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5-Day Monterey, Disneyland, Universal Studios Tour from San Francisco with Airport Pickup

  • Tour code: 273-2353
  • Available: Daily
  • Depart from: San Francisco, CA
  • Duration: 5 Days 4 Nights
From USD$818

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Highlights:

Visit Los Angeles, San Francisco, Yosemite National Park, Monterey, Berkeley, Carlsbad (Legoland), Long Beach. Inclusions: 4 nights hotel accommodations, All domestic ground transportation

Pricing Details

Single: $978
Double (/Person): $818
Third Person Adult: $250
Child (Age 2-9): $250
Fourth Person Adult: $588
Child (Age 2-9): $588

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
  • Day 2 Choose from SFO-A: San Francisco - Berkeley - San Francisco or SFO-B: San Francisco - Standford - Modesto
  • Day 2 Choose from SFO-A: San Francisco - Berkeley - San Francisco or SFO-B: San Francisco - Standford - Modesto
  • Day 3 Choose from SFO-A: San Francisco - Santa Cruz - Monterey - Los Angeles or SFO-B: Modesto - Yosemite - Los Angeles
  • Day 3 Choose from SFO-A: San Francisco - Santa Cruz - Monterey - Los Angeles or SFO-B: Modesto - Yosemite - Los Angeles
  • Day 4 Tour Options: Theme Parks, City Tour, or Shopping
  • Day 4 Tour Options: Theme Parks, City Tour, or Shopping
  • Day 4 Tour Options: Theme Parks, City Tour, or Shopping
  • Day 4 Tour Options: Theme Parks, City Tour, or Shopping
  • Day 4 Tour Options: Theme Parks, City Tour, or Shopping
  • Day 4 Tour Options: Theme Parks, City Tour, or Shopping
  • Day 4 Tour Options: Theme Parks, City Tour, or Shopping
  • Day 4 Tour Options: Theme Parks, City Tour, or Shopping
  • Day 4 Tour Options: Theme Parks, City Tour, or Shopping
  • Day 5 Tour Options: Theme Parks, City Tour, or Shopping
  • 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 - Santa Cruz - Monterey - Los Angeles

    "SFO-B" selected from "san francisco tour option" label the itinerary will be:
    San Francisco - Stanford University - 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: Crowne Plaza Union City or Similar

Day 2 Choose from SFO-A: San Francisco - Berkeley - San Francisco or SFO-B: San Francisco - Standford - Modesto

Option 1:

UC Berkeley University - Madame Tussauds/Exploratorium - San Francisco City Tour

(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.

  • 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 (Optional): 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.
    Duration: Approx. 30 Minutes
  • 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.
    Duration: Approx. 2 Hours 30 Minutes
  • 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) $28; 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.

  • 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.
    Duration: Approx. 30 Minutes
  • 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.
    Duration: Approx. 2 Hours 30 Minutes
  • 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) $28; 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 - Santa Cruz - Monterey - Los Angeles or SFO-B: Modesto - Yosemite - Los Angeles

Option 1:

Modesto - Yosemite - Los Angeles

(354 miles) (SFO-B)
In the morning, we will depart from our hotel and drive to Yosemite National Park, where we will see famous landmarks like El Capitan, Yosemite Falls, Yosemite Valley, Half Dome, Bridal Veil Falls, and much more. After lunch, we will travel across the Central Valley of California until we reach Los Angeles.

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.
    Duration: Approx. 20 Minutes
  • 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.
    Duration: Approx. 1 Hour
  • 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.
Option 2:

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. We will arrive Los Angeles in the evening.

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.
  • 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
Standard Hotel: Howard Johnson or Similar
Dulexe Hotel: Quality Suites Rosemead/ Best Western Covina/Park Inn Radisson Covina/ Hotel Fullerton / Pacific Palm / Hilton San Gabriel or Similar
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Day 4 Tour Options: Theme Parks, City Tour, or Shopping

Option 1:

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.
Option 2:

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 to the hotel.

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 3:

Los Angeles - Santa Monica - Los Angeles

(28 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.
  • Always Visit
    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!
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Option 4:

SeaWorld San Diego

(111 miles)
In the morning, guests will have the chance to take a cruise of San Diego Harbor. After, they will visit SeaWorld San Diego, home to whales, dolphins, walruses, polar bears, and over 300 penguins. In addition to animals, the park also has several rides, including two roller coasters and a log flume.

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
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Option 5:

Los Angeles - San Diego - Los Angeles

(222 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.
    Duration: Approx. 30 Minutes
  • 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 6:

Desert Hill Factory Outlets

(197 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 7:

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.
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Option 8:

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.

  • 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 9:

Disney's California Adventure

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.
Standard Hotel: Howard Johnson / Baymont Inn Anaheim or Similar
Dulexe Hotel: Quality Suites Rosemead/ Best Western Covina/Park Inn Radisson Covina/ Hotel Fullerton / Pacific Palm / Hilton San Gabriel or Similar
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Day 5 Tour Options: Theme Parks, City Tour, or Shopping

Today, guests may choose any of the options listed above. Please note that guests who plan to fly out of Los Angeles today CANNOT take the San Diego City Tour or the SeaWorld San Diego options. After, we will transfer to LAX. See "Departure and Return Details" for information on when to book flights.
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 - Santa Cruz - Monterey - Los Angeles

"SFO-B" selected from "san francisco tour option" label the itinerary will be:
San Francisco - Stanford University - Modesto
Modesto - Yosemite - Los Angeles

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