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2-Day Monterey Rails and Wheels Tour from Los Angeles, San Francisco Out

From USD  $363  
Depart from:
Los Angeles, CA; Anaheim, CA
2 Days 1 Night

Highlights: 1 Night hotel. One way by taking AMTRAK train from Los Angeles/Anaheim to Monterey / return by motor coach transfer to San Francisco. Monterey Peninsula tour. 17 Mile Drive.

  • Los Angeles In, San Francisco Out
  • Details

  • Policies

Day 1

Los Angeles - Salinas - Monterey (278 miles)

On AMTRAK train leave Union Station, Los Angeles at 10:15 a.m. (or Anaheim at 8:07 a.m. for additional $15 per person). Riding through suburbs of Los Angeles we see Simi Valley and Fillmore, orange groves and green houses, reaching the Pacific coast at Oxnard. As the train hugs the shores we see the most magnificent vistas. West through Santa Barbara and then turning north at Goleta we pass by Vandenberg Space Station on the way to Pismo Beach. Fields of strawberries and miles of new vines are all around us as we ride north to San Luis Obispo. Soon the train chugs up Cuesta Grade and then drops down going to the horse ranches and pasture lands of Paso Robles. At Camp Roberts we enter Monterey County and run alongside 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 lets us off in Salinas where John Steinbeck chronicled the transformation of Monterey county from the days of depression to the wealthier times. Stay the night in Salinas or car transfer takes us past Laguna Seca to the ocean at Monterey Bay where Golf courses, mansions and scenic drives take over. It should be just after 7:15 in the evening.
Standard Hotel: Bay Park Hotel, 1425 Munras Avenue in Monterey
Day 2

Monterey Peninsula - San Francisco (122 miles)

If guests spent the night in Salinasthey will go on a tour of the area's farms, fields, packing plants and the Steinbeck Center with the help of a local guide. Then, we will meet up with our fellow travelers who stayed in Monterey around 12:30pm before embarking on a tour of this area, visiting Cannery Row, Pacific Grove, 17 Mile Drive and Pebble Beach. Around 4:00pm, we will travel along Highway 10, passing various towns, artichoke and strawberry fields, greenhouses and pastures before we enter the urban sprawl of San Jose. Driving right through the heart of Silicon Valley, we will arrive in San Francisco around 7:30pm, bringing an end to our journey.
  • Pacific Grove, CA

    This coastal city lies in Monterey County. Author John Steinbeck lived in a cottage here for many years. Musicians Janis Joplin and Frank Zappa also lived here for some time.
  • Departure & Return

Location Address Departure
Anaheim, CA map link 2150 East Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA 92806 (Anaheim, CA) 8:07am
Los Angeles, CA map link 800 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012 (Los Angeles, CA) 10:15am
  • Free hotel drop-off: we will arrive San Francisco after 7:30 and the trip ends at your hotel.
  • Price Includes

  • 1 night hotel accommodation
  • AMTRAK train tickets from Anaheim or Los Angeles to Monterey
  • Transportation to San Francisco
  • Entrance fee for 17 Mile Drive
  • Tour of Monterey Peninsula
  • Tax
  • Price Excludes

  • Costs of all optional tour activities
  • Air fares
  • Laundry, valet, telephone calls, wines and liquors other than those specified.
  • All meals and drinks during the trip, but the tour guide will arrange for.
  • All other private expenses, gratitude to tour guide
  • Additional Note

  • Dinning on the Train: The Dinning Car on Coast Starlight offers a truly unique restaurant style dinning experience to both sleeping Car and Coach passengers. In addition, all passengers are invited to relax, socialize and dine in the Cafe Lounge Car.
Single Double(/person) Third Person
Adult Child
(Age 5-11)
$484 $363 $297 $187

Pricing Policy

  • Child Rate: Child rates apply to those 5 to 11 years and using existing bedding with 2 full-paying passengers (regardless of ages). Children under 5 years old are free of charge. All expenses for children under 5 (cribs, rollaway bed, meals, etc.) are payable locally.
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Booking Information
1 Departure Date:
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3 Departure:
 8:07am East Katella Ave - Anaheim, CA +$10
 10:15am N Alameda St - Los Angeles, CA
Total Fares:
$0.00(incl. tax and fees)
  • Policies


  • Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a receipt of booking by email. Within 72 hours of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email confirming the booking status. Please do not book any airline tickets until you receive the status of your booking.


  • You will receive an confirmation email (e-ticket) after your order was received. Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Email (e-ticket). When you reserve your attractions and services you will be asked to print e-tickets to present when you arrive at your destination. You must print the e-tickets and take them along on your trip; they are your proof of purchase.

Terms & Condition


The purchase of any travel services represents your acceptance Terms & Conditions set out herein. Please ensure that you read carefully and understand these Terms & Conditions prior to booking.

Hotels listed for each tour may change due to special events, conventions or other reasons beyond our control.

Meals when included are with a choice of menu. Dinner includes soup or salad, main course, dessert and coffee, milk or tea. Wine, bar beverages, appetizers or fancy desserts are at extra cost to you. Vegetarian, Kosher or other diets can not be guaranteed but you can order appropriate items.

Baggage checked with us is brought to and from the hotel rooms in Monterey and Solvang on the Cypress tour. In case of loss, our maximum liability is $500.00 or repairs up to $50.00 for damage other than normal wear and tear. Baggage handling is not included for Yosemite tours.

Cancellations and refunds
Regardless of reason, cancellations result in costly charges from our travel and hotel providers covering penalties and fees incurred by canceling confirmed and pending bookings. Therefore, cancellation penalties and or fees will apply. Time of cancellation will be determined when notice is received and confirmed by our office. Notice of cancellation must be made directly to TakeTours through web mail at Contact Us. Your refund request will be answered and processed promptly. If you do not receive any reply within 2 business days, that means your request is not received successfully; thus, the tour status remains "confirmed". Please contact us immediately at 617.354.2101.

Cancellation penalties per person as follows; there is 6% handling fee of refund amount.(Notification day and departure day are not counted)

  • Up to 21 days before tour date the charge is $50 per person.
    A handling fee of $25 per booking will be charged for any alteration or revision made to a reservation.
  • 20 to 3 days prior tour date the charge is 50% of the tour cost.
    A handling fee of $55 per transaction will be charged for any alteration or revision made to a reservation.
  • 2 days to 24 hours prior tour the charge is 75% of the tour cost.
    A handling fee of $75 per transaction will be charged for any alteration or revision made to a reservation.
  • Less than 24 hours or No Show the charge is 100% of the tour cost.
    We don't accept any alteration or revision made to a reservation.
  • The refund is the amount paid minus the cancellation charge and handling fee.
  • We cannot grant refunds more than 30 days after completion of tour.

Itinerary Variations
We constantly strives to improve tour itineraries and features. If such improvements can be made, or unforeseen circumstances beyond our control make changes necessary - we reserve the right to vary itineraries and to substitute hotels. At certain peak periods duplicate departures may operate, and sometimes in reverse order in which case hotels may vary from those stated on the itinerary pages.

Tour Cancellation
We reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule any tour departure in accordance with operating requirements (e.g. minimum number of passengers) or circumstances beyond its control. If cancellation is made any time prior to departure* of the tour, TakeTours' only liability will be to refund to the passenger the amount it has received for the tour booking. We will try to re-book the same or similar tour. Please note that we are not liable for any cancellation penalties incurred on any other travel arrangements including air tickets purchased separately from customers.

We are not responsible for any other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations.