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3-Day California Coast Tour: Santa Barbara, San Francisco and Yosemite provided by Empire Vacations Day Tours

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

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 06/21/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 06/21/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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12 stops
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Important Information
Departure Point
6333 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90036, USA Four Points Sheraton, 5990 Green Valley Cir, Culver City, CA 90230, USA
3 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Professional tour guide
  • Transportation by 15-passenger van or a full-sized bus
  • Sightseeing in Santa Barbara, Carmel and San Francisco
  • 2-night hotel accommodation including tax and Continental Breakfast
  • Bay cruise in San Francisco
  • Wifi on bus only
  • Entry/Admission - 17-Mile Drive
  • Entry/Admission - Yosemite Valley
  • Entry/Admission - Yosemite Falls
  • Entry/Admission - Hearst Castle
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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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
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 7 days 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 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Ana D wrote a review Feb 2020
Gainesville, Florida18 contributions8 helpful votes
If you don't have enough time and want to see most of the key places in northern California this is your tour. We were pleasantly surprised by this experience. You will be very busy the whole day for three days on this tour. They cover many places so you must be prepared to be
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Date of experience: February 2020
1 Helpful vote
K1s2r3 wrote a review Aug 2019
New York City, New York1 contribution
Good way to see a lot of sights! However the food choices for meals was limited to fast food joints most of the time. The hotel on the second night was crowded- several buses came in on the same night ,it was difficult to find our rooms and having to go up and down stairs with
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Date of experience: August 2019
glodad wrote a review Aug 2019
Fairfax, Virginia25 contributions14 helpful votes
We recently visited LA and took this 3 day tour to cover the key places in California at the shortest possible time. We were 4 people (2 kids) and did some research about best travel experience to avoid complaining by the kids. Based on the reviews, i chose to go with Empire
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Pearly07 wrote a review Aug 2019
Vancouver, Canada6 contributions14 helpful votes
My 13yrs old Son and I planned a jam packed vacation to see as much of California that we could in our 8 days. Booking this tour was one of the best things we did! We were literally all over the place. Saw so much! Dorit was an amazing tour guide, my son & I just loved her and
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Date of experience: July 2019
2 Helpful votes
Girts wrote a review Jun 2019
Liepaja, Latvia10 contributions3 helpful votes
A perfect tour! Day 1 with numerous stops at many places (even more than described at itinerary) along the West Coast. Day 2 all day long at San Francisco, where we managed again to see more than described. Day 3 Yosemite - amazing! Our main guide Dorit and her team (driver,
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Date of experience: May 2019
1 Helpful vote
Response from MikeEmpire, Public Relations Manager at 3-Day California Coast Tour: Santa Barbara, San Francisco and Yosemite
Responded Jun 7, 2019
Hi Girts, Thank you for taking the time to review our trip. We hope to see you again! Mike Amadeo Team
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About the operator

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By: Empire Vacations Day Tours
5 day desert adventure
As a return guest, I cannot reccomend Empire Vacations highly enough! With affordable tours, and excellent guides,
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Off Season Bliss
We thoroughly enjoyed our 3-day tour! There were only five of us in our group and no crowds in sight! Our guide, Di
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Fun day
Stefano was great and had a lot of knowledge of San Diego. However, driver Alex was texting, taking calls and speed
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Worst day trip ever
I purchased this for my parents as a Christmas present. My mother in law and sister ended up going because my fathe
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Amazing day in San Diego
A great day in San Diego !!very good organisation !! A great driver and a very kind french guide !! An amazing day
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Palm Springs tour from LA
Experience the playground of the rich and famous. Located around 2 hours from LAX, It is a lovely city that feels r
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Iliyan N
The best experience
This tour exceeded our expectations! It was the best tour we have ever experienced. We received more than expected!
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Sedona is beautiful thats all I can say Sedona alone is worth the trip. Plan on staying for a couple days at the le
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Gary M
Time of your life
Depart north up the spectacular California Coast stopping in Santa Barbara. Continue to Solvang, a quaint Danish
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Mirela U
Jon is the best guide you can have for this kind of trip. He is like a grand ma' all time with specific info. I rec
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Paula R
Great day out!
Fabulous trip to see Palm Springs. This tour was good but a few too many things jammed into the day. We had to rush
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Danny Ho is the best
Great trip made possible by our amazing driver/guide Danny Ho. He knows everything involved during the cheap and is
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David L
Informative and entertaining trip
Thoroughly enjoyable trip with an informative and entertaining guide/driver. A lot to do in one day, but relaxing j
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Huntington Beach
This beach has everything a pier, surfing, walk or run for miles, enough room to sit and has even
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Disappointment - Wasn't What I Expected
I was excited about taking a full day trip. I ended up being the only person on this trip. This should have been a
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Key Details
  • Old Mission Santa Barbara, Solvang Visitor Center, and 10 more
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 7 days in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English, Chinese, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish
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