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Trip Overview

Journey from the Pacific Northwest down the California coast and into Southern California on this unforgettable journey. Start off in Vancouver where you will get to adventure around the “Hollywood of the North”. Then take a quick jaunt south through the Cascade Mountains to Seattle where you will get to visit the Space Needle, Seattle Waterfront, and experience what makes the “Emerald City” so special. From there the scenic Coast Starlight route will guide you south and into San Francisco; from there you will explore the iconic Fisherman's Wharf as well as the nearby Napa and Sonoma Wineries. Also no trip to Northern California is complete without a stop in Yosemite National Park! From there you will continue down to Southern California for time in both Hollywood and San Diego. This is a complete Pacific Coast journey!

Highlights

  • Multi-day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Vancouver
  • Seattle CityPASS including:
    - Space Needle
    - Seattle Aquarium
    - Argosy Harbor Cruise
    - EMP Museum OR Woodland Park Zoo
    - Pacific Science Center OR Chihuly Garden and Glass Exhibit
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of San Francisco
  • Sightseeing tour of Yosemite National Park*
  • Sightseeing tour of Sonoma and Napa Valley
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Los Angeles
  • Multi-day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of San Diego
  • Sightseeing harbor cruise of San Diego


Package Also Includes:

  • One-way Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from Vancouver to Seattle; Seattle to San Francisco; San Francisco to Los Angeles; and Los Angeles to San Diego on the Coast Starlight® and Pacific Surfliner® routes
  • 11 nights' hotel accommodations; 1 night onboard Amtrak
  • 1 meal 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 YOUR JOURNEY BEGINS IN VANCOUVER
Welcome to Vancouver! After checking into your hotel you are free to explore all around the city known as the “Hollywood of the North”. (Overnight in Vancouver)

DAY 2 VANCOUVER
Today you can continue to explore around the city. A hop-on, hop-off tour will stop at such important areas as the famous Stanley Park, Granville Island, and the Vancouver Waterfront. (Overnight in Vancouver)

DAY 3 VANCOUVER > SEATTLE
This morning board the train in Vancouver to head south into Seattle. Upon arrival check into the hotel and take the day to explore around the city. Your included CityPASS will give you access to the iconic Space Needle and Chihuly Garden and Glass Exhibit as well as a scenic cruise out on the harbor. (Overnight in Seattle)

DAY 4 SEATTLE
Continue to utilize your convenient CityPASS to access the most popular attractions in Seattle. Stop by the EMP Museum to see its' many exhibits on music, pop-culture, and art or perhaps you want to visit the famous Woodland Park Zoo. A stop over at the Seattle Aquarium is also always worth a visit! With the CityPASS you can pick and choose whatever you would like to do! (Overnight in Seattle)

DAY 5 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK
This morning board Amtrak's Coast Starlight for a scenic journey south to San Francisco. Today you will enjoy views from the window of the train of the snow-capped Cascade Mountain range. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

DAY 6 SAN FRANCISCO
You will arrive in San Francisco and have a full day to adventure around the city. Check into your hotel and then begin to use your hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour. This excursion gives you the opportunity to see the most popular landmarks in the city. Your tour will make stops at Union Square, Chinatown, the Pier, and North Beach. Tonight you will have a dinner included on Fisherman's Wharf. (Overnight in San Francisco) D

DAY 7 SAN FRANCISCO
Today board a sightseeing tour that will bring you out to the beautifully scenic Yosemite National Park! Your fully guided tour will take you out of the city to travel along the Merced River and into the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountain range to the famous Yosemite Park. Enjoy sights of the tall redwoods, hike along the mountain trails, and snap pictures of the rushing waterfalls. You will truly enjoy a full day of sightseeing. (Overnight in San Francisco)

DAY 8 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 9 SAN FRANCISCO > LOS ANGELES
Wake this morning and prepare for a beautifully scenic train ride down the coast. Sit back and relax as you pass by vast ocean beauty as the train hugs the Pacific Coast. Upon arrival into Los Angeles, check into your hotel for the evening. (Overnight in Los Angeles)

DAY 10 LOS ANGELES
Today you will have ample opportunity to visit all of the iconic Hollywood sites by way of a hop-on, hop-off tour. Your guided tour will stop along Rodeo Drive, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Hollywood Sign, and the Santa Monica Pier. Make sure you bring a camera to capture all of your fun! (Overnight in Los Angeles)

DAY 11 LOS ANGELES > SAN DIEGO
Check out of your hotel and board Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner route for a short ride down to San Diego. Upon arrival you can use your multi-day hop-on, hop-off tour to explore all of San Diego's top attractions such as the USS Midway, Coronado Island, and Little Italy. A full day of sightseeing awaits you! (Overnight in San Diego)

DAY 12 SAN DIEGO
Continue to explore San Diego by way of your hop-on, hop-off tour. Use your tour to stop at the San Diego Zoo, the iconic Gaslamp Quarter, Seaport Village, and Balboa Park. Then this afternoon take a cruise ride out on San Diego's harbor. (Overnight in San Diego)

DAY 13 YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN SAN DIEGO

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

Empire Landmark Hotel

We are the tallest downtown Vancouver hotel in the West End with the award-winning revolving Cloud 9 Restaurant in the heart of the city. Our 357 hotel guestrooms offer private balconies to enjoy the best unobstructed views of the city, coastal mountains and the Pacific Ocean.

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton, Downtown Vancouver

For unbeatable Vancouver accommodations in the heart of downtown, drop your bags at the Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Downtown Vancouver for a hassle-free metropolitan stay-experience. Featuring contemporary accommodations with a stylish downtown vibe, Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton, Downtown Vancouver delivers comfortable rooms and suites with generous amenities, including complimentary Wi-Fi, mini-kitchen stations and heavenly Cloud Nine beds by Serta®.

Marriott Vancouver Pinnacle Downtown

Welcome to the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel. With our inviting atmosphere and award winning CAA/AAA Four Diamond service, you'll discover a hotel in Vancouver that puts you in the centre of it all. We boast a prime location, just steps from Coal Harbour, the Vancouver Convention Centre and world class shopping on Robson Street.

The LA 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.

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.

Best Western Plus Bayside Inn

At Best Western Plus Bayside Inn we offer convenience with comfort and amazing service! Located in the heart of downtown San Diego just three blocks from the harbor and a block from Little Italy, our proximity to all downtown has to offer is perfect for site seeing or weekend getaways.

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

Located directly across from the picturesque San Diego bay and conveniently near downtown, the Wyndham San Diego Bayside hotel is the embodiment of the laid back California attitude.e.

Crowne Plaza Seattle

Perfectly located in the heart of downtown Seattle, the award-winning Crowne Plaza Hotel Seattle – Downtown offers an exceptional blend of service, style and comfort..

Mayflower Park Hotel

The historic Mayflower Park Hotel is ideally located in downtown Seattle, the Mayflower Park Hotel is in the heart of the city. Built in 1927, the classic Mayflower Park Hotel has been restored with crystal chandeliers, gleaming brass and period antiques that offer an inviting European elegance to this historic Seattle hotel.

Quality Inn & Suites Seattle Center

Get your money's worth at the Quality Inn & Suites® Seattle Center hotel in Seattle, WA near Seattle Aquarium, Woodland Park Zoo, Century Link Stadium and Seattle Underground Tour in Pioneer Square.

Sheraton Seattle

Sheraton Seattle Hotel is a contemporary urban retreat in the heart of downtown Seattle, Washington.

Warwick Seattle Hotel

Warwick Seattle is an elegant hotel located in downtown Seattle and within walking distance to most Seattle attractions such as the Seattle Center, home of the Seattle Space Needle, Experience Music Project, Seattle Opera, Pike Place Market and world-class shopping. Warwick Seattle Hotel greets you with European luxury and charm.

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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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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