No-flying vacation • Monterey Bay, Yosemite, Sequoia, & Kings Canyon

6 Days - Tour Dates: September 24 - 29, 2018
13 Meals Included

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Price Per Person:

$1959.00 Double Occupancy
$1869.00 Triple Occupancy
$2369.00 Single Occupancy

Cash Early Booking Discount
SAVE $75 - First 1-10 Clients
SAVE $50 - 11-20 Clients

Tour Highlights:

  • Round Trip Home Pick-up
  • No Flying Tour: All Coach and Train
  • 6-Day First Class Escorted Vacation
  • 13 MEALS: All 5 Breakfasts (B), 4 Lunches (L), 4 Dinners (D)
  • Private Deluxe Dome Rail Car: Relax in your restored, vintage dome car & enjoy meals + wine & cocktails from LA to Monterey
  • California’s National Parks: Yosemite, Kings Canyon, and Sequoia Redwoods  
  • Monterey Aquarium and Cannery Row
  • 17-Mile Drive, Pebble Beach, Carmel
  • John Steinbeck Country with National Museum and lunch at his boyhood home
  • Deluxe Motorcoach with Restroom
  • AFC Tour Manager Pat Conway (Sept)
  • Baggage Handling, AFC Vacation Manager

Daily Itinerary:

Day 1 Monday, 9/24/2018 - Train to Monterey
Transfer by shuttle van to meet your vacation manager at LA’s Union Station. Board your private deluxe dome train car and ride the rails north along the California coast and interior farmlands to Monterey. En route, enjoy gourmet meals including wine and cocktails.  Arrive in Salinas this evening and transfer to your Monterey Bay hotel for a two night stay.
Day 2 Tuesday, 9/25/2018 - Monterey & Carmel
This morning, visit the world famous Monterey Bay Aquarium, home to over 500 species of marine life and a one-million gallon fish tank. Free time for shopping at adjacent Cannery Row. This afternoon, motor along scenic 17-Mile Drive with stops in Pacific Grove (Pebble Beach Lodge and Lone Cypress Point). Free time in quaint Carmel village to browse the art galleries and shops. Return to your hotel for a wine & cheese party prior to a seafood dinner at Fisherman's Wharf.
Day 3 Wednesday, 9/26/2018 - Monterey to Coursegold
Motor east to Salinas, lettuce capital of the world and boyhood home of author John Steinbeck. Visit the National Steinbeck Center, dedicated to the life and works of one of America's most endearing authors. Learn about his novels East of Eden and The Grapes of Wrath. Enjoy a home-cooked lunch at the original house of young Steinbeck. Then, drive across the fertile San Joaquin Valley and tour a working vegetable farm prior to arriving in the town of Coursegold for two nights.
Day 4 Thursday, 9/27/2018 - Day Trip to Yosemite National Park
Spend a full day exploring one of America’s truly great natural wonders, Yosemite National Park, set aside for posterity by Abraham Lincoln in 1864.  Enjoy a guided open air tram tour of the valley floor with stops at Yosemite Falls, El Capitan, and Half Dome Rock. Pause at world famous The Majestic Yosemite Hotel (Ahwahnee Lodge) for an included lunch. In June, the falls should be overflowing from the spring snowmelt. And in late September, the foliage is truly a sight to behold. Return to your hotel and relax before your included dinner.
Day 5 Friday, 9/28/2018 - Sequoia & Kings Canyon
Motor into the magnificent Sierra Nevada Mountains along scenic General’s Highway, named in 1875 by conservationist John Muir. Visit Kings Canyon National Park & marvel at the awesome 2,000-foot deep granite canyon. Stop for a picnic lunch in Sequoia National Park (altitude 6,800'). In Grant Redwood Grove, visit Fallen Monarch Sequoia & the General Grant Tree, a 275-ft. high sequoia redwood tree with a 36-ft. diameter. Then, drive down out of the mountains to the farmlands of Visalia. Our Farewell Dinner is at a local restaurant.
Day 6 Saturday, 9/29/2018 - Visalia to LA & San Diego
Motor south through the Central Valley as you make your way home. In Los Angeles, your coach makes several convenient stops en route to San Diego. At these stops, you will be met by shuttle vans and transported back home.

Additional Tour Information:

  • Monterey (2) - Victorian Inn
  • Coursegold (2) - Chukchansi Lodge
  • Visalia (1) - Hampton Inn Visalia
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