San Francisco - Berkeley - Modesto (98 miles)
In the morning, we will take Extensive City Tour : visit Cable Car, Lombard Street, City Hall, St. Mary's Cathedral in San Francisco. Then, we will stop by the Fisherman's Wharf - take a San Francisco Bay Cruise and visit the Aquarium of the Bay. After that, we will visit Palace of fine arts and the Golden Gate Bridge. After the extensive San Francisco tour, we would head to Berkeley University.
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!
Extensive San Francisco Tour
This in-depth tour of the city allows guests time at more of the famous Bay Area sights like Cable Car, Lombard Street, City Hall, St. Mary's Cathedral, and Chinatown.
Duration: Approx. 3 Hours
Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco, California is one of the western United States' most famous and popular tourist spots. The area is home to Ghirardelli Square, a wax museum, shopping centers, an aquarium, and much more.
Duration: Approx. 2 Hours 30 Minutes
San Francisco Bay Cruise
Take a boat ride around one of the most famous and historical bays in the United States, the famous San Francisco Bay. Guests can enjoy the scenic views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Angel Island.
Admission (Optional): Adult $42; Child (5-11 yrs) $28|Opening Hours: Closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Aquarium of the Bay
See, touch, discover, and learn about the fascinating marine life of the San Francisco Bay and its surrounding waters. Visitors can stroll through 300 feet of crystal clear tunnels featuring over 20,000 marine animals.
Admission (Optional): Adult $28; Child (3-9 yrs) $18|Duration: Approx. 45 Minutes
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. 3 Hours
Golden Gate Bridge
The American Society of Civil Engineers considers the Golden Gate Bridge one of the wonders of the modern world. It has been speculated that it is the most photographed bridge in the world; it's certainly one of the most picturesque.
Duration: Approx. 30 Minutes
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.
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.
Duration: Approx. 45 Minutes
Standard Hotel: Clarion Inn, Comfort Inn/ Quality inn Merced (from 1/1/2020 on) or Similar
Modesto - Yosemite National Park - California Central Valley - Los Angeles (364 miles)
In the morning, the group will tour the Yosemite national park. You will have a chance to see Yosemite Falls, El Capitan, Tunnel View. After the lunch, we will drive through the richest California Central Valley before heading back to Los Angeles. We will arrive in Los Angeles in the late evening. See "Departure and Return Details" for more information.
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 the Yosemite National Park closed due to weather or other unforeseen reasons, we will visit Santa Barbara and Paso Robles winenery instead until it reopen. Admission will not be refunded.
Duration: Approx. 4 Hours
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
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. 1 Hour
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. 25 Minutes