US Domestic seat - in - coach bus tours - Lassen Style:

Lassen Tours offer a great value for those traveling in a group on a fixed itinerary. We use standard clean and comfortable accommodations coupled with excellent transportation, and a knowledgeable tour guide at your service. The tour programs are designed to give an ample opportunity to sample cultures, history, religions, landscapes, and architectural styles. The tours offer the chance to see and experience as many things as possible in the shortest amount of time.

US Domestic Seat - In - Coach Bus Tours FAQ

This frequently asked questions (FAQ) section provides answers to questions commonly asked regarding the US west coast bus tours offered by Lassen Tours.

Thinking of joining our tours?

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Who joins these tours?

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People from various countries and out of town tourists join these tours. We have people that have a few days of free time while visiting friends and relatives as well as short term visitors to the US.

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What do the tours include?

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Lassen Tours would include hotel accommodations, admissions (unless stated otherwise in the itinerary), bus transportation, tour guide and driver services.

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What is not included in the tours?

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All meals, optional tours and excursions, driver and tour guide gratuities, and personal expenses area not included in the tours.

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How much is gratuity?

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Lassen Tours suggests $7/day/person given to the guide to be split between him/her and the driver

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What type of transportation do you use?

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Depending on the size of the tour, Lassen Tours may use 15 passenger vans to 58 seat full size motor coaches. However, during peak seasons for certain tours from May – September, the bus may very likely be full and a 58 passenger bus would be used.

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What kind of accommodations are on the bus?

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The bus does not have wifi or chargers. It does have restrooms onboard, but the bus will make frequent stops at locations for everyone to use the restroom. We suggest to only use the bus restroom for emergencies.

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Do you include insurance in the tours?

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All Lassen Tours vehicles are insured up to 10 Million USD in general liability coverage as required by Federal Law. However, Lassen Tours strongly suggests that you purchase a separate travel insurance plan on your own that would include medical, trip delays, and emergency evacuations. Lassen Tours would be able to assist you should need want to purchase travel insurance.

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How are the hotels in the itinerary?

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Lassen Tours uses US chains mostly in the standard category where it's clean, quiet, and comfortable. Breakfast is not guaranteed at all the hotels; although, some of the hotels on some of the tours may provide breakfast.

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How are the Tour Guides?

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Tour Guides created Lassen Tours. Lassen Tours has been very lucky to have knowledgeable and caring tour guides over the years. We are very proud of our tour guides. Most of them are bilingual, proficient in Mandarin & English.

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What language are the tours conducted in?

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Most tours are conducted bilingually in Mandarin & English.

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How do I book?

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Please call us at +1(415)421-2171 Monday to Friday 9:00AM to 6:00PM

OR please book online using the ‘book now’ button on the tour page.

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What forms of payment do you accept?

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We accept all major US domestic credit cards. We may also accept cash if payment is made in the Lassen Tours office. We would require you to fill out a credit card authorization form if a credit card payment method is selected.

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Can I bring my baby for free?

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If your infant is under 2 years old, we charge a $25/day insurance fee. If it is over 2 years, we charge standard child’s fare or if there is no child’s price for that particular tour, then we charge regular cost.

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What are your office hours?

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Monday – Friday we are open 9AM – 6PM

Saturday 9AM – 3PM

Sunday the office is closed

Tour Preparation

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Where do I get on the bus?

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Lassen Tours has various pick up points throughout the Bay Area. Please click on Map & Driving directions for each tour to find out how to get there.

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Would you be able to pick me up at another pick up location other than the Lassen Tours designated locations?

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No, unfortunately we would not be able to accommodate as we have other stops we need to pick up as well.

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Would I be able to show up at any pick up location and expect Lassen Tours to be there?

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No. If for example Lassen Tours does not have any passengers in San Francisco on the day of the tour, the bus will not go to San Francisco and it will proceed to other pick up points where there are passengers. So please do not change pick up locations on your own.

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Where do I park my car if I need to drive to the pick up points?

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We strongly suggests that someone drops you off at the designated pick up locations because parking in many of these areas private lots would be at your own risk.

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What documents do I need to board the bus?

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Please bring your tour receipt with a photo I.D.

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What should I bring with me on these tours?

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Lassen Tours suggests comfortable and light clothing during summers and big thick jackets if you wish to travel in winter.

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Are there microwaves in the hotel rooms?

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Most hotels do not have microwaves in the rooms, however, some hotels may have microwaves in the lobby.

Commonly discussed Topics:

Share Rooms Arrangement:

We take reservations on the request of ‘share’ basis. However, we have found that strangers rarely enjoy sharing a room for the duration of their vacation even if both parties consent. We would be unable to help if both parties consent to share, and in the middle of the tour decide to pay single room. In case the described situation does occur, the Tour Guide may help one party to purchase a separate room (as the room is subject to availability and the rack rate of the particular hotel at the time). We recommend traveling with a friend to avoid the single room supplement. We do not recommend sharing with a stranger.

Seating arrangement:

Seating is assigned on the first day according to reservation order. The seats will be rotated daily by the tour guide on all itineraries over 2 days in duration. Therefore, no one should be sitting in the same seat for the duration of the itinerary (over 2 days in length). However, each tour guide has his or her own way of rotating seats. We only ask that you be can be understanding that he/she is doing the best to arrange seating. Please cooperate if the tour guide asks you to be seated in a particular seat for the day.

Seat In Coach Itineraries uses deluxe 58 seat busses with restrooms on the bus.

Each bus equipped with DVD, CD, microphone, air-conditioning, comfortable seats.