The Californian

9 Day Rail Holiday - from £1,349

Discover all the ‘Golden State’ has to offer on this 9-day scenic journey from San Francisco to San Diego, with stops in wine country’s Napa and Sonoma valleys, Yosemite National Park, and Los Angeles.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • See the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Drive through the Sierra Nevada
  • Escape to the forests of Yosemite
  • Visit Napa & Sonoma Valley’s
  • Hollywood’s walk of fame

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Your Rail Holiday

Day 1: 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!

Hotel:Holiday Inn Fisherman’s Wharf (4 nights)

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 the bus 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. D.

Day 3: San Francisco - Yosemite National Park

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.

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.

Day 5: San Francisco - Los Angeles

Travel on your own 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.

Hotel:The LA Downtown Hotel (2 nights)

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., which allows you to get off as often as you like! Highlights of your tour will include the iconic Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame, the fancy Rodeo Drive, Kodak Theatre, Paramount Studios, Hollywood & Vine, the Santa Monica Pier, the fabulous Fashion District, and many more! Feel free to explore any of the stops at your own pace.

Day 7: 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.

Hotel:Wyndham San Diego Bayside (2 nights)

Day 8: 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 9: Depart San Diego

End the adventure today in San Diego or choose to stay a while longer. If the journey is at an end, head to the airport for your international flight to the UK.

9 Day Rail Holiday - from £1,349

with flights from £1,889

Note: Departure dates year round with select departures Nov-Mar (Tuesday – Friday)

Prices are per person, based on 2 sharing a twin room and include meals where shown - (B)reakfast, (L)unch (D)inner. 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 stated. Upgrades to Roomette or Bedroom accommodations on board Amtrak are available. Call Freedom America for departure dates and availability Seasonal variations may apply - call 0333 234 0922 or enquire now for more details** Note: Itineraries may vary for tours departing from 1st April 2019 onwards.

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Your Rail Holiday

Discover America on an exciting independent rail adventure. All rail explorers can be booked as they are or you can choose to add extra days to extend your stay in the USA.

Your rail holiday includes:

  • Superb sightseeing and activities
  • Comfortable travel by rail journey
  • 8 nights hotel accommodation
  • Meals as shown
  • Option to add extra nights
  • Time to explore California

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