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California Zephyr Rail Experience

7 Days | from $1,429

Chicago San Francisco

Experience America riding on one of its most scenic train routes: the California Zephyr®! After beginning your journey in Chicago with a little sightseeing, ride the rails west across the country. From the waving wheat fields of the Great Plains, to the craggy peaks...

  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Chicago
  • Admission to the Chicago Skydeck at the Willis Tower
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of San Francisco


Package Also Includes:

  • One-way Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from Chicago to San Francisco on the California Zephyr®
  • 4nights' hotel accommodations, 2 nights' onboard Amtrak
  • 1 meal included (1 dinner)
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Map route of California Zephyr Rail Experience

Essential Grand Canyon Discovery

7 Days | from $2,399

Chicago Williams Grand Canyon National Park Flagstaff Sedona

The Grand Canyon and the surrounding landscapes offer some of the most unforgettable experiences in the world. On this seven-day Essential Grand Canyon Discovery rail journey from Chicago, you’ll get to discover the wonder and magic of both the Grand Canyon’s South...

  • Admission to Skydeck Chicago
  • One-way service in Coach accommodations on the Grand Canyon Railway
  • Sightseeing tour of the South Rim of the Grand Canyon
  • Sightseeing tour of Sedona

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • One-way Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from Chicago to Williams on the Southwest Chief®
  • One-way shuttle transfer from Maswik Lodge in the Grand Canyon to Flagstaff hotel
  • Roundtrip shuttle transfer from Flagstaff to Sedona
  • 5 nights' hotel accommodations
  • 1 meal included (1 breakfast)
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Grand Rail Experience Roundtrip from Los Angeles

14 Days | from $2,899

Los Angeles New Orleans Washington Chicago Seattle Los Angeles

With stops in some of the nation’s top cities, this roundtrip, around-the-country journey from Los Angeles is sure to please any train-buff or adventurous sightseer! This train lover’s journey connects five of Amtrak’s top train routes around the country: The...

  • Sightseeing city tour of New Orleans
  • Monuments by Moonlight tour in Washington, DC
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Chicago
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Seattle*


PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • One way Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from Los Angeles to New Orleans on the Sunset Limited®; from New Orleans to Washington, DC on the Crescent®; from Washington, DC to Chicago on the Capitol Limited®; from Chicago to Seattle on the Empire Builder®; and from Seattle to Los Angeles on the Coast Starlight®.
  • 6 nights' hotel accommodations; 7 nights' onboard Amtrak

*Seattle hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour is seasonal. Seattle CityPASS® will be included in the off-season. The Seattle CityPASS includes admission to the Space Needle, Seattle Aquarium, Argosy Cruises Harbor Tour, EMP Museum or Woodland Park Zoo, and Pacific Science Center or Chihuly Garden and Glass Exhibit.

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Map route of Grand Rail Experience Roundtrip from Los Angeles

Pacific Rail Experience Roundtrip from San Francisco

8 Days | from $1,749

San Francisco Chicago Los Angeles San Francisco

A full rail experience awaits on this 8-day, roundtrip journey! Travel along three of Amtrak’s® most popular rail lines on the California Zephyr®, Southwest Chief®, and Coast Starlight®; and explore the culturally significant cities of Chicago and Los Angeles....

  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Chicago*
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour Los Angeles**

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • Roundtrip Amtrak in Coach accommodations from San Francisco to Chicago; Chicago to Los Angeles; and Los Angeles to San Francisco onboard the California Zephyr, the Southwest Chief, Coast Starlight routes
  • 3 nights' hotel accommodations; 4 nights' onboard Amtrak

*During the winter season the hop-on, hop-off tour will be substituted with the Chicago CityPASS. The Chicago CityPASS includes admission to the Shedd Aquarium, Skydeck Chicago, The Field Museum, the Museum of Science and Industry or 360 Chicago, and the Adler Planetarium or Art Institute of Chicago.

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Map route of Pacific Rail Experience Roundtrip from San Francisco

Coast Starlight Rail Experience

6 Days | from $1,249

Los Angeles Seattle

Spend some time in the sunny “City of Angels” seeing all the classic sights before heading up the gorgeous Pacific Coast on Amtrak’s scenic Coast Starlight route, marveling at the dramatic coastal scenery out your window and spending a relaxing night on the train....

  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Los Angeles
  • Seattle CityPASS® including:
    -Space Needle
    -Seattle Aquarium
    -Argosy Harbor Cruise
    -Museum of Pop Culture OR Woodland Park Zoo
    -Pacific Science Center OR Chihuly Garden and Glass Exhibit

Package Also Includes:

  • One-way Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from Los Angeles to Seattle on the Coast Starlight®
  • 4 nights' hotel accommodations, 1 night onboard Amtrak
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USA and Canada Grand Rail Experience

24 Days | from $7,449

Los Angeles New Orleans New York City Toronto Niagara Falls Vancouver Seattle San Francisco Los Angeles

This amazing 24-day rail experience brings you to some of the best cities across the US and Canada, via some of the most iconic train routes in the world! First traverse America from Los Angeles to New York City - with a stop in New Orleans in between – one of...

  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Los Angeles
  • Guided sightseeing tour of New Orleans
  • Admission to the Newseum or International Spy Museum
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Washington, DC
  • Admission to the Top of the Rock
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour, New York City
  • Sightseeing tour of Niagara Falls
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Vancouver
  • Admission to the Vancouver Lookout
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Seattle*
  • Sightseeing Harbour Cruise in Seattle
  • Multi-day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of San Francisco
  • San Francisco CityPASS
    • 3-Day Muni & Cable Car Bus Passport
    • California Academy of Sciences
    • Blue & Gold Fleet Bay Cruise Adventure
    • Aquarium of the Bay
    • Exploratorium OR San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

*Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Seattle is seasonal.
PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • Round-trip Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from Los Angeles to New Orleans; New Orleans to Washington, DC; Washington, DC to New York City; New York City to Toronto; Vancouver to Seattle; Seattle to San Francisco; San Francisco to Los Angeles on the Sunset Limited®, Crescent®, Northeast Regional® Maple Leaf®, Cascades® and Coast Starlight®
  • One-way VIA Rail® in Economy accommodations from Toronto to Vancouver on the Canadian®
  • 14 nights' hotel accommodations; 4 nights onboard Amtrak; 4 nights onboard VIA Rail
  • 2 meals included (1 brunch and 1 dinner)
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Grand Rail Experience

14 Days | from $3,099

Chicago Seattle Los Angeles New Orleans Washington Chicago

Starting off in Chicago, the Grand Rail Experience is customized for anyone who wants to get the full cross-country Amtrak® experience. Connecting Amtrak's top train routes across the top of the country, the Pacific Coast, Amtrak's southern route known as the Sunset...

  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Seattle*
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Los Angeles
  • Sightseeing city tour of New Orleans
  • Monuments by Moonlight tour in Washington, DC

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • Roundtrip Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from Chicago to Seattle; Seattle to Los Angeles; Los Angeles to New Orleans; New Orleans to Washington, DC; and Washington DC to Chicago onboard the Empire Builder®, Coast Starlight®, Sunset Limited®, Crescent®, and Capitol Limited®
  • 6 nights' hotel accommodations; 7 nights' onboard Amtrak

*Seattle hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour is seasonal. Seattle CityPASS® will be included in the off-season. The Seattle CityPASS includes admission to the Space Needle, Seattle Aquarium, Argosy Cruises Harbor Tour, Museum of Pop Cultureor Woodland Park Zoo, and Pacific Science Center or Chihuly Garden and Glass Exhibit.

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Scenic America by Rail with Yellowstone National Park

13 Days | from $3,349

New York City Chicago Salt Lake City Yellowstone National Park San Francisco

You can’t truly grasp just how big, diverse, and beautiful America is until you adventure from coast to coast. During this 13-day train journey from New York City to San Francisco, you’ll get the chance to take in stunning landscapes, iconic cities, and all the...

  • New York City CityPASS® including:
    • Empire State Building Experience
    • American Museum of Natural History
    • The Metropolitan Museum of Art
    • Top of the Rock Observation Deck OR Guggenheim Museum
    • Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island OR Sightseeing Cruise
    • 9/11 Memorial and Museum OR Intrepid Air and Space Museum
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of New York City
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Chicago
  • Chicago CityPASS® including:
    • Shedd Aquarium (VIP Entry)
    • SkyDeck Chicago (Fast Pass)
    • The Field Museum (VIP Entry)
    • Museum of Science and Industry (VIP Entry) OR 360 Chicago (Express Entry)
    • Adler Planetarium (VIP Entry) OR Art Institute of Chicago (Fast Pass)
  • Sightseeing tour of Yellowstone National Park's Lower Loop
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of San Francisco with Bay cruise

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • One-way Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from New York City to Chicago; Chicago to Salt Lake City; Salt Lake City to San Francisco on the Lake Shore Limited® and California Zephyr®
  • Roundtrip transfer from Salt Lake City to West Yellowstone
  • 9 nights' hotel accommodations
  • 2 meals included (2 dinners)
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USA and Canadian Rockies Rail Experience

17 Days | from $6,499

Chicago Seattle Vancouver Jasper Toronto

Discover some of North America’s best trains, landscapes and cities on this 17-day scenic vacation by rail! Begin your journey on Amtrak’s Empire Builder train, traveling from Chicago to Seattle and passing through the rugged wooded wilderness of Glacier National...

  • Admission to the Chicago Skydeck
  • Seattle CityPASS® including:
    • Space Needle
    • Seattle Aquarium
    • Argosy Harbor Cruise
    • Museum of Pop Culture OR Woodland Park Zoo
    • Pacific Science Center OR Chihuly Garden and Glass Exhibit
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Vancouver
  • Admission to the Vancouver Lookout
  • Sightseeing tour of Jasper National Park
  • Maligne Lake boat cruise
  • Icefields Parkway tour in Japser
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Toronto
  • Admission to the CN Tower

Package Also Includes:

  • 9 nights’ hotel accommodations; 3 nights aboard Amtrak®; 4 nights aboard VIA Rail®
  • One-way Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from Chicago to Seattle; Seattle to Vancouver; Buffalo to Chicago on the Empire Builder®; Cascades® and Lake Shore Limited®
  • One-way VIA Rail in Economy from Vancouver to Toronto on The Canadian®
  • One-way transfer from the hotel in Toronto to the train station in Buffalo
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Map route of USA and Canadian Rockies Rail Experience

Empire Builder Rail Experience

7 Days | from $1,349

Chicago Seattle

Experience a wonderfully scenic train journey on this 7-day rail experience. After enjoying sightseeing around Chicago, board the Empire Builder® for a journey across the top of the country and out to Seattle! From sprawling plains to majestic mountains, the Empire...

  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Chicago
  • Admission to the Skydeck Chicago
  • Multi-day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Seattle*

Package Also Includes:

  • One-way Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from Chicago to Seattle on the Empire Builder®
  • 4 nights' hotel accommodations, 2 nights' onboard Amtrak

*In the off-season the Seattle CityPASS including: Space Needle, Seattle Aquarium, Argosy Harbor Cruise, Museum of Pop CultureOR Woodland Park Zoo, and Chihuly Garden and Glass Exhibit OR Pacific Science Center will be substituted for the hop-on, hop-off tour.

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