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3-Day California Express Bus Tour
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Product Code: 29-752


  • • Santa Barbara
  • • Solvang
  • • Carmel-by-the-Sea
  • • San Francisco
  • • Golden Gate Bridge
  • • Fisherman's Wharf
  • • Union Square
  • • Chinatown
  • • Nob Hill
  • • Yosemite National Park
  • • Half Dome
  • • Yosemite Falls
  • • El Capitan
  • • Bridalveil Fall
  • • Hearst Castle
Tour Code
3 days
Departure City
Los Angeles
End City
Los Angeles
Tour Type:
English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Chinese

Experience: UNESCO, Nature

Visit locations designated as World Heritage Sites by the United Nations; Get in touch with Mother Earth

Style: Guided

Multiple local tour guides/drivers available throughout your tour/activity

Group Type: Standard group

Tour with fellow travelers from all over the world

Activity Level: Moderate

Designed for travelers in good health who are comfortable with light walking or hiking

Quality: Standard

Travel with professional guides, enjoy more time at attractions and/or stay at comfortable accommodations

Day 01
San Francisco

Los Angeles - Santa Barbara - San Francisco

Hotel: La Quinta Inn & Suites, Santa Clara or similar

Depart north up the spectacular California Coast to the first stop in Santa Barbara. Visit a Spanish Mission and learn how these religious outposts were key in the development of the entire region. Continue to Solvang, a quaint Danish community to browse in the local shops. We head north to world famous 17 mile drive (part of route# 1) where we get to see the spectacular California coast line up close. After our visit we visit the town of Carmel home to the actor Clint Eastwood. Enjoy some free time to stroll through town before heading on to Silicon Valley for overnight.

Day 02
San Francisco

San Francisco - Fisherman's Wharf - Golden Gate Bridge - Chinatown

Hotel: Park Inn Hotel, Modesto (In Winter Holiday Inn hotel, Monterey) or similar

Today we will see why many say San Francisco is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world. We start our tour at the Fisherman's Wharf with a cruise in the world famous San Francisco Bay, under the Golden Gate Bridge and around the notorious Alcatraz Island. Afterwards, we'll return to Pier 39 for a leisurely lunch before an afternoon tour that takes in all the city's famous landmarks including the Golden Gate Bridge, Union Square, Chinatown and wealthy Nob Hill. Our tour ends with an amazing night view of the city from the Bay Bridge.

Day 03
Los Angeles

San Francisco - Yosemite OR Hearst Castle - Los Angeles

Summer Route: We head east through the farmlands of the Joaquin Valley to Yosemite National Park. This 1,200 square mile wonderland of forests, lakes and waterfalls is located in the Sierra Nevada. Stop at El Capitan, Bridal-Veil Falls, and Half Dome to continue for a walk from the Yosemite Visitor Center to reach one of the highest waterfalls in North America (730 meters) Yosemite Falls.

Winter Route: We start the day with a tour of Monterrey to include the wharf and Cannery Row after our tour we depart south a visit to the world famous Hearst Castle. Built by the newspaper baron William Randolph Hearst, tours the famous house filled with antiques and see why the castle served as a playground for the rich and famous for the first half of the 20th century.

In the evening, drive back to return to Los Angeles.

Tours are scheduled to end between 7:00pm - 8:00pm, this is an estimated time only. Actual time may change based upon local conditions.
Please note that order of day-to-day itinerary is adjustable depending on tour start day.

Meeting Point
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Time Region Location Full Address
6:30AM Los Angeles Starbucks Coffee Shop Farmers Market (Corner of Fairfax Blvd & 3 rd Street) 6333 West 3rd Street Los Angeles, CA 90036, United States
7:00AM Los Angeles Four Points Sheraton Culver City 5990 Green Valley Circle, Culver City, CA, United States

Package Includes

  • Complimentary pick-up and drop-off to chosen location (see meeting point)
  • 2-night hotel accommodations including tax and Continental Breakfast
  • Ground transportation in air-conditioned bus, minibus or van
  • Bay cruise in San Francisco and admission to Yosemite Park (winter to Hearst castle)
  • Sightseeing in Santa Barbara, Carmel-by-the-Sea, and San Francisco
  • Professional tour escort

Package Excludes

  • Airfares or related transportation between your home and Los Angeles airport or chosen pickup location
  • All personal expenses including hotel room service and meals; however, you have the option to pay for meals that the tour guide arranges.
  • Service fee for tour guide and driver (recommend $2.00/day per person for each)
Special Notes
  • Spring/Summer: wear lightweight clothing and comfortable shoes.
    Fall/Winter: wear layered clothing in the winter to ensure comfort in the cold weather.
  • In order to protect your own property, please bring any valuable items with you at all times. Please do not leave any valuable items on the bus/hotel/attraction/restaurant etc. Tours4fun, local operators, drivers and tour guides will not take any responsibility for any theft loss at any location.
  • This tour/activity is overseen by a select local operator in the region. Upon booking your tour or activity and after receiving confirmation, you will be issued an e-ticket detailing the local operator's name and contact information. If you require assistance finding a specific tour, please contact us for more information.

Pricing Info

Your reservation is always subject to confirmation by email, normally within one to two business days.

*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.
*Triple/Quadruple price does not guarantee a third/forth bed in the room since each room is equipped with 2 beds. Please check the availability at the time of check-in.
*Price for child applies when a 2-14 year-old child stays in one standard room as a third or fourth person.
*Maximum room capacity: 4 people including adult and child/infant.
*Infants under 2 years of age are free of charge.

Reservation Info

    1.Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a Receipt of Reservation via email.
    2. Within one to two business days of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you need to book an airline ticket, we recommend that you do so after you receive a confirmation of your tour reservation from us.
    3. An E-Ticket will be sent to you via email as soon as details of your reservation are confirmed or your supporting information is received by us. We will provide you with all detailed information about your tour on the E-Ticket. Contact information for local tour provider will be included on E-Ticket for your convenience or re-confirmation purpose if re-confirmation is required.
    4. Simply print your E-Ticket and present it with your valid photo ID on the day of your activity to your tour guide. Please remember E-Ticket is your proof of purchase.

Terms and Conditions

    - Your purchase does not guarantee confirmation. Your purchase will initiate a reservation process. We will confirm with you via email within one to two business days.
    - Prices may vary due to availability. We reserve the right to make price adjustment without prior notice.
    - Please refer to our Standard Amendment, Cancellation and Refund Policy before you make reservation.
    - Please refer to Customer Agreement before you make reservation.
    - Local tour provider reserves the right to make modifications to tour arrangements including order of tour activities, hotel and its location if deemed necessary.









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  • Marilyn Whitta

    Marilyn Whitta

    3 day California Express Bus Tour

    "3 day California Express Bus Tour - We enjoyed our tour, it was the highlight of our Californian experience. Saw some wonderful places and enjoyed the lot. Great driver, I always felt safe, our tour guide was friendly, fun and helpful. The... only negative I would mention was the motel on the second night had no lift, we personally were able to manage our luggage but there were others who may have found it a struggle. Perhaps adding one extra day to the tour would also make it bit more leisurely and not such long distances on day one and day three. Otherwise, FANTASTIC!!" Read full review

  • Anonymous.


    Verified Purchased 05/30/2015
    3 Day LA to San Francisco and return

    Absolutely fabulous trip, a real highlight of our holiday. Our driver Armin was friendly and courteous, I felt safe at all times, lovely coach too. Giovanni our guide/interpreter was friendly and helpful, always ready to answer questions an...d go out of his way to assist. We saw some amazing places, breathtaking scenery everywhere we looked. Loved everything! The only improvement I would suggest was to make sure that all hotels had a lift, difficult for some people to get luggage up and down stairs. Highly recommended. Read full review

  • Joseph Barron

    Joseph Barron

    Useful (31)
    Verified Purchased 10/17/2008
    beautiful experience

    Thanks for the great experience. What a way to travel around withtout having to worry about anything. We saw all that we've always wanted to see in California and more. Great tour guide, well planned and the tour was a good mix of the mu...st sees. trip could have been extended a bit more for a more leisurely pace. Read full review

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I would like to know if the tour is in spanish.
I want to visit Yosemite, I 'm not interested in the castle.
08/04/2017 20:38:16
Tours4Fun 08/04/2017 22:16:36

Dear Mercede,

Thank you for your inquiry.

We do offer the tour to be conducted in Spanish.

Please note, the package will be conducted as is and we cannot change the itinerary.


To place your order for a reservation online, simply select your desired tour start date and the number of rooms you need/ travelers you are booking for on the upper right portion of the tour information page, then click on "BOOK NOW".

Please reply to this email or call us at 1-866-933-7368 (US & Canada) or 1-626-389-8668 (International) if you have further questions.
Our hours of operation are: 24 hours a day, Monday~Sunday, Pacific Standard Time.

Best Regards,
Customer Service Rep

Do you have a 4- or 5-day tour departing from Los Angeles and returning to Los Angeles which will include both a visit to Yosemite Park AND the Hearst castle? Thank you. 08/18/2015 12:23:15
Tours4Fun 08/18/2015 12:36:59

Dear Rosine Vu,

Thank you for your inquiry.

Currently, we can only provide the following tour which include either of Yosemite or Hearst Castle.

We do not have a tour that will visit both attractions.

Best Regards,
Customer Service Rep


Would it be possible to extend the stay about 1-2 days in San fransico and join your next tour for Yosemite back to Los angeles?
07/15/2015 04:32:43
Tours4Fun 07/15/2015 06:36:56

Dear Customer,

Thank you for choosing Tours4Fun!

You can self dismiss in San Francisco and extend 1-2 days although transportation back to Los Angeles would not be provided.

To ensure a smoother trip, we recommend staying with the group all 3-day and returning as scheduled.

Best Regards,
Customer Service Rep

Can I bring stroller for my child? Is that Allowed?
Whether tour will require lot of walking?
01/26/2015 19:34:11
Tours4Fun 01/26/2015 20:24:20

Dear Suresh,

You will be able to bring a stroller while on tour, please make sure it is foldable as it will be stored underneath the bus in the luggage compartment. Please also leave a note in the comment section when making your reservation that you will bring one.

There will be some walking involved, as well as free time for you to sit and relax.

Best Regards,
Customer Service Rep

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Departure Date:jul-01, 2017
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