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3-Day Stanford University and Monterey Tour from San Francisco with Airport Pickup

  • Tour code: 973-2352
  • Available: Daily
  • Depart from: San Francisco, CA
  • Duration: 3 Days 2 Nights
From USD$288

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Visit San Francisco, CA (Extensive San Francisco Tour, CA, Fisherman's Wharf, CA, Golden Gate Bridge, CA, Lombard Street, CA, Palace of Fine Art, CA, San Francisco Bay Cruise, CA), Yosemite National Park, CA (Bridal Veil Falls, CA, El Capitan, CA, Half Dome, CA), Monterey, CA (17-Mile Drive, CA, Monterey Bay, CA, Monterey Bay Aquarium, CA). Inclusions: 2 nights hotel accommodations, All domestic ground transportation

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Single: $368
Double (/Person): $288
Third Person Adult: Free
Child (Age 2-9): Free
Fourth Person Adult: $168
Child (Age 2-9): $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 1 free (3 or 4pax sharing one room): (1) Cancellation of free passenger must be made at least 14 days before departure. (2) No-show of free passenger incurs a $100 penalty fee for the reserved bus seat. (3)Discounts may not available during special events and holidays. (4) Self-dismiss of discounted passenger incurs about $100 - $250 penalty fee depending on the date you leave.
    • 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 Choose from SFO-A: San Francisco - Berkeley - San Francisco or SFO-B: Berkeley - San Francisco - Modesto
  • Day 2 Choose from SFO-A: San Francisco - Berkeley - San Francisco or SFO-B: Berkeley - San Francisco - Modesto
  • Day 3 Choose from SFO-A: San Francisco - Monterey - Los Angeles or SFO-B: Modesto - Yosemite - Los Angeles
  • Day 3 Choose from SFO-A: San Francisco - Monterey - Los Angeles or SFO-B: Modesto - Yosemite - Los Angeles
  • Order of the itinerary varies depending on day of departure.

    "SFO-A" selected from "san francisco tour option" label the itinerary will be:
    San Francisco - UC Berkeley -San Francisco
    San Francisco - Monterey - Los Angeles

    "SFO-B" selected from "san francisco tour option" label the itinerary will be:
    UC Berkeley - Madame Tussauds/Exploratorium - San Francisco - Modesto
    Modesto - Yosemite - Los Angeles
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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 Choose from SFO-A: San Francisco - Berkeley - San Francisco or SFO-B: Berkeley - San Francisco - Modesto

Option 1:

Berkeley - San Francisco City Tour - Modesto

(88 miles) (SFO-B)
We visit the campus of UC Berkeley in the morning. From the nostalgic campus, Golden Gate Bridge and Golden Gate Straight can both be seen! Afterward, we'll drive to San Francisco, home to over 50 rolling hills and surrounded by water on 3 sides. Then we'll visit the Golden Gate Bridge before visiting Fisherman's Wharf. Here you can take an optional cruise on the San Francisco Bay (own expense). Next, we will visit Madame Tussaud or Exploratorium and then we'll visit the only building remaining from 1915 world's exposition, the Palace of Fine Arts. You may take a in-depth city tour at your own cost this afternoon. Stay overnight in Modesto.

City of Berkeley, referred to as Berkeley for short, it's a hilly city on the east coast of the San Francisco bay area. Affiliated to the Alameda County, Berkeley is home to UC Berkeley, which is the world's most famous institutions of higher learning.

  • Always Visit
    The University of California at Berkeley is the flagship branch of the University of California system. It is also the oldest, having been founded in 1868. It is considered one of the top scientific schools in the world.
    Admission (Mandatory): Adult $5; Child $5

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
    Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum is a favorite attraction of people all over the world. Uncannily lifelike wax sculptures of figures both modern and historic decorate the halls of this museum, which dates back to London and 1836.
    Opening Hours: Mon - Thu 10:00am - 7:00pm, Fri - Sat 10:00am - 8:00pm
  • 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.
    Duration: Approx. 3 Hours
  • 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
  • Always Available
    This in-depth tour of the city allows guests time at more of the famous Bay Area sights! See some of the most famous landmarks, such as the Twin Peaks, City Hall, Lombard Street, and more!
    Admission (Optional): Adult $35; Child $35|Duration: Approx. 3 Hours
  • Always Visit
    This experimental museum where guests can touch, tinker and play with more than 600 interactive exhibits. From large-scale outdoor art installations to explorations of microscopic life in the Bay, the Exploratorium offers learning laboratories that are perfect for all ages.
    Opening Hours: Tue - Sun 10:00am - 5:00pm|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Option 2:

San Francisco - UC Berkeley -San Francisco

(20 miles) (SFO-A)
We'll visit the campus of UC Berkeley in the morning. Then hop on the world's last manually operated cable car system Cable Car. After, we will tour the amazing city of San Francisco, CA, like Golden Gate Bridge, Madame Tussauds San Francisco or San Francisco Exploratorium, the Palace of Fine Arts and much more. Guests may choose to take a Bay Cruise to experience the city's sights from the water.

City of Berkeley, referred to as Berkeley for short, it's a hilly city on the east coast of the San Francisco bay area. Affiliated to the Alameda County, Berkeley is home to UC Berkeley, which is the world's most famous institutions of higher learning.

  • Always Visit
    The University of California at Berkeley is the flagship branch of the University of California system. It is also the oldest, having been founded in 1868. It is considered one of the top scientific schools in the world.
    Admission (Mandatory): Adult $5; Child $5

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!

  • During the peak time, it require a minimum number of participants to avoid cancellation.
    San Francisco proudly boasts the last active cable car system in the world, used mostly by the city's tourist population. Only three lines remain out of the original twenty-three. The first line was established in 1873.
    During the peak time, it require a minimum number of participants to avoid cancellation.
    Admission (Mandatory): Adult $15; Child $15|Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Always Available
    This in-depth tour of the city allows guests time at more of the famous Bay Area sights! See some of the most famous landmarks, such as the Twin Peaks, City Hall, Lombard Street, and more!
    Admission (Optional): Adult $35; Child $35|Duration: Approx. 3 Hours
  • 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.
    Duration: Approx. 3 Hours
  • 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
    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 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
Standard Hotel: Quality Inn Marina, Oakland Airport Executive Hotel, Crowne Plaza Union City, Courtyard Marriott Fremont
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Day 3 Choose from SFO-A: San Francisco - Monterey - Los Angeles or SFO-B: Modesto - Yosemite - Los Angeles

Option 1:

San Francisco - Monterey - Los Angeles

(356 miles) (SFO-A)
We will depart from the hotel today and head to picturesque Monterey, finding gentle sea breezes, meandering coastline, surging waves, interesting rock formations, and adorable seals and sea lions resting on the beach. We will drive along 17 Miles, a scenic highway that hugs the coast along a stretch of California's Highway 1. Then, we will have the option to visit the Monterey Aquarium, a must-see for all visitors, and a home to over 6500 species of marine life including colorful fishes and deep-sea monsters. We will return to Los Angeles in the evening. Guests will be dropped off, bringing an end to this tour. See "Departure and Return Details" for detailed information.

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.
    Admission (Mandatory): Adult $5; Child $5
  • 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) $30|Opening Hours: 10:00am - 6:00pm, Winter: 10am - 5pm; Summer: 9:30am - 6pm; Summer Weekend: 9:30am - 8pm; Close on Christamas Day|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 20 Minutes
Option 2:

Modesto - Yosemite - Los Angeles

(354 miles) (SFO-B)
In the morning we'll depart from the hotel towards Yosemite National Park. Giant trees, mountains, and sparkling streams and lakes, glacier-carved canyons, all these unique features make up Yosemite. Take a walk in the woods and enjoy the fresh forest air. After lunch, we'll travel across Central Valley of California, where over half of the fruits, nuts, and vegetables grown in the country are produced every year. In the evening we'll return to Los Angeles. Please see "Departure and Return" for more detailed information regarding pickup and drop-off times and locations.

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
Admission (Mandatory): Adult $5; Child $5
  • 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.
  • 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
    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.
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Order of the itinerary varies depending on day of departure.

"SFO-A" selected from "san francisco tour option" label the itinerary will be:
San Francisco - UC Berkeley -San Francisco
San Francisco - Monterey - Los Angeles

"SFO-B" selected from "san francisco tour option" label the itinerary will be:
UC Berkeley - Madame Tussauds/Exploratorium - San Francisco - Modesto
Modesto - Yosemite - Los Angeles

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I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Serene on 2017-10-29

Tour guide Vivian is really friendly and really cares about her team. She explains each location really well. Enjoyed my tour alot. The only down side is only 1 hour for the aquarium, which i feel is definitely not enough time.

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