5-Day San Francisco to Stanford University, Yosemite National Park,17-Mile Drive, Lombard Street and Golden Gate Bridge Tour (Free airport Pickup)

Tour Code: GOL-SFO-378A
Duration: 5 Day(s) / 4 Night(s)
Tour Guide: Chinese, English
Quality: Budget
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5-Day San Francisco to Stanford University, Yosemite National Park,17-Mile Drive, Lombard Street and Golden Gate Bridge Tour (Free airport Pickup)
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Overview

Experience: UNESCO, Family

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

Tour Guide:Chinese, English


Available Days :

2022-12-17 | 2023-01-14 | 2023-02-11 | 2023-03-18

Highlights :
  • Enjoy a special in-depth tour of California with unforgettable and unlimited experiences!
  • Discover all the highlighted landmarks of San Francisco!
  • Take a look at the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf, and the dazzling Jiuqu Flower Street!
  • Explore and enjoy a one-of-a-kind signature crab feast at Fisherman's Wharf!
  • Visit one of the most amazing national parks in the United States at Yosemite National Park.
  • Feel the strong academic atmosphere and be amazed with the beauty of Stanford University! 

  • Breakfasts.

Itinerary

Welcome to San Francisco! Shortly after your arrival, our tour guide will pick you up at the San Francisco International Airport (SFO). Following, we will enjoy a tour of Twin Peaks. You will be amazed by the beautiful city views and the charming bay scenery. Next, we will visit the Civic Center and, in the evening, we will go to a local restaurant to enjoy a delicious dinner. After dinner, we will head to Treasure Island to overlook the skyline and bridge that spans over Oakland and San Francisco.

Itinerary:

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) pick-up → Twin Peaks (30 mins) → Civic Center (50 mins) → Chinese restaurant (60 mins) → Treasure Island

Kind Reminder:
It is recommended to schedule a flight to San Francisco International Airport (SFO) before 14:00. If your flight arrival after 14:00, please go to the hotel to check-in by yourself. You may contact the tour guide for more information.

Hotel:Best Western Plus Grosvenor Airport Hotel Or Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott San Francisco Airport or Similar.


Attractions

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.

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!

In the morning, we will set off from the hotel and drink a cup of refreshing coffee at the Blue Bottle Coffee. Afterwards, take San Francisco's iconic transportation cable car and get off at the most crooked street in the world, Lombard Street. From the well-known Fisherman's Wharf, you can overlook Alcatraz Island, the Golden Gate Bridge and the Bay Bridge. At noon, we will head to the popular local restaurant Dungeness for a delicious crab meal. Then we will visit the Palace of Fine Art and feel the ancient European style. The last stop will be the Golden Gate Bridge. You can also get a close-up view of this stunning bridge from Battery Spencer.

Itinerary:

Blue Bottle Coffee (Optional) → San Francisco Cable Cars (15 mins) → Lombard Street (40 mins) → San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf (90 mins) → Dungeness crab meal → Palace of Fine Art (40 mins) → Golden Gate Bridge (60 mins) → Battery Spencer (30 mins)

Hotel:Best Western Plus Grosvenor Airport Hotel Or Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott San Francisco Airport or Similar.


Attractions

Cable Car System, SF

Experience the thrilling yet romantic ride on the ultimate historic cable cars up the steep hills of San Francisco. It will be the most memorable ride of your entire trip.

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.

Lombard Street, CA

Refers to the famous east-west street in California, the street is popular for its eight hairpin turns. The street was actually named by Jasper O Farrell, who was actually a surveyor from San Francisco.

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, 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.

Today, we will visit Stanford University! You can freely stroll around the campus and feel the strong academic atmosphere of this top university. Following, we will take an ancient steam train of Roaring Camp and pass through the beautiful redwoods. In the afternoon, we will go to the 17-Mile Drive to enjoy the amazing sea views and tranquility of the sea breeze. Finally, we will head to artist's paradise known as Carmel. Here, you can pick up gifts at the local craft store or a special souvenir to bring back home.

Itinerary:

Stanford University (40 mins) → Roaring Camp (90 mins) → 17-Mile Drive (90 mins) → Carmel-By-The-Sea (90 mins)

Hotel:SureStay Hotel By Best Western Hollister Or Fairfield by Marriott Hollister or Similar.


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!

Charming Carmel, CA

Charming Carmel is commonly referred to as Carmel, it is a city in Monterey County and was founded in 1902. The city is famous for its natural scenery and history.

Stanford University, CA

Stanford University is the origin of the Silicon Valley, California, to coordinate all Ivy League schools. The grounds of Stanford spread over a staggering 8300 acres of land and is generally acknowledged as the most amazing grounds in USA.

Stanford, CA

Stanford in Santa Clara County is an unincorporated area that is close to the Palo Alto city. The inhabitant's population comprise of graduate student residences, on-campus housing inhabitants, condominium and single family homes. The adjacent residential neighborhood feature streets also named after colleges and universities.

Today, we'll head to Yosemite National Park, known for its majestic waterfalls and massive granite surface. Discover with us today why Yosemite attracts millions of tourists every year. Be sure to discover all of the natural wonders that were shaped by waterfalls. Take in all of the amazing and breathtaking views of mother nature!

Itinerary: 

Yosemite National Park

Hotel:Yosemite View Lodge or Similar.


Attractions

Yosemite National Park, CA

The Sierra Nevada Mountains of California are linked with the range of Mountains towards Yosemite National Park. The Tunnel View, Ancient sequoias and giant mountains are the reason that grabs tourists towards this place.

Today, we will continue our in-depth tour of Yosemite National Park! The mountains and waterfalls in Yosemite are very unique and beautiful. They will instantly amaze people! Following, we will return to San Francisco in the afternoon to end our unforgettable in-depth tour of San Francisco. It is highly recommended to book a flight to leave out of San Francisco after 7pm.


  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

  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.


What's Excluded

  Mandatory Fee: $200/person for, San Francisco Jingle Car, Roaring Hills Train, Stanford University, 17 Mile Bay, Yosemite National Park, Internet Celebrity Coffee, California Crab Meal, and Lingnan Restaurant Internet Celebrity Dinner.

 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.

  Travel insurance.

  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.

Departure Location

Departure Location

  • Free airport pickup is available from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) before 2:00 PM.

Return Location

  • Kindly book your flights to return from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) after 7:00 PM.

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

Same Cancellation policy would apply even if the cancellation or reschedule request comes because of the COVID. We strictly follow the policy after COVID.
 
No matter the reason for the cancellation, we are forced to carry costly charges from our travel and hotel providers in the form of penalties and fees that are 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.

Cancellation charges 

⇒  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.


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

​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.

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 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 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 for same room.

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.

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