Tour Basics

Please check your tour's information sheet for exact details related to the itinerary and fees. Due to fluctuations in hotel rates and event details, each tour may vary slightly from this Tour Overview. 

  • SF Bay Area | Los Angeles | San Diego*

  • Typically 7 Days & 6 Nights

  • Includes 10 to 12 campus visits

  • Originates at SFO or LAX

  • Concludes at SFO or LAX

  • Reserve your seat: $400 deposit

  • Tour starts at $2,495

  • Join us for just one or two segments of the tour by booking a Regional Tour to San Francisco or Los Angeles (3-4 days | Regional tours start at $995)

* San Diego may be added for an additional fee.

Featured Campus Visits

Personalized Itinerary -- Select other campuses

Your personal itinerary may include a campus visit to ANY college in the Greater San Francisco and Los Angeles areas. You may substitute one or more school(s) for the featured campuses. A member of our staff will accompany you (and probably other students) during your alternate visit.

A map of San Francisco and LA area schools is provided on this page. Unless you are taking the optional excursion to San Diego, those universities are unavailable.

Among the outstanding schools you may select are several public and private universities. One California college has the designation of CTCL: St. Mary's College of California. (CTCL = Colleges That Change Lives).

Don't forget the fun!

Universal Studios Hollywood

Universal Studios Hollywood

Santa Monica Beach & Pier

Sightseeing Tours of LA & San Francisco

Silicon Valley Tour





The Itinerary*

We would love to send you a sample itinerary via email.

Our Los ANGELES hotel is located at LA LIVE -- Right across the street from the Ritz Carlton Hotel.

Fee Includes

  • Personalized campus visits of featured schools

  • Opportunity to visit (without additional fees) any campus in the Counties of: Alameda, Los Angeles, Orange, Santa Clara and San Francisco

  • Accommodations -- San Francisco (4 nights), LA (4 nights)

  • All breakfasts, one lunch, and one dinner (Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood)

  • Flight between San Francisco and LA

  • All ground transportation including airport transfers

  • Special events: Universal Studios; Sightseeing tours of LA, SF, and Silicon Valley; Cable cars; and Griffith Observatory

  • College experts to answer questions during and after our visit

  • Our signature "Mastering the College Selection Process" sessions throughout the tour

  • Commemorative Tour T-Shirts

  • Tour Staff (including night security) -- Certified teachers, college counselors, and retired university professors/staff

Plan your campus visits

Click here to open an interactive map of California colleges. Use our map to research colleges for the tour by clicking the colored icon for direct link to the university.

Our tour offers campus visits to colleges in the countiies of: Alameda, Los Angeles, Orange, Santa Clara, and San Francisco.

Additional travel fees are required for visits to: UC Davis ($100), UC Santa Barbara and Pepperdine ($100 for one or both), and UC Santa Cruz (contact us).

You may also add an extra day to tour San Diego universities. Contact us for more information.

Be ready to meet new friends!

By the end of our tours, everyone has made new friends! It just happens!