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San Francisco to San Diego – California’s Golden Coast

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Trip Overview

Discover all the “Golden State” has to offer on this scenic journey down California’s coast. Start off in San Francisco where you will have plenty of sightseeing around the city with opportunities to visit the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman’s Wharf, and Union Square. You will also have a full day of exploring out in Yosemite National Park as well as a tour out to Napa and Sonoma. From there you will head down to Santa Barbara where you can visit some of California’s most iconic beaches. After that you will continue down to Los Angeles where you will visit the famous Hollywood Sign, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. Your journey will end in sunny San Diego. A fantastic trip down the California coast awaits you!

Highlights

  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of San Francisco
  • Sightseeing tour of Yosemite National Park
  • Sightseeing tour of Sonoma and Napa Valley
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Santa Barbara
  • Multi-day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Los Angeles
  • Multi-day Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of San Diego

Package Also Includes:

  • One-way Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from San Francisco to Santa Barbara; Santa Barbara to Los Angeles and Los Angeles to San Diego on the Coast Starlight® and the Pacific Surfliner®
  • 10 nights' hotel accommodations
  • 1 meal (1 dinner)

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 ARRIVE SAN FRANCISCO
Welcome to San Francisco! Upon arrival check into the hotel and begin to explore the city. (Overnight in San Francisco)

DAY 2 SAN FRANCISCO
Take an exhilarating hop-on, hop-off tour of San Francisco! This excursion gives you the opportunity to see the most popular landmarks of this amazing city. You can hop off at any of the stops to explore any site at your own pace. Visit popular districts like, Chinatown, North Beach, Union Square, the Civic Center, and more! Dinner is included this evening. (Overnight in San Francisco) D

DAY 3 SAN FRANCISCO
Today board a sightseeing tour that will bring you out to the beautifully scenic Yosemite National Park! Your fully guided tour will take you out of the city to travel along the Merced River and into the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountain range to the famous Yosemite Park. Enjoy sights of the tall redwoods, hike along the mountain trails, and snap pictures of the rushing waterfalls. You will truly enjoy a full day of sightseeing in one of North America's greatest natural wonders. (Overnight in San Francisco)

DAY 4 SAN FRANCISCO
Enjoy a ride across the Golden Gate Bridge and through the tranquil hills surrounding Sonoma Valley as you take in the beauty of the countless family wineries along the old El Camino Real. Then, you'll venture into the heart of Napa Valley, where your next stops feature up to three vineyards for tours and tastings. (Overnight in San Francisco) 

DAY 5 SAN FRANCISCO > SANTA BARBARA
This morning you will board the Coast Starlight for a wonderfully scenic journey down to Santa Barbara. Upon arrival check into the hotel and relax for the night. (Overnight in Santa Barbara)

DAY 6 SANTA BARBARA
Today you can enjoy the wonderful beach-side city of Santa Barbara! A hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour will escort you around to visit the beautiful beaches and charming local attractions that make this area of California so iconic and special. The tour will also stop off at the local zoo, the famous Old Mission in Santa Barbara, and the harbor. (Overnight in Santa Barbara)

DAY 7 SANTA BARBARA > LOS ANGELES
Today you will depart Santa Barbara and continue on to Los Angeles. Upon arrival check into your hotel and begin to explore the city with your hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour. Your guided tour will highlight the best of Los Angeles' many attractions such as Rodeo Drive, the Kodak Theatre, Paramount Studios, and the Santa Monica Pier. (Overnight in Los Angeles)

DAY 8 LOS ANGELES
Continue to explore Hollywood today on your tour. With stops at Grauman's Chinese Theatre, the Hollywood Sign, and the Hollywood Walk of Fame, you can truly take in what makes Los Angeles so exciting. (Overnight in Los Angeles)

DAY 9 LOS ANGELES > SAN DIEGO
Travel to the Amtrak station and board the train to San Diego. Relax on the Pacific Surfliner as you continue your journey south along the Pacific Ocean coastline. Upon arrival check-in to your hotel and begin to experience “America's Finest City” on your hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour. (Overnight in San Diego)

DAY 10 SAN DIEGO
Today you will continue to explore San Diego aboard your sightseeing tour. Your fully narrated tour will dazzle you with a fascinating mix of trivia and humorous stories as you discover the historic Gaslamp District, Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, Seaport Village, and Balboa Park. (Overnight in San Diego)

DAY 11 YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN SAN DIEGO

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

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.

San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina

The San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina is adjacent to San Diego Convention Center and is located just 10 minutes from San Diego International Airport. The hotel’s guest rooms, pools, lobby and front drive have been completely renovated and refreshed.

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.

Best Western Plus Pepper Tree Inn

Nestled on five acres of lush gardens, the BEST WESTERN PLUS Pepper Tree Inn is a luxurious, Spanish-inspired resort hotel with ornate tile and wrought-iron embellishments.

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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