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Coast Starlight with Seattle, Victoria & Vancouver

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Travel up the beautiful West Coast and watch the scenery unfold from beaches to forests, then explore the Pacific Northwest's best cities on foot.

This tour is no longer on sale as an independent tour. Alternative similar tours are listed below.

Travel on your own following a well-planned itinerary

2022 Tour code: WC-CSSN-22

Itinerary

Day 1 - Los Angeles

Arrive in Los Angeles today and transfer on your own to your hotel. You have the day free to explore this quintessential American city. Hit the beach in Santa Monica, shop on Rodeo Drive, or visit the famous Hollywood Boulevard. Keep your eyes open for a celebrity sighting! They aren't uncommon in these parts. Overnight Los Angeles.

Day 2 - Amtrak

Arrive at Los Angeles' Union Station this morning to board the Coast Starlight. Your train journey along the West Coast is one of the most beautiful in North America. Pass through the picture-perfect beach city of Santa Barbara, and continue up past Big Sur, through San Francisco, and into the evergreen forests of Oregon. You can mingle with other passengers and watch the passing scenery from the Sightseer Lounge. Overnight train.

Day 3 - Amtrak / Arrive in Seattle

Arrive Seattle tonight, and transfer on your own to your hotel. If you aren't too tired, get acquainted with the Emerald City's microbrewery culture by grabbing a pint at one of the many independent breweries. Overnight Seattle.

Day 4 - Seattle

Today, you'll experience the best of Seattle on a comprehensive hop-on/hop-off tour (seasonal). This fascinating double-decker bus tour stops at the iconic sites like the Space Needle, Pike Place Market, and Chinatown. This afternoon, grab a cup of joe at one of the many coffee shops. Seattleites drink more coffee than any other American city, so caffeinating is the perfect way to blend in. Tonight, dine in one of Seattle's distinct neighborhoods, like quirky Fremont or upscale Queen Anne. Overnight Seattle.

Day 5 - Victoria Clipper to Victoria

Today's trip to Victoria, British Columbia is no ordinary transfer. You'll board the Victoria Clipper ferry and cross into Canada by sea. Observe the dramatic coastal scenery from the deck, and feel the refreshing breeze off the Puget Sound. You may catch a glimpse of an Orca whale! The ferry docks in downtown Victoria, so you can start your sightseeing right away. As a special highlight, if you have chosen the Deluxe accommodations, High Tea is included at the Fairmont Empress. Overnight Victoria..

Day 6 - Victoria

Enjoy a day at leisure in Victoria. You may choose to visit the world famous Butchart Gardens, take a sunset whales and wildlife watching cruise, or go on a culinary adventure throughout the city and visit some of Victoria's finest restaurants and local favorites on a guided walking food tour. Overnight Victoria

Day 7 - Victoria to Vancouver

Transfer from Victoria to Vancouver by motor coach and ferry. Kick off your time in Vancouver by renting a bike and riding along the Seawall in Stanley Park, or grab a bite to eat at one of the city's many acclaimed restaurants - Vancouver has arguably the best Asian food in North America. Overnight Vancouver.

Day 8 - Vancouver

Today's hop-on/hop-off tour of Vancouver will take you to the city's must-see sights. You'll visit a number of notable spots, including Granville Island, an exciting shopping area, Stanley Park, and Vancouver's Chinatown - one of the largest in North America. Spend your last evening getting to know one of Vancouver's colorful neighborhoods and sampling the fresh local cuisine. Overnight Vancouver.

Day 9 - Tour ends in Vancouver

Your independent rail tour comes to a conclusion today in Vancouver.