4-Day San Francisco Bus Tour: 17 Miles Drive, Monterey Aquarium/Yosemite and California Theme Parks
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Product Code: 2-5979
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  • • San Francisco
  • • 17 Miles Drive
  • • Monterey Aquarium
  • • 3-night hotel accommodations
  • • One choice from 6 Items
Tour Code
4 days
Departure City
San Francisco
End City
Los Angeles
Tour Type:
Chinese, English
Day 01
San Francisco

San Francisco

Hotel: Oakland Airport Executive Hotel / Crowne Plaza Union City or similar

This tour starts when your flight arrives in SFO. After check-in at the hotel, you can have time to explore this city by yourself.

Visiting Attractions

Day 02
Bay Area

San Francisco

Hotel: Quality Inn Marina/Crowne Plaza Union City/Aloft Santa Clara/Hilton Garden Inn Sunnyvale (Itinerary A) / Clarion Modesto (Itinerary B) or similar

Itinerary A: Berkeley University - Cable Car - Madame Tussauds/Exploratorium - San Francisco City Tour

In the morning we'll visit the campus of UC Berkeley (admission not included). From the nostalgic campus, the Golden Gate Bridge and Golden Gate Straight can both be seen!

Afterwards we'll drive to San Francisco, home to over 50 rolling hills and surrounded by water on 3 sides. We'll take a cable car ride (Mandatory), known as “the only mobile monument of America,” and enjoy the city view. Then we'll visit the Golden Gate Bridge before visiting Fisherman's Wharf. Here you can take an optional cruise on the San Francisco Bay (own expense). Next we will visit Madame Tussaud or Exploratorium and then we'll visit the only building remaining from 1915 world’s exposition, the Palace of Fine Arts.

Itinerary B: Berkeley University - Madame Tussauds/Exploratorium - San Francisco City Tour

We visit the campus of Berkeley University in the morning. Faculty, alumni and staffs of Berkeley have won 72 Nobel Prizes. From the nostalgic campus, Golden Gate Bridge and Golden Gate Straight can both be seen! Afterwards we'll drive to San Francisco, home to over 50 rolling hills and surrounded by water on 3 sides.

We'll take a cable car ride, known as “the only mobile monument of America,” and enjoy the city view. Then we'll visit the Golden Gate Bridge before visiting Fisherman's Wharf. Here you can take an optional cruise on the San Francisco Bay (own expense). Next we will visit Madame Tussaud or Exploratorium and then we'll visit the only building remaining from 1915 world’s exposition, the Palace of Fine Arts. You may take an in-depth city tour at your own cost this afternoon. Stay overnight in Modesto.

Admission Fees

Activity Price Additional Information
San Francisco In-Depth Sightseeing Tour $35.00/person
San Francisco Mandatory Fee (Itinerary B, departure from SFO) $45.00/person Mandatory Fee, including Madame Tussauds/San Francisco Dungeon/ 17 Miles/Stanford University Parking Fee and Yosemite National Park admission. (If weather condition is bad and we will visit Solvang Village instead of Yosemite. No Refund.)
(No refund or exempt of Mandatory Fee unless visited attractions are closed.) Departing from 2/20/2018, we will change to visit UC Berkeley instead of Stanford University.
San Francisco Mandatory Fee (Itinerary A, departure from SFO) $40.00/person Mandatory Fee, including Cable Car/Madame Tussauds/San Francisco Dungeon/ Berkeley University and 17 Miles. (No Cable Car ride if travel group is too small or travel during high season,Cable Car ride fee $7 per person will be refunded.)
(No refund or exempt of Mandatory Fee unless visited attractions are closed.)
San Francisco Bay Cruise (90 Minutes) $40.00/Adult; $28.00/Child(5-12);Children under 5 are free of charge
  • All mandatory fees must be paid in cash to the tour guide and tickets cannot be pre-purchased separatedly.
  • Any optional activities you wish to join must be paid to your tour guide in cash.
Day 03
Los Angeles

Monterey Aquarium or Yosemite National Park - Los Angeles

Hotel: Howard Johnson Fullerton / Quality Inn Montebello / Baymont Inn Anaheim or similar

Itinerary A: 17Miles - Monterey Aquarium - Los Angeles

This morning we'll head to the picturesque Monterey Peninsula, where gentle sea breezes, meandering coast, surging waves, bizarre rocks, adorable seals and sea lions rest on the beach. Here we'll stop at a first-class golf course to sight see. Then we'll view the scenery of the 17 Miles, which is truly breathtaking. In the afternoon we'll return to Los Angeles.

Itinerary B: Yosemite National Park - Los Angeles

In the morning we'll depart from the hotel towards Yosemite National Park. Giant trees, mountains and sparkling streams and lakes, glaciers-carved canyons, all these unique features make up Yosemite. Take a walk in the woods and enjoy the fresh forest air. After lunch, we'll travel across Central Valley of California, where over half of the fruits, nuts, and vegetables grown in country are produced every year. In the evening we'll return to Los Angeles.

Tour4Fun reserves the rights to adjust the itinerary due to weather conditions. In winter, we will visit the Roaring Camp, Lovers Point and Monterey Aquarium instead of Yosemite National Park.

Admission Fees

Activity Price Additional Information
Monterey Bay Aquarium $50.00/Adult or Teenager; $30.00/Child (3-12)
  • All mandatory fees must be paid in cash to the tour guide and tickets cannot be pre-purchased separatedly.
  • Any optional activities you wish to join must be paid to your tour guide in cash.
Day 04
Palm Springs

Choose 1 Option From 6 Items

Today, we have 6 itinerary choices for you! You can choose any one from the 6 you'd like to take.

Disneyland/California Adventure Park (No tour guide)
Enter a magical kingdom where you can sail with pirates, explore exotic jungles, meet fairytale princesses, dive under the ocean and rocket through the stars—all in the same day!
At Disney's California Adventure Park, you'll get to visit Buena Vista Street, Condor Flats, Grizzly Peak, Hollywood Land, A Bug's Land, Pacific Wharf, Paradise Pier and Cars Land. Take a ride on California Screamin', the Twilight Zone Tower or Terror and the Grizzly River Run. These rides will give you a rush of adrenaline. Don't miss out on the Pixar Play Parade. You are in for a fun surprise!

Universal Studios Hollywood
Get ready for the ultimate Hollywood experience! Find a full day of action-packed entertainment all in one place: thrilling theme park rides and shows, a real working movie studio, and Los Angeles’ best shops, restaurants and cinemas at CityWalk. Universal Studios Hollywood is a unique experience that’s fun for the whole family.

Los Angeles City Tour
Explore the "City of Angels" and its surrounding area with visits to sunny Santa Monica, fancy Beverly Hills and its famous Rodeo Drive and Downtown Los Angeles' El Pueblo De Los Angeles Historic Monument.

Palm Springs Outlet Shopping
We'll depart Los Angeles heading east along the I-10 towards one of the most famous vacation destinations in California - Palm Springs. The tour will stop at the largest factory outlet center - Desert Hills Premium Outlets - on the West Coast of the United States. Here, you can find more than 110 name brand retailers from around the world. Upon arrival, you tour guide will arrange about six hours for shopping and lunch. After an enjoyable shopping spree, we will return to Los Angeles.

Aquarium of the Pacific--Whale Watching--Battleship Iowa
Our pleasant day begins in the morning when we head to the Aquarium of the Pacific. 4th largest of its kind, the Aquarium covers an area of 5 acres and features over 12000 marine life in 500 different species.Then we'll board a boat at noon for a 2.5 hour whale watching cruise.After the cruise, we'll head to the Battleship Iowa.Our wonderful day trip will end at 5:00pm.

We offer hotel extension services; if you'd like to book a room, please contact us for a quotation.
Please note that order of day-to-day itinerary is adjustable depending on tour start day.
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Pick-up Details/Transfers
Airport Pick-up:
Pickup Time:
Complimentary: 12:00pm to 10:30pm (The guide will leave the airport at 10:30pm)
For customers arriving between 10:30pm-12:00am, please contact us for quotion, if you need extra pickup.
For customers arriving at other times, please self transfer to your first night hotel.

Pickup Location:
SFO ariport: please meet our guide at Information Center at Terminal-2.

For passengers encountering flight delays or flight change and cannot arrive according to the scheduled time, we will not offer the complimentary transfer. Please arrange your own transportation to the hotel, or, pay extra fee for the transfer service. Please call the emergency contact number for help.
We only offer one complimentary airport pickup per reservation.

LAX drop-off:

We offer the complimentary airport drop-off service, guests who wish to fly out of LAX on the same day must please book a U.S. domestic flight after 9:30pm. and international flight after 10:30pm.

Package Includes

  • Complimentary LAX drop-off
  • 3-night hotel accommodations
  • Ground transportation in air-conditioned deluxe tour coach
  • Professional tour escort

Package Excludes

  • Admission to chosen theme parks or items, please select them in the booking section
  • Airfares between your home and SFO airport
  • All personal expenses including hotel room service and meals; however, you have the option to pay for meals that tour guide arranges
  • Service Fees for tour guide/bus driver (min. $9.00/day per person)
  • Airport Pick-up Service Fee for Driver (min. $4.00/person)
  • Admissions and optional tours (Items and prices may vary due to the season and are subject to the final confirmation made by tour guide when on tour.):
Special Notes
  • Please double check your selection choice in Los Angeles when booking. Once a choice has been confirmed, it can only be changed for an additional fee.
  • On the day you visit San Francisco, if you ①choose not to attend the San Francisco tour(itinerary A/itinerary B) and prefer to explore SF at your own pace, or ②choose to attend itinerary A/itinerary B but not attend the San Francisco In-Depth Sightseeing Tour, then you will need to pay $30.00 free explore fee and San Francisco mandatory fee ($40.00/person for itinerary A / $45.00/person for itinerary B).
  • Due to the popularity of tours during the high season, the overnight hotels may be fully booked. We will choose the hotels that offer similar standards as a replacement.
  • Tours4Fun strongly recommends that you contact the airline and local tour provider to confirm your flight arrival time, and arrange for a pick-up before your departure.
  • Flight information must be provided in order for the airport transfer services to be arranged. At our discretion, if flight information is not provided or provided last minute, your reservation will be noted as a self-transfer and no airport transfer services will be arranged. If you decide to self-transfer to the tour's first night's hotel, please inform us at your earliest convenience. If you opt out of a transfer service, you may reinstate the airport transfer service if notification to reinstate the service is given well in advance of the tour's departure. Urgent requests to reinstate airport transfer services will not be guaranteed. If a flight is delayed, Tours4Fun/local provider will attempt to arrange a later airport transfer service, however; this later service is not guaranteed. If an airport transfer service is not available and cannot be provided, all guests are responsible for self transferring to the tour's first night's hotel.
  • Information on traveling to downtown San Francisco via Public Transportation: If the hotels used on the tour are near the Fremont/Union City region, clients may ask the hotel for a taxi service to the nearest Bart/train station (more or less $15). Clients may then use the Bart/train system's transfer services to arrive at downtown San Francisco.
  • Information on traveling to downtown San Francisco via direct Taxi service: Transportation from the Fremont/Union city region to downtown San Francisco takes more or less 40 minutes to 1 hour. Taxi fares may vary.
  • During Spring/Summer, we recommend passengers wear lightweight clothing and comfortable shoes. During Fall/Winter, we recommend passengers wear layered clothing to ensure comfort in 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 or loss at any location.
  • Depending on your arrival time, your hotel room may not be available until the afternoon. Most hotels allow check-in between 1:00pm-3:00pm, however some charge a fee for early check-in. Please check at the hotel desk to see if you may store your luggage at the hotel if you wish to explore the city on your own before check-in.
  • Please Note:
    1. Guests are not allowed to use a CITY PASS and admission ticket purchased by themselves to join the sightseeing attractions included in this tour.
    2. Guests who do use a CITY PASS or admission ticket purchased by themselves, will not be offered the transportation service for that day, and will possible need to pay a penalty fee. Please consult your tour guide for details.
  • Language: This tour is escorted by a professional bilingual tour guide and/or driver guide (English/Chinese). Tours and/or languages may be combined to operate this tour depending on the number of passengers who have booked a particular departure.
  • Bus Arrangement: Passengers on the same reservation will be arranged on the same bus unless stated otherwise. If you wish to be on the same bus as another party /an existing reservation, please note your request with the reservation number in the comment section on the checkout page or notify us at least 24 hours prior to tour departure.
  • Tours4Fun cooperates with top local area tour operators and ensures the best quality of services to all travelers. We provide tour coaches that all are insured with a liability insurance coverage from $5,000,000 to $10,000,000 to make sure that your trips are safer and more enjoyable.
  • 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.
  • If you choose Los Angeles City Tour, when Getty Center is closed, we will visit the Griffith Observatory will be the replacement.
    Close dates for Getty Center:
    Every Monday
    Holidays (Thanksgiving day, Christmas, New Year, etc.)

Pricing Info

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

Buy 2 Get 3rd Discounted
*The third guest joins the tour at a discounted rate (except applicable admission fees, mandatory tips, optional activities, and own expense items) on shared room basis.
*For buy 2 get 3rd discounted promotion, please choose the actual passenger numbers so that we can reserve the bus seat for each passenger.
*** Standard Amendment, Cancellation and Refund Policy applies to discounted-fare passenger based on triple or quadruple price.
*No-shows will be assessed a penalty fee $100.00 per passenger, that is to be paid in cash by the other participating travelers of the reservation.
*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/fourth 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 2-9 years old child staying in one standard room as a third or fourth person.
*Maximum room capacity: 4 people including adult and child/infant.
  • *Additional fees may apply for travelers under 2 years of age. Please ensure you inform us when booking if you are travelling with infants 2 years or younger by placing the number of infants and their dates of birth in the comments section when booking online.
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      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.

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      - 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.
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      - 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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    • Vu Cao

      Vu Cao

      Verified Purchased 11/07/2015
      Amazing tour

      The tour is generally ok, except for 1 hotel which did not have elevator and troubled us since we have heavy luggage.

    • Anita Fisher

      Anita Fisher

      Verified Purchased 12/29/2014
      Fun Tour!

      We really enjoyed our tour with tours for fun! The tour was well organized with a lot of the stops in San Fran that I would have wanted to go to and then some. Leo was our tour guide and he allowed for flexibility in the schedule for my fri...end and I to partake in our own adventures. Leo also told us a lot about the areas we were visiting. We lucked out in that we were able to score tickets to Alcatraz on such a late notice however for other people interested in doing alcatraz tours this may not be the case. My major problem with tours for fun is that they were unable to provide me with a more detailed schedule for the San Francisco tour day and I was unable to purchase Alcatraz tickets in advance because I didn't know when free time would begin. I understand that times are flexible due to traffic etc... but there was no time even suggested for us to attempt purchasing tickets. ***(People interested in ALCATRAZ)This may help future people on this tour. If the tour runs on the schedule we were on it would be safe to book a tour at 12:30pm (we just made it at the 12pm one but that was in the off season). To do this you would be opting out of the optional bay cruise and optional extended city tour (your fellow tour friends are on these tours while you are at alcatraz). When you get dropped off at fishermans warf for lunch you depart the tour group and go right (north) up the coast to pier 33 (about 10min walk).Take your lunch on the alcatraz tour boat on the way there (they have giant sandwiches!) You will probably spend about 2hours on the island to see it all but its possible to do it quicker if you are pressed for time (we saw it all in two hours at a slow pace). On this schedule you will have till 4pm to rejoin our tour group at city hall. You can hangout around fishermans warf or go shopping for awhile and take a taxi to city hall (10min ride). or take a bus/trolley (20min ride but I would give yourself at least an hour for this because of walking time). A trolley is the way to go though in san fran so take the powell/market or powell/mason trolley (can't remember the exact name) it will take you from near fishermans warf to a few blocks from city hall. Ride the trolley from end to end. Ask the friendly trolley drivers if you need help! I was also a bit disappointed at how little of the 17mile scenic route we saw (it felt like we were on it for less than 2miles and we didn't stop at any lookout points to get off the bus. IF you are sitting on the wrong side of the bus you barely see anything except pebble beach golf course. The stop at Monterey bay made up for it though. We chose not to go in the aquarium and instead we walked down the beach. It is so peaceful and beautiful there. This is the first place we encountered sea lions beached out. Our last day we opted to do disneyland and we got split up from our group (should have known this but we were a bit unprepared). Be prepared for your luggage to be stored on a shuttle that does not stay anywhere near you. Tours for fun was trustworthy with our baggage but they recommend not leaving anything valuable. I know u will have to leave something valuable because taking it to a themepark also is a bad idea so just lock your bags. The tour through the themepark was guided but we again opted to go our own way and honestly its the fastest way if you do not speak Chinese because everything will then have to be translated/repeated. OVERALL- I enjoyed the experience! Staff members were always friendly and helpful even when we were a bit diva-ish about making it the best trip ever! The convenience of the tour was worth the price. However I am not sure if missed experiences would be worth the convenience. There were opportunities for experiences and experiences that could have been missed due to the tour schedule. Therefore going your own way via rental car etc.could be more desirable. Also the hotels they set you up in are all pretty nice :) and that was even with a super-saver package. For food they take you to areas where there are a lot of different options. Even though most guests go to Chinese buffet there are pizza places or wendy's etc for options.I recommend bringing a plethora of breakfast bars, granola bars and also drinks in your day bag. Since meals do not always come as soon as you want them and breakfast pretty much doesn't get done at all (we had to meet with our tour at 6:20am so i wasn't eating before that lol). Thank you tours for fun! We will recommend you and consider you for future tour needs! Read full review

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    Hi. I will be arriving at SFO on 27/08/2017.
    But I wish to start the tour only on 30/08/2017.
    Qn : Am I still entitled for the free airport shuttle, even if I'm only joining the tour on 30/08/2017?
    Qn: on the 02/09/2017, the last day of the tour, since we would have checked out from the hotel in Los Angeles, will our luggage be brought along with us? Meaning , if my selection for the day is Disneyland, how will I be storing my luggage? Is it at the hotel that we are staying? If yes, does that mean that tour bus will send us back to the hotel we are staying?
    08/09/2017 17:59:23
    Tours4Fun 08/09/2017 18:42:10

    Dear ZAKIAH,

    Thank you for your inquiry.

    We currently have limited seats for this tour on August 30th.

    We would only be able to offer the airport pick up and drop off on the first and last day of the tour.

    The tour bus will have a large luggage compartment where all the passenger will be able to keep their luggage while they are finishing their tour.

    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".

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    Do you have a 2 Days tour that do Bay Area - Roaring Camp Railroads and end in LA? 11/21/2015 05:47:02
    Tours4Fun 11/21/2015 09:22:36

    Dear Lee,

    Regretfully we do not have 2-days tour visiting Bay Area, Roaring Camp Railroads.
    To view the tours we have leaving the Bay area and ending in Los Angeles please view the link provided:

    Best Regards,
    Customer Service Rep

    What is the average age on this tour ?

    I'm planning to book it alone but the difference with the price for 2 people is huge.. is there any way we can share a 2 bedrooms (or more) room with other self traveler ?
    08/09/2014 04:26:06
    Tours4Fun 08/09/2014 08:01:17

    Dear Manu,

    Our travelers range from youngsters to senior citizens. Travelers include singles, couples, and groups. Many are groups of families and/or friends. They come from all over the world to enjoy the variety of tours we offer.

    You can post in our "Tavel Companions" section and try to find other single travelers to share hotel rooms.


    Thank you very much.

    Best Regards,
    Customer Service Rep

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