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8-Day UC Berkeley, Monterey, Grand Canyon and Los Angeles Tour from San Francisco with Airport Pickup

  • Tour code: 473-3105
  • Available: Fri
  • Depart from: San Francisco, CA
  • Duration: 8 Days 7 Nights
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Highlights:

Visit Monterey (17-Mile Drive, Monterey Bay), Grand Canyon (Skywalk Glass Bridge), Las Vegas (Las Vegas Night Tour), Los Angeles, San Diego (SeaWorld San Diego, USS Midway Museum), Santa Monica, Carlsbad (Legoland). SFO in, LAX out.

Pricing Details

Single: $1598
Double (/Person): $1178
Third Person Adult: $260
Child (Age 2-9): $260
Fourth Person Adult: $788
Child (Age 2-9): $788

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 $200 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 - UC Berkeley -San Francisco(20 miles)
  • Day 3 San Francisco - Monterey - Los Angeles(356 miles)
  • Day 4 Tour Options: Theme Parks, LA City Tour, Outlets, OR San Diego
  • Day 4 Tour Options: Theme Parks, LA City Tour, Outlets, OR San Diego
  • Day 4 Tour Options: Theme Parks, LA City Tour, Outlets, OR San Diego
  • Day 4 Tour Options: Theme Parks, LA City Tour, Outlets, OR San Diego
  • Day 4 Tour Options: Theme Parks, LA City Tour, Outlets, OR San Diego
  • Day 4 Tour Options: Theme Parks, LA City Tour, Outlets, OR San Diego
  • Day 4 Tour Options: Theme Parks, LA City Tour, Outlets, OR San Diego
  • Day 4 Tour Options: Theme Parks, LA City Tour, Outlets, OR San Diego
  • Day 5 Tour Options: Theme Parks, City Tour, or Shopping
  • Day 6 Los Angeles - Las Vegas(228 miles)
  • Day 7 Tour Option: Grand Canyon South or West Rim
  • Day 7 Tour Option: Grand Canyon South or West Rim
  • Day 8 Las Vegas - Barstow - Los Angeles(228 miles)
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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. From there we will transfer you to hotel for check-in.
Dulexe Hotel: Marriott San Ramon/Sheraton FourPoints Pleasanton/Crowne Plaza or similar
Dinner: Excluded

Day 2 San Francisco - UC Berkeley -San Francisco(20 miles)

In the morning, we will visit the campus of UC Berkeley. Then, we will ride the extensive Cable Car system in San Francisco before touring this beautiful city, visiting places like the Golden Gate Bridge, the Palace of Fine Arts, and much more. Guests may then choose to take a Bay Cruise to see the city 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.
  • 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.
  • 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) $28; 90 mins|Opening Hours: Closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Dulexe Hotel: Marriott San Ramon/Sheraton FourPoints Pleasanton/Crowne Plaza or Similar

Day 3 San Francisco - Monterey - Los Angeles(356 miles)

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 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.
    Opening Hours: 10:00am - 6:00pm, Winter: 10am - 5pm; Summer: 9:30am - 6pm; Summer Weekend: 9:30am - 8pm; Close on Christamas Day
Dulexe Hotel: Hotel Irvine/Pacific Palms/Hiton DoubleTree or similar

Day 4 Tour Options: Theme Parks, LA City Tour, Outlets, OR San Diego

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
    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
    The El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument neighborhood is a celebration of southern California's Mexican heritage. This downtown area features festivals, street performances, and shopping throughout the year to tourists from around the world.
  • 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.
Option 2:

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
    Universal Studios is located in Hollywood, capital of the American film industry. This movie-studio-themed park has attractions that include behind-the-scenes tours of movie sets as well as rides based on your favorite feature films.
  • Always Visit
    The TCL Chinese Theater (Grauman's Chinese Theatre until 2013) on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, California is a world-famous theater that has been standing since 1926. The theater is named for its style of architecture.
  • Always Visit
    This internationally famous neighborhood in downtown Los Angeles attracts a litany of tourists every year to its iconic hills. With a seemingly endless supply of famous landmarks, shops, and eateries, visitors will be floored by this centerpiece of cinema.
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Option 3:

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.
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Option 4:

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, 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
    The original SeaWorld park, SeaWorld San Diego is home to 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.
  • Always Available
    Enjoy a boat ride across one of the most impressive natural harbors in North America. Types of cruises available include cocktail dinners and sightseeing tours of the bay. These cruises are a ticket to fun, history, and relaxation.
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Option 5:

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
    Enjoy a boat ride across one of the most impressive natural harbors in North America. Types of cruises available include cocktail dinners and sightseeing tours of the bay. These cruises are a ticket to fun, history, and relaxation.
  • 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

(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
    This impressive shopping mall in southern California offers designer wares at bargain prices. Stores at the outdoor complex include Armani, Coach, Dolce & Gabbana, Elie Tahari, Gucci, Jimmy Choo, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, Salvatore Ferragamo, and Versace.
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Option 7:

Legoland Carlifornia

(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 8:

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.
Dulexe Hotel: Hotel Irvine/Pacific Palms/Hiton DoubleTree 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.
Dulexe Hotel: Comfort Inn Rosemead, Best Western, Radisson Whittier, Hotel Fullerton, Pacific Palm, La Puente, Double Tree, Norwalk or Similar

Day 6 Los Angeles - Las Vegas(228 miles)

Today, we will journey through the San Bernardino Valley Area and the immense Mojave Desert to fabulous Las Vegas. Upon our arrival in Vegas in the afternoon, guests are free to spend their time as they please. There is an optional night tour for exploring the city.

Las Vegas is known as the "Entertainment Capital of the World" for a good reason-- casinos and hotels line its streets, and visitors can gamble, see shows, and shop at virtually any hour of the day or night.

  • Always Visit
    The world-famous Las Vegas Strip is the iconic area of Nevada that contains some of the largest hotels and casinos in the world. The renowned nightlife of the city is centered on this brightly-lit, flashy area.
  • Always Available
    This tour is the best way to see the lights of the Vegas Strip! We will see the dancing waters of the Bellagio Fountains, the artwork of the Venetian Hotel, the Volcano at Mirage, and Old Town Las Vegas.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $35; Child $35|Duration: Approx. 3 Hours
  • Always Available
    This show is haunting exploration deep inside the inventive mind of mystifier Criss Angel as he hovers between the land of the living and a surreal world uniquely woven together by the distinctive imaginations of Criss Angel and Cirque du Soleil!
    Admission (Optional): Adult $110; Child (Over 5 yrs) $110
  • Always Available
    Comic musical & artistic show featuring lots of audience interaction with the blue-painted cast.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $133; Child (Over 5 yrs) $133
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    As The Beatles, they changed the world. LOVE, Cirque du Soleil's interpretation of their legacy, has changed entertainment. Beyond tribute, the show is a physical manifestation of their music and lyrics.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $131; Child (Over 5 yrs) $131
  • Always Available
    High Roller is a 550-foot tall, 520-foot diameter giant Ferris wheel on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada, United States of America. It opened to the public on March 31, 2014, and is currently the world's tallest Ferris wheel.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $75; Child $75
Dulexe Hotel: Lucky Dragon Hotel & Casino or similar

Day 7 Tour Option: Grand Canyon South or West Rim

Option 1:

Las Vegas - Grand Canyon West Rim - Las Vegas

(167 miles)
We will begin the day by traveling to the West Rim of the Grand Canyon, where we will visit the famous Eagle Point, Skywalk Glass Bridge and Guano Point. Guests will also have the opportunity to take a Helicopter Tour of the canyon. On our way back to Vegas, we will stop at the Hoover Dam. Upon our arrival back at the city, guests are invited on an in-depth night tour of the Strip.

Considered one of the seven natural wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon was carved over 17 million years by the Colorado River. This breathtaking, 18-mile-long canyon has been stunning visitors for hundreds of years.

  • Always Visit
    Grand Canyon West is a separate tourist area run by the Hualapai Tribe of Indians. Optional activities which can be done at an extra cost include helicopter tours, the educational "Indian Village," and the Skywalk Glass Bridge.
    Admission (Mandatory): Adult $90; Child $90; fee includes transportation and a deluxe Chinese and US Food Buffet (indoor, comfortable and clean, air-conditioned)|Duration: Approx. 3 Hours 30 Minutes
  • Always Available
    Perfect for adventure-lovers, this tour takes passengers thousands of feet down into the Grand Canyon. From there, guests will board a pontoon boat and ride down the Colorado River before returning back to the airport via another helicopter ride.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $230; Child (2-12 yrs) $230
  • Always Visit
    This transparent, horseshoe-shaped bridge hangs out over the West Rim of the Grand Canyon and offers guests a chance to feel as though the could just jump right off the edge of this natural wonder of the world.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $25; Child $25|Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 8:00am - 6:00pm|Duration: Approx. 20 Minutes
  • Always Visit
    Eagle Point is one of the main attractions of the Grand Canyon West Rim. The area features the Skywalk Glass Bridge, and also a "Native American Village" walking tour as well as live performances and demonstrations by tribe members.
  • Always Visit
    This scenic viewpoint gets its name from the Bat Cave Mine it overlooks. Visitors can enjoy the panoramic views of the Grand Canyon as well as learn the history of the old mine, parts of which still stand today.

Las Vegas is known as the "Entertainment Capital of the World" for a good reason-- casinos and hotels line its streets, and visitors can gamble, see shows, and shop at virtually any hour of the day or night.

  • Always Visit
    The largest dam of its time, the Hoover Dam was constructed in just five years by thousands of workers. The entire project required 3.25 million cubic yards of concrete and is almost 750 feet high.
Option 2:

Las Vegas - Grand Canyon South Rim - Las Vegas

(335 miles)
We begin the day by traveling to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon and have ample time to explore. On our way back to Vegas, we will stop to see the Hoover Dam. Upon our arrival back at the hotel, there is an optional night tour for exploring the Strip.

Considered one of the seven natural wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon was carved over 17 million years by the Colorado River. This breathtaking, 18-mile-long canyon has been stunning visitors for hundreds of years.

  • Always Visit
    More than five million people every year visit the South Rim of the great Grand Canyon. The South Rim offers a wealth of activities, including driving and walking tours and campgrounds. The South Rim area includes hotels and other amenities.
    Admission (Mandatory): Adult $90; Child $90; admission + fuel
  • Always Available
    This tour combines land and air for the most thrilling Grand Canyon experience imaginable! One-way jet fare is included as you soar the skies and prowl the ground both above and within the world's greatest natural wonder.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $189; Child (2-11 yrs) $189
  • Always Available
    This helicopter tour is the best way to catch a panoramic view of the majestic South Rim of the Grand Canyon, viewing the massive canyon walls glimmer and reflect in the sun.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $249; Child (2-11 yrs) $249
  • Always Visit
    Mather Point is a popular stop along the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, providing an exquisite overlook of the vast and expansive natural wonder below.
    Duration: Approx. 30 Minutes

Las Vegas is known as the "Entertainment Capital of the World" for a good reason-- casinos and hotels line its streets, and visitors can gamble, see shows, and shop at virtually any hour of the day or night.

  • Always Visit
    The beautiful Hoover Dam is located 30 miles southeast of Las Vegas in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River. The massive concrete dam was a monumental undertaking built during the Great Depression and dedicated by Franklin Roosevelt himself.
Dulexe Hotel: Lucky Dragon Hotel & Casino or Similar
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Day 8 Las Vegas - Barstow - Los Angeles(228 miles)

In the morning, we will visit the Ethel M Chocolate Factory and admire its Botanical Cactus Gardens. On our way back to Los Angeles, we'll make a stop at the Tanger Outlets. After, we will continue to LA, where we will transfer you to the Los Angeles.

Las Vegas is known as the "Entertainment Capital of the World" for a good reason-- casinos and hotels line its streets, and visitors can gamble, see shows, and shop at virtually any hour of the day or night.

  • Always Visit
    A unique combination of food and flora, the Ethel M Chocolate Factory and Botanical Cactus Gardens outside of Las Vegas, NV has something for everyone. Both the gardens and the factory are open to the public free of charge.
    Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 8:30am - 6:00pm, Live chocolate production hours vary, but are generally Monday - Friday until 4:30 p.m. Chocolate factory workers are not available on Saturdays and Sundays.|Duration: Approx. 30 Minutes

Barstow serves as a civilized stop-over for off-road enthusiasts and desert adventurers and offers access to a very modest clutch of cultural sights. Find out and about a museum or two, including one with Route 66 as its focus, filming locations like Bagdad Cafe and quaint Calico Ghost Town.

  • Always Visit
    The Tanger Outlets in Barstow, California-- about halfway between Los Angeles and Las Vegas-- offer designer wares at bargain prices. Guests can enjoy discounts on everything from clothing to pocketbooks to electronics and so much more!
    Duration: Approx. 2 Hours

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