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, where 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!
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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 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
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