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Trip Overview

Journey from the amazing Pacific Northwest through California and experience a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Your holiday begins in Vancouver where you will tour the city, visiting the waterfront and stopping at the top attractions such as Stanley Park and the Lookout. From there you will head down to Seattle, the “Emerald City”, where you will discover the famous sights with admission to the Space Needle, the Woodland Park Zoo, and a harbour cruise. You will then board the famed Coast Starlight as you travel south through the snow-capped Cascade Mountain range towards San Francisco. While in San Francisco you will have plenty of time to see such iconic attractions as the Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman's Wharf. You will also take a tour outside the city to visit the famous Giant Redwoods then it's on to wine country! During your stay in Paso Robles you will have a choice of a winery tour or a tour out to the famous Hearst Castle. From there you will continue south for sightseeing in both Hollywood and San Diego. Your journey from the Pacific Northwest through California's most classic attractions, this trip is sure to amaze and delight!

Highlights

  • Multi-day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Vancouver
  • Admission to the Vancouver Lookout
  • 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
  • Multi-day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of San Francisco
  • Sightseeing tour of Muir Woods and Sausalito with a bay cruise
  • Sightseeing tour of Hearst Castle OR Sightseeing winery tour
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Los Angeles
  • Multi-day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of San Diego
  • Sightseeing cruise of San Diego

Package Also Includes:

  • One-way Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from Vancouver to Seattle; Seattle to San Francisco; San Francisco to Paso Robles; Paso Robles to Los Angeles; and Los Angeles to San Diego onboard the Cascades®, Coast Starlight® and Pacific Surfliner®
  • 13 nights' hotel accommodations; 1 night onboard Amtrak
  • 1 meal included (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 - ARRIVE VANCOUVER
Welcome to Canada! After checking in to 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 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 TO 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 in the harbour. (Overnight in Seattle)

DAY 4 - SEATTLE
Continue to utilize your convenient CityPASS to sightsee around the city. Stop by the Museum of Pop Culture 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 get to 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 multi-day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour. This excursion gives you the opportunity to see the most popular landmarks in the city such as Union Square, the Haight Ashbury district, and Chinatown. (Overnight in San Francisco)

DAY 7 - SAN FRANCISCO
Continue to explore San Francisco on your hop-on, hop-off tour of the city. With stops at Golden Gate Park, Pier 39, and the Palace of the Arts, this tour is perfect for visiting all of the top attractions in the “Bay City”. Tonight you will enjoy dinner at Fisherman's Wharf. (Overnight in San Francisco) D

DAY 8 - SAN FRANCISCO
Enjoy a ride across the Golden Gate Bridge and through the coastal mountains of Marin County, while on the way taking in breathtaking views of the San Francisco Bay and the surrounding valleys. You will then head into Muir Woods National Monument where you will have time to take pictures amongst the Giant Redwoods. From there you will head over to the coastal town of Sausalito known for its many quaint shops, art galleries, and restaurants. There you will board a boat for a cruise out into San Francisco Bay. (Overnight in San Francisco)

DAY 9 - SAN FRANCISCO TO PASO ROBLES
This morning you will board the Coast Starlight to continue south towards Paso Robles. Upon arrival a transfer will connect you to your hotel and the afternoon is free for you to do as you wish in California Wine Country! (Overnight in Paso Robles)

DAY 10 - PASO ROBLES
Today you have a choice between two fantastic tours! You can either take a guided tour out to the famous Hearst Castle, where you will get to walk amongst the many decadent rooms and halls of the estate, before enjoying a picnic lunch overlooking the ocean. Or, you may want to jump on a full-day guided tour of wine country. The tour stops at multiple California vineyards, stopping along the way for lunch and with the potential for some great wine tasting.
(Overnight in Paso Robles)

DAY 11 - PASO ROBLES TO LOS ANGELES
The morning is yours to relax at your hotel or take in additional sightseeing. This afternoon you will board the Coast Starlight to continue your journey to Southern California. As the train makes its way to Los Angeles, amazing scenery will open up for you as the train hugs the California coastline. Upon arrival check into your hotel for the evening and prepare for a day of adventure tomorrow. (Overnight in Los Angeles)

DAY 12 - LOS ANGELES
Today you will have ample opportunity to hit all of the iconic Hollywood sites by way of a hop-on, hop-off tour. Your guided tour will stop at 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 13 - LOS ANGELES TO 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 hit 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 14 - 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 in San Diego's harbour. (Overnight in San Diego)

DAY 15 - DEPART SAN DIEGO
Your journey ends in San Diego.

MEAL GUIDE: B - Breakfast, BR - Brunch, L - Lunch, AT - Afternoon Tea, 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.

Hampton Inn Paso Robles

Experience Hampton Inn & Suites Paso Robles, a Mediterranean-inspired destination on California’s scenic Central Coast.

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.

Crowne Plaza Hotel Seattle

Crowne Plaza Hotel 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..

Hyatt Place Seattle Downtown

Hyatt Place Seattle Downtown

Our prime location in the heart of downtown Seattle offers you the combination of majestic Olympic Mountains views, the vibrancy of the Emerald City and the relaxing, quiet magnificence of the Puget Sound.

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

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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