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3-Day San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Solvang and Monterey Tour from Los Angeles

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Duration:
3 Days 2 Nights

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Highlights: Visit San Francisco (Fisherman's Wharf, Golden Gate Bridge, Lombard Street, Palace of Fine Art, San Francisco Bay Cruise), Monterey (17-Mile Drive, Monterey Bay, Monterey Bay Aquarium), Santa Barbara, Solvang (Denmark Village), Santa Cruz (Roaring Camp Steam Train), Berkeley (UC Berkeley). Inclusions: 2 nights hotel accommodations, All domestic ground transportation

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3 Departure: Find Closest Pickup
 6:45am La Quinta Inn & Suite - Hotel Guest Only - Pomona
 7:00am Park Inn By Radisson - Hotel Guest Only- Covina, CA
 7:00am 18880 E.Gale Ave - Rowland Heights, CA
 7:00am Days Inn Fountain Valley - Fountain Valley
 7:15am La Quinta Inn & Suite - Hotel Guest Only - Pomona
 7:15am Pacific Palm Resort - Hotel Guest Only - La Puente, CA
 7:15am 17900 Jamboree Rd - Irvine, CA
 7:15am Hilton Hotel - Hotel Guest Only - San Gabriel, CA
 7:15am Best Western - Hotel Guest Only - Covina
 7:15am Holidays Inn La Mirada - Hotel Guest Only - La Mirada, CA
 7:15am Golden West Ave - Arcadia, CA
 7:30am Pioneer Blvd - Artesia, CA
 7:30am 3633 Rosemead Blvd - Rosemead, CA
 7:45am Holiday Inn - Hotel Guest Only - Diamond Bar
 7:45am The Hotel Fullerton - Hotel Guest Only - Fullerton, CA
 8:00am 222 W Houston Ave - Fullerton, CA
 8:00am 9488 Valley Blvd - Rosemead, CA
 8:45am 600 N Broadway - Los Angeles, CA
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  • Post-tour: If you extend the hotel after the tour ends, the tour can only drop off at the places listed on the tour itinerary page. Please note hotels under "view more" option don't apply this policy. You need make your own transportation to hotel after tour ends.
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I want say special thanks to wonderful tour guide (kevin) about making amazing travel to san francisco.
Everything was good. I enjoyed the trip really well. My only concern is you should be organized in seating arrangements in the bus. Make it so your tour guide can tell the guests to sit in the same sp... More>>
My friends and I had this tour last November 13, 2015 to November 15, 2015. We enjoyed the tour. The tour guide and bus driver are nice. Everything was explained/translated in English. The hotel we st... More>>

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    Pricing Policy

    • Buy 2 get 3rd discounted (3 or 4 pax sharing one room): (1) Cancellation of discounted passenger must be made at least 3 days before departure. (2) No-show (or late cancellation) of discounted passenger incurs $119 penalty fee for the reserved bus seat.
    • 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

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

    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.

    More» "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. «Less

    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

    • Always Visit
      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
    Standard Hotel: Red Lion Oakland, Crowne Plaza Union City, Holiday Inn San Jose, Courtyard Marriott Fremont or Similar
    Day 2

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

    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, 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.

    • Always Visit
      More» 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. «Less
      Admission (Mandatory): Adult $5; Child $5

    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

    • Always Visit
      More» 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. «Less
      Admission (Mandatory): Adult $15; Child $15|Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 10:00am - 6:00pm
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      More» 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! «Less
      Admission (Optional): Adult $35; Child $35|Duration: Approx. 3 Hours
    • Always Visit
      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
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      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
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      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
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      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
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      More» 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. «Less
      Admission (Optional): Adult $38; Adult (60 mins) $30; Child (5-12 yrs) $26; Child (5-12 yrs, 60 mins) $20|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes
    Standard Hotel: Quality Inn Marina, Red Lion Oakland, Crowne Plaza Union City, Courtyard Marriott Fremont
    Day 3

    San Francisco - Santa Cruz - Monterey - Los Angeles (419 miles)

    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.

    • Always Visit
      More» 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. «Less
      Admission (Optional): Adult $31; Child (2-12 yrs) $25

    More» 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. «Less

    • Always Visit
      More» 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. «Less
    • Always Visit
      More» 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. «Less
    • Always Visit
      More» 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. «Less
      Admission (Optional): Adult $40; Child (3-12 yrs) $25|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 20 Minutes
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    • Departure & Return

    Location Address Map Departure Return
    Pomona, CA 3200 W Temple Ave, Pomona, CA 91768 (La Quinta Inn & Suite Pomona - Hotel Guest Only) map link 6:45am 8:30pm
    Covina, CA 1211 E Garvey St, Covina, CA 91724 (Park Inn By Radisson - Hotel Guest Only- Covina, CA) map link 7:00am 8:30pm
    Rowland Heights, CA 18880 E.Gale Ave, Rowland Heights, CA 91748 (Best Western Hotel - Rowland Heights, CA) map link 7:00am 8:30pm
    Fountain Valley, CA 9125 Recreation Circle, Fountain Valley, CA 92708 (Days Inn Fountain Valley Parking Lot - Fountain Valley) map link 7:00am 8:30pm
    Pomona, CA 3200 W Temple Ave, Pomona, CA 91768 (La Quinta Inn & Suite Pomona - Hotel Guest Only) map link 7:15am no stop
    La Puente, CA 1 Industry Hills Pkwy, La Puente, CA 91744 (Pacific Palm Resort - Hotel Guest Only) map link 7:15am 8:00pm
    Irvine, CA 17900 Jamboree Rd, Irvine, CA 92614 (Hotel Irvine - Irvine, CA) map link 7:15am 8:00pm
    San Gabriel, CA 225 West Valley Boulevard, San Gabriel, CA 91776 (Hilton Hotel - Hotel Guest Only) map link 7:15am 8:00pm
    West Covina, CA 3275 E Garvey Ave N, West Covina, CA 91791 (Best Western Covina - Hotel Guest Only) map link 7:15am 8:00pm
    La Mirada, CA 14299 Firestone Blvd, La Mirada, CA 90638 (Holidays Inn La Mirada - Hotel Guest Only) map link 7:15am 8:00pm
    Arcadia, CA 1300 S Golden West Ave, Arcadia, CA 91007 (99 Ranch Market - Arcadia, CA) map link 7:15am 8:30pm
    Artesia, CA 17713 Pioneer Blvd, Artesia, CA 90701 (99 Ranch Market Cerritos - Artesia, CA) map link 7:30am 8:30pm
    Rosemead, CA 3633 Rosemead Blvd, Rosemead, CA 91770 (Bokai Garden Hotel Rosemead - Rosemead, CA) map link 7:30am 8:00pm
    Diamond Bar, CA 21725 E. Gateway Center Dr, Diamond Bar, CA 91765 (Holiday Inn Diamond Bar - Hotel Guest Only) map link 7:45am no stop
    Fullerton, CA 1500 S Raymond Ave, Fullerton, CA 92831 (The Hotel Fullerton - Hotel Guest Only) map link 7:45am 7:30pm
    Fullerton, CA 222 W Houston Ave, Fullerton, CA 92832 (Howard Johnson Inn - Fullerton, CA) map link 8:00am 7:30pm
    Rosemead, CA 9488 Valley Blvd, Rosemead, CA 91770 (Quality Inn Rosemead - Rosemead, CA) map link 8:00am 7:30pm
    Los Angeles, CA 600 N Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90012 (Chinatown Senior Citizen Center - Los Angeles, CA) map link 8:45am 7:00pm

    *Return time is an estimate and varies based on traffic and weather conditions.

    • Los Angeles Departure: Some pick up hotels are only available for the hotel guests who book the pre hotel with the same tour operator.
    • LA Hotel Guest Pickup Policy: Guests who choose the pickup location "Hotel Guest Only" need to book at least one night at the hotel prior to the beginning of the tour to be eligible for this option. If you do not have a reservation at the hotel, please choose an alternative pickup option.
    • Price Includes

    • 2 nights hotel accommodations
    • All domestic ground transportation
    • Tour guide Level 2: semi-guided tour
    • All taxes and fees included
    • Price Excludes

    • Admission Fees:
      Destination Adult Child
      Berkeley, CA
      UC Berkeley (Mandatory) $5 $5
      Monterey, CA
      Monterey Bay Aquarium (Optional) $40 $25 (3-12 yrs)
      San Francisco, CA
      Cable Cars (Mandatory) $15 $15
      Extensive San Francisco Tour (Optional) $35 $35
      San Francisco Bay Cruise (Optional)
      $38
      $30 (60 mins)
      $26 (5-12 yrs)
      $20 (5-12 yrs, 60 mins)
      Santa Cruz
      Roaring Camp Steam Train (Optional) $31 $25 (2-12 yrs)
      • 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.
    • Mandatory Fee: Admission Fee for UC Berkeley and Cable Cars $20 per person will be collected by Guides on the Tour.
    • 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

    • If the guests choose free day in day two, need to pay 30$/person.
    • 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.
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    • All purchases are subject to re-confirmation within 2-3 business days after booking.
    • Standard Cancellation and Refund policy (please read before booking)
    • 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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