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The Rail Extravaganza from the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Ocean

Departing Saturday April 1 2017 for 9 days and 8 nights

Come aboard the California Zephyr, The Pacific Surfliner & The Coast Starlight and experience the Colorado Rockies in a way you've never done before.

This is a spectacular rail tour with breathtaking scenery from the snow capped mountains of Denver to the warmth of Southern California. If you've never been on a rail tour before, now is the time to experience one.

Great scenery on this tour

Experienced travelers say the California Zephyr is one of the most beautiful train trips in all of North America.

As you climb through the heart of the Rockies, and further west through the snow-capped Sierra Nevadas, you may find it hard to disagree. You'll spend 9 days / 8 nights, your fully escorted vacation includes transportation from Rapid City To Denver, pre tour overnight in Denver then overnight aboard the California Zephyr (through the Colorado Rockies). Then two overnights in San Francisco including a city tour and Alcatraz.

Then it's all aboard the Coast Starlight Train to San Luis Obispo for two nights. The next morning we take the Pacific Surf-Liner day service to San Diego - two nights San Diego with city tour and whale watching tour included.

Finally, we fly back to Rapid City from San Diego. In addition there are many meals included. You’ll be sharing a sleepette private compartment in bunk bed style. For an extra $500 per person, you can travel in style and stay in the deluxe compartment aboard Amtrak with private facilities. If you have never traveled by train but have always wanted to...Now is the time to do it!!

Scenic highlights include:

  • Rocky Mountains
  • Sierra Nevadas
  • Moffat Tunnel
  • Colorado's Gore, Byers and Glenwood Canyons
  • Winter Park
  • Truckee River
  • Donner Lake
  • San Pablo Bay and the Carquinez Strait

Book this tour now!

Alternatively you can email reservations@abstravelgroup.com and request an itinerary by mail.

Itinerary at a glance

Starts: Saturday April 1 2017
Ends: Sunday April 9 2017

What's included?

  • Road transportation from Rapid City to Denver
  • Pre tour overnight in Denver 
  • Overnight aboard the California Zephyr
  • Two overnights in San Francisco
  • Coast Starlight Train to San Luis Obispo and overnight for two nights
  • Next morning we take the Pacific Surf-Liner day service to San Diego
  • Two nights San Diego
  • San Francisco city tour
  • Alcatraz Bay Cruise
  • San Diego city tour
  • San Diego Whale watching
  • Flights back to Rapid City from San Diego


  • Price: $2,695 (pp based on double occupancy)
  • Upgrades are available


How to book

What you'll need

  • Passports are not required for this tour
  • Photo id is required for the train


The weather in the west is normally warm at this time of year. Check out weather.com for average temperatures.

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