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5-Day Monterey, San Francisco, Theme Parks Tour from Los Angeles with Airport Transfers

  • Tour code: 173-180
  • Available: Daily
  • Depart from: Los Angeles, CA
  • Duration: 5 Days 4 Nights
From USD$538

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Highlights:

Visit Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Yosemite National Park, Monterey, Palm Springs, Santa Barbara, Santa Monica, Solvang, Stanford. Inclusions: 4 nights hotel accommodations, All domestic ground transportation

Pricing Details

Single: $698
Double (/Person): $538
Third Person Adult: $130
Child (Age 2-9): $130
Fourth Person Adult: $378
Child (Age 2-9): $378

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-fare passenger must be made at least 3 days before departure. (2) No-show (or cancellation made within 3 days before departure) of discounted passenger incurs $100 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
  • Day 2 Tour Options: Theme Parks, City Tour, Shopping
  • Day 2 Tour Options: Theme Parks, City Tour, Shopping
  • Day 2 Tour Options: Theme Parks, City Tour, Shopping
  • Day 2 Tour Options: Theme Parks, City Tour, Shopping
  • Day 2 Tour Options: Theme Parks, City Tour, Shopping
  • Day 2 Tour Options: Theme Parks, City Tour, Shopping
  • Day 2 Tour Options: Theme Parks, City Tour, Shopping
  • Day 3 Choose from SFO-A: Los Angeles - Santa Barbara - Solvang - San Francisco or SFO-B: Los Angeles - Santa Barbara - Monterey - San Francisco
  • Day 3 Choose from SFO-A: Los Angeles - Santa Barbara - Solvang - San Francisco or SFO-B: Los Angeles - Santa Barbara - Monterey - San Francisco
  • Day 4 Choose from SFO-A: San Francisco - Berkeley - San Francisco or SFO-B: San Francisco - Standford - Modesto
  • Day 4 Choose from SFO-A: San Francisco - Berkeley - San Francisco or SFO-B: San Francisco - Standford - Modesto
  • Day 5 Choose from SFO-A: San Francisco - Santa Cruz - Monterey - Los Angeles or SFO-B: Modesto - Yosemite - Los Angeles
  • Day 5 Choose from SFO-A: San Francisco - Santa Cruz - Monterey - Los Angeles or SFO-B: Modesto - Yosemite - Los Angeles
  • Order of the itinerary varies depending on day of departure.

    "SFO-A" selected from "san francisco tour option" label the itinerary will be:
    Los Angeles - Santa Barbara - Solvang - San Francisco
    San Francisco - UC Berkeley -San Francisco
    San Francisco - Santa Cruz - Monterey - Los Angeles

    "SFO-B" selected from "san francisco tour option" label the itinerary will be:
    Los Angeles - Santa Barbara - Monterey - San Francisco
    San Francisco - Stanford University - Modesto
    Modesto - Yosemite - Los Angeles
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Day 1 Los Angeles

Today, guests will gather in Los Angeles, where they will meet an official tour guide in the baggage claim area of LAX for domestic flights or at the exit gate for international flights. From there, they will transfer to the hotel for check-in.
Standard Hotel: Howard Johnson / Holiday Inn La Mirada or Similar
Dulexe Hotel: Comfort Inn Rosemead / Best Western / Radisson Whittier / Hotel Fullerton / Pacific Palm / La Puente / Double Tree / Norwalk or Similar

Day 2 Tour Options: Theme Parks, City Tour, Shopping

We will visit Hollywood and the Chinese Theater before heading to Universal Studios. Universal Studios is a combination movie studio and theme park located in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles. It is one of the oldest movie studios still in use, having opened all the way back in 1915.
Option 1:

Los Angeles - San Diego - Los Angeles

(222 miles)

One of the largest cities in the country is San Diego, California. This beautiful city sits on the Pacific Ocean in southern California, not far from the Mexican border. Come visit SeaWorld, or just enjoy the sights and sounds!

  • Always Visit
    Balboa Park in San Diego, California is a 1,200-acre complex containing gardens, museums, and the famous San Diego Zoo. The park is almost 150 years old, and sees more than 12 million visitors every year as of 2001.
  • Always Available
    This boat tour takes guests into one of the largest natural harbors in the United States. Passengers will see the famous southwestern city of San Diego like never before, and may even catch a glimpse of the naval base!
    Duration: Approx. 50 Minutes
  • Always Visit
    The USS Midway Museum is a maritime museum located on the Navy Pier in downtown San Diego. Much like the Intrepid in New York City, the museum consists of a decommissioned aircraft carrier that has become an educational facility.
Option 2:

Aquarium of the Pacific, Whale Watching and Battleship Iowa

(39 miles)

  • Always Visit
    Located on the Rainbow Harbor in Long Beach, California, the Aquarium of the Pacific features exhibits and a collection of over 11,000 animals that reflect the biodiversity of the Pacific. Although the aquarium is open year-round, their Earth-Friendly Garden is open during the spring.
    Opening Hours: Daily 9:00am - 6:00pm|Duration: Approx. 2 Hours
  • Always Available
    This cruise in the warm waters off the coast of Southern California provides you with the opportunity to spot various species of whales, including, orcas, grey whales, blue whales, humpback whales, and more!
    Duration: Approx. 2 Hours 30 Minutes

One of the largest cities in the United States, LA is known worldwide as the home of the rich and famous. From its famous Hollywood neighborhood to landmarks like the Dolby Theater, this magnificent city is sure to provide fun and amusement for all!

  • Always Visit
    The lead ship of its class, the USS Iowa now sits off the shores of Los Angeles, where visitors can hop aboard to take tours of this ship that was designed at the dawn of World War II.
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Option 3:

Los Angeles - Santa Monica - Los Angeles

(28 miles)

Santa Monica is a beachfront city in western Los Angeles County, California, US. Santa Monica is home to executives and Hollywood celebrities amongst others and it is a mixture of very affluent, single-family neighborhoods, renters, surfers, young professionals, and students.

One of the largest cities in the United States, LA is known worldwide as the home of the rich and famous. From its famous Hollywood neighborhood to landmarks like the Dolby Theater, this magnificent city is sure to provide fun and amusement for all!

  • Always Visit
    In the exquisite Beverly Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles are the homes of countless celebrities from the film, television, and music industries. Even its area code, 90210, has become iconic across the world.
  • Always Visit
    Celebrating the history of Mexican culture in Los Angeles, the El Pueblo Historic Monument is located in the area that was first settled before Los Angeles became an urban hub. Festivals, street performers, and shopping are year-round attractions.
  • Always Visit
    Both a street and a shopping district that takes up a few blocks, Rodeo Drive is a popular destination for celebrities looking to kill time, so visitors should bring their cameras to snap a shot of their favorite movie stars!
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Option 4:

SeaWorld San Diego

(111 miles)

One of the largest cities in the country is San Diego, California. This beautiful city sits on the Pacific Ocean in southern California, not far from the Mexican border. Come visit SeaWorld, or just enjoy the sights and sounds!

  • Always Visit
    SanDiego's massive SeaWorld park is home first and foremost to the world-famous Shamu killer whale show. There are ten killer whales at the park, in addition to three pilot whales. There are also a number of dolphins.
    Opening Hours: Mon - Fri Sep - Dec 9:00am - 6:00pm, Sat - Sun Apr - Aug 9:00am - 9:00pm|Duration: Approx. 5 Hours
  • Always Available
    This boat tour takes guests into one of the largest natural harbors in the United States. Passengers will see the famous southwestern city of San Diego like never before, and may even catch a glimpse of the naval base!
    Admission (Optional): Adult $24; Child (4-12 yrs) $12|Duration: Approx. 50 Minutes
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Option 5:

Desert Hill Factory Outlets

(197 miles)

The city of Palm Springs in southeastern California is a desert resort with many recreational activities for those with active lifestyles. It is also the home of the star-studded Palm Springs International Film Festival, which occurs every January.

  • Always Visit
    A large shopping complex that features stores from some of the top names in fashion - Gucci, Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, and many more - the Desert Hill Premium Outlets offer discount prices on these fantastic products.
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Option 6:

Disneyland

One of the largest cities in the United States, LA is known worldwide as the home of the rich and famous. From its famous Hollywood neighborhood to landmarks like the Dolby Theater, this magnificent city is sure to provide fun and amusement for all!

  • Always Available
    California's Disneyland Park is the only theme park to be built under the watchful eye of Walt Disney himself. The "happiest place on Earth" is an 85-acre compound home to eight smaller theme "lands" and the famous Disneyland Resort.
    Opening Hours: Schedule changes according to season|Duration: Approx. 8 Hours
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Option 7:

Universal Studios

One of the largest cities in the United States, LA is known worldwide as the home of the rich and famous. From its famous Hollywood neighborhood to landmarks like the Dolby Theater, this magnificent city is sure to provide fun and amusement for all!

  • Always Visit
    With rides based on beloved motion pictures and behind-the-scenes tours of film sets, Universal Studios in Los Angeles is one of the most exciting theme parks in the world. There are constant shows and attractions to fill a day or more.
  • Always Visit
    Until recently, the TCL Chinese Theater along the Walk of Fame was named Grauman's. Since 1926, this theater, designed in a Chinese architectural style, has been the home of numerous blockbuster film premieres.
  • Always Visit
    This world-famous street stretches from East to West across Los Angeles, and features the Walk of Fame. It is home to countless eateries, shops, and boutiques that are sure to pique the interest of visitors of all ages.
Standard Hotel: Howard Johnson / Holiday Inn La Mirada or Similar
Dulexe Hotel: Quality Inn Rosemead / Best Western / Radisson Whittier / Hotel Fullerton / Pacific Palm / La Puente / Double Tree / Norwalk or siimilar
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Day 3 Choose from SFO-A: Los Angeles - Santa Barbara - Solvang - San Francisco or SFO-B: Los Angeles - Santa Barbara - Monterey - San Francisco

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.
Option 1:

Los Angeles - Santa Barbara - Monterey - San Francisco

(367 miles) (SFO-B)

"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.

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.

  • Always Visit
    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.
  • Always Visit
    Gentle sea breezes, meandering coast, surging waves, bizarre rocks, adorable seals and sea lions rest on the beach; world's first-class golf courses stretch beyond shiny multi-million dollar mansions. There's not much better on the planet earth than Pebble Beach. Ocean view is stunning, 5 Golf Grand Slam Tournaments have been held here.
    Duration: Approx. 40 Minutes
  • Always Visit
    Symbol of Pebble Beach! This breathtaking stretch of coastline along California's Monterey Peninsula takes visitors through a maze of beautiful scenery, unique wildlife, and amazing mansions.
    Duration: Approx. 20 Minutes
Option 2:

Los Angeles - Santa Barbara - Solvang - San Francisco

(426 miles) (SFO-A)

"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"

  • Always Visit
    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
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Day 4 Choose from SFO-A: San Francisco - Berkeley - San Francisco or SFO-B: San Francisco - Standford - Modesto

We'll visit the Stanford University in the morning. 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 Extensive San Francisco Tour. Stay Overnight in Central California, Modesto.
Option 1:

San Francisco - UC Berkeley -San Francisco

(20 miles) (SFO-A)

  • Always Visit
    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!

  • Always Visit
    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
  • Always Available
    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
  • Always Visit
    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.
  • Always Visit
    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.
  • Always Visit
    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.
  • Always Visit
    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.
  • Always Available
    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
Option 2:

San Francisco - Stanford University - Modesto

(134 miles) (SFO-B)

Stanford University is recognized as one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions. It covers an area of 35 square kilometers. It is the second largest university in the U.S..

  • If Standford University is closed, we will visit Berkeley University instead.
    Located in northwestern Silicon Valley, this famous research institution is not just one of the best schools in the United States, but one of the top universities in the world. Its large campus is a sight to behold.
    If Standford University is closed, we will visit Berkeley University instead.
    Admission (Mandatory): Adult $15; Child $15

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!

  • Always Visit
    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.
  • Always Visit
    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.
  • Always Available
    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
  • Always Available
    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
Standard Hotel: Clarion Inn Modesto or Similar
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Day 5 Choose from SFO-A: San Francisco - Santa Cruz - Monterey - Los Angeles or SFO-B: Modesto - Yosemite - Los Angeles

In the morning, we will depart from our hotel and drive to Yosemite National Park to spend the day touring this beautiful gem of nature. Once there, we will see the park's most famous landmarks, like Yosemite Falls, Yosemite Valley, Half Dome, Bridal Veil Falls, and much more! This is one of the greatest places to hike in the world. Afterwards, we will make our way to Los Angeles, where the tour will end upon our arrival. Please see "Departure and Return" for more detailed information regarding pickup and drop-off times and locations.
Option 1:

San Francisco - Santa Cruz - Monterey - Los Angeles

(419 miles) (SFO-A)

  • Always Visit
    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.

  • Always Visit
    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.
  • Always Visit
    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.
  • Always Visit
    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
Option 2:

Modesto - Yosemite - Los Angeles

(419 miles) (SFO-B)

Yosemite National Park in central California is best known for the amazing granite cliffs of the Yosemite Valley as well as the towering Yosemite Falls and Sequoias. Millions of people every year journey to this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Admission (Mandatory): Adult $5; Child $5
  • Always Visit
    The largest granite monolith in the world, El Capitan is located across from Bridalveil Falls in Yosemite National Park. It juts up about 3,000 feet from the ground, and is a favorite of experienced rock climbers.
  • Always Visit
    The Yosemite Falls in Yosemite National Park, California are the highest known waterfall in all of North America. The Falls are on one of the park's most famous attractions, especially in the spring when they have the most water.
  • Always Visit
    The Half Dome is one of the most recognizable formations in California's Yosemite National Park. It is known the world over as a challenging and rewarding hiking and mountain climbing location, attracting thousands of adventurers every year.
  • Always Visit
    Located in the Yosemite Valley California's Yosemite National Park, Bridal Veil Falls are one of the park's most famous sites. Millions of people every year come to see the 617-foot-high waterfall, which flows year-round.
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Order of the itinerary varies depending on day of departure.

"SFO-A" selected from "san francisco tour option" label the itinerary will be:
Los Angeles - Santa Barbara - Solvang - San Francisco
San Francisco - UC Berkeley -San Francisco
San Francisco - Santa Cruz - Monterey - Los Angeles

"SFO-B" selected from "san francisco tour option" label the itinerary will be:
Los Angeles - Santa Barbara - Monterey - San Francisco
San Francisco - Stanford University - Modesto
Modesto - Yosemite - Los Angeles

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Posted by: Joydeep on 2013-09-16

Off the 4 days of the real tour the LA 1 Day tour is useless...Its a waste of time as its more like a Getty Center tour only,the full day LA tour with Hollywood sign is a must for someone who visits LA, if its gonna cost more , let the tourist know and be given a choice.Not force only one with ~1-2 hr stops at four places and call it a city tour.(had I known it was a 4 stop thing I wouldnt have taken this particular tour). For the Rest of the tour , the 3 day Santa Barbara,SFO,Yosemite no complaints....it was well managed for the time available(Have to visit Yosemite with more time, 2 hrs there is too less.)

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Smitha on 2013-05-17

We enjoyed this tour. The guide was very friendly and explained everything in detail in both english and Chinese. This tour is worth the money..

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Nantarat on 2013-05-10

We enjoyed this tour, the hotels were every good. Stay in Harward Jornson which has Target, Walmark, Cosco in walking distance. I will come back again.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Abrobit on 2013-01-07

Excellent Tour package! nice hotel accomodation (Marriot and HoJo) and great Bus (Merc Benz). Would like to recommend the tour to my friends.

 

Posted by: Veronica on 2013-01-03

The tour covered many landmarks. The ride in the bus was too tiring (sometimes more than 10 hours a day). It would be less uncomfortable if there are more stops when the ride is so long.

 

Posted by: rajiv on 2012-07-07

we enjoyed this tour, they received us at the airport and also drop us after the tour. Hotels to stay were very good, guide Larry was very helpful and took good care of tourists no surprises or extra charges bus is in a fairly good conditions. I would say considering the money i saved and places we saw this tour is very good.

 

Posted by: theresa on 2011-10-06

Disappointed to get Guesthouse instead of Hilton, but upgraded and got Crown Plaza. Clean hotel, but nothing within walking distance. Luckily hotel offers shuttle services. Tour guide to Disneyland was not very good, spoke very poor English, which I guess is ok, since we are in Disneyland. Day 3 - LA to SF. Good thing we good another tour guide. The tour was in English/Mandarin (tour guide also spoke Cantonese). TOur guide was very good, even at full capacity, he was patient and organized which made things run very smooth. Nice drive to SF. Hotel in SF was Courtyard Marriott. Hotel is very spacious and close to many amenities. I am giving a 4/5 because for the price we paid, our expectations were not high. This tour is not bad, just be prepared that most of the passengers are Chinese.

 

Posted by: Paige on 2011-07-22

The itinerary changed when the trip started. The first day trip to Universal studio is conducted by different guide and the bus is late for 1 hr on way back, which is sad but ok for me since we're at Universal studio. Stay in Howard Johnson which has Target in walking distance. The hotel changed to Sheraton San Jose, which we got a suite! There was a great mix of tourists from India, China, Korea, Europe. The guide's English is average. So do take note.

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