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Get a taste of the Californian coastline while enjoying relaxing travel by rail as you journey from Los Angeles to San Francisco by train. Glimpse the lifestyle of the rich and famous in the art-filled estate at Hearst Castle and soak up the picturesque landscapes as you travel through verdant agricultural fields and sprawling vineyards. Discover the historic streets of Monterey and the Spanish mission style of Carmel-by-the-Sea before taking in the famous vistas along 17 Mile Drive.

Lifestyles of the Rich, bubblegum + art

From the energised streets of Los Angles, travel by train through the Simi Valley to meet the Pacific Coast at the seaside city of Oxnard. Follow the coast north through the Mediterranean-inspired streets of Santa Barbara and on to San Luis Obispo, renowned for its 18th-century Spanish mission style. Admire works by contemporary Californian artists at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art and add your own touch to the gum-covered walls of Bubblegum Alley.

From San Luis Obispo, embark on a half-day trip to visit the heritage-listed Hearst Castle, which was designed by acclaimed architect Julia Morgan for the newspaper tycoon, William Randolph Hearst. After his death in 1951, the estate was opened for visitors to wander through its lavish rooms and admire his extensive collection of art and antiques.

Enjoy a picnic lunch or perhaps a stop to visit one of San Luis Obispo’s wineries, boarding the train to travel north to Salinas. Enjoy beautiful vistas of green pastures framed by the carriage windows as you track through the horse country of Templeton and take in the sweeping vineyards of Paso Robles. On arrival in Salinas, you’ll be transferred to the lively community of Monterey.

Sardines + Spanish Mission Style

Embark on a guided tour of historic Monterey, stopping to explore the shops and restaurants in the former sardine-packing factories of Cannery Row and admire the Victorian homes of Pacific Grove. Travel along 17 Mile Drive where the famous “Lone Cypress” overlooks the wave-eroded cliffs and visit the charming beach city of Carmel-by-the-Sea to admire its ornate Spanish mission style and go shopping in the eclectic boutiques.

Then board the train that will take you inland to the charismatic city of San Francisco where your journey ends. Take time to explore its hilly streets on foot or by tram and cruise to the offshore island of Alcatraz, then either walk or cycle across the iconic orange span of the Golden Gate Bridge.


Amtrak tickets Los Angeles to San Luis Obispo + Monterey, transfers on arrive to the hotels, 2 nights accommodation, transportation, sightseeing + meals as specified. Need to know: This is an independent package + transportation that can either be coach, rail, chauffeured car + some transfers by taxi that can be arrange for you.

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