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8-Day California Coast and Yosemite Park Tour
Product Code: 53-2248
OVERVIEW

Highlights

  • • San Francisco
  • • Yosemite National Park
  • • Monterey Bay
  • • 17-Mile Drive
  • • Hearst Castle
  • • Beverly Hills
Tour Code
53-2248
Duration
8 days
Departure City
San Francisco
End City
Los Angeles
Tour Type:
Bus/Coach
Language:
English
Itinerary
Day 01
San Francisco

San Francisco

Hotel: 2620 Hotel Fisherman's Wharf or similar

See the very best of the Golden State on a fun-filled one week vacation. Fly to San Francisco, the romantic city by the bay, then self-transfer to our hotel.

Enjoy a relaxing two night stay at your hotel, located near lively Fisherman’s Wharf. Rooms are available for check in after 3:00pm.

Join your tour group for a 6:00pm welcome briefing.

Day 02
San Francisco

San Francisco

Hotel: Pier 2620 Hotel Fisherman's Wharf or similar

After breakfast, enjoy a brief morning sightseeing tour of San Francisco highlights, including Union Square, Chinatown and Nob Hill. Then, we'll get to the see the icon of San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge.

Then we'll continue to Sonoma wine country to enjoy a wine tasting at a local vineyard.

On your return to San Francisco, we'll drive through Golden Gate Park, a lovely natural green space near the bridge. We'll have free time at Fisherman’s Wharf before a cruise on San Francisco Bay. As we cruise over the waters we'll see Alcatraz Island and the San Francisco skyline. The remainder of your afternoon and evening are free for you to enjoy this gorgeous city.

Tips:
Breakfast is included.
Day 03
Yosemite National Park

San Francisco - Yosemite National Park

Hotel: Yosemite View Lodge or similar

Heading east this morning into the Sierra Nevada Mountains, we'll pass through a series of historic gold mining towns before arriving at Yosemite National Park around lunch time.

Established in 1890, Yosemite’s 1,000 square mile park is an enduring legacy to the conservation efforts of naturalist John Muir, founder of the Sierra Club.

On a sightseeing drive, look out for waterfalls, including Yosemite Falls and Bridalveil Falls, and marvel at the two towering granite monoliths known as Half Dome and El Capitan. The remainder of your afternoon is at leisure to explore Yosemite Park. Hike the nature trails through giant cedar, pine and fir trees or just simply relax in the splendor of Yosemite Park.

Tips:
Breakfast is included.
Day 04
Monterey

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Hotel: Embassy Suites or similar

On your morning drive to Monterey, we'll pass through the fertile San Joaquin Valley and by the San Luis Reservoir, part of the vast California irrigation project.

Then we'll arrive in Monterey, home of John Steinbeck, who chronicled the adventures of this colorful fishing village. First we'll stop at Cannery Row and then visit the world-renowned oceanfront Monterey Bay Aquarium. See coastal marine life in the Aquarium’s 1.3 million gallon giant kelp tank. Look for sharks, stingrays, jellyfish, starfish, and sea otters.

Enjoy a relaxing two night stay at your hotel on Monterey Bay.

Tips:
Breakfast is included.
Day 05
Pismo Beach

Monterey - Hearst Castle - Pismo Beach

Hotel: Embassy Suites or similar

This morning, stop and look out for Elephant Seals resting along a Pacific Ocean beach before we take a trip to Hearst Castle. During the 1920's and 1930's, politicians and Hollywood movie stars were frequent guests at William Randolph Hearst's castle. Movie star Cary Grant considered the pool one of the most romantic spots on earth.

After exploring this amazing mansion we'll head south for a photo stop at Morro Bay, the Gibraltar of the Pacific, before settling into our hotel in Pismo Beach.

Tips:
Breakfast is included.

Visiting Attractions

Day 06
Santa Monica

Pismo Beach - Santa Barbara

Hotel: Hyatt Regency Century Plaza or similar

In the morning we'll continue south to Santa Barbara, home to many stars and celebrities.

After lunch we'll take a drive along the Malibu coastline to Santa Monica, moving down Ocean Avenue to see the Santa Monica Pier. Santa Monica is a favorite hangout for celebrities, their entourage and the ever-present paparazzi.

Enjoy free time here before continuing to your hotel in Los Angeles' fashionable West Side, adjacent to Beverly Hills. You'll spend two relaxing nights at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, host to many glittering Hollywood events.

Tips:
Breakfast is included.
Day 07
Hollywood

Hollywood

Hotel: Hyatt Regency Century Plaza or similar

Today you'll explore behind-the-scenes of Hollywood on your morning visit to Sony Studios, home to the popular shows “Wheel of Fortune” and “Jeopardy,” as well as many blockbuster movies, including “Spider-Man.” Enjoy a rare glimpse of old Hollywood’s glory days as you walk on sound stages where movie history was made.

Then, we'll take a sightseeing tour of Hollywood. See the famous Hollywood sign on the hills above and visit the famous Chinese Theater. Here you see the imprints of Jimmy Durante’s nose, John Wayne’s fist, and Betty Grable’s legs. Stroll Hollywood’s most famous sidewalk, known as the Walk of Fame, where you see the stars of Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, Michael Jackson and many more.

Next, enjoy a private guided tour of the Dolby (Kodak) Theatre, home of the Academy Awards. Afterwards, we'll drive along the Sunset Strip and arrive in Beverly Hills, where you can stroll along Rodeo Drive, America’s most celebrated shopping district, one mile from your hotel.

Then we'll return to the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. You'll be free to enjoy the rest of the day until our farewell dinner.

Tips:
Breakfast and lunch are included.
Day 08

Los Angeles

Your tour ends after breakfast. Thanks for vacationing with us.

Tips:
Breakfast is included.
Please note that order of day-to-day itinerary is adjustable depending on tour start day.

Pick-up Details/Transfers
Arrival Transfers
We do not provide arrival transfers from the San Francisco, California airports to the Hilton Fisherman's Wharf (2620 James Street at Bay Street) in San Francisco. You can transfer by taxi, shuttle or the Bay Area Rapid Transit system (BART).

From San Francisco Airport (SFO), taxis cost approximately USD 45.00 and take 30 minutes. Super Shuttles cost USD 17.00 per person and take 45 minutes, no advance reservations necessary.

From Oakland Airport (OAK) to San Francisco, taxis cost $45.00 and take 40 minutes. Super Shuttles cost USD 26.00 per person and take 1 hour, advance reservations required.

Departure Transfers
We provide a departure transfer from the Beverly Hills Crowne Plaza Hotel to the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) arriving at 9:00am on the day the tour ends. Please schedule flights after 11:00am.

Taxis and Town Cars (arranged through the hotel) are available for later departures. Taxis cost up to USD 40.00 and Town Cars cost USD 50.00 and can take up to 1 hour depending on traffic.
WHAT'S INCLUDED

Package Includes

  • Professional Tour Director
  • Ground transportation in air-conditioned deluxe tour coach
  • 7-night hotel accommodations
  • 8 meals included

Package Excludes

  • All personal expenses including hotel room service
  • Optional tips for tour director and bus driver
Special Notes
  • SEATS LIMITED IN PEAK SEASON. We strongly recommend you to reserve one month prior to the departure date. We will inform you the availability within 24 hours after booking.
  • Cancellation Policy
    In fairness to others and because of expenses incurred, we cannot make exceptions:
    - 65 or more days prior to start of tour: Fee is $350 per person
    - 64-11 days prior to start of tour: Fee is 60% of total tour price.
    - 10 days or less prior to start of tour or during tour: Fee is 100% of total tour price.
    - Time of cancellation will be when notice is received in Tours4Fun's office. Cancellation fees apply even if a person transfers to another tour or start date.
  • 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 Occupancy applies when two/three people stay in one standard hotel room respectively.
*Triple 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.
*Maximum room capacity: 3 people including adult and child/infant.
*Child enjoys the same price as adult.

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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This appears to be the exact same tour offered by Caravan. Are the companies the same, is this a coincidence, or am I missing something?
Thanks
03/27/2015 23:16:15
Tours4Fun 03/28/2015 00:20:23

Dear William Kidd,

Tours4Fun is a travel agency that works with several tour operators to offer the tours listed on our website.

We cannot confirm the tour operator information until successfully creating a reservation and receiving confirmation.

Best Regards,
Jesse
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Hello!
We will be next decenber on San Francisco and since january 2th we (4) would like to take this tour end in los angeles
2 bedroom but we can not find where ccheck or reserve
please writes soon!!!
11/19/2014 00:48:33
Tours4Fun 11/19/2014 00:58:42

Dear Enrique Godoy,

Regretfully, this tour is not currently offering departure dates available for booking.

Below, we have located similar tours that best match your inquiry and offer your desired travel date of January 2nd 2015:

http://www.tours4fun.com/8-day-grand-canyon-yosemite-sfo-theme-park-tour.html

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The hotels allow up to 4 people in a single room with Double Bed Accommodations. Quad occupancy (your group of 4 people) in the hotel room is likely less in cost then the double occupancy rate. You can check this information on each of the tour pages under "Pricing".

To view the tour's available dates, simply locate the reservation step 1 on the upper right hand corner of the tour's information page and scroll through the different available dates per month on the reservation calendar to view the tour's available dates shown in bold print.

You can complete all the steps and click on book now to place your order for the tour online.

Best Regards,
Tim
Customer Service Rep

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