8-Day Los Angeles to Horseshoe Bend, Hearst Castle, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Antelope Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Grand Canyon and Yosemite Tour (Free Airport Pickup)

Tour Code: GOL-LA-365A
Duration: 8 Day(s) / 7 Night(s)
Tour Guide: Chinese, English
Quality: Budget
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8-Day Los Angeles to Horseshoe Bend, Hearst Castle, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Antelope Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Grand Canyon and Yosemite Tour (Free Airport Pickup)
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Overview

Experience: UNESCO, Family

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

Tour Guide:Chinese, English


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Highlights :

Explore Bryce National Park, Zion National Park, Grand Canyon, Hearst Castle, Solvang, London Bridge, San Francisco, Golden Gate Bridge, Modesto, Laughlin, Antelope Canyon, Las Vegas and bunch of other places on this exciting 8 day guided bus tour with hotel accommodation and transportation at a deal breaking prices with great discounts.

Itinerary

Upon arriving in Los Angeles, meet our tour guide at the luggage claim area. Our tour guide will take you to your hotel rooms.

Hotel: La Quinta Suite or Similar. 

On the second day of our tour, we will depart from the Monterey Park, and we will head to Solvang while passing through the scenic Pacific Coast Highway. The town depicts a perfect Danish small peaceful town. We will continue our tour to the north at the San Simeon to visit the Hearst Castle, a beautiful and historic landmark on the Central Coast of California; a popular destination among local and international tourists. We will stay overnight at the San Jose.

Hotel: Double Tree, Crown Plaza Silicon Valley or Similar. 


Attractions

Hearst Castle, CA

Hearst Castle is a mansion located in California; it is considered a national landmark which is situated at California’s central coast. The castle was constructed between the years 1919 and 1947.

San Jose, CA

San Jose, United States is t third largest city by population in California and by the tenth largest by population in the United States. It is surrounded by rolling hills in the Silicon Valley, a major technology hub in California's Bay Area.

San Simeon, CA

San Simeon, United States is a town and a concentration of population place (identified by the US) on the Pacific coast of San Luis Obispo country. The most famous feature of the place is the Heart castle.

Solvang, CA

Solvang is a city of California located in Santa Ynez Valley. It was founded in 1911. There is also a copy of the statue “Little Mermaid” in the city. Tourism in the city began after the visit of Prince Frederick of Denmark in 1939.

On our third day into the tour, we will head to San Francisco to overlook some of the famous landmarks, we will start from the Golden Gate Bridge, and then we will head to Fisherman’s Wharf, Palace of Fine Arts, and the Chinatown. In the afternoon, guests will have an in-depth tour of the San Francisco; we will visit the Cliff House, Saint Marry Church, San Francisco City Hall, and the Twin Peaks. We will be staying overnight at Modesto.

Hotel: Double Tree, Crowne Plaza Silicon Valley or Similar. 


Attractions

China Town, SF

The China Town of San Francisco is the oldest China Town in North America and also has the largest Chinese community outside Asia. It was established in 1848 and since then it has been an important part of history and culture.

Cliff House, CA

Cliff House is a restaurant that is built above a cliff on the North of Ocean Beach. It is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and is operated by the National Park Service.

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.

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 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!

On our fourth day, after passing through the peaceful meadows, vineyards, and the farmlands of the country lands, we will enter one of the first natural parks in the North America—Yosemite National Park. The Yosemite National Park is widespread with some of the most beautiful landscapes in the whole region. We will visit some of the sights in the Yosemite National Park that draws a wide array of tourists towards itself, such as El Captain Rock, Yosemite Falls, and Tunnel View. We will return to Los Angeles to stay the overnight.

Note: During Winter, we will visit 17 Miles Drive instead of Yosemite.

Hotel: La Quinta Suite or Similar. 


Attractions

El-Capitan, CA

A vertical rock formation located on the northern side of Yosemite Valley and National Park is called El Captain. It is linked with the mountain range of Sierra Nevada.

Tunnel View, CA

Tunnel View is a fabulous place with lush scenes, situated on State Route 41 in Yosemite National park. The beautiful and scenic view of this marvelous valley from the view point have been watched and certified by tourists since it was initialized in 1933.

Yosemite Falls, CA

In Yosemite National Park, there is a highest waterfall known as Yosemite Falls. It has a height of 739 meters and 1.647 meters of elevation.

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.

On our fifth day of the tour, we will be departing Los Angeles and head to the Laughlin, Nevada. Along our way, we will be passing some of the famous landscapes such the biggest desert in North America—Mojave Desert and the beautiful piece of antique—Lake Havasu City, London Bridge. Upon arriving in Laughlin, we will visit the Nevada Valley where guests can tour the biggest gambling resort in the region.

Hotel: Edgewater Hotel or Similar. 


Attractions

Lake Havasu City, AZ

It is the name of a city which is located in the Mohave County which itself is located in the US state of Arizona. As per the census held in 2010, the town’s population is 52,527

London Bridge, Lake Havasu City, AZ

The London bridge is primarily located Arizona. To be precise the bridge is constructed on Lake Havasu City, the bridge was located in Arizona in the year 1967 after it was dismantled from River Thames in London.

Mojave Desert, NV

Refers to the high area of desert which actually occupies an important part of southern California, The desert also covers some portion of central California of United States Of America

On our sixth day of the tour, we will be visiting one of the Seven Wonders of the World—Grand Canyon. Its beauty will leave you in awe. Afterward, we will hop on a jeep to visit the Antelope Canyon; it is widespread with natural rock formations in different colors. In the end, we will be visiting Horseshoe Bend before we head to our hotel in Kanab.

Hotel: Days Inn or Similar. 


Attractions

Antelope Canyon, AZ

Antelope Canyon which is a slot canyon in the American Southwest is a gorgeous place to explore. It is a beautiful site to explore the history of the Navajo people.

Grand Canyon National Park, AZ

The Grand Canyon National Park is the 15th oldest national park in the United States, it was also included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Park covers an area of 1,217,262 acres.

Horseshoe Bend, AZ

The meander with a shape of horseshoe in the river of Colorado Arizona is called Horseshoe Bend. The Grand Canyon is located in the north of this place.

On our second last day of the tour, we will visit some more of the Grand Canyon. On this day, we will be visiting Bryce Canyon National Park, a beautiful forest of rocks. Our next destination would be a diverse ecosystem in Zion National Park. Afterward, we will be heading towards Las Vegas after passing through the Virgin River Canyon. We will be spending the night there; guests can also board an optional nighttime tour of the Vegas.

Hotel: Excalibur Hotel or Similar. 


Attractions

Bryce Canyon National Park, UT

Look down at the stunning forest of rocks, watch the endangered species of wildlife and hike to see the most spectacular wonders of Mother Nature.

Las Vegas Night Tour, NV

Refers to a night tour of Las Vegas, the tour starts at night and offers spectacular views of the Las Vegas Strip and down town where one can enjoy the Fremont street experience.

Utah, UT

The western region of US has a state known as Utah. Salt Lake City is the capital of the state. The overall area of Utah took it on 13th rank. However, it is on the 31st position as per population in US.

Zion National Park, UT

A heaven in Southwestern United States with Zion Canyon steep red cliffs is a Zion National Park. It was established in the year 1919. The visitors can go to this place anytime seven days in a week.

On our last day of the tour, we will be taking a tour of the Chocolate Factory, where guests can try fresh chocolates. Stop at Lenwood Factory Outlets before arriving in Los Angeles. Book your flights after 9:30 pm from Los Angeles.


Attractions

Ethel M Chocolate Factory, NV

In the Nevada state of United States, there is an Ethel M Chocolate Factory. The live making of chocolate can be seen at this museum. The visitors can also taste the chocolate as well.

Lenwood Factory, NV

Lenwood Factory is factory that mainly targets Chinese consumers. The stores that come under Lenwood factory have staff that speak fluent Mandarin to serve the customers well.


  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 to their chosen locations. (Please take notice of locations and times of pick up)

  Transport will be provided with an air conditioned deluxe coach. A 15 seat Mercedes minibus with high top may also be used depending on the number of passengers taking part in the tour.

  A professional tour escort will be with you throughout the tour.

  Tour package price includes all taxes.

  Free Airport Pickup is available on this tour.


What's Excluded

  Mandatory National Park fees = $20/person.

  Rates could alter without prior notice.

   Airport pickup service charges $4/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.


Attraction Prices

Attractions Adult Child(3-11 yrs) Senior (65+ yrs)
Antelope Canyon, AZ $70.00 $70.00 $70.00
Hearst Castle, CA $33.00 $33.00 $33.00
Las Vegas Night Tour, NV $35.00 $35.00 $35.00

  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

  • Free Airport Pickup from International Airport (LAX) between 08:00 AM to 10:00 PM. Meet the tour guide at the baggage claim area.
  • From 10:00 PM to 8:00 AM $100 fee will be charged for 1 or 2 persons and $10 per additional person.

Return Location

  • Kindly book your flights after 9:30 PM from Los Angeles International Airport.

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

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

⇒ 14 days or more prior to departure - 10% of total tour fees.

⇒  8-13 days prior to departure - 50% of the tour fees.

⇒  3 days prior to departure – 100% tour fees.

In the case of Yellowstone, helicopter, and Air Bus Tours NO refund in case of cancellation within 7 days before departure date.

A formal cancellation request should be sent via email.

Cancellation or 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.


There is no refund for unused features. You forfeit the entire payment when you are a no show.

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.

For any refund case, we do include the discount offered already. This is where GoldenBusTours is playing its role to make sure its customers get the best available deal at an affordable price.

No refund request or complaint will be entertained after 30 days of tour departure. You have to send a formal complaint through email.

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 $150 will be charged.

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

No, reschedule or change in original booking plan is possible.

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.

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.

Reviews

Reviews

Syaoran
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It was school holidays for my children and as my office was under renovation, I also got some off. I thought to clean my house, patio and garden, besides check with my personal needs and catch up with rest. My wishes stayed in air and I had to give up for my children and had to get online to book tickets for this tour. It was really done in a short time and we were ready packing our clothes. It was nice time with kids that I had not spend for such a long time. Good tour operators, nice job.

Mahika
  • 55
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I am taking an off for 8 days to be on this tour as they are taking to so many important places on the earth and in the world. Once I planned going and took my vehicle and I could not make even to the mentioned above 3 places. Each time driving, halting, checking the route, searching the parking, accommodation and food was such a pain, that I hired a driver and came back home. Now, I found this bus tour fulfilling my wish and the places that I have not seen. I am into it and making my tour complete.

Kenny
  • 52
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I had the best time of my life. Our tour guide Annie, she claimed to be working here for a week but her sense of humor and navigation really made up for it. Our bus driver was good as well; he was very courteous and made few stops along the way so we could not tire in the bus. Hotels were decent, not extra fancy and not bad either… Tour was organized well; we did not waste our time on small stops and made more time for other destinations. I would certainly want to join you guys on the next tour, ofc there is always next time.

Christopher Goud
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We are an Indian family, visiting United States for the first time and this tour seemed like perfect opportunity to see some sights around. Yes, the accommodations provided by the organization was nice but there was a little set back, the food in the bus provided was sometimes meat and eggs, so if you guys prefer vegetarian food then please bring some from your home or get it along the way. Apart from that, thank you guys for providing us this opportunity, it was really remarkable. Everyone, our tour guide, bus driver, and people on bus… everyone was nice. I recommend it. Thank you.

Bartolomeo
  • 33
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The 8 days were good and covered many important places that I never knew. Before planning for this tour, I checked online to know about these places. There was so much that I immediately got me a ticket, a camera and few extra clothes. It was of real use and I got so many photos and will upload for others to see I had been on this tour all alone. Of course, the guide took good care of me and had an eye on me wherever I go, a typical escort. The disappointing fact was there was bug in my seat and I had to shift ahead and sit.

Tong
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The tour was fine, but I felt boring without my friend. Usually we go together and this time he cut off as he had work. In annoyance I boarded thinking I will enjoy all alone after all I am an adult and can do things alone. I do not need people always, but I am wrong, I need him to support me. The tour guide and the passengers were good. The accommodation was good and I had to share with another lady and that was boring as she was not my age. She was just reading books, I give 4 stars.

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