8-Day San Francisco to Napa Valley, Redwood National Park, Crater Lake National Park, Seattle and Amtrak Coast Starlight Tour (Free Airport Pickup)

Tour Code: GOL-SFO-389A
Duration: 8 Day(s) / 7 Night(s)
Tour Guide: Chinese, English
Quality: Budget
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8-Day San Francisco to Napa Valley, Redwood National Park, Crater Lake National Park, Seattle and Amtrak Coast Starlight Tour (Free Airport Pickup)
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Overview

Experience: UNESCO, Family

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

Tour Guide:Chinese, English


Available Days :

Tue, Fri & Special Dates

Highlights :

  • Hotel breakfast.
  • Minimum of 2 people is required to be operated.

Itinerary

*Airport Pick-up Location:

US domestic flights: Level 1 Courtyard 4.

International flights: International Terminal Bus Courtyard G.

* Free pickup provides on the first day of your tour between 10:00 am and 22:00 pm. Every 2 hours, that is 10:00, 12:00, 14:00, 16:00, 18:00, 20:00, and 22:00 o'clock.

(The free pickup service is based on the seat availability, first come first serve. It is possible that you need to wait a little bit long during high season.) 

Only one pick-up service within the free pick-up time range is provided for each room. If it is impossible to arrange due to weather and flight delay, etc., please pay for your own transportation costs.

* The Airport Pick-up during 22:00-24:00 will be charged at $120 for maximum 5 people. The guests need to arrange transportation to the hotel on their own during the rest of time not mentioned above. 

* Private car pick-up and drop-off service (no carpooling) will be provided between 10:00 and 22:00 at cost of $150 (limited to the first and second person, each additional person from the third person onwards will need to pay an additional $20/person). The remaining time periods will be charged at cost of $180  (limited to the first and second person, each additional person from the third person onwards will need to pay an additional $20/person).

* Meeting our guide: The guide will be wearing a yellow uniform, holding a small yellow flag or an iPad with the local provider's icon.

Notes:

* Please provide arrival/return flight schedules at the time of booking or at least 3 business days prior to departure. Otherwise, you will be required to proceed to the hotel at your own expense. If the flight delays, we cannot guarantee airport pick-up service for free.

Hotel: Wild Palms, a JDV by Hyatt Hotel Or Similar.

Depart from San Francisco Bay Area this morning, and head to the most famous wine country – Napa Valley. Enjoy the exclusive wine tasting tour! Arrive at Humboldt Redwoods State Park in the afternoon and sightsee the tallest creature on the planet – Coastal Redwood, large enough for a car to go through the tunnel in its trunk! Arrive at Founders Grove and hike in the magnificent Forest of Giants! Stay overnight in Arcata.

Itinerary:

San Francisco Napa Valley Sutter Home (Mandatory, 45 mins)  → Drive-Thru Tree Park (25 mins) → Humboldt Redwoods State Park → Founders Grove (45 mins) → Arcata

Hotel: Best Western Arcata InnOr Similar.


Attractions

Napa Valley, CA

Napa Valley is the county seat of Napa County and is located in California. The city has a total population of around 80,011 and the city was incorporated in the year 1872.

Drive through Redwood National and State Parks, the undeveloped 37-mile coastline within it is home to surging waves, bizarre rocks, wildlife, and surrounded by Giant Redwoods! Arrive at Crater Lake National Park in the afternoon, the Deepest Lake in America! The crater was formed by a volcanic eruption 7000 years ago and filled in with melting snow and rain water. The sapphire blue lake is simply magical and breathtaking, it’s one of the things you must see in your life! Stay overnight in the second largest City in State of Oregon, Eugene.

Itinerary:

Arcata → Coastline by US-101 → Cresent Beach (20 mins) → Redwood National and State Parks (Mandatory, 30 mins) → Crater Lake National Park (Mandatory, 120 mins) → Eugene

Special Note:
1. If Crater Lake National Park is closed, it will be replaced by Sea Lion Cave and Thor's Well, please understand.

Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn Eugene/Springfield or Similar.


Attractions

Crater Lake National Park, OR

The National Park of United States in Southern Oregon is called Crater Lake National Park. It is the only park in the city which was established in 1902.

Sea Lion Caves, OR

Sea Lion Caves is a collection of connected system of sea caves and caverns open to the Pacific Ocean. The caves are located 11 miles north of Florence and is beautiful place.

Leave for the Woodburn Outlets in the morning and enjoy tax-free shopping! This world’s renowned outlet center has over 100 signature stores, more than 4 million annual visitors, and initially cost twenty million dollars to build! Arrive at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area in the afternoon, the view is so charming and romantic, and one of a kind! Second tallest waterfall in the country, Multnomah Falls is our next stop, a drop of 620 feet! Portland is known as world’s Capital of Roses, over 50 new species are sent to Test Center to nurture and grow each year, the most prestigious international rose experimental center! Stay overnight at the Hayden Island in the Columbia River!

 

Itinerary:

Eugene → Woodburn Premium Outlets (3hours, Including lunch time, lunch excluded) → Columbia River Gorge (30 mins) → Multnomah Falls (40 mins) → International Rose Test Garden (40 mins) → Portland → Shopping in the Center of Portland (Optional, 90 mins)

Hotel: Holiday Inn - Portland - Columbia Riverfront, an IHG Hotel Or Similar.


Attractions

Columbia River Gorge, OR

Columbia River Gorge from Portland is a short drive and you can see amazing views. You can see before your eyes the huge Columbia snuggled in the Gorge. The Gorge boats of having a good selection of wines in a 40-mile stretch.

International Rose Test Garden, OR

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

Multnomah Falls, OR

Refers to a water fall located at the Columbia River, the height of the water fall is about 189m along with an elevation of about 191m. The number of drop is 2.

Portland, OR

Portland, located ideally on the Columbia and Willamette rivers is the Oregon's largest city. It is prominent for its parks, bicycle paths, and bridges, besides eco-friendliness, coffeehouses and its microbreweries. Visit the Washington Park that has formal Japanese Garden to Oregon Zoo.

Woodburn Outlets, OR

Woodburn outlets is a collection of shops, these shops are normally outlets of famous stores. Shoppers can buy almost anything here and at a reasonable price.

Follow us and visit theWashington State Capitol Building in Olympia in the morning! In the afternonn, we will drive to Mt. Rainier National Park to have an in-depth tour. Mt. Rainier has endowed Seattle with elegance and beauty, a mountain out of fairytale and floating in the clouds. Everyone who has seen the beauty of it falls in love with it. Glaciers, waterfalls, lakes, rivers scatter throughout the rainforest. The rapids of streams and pouring waters echo through the valley!

Itinerary:

Portland → Olympia → Washington State Capitol Building (30 mins) → Mt. Rainier National Park (Mandatory, 3.5 hours, include Paradise Visitor Center, Narada Falls, Rainier Mountain Scenic Spots) → Tacoma

Hotel: Best Western Plus Tacoma Hotel Or Similar.


Attractions

Mount Rainier National Park, WA

Mount Rainier is an expansive national park that is glacier-capped. The highest point is 6,400-ft.-tall Sunrise atop and it is reachable by car. Admire the nearby volcanoes, summertime wildflowers, mountain views and hiking trailheads. Explore this fun and adventure, gaze powerful waterfalls and redefining spectacular vistas.

Olympia, WA

Olympia is the capital of the state of Washington, it was incorporated on 28 January, 1859. The population of this city is around 46,000 and it is without any doubt a beautiful places.

Washington State House, WA

Washington State House, WA The Washington State House is in the lower house of the State legislature and this in association with the Washington State Senate makes up the US state legislature of Washington. It comprises of 98 representatives electing two members and one senator of the house.

 

Enjoy the beautiful and romantic Seattle and have a full day tour! Modern architectures, historic buildings, snow-covered mountain ranges and rainforest, lakes and straits, fragrance of coffee, cultural heritage and artistic atmosphere call Seattle home! 

 

Itinerary:

The Museum of Flight (Optional, 90 mins) → Pioneer Square (20 mins) → The Spheres (30 mins) → Space Needle & Chihuly Glass Garden (Optional, 120 mins, Including lunch time, lunch excluded) → Seattle In-depth Tour (Optional, 3 hours)  

Hotel: Best Western Plus Tacoma Hotel Or Similar.


Attractions

Chihuly Glass Garden, WA

Chihuly glass garden offers an explicit visual experience. It is designed in nine installations. This was the first show presented in Canada as Chihuly show. These were beautifully installed in 11,000 square feet, and this also includes the exhibition space.

Pioneer Square, WA

A lovely place to walk around the great number of shops and it is not really busy as any downtown store area. Visit the art galleries, studios and do not miss every month first Thursday the Art Walk taking to historic architecture.

Seattle, WA

Seattle city is a seaport and is the largest city of Wahington and Pacific Northwest region of the North America. It is the fastest growing city of United States and remained at the top 5 in May, 2015...

Space Needle Tower, WA

Space Needle tower reaches 605 feet. It is an aircraft warning beacon. At 520 feet is the Observation Deck and the Sky City restaurant revolves at 500 feet. Space needles foundation is in concrete going underground by 30 feet. It was built over a year, yet it was a record-breaking accomplishment.

The Museum of Flight, WA

The Museum of Flight is the Seattle's most preferred aviation attraction. This center offers the opportunity to visit a jet assembly plant as a tour in North America. This is a non-profit flight institute operating this facility for the visitors.

The Spheres, WA

The Spheres, also known as the Amazon Spheres are three spheres with hexagon design. The spheres are located along Lenora Street between 6th and 7th Avenues, under Day 1 in Amazon's Seattle headquarters campus. These spheres are basically conservatories. It was opened to the public in January 2018. These spheres are known for their collection of 40,000 plants inside the three domes.

 

Enjoy an unforgettable Coast Starlight Ride by Amtrack, widely regarded the most spectacular ride of all train routes! Sightseeing train rides are becoming more and more popular in America, a great way to experience the beauty of the country. Seats are very spacious and comfortable, the Coast Starlight links the greatest cities on the West Coast. The scenery along the route is unsurpassed. The dramatic snow-covered peaks of the Cascade Range and Mountains, lush forests, fertile valleys provide a stunning backdrop for your journey! Arrive in Portland, and drive to Medford. Stay overnight in Medford.

 

Itinerary:

Seattle → Amtrak Coast Starlight (Mandatory, 4 hours) → Portland → Medford

Hotel: Rogue Regency Inn & Suites Or Similar.


Attractions

Portland, OR

Portland, located ideally on the Columbia and Willamette rivers is the Oregon's largest city. It is prominent for its parks, bicycle paths, and bridges, besides eco-friendliness, coffeehouses and its microbreweries. Visit the Washington Park that has formal Japanese Garden to Oregon Zoo.

Drive to Shasta Dam in the morning, the most famous in California! It will certainly bring you an unexpected big surprise! It has been called one of the greatest engineering feats of all time.Drive to Sundial Bridge. Made of glass, the Sundial Bridge crosses above the Sacramental River, and is absolutely a piece of work of art. Return to Bay Area in the evening and finish our pleasant and unforgettable Ring of Fire National Parks and Amtrak Coast Starlight Trip. 

 

Itinerary:

Medford → Shasta Dam (Mandatory, 60 mins) → Sundial Bridge (30 mins) → San Francisco

Kindly Reminder:

Due to road closures in the scenic area, it is now impossible to visit Burney Falls. Therefore, this attraction will be replaced with Shasta Dam (the replacement attraction fee is included in the optional activities).


Attractions

Burney Falls, CA

The rushing waters of Burney Falls fall from a height of 129 feet coming from an underground spring, making the falls a popular tourist attraction.

Sundial Bridge at Turtle Bay, CA

This is a park dedicated to natural history. The biggest magnetism of the park includes botanical garden, worth seeing museum and green scenery. Kids enjoy Parrot House a lot.


  The order of itinerary may change without any notice depending on weather situations or for some other unforeseen circumstances.

  The order of activities held during the tour is planned by the tour guide. So, it may be different from what is mentioned on the tour page. On fewer occasions, Tour Guide has to skip an attraction or few during the tour depending on weather, traffic, group interest or some other reason.

  Some attractions are seasonal. So, when they are closed they will be replaced with some other attraction.

  You can skip some optional activities during the tour and plan something on your own. Make sure that you coordinate with Tour guide and stay with the group with next activity. Please note you cannot stay on the bus if you skip some optional activity.

  Probable hotel names are mentioned in the itinerary. It can be similar or a different hotel of the similar rating. Exact Hotel details can only be provided one day before the departure.

  Maximum 4 people of any age can stay in 1 Room in the hotel.

  These tours are conducted in a group. A group can have people of several cultures. We expect each person to coordinate with Tour guide to make sure things are on track.

  Though attractions are optional but you have to at least take 2 attractions.

Pricing


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What's Included

  Passengers will be picked up and dropped off at their chosen locations. (Please take notice of locations and times of pick up)  

 Depending on group size it can be either a driver and Guide or a driver guide.
  
 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.  
  
  Tour package price includes all the taxes.  
 
  Tour is inclusive of hotel accommodation.  
 

  Breakfasts.

  Free Airport pick up is available on this tour. The Tour Package price will not include Mandatory Tour Guide tips for Airport Pickup.


What's Excluded

 Mandatory Fee: $180 per person Including: Redwood National Park, Crater Lake National Park, Mount Rainier National Park, Napa Valley Sutter Home, Coast Starlight Scenic Train Seattle-Portland one-way ticket, Burney Falls.

 It is possible for rates to change without notice.

   Air ticket, ferry, and shuttle transfer in some attraction area/national parks.

 Transportation to the departure boarding point.

  Fee for all Optional Activities and entrance paid in cash to the tour guide. He will arrange tickets for the whole group. Some attractions might be closed on public holidays. Seasonal attractions will be closed after a certain time and itinerary will be changed based on it. Optional activities price may change or can be different as displayed on the website.

  Lunch and dinner, Though meals and drinks are not a part of the package the guide will arrange them upon request.

  A minimum of $12 service fee per passenger per day is not included in the price of the tour package. Pay it in cash to Tour guide and bus driver. This service fees collected from passengers complement the incomes of driver and the tour guide.  rvices, Alcoholic drinks and beverages are private room charges.

  Travel insurance.

  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.


Attraction Prices

Attractions Adult Child(2-11 yrs) Senior(65+ yrs)
Chihuly Glass Garden, WA $36.75 $27.30 $36.75
Portland Downtown Shopping, OR $10.00 $10.00 $10.00
Seattle In-Depth Tour, WA $45.00 $45.00 $45.00
Space Needle Tower, WA $37.00 $28.00 $32.00
The Museum of Flight, WA $26.00 $18.00 $22.00

  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.

Departure Location

Departure Location

  • Free airport pickup is available from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) between 10:00 to 10:00 PM. Tour guide will pick up the guest every two hours.

Return Location

  • Kindly book your return flights (For domestic) to depart from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) after 08:00 PM and (For international) after 9:00 PM.
  • 988 Broadway, (Courtyard Marriott - Oakland, CA) Oakland, CA 94607
  • 291 Geary St, Union Square, San Francisco, CA 94102
  • 46196 Warm Springs BLVD, (168 Market - Fremont) Fremont, CA 94539
  • 7200 Amador Plaza Rd, (Target Dublin) Dublin, CA 94568
  • 1688 Hostetter Road, (99 Ranch Market) San Jose, CA 95131
  • 250 El Camino Real, (Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott San Francisco Airport) Millbrae, CA 94030

Important Notes

  Arrive at departure location 10 to 15 minutes before the mentioned time to make sure you catch the bus on time. If in case you are late, the bus will not wait for you at the location and ultimately you will miss the entire tour (no refund in this case).

  Return time on the website is just an estimation. Expect some variation always. Time may change depending on traffic and weather situations

  There is a possibility that tour operator may use a shuttle to drop you off at the return location. It usually happens in the case of multiple return locations.

  You can leave the tour at any place only after signing a Tour Departure Form for leaving the tour early.

  Please note that price will stay the same even if you leave the tour early.

  If you have booked a pre-tour hotel stay, then you will have to arrange your own transport from hotel to departure location.

  If you have booked extra night hotel after the tour, then you will arrange transport from drop off point to hotel.

  On West Coast tours some bus operators have a lot of departure locations. A slow start is expected on these tours.

Policies

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Same Cancellation policy would apply even if the cancellation or reschedule request comes because of the COVID. We strictly follow the policy after COVID.
 
No matter the reason for the cancellation, we are forced to carry costly charges from our travel and hotel providers in the form of penalties and fees that are incurred when there is a cancellation of confirmed or pending bookings. As such, there are cancellation penalties or fees incurred.

Determination of the time of cancellation will be done when the notice is received and confirmed by our office. You must make any notice of cancellation directly to GoldenBusTours by email or webmail at the Contact Us section.

Cancellation charges 

⇒  32 days or more prior to departure, 10% of the tour fees will be charged as cancellation.

⇒  16 to 31 days prior to departure, 30% 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.

⇒  Within 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 and unable to join the tour 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

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

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


Tour Confirmation

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


E-Ticket (Mandatory to be on bus)

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


Changes in Booking

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


Changes in Tour Itinerary

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

Reschedule

​If you want to reschedule your tour (change the departure date or choose a different tour) then a reschedule fees may be applied. No reschedule request will be entertained within 15 days before the departure date. 

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

Pricing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. Tour package price is inclusive of taxes.

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

11. Gift coupons are available in limited quantity on first come first serve basis.

Child Rate:

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

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

Responsibility

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

3. Before booking any tour make sure to go through every detail like tour itinerary, tour price, cancellation policy,  reschedule and refund policies. Tour Guide will be Chinese and English or it can only be chinese based on the group size.

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

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

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

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

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

    6c. Tour Operator can change the order of itinerary at any time without any notice.
 
7.You will be responsible for your travel documents during the tour.

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

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