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California, here we come! From San Francisco to Hollywood, discover the breathtaking vistas of the California coastline. Scenic towns, a magnificent Wine Train and all the glitter of Hollywood await you.
Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco
Alcatraz Prison, San Francisco
California's Wines and Trains Map
Sightseeing and Scenic Highlights Include:
- Hotel accommodations for 6 nights
- 8 Meals (2 dinners, 1 lunches and 5 breakfasts)
- Experience the Napa Valley Wine Train excursion with an include gourmet lunch and local wine
- Amtrak's Coast Starlight from San Francisco to Los Angeles
- Guided tour of Hollywood including the Walk of Fame, Kodak Theater, Rodeo Drive and Sunset Strip with a local guide
- Services of a professional tour manager
- Deluxe motorcoach transportation for touring
- Round trip airport transfers
- San Francisco city tour with local guide including the Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown and a ride on one of the city's fabled cable cars
- Narrated San Francisco Bay Cruise taking in the city's waterfront, Angel Island, Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge
- California Wine Country wine and olive tasting experience
- Guided tour of Hollywood including the Walk of Fame, Kodak Theater, Rodeo Drive and the Sunset Strip
San Francisco - The Golden City by the Bay
Your California Coastal tour begins with three nights in San Francisco, considered America's playground for its fun activities. Also named one of the world's top cities, San Francisco is a cultural and culinary wonderland, where the spirit of the Gold Rush continues to fill the air. From the Golden Gate Bridge to Chinatown to Alcatraz, you will ride the cable cars, see the world's most crooked street and stroll Fisherman's Wharf. You won't be able to resist the goodies at The Ghirardelli Chocolate Ice Cream Shop at Ghirardelli Square, and when you cruise on San Francisco Bay, you'll leave your heart here as well.
The Napa Valley Wine Train
Imagine yourself riding in meticulously restored vintage rail cars traveling through the beautiful Napa Valley. Your waiter brings you a freshly prepared gourmet lunch served on white table linen while the view of vineyards and wineries pass by your window. This is not just a train ride, but a culinary experience as well, and the Napa Valley Wine Train is one of the most unique and best Napa restaurants. Locally famous Executive Chef, Kelly MacDonald uses only the freshest seasonal ingredients, earth-friendly produce, humanely-raised meats, and line caught or responsibly-farmed fish. This relaxing three hour journey travels the 36 miles round-trip between the historic town of Napa and the quaint village of St. Helena.
B. R. Cohn Winery
Located in the heart of Sonoma Valley is B.R. Cohn Winery. This small, family operated winery is surrounded by the 90-acre Olive Hill Estate Vineyard. We tour the winery and taste some of the fine wines which have placed B.R. Cohn among the leaders of great California wine producers. In addition to its award-winning wines, B.R. Cohn makes world-class California olive oils and vinegars. The Estate Olive Oil is crafted from 140-year-old French Picholine olive trees imported from France in the mid 1800s, which surround the estate.
Amtrak's Coast Starlight Route
Widely regarded as one of the most spectacular of all train routes, Amtrak's Coast Starlight links the greatest cities on the west coast. Operating daily between Seattle and Los Angeles, we get a taste of what this spectacular journey is all about while enjoying the comfort of coach class which includes big, comfortable seats, plenty of legroom, larger pillows and available at-seat meal service. Boarding in San Francisco, we travel south along the Diablo Mountain Range which gives way to fertile valleys. Long stretches of the Pacific Ocean shoreline and the "American Riviera" town of Santa Barbara provide a stunning backdrop for the journey into Los Angeles.
Hooray for Hollywood!
Begin the day in Malibu with breakfast on the coast. Framed by the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Monica Mountains, Malibu is home to countless movie stars and has been called "27 Miles of Scenic Beauty." Touring today will include Venice Beach and the Santa Monica Pier, Beverly Hills and Bel Air. Then it's off to the Disney Concert Hall, home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, with its 9,000 panes of steel designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry. Next, stroll Hollywood Boulevard, stopping at the Highlands Complex and the Kodak Theater, home to the Academy Awards, and see the Hollywood Walk of Fame. You'll love seeing the legendary Grauman's Chinese Theater, with handprints and footprints of every Golden Age star. We'll travel down Sunset Strip on our way to the historic Farmer's Market, where you can enjoy lunch on your own. The Farmer's Market now features a trolley, gourmet shops, and a town center.
Los Angeles As You Like It!
Today is free for you to explore Los Angeles on your own. The largest city in California and the second largest in the United States, Los Angeles is bubbling with excitement and activity. If you wish, you can take an optional visit to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. Located in Simi Valley the Museum and Presidential Library features a full-scale replica of Reagan's Oval Office, a piece of the famous Berlin Wall and the Air Force One Pavilion, complete with a presidential limousine, an Irish Pub and Reagan's "flying White House," Air Force One. Step aboard the same aircraft which flew the president over 660,000 miles and to 26 countries and 46 U.S. states. Also popular is an optional visit to Universal Studios, the world's largest motion picture and television studio. While there take a tour of the back lot by tram and visit the sets and soundstages where hundreds of stars created our favorite movies and television shows.
Day One - Arrive San Francisco
Welcome to California's "City by the Bay." Meet your Tour Manager at 6:00 p.m. who will be able to recommend places to dine this evening.
Day Two - San Francisco Touring
Following breakfast, embark on a guided tour of San Francisco where we see so many of the landmarks that make the city known throughout the world. Begin with a ride on a cable car and continue to Union Square, Twin Peaks, Golden Gate Park, Fisherman's Wharf, Chinatown and the world's most crooked street. This afternoon we take a cruise on the bay with incredible views of the skyline, Fort Mason, Marina District, the Presidio, Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. Tonight we dine on Fisherman's Wharf as we watch the sun set. (B, D)
Day Three - Napa Valley Wine Train and B.R. Cohn Winery
Today we travel to beautiful Napa Valley. We ride aboard the meticulously restored vintage rail cars of the Napa Valley Wine Train. While on board, your waiter will serve a freshly prepared gourmet lunch while the views of the vineyards and wineries pass by. We continue our day into California's wine country and visit the Sonoma area surrounded by rolling valleys and hundreds of vineyards. We visit the B.R. Cohn Winery where you can learn, taste and take back home your favorite wines. (L)
Day Four - Amtrak's Coast Starlight Route
Widely regarded as one of the most spectacular of all train routes, Amtrak's Coast Starlight links the greatest cities on the west coast. Boarding in Oakland, we travel south along the Diablo Mountain Range, which gives way to fertile valleys. Long stretches of the Pacific Ocean shoreline and the "American Riviera" town of Santa Barbara provide a stunning backdrop for the journey to Los Angeles. (B)
Day Five - Hollywood and Los Angeles Touring
Begin the day in Malibu with breakfast on the coast. Framed by the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Monica Mountains, Malibu is home to countless movie stars and has been called "27 miles of scenic beauty." A local guide then takes us on a journey through some of the famous sights of Los Angeles, Beverly Hills and Hollywood. (B)
Day Six - Day at Leisure or Optional Reagan Library Excursion
Today has been left open for you to explore Los Angeles at your leisure. A popular on own activity might include Universal Studios, the world's largest motion picture and television studio, which is convenient to our hotel. You may wish to use the Metro to get downtown to visit the NBC, CBS or Disney Studios. You may also wish to join us on an optional excursion to the Reagan Presidential Library with lunch. Located in Simi Valley, the Museum features Air Force One and a full-scale replica of Reagan's Oval Office. This evening join your traveling companions for dinner hosted by your Tour Manager. (B, D)
Day Seven - Homeward Bound
Today bid farewell to your newfound friends and take home memories of the sights and sounds of California's coast. There will be one group transfer to Los Angeles International Airport for flights home after 11:00 a.m. (B)
Meals (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
Days One through Three - Holiday Inn Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, California
Days Four through Six - Beverly Garland Holiday Inn, Hollywood, California
Rooms for the night before and after the tour are available. Cost for a room in San Francisco is $239 and in Hollywood is $249, tax included.
*Prices are per person, based on double occupancy and include tax. Prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability. Single Prices are Available.
Rooms for the night before and after the tour are available. Cost for a room in San Francisco is $249 and in Hollywood is $249, tax included.
Call 877-929-7245 today to book your California's Wines and Trains tour.