- Anaheim or Los Angeles through Santa Barbara to San Luis Obispo or Paso Robles for overnight stay
- Hearst Castle Tour and San Simeon coast
- Return to Los Angeles or Anaheim or continue to San Francisco
Day 1 - Anaheim or Los Angeles to San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles. 258 miles by AMTRAK Coast Starlight train:
On AMTRAK train leave Anaheim at 8:07 or Union Station, Los Angeles at 10:15 a.m. See Simi Valley, orange groves and green houses, reaching the Pacific coast at Oxnard. As the train hugs the shore we see the most magnificent vistas west through Santa Barbara. Turning north at Gaviota past Vandenberg Space Station fields of strawberries and miles of new vines are all around us on the way to Pismo Beach. Reaching San Luis Obispo at about 3:40 the train chugs up Cuesta Grade and then drops down to the horse ranches of Templeton and pastures and vineyards of Paso Robles arriving around 4:45. Overnight at Apple Farm in San Luis Obispo or Paso Robles Inn.
Day 2 - (L) Paso Robles - Hearst Castle:
Enjoy the scenic view as we make our journey over to the Enchanted Hill. You will visit the elephant seals at the Piedras Blancas Rookery before heading over to America’s castle. At the castle, you will be guided to the National Geographic Theater to view “Hearst Castle – Building the Dream” in large screen format before venturing up the hill to “Tour 1 -The Experience Tour”. This is a combination tour that makes the story of William Randolph Hearst a truly memorable experience! After the tour, you enjoy a gourmet deli lunch at/near the Castle. We may stop at a local winery or do some shopping in downtown Cambria. This is an all inclusive and all day adventure. Please wear comfortable clothing in light layers.
Return to Los Angeles:
To go to Los Angeles or Anaheim board the Coast Starlight train at 3:20 p.m. from San Luis Obispo station. Through Pismo Beach via Vandenberg Space station near Gaviota see some of the most scenic ocean views all the way through Santa Barbara to Oxnard. Turning inland around 6:00 the train goes past miles of orange groves then through Fillmore and Simi Valley to Glendale. At about 9:00 we arrive in the heart of the great metropolis of Los Angeles at the Union Station that you may recognize from many Hollywood films. Taxicabs to downtown locations cost about $20, twice as much to Hollywood, West Los Angeles, and Beverly Hills. To the Los Angeles International Airport Fly Away bus leaves every half hour, takes about 45 minutes cost only $7. Going further south Surfliner 596 reaches Anaheim at 10:51.
Day 2 for Going to San Francisco: 205 Miles
Board the Coast Starlight train leaving at 3:35 p.m. At Camp Roberts we enter Monterey County and along the Salinas River oil fields give way to the Valley, one of the richest agricultural areas in California. Riding through one of the largest vineyards we come upon miles of broccoli, lettuce, flowers and berries. The train stops briefly in Salinas where John Steinbeck chronicled the transformation of Monterey country from the days of depression to the wealthier times. Staying north along the San Andreas fault line through Gilroy and Morgan Hill soon the artichoke and strawberry fields and green houses give way to the urban sprawl that emerges as we enter San Jose. Continuing along the east bay past the salt flats and marshes we reach Oakland at 9:32 where the bus waiting for us takes us to San Francisco arriving just after 10:00 p.m.
The Dining Car offers a truly unique restaurant style dining experience to both Sleeping Car and Coach passengers. Enjoy regional wines and regionally inspired dishes prepared by our talented chefs, all the while enjoying a level of service you'd expect of a fine restaurant. In addition to the Dining Car, all passengers are invited to relax, socialize and dine in the Cafe Lounge Car. The Lounge Car offers extended hours and a more casual environment where you can satisfy your appetite with sandwiches, snacks, beer, cocktails, wine, and an assortment of sodas and juices.
Chumash Paso and Castle Tour - 2 days – Tour Code LA1PH
Available almost daily except on certain holidays and weekends
** Price per person - 2017**
|Tour Code: LA1PH||Double||Single||Triple||Child|
|2 days Chumash Paso and Castle||$436||$546||$414||$370|
Cost per person in U.S. Dollars. child 5 - 11. Please note each room has two double beds. It will be too small for three adults. We recommend you to reserve two rooms for three adults.
One way or Round trip by AMTRAK Coast Starlight
1 night's hotel, 1 picnic lunch
Room and meal tax and tips.
Hearst Castle Tour
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