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Trip Overview

Enjoy some of the most gorgeous landscapes in the world on this train tour from Denver to Salt Lake City that includes 3 spectacular national parks: Yellowstone, Arches, and Canyonlands as well as time in the great cities of Salt Lake and San Francisco. Begin in Denver, where you will take in some of the best alpine scenery in North America at Rocky Mountain National Park. Arches and Canyonlands National Park will provide awe-inspiring crags and rock formations. No park offers more spectacular landscapes, impressive geysers and geo-thermal features, or more abundant wildlife than Yellowstone. Along the way you can tour popular Salt Lake City attractions such as the Mormon Tabernacle and the varied points of interest in San Francisco such as Fisherman's Wharf, Haight-Ashbury, and Union Square. An amazing journey awaits!

Highlights

  • Sightseeing tour of Rocky Mountain National Park
  • Sightseeing tour of Arches and Canyonlands National Park
  • Sightseeing city tour of Salt Lake City
  • Sightseeing tour of Yellowstone National Park's Lower Loop*
  • Multi-day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of San Francisco
  • San Francisco CityPASS® including:
    -California Academy of Sciences
    -Blue & Gold Fleet Bay Cruise Adventure
    -Aquarium of the Bay OR The Walt Disney Family Museum
    -Exploratorium OR San Francisco Zoo

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • One-way Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from Denver to Grand Junction, Grand Junction to Salt Lake City, and Salt Lake City to San Francisco on the California Zephyr®
  • Roundtrip transfers between Salt Lake City and West Yellowstone
  • 11 nights' hotel accommodations, 1 night onboard Amtrak
  • 2 meals included (2 dinners)

*Yellowstone Lower Loop Tour is seasonal. During winter months, Old Faithful Explorer Tour will be substituted.

Trip Map

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Disclaimer:

Package prices are per person, double occupancy, tax included. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Please call for pricing. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Amtrak travel is for Coach accommodations unless otherwise noted. Upgrades to Roomette or Bedroom accommodations on board Amtrak are available. Call for pricing. Other restrictions may apply. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports (if applicable): Passports are required when crossing the Canadian border. Amtrak and Amtrak Vacations are registered service marks of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation.

DAYS 1-2 DENVER
Welcome to Denver! Check into your hotel and settle in. Then, explore the city. On day 2, experience Rocky Mountain National Park, celebrated for its wildlife and spectacular vistas! On your journey back, enjoy photo opportunities and a stop for refreshments. (Overnight in Denver)

DAY 3 DENVER > GRAND JUNCTION
Travel to the Amtrak station and board the California Zephyr to Grand Junction for one of the most beautiful train trips in North America. Check into your hotel and enjoy Grand Junction at your leisure. (Overnight in Grand Junction)

DAY 4 GRAND JUNCTION > ARCHES AND CANYONLANDS > GRAND JUNCTION
Take a day tour of Arches and Canyonlands National Parks rich colors, canyons, petrified dunes, mesas and buttes. Experience Canyonlands from the Island in the Sky, a scenic drive along the rim of the mesa. (Overnight in Grand Junction)

DAYS 5-6 GRAND JUNCTION > SALT LAKE CITY
Travel to the Amtrak station and board the California Zephyr to Salt Lake City. On day 6, you'll visit Temple Square, the Mormon Tabernacle and much more on your included tour. This evening, dinner is included. (Overnight in Salt Lake City) D

DAYS 7-8 SALT LAKE CITY > YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK
Take your included shuttle to West Yellowstone, widely held to be the first national park in the world. On day 8, enjoy a tour of the Lower Loop, which includes Old Faithful, Isa Lake and many more amazing attractions. (Overnight in Yellowstone National Park)

DAY 9 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK
Today, take a leisurely drive back to Salt Lake City aboard the included shuttle. Spend a little more time relaxing this afternoon or this evening at your hotel or spend some time exploring the city further as you prepare for your evening departure on the train. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

DAYS 10-11 SAN FRANCISCO
Today’s train journey travels through the American West before arriving in the “City by the Bay.” On day 11, use your included hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour to visit Golden Gate Park, Chinatown, Pier 39, Union Square and other landmarks. Your included CityPASS also provides some amazing admissions for activities like a visit to the the California Academy of Sciences or a sightseeing cruise around the harbor. (Overnight in San Francisco)

DAY 12 SAN FRANCISCO
Continue using your hop-on, hop-off tour and CityPASS to experience San Francisco at your own pace. Relax tonight with an included dinner at Fishermans Wharf. (Overnight in San Francisco) D

DAY 13 YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN SAN FRANCISCO

Legend for meals: B - Breakfast, BR - Brunch, L - Lunch, D - Dinner

Doubletree by Hilton Grand Junction

Step into a resort-style paradise at the DoubleTree by Hilton Grand Junction hotel. Your premier upscale Grand Junction hotel is newly renovated and overlooks the lush valley and famous bluffs of the Grand Mesa Plateau. Located just minutes from Grand Junction Regional Airport (GJT) with easy access to I-70, our Grand Junction hotel is also close to local businesses like West Star Aviation, St. Mary's Hospital, Community Hospital as well as Colorado Mesa University, local vineyards, wineries and historic Downtown Grand Junction

Grand Vista Hotel

The Grand Vista Hotel is conveniently located near the airport in Grand Junction and is close to Colorado Mesa University and the Two Rivers Convention Center.

Holiday Inn Fishermans Wharf

Of all San Francisco hotels, Holiday Inn San Francisco Hotel Fisherman's Wharf has one of the best locations, central to the Californian shopping capital. The hotel is in among the bars, cafes, and the vast number of specialty shops in Fisherman's Wharf. Hotels here, in the liveliest part of San Francisco, are right next to Chinatown, Pier 39 and the Cable Cars.

Hotel Zephyr

The Hotel Zephyr offers a one-of-a-kind hotel experience in the heart of the city's most iconic tourist attractions. Bringing a new dimension to Fisherman's Wharf by offering a twist on accommodations as well as a playful personality, our waterfront property features 361 stylish waterfront guest quarters, many with personal balconies

Park Central Hotel

Our newly re-imagined hotel elevates the standard of excellence in luxury hotels in San Francisco, while celebrating the timeless art of hospitality.

Little America Hotel SLC

Little America Hotel is conveniently located on 10 acres in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City, just 10 minutes from the Salt Lake International Airport. Nestled between the Wasatch and Oquirrh Mountain Ranges in the magnificent Salt Lake Valley, Little America is within walking distance from shopping, restaurants, cultural and sporting events, and is roughly 30-40 minutes from the major ski resorts. Other nearby attractions include historic Temple Square, the world-famous Great Salt Lake and national parks, forests, and monuments.

Little America Hotel SLC

Little America Hotel is conveniently located on 10 acres in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City, just 10 minutes from the Salt Lake International Airport. Nestled between the Wasatch and Oquirrh Mountain Ranges in the magnificent Salt Lake Valley, Little America is within walking distance from shopping, restaurants, cultural and sporting events, and is roughly 30-40 minutes from the major ski resorts. Other nearby attractions include historic Temple Square, the world-famous Great Salt Lake and national parks, forests, and monuments.

Radisson Hotel Salt Lake City Downtown

Discover Salt Lake City destinations in the downtown area surrounding the Radisson, from Capitol Theater and Temple Square to the Family History Library, Gateway Shopping Center and City Creek Shopping Center. SLC Airport is just a short commute thanks to the nearby Arena TRAX light rail station, and Hogle Zoo provides hours of entertainment for families.

Explorer Cabins at Yellowstone

Located in the heart of West Yellowstone, the new 50-cabin property provides a unique vacation experience. Enjoy stylish décor, upscale linen and your own private cabin. The kitchenettes allow for light cooking to enjoy a simple meal.

Gray Wolf Inn And Suites

The Gray Wolf Inn & Suites is conveniently located next to the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone - the four-season getaway to Yellowstone National Park. Our free deluxe continental breakfast, included with every room, is served in the lobby adjacent to the signature Gray Wolf lobby fireplace. For dinner we recommend the The Oregon Short Line Restaurant, located two blocks away at the Holiday Inn West Yellowstone Hotel.

Holiday Inn West Yellowstone

If you're looking for the best Yellowstone National Park lodging close to the Park's West entrance, you've found it! The hotel is located is just three blocks from Yellowstone National Park. We're the premier destination for Yellowstone family vacations, memorable meetings and corporate retreats. All guest rooms and corridors were renovated in early 2014.

Yellowstone Park Hotel

Built in 2007 and featuring an attractive list of amenities and a AAA® Three-Diamond rating, the well-appointed, non-smoking Yellowstone Park Hotel has earned a loyal guest following. Best of all, it's located three blocks from the West Entrance to Yellowstone National Park and less than an hour's drive from the lower geyser basin and Old Faithful.

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Disclaimer:

Package prices are per person, double occupancy, tax included. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Please call for pricing. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Amtrak travel is for Coach accommodations unless otherwise noted. Upgrades to Roomette or Bedroom accommodations on board Amtrak are available. Call for pricing. Other restrictions may apply. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports (if applicable): Passports are required when crossing the Canadian border. Amtrak and Amtrak Vacations are registered service marks of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation.

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