Gardens of the Bay Area Travel Information
option can be found below.   If you are flying, please book your flights right away to
make sure your flights are timed correctly for the tour.
Our Hotel
is the Embassy Suites Walnut Creek.
We check in Thursday late afternoon May 17 and
check out the morning of May 20. Extra nights
before or after the tour are available upon request
Sterling Tours.  

       Hotel website            Map          Directions

Flying to and from the Bay Area:
Thursday May 17:  Plan to take the very first flight from your home city into Oakland (OAK)
as our motorcoach departs from Oakland International Airport outside baggage claim at
Southwest Airlines offers nonstop service and low fares from most Southern
California airports that are well-timed for this tour.   If you can't get an early flight, plan to fly
in the day before and spend an extra night at the hotel.  Contact
Sterling Tours for more
details about extra nights at the hotel.

Sunday May 20:    Our tour ends at San Francisco International
Airport (SFO) late this afternoon, timed for flight departures 7pm
and later.   If you would like to stay on in the Bay Area, there is
a BART station at the airport providing connections to the City and
other points in the Bay Area.
to San Diego:  Southwest, United, Virgin America
to John Wayne:  Southwest, United
to LAX:  Southwest, United, American, Delta, Virgin America
to Long Beach:  jetBlue
to Burbank:  United
to Ontario:  United
Important notes about booking flights:
1.  Baggage Fees:  Southwest doesn't currently charge for checked bags,
the other carriers do.
2.  Penalties:  If you have to cancel, Southwest doesn't refund but they do keep the funds on file to be used
within a year to any destination with no change penalty.   The other carriers charge a fee.

Driving to/from the Bay Area:   Our tour group departs from Oakland Int'l
Airport 930am Thursday May 17.   You may wish to stay an extra night either before or after
the tour at the Embassy Suites:

Night of Weds May 16:  $179 single or double includes room, evening reception hosted by
hotel, morning breakfast, transportation from hotel to Oakland Airport the morning of May 17
to meet the tour, taxes.

Night of Sunday May 20:  $149 single or double includes room, breakfast, and tax.   
Transportation from downtown San Francisco back to the hotel after the tour on your own
using a taxi or Bay Area Rapid Transport
BART  (there is a BART station right next to the
Embassy Suites).  BART departs from San Francisco Airport about every 20 minutes for the
50 min trip back to Walnut Creek.  BART ticket price and/or taxi fare not included.

Notes:  Valet parking is extra at $10 per day to be paid directly to hotel upon checkout.  
Extra nights before and after the tour are on request, please let us know right away if you
need extra nights.

For more information please contact:                             Book Online Now
Sterling Tours, Ltd                    Print Booking Form
2907 Shelter Island Drive Suite #105-262                      Terms and Conditions
San Diego, CA 92106      Tel: 619 299-3010     800-976-9497