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Trip Overview

Enjoy sun, culture, wine, and perhaps even celebrities on this California Dreamin' train tour up the Golden State's breathtaking coast. This trip of a lifetime kicks off in Los Angeles with tours of Rodeo Drive and Beverly Hills. Then, you'll head to Santa Barbara, land of glorious beaches to enjoy the fresh ocean breeze and gorgeous pacific sunset. Treat your palate with delicious wine in the vineyards of Paso Robles. Spend a day touring the architectural wonder, Hearst Castle. Finally, experience beautiful San Francisco with a deluxe sightseeing tour, which includes the Japanese Tea Garden, Fisherman's Wharf, and of course, the Golden Gate Bridge. This tour of the California coast is one you won't want to miss!

Highlights

  • Sightseeing tour of the hottest Hollywood star's homes
  • View Santa Barbara aboard a trolley tour
  • Take a tour of at least 4 California Wineries including a picnic lunch at a vineyard in Paso Robles
  • Visit Hearst Castle on a special tour of one of the largest historic museums in the U.S.
  • Experience the sights and wonder of San Francisco on a hop-on/hop-off sightseeing tour

Package Also Includes:

  • One-way Amtrak® from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara; Santa Barbara to Paso Robles; Paso Robles to San Francisco on the Coast Starlight® in Coach accommodations
  • Round-trip transportation from Paso Robles Amtrak station to Paso Robles hotel
  • 8 nights' hotel accommodations
  • 2 meals included (1 lunch in Paso Robles, 1 dinner in San Francisco)

Disclaimer:

Package prices are per person, double occupancy, tax included. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Please call for pricing. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Amtrak travel is for Coach accommodations unless otherwise noted. Upgrades to Roomette or Bedroom accommodations on board Amtrak are available. Call for pricing. Other restrictions may apply. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports (if applicable): Passports are required when crossing the Canadian border. Amtrak and Amtrak Vacations are registered service marks of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation.

DAY 1 YOUR JOURNEY BEGINS IN LOS ANGELES
Welcome to the “City of Angels”! Los Angeles is known as the entertainment capital of the world, so there is much to see and do here. After your arrival, transfer on your own to your hotel and once you're all settled in, venture out and explore this fascinating city that so many movie stars call home. (Overnight in Los Angeles)

DAY 2 LOS ANGELES
Today you'll get up close and personal with movies stars on a trolley ride through Hollywood and its gorgeous surrounding neighborhoods, like Beverly Hills and Bel-Air. See the stunning homes of many A-listers, like Tom Cruise, Madonna, Jackie Chan, Nicolas Cage, Angelina Jolie, and many more! Don't forget to take in the beautiful scenery along the ride! Your guided trolley tour will be an exciting and enjoyable experience that you will never forget. (Overnight in Los Angeles)

DAY 3 LOS ANGELES TO SANTA BARBARA
Get ready for some breathtaking views of the Pacific Coast! Early this morning, transfer on your own and board Amtrak's Coast Starlight® to Santa Barbara. When you arrive in Santa Barbara this afternoon, transfer to your hotel to settle in and then feel free to explore all this charming coastal town has to offer. With art woven throughout the entire city, Santa Barbara is an art-lover's paradise. (Overnight in Santa Barbara)

DAY 4 SANTA BARBARA
Today you will discover the enchanting seaside haven known as Santa Barbara through a narrated tour aboard an open-air trolley car. Visit popular hot spots, like the Santa Barbara Courthouse, Santa Barbara Zoo, Museum of Natural History, Old Town, and Old Mission. After your tour, you'll have the rest of the day to enjoy Santa Barbara's great shopping, chic restaurants, and exquisite art galleries at your leisure. (Overnight in Santa Barbara)

DAY 5 SANTA BARBARA TO PASO ROBLES
Transfer on your own to the station and board Amtrak's Coast Starlight to Paso Robles, one of California's hidden gems. The fertile valleys and long stretches of Pacific Ocean shoreline provide a stunning backdrop for your journey. Upon arriving in Paso Robles, board your included transfer to your hotel, and then spend some time exploring the quaint town square, which offers lots of charming shops and delicious restaurants. (Overnight in Paso Robles)

DAY 6 PASO ROBLES AND THE VINEYARDS
Fancy yourself a wine connoisseur? Then, today is just what you need! Enjoy a celebrated Paso Robles wineries tour, which includes visits to between 4 - 6 different award-winning wineries. Winemaking is a way of life in Paso Robles, and this tour will not disappoint. A leisurely vineyard picnic lunch is included. After your wine tour is complete, head back the town square for more shopping. (Overnight in Paso Robles) L

DAY 7 PASO ROBLES TO SAN FRANCISCO
Today you'll enjoy a day tour of the legendary Hearst Castle, one of the most historic estates in the U.S. This beautiful mansion, otherwise known as La Cuesta Encantada—Spanish for “Enchanted Hill” was designed by architect, Julia Morgan for newspaper tycoon, William Randolph Hearst. Hearst Castle features 165 rooms, 127 acres of gorgeous gardens, and a renowned art collection. Your transfer to Amtrak is included today, where you will board the train to San Francisco. Upon arrival in Emeryville, you will have a short motorcoach transfer across the bay to San Francisco. (Overnight in San Francisco)

DAY 8 SAN FRANCISCO
Explore all San Francisco has to offer on a deluxe sightseeing tour of this magnificent city. Highlights of your tour will include many of the city's prized hotspots, like the Opera House, Old Mission Dolores, the Japanese Tea Garden, the San Francisco Bay, Fisherman's Wharf, and, of course, the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. This evening, dinner in Fisherman's Wharf is included with your stay. (Overnight in San Francisco) D

DAY 9 YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN SAN FRANCISCO

Legend for meals: B - Breakfast, BR - Brunch, L - Lunch, D - Dinner

The LA Hotel Downtown

Treat yourself to the gracious elegance and charm of the Los Angeles Marriott Downtown. Centrally located in the heart of the financial district, just blocks from many of the city's premier venues, their downtown Los Angeles hotel accommodations are your gateway to the best in business, arts, culture, sports, and entertainment.

Loews Hollywood Hotel

The Hollywood sign. The Hills. The Academy Awards. The Hollywood Walk of Fame. The city’s major movie studios. This is the stuff a classic visit to Hollywood is made of—and a stay at Loews Hollywood Hotel puts you right in the middle of all the action. Our hotel is the perfect place to unwind after a day of L.A sightseeing.

Residence Inn Los Angeles LA Live

Located in the heart of Los Angeles' vibrant entertainment district, the Residence Inn Los Angeles LA Live puts you steps away from the Staples Center, Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles Convention Center, and some of LA's premier restaurants.

Hampton Inn Paso Robles

Whether you're exploring acres of vineyards or enjoying healing hot springs, you're sure to have an unforgettable vacation at the Hampton Inn & Suites® Paso Robles hotel. Nestled in the coastal mountain range of central California, Paso Robles or “Pass of the Oaks” is home to more than 170 wineries, as well as a variety of other agricultural products.

La Bellasera Hotel & Suites

The La Bellasera Hotel & Suites, a luxury boutique hotel in Paso Robles, California, offers the perfect symmetry of comfort and elegance. Our focus is total quality in customer service, set in the tranquility of our full-service Paso Robles hotel. Influenced by a blend of Mediterranean and Italian architecture, the elegant accommodations at La Bellasera in Paso Robles capture and reflect the Central Coast area’s relaxed heritage and beauty.

Paso Robles Inn

From a stroll through our lush gardens and Koi-filled ponds to enjoying a glass of wine at our onsite lounge to taking a dip in our outdoor heated pool to reading a book from our Little Free Library, Paso Robles Inn is dedicated towards offering a variety of amenities and services that you’re unlikely to find at other Paso Robles, CA hotels.

Best Western Plus Pepper Tree Inn

California comfort at its best awaits you when staying at our Best Western Plus Pepper Tree Inn. This Santa Barbara hotel is near miles of amazing California coastline, live theater and concert venues. Explore the local beaches and harbor near our large resort-style hotel with two pools, lush gardens and plenty of amenities.

Holiday Inn Fisherman's Wharf

Of all San Francisco hotels, Holiday Inn San Francisco Hotel Fisherman's Wharf has one of the best locations, central to the Californian shopping capital. The hotel is in among the bars, cafes, and the vast number of specialty shops in Fisherman's Wharf. Hotels here, in the liveliest part of San Francisco, are right next to Chinatown, Pier 39 and the Cable Cars.

Pier 2620 Hotel Fisherman's Wharf

When you are welcomed to Pier 2620 Hotel by our friendly associates, you'll find more than a comfortable place to stay. You'll find a community made up of staff, ready and willing to share our passion for San Francisco, Fisherman's Wharf and the hotel with you.

Hotel Zephyr

The Hotel Zephyr offers a one-of-a-kind hotel experience in the heart of the city's most iconic tourist attractions. Bringing a new dimension to Fisherman's Wharf by offering a twist on accommodations as well as a playful personality, our waterfront property features 361 stylish waterfront guest quarters, many with personal balconies

San Francisco Marriott Marquis

Discover the Downtown San Francisco Marriott Marquis Hotel which exudes an essence of modern luxury and the convenience of an extraordinary hotel in downtown San Francisco, CA. Just south of Market Street, this hotel in the SOMA district is next to the Moscone Convention Center and steps away from the Yerba Buena Gardens.

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Disclaimer:

Package prices are per person, double occupancy, tax included. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Please call for pricing. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Amtrak travel is for Coach accommodations unless otherwise noted. Upgrades to Roomette or Bedroom accommodations on board Amtrak are available. Call for pricing. Other restrictions may apply. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports (if applicable): Passports are required when crossing the Canadian border. Amtrak and Amtrak Vacations are registered service marks of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation.

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