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5-Day San Francisco, Monterey, Yosemite In-depth Tour with SFO transfer Tour Code: 773-18961

From USD$898
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San Francisco, CA
English; Mandarin Chinese
5 4
Visit Monterey (17-Mile Drive), San Francisco (Battery Spencer, Cable Cars, Civic Center, Fisherman's Wharf, Golden Gate Bridge, Lombard Street, Palace of Fine Art, San Francisco Bay Cruise, San Francisco Chinatown, Treasure Island, Twin Peaks), Yosemite National Park, Carmel, Santa Cruz (Roaring Camp Steam Train), Stanford (Stanford University). Inclusions: 4 nights hotel accommodations, All domestic ground transportation
Price In USD (Price per person based on double occupancy)
Price (/person)
    Single $1288
    Double $898
    3rd Person
    Adult $488
    Child $488
    4th Person
    Adult $488
    Child $488
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Day 1: San Francisco

Shortly after your arrival, our tour guide will pick you up at the San Francisco International Airport (SFO). Following, we will enjoy a tour of Twin Peaks. You will be amazed by the beautiful city views and the charming bay scenery. Next, we will visit the Civic Center and, in the evening, we will go to a local restaurant to enjoy a delicious dinner. After dinner, we will head to Treasure Island to overlook the skyline and bridge that spans over Oakland and San Francisco.

Kind Reminder:
It is recommended to schedule a flight to San Francisco International Airport (SFO) before 14:00. If your flight arrival after 14:00, please go to the hotel to check-in by yourself. You may contact the tour guide for more information.

  • 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!

    Twin Peaks

    Twin Peaks
    San Francisco's Twin Peaks are two prominent hills near the center of the city. Each one stands at about 922 feet tall, and they offer amazing views of the Bay Area all the way down to the water.

    Duration: Approx. 30 Minutes

    Civic Center

    Civic Center
    The Civic Center area is the center of government in San Francisco. Its features two large plazas, and its main attraction is the San Francisco City Hall. The Hall has a recognizable gold-outlined dome, the fifth-largest in the world.

    Duration: Approx. 50 Minutes

    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.

    Duration: Approx. 1 Hour

    Treasure Island

    Treasure Island is a man-made island adjacent to Yerba Buena Island in the middle of San Francisco Bay. It was built in the 1930s for an expo in 1939 that celebrated the completion of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge (the Bay Bridge route crosses Yerba Buena Island). During WWII the island was converted to military use and it remained that way until the 1990s.

    Duration: 20-30 Minutes

Standard Hotel: Best Western Plus Grosvenor Airport Hotel Or Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott San Francisco Airport or similar
Dinner: Included (Lingnan Restaurant Internet Celebrity Dinner)

Day 2: San Francisco

In the morning, we will set off from the hotel and drink a cup of refreshing coffee at the Blue Bottle Coffee. Afterwards, take San Francisco's iconic transportation cable car and get off at the most crooked street in the world, Lombard Street. From the well-known Fisherman's Wharf, you can overlook Alcatraz Island, the Golden Gate Bridge and the Bay Bridge. At noon, we will head to the popular local restaurant Dungeness for a delicious crab meal. Then we will visit the Palace of Fine Art and feel the ancient European style. The last stop will be the Golden Gate Bridge. You can also get a close-up view of this stunning bridge from Battery Spencer.
  • 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!

    Cable Cars

    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.

    Duration: Approx. 15 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. 40 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. 1 Hour 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

    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. 40 Minutes

    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. 1 Hour

    Battery Spencer

    Battery Spencer is best known as one of the premier view and photo spots for the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco. Many of the most famous photographs of the Bridge were taken here, and there is a wide area to shoot from so you have everything from broad ocean vistas (facing west) to views of the Bay Bridge, Alcatraz and Fort Baker to the east.

    Duration: Approx. 30 Minutes

Standard Hotel: Best Western Plus Grosvenor Airport Hotel Or Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott San Francisco Airport Or Similar
Lunch: Included (Dungeness crab meal)

Day 3: San Francisco-Stanford-Santa Cruz-Monterey-Carmel(99 miles)

Today, we will visit Stanford University! You can freely stroll around the campus and feel the strong academic atmosphere of this top university. Following, we will take an ancient steam train of Roaring Camp and pass through the beautiful redwoods. In the afternoon, we will go to the 17-Mile Drive to enjoy the amazing sea views and tranquility of the sea breeze. Finally, we will head to artist's paradise known as Carmel. Here, you can pick up gifts at the local craft store or a special souvenir to bring back home.
  • Stanford, CA

    Stanford University is recognized as one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions. It covers an area of 35 square kilometers. It is the second largest university in the U.S..

    Stanford University

    Located in northwestern Silicon Valley, this famous research institution is not just one of the best schools in the United States, but one of the top universities in the world. Its large campus is a sight to behold.

    Opening Hours: Closed on 1/1/18, 2/23, 2/24, 4/26-4/28, 5/11-5/13, 6/14-6/17, 9/1, 9/8, 9/15, 9/18-9/23, 10/6, 10/25-10/28, 11/10, 11/22, 12/25|Duration: Approx. 40 Minutes

  • Santa Cruz, CA

    Santa Cruz is situated on the northern edge of Monterey Bay, about 32 mi (51 km) south of San Jose and 75 mi (120 km) south of San Francisco. It is known for its moderate climate, natural environment, coastline, redwood forests, alternative community lifestyles and socially liberal leanings.

    Roaring Camp Steam Train

    The steam trains that run along Roaring Camp Railroads' lines are authentic, dating back to 1867 and the protection of an area of redwoods known as the "Big Trees." The railway was established in 1875 to carry tourists there.

    Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes

  • 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.

    Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes

  • Carmel, CA

    Officially called Carmel-by-the-Sea, this coastal Southern California town is known for its amazing scenery as well as its art scene past and present. Former mayors include Clint Eastwood, Perry Newberry, and Herbert Heron, among other artistic icons.

    Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes

Standard Hotel: SureStay Hotel By Best Western Hollister Or Fairfield by Marriott Hollister Or Similar

Day 4: Carmel-Yosemite National Park(159 miles)

Today, we'll head to Yosemite National Park, known for its majestic waterfalls and massive granite surface. Discover with us today why Yosemite attracts millions of tourists every year. Be sure to discover all of the natural wonders that were shaped by waterfalls. Take in all of the amazing and breathtaking views of mother nature!
  • 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.
Standard Hotel: Yosemite View Lodge Or Simialr

Day 5: Yosemite National Park-San Francisco(167 miles)

Today, we will continue our in-depth tour of Yosemite National Park! The mountains and waterfalls in Yosemite are very unique and beautiful. They will instantly amaze people! Following, we will return to San Francisco in the afternoon.
  • 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.
  • Airport meet and greet: Your tour escort will be holding a sign with your name AT SFO. Please wait for your tour guide at the Level 1 Courtyard 4 for domestic arrivals, International Terminal Bus Courtyard G for international arrivals. (Please book a flight arriving before 14:00.). If your flight arrival after 14:00, please go to the hotel to check-in by yourself. You may contact the tour guide for more information.
  • Flight information: Please provide arrival/return flight schedules at the time of booking or at least 3 business days prior to departure. Otherwise, you will be required to proceed to the hotel at your own expense.
  • Return Flight arrangement: There are still travel activities on the last day of the tour. Make sure to book a return flight departing from SFO after 7:00pm on the last day. We highly suggest booking air ticket(s) 1 hour later than suggested time during high season (summer holiday, national holidays).

Price Includes

  • Hotel breakfast
  • 4 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
    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.
  • Mandatory Admission Package: $200/person Including San Francisco Jingle Car, Roaring Hills Train, Stanford University, 17 Mile Bay, Yosemite National Park, Internet Celebrity Coffee, California Crab Meal, and Lingnan Restaurant Internet Celebrity Dinner.
  • 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 ($15.00/day per passenger, any child and Infant reserving a seat have to pay the service fees as well).
  • 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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  • 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 - 30% 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 $300/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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