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Discover the best of California’s wine country on this scenic train journey up the coast to Paso Robles, San Francisco, and Napa and Sonoma Valleys. Start with two nights relaxing and wine tasting among the sprawling vineyards of Paso Robles before boarding the train to San Francisco, where you will have plenty of sightseeing opportunities with your two nights in the city. Then, board the elegant Napa Valley Wine Train for the short journey to the rolling hills of Napa Valley for two days of more wine touring and tasting. Finally, return to San Francisco to finish off this amazing wine-lovers adventure!

Highlights

  • Sightseeing winery tour of Paso Robles
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of San Francisco
  • Sightseeing cruise of San Francisco Bay
  • Sightseeing tour of Napa and Sonoma Valley

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • One-way Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from Paso Robles to San Francisco on the Coast Starlight®
  • 6 nights’ hotel accommodations
  • 1 meal (1 lunch)
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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
Begin your journey in Los Angeles, taking the city in at your leisure after checking in at your hotel.  (Overnight in Los Angeles)

DAY 2               LOS ANGELES TO PASO ROBLES
Travel to the station this morning 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, check in at your hotel and spend some time exploring the quaint town square, which offers lots of charming shops and delicious restaurants. (Overnight in Paso Robles)

DAY 3               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 several 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 and dining. (Overnight in Paso Robles) L

DAY 4               PASO ROBLES TO SAN FRANCISCO
Spend the day at your leisure in Paso Robles, doing some more wine tasting or enjoying the town square, before boarding the train for the journey to San Francisco. Upon arrival in Emeryville, you will have a short transfer across the bay to San Francisco. Upon arrival, check in at your hotel for a three-night stay. (Overnight in San Francisco)

DAY 5               SAN FRANCISCO
Explore all San Francisco has to offer today on a hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of this magnificent city. Highlights of your tour include many of the city's prized attractions, like the San Francisco Bay, Fisherman's Wharf, and of course, the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. Also included with your tour is a scenic cruise of the San Francisco Bay, which will provide incredible, close-up views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz. (Overnight in San Francisco)

DAY 6              SAN FRANCISCO TO NAPA AND SONOMA VALLEY
Get a taste of Northern California's famous Wine Country on this day trip to both Sonoma and Napa Valley. From Michelin starred cuisine, rolling vineyards, storybook inns, beautiful beaches, and unforgettable Pinot Noirs, there's plenty to appreciate and indulge in on this wine-lovers tour. (Overnight in San Francisco)

DAY 7               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.

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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