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  • How do I book or make a reservation?

    You can book online to receive an online discount or call our office at  1-866-231-3752 or  1-415-357-0700. We require a valid credit card to hold all phone & internet reservations.

  • How do I pay for my tour?

    If you are reserving your tour online, your credit card will be charged. Reservations by phone require a credit card to hold your seat(s). You can also come to our SOMA office prior to the tour departure date and pay cash directly.

  • What types of payments do you accept?

    Credit Cards: We accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express credit cards. We also accept Debit cards with symbols of these card companies. 
    Cash: Guests can pay cash at our SOMA location for any tour.  

    Apologies, but we do not provide a travel or personal check payment option.

  • Will I get a discount if I book a second tour?

    Yes, you can get a up to $9 off your second tour. The $9 discount can be applied to Extranomical operated tours only. 

  • Is there any advantages by booking my tour online?

    You will get an automatic discount on your first tour when you book online at!

  • Can I cancel or change my reservation?

    Cancellations or changes must be made 72 hours before tour departure, or at least 10 days in advance if the reservation includes a hotel accommodation to get a partial refund. 

    Airport shuttle transfers, all Bay Cruises & Ferry Tickets,  Alcatraz Tours, Show tickets, Seaplane Tours are non-refundable. Cancellations and changes are subject to a 10% or $35 fee, depending on a tour. 

  • Where should I pick up the tickets for my tour?

    You don't need a ticket for most of our tours, vouchers are provided when they are needed. Most times your confirmation email is enough. We will specify in your email confirmation after you've booked the Yosemite tour what information you will need to have with you.

California Tour

Explore California on our 8 days/7 nights California Tour of California. Our California tour begins in San Francisco and travels to Monterey and Carmel. Explore Carmel-by-the-Sea, Cannery Row, and Monterey's boutique and exquisite shops. After a night in Salinas, travel to Hearst Castle and into Santa Barbara. Relax in Santa Barbara by going to the beach or the boardwalk. Then spend a day in Anaheim where you can visit Disneyland, Universal Studios the next day, and see many famous movie sets while enjoying the theme parks.

The next stop on this California tour is Hollywood, CA. Visit the Walk of Fame, Beverley Hills (where movie stars live), and the Kodak Theater. The California Tour will then head back north to Yosemite National Park, spending a few days there with its scenic views, including Yosemite Falls, Half Dome, Giant Sequoias, and much more. After two fantastic days in the park, we will drive back to where you started in San Francisco.

Take our California Tour to discover what the state (the most populous U.S. state) has in store for you! Plenty to see, lots to explore, with much diversity to learn: the trip will be one of the best experiences you'll ever have. You deserve it, so come on board now!

California Tour - What's Included?

  • Expert tour guide
  • Minibus with a maximum of 28 passengers
  • Entrance fee to Yosemite National Park
  • 1 night tent accommodation (double or triple occupancy)
  • 6 nights (2 or 3 star) hotel accommodation (double or triple occupancy)
  • Guided Hearst Castle tour with video presentation (time permitted)
  • All highway tolls and hotel taxes
  • One way hotel shuttle transfer to SFO.
Available Summer Season 2012 for groups of 12+

California Tour from San Francisco - Times Approximate
(Day 1 - San Francisco to Monterey)

8:00 AM
Pick-up for your California Loop Tour at your hotel in downtown San Francisco or Fisherman's Wharf area.
11:00 AM
Arrive in Monterey, CA. See the beautiful Pier of Monterey with the option to visit Monterey Bay Aquarium* or spend time in the famous Cannery Row filled with luxury hotels and exquisite restaurants. Visit the enchanted town of Carmel-by-the-Sea. Explore the boutique shops and the historic Carmel Mission and be dazzled by the white sandy beaches.
Hotel accommodation in Salinas, California.

California Tour- Day Two(Day 2 - Hearst Castle)

Depart Monterey, California.
All day
Drive down Highway 1 through Big Sur, stopping in San Simeon for lunch. Tour beautiful Hearst Castle with expert guide. Participate in Hearst Castle's "Experience Tour" and time permitting we will see Hearst Castle's video presentation. Depart Hearst Castle and drive through San Luis Obispo to Santa Barbara, California.
Hotel accommodation Santa Barbara, California.


California Tour - Day Three
(Day 3 - Santa Barbara)

All day
Spend the day exploring the coastal town of Santa Barbara. Swim in the ocean and visit the Santa Barbara boardwalk.
Depart Santa Barbara and travel to Anaheim, CA. Accommodation in Anaheim, 2 blocks from Disneyland.

California Tour - Day Four
(Day 4 - Disneyland)

All day
Spend the day in Disneyland.
Drive to Hollywood, CA. Hotel accommodation in Hollywood.


California Tour - Day Five
(Day 5 - Universal Studios)

All day
Visit the famous Universal Studios in Hollywood. Visit movie and TV sets, and enjoy the movie theme park.
Hotel accommodation same as Day 4.


California Tour - Day Six
(Day 6 - Los Angeles)

Drive into downtown Los Angeles and Hollywood
All day
Visit the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Kodak Theater, Beverley Hills and other popular attractions.
Drive to Bakersfield, CA. Accommodation in Bakersfield.


California Tour - Day Seven
(Day 7 - Yosemite National Park)

Drive from Bakersfield to Yosemite National Park.
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Explore Yosemite's many amazing sights with an informative narrated tour from your guide. Be amazed by Bridalveil Falls, El Capitan, Inspiration Point, Half Dome, Yosemite Falls and more! Enjoy a mini-hike and plenty of photo stops around the Yosemite Valley.
Enjoy a hike to one of Yosemite's waterfalls or relax at the visitor's center where there are museums, restaurants, and the Ansel Adams Gallery.
Accommodation at Yosemite Bug Lodge, just outside the park.


California Loop Tour - Day Eight
(Day 8 - Yosemite National Park to San Francisco)

Drive back into Yosemite National Park
All day
Explore a full day in Yosemite on your own! Rent a bicycle, purchase an additional tour, go horseback riding* or whitewater rafting*, swim in the Merced river or relax at the Ahwahnee hotel. Visit the Giant Sequoia trees in the afternoon.
Drive back to San Francisco and drop off at your San Francisco hotel.

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California Tour


  • 8 days/7 nights tour of California
  • Depart: San Francisco
  • Monterey and Carmel
  • Santa Barbara's relaxing ocean views
  • Los Angeles: Hollywood, Walk of Fame
  • Disneyland, Universal Studios & more
  • Yosemite National Park
  • Return: San Francisco
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