6-Day San Francisco, 17-Mile Drive, South Grand Canyon/ West Grand Canyon, Las Vegas (VSG-1)

Tour code: VSG-1

$408 +

Tour Duration:

6 Days

Departure days:

Daily (01/20/2018-01/31/2019);

Highlights:

(A)South Grand Canyon (B)West Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, Las Vegas, Ethel M Chocolate Factory and Botanical Cactus Gardens, Solvang, Santa Barbara, Silicon Valley, 17Miles, and San Francisco.

Pricing /per person (USD):

SingleDouble3rd person4th person
$608$408$10$308

Itinerary

Day 1
Home Town - Las Vegas

In the evening you can take an optional night tour to see how Las Vegas comes to life after dark. You will also have the chance to enjoy the world-famous Fountains of Bellagio. This is an 8 acre artificial lake between the building and the Strip which houses a large dancing water fountain synchronized to music of opera, classical and Broadway tunes.

1) 1:30pm : LAS airport - Starbucks on Level 1 of Terminal 1 or Gate 51 on Zero Level of Terminal 3. 

2) 3:30pm : Circus Circus Hotel - Next to the Elevator on the Second Floor of Skyrise Tower.

Hotel: Circus Circus Las Vegas

Day 2
Las Vegas - (A) South Grand Canyon - Las Vegas / (B) West Grand Canyon - Hoover Dam - Las Vegas

Option (A) In the morning, the bus tour will take you explore one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World-Grand Canyon National Park. The Grand Canyon is a steep-sided gorge carved by the Colorado River in Arizona and is one of the oldest national parks in the United States. Snaking along its floor are 277 miles of the Colorado River, which has carved the canyon over the past six million years and exposed rocks up to two billion years old-half the age of the Earth. In the afternoon you will return to Las Vegas for an optional show.   

(Option A *Mandatory Admission $90 to Grand Canyon South Rim + Lunch) 

Option (B) In the morning, the bus tour will explore the Grand Canyon West Rim. Unlike the South and North Rim, Grand Canyon West is not part of the Grand Canyon National Park. It is located on the Hualapai Indian Reservation at the western Grand Canyon corridor. The Hualapai Indian Tribe has constructed a tourist attraction that they have named "The West Rim of the Grand Canyon". You will have the option to walk on the Grand Canyon Skywalk which is a glass bridge that extends out into open space from the canyon edge. There is nothing but glass under your feet and it feels like walking out into "air" suspended 4,000 feet above the canyon floor and the Colorado River. It is an amazing sensation with 360 degree, incredible views. You may also take an optional helicopter or boat tour to see the true beauty of the Grand Canyon. You will then visit Hoover Dam which is a concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, on the border between the states of Arizona and Nevada. When it was completed in 1936, it was both the worlds largest electric-power generating station and the worlds largest concrete structure.  

(Option B *Mandatory Admission $90 to Grand Canyon West Rim + Lunch)

Hotel: Circus Circus Las Vegas

Day 3
Ethel M Chocolate Factory - Botanical Cactus Gardens - Los Angeles

In the morning you will visit the Ethel M Chocolate Factory and Botanical Cactus Gardens. At the chocolate factory you can go on the self-guided tour that takes you past large windows looking directly into the factory. Each step of the candy-making process is explained on video monitors and placards outside each window. The tour ends with free samples in the Ethel M Chocolates gift shop. Then you can walk off the calories as you wander through the maze of paths at the Botanical Cactus Gardens where there are 2.5 acres of more than 350 different kinds of plants and other cacti that most people never knew existed. Afterwards the bus tour will travel to Barstow for a short visit which is home to the U.S. Army National Training Center, Marine Corps Logistics Base, NASAs Goldstone Deep Space Network and Burlington Northern-Santa Fe Railroad Yards. After the break, the bus tour will continue towards Los Angeles and arrive in the evening.

Hotel: Howard Johnson Fullerton or Similar

Day 4
Los Angeles - San Francisco (SFA/SFB)

Choose SFA or SFB(Mandatory Admission)

SFA: Los Angeles - Santa Barbara - Solvang - Silicon Valley Apple Park

We depart from Los Angeles this morning and drive to Santa Barbara, the "America’s Riviera!" Enjoy beautiful scenery of the Pacific Coastline along the way. The new Mediterranean and Old Spanish style Architectures are surrounded by flowers and lawns; this little Central California Coastal City is one of the most popular vacation destinations. Then we drive to Solvang, Danish for "Sunny Field!" The cozy small town is dominated by Danish style architectures and known for warm sunshine year-round. Next, we travel to the Icon of America’s High-Tech Sectors – Silicon Valley. Home to world’s most famous high-tech companies, Silicon Valley is also the region of highest personal income, highest housing costs, and highest concentration of millionaires and billionaires in America. Welcome to the newly opened ‘spaceship’ campus at a cost of 5 billion dollars. The visitor center features best view of Apple Park and a store serves apple branded merchandise. Stay overnight in Bay Area.

Hotel: Oakland Airport Executive Hotel or similar

SFB: Los Angeles - Santa Barbara - 17-Mile Drive - San Francisco
We'll depart from Los Angeles this morning and drive to Santa Barbara, the "America’s Riviera!" Enjoy beautiful scenery of the Pacific Coast along the way. The new Mediterranean and Old Spanish style Architectures are surrounded by flowers and lawns; this little Central California Coastal City is one of the most popular vacation destinations. Afterwards we'll head to the picturesque Monterey Peninsula, where gentle sea breezes, meandering coast, surging waves, bizarre rocks, adorable seals and sea lions rest on the beach. Here we'll stop at a first-class golf course to sight see. Then we'll view the scenery of the 17 Miles, which is truly breathtaking. We'll arrive in the Bay Area (Greater San Francisco) in the evening and stay overnight.
Hotel: Crown Plaza Union City or Oakland Airport Executive Hotel or similar


Day 5
San Francisco(SFA/SFB)

SFA: Berkeley University - Cable Car - Madame Tussauds/Exploratorium

In the morning we visit the campus of UC Berkeley. From the nostalgic campus, the Golden Gate Bridge and Golden Gate Straight can both be seen! Afterwards we drive to San Francisco, home to over 50 rolling hills and surrounded by water on 3 sides. Take a cable car ride (Mandatory), known as “the only Mobile Monument of America,” and enjoy the city view. Then we visit the Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman's Wharf. Here you can take an optional sightseeing cruise tour on the San Francisco Bay (own expense). Next, we 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 join an optional advanced city tour in the afternoon. Stay overnight in Marina Monterey or San Francisco Bay Area.
Hotel: Quality Inn Marina, Crowne Plaza Union City, Aloft Santa Clara, Hilton Garden Inn Sunnyvale or Similar
Hotel: Monterey Beach Dunes Inn Marina or similar

SFB: UC Berkeley - Madame Tussauds/Exploratorium - San Francisco City Tour 

We visit the campus of UC Berkeley in the morning. Faculty, alumni and staffs of Berkeley have won 72 Nobel Prizes. From the nostalgic campus, Golden Gate Bridge and Golden Gate Straight can both be seen! Afterwards we'll drive to San Francisco, home to over 50 rolling hills and surrounded by water on 3 sides. We'll take a cable car ride, known as “the only mobile monument of America,” and enjoy the city view. 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 an in-depth city tour at your own cost this afternoon. Stay overnight in Modesto.
Hotel: Clarion Inn Modesto or similar


Day 6
San Francisco(SFA/SFB) - Los Angele - Hometown

SFA:17 Miles - Monterey Peninsula - Los Angeles

Head to the picturesque Monterey Peninsula this morning, gentle sea breezes, meandering coast, surging waves, bizarre rocks, adorable seals and sea lions rest on the beach; world’s first-class golf courses stretch beyond shiny multimillion dollar mansions… Scenery of 17 Miles is truly breathtaking. Ensuing surprises come one after another and simply indulge yourself in this poetic land. To all Monterey’s visitors, the world’s famous Aquarium is a must-see. You can visit Aquarium at your own expense. 650 species of marine life including colorful fishes and deep-sea monsters, all call the Aquarium home, and seagulls flying high above! Enjoy your day in the charming Monterey! Return to Los Angeles in the evening and finish our pleasant 3-day San Francisco, UC Berkeley and Solvang 3-day tour!

SFB: Yosemite National Park - Los Angeles

In the morning we'll depart from the hotel towards Yosemite National Park. Giant trees, mountains and sparkling streams and lakes, glaciers-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 country are produced every year. In the evening we'll return to Los Angeles.

Mandatory Admission: SFA $45 or SFB $50

Please arrange flight from Los Angeles International airport (LAX) departure time after 9:30 PM (USA domestic flight) or after 10:30pm (international Flight).

Attraction Admission:

    AttractionAdultChild
    (A) South Grand Canyon National Park + Fuel Charge$90$90
    (B) Grand Canyon West Admission + Lunch$90$90
    (B) Grand Canyon West Skywalk Admission$25$25
    1.SFA Mandatory Fee: 17miles Bay, UC Berkeley, Cable car,Madame Tussauds Wax Museum & Fuel Surcharge$45$45
    1.SFB Mandatory Fee: 17miles Bay, UC Berkeley, Yosemite National Park, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum& Fuel Surcharge$50$50
    Las vegas Believe Show$110$110
    Las Vegas KA Show$122$122
    Las vegas Night Tours$35$35
    San Francisco 90 Mins Bay Cruise$42$42
    San Francisco Advanced City Tour$35$35

Departure Time and Locations:

01:30 p.m. 5757 Wayne Newton Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119 (LAS airport - Starbucks on Level 1 of Terminal 1 or Gate 51 on Zero Level of Terminal 3.)

03:30 p.m. 2880 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (Circus Circus Hotel - Next to the Elevator on the Second Floor of Skyrise Tower.)

Important Notes:

Tour fee includes the following unless specified otherwise in individual tours:

  • Hotel accommodation throughout the entire duration of the tour (excluding last day of the tour)
  • Round trip deluxe air-conditioned bus transportation
  • Airport transportation for tours that specify airport pickup and dropoff in the itinerary (first and last day)
  • Bilingual Tour guide (English, Mandarin, Cantonese)

Tour fee not includes the following unless specified otherwise in individual tours:

  • Meals and attraction admissions (admission prices in Optional Activities section may not be up-to-date). **Travellers are NOT allowed to use any CITY PASS or self-purchased admission tickets to join the sightseeing attractions during the tour**
  • Service Charge to tour guide and driver. USD $10.00 per day, per traveller (adult and child who takes a bus seat)
  • Airport transportation if arrival date is other than the first day of the tour, or departure date is other than the last day of the tour
  • Personal expenses, baggage handling fee at the airport and hotel
  • Travel Insurance
  • Any visa application fee

Tour Cancellation:

  • 90% refund for cancellations made at least 15 days before departure date
  • 75% refund for cancellations made 8-14 days before departure date
  • 50% refund for cancellations made 4-7 days before departure date
  • No refund for cancellations made 3 days or less prior to departure or "No Show" on the date of tour

Please refer to  Terms and Conditions and User Agreement for complete details