open-sea-visitors-sardines This wonderful seaside escape features the United States No. 1 aquarium for kids as rated by Parents Magazine and the No. 8 Best Attraction in the United States as rated by TripAdvisor. Explore Historic Cannery Row, immortalized in the writings of John Steinbeck, which is filled with shops, restaurants and entertainment.

This tour is a great getaway for families wishing to experience rail travel for the first time with the bonus of a great educational destination.
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Key Holidays’ Monterey Overnight Holiday features Amtrak Coach class aboard the Coast Starlight, transfer by Amtrak motorcoach between Salinas and downtown Monterey, hotel accommodations, admission to MONTEREY BAY AQUARIUM with special entrance ticket, self-guided walking tour of Monterey’s “Path of History” including admission to over 40 historic buildings, local bus transportation to the Aquarium and all taxes.


  • Roundtrip Amtrak Coach class to Salinas.
  • Transfer by Amtrak motorcoach to Monterey. Stops are within easy walking distance to hotel.
  • Hotel accommodations for one night. Additional night(s) hotel available for extra cost.
  • Admission to MONTEREY BAY AQUARIUM – no need to stand in line with our special entrance ticket.
  • Self-guided walking tour of Monterey’s “Path of History”, including admission to over 40 historic buildings.
  • Local bus transportation to the Aquarium. Convenient schedules allow you to arrange your time as you desire.
  • All taxes and service charges.

Featured Autumn Special Hotel: Casa Munras Logo

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Extra night required for arrivals from Southern California

From $269 Adult / $59 Child (2-11 yrs) Value Season
From $319 Adult / $59 Child (2-11 yrs) Peak Season

From $239 Adult/ $59 Child (2-11 yrs) Autumn Special (Sep. – Nov. 2016)

From Los Angeles, San Francisco & Sacramento Areas

Sample prices are per person, double occupancy based on lowest rail rate from SF Bay Area.

Sample rates shown above are based on departures from Emeryville.  Package price may change rate higher or lower based on departure station, date of travel and availability of both transportation and accommodations.

As with any family vacation, a little planning before the trip does help. A small backpack for each child packed with favorite toys, books, snacks and juice boxes can be spread out in the ample seating area.

Teenagers will like the freedom of the train to explore, make new friends and experience a different pace of family travel.


•   Senior Savings – Age 62 yrs +
•   AAA Member Discount

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Autumn Special – Monterey Amtrak Holiday including roundtrip coach seat aboard Amtrak COAST STARLIGHT from San Francisco Bay Area to Salinas, Salinas transfer to Monterey, Monterey Bay Aquarium ticket, transfers and one-night at CASA MUNRAS Garden Hotel & Spa.  $239. Midweek per person double occupancy, $259. Weekend per person, double occupancy.

Valid: September thru November 2016.  Based on availability.  Black Out Dates: Sep. 1-4, 8-10, 16-19, 21, 29, Oct. 12, Nov. 24-25, 28-29, 2016

SPECIAL PROMOTIONS & CONTESTS, UNLOCK KEY SPECIAL and KEY SAVINGS: Most special promotions may not be combined with any other offer or savings unless otherwise noted on promotion.  A special promotion or savings may be shown as a per person or per couple dollar (USD) amount. Most specials do not apply to third, fourth occupancy (special will apply to 1st & 2nd adult sharing a room) or child fares unless otherwise noted on promotion.  Savings may be applied to one tour destination, when multiple Key Holidays’ packages are reserved.  Special offers, promotions and contests are subject to availability.  Validity dates, if applicable, will be noted on promotion.

Special Promotions & Contests, Unlock Key Special and Key Savings may be changed or discontinued at Key Holidays’ and/or travel vendor’s discretion, at any time.