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West Coast Swing - 14 Day Tour
In 1939 Canadian Pacific put out a nifty brochure titled, appropriately 'Glorious British Columbia' and this heading summarizes perfectly our view of this beautiful Province. This Fall, we have a truly glorious holiday that features train travel; time in Seattle 'The Emerald City', Vancouver, and Whistler; and, a cruise aboard the ms Westerdam to sunny San Diego.
The holiday begins with a scenic ride to Seattle aboard the Coast Starlight train. After a stay in this delightful city, travel north to Vancouver along the Puget Sound aboard the Talgo train to Vancouver, continuing on to Whistler. With two full days, you have plenty of time to enjoy the European-style cafes, shpos and plenty of outdoor activities. Return to Vancouver aboard the Whistler Mountaineer for a stay in this coastal cosmopolitan city before boarding your Holland America cruise ship for the leisurely journey south to sunny San Diego. Onboard there is as much, or as little to do as you like and we cannot imagine a nicer way to travel home. We have included dinner one evening in the superlative Pinnacle Grill as well as a farewell cocktail party. Ports of call include Storia, Oregon, Los Angeles, CA and Catalina Island.
- Free train travel from any California point to Seattle, WA aboard the Coast Starlight, a scenic overnight journey.
- Two-night hotel stay in Seattle
- Travel from Seattle to Vancouver aboard the popular Talgo train along the scenic Puget Sound, the best way to travel between these two cities.
- Two-night stay in the Canadian resort town of Whistler
- Travel by luxury streamliner train from Whistler to Vancouver
- Two-night stay in Vancouver.
- 6-night Pacific Coastal cruise from Vancouver to San Diego aboard Holland America Line's Dutch ocean liner the ms Westerdam with a day-visit to charming Astoria, Oregon as well as Los Anegeles and Catalina Island's Avalon
- Return train travel to any California or West Coast point from San Diego.
Day 1 - Depart for Seattle
One-way coach Amtrak travel is included from any California point to Seattle. Guests depart from their closest Amtrak city today for this overnight trip. Overnight train.
Day 2 - Arrival in Seattle
Evening arrival into Seattle by train where we transfer to our hotel. Overnight Seattle..
Day 3 - Seattle at Leisure
The entire day is at your leisure to explore Seattle's vast array of attractions including Pike Place Market, Pioneer Square and the Space Needle. Overnight Seattle. (B)
Day 4 - Talgo to Vancouver / Whistler
Depart the hotel this morning and travel by train to Vancouver aboard Amtrak's special Talgo train. Upon arrival, a special treat awaits with lunch at the Sylvia Hotel before traveling north to the resort town of Whistler. Overnight Whistler. (B, L)
Day 5 - Whistler at Leisure
Today is at leisure to enjoy Whistler's variety of optional activities including world-class golf, walking, hiking, and biking. Overnight Whistler.
Day 6 - Whistler Mountaineer to Vancouver
Today we travel from Whistler to Vancouver aboard the Whistler Mountaineer train, traveling along Howe Sound and past Britannia Falls--a stunning beautiful trip! Overnight Vancouver. (AT)
Day 7 - Vancouver Sightseeing
Today's city sightseeing includes Stanley Park, Chinatown, English Bay and Robson Street as well as a visit to Queen Elizabeth Park. Overnight Vancouver. (B, D)
Day 8 - Cruise to San Diego
Depart the hotel this afternoon and board the ms Westerdam to begin the journey to San Diego. Sailing is scheduled for 5:00 pm. Overnight ship. (B, D)
Day 9 - Astoria, Oregon
Today's port of call is the charming city of Astoria, Oregon. Overnight ship. (B,L,D)
Day 10 - At Sea
Cruising the waters of the Pacific Coast. (B,L,D)
Day 11 - At Sea
Another day at sea to sleep in and enjoy all of the ship's many amenities. Overnight ship. (B, L, D)
Day 12 - Los Angeles, California|
Enjoy this daytime stop in Los Angeles. Overnight ship. (B, L, D)
Day 13 - Avalon, Catalina Island
Enjoy the day exploring this unique enclave. Overnight ship. (B, L, D)
Day 14 - San Diego
We disembark in San Diego after breakfast time, where your tour comes to an end. (B)
Port taxes of $92 per person are additional and not included in the above fares. All prices listed are per person, and based on Double occupancy.
Call 877-929-7245 today to book your West Coast Swing vacation.
Upgrade to sleeping compartment on the train to Seattle is available, please call for current rates.
Prices are are subject to change without notice.