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5-Day San Francisco to 17 Mile Drive, Monterey Bay and San Francisco City In-depth Tour (Free Airport Pickup)

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5-Day San Francisco to 17 Mile Drive, Monterey Bay and San Francisco City In-depth Tour (Free Airport Pickup)
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Departure City San Francisco CA US
Return City San Francisco CA US
Language Chinese and English
Available Days Daily (2017-05-25 To 2017-12-27)
Duration 5 Day(s) / 4 Night(s)
Tour code GOL-SFO-270A

A beautiful tour of 5 days covering impressive places namely Union Square, City Hall, Fisherman’s Wharf, (Bay Cruise is optional), Lombard Street, Palace of Fine Arts, Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park, Twin Peaks, Chinatown, Financial District, Castro Street, St. Mary’s Cathedral, Monterey Bay Aquarium, species of animals, plants, and their habitats, Old Fisherman‘s Wharf, , Cannery Row, 17 Mile Drive through Pebble Beach, Lone Cypress, Pebble Beach Golf Links and mansions, Carmel, and a free day to visit your choice of place, go shopping or even say hello to your relatives or friends.

Day 1
City of Departure – San Francisco

We offer free airport pickup service from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. Our tour guide will pick you up during this free airport pickup service window and transfer you to the hotel. Stay overnight in the hotel.

Hotel: Red Roof Inn or Similar. 

Day 2
San Francisco City Tour

On Day 2 morning, we will go on a guided tour to visit cultural and historical attraction points. These attractions include Union Square, City Hall, Fisherman’s Wharf, (Bay Cruise is optional), Lombard Street, Golden Gate Park, Golden Gate Bridge, Palace of Fine Arts, and Twin Peaks. From there, we will pass by Chinatown, Financial District, Castro Street and St. Mary’s Cathedral. In the evening, we will return to the hotel and stay overnight to relax.

Hotel: Red Roof Inn or Similar. 

Day 3
San Francisco – Moterey Bay – 17-Mile Drive

On Day 3, we will start early in the morning and visit the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium. Here we will see more than 500 species of animals, plants, and their habitats, besides scheduled exhibitions (optional). Then, we will visit the Old Fisherman‘s Wharf, and see Cannery Row. Enjoy the scenic route of the 17 Mile Drive through Pebble Beach; passing through the legendary Lone Cypress to the famed eighteenth green of Pebble Beach Golf Links and mansions. From there, we visit Carmel, a town in Monterey County for its natural scenery and artistic history. In the late evening return to the Bay area and stay overnight in the hotel.

Hotel: Red Roof Inn or Similar. 

Day 4
Free Day in San Francisco

Day 4 of the tour is a free day. You can spend it as you want to.

Hotel: Red Roof Inn or Similar. 

Day 5
San Francisco – Next Destination

On Day 5, guests can go to SFO airport by yourself or you can take a drop-off for $65/two passengers and $10 for next passengers.

IMPORTANT NOTES
  • 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.
cost includes

  Passengers will be picked up and dropped off at their chosen locations. (Please take notice of locations and times of pick up)

  All tours are carried out in air conditioned bus. We may also use a minivan depending on the number of people booking the tour.

  A professional tour escort will be with you throughout the tour.

  Tour package price includes all the taxes.

  Free Airport Pickup is available on this tour.

Attractions Adult Child(3-11 yrs) Senior (65+ yrs)
17-Mile Drive, CA$10.00$10.00$10.00
cost Excludes

  Rates could alter without prior notice.

   Airport pickup service charges $3/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 $8 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.



Attractions Adult Child(3-11 yrs) Senior (65+ yrs)
Monterey Bay Aquarium, CA$42.00$30.00$42.00
San Francisco Bay Cruise, CA$28.00$20.00$28.00
Important Notes
  • 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.
Departure Locations

Free Airport Pickup from SFO between 09:00 AM to 6:00 PM (After this time there will be additional charges of $65 for 1-2 person and $10 for each additional person)

Meet the tour guide at the baggage claim area for Domestic arrivals and For international arrivals meet the guide outside at customs exit.

Returns Locations

Kindly book your flights from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) at your own.

Paid Drop off service is available for 24 hours. $65 for 1 or 2 persons and $10 per additional person will be charged.

Important Notes
  • 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.


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

⇒  $25/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.

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.

Cancellation

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

 

⇒ 15 days or more prior to departure - $15 per person.

⇒  8-14 days prior to departure - 25% of the tour fee per person.

⇒  4-7 Days prior to departure - 50% of the tour fee per person.

⇒  3 days prior to departure - 70% of the tour fee per person.

⇒  48 Hours before departure date - 100% tour fees.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Ibbie
59 8

A fascinating tour that was well organized and nothing missed the schedule list. We covered all the places and it was really nice of the driver and the guide to be supportive throughout the tour. The 5 days tour went off very fast and the hotel accommodation was beautiful. This was the first time that I stayed in such a lovely hotel. I did not like the tour coming to an end, it was like a magical dream going on, but finally it came to an end. A nice tour operator and so I recommend them and also give 5 star, they deserve it!

Kael
36 17

This 5 days tour was exceptionally good; the guide has bundles of information about each place that this one trip was not enough. He kept explaining and was seconded by the driver also. They were good and helped all the passengers. The hotel and the lunch or dinner, both were good. The bus was in good condition and though I had the last seat in the bus, I have no complaints. I did not like the day 4 when they gave us free day to do things on our own. I did not know what to do and think they should have given other choice.

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