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12-Day Yosemite, Mt Rushmore, Antelope Canyon, Yellowstone, Grand Canyon West and Theme parks Tour from San Francisco

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Daily (05/01/2018 - 09/30/2018)
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San Francisco, CA; Cupertino, CA; Oakland, CA; Milpitas, CA; Hayward, CA
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12 Days 11 Nights

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Highlights: Visit Antelope Canyon, Las Vegas, Page, Primm, Salt Lake City, Yellowstone, Yosemite National Park, Grand Canyon, Crazy Horse, Jackson Hole, Casper, Cody, Devils Tower, Park City, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Grand Teton National Park, Monterey, Santa Barbara, Barstow, Los Angeles, Oxnard, Palm Springs, San Diego.

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Activity OptionSurcharge Date / Date Range Adult
LA City Tour - Surcharge 2017-03-01 - 2019-02-28 $50
San Diego Ocean View Train Ride Tour - Surcharge 2018-03-01 - 2019-02-28 $60
Hollywood + Universal Studios - Surcharge 2018-03-01 - 2019-02-28 $85
Disneyland - Surcharge 2018-03-01 - 2019-02-28 $90
Disney's California Adventure - Surcharge 2018-03-01 - 2019-02-28 $90
Joshua Tree National Park and Sunnyland/Palm Springs Tour - Surcharge 2018-03-01 - 2019-02-28 $30
Newport Beach, Crystal Cathedral and South Coast Plaze Tour - Surcharge 2018-03-01 - 2019-02-28 $50
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 7:00am 1050 Bayhill Drive - San Bruno, CA
 7:15am 10122 Bandley Dr - Cupertino,CA
 7:30am 291 Geary St - San Francisco,CA
 8:00am 338 Barber Lane - Milpitas,CA
 8:00am 401 9th St - Oakland,CA
 8:30am 22555 Mission Blvd - Hayward,CA
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First 5 bus rows - Surcharge Year round $110
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    Seat CategorySurcharge Date / Date Range Adult
    First 5 bus rows - Surcharge Year round $110
    Activity OptionSurcharge Date / Date Range Adult
    LA City Tour - Surcharge 2017-03-01 - 2019-02-28 $50
    San Diego Ocean View Train Ride Tour - Surcharge 2018-03-01 - 2019-02-28 $60
    Hollywood + Universal Studios - Surcharge 2018-03-01 - 2019-02-28 $85
    Disneyland - Surcharge 2018-03-01 - 2019-02-28 $90
    Disney's California Adventure - Surcharge 2018-03-01 - 2019-02-28 $90
    Joshua Tree National Park and Sunnyland/Palm Springs Tour - Surcharge 2018-03-01 - 2019-02-28 $30
    Newport Beach, Crystal Cathedral and South Coast Plaze Tour - Surcharge 2018-03-01 - 2019-02-28 $50
    • Buy 2 get 3rd Discounted (3 or 4 pax sharing one room): (1) Price has been adjusted to reflect the discount (2) Cancellation of discounted passenger must be made at least 3 days before departure. (3) No-show (or late cancellation) of discounted passenger incurs $838 penalty fee for the reserved bus seat. (4) Self dismiss of discounted passenger incurs about $100 - $250 penalty fee depending the date you leave.
    • 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).
    • Seat Category: First 5 Bus Rows, $10/person/day, subject to availability. Do not apply for the day tour like LA theme parks 10 options, Napa Valley+Sausalito or Redwood Forest+Monterey.
    Day 1

    San Francisco - Yosemite National Park - Fresno (235 miles)

    After departing from San Francisco in the morning, we will make our way to Yosemite National Park to explore before continuing to Fresno, arriving in the late evening.
    • Yosemite National Park, CA

      Yosemite is one of the wonders of Nature. It is located near the geographical center of the Nevada mountain range. Towering granite rocks, mighty waterfalls and placid valleys give Yosemite all the aspects of a "land of the gods".

      If U.S. National Park Service announces closure of major roads that lead to Yosemite National Park due to extreme weather condition such as heavy snow, we will then use two replacement scenic sites Paso Robles Winery and Solvang -Danish Village to replace Yosemite National Park. Mandatory fees will not be refunded.

      Duration: Approx. 4 Hours

      El Capitan

      This granite cliff on the north side of Yosemite Valley in Yosemite National Park is world-famous as a challenge for rock climbers. The top can also be reached by taking a hiking trail out of Yosemite Valley.

      Duration: Approx. 20 Minutes

      Yosemite Falls

      The Yosemite Falls tumble down in three separate sections. In addition to being the tallest waterfall in North America, the Yosemite Falls are the seventh-tallest in the world. The falls process the most water during the springtime.

      Duration: Approx. 40 Minutes

      Tunnel View

      One of Yosemite National Park's most popular outlooks, the Tunnel View near the Wawona Tunnel is often the first look at some of the famous formations visitors get. The site was renovated and re-dedicated in October of 2008.

      Duration: Approx. 20 Minutes

      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.
    Standard Hotel: Red Roof Inn or similar
    Day 2

    Fresno - Las Vegas - St. George (515 miles)

    In the morning, we will travel along Interstate 15, passing through the Mojave Desert, the largest in North America. When we reach the Nevada state line, we will visit the Fashion Outlets in Primm, NV. In the afternoon, we will pass through Las Vegas before continuing to St. George, UT.
    • Primm, NV

      Fashion Outlets of Las Vegas

      This massive outlet store complex is a haven for shoppers who love both name-brand labels and bargain prices. Stores at the complex include Banana Republic, Kenneth Cole, Gap, Polo Ralph Lauren, and more!

      Duration: Approx. 2 Hours

    Standard Hotel: Quality Inn/Ramada Inn, St. George or similar
    Day 3

    St. George - Lake Powell - Antelope Canyon - Horseshoe Bend - Salt Lake City (430 miles)

    In the morning, travelers will see the sunrise while on the way to the Page. Arizona. Then, all travelers will have the opportunity to take a visit to Lake Powell and Glen Canyon Dam. The next highlight will be the Antelope Canyon, which is a popular location for photographers and sightseers. Finally, all travelers will have a chance to overlook the breathtaking and awe-inspiring Horseshoe Bend. Overnight in Salt Lake City.
    • Page, AZ

      Page is a city in Coconino County, Arizona, United States, near the Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell. Page was founded in 1957 as a housing community for workers and their families during the construction of nearby Glen Canyon Dam on the Colorado River.

      Lake Powell

      Lake Powell is a beautiful reservoir along the Colorado River amid the vast desert expanses of Utah. It is in the vicinity of the Rainbow Bridge, Ticaboo Canyon, and iconic Antelope Canyon.

      Glen Canyon Dam

      This concrete arch dam in northern Arizona barricades the Colorado River and creates Lake Powell, the second-largest man-made lake in the country. Lake Powell is a haven for water-skiers and boaters, and is also popular with fishermen.

      Duration: Approx. 30 Minutes

      Lake Powell Luxurious Airplane Tour

      Tourist could take the luxurious airplane tour overlooking the second largest artificial lake - Lake Powell and the tallest natural bridge "Rainbow Bridge".

      Admission (Optional): Adult $168

      Horseshoe Bend

      Horseshoe Bend is a curve in the Colorado River, about 5 miles from Lake Powell. The view from the overlook above offers a wide angle of this colorful canyon and tight curve.

      Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes

    • Antelope Canyon, AZ

      The most popular slot canyon in the American Southwest is Antelope Canyon Lower Antelope Canyon is in the shape of a "V" and shallower than the Upper Antelope.

      Admission (Optional): Adult $50; Child (3-9 yrs) $50|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Standard Hotel: Ramada Inn or Similar
    Day 4

    Salt Lake City - Jackson - Grand Teton - Yellowstone (262 miles)

    In the morning, we will head to the small town of Jackson, WY, a famous frontier town during the Western development. Afterwards we will head into Grand Teton National Park to take in the view of Jackson Lake and Teton Peak. From there, we will take you into the first national park in the world, Yellowstone National Park. We will see 10 of Yellowstone's major scenery sites over the spans of 2 days, including Old Faithful, Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone Lake and Fountain Paint Pot. Spend the night in West Yellowstone.
    • Jackson Hole, WY

      Famous frontier town, located at the crossing of Grand Teton and Rocky Mountains, it became a heaven for outdoors sports enthusiast. The widely praised Elk Antler Arches Park, with its four arches made with thousands of elk antlers is a must see.
    • Grand Teton National Park, WY

      Grand Teton National Park is is located in the Rocky Mountains, Northwest Wyoming. Grand Teton National Park is noted for its stunning mountain vistas, its shimmering alpine lakes and its abundant wildlife.

      Grand Teton and Jackson Hole not available for visit before May 11th and we will visit Bear World and Idaho Fall instead.

    • Yellowstone, WY

      Yellowstone is the home to world's largest super volcano and over 10,000 natural landscapes. Yellowstone is well known for its geysers, hot springs, fumaroles and mud pots.

      Old Faithful Geyser

      Yellowstone National Park's famous geyser Old Faithful has been called the most predictable geographical feature in the world. Its reliability has been documented since 1870, when Minnesotan explorer Nathaniel P. Langford gave it its now-world-famous moniker.

      Duration: Approx. 45 Minutes

      Grand Prismatic Hot Spring

      The third largest hot spring in the world, the Grand Prismatic Hot Spring gets its color from bacteria around its rim that feed off of the mineral-rich water. In the summer months, the hot spring is a vivid red-orange shade.

      Duration: Approx. 40 Minutes

      Fountain Paint Pot

      Fountain Paint Pot, heated by the region's underground hot springs, F.P.P is half hot spring, half mud basin. The spring releases natural shades of red and yellow because of the oxidation of iron in the soil.

      Duration: Approx. 30 Minutes

      Yellowstone Lake

      At 7,732 feet in the air, Yellowstone Lake is the largest freshwater lake above 7,000 feet in all of North America. This large, crystalline lake is a hotbed of geothermal activity and also contains underwater hot springs.

      Duration: Approx. 30 Minutes

    Standard Hotel: Yellowstone County Inn/Traveler Lodge/Dude & Roundup or similar
    Breakfast: Included
    Day 5

    Yellowstone - Buffalo Bill Dam - Gillette (251 miles)

    In the morning we will continue our tour inside Yellowstone National Park, visiting Norris Basin, Yellowstone Canyon, Yellowstone Waterfall, Mud Volcano, Fishing Bridge, Hayden valley. After we all finished those amazing attractions, will exit the park from the east entrance to Buffalo Bill Dam. We will arrive and spend the night at Gillette, Wyoming.
    • Yellowstone, WY

      Yellowstone is the home to world's largest super volcano and over 10,000 natural landscapes. Yellowstone is well known for its geysers, hot springs, fumaroles and mud pots.

      Norris Geyser Basin

      Yellowstone National Park is full of areas like this - geyser basins - large, open areas where geothermic pressure from below the ground's surface force up various geysers and springs. The Norris Basin is one of the more accessible.

      Duration: Approx. 40 Minutes

      Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

      This impressive gap in the earth in the first large canyon on the Yellowstone River. It is 24 miles long, and can reach a quarter-mile in depth and 3/4 a mile in width. It is gorgeously colored.

      Upper Yellowstone Falls

      Located a quarter-mile upstream of the larger Lower Falls, the Upper Yellowstone River Falls plunge 109 feet down an eroded lava cliff into the basin below. The area below the falls has been subject to heavier erosion than above.

      Duration: Approx. 30 Minutes

      Mud Volcano Area

      The Mud Volcano blew itself apart in the early 20th century, but visitors can still see the impressive crater and other geothermal features in the surrounding area, such as the Mud Cauldron, Black Dragon's Caldron, and Dragon's Mouth Spring.

      Duration: 25-30 Minutes

      Fishing Bridge

      Located near the mouth of the Yellowstone River, the Fishing Bridge is a great location to spot the native Cutthroat trout. There is an RV park of the same name nearby.

      Duration: Approx. 25 Minutes

    • Cody, WY

      Named for William Cody (AKA Buffalo Bill), who helped found the town, this small city in Wyoming lies to the east of Yellowstone National Park. Many parts of Cody still have the feel of the Old West.

      Buffalo Bill Dam

      Named after the famous Western showman, this dam is part of the Shoshone Project which irrigates the Bighorn Basin for crop production in the region. Standing at 325 feet high, Buffalo Bill Dam is as much an engineering site as it is scenic.

      Buffalo Bill Dam not available for visit before May 4th and we will visit Mammoth Hot Springs instead.

      Opening Hours: Daily 9:00am - 5:00pm

    Standard Hotel: Arbuckle Lodge / Best Western Tower West Lodge or similar
    Day 6

    Gillette - Devil's Tower - Mount Rushmore - Crazy Horse - Casper (366 miles)

    Arrive at Devil's Tower in the morning and see this famous Wyoming landmark. Afterwards we'll head into South Dakota to visit the Mount Rushmore Memorial, where you can take a walk along the Presidential Trail getting right underneath the sculptures of the presidents. After lunch, we will arrive at the Crazy Horse Memorial, a symbol of the Native American spirit and their rebellion against oppression. Enjoy the view of the endless grassy fields of Wyoming as we traffic to Casper to spend the night.
    • Devils Tower, WY

      The first declared United States National Monument. It'is an igneous intrusion or laccolith located in the Black Hills near Hulett and Sundance in Crook County. A monolithic rock formation that rises 1,267 feet above the surrounding land and was once the neck of an active volcano.

      Devils Tower National Monument

      This massive monolith in the Black Hills of Wyoming was the nation's first national monument, anointed by Teddy Roosevelt in 1906. In recent years, climbing the rock has become popular. The stone column is considered sacred by many Native Americans.
    • Mount Rushmore National Memorial, SD

      Mt Rushmore National Memorial is one of the most iconic National Memorials in the world. Four of the nation's most cherished Presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln carved into the face of Mt Rushmore.
    • Crazy Horse, SD

      Crazy Horse Memorial is the world's largest sculpture-in-progress, and frequent drilling and mountain blasts make each visit unique. When completed, Crazy Horse Memorial will stand 563 feet tall by 641 feet long.

      Crazy Horse Memorial

      This in-construction monument to famous Native American war hero Crazy Horse is currently being carved into the side of Thunderhead Mountain in the Black Hills of South Dakota. The completed sculpture would be the largest in the world.
    Standard Hotel: Parkway Plaza or similar
    Day 7

    Casper - Park City - Salt Lake City (421 miles)

    Continue our travel through the Wyoming fields in the morning, we arrive first at Independence Rock, a historical landmark in the development of the Western frontier. We will get to Utah around noon time and take you to see the Olympic Village for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Park City. In the afternoon we will see the State Capitol building, Temple Square of Mormon Church and the Great Salt Lake when we get to Salt Lake City.
    • Casper, WY

      Independence Rock

      This granite monolith sits in the Independence Rock State Historic Site in central Wyoming. The rock served as an important landmark for those travelling west via the Oregon Trail in the middle of the 19th century.
    • Park City, UT

      This quaint little mountain town got its start as a mining settlement. These days, it annually hosts the Sundance Film Festival, founded by actor and director Robert Redford. In the winter, it is a popular ski destination.

      Utah Olympic Park

      This sports park was made for the 2002 Winter Olympics, featuring components for several of the different events: jumps for skiing, bobsled tracks, and luge tracks. It now serves as a training center for would-be Olympians.

      Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 9:00am - 6:00pm

    • Salt Lake City, UT

      Utah's gorgeous capital city sits amidst the mountains of the American Southwest on the shores of the breathtaking Great Salt Lake. The city is steeped in history and architecture in addition to wondrous vistas and scenery.

      Utah State Capitol

      A member of the National Register of Historic Places, the Utah State Capitol has been standing since 1916. Adorned with columns and a dramatic dome, the neoclassical style is the same as the famous national Capitol building in Washington.

      Duration: Approx. 45 Minutes

      Mormon Temple

      This massive temple took 40 years to build, and was finally opened in 1893. It sits in 10-acre Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah, and the campus is a popular tourist destination even though the inside is off-limits.

      Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes

      Great Salt Lake

      Located in the northernmost part of Utah, the Great Salt Lake is the largest saltwater lake in the Western Hemisphere and the fourth-largest terminal lake in the world. Its level of salinity is actually even higher than the ocean.

      Duration: Approx. 30 Minutes

    Standard Hotel: Ramada Inn SLC Airport or similar
    Day 8

    Salt Lake City - Las Vegas (421 miles)

    In the morning, we will explore Salt Lake City by visiting the Utah State Capitol, the Salt Lake Temple and Great Salt Lake. After that, we will travel to Las Vegas, where guests can take an optional night tour of the city.
    • Salt Lake City, UT

      Utah's gorgeous capital city sits amidst the mountains of the American Southwest on the shores of the breathtaking Great Salt Lake. The city is steeped in history and architecture in addition to wondrous vistas and scenery.

      Mormon Temple

      This 250,000-square-foot temple is the largest of the temples belonging to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, known colloquially as the Mormons. The public cannot tour the interior, but the facade is a sight to behold.

      Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes

      Utah State Capitol

      The home of all of the governmental processes for the state of Utah, the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City. The building is done in the ornate neoclassical revival style, purposefully reminiscent of the nation capitol in DC.

      Duration: Approx. 45 Minutes

      Great Salt Lake

      Located in the northernmost part of Utah, the Great Salt Lake is the largest saltwater lake in the Western Hemisphere and the fourth-largest terminal lake in the world. Its level of salinity is actually even higher than the ocean.

      Duration: Approx. 30 Minutes

    • Las Vegas, NV

      Las Vegas is known as the "Entertainment Capital of the World" for a good reason-- casinos and hotels line its streets, and visitors can gamble, see shows, and shop at virtually any hour of the day or night.

      Las Vegas Night Tour

      Las Vegas becomes marvelously illuminated at night, and we will tour the city to see the Strip, Volcano at Mirage, the Old Town, the Monorail, the Venetian Hotel, The Luxor Pyramids, NewYork NewYork, MGM and Excalibur.

      Admission (Optional): Adult $35; Child (3-9 yrs) $35|Duration: Approx. 4 Hours

    Standard Hotel: Stratosphere Hotel
    Day 9

    Grand Canyon (West Rim) - Las Vegas (123 miles)

    In the morning, we will head towards the Grand Canyon, one of the seven natural wonders of the world, where we will visit famous Eagle Point and the amazing Skywalk Glass Bridge. Then, we will travel to Guano Point for an incredible view. For an even better view, guests can pay an extra fee to take a popular helicopter tour that flies over the entire canyon. Our final stop of the day will be the Hoover Dam before we return to Las Vegas, where we can see a famous show in the evening.
    • Grand Canyon, AZ

      The Grand Canyon is often considered one of the seven wonders of the world, it offers one of the most spectacular examples of erosion which cannot be found anywhere else in the world.

      Skywalk Glass Bridge

      The Skywalk Glass Bridge hangs almost a mile into the air over the West Rim of the Grand Canyon. Guests can feel like they are floating as they look down through the transparent floors of the horseshoe-shaped bridge.

      Admission (Optional): Adult $25; Child (3-9 yrs) $25|Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 8:00am - 6:00pm|Duration: Approx. 20 Minutes

      Grand Canyon West Rim

      Grand Canyon West is not part of Grand Canyon National Park, but a separate tourist area run by the Hualapai Tribe out of their reserved lands. It is the location of sights such as the Skywalk Glass Bridge.

      Admission (Optional): Adult $90; Child $90; Includes Lunch and fuel surcharge at the West Rim|Duration: Approx. 4 Hours

      West Rim Grand Canyon Helicopter and Boat Tour

      These exciting tours from the West Rim descend directly into the Grand Canyon. They combine the thrill of a helicopter and the speed of a pontoon boat to form an unforgettable up-close experience with the magnificent Grand Canyon.

      Admission (Optional): Adult $218; Child $218

      Eagle Point

      Eagle Point is one of the main attractions of the Grand Canyon West Rim. The area features the Skywalk Glass Bridge, and also a "Native American Village" walking tour as well as live performances and demonstrations by tribe members.

      Guano Point

      This scenic viewpoint gets its name from the Bat Cave Mine it overlooks. Visitors can enjoy the panoramic views of the Grand Canyon as well as learn the history of the old mine, parts of which still stand today.

      West Rim Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour

      On this tour, you will fly above and deep into the Grand Canyon via the West Rim in a might helicopter, following the winding path of the Colorado River.

      Admission (Optional): Adult $168; Child $168

    • Las Vegas, NV

      Las Vegas is known as the "Entertainment Capital of the World" for a good reason-- casinos and hotels line its streets, and visitors can gamble, see shows, and shop at virtually any hour of the day or night.

      Hoover Dam

      The largest dam of its time, the Hoover Dam was constructed in just five years by thousands of workers. The entire project required 3.25 million cubic yards of concrete and is almost 750 feet high.

      Admission (Optional): Adult Free|Duration: Approx. 20 Minutes

      Le Reve Show

      La Reve features aerial acrobatics, provocative choreography, and artistic athleticism. The cast of 85 captures the imagination with their outrageous antics and daring feats of strength and agility. Live music and elaborate special effects create a world of fantasy.

      Admission (Optional): Adult $176; Child (3-9 yrs) $176

      Nathan Burton Comedy Magic Show

      Nathan's humor, top-notch magic, and production elements make this one of the best shows on the strip. One of the biggest stars on "America's Got Talent," Nathan and his cast of characters are the perfect show for all ages.

      KA by Cirque du Soleil Show

      A masterpiece in storytelling, KA uses acrobatic performances, thrilling martial arts techniques from all over the world, and innovations in puppetry and multimedia to tell the epic tale of twins on a perilous journey to fulfill their shared destiny.
    Standard Hotel: Stratosphere Hotel or similar
    Breakfast: Included
    Day 10

    Las Vegas - Barstow - Los Angeles (228 miles)

    Before we leave Las Vegas, we will visit the Ethel M Chocolate Factory and its Botanical Cactus Gardens. After having lunch in Las Vegas, we will head back to Los Angeles. On the way, we will stop at the Tanger Outlets in Barstow, CA. We will arrive in Los Angeles in the evening.
    • Las Vegas, NV

      Las Vegas is known as the "Entertainment Capital of the World" for a good reason-- casinos and hotels line its streets, and visitors can gamble, see shows, and shop at virtually any hour of the day or night.

      Ethel M Chocolate Factory and Botanical Cactus Gardens

      The Ethel M Chocolate Factory and Botanical Cactus Gardens is a three-acre public garden located alongside a chocolate factory not far from Las Vegas. Visitors may embark on a self-guided tour of the factory area or lounge in the gardens.

      Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 8:30am - 6:00pm, Live chocolate production hours vary, but are generally Monday - Friday until 4:30 p.m. Chocolate factory workers are not available on Saturdays and Sundays.|Duration: Approx. 40 Minutes

    • Barstow, CA

      Barstow serves as a civilized stop-over for off-road enthusiasts and desert adventurers and offers access to a very modest clutch of cultural sights. Find out and about a museum or two, including one with Route 66 as its focus, filming locations like Bagdad Cafe and quaint Calico Ghost Town.

      Tanger Outlet Center

      The Tanger Outlets in Barstow, California-- about halfway between Los Angeles and Las Vegas-- offer designer wares at bargain prices. Guests can enjoy discounts on everything from clothing to pocketbooks to electronics and so much more!

      Duration: Approx. 2 Hours

    Standard Hotel: Ramada Inn/Quality Inn & Suites/Days Inn or similar
    Day 11

    Tour Options: Theme Parks, LA Tour, Palm Springs Shopping, San Diego, Santa Barbara

    Option 1:

    Disneyland

    Today, we will spend our day in Disneyland. A tour guide will accompany guests inside the park.
    • Los Angeles, CA

      L.A. is the second largest city in the U.S. and is located on the west coast of California. It providing plenty of things to see and do. Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Staples Center, Little Tokyo, Walt Disney Music and Concert Hall and Griffith Observatory.

      Disneyland

      One of the most popular theme parks on the face of the planet, Anaheim, California's Disneyland was the only Disney park that Walt himself had a hand in building. It is truly "The Happiest Place on Earth!"

      Duration: Approx. 7 Hours

    Option 2:

    Los Angeles - Palm Springs - Los Angeles (213 miles)

    In the morning, we will leave Los Angeles for the city of Palm Springs, CA, where we will visit the Desert Hill Premium Outlets for some bargain shopping. After a full-day shopping spree, we will return to LA.
    • Palm Springs, CA

      The city of Palm Springs in southeastern California is a desert resort with many recreational activities for those with active lifestyles. It is also the home of the star-studded Palm Springs International Film Festival, which occurs every January.

      Desert Hill Premium Outlets

      A shopping complex in southern California, the Desert Hill Outlets offer the best deals on designer goods, such as Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, and Versace, among many other impressive fashion outlets.

      Duration: Approx. 6 Hours

    Option 3:

    San Diego SeaWorld & Harbor Cruise (241 miles)

    In the morning, we will leave Los Angeles for San Diego, where guests will have the chance to take a Cruise of San Diego Harbor. After, we will visit SeaWorld San Diego. We will return to LA for the night.
    • 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. Come visit SeaWorld, or just enjoy the sights and sounds!

      San Diego Harbor Cruise

      Enjoy a boat ride across one of the most impressive natural harbors in North America. Types of cruises available include cocktail dinners and sightseeing tours of the bay. These cruises are a ticket to fun, history, and relaxation.

      Admission (Optional): Adult $25; Child $25|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes

      SeaWorld San Diego

      The original SeaWorld park, SeaWorld San Diego is home to 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.

      Duration: Approx. 5 Hours

    Option 4:

    Los Angeles - San Diego - Los Angeles (240 miles)

    We will depart for San Diego to enjoy a full day in this exciting city. When we arrive, we will embark on a Naval Cruise to see the most important sites used by the U.S. Navy in the Port of San Diego. Then we will visit the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier, Balboa Park, and Old Town San Diego, before returning to Los Angeles, where the tour will eventually end.
    • 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. Come visit SeaWorld, or just enjoy the sights and sounds!

      Naval Cruise

      On this cruise, you will sail the waters of the Port of San Diego and see the most important U.S. naval sites in the area, from statues and monuments to ships themselves, like aircraft carriers, frigates and hospital ships.

      Duration: Approx. 1 Hour

      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. 30 Minutes

      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.

      Duration: Approx. 2 Hours

      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.

      Duration: Approx. 1 Hour

    Option 5:

    Disney's California Adventure

    Today, we will spend our day in Disney's California Adventure. A tour guide will NOT accompany guests inside the park.
    • Los Angeles, CA

      L.A. is the second largest city in the U.S. and is located on the west coast of California. It providing plenty of things to see and do. Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Staples Center, Little Tokyo, Walt Disney Music and Concert Hall and Griffith Observatory.

      Disney's California Adventure

      A sister-park to Disneyland in Anaheim, Disney's California Adventure was founded to celebrate the state's history, with tributes to old Hollywood, its beautiful national parks, and other famous locations in California.

      Duration: Approx. 7 Hours

    Option 6:

    Los Angeles

    Today we will tour the city of Los Angeles, CA. Along the way, we will take a tour of Beverly Hills Stars' Homes Tour (fee included) and the California Science Center (fee included). We will also visit the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Staples Center, the Griffith Observatory, Hollywood Boulevard and Olvera Street. We will see some of the most famous locations, and maybe even spot a celebrity or two.
    • Los Angeles, CA

      L.A. is the second largest city in the U.S. and is located on the west coast of California. It providing plenty of things to see and do. Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Staples Center, Little Tokyo, Walt Disney Music and Concert Hall and Griffith Observatory.

      Beverly Hills

      One of LA's most famous neighborhoods, Beverly Hills is so well-known that even its area code, 90210, has become iconic. Countless wealthy celebrities own the beautiful houses in this area.

      Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes

      California Science Center

      This dynamic, interactive museum in LA, designed by famous architect Frank Gehry. It features many exhibits on various air and space craft, and even houses pieces of various Mercury and Apollo project vessels.

      Duration: Approx. 1 Hour

      Griffith Observatory

      The Griffith Observatory overlooks the city of Los Angeles from the slopes of Mount Lee, full of astronomical and other scientific themed exhibits. Since its opening in the 1930s, admission has been free.

      Opening Hours: Tue - Fri 12:00pm - 10:00pm, Sat - Sun 10:00am - 10:00pm|Duration: Approx. 30 Minutes

      Staples Center

      Home to some of LA's best sports teams - the Sparks of the WNBA, the Lakers and Clippers of the NBA, the Kings of the NHL - the Staples Center is a major sports arena that was opened in 1999.

      Duration: Approx. 15 Minutes

      Hollywood Boulevard

      This internationally famous neighborhood in downtown Los Angeles attracts a litany of tourists every year to its iconic hills. With a seemingly endless supply of famous landmarks, shops, and eateries, visitors will be floored by this centerpiece of cinema.

      Duration: Approx. 30 Minutes

      Walt Disney Concert Hall

      The Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles was opened in 2003. Its dramatic exterior architecture has quickly turned it into a recognizable landmark, and it is home to the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra.

      Duration: Approx. 15 Minutes

      Olvera Street

      This pedestrian mall in downtown LA is the oldest part of the city. Now a historic state landmark, Olvera Street is home to many craft shops and Mexicali restaurants. There are many kiosks lining the street as well.

      Duration: Approx. 30 Minutes

    Option 7:

    Universal Studios

    Today, our first stop is the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Then, we will head to Universal Studios theme park and movie studio for the rest of the day.
    • Los Angeles, CA

      L.A. is the second largest city in the U.S. and is located on the west coast of California. It providing plenty of things to see and do. Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Staples Center, Little Tokyo, Walt Disney Music and Concert Hall and Griffith Observatory.

      Walk of Fame

      Spanning 18 blocks of Hollywood Boulevard, the famous Walk of Fame contains more than 2,400 stars featuring the names of various celebrities of film, television, music, and other entertainment industries.

      Duration: Approx. 30 Minutes

      Universal Studios Hollywood

      Universal Studios, a titan of the American film industry, operates a theme park in Los Angeles that features several rides based off of beloved films and behind-the-scenes movie set tours.

      Duration: Approx. 7 Hours

    Option 8:

    Los Angeles - Oxnard - Santa Barbara - Los Angeles (194 miles)

    In the morning, we will drive along famous Highway One out of downtown Los Angeles until we reach Oxnard, famous for its numerous strawberry fields. After passing through, we will continue to lovely Santa Barbara where we will see intoxicating exotic scenery in this pearl of the Pacific. While we are in the area, we will stop by State Street to visit many local shops and the famous County Courthouse. In the afternoon, we will board an Seaview Train that will return us to Los Angeles, providing us with a an opportunity to admire the impeccable beauty of California's coast.
    • Oxnard, CA

      This town northwest of Los Angeles on the Pacific coast is a large agricultural center for strawberries and lima beans. Given its position on the California riviera, the beaches of Oxnard aer picturesque and filled with fun.
    • Santa Barbara, CA

      Santa Barbara, also known as the "American Riviera", is just 90 miles north of Los Angeles. Its natural beauty, pristine beaches, local-inspired gourmet cuisine, and nearby vineyards have been beckoning Southern Californians for years.

      State Street

      This is one of the major streets that runs north-south through downtown Santa Barbara, home to some of the city's best shops and restaurants. Visitors could spend an entire afternoon walking up and down the blocks!

      Santa Barbara County Courthouse

      This courthouse was constructed in 1929 to serve as main judiciary center in Santa Barbara. Its design resembles the iconic white adobe and red-tiled roofs of the local Spanish-influenced architecture.

      Opening Hours: 8:00am - 5:00pm|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour

      Seaview Train

      Boarding an Amtrak train in Santa Barbara, you will take a short ride south to Los Angeles along the iconic and beautiful Southern California coastline, gazing out at the immense beauty of the sprawling Pacific Ocean.

      Duration: Approx. 2 Hours 30 Minutes

    Standard Hotel: Ramada Inn/Quality Inn & Suites/Days Inn or similar
    Deluxe Hotel: Crowne Plaza/Park Inn Radisson/Courtyard Marriott/Pacific Palm Resort/Hilton Hotel
    Day 12

    Los Angeles - Santa Barbara - Monterey - San Francisco (451 miles)

    In the morning, we will depart from Los Angeles, driving along the beautiful Pacific Coast Highway. We will make a brief stop in Santa Barbara. After lunch, we will keep going north along the world famous California State Route 1 towards the 17 Mile Drive in Monterey. Driving along this stretch of road, we will be able to see the Lone Cypress and the Lodge at Pebble Beach. Later in the day, we will arrive in San Francisco, where the tour will come to an end. Please see "Departure and Return" for more detailed information regarding pickup and drop-off times and locations.
    • Santa Barbara, CA

      Santa Barbara, also known as the "American Riviera", is just 90 miles north of Los Angeles. Its natural beauty, pristine beaches, local-inspired gourmet cuisine, and nearby vineyards have been beckoning Southern Californians for years.

      Santa Barbara County Courthouse

      This courthouse was constructed in 1929 to serve as main judiciary center in Santa Barbara. Its design resembles the iconic white adobe and red-tiled roofs of the local Spanish-influenced architecture.

      Opening Hours: 8:00am - 5:00pm|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour

      State Street

      This is one of the major streets that runs north-south through downtown Santa Barbara, home to some of the city's best shops and restaurants. Visitors could spend an entire afternoon walking up and down the blocks!
    • 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.

      California State Route 1

      Running along the northern California coast, Route 1 is a major north-south state highway and offers travelers breathtaking vistas and ocean views of the Pacific Ocean coastline.

      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 17-Mils Drive will be closed to all tourist traffic at the weekend of Aug.19th - 20th due to Concours d'elegance event. We will visit Solvang for free.

      Duration: Approx. 2 Hours

      Lone Cypress

      An icon of the Western United States, this tree stands alone on a cliff overlooking the ocean along Monterey's 17-Mile Drive. It is one of the most photographed trees in the country and is almost 250 years old.

      Duration: Approx. 20 Minutes

      The Lodge At Pebble Beach

      Pebble Beach is regarded as one of the finest golf courses in the world. The Lodge is a deluxe hotel that provides front-row seats to beautiful views of the course, as well as luxury lodging and fine dining.

      Duration: Approx. 40 Minutes

    Breakfast: Included
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    • Departure & Return

    Location Address Departure Return
    San Bruno, CA map link 1050 Bayhill Drive, San Bruno, CA 94066 (Courtyard Marriott San Francisco - San Bruno, CA) 7:00am 6:30pm
    Cupertino, CA map link 10122 Bandley Dr, Cupertino, CA 95014 (Marina Food - Cupertino,CA) 7:15am 6:30pm
    San Francisco, CA map link 291 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102 (Union Square - San Francisco,CA) 7:30am 6:30pm
    Milpitas, CA map link 338 Barber Lane, Milpitas, CA 95035 (99 Ranch Market - Milpitas,CA) 8:00am 6:30pm
    Oakland, CA map link 401 9th St, Oakland, CA 94607 (Oakland,CA) 8:00am 6:30pm
    Hayward, CA map link 22555 Mission Blvd, Hayward, CA 94541 (Lucky - Hayward,CA) 8:30am 6:30pm

    *Return time is an estimate and varies based on traffic and weather conditions.

    • Price Includes

    • 11 nights hotel accommodation
    • All domestic ground transportation via air-conditioned vehicle
    • Admission to theme park/parks
    • Tour guide Level 2: semi-guided tour
    • A special gift package worth $100 includes:
      • Free access to:
        The observatory deck on the top of Stratosphere tower, 4 tickets/room ($80)
        Wifi access and free use of the gym and swimming pool at the Stratosphere Hotel ($25)
        LAS airport pick up for Las Vegas departures ($30)
      • Coupons:
        For steak and seafood dinner buffet ($8, you only need to pay $17 to enjoy the buffet worth $25)
        Outlet store coupon booklets for Fashion Outlet and Barstow Outlet ($20), not available for LAS arrival/LAS departure.
    • Taxes
    • Price Excludes

    • Admission Fees:
      Destination Adult Child
      Antelope Canyon
      Antelope Canyon (Optional) $50 $50 (3-9 yrs)
      Grand Canyon
      Grand Canyon West Rim (Optional) $90 $90
      Skywalk Glass Bridge (Optional) $25 $25 (3-9 yrs)
      West Rim Grand Canyon Helicopter and Boat Tour (Optional) $218 $218
      West Rim Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour (Optional) $168 $168
      Las Vegas, NV
      Hoover Dam (Optional) Free /
      Las Vegas Night Tour (Optional) $35 $35 (3-9 yrs)
      Le Reve Show (Optional) $176 $176 (3-9 yrs)
      Page, AZ
      Lake Powell Luxurious Airplane Tour (Optional) $168 /
      San Diego, CA
      San Diego Harbor Cruise (Optional) $25 $25
      • 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 (pay the fee in cash to the tour guide): $170/person, including admission to Yosemite National Park, Yellowstone, Grand Teton National Park, Bryce Canyon NP, Great Salt Lake,Devils Tower National Monument, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Crazy Horse Memorial,17-Mile Drive and fuel surcharge
    • Air fares between your city and the departure city.
    • Personal room fees such as laundry or valet services, telephone calls, or alcoholic beverages/ mini bar items.
    • 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 and $5.00 per passenger for airport transfer.
    • Any private expenses
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    • 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.
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    Cancellation penalties per person (Notification day and departure day are not counted)

    • 30 or more days prior to departure - 10% of total purchase amount
    • 15-29 days or more prior to departure - 25% of total purchase amount.
    • 8-14 days prior to departure - 30% of total purchase amount.
    • 4-7 days prior to departure - 50% of total purchase amount.
    • Within 3 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.

    NOTE: We cannot grant any refunds more than 30 days after completion of tour.

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