7-Day Vancouver to Seattle, San Francisco, Crater Lake, Mount St. Helens and Chihuly Glass Garden Tour

Tour Code: GOL-VAN-158
Duration: 7 Day(s) / 6 Night(s)
Tour Guide: Chinese, English
Quality: Budget
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7-Day Vancouver to Seattle, San Francisco, Crater Lake, Mount St. Helens and Chihuly Glass Garden Tour
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Overview

Experience: UNESCO, Family

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

Tour Guide:Chinese, English


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Highlights :

Explore the Space Needle and Pike Place Market.

Take a ride on the Amtrak Coast Starlight and visit the Oregon State Capitol.

Take a look at Founders Grove and explore Drive-Thru Tree Park.

Visit the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf, Lombard St, and Twin Peaks.

Discover Napa Valley, Sundial Bridge and Burney Falls.

  • Hotel breakfast.

Itinerary

Today we will depart from Vancouver and head to visit Seattle. Seattle is a seaport city in Washington State, a commercial center in the northwestern United States, located between King County, Puget Sound and Lake Washington. 

Itinerary::

Vancouver → Seattle → Pike Place Market (120 mins with lunch time) → Space Needle (outside visit, 40 mins) → Seattle In-depth Tour (3 hours, optional ) → Hotel

Hotel: Courtyard Seattle Federal Way or Similar.


Attractions

Pike Place Market, WA

The Pike Place Market is a public market that is overlooks Elliott Bay waterfront in Seattle. The market was first opened in 1907 and since then it has become a rather famous market.

Seattle, WA

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, WA

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.

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. Arrive at Portland, and drive to visit Oregon State Capitol.

Itinerary:

Seattle → Amtrak Coast Starlight (240 mins, include ticket) → Portland → Oregon State Capitol (30 mins) → Roseburg

Hotel: Sleep Inn Roseburg or Similar.


Attractions

Portland, OR

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.

Drive through Redwood National Park, the undeveloped 37-mile coastline within it is home to surging waves, bizarre rocks, wildlife, and surrounded by Giant Redwoods! 

Itinerary:

U.S. Route 101 → Founders Grove (45 mins) → Drive-Thru Tree Park (30 mins) 

Hotel: Holiday Inn Express Windsor Sonoma Wine Country or Similar.


Attractions

Founders Tree Grove, CA

Founders Grove is a half mile walking trail near Weott. The big trees and redwood forests in the surroundings of trail force people to visit Avenue of Giants in California.

Today, we will travel to Napa Valley, a world-famous wine producing area, and enjoy an exclusive itinerary to drink Napa wine. Then head to San Francisco, which is surrounded by the sea on three sides. 

Itinerary:

Napa Valley Wine Tasting (60 mins) → Golden Gate Bridge (30 mins) → Fisherman's Wharf (90 mins) → Lombard Street (30 mins) → San Francisco In-depth Tour (optional) → Chinatown (60 mins) → Treasure Island (pass by)

San Francisco In-depth Tour Itinerary: St.Mary's Cathedral (30 mins) → San Francisco City Hall (40 mins) → Twin Peaks (25 mins)
 
Hotel:Wild Palms, a JDV by Hyatt Hotel Or Similar.

Attractions

Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption, CA

Saint Mary's Cathedral is the chief church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese situated in San Francisco. As the mother church of Catholics in California, it is known for its religious power and impact.

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.

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.

San Francisco City Hall, CA

San Francisco City Hall, United States is the seat of government for the City and County of San Francisco, California. It is well known for its architecture and the life at night.

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!

Today we will visit Sundial Bridge which is made of glass, the Sundial Bridge crosses above the Sacramental River, and is absolutely a piece of work of art. Then, we will head to Burney Falls which is the most beautiful waterfall in California! It will certainly bring you an unexpected big surprise! Even President Roosevelt describes Burney Falls as “The 8th Wonder of the World!” 

Itinerary:

San Francisco → Sundial Bridge (40 mins) → Burney Falls / Shasta Dam (60 mins) → Klamath Falls

Kindly Reminder:

If we cannot go to Burnie Falls during the itinerary, we will go to Shasta Dam.

Hotel: Days Inn Klamath Falls 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.

Klamath Falls, OR

Klamath Falls is a city in Oregon and was once known as Linkville. It was named after Link River and the name of the city was changed to 1893 and has a population of almost 25,000 people.

Klamath, OR

Klamath Falls is a city located in Oregon, it is the county seat of Klamath County. The city was formerly known as Linkville and it was founded in the year 1867.

Shasta Dam, CA

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.

Sundial Bridge at Turtle Bay, CA

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 and filled in with melting snow and rain water. 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!

Itinerary:

Crater Lake national park (120 mins) → Woodburn Premium Outlets (180 mins)

Hotel: Best Western Plus Parkway 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.

Woodburn Outlets, OR

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.

After April 2022.

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


Attractions

Columbia River Gorge, OR

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.

International Rose Test Garden, OR

A Rose Garden located in Portland’s Washington Park is known as International Rose Test Garden. There is a range of 550 species with over seven thousand plants of roses.

Multnomah Falls, OR

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.


  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.​

 Ticket of Amtrak Coast Starlight.

  Ticket of national parks and state parks.

  Breakfasts.

  Tour package price includes all the taxes.

  Tour is inclusive of hotel accommodation.


What's Excluded

 Mandatory Fee 180/person for, Including Redwood, Crater Lake, Mount Rainier National Park, Napa Wine Tasting (5 kinds), Coastal Starlight Ticket, Fuel Surcharge.

 Rates could alter without prior notice.

 Transportation to the departure boarding point.

  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 $12 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.


Attraction Prices

Attractions Adult Child(3-11 yrs) Senior(65+ yrs)
San Francisco In-Depth Tour, CA $45.00 $45.00 $45.00
Seattle In-Depth Tour, WA $45.00 $45.00 $45.00

  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

  • 8811 River Road, (River Rock Hotel and Casino - Richmond, BC) Richmond, BC V6X 3P8 at 8:30 AM.
  • 5812 Cambie St, (on Cambie St & 42nd Ave) West Vancouver, BC at 8:45 AM
  • 2829-4500 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC V5H 2A9, (HSBC Bank Crystal Mall) Burnaby, Canada at 9:00 AM

Return Location

  • Usually the same as departure location but different time. Some locations are only for pickup.
  • Free Airport Drop off service is available for Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) between 9:00 AM to 10:00 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 

⇒  16-31 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.


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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