Los Angeles - Solvang - San Simeon - San Franscisco (384 miles)
Guests will be picked up in the Los Angeles area in the morning. Today we will head along the Pacific Coast Highway to Solvang, CA, home of the Denmark Village. After, we will make our way to San Simeon, CA to visit Hearst Castle. We will spend the night in the San Francisco, CA area.
More»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"«Less
More»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.«Less
More»This mansion was commissioned by Julia Morgan for William Randolph Hearst in April of 1915. Construction began in 1919 and continued through 1947. Because Hearst was constantly changing his ideas, the estate was not completed in his lifetime.«Less
Admission (Optional): Adult $25; Child (3-12 yrs) $13|Opening Hours: May - Sep 8:00am - 6:00pm, Oct - Feb 9:00am - 5:00pm|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Standard Hotel: Doubel Tree / Crowne Plaza Silicon Valley or similar
San Francisco - Modesto (78 miles)
Today we will tour the city of San Francisco, CA. Stops on our tour include the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf, and Palace of Fine Art. In the afternoon, guests will take a Extensive San Francisco Tour that visits even more locations. Overnight in Modesto.
More»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!«Less
More»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.«Less
More»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.«Less
More»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.«Less
More»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.«Less
More»San Francisco's incredibly famous Chinatown neighborhood in the oldest Chinatown in North America and the largest Chinese community outside of Asia. Established in 1848, this once-small enclave has grown to over 100,000 residents and draws tons of tourists annually.«Less
More»The San Francisco Bay is almost as famous as the city itself. Guests on these boat tours can expect to see not just landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge, but also the mysterious Angel Island, home of Alcatraz.«Less
Admission (Optional): Adult $30; Child (3-12 yrs) $20|Opening Hours: Closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day
More»This in-depth tour of the city allows guests time at more of the famous Bay Area sights! See Saint Mary Church, Cliff House, Twin Peaks, San Francisco City Hall, and more!«Less
In the morning, head south to Yosemite National Park through miles of vineyards,orchards,and fertile farmland of California. Enter Yosemite
National Park to view the highest waterfall in
California.Yosemite Falls, El Capitan Rock,
and Tunnel View. Return to Los Angeles in the
More»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. (Yosemite will be replaced by Monterey Bay 17 Miles Drive during winter time: 12/14/2013 - 3/1/2014).«Less
17-Mile Drive is substitute for Yosemite when weather doesn't permit during winter season ( from 12/17 to 2/28), and the mandatory fee is $5.
Admission (Mandatory): Adult $10; Child $10
More»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.«Less
More»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.«Less
More»This 145-mile-long river flows from the Sierra Nevada down into California's Central Valley. Visitors to Yosemite National Park can hike along the river's banks or even go for a whitewater rafting trip down its rapids.«Less
More»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.«Less
More»One of Yosemite National Park's most popular outlooks, the Tunnel View near the Wawona Tunnel is often the first look at some of the famous formations visitors get. The site was renovated and re-dedicated in October of 2008.«Less
More»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.«Less
Airport Pickup International flights must land before 5:00am; domestic flights before 6:30am. Guests should meet at 7:00am at the LAX Terminal 2A Canada baggage claim area.
Airport Dropoff: Airport dropoff is not included in the tour price. Guests can be dropped off at LAX on the last day for a fee of $100 per group. Guests who choose to be dropped off should book flights to depart after 9:30pm.
Local Drop off: The tour can drop off at the local drop off locations in and around LA at no additional cost. The locations are mentioned in the Book Now section under "Drop off"details.
2 nights hotel accommodation
All domestic ground transportation via air-conditioned vehicle
Bi- or multi-lingual tour guide : semi-guided tour
San Francisco, CA
Extensive San Francisco Tour (Mandatory)
$39 (3-12 yrs)
San Francisco Bay Cruise (Optional)
$20 (3-12 yrs)
San Simeon, CA
Hearst Castle (Optional)
$13 (3-12 yrs)
Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park (Mandatory)
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.
Airport dropoff on the last day
Air fares between your city and the departure city
A mandatory service fees to the driver and tour guide (min. $8/passenger/day).
Personal room fees such as laundry or valet services, telephone calls, or alcoholic beverages/mini bar items, unless they are otherwise specified.
All meals and drinks during the trip (tour guides will select the restaurants.
All other private expenses.
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.
Child Rate: Child rates apply to ages 3-8. Infant under 2 years
old is free of charge. Each hotel room can only accommodate a maximum 4
guests (adults and children).
Hotel rooms: Each hotel room can accommodate no more than 4 guests (adults or children), and existing bedding must be used
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Regardless of reason, cancellations result in costly charges from our travel and hotel providers covering penalties and fees incurred by canceling confirmed and pending bookings. Therefore, cancellation penalties and or fees will apply. Time of cancellation will be determined when notice is received and confirmed by our office. Notice of cancellation must be made directly to Taketours by email or through web mail at Contact Us .
Cancellation penalties per person
(Notification day and departure day are not counted)
15-30 days prior to departure - 10% 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.
NOTE: We cannot grant any refunds more than 30 days after completion of tour.
We constantly strives to improve tour itineraries and features. If such improvements can be made, or unforeseen circumstances beyond our control make changes necessary - we reserve the right to vary itineraries and to substitute hotels. At certain peak periods duplicate departures may operate, and sometimes in reverse order in which case hotels may vary from those stated on the itinerary pages.
We reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule any tour departure in accordance with operating requirements or circumstances beyond its control. If cancellation is made any time prior to departure* of the tour, Taketours' only liability will be to refund to the passenger the amount it has received for the tour booking. We will try to re-book the same or similar tour.. Please note that we are not liable for any cancellation penalties incurred on any other travel arrangements including air tickets purchased separately from customers.
We are not responsible for any other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations.
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For the tours more than 3 days, the seats are rotated by your tour guide everyday so that everyone has the chance to sit front, middle, and back of the bus. We can make special arrangement if you can produce doctor's note etc.
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