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4-Day San Francisco, 17 Miles Scenic Drive Tour from Los Angeles

Tour Code: 258-2273   
Mon, Tue, Fri, Sun(Before Mar31); Daily( from April 1)
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Los Angeles, CA; El Monte, CA
4 Days 3 Nights

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Highlights: Visit 17 Miles and Roaring Camp. See California's towering coastal redwood forests from the historic Roaring Camp Railroads. Inclusions: 3 nights hotel accommodations, All domestic ground transportation via air-conditioned vehicle

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5 Departure: Find Closest Pickup
 8:00am Holiday Inn Select - La Mirada, CA
 8:45am 11747 Valley Blvd - El Monte, CA
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    Price In USD (Price per person based on double occupancy)
    Single Double(/person) Third Person Fourth Person Infant
    (Age under 2)
    Adult Child
    (Age 2-12 yrs)
    Adult Child
    (Age 2-12 yrs)
    $628 $448 $188 $188 $328 $328 $100
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    Pricing Policy

      • Children policy: Child rates apply to those who are 2-9 years and sharing one room with at least 2 adults. Please note each hotel room can only accommodate 4 guests (adults or children regardless of age).
        3rd person, 4th person or child must share with the 1st & 2nd travelers in the same room (2 double beds). Extra beds, extra items and services (such as extra toiletries and towels) will not be provided.
      • Infant Rate: A separate seat is required for infants and infant rate ($25/day) apply to those under 2 years old (*rate does not include any admission fees)
      • Hotel rooms are typically designed and equipped for two travelers. They usually feature a queen- or king-sized bed or two double beds, which are meant to provide adequate comfort for two travelers.
    • Hotel rooms are typically designed and equipped for two travelers. They usually feature a queen- or king-sized bed or two double beds, which are meant to provide adequate comfort for two travelers. And if your tour overnight at Los Angeles or Las Vegas, please book it at least 3 days before departure, or you'll pay the addtional resort fees and have no group discount.
    Monday, Friday Departure
    1: Los Angeles / San Francisco
    2: San Francisco / Monterey / 17 Miles Drive / Carmel
    3: Santa Cruz Wharf / Roaring Camp, Steam Train / Gilroy Outlet / San Francisco
    4: San Francisco city tour / Transfer out (7pm or later)
    Sunday Departure
    1: Los Angeles / San Francisco
    2: San Francisco City Tour
    3: San Francisco / Monterey / 17 Miles Drive / Carmel
    4: Santa Cruz Wharf / Roaring Camp, Steam Train / Gilroy Outlet /Transfer out (9pm or later)
    Tuesday Departure
    1: Los Angeles / San Francisco
    2: Santa Cruz Wharf / Roaring Camp, Steam Train / Gilroy
    3: Monterey / 17 Miles Drive / Carmel
    4: San Francisco city tour / Transfer out (7pm or later)
    Day 1

    Los Angeles - San Francisco (395 miles)

    Head north to San Francisco, stop by the newest outlet mall in Southern California - the outlets at Tejon Ranch, 320,000-sq.-ft. center with more than 70 well-known retailers, it's the perfect place to buy gifts for yourself or for friends and family. We will travel back to bay area in the afternoon.

    • Always Visit
      More» These outlet malls, north of Los Angeles, is wonderful place to find discount prices from some of the biggest names in retail, such as Aeropostale, Fossil, H&M, J. Crew, Polo Ralph Lauren, and much more! «Less
      Opening Hours: 10:00am - 8:00pm
    Standard Hotel: Red Roof Inn SFO or similar
    Deluxe Hotel: Hilton SFO/Double tree by Hilton hotel SFO/Hilton Garden Inn SFO/Hilton San Francisco Union Square
    Day 2

    San Francisco - Monterey - Carmel - San Francisco (178 miles)

    Experience the beauty of the California coastline while driving through 17 Miles Scenic Drive. Views of Seal Rock, the majestic Cypress Point, Pebble Beach, Fisherman's Warf, and the small charming town of Carmel highlight this area. Browse along the streets of Carmel and enjoy some of the best specialty shops and art galleries that Carmel has to offer. Visit the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium. Inside the aquarium learn about the great canyon that lies inside Monterey Bay. It is one of the deepest underwater canyons along the continental United States.

    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

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      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
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      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 $36; Child (2-12 yrs) $28; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $33|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour
    Standard Hotel: Red Roof Inn SFO or similar
    Deluxe Hotel: Hilton SFO/Double tree by Hilton hotel SFO/Hilton Garden Inn SFO/Hilton San Francisco Union Square
    Day 3

    San Francisco - Santa Cruz - Gilroy - San Francisco (171 miles)

    Motor high to Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz is located on the northern edge of the Monterey Bay, about 72 miles south of San Francisco. It is known for its moderate climate, the natural beauty of its coastline and redwood forests. The Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf is the longest pier on the West Coast, offers the best in seaside shopping, dining and recreation. You'll find everything from handmade arts & crafts to beach apparel, outdoor fresh fish markets to fine dining.
    We will continue to visit Bear Mountain area and stop by visiting Roaring Camp, you can stroll around the Redwood Trees and take a one hour steam train tour (admission excluded) inside the park. Your wonderful forest trip starts by riding this 19th century steam train. It is a journey back to another of the time.
    Next, visit California's largest designer clothes factory outlet - The Gilroy Premium Outlets, where every day a large number of foreign tourists come visit. The Gilroy Premium Outlets covers a very large area, with a total of A, B, C, D, four main shopping areas; which have more than 100 major sporting goods shops, casual clothing, designer fashion, children's clothing, leather goods, an much more! It's the perfect place to buy gifts for you and your friends & family.

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      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 $27; Child (2-12 yrs) $20

    More» Gilroy is the southernmost city in Santa Clara County, California. Gilroy is well known for its garlic crop and for the annual Gilroy Garlic Festival, featuring various garlicky foods, including garlic ice cream. «Less

    • Always Visit
      More» The Gilroy Premium Outlets in Gilroy, California offer designer wares at bargain prices. Stores at the outdoor complex include Hugo Boss, Polo Ralph Lauren, Eddie Bauer, Brooks Brothers, Anne Taylor, Banana Republic, and many more, with more to come. «Less
    Standard Hotel: Red Roof Inn SFO or similar
    Deluxe Hotel: Hilton SFO/Double tree by Hilton hotel SFO/Hilton Garden Inn SFO/Hilton San Francisco Union Square
    Day 4

    San Francisco City Tour - Transfer out

    Discover America's most picturesque and culturally diverse city - San Francisco. Highlights include: Civic Center, Twin Peaks, Golden Gate Park, Golden Gate Bridge, Palace of Fine Arts, Fisherman's Wharf, Market Street and Chinatown. After the tour, we will transfer you to San Francisco airport.

    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's center of government, the Civic Center is comprised of two large plazas and City Hall, which is recognizable because of it's gilded dome rooftop. The Center also features the San Francisco Library and the Asian Art Museum. «Less
    • Always Visit
      More» The Twin Peaks of San Francisco - Eureka and Noe - are two tall hills near the city's center, each roughly 922 feet tall, that offer stunning views of this beautiful city and the surrounding Bay Area. «Less
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      More» The fifth most-visited park in the US, San Francisco's Golden Gate Park stretches three miles from the waterfront into the city center, and is a perfect spot to relax after exploring this beautiful city. «Less
    • Always Visit
      More» You would be hard-pressed to name a more iconic bridge than San Francisco's Golden Gate, which connects the city to the peninsula north across the water. This massive suspension bridge is a red-orange symbol of California. «Less
    • Always Visit
      More» With its plethora of shops, museums, restaurants, and so much more, it is no wonder why this San Francisco neighborhood has become a popular tourist destination, complete with a wax museum, and aquarium, and Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum. «Less
    • Always Visit
      More» Market Street is an important major road in San Francisco, and has been the location of many important events in the city, usually parades. It has been compared to New York City's Broadway in terms of importance and effect. «Less
    • Always Visit
      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
    • Always Visit
      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
    • Always Available
      More» Take a boat ride around one of the most famous and historical bays in the United States, the famous San Francisco Bay. Guests can enjoy the scenic views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Angel Island. «Less
      Admission (Optional): Adult $28; Child (5-17 yrs) $20|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour
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    • Departure & Return

    Location Address Map Departure Return
    La Mirada, CA 14299 Firestone Blvd, La Mirada, CA 90638 (Holiday Inn Select - La Mirada, CA) map link 8:00am no stop
    El Monte, CA 11747 Valley Blvd, El Monte, CA 91732 (El Monte, CA) map link 8:45am no stop
    San Francisco, CA San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco, CA 94128 (San Francisco International Airport - San Francisco, CA) map link no stop 5:00pm
    San Francisco, CA San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco, CA 94128 (San Francisco International Airport - San Francisco, CA) map link no stop 7:00pm

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

    Return Flight Arrangement:
    • For Mon, Tue & Fri Departure, please arrange your flight departing from SFO after 7:00pm.
    • For Sun Departure, please arrange your flight departing from SFO after 9:00pm.
    • Price Includes

    • 3 nights hotel accommodations
    • All domestic ground transportation via air-conditioned vehicle
    • SFO one way transfer out
    • Bi-lingual or multi-lingual tour guide Level 3: fully-guided tour
    • Tax included
    • Price Excludes

    • Admission Fees:
      Destination Adult Child Senior
      Monterey, CA
      Monterey Bay Aquarium (Optional) $36 $28 (2-12 yrs) $33 (Over 65 yrs)
      San Francisco, CA
      San Francisco Bay Cruise (Optional) $28 $20 (5-17 yrs) /
      Santa Cruz
      Roaring Camp Steam Train (Optional) $27 $20 (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.
    • Air fares.
    • All meals and drinks during the trip, although eating arrangements will be made by the tour guide.
    • A mandatory service fees: A total of $7 / day / person should be paid in cash to tour guide and the bus driver as a service fee. Any child / Infant reserving a seat will have to pay the service fees as well. Ex: 2 people taking a 2-day tour would pay: $7 x 2 (seats) x 2 (days) = $28.
    • 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

    • 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.
    • Airport Transfers: Children who are under 8 years old MUST be in a car seat according to California state law. Please enter your child age in the 'Child Age (if any)' field.
    • No smoking is allowed in the hotel rooms at any time. Failure to comply will result in a $300.00 fine payable immediately and charged by Hotel.
    • Policies


    • 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.


    • You will receive an confirmation email (e-ticket) after your order was received. Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Email (e-ticket). When you reserve your attractions and services you will be asked to print e-tickets to present when you arrive at your destination. You must print the e-tickets and take them along on your trip; they are your proof of purchase.

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    Booking changes
    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 may be treated as a cancellation, and normal cancellation fees will apply. No change in pick-up location is allowed within 2 business days from departure. We are not responsible for the missed tour due to unconfirmed change in pick up locations.

    Cancellations and Alteration fees
    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 through web mail at Contact Us. Your refund request will be answered and processed promptly. If you do not receive any reply within 2 business days, that means your request is not received successfully; thus, the tour status remains "confirmed". Please contact us immediately at 617.354.2101.
    (Notification day and departure day are not counted)

    • Cancellations received up to 31 days prior to departure will incur a penalty of $100 per person.
    • Cancellations received within 22-30 days of departure will incur a penalty of $300 per person.
    • Cancellations received within 21 days of departure will incur a penalty of 100% of total purchase amount.
    • Unused features are non-refundable. No shows forfeit entire payment.

      We cannot grant refunds more than 30 days after completion of tour.
      There is 6% handling fee of refund amount add-on to the above penalties.

    Itinerary Variations
    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.

    Tour Cancellation
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    We are not responsible for any other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations.

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