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Rails and Sails of the Sierra Nevada

Rails and Sails of the Sierra Nevada


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Itinerary

Countries Visited

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Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in San Francisco
Arrive in San Francisco and transfer to your lodging in the Fisherman's Wharf area. Meet your Tour Manager in the hotel lobby at 6:00 p.m. for dining suggestions.

Day 2: San Francisco Touring and Bay Cruise
Embark on a guided tour of San Francisco and see many of the landmarks that made the city known throughout the world. See Union Square, Twin Peaks, Golden Gate Park, Chinatown and the world's most crooked street, Lombard Street. In the afternoon, set sail on a narrated San Francisco Bay cruise, taking in the city's waterfront, Fort Mason, the Presidio, Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. Tonight, dinner is on Fisherman's Wharf capping off a memorable day. Meals: B, D

Day 3: Ride the California Zephyr through the Sierra Nevada Range
This morning, board Amtrak's famed California Zephyr for the scenic ride through the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountain Range with their rugged mountains and lush forests. Arrive Truckee, Nevada where you board your waiting motorcoach for the drive to the year round resort area of Lake Tahoe which boats casinos and great entertainment for evening fun. Upon arrival, check into the hotel where dinner awaits. Meal: D

Day 4: Virginia City Mine Tour and Carson City
Begin the day in Virginia City. Once a thriving, vibrant metropolis of 25,000 residents because of the Comstock Lode, a rich deposit of silver ore discovered in 1859. At the Chollar Mine experience the real working conditions of a Comstock miner on a guide-led visit down the old mine tunnel. Spend some free time in Virginia City with its wooden sidewalks, historic buildings and lively saloons. Then, make a stop in Carson City at the Nevada State Railroad Museum. See the extensive collection of locomotives, rolling stock, artifacts, photographs and memorabilia directly related to railroads and railroading in Nevada. Later, return to Lake Tahoe. Meals: B, L

Day 5: Lake Tahoe Cruise
This morning view the scenery from the water with a cruise on the turquoise waters of Lake Tahoe, the largest and second deepest Alpine lake in North America. From the deck of the MS Dixie II, view castles and mansions tucked between inlets and picturesque points while enjoying an included lunch. En route to Sacramento, take in the spectacular mountains, breathtaking forests and sparkling clear waters along the way. Meals: B, L

Day 6: Old Sacramento the Old Vine Train
Begin the day at the California Capitol Building where a tour shows you its extensive collection of statues, paintings and portraits. In Old Sacramento, a National Historic Landmark District, sits the California State Railroad Museum. Here, learn the importance the "iron horse" played in connecting California with the rest of the nation. In the afternoon, climb aboard the Old Vine Train where a private "Meet the Vintner" event featuring a small wine tasting and snacks await. Then, enjoy dinner and more wine tastings as the train gently rolls through scenic farmland along the Sacramento River. Meals: B, D

Day 7: Return Home
Our tour ends with a group transfer to the Sacramento International Airport for flights home after 11:00 a.m. Meal: B

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Inclusions

10 Meals (5 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 3 dinners)Round trip airport transfersSpend 2 nights in San Francisco with narrated city tourNarrated bay cruise to see Alcatraz and Golden Gate BridgeRide the famed California Zephyr for a scenic ride through the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountain RangeSpend 2 nights in Lake Tahoe boasting casinos and great entertainment for evening funVisit the once bustling Virginia City and tour the 1859 Chollar MineSee the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson CityLeisurely lunch cruise on the turquoise waters of Lake Tahoe aboard the MS Dixie IITour the California Capitol Building and visit the California State Railroad MuseumFarewell dinner and wine tasting aboard the Old Vine Train$35 in Mayflower Money

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Questions & Answers

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

Mayflower Tours Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
3.9
Accommodations
3.8
Itinerary
4.1
Professional Staff
4.3
Repeat with Operator
3.8
Value for Money
3.7

Ratings based off 162 reviews about Mayflower Tours - currently showing 4 reviews with comments only

Our Tour Manager, Jolie, was outstanding. We were totally impressed with her professionalism, courtesy, empathy, and kindness. She is also informative and a lot of fun. She treated all of us with dignity and warmth. She kept us informed about departure times, meal times,and opportunities for self-touring. We appreciated her cheerful and fun-loving attitude. Our bus driver, Mike was terrific. Great driver, very professional, and personable. He went out of his way to transport us to different destinations and provided great service. The pick up service drivers, Steve and Ken were on-time, courteous and friendly.

First time with Mayflower Tours, it was great. We will travel with them again. The tour guide added optional attractions not listed on the tour itenerary which was a plus to us. Affordable Tours agent, Brendan, was great to deal with too. All and all a good experience.

This trip was amazing. It was exciting, interesting, and I appreciated the free time and flexibility to explore on my own. Elisabetta was an excellent tour specialist. I would travel with her again.

Great trip--lots to see and do.


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