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5-Day San Francisco self-guided Tour with San Francisco airport transfer Tour Code: 773-19461

From USD$388
Daily
San Francisco, CA
English; Mandarin Chinese
5 4
Free travel in and around San Francisco, with a variety of one-day tours for you to choose from, prosperity or frugality by your own!
Price In USD (Price per person based on double occupancy)
Price (/person)
    Single $678
    Double $388
    3rd Person
    Adult $58
    Child
    (Age 2-9)
    $58
    4th Person
    Adult $38
    Child
    (Age 2-9)
    $38
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Day 1: San Francisco

Today we will gather in San Francisco at San Francisco International Airport. If you take a domestic flight will meet us in the "Level 1 Courtyard 4". If you take an international flight will meet us at the "International Terminal Bus Courtyard G". Please refer to the "Departure&Return" for more detailed information.
Standard Hotel: Wild Palms Hotel or Similar

Day 2: San Francisco Free Day

Option 1: San Francisco-Monterey-Carmel-San Francisco (243 miles)

Monterey is a city located in Monterey County on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on the U.S. state of California's Central Coast. Monterey's present-day attractions include the Cannery Row, Fishermans Wharf, 17 Miles Drive, Pebble Beach and Carmel-By-The-Sea
  • 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.

    Cannery Row

    This street made famous by the John Steinbeck novel of the same name was once the center of Monterey's fishing industry. Today, it is a tourist attraction and conservation area home to the Monterey Bay Aquarium and many seal lions.

    Duration: Approx. 1 Hour

    Old Fisherman's Wharf

    This historic area in Monterey was a fish market until the 1960s. Nowadays, it is packed with fine seafood restaurants and is accessible only to pedestrians. Whale watches and other cruises depart from these docks.

    Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 40 Minutes

    17-Mile Drive

    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.

    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. 25 Minutes

    Pebble Beach

    Pebble Beach is an community of mostly single-family homes is also notable as a resort destination, and the home of the golf courses of Cypress Point Club, Monterey Peninsula Country Club, and Pebble Beach Golf Links.

    Duration: Approx. 45 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

Standard Hotel: Wild Palms, a JDV by Hyatt Hotel Or similar

Option 2: San Francisco-Santa Cruz-San Francisco (132 miles)

Get on the steam train, set off in the authentic western village, and ride in the pristine redwood forest, an experience that will not forget for a lifetime! You can enjoy the beautiful ocean view of California by standing on Santa Cruz Harbor. Afterwards, we will head to the Abalone Farm, where you can get to know how the how abalone is breeded, and you can even get this fresh and delicious abalone at a very low price. Next stop is scenic spot Rainbow House. Around Dawn, we will come back to bay area.
  • 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.

Option 3: San Francisco-Napa Valley-Sausalito-San Francisco (123 miles)

Today we will head to Napa Valley, and explore some famous Winery, including Domaine Carneros, Robert Mondavi Winery, V. Sattui and Sutter Home, you will have the chance to taste five different Napa Wines. In the afternoon, we will explore the famous Sausalito, an ancient, beautiful and quiet seaside town.

Option 4: San Francisco City Tour

Today, we will take a pleasant city tour of San Francisco, the charming capital of West Coast culture. Over the course of the day, we will see the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf (Guests can choose to take a bay cruise at their own expense to see the city from the water here ), Palace of Fine Art, Lombard Street,Twin Peaks, and its Chinatown district.
  • 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.

    Tour Fee (Optional): Adult $47; Child (5-11 yrs) $34; 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 St.Mary's Cathedral, San Francisco City Hall and Twin Peaks: Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption (30 mins) - Civic Center (40 mins) - Twin Peaks (25 mins) - Treasure Island (pass by)

    Duration: Approx. 3 Hours

Standard Hotel: Best Western Plus Airport Inn & Suites Oakland, CA or similar

Day 3: San Francisco Free Day

Today, guests may choose any of the options listed above.
Standard Hotel: Wild Palms, a JDV by Hyatt Hotel Or similar

Day 4: San Francisco Free Day

Today, guests may choose any of the options listed above.
Standard Hotel: Wild Palms, a JDV by Hyatt Hotel Or similar

Day 5: San Francisco Free Day

Today, guests may choose any of the options listed above.
  • Airport Pick-up Location:
    Arrival procedure for US domestic & Canada flight: Level 1 Courtyard 4.
    Arrival procedure for International flight: International Terminal Bus Courtyard G
    Free Airport pickup time: 10:00-22:00 (Every 2 hours, that is 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, and 22 o'clock.) 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.) Airport meeting: The guide will be wearing a yellow uniform, holding a small yellow flag or an iPad with the local provider's icon.
  • Return Flight Arrangement: Please arrange your flight after 10:00 pm taking off at San Francisco airport if you participate in a one-day tour on last day. We highly suggest booking air ticket(s) 1 hour later than suggested time during high season (summer holiday, national holidays).
  • 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.
  • 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.

Price Includes

  • 4 nights hotel accommodations
  • All domestic ground transportation
  • Tour guide Level 2: semi-guided tour
  • All taxes
  • Hotel breakfast

Price Excludes

Destination Adult Child
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco Bay Cruise (Optional)
90 mins
$47 $34 (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.
  • 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.
  • 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

Additional Note

  • Booking: Please book airline tickets after your tour booking is confirmed, which should be within 2-3 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.

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)
    15 days or more prior to departure - no penalty
    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 TakeTours wallet as credits for future use. Or the refund can also be forwarded directly to your credit card with a 6% 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.
  • City passes are not accepted during an escorted tour due to the fact that they do not correspond into the tour schedule. The group entrance tickets provided by tour guides have fast lane and tour guides accompany passengers for activities.

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Day 2: San Francisco Free Day

Option 2: San Francisco-Napa Valley-Sausalito-San Francisco (123 miles)

Today we will head to Napa Valley, and explore some famous Winery, including Domaine Carneros, Robert Mondavi Winery, V. Sattui and Sutter Home, you will have the chance to taste five different Napa Wines. In the afternoon, we will explore the famous Sausalito, an ancient, beautiful and quiet seaside town.
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