11-Day San Francisco and Grand Circle Bus Tour from San Francisco with Airport Transfer

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Tour Code : SFO110111A

Departure City : San Francisco

Duration : 11 day(s) 10 night(s)

Availability : Thu. Holidays.

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Highlight :

Las Vegas; Route 66; Monument Valley; Horseshoe Bend; Antelope Canyon*; Lake Powell*; National Parks: Zion, Arches, Canyonlands, Mesa Verde, Petrified Forest, Painted Desert, Bryce Canyon; San Francisco: Fisherman's Wharf, Lombard Street, Union Square, Chinatown, Castro District, Golden Gate Bridge, Palace of Fine Arts, St. Mary's Cathedral, Twin Peaks; Los Angeles: Universal Studios*, Hollywood, Walk of Fame, Chinese Theatre, Kodak Theatre, Disneyland* or California Adventure Park*, Olvera Street; San Diego Sea World*, Balboa Park*.

This tour picks up at San Francisco Airport and drops off at Los Angeles Airport.

Itinerary

Day 1 : Home - San Francisco

Meet professional tour guide in the airport (baggage claim area for domestic flight; exit area for international flight). Then head to hotel for free time. You may dine on your own.

We offer pick-up service for SFO airport. Free pick up service is available between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm.
Standard Hotel (2 star to 3 star): Red Roof Inn or similar

Day 2 : San Francisco City Tour

Enjoy a guided tour of San Francisco with all its amazing cultural and historical attractions. A full day itinerary includes famous scenic spots like Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park, Palace of Fine Arts, St. Mary’s Cathedral, Civic Center, Twin Peaks, Castro District, Chinatown, Union Square, Fisherman’s Wharf, Lombard Street (The most crooked street in the world) and more!

Standard Hotel (2 star to 3 star): Red Roof Inn or similar

Day 3 : Bay Area - Las Vegas

Depart the Bay Area, led by our professional guide, begin the spiritual journey to the wilderness. Head to Las Vegas and spend the night.

Standard Hotel (2 star to 3 star): Hilton Garden Inn or similar

Day 4 : Route 66 - Sedona - Petrified Forest National Park - New Mexico

Visit Historic Route 66. Here you will see many sites that built based on the original scenes. First will be the beautiful and spiritual red rock country Sedona. Then visit Petrified Forest and Painted Desert. They are wood fossils from thousands years ago.

Standard Hotel (2 star to 3 star): Comfort Inn Gallup NM or similar

Day 5 : Mesa Verde National Park - Arches National Park

Visit ancient dwellings of Mesa Verde that takes you back thousands of years. Learn about pre-historic peoples of the American Southwest. Visit Arches, where the spirit of the landscape will bring you to an enchanted world. Overnight in Moab.

Standard Hotel (2 star to 3 star): Super 8 Moab or similar

Day 6 : Canyonlands - Arches NP - Monument Valley

Visit Canyonlands for sunrise. Continue visiting Arches, then see the most photogenic spots of Monument Valley, also you can enjoy the delicious Indian Meal.

Standard Hotel (2 star to 3 star): Best Western Plus Lake Powell or similar

Day 7 : Horseshoe Bend - Antelope Canyon - Lake Powell

See the beautiful and mysterious Antelope Canyon. Take an optional boat tour on the beautiful Lake Powell. Arrive Little Hollywood, Kanab, you may enjoy a Chuck Wagon Cowboy Cookout.

Standard Hotel (2 star to 3 star): Bryce View Lodge or similar

Day 8 : Bryce Canyon NP - Zion NP - Las Vegas

Walk the trail of Bryce Canyon, the most beautiful canyon in the West! Then visit Zion, the magnificent and breath taking sandstone monoliths. Arrive Las Vegas for a fun filled evening.

Standard Hotel (upscale 3 star): Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino or similar

Day 9 : Las Vegas - Los Angeles

Arrive Los Angeles, one of the biggest cities of the West Coast. Begin with a city tour including the Chinese Theatre, The Dolby Theatre (formerly known as the Kodak Theatre) in Hollywood, which is the place hosting the Academy Awards, and the Hollywood Bowl, one of the world’s largest outdoor amphitheaters since 1922. Visit Olvera Street, located in the oldest part of Los Angeles, with an original feeling of the traditional Mexican culture. Pass by Walt Disney Concert Hall and Chinatown. Spend the night in Los Angeles.

Standard Hotel (2 star to 3 star): Holiday Inn or similar

Day 10 : Disneyland/ California Adventure/ Sea World/ Balboa Park

Disneyland: Immerse yourself in tales from some of your favorite Disney films, visit Fantasyland, Tomorrowland, New Orleans Square, Adventureland, Critter country, Mickey’s Toontown, and Frontierland.

California Adventure Park: Where Disney magic meets California fun. Featuring four lands: Golden State, Hollywood Picture Backlot, Paradise Pier and “a bug’s land.”

One Day Park Hopper: You can also visit both parks in the same day.

San Diego Sea World: A brief city tour of San Diego in the morning. Around noon, visit the world’s most popular marine life park -- Sea World. Watch a variety of incredible shows performed by the killer whales, penguins, sea lions, dolphins, sea lions, and much more! You can also enjoy the exciting rides like “Shipwreck Rapids”, “Journey to Atlantis”, and “Wild Arctic Ride”. Return to same hotel in LA.

Balboa Park: A brief city tour of San Diego in the morning. Around noon, passengers who don’t go to Sea World may enjoy your free time in Balboa Park, the largest urban cultural park in the United States. You will enjoy many museums, theatres and restaurants. Return to same hotel in LA.

Standard Hotel (2 star to 3 star): Holiday Inn or similar

Day 11 : Universal Studios - Hometown

The world-famous theme park dedicated to the magic of movie making. Go behind-the-scenes on the legendary Studio Tour to explore where Hollywood movies are made and experience the largest movie set street expansion in Hollywood history. Then, take the movie-themed thrill rides; see shows and attractions that put you inside some of the world’s biggest movies. Witness the world’s smartest trained animal performers in the Universal’s Animal Actors. Don’t miss the new King Kong 360 3-D attraction and meet your favorite characters with the everlasting memories. Afterward, transfer to LAX airport.

Please schedule your flight to depart from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) after 9:00 pm.

Departure and Return info.:

  1. We offer pick up service for San Francisco airports (SFO). Free pick up service is only available between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm. Any other time would incur $65 for 1st and 2nd passengers, $10 for each additional person.
  2. If you take the domestic flight, our tour guide will wait for you at the luggage claim area. If you take the international flight, our tour guide will wait for you on the curb out of the terminal.
  3. The tour ends at Los Angeles Airport (LAX). Please schedule flight to depart from Los Angeles airports after 9:00 pm.

Pricing

Single Double (per person) Third Person Fourth Person
Adult Kid* Adult Kid*
$1,528 $1,138 $788 $788 $988 $988

*Kid ages 2-9 yr old, infant less than 2 yr old join the tour for FREE if NOT occupied a bus seat.

 

Price for Single Occupancy applies when one person stays in one standard hotel room.

Price for Double/Triple/Quadruple Occupancy applies when two/three/four people stay in one standard hotel room respectively. Thus, result in a lower per person price.

Maximum 4 guests in each hotel room (incl. kid and infant). Each standard hotel room comes with TWO full sizes or ONE queen size bed. Triple/Quadruple price does not guarantee a third/fourth bed in the room since each room is equipped with 2 beds. Roll-a-ways beds are regulations of each hotel; you are responsible for paying the additional cost for roll-a-way bed. Please check the availability at the time of check-in.

All other reschedule, change, and cancellation please refer to the Standard Cancellation and Refund Policy.


Price Includes:

  1. Ground transportation via deluxe Air-Conditioned and Lavatory Equipped motorcoach with complimentary pick-up and drop-off at chosen location. To insure fewer passengers operation, 15 seats minibus may be substituted.
  2. Passenger insurance while on board motorcoach. Due to motorcoach insurance policy, passengers over 2 years of age must purchase ticket in order to occupy seats.
  3. 10 night(s) hotel accommodation.
  4. Admissions to all national parks as listed above.
  5. Professional tour escort.
  6. Taxes included.

Price Excludes:

  1. All meals or drinks during the trip, but our tour escort will arrange for these.
  2. Personal room expenses such as hotel room services and meal, telephone calls, laundry services, on demand TV shows etc.
  3. Any private expenses such as airfare or any related transportation to the pick-up location, visa fee, travel document etc.
  4. Service fee for tour escort and driver: Minimum $8 per passenger per day.
  5. Optional admission fees to all attractions. Listed below. Prices are subject to change without prior notices.

Optional Activities:

Attractions Adult Kid (age)
Antelope Canyon Guided Tour (Mandatory) $65 $65
Canyonlands Sunrise (Mandatory) $15 $15
Disneyland or California Adventure Park $94 - 118 $88 - 112 (3-9)
Lake Powell Cruise $48 $35 (under 12)
Monument Valley by Jeep $45 $45
One Day Park Hopper $154 - 168 $148 - 162 (3-9)
San Diego City Tour and Balboa Park $65 $55
San Diego City Tour and Sea World $140 $130
San Francisco Bay Cruise $28 $20 (5-17)
Universal Studios $104 - 109 $98 - 103 (3-9)

Special Notes

Prior to booking your tour, it is your responsibility to read and all information related to your tour products listed under these Itinerary, Pricing, Special Notes and FAQ tabs. Terms and Conditions, Cancellation and Refund Policy can be found on the bottom of every webpage.

 

 


Trip Reservation Process:

All tours are open for early booking. It is recommended that customers should book tour at least two weeks before departure date. Bus seats will be pre-assigned after payment is made based on a first come first served basis. The following flowchart summarized the booking process.

process

 

 

  1. After you submitting your reservation online, you will receive a Pre-Order email within a couple of hours.
  2. Within 2 business days, we will send you a confirmation email to confirm your reservation of the trip. In this email, you could find the detailed boarding time and location of the trip, contact information of local service provider. Please print out this email with E-TICKET number as the boarding pass for the trip. Also, you can login to our website http://www.tripedition.com/index.php?route=account/login to check the status of your order.
  3. At the departure date, simply print out the E-TICKET if you have not already done so, and present it with your valid photo ID. Please note that this E-TICKET is the only proof of your purchase of the tour.
  4. Please make sure you have received our Final Confirmation Letter email with your E-ticket number before booking air tickets, extended hotel stays and etc., if applicable.

 

 

Your reservation is always subject to confirmation by email normally within two business days. Promotional offers such as BUY 2 GET 1 FREE and BUY 2 GET 2 FREE are provided and confirmed only on an availability basis. In the rare events (such as booking ONE day prior to the departure day), your reservation can not be confirmed by the service provider, a full refund will be credited back to your account.

The order of day-to-day itinerary is adjustable depending on tour start date of the week. For the detailed arrangement, please email or call the local service provider prior to departure date to re-confirm. Their contact info will be listed in your final confirmation email.

We reserve the right to change the hotel to another of equal or better standard than the hotel mentioned in the itineraries.

Depending on the number of passengers booked for a particular departure, tours may be combined to ensure fewer passengers operation.

We do not recommend infants younger than 2 years of age to join the tours, since our tour guides are not specially trained to provide service to these types of passengers and cannot be responsible for their well being.

 

 


Boarding Tips and Travel Documents:

If your flight is delayed or cancelled, please call the tour guide or our customer service at 1-888-503-6377 ASAP to reschedule the pickup. Please note, if your arrives after the free pickup time due to delayed flight, there will be a fee charged for the picking up.

All passengers must show E-TICKET (the boarding pass) for boarding.

Passengers are held solely responsible for their own valid travel documents

 

 


Travel Insurance:

We are not responsible for any occur on or during the tour. It is optional that passengers to purchase travel insurance. By accepting our policy, passenger should agree that we shall hold no responsibilities includes but not limited to the following unforeseeable events such as weather, accident, bus break down, sickness, theft, itinerary changes, delays or cancellation. We are strongly advising you to purchase travel insurance before departure to insure compensations for the unexpected causes above. Such travel insurance can be purchased through third party insurance suppliers.

 

 


Language:

All tours are escorted by professional bi- or multi-lingual tour guides and/or drivers guide. For driver guide tour, the language will be limited to English/Chinese.

 

 

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Frequently Asked Questions


Will the bus wait for me if I’m late?

Sorry. Tour buses will depart on time. Please be understandable this is a group tour, we have to satisfy the entire group for a smooth operation of the tour. We recommend you arrive at the departure location 15-30 minutes prior the depart time.


Is the drop-off location the same as boarding location for all Tripedition tours?

The tours usually pick-up and drop-off at the same locations unless otherwise stated in the tour Departure and Return Info page.


What happens if I forgot to bring proper travel documents on the boarding day (Passport, Green card, Visa, etc.)?

You can NOT board the bus. The tour guide shall check anyone's proper travel documents prior boarding. Bear in mind, when you can NOT board for this reason, this also triggers the reschedule fee or cancellation penalty. Please refer to the Special Notes section of your booked tour for proper travel documents.


How many pieces of baggage am I allowed to bring?

We recommend two pieces of standard sized baggage per passenger due to the load limitation of the motorcoach. If the tour is operated by 14 seats minibus, only ONE piece per passenger is allowed.


Is there a restroom on the bus?

Yes, only for motorcoach buses. However, we recommend the use of lavatory when there is a personal emergency. All our local service providers, try to maintain a clean environment on the bus, therefore, the bus will make rest stops along the way (every 2-3 hours) at highway service area. If you need to use the lavatory on the way, you may ask the tour guide to open it for your use.


What can we do if we choose not to go on the optional activities?

Optional activities are booked through the tour guide while you are on the tour. If you do not wish to participate in certain tour activities, you can hang around the tourist attraction as you like to. The tour guide will inform guests on the return time to the tour bus before he/she dismisses the group.


We are vegetarians, should I join the tour?

Definitely Yes. Meal breaks will be arranged at hotels, various ethnic restaurants, food courts, and fast food restaurants. There should be vegetarian food for you to choose from the menus.

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