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California Rail Discovery


March 29, 2023 - April 4, 2023 $3,495
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California Rail Discovery

New! – A crimson bridge, cable cars, a sparkling bay, and streets lined with elegant Victorian homes—San Francisco is undeniably one of the world’s great cities. Reason enough to join us on a spectacular seven-day journey through Northern California on the California Rail Discovery.

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Highlights & Inclusions:

  • Roundtrip Airfare from Detroit Metro Airport
  • San Francisco City Tour
  • Muir Woods
  • Napa Valley Winery Tour & Tasting
  • Sierra Nevada Rail Journey
  • California State Railroad Museum
  • San Francisco Bay Cruise
  • Lake Tahoe Paddle Wheeler Cruise
  • Old Sacramento Waterfront
  • Virginia City, NV
  • Reno & National Auto Museum
  • 6 Nights Hotel Accommodations
  • Hotel Transfers
  • Professional Tour Director
  • Baggage Handling at Hotels

Save $100 per person when you make your final payment by check prior to the final payment due date.

Day 1
March 29, 2023

Today board your flight bound for the San Francisco Bay Area for 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 at a popular restaurant in the Fisherman’s Wharf/Pier 39 area. (D) Hotel Zephyr or Westin St. Francis Union Square, San Francisco

Day 2
March 30, 2023

Today enjoy a San Francisco City Tour to see the Civic Center area, Chinatown, Golden Gate Park, Union Square, Seal Rocks & Pier 39. Experience a San Francisco Bay Cruise featuring views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz & the city’s skyline. This afternoon cross over the Golden Gate Bridge en route to visit Muir Woods National Monument to see some of the oldest & the tallest Redwood trees in the world. Later enjoy time at leisure to browse the storefronts along Fisherman’s Wharf, sample a chowder filled sourdough bread bowl or take a Cable Car ride. (B) Hotel Zephyr or Westin St. Francis Union Square, San Francisco

Day 3
March 31, 2023

This morning travel into California’s famous Napa Valley, where hundreds of wineries prosper and stop for a Winery Tour & Tasting to sample some local wines while learning about wine making. While Napa is best known for its prodigious Cabernet Sauvignon production, growing conditions are favorable for a wide range of grapes. This afternoon travel to Sacramento and arrive at the Old Sacramento Waterfront to visit the California State Railroad Museum to see beautifully restored railroad cars and locomotives that illustrate rail history in California and the West. Old Sacramento was 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. Later check into your hotel for an overnight stay in the “River City”. Tonight join your fellow travelers for dinner at a local restaurant in Sacramento. (B,D) Hyatt Regency or Embassy Suites, Sacramento

Day 4
April 1, 2023

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) Lake Tahoe Resort, Harrah’s or Harvey’s Lake Tahoe, Stateline/South Lake Tahoe

Day 5
April 2, 2023

This morning travel through historic Carson City, capital of the Silver State of Nevada enroute to Reno 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 & Bret Harte. Return to your Lake Tahoe hotel for an evening at your own pace. (B) Lake Tahoe Resort, Harrah’s or Harvey’s Lake Tahoe, Stateline/South Lake Tahoe

Day 6
April 3, 2023

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, take a gondola ride up the mountain or experience the amenities of your hotel. Tonight’s Farewell Dinner will be at a local restaurant in the area. (B,D) Lake Tahoe Resort, Harrah’s or Harvey’s Lake Tahoe, Stateline/South Lake Tahoe

Day 7
April 4, 2023

This morning transfer to the Sacramento Airport & fly home with wonderful memories of your California Rail Discovery. (B)

Trip Facts

  • March 29 - April 4, 2023
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