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3-Day Hearst Castle, San Francisco and Yosemite Tour from Los Angeles

  • Tour code: 178-207
  • Available: Thu, Fri, Sun (May 18 - Aug 25), Wed, Sat (all year round);11/23/2017
  • Depart from: Los Angeles, CA
  • Duration: 3 Days 2 Nights
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Visit San Francisco, San Simeon, Solvang, Yosemite National Park. Inclusions: 2 nights hotel accommodation

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Pricing Details

Single: $258
Double (/Person): $178
Third Person Adult: $15
Child (Age 3-9): $15
Fourth Person Adult: $168
Child (Age 3-9): $168

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 details:
    • Cancellation of discounted passenger must be made at least 3 days before departure.
    • No-show (or late cancellation) of discounted passenger incurs $150 fee for the reserved bus seat.
    • Discounted price is not applicable on special holidays.
  • Child Rate: Child rates apply to ages 3-9. Infant under 2 years old is free of charge. Each hotel room can only accommodate a maximum 4 guests (adults,children and Infants).

Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1 Los Angeles - Solvang - San Simeon - San Franscisco(370 miles)
  • Day 2 San Francisco - Modesto(78 miles)
  • Day 3 San Francisco - Yosemite- Los Angeles(354 miles)
  • We will go to 17 Miles instead of Yosemite from 12/13/17 - 2/28/18
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Day 1 Los Angeles - Solvang - San Simeon - San Franscisco(370 miles)

Guests will be picked up in the Los Angeles area in the morning. Today we will head along the Pacific Coast Highway to Solvang, CA, home of the Denmark Village. After, we will make our way to San Simeon, CA to visit Hearst Castle. We will spend the night in the San Francisco, CA area.

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.

  • Effective immediately 8/12/17, Hearst Castle is charging a registration fee of $8.00
per person.  Entrance is still $25.00 for adult and $13.00 for child.

The difference of $8.00 will be collected in the bus during the tour. After 2/28, visit 17Miles instead.
    This mansion was commissioned by Julia Morgan for William Randolph Hearst in April of 1915. Construction began in 1919 and continued through 1947. Because Hearst was constantly changing his ideas, the estate was not completed in his lifetime.
    Effective immediately 8/12/17, Hearst Castle is charging a registration fee of $8.00 per person. Entrance is still $25.00 for adult and $13.00 for child. The difference of $8.00 will be collected in the bus during the tour. After 2/28, visit 17Miles instead.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $33; Child (3-12 yrs) $21|Opening Hours: May - Sep 8:00am - 6:00pm, Oct - Feb 9:00am - 5:00pm|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Standard Hotel: Doubel Tree / Crowne Plaza Silicon Valley or similar

Day 2 San Francisco - Modesto(78 miles)

Today we will tour the city of San Francisco, CA. Stops on our tour include the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf, and Palace of Fine Art. In the afternoon, guests will take a Extensive San Francisco Tour that visits even more locations. Overnight in Modesto.

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
    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 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
    San Francisco's incredibly famous Chinatown neighborhood in the oldest Chinatown in North America and the largest Chinese community outside of Asia. Established in 1848, this once-small enclave has grown to over 100,000 residents and draws tons of tourists annually.
  • Always Available
    The San Francisco Bay is almost as famous as the city itself. Guests on these boat tours can expect to see not just landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge, but also the mysterious Angel Island, home of Alcatraz.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $32; Child (3-12 yrs) $32|Opening Hours: Closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day
  • Always Available
    This in-depth tour of the city allows guests time at more of the famous Bay Area sights! See Saint Mary Church, Cliff House, Twin Peaks, San Francisco City Hall, and more!
    Admission (Mandatory): Adult $45; Child (3-12 yrs) $45
Standard Hotel: Best Western Hotel or similar

Day 3 San Francisco - Yosemite- Los Angeles(354 miles)

In the morning, head south to Yosemite National Park through miles of vineyards,orchards,and fertile farmland of California. Enter Yosemite National Park to view the highest waterfall in California.Yosemite Falls, El Capitan Rock, and Tunnel View. Return to Los Angeles in the evening.

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.

17-Mile Drive is substitute for Yosemite during winter season ( from 12/13 to 2/28), and the mandatory fee is $5.
Admission (Mandatory): Adult $10; Child $10
  • 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
    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
    This 145-mile-long river flows from the Sierra Nevada down into California's Central Valley. Visitors to Yosemite National Park can hike along the river's banks or even go for a whitewater rafting trip down its rapids.
  • 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
    One of Yosemite National Park's most popular outlooks, the Tunnel View near the Wawona Tunnel is often the first look at some of the famous formations visitors get. The site was renovated and re-dedicated in October of 2008.
  • 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.
We will go to 17 Miles instead of Yosemite from 12/13/17 - 2/28/18

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



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Booking changes
A fee may be charged for any revision or alteration made to a reservation after the booking is confirmed. Name changes or corrections may be treated as a cancellation and cancellation fees will apply. A change of tour date or tour itinerary may be treated as a cancellation, and normal cancellation fees will apply.

Cancellations and Cancellation Fees
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 by email or through web mail at Contact Us .

Cancellation penalties per person

(Notification day and departure day are not counted)

NOTE: We cannot grant any refunds more than 30 days after completion of tour.

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.

Tour Cancellation:
We reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule any tour departure in accordance with operating requirements 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.

We are not responsible for any other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Karen on 2016-11-05

It was a great tour! The tour guide and bus driver were very professional and attentive. It was a lot that we visited in three days so this tour may not fit the ones that want to really explore and spend more time on each stop. While traveling, we stopped every 2 to 3 hours to eat and use restrooms and food options were vast and affordable. Hotel was ok the first night but the second night we stayed in a very comfortable Courtyard by Marriot. For the price we payed it was well worth it and I would definitely recommend!

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Mr Fortune on 2016-07-25

Great tour..Paul Ho Tour guide the best!

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: FNU on 2015-09-08

It was the best! The driver "Jose" and the tour guide "Joey" were very funny and punctual with the trip. It was very organized and everyone had fun. We got people from various nationalities, and the tour went well with exploring the beautiful Bay Area and singing along the way.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Deepak on 2015-05-26

The trip was a bit loosely organised. Very few places we covered. Day 2 in San Francisco, we finished our trip & reached the hotel by 5:00PM. In-depth tour could have taken to more places. Bit disappointed with the places covered in 3 days. Accommodation was very good, we also stopped at various food outlets where we either got Indian food or vegetarian food. Our tour guide Paul Ho was very good & patient. He was very helpful too.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Roland Joseph on 2015-01-08

Overall, the tour is great. I believe it would have been better if there was more time in Yosemite. Also, it was unfortunate that due to the drought, there was no water in Hearst Castle's Neptune pool and no water in the falls in Yosemite

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Aungkana on 2014-10-07

I have used service from many times, and this time I picked to travel to San Francisco. I am never disappointed. Perfect trip. Driver and guide are professional, hotel is nice and clean. Itinerary covers everything you should have to go to. I recommend this trip and TakeTours company.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: AIDA on 2014-07-02

Overall, the tour was GOOD! The bus was nice but we couldn't use the bathroom because there was no water available to use. The itinerary was well planned and organized. Our bus driver, Arthur, and our tour guide, Jackson, were both efficient with respect to their job and responsibilities. Thank you, Arthur, for bringing us to/from our destination safely. Thank you, Jackson, for the tips on where to go and eat affordable foods, we enjoyed the extended tour of San Francisco which I believed you did a good job! We are looking forward to our next trip on July 6-8!

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Subhajit on 2014-04-28

Great tour. Enjoyed the trip. Hotels were very nice and it was nicely organized. Tour guide Linda and driver Morgan made us feel special. I highly recommend this tour.


Posted by: Pamela on 2013-07-23

Overall all the trip was good. I recommend this trip to anyone that likes a marathon weekend. Not only did we stop at hearst castle, san francisco and yosemite but theire were many other stops in between leaving this a non stop very tight schedule. Not much time to eat and most of the stops cater to Asain cuisine leaving you to walk to other places which doesn't leave much time to eat. There's also not a lot of time to rest at the hotel getting back late and then back on the bus for 6 am. It would have been nice to know the full itinerary and times. Also the translation was a bit difficult when mentioning the times to get back to the bus...have the tour guide write it down to be clear. I was disappointed in yosemite. We only stayed for one hour and was told the bus could not go all the way into the park. So I didn't not get to see any sequoias only pines and one waterfall :-( so for the price its an ok trip but be prepared to be on a whirlwind with not much rest. Also be careful when taking first bus to main hub...can be overwhelming and confusing trying to find the right one. They should organize this better.


Posted by: Violeta on 2013-07-09

My husband and I have a wonderful time with the tour. Hearst Castle is so beautiful and the Yosemite Park is amazing. Man made castle labored with love and dedication and how amazing nature works in Yosemite Park. Both are equally the same. Francisco is indeed the most beautiful city and the weather is great. We met a lot of families from different countries like, China, Indonesia, Taiwan and Philippines. It's nice to meet people and make new friends. We exchange phone numbers and e- mail address to get in touch with them after the tour. We make a lot of friends. Our tour guide, Derek and our driver, Mr. Wong took care of us very well. They always make sure we are happy and safe. Indeed a great job. BRAVO for Take Tours. I will definitely schedule another bus tour very soon. I've told my families and friends how nice our experience was. Keep up the good work and thank you for proving good service.

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