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California Rail Tour

  • San Diego
  • Los Angeles
  • San Francisco
  • 10 nights from
  • £2,075 per person
  • Trip Code: RT-1101

Holiday Overview

Travel along the Pacific Coast with this Californian Rail Tour.

Commence from San Diego, near the Mexican border, famous for its beautiful beaches and vibrant Gaslamp Quarter, a hub for bars restaurants and cafes. Onwards to Los Angeles, a city that needs little introduction, home to Beverley Hills and the movie capital of the world, Hollywood. Final stop is the “City By The Bay” San Francisco. Ride a cable car and explore the districts of Union Square and Fisherman’s Wharf and experience Alcatraz Prison, a must see on any San Francisco itinerary. 

10 Nights / 11 Days Start San Diego, End San Francisco (can be done in reverse).

States Visited: California 

Highlights:

Travel along the Pacific Coast

See San Francisco and Alcatraz

Enjoy cosmopolitan San Diego

Indulge in some star spotting in Los Angeles. 

California Rail Tour includes:

  • Return flight from the UK
  • 3 nights accommodation San Diego
  • Amtrak Train San Diego - Los Angeles
  • 3 nights accommodation Los Angeles
  • Amtrak train Los Angeles - San Francisco (Emeryville)
  • 4 nights accommodation San Francisco
  • 2 day San Francisco Bus Tour and Alcatraz ticket
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Day 1 - Fly UK to San Diego

Arrive in San Diego, check into your chosen hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure 

Featured accommodation

Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa

Enhance your experience

The US Grant

2

Day 2 - San Diego

A full day at leisure to explore San Diego, options include the beautiful Pacific Beaches, Balboa Park, The USS Midway Museum & The Gaslamp Quarter.

Featured accommodation

Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa

Enhance your experience

The US Grant

3

Day 3 - San Diego

A full day at leisure to explore San Diego, options include the beautiful Pacific Beaches, Balboa Park, The USS Midway Museum & The Gaslamp Quarter.

Featured accommodation

Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa

Enhance your experience

The US Grant

4

Day 4 - San Diego - Los Angeles

Board the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner (depart 11:15, arrive 14:15) and venture North to Los Angeles.Check  into your chosen hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Featured accommodation

Best Western Sunset Plaza

Enhance your experience

Andaz West Hollywood

5

Day 5 - Los Angeles

A full day od leisure to explore Los Angeles, perhaps visit one of the many theme parks in the region, spend some time at the beach, stroll along the Hollywood "Walk Of Fame", or indulge in some Rodeo Drive retail therapy. 

Featured accommodation

Best Western Sunset Plaza

Enhance your experience

Andaz West Hollywood

6

Day 6 - Los Angeles

A full day od leisure to explore Los Angeles, perhaps visit one of the many theme parks in the region, spend some time at the beach, stroll along the Hollywood "Walk Of Fame", or indulge in some Rodeo Drive retail therapy. 

Featured accommodation

Best Western Sunset Plaza

Enhance your experience

Andaz West Hollywood

7

Day 7 - Los Angeles - San Francisco

Board the Amtrak Coast Starlight (10:10 - 21:54) and journey to San Francisco, please note the main Amtrak station is Emeryville, where there are numerous transport options to take you into downtown San Francisco.

Featured accommodation

Handlery Union Square Hotel

Enhance your experience

Hotel Fairmont San Francisco

8

Day 8 - San Francisco

No trip to San Francisco would be complete without a visit to infamous Alcatraz Island, the former prison home of some America’s most notorious criminals. This included great value ticket combines the city-wide 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Double-Decker bus tour and return ferry tickets to ‘the Rock’

Featured accommodation

Handlery Union Square Hotel

Enhance your experience

Hotel Fairmont San Francisco

9

Day 9 - San Francisco

Spend the day touring San Francisco with your included Hop on Hop Off Bus. Perhpas head across the Golden Gate Bridge to the charming town of Sausilito for lunch?

Featured accommodation

Handlery Union Square Hotel

Enhance your experience

Hotel Fairmont San Francisco

10

Day 10 - San Francisco

A full day of leisure in San Francisco, spend time enjoying this laid back city or perhaps take an optional day tour to a nearby vineyard or the majestic Yosemite National Park

Featured accommodation

Handlery Union Square Hotel

Enhance your experience

Hotel Fairmont San Francisco

11

Day 11 - Depart San Francisco

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