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California Zephyr Adventure

California Zephyr Adventure

Amtrak through the Rockies, then explore California!

SEPT. 23-29, 2024                             

 

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

YOU WILL NEED TO HAVE YOUR PHOTO ID IN HAND WHEN YOU PHONE IN TO MAKE YOUR RESERVATION.**

 

Departure Cities: 

Omaha, Council Bluffs, Lincoln,York, 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 TrainExcursion

• 13 Meals: 6 Breakfasts (B), 3 Lunch (L), 4 Dinners (D)

  

•Tour Director: Doug Cline

 

Featured Hotels:

  • Amtrak (2) – Roomette or Bedroom

  • South Lake Tahoe, CA – Bally’s Hotel

  • San Francisco, CA (3) – Holiday Inn Express at Fisherman’s Wharf

 

Pricing, per person

 

$3,679 Double Roomette, pp

$4,375 Double Bedroom, pp

$4,827 Single Roomette

 

PAY BY CHECK SAVINGS: $100

EARLY BOOKING SAVINGS FIRST 1-10: $100

EARLY BOOKING SAVINGS FIRST 11-20: $75

 

Day 1

TRANSFER TO OMAHA AMTRAK STATION / BOARD AMTRAK

Board Amtrak later this evening to begin a nostalgic journey on the California Zephyr. Sleep in your own private cabin.

Overnight (2) Amtrak

Day 2

AMTRAK THROUGH THE ROCKIES

It’s daylight when you arrive in Denver. 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

Depending on the arrival time, your sightseeing this morning will include historic Virginia City, a gold rush boomtown. Head to South Lake Tahoe, everyone's favorite, enjoy some "R & R" at your beautiful hotel. Board the MS Dixie II paddle wheeler for a dinner cruise on Lake Tahoe. 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 the famous Napa Valley with its rolling hills and picturesque vineyards that dot the countryside. Head to San Fransisco; 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 CHINA TOWN

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. 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 / 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. 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.

B, 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

B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

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

YOU WILL NEED TO HAVE YOUR PHOTO ID IN HAND WHEN YOU PHONE IN TO MAKE YOUR RESERVATION.**

 

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. 

 

 

Included in the vacation package: 

  • All attractions listed under Tour Highlights

  • Airline flights to Denver and return from San Francisco including baggage fee

  • Transportation aboard Amtrak

  • Lodging accomodations & tax, per itinerary

  • Luggage handling at hotel 

  • All admissions and meals per itinerary 

  • All taxes for included items 

  • Gratuities to driver and tour guide.

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

  • Refreshments & entertainment on coach 

 

Tour Inclusions:

Motorcoach transportation, airfare & airline baggage fees (one bag per person), cruises, and rail transportation as stated in the itinerary, hotel accommodations, all admissions and meals per itinerary, all taxes for included items, gratuities to driver and tour guide, 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, items of personal nature, gratuities for 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. 

 

HOW TO MAKE A RESERVATION 

 

 

Deposit:  $600 per person

 

Final Payment is due 95 days prior to departure, or as stated on your deposit statement. You may remit by 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 + 100% of Airfare

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

30 Days or less to departure - No Refund

 

PROTECTING YOUR TRAVEL    

Your trip investment is worth protecting to safeguard against unexpected events that can prevent you from traveling and being assessed significant cancellation fees. If you are interested in an optional protection plan, please contact Allied or your local travel advisor.

 

FINAL DOCUMENTS 

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. 

 

CHANGES IN ITINERARY  

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. 

 

BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE  

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. *Baggage handling included at hotels where available 

 

INSPIRATION & 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 Tour 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.  

  

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 motorcoaches, airplanes, cruise ships, etc., traversing hotels, restaurants, attractions, other personal needs, etc. Contact Allied if you have any questions.  

 

SINGLE TRAVELERS  

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

 

TRAVELER RESPONSIBILITIES, TERMS & CONDITIONS 

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, 2023. 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.

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Name Address Contact Details
Columbus Hy-Vee Columbus Hy-Vee
3010 23rd St. Please Park in SE Corner of Lot
Council Bluffs Pilot Pilot Travel Center, 2647 S 24th St.
Council Bluffs, IA
En route Pickup points en route
Fremont Walmart Fremont Walmart, 3010 E 23 St.
Exit Hwy 30 & 275 Park in South East corner
Grand Island Bosselman Grand Island, Bosselman, 3335 W Wood River Rd
North West Parking Lot
Lincoln UStop Phillips 66 Lincoln-UStop Phillips 66, 6400 N. 84th Street
Parking on south side of pumps.
Norfolk Allied Office Norfolk, 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. I-29, Exit 143 E 2 blocks
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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