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California Zephyr Adventure

California Zephyr Adventure

Amtrak through the Rockies, then explore Californi

Sept 14-20, 2018

 

Departure Cities:  Omaha, Lincoln, Council Bluffs, Grand Island, Norfolk, Columbus, Fremont & Sioux City.

 

Allied's Tour Highlights:

  • Private compartment on Amtrak

  • All meals in the diner on Amtrak

  • Lake Tahoe Dinner Cruise

  • Napa Valley Tour & Winery Visit

  • 3 Nights at Fisherman's Wharf

  • Alcatraz Tour

  • 17 Mile Drive

  • Coastal Redwoods Steam Train Excursion

  • Accommodations at Fisherman's Wharf for 3 nights

  • 13 Meals: 6 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 4 Dinners

  • Tour Director: Vonis Schroeder

Featured Hotels:

  • Amtrak (2) - Roomette or Bedroom

  • South Lake Tahoe, CA - Montbleu Hotel

  • San Francisco, CA (3) - Holiday Inn Express at Fisherman's Wharf

 

Pricing, per person, when booked by January 31, 2018:

  • $2,719 Double, Roomette

  • $3,299 Double, Bedroom

  • $3,395 Single, Roomette

 

Pricing, per person when booked after January 31, 2018:

  • $2,769 Double, Roomette

  • $3,349 Double, Bedroom

  • $3,545 Single, Roomette

 

Pay By Check Savings:  $95 per person

 

Book by May 15, 2018 (Valentine's Day) and save $60 per person!

Day 1

Transfer to Omaha Amtrak Station/Board Amtrak

Board Amtrak in Omaha late this evening to begin a nostalgic journey on the California Zephyr. Sleep in your own private cabin as you make your way across Nebraska and eastern Colorado.

Overnight (2) Amtrak




Day 2

Amtrak Through The Rockies

It's daylight when you arrive in Denver. Wake up to enjoy breakfast on the train in the diner. Then, sit back and relax as the incredible scenery of the Rockies passes by your large viewing window. You'll enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner in the diner during this incredible journey.




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Day 3

Virginia City/Carson City/Lake Tahoe Dinner Cruise

This morning enjoy your last meal on the train before arriving in Reno. Depending on the train schedule and your time of arrival, your sightseeing this morning will include historic Virginia City where your local guide will provide the history, geology and characters that made up this gold rush boom town. Take a brief tour of Carson City, Nevada's capital, where you'll see such sights as the Governor's Mansion, the Legislative buildings, Capitol Mall, and more. Head to South Lake Tahoe, everyone's favorite, where you'll enjoy some "R & R" at your beautiful hotel. Transfer to Zephyr Cove where you'll board the MS Dixie II Paddlewheeler for a dinner cruise on Lake Tahoe. The natural beauty of Lake Tahoe provides dazzling vistas of the Sierra and the dramatic splendor of Emerald Bay. An elegant dinner is served as you cruise the pristine water said to be 99% pure.

Overnight South Lake Tahoe, CA







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Day 4

Napa Valley Tour/San Francisco

Today, tour famous Napa Valley with its rolling hills and picturesque vineyards that dot the countryside. Your local guide will provide a narrative as to the importance of the soil and weather conditions that make Napa Valley wines so famous around the world. Enjoy a picnic lunch at one of the wineries. Your hotel is ideally located right in Fisherman's Wharf! Evening at leisure.

Overnight (3) Fisherman's Wharf

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Day 5

San Francisco Tour/Alcatraz Tour/Pier 39/Dinner in Chinatown

This morning, your local guide will take you on a tour of San Francisco to include Golden Gate Park, Financial District and more. This afternoon is reserved for a tour of Alcatraz Island. See where the Bird Man of Alcatraz spent his time, as well as other notorious prisoners. If you choose not to participate in the Alcatraz tour, a credit of $30 will be applied to your tour. Spend time at Pier 39 with all sorts of shops and eateries, as well as maybe getting a close-up view of the harbor seals that make the wharf their home. This evening, join your friends at a special dinner in Chinatown.

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Day 6

Redwood Forest Steam Train/Pebble Beach Golf Course/17 Mile Drive/Dinner on the Monterey Pier

Today, travel to Monterey. Ride through the towering redwoods hundreds of years old on a 19th century steam train at Roaring Camp. Travel Pacific Grove Loop that takes you past beautiful homes nestled right at the ocean's edge. 17 Mile Drive, one of the most breathtaking coastal drives in the world is next. Meander through the Del Monte forest and see the famed Lone Cyprus Tree. Stop at Pebble Beach Golf Course and see the 18th hole and beautiful club house. Your last evening will be special when you enjoy a delicious dinner on the Monterey Pier with your travel mates.

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Day 7

Cable Car Ride/Travel Home

The fun is not over yet as one cannot visit San Francisco without a ride on a cable car. Spend a bit more time at Pier 39 before heading to the airport for your flight back home to Omaha.

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B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

This tour includes average physical activity. You should be in good health, able to climb stairs and walk reasonable distances.

 

Allied Departure Cities:  Omaha, LIncoln, Council Bluffs, Grand Island, Norfolk, Columbus, Fremont & Sioux City

 

Included in the vacation package: 

  • All attractions listed under Tour Highlights RT Transportation aboard Amtrak and Airline

  • Six nights lodging accomodations & tax 

  • Luggage handling at hotel 

  • Meals, as listed in itinerary

  • Hotel accommodations as listed in itinerary 

  • All admissions and meals per itinerary 

  • All taxes for included items 

  • Gratuities to step-on guides and wait staff (for included meals on Prestige Tours) 

  • Refreshments & entertainment on coach 

  • Tour Director: Vonis Schroeder

 

Not included are meals not listed in itinerary, optional tours, optional travel insurance, room incidentals, alcoholic beverages, items of personal nature, gratuities for tour director or driver.

 

Deposit:  $300 per person

 

Final Payment is due 65 days prior to departure, or as stated on your deposit statement. You may remit by personal check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover or American Express.

 

Cancellations:

Days to Departure.......Cancellation Fee, per person

95 Days or More ........ Full Refund 

94 to 50 Days ........... 40% of the Tour Cost 

49 to 31 Days ........... 75% of the Tour Cost 

30 Days or less to departure - No Refund

 

Travel Insurance We strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance to protect your deposits from cancellation fees. Your trip investment is worth protecting and it's the best way to safeguard against unexpected events that can prevent you from traveling and being assessed significant cancellation fees. Contact Allied Tours for travel insurance information.

 

Changes in Itinerary The order of events and hotels scheduled in your tour are subject to change. Every effort will be made to preserve the original quality of attractions and hotels when circumstances necessitate a substitution.

 

Changes in Tour Price Tour prices in this publication are effective as of September 15, 2017 and subject to fluctuation due to the U.S dollar exchange rates and energy rates. Our best effort has been made to publish this information as accurately as possible. The right is reserved to change tour rates as deemed necessary by current currency and fuel price conditions. Due to the volatility of airfares and flight schedules, tour utilizing air transportation are subject to change both in price and routing.

 

Baggage Allowance Portage for one suitcase (per person) is included in the tour price. Due to limited motor coach capacity, your single bag should have dimensions not exceeding 30" x 21" x 11" and weigh no more than 50 lbs. Small carry-on bags are allowed and are your responsibility. Most airlines assess a baggage fee. This fee is not included in the tour price and is paid for at airport check-in.

 

Special Needs Travelers needing special assistance must notify Allied Tours at the time of booking. Persons requiring assistance must be accompanied by a companion who can help with these special needs as tour directors and drivers have obligations to the whole group. See your current tour book for details of customer responsibility.

 

Tour Provided by Allied Tours.

 

RESPONSIBILITY: Allied Tours, Inc. (AT) acts only as an agent for suppliers. AT is not responsible for acts or omissions of the suppliers or their failure to provide services or adhere to their own schedules and assumes no liability for injury, damage, loss, accident, delay or irregularity, and can accept no liability for losses or personal injury or property damage, or additional expenses due to delay or changes in bus or other services, sickness, weather, strikes, war, quarantine, terrorism or other causes. All such losses or expenses will have to be borne by the passenger. The right is reserved to accept or withdraw any tour if circumstances require it. AT reserves the right to make any changes deemed necessary to the benefit of the tour and/or tour members. All rates are subject to change and are based on current tariffs available and current exchange rates as of September 15, 2017. All baggage is at owner's risk. The purchase of baggage and travel insurance covering cancellation, interruption, medical, baggage, etc., is recommended. The issuance and acceptance of tickets/vouchers or the payment of the required deposit or any partial or full payment for reservations on these trips shall be deemed to be consent to the above conditions. No refund of unused portions of the tour can be made unless agreed to prior to the departure of the tour. The usual contract in use by the airlines and other transportation companies when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the purchaser of the tour and/or the passenger. The services of any ARC and/or IATAN carrier may be used on this program. AT has no special knowledge regarding the financial condition of the suppliers or unsafe conditions at locations to which you may travel. You assume full responsibility for checking and verifying any and all passport, visa, vaccination, or other entry requirements of your destination(s), and all conditions regarding health, safety, security, political stability, and labor or civil unrest at such destination(s). Passengers hereby release AT from all claims arising out of any problem covered in these paragraphs and agree that the courts in Madison Co., NE will be the exclusive jurisdiction for all claims brought by you or AT.

 

 

 

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Columbus Columbus HyVee
3010 - 23rd Street -please park SE corner of lot
Council Bluffs BW Council Bluffs Best Western
2216 27th Ave. (I-80, exit 1B)
Fremont Fremont Walmart
3010 E 23rd St, Exit Hwys 30 & 275 - special instr
Grand Island Quality Inn Grand Island
Quality Inn I-80 & Hwy 281*308-384-7770
Lincoln-Best Western Plus Lincoln-Best Western Plus
I-80, Exit 403, 27th Street Exit, South
Norfolk Norfolk
Allied Tour Office - 720 E. Norfolk Ave.
Omaha - Arrow Stage Lines Omaha -- Arrow Stage Lines Depot
4220 South 52nd St.
Sioux City Sioux City -- New Victorian Inn
3101 Singing Hills Blvd. (I29, Exit 143 east 2 bl)
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