5-Day San Francisco to Oregon, Crater Lake National Park, Monterey and 17 Miles Scenic Drive Tour (Free Airport Pickup)

Tour Code: GOL-SFO-209A
Duration: 5 Day(s) / 4 Night(s)
Tour Guide: Chinese, English
Quality: Budget
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5-Day San Francisco to Oregon, Crater Lake National Park, Monterey and 17 Miles Scenic Drive Tour (Free Airport Pickup)
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Overview

Experience: UNESCO, Family

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

Tour Guide:Chinese, English


Available Days :

Fri (2020-04-24 To 2020-10-16) | 2020-05-22 | 2020-07-02 | 2020-09-04

Highlights :

You will visit San Francisco City Tour, Civic Center, Twin Peaks, Golden Gate Park, Golden Gate Bridge, Palace of Fine Arts, Fisherman’s Wharf, Market Street, Chinatown, Redwood National Forrest, Napa Valley,Chandelier Tree, Tree Shop, Founder's Tree Grove, the Avenue of Giants, Crater National Park, Klamath Falls, Burney Falls, foothills of Mt Shasta, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Seal Rock, Majestic Cypress Point, Pebble Beach, Fisherman's Warf, the small charming town of Carmel and 17 Miles.

Itinerary

You will reach the SFO Airport and then join the San Francisco City Tour; you will see Civic Center, Twin Peaks, Golden Gate Park, Golden Gate Bridge, Palace of Fine Arts, Fisherman’s Wharf, Market Street and Chinatown. Make sure that all the customers joining the San Francisco City Tour should arrive before 11 am. If your arrival time is after 11 am, then we will consider that you have consciously left the San Francisco City Tour and you will not be entertained with a refund.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

We will head towards Redwood National Forrest and pass by the Napa Valley. You will reach the Redwood Forrest in the afternoon, and the places to see here are Founder's Tree Grove, Chandelier Tree, Tree Shop, and the Avenue of Giants. You will spend the night in Eureka.

Hotel: Red Lion Hotel or similar.


Attractions

Avenue of Giants, CA

Avenue of the Giants is a scenic drive of 31 miles with an incredible display of redwood groves. Hiking, camping, fishing, rafting & biking are all part of the fun.

Chandelier Tree, CA

The Chandelier Tree is a coast redwood tree which is 276 feet tall in California. It has 6 foot wide and 6 foot 9 inch high hole which acts as a Drive-Thru.

Napa Valley, CA

Napa Valley is the county seat of Napa County and is located in California. The city has a total population of around 80,011 and the city was incorporated in the year 1872.

Redwood National Forest, CA

Founded in 1968, Redwood National Park is situated in California. It is a forest where world’s tallest trees and old growth redwoods are found. These trees are about 2000 years old and 3000 feet tall.

Tree Shop, CA

Tree Shop in California, initialized in 2003, is a great place to shop an assortment of different products throughout the year! Especially, the great variety of Christmas trees at Tree Shop, CA US delights the visitors.

We will visit Crater National Park. You will definitely have the best time of your life while exploring this beautiful National Park. We will have our night stay in Klamath Falls.

Hotel: Days Inn or similar.


Attractions

Crater Lake National Park, OR

The National Park of United States in Southern Oregon is called Crater Lake National Park. It is the only park in the city which was established in 1902.

Klamath Falls - Mount Shasta View Point - McArthur-Burney Falls - San Francisco. We will drive through the river basin of beautiful Klamath Falls and arrive at the foothills of Mt Shasta. It is at an elevation of 14,179 feet and is considered as the highest peak in the Northern California. Then we will head to the eighth wonder of the world according to the President Theodore Roosevelt; Burney Falls. It is largest or the highest waterfall but it is definitely the most beautiful waterfall.

Hotel: Red Roof Inn or similar.


Attractions

Burney Falls, CA

The rushing waters of Burney Falls fall from a height of 129 feet coming from an underground spring, making the falls a popular tourist attraction.

McArthur–Burney Falls Memorial State Park, CA

Located about six-mile from Burney town, California in the Cascade Range, McArthur–Burney Falls Memorial State Park is known as California’s second oldest and one of the most scenic parks. It is named after the Burney Falls which is located in the entering zone of the park.

Theodore Roosevelt, CA

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 t0 1919) was 26th President of the America, who also participated in Republican Party. His nick name was Teddy, besides he has a big name in American – Spanish War.

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.


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!

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.

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.

Pebble beach Golf Centre, CA

Pebble Beach Golf Centre is the place to be when you visit California, it is truly a legendary place. Combined with a beautiful property and a stunning coastline, the Pebble Beach Golf Centre is one of the greatest place.

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.


  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.

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

  Transport will be provided with an air conditioned deluxe coach. A 15 seat Mercedes minibus with high top may also be used depending on the number of passengers taking part in the tour.

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

  Passengers are offered hotel accommodation for nights.

  Tour package price includes all taxes.

  Free Airport Pickup is available on this tour.


What's Excluded

  Mandatory Admissions: $40/ Person For McArthur, Burney Falls, Crater Lake National Park  and Fuel Surcharge.

  It is possible for rates to change without notice.

  Airport pickup service charges $4/person.

  Cash payments of admission fee for Optional Activities would be made to the guide. Optional activities price may change or can be different as displayed on the website.

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

  Minimum service charge for the driver and the guide will be $8 per person per day.

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

  Travel insurance.

  Additional personal expenditure.

Note: Customers should not buy admission tickets or passes on their own and use them on this discounted tours. In case they do, they will have to arrange their own transport.


Attraction Prices

Attractions Adult Child(3-11 yrs) Senior (65+ yrs)
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

  • Free Airport Pickup from San Francisco (SFO) airport before 11:00 AM
  • All domestic and Canada flights with Virgin America and AA - Move 50 meters to the right to "COURTYARD # 3" after leaving the building from baggage claim area.
  • All Canada and national flights with UA - Take a right turn and move 50 meters to "COURTYARD # 4" after exiting the building from the baggage claim area.
  • All Canada and national flights from all other airlines - Take a left turn and move 50 meters to "COURTYARD # 1" once you leave the building from the baggage claim area.
  • National Flights with Jet Blue - Take the elevator to 1st floor from the baggage claim area. Leave elevator and head to "COURTYARD # A."
  • International Flights - Leave the US customs area, take a left turn, take the elevator to 1st floor and then head to "COURTYARD # A"

Return Location

  • Kindly book your flights after 10:30 PM from San Francisco International Airport (SFO).

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

Laksh
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  • 4

I loved the San Francisco City tour; I always used to read about the places of this city, the city looked amazing in real. Transportation service and the air conditioning were good. We always got time to rest our brain and body during travelling.

Zhuang
  • 40
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The tour guides which accompanied us during the tour really made the things easy and the tour became more informative. They were exclusive and friendly. While the hotels and overnight stays were extraordinary. I loved the service and selection.

Owyang
  • 34
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I have spent these days with my family. We are really amazed to see the places we have visited. My father is art lover; therefore, we visited art galleries and shop around in Carmel. It was really fun.

Rong_On
  • 27
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I was on a tour after a long time but the routine did not tire me because the spot selection was amazing and time table was strictly followed without any ambiguity. I loved to spend the time in Redwood National Forrest.

Naytra
  • 23
  • 4

The tour was a pure adventure. We visited all the places mentioned in the script. Moreover, the hotels they selected to let us stay were very fine, without any discomfort we spent the leisure time in soothe.

Ritika
  • 19
  • 5

A tour is very dependent upon the level of transportation and distance of travelling; however, we were fortunate to have the luxury and fine transportation service which didn’t let us tire and fed up.

Donald
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Golden Bus Tours is really a great travel agency, their services are really great, they offered a very good discount on the third person in same room, they picked us up from the airport and the tour guide was very helpful to us. We saw San Francisco City , Civic Center, Twin Peaks, Golden Gate Park, Golden Gate Bridge, Palace of Fine Arts, Fisherman’s Wharf, Market Street, Chinatown, Redwood National Forrest, Napa Valley. I would refer them for sure to all my friends.

Sue
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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 were always on schedule. also the tour guide was really nice guy and funny, and he were also very professional. The bus was okay and hotels were great. We really enjoyed San Francisco City Tour; Civic Center, Twin Peaks, Golden Gate Park, Golden Gate Bridge, Palace of Fine Arts, Fisherman’s Wharf, Market Street and Chinatown. Redwood National Forest also was amazing.

Sagar
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The only issue i had is that the food and attractions were nt included. But other than that the tour was really very well organized, and we were right on schedule, it was a great effort from the tour guide who was a great guy by the way. The accommodation was really comfortable, really clean and cozy hotels and we saw some amazing places. It was really a great tour and great experience. I really hope i can do it again some time.

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