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3-Day San Francisco, Yosemite, 17 Miles Drive and Monterey Tour from Los Angeles

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3 Days 2 Nights

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Highlights: Visit San Francisco (Fisherman's Wharf, Golden Gate Bridge, Palace of Fine Art, San Francisco Bay Cruise), Monterey, Berkeley (UC Berkeley), Yosemite National Park (Bridal Veil Falls, El Capitan, Half Dome, Yosemite Falls). Inclusions: 2 nights hotel accommodations, All domestic ground transportation

  • Visit Yosemite National Park to see the granite cliffs and waterfalls
  • Take an in-depth tour of San Francisco with optional Bay cruise

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3 Departure: Find Closest Pickup
 7:00am 17900 Jamboree Rd - Irvine, CA
 7:00am Motel 6 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 Sheraton San Gabriel - Hotel Guest Only - San Gabriel, CA - from 2019 on
 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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Pre - Night: If you are arriving early, for your convenience we have offered the hotels at discounted rates to book via TakeTours. Please make your own arrangements to arrive at the pickup location on the day of the tour.

Post- Night: If you would like to stay an extra night(s) after the tour, for your convenience we have offered the hotels at discounted rates to book via TakeTours. The tour will drop you off at the drop- off locations mentioned. You will have to make your own arrangements afterward.

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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 - 17 Miles - San Francisco (437 miles)

    We will depart from Los Angeles and head to the picturesque Monterey Peninsula, where gentle sea breezes, meandering coast, surging waves, bizarre rocks, adorable seals and sea lions rest on the beach. Then we will stop at a world first-class Golf course and resort to view the amazing ocean view. Afterwards we enjoy the scenery of the 17 Miles, which is truly breathtaking. We may also explore the newly opened Pebble Beach Visitor Center. Arrive in Bay Area in the evening and overnight.
    • 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.
    Standard Hotel: Crown Plaza Union City or similar
    Day 2

    Berkeley - San Francisco City Tour - Modesto (105 miles)

    We visit the campus of UC Berkeley in the morning. From the nostalgic campus, Golden Gate Bridge and Golden Gate Straight can both be seen! Afterward, we'll drive to San Francisco, home to over 50 rolling hills and surrounded by water on 3 sides. Then we'll visit the Golden Gate Bridge before visiting Fisherman's Wharf. Here you can take an optional cruise on the San Francisco Bay (own expense). Next, we will visit Madame Tussaud or Exploratorium and then we'll visit the only building remaining from 1915 world's exposition, the Palace of Fine Arts. You may take a in-depth city tour at your own cost this afternoon. Stay overnight in Modesto.
    • 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.
    • 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!

      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.

      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.

      Madame Tussauds San Francisco

      Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum is a favorite attraction of people all over the world. Uncannily lifelike wax sculptures of figures both modern and historic decorate the halls of this museum, which dates back to London and 1836.

      Opening Hours: Mon - Thu 10:00am - 7:00pm, Fri - Sat 10:00am - 8:00pm

      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.

      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 $42; Child (5-12 yrs) $30; 90 mins|Opening Hours: Closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes

      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

      Exploratorium

      This experimental museum where guests can touch, tinker and play with more than 600 interactive exhibits. From large-scale outdoor art installations to explorations of microscopic life in the Bay, the Exploratorium offers learning laboratories that are perfect for all ages.

      Opening Hours: Tue - Sun 10:00am - 5:00pm|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Standard Hotel: Clarion Inn Modesto or similar
    Day 3

    Modesto - Yosemite - Los Angeles (364 miles)

    In the morning we'll depart from the hotel towards Yosemite National Park. Giant trees, mountains, and sparkling streams and lakes, glacier-carved canyons, all these unique features make up Yosemite. Take a walk in the woods and enjoy the fresh forest air. After lunch, we'll travel across Central Valley of California, where over half of the fruits, nuts, and vegetables grown in the country are produced every year. In the evening we'll return to Los Angeles. Please see "Departure and Return" for more detailed information regarding pickup and drop-off times and locations.
    • Yosemite National Park, CA

      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.

      In case of inclement weather condition or road closures, we will visit Solvang instead.

      El Capitan

      The largest granite monolith in the world, El Capitan is located across from Bridalveil Falls in Yosemite National Park. It juts up about 3,000 feet from the ground, and is a favorite of experienced rock climbers.

      Yosemite Falls

      The Yosemite Falls in Yosemite National Park, California are the highest known waterfall in all of North America. The Falls are on one of the park's most famous attractions, especially in the spring when they have the most water.

      Half Dome

      The Half Dome is one of the most recognizable formations in California's Yosemite National Park. It is known the world over as a challenging and rewarding hiking and mountain climbing location, attracting thousands of adventurers every year.

      Bridal Veil Falls

      Located in the Yosemite Valley California's Yosemite National Park, Bridal Veil Falls are one of the park's most famous sites. Millions of people every year come to see the 617-foot-high waterfall, which flows year-round.
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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 (Motel 6 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 303 E Valley Blvd, San Gabriel, CA 91776 (Sheraton San Gabriel - from 2019 on) 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
      San Francisco, CA
      Extensive San Francisco Tour (Optional) $35 $35
      San Francisco Bay Cruise (Optional) $42 $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: $50/person Admission Fee for Yosemite National Park, 17 miles and University of California Berkeley, Madame Tussauds ( or Exploratorium) and fuel surcharge
    • 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; adjust to $10.00/day per passenger start from 1/1/2019).
    • 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
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    • 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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    • 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.
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      • 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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