6 Days California Oceano e Monte 

Central Coast, Hearst Castle, Big Sur, Monterey, & Yosemite by Amtrak and bus

6 Days/ 5 Nights
Los Angeles to San Francisco

Tour includes :
Amtrak Los Angeles to Paso Robles and Monterey. Night in Paso Robles, Hearst Castle tour, Motor Coach Tours to Monterey, 17-Mile Drive fee, Yosemite National Park, 5 nights hotel, 1 dinner, 1 lunch, 1 breakfast,  and tax.

Day 1:  Anaheim or Los Angeles to Paso Robles. 258 miles by AMTRAK Coast Starlight train
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On AMTRAK train leave Anaheim at 8:07 or Union Station, Los Angeles at 10:15 a.m.  See Simi Valley and Fillmore, orange groves and green houses, reaching the Pacific coast at Oxnard. As the train hugs the shore we see the most magnificent vistas west through Santa Barbara. Turning north at Gaviota past Vandenberg Space Station fields of strawberries and miles of new vines are all around us on the way to Pismo Beach. On arrival in San Luis Obispo around 3:43 the hotel van takes you to Apple Farm Inn. Check in for the night. 
Overnight at 
Apple Farm Inn, San Luis Obispo.  Dinner  

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.
6:30am departure and Merced arriving Yosemite about 12:30. Brief Valley Sights tour.
Yosemite Lodge at the Falls. 

Day 5: Saturday Glacier Point - San Francisco. 274 miles.
8:30 a.m. departure for a 4 hour, 64 mile tour to Glacier Point (about 7,200 feet elevation) OR take the 26 mile 2 hour Yosemite Valley Floor Tour. Afternoon free. Leaving Yosemite at 3:45 p.m. we shall be back San Francisco by 8:30.
Handlery Union Square Hotel

Day 6: Sunday Check out by 11:00 a.m.
Tour ends on check out from the Hotel or stay longer in San Francisco.

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

 Year 2013 Double Single Triple Child
Tour Code: LA5Y

$ 1,273

$1,973 $1,078 $413

Tour price per person in U.S. Dollars.

Child rate 5 to 18 years old - sharing room with adult.

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