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11-Day Yellowstone National Park Overnight, Mt Rushmore, Las Vegas, San Francisco Tour Package from Denver

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11 Days 10 Nights

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Highlights: Visit Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Yosemite National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Crazy Horse, San Francisco. Inclusions: 10 nights hotel accomodation, bus transpotation. Inclusions: 10 nights hotel accommodations, All domestic ground transportation

This tour includes a special gift package worth up to $100 value!
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  • Stay in standard Circus Circus hotel: receive 2 attractions at Adventuredome Theme Park, entrance to the show at the Circus Circus tower and $15 match play + Bonus Casino Chips at the Circus Circus casino

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    Deluxe - Hilton San Gabriel Year round $90$90$90$90
    Deluxe - Pacific Palms Year round $60$60$60$60
    Deluxe - Quality inn, Best Western, Radisson, Hotel Fullerton with Breakfast Year round $20$20$20$20
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    • Child Rate: Child rates apply to those 2-9 years and using existing bedding with 2 full-paying passengers (regardless of ages). Please note each hotel room can only accommodate 4 guests (adults or children).
    Day 1

    Denver - Red Rocks State Park

    We will meet in the Denver Airport at 11:30am at the Budget Car Rental counter area located in the main lobby of the airport. Today we will take a brief tour of the city, visiting the golden-domed Colorado State Capitol Building and the 16th Street Mall in Downtown Denver. We will also visit Red Rocks State Park. We will stay overnight in Denver.
    • Denver, CO

      This desert city lies at the foot of the spectacular Rocky Mountains. The "Mile-High City" features attractions such as Red Rocks State Park, the Coors Brewery, and the famous 16th Street Mall. Come enjoy the beauty of the Southwest!

      State Capitol

      This impressive building in Denver, Colorado is the home of the Colorado General Assembly and the offices of the Governor of Colorado and Lieutenant Governor of Colorado. The neoclassical building is supposed to resemble the US Capitol.

      Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre

      Just steps outside the city of Denver, this mountain park in Colorado features impressive geological structures as well as a large outdoor theater, the world-famous Red Rocks Amphitheatre, which has been a part of the park since 1941.

      16th Street Mall

      The 16th Street Mall is the hub of downtown Denver, CO. In addition to a litany of shopping and dining options, many of Denver's most popular attractions are located in the area of the Mall, including Coors Field.
    Standard Hotel: Ramada Plaza / Courtyard or similar
    Day 2

    Denver - Cheyenne - Crazy Horse - Mt. Rushmore - Devil's Tower - Gillette (507 miles)

    In the morning, we will depart from Denver and travel into Wyoming, stopping in the capital city and former cowboy town of Cheyenne. From there, we will continue into South Dakota, arriving at the Crazy Horse Memorial. Next, we will visit the iconic Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Devil's Tower. We will spend the night in Gillette, WY.
    • Crazy Horse, SD

      Crazy Horse Memorial is the world's largest sculpture-in-progress, and frequent drilling and mountain blasts make each visit unique. When completed, Crazy Horse Memorial will stand 563 feet tall by 641 feet long.

      Crazy Horse Memorial

      This in-construction monument to famous Native American war hero Crazy Horse is currently being carved into the side of Thunderhead Mountain in the Black Hills of South Dakota. The completed sculpture would be the largest in the world.
    • Mount Rushmore National Memorial, SD

      This famous United States monument in the Black Hills of western South Dakota depicts the busts of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. The 60-foot tall statues are carved right into the side of the mountains.
    • Devils Tower, WY

      The first declared United States National Monument. It'is an igneous intrusion or laccolith located in the Black Hills near Hulett and Sundance in Crook County. A monolithic rock formation that rises 1,267 feet above the surrounding land and was once the neck of an active volcano.

      Devils Tower National Monument

      This massive monolith in the Black Hills of Wyoming was the nation's first national monument, anointed by Teddy Roosevelt in 1906. In recent years, climbing the rock has become popular. The stone column is considered sacred by many Native Americans.
    Standard Hotel: Best Western Gillette or Similar
    Day 3

    Gillette - Yellowstone National Park (344 miles)

    In the morning, we will leave Gillette for Yellowstone National Park, where we will spend the rest of the day exploring the United States' very first national park.
    • Yellowstone, WY

      The largest, oldest, and most famous national park displays a fascinating scenery of hot springs, geysers, canyons & waterfalls, and nature everywhere you look!

      Old Faithful Geyser

      Old Faithful is a cone geyser in the Upper Geyser Basin of Yellowstone National Park. It is one of the park's most well-known natural features, and is famous for its predictability. It generally erupts every 91 minutes.

      Duration: 55 Minutes to 1 Hour

      Mammoth Hot Springs

      This large complex of hot springs is impressive both for its unique beauty as well as its scale. Formed hundreds of thousands of years ago by volcanic and seismic activity, these springs are one of Yellowstone's most popular spots.

      Artist Point

      Named after the famous sketches of the waterfalls by Thomas Moran (but not actually the location where the sketched were done) this beautiful location showcases one of the most famous views in Yellowstone National Park.

      Duration: 25-30 Minutes

      West Thumb Geyser Basin

      The West Thumb Geyser Basin is the largest geyser basin at Yellowstone Lake, and an impressive area of geothermal activity that contains hot springs, mud pots, and geysers-- some of which are even in the lake itself.

      Duration: 35-40 Minutes

      Midway Geyser Basin

      The Midway Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park is relatively small, but contains an impressive amount of thermodynamic geologic activity, including the Grand Prismatic Hot Spring, the largest in Yellowstone.

      Duration: 40-45 Minutes

      Yellowstone Lake

      Yellowstone Lake isn't just the largest single body of water in Yellowstone National Park, but the largest elevated freshwater lake in the US. The lake contains several underwater hot springs that melt its otherwise thick ice sheets in the winter.
    Standard Hotel: White Buffalo/ Dude & Roundup/ Country Inn/ Traveler's Lodge/ Lodge at Big Sky/ Holiday Inn/ Comfort Inn/ Buffalo Bill Village/ AmericInn
    Day 4

    Yellowstone National Park - Grand Teton National Park - Jackson Hole - Salt Lake City (262 miles)

    After breakfast, we will continue to explore Yellowstone National Park. Afterwards, we will travel along the Snake River to Grand Teton National Park, where we will have some time to see the amazing sights of this natural wonder. Later we will travel to Jackson Hole and take a Scenic Chairlift Ride. We will spend the night in Salt Lake City.
    • Grand Teton National Park, WY

      Grand Teton National Park is is located in the Rocky Mountains, Northwest Wyoming. Grand Teton National Park is noted for its stunning mountain vistas, its shimmering alpine lakes and its abundant wildlife.

      Drive through

    • Jackson Hole, WY

      Famous frontier town, located at the crossing of Grand Teton and Rocky Mountains, it became a heaven for outdoors sports enthusiast. The widely praised Elk Antler Arches Park, with its four arches made with thousands of elk antlers is a must see.

      Scenic Chairlift Ride

      The scenic chairlift is a leisurely ride that brings you up 1,571 feet to the summit of Snow King Mountain for the best views of the Tetons, the Elk Refuge, and the town of Jackson.

      Opening Hours: Open from May 12, 2017.

    • Salt Lake City, UT

      Utah's gorgeous capital city sits amidst the mountains of the American Southwest on the shores of the breathtaking Great Salt Lake. The city is steeped in history and architecture in addition to wondrous vistas and scenery.

      Utah State Capitol

      The home of all of the governmental processes for the state of Utah, the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City. The building is done in the ornate neoclassical revival style, purposefully reminiscent of the nation capitol in DC.
    Standard Hotel: La Quinta / Red Lion or similar
    Day 5

    Salt Lake City - Las Vegas (421 miles)

    Today we will tour Salt Lake City, UT. Our tour includes visits to the Mormon Temple and the State Capital. Afterwards, guests will transferred to the SLC airport for flights to Las Vegas. Alternatively, guests may choose to be bussed from Salt Lake City to Vegas; the drive is about 6 hours.
    • Salt Lake City, UT

      Utah's gorgeous capital city sits amidst the mountains of the American Southwest on the shores of the breathtaking Great Salt Lake. The city is steeped in history and architecture in addition to wondrous vistas and scenery.

      Mormon Temple

      This 250,000-square-foot temple is the largest of the temples belonging to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, known colloquially as the Mormons. The public cannot tour the interior, but the facade is a sight to behold.

      Utah State Capitol

      The home of all of the governmental processes for the state of Utah, the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City. The building is done in the ornate neoclassical revival style, purposefully reminiscent of the nation capitol in DC.
    Standard Hotel: Circus Circus Sky Rise Tower (2880 S. Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109)
    Day 6

    Las Vegas - Grand Canyon West Rim - Las Vegas (335 miles)

    We will begin the day by traveling to the West Rim of the Grand Canyon, where we will visit Eagle Point for a breathtaking view of the canyon and the Colorado River below and the famous Skywalk Glass Bridge, followed by Guano Point. Guests will also have the opportunity to take a Helicopter Tour of the canyon. On our way back to Vegas, we will stop at the Hoover Dam. Afterward, guests will return to Las Vegas for the night.
    • Grand Canyon, AZ

      Considered one of the seven natural wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon was carved over 17 million years by the Colorado River. This breathtaking, 18-mile-long canyon has been stunning visitors for hundreds of years.

      Grand Canyon West Rim

      Grand Canyon West is a separate tourist area run by the Hualapai Tribe of Indians. Optional activities which can be done at an extra cost include helicopter tours, the educational "Indian Village," and the Skywalk Glass Bridge.

      Admission (Mandatory): Adult $90; Child $90; fee includes transportation and a deluxe Chinese and US Food Buffet (indoor, comfortable and clean, air-conditioned)|Duration: Approx. 3 Hours 30 Minutes

      Skywalk Glass Bridge

      This transparent, horseshoe-shaped bridge hangs out over the West Rim of the Grand Canyon and offers guests a chance to feel as though the could just jump right off the edge of this natural wonder of the world.

      Admission (Optional): Adult $35; Child $35|Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 8:00am - 6:00pm|Duration: Approx. 20 Minutes

      West Rim Grand Canyon Helicopter and Boat Tour

      Perfect for adventure-lovers, this tour takes passengers thousands of feet down into the Grand Canyon. From there, guests will board a pontoon boat and ride down the Colorado River before returning back to the airport via another helicopter ride.

      Admission (Optional): Adult $220; Child (2-12 yrs) $220

      Eagle Point

      Eagle Point is one of the main attractions of the Grand Canyon West Rim. The area features the Skywalk Glass Bridge, and also a "Native American Village" walking tour as well as live performances and demonstrations by tribe members.

      Guano Point

      This scenic viewpoint gets its name from the Bat Cave Mine it overlooks. Visitors can enjoy the panoramic views of the Grand Canyon as well as learn the history of the old mine, parts of which still stand today.
    • Las Vegas, NV

      Las Vegas is known as the "Entertainment Capital of the World" for a good reason-- casinos and hotels line its streets, and visitors can gamble, see shows, and shop at virtually any hour of the day or night.

      Hoover Dam

      The beautiful Hoover Dam is located 30 miles southeast of Las Vegas in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River. The massive concrete dam was a monumental undertaking built during the Great Depression and dedicated by Franklin Roosevelt himself.

      CRISS ANGEL Believe Show

      This show is haunting exploration deep inside the inventive mind of mystifier Criss Angel as he hovers between the land of the living and a surreal world uniquely woven together by the distinctive imaginations of Criss Angel and Cirque du Soleil!

      Admission (Optional): Adult $110; Child (Over 5 yrs) $110

      Le Reve Show

      Le Reve features aerial acrobatics, provocative choreography, and artistic athleticism. The cast of 85 captures the imagination with their outrageous antics and daring feats of strength and agility. Live music and elaborate special effects create a world of fantasy.

      Admission (Optional): Adult $165; Child (Over 6 yrs) $165

    Standard Hotel: Circus Circus Sky Rise Tower (2880 S. Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109)
    Day 7

    Las Vegas - Barstow - Los Angeles (228 miles)

    Before we leave Las Vegas, we will travel to the Ethel M Chocolate Factory and its Botanical Cactus Gardens. On our way back to Los Angeles, we will stop in Barstow, CA, to visit the Tanger Outlets. We will arrive back in LA at night.
    • Las Vegas, NV

      Las Vegas is known as the "Entertainment Capital of the World" for a good reason-- casinos and hotels line its streets, and visitors can gamble, see shows, and shop at virtually any hour of the day or night.

      Ethel M Chocolate Factory and Botanical Cactus Gardens

      A unique combination of food and flora, the Ethel M Chocolate Factory and Botanical Cactus Gardens outside of Las Vegas, NV has something for everyone. Both the gardens and the factory are open to the public free of charge.

      Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 8:30am - 6:00pm, Live chocolate production hours vary, but are generally Monday - Friday until 4:30 p.m. Chocolate factory workers are not available on Saturdays and Sundays.

    • Barstow, CA

      Barstow serves as a civilized stop-over for off-road enthusiasts and desert adventurers and offers access to a very modest clutch of cultural sights. Find out and about a museum or two, including one with Route 66 as its focus, filming locations like Bagdad Cafe and quaint Calico Ghost Town.

      Tanger Outlet Center

      The Tanger Outlets in Barstow, California-- about halfway between Los Angeles and Las Vegas-- offer designer wares at bargain prices. Guests can enjoy discounts on everything from clothing to pocketbooks to electronics and so much more!

      Duration: Approx. 2 Hours

    Standard Hotel: Howard Johnson / Baymont Inn Anaheim or Similar
    Deluxe Hotel: Quality Suites Rosemead/ Best Western Covina/Park Inn Radisson Covina/ Hotel Fullerton / Pacific Palm / Hilton San Gabriel or Similar
    Day 8

    Tour Options: Theme Parks, City Tour, or Shopping

    Option 1:

    Desert Hill Factory Outlets (197 miles)

    We will visit the Desert Hill Factory Outlets in Palm Springs, CA for a day of discount shopping. If someone in a group is not interested in shopping, they can instead visit the nearby Morongo Casino.
    • Palm Springs, CA

      The city of Palm Springs in southeastern California is a desert resort with many recreational activities for those with active lifestyles. It is also the home of the star-studded Palm Springs International Film Festival, which occurs every January.

      Desert Hill Premium Outlets

      A large shopping complex that features stores from some of the top names in fashion - Gucci, Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, and many more - the Desert Hill Premium Outlets offer discount prices on these fantastic products.
    Option 2:

    Disneyland

    We will visit the world-famous Disneyland theme park, the only Disney park to be built under the watchful eye of Walt Disney himself. At 5:30pm, we will head back to the hotel.
    • Los Angeles, CA

      One of the largest cities in the United States, LA is known worldwide as the home of the rich and famous. From its famous Hollywood neighborhood to landmarks like the Dolby Theater, this magnificent city is sure to provide fun and amusement for all!

      Disneyland

      California's Disneyland Park is the only theme park to be built under the watchful eye of Walt Disney himself. The "happiest place on Earth" is an 85-acre compound home to eight smaller theme "lands" and the famous Disneyland Resort.

      Duration: Approx. 8 Hours

    Option 3:

    Aquarium of the Pacific, Whale Watching and Battleship Iowa (39 miles)

    In the morning, guests will be picked up in the Los Angeles area to begin this tour. From there, we will head to Long Beach to visit the Aquarium of the Pacific and take a two-and-a-half hour whale watching cruise. In addition, we will visit the USS Iowa.
    • Long Beach, CA

      Aquarium of the Pacific

      Located on the Rainbow Harbor in Long Beach, California, the Aquarium of the Pacific features exhibits and a collection of over 11,000 animals that reflect the biodiversity of the Pacific. Although the aquarium is open year-round, their Earth-Friendly Garden is open during the spring.

      Opening Hours: Daily 9:00am - 6:00pm|Duration: Approx. 2 Hours

      SC Whale Watching

      This cruise in the warm waters off the coast of Southern California provides you with the opportunity to spot various species of whales, including, orcas, grey whales, blue whales, humpback whales, and more!

      Duration: Approx. 2 Hours 30 Minutes

    • Los Angeles, CA

      One of the largest cities in the United States, LA is known worldwide as the home of the rich and famous. From its famous Hollywood neighborhood to landmarks like the Dolby Theater, this magnificent city is sure to provide fun and amusement for all!

      USS Iowa

      The lead ship of its class, the USS Iowa now sits off the shores of Los Angeles, where visitors can hop aboard to take tours of this ship that was designed at the dawn of World War II.
    Option 4:

    Los Angeles - Santa Monica - Los Angeles (28 miles)

    Guests will tour the Los Angeles, CA area, beginning with a trip to the gorgeous resort town of Santa Monica, CA. Upon returning to LA, there will be an extensive tour of the city. Stops include the Beverly Hills, Olvera Street, and many more. We will conclude our tour at 5:00 PM..
    • Santa Monica, CA

      Santa Monica is a beachfront city in western Los Angeles County, California, US. Santa Monica is home to executives and Hollywood celebrities amongst others and it is a mixture of very affluent, single-family neighborhoods, renters, surfers, young professionals, and students.
    • Los Angeles, CA

      One of the largest cities in the United States, LA is known worldwide as the home of the rich and famous. From its famous Hollywood neighborhood to landmarks like the Dolby Theater, this magnificent city is sure to provide fun and amusement for all!

      Beverly Hills

      In the exquisite Beverly Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles are the homes of countless celebrities from the film, television, and music industries. Even its area code, 90210, has become iconic across the world.

      El Pueblo De Los Angeles Historic Monument

      Celebrating the history of Mexican culture in Los Angeles, the El Pueblo Historic Monument is located in the area that was first settled before Los Angeles became an urban hub. Festivals, street performers, and shopping are year-round attractions.

      Rodeo Drive

      Both a street and a shopping district that takes up a few blocks, Rodeo Drive is a popular destination for celebrities looking to kill time, so visitors should bring their cameras to snap a shot of their favorite movie stars!
    Option 5:

    Universal Studios

    We will visit Hollywood and the Chinese Theater before heading to Universal Studios. Universal Studios is a combination movie studio and theme park located in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles. It is one of the oldest movie studios still in use, having opened all the way back in 1915.
    • Los Angeles, CA

      One of the largest cities in the United States, LA is known worldwide as the home of the rich and famous. From its famous Hollywood neighborhood to landmarks like the Dolby Theater, this magnificent city is sure to provide fun and amusement for all!

      Universal Studios Hollywood

      With rides based on beloved motion pictures and behind-the-scenes tours of film sets, Universal Studios in Los Angeles is one of the most exciting theme parks in the world. There are constant shows and attractions to fill a day or more.

      TCL/Grauman's Chinese Theatre

      Until recently, the TCL Chinese Theater along the Walk of Fame was named Grauman's. Since 1926, this theater, designed in a Chinese architectural style, has been the home of numerous blockbuster film premieres.

      Hollywood Boulevard

      This world-famous street stretches from East to West across Los Angeles, and features the Walk of Fame. It is home to countless eateries, shops, and boutiques that are sure to pique the interest of visitors of all ages.
    Option 6:

    SeaWorld San Diego (111 miles)

    In the morning, guests will have the chance to take a cruise of San Diego Harbor. After, they will visit SeaWorld San Diego, home to whales, dolphins, walruses, polar bears, and over 300 penguins. In addition to animals, the park also has several rides, including two roller coasters and a log flume.
    • San Diego, CA

      One of the largest cities in the country is San Diego, California. This beautiful city sits on the Pacific Ocean in southern California, not far from the Mexican border. Come visit SeaWorld, or just enjoy the sights and sounds!

      SeaWorld San Diego

      SanDiego's massive SeaWorld park is home first and foremost to the world-famous Shamu killer whale show. There are ten killer whales at the park, in addition to three pilot whales. There are also a number of dolphins.

      Duration: Approx. 5 Hours

      San Diego Harbor Cruise

      This boat tour takes guests into one of the largest natural harbors in the United States. Passengers will see the famous southwestern city of San Diego like never before, and may even catch a glimpse of the naval base!

      Admission (Optional): Adult $24; Child (4-12 yrs) $12|Duration: Approx. 50 Minutes

    Option 7:

    Los Angeles - San Diego - Los Angeles (222 miles)

    Today we will tour the city of San Diego. We will leave Los Angeles in the morning and make the to-hour drive to the Port of San Diego, where we will board a cruise. After the cruise has ended, we will visit the USS Midway Museum and Balboa Park before heading back to LA.
    • San Diego, CA

      One of the largest cities in the country is San Diego, California. This beautiful city sits on the Pacific Ocean in southern California, not far from the Mexican border. Come visit SeaWorld, or just enjoy the sights and sounds!

      Balboa Park

      Balboa Park in San Diego, California is a 1,200-acre complex containing gardens, museums, and the famous San Diego Zoo. The park is almost 150 years old, and sees more than 12 million visitors every year as of 2001.

      San Diego Harbor Cruise

      This boat tour takes guests into one of the largest natural harbors in the United States. Passengers will see the famous southwestern city of San Diego like never before, and may even catch a glimpse of the naval base!

      Duration: Approx. 50 Minutes

      USS Midway Museum

      The USS Midway Museum is a maritime museum located on the Navy Pier in downtown San Diego. Much like the Intrepid in New York City, the museum consists of a decommissioned aircraft carrier that has become an educational facility.
    Standard Hotel: Howard Johnson / Baymont Inn Anaheim or Similar
    Deluxe Hotel: Quality Suites Rosemead/ Best Western Covina/Park Inn Radisson Covina/ Hotel Fullerton / Pacific Palm / Hilton San Gabriel or Similar
    Day 9

    Choose from SFO-A: Los Angeles - Santa Barbara - Solvang - San Francisco or SFO-B: Los Angeles - Santa Barbara - Monterey - San Francisco

    Option 1:

    Los Angeles - Santa Barbara - Solvang - San Francisco (426 miles)

    (SFO-A)
    We will depart from Los Angeles in the morning and drive along the beautiful Pacific Coast Highway. We will stop in Santa Barbara, CA to sightsee a bit and later at the Denmark Village in Solvang, CA. After touring Solvang, we will continue on to San Francisco.
    • Santa Barbara, CA

      "The American Riviera" in southern California is known for its year-round warm weather. It features miles of beaches as well as historic landmarks like the Mission Santa Barbara, a still-functioning church founded by Spanish missionaries in the 18th century.
    • Solvang, CA

      Antiquated windmills and Northern Europeans-style architecture punctuate the little village's skyline. Brilliant sunshine, boundless open country and rolling hills- these are the characteristics of what the original Danish immigrants called "Solvang" or "Sunny Field"

      Denmark Village

      This small city near Santa Barbara, California is a popular California tourist spot due to its historical significance. The town was settled by Danish immigrants, and today serves as a portal to the past for curious visitors.
    Option 2:

    Los Angeles - Santa Barbara - Monterey - San Francisco (387 miles)

    (SFO-B)
    In the morning, we will depart from Los Angeles and drive along the beautiful Pacific Coast Highway. In Santa Barbara, we will stop for some sightseeing before continuing along the 17-Mile Drive, passing by the famous Pebble Beach. From there, we will journey to San Francisco, where we will spend the night.
    • Santa Barbara, CA

      "The American Riviera" in southern California is known for its year-round warm weather. It features miles of beaches as well as historic landmarks like the Mission Santa Barbara, a still-functioning church founded by Spanish missionaries in the 18th century.
    • Monterey, CA

      Monterey was the capital of Alta California under both Spain and Mexico. It was the only port of entry for taxable goods in California. In 1846 the U.S. flag was raised over the Customs House, and California became part of the United States after the ensuing Mexican-American War.

      17-Mile Drive

      This breathtaking stretch of coastline along California's Monterey Peninsula takes visitors through a maze of beautiful scenery, unique wildlife, and amazing mansions. Enjoy shopping and dining along the way in addition to taking in the vistas.

      Admission (Mandatory): Adult $5; Child $5

      The Lodge At Pebble Beach

      Gentle sea breezes, meandering coast, surging waves, bizarre rocks, adorable seals and sea lions rest on the beach; world's first-class golf courses stretch beyond shiny multi-million dollar mansions. There's not much better on the planet earth than Pebble Beach. Ocean view is stunning, 5 Golf Grand Slam Tournaments have been held here.

      Duration: Approx. 40 Minutes

      Lone Cypress

      Symbol of Pebble Beach! This breathtaking stretch of coastline along California's Monterey Peninsula takes visitors through a maze of beautiful scenery, unique wildlife, and amazing mansions.

      Duration: Approx. 20 Minutes

    Standard Hotel: Red Lion Oakland, Crowne Plaza Union City, Holiday Inn San Jose, Courtyard Marriott Fremont or Similar
    Day 10

    Choose from SFO-A: San Francisco - Berkeley - San Francisco or SFO-B: San Francisco - Standford - Modesto

    Option 1:

    San Francisco - UC Berkeley -San Francisco (20 miles)

    (SFO-A)
    We'll visit the campus of UC Berkeley in the morning. Then hop on the world's last manually operated cable car system Cable Car. After, we will tour the amazing city of San Francisco, CA, like Golden Gate Bridge, Madame Tussauds San Francisco or San Francisco Exploratorium, the Palace of Fine Arts and much more. Guests may choose to take a Bay Cruise to experience the city's sights from the water.
    • Berkeley, CA

      UC Berkeley

      The University of California at Berkeley is the flagship branch of the University of California system. It is also the oldest, having been founded in 1868. It is considered one of the top scientific schools in the world.

      Admission (Mandatory): Adult $5; Child $5

    • San Francisco, CA

      San Francisco, the heart of central California's Bay Area, is famous for its iconic Golden Gate Bridge, its unique culture, and its position at the forefront of technological innovation. Beautiful weather and waterfront views await visitors as well!

      Cable Cars

      San Francisco proudly boasts the last active cable car system in the world, used mostly by the city's tourist population. Only three lines remain out of the original twenty-three. The first line was established in 1873.

      Admission (Mandatory): Adult $15; Child $15|Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 10:00am - 6:00pm

      Extensive San Francisco Tour

      This in-depth tour of the city allows guests time at more of the famous Bay Area sights! See some of the most famous landmarks, such as the Twin Peaks, City Hall, Lombard Street, and more!

      Admission (Optional): Adult $35; Child $35|Duration: Approx. 3 Hours

      Golden Gate Bridge

      The iconic arches of San Francisco, California's Golden Gate Bridge are known the world over as a symbol of California and the San Francisco Bay area. From movies to postcards, the Golden Gate Bridge is an American icon.

      Palace of Fine Art

      The grandiosely-named Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, California is a huge, ornate outdoor structure that is part of the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. Its amazing architecture has made it popular for weddings and photography.

      Lombard Street

      Lombard Street is a famous road in San Francisco that is known for having eight steep, hairpin turns climbing up a one-block stretch between Hyde and Leavenworth Streets. The strange-looking stretch of road is a famous Bay Area spot.

      Fisherman's Wharf

      This San Francisco neighborhood is a popular tourist area due to its lovely scenery and abundance of shops, restaurants, museums, and other attractions. The area also hosts several annual events, such as a July 4th fireworks show.

      San Francisco Bay Cruise

      In addition to a unique vantage point from which to view the Bay Area's skyline, guests will also get a look at "the Rock" Alcatraz Island -- once home to the famous Alcatraz Penitentiary -- and the iconic Golden Gate Bridge.

      Admission (Optional): Adult $40; Child (5-12 yrs) $28; 90 mins|Opening Hours: Closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Option 2:

    San Francisco - Stanford University - Modesto (134 miles)

    (SFO-B)
    We'll visit the Stanford University in the morning. After, we will tour the amazing city of San Francisco, CA, like Golden Gate Bridge, the Palace of Fine Arts and much more. Guests may choose to take a Extensive San Francisco Tour. Stay Overnight in Central California, Modesto.
    • Stanford, CA

      Stanford University is recognized as one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions. It covers an area of 35 square kilometers. It is the second largest university in the U.S..

      Stanford University

      Located in northwestern Silicon Valley, this famous research institution is not just one of the best schools in the United States, but one of the top universities in the world. Its large campus is a sight to behold.

      If Standford University is closed, we will visit Berkeley University instead.

      Admission (Mandatory): Adult $15; Adult (From Sep 1st) $25; Child $15; Child (From Sep 1st) $25

    • San Francisco, CA

      San Francisco, the heart of central California's Bay Area, is famous for its iconic Golden Gate Bridge, its unique culture, and its position at the forefront of technological innovation. Beautiful weather and waterfront views await visitors as well!

      Golden Gate Bridge

      The iconic arches of San Francisco, California's Golden Gate Bridge are known the world over as a symbol of California and the San Francisco Bay area. From movies to postcards, the Golden Gate Bridge is an American icon.

      Fisherman's Wharf

      This San Francisco neighborhood is a popular tourist area due to its lovely scenery and abundance of shops, restaurants, museums, and other attractions. The area also hosts several annual events, such as a July 4th fireworks show.

      San Francisco Bay Cruise

      In addition to a unique vantage point from which to view the Bay Area's skyline, guests will also get a look at "the Rock" Alcatraz Island -- once home to the famous Alcatraz Penitentiary -- and the iconic Golden Gate Bridge.

      Admission (Optional): Adult $40; Child (5-12 yrs) $28; 90 mins|Opening Hours: Closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes

      Extensive San Francisco Tour

      This in-depth tour of the city allows guests time at more of the famous Bay Area sights! See some of the most famous landmarks, such as the Twin Peaks, City Hall, Lombard Street, and more!

      Admission (Optional): Adult $35; Child $35|Duration: Approx. 3 Hours

    Standard Hotel: Clarion Inn Modesto or Similar
    Day 11

    Choose from SFO-A: San Francisco - Santa Cruz - Monterey - Los Angeles or SFO-B: Modesto - Yosemite - Los Angeles

    Option 1:

    San Francisco - Santa Cruz - Monterey - Los Angeles (366 miles)

    (SFO-A)
    We will depart from the hotel today and head to beautiful little town of Felton in the California Coast Mountains, and enjoy an amazing ride on Roaring Camp Steam Train through the California Redwood Forest. Then head to picturesque Monterey, finding gentle sea breezes, meandering coastline, surging waves, interesting rock formations, and adorable seals and sea lions resting on the beach. We will drive along 17 Miles, a scenic highway that hugs the coast along a stretch of California's Highway 1. Then, we will have the option to visit the Monterey Aquarium, a must-see for all visitors, and a home to over 6500 species of marine life including colorful fishes and deep-sea monsters. We will return to Los Angeles in the evening. Guests will be dropped off, bringing an end to this tour. See "Departure and Return Details" for detailed information.
    • Santa Cruz, CA

      Roaring Camp Steam Train

      The steam trains that run along Roaring Camp Railroads' lines are authentic, dating back to 1867 and the protection of an area of redwoods known as the "Big Trees." The railway was established in 1875 to carry tourists there.

      Admission (Optional): Adult $29; Child (2-12 yrs) $23

    • Monterey, CA

      Monterey was the capital of Alta California under both Spain and Mexico. It was the only port of entry for taxable goods in California. In 1846 the U.S. flag was raised over the Customs House, and California became part of the United States after the ensuing Mexican-American War.

      17-Mile Drive

      This breathtaking stretch of coastline along California's Monterey Peninsula takes visitors through a maze of beautiful scenery, unique wildlife, and amazing mansions. Enjoy shopping and dining along the way in addition to taking in the vistas.

      Admission (Mandatory): Adult $5; Child $5

      Monterey Bay

      The famous Californian Monterey Bay is world-renown for its beauty and wildlife. In addition to the scenic routes that huge the bay's shorelines, visitors can see animals like otters, bottlenose dolphins, and if they're lucky, even humpback whales.

      Monterey Bay Aquarium

      This large aquarium in Monterey, California is home to some of the world's largest and most unique exhibits. It was both the first aquarium to successfully keep a great white shark and cultivate a kelp forest for show.

      Admission (Optional): Adult $50; Child (3-12 yrs) $30|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 20 Minutes

    Option 2:

    Modesto - Yosemite - Los Angeles (419 miles)

    (SFO-B)
    In the morning, we will depart from our hotel and drive to Yosemite National Park to spend the day touring this beautiful gem of nature. Once there, we will see the park's most famous landmarks, like Yosemite Falls, Yosemite Valley, Half Dome, Bridal Veil Falls, and much more! This is one of the greatest places to hike in the world. Afterwards, we will make our way to Los Angeles, where the tour will end upon our arrival. Please see "Departure and Return" for more detailed information regarding pickup and drop-off times and locations.
    • Yosemite National Park, CA

      Yosemite National Park in central California is best known for the amazing granite cliffs of the Yosemite Valley as well as the towering Yosemite Falls and Sequoias. Millions of people every year journey to this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

      Admission (Mandatory): Adult $5; Child $5

      El Capitan

      The largest granite monolith in the world, El Capitan is located across from Bridalveil Falls in Yosemite National Park. It juts up about 3,000 feet from the ground, and is a favorite of experienced rock climbers.

      Yosemite Falls

      The Yosemite Falls in Yosemite National Park, California are the highest known waterfall in all of North America. The Falls are on one of the park's most famous attractions, especially in the spring when they have the most water.

      Half Dome

      The Half Dome is one of the most recognizable formations in California's Yosemite National Park. It is known the world over as a challenging and rewarding hiking and mountain climbing location, attracting thousands of adventurers every year.

      Bridal Veil Falls

      Located in the Yosemite Valley California's Yosemite National Park, Bridal Veil Falls are one of the park's most famous sites. Millions of people every year come to see the 617-foot-high waterfall, which flows year-round.
    Order of the itinerary varies depending on day of departure.

    "SFO-A" selected from "san francisco tour option" label the itinerary will be:
    Los Angeles - Santa Barbara - Solvang - San Francisco
    San Francisco - UC Berkeley -San Francisco
    San Francisco - Santa Cruz - Monterey - Los Angeles

    "SFO-B" selected from "san francisco tour option" label the itinerary will be:
    Los Angeles - Santa Barbara - Monterey - San Francisco
    San Francisco - Stanford University - Modesto
    Modesto - Yosemite - Los Angeles
    • Departure & Return

    • Airport Meet and Greet: Please arrange flights to arrive in Denver before 11:30am. Meet your tour guide at the Denver Airport Grand Transportation Level in front of Hertz Car rental at 11:30am. Arrivals after 11:30am may take the shuttle to the hotel for a rest.
    • Salt Lake City to Las Vegas: You can take the tour bus to Las Vegas or book flight after 12:00pm to Las Vegas (air ticket not included). Upon arrival, please self check-in.
    • Flight arrangement: There are still travel activities on the last day of the tour. Make sure to book a return flight departing from Los Angeles after 9:30pm (domestic flight) or 10:30pm (international flight) on the last day. We highly suggest booking air ticket(s) 1 hour later than suggested time during high season (summer holiday, national holidays).
    • Price Includes

    • 10 nights hotel accommodations
    • A $100 gift package that includes Lunch special offer: price will be $15/person/meal when the customer buys their lunch. The lunches will be arranged on the way to Las Vegas and to Los Angeles. Stay in standard Circus Circus hotel: receive two attractions at the Adventureland theme park ($25 value), entrance to the show at the Circus Circus Hotel ($10 value), a coupon book for shops and restaurants ($20 value), and a $15 match play + Bonus Casino Chips at the Circus Circus Casino.
    • All domestic ground transportation
    • Bi- or multi-lingual tour Level 2: semi-guided tour
    • Price Excludes

    • Admission Fees:
      Destination Adult Child
      Berkeley, CA
      UC Berkeley (Mandatory) $5 $5
      Grand Canyon
      Grand Canyon West Rim (Mandatory) $90 $90
      Skywalk Glass Bridge (Optional) $35 $35
      West Rim Grand Canyon Helicopter and Boat Tour (Optional) $220 $220 (2-12 yrs)
      Las Vegas, NV
      CRISS ANGEL Believe Show (Optional) $110 $110 (Over 5 yrs)
      Le Reve Show (Optional) $165 $165 (Over 6 yrs)
      Monterey, CA
      17-Mile Drive (Mandatory) $5 $5
      Monterey Bay Aquarium (Optional) $50 $30 (3-12 yrs)
      San Diego, CA
      San Diego Harbor Cruise (Optional) $24 $12 (4-12 yrs)
      San Francisco, CA
      Cable Cars (Mandatory) $15 $15
      Extensive San Francisco Tour (Optional) $35 $35
      San Francisco Bay Cruise (Optional) $40 $28 (5-12 yrs)
      Santa Cruz
      Roaring Camp Steam Train (Optional) $29 $23 (2-12 yrs)
      Stanford, CA
      Stanford University (Mandatory)
      $15
      $25 (From Sep 1st)
      $15
      $25 (From Sep 1st)
      Yosemite National Park
      Yosemite National Park (Mandatory) $5 $5
      • Prices are subject to change without prior notice.
      • If you would like to join the optional activities, please pay the fee in cash to the tour guide. You cannot buy / use the tickets on your own or use City Passes. The tour guide will arrange the tickets for the group.
    • Denver Hotel Shuttle fee
    • Mandatory Fee: $40 per person for UC Berkeley+Cable Cars+17 miles +Madame Tussauds San Francisco or San Francisco Exploratorium(SFO-A) or $35 per person for Yosemite National Park+Stanford University+Madame Tussauds San Francisco or San Francisco Exploratorium (SFO-B) will be collected by Guides on the Tour. From 9/1/2017, the parking fee for Stanford University will be increased, so the mandatory admission fee will change to $50 (SFO-B) per person.
    • Air fares between your city and the departure city.
    • All meals and drinks during the trip, although eating arrangements will be made by the tour guide.
    • A mandatory service fees for tour guide and bus driver (total $8.00/day per passenger).
    • Personal room fees such as laundry or valet services, telephone calls, or alcoholic beverages/ mini bar items, unless they are otherwise specified.
    • Any private expenses
    • Additional Note

    • Booking: Please book airline tickets after your tour booking is confirmed, which should be within 1 business day.
    • Language: All tours are escorted by professional bi- or multi-lingual tour and/or driver guides (English/Chinese). Depending on the number of passengers booked for a particular departure, tours and/or languages may be combined to operate the tours.
    • Hotel rooms: Each hotel room can accommodate no more than 4 guests (adults or children), and existing bedding must be used.
    • Chinese Visa holders: Please print out the EVUS form.
    • Policies

      Confirmation

    • All purchases are subject to re-confirmation within 2-3 business days after booking. Please do not book airline tickets until you have received the confirmation.

      Redemption

    • You will receive an confirmation email (e-ticket) after your order is received. Complete operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your e-ticket. You must print the e-tickets and take them along on your trip; they are your proof of purchase.

      Terms & Condition

    • All purchases are subject to re-confirmation within 2-3 business days after booking.
    • Changes to Reservations: A fee may be charged for any revision or alteration made to a reservation after the booking is confirmed. Name changes or corrections may be treated as a cancellation and cancellation fees will apply. A change of tour date or tour itinerary will be treated as a cancellation, and normal cancellation fees will apply.
    • Cancellation penalties per person
        (Notification day and departure day are not counted)
      • 31 days or more prior to departure - 10% of total purchase amount.
      • 15-30 days prior to departure - 25% of total purchase amount.
      • 8-14 days prior to departure - 50% of total purchase amount.
      • Within 7 days prior to departure - 100% of total purchase amount.
      • Day of departure or no show - 100% per person.
      • Unused features are non-refundable. No shows forfeit entire payment.
      • Trips require a minimum number of participants to avoid cancellation. We reserve the right to cancel a schedule trip to fully refund affected customers although tour companies will make every efforts to maintain the normal operation.
      • There is 6% handling fee add-on to the above penalties.
    • Prices may vary subject to availability/season/weekend/holiday.
    • We reserve right to cancel a schedule and fully refund affected customers, although we will make every effort to maintain the regular operation.
    • We reserve the right to modify the tour arrangements for smooth operation of the tour.
    • We are not responsible for any other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations.

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