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2-Day Yosemite, Hearst Castle Tour from San Francisco Tour Code: 452-465

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San Francisco, CA; Cupertino, CA; Burlingame, CA; Milpitas, CA; Oakland, CA
English; Mandarin Chinese
2 1 Night
Visit Yosemite National Park (Tunnel View, Bridalveil Falls, El Captain, Merced River, Yosemite Falls, Half Dome) and Hearst Castle. 1-night hotel accommodations. Round trip transportation and tour guide.
Price (/person)
    Single $298
    Double $238
    3rd Person
    Adult $218
    Child
    (Age 2-11)
    $218
    4th Person
    Adult $218
    Child
    (Age 2-11)
    $218
    Infant
    (Age 0-2)
    $90

Pricing Policy

    • Children policy: Child rates apply to those who are 2-11 years and sharing one room with at least 2 adults. Please note each hotel room can only accommodate 4 guests (adults or children regardless of age).
      3rd, 4th person or child must share with the 1st & 2nd travelers in the same room (2 double beds). Extra beds, extra items and services (such as extra toiletries and towels) will not be provided.

    • Infant Rate: Infant under 2 years old will be charged $45 per day for mandatory General Liability Insurance.
    • Hotel rooms are typically designed and equipped for two travelers. They usually feature a queen- or king-sized bed or two double beds, which are meant to provide adequate comfort for two travelers. And if your tour overnight at Los Angeles or Las Vegas, please book it at least 3 days before departure, or you'll pay the addtional resort fees and have no group discount..
  • San Francisco Hotel Surcharge: Due to convention in San Francisco (check-in dates in Bay Area on Aug 8-10, Sep 23-27, Oct 3-5, 12-15, 27-31 and Nov 1, 9-11), Hotel may not available and we will find other hotels. Please note surcharge may apply, we will notify you of any price change and await your acceptance.
  • A separate seat is required for child who is 0-8 yrs old. Please bring it on your own or rent it from us, the rental fee for the safety seat is $25/person/day.
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Day 1: San Francisco - Yosemite National Park - Fresno(228 miles)

We will depart from San Francisco and drive to Yosemite National Park. Here, we will get to see Tunnel View, Bridal Veil Falls, El Capitan, the Merced River, Yosemite Falls, and Half Dome. We will spend the night in Fresno.
  • 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.

    Admission (Mandatory): Adult $20; Child $20

    Tunnel View

    Tunnel View
    This is one of Yosemite's most popular outlooks, often the first landmark that visitors come to. INear, Wawona Tunnel, it was renovated in 2008.

    Bridal Veil Falls

    Bridal Veil Falls
    Bridal Veil Falls are one of Yosemite's most famous geological formations, a 617-foot waterfall that flows all year round. When the wind blows strongly enough, the waterfall appears to be falling sideways.

    El Capitan

    El Capitan
    El Capitan is the largest granite monolith in the world, rising about 3,000 feet above the ground, featuring notoriously difficult climbing routes that even the most experienced climbers find challenging.

    Merced River

    Merced River
    Running from the Sierra Nevada to Central Valley in California, the Merced River cuts through Yosemite National Park, and offers visitors excellent hiking trails along its banks or whitewater rafting trips through its rapids.

    Yosemite Falls

    Yosemite Falls
    This breathtaking system of waterfall is the tallest in North America at roughly 2,425 feet, and one of Yosemite National Parks most popular attractions. It is divided into three sections: the Upper Falls, Middle Cascades, and Lower Falls.

    Half Dome

    Half Dome
    The Half Dome is known the world over as a challenging and rewarding hiking and mountain climbing location. It is an iconic image of Yosemite. Visitors hoping to reach the summit should come prepared for an arduous trek.
Standard Hotel: Wyndham Garden Hotel Airport/Piccadilly Hotel Airport or similar

Day 2: Fresno - San Simeon - Bay Area(270 miles)

We wil visit Hearst Castle in San Simeon, once the home of the media mogul William Randolph Hearst. Then we will return back to Bay Area.
  • San Simeon, CA

    San Simeon is a town on the Pacific coast of San Luis Obispo County, California. Its position along State Route 1 is approximately halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, each of those cities being roughly 230 miles (370 km) away. A key feature of the area is Hearst Castle.

    Hearst Castle

    Hearst Castle
    Hearst Castle is a mansion located on the central coast of California that is a National Historic Landmark. Built in 1919 for William Randolph Hearst, the mansion is more than 90,000 square feet in area.

    Admission (Mandatory): Adult $33; Child (5-12 yrs) $20; Senior $33; Grand Rooms Tour

Find Closest Pickup
Location Address Departure Return
San Francisco, CA 391 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94108 (Starbucks Coffee at the intersection of Sutter St. and Stockton - San Francisco, CA ) 7:30am 7:45pm
Burlingame, CA 777 Airport Blvd, Burlingame, CA 94010 (Red Roof Inn SFO Airport- Burlingame, CA ) 8:00am 7:30pm
Oakland, CA 441 9th St., Oakland, CA 94607 (Angel Feet Reflexology‎- Oakland, CA ) 8:15am 7:15pm
Cupertino, CA 10122 Bandley Dr, Cupertino, CA 95014 (Marina Food- Cupertino,CA ) 9:00am 6:30pm
San Francisco, CA 46881 Warm Springs Blvd, Fremont, CA 94539 (Aberdeen Cafe- Fremont, CA ) 9:10am 6:20pm
Milpitas, CA 668 Barber Ln, Milpitas, CA 95035 (Ulferts Center- Milpitas, CA ) 9:30am 6:00pm

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

Price Includes

  • 1 night hotel accommodations
  • All domestic ground transportation via air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bi-lingual or multi-lingual tour guide Level 3: fully-guided tour
  • Tax included

Price Excludes

  • Admission Fees:
    Destination Adult Child Senior
    San Simeon, CA
    Hearst Castle (Mandatory) $33 $20 (5-12 yrs) $33
    Yosemite National Park
    Yosemite National Park (Mandatory) $20 $20 /
    • 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 Fee (pay the fee in cash to the tour guide): Adult $53, Child $40 Per Person for Yosemite National Park and Hearst Castle.
  • Air fares.
  • All meals and drinks during the trip, although eating arrangements will be made by the tour guide.
  • A mandatory service fee: A total of $8/day/person should be paid in cash to tour guide and the bus driver as a service fee. Any child / Infant reserving a seat will have to pay the service fees as well. Ex: 2 people taking a 2-day tour would pay: $8 x 2 (seats) x 2 (days) = $32.
  • 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

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 was received. Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Email (e-ticket). When you reserve your attractions and services you will be asked to print e-tickets to present when you arrive at your destination. You must print the e-tickets and take them along on your trip; they are your proof of purchase.

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  • Booking changes
    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 may be treated as a cancellation, and normal cancellation fees will apply. No change in pick-up location is allowed within 2 business days from departure. We are not responsible for the missed tour due to unconfirmed change in pick up locations.
  • Cancellations and Alteration fees
    Regardless of the reason, cancellations result in costly charges from our travel and hotel providers covering penalties and fees incurred by canceling confirmed and pending bookings. Therefore, cancellation penalties and or fees will apply. Time of cancellation will be determined when notice is received and confirmed by our office. Notice of cancellation must be made directly to Taketours through web mail at Contact Us. Your refund request will be answered and processed promptly. If you do not receive any reply within 2 business days, that means your request is not received successfully; thus, the tour status remains "confirmed". Please contact us immediately at 617.500.7002.
  • Cancellation penalties per person (request day and departure day are not counted)
    Cancellations received up to 7 days prior to departure will incur a penalty of $100 per person.
    Cancellations received within 4-6 days of departure will incur a penalty of $200 per person.
    Cancellations received within 3 days of departure will incur a penalty of 100% of the total purchase amount.
    Unused features are non-refundable. No shows forfeit the entire payment.
    We cannot grant refunds more than 30 days after completion of tour.
    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.
    Due to no cancellation policy enforced by Antelope Canyon, no refunds of the Antelope Canyon admission fee are allowed even passengers cancel the entire trip or no show on the day of departure.
  • Itinerary Variations
    We constantly strive to improve tour itineraries and features. If such improvements can be made, or unforeseen circumstances beyond our control make changes necessary - we reserve the right to vary itineraries and to substitute hotels. At certain peak periods, duplicate departures may operate, and sometimes in reverse order in which case hotels may vary from those stated on the itinerary pages.
  • Tour Cancellation
    We reserve the right to cancel or re-schedule any tour departure in accordance with operating requirements (e.g. minimum number of passengers) or circumstances beyond its control. If cancellation is made any time prior to departure* of the tour, Taketours' only liability will be to refund to the passenger the amount it has received for the tour booking. We will try to re-book the same or a similar tour. Please note that we are not liable for any cancellation penalties incurred on any other travel arrangements including air tickets purchased separately from customers.
  • We are not responsible for any other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations.

Additional Note

  • 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.
  • Luggage and infant car seat Policy: Maximum two luggage(one full size+one carry on). We will charge $25 for every extra suitcase.
    Each passenger is permitted one piece of luggage to be stored underneath the bus and one additional smaller handheld piece of luggage can be taken on board. Please note that strollers or wheelchairs will account as the one piece of luggage delegated to the passenger. Passenger can bring their own car seat or infant seat.
  • No smoking is allowed in the hotel rooms at any time. Failure to comply will result in a $300.00 fine payable immediately and charged by Hotel.
  • Hotel rooms are typically designed and equipped for two travelers. They usually feature a queen- or king-sized bed or two double beds, which are meant to provide adequate comfort for two travelers. And if your tour overnight at Los Angeles or Las Vegas, please book it at least 3 days before departure, or you'll pay the addtional resort fees and have no group discount.
  • During September until November, Some of the biggest conventions (Apple Developers Conference, DreamForce, and Oracle OpenWorld) are held at the Moscone Center in downtown San Francisco. The price of check-in dates in Bay Area on September 11-13, September30, October 1-5 and November 4-9 will be higher than the normal days. Please note surcharge may apply, we will notify you of any price change and await your acceptance.

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Hi, If we book one room with 4 persons, is the room accommodated with 2 Queen size beds or else? thank you.
by Yihsuan on 2017-07-14
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Good afternoon, The hotel room will have 2 double beds. Each bed is big enough for 2 people.
by Taketours on 2017-07-16
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Is there available parking near the pick up location at Angel Feet Reflexology in Oakland, CA? A parking garage?
by rhonda mattei on 2015-03-07
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yes there is plenty of parking locations nearby.--- on the tour web page simply follow these steps;-- click on the "address of the pick up location" it will then take you to a link with a map------ Click on "Show Parking" a list of the nearby parking locations will display.
by Taketours on 2015-03-09
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  • Jan

    2019-07-16
  • This tour was incredible! Seeing the falls after waiting two and a half months to three months was very well worth the wait! Our tour guide Phyllis Lee is very knowledgeable and helpful with information.
  • I recommend this tour! 0 0

  • Niharika

    2019-07-01
  • This was a nice tour for a reasonable rate. We had a really nice time, the tour guide was very helpful.
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  • Sumeet

    2019-03-24
  • I booked this tour for my cousin and his wife. I was initially skeptical, but went ahead and booked it. They really enjoyed this tour. I also booked a one day Napa Valley tour and that was fun too.
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  • Yogesh

    2018-05-29
  • Excellent tour. Tour Guide of Hearst Castle was very helpful and knowledgeable. I will highly recommend this tour.
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  • meiying

    2017-12-25
  • Overall a good trip. Guide and driver are good which they provide adequate information. Travel time is longer than sightseeing time but this is not avoidable. Good for solo traveler as your mind is free and can just sit back and relax without hassle. No need to worry the risk and transportation to travel between the locations. Hearst Castle trip is nice but suggest that we could have time to watch the film first before the actual visit up to the castle.
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