Day 1 Seattle (Amtrak Coast Starlight) - Medford (448 miles)
Today, we will enjoy an unforgettable Starlight Coast Amtrak ride from Seattle. This train route is regarded as one of the best scenic train routes in the world, and a perfect way to experience the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. In the evening, we will arrive in Eugene, OR, then head to Medford for the night.
Day 2 Medford - Burney Falls - Redding - Sacramento - San Francisco (439 miles)
In the morning, we will go to Burney Falls, California's most beautiful waterfall. Afterwards, we will come to the Sundial Bridge, a glass bridge that crosses the Sacramento River. In the afternoon, we will arrive in Sacramento to visit the California State Capitol. In the evening, we will return to San Francisco.
Day 3 Berkeley - San Francisco City Tour - Modesto (105 miles)
We visit the campus of UC Berkeley in the morning. From the nostalgic campus, Golden Gate Bridge and Golden Gate Straight can both be seen! Afterward, we'll drive to San Francisco, home to over 50 rolling hills and surrounded by water on 3 sides. Then we'll visit the Golden Gate Bridge before visiting Fisherman's Wharf. Here you can take an optional cruise on the San Francisco Bay (own expense). Next, we will visit Madame Tussaud or Exploratorium and then we'll visit the only building remaining from 1915 world's exposition, the Palace of Fine Arts. You may take a in-depth city tour at your own cost this afternoon. Stay overnight in Modesto.
Day 4 San Francisco - Yosemite - Los Angeles (446 miles)
In the morning we'll depart from the hotel towards Yosemite National Park. Giant trees, mountains, and sparkling streams and lakes, glacier-carved canyons, all these unique features make up Yosemite. Take a walk in the woods and enjoy the fresh forest air. After lunch, we'll travel across Central Valley of California, where over half of the fruits, nuts, and vegetables grown in the country are produced every year. In the evening we'll return to Los Angeles.
Day 6 Tour Options: Theme Parks, City Tour, or Shopping
Today, guests may choose any of the options listed above.
Day 7 Los Angeles - Las Vegas (228 miles)
Today, we will journey through the San Bernardino Valley Area and the immense Mojave Desert to fabulous Las Vegas. Upon our arrival in Vegas in the afternoon, guests are free to spend their time as they please. There is an optional night tour for exploring the city.
Day 9 Las Vegas - Barstow - Los Angeles (272 miles)
In the morning, we will visit the Ethel M Chocolate Factory and admire its Botanical Cactus Garden. From Feb 15, 2020, we'll visit Seven Magic Mountains before stop in Barstow, CA, to visit the Tanger Outlets. Afterward, we will continue to LA, where guests will transfer to the airport for their departure flights. Alternatively, guests can choose to depart from Las Vegas, but are required to arrange their own transportation to the airport. Please see "Departure and Return" for more detailed information regarding when to schedule flights.