6-Day San Francisco, Yosemite National Park and Los Angeles Bus Tour from San Francisco with Airport Transfer

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Tour Code : SFO60305A

Departure City : San Francisco

Duration : 6 day(s) 5 night(s)

Availability : Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat. Sun.

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Highlight :

San Francisco: Lombard Street, Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco Bay Cruise*, Chinatown, Palace of Fine Arts, Fisherman's Wharf, Chinatown; In-depth city tour*: Twin Peaks, Castro District, San Francisco City Hall, Cliff House, Saint Mary's Church; Yosemite National Park*; Monterey Bay 17-Mile Drive, Monterey Bay Aquarium*; Disneyland, Universal Studios, Sea World, Palm Springs Outlet, San Diego Bus Tour.

This tour picks up at San Francisco airport (SFO) and drops off at Los Angeles airport (LAX).

Itinerary

Day 1 : Hometown - San Francisco

Welcome to San Francisco. Enjoy time at leisure to relax or to do some independent exploring. Our tour guide will wait for you near the Information Center of Terminal 2. Transfer to the hotel for check-in.

We offer complimentary pick-up services from SFO airport, available between 12:00 noon and 10:30 pm. Please see the Departure and Return info for details.
Standard Hotel (2 star to 3 star): Airport Garden or similar

Day 2 : Stanford University - San Francisco City Tour

In the morning, we will visit Stanford University, which is recognized as one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions. It was built in 1891 by the railroad tycoons Leland Stanford. The quiet campus is the home to a rich collection of historical and contemporary buildings as well as various plants and works of art. It covers an area of 35 square kilometers. It is the second largest university in the U.S. Afterwards, you will cross the Bay Bridge to the enchanting San Francisco and explore the magnitude of Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman Wharf, Palace of Fine Arts and more. You may take a bay cruise at your own cost and sail through the Golden Gate Bridge and Bay Bridge, pass by the Alcatraz Island, Angel Island and Treasure Island, and enjoy the view of east bay and the skyline of San Francisco. You will be enlightened by the fresh sea breeze and the beautiful ocean. Around 2 pm in the afternoon, you are welcome to either spend your free time with your friends and relatives or join the 4-hour long San Francisco In-depth City Tour at your own cost. The tour will also cover St. Mary Cathedral, the principal catholic church of San Francisco, Twin Peaks, the Civic Center and Castro District ----- “the gay capital of the world”, and city hall of San Francisco. After dinner, you will head back to the hotel.

Standard Hotel (2 star to 3 star): Airport Garden, Best Western Modesto or similar

Day 3 : Yosemite National Park/ Monterey Bay 17-Mile Drive - Los Angeles

According to preference, you can choose to visit Yosemite National Park or Monterey Bay 17-Mile Drive.

Yosemite National Park: In the early morning, you will visit California’s best-known Yosemite National Park, one of the wonders of nature. Yosemite is located near the geographical center of the Nevada mountain range. Towering granite rocks, mighty waterfalls and placid valleys give Yosemite all the aspects of a “land of the gods”. Giant trees, water gushing from the mountains, huge rocks and cliffs carved to create a land of fantasy. There is little doubt that water – in both its liquid and solid form – was the chief architect of Yosemite’s landscapes. Here you will see the biggest granite rock in the world ----- El Captain, the highest waterfall in the North America ----- Yosemite Falls, and Half Dome at the Tunnel View Point. Proceed to Los Angeles around noon time, with an arrival at Los Angeles in the evening.

Monterey Bay 17-Mile Drive: In the morning, we’ll head to Felton, CA, a replica of an 1880s logging town ----- in the Santa Cruz Mountains to make a stop at Roaring Camp Railroads! You’ll have the option of taking a scenic ride aboard this nostalgic steam railroad train. The adventure will take you through remarkable redwood forests full of massive trees as you learn the history of the railroad and town. It will truly be a memorable experience. Afterwards, we’ll head to the gorgeous Monterey Peninsula. We’ll feel the gentle sea breeze and hear the surging waves crashing against uniquely shaped rocks. We may see sea lions and seals frolicking about. We’ll take the famous 17-Mile Drive along the stunning Central California coast seeing world class golf courses including Pebble Beach, multi-million dollar mansions and many lookout points. To most Monterey visitors, the acclaimed Monterey Bay Aquarium is a must-see. It has more than 35,000 animals making up 550-plus species. We’ll then return to Los Angeles in the evening.

Standard Hotel (2 star to 3 star): Howard Johnson Fullerton or similar

Day 4 : Disneyland/ Universal Studios/ San Diego Sea World/ LA City Tour/ Palm Springs Outlet/ San Diego City Tour

According to your schedule, you can choose one of the followings:

(A) Los Angeles City Tour

(B) Disneyland

(C) Universal Studios

(D) Sea World

(E) Palm Springs Outlet

(F) San Diego City Tour

Standard Hotel (2 star to 3 star): Howard Johnson Fullerton or similar

Day 5 : Disneyland/ Universal Studios/ San Diego Sea World/ LA City Tour/ Palm Springs Outlet/ San Diego City Tour

According to your schedule, you can choose one of the followings:

(A) Los Angeles City Tour

(B) Disneyland

(C) Universal Studios

(D) Sea World

(E) Palm Springs Outlet

(F) San Diego City Tour

Standard Hotel (2 star to 3 star): Howard Johnson Fullerton or similar

Day 6 : Disneyland/ Universal Studios/ LA City Tour/ Palm Springs Outlet

According to your schedule, you can choose one of the followings:

(A) Los Angeles City Tour

(B) Disneyland

(C) Universal Studios

(D) Palm Springs Outlet

**Note: Yosemite National Park will be substituted with 17-Mile Drive in the winter or anytime encountering inclement weather.
Please schedule your flight to depart from Los Angeles airport (LAX) after 9:30 pm (U.S. domestic flight) or 10:30 pm (international flight).

Departure and Return info.:

  1. We offer complimentary pick-up services from SFO airport, available between 12:00 noon am and 10:30 pm. Our tour guide will wait for you on the Baggage Claim level of Terminal 2 at the Information Center.
  2. Passengers will be grouped together and transfer to hotel every hour from noon to 10:30 pm. If your scheduled flight arrival time or your flight delay time is between 10:30 pm and mid-night, pick-up service would incur a fee of $50 for first person and $10 for each additional person. Any other arrival time, please proceed to the hotel at your own expense.
  3. On your last day, please arrange your flight to depart from LAX after 9:30 pm (U.S. domestic) or 10:30 pm (international).

Pricing

Single Double (per person) Third Person Fourth Person
Adult Kid* Adult Kid*
$1,168 $968 $345 $345 $718 $718

*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.


BUY 2 GET 3rd Half OFF Promotion Rules:

The third guest joins the tour for half price on share room basis. (Except applicable admission fee, service charge and fuel surcharge)

Tour fare will be increased during public holidays and long weekends.

Late Cancellation or NO show of the Free-Fare passenger will result in $100 penalty fee for the reserved bus seat. The other participating passenger in the reservation is responsible for paying the penalty fee to the tour escort prior departure.

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. 5 night(s) hotel accommodation.
  4. Admissions to Theme Parks.
  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 $7 per passenger per day.
  5. A mandatory entrance ticket package for Yosemite National Park or 17-Mile Drive, and Stanford University must be paid on tour.
  6. Optional admission fees to all attractions are listed below. Prices are subject to change without prior notices.

Optional Activities:

Attractions Adult Kid (age)
Entrance Ticket Package (Mandatory) $40 $40
San Diego Bay Cruise $24 $12 (4-12)
San Francisco Bay Cruise (90 min) $38 $26 (5-12)
San Francisco Extended City Tour $35 $35

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 is 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 guided 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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