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Trip Overview

Experience America’s greatest cities as well as the majestic Grand Canyon on this 15-day journey. Travel from the bright lights of New York to the Nation’s Capital then on to Chicago’s great architecture and eventually ending in the famous San Francisco Bay. Along the way you will get to visit the Grand Canyon, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. You will also get to explore the great attractions in Hollywood such as the Chinese Theatre, Hollywood Sign, and Rodeo Drive. Your journey includes the very best of America!

Highlights

  • Multi-day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of New York City including:
    -Admission to the Empire State Building or Top of the Rock at Rockefeller Center
    -Ferry to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
  • Multi-day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Washington, DC
  • Monuments by Moonlight tour in Washington, DC
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Chicago
  • Freedom Rim Tour of the Grand Canyon
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Los Angeles
  • Multi-day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of San Francisco

Package Also Includes:

  • One-way Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from New York City to Washington, DC; Washington, DC to Chicago; Chicago to Williams, AZ; Williams to Los Angeles; and Los Angeles to San Francisco on the Northeast Regional®, Capitol Limited®, Southwest Chief®, and Coast Starlight® routes
  • 12 nights' hotel accommodations
  • Roundtrip service in Coach accommodations on the Grand Canyon Railway
  • 2 meals included (1 breakfast, 1 dinner)
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Why Not?

Extend your trip or try this package in reverse. Call a Rail Expert for details.

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 1-3 NEW YORK CITY
Welcome to NYC! Check into your hotel for a three-night stay. On day 2, explore the city on a hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour and experience Central Park and so much more. On day 3, continue using your hop-on, hop-off tour as well as gain admission to either the Empire State Building Observatory or the Top of the Rock at Rockefeller Center. (Overnight in New York City)

DAY 4 NEW YORK CITY TO WASHINGTON, DC
Board Amtrak's Northeast Regional to Washington, D.C. Upon arrival, use your hop-on, hop-off tour to visit exciting landmarks. (Overnight in Washington, DC)

DAY 5 WASHINGTON, DC
Continue using your hop-on, hop-off tour. Tonight, see the iconic monuments beneath the moonlight. (Overnight in Washington, DC)

DAY 6 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK
This afternoon, board Amtrak’s Capitol Limited for your overnight trip to Chicago. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

DAY 7 CHICAGO
Welcome to the Windy City! Check into your hotel and begin using your hop-on, hop-off tour! (Overnight in Chicago)

DAY 8 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK
Board the Southwest Chief to the Grand Canyon. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

DAY 9 WILLIAMS
When you arrive in Williams, check into your hotel and settle in for the night. (Overnight in Williams)

DAY 10 GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK
Have breakfast then board the famous Grand Canyon Railway to the South Rim for a guided tour. (Overnight in the Grand Canyon) B

DAY 11 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK
Continue exploring the South Rim. Later, board the Grand Canyon Railway back to Williams. Enjoy dinner before boarding the Southwest Chief to California! (Overnight onboard Amtrak) D

DAY 12 LOS ANGELES
Welcome to Los Angeles! Use your hop-on, hop-off tour to see the Hollywood Sign, Rodeo Drive and more. (Overnight in Los Angeles)

DAY 13 LOS ANGELES TO SAN FRANCISCO
Board the Coast Starlight to Los Angeles. Tonight, settle into your hotel in San Francisco. (Overnight in San Francisco)

DAY 14 SAN FRANCISCO
Use your hop-on, hop-off tour to see the Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park and Union Square. (Overnight in San Francisco)

DAY 15 SAN FRANCISCO
Continue using your hop-on, hop-off tour to visit Chinatown or enjoy your tour around San Francisco's varied neighborhoods. (Overnight in San Francisco)

DAY 16 YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN SAN FRANCISCO

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

Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza

Located in the center of downtown Chicago’s exciting River North area and minutes from the Loop and Michigan Ave the contemporary Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza offers exceptional views of the Chicago River and the Chicago skyline. Our recent $20 million redesign is apparent in every aspect of the Holiday Inn Mart Plaza, from our stunning atrium lobby to our 521 comfortable and contemporary guest rooms and suites.

Palmer House Hilton

Welcome to The Palmer House®: a Hilton Hotel - an iconic, world-class downtown Chicago hotel and gateway to Chicago's rejuvenated Loop scene. A modern Chicago grand hotel, the Palmer House is a lively destination within walking distance of the best attractions the city of Chicago has to offer like Millennium Park, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the theater district. The guest rooms and suites match the hotel's French Baroque styling with metropolitan flair.

El Tovar

El Tovar Hotel, the premier lodging facility at the Grand Canyon, opened its doors in 1905 and was most recently renovated in 2005. In the past, the Hotel has hosted such luminaries as Theodore Roosevelt, Albert Einstein, Western author Zane Grey, and many others. Today, El Tovar retains its elegant charm. Located on the Canyon rim, it features a fine dining room (open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner), lounge and curio shop with newsstand.

Kachina Lodge

Located directly on the rim of the Grand Canyon, the Kachina Lodge is a great hotel for all guests visiting the South Rim.

Maswik Lodge

Maswik Lodge is a modern facility spread over several acres of ponderosa pine forest, located just 1/4 mile from the Canyon's edge. Maswik Lodge features a cafeteria that is open from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm. Here you will also find a sports bar with a wide screen TV, a curio shop stocked with handicrafts and gifts, and a transportation/activities desk.

Thunderbird Lodge

Conveniently located between El Tovar and Bright Angel Lodge, Thunderbird is a contemporary lodge located at the South Rim.

Yavapai Lodge

Yavapai Lodge is Grand Canyon National Park Lodges' largest facility and is surrounded by pinyon and juniper woodlands, about 1/2 mile from the rim. With modern rooms and many services within a few steps, this is a convenient choice for families. Yavapai East rooms feature in-room air conditioning and Yavapai West rooms have vaulted ceilings with ceiling fans. The Lodge is located next to the Market Plaza, which includes a general store, bank, and U.S. Post Office.

The LA Grand Hotel Downtown

When you stay with us, you will find that while you are at the heart of the cultural, finance, and entertainment hub of Los Angeles Downtown, our hotel offers you a serene retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city transforming into your home away from home.

The Stewart Hotel

Staying at the The Stewart Hotel puts New York City at your fingertips. Just steps from Penn Station and most subway lines, it's easy to explore the city's most exciting neighborhoods and attractions; Madison Square Garden, the Empire State Building, and Fifth Avenue shopping. Or kick back and relax in your luxurious room. The comforts of technology await, including flat-screen TVs, iPod docking stations and wireless Internet.

Holiday Inn New York City Times Square

Located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, Holiday Inn New York City - Times Square is a 35-story high-rise hotel that makes it easy to enjoy New York’s incomparable attractions, restaurants and retail stores.

Marriott Marquis

Surround yourself with the sights and sounds of the city at New York Marriott Marquis. One of the premier hotels in Times Square, our central location gives you easy access to NYC entertainment options and several subway lines to access any part of NYC.

Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

The Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel is an upscale moderate hotel that’s just completed a $160 million renovation to its guest rooms and meeting space. The hotel is just steps from the excitement of the Broadway theatres, prestige of Carnegie Hall and world-class shopping of Fifth Avenue - this location is the perfect way to immerse yourself in the best that New York has to offer.

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.

Courtyard Washington, DC/U.S. Capitol

Escape ordinary travel routines when you book at Courtyard Washington, DC/U.S. Capitol hotel near Union Station DC and NoMa station.

The Mayflower Hotel

The Mayflower Hotel, Autograph Collection has been a Washington, DC landmark since opening its doors over 90 years ago. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, our hotel has been completely refreshed, offering a host of modern amenities, while still maintaining a sense of iconic luxury. Immerse yourself in the beauty of our sweeping marble lobby before getting comfortable in our redesigned guestrooms.

Phoenix Park Hotel

Enjoy a unique opportunity to experience the luxury of Irish country estate in the heart of Washington, DC's Capitol Hill. With traditional oil paintings, opulent marble staircase and traditional décor. The Phoenix Park Hotel also embraces the charisma and magic of one of the most established dining and entertainment restaurants in the area, The Dubliner.

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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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