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Cambria & Sensorio by Rail Search Tour Calendar
Featuring a Two-Night Stay at the FogCatcher Inn on Cambria’s Moonstone Beach, Field of Light at Sensorio, Coast Starlight Train

Tour Dates: November 3 - 5, 2021

3 Day Package
3 Meals Included
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$699 Per Person / Double Occupancy
$899 Per Person / Single Occupancy

This relaxing three-day getaway to California’s Central Coast is at a delightful time of year and features a two-night stay at a charming and cozy inn on Cambria’s Moonstone Beach. We’ll travel by train, explore the backroads and stroll through the Field of Light at Sensorio while we keep a relaxed pace and experience first-hand what makes this region, “where the pines meet the sea” so special.

Tour Highlights:
  • Stay two nights on Cambria’s Moonstone Beach at a charming inn which features newly renovated rooms with a fireplace in each room
  • Sightseeing along the coast north of Cambria including the elephant seal rookery at Piedras Blancas, Old San Simeon Village and William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach
  • Enjoy time at leisure exploring Cambria’s quaint village – home to cafés, artists’ galleries and charming boutiques
  • Stroll through Field of Light at Sensorio, the enormous, walk-through installation comprised of nearly 60,000 spherical “flowers” that gently illuminate the landscape in subtle blooms of morphing color creating a living kaleidoscope of color
  • Ride along California’s coast from Los Angeles to San Luis Obispo aboard the deluxe Coast Starlight train featuring a dining car and observation car for spectacular views of the ocean and Vandenberg Air Force Base
  • Enjoy time at leisure exploring Solvang, the charming village tucked into the Santa Ynez Valley known as “Little Denmark”

Fine Hotels / Great Locations:

  • Nights 1-2: FogCatcher Inn on Moonstone Beach – Cambria, CA
Day By Day Itinerary:
Day 1
Wednesday, 11/3/2021 - Coastal Train Ride
We set out from our departure points this morning for the tranquility of California’s Central Coast. We’ll travel by deluxe motorcoach to downtown Los Angeles’ Union Station to board Amtrak’s Coast Starlight for a memorable five-hour rail journey along California’s spectacular coastline and through its fertile valleys to San Luis Obispo. We’ll travel along Point Conception and through Vandenberg Air Force Base where you’ll see the launch complexes and beautiful undeveloped coastline only visible by train. Feel free to move around the train, get lunch from the snack bar or enjoy a waiter-served lunch on your own in the dining car (based on availability). Check out the view from the observation car or just relax in your reclining seat. In San Luis Obispo we’ll reboard our motorcoach and continue north along the coast to the quaint seaside village of Cambria – the artists’ colony nestled in a forest of towering Monterey Pines along a craggy stretch of California coastline. We’ll spend the next two nights at a charming, recently renovated inn which features a heated pool and spa and cozy rooms with a fireplace. The inn features an oceanfront setting on Cambria’s Moonstone Beach, a spectacular stretch of rugged coastline which offers an extraordinary array of tide pools, walk-able bluff-top boardwalk and a spectacular vantage point for memorable sunsets. This evening, enjoy dinner on your own at a nearby restaurant or enjoy time at leisure in Cambria’s East Village featuring a variety of restaurants.
Day 2
Thursday, 11/4/2021 - Cambria, Field of Light at Sensorio
Following an included breakfast, we’ll enjoy a scenic ride along the coast north of Cambria to the elephant seal rookery at Piedras Blancas. This location is one of only a few spots in the world where northern elephant seals can be seen in vast numbers. Although elephant seals spend most of their lives in the open ocean, they arrive at this rookery to give birth, breed, molt and rest from long migrations in the ocean in search of food. We’ll continue to William Randolph Hearst State Beach to take a walk along the pier in this protected cove. After exploring Old San Simeon Village, we’ll return south and enjoy time at leisure browsing the charming shops, boutiques and galleries in Cambria’s quaint and historic East and West Village. This seaside village nestled in a forest of towering Monterey Pines is also a renowned artists’ colony. The galleries offer an eclectic selection of everything from art glass to watercolor painting, nature photography to abstracts created by both well-known and local artists. This evening we’ll enjoy an included dinner with choice of entrée at Linn’s. This Cambria icon is a locals’ favorite that serves up contemporary comfort food classics and is famous for their olallieberry pie. We’ll top off a memorable day at Field of Light at Sensorio. Internationally-acclaimed artist Bruce Munro and his team spent five weeks assembling his largest artwork to date in a valley between rolling hills just east of downtown Paso Robles. This enormous, multi-acre walk-through installation is comprised of nearly 60,000 spherical “flowers” that are lit by fiber-optics gently illuminating the landscape in subtle blooms of morphing color. As you stroll along the flat, lit trail at your own pace, you’ll be amazed by this stunning display of “solar flowers” that create a living kaleidoscope of color. And just unveiled and now on display, is the new Light Towers installation, a stunning new exhibit that celebrates Paso Robles’ wine heritage. These colorful 6-foot-tall towers composed of more than 17,000 wine bottles, are illuminated with glowing optic fibers whose colors morph to a moving musical score.
Day 3
Friday, 11/5/2021 - Solvang, Journey Home
This morning we’ll travel south to the Santa Ynez Valley and continue via the back roads to the quaint Danish town of Solvang. This charming village known as “Little Denmark” is like a page from a Hans Christian Andersen fairytale – complete with all the sights, sounds and delicious aromas of a true Danish village. Enjoy time at leisure for lunch on your own at a variety of eateries. The shopping here is endless – more than 100 one-of-a-kind shops including high-end boutiques, European imports, art galleries and bakeries selling fresh-made Danish aebleskivers, shortbread cookies and kringles! We continue south to our drop-off points, returning this evening with many fond memories of our time on the California’s beautiful Central Coast.
Tour Inclusions:
  • 2 Nights deluxe hotel accommodations
  • 3 Meals: 1 dinner, 2 breakfasts
  • Comprehensive sightseeing and services of a professional Good Times Travel tour director
  • Admissions per itinerary
  • Transportation on a deluxe touring motorcoach and aboard Amtrak's deluxe Coast Starlight train
  • Luggage handling throughout the tour

Additional Information:

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