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3-Day Yosemite, Hearst Castle Tour from San Francisco with Airport Transfers

Tour Code: 058-525   
Mon, Fri (Feb 29 - Nov 21), 11/23/2016
Depart from:
San Francisco, CA; Burlingame, CA
3 Days 2 Nights

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Highlights: Visit San Francisco, Yosemite National Park, San Simeon. Inclusions: 2 nights hotel accommodations, All domestic ground transportation via air-conditioned vehicle

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6 Do you need to extend hotel stay? Read more
Pre-tour: If you arrive before the tour's starting date, you may take shuttle to self check-in the hotel. Our tour guide will pick you up from the hotel on the tour departure day. The airport hotel suggested has complimentary shuttle service 24 hours

Post-tour: If you extend the hotel after the tour ends, the tour will transfer you to the hotel. The airport hotel uggested has complimentary shuttle service 24 hours

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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 2-9)
    Adult Child
    (Age 2-9)
    $508 $398 $158 $158 $288 $288 $75
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    Pricing Policy

    Buy 2 Get 3rd Discounted details:
    • Price have been adjusted to reflect the discount
    • Cancellation of 3rd discounted passenger must be made at least 3 days before departure.
    • No-show (or late cancellation) of 3rd discounted passenger incurs $288 fee for the reserved bus seat.
    Discounts may not available during special events and holidays.
  • 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. 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.
  • Day 1

    San Francisco

    Guests should book flights that will arrive at the San Francisco airport before 11:00am if they would like to join an optional city tour that visits the Civic Center, Twin Peaks, Golden Gate Park, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Palace of Fine Arts, Fisherman's Wharf, Market Street, and Chinatown. Those who arrive after 11:00am will not be able to go on this sightseeing tour.

    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» 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» 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» Golden Gate Park is the fifth most-visited park in the United States and is actually 20% larger than New York's Central Park. This San Francisco landmark stretched from the waterfront over three miles into the city itself. «Less
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      More» The Civic Center area is the center of government in San Francisco. Its features two large plazas, and its main attraction is the San Francisco City Hall. The Hall has a recognizable gold-outlined dome, the fifth-largest in the world. «Less
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      More» San Francisco's Twin Peaks are two prominent hills near the center of the city. Each one stands at about 922 feet tall, and they offer amazing views of the Bay Area all the way down to the water. «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» 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
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      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
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      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
    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 - Yosemite National Park - Fresno (310 miles)

    We will depart from San Francisco and drive to Yosemite National Park, one of the most famous scenic spots in the United States. Here, we will get to see Tunnel View, Bridal Veil Falls, El Capitan, the Merced River, Yosemite Falls, and Half Dome. We will spend the night in Fresno.

    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. «Less

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      More» This is one of Yosemite's most popular outlooks, often the first landmark that visitors come to. INear, Wawona Tunnel, it was renovated in 2008. «Less
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      More» Bridal Veil Falls are one of Yosemite's most famous geological formations, a 617-foot waterfall that flows all year round. When the wind blows strongly enough, the waterfall appears to be falling sideways. «Less
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      More» El Capitan is the largest granite monolith in the world, rising about 3,000 feet above the ground, featuring notoriously difficult climbing routes that even the most experienced climbers find challenging. «Less
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      More» Running from the Sierra Nevada to Central Valley in California, the Merced River cuts through Yosemite National Park, and offers visitors excellent hiking trails along its banks or whitewater rafting trips through its rapids. «Less
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      More» This breathtaking system of waterfall is the tallest in North America at roughly 2,425 feet, and one of Yosemite National Parks most popular attractions. It is divided into three sections: the Upper Falls, Middle Cascades, and Lower Falls. «Less
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      More» The Half Dome is known the world over as a challenging and rewarding hiking and mountain climbing location. It is an iconic image of Yosemite. Visitors hoping to reach the summit should come prepared for an arduous trek. «Less
    Standard Hotel: Park Inn by Radisson Fresno/Holiday Inn Fresno Airport or similar
    Day 3

    Fresno - San Simeon - Bay Area (309 miles)

    Visit Hearst Castle in San Simeon, once the home of the media mogul William Randolph Hearst. The construction of the castle began in 1920 and was not yet completed when Hearst passed away in 1951. This castle, with its private zoo and celebrated antiques, occupies an area of 137 acres. In 1958, Hearst's children donated the castle to the state of California, and it became a public treasure.
    Then return back to Bay Area.

    • Always Visit
      More» Hearst Castle is a mansion located on the central coast of California that is a National Historic Landmark. Built in 1919 for William Randolph Hearst, the mansion is more than 90,000 square feet in area. «Less
      Admission (Included): Adult $25; Adult (First and Second Person) Free; Child (Under 12 yrs) $12|Opening Hours: May - Sep 8:00am - 6:00pm, Oct - Feb 9:00am - 5:00pm
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    • Departure & Return

    Location Address Map Departure Return
    Burlingame, CA 777 Airport Blvd, Burlingame, CA 94010 (Red Roof Inn SFO Airport - Burlingame, CA) map link 8:50am no stop
    San Francisco, CA 391 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94108 (Starbucks Coffee at the intersection of Sutter St. and Stockton - San Francisco, CA) map link 10:00am no stop
    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.

    • If you don't need airport pick up service, please meet us at the location mentioned above.
    • San Francisco Airport (SFO) Pick-up:
      • Please arrange your arrival time to SFO before 11:00am, for all customers joining the SF City Tour at the same day. Any arrival after 11am, the city tour will be considered voluntary forfeit and no refunds will be given.
      • Domestic flights and flights from Canada with AA or Virgin America - From Baggage Claim area, please exit the building and turn right, walk 50 meters to "COURTYARD # 3".
      • Domestic flights and flights from Canada with UA - From Baggage Claim area, please exit the building and turn right, walk 50 meters to "COURTYARD # 4".
      • Domestic flights and flights from Canada with all other airlines - From baggage claim area, please exit the building and turn left, then walk 50 meters to "COURTYARD # 1".
      • Domestic flights with Jet Blue - From Baggage Claim area, take the elevator to the 1st floor. Exit the elevator to "COURTYARD # A".
      • International flights - Exit the U.S. Customs area and turn left, take the elevator to the 1st floor at the end of the walkway. Exit the elevator to "COURTYARD # A"

    • Return Flight Arrangement:
      • Domestic flight: Please arrange your air-ticket departure from SFO after 9:00pm.
      • International flight: Please arrange your air-ticket departure from SFO after 11:00pm.
    • Price Includes

    • Admission fee to Hearst Castle
    • 2 nights hotel accommodations
    • All domestic ground transportation via air-conditioned vehicle
    • Bi-lingual or multi-lingual tour guide Level 3: fully-guided tour
    • Tax included
    • Price Excludes

    • Admission Fees:
      Destination Adult Child
      San Francisco, CA
      San Francisco Bay Cruise (Optional) $28 $20 (5-17 yrs)
      San Simeon, CA
      Hearst Castle (Included)
      Free (First and Second Person)
      $12 (Under 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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    The purchase of any travel services represents your acceptance Terms & Conditions set out herein. Please ensure that you read carefully and understand these Terms & Conditions prior to booking.

    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
    We reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule any tour departure in accordance with operating requirements (e.g. minimum number of passengers) 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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