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California Dreamin' by Rail

8 day/7 night journey from $3409 per person share twin
Flights are additional

Sale Period

Until sold out


8 day/7 night journey from
per person share twinFlights are additional

California Dreamin'

Enjoy sun, culture, wine, and perhaps even celebrities on this California Dreamin' train tour up the Golden State's breathtaking coast. This trip of a lifetime kicks off in Los Angeles with tours of Rodeo Drive and Beverly Hills. Then, you'll head to Santa Barbara, land of glorious beaches, for some fun in the sun. Treat your palate with delicious wine in the vineyards of Paso Robles. Spend a day touring the architectural wonder, Hearst Castle. Finally, experience beautiful San Francisco with a deluxe sightseeing tour, which includes the Japanese Tea Garden, Fisherman's Wharf, and of course, the Golden Gate Bridge. This tour of the California coast is one you won't want to miss!

Deal Includes
 8 nights hotel accommodation (2 nights Los Angeles, 2 nights Santa Barbara, 2 nights Paso Robles, 2 nights San Francisco)
 Sightseeing tour of the Stars' Homes and Hollywood
✔ Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Santa Barbara

 Sightseeing winery tour of Paso Robles
 Sightseeing tour of Hearst Castle
 Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of San Francisco
 One-way Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara; Santa Barbara to Paso Robles; Paso Robles to San Francisco on the Pacific Surfliner® Coast Starlight®

Flights are additional

8 Days/7 Nights Journey
From $3409 per person, share twin
Based on select departures between 05,26,31Oct  & 01,10,17,24Nov 24

Departs daily, year round

Other dates available, ask us for pricing. 


Day 1: Los Angeles 
Welcome to the “City of Angels”! Los Angeles is known as the entertainment capital of the world, so there is much to see and do here. After your arrival, transfer on your own to your hotel and once you're all settled in, venture out and explore this fascinating city that so many movie stars call home. (Overnight in Los Angeles)

Day 2: Los Angeles
Today you'll get up close and personal with movies stars on a trolley ride through Hollywood and its gorgeous surrounding neighborhoods, like Beverly Hills and Bel-Air. See the stunning homes of many A-listers, like Tom Cruise, Madonna, Jackie Chan, Nicolas Cage, Angelina Jolie, and many more! Don't forget to take in the beautiful scenery along the ride! Your guided tour will be an exciting and enjoyable experience that you will never forget. (Overnight in Los Angeles)

Day 3: Los Angeles to Santa Barbara
Get ready for some breathtaking views of the Pacific Coast! Early this morning, transfer on your own and board Amtrak's Coast Starlight® to Santa Barbara. When you arrive in Santa Barbara this afternoon, transfer to your hotel to settle in and then feel free to explore all this charming coastal town has to offer. With art woven throughout the entire city, Santa Barbara is an art-lover's paradise. (Overnight in Santa Barbara)

Day 4: Santa Barbara
Today you will discover the enchanting seaside haven known as Santa Barbara through a narrated tour aboard an open-air trolley car. Visit popular hot spots, like the Santa Barbara Courthouse, Santa Barbara Zoo, Museum of Natural History, Old Town, and Old Mission. After your tour, you'll have the rest of the day to enjoy Santa Barbara's great shopping, chic restaurants, and exquisite art galleries at your leisure. (Overnight in Santa Barbara)

Day 5: Santa Barbara to Paso Robles 
Travel to the station and board Amtrak's Coast Starlight to Paso Robles, one of California's hidden gems. The fertile valleys and long stretches of Pacific Ocean shoreline provide a stunning backdrop for your journey. Upon arriving in Paso Robles, spend some time exploring the quaint town square, which offers lots of charming shops and delicious restaurants. (Overnight in Paso Robles)

Day 6: Paso Robles and the Vineyards
Fancy yourself a wine connoisseur? Then today is just what you need! Enjoy a celebrated Paso Robles wineries tour, which includes visits to between 4 - 6 different award-winning wineries. Winemaking is a way of life in Paso Robles, and this tour will not disappoint. A leisurely vineyard picnic lunch is included. After your wine tour is complete, head back to the town square for more shopping. (Overnight in Paso Robles) L

Day 7: Paso Robles to San Francisco
Today you'll enjoy a day tour of the legendary Hearst Castle, one of the most historic estates in the U.S. This beautiful mansion, otherwise known as La Cuesta Encantada—Spanish for “Enchanted Hill” was designed by architect, Julia Morgan for newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst. Hearst Castle features 165 rooms, 127 acres of gorgeous gardens, and a renowned art collection. Your transfer to Amtrak is included today, where you will board the train to San Francisco. Upon arrival in Emeryville, you will have a short motorcoach transfer across the bay to San Francisco. (Overnight in San Francisco)

Day 8: San Francisco
Explore all San Francisco has to offer on a hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of this magnificent city. Highlights of your tour include many of the city's prized hotspots, like the Opera House, Old Mission Dolores, the Japanese Tea Garden, the San Francisco Bay, Fisherman's Wharf, and, of course, the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. This evening, dinner in Fisherman's Wharf is included with your stay. (Overnight in San Francisco) D

Day 9: Own Arrangements
This morning your organised arrangements come to an end.  We recommend to extend your stay and explore more of San Francisco.

Our packages are based on dynamic pricing which means you get the best available rates of the day at the time of booking. Pricing is subject to current availability and pricing may change without notice.

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Terms and Conditions

Valid for new bookings only until further notice or until sold out.   Prices are dynamic, providing best available rate of the day at the time of booking. Pricing is subject to availability at the time of booking confirmation and may change without notice. • Advertised prices are per person share twin in NZ dollars for cash or eftpos purchase only. Credit card fees will apply.  •  Twin share is two people doing the same travel arrangements and sharing a room, using existing bedding.  • Advertised prices are correct as at 07May 24 but may vary due to exchange rates • Airfares are not included and are an additional cost • Please check with your House of Travel agent on payment schedule. •   Amendment and cancellation fees apply • Surcharges and closeout dates may apply • No refund for unused services • Surcharges may apply to event period dates • Please ask your House of Travel consultant for full details. HOT Code: RAIL

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