California

Sightseeing & Excursions 2017

2017 Prices in £’s

Anaheim – Disneyland Area

Disneyland 2-day Park Hopper Ticket (GTA-DISN01-GTA01): Your Two Day Disneyland Resort Park Hopper Ticket includes two days of admission to both Disneyland park and Disney’s California Adventure(tm) with the freedom to visit both parks each day. Only at the Disneyland Resort can you blast off to outer space, venture up Jungle Rivers, encounter ghosts, pirates and flying elephants and find yourself laughing, flying, spinning and splashing through attractions whose memories will never fade. At Disney’s California Adventure(tm), experience The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror(tm). This is a 1 story drop into the 5th dimension! Drop in for exhilarating fun, sheer thrills, and amazing special effects that will leave you clinging to the edge of reality. It will leave you wanting to do it over and over again! Explore more than thirty exciting, blasting, plummeting, soaring attractions found in four fun-filled lands that celebrate the magic, wonder, thrill and whimsy of the nation’s 31st state. There’s a world of California dreaming for children of all ages. Prices £217.00 per adult / £207.00 per child (under 12 years). 3 and 4 day Park Hopper Ticket prices available on request.

SeaWorld San Diego
SeaWorld San Diego

Knott’s Berry Farm (GRAY01-GTA06) At Knott’s Berry Farm, America’s favorite theme park, experience GhostRider the world’s best wooden roller coaster, Supreme Scream, 30-stories up, 3 seconds down and the high-octane thrill of Xcelerator, rated the world’s best launch coaster, sending riders 0-80 in 2.3 seconds. For a different type of thrill, stroll on over to Knott’s Berry Farm’s Camp Snoopy, home to the beloved PEANUTS gang. Pan for gold at Gold Rush Camp and meet world class artisans including blacksmiths, woodcarvers, a spinner and storytellers who will help bring Ghost Town to life with their authentic crafts and tall tales. Includes: Round trip transportation, admission to Knott’s Berry Farm.  Prices £59.00 per adult / £36.00 per child (under 12 years).

SeaWorld San Diego (GTA-GRAY01-5) All aboard for a day of adventure at the spectacular ocean theme park, Sea World. One of Sea World’s premier attractions is Shamu Stadium and Shamu’s Happy Harbour, the largest marine mammal facility ever built. See the newest attractions, Baywatch of Sea World, the Penguin Encounter and Mission Bermuda Triangle. Take a front row seat at the Olympic High Dive Show, Music Trained Birds, and Acrobatic Dolphins. Don’t miss Shark Encounter with more than 100 fascinating shark species. Includes: Transportation by coach and entrance to Sea World Park of San Diego.  Duration approx.11 hours. Prices £99.00 per person.

Universal Studios Hollywood with transportation (GTA-GRAY01-2)  This tour will take your from Anaheim to Universal Studios Hollywood, the largest film and television studio in the world, where the greatest moments from movies and television come to life.  Go behind the scenes on the world famous Studio Tour to explore where Hollywood movies are made including the new Fast & Furious –Supercharged an incredible immersive finale to the Studio Tour.   Then, enjoy thrilling rides that put you inside some of the world’s biggest movies. Including the mischievous Minions on an epic adventure in the all-new 3-D ride, Despicable Me Minion Mayhem.Tour of  the world’s largest working  movie studio and visit 3 exciting shows displaying movie making magic plus unlimited access to incredible movie based rides. Its all waiting for you at Universal Studios Hollywood.  Includes: Round trip transportation.   Not suitable for children under 3.  Duration approx.11 hours.  Prices £86.00 per adult / £79.00 per child (4-11 yrs).

Los Angeles

Hop-on Hop-off Double Decker Tour All Loops (LAXSLT-T09 ATI):  StarLine’s Hop-On, Hop-Off Double Decker City Tour allows you to discover all the sites and major attractions of Los Angeles. It’s a city tour that gives you the freedom to get on or off the bus at over 70 stops around the city. At any stop you can spend as much time as you want shopping, eating at various restaurants or checking out attractions. When you are ready to continue with the tour, you can get on the next scheduled bus and continue the tour. Passes are valid for all 4 tour routes, as well as the 2 connector routes.  Hop-On, Hop-Off Double Decker City Tour voucher holders may board the bus at any stop. Vouchers can be presented to any StarLine driver upon boarding the first bus or at one of StarLine’s ticket offices, located in the forecourt of Chinese Theatre, by the Pantages Theatre at Hollywood & Vine or on the Santa Monica Pier, in exchange for a 48 Hour tour pass. Reservations are not required. Prices £55.00 per adult / £36.00 per child (3-11 years inclusive).

Universal Studios Hollywood(sm) General Admission 1-day Pass (LAXUST-ADM ATI):   Welcome to the Entertainment Capital of L.A. Find a full day of action-packed entertainment all in one place here at Universal Studios Hollywood. With thrilling park rides and shows, a real working movie studio and L.A’s best shops, restaurants and all-new cinemas at CityWalk, Universal Studios Hollywood is a unique experience that’s fun for the whole family. NEW ATTRACTIONS The Simpsons The first-ever mega-attraction based on the blockbuster TV series, The Simpsons. Featuring the show’s classic humor and many of its instantly recognizable characters – all voiced by the original actors. Studio Tour Get an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at how your favorite movies and TV shows are made on the Studio Tour. See more sets than ever before like The War of the Worlds, and sets from ABC’s hit series ‘Desperate Housewives’ and other award winning TV shows, along with hundreds of facades on Hollywood’s most famous backlot.King Kong 360 3-D Experience The worlds largest and most intense 3-D experience. Jurassic Park Experience hair-raising thrills and heart-pounding surprises on rides like the Revenge of the Mummy thrill coaster and the Jurassic Park 80-foot raft plunge. Shrek 4-D  Join Shrek and Donkey on an ogre-the-top adventure in Shrek 4-D.Universal CityWalk  Finish your day off at Universal CityWalk, where there’s always way more new and way more to do. Prices £90.00 per adult / £86.00 per child (3-9 yrs).

Universal Studios Hollywood – Front of Line Pass. (LAXUST-AD4 ATI) Get one-time priority access to all rides, shows and attractions including Despicable Me Minion Mayhem, Transformers: The Ride- 3D and Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey. One time priority allows guests to use the pass to move to the front of line once for each ride.Ticket includes reserved seating at each show, 1-day admission and skip the ticket booth lines when you arrive!  Prices £152 to £216 depending on the season.

San Diego

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Old Town Trolley Hop-On/Hop-Off Tour (GTA-HIST01-GTA03)   Known as “America’s Finest City”, San Diego offers a wide array of things to see and do for visitors of all ages. Let Old Town Trolley show you California’s second largest city, where blue skies, exciting attractions and 70 miles of beaches come together to create a vacationer’s paradise. For over 20 years, Old Town Trolley Tours has been providing sightseeing tours highlighting the best San Diego attractions. Hop aboard one of our trolleys and you’ll experience Transportainment, a delightful combination of transportation and entertainment. With Old Town Trolley, you can avoid costly parking and city driving while exploring at your own pace as you hop on and off at your favorite stops. Old Town Trolley is the best way to see San Diego!  Prices £36.00 per adult / £18.00 per child.

SeaWorld San Diego 1-day admission (GTA-BUSC01-SWC):  Come celebrate the wonders of the sea at SeaWorld San Diego. Experience Shamu’s show Believe, and thrilling rides like Journey To Atlantis, Shipwreck Rapids and Wild Arctic. Join Elmo and his friends at the Sesame Street Bay of Play featuring family-friendly rides. Don’t miss the Pets Rule! show and the hilarious antics of Clyde and Seamore’s sea lion and otter show. Feed and touch dolphins and bat rays, and get up-close to beluga whales, polar bears, sharks and penguins. Enjoy fascinating aquariums, sea turtles, manatees, and exotic birds from around the world, Create memories to last a lifetime at SeaWorld San Diego.  Prices £69.00 per person

San Francisco and Northern California

 

Big Bus San Francisco
Big Bus Tours San Francisco

Big Bus Double-Decker Sightseeing: Enjoy an Big Bus double-deckerBig Bus logo bus tour and hop on and hop off at any of the 20 stops throughout the city. This is a great way to see the city, enjoy the views and learn about the city’s fascinating history and culture. Stops including the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman’s Wharf and Union Square.

1-day pass: Adults £35.00 / Children 5-15 yrs £22.00. Under 4 yrs-free.   
2-day pass Adults £43.00 / Children £29.00 (5-15 yrs) Under 5 yrs-free.

Golden Gate Bridge
Golden Gate Bridge. Copyright Mike Easton

Bike The Bay!  (BAYC01-GTA01FER) Let Bay City Bike take you on to a spectacular guided day tour of the Bay. For an unforgettable, unique sightseeing experience. The tour begins in Fisherman’s Wharf and follows the San Francisco waterfront past Aquatic Park, Fort Mason, the Marina, and the Presidio, through Crissy Field and to Fort Point. Riders cross the Golden Gate Bridge on wide bike path, then through the Vista Point to Old Fort Baker. The tour finalizes in Sausalito where riders can shop, dine or just relax before ferrying back with the included ferry ticket & ferry schedule. Guests are free to keep their bikes for the day and ferry back at their own discretion.  Electric bikes available (small surcharge).  Departs daily at 10.00 and 13.00.  £59.00 per person.

San Francisco City Pass (CITY01-GTA01)    Visit five famous San Francisco attractions and ride the world famous cable cars for one amazing low price! Includes Muni & Cable Car 7-Day Passport plus tickets to California Academy of Sciences, Blue & Gold Fleet Bay Cruise Adventure, choice of Aquarium of the Bay OR Monterey Bay Aquarium, choice of San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Exploratorium OR de Young Museum/ Legion of Honor- plus money saving sightseeing and shopping! See more and avoid most ticket lines! CityPass is good for nine days beginning date of first use.
Includes: Muni & Cable Car 7-Day Passport plus tickets to California Academy of Sciences, Blue & Gold Fleet Bay Cruise Adventure, Aquarium of the Bay OR Monterey Bay Aquarium, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Exploratorium OR de Young Museum/ Legion of Honor.  Please note: When going to each attraction, some of the attractions may advertise that kids under age 6 may be eligible for free or discounted admission, however, you are often required to stand in line with them to secure a free child’s ticket. By purchasing a CityPASS instead your family’s vacation experience may be improved by zipping past main ticket lines to the CityPASS entrance , even if it costs you a few extra dollars. Please exchange your voucher at any of the mentioned attractions except, the Cable Cars or Muni stations. Open hours and days will vary with each attraction. THIS VOUCHER EXPIRES SIX MONTHS AFTER THE TRAVEL DATE LISTED ON THE VOUCHER. Pass attractions are subject to change or be removed without prior notice. CityPass is valid for nine days from first use.  Prices £85.00 per adult /£63.00 per child (5-11 years inclusive).

Hop-On/Hop-Off Muir Woods and Sausalito Tour (including Golden Gate Bridge (CITY01-MUIRSAUS-GTA) The tour takes you along the Pacific Coast Highway providing breathtaking views of the coastal mountains near Mt. Tamalpais, the highest point in the Northern California Coast Ranges. Muir Woods is home to Coast Redwoods, some of the world’s tallest trees. With maps and guides in hand, take a short walk or a full day trek through these spectacular woods and take in the immense natural beauty. Set aside in 1908 as a federally protected area, Muir Woods National Monument is the only surviving stand of Old Growth forest in the Bay Area today. There are a number of paved walking trails where visitors can get a close look at the magnificent giants. Other unpaved walking trails lead up the hills to explore the area further. (Admission to Muir Woods not included, $7 per person, kids are free). Sausalito is located at the north end of the Golden Gate Bridge. A small Mediterranean-like village in Marin County, it is now home to some of the country’s wealthiest citizens. Sausalito is a gorgeous destination that offers unique boutique shopping, art galleries, fabulous mansions, amazing food and breathtaking views of the bay. From Sausalito, you have the option to return to San Francisco with the hourly service aboard of our open top buses or enjoy a ferry ride back to San Francisco with beautiful views of the Golden Gate Bridge, the San Francisco skyline and Alcatraz Island (ferry ticket already included in your package). Includes: Ticket valid for 24 hours on Muir Woods and Sausalito Hop-On Hop-Off Tour.  Ferry ticket from Sausalito to San Francisco is included.  Prices £55.00 per adult / £42.00 per child (5-11 years inclusive).

Wine Country Tour (SFOGRY-T06 ATI): Get ready for an exciting day in the heart of California’s wine country. Travel over the Bay Bridge and head for Sonoma and Napa Valley. This 9 hour tour includes wine tastings, vineyard visits and learning how to pair wine with different foods. You’ll ride to Sonoma Square where you’ll visit this lovely town, sampling locally produced olives and cheeses and enjoying the historic architecture. Spend your lunch hour sampling the restaurants of Sonoma or simply wandering the town square. After lunch, head to the heart of Napa Valley with scenic stops and an additional tasting.  Duration approx. 9 hours.  Prices £72.00 per adult / £45.00 per child (5-11 years inclusive) Complementary hotel pick-ups are available at downtown San Francisco hotels. Photos stops are weather permitting. Tour operates rain or shine. Comfortable walking shoes are highly recommended. For wine tasting guest must be 21 or over.

Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park

 

Yosemite In A Day by motorcoach (GTA-INCR01-GTA03):  Hailed as the “crown jewel” of the Park Service, Yosemite National Park is truly a breath of fresh air. Our Yosemite Day Tour allows you to spend 5-6 hours in this amazing park. A 1 1/2 hour guided tour that focuses on the rock formations and waterfalls of Yosemite Valley is included while on a more intimate journey with no more then 16 other people on this tour, giving it a more personalized feel. Some of the highlights of this tour are Yosemite Falls, Bridalveil Falls, El Capitan, and Half Dome. Our small group size provides more freedom and flexibility in the park than you’ll find on large bus tours.  Yosemite National Park is the flagship of America’s National Park Service. While only a few hours from San Francisco, Yosemite is a magnificent wilderness that will complete your trip to Northern California. Discover America’s tallest waterfalls, biggest trees, cliffs rising 4,000 ft from the valley floor, and some of the world’s most famous rock climbs. This experience of California’s great outdoors is not to be missed. Your day in the park includes a guided tour of Yosemite Valley with our informative and professional guides providing history and insight into one of the earth’s best examples of a glaciated valley. You will stop to view and photograph Yosemite’s amazing rock formations, expansive skylines, and astounding waterfalls. You will also have free time alone to walk, hike, bike, swim and reflect on the beauty and grandeur of this natural wonder. From door step to door step, the breathtaking beauty of one of California’s most unique landscapes will give you memories to last a lifetime!  Includes: Hotel pick-up and drop-off, Narrated guided tour and Yosemite Park entrance fee.  Duration: approx. 15 hours.  Prices £150.00 per adult / £140.00 per child (5-11 years inclusive).

California Parlor Car Tours – Northern California.   California Parlor Car Tours, a San Francisco based company has operated quality motor coach tours since 1924 – going over highways to places where trains cannot go and driving is best left to locals who know. Carefully planned trips of one to seven days, well chosen meal stops, essential sightseeing, tours, admission tickets and rooms at very good hotels and train tickets as needed are prearranged.

Yosemite National Park 2-days/1 night from San Francisco.

Yosemite Half Dome
Yosemite National Park. Copyright Mike Easton

Yosemite Valley is located about 215 miles east of San Francisco.  We recommend that visitors spend at least one night in order to see the incredible sights in and around the Yosemite Valley.  It is possible to stay right inside the Valley at Camp Curry Cabins, Yosemite Valley Lodge or The Majestic Yosemite Hotel (formerly Ahwahnee Lodge)

2 or 3 day packages include:  Transportation, park entrance fee, room (including tax) at your choice of Curry Village Cabins, Yosemite Valley Lodge or The Majestic Yosemite Hotel , and Glacier Point tour – from late May to October or Valley Floor Tours from November to early May.

Day 1: Pick up from almost any hotel in central San Francisco between 06.15 and 06.45.  Direct motor-coach leaves San Francisco around 07.00 going through Livermore Valley and over Altamont Pass.  With a short stop en route, arrival at Yosemite Big Oak Flat entrance is about 12.00.  Dropping into Yosemite Valley you see magnificent sights.  Drive along the south side of the Merced River you see the Half Dome, El Capitan and several of the valley’s waterfalls.  The tour drop-off at Yosemite Valley Lodge is at about 13.45.  If you are staying at Curry Village or The Majestic Yosemite Hotel the shuttle takes you there.  Check in is at about 16.00 so they will store your luggage while you enjoy independent touring of the valley by the free park shuttle.

 

Yosemite National Park-Tenaya Lake-Mike
Yosemite National Park. Copyright Alex Easton

Day 2: You have reservations to take the Glacier Point Tour leaving Yosemite Lodge at 8:30 a.m. This takes about four hours and goes up to about 8,000 feet in elevation. When that tour is not operating or if the elevation bothers you the alternate is the 2-hour Yosemite Valley tour.

Giant Redwood - Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park. California Parlor Car Tours

The return trip (Day 2 or 3) starts with pick up at Yosemite Lodge at 15:30. A brief stop is made at about 18:00. Coming over the Altamont Pass we drive through Livermore Valley arriving San Francisco after 9:00. You are dropped off at the hotels from where you were picked up. There can be traffic delays or late departure – please do not expect to catch a flight at night. If you are going on to San Francisco International Airport it is best to take a shuttle or taxi from the first stop.

Package tours staying at Yosemite Valley Lodge or The Majestic Yosemite Hotel (formerly Ahwahnee Lodge) are available all year. Curry Village rooms are available up to October 30. Rates per person include round trip transportation, park entrance fee, room with tax, baggage handling and Glacier Point or Yosemite Valley Floor tours.

Camp Curry has modest motel rooms with private bath. Above you are the Half Dome and Glacier Point in the heart of Yosemite Valley.  A delightful economical place to stay.
Yosemite Valley Lodge   Located near the Yosemite Falls there are several two-story buildings amidst the sugar pine and redwood trees surrounding a central core that has a cafeteria, a food court and Mountain Room restaurant.  Air conditioning has not yet invaded these nicely appointed rooms each with two beds, bathroom,  balcony or patio.  There is a well-stocked gift shop and store, a swimming pool and a post office on the grounds.

The Majestic Yosemite Hotel is a world-class hotel built in 1927 and kept in an excellent condition.  All rooms have air conditioning, TV and wireless internet.  Some rooms are available with king size beds. Dinner at The Majestic Yosemite Hotel Dining Room will be in your memory for ever.

2 or 3 Days Deluxe Tour Stay in Yosemite Valley Operates daily all year around (except certain holidays)

California Parlor Car Tours – booking conditions and information.

Prices: (per person in £’s) On request.  Child rates apply for children 5-11 years inclusive

Monterey Scenes

 Deluxe narrated motor coach tour to Monterey

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Big Sur coast. Copyright Mike Easton

Day1: San Francisco to Monterey  (154 miles). Pick up from any central hotel between 7:15 and 7:45. Leave San Francisco at 8:00 a.m. by motor coach. About two hours later we reach the Monterey Peninsula.
*Historic Monterey   *Cannery Row   * Pacific Grove   *Pebble Beach    * 17 Mile Drive *Carmel.
Hotel check in by 4:30 p.m – Bay Park Hotel, Monterey.

Day 2: Free time in Monterey.  Spend the day in Monterey. You can play golf, visit the Aquarium go to
Fisherman’s Wharf, The Maritime Museum or go spend time in Carmel. Or simply enjoy your stay at Bay Park Hotel. Return to San Francisco (arr. approx. 7pm). Approx. 120 miles.

Prices on request

Tour Includes:  Deluxe narrated motor coach tour to Monterey.
Transfer to SFO or return to San Francisco
on the second day. 1night hotel
17 miles Drive fee.
Room tax and porterage.
California Parlor Car Tours – booking conditions and information.

Call Just America for reservations on 01489 892329

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