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2-Day 17 Miles Scenic Drive, Roaring Camp and Steam Train Tour from San Francisco

Tour Code: 058-1042   
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San Francisco, CA; Oakland, CA
2 Days 1 Night

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2. Receive 3% off when you book 3+ multi-day tours with minimum order total of $500 at once. Not valid in conjunction with any other discounts or pricing offers.

Highlights: Visit Santa Cruz, Monterey, Gilroy. Inclusions: 1 night hotel accommodations, All domestic ground transportation via air-conditioned vehicle

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4 Departure: Find Closest Pickup
 7:00am Oakland, CA
 7:45am San Francisco, CA
 8:00am Red Roof Inn SFO Airport
 9:00am Cupertino, CA
 9:30am Milpitas, 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)
    Adult Child
    (Age 2-12)
    $228 $188 $158 $118 $158 $118 $50
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    • 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.
    Day 1

    San Francisco - Monterey - Carmel - San Jose (197 miles)

    Today we will leave San Francisco and make the 17-Mile Drive along Monterey Bay to the town of Monterey, CA. There, we will visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium and the nearby village of Carmel, CA. We will spend the night in the San Jose area.

    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» 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 $33; Child (2-12 yrs) $25; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $30|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour
    Standard Hotel: Best Western Grosvenor, Red Roof Inn, Radisson Hotel SF Airport Bay Front or similar
    Day 2

    Santa Cruz - Gilroy - San Francisco (119 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, and much more! It's the perfect place to buy gifts for you and your friends & family.
    After the tour, we will transfer you to the San Francisco airport.
    ** Please arrange your air-ticket departure from San Francisco (SFO) airport after 9pm.

    • 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 $27; Child (2-12 yrs) $20

    • 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
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    • Departure & Return

    Location Address Map Departure Return
    Oakland, CA 441 9th St., Oakland, CA 94607 (Angel Feet Reflexology‎) map link 7:00am 7:30pm
    San Francisco, CA 391 Sutter St., San Francisco, CA 94108 (Starbucks Coffee) map link 7:45am 7:00pm
    Burlingame, CA 777 Airport Blvd, Burlingame, CA 94010 (Red Roof Inn SFO Airport) map link 8:00am 6:30pm
    Cupertino, CA 10122 Bandley Dr, Cupertino, CA 95014 (Marina Food Supermarket) map link 9:00am 6:15pm
    Milpitas, CA 668 Barber Ln, Milpitas, CA 95035 (Ulferts Center) map link 9:30am 6:15pm
    • There will be no drop off at the airport. Please make your own arrangements from the local drop off to the Airport.
    • Return Flight Arrangement: Please arrange your flight departing from SFO after 9:00pm.
    • Price Includes

    • 1 night hotel accommodations
    • All domestic ground transportation via air-conditioned vehicle
    • Bi- or multi-lingual tour (Level 2: Semi-Guided Tour)
    • Tax included
    • Price Excludes

    • Admission Fees:
      Destination Adult Child Senior
      Monterey, CA
      Monterey Bay Aquarium (Optional) $33 $25 (2-12 yrs) $30 (Over 65 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.
    • 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.
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    Booking changes
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    Cancellations and Alteration fees
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    • Cancellations received up to 7 days prior to departure will incur a penalty of $50 per person.
    • Cancellations received within 4-6 days of departure will incur a penalty of $100 per person.
    • Cancellations received within 3 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
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