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California Rail Discovery | September 19–25, 2018 ~ discontinued

The UWL Alumni Association and UWL Continuing Education and Extension office have teamed up with travel partner Premier World Discovery to offer the California Rail Discovery tour September 19–25, 2018 (7 days).

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Experience enjoyment with two sensational rail journeys. We will ride the Napa Valley Wine Train (restored rail cars evoke the spirit of the early 1900s) from the Napa Valley to Sacramento, California’s capital and River City. Enjoy California’s most popular wine region for a Winery Tour & Tasting to sample the famous local product and learn about wine making. The second rail trip is aboard an Amtrak Train that takes you on the Sierra Nevada Rail Journey through the beautiful snowcapped Sierra Nevada Mountains to the Lake Tahoe area. You will disembark your train in Truckee and board your motor coach to drive to the spectacular year round resort area of Lake Tahoe.

This tour includes a stay in one of the world’s most beautiful cities, San Francisco. “The City by the Bay” highlights fascinating museums, world-class cuisine & amazing shopping. Enjoy a San Francisco City Tour to see the Civic Center area, Chinatown, Golden Gate Park, Union Square, Seal Rocks, Pacific Heights and Pier 39. Then experience a San Francisco Bay Cruise featuring views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and the city’s skyline. You will have leisure time to browse the storefronts along Fisherman’s Wharf, sample a chowder-filled sourdough bread bowl or take a cable car ride. Consider joining an optional excursion to Muir Woods to see some of the oldest and the tallest Redwood trees in the world. Go across the Golden Gate Bridge to visit the picturesque city of Sausalito, where you can browse the numerous art galleries and shops. The views looking back at the San Francisco Bay Area are spectacular from Sausalito. 

Tour highlights:

Itinerary and reservation form

California Rail Discovery Tour brochure


  • Roundtrip airfare - MSP/ORD
  • Tour director
  • 9 Meals (6-breakfasts, 1-lunch & 2-dinners)
  • Motorcoach transportation
  • Admissions per itinerary
  • Sightseeing per itinerary
  • Hotel transfers
  • Baggage handling


Make your reservation by downloading the brochure. Fill out the registration form and return it to Premier World Discovery along with your $300 deposit. 

Tour rates:

  • Booking discount*: $2,965 per person double (+$825 single supplement)  
  • Regular rate: $3,065 per person double
  • Single supplement: +$825
  • A deposit of $300 per person is due with reservation form to secure reservations

*See notes for booking discount details

Questions? 877.953.8687 or, 608.785.8494