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5-Day 17-Mile,San Francisco,Yosemite and Universal Studios Tour from Los Angeles with Airport Transfers Tour Code: 173-180

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Los Angeles, CA
English; Mandarin Chinese
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Visit San Francisco, Yosemite National Park, Monterey (17-Mile Drive), Los Angeles (Universal Studios Hollywood).
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    Single $738
    Double $538
    3rd Person
    Adult $298
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    $298
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    Adult $258
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    $258
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Pricing Policy

Fuel Surcharge AdultChild
5-Day Fuel Surcharge $25$25
Activity Option AdultChild
San Diego City Tour - Surcharge $175$175
SeaWorld San Diego - Surcharge $170$170
Universal Studio Hollywood Tour - Surcharge $195$195
Disneyland Park OR Disney's Adventure Park - Surcharge $225$225
Joshua Tree National Park+ Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum - Surcharge $155$155
Activity Option Date Limit Date / Date Range
San Diego City Tour - SurchargeTue
SeaWorld San Diego - SurchargeTue
Universal Studio Hollywood Tour - SurchargeFri
Disneyland Park OR Disney's Adventure Park - SurchargeFri
Joshua Tree National Park+ Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum - SurchargeTue
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* Please note the Tour Map is subject to change.

Day 1: Los Angeles

Today, guests will gather in Los Angeles, where they will meet an official tour guide in the baggage claim area of LAX for domestic flights or at the exit gate for international flights. From there, they will transfer to the hotel for check-in.
  • Los Angeles, CA

    Los Angeles, CA
    A top US city, Los Angeles is known worldwide as the home of the rich and famous. From its prominent Hollywood neighborhood to landmarks like Dolby Theater, this magnificent city is sure to provide fun and amusement for all.
Standard Hotel: Hartford Hotel, Bw Signature Collection or Similar

Day 2: Los Angeles - Monterey - San Francisco(437 miles)

Depart from Los Angeles this morning, we are headed to the famous seaside town of California, as well as a world's renowned vacation destination: the romantic Monterey Peninsula. Enjoy a scenic ride on 17-Mile Drive that is adjacent to the winding California Coastline through Pacific Grove and famous Pebble Beach. From there, we will journey to San Francisco, where we will spend the night
  • Monterey, CA

    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.

    The Lodge At Pebble Beach

    Gentle sea breezes, meandering coast, surging waves, bizarre rocks, adorable seals and sea lions rest on the beach; world's first-class golf courses stretch beyond shiny multi-million dollar mansions. There's not much better on the planet earth than Pebble Beach. Ocean view is stunning, 5 Golf Grand Slam Tournaments have been held here.

    Duration: Approx. 30 Minutes

    Lone Cypress

    Symbol of Pebble Beach! This breathtaking stretch of coastline along California's Monterey Peninsula takes visitors through a maze of beautiful scenery, unique wildlife, and amazing mansions.

    Duration: Approx. 20 Minutes

    Bird Rock

    It is a small island in the west coast of 17 miles scenic area and often frequented by many seabirds.

    Duration: Approx. 20 Minutes

Standard Hotel: Wild Palms Sunnyvale or Similar

Day 3: San Francisco City Tour

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 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.
  • San Francisco, CA

    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

    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.

    Duration: Approx. 45 Minutes

    Palace of Fine Art

    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.

    Duration: Approx. 30 Minutes

    Lombard Street

    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.

    Duration: Approx. 45 Minutes

    Fisherman's Wharf

    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.

    Duration: Approx. 2 Hours 30 Minutes

    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 $46; Child (5-11 yrs) $31; 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 $45; Child $45|Duration: Approx. 3 Hours

    San Francisco Chinatown

    San Francisco Chinatown
    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.
Standard Hotel: Holiday Inn Express Chowchilla or similar

Day 4: San Francisco - Yosemite - Los Angeles(446 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.
  • Yosemite National Park, CA

    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.

    Due to inclement weather condition or road closures, we will visit Solvang instead.

    Bridal Veil Falls

    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.

    El Capitan

    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.

    Half Dome

    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.

    Yosemite Falls

    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.
Standard Hotel: Hartford Hotel, Bw Signature Collection or similar

Day 5: Los Angeles free day (optional for the day trip)

Option 1:

Universal Studios

Passengers will be picked up in the Los Angeles area in the early morning, enjoy you whole day in Universal Studios Hollywood. In the evening, we will return to the pickup points.
  • Los Angeles, CA

    Los Angeles, CA
    A top US city, Los Angeles is known worldwide as the home of the rich and famous. From its prominent Hollywood neighborhood to landmarks like Dolby Theater, this magnificent city is sure to provide fun and amusement for all.

    Universal Studios Hollywood

    Universal Studios Hollywood
    With rides based on beloved motion pictures and behind-the-scenes tours of film sets, Universal Studios in Los Angeles is one of the most exciting theme parks in the world. There are constant shows and attractions to fill a day or more.
Option 2:

San Diego City Tour

Passengers will be picked up in the Los Angeles area in the early morning. From there, we will head to San Diego, CA. Our tour of this amazing seaside city includes a Cruise of San Diego Harbor as well as visits to the USS Midway, and Old Town San Diego.

After an exciting day in this amazing city, we will return to Los Angeles in the evening.

  • San Diego, CA

    San Diego, CA
    One of the largest cities in the country is San Diego, California. This beautiful city sits on the Pacific Ocean in southern California, not far from the Mexican border.

    San Diego Harbor Cruise

    San Diego Harbor Cruise
    This boat tour takes guests into one of the largest natural harbors in the United States. Passengers will see the famous southwestern city of San Diego like never before, and may even catch a glimpse of the naval base!

    Duration: 50 Minutes to 1 Hour

    USS Midway Museum

    The USS Midway Museum is a maritime museum located on the Navy Pier in downtown San Diego. Much like the Intrepid in New York City, the museum consists of a decommissioned aircraft carrier that has become an educational facility.

    Old Town San Diego

    Old Town San Diego
    Historic Old Town, San Diego is a historical and tourist-centered area that was the sight of the first European settlement in California. Within its boundaries are a litany of hotels, restaurants, shops, and two large parks.

    Balboa Park

    Balboa Park in San Diego, California is a 1,200-acre complex containing gardens, museums, and the famous San Diego Zoo. The park is almost 150 years old, and sees more than 12 million visitors every year as of 2001.

    Duration: Approx. 2 Hours

Option 3:

SeaWorld San Diego(120 miles)

In the morning, guests will have the chance to take the San Diego Harbor Cruise. After, they will visit SeaWorld San Diego, home to whales, dolphins, walruses, polar bears, and over 300 penguins. In addition to animals, the park also has several rides, including two roller coasters and a log flume. At the end of the day, we will return to Los Angeles for dropoff.
  • San Diego, CA

    San Diego, CA
    One of the largest cities in the country is San Diego, California. This beautiful city sits on the Pacific Ocean in southern California, not far from the Mexican border.

    Old Town San Diego

    Old Town San Diego
    Historic Old Town, San Diego is a historical and tourist-centered area that was the sight of the first European settlement in California. Within its boundaries are a litany of hotels, restaurants, shops, and two large parks.

    San Diego Harbor Cruise

    San Diego Harbor Cruise
    This boat tour takes guests into one of the largest natural harbors in the United States. Passengers will see the famous southwestern city of San Diego like never before, and may even catch a glimpse of the naval base!

    Admission (Optional): Adult $30; Child (Under 12 yrs) $15|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour

    SeaWorld San Diego

    SeaWorld San Diego
    SanDiego's massive SeaWorld park is home first and foremost to the world-famous Shamu killer whale show. There are ten killer whales at the park, in addition to three pilot whales. There are also a number of dolphins.

    Duration: Approx. 4 Hours

  • Airport Pick-up Location:
    Arrival procedure for US domestic & Canada flight: Baggage Claim area
    Arrival procedure for International flight: Passenger Exit (located at 7-Eleven Convenience Store)
    Free Airport pickup time: 9:00-22:00. It means free pickup for finishing check out and standing at the gate before 22:00. (The free pickup service is based on the seat availability, first come first serve. So it is possible that you need to wait a little bit long during high season.)
  • Flight information: Please provide arrival/return flight schedules at the time of booking or at least 4 business days prior to departure. Otherwise, you will be required to proceed to the hotel at your own expense.
  • Return Flight arrangement:
    • Guests who participate in Universal Studio Hollywood/Amtrak Coast Starlight+ Santa Barbara on the day of departure can enjoy free airport drop-off service. Please arrange to leave Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) after 9:30pm (US domestic flight) or 10:30pm (international flight). ).
    • If you choose to participate in San Diego City 1 Day Tour or San Diego - SeaWorld on the day you leave the group, airport drop-off service is not available, you can choose to get off at regular locations: Pico House Los Angeles, Lincoln Plaza Hotel, Bokai Garden Hotel Rosemead, Sheraton San Gabriel, 99 Ranch Market Rowland Heights (please Inform when placing an order, otherwise it cannot be arranged).
    • Guests who do not participate in the one-day tour, there is no drop-off service, and need to leave the group by themselves. The hotel check-out time is 11:00 am.

Price Includes

  • Complimentary roundtrip airport transfer: available at 9:00-22:00
  • 4 nights hotel accommodations
  • All domestic ground transportation (Transportation via motor coach or minibus or bus according to the group size.)
  • Tour guide Level 2: semi-guided tour
  • All taxes and fees included

Price Excludes

  • Admission Fees:
    Destination Adult Child
    San Diego, CA
    San Diego Harbor Cruise (Optional) $30 $15 (Under 12 yrs)
    San Francisco, CA
    Extensive San Francisco Tour (Optional) $45 $45
    San Francisco Bay Cruise (Optional) $46 $31 (5-11 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.
  • Admission to Theme Park(s), surcharge will be added when checking out.
  • Mandatory Fee: $50/person Admission Fee for Yosemite National Park, 17 miles 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 ($12.00/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

Confirmation

  • 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.

Redemption

  • 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 (request 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 scheduled trip to fully refund affected customers although tour companies will make every effort to maintain normal operations.
    The refund amount will be credited directly to your account. Or the refund can also be forwarded directly to your credit card with a 10% handling fee.
    NOTE: We cannot grant any refunds more than 30 days after completion of the tour.
  • 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.
  • If the weather condition, war, general strikes, and other unforeseen circumstances interrupt the journey, our company reserves the right to rearrange the journey without refunding the tour fee.
  • Hotel Policy
    Smoking is strictly prohibited at all hotels, violation of this rule will result in a fine penalty of at least $250/person, along with other legal liabilities. One hotel room can accommodate 4 guests utmost (regardless of age). Guests need to contact the hotel and bear the fee yourselves if you require extra bed.
    Guests can check in to the hotel by tour confirmation number and valid ID.
    Note: guests cannot self-check-in in Las Vegas hotels. Please pick up room card from your tour guide.
  • The tour schedule is for reference only, tour operator may make adjustment according to the actual situation.

Additional Note

  • 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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Hi, can I have the full address of the Fairfield Inn? Do we get to choose the hotel or do you assign the hotel to us? Or do you have any suggestion for the hotel as we are interested to stay some place that is nearer to tourist attractions as we are expecting to arrive in the morning on day 1. Thank you.
by Gareth on 2013-03-18
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The address: 7828 Orangethorpe Avenue Buena Park, CA 90621. If you like to upgrade to this hotel, we can request this hotel for you. The tour arranges Howard Johnson Fullerton as standard hotel. This hotel has free shuttle service to Disneyland. Many passengers like to use this service to explore Disneyland area.
by Taketours on 2013-03-18
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Hi, I will arrive LAX Airport on Sunday. I would like to go outlet tour (optional-2nd day) , But it says Mon/Fri/Sat Arrival. Is it possible to do outlet tour on Sunday Arrival?
by Jihee Moon on 2012-12-11
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Sorry but for this tour, the outlet tour (optional-2nd day) will only be available for Mon/Fri/Sat Arrival. If you want to do the outlet tour, how about a 6 days tour? You may refer to this link: https://www.taketours.com/los-angeles-ca/los-angeles-san-francisco-6-day-tour-package-073-180.html
by Taketours on 2012-12-12
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Are any of the tours suitable for a 5 year old?
by Sue Ainger on 2012-12-11
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Thanks for your inquiry. Normally, a 5 year old child is suitable for any of our tours except for some Las Vegas shows and tours which contain Casino .Thanks.
by Taketours on 2012-12-12
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  • Joydeep

    2013-09-16
  • Off the 4 days of the real tour the LA 1 Day tour is useless...Its a waste of time as its more like a Getty Center tour only,the full day LA tour with Hollywood sign is a must for someone who visits LA, if its gonna cost more , let the tourist know and be given a choice.Not force only one with ~1-2 hr stops at four places and call it a city tour.(had I known it was a 4 stop thing I wouldnt have taken this particular tour). For the Rest of the tour , the 3 day Santa Barbara,SFO,Yosemite no complaints....it was well managed for the time available(Have to visit Yosemite with more time, 2 hrs there is too less.)
  • 0 2
  • Hollywood is under the option of Universal Studios. You selected LA city tour, so you will not see Hollywood.
    Replied by Taketours on 2013-09-17

  • Smitha

    2013-05-17
  • We enjoyed this tour. The guide was very friendly and explained everything in detail in both english and Chinese. This tour is worth the money..
  • I recommend this tour! 1 1

  • Nantarat

    2013-05-10
  • We enjoyed this tour, the hotels were every good. Stay in Harward Jornson which has Target, Walmark, Cosco in walking distance. I will come back again.
  • I recommend this tour! 1 0

  • Abrobit

    2013-01-07
  • Excellent Tour package! nice hotel accomodation (Marriot and HoJo) and great Bus (Merc Benz). Would like to recommend the tour to my friends.
  • I recommend this tour! 1 1

  • Veronica

    2013-01-03
  • The tour covered many landmarks. The ride in the bus was too tiring (sometimes more than 10 hours a day). It would be less uncomfortable if there are more stops when the ride is so long.
  • 0 4
  • Dear Veronica: Yosemite to Los Angeles is about 560 miles. The tour guide usually makes stops every 2 hours to make sure all passengers will be able to rest for a few minutes in the rest area.
    Replied by Taketours on 2013-01-04

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