California Del Monte e Castello – 3 days

Bus and Train
Round trip from San Francisco
to Monterey, Big Sur, Central Coast,
Hearst Castle, Paso Robles

3 days / 2 nights
San Francisco to Monterey by Motor Coach. Monterey to Paso Robles and back to San Francisco by Amtrak.

Tour includes :
Tour to Monterey, train to Paso Robles then on to Los Angeles.
Two nights hotel, 1 dinner, 1 breakfast, 1 lunch including tax
and 17 mile Drive fees. Hearst Castle Tour from Paso Robles, and Wine tasting.

Day 1: San Francisco to Monterey 154 miles.
Pick up from most hotels in San Francisco starting 8:15 a.m. Departure by 9:00 a.m.          Driving along San Andreas Fault turn west to Half Moon Bay and then south on the Pacific Coast Highway One to Santa Cruz with beautiful views of the ocean. Reaching Monterey by mid day, after a short tour stop at The Cannery Row allowing time for lunch or optional visit to Aquarium.  Seaside gardens of Pacific Grove to 17 Mile Drive see the ocean crash on shore and mansions and golf courses.  Stop at Pebble Beach.  Continue to Carmel by the Sea the idyllic village with its art galleries and cottages set in Pine trees.  Arrive at your hotel by 5:30.

*Bay Park Hotel, Monterey. Dinner & Breakfast

Day 2: Monterey to Paso Robles. 98 miles.
After a relaxing morning, at 10:45 AMTRAK Thruway motor coach transfers you via to Salinas Train Station. AMTRAK Train # 11 leaves at 11:48, just in time for lunch going through Salinas Valley, center of Monterey County’s agricultural region by the river and small towns, fields of lettuce, broccoli and acres of green houses. Around King City we see miles of newly planted vineyards where just a few years ago there was only cattle pasture.

The Dinning Car offers a truly unique restaurant style dinning experience to both Sleeping Car and Coach passengers. Enjoy regional wines and regionally inspired dishes prepared by our talented chefs, all the while enjoying a level of service you'd expect of a fine restaurant. In addition to the Dinning Car, all passengers are invited to relax, socialize and dine in the Cafe Lounge Car. The Lounge Car offers extended hours and a more casual environment where you can satisfy your appetite with sandwiches, snacks, beer, cocktails, wine, and an assortment of sodas and juices.

The oil fields appear and then the military installations at Camp Roberts. Passing Mission
San Miguel we reach Paso Robles at 1:38. We are met by The Wine Wrangler (tour company) for a short tour of this interesting quintessential small town and a winery visit with tasting.

*Paso Robles Inn or similar hotel. 
Click here for
pictures of traveling by Amtrak

Day 3: Paso Robles to Hearst Castle and return to San Francisco. 255 miles.

he Wine Wrangler takes you about 45 minutes west to the coast and then on Highway One to San Simeon. *Tour No. 1 of Hearst Castle built by Julia Morgan during the 1920s and 1930s for the art collection of world famous newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst. This 2 hour tour is ideal for first time visitors with an easy walk, a total of about 150 steps. Enjoy a picnic lunch and stop for shopping or visit a winery. Continue to San Luis Obispo. Board The Coast Starlight Train at 3:43pm going north through Salinas and San Jose arriving in Oakland around 9:32 with a transfer to San Francisco arriving by 10:05 p.m. (Dinner available on the train)


Since 1924 California Parlor Car Tours
has operated quality motor coach tours where driving is best left to locals who know and connecting with trains in scenic areas. Carefully planned itineraries, well chosen meal stops, essential sightseeing, tours, admissions and rooms at better class hotels are taken care of for you. Dinner on the first night and breakfast on the second day are included. All other meals are on your own at the hotels and restaurants, light or full as you choose. There's plenty of free time in Monterey. You can walk, hike, ride a bike, play golf, discover places, visit museums, the Mission, or jus relax. THIS combination of tours, transfers, hotels etc. is for independent travelers who can understand and accept minor delays and changes that are inevitable.

AMTRAK (Coast Starlight Train)


Comfortable reclining seats on Coast Starlight


Beautiful Ocean View from the train


Parlor Car (Vista Dome) and Dinning Car


Burger and chips on the train   &   Sun Luis Obispo train Station  

THIS combination of tours, transfers, hotels etc. is for independent travelers who can understand and accept minor delays and changes that are inevitable.

Requires a minimum of 2 persons.    ***THIS IS NOT A GROUP TOUR***

3 Day Deluxe Motor coach and Amtrak Train
Tour Code:SF2MH
Available Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday. Other days on request.

Year 2012





Tour Code SF2MH





Tour price per person in U.S. Dollars. Child rate is 5 to 18

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