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California Zephyr Adventure

California Zephyr Adventure

Amtrak through the Rockies, then explore California!

Sept 12-18, 2022                              Prestige Tour


**Please note: The name you give at reservation MUST MATCH your photo ID



Departure Cities: 

Omaha, Council Bluffs, Lincoln, York, Grand Island, Norfolk, Columbus, Fremont, & Sioux City  

Call for air from your home 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  

•12 Meals: 5 Breakfasts (B),  

3 Lunch (L), 4 Dinners (D)  

  • Tour Director: Verla Youngquist

Featured Hotels:

  • Amtrak (2) - Roomette or Bedroom

  • South Lake Tahoe, CA - Montbleu Hotel

  • San Francisco, CA (3) - Courtyard Fisherman's Wharf


Pricing, per person

  • $3,289 Double, Roomette

  • $3,875 Double, Bedroom

  • $4,195 Single, Roomette


Pay By Check Savings:  $120 per person

Early Booking Savings for Passengers 1-10 = $80

Early Booking Savings for Passengers 11-20 = $50

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.

B, L, D

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

B, D

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

B, L

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. Spend time at Pier 39 with shops and eateries, as well as maybe getting a closeup view of the harbor seals that make the wharf their home. 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. This evening, join your friends at a special dinner in Chinatown.

B, D

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.

L, D

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.


B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

**Please note: The name you give at reservation MUST MATCH your photo ID



Level 3:  Requires moderate physical activity.  There may be long days; travelers should have the ability to stand or walk for extended periods of time. 


Allied Departure Cities: 

Omaha, Council Bluffs, Lincoln, York, Grand Island, Norfolk, Columbus, Fremont, & Sioux City  


Included in the vacation package: 

  • All attractions listed under Tour Highlights 

  • RT Transportation aboard Amtrak and Airline

  • Lodging accomodations & tax, per itinerary

  • Luggage handling at hotel 

  • 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 Inclusions:

Motorcoach transportation, airfare, cruises, and rail transportation as stated in the itinerary, hotel accommodations, all admissions and meals per itinerary, all taxes for included items, gratuities for step-on guides and wait staff (for included meals), luggage handling at hotels when available, and services of a professional tour director (see cruises and International tours for tour director minimums). 


Not included on the motorcoach, cruises, rail, fly-in, and International tours are meals not listed in the itinerary, optional tours, travel insurance, room incidentals, alcoholic beverages, luggage fees assessed by airlines, items of personal nature, gratuities for tour director, driver, rail or cruise staff, required documentation for air tours, tours entering Canada/International travel, government fees, passport & VISA fees, airport departure taxes, any vaccination fees/requirements, and other miscellaneous fees. 



Reserving your place on an Allied tour is as simple as 1-2-3  

1. Choose a tour from the catalog or online at  

2. Call Allied Tour to check availability and give passenger details. Call 402-371-3840 or Toll Free 1-800-672-1009, or book online at  

3. Send your deposit. The deposit is required within seven days of making your reservation. Please see additional information for deposit amounts. You will receive a confirmation 

    of your deposit once your payment is received. 


Deposit:  $300 per person


Final Payment is due 95 days prior to departure, or as stated on your deposit statement. You may remit by personal check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover or American Express.



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

95 Days or More ........ Full Refund 

94 to 50 Days ........... 40% of the Tour Cost + 100% of Airfare

49-31 Days .............. 75% of the Tour Cost  + 100% of Airfare

30 Days or less to departure - No Refund



We recommend travel insurance to protect your payments from cancellation fees. Your trip investment is worth protecting, and travel insurance is the best way to safeguard against unexpected events that can prevent you from traveling and being assessed significant cancellation, interruption, medical, or other fees. Contact Allied for travel insurance information. 



Tour payments can be protected from cancellation charges for a nominal fee when traveling on one of our motorcoach tours. The CPP must be purchased prior to or at final payment. For complete plan information, please contact Allied or your local travel advisor. 



Travel documents will be sent approximately two weeks before departure, provided full payment has been received. The documents will include a detailed itinerary, departure times and locations, hotel lists, medical forms, luggage tags, and other helpful information. 



Tour prices in this publication are effective as of October 1, 2021, and are 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, fuel price fluctuations, taxes, typographical errors, or other reasons, etc. Due to the volatility of airfares and flight schedules, tours utilizing air transportation are subject to change both in price and routing. Submitting your deposit is an acknowledgment of your agreement to these terms. 



The order of events and hotels scheduled on 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. 



Portage for one suitcase (per person) is included in the tour price. Due to limited motorcoach 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. *Baggage handling included at hotels where available 



Due to tour schedules, we are unable to make any special provisions for worship services. Many tour directors share a “Thought for the Day,” verses of inspiration, or a short prayer to start the day. 



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. 



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 schedules & assumes no liability for injury, damage, loss, accident, delay, or irregularity, & can accept no liability for losses or personal injury or property damage, or additional expenses due to delay or changes in the 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 for the benefit of the tour and/or tour members, including canceling the tour if necessary. All rates are subject to change & are based on current tariffs available & current exchange rates as of October 1, 2021. AT or property owners are not liable for any loss/damage to vehicles parked at departure locations. All baggage is at the owner’s risk. The purchase of baggage & 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 these conditions. No refund or 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 or climate of locations to which you may travel. You assume full responsibility for checking & verifying any & all passport, visa, vaccination, or other entry requirements of your destination(s) & 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 & agree that the courts In Madison Co., NE will be the exclusive jurisdiction for all claims brought by you or AT. Travelers may be photographed for the promotional purposes of 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 Hy-Vee Columbus Hy-Vee
3010 - 23rd St * please park SE corner of Lot
Council Bluffs-Pilot Pilot * 2647 South 24th - Council Bluffs
En route Pickup points en route
Grand Island Bosselman Bosselman * 3335 West Wood River Road Parking in
North West Parking Lot
Grand Island Quality Inn Quality Inn-I-80 & Hwy 281 * 308-384-7770
Lincoln Arrow/Allied 5250 Superior Street - Lincoln Arrow Bus Barn
Park behind the north fence & look for bus
Norfolk Allied Office Allied Tour Office - 720 East Norfolk Ave.
Omaha - Arrow Stage Lines Omaha -- Arrow Stage Lines
4220 South 52nd St.
Sioux City New Victorian Sioux City -- New Victorian Inn
3101 Singing Hills Blvd. (I29, Exit 143 east 2 bl)
York-Petro York - Petro Travel Center -I-80 & York Exit
Park on North side in space with an E-for employee
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