7-Day San Francisco to Napa Valley, Redwood National Forest, Washington University, Amtrak Coast Starlight, Burney Falls and Woodburn Outlets Tour
Tour Code: GOL-SFO-336
Duration: 7 Day(s) / 6 Night(s)
Tour Guide: Chinese, English
- 7 Days left
Experience: UNESCO, Family
Extra (Excluded): Wifi, Meal etc...
Tour Guide:Chinese, English
Sat (2023-08-25 To 2023-09-30) | 2023-12-25 | 2023-10-07 | 2023-10-21 | 2023-11-04 | 2023-11-18 | 2023-12-02 | 2023-12-16 | 2023-12-30 | 2024-01-13 | 2024-01-27 | 2024-02-10 | 2024-02-24
- Hotel breakfast.
- A minimum of 2 people are required for booking this tour.
Today we will drive to Burney Falls known as the most beautiful waterfall in all of California! It will be absolutely breathtaking and worth the view! Even President Roosevelt describes Burney Falls as “The 8th Wonder of the World!” Following, we will drive to the Sundial Bridge which is a true piece of art.
San Francisco → Sundial Bridge (40 mins) → Burney Falls / Shasta Dam (60 mins)
If we cannot go to Burnie Falls during the itinerary, we will go to Shasta Dam instead.
Hotel: Comfort Inn Ashland Or Similar.
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.
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.
The majestic Shasta Dam is known for its titanic size. Other than its importance as a dam, Shasta Dm has a lot to offer in terms of tourism and appealing activities such as fishing for some classic salmon/catfish and similar types of fish, water skiing, swimming, and boating which is the most popularized activity near the dam.
This is a park dedicated to natural history. The biggest magnetism of the park includes botanical garden, worth seeing museum and green scenery. Kids enjoy Parrot House a lot.
Today we will visit Crater Lake National Park, the Deepest Lake in America! The crater was formed by a volcanic eruption 7000 years ago. It’s filled with melting snow and rainwater. The sapphire blue lake is simply magical and breathtaking, it’s one of the things you must see in your life! Then, we will drive to Woodburn Outlets and enjoy tax-free shopping!
Crater Lake national park (120 mins) → Woodburn Premium Outlets (180 mins)
1. If the Crater Lake National Park is closed, then it will be repleced with Sea Lion Cave and Thor's Well.
Hotel: Holiday Inn Portland - Columbia Riverfront or Similar.
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.
Sea Lion Caves is a collection of connected system of sea caves and caverns open to the Pacific Ocean. The caves are located 11 miles north of Florence and is beautiful place.
Woodburn outlets is a collection of shops, these shops are normally outlets of famous stores. Shoppers can buy almost anything here and at a reasonable price.
Today we will explore the great wonders of nature. First, we will visit the Columbia River Gorge and the Multnomah Falls. Then, we will travel to Mt. Rainier National Park.
Columbia River Gorge (45 mins) → Multnomah Falls (40 mins) → Mt. Rainier National Park (120 mins) → Seattle
Hotel: Red Lion Inn & Suites Auburn Seattle or similar.
Columbia River Gorge from Portland is a short drive and you can see amazing views. You can see before your eyes the huge Columbia snuggled in the Gorge. The Gorge boats of having a good selection of wines in a 40-mile stretch.
Mount Rainier is an expansive national park that is glacier-capped. The highest point is 6,400-ft.-tall Sunrise atop and it is reachable by car. Admire the nearby volcanoes, summertime wildflowers, mountain views and hiking trailheads. Explore this fun and adventure, gaze powerful waterfalls and redefining spectacular vistas.
Refers to a water fall located at the Columbia River, the height of the water fall is about 189m along with an elevation of about 191m. The number of drop is 2.
Seattle is a city to explore! Let’s visit the Sky View Observatory at Columbia Center, the Museum of Flight, Pike Place Market and more!
The Museum of Flight (Optional, 90 mins) → Pioneer Square (20 mins) → The Spheres (30 mins) → Space Needle (Outside visit) → Chihuly Glass Garden (Optional, 60 mins) → Seattle In-depth Tour (Optional, 3 hours)
Hotel: Red Lion Inn & Suites Auburn Seattle or Similar.
Chihuly glass garden offers an explicit visual experience. It is designed in nine installations. This was the first show presented in Canada as Chihuly show. These were beautifully installed in 11,000 square feet, and this also includes the exhibition space.
A lovely place to walk around the great number of shops and it is not really busy as any downtown store area. Visit the art galleries, studios and do not miss every month first Thursday the Art Walk taking to historic architecture.
Seattle city is a seaport and is the largest city of Wahington and Pacific Northwest region of the North America. It is the fastest growing city of United States and remained at the top 5 in May, 2015...
Space Needle tower reaches 605 feet. It is an aircraft warning beacon. At 520 feet is the Observation Deck and the Sky City restaurant revolves at 500 feet. Space needles foundation is in concrete going underground by 30 feet. It was built over a year, yet it was a record-breaking accomplishment.
The Museum of Flight is the Seattle's most preferred aviation attraction. This center offers the opportunity to visit a jet assembly plant as a tour in North America. This is a non-profit flight institute operating this facility for the visitors.
The Spheres, also known as the Amazon Spheres are three spheres with hexagon design. The spheres are located along Lenora Street between 6th and 7th Avenues, under Day 1 in Amazon's Seattle headquarters campus. These spheres are basically conservatories. It was opened to the public in January 2018. These spheres are known for their collection of 40,000 plants inside the three domes.
Enjoy an unforgettable Coast Starlight Ride by Amtrak, widely regarded the most spectacular ride of all train routes! Sightseeing train rides are becoming more and more popular in America, a great way to experience the beauty of the country. We will arrive in Portland and drive to visit the Oregon State Capitol.
Seattle → Amtrak Coast Starlight (240 mins, include ticket) → Portland → Oregon State Capitol (30 mins)
Hotel: Sleep Inn & Suites Roseburg Oregon or Similar.
Portland, located ideally on the Columbia and Willamette rivers is the Oregon's largest city. It is prominent for its parks, bicycle paths, and bridges, besides eco-friendliness, coffeehouses and its microbreweries. Visit the Washington Park that has formal Japanese Garden to Oregon Zoo.
Let’s explore the Founders Grove and Drive-Thru Tree Park! Both are must-see sights to explore!
U.S. Route 101 → Founders Grove (45 mins) → Drive-Thru Tree Park (30 mins)
Hotel: Sandman Hotel Santa Rosa or Similar.
Napa Valley Sutter Home (60 mins) → San Francisco
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.
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.
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.
Tour package price includes all the taxes.
Tour is inclusive of hotel accommodation.
Free Airport pick up is available on this tour. The Tour Package price will not include Mandatory Tour Guide tips for Airport Pickup.
Mandatory Fee:$180 Per Person for Redwood, Crater Lake, Mount Rainier National Park, Napa Wine Tasting (5 kinds), Coastal Starlight Ticket, Fuel Fee.
Rates could alter without prior notice.
Fee for all Optional Activities and entrance paid in cash to the tour guide. He will arrange tickets for the whole group. Some attractions might be closed on public holidays. Seasonal attractions will be closed after a certain time and itinerary will be changed based on it. 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.
A minimum of $12 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.
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)|
|Chihuly Glass Garden, WA||$36.75||$27.30||$36.75|
|Seattle In-Depth Tour, WA||$45.00||$45.00||$45.00|
|The Museum of Flight, WA||$26.00||$18.00||$22.00|
All the prices are listed in USD.
Any Amount paid in cash to the Tour Guide is not refundable.
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.
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.
- 250 El Camino Real, (Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott San Francisco Airport) Millbrae, CA 94030 at 6:30 AM
- 1688 Hostetter Road, (99 Ranch Market) San Jose, CA 95131 at 7:15 AM
- 7200 Amador Plaza Rd, (Target Dublin) Dublin, CA 94568 at 7:15 AM $70 for 1 or 2 persons and $10 per additional person will be charged.
- 291 Geary St, (Macys) San Francisco, CA 94102 at 07:30 AM
- 46196 Warm Springs BLVD, (Marina Foods - Fremont) Fremont, CA 94539 at 7:45 AM
- 988 Broadway, (Courtyard Oakland) Oakland, CA 94607 at 8:00 AM
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.
Cancellation and Refund Policy
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.
⇒ 16-31 days or more prior to departure - 30% 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. 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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.