Our Riviera & Reagan adventure begins as we motorcoach to L.A.’s Union Station to board the deluxe Coast Starlight train for a relaxing and scenic ride along the coast to Santa Barbara, known as “America’s Riviera.” The Coast Starlight is the only Amtrak train offering an observation car for spectacular ocean views! In Santa Barbara, our motorcoach will take us to Paseo Nuevo, Santa Barbara’s downtown Mediterranean-style shopping district. Enjoy time at leisure for lunch on your own here and along State Street. This afternoon we’ll visit the Reagan Ranch Center, located in downtown Santa Barbara. See a 30-minute introductory film about the Reagans’ time at Rancho del Cielo, their ranch located north of Santa Barbara coined “The Western White House.” Then embark on a docent-guided tour of the Center which features several unique collections including campaign memorabilia, commemorative items and letters written by Ronald Reagan over a 50-year period. See a massive 5,000 pound section of the Berlin Wall and President Reagan’s jeep that he used on the Ranch. The centerpiece of the gallery is a 28-foot-long “timeline” that allows you to interact with the history of the Ranch and the events that took place during Reagan’s Presidency. We will motorcoach home. Required: when booking, provide full legal name as it appears on your driver’s license or other government-issued identification that you will be presenting to Amtrak on the day of the tour. Price: $79 = Depart: LAHC: 7:55 a.m. =
Return: 7:30 p.m.