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Amtrak Rail Extravaganza

from the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Ocean

Departing saturday march 17 for 9 days / 8 nights

Come aboard the California Zephyr, The Pacific Surfliner & the Coast Starlight and experience the Colorado Rockies, the Californian Countryside and the Pacific Ocean in the most relaxing and majestic way. This is a spectacular rail tour with breathtaking scenery from the snow capped mountains of Denver to the warmth of Southern California. If you've never been on a rail tour before, now is the time to experience one.

As you climb through the heart of the Rockies, and further west through the snow-capped Sierra Nevadas, you can’t help but be in awe of the scenery. You'll spend 9 days / 8 nights on this tour and your fully escorted vacation includes transportation from Rapid City to Denver, an overnight in Denver then an overnight aboard the California Zephyr (through the Colorado Rockies). Then two overnights in San Francisco including a city tour and bay cruise around Alcatraz. Then it's all aboard the Coast Starlight Train to San Luis Obispo two nights. The next morning we take the Pacific Surf-Liner day service to San Diego with over half the journey running right along the Pacific Ocean. Finally we enjoy two nights in San Diego with a city tour and whale watching tour included. Finally, we fly back to Rapid City from San Diego.

In addition there are many meals included. You’ll be sharing a sleepette private compartment in bunk bed style aboard the California Zephyr Train. For an extra $500 per person, you can travel in style and stay in the deluxe compartment aboard Amtrak with private facilities. If you have never traveled by train but have always wanted is the time to do it!!

scenic train highlights include:

  • Rocky Mountains
  • Sierra Nevadas
  • Moffat Tunnel
  • Colorado's Gore, Byers and Glenwood Canyons
  • Winter Park
  • Truckee River
  • Donner Lake
  • San Pablo Bay and the Carquinez Strait

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Itinerary at a Glance

Starts: Saturday March 17th 2018
Ends: Sunday March 25th 2018

What's Included

  • Road transportation from Rapid City to Denver & overnight in Denver
  • Overnight aboard the California Zephyr then two overnights in San Francisco
  • Sightseeing and Bay Cruise in San Francisco
  • Coast Starlight Train to San Luis Obispo and overnight for two nights
  • Pacific Surf-Liner day service to San Diego then two nights San Diego
  • San Diego City Tour & San Diego Whale watching
  • All meals aboard trains
  • Flights back to Rapid City from San Diego including baggage fees – 1 bag per person, 50lbs maximum


  • Price: $2,895pp (double occupancy)
  • Single Supplement: add $1,295

Tour Brochure

How to Book

  • Deposit of $500pp due at time of booking
  • Payment of $750pp by October 31st 2017
  • January 5th 2018 - Final Balance Due 
  • Booking Form

What You'll Need

  • A camera is a must
  • Binoculars would be a great idea
  • A light jacket as temperatures cool off in the evenings
  • Passports are not required for this tour
  • Photo ID is however required for the train and flights (Driver’s License)

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