Highlights:Visit Los Angeles (Universal Studios Hollywood, Disneyland, Dolby Theater, Hollywood Boulevard, TCL/Grauman's Chinese Theatre), San Diego (San Diego City Tour), Bakersfield (Outlets at Tejon Ranch).
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It was a wonderful tour.
Had only 1 concern:
The time given for the Universal Studio is very very short. We went there at 9:45 and were asked to get back by 5. This time is not sufficient at all for covering Universal Studios completely. We had to make private arrangements to come back. Universal Studio timings were 8 to 10. Atleast we should be allowed to stay till the closing time. The tour guide for the universal studios is not co-operating at all (Bruce).
Except for the above said concern other things were very well planned and executed very well
Overall Trip was good
Tour guide was fine. he sounded to be in a hurry.
Accommodation was very good.
Transportation was very good.Comfortable bus.
Itinerary was good. On the last day, in stead of spending 2 hrs in shopping mall, a tourist spot can be added like the Getty center.
We had fun, enjoyed the places, took lot of picture! the trip was all worth it!!
Tour Guide Johnny dint cover what suppose to be as per First day in LA. He was more interested in going back to hotel as earliest. Customer is paying money for tour and if tour guide escape the location which is part of Itinerary is not professional.
Another Tour Guide Bruce don't wait for the passenger and start walking. Both Tour Guide had don't care attitude.
Overall this tour was good. Even though its a 4 day trip, first and fourth day is bus traveling only. Accommodation was provided in Knott's Hotel which was very good. Bus transportation was good but while coming back to San Francisco on fourth day, they did a couple of bus transfers which was bit uncomfortable. One of the major changes I would expect from this Itinerary is Universal Studios should be on the second day and Disney Land should be on the third day. Universal Studios is very exciting and should provide more time to spend. Disney land is okay for families with kids. If you don't have kids then it's not that exciting.
It was really a nice trip to Los Angeles.. we enjoyed it a lot. Hotel accommodation is excellent. I thought we would have been given some more time to spend at Hollywood Blvd and Universal Studios. Apart from that, everything is well managed.. we would like to join one more trip in the near future.
I took this 4 day trip. Tour guide and accommodations were awesome. I didn't like the food stops, as near all the food stops there were no vegetarian or Indian food joints, and i struggled a lot for food. The rest of everything else was really good.
I was little disappointed. As per itinerary last day Solvang Visit not covered. There was no proper co-ordination in transportation arrangement. Tour Guide's english communication was not clear.Good thing was the accommodation which i think was good. Most of the time we have to follow guide for tour timings or itinerary.
The LA tour was organized very well. The tour guide Raymond was cooperative and was very patient. Really it was a great trip and good experience for my family. Strongly recommended. I will plan my future tours with them also
The tour was really Awesome. On Day 1, Hollyhood walk of Fame, On Day 2, Fun filled rides at Universal Studios, Day 3 at DisneyLand & Finally Solvang was breathtakinb. Me and my wife enjoyed it Completely
I like over all tour but the tip amount charge for two year kid was very high at $6 a day. Did not get enough time in LA downtown,and Solvang, the better places during the tour. This is Four days tour but in reality only two days was good remaining two days spend in travel only. The accommodation was excellent.Also got microwave and fridge when I requested to hotel front desk as I need them for my kid.
The tour guide is very caring and helpful, she gave very clear direction and interact well with everyone. One of the most dislike was in the second day after Universal Studio, she didn't bring us somewhere for us to have dinner since of the restaurant was closed for certain reason (I expect her bring us to somewhere instead) and the hotel is very far away from the restaurants (30 mins walking)But overall, I recommend this tour if you go with bunch of friends like me. You don't have to worry a lot of things, just remember look at your watch and don't be late. And bring some food with you.
Personally, the most favorite one in this program was Universal Studios because there are a lot of interesting things and also most of them were very fun. Regarding Hollywood, I went there over four times, so nothing was interesting for me there. Concerning San Diego, I like it because the nice weather there.
We were based out of SanJose, we do drive around a lot to visit new places which are an hour or two, but driving to LA would be gruesome, surely we wouldn't have enjoyed the scenic route had we driven. This Tour happens to be our first Bus tour in US, didn't expect much and was very cautious about the kind of accommodation and the Guided Tour. But was pleasantly surprised, the Tour was very professional and accommodation was top notch in Holiday Inn. We wouldn't have covered so much had we driven ourselves. Bus ride was very smooth and with proper pre-planned halts at specific hubs with all food joints was pretty good. There were few things that in such tours one cann't avoid such as an added 15min delay for all to assemble. We found almost all families from Asian community on this tour, very homely. Overall a 5 star experience. Would definitely recommend if you are wary of driving and planning things for accomodation and to-fro travel to all site seeing places and attractions.
As international travellers from Australia, we did not know what to expect. We flew into San Francisco and stood on a street corner waiting to be picked up by an internet booked travel company. We got a pleasant surprise. The coach was modern and on time, the guide was polite and spoke fluent english. The tour was well organised and the hotel was modern and clean. Thank you for a safe and memorable tour.......
The trip was very well organized. Our guide Angela was awesome. I wish we had more time in universal studios. I'm giving only 4 stars because on the first day we had to change 3 buses and had to transfer our luggage from the bus each time we moved.
The trip was well organized and everything was taken care in a perfect manner. Our tour guide Berry was very helpful in getting the fast passes and arranging proper food joints. She was giving many halpful tips about how to make this trip more enjoyable. Both at universal studios and disney land, the guide made sure that we start from particular area so that we are not standing in line forever. Once we followed his instructions everything else was just smooth. Needless to say that the experience from taketours was great .
Its a really great tour. My parents and in-laws have been to LA by this tour. They really liked the overall pace, tour guide, hotel accommodation and food availability.
I would recommended this tour highly to everyone.
The LA tour was organized very well. The tour guide Raymond was cooperative and was very patient. Really it was a great trip and good experience for my family. Strongly recommended. I will plan my future tours with them also.
LA tour was awesome and amazing. I went single but I did not felt lonely. In our tour only few Indians and more Chinese people .Hotel arrangement is very good and nice. If we follow the tour guide, we should not worry about anything. Our first day had a lot of time in the bus because of adjustment and replacement of other people in other buses otherwise everything went fine because of this we went late to Hollywood first day at 4.30PM because of this not able to take good photos and not able to take more places because of darkness. We have to take enough food for 4 days. We need to arrange rain coat or umbrella and jacket in advance in case of cold and raining and if possible we have to carry water bottles otherwise buying in disney land and universal studio may cost more. Going with goto bus, we should not worry about anything just we have follow instructions. Thanks a lot for arrangement gotobus including tour guide, bus driver and all members. I will refer people to go for this tour and I will recommend all my friends for this tour.
We had really enjoyed the 4 day tour to LA and theme parks. Guide was excellent and managed our time in very effective way. We enjoyed all the rides and shows in Universal Studios. The Christmas parade in Disneyland was awesome. Solvang and Santa Barbara are scenic. Hotel Quality Inn was good. Selection for spots for lunch/dinner were good. Entire experience was very good. I will strongly recommend this trip for friends.
I would say, my best tour so far. I really liked the guide, she was so helpful and very organized. Before stopping for lunch etc she always asked for both vegetarian and non-vegetarian people and selected the spots according to that.
For sure i will be taking the tours in future.
The trip was well organized and everything was taken care in a perfect manner. The nice part was about the extent of the details. Both at universal studios and disney land, the guide made sure that we start from particular area so that we are not standing in line forever. Once we followed his instructions everything else was just smooth. Needless to say that the experience from gotobus.com was great as always. This was the second trip which we did with gotobus.com and I could not wait long to start our third trip with them as well. We would highly recommend gotobus and their tours.
The tour was awesome, and guide is excellent in organizing and helping. Only problem we had - we booked for 3 people, but the in the hotel they allocated only 2 beds. We asked extra bed - but they charged us (reducing 1 star just for this).
Our tour to LA, Disneyland, Universal studio, Santa Barbara and Solvang village was amazing. We enjoyed every bit of it. Tour guide was very informative. Hotel stay was great. More time should be given at Santa Barbara, Solvang village and Hollywood bldv.
I have booked two trips from GoToBus.com, one to Vegas-Grand Canyon and the other was to Universal Studios-DisneyLand. Both the trips were wonderful and we loved a lot and had a quality time together. But one small part which annoyed us a bit was the guide stopped most of the time for lunch or dinner in a typical Chinese Mall where there is nothing written in english. We had a hard time understanding the meaning of the numbers and figures, even the people serving over there do not understand english fully. Other than the food problem, the trip was wonderful. I would suggest that if the intermediate halts like the yosemite would be a bit longer, then it would have been more good.