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California Zephyr 2021

California Zephyr 2021

Amtrak through the Rockies, then explore California!

Sept 20-26, 2021                              Prestige Tour


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



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

  • 12 Meals: 5 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 4 Dinners

  • Tour Director: Eileen Toussaint

Featured Hotels:

  • Amtrak (2) - Roomette or Bedroom

  • South Lake Tahoe, CA - Montbleu Hotel

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


Pricing, per person

  • $2,949 Double, Roomette

  • $3,329 Double, Bedroom

  • $3,679 Single, Roomette


Pay By Check Savings:  $120 per person

Early Booking Savings for Passengers 1-10 = $80

Early Booking Savings for Passengers 11-20 = $40

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



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

  • 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 


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 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


Travel Insurance 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.


Final Documents Approximately two weeks prior to your departure date, you will receive your final documents. Departure times, a hotel list, detailed tour itinerary, medical form and luggage tags will be included.


Changes in Tour Price Tour prices in this publication are effective as of September 15, 2020 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.


Changes in Itinerary The events, attractions, restaurants 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.


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.


Single Travelers Single travelers are guaranteed one seat on the motor coach and may be seated next to another traveler if the tour is full.


Inspiration and Faith 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.


Traveler Conduct & Special Needs Tours are fun, but the enjoyment of the tour is based on everyone being friendly and cooperative. Allied reserves the right to accept or decline any passenger on any tour if Allied Tour determines a passenger would be detrimental to the tour. Once a tour departs, any passenger disruptive to the group may be required to leave the tour. Expenses to return home would be the responsibility of the passenger. No refunds will be issued for unused portions of the tour. Passengers will be required to abide by local mandates to participate in activities, meals, etc.


Please notify us of any special needs at the time of reservation. We will make all reasonable efforts to assist with your travel arrangements. However, it is strongly recommended that a traveling companion come along to help with any special needs of anyone with a disability. Allied Tour Directors have responsibilities for the entire group and can’t provide one-on-one care. This includes boarding of motor coaches, airplanes, cruise ships, etc. and traversing hotels, restaurants, attractions, or other personal needs, etc. Contact Allied if you have any questions.


TRAVELER RESPONSIBILITIES, TERMS & CONDITIONS: Allied Tours, Inc. (AT) acts only as agents 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, pandemic/epidemic, 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. 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 and are based on current tariffs available and current exchange rates as of September 15, 2020. AT or property owners are not liable for any loss/damage to vehicles parked at departure locations. 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 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 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. 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
Fremont Walmart Fremont Walmart
3010 E 23rd St, Exit Hwys 30 & 275 - special instr
Grand Island Bosselman Bosselman * 3335 West Wood River Road Parking in
Gravel lot by Motel 6. Meet bus at gravel lot entr
Grand Island Quality Inn 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 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)
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