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  • Independent Rail Journeys

Great American – Majestic Landscapes from San Francisco

12 Days | from $3,199

San Francisco Napa Valley Denver Rocky Mountain National Park Chicago New York City

Enjoy the best of America on a coast to coast train journey across the entire United States from San Francisco to New York City! Discover all San Francisco has to offer at your own pace. Head out on a tour of the country's most famous wine growing regions: Napa and...

  • Sightseeing tour of Napa and Sonoma
  • Sightseeing tour of Rocky Mountain National Park
  • Multi-day 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 Plantarium (VIP Entry) OR Art Institute of Chicago (Fast Pass)
  • Hop-on, hop-on sightseeing tour of New York City

Package Also Includes:

  • One-way Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from San Francisco to Denver; Denver to Chicago; Chicago to New York City on the California Zephyr® and Lake Shore Limited®
  • 8 nights' hotel accommodations; 3 nights' onboard Amtrak
  • 2 meals (2 dinners)
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Jazz Blues and Rock ‘n’ Roll

9 Days | from $1,499

Chicago Memphis New Orleans

This nine-day rail journey is perfect for music lovers! Launch your vacation in Chicago and explore its famous blues scene and all the popular sites. Then, enjoy a relaxing train ride as you head to Memphis, the birthplace of rock ‘n' roll. Don’t forget to soak in...

  • Multi-day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Chicago
  • Sightseeing city tour of Memphis including admission to Graceland
  • Battlefield Cruise in New Orleans aboard a paddlewheel boat
  • Sightseeing city tour of New Orleans

Package Also Includes:

  • One-way Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from Chicago to Memphis and Memphis to New Orleans onboard the City of New Orleans®
  • 7 nights' hotel accommodations; 1 night onboard Amtrak
  • 2 meals included (1 dinner, 1 brunch)
  • Jazz brunch at the Court of Two Sisters


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Rails to the Grand Canyon

5 Days | from $849

Los Angeles Williams Grand Canyon National Park

Get ready for a scenic trip of a lifetime from the City of Angels to the majestic Grand Canyon! Board Amtrak® in Los Angeles and enjoy the picturesque scenery of the great American Southwest as you venture over to Arizona. Your next stop is the magnificent Grand Canyon,...

  • Roundtrip in Coach accommodations on the Grand Canyon Railway
  • Grand Canyon Freedom Tour

Package Also Includes:

  • Roundtrip Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from Los Angeles to Williams on the Southwest Chief®
  • 2 nights' hotel accommodations; 2 nights' onboard Amtrak
  • 2 meals (1 breakfast, 1 dinner)
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Pacific Northwest

8 Days | from $2,199

San Francisco Portland Seattle

Get ready for the trip of a lifetime through three gorgeous cities: San Francisco, Portland, and Seattle. Get to know San Francisco on board a hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour that takes you to the city’s most popular attractions, including the Golden Gate Bridge....

  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of San Francisco
  • Sightseeing tour of Muir Woods and Sausalito
  • Multi-day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Portland*
  • Dinner cruise in Portland
  • Sightseeing city tour of Seattle
  • Admission to the Space Needle and Chihuly Garden and Glass Exhibit

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • One-way Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from San Francisco to Portland; Portland to Seattle onboard the Coast Starlight®
  • 6 nights' hotel accommodations; 1 night onboard Amtrak
  • 2 meals included (2 dinners)

*Multi-day hop-on, hop-off tour is seasonal from late May to early October. The Oregon Historical Society admission will be included in the off-season.

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Vancouver, Seattle and Victoria Rail Journey

7 Days | from $1,629

Vancouver Seattle Victoria

Enjoy seven days of sightseeing in the beautiful Pacific Northwest on this multi-city journey. Begin in Vancouver, where you will explore the city on a sightseeing tour that will show you the best of what the dynamic city has to offer. Then experience the beautiful and...

  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Vancouver
  • Admission to the Vancouver Lookout
  • Admission to the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Seattle*
  • Admission to the Space Needle and Chihuly Garden and Glass Exhibit
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Victoria
  • Admission to Butchart Gardens in Victoria

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • 6 nights’ hotel accommodations
  • One-way Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from Vancouver to Seattle on the Cascades®
  • One-way ferry service from Seattle to Victoria, and Victoria to Vancouver

*Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour in Seattle is seasonal from May-September. A guided Seattle City tour will be substituted when the hop-on, hop-off tour is unavailable.

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Grand Canyon Express

10 Days | from $2,049

Chicago Williams Grand Canyon National Park Los Angeles

Hop onboard the train for an exciting journey from Chicago west to Los Angeles, with a stop at the iconic Grand Canyon in between! Start with two nights in the ‘Windy City,’ discovering the famous sights and classic architecture on a fascinating river cruise. Then,...

  • Sightseeing architecture cruise of Chicago
  • Sightseeing tour of the Grand Canyon
  • Sightseeing tour of movie stars' homes in Los Angeles
  • Multi-day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Los Angeles

*During the offseason (November - April) the architecture cruise of Chicago will be replaced with a one-day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing city tour.

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • One-way Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from Chicago to Williams; Williams to Los Angeles on the Southwest Chief®
  • Roundtrip in Coach accommodations on the Grand Canyon Railway Train
  • 7 nights' hotel accommodations
  • 3 meals included (1 breakfast, 2 dinners)
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Grand National Parks of the Southwest – Bryce & Zion to the Grand Canyon

9 Days | from $3,769

Chicago Grand Junction Grand Junction Capitol Reef National Park Bryce Canyon National Park Springdale Zion National Park Williams Grand Canyon National Park Williams Chicago

If you’ve been imagining what it would be like to experience some of the most beautiful, untamed landscapes of the American Southwest, this nine-day, eight-night roundtrip rail journey is the perfect adventure! Immerse yourself in the mysterious and soul-stirring...

  • Sightseeing tour of Arches & Canyonlands National Parks
  • Sightseeing tour Capitol Reef and Bryce Canyon National Parks
  • Sightseeing tour of Zion National Park and Lake Powell
  • Sightseeing tour of the Grand Canyon

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • Roundtrip Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from Chicago to Grand Junction on the California Zephyr®; Williams to Chicago on and Southwest Chief®
  • Transfer from Grand Junction to Springdale; Springdale to Williams, AZ
  • Roundtrip in Coach accommodation on the Grand Canyon Railway
  • 6 nights' hotel accommodations
  • 2 meals included (1 breakfast, 1 dinner)
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Grand Rail Experience Roundtrip from Los Angeles

14 Days | from $2,699

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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Wonders of America by Rail

10 Days | from $3,399

Los Angeles Williams Grand Canyon National Park Lake Powell Zion National Park Springdale Bryce Canyon National Park Capitol Reef National Park Grand Junction Salt Lake City Yellowstone National Park Salt Lake City

Are you ready for 10 days of adventure and memory-making moments while exploring the wonders of America? Beginning in Los Angeles, this itinerary is packed with experiences that many travelers have on their bucket list. With visits to five iconic national parks and...

  • Sightseeing tour of Grand Canyon National Park
  • Sightseeing tour of Lake Powell and Zion National Park
  • Sightseeing tour of Capitol Reef and Bryce Canyon National Parks
  • Sightseeing tour of Yellowstone National Park's Lower Loop*

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • One-way Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from Los Angeles to Williams; Grand Junction to Salt Lake City on the Southwest Chief® and California Zephyr®
  • One-way service in Coach accommodations on the Grand Canyon Railway
  • 8 nights hotel accommodations; 1 night onboard Amtrak
  • 2 meals included (1 breakfast, 1 dinner)

*Seasonal: Yellowstone Lower Loop tour runs during the summer months. During the winter season, it is substituted with the Old Faithful Explorer Tour.

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America Coast to Coast Express

6 Days | from $1,089

New York City San Francisco

Journey across the length and breadth of America by train! Begin in the Big Apple, one of America’s greatest destination before boarding the train for your scenic ride. You’ll skirt the Great Lakes, pass over the Great Plains, through the Rocky Mountains, deserts,...

  • Sightseeing journey from Coast to Coast across America


PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • One-way Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from New York to Chicago and Chicago to San Francisco on the Lake Shore Limited® and California Zephyr®
  • 2 nights' hotel accommodation, 3 nights' onboard Amtrak
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