Three Trains, the Redwoods, & Ocean

June 17, 2024 thru June 23, 2024

Explore the American West on a captivating seven-day journey starting in Reno and winding through Lake Tahoe, Napa Valley, and the redwood forests. Enjoy cruises, historic train rides, wine tastings, and cultural delights. With comfortable accommodations and delectable meals, this tour offers a memorable exploration of California’s diverse landscapes and charming towns.


Transportation

Roundtrip air transportation from ABQ to RNO

Transportation

Train

Transportation

Deluxe Motorcoach

Duration

7 days, 6 nights

Activity Level 4

Active

Meals

11 meals (6 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners) included

Availability

Available

Gratuities

Tour Director, Driver & Local Guide tips included


Tour Highlights

  • Lake Tahoe Cruise
  • California Zephyr Train
  • California State Railroad Museum
  • Sacramento
  • Napa Valley Wine Train
  • Wine Tasting
  • Historic Skunk Train
  • Redwoods
  • Mendocino Botanical Gardens
  • Point Cabrillo Lighthouse Historical State Park

Inclusions

  • Roundtrip airfare from ABQ (not including airline baggage & in-flight charges)
  • Transportation by air, train and deluxe motorcoach
  • 6 nights lodging at excellent hotels
  • 6 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Admission to all listed attractions
  • Your SUN TOURS Tour Director (with 15 or more travelers)
  • All taxes and tips for included items (except for hotel housekeeping)


Day 1

Depart from Albuquerque and arrive at Reno International Airport. Check in to the Lake Tahoe Resort, where you’ll enjoy a two-night stay. In the evening, savor an independent dinner at your leisure

Day 2

Start your day with a delightful breakfast at the hotel. Then, embark on a memorable Lake Tahoe cruise, where you’ll be treated to breathtaking views of the crystal-clear waters and surrounding landscapes. Afterward, embark on a scenic bus tour that takes you around the picturesque Lake Tahoe, allowing you to soak in the natural beauty and stunning vistas. As the day comes to a close, we relish a welcome dinner together.

Meals included: (B, D)

Day 3

Begin your day with a satisfying breakfast at the hotel. Afterward, check out from the Lake Tahoe Resort and prepare for your journey to the Reno Train Depot. Board the California Zephyr Train, where you’ll enjoy a scenic ride through marvelous landscapes. Savor a delicious lunch on the train as you traverse picturesque routes.

Upon arriving at the Sacramento Train Depot, delve into the rich history of railways at the California State Railway Museum. Check in for a one-night stay at the Embassy Suites Sacramento, where you can unwind and refresh. In the evening, enjoy an independent dinner and make the most of your free time in Sacramento.

Meals included: (B, L)

Day 4

Begin your day with a delightful breakfast at the hotel. Afterward, check out and get ready for an enchanting day in Napa Valley. Embark on the Napa Valley Wine Train Tour, a journey through picturesque vineyards and stunning landscapes. Enjoy a delectable lunch on the train as you soak in the wine country scenery. The adventure continues with a wine tasting at a local winery in Napa, where you can savor the flavors of the region’s renowned wines.

As the sun sets, relish your independent evening in Napa, exploring the charming town and choosing a dinner spot that suits your taste. Finally, check in for a one-night stay at the Embassy Suites Napa, where you can unwind and reflect on your wine country experiences.

Meals included: (B, L)

Day 5

Commence your day with a scrumptious breakfast at the hotel, energizing yourself for the day’s exciting escapades. Embark on a nostalgic journey aboard the historic Skunk Train. Since 1885 the historic Skunk has made its way through old-growth redwood groves, over scenic trestle bridges, through spectacular tunnels, and into the heart of the Noyo River canyon. Today’s riders enjoy the same pristine views that have remained largely unchanged for well over a century. Relish a delightful lunch on board while you take in the scenic beauty.

Following your train excursion, take advantage of some leisure time to peruse the hotel’s vibrant farmers market, where you can immerse yourself in the local ambiance and perhaps stumble upon some unique treasures. Check in at the Beachcomber for a two-night retreat by the seaside, providing a perfect setting for relaxation and coastal charm. As evening descends, relish an independent dinner, and seize the opportunity to explore the enchanting surroundings at your own pace.

Meals included: (B, L)

Day 6

Commence your day with a satisfying breakfast at the hotel. Explore the natural wonders of the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, where you’ll encounter a stunning array of plant life and coastal beauty. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the Mendocino farmers market, where local flavors and artisanal delights await.

Enjoy an independent lunch, choosing from the array of dining options available. Visit the Point Cabrillo Lighthouse Historical State Park, where you can delve into the maritime history of the region and soak in breathtaking ocean views. As the day draws to a close, relish a farewell dinner, marking the end of your memorable journey.

Meals included: (B, D)

Day 7

Begin your day with a hearty breakfast at the hotel, savoring the last moments of your journey. Afterward, depart from California, bringing with you the cherished memories of your adventure.

Meals included: (B)

Itinerary subject to change.


Package Pricing

$4,250 per person

Double Occupancy

Deposit: $200

$5,250 per person

Single Occupancy

Deposit: $200

Final Payment Due:

March 12, 2024

Deposit: N/A

Price Includes

• Roundtrip airfare from ABQ (not including airline baggage & in-flight charges)
• Transportation by air, train and deluxe motorcoach
• 6 nights lodging at excellent hotels
• 6 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
• Admission to all listed attractions
• Your SUN TOURS Tour Director (with 15 or more travelers)
• All taxes and tips for included items (except for hotel housekeeping)


Booking Policy

FINAL PAYMENT DUE: March 12, 2024

CANCELLATION FEES: 

  • None through March 12, 2024
  • $200 – March 13 – April 9, 2024
  • $2,500 – April 10 – May 14, 2024
  • 100% After May 14, 2024

TRAVEL PROTECTION STARTS AT $383


ITINERARY

For your reference, we send to you a detailed itinerary approximately 3-4 weeks prior to the scheduled tour departure. This has day-by-day times and events, hotel information where you can be reached in case of an emergency, and airline information.

The times listed on the itinerary are all approximate. We cannot be held responsible for schedule changes due to unforeseen circumstances with the weather, transportation agents, highway conditions, hotels or contracting agents.

AIRLINE TICKETS

You will be issued your boarding pass the morning of our departure, after your arrival at the Albuquerque International Sunport. If you have an American Airlines frequent flyer number, or a TSA number, please call our office at least 3 days prior to the tour to ensure we can note these in your reservation.

If you are joining the tour from locations other than Albuquerque, we make other arrangements for you to join the tour. Please call our office for more details.

AIRPORT SECURITY

Do not forget to bring your government issued picture ID to show at the airport. A Driver’s License or Passport is preferred. If you do not have the proper ID, the airline will turn you away.

BAGGAGE

We have arranged for handling for one piece of luggage per person regarding the skycaps (where available) and hotels. If you check through luggage note that the maximum weight for the checked piece of luggage is 50 pounds and maximum size is 62 inches (length + width + height). If your bag weighs over 50 pounds the airlines will levy an extra fee that you will be responsible to pay. If you feel the need to lock your checked through luggage and your bag is searched, your lock could be damaged in the process. You can purchase a TSA (Transportation Security Administration) accepted and recognized lock at any luggage store. Make sure you ask for a TSA approved lock. These locks are the kind that TSA screeners can open by using a special tool without breaking. Passengers can carry-on 1 bag (dimensions are limited to 10x16x24 inches), plus a personal type bag, like a purse. We advise that you pack your carry-on lightly. There are restrictions regarding your carryon baggage and contents due to enhanced security measures. If you have further concerns, please visit the TSA's Web-site at www.tsa.gov. There is room inside the motorcoach for your hand carried bag.

CHECKED BAGGAGE FEES

On our airline for this tour, passengers may be assessed a fee per checked in bag, by the Airlines, upon checking in for the flight.

EMERGENCY CONTACT

It is always a good idea to carry on your person a list of medications that you are taking and an emergency contact phone number while you are traveling. And we suggest making a copy of the itinerary and provide it to a friend or family member.

GRATUITIES/ITEMS INCLUDED IN PRICE

The traditional end-of-tour gratuity to your tour director is included on this tour. All hotel porterage and airport skycap (when available) fees are included. We also include the gratuities for the coach drivers. Hotel housekeeping tips are not included.

LODGING REQUESTS

If you would like to request special accommodations at the hotel(s) where we are lodging, please call us as soon as possible and we will forward these requests for you. The phone numbers of the hotel(s) where we are staying are listed on the itinerary.

Many hotels around the country have instituted a "reconditioning fee" of $300 or more that is levied upon a guest that smokes in a non-smoking room. If this occurs during our tour you will be responsible for paying this fee to the hotel prior to check-out.

TRAVEL REQUESTS

We pay close attention to your requests but please realize that these are merely requests and cannot be guaranteed.

RESPONSIBILITY

SUN TOURS acts solely as an agent in arranging hotels, transportation, sightseeing, baggage-handling, and other services and does not assume any liability for injury, damage, loss or delay due to any act or default of any company or person. We, along with our subcontractors, reserve the right to make changes to an itinerary if it is necessary for the proper handling of a tour.

WEATHER AND CLOTHING/MISC. SUGGESTIONS

The weather in June typically features predominantly sunny days, with around 21 sunny days in the month. The average daytime temperature is around 71°F, while the night temperature averages at about 55°F. There are approximately 9 cloudy days and little to no precipitation expected during this time​​.

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