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3-Day San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Solvang and Monterey Tour from Los Angeles

  • Tour code: 473-178
  • Available: Daily
  • Depart from: Los Angeles, CA
  • Duration: 3 Days 2 Nights
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Highlights:

Visit San Francisco (Fisherman's Wharf, Golden Gate Bridge, Lombard Street, Palace of Fine Art, San Francisco Bay Cruise), Monterey (17-Mile Drive, Monterey Bay, Monterey Bay Aquarium), Santa Barbara, Solvang (Denmark Village), Santa Cruz (Roaring Camp Steam Train), Berkeley (UC Berkeley). Inclusions: 2 nights hotel accommodations, All domestic ground transportation

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Pricing Details

Single: $220
Double (/Person): $140
Third Person Adult: Free
Child (Age 2-9): Free
Fourth Person Adult: $119
Child (Age 2-9): $119

Note: *Price in USD is based on the lowest price per person per room over the next 30 days. Exact prices are displayed when you select a date.

  • Buy 2 get 3rd discounted (3 or 4 pax sharing one room): (1) Cancellation of discounted passenger must be made at least 3 days before departure. (2) No-show (or late cancellation) of discounted passenger incurs $119 penalty fee for the reserved bus seat.
  • Child Rate: Child rates apply to those 2-9 years and using existing bedding with 2 full-paying passengers (regardless of ages). Please note each hotel room can only accommodate 4 guests (adults or children).

Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1 Los Angeles - Santa Barbara - Solvang - San Francisco(426 miles)
  • Day 2 San Francisco - UC Berkeley -San Francisco(20 miles)
  • Day 3 San Francisco - Santa Cruz - Monterey - Los Angeles(419 miles)
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Day 1 Los Angeles - Santa Barbara - Solvang - San Francisco(426 miles)

We will depart from Los Angeles in the morning and drive along the beautiful Pacific Coast Highway. We will stop in Santa Barbara, CA to sightsee a bit and later at the Denmark Village in Solvang, CA. After touring Solvang, we will continue on to San Francisco.

"The American Riviera" in southern California is known for its year-round warm weather. It features miles of beaches as well as historic landmarks like the Mission Santa Barbara, a still-functioning church founded by Spanish missionaries in the 18th century.

Antiquated windmills and Northern Europeans-style architecture punctuate the little village's skyline. Brilliant sunshine, boundless open country and rolling hills- these are the characteristics of what the original Danish immigrants called "Solvang" or "Sunny Field"

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    This small city near Santa Barbara, California is a popular California tourist spot due to its historical significance. The town was settled by Danish immigrants, and today serves as a portal to the past for curious visitors.
Standard Hotel: Red Lion Oakland, Crowne Plaza Union City, Holiday Inn San Jose, Courtyard Marriott Fremont or Similar

Day 2 San Francisco - UC Berkeley -San Francisco(20 miles)

We'll visit the campus of UC Berkeley in the morning. Then hop on the world's last manually operated cable car system Cable Car. After, we will tour the amazing city of San Francisco, CA, like Golden Gate Bridge, the Palace of Fine Arts and much more. Guests may choose to take a Bay Cruise to experience the city's sights from the water.

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    The University of California at Berkeley is the flagship branch of the University of California system. It is also the oldest, having been founded in 1868. It is considered one of the top scientific schools in the world.
    Admission (Mandatory): Adult $5; Child $5

San Francisco, the heart of central California's Bay Area, is famous for its iconic Golden Gate Bridge, its unique culture, and its position at the forefront of technological innovation. Beautiful weather and waterfront views await visitors as well!

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    San Francisco proudly boasts the last active cable car system in the world, used mostly by the city's tourist population. Only three lines remain out of the original twenty-three. The first line was established in 1873.
    Admission (Mandatory): Adult $15; Child $15|Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 10:00am - 6:00pm
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    This in-depth tour of the city allows guests time at more of the famous Bay Area sights! See some of the most famous landmarks, such as the Twin Peaks, City Hall, Lombard Street, and more!
    Admission (Optional): Adult $35; Child $35|Duration: Approx. 3 Hours
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    The iconic arches of San Francisco, California's Golden Gate Bridge are known the world over as a symbol of California and the San Francisco Bay area. From movies to postcards, the Golden Gate Bridge is an American icon.
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    The grandiosely-named Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, California is a huge, ornate outdoor structure that is part of the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. Its amazing architecture has made it popular for weddings and photography.
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    Lombard Street is a famous road in San Francisco that is known for having eight steep, hairpin turns climbing up a one-block stretch between Hyde and Leavenworth Streets. The strange-looking stretch of road is a famous Bay Area spot.
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    This San Francisco neighborhood is a popular tourist area due to its lovely scenery and abundance of shops, restaurants, museums, and other attractions. The area also hosts several annual events, such as a July 4th fireworks show.
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    In addition to a unique vantage point from which to view the Bay Area's skyline, guests will also get a look at "the Rock" Alcatraz Island -- once home to the famous Alcatraz Penitentiary -- and the iconic Golden Gate Bridge.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $38; Adult (90 mins from 4/1) $40; Child (5-12 yrs) $26; Child (5-12 yrs, 90 mins from 4/1) $28|Opening Hours: Closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Standard Hotel: Quality Inn Marina, Red Lion Oakland, Crowne Plaza Union City, Courtyard Marriott Fremont

Day 3 San Francisco - Santa Cruz - Monterey - Los Angeles(419 miles)

We will depart from the hotel today and head to beautiful little town of Felton in the California Coast Mountains, and enjoy an amazing ride on Roaring Camp Steam Train through the California Redwood Forest. Then head to picturesque Monterey, finding gentle sea breezes, meandering coastline, surging waves, interesting rock formations, and adorable seals and sea lions resting on the beach. We will drive along 17 Miles, a scenic highway that hugs the coast along a stretch of California's Highway 1. Then, we will have the option to visit the Monterey Aquarium, a must-see for all visitors, and a home to over 6500 species of marine life including colorful fishes and deep-sea monsters. We will return to Los Angeles in the evening. Guests will be dropped off, bringing an end to this tour. See "Departure and Return Details" for detailed information.

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    The steam trains that run along Roaring Camp Railroads' lines are authentic, dating back to 1867 and the protection of an area of redwoods known as the "Big Trees." The railway was established in 1875 to carry tourists there.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $31; Child (2-12 yrs) $25

Monterey was the capital of Alta California under both Spain and Mexico. It was the only port of entry for taxable goods in California. In 1846 the U.S. flag was raised over the Customs House, and California became part of the United States after the ensuing Mexican-American War.

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    This breathtaking stretch of coastline along California's Monterey Peninsula takes visitors through a maze of beautiful scenery, unique wildlife, and amazing mansions. Enjoy shopping and dining along the way in addition to taking in the vistas.
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    The famous Californian Monterey Bay is world-renown for its beauty and wildlife. In addition to the scenic routes that huge the bay's shorelines, visitors can see animals like otters, bottlenose dolphins, and if they're lucky, even humpback whales.
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    This large aquarium in Monterey, California is home to some of the world's largest and most unique exhibits. It was both the first aquarium to successfully keep a great white shark and cultivate a kelp forest for show.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $40; Adult (from 2/15) $50; Child (3-12 yrs) $25; Child (3-12 yrs, from 2/15) $30|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 20 Minutes

*Return time is an estimate and varies based on traffic and weather conditions.

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I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Gajendra on 2017-01-03

I recommend this tour. Nicely planed trip. Enjoyed lot during visit of multiple places. Soothing Stay in hotels. Excellent tour guidance.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Prasad on 2016-12-31

I would like to appreciate Tour Guide Kevin for his friendly and simple behavior. The overall tour experience was fantastic.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Leo on 2016-10-09

Good value

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: rouzbeh on 2016-02-17

I want say special thanks to wonderful tour guide (kevin) about making amazing travel to san francisco.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Cora on 2016-01-19

Everything was good. I enjoyed the trip really well. My only concern is you should be organized in seating arrangements in the bus. Make it so your tour guide can tell the guests to sit in the same spot from the start til the end of the trip. Two people were fighting over the seat that made our group not comfortable at the end of the trip.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Karen on 2016-01-02

My friends and I had this tour last November 13, 2015 to November 15, 2015. We enjoyed the tour. The tour guide and bus driver are nice. Everything was explained/translated in English. The hotel we stayed in San Jose was nice and clean. Although it was hectic, this tour is a good deal.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Madhu on 2015-11-30

Highly recommended.. Tour guide was STANLEY.. wonderful tour guide. He is so helpful, caring for his co passengers and has loads of patience. not even once he was angry / rude to the passengers. i would like to take a tour with this tour guide again. We went to so many places around as per the list of places mentioned. I feel we had less time in Santa Barbara. There are many places to show around in Santa Barbara, might have taken us to few places in and around Santa Barbara instead of only one place for just half and hour.. we couldn't walk around too. In San Francisco, no complaints, we have seen more places in just one day..WOW.. you should go around see the places. so beautiful

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Eliseo on 2015-09-08

We enjoyed our San Francisco tour. It was a great experience. The tour bus driver and tour guide are good. We didn't experience any problems. I will recommend this to my friends. Thank you TakeTours. I will book my next tour soon.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Sabrina on 2015-08-14

I took this tour, and it was very awesome. My tour guide was Nik, I hope I spelled his name correctly- he was the best. The tour was very good and reasonable, but NIk knows is job inside out. He is very caring, and very concerned about anyone's needs during the trip. I like him because he is very educated about all the sights, and can relay all the information you need to know about all the sights. Oh yes, he has a good humor. But if you take this tour you would never forget it and will have very good memories. Go taKe the tour, my name is Sabrina.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Chai on 2015-06-16

Our family enjoyed the trip very much. We had a fantastic guide, Chester, who was very bubbly and easy going. We visited many sites in that short period and it was awesome. We had a great hotel in San Ramon. Highly recommended. This is our second tour from Take Tours.

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