California Rail Discovery 2020

March 25-31, 2020

 

Wednesday, March 25
Today, board your flight bound for San Francisco 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 and amazing shopping. Tonight, enjoy a Welcome Dinner with your fellow travelers. (D)

Thursday, March 26
Today, enjoy a San Francisco City Tour to see the Civic Center area, Chinatown, Golden Gate Park, Union Square, Seal Rocks and Pier 39. Experience a San Francisco Bay Cruise featuring views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and 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. (B)

Friday, March 27
This morning, cross the Golden Gate Bridge and make a stop for picturesque views and photos looking back at the spectacular San Francisco Skyline. Continue into California’s famous Napa Valley where hundreds of wineries prosper to board the Napa Valley Wine Train for a scenic rail journey and lunch. This memorable dining experience in restored Pullman rail cars evokes the spirit of early 1900’s luxury rail travel. Then, board your motorcoach and stop for a winery tour and tasting to sample the famous local product while learning about wine making. Later arrive in Sacramento, California’s capital and River City, for an overnight stay. Drive through Old Town Sacramento, the commercial hub of the Gold Rush Era filled with shops and restaurants with original storefronts and wooden sidewalks. (B, L)

Saturday, March 28
This morning, 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 three evenings in the popular and revitalized South Lake Tahoe/Stateline area. (B)

Sunday, March 29
This morning, travel through historic Carson City, capital of the Silver State of Nevada en route to Reno, Nevada and see the iconic ‘The Biggest Little City in the World’ sign. Visit Reno’s famous National Automobile Museum, recognized as one of the top auto museums in the world featuring the original Harrah Auto Collection of gaming pioneer Bill Harrah. Then 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 and Bret Harte. Return to your Lake Tahoe resort for an evening at your own pace. (B)

Monday, March 30
Today, enjoy a Lake Tahoe Paddle Wheeler Cruise for spectacular views of the picturesque Sierra Nevada Mountains and Emerald Bay which features the 1929 Nordic-style mansion Vikingsholm. Later, enjoy some leisure time in the Lake Tahoe Area. Maybe take a stroll down to the lake, do some shopping or experience the amenities of your resort hotel. Tonight’s Farewell Dinner will be at a popular local restaurant. (B, D)

Tuesday, March 31
Today transfer to the Sacramento airport and return home with wonderful memories of your California Rail Discovery. (B)

 

Trip Includes:

  • Two Rail Journeys – Napa Valley Wine Train & Sierra Nevada Rail Journey
  • Two Cruise Experiences – San Francisco Bay Cruise & Lake Tahoe Paddle Wheeler Cruise
  • San Francisco City Tour
  • Winery Tour & Tasting
  • Old Town Sacramento, Virginia City & Reno, NV
  • Two Night Stay in San Francisco
  • Three Night Stay in Lake Tahoe
  • Admissions & Sightseeing per Itinerary
  • Roundtrip Airfare from St. Louis
  • 6 Nights Hotel Accommodations
  • 9 Meals: 6 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch & 2 Dinners
  • Hotel Transfers
  • Professional Tour Director
  • Baggage Handling at Hotels
  • Motorcoach Transportation

 

Pricing:
$3,325 per person / Double occupancy
$4,250 per person / Single occupancy
Deposit – $300 per person due at registration
Final balance due December 2, 2019

For more information about this trip, contact Sheri Rodebaugh at 217-258-0440, or toll free 866-661-2582.

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