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8-Day San Francisco to Universal Studios, Las Vegas, Grand Canyon South/West Rim & Yosemite National Park Tour (Free Airport Pickup – LAX OUT)

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8-Day San Francisco to Universal Studios, Las Vegas, Grand Canyon South/West Rim & Yosemite National Park Tour (Free Airport Pickup – LAX OUT)
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Departure City San Francisco CA US
Return City Los Angeles CA US
Language Chinese and English
Available Days Thu(2018-01-10 To 2023-12-31) | Sun(2019-03-25 To 2019-11-18)
Duration 8 Day(s) / 7 Night(s)
Tour code GOL-SFO-262A

8 days tour gives you an opportunity to see the best of the places in America namely, Union Square, City Hall, Lombard Street, Fisherman’s Wharf, Golden Gate Park, Golden Gate Bridge, Twin Peaks, Yosemite National Park, Fresno, Las Vegas, extravagant shopping, top performances, night tour, South Rim or West Rim, Grand Canyon, Dolby Theatre, the Chinese Theatre, Mexican culture, Chinatown, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Disneyland Park, Fantasyland, Tomorrow land, New Orleans Square, Critter Country, Mickeys Toontown, Adventure Land, Frontier Land, fireworks, Pixar-themed parade and the white-knuckle roller coasters, Disney tour, Coronado Island, Sea World, its marine performances, San Diego City tour, the gardens, museums ,theaters, Universal Studios and its latest attractions.

Day 1
Hometown – San Francisco

On arriving at the SFO Airport, our tour guide will receive you in the Arrivals lobby. From there check-in at the hotel and enjoy your free time. The free airport pick-up service is from 9 AM to 6 PM local time. You can take Hotel Courtesy free shuttles outside the Departures. In case your flight is changed or delayed, inform us immediately to arrange new pick-up timing. Take overnight rest at San Francisco hotel.

Hotel: Red Roof Inn or Similar.

Day 2
San Francisco City Tour

On Day 2 start from San Francisco and visit America’s favorite city by exploring the historical and cultural attractions. The interesting points you will be covering include City Hall, Union Square, Lombard Street, Fisherman’s Wharf, Golden Gate Park, Golden Gate Bridge and Twin Peaks. After this, you have more sightseeing as we pass by Financial District, Chinatown, Castro Street and St. Mary’s Cathedral. Stay overnight in the hotel.

Hotel: Red Roof Inn or Similar.

Day 3
San Francisco – Yosemite – Fresno

Proceed from San Francisco on Day 2 in the morning to Yosemite National Park. Watch its miraculous granite cliffs, clear streams, waterfalls, and biological diversity. Spend overnight in Fresno.

Hotel: Radisson Hotel, Fresno or Similar.

Day 4
Fresno – Las Vegas

Starting from Fresno arrive in the noon at Las Vegas after taking a stop at the outlets shopping center. This famous strip has the finest dining, fantastic shopping options, and top performances. Join the night tour, it is optional and watch the best shows. Overnight stay in the hotel.

Hotel: Rio All-Suite Hotel, Treasure Island or Similar.

Day 5
Route options: Las Vegas – Grand Canyon West Rim or Grand Canyon South Rim

Taking any of the route options available, South Rim or West Rim trip guests may board for the desired route.

South Rim: This is a 4.5-hour drive from Las Vegas one way. South Rim is renowned for its geographical structure. 1 hour at this site and return for dinner to Las Vegas.

West Rim: 2.5 hour drive approximately from Las Vegas and to spend on the site around 4 hours. The Grand Canyon West is popular for the Skywalk. You can see the canyon bottom right beneath your feet or board a helicopter and land into the Hualapai Indian Territory that is within the Grand Canyon. Finally, return for dinner to Las Vegas.

Hotel: Rio All-Suite Hotel, Treasure Island or Similar.

Day 6
Las Vegas – Los Angeles

Start in the morning for Los Angeles. Visit all the famous places, the Dolby Theatre, the Chinese Theatre and Olvera Street for Mexican culture. Pass by Chinatown and Walt Disney Concert Hall. Stay overnight in Los Angeles.

Hotel: Holiday Inn La Mirada or Similar.

Day 7
Options from Disneyland and San Diego Trip

[Option A - Disneyland Park or Disney’s California Adventure Park (Optional)] (12 miles from Los Angeles) [Disneyland Park] Immerse yourself in the Disney films tales, visit Fantasyland, New Orleans Square, Tomorrow Land, Critter Country, Adventure land, Mickey’s Toontown and Frontierland. Also enjoy the fireworks show and the park parade. [Disney’s California Adventure Park] This is the place featuring Hollywood Picture Backlot, Golden State, Paradise Pier and “a bug’s land.” Enjoy Pixar-themed parade and the white-knuckle roller coasters.

[Option B - Disneyland Park + Disney’s California Adventure Park (Optional: One Day - Two Parks Hopper Ticket)] Guests can choose to visit Disney, and our tour guide will escort you in the morning. The noon will be there to see around and enjoy other attractions on your own

[Option C - San Diego Tour (Optional Fee) + Sea World (Optional Fee)] (105 miles from Los Angeles) Begin by visiting Coronado Island that houses the famous Hotel Del Coronado. Continuing on the city tour, visit the Old Town to see the San Diego historical sites. Around noon, visit the popular marine life park [Sea World]. Watch incredible shows performed by penguins, killer whales, dolphins, sea lions and much more. Enjoy exciting rides like “Journey to Atlantis,” “Shipwreck Rapids,” and “Wild Arctic Ride.” Stay overnight in the same hotel in LA.

[Option D - San Diego Tour (Optional Fee) + Balboa Park (Free Activities)] (105 miles from Los Angeles) After the San Diego City Tour, board San Diego Harbor Cruise for sightseeing around the bay (optional fee). Later on, enjoy free time in [Balboa Park], the museums, gardens, and theaters. Stay overnight in the same hotel in LA.

Hotel: Holiday Inn La Mirada or Similar.

Day 8
Universal Studios (Optional Fee) – Home or Back to San Francisco by bus next day

On Day 8 visit the theme park, enjoy the filmmaking magic, the behind the scenes experience and the largest movie set. Some of the must-see new attractions include King Kong 360 3D, Harry Potter, and Shrek 4D. Join at 5 pm at the entrance and the bus will drop you for your flight to LAX.

Note: Book your return fligsht departing after 9 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.
cost includes

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

  All tours are carried out in air conditioned bus. We may also use a minivan depending on the number of people booking the tour.

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

  Tour package price includes all the taxes.

 Free Airport Pickup is available on this tour.

cost Excludes

  Mandatory Activity: Yosemite National Park.

  Fares for air travel and transport from home to and from the location chosen for pick-up.

  Airport pickup service charges $4/person.

  Expenditure for personal purposes.

  Fee for Optional Activities and entrance. Pay in cash to the tour guide. He will arrange tickets.Some attractions might be closed on public holidays. Optional activities price may change or can be different as displayed on the website.

  A minimum tip of $10 per passenger per day for Tour Guide and Driver 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 the driver and the tour guide.

  Travel insurance.

  Though the meals are excluded,but the guides will arrange them for you.

  Room fees of personal nature, such as, laundry fees, telephone, service fees of valets, expenses on alcoholic drinks and what you buy from the mini bar. However, specified fees may be included.

Important Notice: Passengers are discouraged from purchasing admission packages from sources outside and trying to use them for this tour provided at a discounted price. In case they want to do so, they must arrange transport the same day.

Attractions Adult Child(3-11 yrs) Senior (65+ yrs)
Disneyland + California Adventure (One Day-Two Parks Hopper Ticket)$199.00$189.00$199.00
Disneyland Adventure Park, CA$149.00$141.00$149.00
Grand Canyon Helicopter & Cruise Combo, AZ$220.00$220.00$220.00
Grand Canyon IMAX, AZ$14.00$14.00$14.00
Grand Canyon Skywalk, AZ$30.00$30.00$30.00
Grand Canyon South Rim$90.00$90.00$90.00
Grand Canyon South Rim Helicopter Tour, AZ$240.00$240.00$240.00
Grand Canyon South Rim, AZ$50.00$50.00$50.00
Grand Canyon West Rim Helicopter Tour, AZ$188.00$188.00$188.00
Grand Canyon West Rim, AZ$90.00$90.00$90.00
Grand Canyon West Rim, AZ$80.00$80.00$80.00
KA Show, LV$160.00$160.00$160.00
Las Vegas La Reve Show, NV$160.00$160.00$160.00
Las Vegas Night Tour, NV$35.00$25.00$35.00
Las Vegas Show, NV$90.00$90.00$90.00
San Diego City Tour + Balboa Park, CA$65.00$55.00$65.00
San Francisco Bay Cruise, CA$32.00$22.00$32.00
Sea World San Diego, CA$150.00$140.00$150.00
Universal Studios Hollywood, CA$115.00$109.00$115.00
Yosemite National Park, CA$20.00$20.00$20.00
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 Pickup from SFO between 09:00 AM to 6:00 PM (After this time there will be additional charges of $65 for 1-2 person and $10 for each additional person)    

Meet the tour guide at the baggage claim area for Domestic arrivals and For international arrivals meet the guide outside at customs exit.    

Returns Locations

Kindly book your flights after 9:00 PM from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

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.


⇒  $25/Transaction reschedule fee will be incurred if the reschedule occurs 8 days or more before the departure date.

⇒  $50/Transaction reschedule fee will be incurred if the reschedule occurs 4 to 7 days before the departure date.

⇒  No request to make any change will be entertained if request is sent 3 days before the departure date.

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 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.


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


⇒ 15 days or more prior to departure - $20 per person.

⇒  8-14 days prior to departure - 25% of the tour fee per person.

⇒  4-7 Days prior to departure - 50% of the tour fee per person.

⇒  3 days prior to departure - 70% of the tour fee per person.

⇒  48 Hours before departure date - 100% tour fees.

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.

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

No refund request or complaint will be entertained after 30 days of tour departure. You have to send a formal complaint through email. Cancellation charges are applicable to original departure date if in case you later reschedule your tour and cancel it.

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.

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.

25 2

I am going on the bus tour for the first time with my friends. Of course going with friends is never less enjoyable. All the places, right from Gran Canyon to Disney, overnight tour to rides, everything was great. One of the disappointments for me was on the 7th day of this tour as I started feeling nausea. I could not manage bus traveling as I felt the bus sickness. This was bothering me from day1 and now in the last two days, I somehow pulled myself. The tour operator was very helpful. I will like to go on this tour without any of my health complaints.

18 0

The 8 day tour was a long standing plan. One of my friends recommended this plan and so we as a family went on this tour. It was worth this long wait. We visited so many places and my children were happy with Disney tour, besides others. We took to option C as there were many thrilling rides. I am scared, but with family it was all fun. All the hotels for accommodation was done decently and no complaints. The bus tour operator had done a perfect organized tour that he covered all the important points. This tour is worth spending for 8 days and to say you saw America.

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