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Quality Motorcoach Tours in California since 1924!
- 1 day, 2 days, 3 days Yosemite tours Operate all year
- 3 or 5 or 7 days Coast tour from San Francisco to Los Angeles by Bus & Train Operate all year
- 3 or 5 or 7 days Coast tour from Los Angeles to San Francisco by Train & Bus Operate all year
- 3 or 5 or 7 days Coast tour from San Francisca to Los Angeles by Bus May to October
California Parlor Car Tours has operated quality motorcoach tours in California since 1924. The bus tours originating from San Francisco and Los Angeles include destinations of Yosemite National Park, Monterey, Carmel, Big Sur, Hearst Castle and the Wine Country. We have been able to run these to general acclaim year after year. Generations after generation have expressed their admiration for what must be the longest running tour series in California.
Our motorcoach tours to Monterey, Hearst Castle and Yosemite National Park have been designed to combine with optional independent hotel and sightseeing packages in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Choose from City Tours, Bay Cruise, Disneyland, Movie Star Homes…..you’ll find more than a dozen choices!
We consider the provision of outstanding meals to be an important part of your vacation to California. Many of our tours include lunch and or dinner daily. With both lunch and dinner you can order freely from the regular menu. Be sure to sample the specialties of the local area! A typical menu includes soup or salad, main course, dessert, coffee, tea or milk. Only wine, bar beverages, fancy desserts or appetizers will be extra. Even the tax and gratuity are included.
When you see one of our green, gold and white coaches outside of a hotel, it is a sure bet that you are looking at one of the best hotels in town. For a hotel to be selected for one of our tours, it must have comfortable rooms, spacious public areas and the very best dining facilities.
The Golden State is waiting for you! From San Francisco to Los Angeles, from Yosemite National Park to the pounding surfs of the Pacific Ocean. The only way to really experience it is on a California Parlor Car Tour. The beauty of California deserves more than a passing glance. Don’t worry about driving, directions, parking or looking for a vacancy sign. With us, it’s all taken care of and with style. You’ll travel in comfort to your choice of “you have to see it to believe it” places. Sumptuous meals and superb hotel accommodations await you. And what do you do? Sit back and enjoy. After all, that’s what a vacation is all about.
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Yosemite National Park Tours
Yosemite National Park is almost 1200 square miles in area. Embracing a spectacular tract of mountain and valley scenery in the Sierra Nevada, it was set aside as a national park in 1890. The park harbors a grand collection of waterfalls, meadows, and forests that include groves of giant sequoias, the world’s largest living things. Yosemite Valley, which is only 7 miles long, up to a mile high, and a mile wide is the destination for most visitors. From Ansel Adams Gallery to Bridal Veil Falls, bicycle rentals to trail rides, there are no shortage of activities available to you!
Transportation is provided by San Francisco Gray Line Tours, a Coach America company. Large motor coach with air conditioning and rest room provides a comfortable and safe journey for up to 57 passengers. The driver also provides the narration. As the tour is operated almost daily the drivers are aware of latest road and other conditions. Bus has plenty of room for luggage and duffle bags and our back pack in over head rack. No cramped or tight sitting, good for tall people. Travel in comfort. Restroom on board.
Monterey Carmel Tours
Deluxe narrated motor coach tour to Monterey.
Transfer to SFO or return to San Francisco on the second day. 1 night hotel, 17 miles Drive fee.
Room tax and porterage.
Day1: San Francisco to Monterey 154 miles
Pick up from any central hotel between 8:15 and 8:45. Leave San
Francisco at 9:00 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
1425 Munras Avenue, 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. 120 miles.
Choice of A) Transfer to SFO or B) Return to downtown San Francisco.
A) Transfer to San Francisco International Airport is arranged through Monterey / Salinas Airbus.
Pick up is from the Hyatt Regency Hotel. The trip takes 2 hours and thirty minutes. Departures every two hours from 4:00a.m. to 8:00 p.m. This gives you the flexibility of staying as long as you like in Monterey and taking a flight from SFO. This service can also be used to go to San Jose Airport.
B) If you wants to return to a downtown San Francisco location, at about 4:30 in the afternoon a motor coach will pick up at the hotel. Arrival in San Francisco is about 7:00 p.m.
** Subject to hotel room availability.
2 Day Super Monterey Gateway SM1M
All year around : Sunday to Thursday.
Double $198 | Single $267 | Triple $189 | Child $99
Tour price per person in U.S. Dollars. Higher rates may apply at certain times. Child rate 5 to 18 years old.
This trip is made possible by taking one of the local tours to Monterey on the fist day and re-boarding it on the second day to return to San Francisco. To go to San Francisco International Airport return by Monterey – Salinas Air Bus. Meals are on your own. With so many world renowned restaurants you will easily find place of your choice. Plenty of free time in Monterey. You can walk, hike, rent bikes, discover places, visit museums and missions, or just relax.
Hearst Castle Tours
• Deluxe narrated tour bus transportation.
• Return by AMTRAK.
• 1 night’s hotel
• 1 dinner and 1 breakfast
• Tax, tips & porterage.
• 17-Mile Drive fee
• Hearst Castle Tour
Since 1924 California Parlor Car Tours has operated in this area, initially visiting the Missions along the Camino Real and then on the coast Route One where trains cannot go and driving is best left to locals who know. Well timed meal stops, essential sightseeing, tours, admissions and rooms are prearranged. One dinner and one breakfast of your choice from the menu, not pre-set are available at the hotel. On Tuesday after the Hearst Castle tour you travel to San Luis Obispo to board the AMTRAK Coast Starlight coming through Salinas Valley and along San Andreas Fault to San Jose and Oakland. A short bus transfer will take you to San Francisco arriving around ten at night.
Wine Country Tours
Discover the wonders and romance of Napa and Sonoma, which is now one of the largest and exciting premium wine producing area in the world. You will have an opportunity to both taste the wines and learn the ins and outs of wine making at a selection of both boutique and high volume wineries. These wineries are a short drive from the Bay Area, located on the rolling hillsides, in the valley which is suited for wine growing. The provide excellent photo opportunities. There will be time for lunch and shopping at historic Sonoma Square. You will have memories to share with family and friends.
San Francisco Hotel and Tour Packages
This is a simple way of making travel arrangements when coming to San Francisco. One call takes care of hotel reservations, basic tours and dinner at a local well known restaurant. Here are details of four different packages. On arrival at San Francisco you take the airport shuttle van to your hotel. Tours, places for dinner and other details can be customized to suit you. Tours are operated by San Francisco Sightseeing Gray Line tours.
San Francisco Deluxe City Tour ($49) Adult $49 / Child $25 3 and 1/2 hours
Bay Cruise and Deluxe City Tour Adult $69 / Child $40 5 hours
Sky-View Double-Decker Motorized Cable Car Tour Adult $25 / Child $15 2 hours
Muir Woods/Giant Redwoods & Sausalito Adult $52 / Child $25 3 and 1/2 hours
Muir Woods with Bay Cruise Adult $62 / Child $35 5 hours
Deluxe City Tour with Muir Woods Adult $82 / Child $42 7 hours
Wine Country Tour Adult $75 / Child $45 9 hours
Monterey Carmel & 17-Mile Drive ($69) Adult $75 / Child $45 11 hours
LA Sightseeing Tours
Los Angeles Sightseeing Tours by Starline Tours of Hollywood
Grand Tours of Los Angeles A $58/C$40 6 hours
Grand Tours of LA & Movie Star’s Home A $82/C$62 7 1/2 hours
City Tour by Night A $57/C $39 4 hours
Universal Studios Tour A $87/C $69 3/4 or All day
Disneyland A $105/C $91 All day
Knotts Berry Farm A $87/C $69 All day (Summer only)
Six Flags Magic Mountain A $87/C $73 All day (Summer only)
J. Paul Getty Museum A $39/C $30 3/4 day
We are authorized Amtrak Travel Agency. If you need Amtrak tickets for traveling anywhere in the U.S. feel free to call us at 415.474.7500 or toll free at 1.800.227.4250 Monday through Friday from 11:00a. to 7:00p.m California time and pick up tickets at our office located in Union Square area.
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