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Tour Code: WT- California 05
10-Day Tour of San Francisco - Columbia - Sonora - Yosemite - Sonora - Jamestown - Sacramento - Lake Tahoe - Sacramento - Woodland - Sacramento - Napa Valley - Ft. Bragg - Sausalito - San Francisco

Departure: Daily
  • Itinerary

    Day by Day
  • Day 01
    San Francisco

    Join us riding the rails on four of Californias historic trains. From the giant redwoods and the rugged coastline, to the fertile valleys and historic gold rush towns, your tour turns back the clock and affords countless amazing views of Californias beautiful and varied landscape. You begin in San Francisco, the beautiful "City by the Bay."

  • Day 02
    San Francisco

    Board your coach and join a local expert for a guided tour of the city. Highlights include Fishermans Wharf, the famous cable cars, the Golden Gate Bridge and a panoramic view of the city from the imposing Twin Peaks. The afternoon is yours to explore this beautiful city at your leisure. Hop on a cable car, take a ride to the trendy Haight Ashbury area or enjoy the sights at Fishermans Wharf...the opportunities are endless. Tonight, take in a fabulous view of San Francisco as you enjoy dinner at a restaurant on Fishermans Wharf overlooking the bay and the Golden Gate Bridge.

  • Day 03
    San Francisco - Columbia - Sonora

    Today you travel west through Californias central valley, better known around the world as Californias Gold Country. Board the Sierra Railroad, built in 1897 to connect the Gold Country - view unspoiled scenery, relax in luxurious cars and enjoy a fabulous lunch. Later today, travel to Sonora, your home for the next two nights. In its Gold Rush heyday, Sonora was the cosmopolitan city of 1848, attracting people from allover the world.

  • Day 04
    Sonora - Yosemite - Sonora

    A scenic drive brings you into the awe-inspiring Yosemite National Park. Your tour through Yosemites amazing waterfalls, unique rock formations, deep valleys, Alpine meadows and pristine wilderness will leave you absolutely awestruck.

  • Day 05
    Sonora - Jamestown - Sacramento

    This morning travel to Jamestown to visit Railtown, an 1897 state historic park featuring turn-of-the-century locomotives and railcars. This has long been a popular spot for movie makers. "High Noon," "The Virginian," Petticoat Junction" and "Back to the Future Ill" are among the many movies and television shows filmed here. Arrive in Sacramento and enjoy free time to browse the quaint shops. Later, a local guide introduces you to this beautiful city, beginning where Sacramento itself began - at Sutters Fort. Next, view the historic Governors Mansion where Ronald Reagan once resided and the State Capitol building where Arnold Schwarzenegger currently governs over the 5th largest economy in the world. Continue on to Old Sacramento, a preserved historical district featuring over 60 restored gold rush era buildings, wooden sidewalks, cobblestone streets and antique gas lamps. Step back in time and experience what life was like when thousands of "49ers" flocked here to gather supplies before heading to gold country during the California Gold Rush.

  • Day 06
    Sacramento - Lake Tahoe - Sacramento

    Travel east over the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the resort gambling town of Lake Tahoe. 22 miles long and 12 miles wide, Lake Tahoe straddles the California and Nevada border with the Sierra Nevada Mountains as its backdrop. Upon arrival, enjoy a narrated cruise of Lake Tahoe aboard the M. S. Dixie II paddlewheeler. The remainder of your day is at leisure to explore before returning to Sacramento this evening.

  • Day 07
    Sacramento - Woodland - Sacramento

    This morning, travel to Woodland and board the Sacramento River Train to experience a "Great Train Robbery" complete with a Cowboy BBQ. The Sacramento River Train boasts a sparkling gold interior reflecting the areas Gold Rush heritage and follows the scenic route along the Sacramento River. Often referred to as "an amazing experience", be on the lookout for robbers and gunfighters! A delicious barbeque lunch is served picnic-style by the river. An early afternoon return to Sacramento will afford you time to revisit Old Sacramento to shop or to visit the renowned Railroad Museum on your own.

  • Day 08
    Sacramento - Napa Valley - Ft. Bragg

    Arriving in Napa Valley, board the Napa Valley Wine Train, a splendidly restored 1915 Pullman train car, and travel through the picturesque Napa Valley at an unhurried pace. Blend this with innovative cuisine provided by a gracious staff, plus an education on wine tasting and train history, and its certain to be a highlight of your trip. Later, arrive in Ft Bragg. Once a booming logging town, it now serves as the hub for state parks and reserves. Surrounded by the spectacular natural beauty of Northern Californias redwood forests and the Pacific Ocean, youll surely enjoy this unique blend of scenery.

  • Day 09
    Ft. Bragg - Sausalito - San Francisco

    The 121 year old Skunk Train is the most popular attraction on Californias north coast and is considered one of the best scenic trains in North America. Enjoy the journey as the track winds along the Noyo River and through coastal mountains and towering redwoods. A picnic boxed lunch will be served on board. This afternoon you will arrive in Sausalito, a picturesque waterfront community just across the Golden Gate Bridge. Because of its breathtaking views, it is often compared to the French Riviera. This historic town dates back over 100 years and blends old world charm with new world amenities and the unique shops and artist studios will prove that. There will be plenty of time to enjoy this wonderful town. This evening, join your fellow passengers for a farewell dinner at the hotel.

  • Day 10
    San Francisco

    Your tour ends today. However, the many wonderful memories you’ll have made are yours to take home and enjoy for many years to come.

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