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4-Day Monterey, Lake Tahoe, Yosemite National Park Tour from Los Angeles

  • Tour code: 178-531
  • Available: Sat (every other week 1/14-5/20; 9/2-12/30); Sat(5/27-8/19)
  • Depart from: Los Angeles, CA
  • Duration: 4 Days 3 Nights
From USD$319

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Highlights:

Visit San Francisco (Fisherman's Wharf, Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco Bay Cruise), Yosemite National Park, Lake Tahoe, Monterey (Monterey Bay). Inclusions: 3 nights hotel accommodation

Pricing Details

Single: $439
Double (/Person): $319
Third Person Adult: $20
Child (Age 3-9): $20
Fourth Person Adult: $268
Child (Age 3-9): $268

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 - Monterey - San Francisco(438 miles)
  • Day 2 San Francisco - Sacramento - Lake Tahoe(161 miles)
  • Day 3 Lake Tahoe - Merced(126 miles)
  • Day 4 Merced - Yosemite National Park - Los Angeles(337 miles)
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Day 1 Los Angeles - Monterey - San Francisco(438 miles)

We will head to the Bay area in the morning. On the way to Monterey, we can enjoy great coastal views as well as a wealthy environment of Golf Courses and nature. After arriving in Bay area, we will visit Cannery Row, Old Fisherman's Wharf and Monterey Bay Aquarium. We will stay overnight in San Jose.

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 street made famous by the John Steinbeck novel of the same name was once the center of Monterey's fishing industry. Today, it is a tourist attraction and conservation area home to the Monterey Bay Aquarium and many seal lions.
  • 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 $50; Child (3-12 yrs) $50
Standard Hotel: Double Tree/Crowne Plaza Silicon Valley or similar

Day 2 San Francisco - Sacramento - Lake Tahoe(161 miles)

Today we will spend the day touring San Francisco, CA. Stops include Fisherman's Wharf, Chinatown, and the Golden Gate Bridge. There will also be an optional San Francisco Bay Cruise. In the afternoon we will drive to Sacramento. Spend the night at Lake Tahoe.

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.
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    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 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
    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.
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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.

Founded in 1849, Sacramento was at the heart of the gold rush, Pony Express, and first trans-continental railroad. Today it serves as the capital of the state of California and one of its most important cities.

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    At the State Capitol, the past, present and future of California interact with equal force. The building serves as both a museum and the state's working seat of government. Visitors to the Capitol can at once experience California's rich history and witness the making of history through the modern lawmaking process.

The scenic Lake Tahoe nestled in the crook of California is the largest alpine lake in North America. In addition to being a wonderful place to swim, fish, and boat, Lake Tahoe features winter activities like skiing and snowboarding.

Standard Hotel: Montbleu Resort Casino & Spa at Lake Tahoe (12/2,12/16) ; Sands Regency Casino Hotel at Reno (11/23,12/23,12/27)

Day 3 Lake Tahoe - Merced(126 miles)

Today we will visit Lake Tahoe, where guests can choose to take a Lake Tahoe Cruise.* Afterward, we will head to Merced, CA.

The scenic Lake Tahoe nestled in the crook of California is the largest alpine lake in North America. In addition to being a wonderful place to swim, fish, and boat, Lake Tahoe features winter activities like skiing and snowboarding.

  • Always Available
    Enjoy a boat ride across the largest alpine lake in North America. Lake Tahoe Cruises offer a unique view of the surrounding Sierra Nevada and an up-close experience of the lake's crystalline waters. Cruises are a ticket to relaxation.
Standard Hotel: Ramada Hotel or similar

Day 4 Merced - Yosemite National Park - Los Angeles(337 miles)

Today we will visit Yosemite National Park before returning 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 when weather doesn't permit during winter season ( from 12/17 to 2/28), and the mandatory fee is $5.
Admission (Optional): Adult $10; Child $10
  • 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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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
    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
    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.

*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 .

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(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: Linda on 2015-03-04

I just came back from this trip yesterday and had the best time. Our driver, Francisco, and tour guide, Gary, were really helpful and informative. We got to see so many destinations that we would not have been able to see otherwise because of this tour. We had a lot of time at each location and I will definitely book another tour. I especially loved Lake Tahoe, and will come back in the summer.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Kirti on 2015-01-08

Took this tour the first week of January. Made really enjoyable by our tour guide Paul. Pickup and drop off arrangements were really good. The only downside was that the we spent a long time on the bus on the return journey. This tour was run by the American/Asia company.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: L on 2014-06-05

This was for my parents who where visiting. There was no way I could have covered all these places in 3 days. Everything was good except the $14 tip we had to pay daily.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Bijoya Roohi on 2014-04-06

Worth the money! Our tour guide Chris was great! Pros: Good hotel accommodations, proper timings were maintained when visiting places,timely restroom breaks, bus ride isn't hectic and tiring. Cons: Our last day was spent fully on the bus. We were supposed to visit Sacramento but we just crossed the place. But the time lag was caused due to heavy snowfall on our way and we had to get back to Los Angeles. Overall our experience was great and would recommend this trip to anyone!!

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Anna on 2014-01-22

Excellent weather, excellent tour guide, excellent "ship captain" - the bus driver. Golden Gate Bridge, Sequoia Tour, Sacramento City Hall, Reno lights, Lake Tahoe tour - all great. Looking forward to more trips with Take Tour

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: John on 2013-12-02

My girlfriend and I were looking for an economical trip of 4 days during the Thanksgiving holiday. I found TakeTours and knew this could be the one. The cost was perfect, the ride was like riding in a limousine, and the hotels were perfect. In 4 days, this tour took us to many destinations. The driver and guide gave us plenty of time to explore the spots on our own. The one thing we didn't see on this tour was Monterey, California. Also, this tour is geared for Chinese, and Chinese-Americans. The guide speaks both. Anyway, I fully recommend this tour, you will have fun!

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Frank on 2013-02-22

My Wife and I had a great trip The Driver Henry and Guide Garry were excellent. The Accommidation and Itenary were great I would recomend this tour to anyone.

 

Posted by: Ganesh on 2012-11-26

Very good trip! I can't drive in CA, since roads have hardly any trees around. So this tour has made my life easy. Most things are well planned and covered. Few improvements could be - need a stay in Lake Tahoe instead of Reno, Visit to NV state capitoal is not required, and certain times break could have been taken where more food choices are there. But no worries, I would any time recommend this to anyone, especially at given price!!

 

Posted by: belle on 2012-10-19

we had a magnificent time in this tour, enjoyed every stop, most especially cruising Lake Tahoe was overwhelming experience, weather was perfect. also the tour guide and bus driver were both superb and excellent service, highly recommend!!!

 

Posted by: deepshikha on 2011-08-29

we had a very nice time in the tour!! our tour guide and bus driver were awsome. the tour is very very inexpensive , yet the quality is great!!

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