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Yosemite & California Coast by Rail
Featuring a Private Rail Car, Kings Canyon & Sequoia National Park
July 14 - 21, 2018                        $3695*
                                       *$100 per person Discount if Balance is Paid by Check

Trip # 1844
Deposit:  $300
Final Payment:  4/23/18
Single Sup. +$1,000
Optional Insurance:  +$225*

*Must be Paid with Deposit

Package Includes:
*Round Trip Air from Dulles
*7 Nights Hotel Accommodation
*Hotel Transfers
*Baggage Handling
*Motorcoach Transprotation
*7 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch & 4 Dinners
*Sightseeing per Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Los Angeles - Today fly to Los Angeles to begin your Yosemite & California Coast by Train experience. Upon arrival meet your Tour Director and transfer to your Los Angeles/South Bay area hotel to check in for an overnight stay. Enjoy a Welcome Dinner this evening with your fellow travelers.  Meal - (D) Overnight: South Bay Beach Cities/Los Angeles Area

Day 2: LA – California Coast Railcar – Monterey - Today transfer to Los Angeles' Union Station to board the California Coast Railcar, a private deluxe dome train car. Ride in style along the California Coast and interior farmlands to the Monterey/Carmel area. Lunch, dinner, cocktails & snacks are included onboard during this unique and scenic full-day rail experience. Disembark early evening in Salinas where a short transfer brings you to your Monterey hotel to check-in for a two-night stay.  Meals - (B,L,D) Overnight: Monterey

Day 3: Monterey/Carmel - This morning visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium, one of the world's best and home to 35,000 plants & animals representing 623 species of marine life.  Spend time at the famous 1/3 million gallon tank highlighting California coastal sea life. Later wander, shop or dine in Monterey's historic Cannery Row area. This afternoon travel along Scenic 17-Mile Drive through Pacific Grove. Much of the drive hugs the Pacific Coast and passes Pebble Beach and Lone Cypress Point. Later visit the quaint town of Carmel for bit of leisure time to shop & explore the art galleries.  Meal - (B) Overnight: Monterey

Day 4: Monterey – Salinas – Yosemite Park Area - Travel to historic Old Town Salinas, the childhood home of author John Steinbeck and visit the National Steinbeck Center. Founded in 1977, the center houses the largest collection of Steinbeck archives in the United States. Later journey inland through the fertile San Joaquin Valley, known as the breadbasket of California & stop at a Fruit Stand in the fertile Central Valley. Later climb the scenic foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains & arrive at your overnight accommodations near Yosemite National Park for a 2-night stay. Enjoy dinner this evening with your fellow travelers.  Meals - (B,D) Overnight: Yosemite Area

Day 5: Yosemite National Park - Spend the day touring & visiting Yosemite National Park, one of the America's greatest natural wonders. Enter the spectacular Yosemite Valley to view the giant iconic formations of El Capitan & Half Dome and breathtaking Yosemite Falls, the highest in North America. Enjoy free time to take in the immense beauty of this spectacular and historic national park.  Meal - (B) Overnight: Yosemite Area

Day 6: Kings Canyon & Sequoia National Parks - Today travel south along scenic General's Highway, named in 1875 by conservationist John Muir. Visit Kings Canyon National Park, a testament to nature's size, beauty and diversity - huge mountains, rugged foothills, deep canyons & vast caverns. Later visit Sequoia National Park to see the world's largest trees including a sequoia tree which is 275-feet high & 36- feet in diameter. Later arrive in Visalia for your overnight stay.  Meal - (B) Overnight: Visalia

Day 7: Visalia – Los Angeles - This morning travel via motorcoach to Los Angeles and arrive for lunch on your own & maybe a little shopping at The Grove and the historic LA Farmer's Market. This afternoon embark on a panoramic Los Angeles City Tour featuring Beverly Hills, Rodeo Drive, Hollywood, Grauman's Chinese Theater and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Later check into your South Bay Beach Cities/Los Angeles area hotel. Tonight enjoy a Farewell Dinner at a popular South Bay restaurant.  Meals - (B,D) Overnight: South Bay Beach Cities/Los Angeles Area

Day 8: LAX - Home - Today fly home with wonderful memories of your Yosemite & California Coast by Train TourMeal - (B)

Rail Notes

•Program is limited to 44 passengers

This itinerary is approximate.  The exact times, days and destinations may vary due to unforeseen circumstances.

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