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The Californian Roundtrip from Seattle

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Trip Overview

Discover all the “Golden State” has to offer on this 11-day scenic, roundtrip journey from Seattle down the California Coast hitting three iconic destinations: San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego as well as a spectacular national park. Travel out to Yosemite to enjoy natural wonders like El Capitan. Enjoy an entertaining day of sightseeing in San Francisco. Tour the award-winning wineries of Napa and Sonoma valleys. Get to know Los Angeles on a narrated tour and learn why so many stars call this fabulous city home. Explore the scenic coastal landscape of San Diego before returning to Seattle.

Highlights

  • Sightseeing tour of Yosemite National Park
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of San Francisco
  • Sightseeing and tasting tour of Sonoma & Napa Valley
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Los Angeles
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of San Diego

Package Also Includes:

  • Roundtrip Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from Seattle to San Francisco; San Francisco to Los Angeles; Los Angeles to Seattle on the Coast Starlight®; Los Angeles to San Diego; San Diego to Los Angeles on the Pacific Surfliner; and Los Angeles to Seattle
  • 8 nights' hotel accommodations
  • 1 meals included (1 dinner)

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 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK
Depart Seattle for an overnight journey down to San Francisco! (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

DAY 2 SAN FRANCISCO
Welcome to San Francisco! This evening visit San Francisco's most beloved attraction, Fisherman's Wharf. This gorgeous waterfront community is rich in both culture and fun. Be sure to treat yourself to some delicious local cuisine, like sourdough bread, clam chowder and fresh seafood! (Overnight in San Francisco)

DAY 3 SAN FRANCISCO > YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK > SAN FRANCISCO
Spend the day exploring the beauty of one of North America's most iconic landmarks, Yosemite National Park. Your trip begins at sunrise as you cross the Bay Bridge and are treated to panoramic views of San Francisco. You'll stop to stretch your legs and grab some refreshments in the Central Valley, the most productive agricultural valley in the nation. Then, you'll get a chance to take in the serene Sierra Nevada Mountains. Once you arrive in Yosemite Valley, you'll have 2.5 hours to hike, shop, and sample the local cuisine in Yosemite Village. The views on this trip are breathtaking—both at Yosemite and during the drive. You'll arrive back at your hotel at sunset. (Overnight in San Francisco)

DAY 4 SAN FRANCISCO
Climb aboard an exhilarating hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of San Francisco! This excursion gives you the opportunity to see the most popular landmarks of this amazing city, like the Golden Gate Bridge, Sausalito, and Golden Gate Park. You can hop off at any of the stops to explore any site at your own pace. Visit popular districts like, Chinatown, North Beach, Union Square, the Civic Center, and more! Dinner is included this evening. (Overnight in San Francisco) D

DAY 5 SAN FRANCISCO > SONOMA AND NAPA VALLEY > SAN FRANCISCO
Enjoy a ride across the Golden Gate Bridge and through the tranquil hills surrounding Sonoma Valley as you take in the beauty of the countless family wineries along the old El Camino Real. Then, you'll venture into the heart of Napa Valley, where your next stops feature up to three vineyards for tours and tastings. (Overnight in San Francisco)

DAY 6 SAN FRANCISCO > LOS ANGELES
Travel to the Amtrak® station and board the Coast Starlight® to Los Angeles. The Coast Starlight ventures right along the gorgeous California coastline and offers scenic views you will never forget. The lush forests, fertile valleys, and long stretches of Pacific Ocean shoreline provide a stunning backdrop for your journey. Upon your arrival in the “City of Angels,” you'll check into your hotel, and once you're all settled in, feel free to start exploring this fascinating city that so many movie stars call home. (Overnight in Los Angeles)

DAY 7 LOS ANGELES
Los Angeles is known as the entertainment capital of the world, so there is much to see and do here. Enjoy a hop-on, hop-off tour of L.A., which allows you to get off as often as you like! Highlights of your tour will include the iconic Grauman's Chinese Theatre, the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame, the fancy Rodeo Drive, Kodak Theatre, Paramount Studios, Hollywood & Vine, the Santa Monica Pier, the fabulous Fashion District, and many more! Feel free to explore any of the stops at your own pace. (Overnight in Los Angeles)

DAY 8 LOS ANGELES > SAN DIEGO
Travel to the Amtrak station and board the train to San Diego. Relax on the Pacific Surfliner® as you continue your journey south along the Pacific Ocean coastline. When you arrive in the “Birthplace of California,” you will check into your hotel and then have the rest of the day free to enjoy at your own pace. (Overnight in San Diego)

DAY 9 SAN DIEGO
Today you'll explore the scenic coastal landscape of San Diego and learn why it is called “America's Finest City.” Hop aboard your trolley for a narrated tour and enjoy the fascinating mix of trivia and humorous stories as you discover the historic Gaslamp District, Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, Seaport Village, and Balboa Park. (Overnight in San Diego)

DAY 10 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK
Head over to the Amtrak station this morning to begin your journey back to Seattle. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

DAY 11 YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN SEATTLE

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.

Best Western Plus Bayside Inn

The Best Western Plus Bayside Inn is situated only minutes from San Diego Bay in San Diego, California. This hotel offers convenient access to many San Diego attractions including the San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld® and Balboa

Loews Coronado Bay Resort

Located between the Pacific Ocean and Coronado Bay, Loews Coronado Bay Resort epitomizes the true Southern California lifestyle.

San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina

The San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina is adjacent to San Diego Convention Center and is located just 10 minutes from San Diego International Airport. The hotel’s guest rooms, pools, lobby and front drive have been completely renovated and refreshed.

Wyndham San Diego Bayside

With a premiere location close to the San Diego cruise ship terminal and the Gaslamp District, the Wyndham San Diego Bayside is unsurpassed among downtown hotels. Located in the heart of San Diego, this waterfront hotel makes it easy for travelers to enjoy attractions such as the world-famous San Diego Zoo, Legoland, Balboa Park and more.

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.

Holiday Inn Golden Gateway

Holiday Inn® Golden Gateway is a full-service hotel in downtown San Francisco located between Nob Hill, Fisherman's Wharf, and the Golden Gate Bridge.

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

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For more information or to make a reservation, call our rail vacation experts at:
1 (800) 268-7252

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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