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3-Day Santa Cruz, Theme Park, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara Tour from San Francisco

  • Tour code: 273-6462
  • Available: Daily (until 10/15/2018); Tue, Sat (from 10/16/2018)
  • Depart from: San Francisco, CA
  • Duration: 3 Days 2 Nights
From USD$298

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Highlights:

Visit Long Beach, CA, Carlsbad, CA, Los Angeles, CA, Monterey, CA, San Diego, CA, Santa Cruz, CA, Santa Barbara, CA, Santa Monica, CA, Palm Springs, CA. Inclusions: 2 nights hotel accommodations, All domestic ground transportation

Pricing Details

Single: $428
Double (/Person): $298
Third Person Adult: $68
Child (Age 2-9): $68
Fourth Person Adult: $198
Child (Age 2-9): $198

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 San Francisco - Los Angeles(366 miles)
  • Day 2 Tour Options: Theme Parks, City Tour, or Shopping
  • Day 2 Tour Options: Theme Parks, City Tour, or Shopping
  • Day 2 Tour Options: Theme Parks, City Tour, or Shopping
  • Day 2 Tour Options: Theme Parks, City Tour, or Shopping
  • Day 2 Tour Options: Theme Parks, City Tour, or Shopping
  • Day 2 Tour Options: Theme Parks, City Tour, or Shopping
  • Day 2 Tour Options: Theme Parks, City Tour, or Shopping
  • Day 2 Tour Options: Theme Parks, City Tour, or Shopping
  • Day 2 Tour Options: Theme Parks, City Tour, or Shopping
  • Day 3 Tour Options A: Los Angeles - Santa Barbara - Solvang - San Francisco or B: Los Angeles - Santa Barbara - Monterey - San Francisco(407 miles)
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Day 1 San Francisco - Los Angeles(366 miles)

Today, we will head to Roaring Camp, a lovely village located in California's coastal mountains, where we will ride a nostalgic steam train. Later on, we will drive to Los Angeles.

New itinerary from 10/16/2018: we will depart from San Francisco this morning and drive to Los Angeles where we will see Beverly Hills, Rodeo Drive, Hollywood Walk of Fame. Stay overnight in Los Angeles.

  • 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

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
    This massively famous Los Angeles suburb boasts perhaps the most well-known postal code on the planet: 90210. Long known as the stronghold of the rich, pampered, and famous, Beverly Hills offers shopping, star-searching, and sightseeing for tourists.
  • Always Visit
    Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills the name of both a street and a shopping district known for its upscale shops. Seekers of haute couture the world over head to this three-block stretch outside Los Angeles.
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    The Hollywood Walk of Fame is a world-famous attraction in the Hollywood neighborhood of Los Angeles California. The entirety of the Walk spans 18 blocks and contains more than 2,400 stars emblazoned with the names of celebrities deemed worthy.
Standard Hotel: Holiday Inn El Monte or similar

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

Option 1:

Los Angeles - Santa Monica - Los Angeles

(31 miles)
Guests will tour the Los Angeles, CA area, beginning with a trip to the gorgeous resort town of Santa Monica, CA. Upon returning to LA, there will be an extensive tour of the city. Stops include the Beverly Hills, Olvera Street, and many more. We will conclude our tour at 5:00 PM..

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.
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    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!
Option 2:

Aquarium of the Pacific, Whale Watching and Battleship Iowa

(39 miles)
In the morning, guests will be picked up in the Los Angeles area to begin this tour. From there, we will head to Long Beach to visit the Aquarium of the Pacific and take a two-and-a-half hour whale watching cruise. In addition, we will visit the USS Iowa.

  • 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.
    Opening Hours: 10:00am - 5:00pm
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Option 3:

Desert Hill Factory Outlets

(213 miles)
We will visit the Desert Hill Factory Outlets in Palm Springs, CA for a day of discount shopping. If someone in a group is not interested in shopping, they can instead visit the nearby Morongo Casino.

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 4:

Disney's California Adventure

Today, we will visit Disney's California Adventure.

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
    This 72-acre sister park to Anaheim's Disneyland is based on the history and culture of California itself. The park has eight themed areas for visitors to explore, ranging from Hollywood Land to A Bug's Land.
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Option 5:

Disneyland

We will visit the world-famous Disneyland theme park, the only Disney park to be built under the watchful eye of Walt Disney himself. At 5:30pm, we will head back.

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.
    Duration: Approx. 8 Hours
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Option 6:

Legoland California

(160 miles)
Today, we will visit Legoland California, a theme park and miniature park located in Carlsbad, CA, based on the LEGO toy brand, the third of its kind opened in the world, and the first located outside Europe. It covers an area of 128 acres.

An affluent seaside resort city occupying a 7-mile (11 km) stretch of Pacific coastline in northern San Diego County, California.

  • Always Visit
    This theme park and miniature park not far from San Diego, CA is based on the Lego brand of building blocks. In addition to the rides and attractions normally associated with theme parks, Legoland features intricate Lego sculptures.
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Option 7:

Los Angeles - San Diego - Los Angeles

(241 miles)
Today we will tour the city of San Diego. We will leave Los Angeles in the morning and make the to-hour drive to the Port of San Diego, where we will board a cruise. After the cruise has ended, we will visit the USS Midway Museum and Balboa Park before heading back to LA.

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.
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Option 8:

Universal Studios

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.

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.
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Option 9:

SeaWorld San Diego

(120 miles)
In the morning, guests will have the chance to take a cruise of San Diego Harbor. After, they will visit SeaWorld San Diego.

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.
    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
Standard Hotel: Holiday Inn El Monte or similar
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Day 3 Tour Options A: Los Angeles - Santa Barbara - Solvang - San Francisco or B: Los Angeles - Santa Barbara - Monterey - San Francisco(407 miles)

Itinerary before 10/16/2018: Choose A or B

Tour option A: Los Angeles - Santa Barbara - Solvang - San Francisco
In the morning, we will depart from Los Angeles and drive north along the beautiful Pacific Coast Highway. We will stop in Santa Barbara for some sightseeing before stopping in Solvang to see the Danish Village. Afterwards, we will continue to San Francisco, where the tour will come to an end.

Tour option B: Los Angeles - Monterey - San Francisco
In the morning, we will depart from Los Angeles and head to the famous seaside town of Monterey, where we will enjoy the scenic ride along the 17 Mile Drive that will take us to the famous Pebble Beach golf course. From there, we will travel to San Francisco, where the tour will come to an end.

New itinerary from 10/16/2018: In the morning, we will depart from Los Angeles to the Monterey Peninsul. Here we'll stop at a first-class golf course to sightsee. Then we'll view the 17 Miles. We'll arrive in the Bay Area in the evening.

"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.
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