Golden Gate Holiday

March 16, 2017
By Kevin R. Tam, President

At Uncommon Journeys, we love a good deal almost as much as we love a good trip. When the two come together, it’s heaven on earth. And until this Friday, March 3, that’s exactly what’s happening. Book our 7-day Golden Gate Holiday train tour on June 10 or August 12 in the next 36 hours or so and you’ll receive complimentary Amtrak train travel to the beginning of the adventure in Salt Lake City from any US City. What do we have in store for you? A bit of history and a lot of fun!

In 1877, Leslie's Magazine printed a now-famous article titled 'Out West on the Overland Train' describing passage over the recently completed Overland Route of the Union Pacific Railroad to San Francisco via the daylight crossing of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.  Upon arrival in the Bay Area, the party continued onto the fabled Palace Hotel, a wonder of the age, for a stay in San Francisco.  Interestingly, this vivid article was re-issued as a book in 1967 during the Centenary celebration of the Transcontinental Railroad by Richard Reinhart, who traveled over the same route aboard the 'City of San Francisco', the remaining Overland Route train at that time.

There’s no better tonic for the modern world than a private train ride in restored Streamliner Vista-Dome cars.
Photo courtesy of Pullman Rail Journeys

It is with this prelude that we offer a journey West, over the same historic Overland Route next June, from Salt Lake City to Northern California traveling through the same places that evoke the mystique of the Old West:  The Overland Wagon Trail, Emigrant Gap, Donner Lake, Dutch Flat, Cape Horn, Gold Run, Blue Canyon, Hangtown and Sacramento are just some of the historically freighted places we pass through.  And perhaps saving the best for last, we end up at San Francisco’s fabulous Fisherman’s Wharf.

Experience the many joys of wine in Napa Valley.

Not only is this holiday a visual feast but to travel West, we have a splendid private vista-dome Streamliner, our very own Great Western Limited, complete with Pullman sleeping cars with real beds and soft pillows, fine dining (all meals, wines & spirits while aboard are included in the fare) and all of the little touches like fresh flowers, elegant menus, an attentive staff and a professional tour manager to make our journey West a civilized passage.  Beginning with the superb Little America Hotel in Salt Lake City followed by a two day stay at  the wonderfully located Embassy Suites in the heart of California's Napa Valley and, of course, the Sheraton at Fisherman’s Wharf, this is a relaxing and luxurious vacation. We have included such treats as a trip aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train as well as a visit to colorful Sausalito, overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge to round out this stylish holiday.

The charms of the Golden Gate will stay with you forever.

Since the capacity of the Great Western Limited is restricted to only 48 lucky guests, prompt reservations on this one-time excursion are highly recommended.

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