Central Coast, Hearst Castle, Big Sur, Monterey, & Yosemite by Amtrak and bus
6 Days/ 5 Nights
Tour includes :
Day 1: Anaheim or Los Angeles to Paso Robles. 258 miles by AMTRAK Coast Starlight train
Day 2: (L) Paso Robles / Hearst Castle/ Monterey. 110 miles tour and 117 miles by train and bus.
The Wine Wrangler driver guide 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. Back to Paso Robles for the train at 4:45. At Camp Roberts we enter Monterey County and along the Salinas River oil fields give way to the Valley, one of the richest agricultural areas in California. Riding through one of the largest vineyards we come upon miles of broccoli, lettuce, flowers and berries. It is best to have dinner on the train. Around 6:36 you reach Salinas where John Steinbeck chronicled the transformation of Monterey county from the days of depression to the wealthier times. The AMTRAK bus takes us to Monterey. It should be just after 7:15 in the evening. A short 5 minute cab ride takes you to Bay Park Hotel.
Check in at Bay Park Hotel. Relax at this full service hotel.
Day 3: (B) Monterey Peninsula Tour - then to San Francisco. 154 miles by motor coach.
Have breakfast and spend the morning at the hotel. Between noon and one meet the tour motor coach from San Francisco. Spend the rest of the day in historic Monterey, Cannery Row, Pacific Grove looking at golf courses, mansions and scenic vistas. See the Pacific crashing on the rocks and swirling around on the 17 Mile Drive, where the Lone Cypress stands guard. Brush with luxury at the resorts of Pebble Beach. Time in Carmel by the Sea for shopping & browsing. After five we go east through Fort Ord and Castroville to Highway 101 as the artichoke and strawberry fields and green houses give way turning north along the San Andreas fault line through Gilroy and Morgan Hill. The urban sprawl emerges as we enter San Jose. The pace quickens and slows with the traffic driving through the Silicon Valley then past San Francisco International Airport arriving at your hotel in the City around 7:30 p.m. check in Handlery Union Square Hotel.
Notes: Picnic lunch on the second day and breakfast on the third day are included in the tour price. It is best to have lunch on the first day and dinner on the second day on the train. With so much to enjoy in Monterey you can spend an extra day and night at Bay Park Hotel coming to San Francisco on the 4th day.
Day 4:. Friday San Francisco to Yosemite. 215 miles.
Day 5: Saturday Glacier Point - San Francisco. 274 miles.
Day 6: Sunday Check out by 11:00 a.m.
6 Day Deluxe Motor-coach Tour LA5Y
This tour can start on any date - subject to hotel availability
Reservations and payments have to be made at least 16 days in advance
Price from now throughout 2013
Tour price per person in U.S. Dollars.
Child rate 5 to 18 years old - sharing room with adult.
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