Current Excursions

CCRRF Wine Rail Excursions

Private Group Excursions Feature Train Rides on the Cuesta Grade and to Santa Barbara!


The Central Coast Railroad Festival is now offering private group Wine Rail Excursions to the Paso Robles Wine Country and Santa Barbara. These trips are very flexible and can occur any day of the week and are tailored to each individual group's wishes. These Excursions offer a unique experience for Holidays or any special occasion. These trips are perfect for company parties, family or church groups, wine clubs and seniors organizations! Private Excursions are also available from SLO to the Pomar Junction Train Wreck Friday parties this summer (third Friday of every month: April through October).

* Wine Rail Excursions accommodate 25 guests and include a ride on the Coast Starlight up or down the Cuesta Grade between Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo, complimentary wine tasting, light lunch snacks, rail history and a private bus trip in the opposite direction from the rail trip. Wine Rail Excursions can start in San Luis Obispo or Paso Robles.

* Excursions to Santa Barbara feature a round trip on the Pacific Surfliner along our beautiful coastline and through Vandenberg Air Force Base. Trips to Santa Barbara are perfect for groups with 19 to 38 guests and can include visits to museums and the Zoo, tours of the waterfront and shopping. Santa Barbara Excursions can start in San Luis Obispo, Grover Beach or Guadalupe.

The CCRRF Public Wine Rail Excursions are currently not available.

Check out the new flier on our 2014 private excursion offerings. Click here to download the PDF flier.


Check out this promotional video...

A SLO-to-SB mini-guide is available to have with you on the train. It was produced by the Friends of the Santa Maria Valley Railroad. Click here for the PDF (391kb).

You can receive Excursion updates if you subscribe to our CCRRF Listserv - available on the Contacts page.

Private excursions are available upon request. Call 773-4173.

Thanks to Jim Radford for creating this video slide show of our February 2013 excursion to Santa Barbara.

See photos from the first excursion on 12/11/11.

See photos from the first 2012 excursion on 1/8/12.

See photos from the 5/12/12 Wine Rail Excursion.

Amtrak does not sponsor or endorse these CCRRF Excursions.