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11-Day Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton, Mt. Rushmore and Hearst Castle Tour from San Francisco with Airport Pick Up

  • Tour code: 673-5413
  • Available: Thu, Fri (05/11/2018-09/300/2018)
  • Depart from: San Francisco, CA
  • Duration: 11 Days 10 Nights
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Highlights:

Visit Crazy Horse, SD, Devils Tower, WY, Jackson Hole, WY, Lake Tahoe, NV, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, SD, Salt Lake City, UT, San Francisco, CA, San Simeon, CA, Virginia City, United States of America, Yellowstone, WY, Yosemite National Park, CA. Inclusions: 10 nights hotel accommodations, All domestic ground transportation

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  • Complimentary $200 Gift Package from Reno hotel.

Pricing Details

Single: $1978
Double (/Person): $1378
Third Person Adult: $478
Child : $478
Fourth Person Adult: $918
Child : $918

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 7 days before departure. (2) No-show (or cancellation made within 7 days before departure) of discounted passenger incurs $150 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 San Francisco
  • Day 2 San Francisco - Yosemite National Park - Visalia(264 miles)
  • Day 3 Visalia - San Simeon - San Francisco(356 miles)
  • Day 4 San Francisco - Sacramento - Elko(497 miles)
  • Day 5 Elko - Jackson Hole - Grand Teton National Park(431 miles)
  • Day 6 Yellowstone - Sheridan(180 miles)
  • Day 7 Sheridan - Devils Tower - Mt. Rushmore - Crazy Horse - Casper(526 miles)
  • Day 8 Casper - Salt Lake City(321 miles)
  • Day 9 Salt Lake City - Reno(426 miles)
  • Day 10 Reno - Virginia City - Lake Tahoe - San Francisco(209 miles)
  • Day 11 San Francisco City Tour
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Day 1 San Francisco

Today we will gather in San Francisco at San Francisco International Airport. If you take a domestic flight will meet us in the Baggage Claim Area. If you take an international flight will meet us at the exit outside.
Standard Hotel: Oakland Airport Executive Hotel or Similar

Day 2 San Francisco - Yosemite National Park - Visalia(264 miles)

Today, we will head to Yosemite National Park, a fairytale landscape complete with towering granite rocks, magnificent waterfalls and tranquil valleys. We will visit El Capitan, the world's largest granite monolith, and Yosemite Falls, the tallest waterfall in North America. We will also see Half Dome and Bridal Veil Falls before taking a hike through the woods to enjoy the fresh forest air. Later, we will spend the night in Visalia.

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.

Due to the weather or the road colsure, we'll visit Solvang as the replacement at the same mandatory fee $5/person
  • 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.
Standard Hotel: Wyndham Visalia or similar

Day 3 Visalia - San Simeon - San Francisco(356 miles)

In the morning, we will drive along California Highway 1 on our way to Hearst Castle Built by newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst, the castle is a dream-come-true. The castle sits atop the coastal hills that overlook San Simeon Bay. Afterwards, we will return to San Francisco in the afternoon.

San Simeon is a town on the Pacific coast of San Luis Obispo County, California. Its position along State Route 1 is approximately halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, each of those cities being roughly 230 miles (370 km) away. A key feature of the area is Hearst Castle.

  • Always Visit
    Hearst Castle is a mansion located on the central coast of California that is a National Historic Landmark. Built in 1919 for William Randolph Hearst, the mansion is more than 90,000 square feet in area.
    Opening Hours: May - Sep 8:00am - 6:00pm, Oct - Feb 9:00am - 5:00pm
Standard Hotel: Crowne Plaza Union City or Similar

Day 4 San Francisco - Sacramento - Elko(497 miles)

In the morning, we will depart from San Francisco and head east towards Nevada. On the way, we will stop in Sacramento to see the California State Capitol. Then, we will drive through the Donner Pass, treated to beautiful desert views along the way, as we drive to Elko, NV for the evening.

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.

  • Always Visit
    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.
Standard Hotel: Red Lion Elko or similar

Day 5 Elko - Jackson Hole - Grand Teton National Park(431 miles)

Today, we will drive through the states of Nevada, Utah, Idaho and Wyoming as we travel to Jackson Hole and take a Scenic Chairlift Ride. In downtown Jackson, we will see the Elk Antlers Arches. Then, we will continue to Grand Teton National Park, following the road the runs along the Snake River. We will spend the night at the Hatchet Resort Cabins.

Famous frontier town, located at the crossing of Grand Teton and Rocky Mountains, it became a heaven for outdoors sports enthusiast. The widely praised Elk Antler Arches Park, with its four arches made with thousands of elk antlers is a must see.

  • Always Available
    The scenic chairlift is a leisurely ride that brings you up 1,571 feet to the summit of Snow King Mountain for the best views of the Tetons, the Elk Refuge, and the town of Jackson.

Grand Teton National Park is is located in the Rocky Mountains, Northwest Wyoming. Grand Teton National Park is noted for its stunning mountain vistas, its shimmering alpine lakes and its abundant wildlife.

Standard Hotel: Hatchet Resort Grand Teton or similar

Day 6 Yellowstone - Sheridan(180 miles)

Today, we will travel to Yellowstone National Park, home to the world's largest super volcano and over 10,000 fascinating geothermal features like Norris Geyser, Upper Falls, Artist Point, Hayden Valley, Fishing Bridge, Mud Volcano and more! We will spend the night in Sheridan, WY.

The largest, oldest, and most famous national park displays a fascinating scenery of hot springs, geysers, canyons & waterfalls, and nature everywhere you look!

  • Always Visit
    Yellowstone National Park is full of areas like this - geyser basins - large, open areas where geothermic pressure from below the ground's surface force up various geysers and springs. The Norris Basin is one of the more accessible.
    Duration: Approx. 40 Minutes
  • Always Visit
    Located a quarter-mile upstream of the larger Lower Falls, the Upper Yellowstone River Falls plunge 109 feet down an eroded lava cliff into the basin below. The area below the falls has been subject to heavier erosion than above.
    Duration: Approx. 30 Minutes
  • Always Visit
    Named after the famous sketches of the waterfalls by Thomas Moran (but not actually the location where the sketched were done) this beautiful location showcases one of the most famous views in Yellowstone National Park.
    Duration: Approx. 30 Minutes
  • Always Visit
    The Mud Volcano blew itself apart in the early 20th century, but visitors can still see the impressive crater and other geothermal features in the surrounding area, such as the Mud Cauldron, Black Dragon's Caldron, and Dragon's Mouth Spring.
    Duration: Approx. 30 Minutes
  • Always Visit
    Located near the mouth of the Yellowstone River, the Fishing Bridge is a great location to spot the native Cutthroat trout. There is an RV park of the same name nearby.
    Duration: Approx. 25 Minutes
Standard Hotel: Holiday Inn Sheridan or similar

Day 7 Sheridan - Devils Tower - Mt. Rushmore - Crazy Horse - Casper(526 miles)

In the morning, we will drive to Devil's Tower, the country's first national monument. Next, we will head to iconic Mount Rushmore, followed by the Crazy Horse National Monument. Later on, we will spend the night in Casper.

The first declared United States National Monument. It'is an igneous intrusion or laccolith located in the Black Hills near Hulett and Sundance in Crook County. A monolithic rock formation that rises 1,267 feet above the surrounding land and was once the neck of an active volcano.

  • Always Visit
    This massive monolith in the Black Hills of Wyoming was the nation's first national monument, anointed by Teddy Roosevelt in 1906. In recent years, climbing the rock has become popular. The stone column is considered sacred by many Native Americans.
    Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes

This famous United States monument in the Black Hills of western South Dakota depicts the busts of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. The 60-foot tall statues are carved right into the side of the mountains.

Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes

Crazy Horse Memorial is the world's largest sculpture-in-progress, and frequent drilling and mountain blasts make each visit unique. When completed, Crazy Horse Memorial will stand 563 feet tall by 641 feet long.

  • Always Visit
    This monument, controversial in the Native American community, has been under construction for over 60 years. If it is completed as planned, it would be the largest sculpture in the entire world, at a monstrous 563 high and 641 wide.
    Duration: Approx. 45 Minutes
Standard Hotel: Ramada Casper or similar

Day 8 Casper - Salt Lake City(321 miles)

Drive to Independent Rock State Historic Site this morning, then we will head to Salt Lake City, where we will visit the Utah State Capitol, the most expensive, luxurious state house in the U.S. We will also Temple Square. After that, overnight in Miavale.

Casper is a city in and the county seat of Natrona County, Wyoming, United States. Casper is also called "The Oil City" and has a long history of oil boomtown and cowboy culture. In 2010, Casper was named the highest-ranked family-friendly small city in the West, and ranked eighth overall in the nation in Forbes magazine's list of "the best small cities to raise a family".

  • Always Visit
    This granite monolith sits in the Independence Rock State Historic Site in central Wyoming. The rock served as an important landmark for those travelling west via the Oregon Trail in the middle of the 19th century.
    Duration: Approx. 30 Minutes
  • Always Visit
    The Devil's Gate is a natural rock formation that served as an important landmark on the Oregon Trail and helped guide pioneers westward across the barren United States of the 19th century.
    Duration: Approx. 15 Minutes

Utah's gorgeous capital city sits amidst the mountains of the American Southwest on the shores of the breathtaking Great Salt Lake. The city is steeped in history and architecture in addition to wondrous vistas and scenery.

  • Always Visit
    The home of all of the governmental processes for the state of Utah, the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City. The building is done in the ornate neoclassical revival style, purposefully reminiscent of the nation capitol in DC.
    Duration: Approx. 35 Minutes
  • Always Visit
    Approximately ten acres in size, Temple Square is the center of religious activity for the Church of Latter Day Saints, housing the Temple and Tabernacle that are central to the religion.
    Duration: Approx. 45 Minutes
  • Always Visit
    This 250,000-square-foot temple is the largest of the temples belonging to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, known colloquially as the Mormons. The public cannot tour the interior, but the facade is a sight to behold.
Standard Hotel: La Quinta Salt Lake Midvale or similar

Day 9 Salt Lake City - Reno(426 miles)

Today, we will depart from Salt Lake City and head to Bonneville Salt Flats, an area of perfectly flat land that looks like it is covered by snow. Later, we will drive to Reno, NV, where we will spend the night.

Utah's gorgeous capital city sits amidst the mountains of the American Southwest on the shores of the breathtaking Great Salt Lake. The city is steeped in history and architecture in addition to wondrous vistas and scenery.

Standard Hotel: Harrah's Reno or similar

Day 10 Reno - Virginia City - Lake Tahoe - San Francisco(209 miles)

In the morning, we will leave Reno and head to Virginia City to see the famous Comstock Lode. Then, we will head to gorgeous Lake Tahoe, a wonderful place to swim, fish and boat, as well as partake in winter activities like skiing and snowboarding. In the evening, we will arrive in San Francisco.

Silver and gold made the old mining town Virginia City, one that is recognized as the character of Nevada. Guests will experience its boomtime as they visit historic buildings, and some of its open mines.

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.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $64; Child (3-11 yrs) $32; 2 hours boat cruise
Standard Hotel: Crowne Plaza Union City or Similar

Day 11 San Francisco City Tour

Today, we will take a pleasant city tour of San Francisco, the charming capital of West Coast culture. Over the course of the day, we will see the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf, Twin Peaks, Lombard Street, the Civic Center and the Cathedral of St. Mary. We will also pass by Chinatown, the Castro District and Union Square. Guests can also choose to take a bay cruise at their own expense to see the city from the water.

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 Visit
    San Francisco's Twin Peaks are two prominent hills near the center of the city. Each one stands at about 922 feet tall, and they offer amazing views of the Bay Area all the way down to the water.
  • 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
    The Civic Center area is the center of government in San Francisco. Its features two large plazas, and its main attraction is the San Francisco City Hall. The Hall has a recognizable gold-outlined dome, the fifth-largest in the world.
    Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 10:00am - 2:00pm|Duration: 45 Minutes to 1 Hour
  • Always Visit
    The Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption is the principal Catholic church in San Francisco, CA. This modern-style cathedral is the third of this name to sit in this location in the Cathedral Hill neighborhood of San Francisco.
  • 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 Visit
    This neighborhood in San Francisco, CA's Eureka Valley is a hub of LGBT activities in the Bay Area. Street fairs, parades, bars, shops, and restaurants define this upscale neighboorhood, which is renown for its nightlife and good times.
  • Always Visit
    This California Historical Landmark has become a popular tourist destination for both its historical significance and its shops and culture. The square itself is a public plaza, and the neighborhood extends for several blocks around it.
  • 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 $40; Child (5-12 yrs) $30; 90 mins|Opening Hours: Closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes

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