Welcome to Oakland

These days, Oakland is where San Francisco's diversity and radicalism have fled to escape an astronomical cost of living. Oaklanders are fiercely proud their home retains the mixed ethnic tableau and unapologetic left-wing politics San Francisco once enshrined, and they know this backdrop is threatened by million-dollar residential homes, already present even in middle-class neighborhoods.

Is this the last of what the Bay Area was? We're not sure, but between the food, nightlife and fabulous outdoors scene, Oakland is a great example of what the Bay Area can be.

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$21 Transfers & Ground Transport

BART SFO Voucher

BART trains depart from the SFO International Terminal 3 to 4 times per hour to downtown San Francisco. The train stops at 4 downtown stations located near the Civic Center, Union Square, Moscone and Financial District hotels. Fisherman's Wharf hotels are a very short taxi ride from the Embarcadero station. This is the last station before the train goes under the San Francisco Bay to the East Bay and to cities like Berkeley, Oakland and beyond.Purchase a voucher redeemable for a $20 BART ticket. Your $20 BART ticket will have enough value for a round trip BART ride from SFO to Downtown San Francisco, Downtown Oakland or Downtown Berkeley, plus a small balance you can easily upgrade for round trip travel to East Bay destinations or for additional BART rides anywhere in the BART system. If you need to add more value to your BART ticket, you can do so at any BART station Ticket Vending Machine. Ticket Vending Machines accept cash as well as Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. .

$110 Day Trips & Excursions

Best of Berkeley Gourmet Food Tour

Your tour departs from Shattuck Avenue in downtown Berkeley at your selected departure time. Conveniently located near the BART train station, Berkeley – considered by many as the birthplace of California cuisine – is easily accessible from San Francisco. On your 3-hour food tour, you’ll explore Berkeley’s North Shattuck district, known locally as the Gourmet Ghetto. This neighborhood is home to long-established culinary icons including Chez Panisse and The Cheeseboard Collective, as well as emerging edible enterprises such as The Local Butcher Shop.Your expert guide has tons of background knowledge and experience in the Bay Area culinary world, so you’ll enjoy informative and entertaining commentary about this East Bay city’s renowned food history and culture as you visit local hotspots. Indulge in beautiful gourmet chocolates at Alegio Chocolates, crispy potato puffs at Gregoire’s and pizza at The Cheeseboard Pizzeria. Munch on meaty sandwiches at The Local Butcher Shop and slurp homemade soups at SOOP in Epicurious Garden.Wash your food tastings down with a wine tasting at Vintage and some coffee at the original Peet’s Coffee & Tea, a West Coast coffee institution. You’ll meet and chat with owners, chefs and purveyors about this food-focused neighborhood and the city’s commitment to seasonal, organic, locally grown food and sustainable business practices. Your delicious gastronomic experience ends back at your original departure point.Please note: Places visited and tastings are subject to change depending upon availability.

$100 Transfers & Ground Transport

Private Transfer: Oakland International Airport to Hotel

Getting from Oakland International Airport to a local hotel can be complicated, but it doesn’t have to be. This convenient option takes all the hassle and guesswork out of renting a car or paying for an expensive taxi after a long flight. Simply enter your details when you book, pay in advance, and then show your voucher to your driver when you land in the Bay Area.Travel in a comfortable hybrid for up to two passengers, luxury sedan for up to three passengers, or an SUV for up to six passengers. Sit back and enjoy the ride to Oakland, Berkeley or San Francisco without worrying about public transport or getting lost.

$100 Transfers & Ground Transport

Private Transfer: Hotel to Oakland International Airport

Getting to the airport can be a frustrating and stressful event. If simply dealing with traffic wasn’t enough, there’s also the chore of trying to find a parking spot at the airport. The whole process can be simplified by scheduling a private vehicle with a professional chauffeur. Just purchase, confirm, and meet the driver. It’s that simple. And with the choice of a 2-person hybrid, 3-person sedan, or a 6-passenger SUV, it’s easy to include friends, family, or even those co-workers joining in on a business trip.  Service from any San Francisco, Oakland, or Berkeley accommodation to the Oakland International Airport is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so it doesn’t matter when the flight is leaving. This ultra-convenient form of transportation will always be ready to roll when the Oakland airport departures are.

$466 Kid Friendly

Yosemite,Grand Canyon,Antelope, Las Vegas, San Francisco Tour from San Francisco

ItineraryDay 1: Hometown – San FranciscoStop At: San Francisco Bay, San Francisco, CaliforniaEnjoy a hassle-free arrival transfer and relax on the journey to your hotel! A professional driver will pick you up at the airport.Hotel check-in is after 3:00 pm.Airport pick-up infoMeeting point: Information Center at Terminal 2Complimentary SFO airport pick-up time: 12:00 pm-22:30 pmAdditional SFO airport pick-up service at your own expenses is available: 22:30 pm-24:00 pm for $80 one way (maximum 5 persons). For the rest time, please head towards the hotel at your own expenses.NOTES: The tour guide will dress in yellow, handing a yellow flag ($5/person one way for airport transfers).Duration: 12 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight stay at San Francisco. Crown Plaza Union City, Oakland Airport Executive Hotel, OR SimilarDay 2: UC Berkeley – San Francisco City TourStop At: Madame Tussauds San Francisco, San Francisco, CaliforniaToday we will explore San Francisco.We will 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.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 San Francisco Dungeon 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.Duration: 12 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight stay at Modesto. Clarion Inn Modesto, Quality Inn Marina, OR SimilarDay 3: Yosemite National Park - Los AngelesStop At: Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, CaliforniaToday we will come to visit the famous park - Yosemite.In the morning, we will depart from our hotel and drive to Yosemite National Park, where we will see famous landmarks like El Capitan, Yosemite Falls, Yosemite Valley, Half Dome, Bridal Veil Falls, and much more.After lunch, we will travel across the Central Valley of California until we reach Los Angeles.(Note: For safety purpose, in case of ice and snow in Yosemite National Park, we reserve rights to change the itinerary of the day: instead of Yosemite, we visit Solvang and Santa Barbara.)Duration: 12 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight stay at Los Angeles. Howard Johnson Inn Fullerton, OR SimilarDay 4: Los Angeles - Las VegasStop At: Park MGM Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, NevadaDeparting from Los Angeles, we will reach the famous city - Las Vegas.NOTESDue to exhibition in Las Vegas and holidays, you will be additionally charged for each room when checking in Las Vegas hotels on 12/30/18, 12/31/18, 01/07/19-01/11/19, 5/25, 7/20, 7/27, 8/31, 9/13, 9/14, 11/8, 2/16, 5/18, 11/7, 12/30 and 12/31. The additional charge has been adjusted on these dates.Duration: 12 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight stay at Las Vegas. Park MGM Las Vegas, OR SimilarDay 5: Grand Canyon National Park - East Rim Grand Canyon - Horseshoe Bend - PageStop At: East Rim Drive, Grand Canyon National Park, ArizonaWe begin the day by traveling to both the South Rim and the East Rim of the Grand Canyon (You may take a helicopter tour across Grand Canyon on your own expense).Then we will drive to Horseshoe Bend next.At last, we will stay overnight in Page.NotePlease wear comfortable shoes and sunscreen.Duration: 12 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast: Breakfast IncludedAccommodation included: Overnight stay at Page. Wingate by Wyndham Page/Lake Powell, Comfort Inn, OR SimilarDay 6: Antelope Canyon - Lake Powell - Las VegasStop At: Antelope Canyon, Page, ArizonaToday we will visit the Antelope Canyon (at your own expense) and take a cruise on Lake Powell.At last, we will stay overnight in Las Vegas.NotePlease prepare your cameras with wide-angle lens for taking pictures of Horseshoe Bend. NOTESDue to exhibition in Las Vegas and holidays, you will be additionally charged for each room when checking in Las Vegas hotels on 12/30/18, 12/31/18, 01/07/19-01/11/19, 5/25, 7/20, 7/27, 8/31, 9/13, 9/14, 11/8, 2/16, 5/18, 11/7, 12/30 and 12/31. The additional charge has been adjusted on these dates.Duration: 12 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight stay at Las Vegas. Park MGM Las Vegas , OR SimilarDay 7: Las Vegas - San Francisco/Los AngelesStop At: DFS, San Francisco International Airport, San Bruno, CaliforniaToday we will return to Los Angeles or San Francisco from Las Vegas.* The sequence of the itinerary may vary, please confirm with us your preferred drop-off service in advance when booking.*Please contact our customer service to confirm if you want to end your tour in Las Vegas or San Francisco. (Customer Support: 408-904-3068)Drop-off Info:- SFO Airport: Please schedule your departure US domestic flight after 9:30 PM or international flight after 10:30 PM.- If you choose to end the tour in Las Vegas, please schedule your flight after 14:00 PM and you need to reach the airport by yourself.Note:If you don't need airport drop-off service, you can choose one of the following points to end your tour: (Please note in Additional Comments at the time of booking)Drop-off points at Los Angeles:① Rowland Heights Best Western Executive Rowland Heights lobby 18880 Gale Ave, Rowland Heights, CA 91748;② Fullerton Howard Johnson Hotel Fullerton 222 W. Houston Ave, Fullerton, CA 92832;③ San Gabriel Valley Blvd. outside San Gabriel Hilton 225 W. Valley Blvd., San Gabriel, CA 91776 (hotel guests only; please provide your hotel confirmation number at the time of booking);④ Rosemead Knights Inn Rosemead 3633 N. Rosemead Blvd, Rosemead, CA 91770;⑤ Los Angeles Chinatown Chinese Committee On Aging 600 N. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90012.Drop-off points at San Francisco:① Burlingame; Lobby at Red Roof Inn Tulare, 777 Airport Blvd, Burlingame, CA 94010② Cupertino: In front of Tapioca Express, Yonghe Supermarket,10122 Bandley Dr, Cupertino, CA 95014;③ Oakland: At the entrance to the Marriott hotel in Oakland,1001 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607;④ San Jose: At the entrance of 99 Dahua Supermarket,1688 Hostetter Road, San Jose, CA 95131;⑤ San Leandro: In front of the Wal-Mart,1919 Davis St, San Leandro, CA 94577.Duration: 12 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

$97.50 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

ARRVL - Oakland City Pack

During checkout, please provide details of your flight information and arrival date/time so that we can arrange drop off at OAK.  • We will be waiting for you at the terminal when you arrive.  • We will help you install your new SIM card to make sure that everything is working • You can ask us questions about events happening in the city and we'll help guide you • We will give you directions to the public transportation you need to take to get to your final destination • We will be on call as a concierge if you have questions during your trip. We can help you book restaurants, get tickets to sporting events, and more.