)
- Disneyland (tour fee of $150 per head will be charged)
- California Adventure ($150 additional tour fee will be charged)
- Desert Hill Premium Outlets($60/person)
- Los Angeles City Exploration Tour (($90/person)
- San Diego Sea World ($130/person)
- 1. The order of itinerary may change without any notice depending on weather situations or for some other unforeseen circumstances.
- 2. 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.
- 3. Some attractions are seasonal. So, when they are closed they will be replaced with some other attraction.
- 4. 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.
- 5. 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.
- 6. Maximum 4 people of any age can stay in 1 Room in the hotel.
- 7. 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.
- 8. Though attractions are optional but you have to at least take 2 attractions.
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.
Hotel Accommodation is included in tour.
This is a guided tour.
All Taxes are included.
Free Airport Pickup is available on this tour.
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)|
|Aquarium of the Bay||$27.00||$27.00||$27.00|
|Mandatory Fee: Cable Car,Yosemite National Park,San Francisco City Tour,Berkeley University and Fuel Surcharge||$50.00||$50.00||$50.00|
|San Francisco Bay Cruise, CA||$42.00||$42.00||$42.00|
|Santa Monica Tour, CA||$25.00||$25.00||$25.00|
- 1. All the prices are listed in USD.
- 2. Tour display price is based on double occupancy. It is the price each person will pay if a group of two is traveling.
- 3. Prices may change without any notice.
- 4. Prices include hotel accommodation, transportation and taxes.
- 5. Admission Tickets to different places and meals are NOT included in the tour price.
- 6. Mandatory Tip for tour guide and driver are NOT included.
- 7. Only the tour guide can purchase entrance tickets for you. Pre-purchased tickets are NOT acceptable.
- 8. 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.
- 9. 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.
- 10. 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.
At the end of the tour book domestic flights after 8:30 PM and International flights after 9:30 PM from Los Angeles.
- 1. 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).
- 2. Return time on the website is just an estimation. Expect some variation always. Time may change depending on traffic and weather situations
- 3. 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.
- 4. You can leave the tour at any place only after signing a Tour Departure Form for leaving the tour early.
- 5. Please note that price will stay the same even if you leave the tour early.
- 6. If you have booked a pre-tour hotel stay, then you will have to arrange your own transport from hotel to departure location.
- 7. If you have booked extra night hotel after the tour, then you will arrange transport from drop off point to hotel.
- 8. On West Coast tours some bus operators have a lot of departure locations. A slow start is expected on these tours.
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.
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.
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.
I have a craze of traveling. While I was in America my friend suggested me to try their 5 days tour plan. it was quite expensive for me but they were offering little-discounted rates so that was a great favor for the tourists like. Before our tour starts the convenient schedule was provided to us. As we reached the Santa Barbara, we visited the courthouse and had our first meal. After then we visited the pebble beach golf club, lone cypress, and bird rock and then having a night stay at the bay area was a real fun for me. On other days visiting Stanford university and San Francisco's places like twin peaks, the palace of fine arts, SF golden gate bridge was so amazing.
I feel truly ecstatic while sharing joys regarding my 5 days tour to such impressive destinations. I was offered a really convenient schedule before we started our journey. As soon as we reached Santa Barbara, we went to the famous courthouse. Our the third day we went touring the Stanford university and San Francisco's places like twin peaks, and countless mores, which was all so incredibly gorgeous. Talking about our 4th day, it went pretty adventurous as we visited Yosemite's national park of California which had a beautiful sight of presenting us granite rocks, waterfall, glacier-based U-shaped valleys and much more!
The guide was such a sweetheart! Entertaining, clever and a pioneer precisely how a guide ought to be! The hotels were completely agreeable as well! Unquestionably returning!
This was well worth the money If you love the beauty. Not only going to all of the favorite locations like Santa Barbara, Stanford University, Yosemite and San Francisco and just learning more about the locations. Highly recommend Goldenbustours.
A Wonderful 5-Day Los Angeles to Santa Barbara, Stanford University, Yosemite and San Francisco Tour. We took a memorable photos there and discover the beautiful Yosemite. We really enjoyed a lot. Thanks GoldenBusTours.
I only wish we\'d done it earlier in our stay to Los Angeles, as it was not only a great tour of West Coast sites, but also comfortable and organized bus tour ever. we enjoyed a lot with you guys Goldenbustours. Highly recommend this.
We did this 5-Day Los Angeles to Santa Barbara, Stanford University, Yosemite and San Francisco Tour (Free Airport Pickup) last week. The tour guide speaks English and Chinese which is very helpful for us as we are Chinese group. Thanks GoldenBusTours.
Our tour guide was a SuperGuide on this goldenbustours of West Coast. You never know what you\'re going to get with a guided bus tour. I hope my review helps convince people that this one is well worth the time and money. Everything was perfect and organized.
I am really thankful to one friend of mine who recommended Golden Bus Tours to me. It is really an amazing company, their services are wonderful and their customer service team are very helpful and patient. Also the organization of the tour was really great. we moved exactly on time according to the schedule that was given to us by the tour guide, who was a really nice and helpful guy. Great job Golden Bus Tours.
In my opinion this was one of the best travel agencies i have dealt with, The tour was really very well organized, there was no delay, and we moved exactly on time. Our bus was really comfortable, and though there was no bathroom we stopped every while for break, also our driver was very skilled, he really made us feel safe on the bus, which was extremely important to us since we had a small children with us
Carlos S. Vernon
That tour was really almost everything i had hoped for, the only thing that i did not like is that admissions were not included, but it was really worth every penny. We really loved how well the tour was organized. And our tour guide was an amazing guy. we loved the hotels so much as they were really clean. we also loved Universal Studios, San Francisco City and Yosemite, Berkley University, Apple Park, Solvang, Lombard Street, City Hall, St. Mary\'s Cathedral, Golden Gate Bridge, Palace of Fine Arts, San Diego,
Hipolito C. Boling
The tour itself was really great, i just had a couple of issues, first the bathroom on the bus was for emergencies only,so we had to wait for breaks, also i really wish if admissions were included in the tour price. But other than that, we really had a great time, we loved all places we saw and the tour was very well organized. Hotels were really good and the tour guide was real nice guy. We really loved Santa Barbara, Disneyland, Universal Studios, San Francisco City and Yosemite, Berkley University, Apple Park, Solvang, Lombard Street, City Hall, St. Mary\'s Cathedral, Golden Gate Bridge, Palace of Fine Arts, San Diego, Sea World
The best tour i had in many years. Great service and hospitality, tour guide is an amazing person, really helpful and friendly, yet very professional at the same time. both accommodation and transportation are really luxurious. We saw a lot of nice places for the first time like Santa Barbara, Disneyland, Universal Studios, San Francisco City and Yosemite, Berkley University, Apple Park, Solvang, Lombard Street, City Hall, St. Mary\'s Cathedral, Golden Gate Bridge, Palace of Fine Arts, San Diego, Sea World
One of the things i really liked about that tour was the Complimentary Airport pick up and drop off service. Next best thing was the accommodation, though our hotels were not 5 stars, but they were very clean and comfortable hotels. The organization of the our was amazing, there was no delay at all and our tour guide was very professional guy. we enjoyed a lot Santa Barbara, Disneyland, Universal Studios, San Francisco City and Yosemite, Berkley University, Apple Park, Solvang, Lombard Street, City Hall, St. Mary\'s Cathedral, Golden Gate Bridge
The tour was really nice and very well organized, we moved exactly on tame and according to schedule, there was no delays. Our but was comfortable and the hotels were very comfortable and clean. We really enjoyed the company of our tour guide, he was really nice guy and he was very helpful and friendly, i just wish if the admissions were included in the tour price.
This was my first time to visit these places in west coast, and i was really impressed, the places we saw were more than amazing. Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Silicon Valley, San Francisco City and Yosemite. I also loved very much the organization of the tour, it was really well organized and the tour guide was very well experienced. He really did deserve the daily tip. I would recommend that tour to my family for sure.
I generally prescribe this visit. I have been working for a long time with Golden Bus Tours and have profited by their bundles. Shoddy and secure they are.
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