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6-Day San Francisco to Yosemite National Park, California Central Valley, Solvang, Berkeley University and Los Angeles Tour (Free Airport Pickup)

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6-Day San Francisco to Yosemite National Park, California Central Valley, Solvang, Berkeley University and Los Angeles 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
Duration 6 Day(s) / 5 Night(s)
Tour code GOL-SFO-277A

Explore the charm of San Francisco, Lombard Street, City Hall, St. Mary's Cathedral, Chinatown, Fisherman's Wharf, Pier 39, The University of California, Skyline, Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, Yosemite national park, Yosemite waterfall, El Capitan, Tunnel View Point, Los Angeles, San Diego, Disneyland, Joshua Tree NP, Newport Beach, Solvang village, Silicon Valley, Apple Park and more with exclusive offers and discounts.

Day 1
Home – San Francisco

Today guests will reach SFO International Airport to join this exciting tour. Complimentary airport pickup service at any time. Guests will meet our tour guide at the Information Center on the 2nd floor of terminal 2 between 10:30 a.m. - 22:30 p.m. The hotel shuttle will take us to the hotel. Guests who arrive in SFO International Airport at 22:30 p.m - 00:30 a.m or 4:30 a.m -10:30 a.m, may contact the airport hotel by themselves and ask the hotel to send a shuttle to pick up you at the “Hotel Shuttle” area of Terminal 2. Guests who arrive at SFO International Airport at 00:30 a.m - 04:30 a.m, will arrange their own transportation to get to the hotel by themselves at their own costs.

Note: Airport tour guide service charge is $10 per guest.

Day 2
SF City Tour – Berkeley University – Pier 39

Begin our day in the morning, today we will sightsee the main landmarks of San Francisco. Through this in-depth tour of the city, we will explore known points like: Lombard Street, City Hall, Cable Car, St. Mary's Cathedral and Chinatown. After that, we will visit the University of California Berkeley. Our next stop will be the renowned Fisherman's Wharf - Pier 39. Here we will enjoy freshly made flavorsome seafood and take a boat ride around the beautiful San Francisco Bay area (Optional). We will eyewitness the great charming views of the Alcatraz Island, Golden Gate Bridge, SF City Skyline, and the special pier with hundreds of joyful sea lions. Night stay will be at the hotel.

Hotel: Clarion Inn, Comfort Inn or Similar.

Day 3
Yosemite NP – California Central Valley – Los Angeles

In the morning, we will continue our journey towards the Yosemite national park. This park is known for its waterfalls, glacier-formed U-Shaped valley and colossal granite rocks. Upon arrival, we will explore the breathtaking beauty of Yosemite waterfall, Tunnel View Point and the El Capitan. After lunch, we will leave the park and travel through the richest California Central Valley and back to Los Angeles for the night stay

Hotel: Ramada Commerce or Similar.

Day 4
Select 1 from 9 Events

 

  1. Newport Beach-Crystal Cathedral- South Coast Plaza (Gondola $60 per person).
  2. Desert Hills Premium Outlets ($60/person)
  3. Los Angeles ($90 per person, including tickets for Celebrity Mansion Tour and California Science Center)
  4. San Diego Ocean View Train ride ($110 per person, Including Ocean View Train Ticket).
  5. San Diego City ($110 per person, including Harbor Cruise Boat Tour and Midway Carrier Admission).
  6. San Diego Sea World ($130 per person)
  7. Hollywood Universal Studio ($130 per person).
  8. Disney Adventure Park ($150 per person).
  9. Disneyland Theme Park ($150 per person).

Hotel: Best Western Plus, or Quality Inn, or Lincoln Hotel, or Similar.

Day 5
Select 1 from 9 Events

  1. Disneyland Theme Park ($150 per person).
  2. Disney Adventure Park ($150 per person).
  3. Hollywood Universal Studio ($130 per person).
  4. San Diego Sea World ($130 per person)
  5. San Diego City ($110 per person, including Harbor Cruise Boat Tour and Midway Carrier Admission)
  6. San Diego Ocean View Train ride ($110 per person, Including Ocean View Train Ticket)
  7. Los Angeles ($90 per person, including tickets for Celebrity Mansion Tour and California Science Center)
  8. Desert Hills Premium Outlets ($60/person)
  9. Newport Beach-Crystal Cathedral- South Coast Plaza (Gondola $60 per person).

Hotel: Best Western Plus, or Quality Inn, or Lincoln Hotel, or Similar.

Day 6
Los Angeles – Solvang – PCH 1– Apple Park

On the last day, we will leave the hotel in the morning and head north towards Solvang village. We will drive along the California golden Pacific coast. Upon arrival, we will enjoy a drink of a gourmet European coffee along Danish cookie. After lunch, we will travel along world-famous California PCH #1 to visit Apple Park in Silicon Valley. In Apple park, we will sightsee its Visitor Center, cafe, a 3D model of Apple Park and a roof terrace overlooking the campus. We will conclude our tour in San Francisco.

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

  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.

  Tour is inclusive of hotel accommodation.

  Inclusive of all taxes.

  Tour is accompanied by the tour guide.

  Free Airport Pickup is available on this tour.

cost Excludes

  Mandatory Fee: $50/Yosemite National Park,San Francisco City Tour,Cable Car,Berkeley University and Fuel Surcharge.

  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
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 service is available from SFO (Information Center of Terminal 2) between 10:30 AM to 10:30 PM. Service available after 30 min reach from 10:30 i.e. 11:00, 11:30…    

Paid pickup service is available from San Jose International Airport(SJC) between 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM. Meet the tour guide at the baggage claim area.    

245 S Airport Blvd, (CitiGarden Hotel SFO Airport) South San Francisco, CA 94080 guests can take a shuttle and go to the hotel for rest - Tue, Wed Only.    

245 S Airport Blvd, (Holiday Inn SFO Airport) South San Francisco, CA 94080. You may self check in at the hotel every Mon, Thu, Fri, Sat and Sun.    

Returns Locations

Usually the same as departure location but different time. Some locations are only for pickup.

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

​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.

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

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- 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.

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.

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.

Megan
62 13

A very decent 6 day trip with amazing itinerary! I was satisfied with timing of places because there was having enough time at all attractive places. There was proper arrangement of seats and was never any technical issue in the bus. I was impressed by the maintenance of the bus. I was attracted towards the places like Universal Studio tour and Disneyland Theme Park in this entire trip (once you are in this theme park you are in the fantasy world and it also takes to your childhood). I was lucky to be a part of amazing bus tour because I felt myself not only in the surrounding of beautiful destinations but was also in protective hands of team. Thanks a lot for all this an much more that o felt in this entire trip!

Feng
53 12

A happy blended trip with fun and VIP feeling! This bus was of good size to accommodate us and there was a good amount of people in this. I must say that inside environment of bus was very noisy but was handled professionally when guide used big screens for displaying videos and his interesting style of presentation was very interesting for all the passengers. Destinations like Apple Park Visitor Center and San Francisco city tour were the top experiences for me and I went totally passionate for clicks on such amazing beauties. A lot of hard work of this bus tour in all 6 days needs a lot of appreciation and big 5 stars from my side with all my heart.

Yan
48 10

This beautiful trip was enough in itself to be the top notch for the visitors but after experiencing it I must say that it was the best decision of my life to join this. There was love, jokes, comfort, activities, amazing food and breathtaking destinations. All was in one package in this 6 days tour! You need not to be worried about anything once you are in this bus. you are stress free and in good hands. A lot of appreciation and highly recommending it to others! Thanks

Elifm
34 4

I am from India and was deeply impressed by this bus tour. There were many foreigners in this bus tour. I loved the style of our tour guide who accommodated so well all the foreigners in this amazing bus tour. His grab on many languages inspired me a lot. I loved all the destinations of this trip and enjoyed San Francisco city tour and The University of California the most in this intact tour. I want to thanks all the team for being amazing servers and to make me feel really VIP feeling throughout the trip. I do recommend it to destination lovers and to all those who want to be served amazingly. Excellent job!

Zhi Ruo
34 4

Flawless nature of trip with amazing nature of destinations was the recognition of this tour. We were happy that we were always ready on mentioned time and bus was also there to pick us on mentioned time. This discipline of strictly following the timing is worth mentioning. I liked almost all places but Disneyland Theme Park and Solvang were very beautiful places in all ways. Thanks a lot with thumps up for a flexible tour!

Elizabeth
32 4

It was a trip of going into the buildings to explore them by being a part of them (and honestly it was the best learning opportunity as well). We were not at distance but driver was dropping us at nearest possible place of amazing destinations and inside story was explained by guides in an amazing way. It was a team work that was very obvious in its all steps. I must say that it was capturing the top attractions in it and exceptions were Yosemite National Park and California Central Valley. I highly recommend it to others because missing such a nice bus tour is like missing the best happening thing of your life. Recommend to all.

Damian
31 4

A very manageable 6 days trip with soft and simple nature! I enjoyed every second of this tour and trust me best ever memories. It was a trip of amazing destinations where the beauty of places was never allowing going without capturing them in cameras. I will go with the places like Pier 39 and California Central Valley in this whole trip. I want to add about the inside environment of bus where music was exactly the peace to ears. Driver was so gentle in his driving. His local knowledge was enough to make the journey easier. Happy trip went amazing and joining this trip with your love ones is always going to be a good selection in all possible aspects. A lot of gratefulness with all my heart.

Sandeep

I have always wanted to visit Yosemite National Park, i use to see it only in TV, but this was my first time to actually go there, and i never knew it was this beautiful, it was really amazing park, we also really loved the San Francisco part where we visited Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman\'s Wharf, Alcatraz Island and Cable Car. Also one of the great things was Universal Studios and Disneyland. we had a great time on these 6 days, i would really like to thank Golden Bus Tours for organizing that amazing tour package.

Anthony

we had a great time during these 5 days, our tour guide was a very helpful guy, he was also really funny and very professional,i really wish all tour guides are like that. The tour was really very well organized, we moved exactly on time, there was no delay and even during the tour we were right on schedule. I loved the accommodation so much as hotels were not 5 stars but they were really clean and cozy enough to us. We loved Yosemite national park, Silicon Valley, Apple Park. The great thing was San Diego Sea World, i just wish it was included in the tour price.

Kang

There were a lot of amazing places and activities in that tour, like San Francisco, Lombard Street, City Hall, St. Mary\'s Cathedral, Chinatown, Fisherman\'s Wharf, Pier 39, The University of California, Skyline, Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island. Then there was the amazing Yosemite national park, Yosemite waterfall, El Capitan, Tunnel View Point. on day 4 we did some shopping in Desert Hills Premium Outlets, and on day 5 we visited the amazing Hollywood Universal Studios. This was an amazing experience.

Tain

I would really recommend Golden Bus Tours to anyone and especially that tour, it was really great 6 day package, their service is great, their tour guide was a real nice and professional guy and he really deserved the daily tip, we also loved the hotels very much. we saw some amazing places like San Francisco,St. Mary\'s Cathedral, Chinatown, Fisherman\'s Wharf, Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, Yosemite national park. Also we visited Disneyland Theme Park and my kids were so happy,

Andy

I liked the tour itself as it was very organized and punctual, i just had a couple of issues, first there was no bathroom on the bus, so we had to wait for breaks, and there was no wifi on the bus also, and also admissions were not included, and there was Mandatory fee for Yosemite National Park,San Francisco City Tour. I really did not like the concept that admissions are mandatory. Other than that it was really nice tour and great places to visit especially Yosemite national park and San Diego Sea World

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