8-Day Los Angeles to Santa Barbara, Solvang, San Diego-Yosemite National Park and San Francisco Tour (Free Airport Pickup)
Tour Code: GOL-LA-321A
Duration: 8 Day(s) / 7 Night(s)
Tour Guide: Chinese, English
- 7 Days left
Experience: UNESCO, Family
Extra (Excluded): Wifi, Meal etc...
Tour Guide:Chinese, English
[Three Famous Cities] Take a look at the most exciting sights of the three famous cities in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, and appreciate the unique urban humanities and natural scenery of California from south to north.
【Beautiful Coast】Specially take the Coast Starlight train to enjoy the beautiful coastline scenery along the way leisurely and comfortably. Experience the picturesque coastal scenery at the world-famous 17 Mile Bay.
[Small town style] Visit Santa Barbara, a small Spanish-style town that records the history of Southern California and known as the "Paradise on the Pacific Coast".
[National Park] Visit Yosemite National Park, a world natural heritage site, and marvel at the magic of nature.
[Famous Humanities School] Check in at the University of California, Berkeley, one of the top universities in the world.
[Slightly drunk moment] The beautiful Napa Valley is intoxicating, tasting Napa wine, the wine is not intoxicating and people are intoxicated.
[Special experience] On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and the United States, we specially visited the Nixon Presidential Library and Museum to experience the profound significance of the "ice-breaking trip" that year.
- Attraction tickets: Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, Seventeen Mile Bay, San Diego Bay Cruise, USS Midway.
- Hot breakfast at the hotel.
Today, you will arrive at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) by plane. After the tour guide will pick you up at the airport at 11:00, go to visit the Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, where you can learn about President Nixon's actions towards the United States Contributions, but also free to tour the old town of Orange County. After the tour, we will go to the hotel to check in, and in the evening you can explore the nearby California food by yourself.
11:00 Pick up from Los Angeles Airport → Nixon Presidential Library and Museum (2 hours, including admission) → Old Town Orange County (45 minutes) → Check in to hotel
Hotel: Sheraton Los Angeles San Gabriel or Similiar
Today we will visit Los Angeles, the "City of Angels", and check in the classic attractions in the city. The city center of Los Angeles is lined with high-rise buildings, the famous seaside resort Santa Monica, the rich collection of the Gedi Museum, the Beverly Hills that represents wealth and fame, the world-famous Hollywood Walk of Fame, Griffith, the landmark building in Los Angeles observatory.
Downtown Los Angeles (40 minutes) → Griffith Observatory (outside, 30 minutes) → Hollywood Walk of Fame (60 minutes) → Dolby Theater (Optional, 120 minutes) → Sunset Boulevard (passing by) → Beverly Hills (60 minutes) minutes) → Gedi Museum (120 minutes) → Santa Monica (80 minutes)
Hotel: Sheraton Los Angeles San Gabriel or Similar.
Beverly Hills is a charmingly beautiful neighborhood that houses a number of rich and famous people. It has plenty of Hollywood connections with plenty of stars calling it home.
A live performance auditorium in Entertainment complex, Highland Center Shopping Mall and Hollywood on California is known as Dolby Theatre. It has capacity of 3,401 people.
The Hollywood Walk of Fame consists of 2500 pointed terrazzo along with Hollywood boulevard having 15 blocks. The sidewalks also consist of embedded brass stars.
The Griffith Observatory, a gift of Los Angeles, California, is situated on the southern bent of Mount Hollywood in Griffith Park of Los Angeles. It is a fine place for restaurant experience, nightlife enjoyment and urban scenery.
In the morning, we set off against the rising sun, and arrived at the Oxnard Railway Station, the starting point of the most essential part of the famous "Coast Starlight" train in the United States. From Oxnard Station to Santa Barbara Station, is the prestigious "Ocean View Train". The rails follow the coastline perfectly, and California's beautiful sandy beaches are right at your fingertips. After arriving in Santa Barbara for lunch, we will explore the features and beauty of Santa Barbara. Overnight in Central California.
Los Angeles→Oxnard Railway Station → Coast Starlight Sea View Train (60 minutes, including train tickets, no guide during the train ride)→ Santa Barbara Port (90 minutes)→ Santa Barbara Courthouse (60 minutes) →Santa Barbara La Monastery (40 minutes) → Central California Hotel
Hotel： Hampton Inn Paso Robles or Similar.
Santa Barbara County Courthouse, United States has been sited at the southern portion of the United States. The country seat is Santa Barbara and the largest city of it Santa Maria. Most of the county is part of the California Central Coast.
Santa Barbara is the right choice for people loving slow walks enjoying the breeze from Pacific. The Santa Barbara Ocean View Train Ride is fascinating offering a comfortable ride for 2 hours 30 minutes in the Starlight double Decker train. You can enjoy the Pacific coastline viewing.
Santa Barbara, US on the central California coast. It is located with the Santa Ynez Mountains and is situated on the coast line on the south. The city has clear blue shores and best defines the 18th century architecture.
The seaview train is located in California in the United Statesof America. It is comprised of the famous railroads, rail tracks and steam locomotives reminding of the ancient history.
Leaving the hotel in the morning, head to the picturesque Monterey Peninsula. The seventeen-mile sea view is refreshing. We will indulge in the sea breeze and waves and the poetic and picturesque scenery of the Monterey Peninsula. Then head to the most literary seaside town - Carmel, where most of the residents are artists. Afterwards, we will go to the world-famous Silicon Valley to visit the visitor centers of world-class technology companies Google and Apple. Finally, we will arrive in San Francisco, enjoying the bustling night view of the national metropolis.
Central California Hotel → 17 Mile Bay (including entrance fee) → Lone Cypress (30 minutes) → Rock Beach (45 minutes) → Carmel Town (60 minutes) → Silicon Valley → Google Visitor Center (30 minutes) → Apple Company Visitor Center (30 minutes) → San Francisco night view
Hotel: Crown Plaza Union City or Similar
A scenic road that lets you enjoy the beautiful drive through Pebble Beach and Pacific Grove, the 17-Mile Drive provides visitors with several points of interest along the way!
Apple Park Visitor Center is a retail store marketing their smartphones, iPad, and many more. This center is a renowned tourist attraction in California and it’s known to attract a number of tourists every year. This place is an architectural wonder and offers visitors to learn and shop simultaneously. The park features exhibition, store, café, roof terrace to enjoy the beautiful scenery.
California’s Central Valley is large valley, the valley is highly beautiful and full of plantations. It is place that should be visited by everyone.
Charming Carmel is commonly referred to as Carmel, it is a city in Monterey County and was founded in 1902. The city is famous for its natural scenery and history.
It is considered as the western icon and is one of those trees which have been photographed most; it is located on hillside of pebble beach California (United States of America)
The Silicon Valley is in California. The word silicon is used because many silicon chip innovators and manufacturers are present there and is also a hub of many high-tech corporations and start up firms.
In the morning, head to San Francisco, which is surrounded by sea on three sides and consists of more than 50 hills. Visit the iconic bridge on the west coast of the United States, the Golden Gate Bridge known as the "Impossible Bridge"; visit the most lively Fisherman's Wharf; you can take a cruise at your own expense to enjoy the San Francisco Bay; the World's Fair site donated by the Panama government in 1915 The Palace of Arts and the Nine Quhua Street will make you linger.
Golden Gate Bridge (45 minutes) → Palace of Arts (30 minutes) → Jiuquhua Street (45 minutes) → Fisherman's Wharf (2.5 hours, you can take a bay cruise at your own expense) → San Francisco in-depth tour (at your own expense)
San Francisco in-depth tour details : St. Mary's Cathedral (30 minutes) → City Hall (40 minutes) → Twin Peaks (25 minutes) → San Francisco Chinatown (70 minutes) → Treasure Island (via)
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.
A suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate Strait is known as Golden Gate Bridge. It connects the Pacific Ocean with San Francisco Bay.
A monumental structure constructed for the Panama-Pacific Exposition in 1915 is called Palace of Fine Arts. It is situated in San Francisco.
Today we will go to Napa Valley, which has picturesque scenery and beautiful wine estates, and explore several famous wineries such as Inglenook, Sutter Home, Castello, etc. We have arranged for you to taste 5 kinds of Napa wines more intimately exclusive itinerary. Then go to the world-renowned university - the University of California, Berkeley. Overnight at Central California hotel.
San Francisco → UC Berkeley (60 minutes) → Yountville Town (45 minutes) → Napa Valley Winery (60 minutes, five wine tasting) → Central California Hotel
Hotel : Holiday Inn Express Chowchilla Or Similar.
A famous research university made for the public research in Berkeley California is known University of California. It has been established on March 26. 1968. It got 6th rank for the global reputation of research institutions.
The home to hundreds of wineries in California is Napa Valley. The top wines of the world made by the fresh and variety of grapes are sold from these wineries in all over the world.
Today we are going to Yosemite National Park, which was inscribed on the UNESCO World Natural Heritage List in 1984. Located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in eastern California, the national park is one of the most beautiful and most visited national parks in the western United States. Then return to Los Angeles.
Hotel → Yosemite National Park (180 minutes) → Los Angeles
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.
Depart from Los Angeles in the morning and drive along the beautiful Southern California coastline to San Diego, the seaport city at the southern tip of California. After about a two-hour drive, we will travel through downtown San Diego to the Port of San Diego, the home port of the world-famous U.S. Seventh Fleet. Take a cruise on the bay, enjoy leisurely views of the famous attractions of the Port of San Diego and have the opportunity to see the world's most powerful aircraft carrier strike group.
Los Angeles → Old Town San Diego (30 minutes) → San Diego Bay Cruise (60 minutes, including ticket) → USS Midway (80 minutes, including ticket) → Balboa Park (120 minutes) → Los Angeles airport drop off
Visit the urban cultural park of Balboa in San Diego which offers natural vegetation zones, gardens, museums, zoos, green belts and many recreational activities.
Tourists and residents visit old Town San Diego, CA. The history and its culture are its main attraction. More than 25 restaurants are offering cultural and authentic cuisine, besides shopping and food options. There are many events and also entertainment features in the restaurants. Visitors can experience the finest days.
The San Francisco Bay Cruise is a 90 minute cruise which is highly enjoyable. During the cruise people can see many beautiful sights and have a great time.
A well-known Maritime museum in San Diego is famous with the name of USS Midway Museum. It was established in 2004 as a museum. The aircraft carriers Midway are present the museum.
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.
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.
Hotel Accommodation is included in tour.
This is a guided tour.
All Taxes are included.
Attraction tickets: Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, Seventeen Mile Bay, San Diego Bay Cruise, USS Midway.
Hot breakfast at the hotel.
Free Airport Pickup is available on this tour.
Lunch and dinner
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 $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.
|Attractions||Adult||Child(3-11 yrs)||Senior(65+ yrs)|
|Dolby Theatre, CA||$29.20||$19.00||$19.00|
|San Francisco Bay Cruise (90 mins), CA||$47.00||$34.00||$47.00|
|San Francisco In-Depth Tour, CA||$45.00||$45.00||$45.00|
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.
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 days or more prior to departure - 10% of the tour fees will be charged as cancellation.
⇒ 9 to 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.
Any Amount paid in cash to the Tour Guide is not refundable.
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.
Cancellation and reschedule charges are applicable even if you are NOT able to take the tour because of visa rejection, COVID or any other serious issue. If you reschedule a tour and later decide to cancel it then cancellation charges will be applicable to the original departure date and not to the rescheduled one.
Reservation, Booking & Redemption
Terms & Conditions
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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.
The long tour in the bus was good, but I always have bus traveling nausea and that was troublesome. Every day in the starting I will trouble everyone, but the staff was good. They never showed faces.
We are a couple on this tour. We have seen the best parts of the world, yet some places here such as San Diego, San Francisco and Yosemite are some of the places we wished to cover and the tour was thoroughly good. I wanted to sit close to the door, but our seats were behind.
Yosemite National Park is literally the name of a heaven on earth. I couldn’t believe the morning we toured this heaven park that the park could be that beautiful. I have seen photographs of Yosemite but that day when I witnessed this wonderful, it was priceless. I have filmed the best moments with my kids at the Disneyland, as well as the SeaWorld San Diego. I like the options/choice thing on the last days. Those were good days and now they have been stored in my memory forever because of the best times I had with my family. Thank You.
I wouldn’t say my experience on this bus journey was just too perfect, but I think if someone is already up for some fun and exciting places to tour then this eight-day journey is just made for that. I had some trouble packing up the stuff every day but I did it, our luggage was too much as for the entire family. Our tour guide, I think his name was Andrew, he was the best guiding person and he told us so much about the destination we visited, it was nice to have someone who Is guiding us because the majority of the places were just new to me. I’m glad we chose shopping tour at the Palm Spring because there was a big sale going and the world didn’t know about it, so I bought as much outlets as to give the present to my relatives back in the town.
One could not have asked for a better family vacation trip than this. 8-days passed in a blink on eye. It was a fascinating tour to few of the remarkable places on earth. We really enjoyed the visit to Los Angeles, Santa Barbara San Francisco and San Diego We will look forward for more exciting tours with Golden Bus tours.