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8-Day Los Angeles to Santa Barbara, Yosemite, Theme Parks and San Francisco City Tour (Free Airport Pickup)

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8-Day Los Angeles to Santa Barbara, Yosemite, Theme Parks and San Francisco City Tour (Free Airport Pickup)
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Departure City Los Angeles CA US
Return City Los Angeles CA US
Language Chinese and English
Available Days Daily
Duration 8 Day(s) / 7 Night(s)
Tour code GOL-LA-321A

Explore Santa Barbara County Courthouse, 17-Mile Drive, Cypress, Bird Rock, Pebble Beach Golf Club, Stanford University, Silicon Valley, Twin Peaks, Palace of Fine Arts, Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf, Alcatraz Island, Saint Mary Cathedral, Cable Car, Chinatown, Lombard Street, City Hall, Yosemite National Park, Yosemite Falls, El Capitan, Tunnel View Point, Disneyland, Hollywood Universal Studio, San Diego Sea World, and Palm Spring on an exciting 8-day bus tour starting from Los Angeles with special discounts and exclusive offers.

Day 1
LAX Airport Pick Up

Passengers will reach Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Domestic flight arrivals are arranged to meet out travel agent at the luggage claim area, and the international flight arrivals reaching the Terminal B of LAX will encounter our travel agent at the Currency Exchange office. Free pickup services from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) will be provided between 8:30 AM to 10:30 PM. Passengers arriving before 5:00 PM can participate in our extended sightseeing journey to Santa Monica for a tour fee $25 per head.

Day 2
Los Angeles – Santa Barbara – PCH 1 – 17 Miles

The tour will begin in the morning and our guests will be taken straight to the Santa Barbara through a scenic bus ride along the Pacific coasts. Stop at Santa Barbara County Courthouse which was built in 1929 with an exquisite Spanish Colonial Revival architect. Enjoy the stunning sights of the city from the observation deck on the top floor of Santa Barbara County Courthouse. Continue on the California State Route 1 highway which dwells the scenic views of pacific coastlines. Reach the 17-Mile Drive and visit the Lone Cypress, Bird Rock, and Pebble Beach Golf Club. After that, we will return to the hotels to spend the night.

Day 3
Stanford University – Silicon Valley – San Francisco City Tour

Guests will set off early in the morning and make the firsts stop at the world-renowned Stanford University. Guests will enjoy wandering around the campus and learn about the academics, regulations, and latest studies of the Stanford University. Next, the tour will head to the San Francisco and enter the city through the Silicon Valley. Arrive at the Twin Peaks which consists of two hills with an elevation of above nine-hundred feet; from there, our guests will enjoy the bird-eye views of the stunning San Francisco city. Witness the famous Palace of Fine Arts and city’s iconic Golden Gate Bridge. In the afternoon, the tour will reach Fisherman's Wharf which is the city’s most favorite tourist destination encompassing the northern waterfront of the San Francisco city. We will have fresh seafood lunch in the Fisherman's Wharf, and guests may take the optional Boat Tour to explore more about this exciting region as well as glimpse the city’s skylines, Alcatraz Island, and Golden Gate Bridge. Next, our guests will be offered to join our extended night journey of the San Francisco or take free time to self-explore this beautiful city. Extended San Francisco journey includes the city’s finest landmarks such as the Saint Mary Cathedral, Cable Car, Chinatown, Lombard Street, and City Hall.

Day 4
Yosemite National Park – California Central Valley –Los Angeles

Guests will start the journey by arriving at the Yosemite National Park in the morning. The park is full of exquisite waterfalls, valleys, glaciers, mountains, greenery, rivers, and granite sandstones. Guests will enjoy visiting the Yosemite Falls for its breathtaking picturesque outlook, the El Capitan which is a vertically unique rock formation, and Tunnel View Point for its scenic spot overlooking the foremost charms of the Yosemite National Park. California Central Valley is full of greenery, waterfalls, mountains, lush farmlands; our guests will relish the trip back to the Los Angeles city across the California Central Valley.

Day 5
Theme Park

In a morning, our guests will be offered to select any of the following one-day theme park tours according to their desire:

  • San Diego City Tour ($50 tour fee will be charged)
  • Santa Barbara ($50 tour fee will be charged)
  • Hollywood, Universal Studio ($85 tour fee will be charged)
  • Disneyland (tour fee of $85 per head will be charged)
  • California Adventure ($85 additional tour fee will be charged)
  • Palm spring Shopping Tour
  • Los Angeles City Exploration Tour ($50 tour fee will be charged)
  • San Diego Sea World ($65 additional tour fee will be charged)

Day 6
Theme Park

In a morning, our visitors will be offered to choose any of the following one-day theme park tours according to their wish:

  • San Diego City Tour ($50 tour fee will be charged)
  • Santa Barbara ($50 tour fee will be charged)
  • Hollywood, Universal Studio ($85 tour fee will be charged)
  • Disneyland (tour fee of $85 per head will be charged)
  • California Adventure ($85 additional tour fee will be charged)
  • Palm spring Shopping Tour
  • Los Angeles City Exploration Tour ($50 tour fee will be charged)
  • San Diego Sea World ($65 additional tour fee will be charged)

Day 7
Theme Park

In a morning of our journey's seventh day, Visitors will be offered to select any of the following optional one-day theme park trips:

  • San Diego City Tour ($50 tour fee will be charged)
  • Santa Barbara ($50 tour fee will be charged)
  • Hollywood, Universal Studio ($85 tour fee will be charged)
  • Disneyland (tour fee of $85 per head will be charged)
  • California Adventure ($85 additional tour fee will be charged)
  • Palm spring Shopping Tour
  • Los Angeles City Exploration Tour ($50 tour fee will be charged)
  • San Diego Sea World ($65 additional tour fee will be charged)

Day 8
Theme Park

In a morning of our last day, guests will be offered to select any of the following one-day theme park trips according to their demand:

  • San Diego City Tour ($50 tour fee will be charged)
  • Santa Barbara ($50 tour fee will be charged)
  • Hollywood, Universal Studio ($85 tour fee will be charged)
  • Disneyland (tour fee of $85 per head will be charged)
  • California Adventure ($85 additional tour fee will be charged)
  • Palm spring Shopping Tour
  • Los Angeles City Exploration Tour ($50 tour fee will be charged)
  • San Diego Sea World ($65 additional tour fee will be charged)

Note: our guests are requested to schedule their domestic flights back to their hometown after 9:30 PM, and international flights after 10:30 PM from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Airport drop-off service will be provided to our guests.

IMPORTANT NOTES
  • 1. The order of itinerary may change without any notice depending on weather situations or for some other unforeseen circumstances.
  • 2. The order of activities held during the tour is planned by the tour guide. So, it may be different from what is mentioned on the tour page. On fewer occasions, Tour Guide has to skip an attraction or few during the tour depending on weather, traffic, group interest or some other reason.
  • 3. Some attractions are seasonal. So, when they are closed they will be replaced with some other attraction.
  • 4. You can skip some optional activities during the tour and plan something on your own. Make sure that you coordinate with Tour guide and stay with the group with next activity. Please note you cannot stay on the bus if you skip some optional activity.
  • 5. Probable hotel names are mentioned in the itinerary. It can be similar or a different hotel of the similar rating. Exact Hotel details can only be provided one day before the departure.
  • 6. Maximum 4 people of any age can stay in 1 Room in the hotel.
  • 7. These tours are conducted in a group. A group can have people of several cultures. We expect each person to coordinate with Tour guide to make sure things are on track.
  • 8. Though attractions are optional but you have to at least take 2 attractions.
cost includes

  Most of the tours are carried out in air conditioned bus. A minivan can also be used depending on the number of people booking the tour.

  Hotel Accommodation is included in tour.

  This is a guided tour.

  All Taxes are included.

  Free Airport Pickup is available on this tour.

cost Excludes

  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 $8 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.



Attractions Adult Child(3-11 yrs) Senior (65+ yrs)
17-Mile Drive, CA$10.00$10.00$10.00
Mandatory Fee:17 Miles+Stanford University+Yosemite NP+fuel surcharges.$40.00$40.00$40.00
San Diego Harbor Cruise, CA$23.00$23.00$23.00
San Francisco Advanced Tour, CA$35.00$35.00$35.00
San Francisco Bay Cruise, CA$38.00$26.00$38.00
Santa Monica Tour, CA$25.00$25.00$25.00
Stanford University, CA$20.00$20.00$20.00
Yosemite National Park, CA$10.00$10.00$10.00
Important Notes
  • 1. All the prices are listed in USD.
  • 2. Tour display price is based on double occupancy. It is the price each person will pay if a group of two is traveling.
  • 3. Prices may change without any notice.
  • 4. Prices include hotel accommodation, transportation and taxes.
  • 5. Admission Tickets to different places and meals are NOT included in the tour price.
  • 6. Mandatory Tip for tour guide and driver are NOT included.
  • 7. Only the tour guide can purchase entrance tickets for you. Pre-purchased tickets are NOT acceptable.
  • 8. A free (i.e. Buy 2 Get 1 Free) person, not showing up on a departure date will result in a penalty. The penalty is usually the fourth person price, but it varies. Free person has to pay for some admission tickets that is included in the tour package price of Paid Person.
  • 9. There must be at least one passenger of 18 years for every booking made with GoldenBusTours. For Children between the age group of 2 to 14 years, a different price will be charged. Please refer to Child price on our pricing calendar. Child Age may vary between different bus operators. Maximum 4 people of any age can stay in 1 Room in the hotel. If the 5th person is infant you will be charged normally then with the second room as an expense.
  • 10. Activities are optional though, but each customer has to participate in 2 activities at least. No city pass allowed. Some attractions are mandatory. Each customer has to take part in them and have to pay for them in cash.
Departure Locations

Free Airport Pick up from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) between 8:30 AM to 10:30 PM. Take Hotel Courtesy Shuttle outside this schedule at your own.

Meet the tour guide at the baggage claim area for Domestic arrivals and in front of currency exchange at Terminal B for the international flight.

Returns Locations

Kindly book your flights (For domestic) to depart from LAX after 8:30 PM and (For international) after 9:30 PM. Free Drop off to this Airport but only at the time mentioned before.

Important Notes
  • 1. Arrive at departure location 10 to 15 minutes before the mentioned time to make sure you catch the bus on time. If in case you are late, the bus will not wait for you at the location and ultimately you will miss the entire tour (no refund in this case).
  • 2. Return time on the website is just an estimation. Expect some variation always. Time may change depending on traffic and weather situations
  • 3. There is a possibility that tour operator may use a shuttle to drop you off at the return location. It usually happens in the case of multiple return locations.
  • 4. You can leave the tour at any place only after signing a Tour Departure Form for leaving the tour early.
  • 5. Please note that price will stay the same even if you leave the tour early.
  • 6. If you have booked a pre-tour hotel stay, then you will have to arrange your own transport from hotel to departure location.
  • 7. If you have booked extra night hotel after the tour, then you will arrange transport from drop off point to hotel.
  • 8. On West Coast tours some bus operators have a lot of departure locations. A slow start is expected on these tours.
Reservation, Booking & Redemption

Terms & Conditions

Any travel service purchases indicate your acceptance of the Terms & Conditions set out herein.

You are advised to carefully read through and understand these Terms & Conditions before making your booking.


Tour Confirmation

You will get an email immediately once you place an order. Tour Confirmation usually takes 2, 3 days except for urgent order. Urgent orders can be confirmed in a day or even few hours, but we can’t assure success in these cases. On fewer occasions, some of the others may require a longer period of time for confirmation. You are advised not to book airline tickets unless you have received the confirmation.


E-Ticket (Mandatory to be on bus)

Your e-ticket includes complete operator information such as local telephone numbers at your destination. You are required to print the e-tickets and bring them along with you on the trip. They will be needed as proof of purchase.


Changes in Booking

You may incur a fee for any revisions or alterations made to the reservation when the booking has already been confirmed. Cancellation fees may be applied to things such as name changes or corrections. They may also apply to tour date changes or tour itinerary changes. Please note that no departure changes are permitted 72 hours before departure.


Changes in Tour Itinerary

We are continuously striving to improve tour itineraries and features. In the event of unforeseen circumstances that are beyond the control, we do reserve the right to vary the itineraries and to substitute hotels. Duplicate departures may operate during certain peak periods, sometimes in reverse order. As such, hotels may vary from those included on the itinerary pages.

Reschedule

​If you wish to reschedule your tour (change the departure date or choose a different tour) then a reschedule fees may be applied. A reschedule fees of $25 or 6% (which one is higher) will be applied. Please note that all reschedule requests should be made before 5 days of tour departure. Requests made after the mentioned duration shall not be entertained.​

Cancellation or Reschedule charges are applicable even if you are NOT able to take the tour because of visa rejection.

Pricing

1. One room can accommodate maximum 4 people. Even if you are 5 people including 1 month old baby you still need 2 rooms.

2. If you can carry your child up to 3 years of age then you do not need to book seats for him. It may vary from one tour to another.

3. Service providers hold the right to change the itinerary and hotel arrangements without any notice.

4. Child (0-9 years) and Single traveler going on the tour have special rates. These prices vary from one tour to another.

5. Meals and Attractions are not included. You can ask your tour guide to try to arrange the meal for you as per your requirements. For attractions, admission fees pay it to the tour guide on the tour.

6. Prices may change without any notice because of prices fluctuation in the market.

7. All prices mentioned on the website are in US dollars.

8. In Case of Bank Wire Transfer customer have to bear Wire transfer fee.

9. Tour package price is inclusive of taxes.

10. Tour Prices are every individual and in view of room inhabitance.

Child Rate:

Child rates are applicable for children between (0-12 years) of age. Parents are advised to bring car seats for the safety of their child.

Buy 2 Get 3rd discounted: Get 3rd Ticket on special discounted rates on the purchase of 2 tickets.

Cancellation

No matter the reason for the cancellation, we are forced to carry costly charges from out travel and hotel providers in the form of penalties and fees that re-incurred when there is a cancellation of confirmed or pending bookings. As such, there are cancellation penalties or fees incurred. Determination of the time of cancellation will be done when the notice is received and confirmed by our office. You must make any notice of cancellation directly to GoldenBusTours by email or webmail at the Contact Us section.

We reserve the right to cancel or re-schedule any tour departure with respect to operating requirement or circumstances beyond control. In case a cancellation is made at any given moment in time before departure, our only liability as GoldenBusTours will be to refund you, the passenger with the amount we received for the booking of the tour. We will try our best to re-book the same or similar tour. We are not responsible for any cancellation penalties that may have been incurred on any other travel arrangements inclusive of separate purchase of air tickets.

We are not liable for any other travel arrangements that have been affected as a result of the cancellations.


Cancellation Charges

Since this is a 100% guaranteed departure, in the case of a cancellation, a refund of 120% will be given. The refund, however, doesn’t apply to bad weather conditions, Airport Closures, State Emergencies or anything that is beyond our control as the tour operator.

Cancellation penalties per person for 1-4 day tours

 15-30 days or more prior to departure- 10% of the total amount purchased.

⇒  7-14 days prior to departure- 50% of the total amount purchased.

⇒  4-6 Days prior to departure- 50% of the total amount purchased.

⇒  Within 3 days prior to departure- 100% of the total amount purchased.

⇒  Departure day or no show 100% per person.

Cancellation charges for 5 days and above tour

⇒  A 10% cancellation fee of the total tour purchase will be incurred if the cancellation occurs 46 days or more before the departure date.

⇒  A 25% cancellation fee of the total tour purchase will be incurred if the cancellation occurs 21-45 days before the departure date.

⇒  A 50% cancellation fee of the total tour purchase will be incurred if the cancellation occurs 8-20 days before the departure date.

⇒  A 100% cancellation fee of the total tour purchase will be incurred if the cancellation occurs 7 days before the departure date.

⇒  A 100% cancellation fee of the total tour purchase will also be incurred if the cancellation is done on the day of departure.


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

Cancellation or Reschedule charges are applicable even if you are NOT able to take the tour because of visa rejection.

In order for there not to be a cancellation, a minimum number of participants are required. We reserve the right to cancel a scheduled trip although every effort is made by us to ensure that normal operations are maintained.

An add-on fee of 6% for handling fees is charged in addition to the above penalties.

Note: More 30 days after the completion of the tour, we cannot grant any refunds.

Buy 2 Get 3rd Free: 

⇒  In the case of free passenger cancellation kindly update us 7 days before the departure. 

⇒  In the case of late cancellation request or free passenger does not show up on tour day then $128 will be charged.

Responsibility
1. We highly recommend you to provide your flight details while booking tour with us or at least send us flight details via email 3 days before your tour departure. In case of non-compliance, you will be asked to join your hotel on the first day of tour at your own expense
 
2. Please check our return timings before booking your return flights at the end of the tour. During high season (National and Summer Holidays) book your flights at least 1 hour later than the suggested time.

3. Before booking any tour make sure to go through every detail like tour itinerary, tour price, cancellation policy,  reschedule and refund policies.

4. You should either bring a printed copy of your E-Ticket or bring it in your smartphone on the day of tour departure. You should also bring a valid photo ID along with your E-Ticket. In the case of any issues for not carrying E-Ticket or Photo ID GoldenBusTour will not be responsible.

5. Make sure to provide a valid phone number so we can reach you in the case of any emergency.

6. Please read all important notes, inclusion, exclusion section, terms and conditions, policies and below notes.

    6a. Tour Operator holds the right to cancel the tour at any time depending on poor weather condition or some other unforeseen circumstances. However, GoldenBusTour will update its customers about the cancellation and shall not be held accountable for charges other than tour fees.

    6b. Change in tour price will not affect any confirmed booking.

    6c. Tour Operator can change the order of itinerary at any time without any notice.

7. You will be responsible for your travel documents during the tour.

8. Reach Departure location about 20 to 30 minutes before departure time. Unfortunately, no one will wait for you in case you get in late. The bus mostly has Bus Operator name and logo on it. Even if you are five minutes late and miss the bus then GoldenBusTours or Tour Operator will not be responsible. There will be no refund in this case. You will be charged 100% tour fee.

9. Bring Cash to pay Tour Guide for Optional Activities. Activities are optional though, but every customer MUST purchase at least 2 attraction tickets. Few attractions are mandatory for all.

Alfie
32 6

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.

Lewis Smith
27 1

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.

Tain Yin
24 5

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.

Alok Naat
18 3

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.

Bade
12 2

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.

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