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Trip Overview

Prepare for a journey to three of the nation’s greatest national parks! Yosemite awaits where your tour takes in all the natural glory to be found in this astounding national park. Glacier National Park is endless natural beauty with thousands and thousands of acres of pristine wilderness, soaring mountain peaks, and abundant wildlife. Experience the best of the American West as you travel across the Great Plains and through the Rocky Mountains aboard Amtrak. Stop to explore all the sites and wonders of timeless Yellowstone National Park. This is a vacation you will never forget!

Highlights

  • Sightseeing tour of Yosemite National Park
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of San Francisco
  • Admission to the Space Needle Observatory Deck
  • Big Sky Circle Tour of Glacier National Park*
  • Two Medicine Valley Boat Cruise in Glacier National Park*
  • Admission to the Skydeck Chicago
  • Sightseeing tour of Yellowstone’s Lower Loop
  • Dinner at The Roof Restaurant in Salt Lake City

    Package Also Includes:
  • One-way Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from San Francisco to Seattle; Seattle to Glacier National Park; Glacier National Park to Chicago; Chicago to Salt Lake City; Salt Lake City to San Francisco in Coach accommodations on the Coast Starlight®, Empire Builder® and California Zephyr®,
  • 11 nights’ hotel accommodations; 5 nights’ onboard Amtrak
  • 4 meals included (1 dinner; 3 breakfasts)

*Two Medicine Valley Boat Cruise and Big Sky Circle Tour are both seasonal tours. Big Sky does not run until late-June. Two Medicine Valley Boat Cruises stops running early September.

Trip Map

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.

DAY 1 SAN FRANCISCO
Today, you will arrive in San Francisco. Check into your hotel and then begin exploring this exciting city. (Overnight in San Francisco)

DAY 2 DAY TRIP TO YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK
Your tour will take you across the beautiful heartland of California to Yosemite National Park. The scenery here is breathtaking. From its wide-open meadows, bold mountains, and abundant forest, Yosemite is an endless parade of nature’s beauty. In addition to your tour, you will have plenty of free time to wander a bit and take Yosemite at your own pace. Breathe in the clean fresh air as you take time to explore the park. After your day of exploring Yosemite, you will return in the evening to San Francisco. (Overnight in San Francisco)

DAY 3 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK
Today is yours to experience all San Francisco has to offer. Use your included hop-on, hop-off sightseeing pass to tour the city. Your knowledgeable guide will provide an excellent overview of the city pointing out key neighbourhoods and points of interest while sharing facts about San Francisco and its history. Hop-off at sites that interest you to explore further areas like Pier 39, Chinatown, Union Square, Golden Gate Park and more. This evening you head out to Emeryville to meet the train and continue your journey through the national parks. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

DAY 4 SEATTLE
You spend today winding your way north through the picturesque northwest countryside. Travelling past rolling hills and mountains, over mighty rivers and waterways, and through verdant pine forest, the train journey north is both relaxing and provides a wealth of sightseeing opportunities. After arriving to Seattle, check in to your hotel for the evening. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

DAY 5 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK
Take some time this morning to explore Seattle. Take in some amazing views of the Seattle area with your included admission to the Space Needle. In the afternoon, head over to King Street Station and board Amtrak’s Empire Builder train as you depart for Glacier National Park! (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

DAY 6 GLACIER NATIONAL PARK
You will arrive this morning to Glacier National Park, one of the most beautiful spots in North America. After checking in to your hotel, the day is free to relax and enjoy the stunning scenery all around you. (Overnight in Glacier National Park)

DAY 7 GLACIER NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast, you journey out to experience all the magnificent beauty Glacier National Park has to offer. Your tour guide will pick you up from the lodge and take you all through the area today. Travel along the winding mountain way known as Going-to-the-Sun Road. Take in amazing vantage points such as Logan Pass and Goat Lick. Your knowledgeable guide will provide you with not only great sights but also some fascinating information about the park landscape, its wildlife, as well as some background on the native peoples and folklore of the region. The tour is truly unforgettable. (Overnight in Glacier National Park) B

DAY 8 GLACIER NATIONAL PARK
Today your exploration of Glacier continues. You are picked up and transferred to Two Medicine Valley where you experience the park by boat cruise. The mountain lake is amazing and the spectacular views of pristine wilderness are all around you. Keep your eyes open for the abundant wildlife regularly spotted along the lake shore! (Overnight in Glacier National Park) B

DAY 9 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK
After enjoying a final breakfast at Glacier Park Lodge, you will cross over to the train station and board the Empire Builder once more. The journey through the Rockies is a once in a lifetime passage through soaring mountain ridges and past countless examples of natural splendour. As the mountains change to foothills and then plains, you will be treated to a little bit of everything the American outdoors has to offer. (Overnight onboard Amtrak) B

DAY 10 CHICAGO
Welcome to the Windy City! Enjoy all the sights and attractions at your leisure during your time in Chicago, including Navy Pier, Millennium Park, and a walk down Magnificent Mile. In the evening, enjoy one of the city’s great restaurants or take in some live music at one of the many great jazz and blues clubs around town. (Overnight in Chicago)

DAY 11 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK
Enjoy the morning exploring Chicago and use your included admission to the Skydeck for incredible views of the city from the 103rd floor of the Willis Tower. Later, head over to Union to board the California Zephyr train heading West. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

DAY 12 SALT LAKE CITY
The train journey from Chicago encompasses both the Great Plains and the Rocky Mountains. From golden grain fields to craggy mountain peaks, the scenery is magnificent! Later in the evening, your train arrives to Salt Lake City and you’ll check in to your hotel for the night. (Overnight in Salt Lake City)

DAY 13 YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK
Awake this morning and continue on to Yellowstone. Along the way you will take in a very scenic ride so keep your camera handy! (Overnight in West Yellowstone)

DAY 14 YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK
America’s first national park is yours to explore today! Your tour picks you up for a journey through Yellowstone. Along the way, your guide will provide some amazing insights into the park, its history, and of course, its abundant wildlife. Famous spots such as Old Faithful, Mammoth Hot Springs, Hayden Valley, and Yellowstone Lake are all part of the experience. There is no place on earth like Yellowstone National Park. (Overnight in West Yellowstone)

DAY 15 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK
You are transported back to Salt Lake City today to board the train heading to San Francisco and Yosemite National Park.First, enjoy dinner and spectacular views at The Roof Restaurant before departing on the train in the evening. (Overnight onboard Amtrak) D

DAY 16 SAN FRANCISCO
Tonight, you will arrive in San Francisco. Check into your hotel and either relax or head out to enjoy the city at night. (Overnight in San Francisco)

DAY 17 YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN SAN FRANCISCO

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

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 onboard 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.

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.

Glacier Park Lodge

Glacier Park Lodge was built almost a century ago by the Great Northern Railway. Located in East Glacier Park Village it is 3 miles outside of Glacier National Park. The Glacier Park Lodge's 161 guest rooms can accommodate over 500 people.

The Fairmont Olympic Hotel

The Fairmont Olympic Hotel

One of the city’s most celebrated historic landmarks and a premier luxury hotel in Seattle, Fairmont Olympic Hotel is conveniently located in downtown Seattle, close to Pike Place Market and many local attractions.

Hyatt Place Seattle Downtown

Hyatt Place Seattle Downtown

Our prime location in the heart of downtown Seattle offers you the combination of majestic Olympic Mountains views, the vibrancy of the Emerald City and the relaxing, quiet magnificence of the Puget Sound.

Warwick Seattle Hotel

Warwick Seattle Hotel

Warwick Seattle is an elegant hotel located in downtown Seattle and within walking distance to most Seattle attractions such as the Seattle Center, home of the Seattle Space Needle, Chihuly Garden and Glass, and MoPOP (formerly Experience Music Project), and the Seattle Opera, Pike Place Market, world-class shopping and a multitude of dining and entertainment options

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.

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

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.

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.

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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