California Rail Discovery

October 16 - 22, 2019


Itinerary       Pricing       Inclusions



October 16: Arrive San Francisco Bay Area

Today, board your flight bound for the Bay Area to begin your California Rail Discovery. Upon arrival, meet your Tour Director and transfer to your hotel to begin a two-night stay in one of the world's most beautiful cities, San Francisco. "The City by the Bay" highlights fascinating museums, world-class cuisine & amazing shopping. Tonight, enjoy a Welcome Dinner with your fellow travelers.

Meal - (D)     

October 17: San Francisco City Tour - San Francisco Bay Cruise

Today, enjoy a San Francisco City Tour to see the Civic Center area, Chinatown, Golden Gate Park, Union Square, Seal Rocks, Pacific Heights & Pier 39. Experience a San Francisco Bay Cruise featuring views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz & the city's skyline. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to browse the storefronts along Fisherman's Wharf, sample a chowder-filled sourdough bread bowl or take a Cable Car ride. Maybe join an optional excursion to Muir Woods to see some of the oldest and the tallest Redwood trees in the world.

Meal - (B)

October 18: San Francisco - Sausalito - Winery - Sacramento

This morning cross the Golden Gate Bridge to visit the picturesque city of Sausalito, where you can browse the numerous art galleries and shops. From Sausalito, the views looking back at the San Francisco Bay Area are spectacular. This afternoon, enter California's most popular wine region for a Winery Tour & Tasting to sample the famous local product and learn about winemaking. Later travel to Sacramento, California's capital and River City to check into your hotel for a two-night stay.

Meals - (B)

October 19: Napa Valley Wine Train - Old Town Sacramento

After breakfast, travel to California's famous Napa Valley where hundreds of wineries prosper. Board the Napa Valley Wine Train to enjoy a Wine Tasting & Lunch as you roll along the tracks through the incredibly scenic wine country. This memorable dining experience in faithfully restored Pullman rail cars evokes the spirit of early 1900's luxury rail travel. Later, travel back and visit Old Town Sacramento, the commercial hub of the Gold Rush Era is filled with shops, restaurants and entertainment venues, yet retains 1800's charm with original storefronts and wooden sidewalks.

Meal - (B, L)

October 20: Sacramento - Sierra Nevada Rail Journey - Lake Tahoe

Today board an Amtrak Train for a Sierra Nevada Rail Journey through the beautiful snow-capped Sierra Nevada Mountains to the Lake Tahoe area. Disembark your train in Truckee and board your motorcoach to drive to the spectacular year-round resort area of Lake Tahoe to spend the next two evenings in the popular and revitalized South Lake Tahoe/Stateline area.

Meals - (B)

October 21: Virginia City - Lake Tahoe Cruise

This morning, travel through historic Carson City, capital of the Silver State of Nevada en route to visit Virginia City, site of the Comstock Lode and once the richest place in the world. The famous Old West town was once the West's mining metropolis and featured notable residents Mark Twain & Bret Harte. Later enjoy a Lake Tahoe Paddlewheeler Cruise for spectacular views of picturesque Emerald Bay & the surrounding Sierra Nevada Mountains. Tonight's Farewell Dinner will be at a popular local restaurant. 

Meal - (B, D)

October 22: Lake Tahoe - Sacramento Airport

Today, transfer to the Sacramento airport & return home with wonderful memories of your California Rail Discovery.

Meal - (B)



What's Included:

• Roundtrip Airfare - MCO

• 9 Meals - 6 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch & 2 Dinners

• Professional Tour Director

• Motorcoach Transportation

• Admissions per Itinerary

• Sightseeing per Itinerary

• Hotel Transfers

• Baggage Handling



• Two Rail Experiences

  - Napa Valley Wine Train

  - Sierra Nevada Rail Journey

• San Francisco City Tour

• San Francisco Bay Cruise

• Sausalito

• Wine Tasting & Lunch (Napa Valley Wine Train)

• Winery Tour & Tasting

• Lake Tahoe Paddlewheeler Cruise

• Old Town Sacramento

• Virginia City

• Two Night Stay in San Francisco

• Two Night Stay in Lake Tahoe



6 Nights First Class Hotels

• 2 Nights - Hotel Zephyr, Holiday Inn Fisherman's Wharf or Sheraton Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco

• 2 Nights - Hyatt Regency or Embassy Suites, Sacramento

• 2 Nights - Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel or Harrah's Lake Tahoe, Stateline/South Lake Tahoe area


Tour Rates

Based on Double Occupancy:

Booking Discount*: $3049 pp

Regular Rate: $3149 pp


Single Supplement: +$875

*Make your Final Payment by check prior to the Final Payment Due Date & receive $200 per couple/$100 per person Booking Discount!
• Initial deposit can be made by check or credit card to be eligible.
• Payments after initial deposit are considered part of Final Payment and must be made by check.



*All pricing is subject to change and based on availability.

Group Leader:


Debbie Mitchell





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