- Motor coach or train to Monterey
- Cannery Row, 17 Mile Drive, Pebble Beach, Carmel, overnight in Monterey
- Amtrak Coast Starlight train through Salinas Valley, Paso Robles, Vandenberg AFB, Santa Barbara coast
- Arrive Los Angeles Union Station
About the tour:
This independent trip is made possible by taking motor coach tour from San Francisco to Monterey, spending a night there and then AMTRAK train to Los Angeles.
Day 1 - San Francisco to Monterey 154 miles:
Pick up from your hotel around 8:30 a.m. Departure by 9:00 a.m. Driving via Half Moon Bay or through Silicon Valley to Castroville. See miles of artichoke and strawberry fields with beautiful views of Monterey Bay. By midday stop at Cannery Row allowing time for lunch. Drive along the seaside flower gardens of Pacific Grove to 17 Mile Drive. See the ocean crash on shore and mansions and golf courses. Stop at Pebble Beach. Continue to Carmel by the Sea, the idyllic village with its art galleries and cottages set in Pine trees. Arrive at your hotel by 5:30.*Bay Park Hotel, Monterey.
Day 2 - Monterey to Salinas and Los Angeles. 375 miles:
After a relaxing morning, at 10:15 Sal's taxi (prepaid) transfers you to Salinas Train Station. This takes about 30 minutes. AMTRAK Train #11 that started in Seattle the day before now takes us through the Salinas Valley, center of Monterey Country's agricultural region. The route takes us by Salinas River through small towns, fields of lettuce, broccoli and acres of green houses. Suddenly by King City we see miles and miles of newly planted vineyards where just a few years ago there was only cattle pasture. The oil fields appear and then the military installations at Camp Roberts. Soon we reach historic Paso Robles. Leaving the level areas we now climb Cuesta Grade and drop down to sea level at San Luis Obispo.
The ocean briefly appears at Pismo Beach. Heading south the rails go by Vandenberg Space station and near Goleta you see some of the most scenic ocean views all the way through Santa Barbara to Oxnard. Turning inland in early evening the train goes past miles of orange groves then through Fillmore and Simi Valley to Glendale and the great metropolis of Los Angeles. It is now about 9:00 p.m. as we arrive at the in the heart of Los Angeles at the Union Station that you may recognize from many Hollywood films. If you are staying in Los Angeles taxicabs to downtown locations cost about $20, twice as much to Hollywood, West Los Angeles, and Beverly Hills or to Los Angeles International Airport. If you are going further south the train connects to Surfliner #794 at 10:05 that arrives in Anaheim at 10:51. See Traveling by Amtrak Coast Starlight Train
Coast Starlight - California coastal experience:
THE DINNING CAR & CAFE LOUNGE CAR ON COAST STARLIGHT
The Dinning Car offers a truly unique restaurant style dinning 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 Dinning 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.
Monterey Sea and Land - 2 days – Tour Code SA1M
Available almost daily except on certain holidays and weekends
** Price per person - 2017**
Cost Per Person in U. S. Dollars child 5 - 11
|Tour Code: SA1M||Double||Single||Triple||Child|
|2 days Monterey Sea and Land||$363||$484||$297||$187|
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.
This independent trip is made possible by taking motor coach tour or train from San Francisco to Monterey. Tour of Cannery Row, Pacific Grove, 17 miles driver, Pebble Beach, Carmel spending a night in Monterey and then AMTRAK train to Los Angeles. The motor coach is operated by Tower Tours or other local sightseeing operators. If you have any questions contact us.