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Trip Overview

Discover all the “Golden State” has to offer on this 9-day scenic journey from San Francisco to San Diego, with stops in wine country's Napa and Sonoma valleys, Yosemite National Park, and Los Angeles. Enjoy an entertaining day of sightseeing in San Francisco. Tour the award-winning wineries of Napa and Sonoma valleys. Spend a full day exploring the iconic Yosemite National Park. Get to know Los Angeles on a narrated tour and learn why so many stars call this fabulous city home. And, last, but certainly not least, explore the scenic coastal landscape of San Diego.

Highlights

  • 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-off, hop-off sightseeing tour of San Diego

Package Also Includes:

  • One-way Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from San Francisco to Los Angeles and Los Angeles to San Diego on the Coast Starlight® and the Pacific Surfliner®
  • 8 nights hotel accommodations
  • 1 meal (1 dinner)
Trip Map

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 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 2 SAN FRANCISCO
Take an exhilarating hop-on, hop-off tour of San Francisco! This excursion gives you the opportunity to see the most popular landmarks of this amazing city. You can hop off the bus 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 3 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 4 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 wine tours and tastings. (Overnight in San Francisco)

DAY 5 SAN FRANCISCO TO LOS ANGELES
Travel on your own to the Amtrak® station and board the Coast Starlight® to Los Angeles. The Coast Starlight ventures 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 6 LOS ANGELES
Los Angeles is known as the entertainment capital of the world, so there is much to see and do here. Enjoy a narrated 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 7 LOS ANGELES TO 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. Upon arrival, check-in to your hotel and begin to experience “America's Finest City” on your hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour. (Overnight in San Diego)

DAY 8 SAN DIEGO
Today you will continue to explore San Diego aboard your sightseeing tour. Your fully narrated tour will dazzle you with a 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 9 YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN SAN DIEGO

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.

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.

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.

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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