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

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

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3 Departure: Find Closest Pickup
 7:00am 17900 Jamboree Rd - Irvine, CA
 7:00am Days Inn Fountain Valley - Fountain Valley
 7:10am Holidays Inn La Mirada - Hotel Guest Only - La Mirada, CA
 7:15am Holiday Inn - Hotel Guest Only - Diamond Bar
 7:15am La Quinta Inn & Suite - Hotel Guest Only - Pomona
 7:15am Hilton Hotel - Hotel Guest Only - San Gabriel, CA
 7:15am Lincoln Ave - Monterey Park, CA
 7:15am Golden West Ave - Arcadia, CA
 7:30am The Hotel Fullerton - Hotel Guest Only - Fullerton, CA
 7:30am 18880 E.Gale Ave - Rowland Heights, CA
 7:30am 3633 Rosemead Blvd - Rosemead, CA
 7:40am 222 W Houston Ave - Fullerton, CA
 7:45am 9488 Valley Blvd - Rosemead, CA
 7:45am Vanllee Resort and Suites Covina - Hotel Guest Only- Covina, CA
 8:00am Pacific Palm Resort - Hotel Guest Only - La Puente, CA
 8:00am 9920 Valley Blvd - El Monte, 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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Overall a good experience. The Tour Guide, "Summer", was excellent. Driver was OK. Hotels were nice. The refreshment stops were too Chinese oriented and we had a hard time finding regular ... More>>
Really an excellent tour ! The guide, Bevan Li, was great! Superb accommodation and transport. One coffee break each in the morning (10.30 am) and the afternoon ( 3.00 pm ) should be provided.
I Recommended this tour :)

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    Pricing Policy

    • Buy 2 get 3rd Discounted (3 or 4 pax sharing one room): (1) Cancellation of discounted-fare passenger must be made at least 3 days before departure. (2) No-show (or cancellation made within 3 days before departure) of discounted passenger incurs $100 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 (420 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. Next, we travel to the Icon of America's High-Tech Sectors - Silicon Valley and visit the newly opened Apple Park, "spaceship" campus at a cost of 5 billion dollars. The visitor center features the best view of Apple Park and a store serves apple branded merchandise. Stay overnight in Bay Area.
    • Santa Barbara, CA

      "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.
    • Solvang, CA

      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"

      Denmark Village

      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.
    • San Francisco, CA

      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!

      Apple Park

      Apple park, conceived by Steve Jobs, is the corporate headquarters of Apple Inc. It has a nickname of spaceship for its circular design and extreme scale.

      Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 9:00am - 7:00pm, Sat 10:00am - 7:00pm, Sun 11:00am - 6:00pm

    Standard Hotel: Oakland Airport Executive Hotel, 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, Madame Tussauds San Francisco or San Francisco Exploratorium, 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.
    • Berkeley, CA

      City of Berkeley, referred to as Berkeley for short, it's a hilly city on the east coast of the San Francisco bay area. Affiliated to the Alameda County, Berkeley is home to UC Berkeley, which is the world's most famous institutions of higher learning.

      UC Berkeley

      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.

      Admission (Mandatory): Adult $5; Child $5

    • San Francisco, CA

      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!

      Cable Cars

      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.

      During the peak time, it require a minimum number of participants to avoid cancellation.

      Admission (Mandatory): Adult $15; Child $15|Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 10:00am - 6:00pm

      Extensive San Francisco Tour

      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!

      Admission (Optional): Adult $35; Child $35|Duration: Approx. 3 Hours

      Golden Gate Bridge

      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.

      Palace of Fine Art

      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.

      Lombard Street

      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.

      Fisherman's Wharf

      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.

      San Francisco Bay Cruise

      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.

      Admission (Optional): Adult $40; Child (5-12 yrs) $30; 90 mins|Opening Hours: Closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Standard Hotel: Quality Inn Marina, Oakland Airport Executive Hotel, Crowne Plaza Union City, Courtyard Marriott Fremont
    Day 3

    San Francisco - Monterey - Los Angeles (356 miles)

    We will depart from the hotel today and 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.
    • Monterey, CA

      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.

      17-Mile Drive

      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.

      Admission (Mandatory): Adult $5; Child $5

      Monterey Bay

      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.

      Monterey Bay Aquarium

      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.

      Admission (Optional): Adult $50; Child (3-12 yrs) $30|Opening Hours: 10:00am - 6:00pm, Winter: 10am - 5pm; Summer: 9:30am - 6pm; Summer Weekend: 9:30am - 8pm; Close on Christamas Day|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 20 Minutes

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    • Departure & Return

    Location Address Departure Return
    Los Angeles, CA map link 17900 Jamboree Rd, Irvine, CA 92614 (Hotel Irvine - Irvine, CA) 7:00am 8:00pm
    Los Angeles, CA map link 9125 Recreation Circle, Fountain Valley, CA 92708 (Days Inn Fountain Valley Parking Lot - Fountain Valley) 7:00am 8:30pm
    Los Angeles, CA map link 14299 Firestone Blvd, La Mirada, CA 90638 (Holidays Inn La Mirada - Hotel Guest Only) 7:10am 8:00pm
    Los Angeles, CA map link 21725 E. Gateway Center Dr, Diamond Bar, CA 91765 (Holiday Inn Diamond Bar - Hotel Guest Only) 7:15am 8:00pm
    Los Angeles, CA map link 3200 W Temple Ave, Pomona, CA 91768 (La Quinta Inn & Suite Pomona - Hotel Guest Only) 7:15am 8:00pm
    Los Angeles, CA map link 225 West Valley Boulevard, San Gabriel, CA 91776 (Hilton Hotel - Hotel Guest Only) 7:15am 8:00pm
    Los Angeles, CA map link 123 South Lincoln Ave, Monterey Park, CA 91755 (Lincoln Plaza Hotel - Monterey Park, CA) 7:15am 8:00pm
    Los Angeles, CA map link 1300 S Golden West Ave, Arcadia, CA 91007 (99 Ranch Market - Arcadia, CA) 7:15am 8:30pm
    Los Angeles, CA map link 1500 S Raymond Ave, Fullerton, CA 92831 (The Hotel Fullerton - Hotel Guest Only) 7:30am 7:30pm
    Los Angeles, CA map link 18880 E.Gale Ave, Rowland Heights, CA 91748 (Best Western Hotel - Rowland Heights, CA) 7:30am 8:00pm
    Los Angeles, CA map link 3633 Rosemead Blvd, Rosemead, CA 91770 (Bokai Garden Hotel Rosemead - Rosemead, CA) 7:30am 8:00pm
    Los Angeles, CA map link 222 W Houston Ave, Fullerton, CA 92832 (Howard Johnson Inn - Fullerton, CA) 7:40am 7:30pm
    Los Angeles, CA map link 9488 Valley Blvd, Rosemead, CA 91770 (Quality Inn Rosemead - Rosemead, CA) 7:45am 7:30pm
    Los Angeles, CA map link 1211 E Garvey St, Covina, CA 91724 (Vanllee Resort and Suites Covina - Hotel Guest Only- Covina, CA) 7:45am 8:00pm
    Los Angeles, CA map link 1 Industry Hills Pkwy, La Puente, CA 91744 (Pacific Palm Resort - Hotel Guest Only) 8:00am 7:00pm
    Los Angeles, CA map link 9920 Valley Blvd, El Monte, CA 91731 (Los Angeles (LA) Hotel, new name is Holiday Inn and Suite from J - El Monte, CA) 8:00am 8:30pm
    Los Angeles, CA map link 600 N Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90012 (Chinatown Senior Citizen Center - Los Angeles, CA) 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
    • Price Excludes

    • Admission Fees:
      Destination Adult Child
      Berkeley, CA
      UC Berkeley (Mandatory) $5 $5
      Monterey, CA
      17-Mile Drive (Mandatory) $5 $5
      Monterey Bay Aquarium (Optional) $50 $30 (3-12 yrs)
      San Francisco, CA
      Cable Cars (Mandatory) $15 $15
      Extensive San Francisco Tour (Optional) $35 $35
      Madame Tussauds San Francisco or Exploratorium (Mandatory) $15 $15
      San Francisco Bay Cruise (Optional) $40 $30 (5-12 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, Cable Cars and 17-Mile, Madame Tussauds San Francisco or San Francisco Exploratorium $40 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 $9.00/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.
    • Chinese Visa holders: Please print out the EVUS form.
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    • 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.

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    • You will receive an confirmation email (e-ticket) after your order is received. Complete operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your e-ticket. You must print the e-tickets and take them along on your trip; they are your proof of purchase.

      Terms & Condition

    • All purchases are subject to re-confirmation within 2-3 business days after booking.
    • Changes to Reservations: 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 will be treated as a cancellation, and normal cancellation fees will apply.
    • Cancellation penalties per person
        (Notification day and departure day are not counted)
      • 31 days or more prior to departure - 10% of total purchase amount.
      • 15-30 days prior to departure - 25% 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.
    • 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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