- All entrance fees included
- Excellent value for money
- Multi-Day Trip
In San Francisco, take a bay cruise past Alcatraz Island and under the Golden Gate Bridge, and the enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city’s top attractions, including Union square, Chinatown and Nob Hill!
Your next stop depends on the season. In the summer, you’ll head to Yosemite National Park; in the winter, when mountain roads are closed, you’ll visit Hearst Castle (beginning November 1). Both places offer plenty to see — in Yosemite, gaze in awe at the 1,200 square miles (3,100 sq km) of forests, lakes and waterfalls protected in the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range, or at Hearst Castle, be amazed by the majestic former residence of William Randolph Hearst.
See the Itinerary field below for details on each day of the tour.
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3-Day California Coast Tour: Santa Barbara, San Francisco and Carmel
- Professional tour guide
- Transportation by 15-passenger van or a full-sized bus
- Sightseeing in Santa Barbara, Carmel and San Francisco
- 2-night hotel accommodation including tax and Continental Breakfast
- Admission to Yosemite Park (winter to Hearst Castle)
- Bay cruise in San Francisco
- Wifi on bus only
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and drinks
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- A moderate amount of walking is involved
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
- For tours with fewer guests, vans may be substituted
- Tours can be bilingual/multilingual as they are offered in many different languages
- Maximum of three people per room. If traveling with a party of 4 or more, or desire to have separate rooms please make separate bookings.
- Children under the age of 2 are free, please advise at time of booking if infant is traveling
- Luggage is limited to one piece and a small carry on per person
- Wheelchair accessible, please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required
Day 1: Monday – Los Angeles – Santa Barbara – 17 Mile Drive - Carmel
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. The tour then heads north to world famous 17-mile drive (part of route 1) where you will see the spectacular California coast line up close.
Next, 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. Overnight: Santa Clara – La Quinta Inn & Suites or similar.
Day 2: Tuesday – San Francisco – Bay Cruise – Golden Gate Bridge - Chinatown
See why San Francisco is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The tour starts at Fisherman’s Wharf with a cruise in the world famous bay, under the Golden Gate Bridge and around the notorious Alcatraz Island. Return to Pier 39 for a leisurely lunch (on your own) before an afternoon tour that takes in all the city’s famous landmarks, including the Golden Gate Bridge, Union Square, Chinatown and Nob Hill. Your tour concludes for the day with a night view ofthe city from the Bay Bridge. Overnight: Modesto – Park Inn Hotel (In Winter Monterey/Holiday Inn hotel) or similar.
Day 3: Wednesday – San Francisco – Yosemite – Los Angeles
During the summer the tour heads 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.
During the winter the tour starts the day with a tour of Monterrey to include the wharf and Cannery Row. Then the tour will depart south to visit 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.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Reviewed by: bugs4046, September 2016
This tour was amazing! Dorit was an outstanding guide, she made everyone feel valued. Her shared her knowledge of each area that we visited. Be prepared to be exhausted and amazed!
Reviewed by: Daniel S, September 2016
Hi, my name is Tim. I and #39;ve just done the 3-day-tour to San Francisco. These past 3 days were absolutely amazing! Our tour guide Giovanni and our driver Jeff were super friendly and very well organized. Giovanni gave us so much inside information about California and brought us to the most stunning views all over the Westcoast. He took very good care of us and you can really feel his passion and excitement for guiding this tour. He said: and #34;If you are happy, I am happy and #34;. And so it was, I enjoyed every second of our tour and thus highly recommend to experience it on your own. At last, I just want to thank Giovanni and Jeff for everything they have done for us. It was a pleasure!