Unpack Once • AMTRAK Coast Starlight to Monterey • Carmel & 17 Mile Dr

4 Days - Tour Dates: December 31 - January 3, 2019
7 Meals Included
Guaranteed Departure!

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Price Per Person:

$1499.00 Double Occupancy
$1529.00 Single Occupancy

Cash Early Booking Discount
SAVE $100 - First 1-10 Clients
SAVE $75 - 11-20 Clients
Price is from Los Angeles ONLY
Call AFC for other cities

Tour Highlights:

  • Round Trip Home Pick-up
  • Return Airfare from San Jose
  • 4 Day First Class Escorted Vacation
  • 7 MEALS: All 3 Breakfasts (B), 2 Lunches (L), 2 Dinners (D) with holiday dinner on the train and a seafood dinner in Monterey
  • AMTRAK Coast Starlight train from LA Union Station to Monterey • Relax and take in the scenery while enjoying on-board meals, wine, and cocktails
  • Nightly wine & cheese at the hotel
  • 17-Mile Drive with Pebble Beach Lodge
  • Tour Old Custom House & Colton Hall
  • Visit Carmel Village with free time
  • John Steinbeck Museum in Salinas
  • Deluxe Motorcoach with Restroom
  • AFC Tour Manager Chris McCool
  • Baggage Handling, Airport Transfer to San Jose

Daily Itinerary:

Day 1 - Monday, 12/31/2018 - Travel back to a bygone era of style, service and supreme comfort! Upon boarding your first-class, AMTRAK train car, you can relax and settle back and be pampered as the diverse scenery of California drifts by your window from your business class seat or from the panoramic domed observation car. It’s a sentimental journey you’ll remember forever.  All Aboard!

New Year's Eve / AMTRAK Starlight Train to Monterey
Our Home Pick-up service will transport you from your home to the Los Angeles Union Station to board the famous AMTRAK “Coast Starlight” train traveling north to Monterey.  Enjoy your upgraded Business Class seat, complimentary drinks in the domed observation lounge, and included lunch and dinner (choice of menu) in the elegant dining car.  Celebrate New Year’s Eve on board the train celebration en route to Salinas. Enjoy an open bar plus wine on board the train. Upon your evening arrival, transfer by coach to your Monterey hotel, conveniently located right on Cannery Row and surrounded by many restaurants, shopping, & attractions. - Lunch - Dinner
Day 2 - Tuesday, 1/1/2019 - New Year's Day / 17 Mile Drive
Morning tour of the Monterey Bay Peninsula including Pacific Grove, the world famous 17-Mile Scenic Drive, and Pebble Beach Lodge. Return to Monterey for an included seafood lunch on Fisherman’s Wharf. Next, visit the historic Old Custom House and tour Colton Hall, where the California state constitution was adopted. Return to your hotel for a free evening or join your tour manager for an optional dinner on Cannery Row. - Breakfast - Lunch
Day 3 - Wednesday, 1/2/2019 - Salinas Steinbeck Museum / Fisherman’s Wharf Lunch 
Motor east to the lettuce capital of the world, Salinas. Tour through the fascinating John Steinbeck Museum and learn about this great  American author who wrote such books as Of Mice and Men, Cannery Row, Grapes of Wrath, and East of Eden.  Then drive to nearby Carmel Village with time to browse the shops & art galleries of this quaint oceanfront town.  Return to your hotel for wine & cheese prior to tonight’s Farewell Dinner at a fine local seafood restaurant on the Wharf. - Breakfast - Dinner
Day 4 - Thursday, 1/3/2019 - Free Time / Fly Home from San Jose
Enjoy a morning walking tour of Old Historic Monterey and visit an 1800’s adobe building. Then transfer to the San Jose airport for the short flight home. Home shuttle is included back to your home. - Breakfast

Additional Tour Information:

  • Monterey (3) -  Victorian Inn  ♦♦♦+
A quaint Inn located on Cannery Row, within walking distance to restaurants and attractions
San Antonio or Austin
Phoenix, Las Vegas or Albuquerque

5-Day Tour - December 30, 2018-January 3, 2019
Includes Round Trip Home Pick-up, Round Trip Air, Transfers &
Pre-night in a Los Angeles hotel
Austin & San Antonio  $1,949pp Double     $2,249 Single
Phoenix, Las Vegas & ABQ  $1,799pp Double      $2,389 Single