May 01, 2024 — May 07, 2024

California Rail Discovery

About the Tour

Begin your trip with a two night stay in San Francisco. A tour of the “City by the Bay” will show the city’s many highlights & features a San Francisco Bay Cruise for spectacular views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and the beautiful skyline. Later cross over the Golden Gate Bridge to visit Muir Woods National Monument to see some of the oldest & the tallest Redwood trees in the world. Next travel into Napa Valley Wine Country for a Winery Tour & Tasting to sample some local wines while learning about wine making. Next travel to Sacramento and arrive at the Old Sacramento Waterfront to visit the California State Railroad Museum. Drive through Old Sacramento, a unique 28-acre National Historic Landmark District that lives in homage to California’s Gold Rush of 1849. Continuing your travels, board Amtrak’s California Zephyr which heads east into the spectacular snow-capped Sierra Nevada Mountains and disembark in Truckee near Lake Tahoe. Enjoy three nights in the scenic and popular South Lake Tahoe area. Discover Reno & its National Auto Museum and the historic town of Virginia City, once considered the richest city in America during its Old West mining days. Enjoy a Lake Tahoe Paddle Wheeler Cruise for breathtaking scenery & Emerald Bay exploration. Finally a Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant will cap off your western adventure.



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