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California Dreamin’

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California Dreamin’

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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, for some fun in the sun. 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 Stars' Homes and Hollywood
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Santa Barbara
  • Sightseeing winery tour of Paso Robles
  • Sightseeing tour of Hearst Castle
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of San Francisco


Package Also Includes:

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

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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.

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 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
Travel 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, 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 to 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 hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of this magnificent city. Highlights of your tour 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 Grand Hotel Downtown

When you stay with us, you will find that while you are at the heart of the cultural, finance, and entertainment hub of Los Angeles Downtown, our hotel offers you a serene retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city transforming into your home away from home.

Hampton Inn Paso Robles

Experience Hampton Inn & Suites Paso Robles, a Mediterranean-inspired destination on California’s scenic Central Coast.

Best Western Plus Pepper Tree Inn

Nestled on five acres of lush gardens, the BEST WESTERN PLUS Pepper Tree Inn is a luxurious, Spanish-inspired resort hotel with ornate tile and wrought-iron embellishments.

Holiday Inn Fishermans 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.

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

Park Central Hotel

Our newly re-imagined hotel elevates the standard of excellence in luxury hotels in San Francisco, while celebrating the timeless art of hospitality.

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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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