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California's Wines and Trains

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7 Days · 8 Meals
Travel Type: Air Holiday

Featuring San Francisco, Napa Valley and Hollywood
California, here we come! From San Francisco to Hollywood, discover the breathtaking vistas of the California coastline. Scenic towns, a magnificent Wine Train and all the glitter of Hollywood await you.

Highlights
  • 8 Meals (2 dinners, 1 lunch and 5 breakfasts)
  • Round trip airport transfers
  • Spend 3 nights in the Fisherman's Wharf area of the "City by the Bay," San Francisco
  • Tour San Francisco with a local guide including the Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown and ride on one of the city's fabled cable cars
  • Embark on a narrated San Francisco Bay cruise, taking in the city's waterfront, Angel Island, Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Experience the Napa Valley Wine Train excursion with an include gourmet lunch and local wine
  • Guided tour of Hollywood including the Walk of Fame, Kodak Theater, Rodeo Drive and Sunset Strip with a local guide
  • Spend 3 nights in Hollywood, California, the heart of movie industry
  • Have breakfast on the Pacific coast in Malibu, with its fabulous views
  • California Wine Country wine and olive tasting experience
  • Full day excursion aboard Amtrak's Coast Starlight train between San Francisco and Los Angeles
  • Free day in Hollywood with optional Ronald Reagan Presidential Library excursion
  • Welcome dinner on San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf
  • $35 in Mayflower Money
Day-by-Day
1
  1. Arrive San Francisco
    Welcome to California's “City by the Bay.” Meet your Tour Manager at 6:00 p.m. who will be able to recommend places to dine this evening.
2
  1. San Francisco Touring
    Following breakfast, embark on a guided tour of San Francisco where we see so many of the landmarks that make the city known throughout the world. Begin with a ride on a cable car and continue to Union Square, Twin Peaks, Golden Gate Park, Fisherman's Wharf, Chinatown and the world's most crooked street. This afternoon we take a cruise on the bay with incredible views of the skyline, Fort Mason, Marina District, the Presidio, Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. Tonight we dine on Fisherman's Wharf as we watch the sun set. Breakfast and dinner
3
  1. Napa Valley Wine Train and B.R. Cohn Winery
    Today we travel to beautiful Napa Valley. We ride aboard the meticulously restored vintage rail cars of the Napa Valley Wine Train. While on board, your waiter will serve a freshly prepared gourmet lunch while the views of the vineyards and wineries pass by. We continue our day into California's wine country and visit the Sonoma area surrounded by rolling valleys and hundreds of vineyards. We visit the B.R. Cohn Winery where you can learn, taste and take back home your favorite wines. Lunch
4
  1. Amtrak's Coast Starlight Route
    Widely regarded as one of the most spectacular of all train routes, Amtrak's Coast Starlight links the greatest cities on the west coast. Boarding in Oakland, we travel south along the Diablo Mountain Range, which gives way to fertile valleys. Long stretches of the Pacific Ocean shoreline and the “American Riviera” town of Santa Barbara provide a stunning backdrop for the journey to Los Angeles. Breakfast
5
  1. Hollywood and Los Angeles Touring
    Begin the day in Malibu with breakfast on the coast. Framed by the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Monica Mountains, Malibu is home to countless movie stars and has been called "27 miles of scenic beauty." A local guide then takes us on a journey through some of the famous sights of Los Angeles, Beverly Hills and Hollywood. Breakfast
6
  1. Free Day or Optional Reagan Library Excursion
    Today has been left open for you to explore Los Angeles at your leisure. A popular on own activity might include Universal Studios, the world's largest motion picture and television studio, which is convenient to our hotel. You may wish to use the Metro to get downtown to visit the NBC, CBS or Disney Studios. You may also wish to join us on an optional excursion to the Reagan Presidential Library with lunch. Located in Simi Valley, the Museum features Air Force One and a full-scale replica of Reagan's Oval Office. This evening join your traveling companions for dinner hosted by your Tour Manager. Breakfast and dinner
7
  1. Homeward Bound
    Today bid farewell to your newfound friends and take home memories of the sights and sounds of California's coast. There will be one group transfer to Los Angeles International Airport for flights home after 11:00 a.m. Breakfast
Accommodations

Lodging

Days One through Three

Holiday Inn Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco, California

Days Four through Six

Beverly Garland Holiday Inn, Hollywood, California

Dates and Rates
2012 Departure Dates Per Person Twin Single Room Add Triple Room Deduct
June 18 $1,899 $849 $12
September 17 $1,899 $849 $12
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