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Discover America’s West – Vancouver to San Diego

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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:
    o Space Needle
    o Seattle Aquarium
    o Argosy Harbor Cruise
    o EMP Museum OR Woodland Park Zoo
    o 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 harbour 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)
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Why Not?

Extend your trip or try this package in reverse. Call a Rail Expert for details.

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 VANCOUVER
Welcome to Vancouver! Check into your hotel and then start exploring the Hollywood of the North. (Overnight in Vancouver)

DAY 2 VANCOUVER
Use your hop-on, hop-off tour to see Stanley Park, Granville Island and the Vancouver Waterfront. (Overnight in Vancouver)

DAY 3 VANCOUVER TO SEATTLE
Board the train in Vancouver to Seattle. Upon arrival, check into the hotel and use your CityPASS to sightsee. (Overnight in Seattle)

DAY 4 SEATTLE
Continue using your CityPASS to access the Museum of Pop Culture or visit the famous Woodland Park Zoo. (Overnight in Seattle)

DAY 5 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK
Board Amtrak's Coast Starlight to San Francisco, featuring views of the snow-capped Cascade Mountain range. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

DAY 6 SAN FRANCISCO
Welcome to SF! Check into your hotel then use your hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour to visit Union Square, Chinatown, and North Beach. Tonight, dinner is included on Fishermans Wharf. (Overnight in San Francisco) D

DAY 7 SAN FRANCISCO
Travel to Yosemite National Park on a fully guided tour! Experience redwoods, hike along the trails and capture photos. (Overnight in San Francisco)

DAY 8 SAN FRANCISCO
Ride across the Golden Gate Bridge into Sonoma Valley. Then, arrive in the heart of Napa Valley. (Overnight in San Francisco)

DAY 9 SAN FRANCISCO TO LOS ANGELES
Board your train from San Francisco to Los Angeles! Upon arrival, check into your hotel for the evening. (Overnight in Los Angeles)

DAY 10 LOS ANGELES
Visit all the iconic Hollywood sites by way of a hop-on, hop-off tour. (Overnight in Los Angeles)

DAY 11 LOS ANGELES TO SAN DIEGO
Check out of your hotel and board Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner to San Diego. Upon arrival, use your multi-day hop-on, hop-off tour. (Overnight in San Diego)

DAY 12 SAN DIEGO
Continue using your hop-on, hop-off tour to stop at the San Diego Zoo, the iconic Gaslamp Quarter, Seaport Village and Balboa Park. (Overnight in San Diego)

DAY 13 YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN SAN DIEGO
Your journey ends in San Diego.

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

Georgian Court Hotel Vancouver

The Georgian Court Hotel is a 4 star boutique hotel and a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World. Situated downtown Vancouver, steps from BC Place Stadium – home of the Vancouver Canucks – Rogers Arena, fashionable Robson Street and many downtown Vancouver’s main tourist attractions.

Hampton Inn & Suites 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®.

Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel

Those who stay at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel enjoy an innovative fitness center with treadmills and elliptical trainers, as well as a whirlpool and heated indoor swimming pool. All rooms have 32-inch flat screen televisions, free high-speed Internet, fog-free mirrors, plush bathrobes, and the Sheraton Sweet Sleeper Bed. Rooms are also smoke-free so that those guests that have allergies or sensitivities never have to worry

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.

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 Downtown

Crowne Plaza Seattle Downtown

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..

The Fairmont Olympic Hotel

The Fairmont Olympic Hotel

One of the city’s most celebrated historic landmarks and a premier luxury hotel in Seattle, Fairmont Olympic Hotel is conveniently located in downtown Seattle, close to Pike Place Market and many local attractions.

Hyatt Place Seattle Downtown

Hyatt Place Seattle Downtown

Located just three blocks from the Space Needle, Chihuly Glass Museum, Monorail, the Pacific Science Center, and the Museum of Pop Culture (formerly EMP), Hyatt Place Seattle is conveniently located close to all major attractions. Complimentary 24/7 shuttle service to Pike Place Market, downtown shopping, and the waterfront! Complimentary hot breakfast buffet for all Amtrak guests. Complimentary shuttle service to Westlake Station for Link Light Rail service directly to Pioneer Square (5 minutes) and the Stadium Station (9 mins) for T-Mobile & CenturyLink Stadiums. Our Gallery menu has food and beverage options available 24/7 plus lots of amazing restaurants just a few steps away.

Warwick Seattle Hotel

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, Chihuly Garden and Glass, and MoPOP (formerly Experience Music Project), and the Seattle Opera, Pike Place Market, world-class shopping and a multitude of dining and entertainment options

Kimpton Alton Hotel (Formerly 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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