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2-Day 17 Miles Scenic Drive, Roaring Camp and Steam Train Tour from San Francisco

  • Tour code: 058-1042
  • Available: Tue, Thu, Sat
  • Depart from: San Francisco, CA; Cupertino, CA; Burlingame, CA; Milpitas, CA; Oakland, CA
  • Duration: 2 Days 1 Night
From USD$208

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Visit Santa Cruz, Monterey, Gilroy. Inclusions: 1 night hotel accommodations, All domestic ground transportation via air-conditioned vehicle

Pricing Details

Single: $258
Double (/Person): $208
Third Person Adult: $168
Child (Age 2-12): $128
Fourth Person Adult: $168
Child (Age 2-12): $128

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.

  • Children policy: Child rates apply to those who are 2-9 years and sharing one room with at least 2 adults. Please note each hotel room can only accommodate 4 guests (adults or children regardless of age). Child under 8 years needs to bring own child seats, if not rental fee applied.
    3rd, 4th person or child must share with the 1st & 2nd travelers in the same room (2 double beds). Extra beds, extra items and services (such as extra toiletries and towels) will not be provided.
  • Infant Rate: A separate seat is required for infants and infant rate ($25/day) apply to those under 2 years old (*rate does not include any admission fees)
  • Hotel rooms are typically designed and equipped for two travelers. They usually feature a queen- or king-sized bed or two double beds, which are meant to provide adequate comfort for two travelers. And if your tour overnight at Los Angeles or Las Vegas, please book it at least 3 days before departure, or you'll pay the addtional resort fees and have no group discount..

Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1 San Francisco - Monterey - Carmel - San Jose(197 miles)
  • Day 2 Santa Cruz - Gilroy - San Francisco(112 miles)
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Day 1 San Francisco - Monterey - Carmel - San Jose(197 miles)

Today we will leave San Francisco and make the 17-Mile Drive along Monterey Bay to the town of Monterey, CA. There, we will visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium and the nearby village of Carmel, CA. We will spend the night in the San Jose area.

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
    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 $36; Child (2-12 yrs) $28; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $33|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour
Standard Hotel: Best Western Grosvenor, Red Roof Inn, Radisson Hotel SF Airport Bay Front or similar

Day 2 Santa Cruz - Gilroy - San Francisco(112 miles)

Motor high to Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz is located on the northern edge of the Monterey Bay, about 72 miles south of San Francisco. It is known for its moderate climate, the natural beauty of its coastline and redwood forests. The Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf is the longest pier on the West Coast, offers the best in seaside shopping, dining and recreation. You'll find everything from handmade arts & crafts to beach apparel, outdoor fresh fish markets to fine dining.
We will continue to visit Bear Mountain area and stop by visiting Roaring Camp, you can stroll around the Redwood Trees and take a one hour steam train tour (admission excluded) inside the park. Your wonderful forest trip starts by riding this 19th century steam train. It is a journey back to another of the time.
Next, visit California's largest designer clothes factory outlet - The Gilroy Premium Outlets, where every day a large number of foreign tourists come visit. The Gilroy Premium Outlets covers a very large area, with a total of A, B, C, D, four main shopping areas; which have more than 100 major sporting goods shops, casual clothing, designer fashion, children's clothing, leather goods, and much more! It's the perfect place to buy gifts for you and your friends & family.
After the tour, we will transfer you to the San Francisco airport.
** Please arrange your air-ticket departure from San Francisco (SFO) airport after 10:30pm.

  • 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 $27; Child (2-12 yrs) $20

Gilroy is the southernmost city in Santa Clara County, California. Gilroy is well known for its garlic crop and for the annual Gilroy Garlic Festival, featuring various garlicky foods, including garlic ice cream.

  • Always Visit
    The Gilroy Premium Outlets in Gilroy, California offer designer wares at bargain prices. Stores at the outdoor complex include Hugo Boss, Polo Ralph Lauren, Eddie Bauer, Brooks Brothers, Anne Taylor, Banana Republic, and many more, with more to come.

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Regardless of reason, cancellations result in costly charges from our travel and hotel providers covering penalties and fees incurred by canceling confirmed and pending bookings. Therefore, cancellation penalties and or fees will apply. Time of cancellation will be determined when notice is received and confirmed by our office. Notice of cancellation must be made directly to Taketours through web mail at Contact Us. Your refund request will be answered and processed promptly. If you do not receive any reply within 2 business days, that means your request is not received successfully; thus, the tour status remains "confirmed". Please contact us immediately at 617.500.7002.
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Itinerary Variations
We constantly strives to improve tour itineraries and features. If such improvements can be made, or unforeseen circumstances beyond our control make changes necessary - we reserve the right to vary itineraries and to substitute hotels. At certain peak periods duplicate departures may operate, and sometimes in reverse order in which case hotels may vary from those stated on the itinerary pages.

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We reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule any tour departure in accordance with operating requirements (e.g. minimum number of passengers) or circumstances beyond its control. If cancellation is made any time prior to departure* of the tour, Taketours' only liability will be to refund to the passenger the amount it has received for the tour booking. We will try to re-book the same or similar tour. Please note that we are not liable for any cancellation penalties incurred on any other travel arrangements including air tickets purchased separately from customers.

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