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2017 California Rail Discovery

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Name: 2017 California Rail Discovery
Date: May 17, 2017 - May 24, 2017
Event Description:
The Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce presents 

a Spring California Rail Discovery adventure in collaboration with Travelbugs.   Join us on May 17, 2017 for a seven day California Rail Discovery adventure featuring San Francisco, Lake Tahoe and the Napa Valley Wine Train.  

The Chamber is pleased to once again offer this opportunity to its members and local community.  This trip offers the chance for our business members and our residents to travel together at an affordable price and work with a local agent.  This trip will allow travelers the opportunity to build great relationships with their fellow Bedford area neighbors.

Your tour begins in the San Francisco Bay Area where you begin a two night stay in one of the world’s most beautiful cities. This first evening includes a Welcome Dinner with your fellow travelers.

Day 2 starts with a San Francisco City Tour including a San Francisco Bay Cruise.  Travelers will enjoy a City Tour to see the Civic Center area, Chinatown, Golden Gate Park, Union Square, Seal Rocks, Pier 39 and a stop at Vista Point for spectacular photos.   Later travelers will experience a San Francisco Bay Cruise featuring views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and the city’s skyline. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure in “The City by the Bay” which highlights fascinating museums, world-class cuisine & amazing shopping. Maybe browse the storefronts along Fisherman’s Wharf, sample a chowder filled sourdough bread bowl or take a Cable Car ride.

On day 3 enjoy the morning at leisure in the great city of San Francisco. Travelers may join a morning optional excursion to Muir Woods to see some of the oldest and the tallest Redwood trees in the world. In the afternoon cross the Golden Gate Bridge to visit the picturesque city of Sausalito, where you can browse the numerous art galleries and shops.

From Sausalito the views looking back at the San Francisco Bay Area are spectacular. In the afternoon travel to Sacramento and visit Old Town Sacramento, the commercial hub of the Gold Rush Era is filled with shops, restaurants and entertainment venues yet retains 1800’scharm with original storefronts and wooden sidewalks. The Old Town visit includes admission to the California State Railroad Museum to see beautifully restored railroad cars and locomotives that illustrate rail history in California and the West. Later you will check into your hotel for a two-night stay.

After breakfast travel to California’s famous Napa Valley where hundreds of wineries prosper. Board the Napa Valley Wine Train to enjoy a Wine Tasting & Lunch as you roll along the tracks through this incredibly scenic wine region. This memorable dining experience in faithfully restored Pullman rail cars evokes the spirit of early 1900’s luxury rail travel. Then visit the historic and vibrant town of Napa to shop, sample food & wine and explore on your own. Later travel back to Sacramento, California’s capital and River City for your overnight.

Day 5 includes the Sierra Nevada Rail Journey and Lake Tahoe.  To begin your day you will board an Amtrak Train for a Sierra Nevada Rail Journey through the beautiful snow capped Sierra Nevada Mountains to the Lake Tahoe area. Disembark your train in Truckee and board your motorcoach to drive to the spectacular year round resort area of Lake Tahoe to spend the next two evenings in the popular and revitalized South Lake

The following morning you will travel through historic Carson City, capital of the Silver
State of Nevada enroute to visit Virginia City, site of the Comstock Lode and once the richest place in the world. The famous Old West town was once the west’s mining metropolis and featured notable residents Mark Twain & Bret Harte. Later enjoy a Lake Tahoe Paddlewheeler Cruise for spectacular views of picturesque Emerald Bay and the surrounding Sierra Nevada Mountains. Travelers will experience a farewell dinner at a popular local restaurant.

The California Rail Discovery includes roundtrip airfare from Roanoke; a tour director; 9 Meals (6-Breakfasts, 1-Lunch & 2-Dinners); motorcoach transportation; admissions per Itinerary; sightseeing per Itinerary; hotel transfers and baggage handling.  For more details regarding the trip contact Melissa Taylor at 434-455-0245 or

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California Rail Discovery
Date/Time Information:
May 17, 2017
Contact Information:
Melissa Taylor
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