San Francisco – Yosemite NP – Fresno
In the morning, after picking up visitors we will begin our guided bus tour. We will first visit the Yosemite national park. Here we will witness the incredible Tunnel View Point, Yosemite waterfall, and the El Capitan. We will enjoy our lunch and then travel through the California Central Valley. Our night stay will be in Fresno.
Hotel: Extended Stay America or Similar.
Outlets – Las Vegas
On the second day in the morning, we will start our tour. We will travel along Interstate 15 freeway. While passing through the Mojave Desert we will see the Joshua trees, World's largest solar electric power plant and Ghost Town. At State Line “Fashion Outlet” we will enjoy lunch and do some quick shopping. We will arrive in Vegas in the afternoon and check-in at our hotel. We may join the thrilling night tour in Vegas for an additional fee.
Hotel: Stratosphere Hotel or Similar.
Hoover Dam – Grand Canyon (West Rim/South Rim) / Antelope Canyon / Free Day – Las Vegas
Option 1: West Rim of Grand Canyon
In the morning, we will head towards the Grand Canyon. First, we will visit the Eagle Point, here we may enjoy the Sky Walk for an additional price. Then we will head to Guano Point for an incredibly picturesque view of the Grand Canyon. We will take a helicopter tour and enjoy the sumptuous view of the Grand Canyon (Optional Fee). Night stay in the hotel.
Option 2: South Rim of Grand Canyon
In the morning, we will explore the South Rim of Grand Canyon at the Mather View Point. It is the most visited location at Grand Canyon National Park. Here we will enjoy the breathtaking scenic views.
Option 3: Antelope Canyon
Today early in the morning, we will travel through America's well-known Glen Canyon Dam. We will sightsee its grand dam project and power plants. After a short break, we will visit Antelope Canyon and sightsee the magical light. Our last stop will be Horseshoe Bend here we will sightsee the clear beautiful water. We will return to Las Vegas in the afternoon. Night stay in the hotel.
Option 4: Free Day in Las Vegas ($30 Tour Fare Variance)
Visitors may enjoy a free day in Las Vegas and explore the known places of the city on their own.
Note: We will charge the Mandatory fee including lunch transportation and fuel surcharge for all above places. If visitors decide to arrange a free day in Las Vegas then you will pay $30/person. No ground transportation and tour guide service will be provided for choosing the free day.
Hotel: Stratosphere Hotel or Similar.
Chocolate Factory – Cactus Garden – Barstow Outlet – Los Angeles
On the fourth day, early in the morning, we will begin our day. We will visit the M&M Chocolate factory. Here we will taste some of the famed specialty chocolates. We will also see the chocolate making process. Then we will explore the Cactus Garden. Here we will sightsee and take pictures of the species of desert plants and unique cactus. We will have our lunch and then we will visit the Barstow Outlet. Here we will enjoy shopping form famous brands at discounted prices. In the early evening, we will return to Los Angeles for the night stay.
Hotel: Ramada Commerce or Similar.
Los Angeles – Solvang – Apple Park
On the last day in the morning, we will travel along California golden Pacific. We will visit Solvang, here we will enjoy the famous European coffee along with world-famous Danish cookie. After having lunch we will travel towards the north along the famous California PCH #1. We will enter the Silicon Valley. Here we will explore the famous Apple park. From Apple Park Visitor Center, we may buy branded goods (T-shirts, tote bags, hats, postcards) and sightsee cafe, a 3D model of Apple Park and a roof terrace overlooking the campus. At the end of the tour, we will reach in San Francisco to drop off visitors.
- 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.
- 9. Please book your flights after receiving e-ticket for your tour.
Pick-up and drop-off to a chosen location will be provided. ( Note the locations and times of pick-up)
A deluxe coach with air conditioning will be providing the transport. In case only a few passengers are there to take part in the tour a high top Mercedes 15 seat minibus may be used for this purpose.
Professional escort for the tour will be provided.
All taxes are included in the price of tour package.
Mandatory Fee: $10/ person for Yosemite National Park.
Mandatory Fee: $90/ person for Grand Canyon South Rim.
Mandatory Fee: $90/ person for Grand Canyon West Rim.
Mandatory Fee: $115/ person for Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend.
Fares for air travel and transport from home to and from the location chosen for pick-up.
Airport pickup service charges $5/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.
A minimum of $9 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.
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.
- 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.
1050 Bayhill Drive, (Courtyard Marriott San Francisco) San Bruno, CA 94066 at 7:00 AM
10122 Bandley Dr, (Marina Food) Cupertino, CA 95014 at 7:15 AM
291 Geary St, Union Square, San Francisco, CA 94102 at 7:30 AM
401 9th St, Oakland, CA 94607 at 8:00 AM
338 Barber Lane, (99 Ranch Market) Milpitas, CA 95035 at 8:00 AM
22555 Mission Blvd, (Lucky - Hayward,CA) Hayward, CA 94541 at 8:30 AM
Kindly book your flights (For domestic) to depart from San Francisco airport after 09:00 PM and (For international) after 10:00 PM.
- 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
⇒ 16-30 days or more prior to departure- 10% 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 10% cancellation fee of the total tour purchase will be incurred if the cancellation occurs 46 days or more before the departure date.
⇒ A 25% 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.
Our kids booked this tour for us. We visited the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Las Vegas and much more. We spent a memorable time there. We have enough time to visit the attractions. Hotel stay was basic but the rooms provided were of good quality and the bus was very good and the seats were comfortable. Special thanks to Mr. L who take extra care of us and guide us properly with responsibility. We are happy with this tour and must recommend to others. 5 days are well spent!
Great trip, and a highly recommended one, if you want to take your family to across SF. Not only it is super economical, it is also very engaging, and exciting. Me and my family enjoyed this to the maximum. Loved every bit of it!
It was a striking experience to join this bus tour. There is no best time to visit Yosemite park and M and M factory. I shop a lot for my kids because of the best-discounted prices. In the end, it increases the number of my luggage bag. Tour guide helps atoll during the whole tour. Hotel stay has been just basic and bus condition needs improvement.
The tour was well planned, and we were told everything in detail. There were no surprises, and glitches in the tour as well. Our tour guide was good,helping, and he knew everything about the places we were visiting. The only problem was the accommodation. It was not upto the mark, and I think we could’ve gotten better than we had, given the fee paid. Other than that, it was top notch.
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