Los Angeles – Santa Barbara – PCH 1 – 17 Miles
The tour will commence in the morning, and our guests will head to the Santa Barbara from Los Angeles. On the way to Santa Barbara, enjoy the picturesque views of the Pacific shoreline. Stop at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse for its beautiful Spanish Colonial Revival architecture, and guests can explore its observation deck for the bird-eye views of this Mediterranean style city. Tour will then continue heading towards the 17-Mile Drive on famous California PCH #1. Upon reaching 17-Mile Drive; our guests will stopover at its captivating landmarks such as the Lone Cypress, Pebble Beach Golf Club, and Bird Rock. Later, we will arrive at the Bay Area to spend the night.
Stanford – Silicon Valley – San Francisco City Tour
Visit the Stanford University in the morning. Guests will browse this world-acclaimed educational and private research institute on a comprehensive directed expedition. We will then enter San Francisco City through the Silicon Valley. Reach the Twin Peaks which is a hilltop region which best views the bustling San Francisco city from a high elevation. Guests will appreciate the wonderful panoramic sights of the city from the Twin Peaks. Explore the major attractions of the San Francisco such as the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, as well as the Palace of Fine Arts. After that, guests will have a delicious seafood lunch or board on a San Francisco Bay cruise for some outstanding sightseeing including the Alcatraz Island.
SFO – California State Capital – Lake Tahoe – Reno
In the morning, we will take our guests to the Sacramento which is the capital city of the California state. We will take photographs with Golden Bear in front of Governor Office. Reach Lake Tahoe for its stunning natural beauty of crystal clear water and our guests may enjoy boarding on a boat tour to sightsee the enchanting Emerald Bay (Optional Tour). Arrive at the Reno city to spend the night.
Elko – Bonneville Salt Flats – SLC
We will travel to westbound along Lincoln Interstate I-80, while on the way guests shall witness the western America’s largest basin. In the afternoon, reach northern Nevada State in Elko for some lunch. Continue the journey to Bonneville Salt Flats. Stay overnight at Salt Lake City.
Yellowstone National Park – West Yellowstone
In the morning, the tour will leave for Yellowstone National Park which is the most stunning natural wonder in the United States. Yellowstone National Park is full of magnificent landscapes, mountains, hot springs, trails, waterways, and others. The tour will browse the park’s top-notch attractions including Old Faithful, Morning Glory Pool, Grand Prismatic Spring, Fountain Hiking Trail, Fountain Paint Pot. Stay overnight in West Yellowstone.
Yellowstone National Park – Grand Teton National Park – Jackson – Salt Lake City
We will continue our journey to browse Yellowstone National Park. Guests will explore the Norris Basin, Yellowstone Canyon, Yellowstone Lake, Yellowstone Fall, and Mud Volcano. In the afternoon, enjoy a delicious lunch at a lakeside. Our guests will travel to Grand Teton National Park and visit its Mountain View spot. Next, our tour will leave for Jackson town which is known for its stunning natural allures. Guests will spend the night in Salt Lake City.
Salt Lake City – Las Vegas
In the morning, we will take our guests at the State Capitol Building. Then we will be reaching for the Temple Square which is a ten-acre most stunning and historic mansion in the city. Then, visit the Great Salt Lake. Witness the beauty of Colorado Plateau while on the way to Las Vegas. Stop at the Stratosphere Hotel & Casino for the hotel check-in at the Las Vegas strip. Join our optional Vegas Night Journey which includes the city’s top-notch attractions on the Vegas strip. It includes attractions like Venetian Casino, San Marcos Square, and Volcano Eruption Show at Mirage, Luxor Hotel & Casino, Excalibur Hotel & Casino, MGM Grand, Statue of Liberty, Old Town Las Vegas, and Stratosphere Hotel Observatory. Don’t miss to watch the Vegas Night Show to bring the night a delightful completion (optional). Guests will be spending the night at Stratosphere Hotel. *Las Vegas Night Journey is a four-hour paid trip.
Ethel M Chocolate Factory – Botanical Cactus Garden – Barstow Outlet – Los Angeles
The tour will head to the Ethel M Chocolate Factory and guests may even taste one of the freshly prepared delights and watch the chocolate manufacturing processes. After that, enjoy browsing the captivating species of cactus plant at Botanical Cactus Garden. After having lunch we will reach Barstow Outlet for some quality outlet brand shopping. We will be returning to Los Angeles city in an evening. Guests will be dropped off at the LAX airport and the domestic flights should be booked for after 8:30 PM, and international flights after 10:30 PM from the airport. Las Vegas Self dismiss guests will have to schedule their flights after 12:00 PM
- 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.
- 9. Please book your flights after receiving e-ticket for your tour.
Pick-up and drop-off to a chosen location will be provided. ( Note the locations and times of pick-up)
A deluxe coach with air conditioning will be providing the transport. In case only a few passengers are there to take part in the tour a high top Mercedes 15 seat minibus may be used for this purpose.
Professional escort for the tour will be provided.
Hotel accommodation will be provided for nights.
All taxes are included in the price of tour package.
It is possible for rates to change without notice.
Cash payments of admission fee for Optional Activitieswould be made to the guide. Optional activities price may change or can be different as displayed on the website.
Though meals and drinks are not a part of the package the guide will arrange them upon request.
Minimum service charges for the driver and the guide will be $9 per person per day.
Telephone services, laundry services, Alcoholic drinks and beverages are private room charges.
Additional personal expenditure.
Note: Customers should not buy admission tickets or passes on their own and use them on this discounted tours. In case they do, they will have to arrange their own transport.
|Attractions||Adult||Child (3-11 yrs)||Senior (65+ yrs)|
|17-Mile Drive, CA||$10.00||$10.00||$10.00|
|Grand Teton National Park, WY||$10.00||$10.00||$10.00|
|Great Salt Lake, UT||$10.00||$10.00||$10.00|
|Lake Tahoe Boating, NV||$50.00||$50.00||$50.00|
|Las Vegas Night Tour, NV||$35.00||$35.00||$35.00|
|San Francisco Advanced Tour, CA||$35.00||$35.00||$35.00|
|San Francisco Bay Cruise, CA||$39.00||$39.00||$39.00|
|Stanford University, CA||$20.00||$20.00||$20.00|
|Yellowstone National Park, WY||$10.00||$10.00||$10.00|
|Yellowstone NP + Grand Teton NP + Bryce Canyon NP + Salt Lake City +fuel surcharge (Mandatory admission Fee)||$70.00||$70.00||$70.00|
- 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.
Usually the same as departure location but different time. Some locations are only for pickup.
- 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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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
⇒ 16-30 days or more prior to departure- 10% of the total amount purchased.
⇒ 7-14 days prior to departure- 35% 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.
⇒ 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.
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.
the worst thing about the eight days of the journey was the fact that we traveled a lot and we spent most of the time traveling. Other than the too much traveling experience, my kids and I had such a remarkable time. The places like the Twin Peaks and Yellowstone Park were just beyond my expectation; I mean they were truly quite impressive. My kids and I have the proper rest as well, which is also a great relief for me as a mother.
What could have gone not so well on this tour? Everything was well sorted and managed by the managers and we were just traveled from one place to another, thus the guiding agent on our trip was quite helpful because the majority of the places were new to me because I have never tripped like that before in my life. Las Vegas City was fun and it could have been more fun if I wasn’t that much of tired but still it was the best city where we had been.
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