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Trip Overview

Enjoy what is truly the best of what California has to offer on this 11-day journey. Start off in the bay city of San Francisco where you visit the giant redwoods at the Muir Woods National Monument as well as a stop off in the Mediterranean-style village of Sausalito. You will also visit Monterey Bay as well as the art gallery and restaurant area of Carmel-by-the-Sea. From there you will head south along the scenic California coast and into Los Angeles. While in Los Angeles you will explore the city on a hop-on, hop-off tour of the city that will stop by the Hollywood Sign, Rodeo Drive, and the Chinese Theatre. Following Los Angeles, continue on to Anaheim and cap off your California journey in San Diego!

Highlights

  • Sightseeing tour of Muir Woods and Sausalito
  • Sightseeing tour of Monterey and Carmel*
  • Multi-day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Los Angeles


Package Also Includes:

  • One-way Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from San Francisco to Los Angeles; Los Angeles to Anaheim; and Anaheim to San Diego onboard the Coast Starlight® and Pacific Surfliner®
  • 10 nights' hotel accommodations

* Sightseeing tour of Monterey and Carmel only runs on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. When tour is not available a San Francisco hop-on, hop-off tour will be substituted.

Trip Map

Disclaimer:

Prices are subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travellers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Amtrak travel is for Coach accommodations unless otherwise noted. Upgrades to Roomette or Bedroom accommodations on board Amtrak are available. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Amtrak Vacations is a member of ABTA (Y6401) and all holidays including flights are ATOL protected, number 7579.

DAY 1 YOUR JOURNEY BEGINS IN SAN FRANCISCO
Welcome to San Francisco! This evening visit San Francisco's most beloved attraction, Fisherman's Wharf. This gorgeous waterfront community is rich in both culture and fun. Be sure to treat yourself to some delicious local cuisine, like sourdough bread, clam chowder and fresh seafood! (Overnight in San Francisco)

DAY 2 SAN FRANCISCO
Today is free for relaxation. Perhaps you want to take a leisurely walk along Pier 39 and grab lunch by the water. You may opt to enjoy the many fun games, attractions, and activities that line the pier. Also, be sure to bring a camera to snap pictures of the native sea-lions that rest on the banks, down by the water. (Overnight in San Francisco)

DAY 3 SAN FRANCISCO
Climb aboard a sightseeing tour that will transport you out to the giant redwoods at Muir Woods National Monument. Your fully-guided tour will bring you to see the giant sequoias that make the northern California outdoors so iconic. On the way back the tour will stop off in Sausalito, a beautiful coastal town that is reminiscent of a Mediterranean-style village. (Overnight in San Francisco)

DAY 4 SAN FRANCISCO
Today a tour will guide you out to Monterey where you will have free time to explore and visit Steinbeck's Cannery Row or choose to visit the aquarium. The aquarium is home to thousands of creatures such as penguins, exotic fish, and a “million-gallon” outer bay display. After leaving Monterey, the tour will take a scenic drive along the coast to head into Carmel-by-the-Sea. This district is known for its many art galleries as well as the many delicious seafood restaurants. (Overnight in San Francisco)

DAY 5 SAN FRANCISCO > LOS ANGELES
Travel to the Amtrak® station and board the Coast Starlight® to Los Angeles. The Coast Starlight ventures right along the gorgeous California coastline and offers scenic views you will never forget. The lush forests, fertile valleys, and long stretches of Pacific Ocean shoreline provide a stunning backdrop for your journey. Upon your arrival in the “City of Angels,” you'll check into your hotel, and once you're all settled in, feel free to start exploring this fascinating city that so many movie stars call home. (Overnight in Los Angeles)

DAY 6 LOS ANGELES
Los Angeles is known as the entertainment capital of the world, so there is much to see and do here. Enjoy a narrated hop-on, hop-off tour of L.A. to explore the city at your leisure. Highlights of your tour will include the iconic Grauman's Chinese Theatre, the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame, and Rodeo Drive! (Overnight in Los Angeles)

DAY 7 LOS ANGELES
Continue to explore Los Angeles on your hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour. The tour will continue to bring you to the many popular areas with stops at the Santa Monica Pier, the Kodak Theatre, and the Hollywood Bowl. The day is yours to visit whatever sites you would like! (Overnight in Los Angeles)

DAY 8 LOS ANGELES > ANAHEIM
Today board the Pacific Surfliner for a quick trip down to Anaheim. After that the day is yours to kick-back, relax, and soak in some of the California sun! (Overnight in Anaheim)

DAY 9 ANAHEIM
Your day is free to explore Anaheim on your own. Popular attractions such as Disneyland are close-by. Take time to enjoy any of the fun local activities that you'd like to experience. (Overnight in Anaheim)

DAY 10 ANAHEIM > SAN DIEGO
Have a leisurely morning before boarding Amtrak to continue south to San Diego. Upon arrival, check-in to your hotel and begin to explore sunny San Diego. Spend time exploring the sights and points of interest in Old Town or head over to the beach to savour the warmth, sunshine, and salty air. Enjoy the final full day of your California journey! (Overnight in San Diego)

DAY 11 DEPART SAN DIEGO

Legend for meals: B - Breakfast, BR - Brunch, L - Lunch, D - Dinner

Delta Hotels by Marriott Anaheim Garden Grove (formerly the Wyndham Anaheim Garden Grove)

The Wyndham Anaheim Garden Grove is located just minutes from Disneyland ® Park, Disney's California Adventure ® Park, Downtown Disney ® District, Edison Field, Home of the Anaheim Angels and The Anaheim Pond.

Fairfield Inn Anaheim Resort

The Fairfield Inn Anaheim Resort Hotel in Anaheim, California is directly across the street from the Disneyland® Resort entrance. Just a short walk to Disneyland® Resort, Disneyland® Park and Downtown Disney® District. Our Fairfield Inn Anaheim Hotel near Disneyland makes your family vacation both fun and an exceptional value.

The LA 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.

Residence Inn Los Angeles LA Live

Located in the heart of Los Angeles' vibrant entertainment district, the Residence Inn Los Angeles LA Live puts you steps away from the Staples Center, Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles Convention Center, and some of LA's premier restaurants.

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.

Loews Coronado Bay Resort

Located between the Pacific Ocean and Coronado Bay, Loews Coronado Bay Resort epitomizes the true Southern California lifestyle.

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.

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.

Pier 2620 Hotel Fisherman's Wharf

When you are welcomed to Pier 2620 Hotel by our friendly associates, you'll find more than a comfortable place to stay. You'll find a community made up of staff, ready and willing to share our passion for San Francisco, Fisherman's Wharf and the hotel with you.

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

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Disclaimer:

Prices are subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travellers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Amtrak travel is for Coach accommodations unless otherwise noted. Upgrades to Roomette or Bedroom accommodations on board Amtrak are available. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Amtrak Vacations is a member of ABTA (Y6401) and all holidays including flights are ATOL protected, number 7579.

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