3-Day California Coast Tour: Santa Barbara, San Francisco and Yosemite

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Day 1: LOS ANGELES – SANTA BARBARA – 17 MILE DRIVE – CARMEL

Stop At: Old Mission Santa Barbara, 2201 Laguna St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-3611
Depart north up the spectacular California Coast to the first stop in Santa Barbara. Visit a Spanish Mission and learn how these religious outposts were key in the development of the entire region.
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Solvang Visitor Center, 1637-1639 Copenhagen Dr, Solvang, CA 93463, USA...
Itinerary

Day 1: LOS ANGELES – SANTA BARBARA – 17 MILE DRIVE – CARMEL

Stop At: Old Mission Santa Barbara, 2201 Laguna St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-3611
Depart north up the spectacular California Coast to the first stop in Santa Barbara. Visit a Spanish Mission and learn how these religious outposts were key in the development of the entire region.
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Solvang Visitor Center, 1637-1639 Copenhagen Dr, Solvang, CA 93463, USA
Continue to Solvang, a quaint Danish community to browse in the local shops.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Cannery Row & Wave Streets, Monterey, CA 93940
After our visit we visit the town of Carmel home to the actor Clint Eastwood.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: 17-Mile Drive, Pebble Beach and Pacific Grove, Monterey, CA 93953
We head north to world famous 17 mile drive (part of route# 1) where we get to see the spectacular California coast line up close.

Enjoy some free time to stroll in town before departing to reach our hotel for overnight.
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: San Francisco – La Quinta Inn & Suites

Day 2: SAN FRANCISCO – BAY CRUISE – GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE – CHINATOWN

Stop At: San Francisco City Hall, 1 Carlton B Goodlett Pl, San Francisco, CA 94102-9991
Today we understand why San Francisco is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. We start our tour walking on the Lombard Street and then at the Fisherman’s Wharf with a cruise in the world-famous bay, under the Golden Gate Bridge and around the notorious Alcatraz Island.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Downtown Sausalito, Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA 94965, USA
Walk along the waterfront shops on cobbled sidewalks and enjoy the sunshine, sea air, and ambiance
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Twin Peaks, Twin Peaks, San Francisco, California
Head for the top of Twin Peaks. These two hills rise almost 1000 feet above the City and sit just about in its geographical center. This is the best San Francisco view.
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Chinatown, Grant Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94108
San Francisco's Chinatown is the oldest one in North America and covers 24 city blocks.This neighborhood is one of the most popular attractions in San Francisco.
Duration: 45 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Modesto – Best Western Palm Court Inn (In Winter Monterey/Holiday Inn hotel)

Day 3: SAN FRANCISCO – YOSEMITE – LOS ANGELES

Stop At: Yosemite Valley, 9035 Village Dr, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389-9912
SUMMER ROUTE: We head east through the farmlands of the Joaquin Valley to Yosemite National Park. This 1,200-square mile wonderland of forests, lakes and waterfalls is located in the Sierra Nevada. Stop at El Capitan, Bridal-Veil Falls, and Half Dome.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Yosemite Falls, Yosemite National Park, CA
Continuation for a walk from the Yosemite Visitor Center to reach one of the highest waterfalls in North America (730 meters) Yosemite Falls.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Cannery Row & Wave Streets, Monterey, CA 93940
WINTER ROUTE: We start the day with a tour of Monterrey to include the wharf and Cannery Row.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: 750 Hearst Castle Road, San Simeon, CA 93452-9740
After our tour we depart south a visit to the world-famous Hearst Castle. Built by the newspaper baron William Randolph Hearst, tours the famous house filled with antiques and see why the castle served as a playground for the rich and famous for the first half of the 20th century.In the evening, drive south towards Las Vegas.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Details

Included
  • Bay cruise in San Francisco
  • Wifi on bus only
  • Entry/Admission - 17-Mile Drive
  • 2x Breakfast
  • Transportation by 15-passenger van or a full-sized bus
  • Entry/Admission - Yosemite Valley
  • Professional tour guide
  • Entry/Admission - Hearst Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Yosemite Falls
  • 2-night hotel accommodation including tax and Continental Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 2 nights
  • Sightseeing in Santa Barbara, Carmel and San Francisco
Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Departure Point
1: 6333 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90036, USA
2: Four Points Sheraton, 5990 Green Valley Cir, Culver City, CA 90230, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • For tours with fewer guests, vans may be substituted
  • Tours can be bilingual/multilingual as they are offered in many different languages
  • Maximum of three people per room. If traveling with a party of 4 or more, or desire to have separate rooms please make separate bookings.
  • Children under the age of 2 are free, please advise at time of booking if infant is traveling
  • Luggage is limited to one piece and a small carry on per person
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Returns to original departure point at 7pm
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Customer Reviews

3.9
/5
Based on 43 reviews

Reviewed: March 15, 2019

PETE K

We visited areas and locations from LA to and including SF. A well organized, pleasant and informative itinerary. . The weather was just right. It was sunny and not cold at all. Very nice indeed. Our tour guide (Dorit), a very knowledgeable and always courteous individual, did outstanding work throughout. Both, Dorit and Leo (our driver) were fantastic


Reviewed: February 6, 2018

Elizabeth S

This tour would have been amazing but for the fact that the tour director, Dorit, refused to stop at any of the scenic viewpoints along the Carmel "17 mile" drive along the seashore or in the mountains where scenic views of the sea were located. Dorit failed to read the interests of her clients.


Reviewed: October 13, 2017

Sanjeev W

The iternary of the trip was good but the condition of the bus was terrible.
The 3 day trip when you think that you have booked the best tours , right on the 1st day bus broke down and we had to wait for 1 and half hr. The 1st afternoon after 4.30 pm schedule was gone as there was no time and again the bus broke before in middle of nowhere reaching the hotel. So in total on the first day 3 hours was gone. It was scary.
At around 7.30pm finally we started and slowly driver drove us down the hotel.
We came from India to visit US west coast and it was lifetime experience for us.
It is request the faluty bus to be discotinued and people are not discomforted.

On the final day when the bus was to drop them to LA , it again broke down.
Worst was the driver and guide were laughing and it looked like this happened quite a lot and was very common.
It was worst experience by us and even after booking through what seemed like best tours and paying so much experience was below par and do not want to travel again with viator.


Reviewed: September 29, 2017

THERESA LYNN B

We couldn't have had a better time. Giovanni and Gary looked after us very well. There were a few issues with the buses but calls were made and replacements came as soon as possible. Gary was a very good and patient driver and was able to assess the bus issues fairly quickly. Anne has mobility issues and was accommodated very calmly and professionally and made to feel very comfortable by both Gary and our tour guide Giovanni. We had to miss a couple of the walking tours but Gary was good about letting us hang around the bus while the others were gone. We really appreciated his attention for us. Giovanni is quite a character - lots of fun, lots of laughs, very knowledgeable, patient and obviously cares about his groups. He is multilingual and had to communicate in three languages, which he did with ease and humour. He made everyone welcome and he was very approachable when it came to asking questions, taking pictures different groups, etc. Anne and I agree that he is very good at what he does and hope many others are lucky enough to travel with him one day. If we ever do a tour in the L.A. area again, we would love to be on one of his tours. Thank you for a very memorable holiday. Anne and Terry


Reviewed: September 25, 2017

Barbara M

Our tour guide Giovanni was excellent couldn't wish for anyone better, but the bus broke down on the first day leaving us sitting for 2 hours while they tried to fix it, hoping it was ok we set off again only to go a few minutes up the road before it broke down again. Another hour and we finally make it to our hotel at 10pm checked into our hotel, but still hadn't had dinner .We missed seeing Carmel and Monterey because of the breakdown. The only choice we had for dinner at that time of night was Denny's, but we had to walk over train tracks and rubbish down a very dark path to get there ,so not happy. Giovanni tried his best to make up for it the next day and added a couple of extra sight seeing spots. The next hotel was ok but no elvator so had to carry your bags upstairs,the breakfasts at both hotels were poor and at La Quinta they were renovating so no where to sit to eat your breakfast we took it back to our room.The actual tour was very good very hectic and tiring not recommended for young children. We had to change buses on the last day as some were going on to Las Vegas we were 10 mins from our hotel and the bus broke down again, so Giovanni gave us taxi money to get to our hotel.Overall a good tour but they need to service their buses more often and look into the accommodation.