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Grand National Parks with Yellowstone, Yosemite, and the Grand Canyon Roundtrip from Los Angeles

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The western corner of North America holds some of the most indescribable natural wonders on earth. Discover the exquisite beauty of three phenomenal national parks on this 14-day roundtrip rail journey from Los Angeles. With city stops in San Francisco, Salt Lake City and Chicago in between, your Grand National Parks adventure will provide a host of unforgettable experiences! Up first: Yosemite National Park. Get a close-up view of El Capitan from El Capitan Meadow, located along Northside Drive. Then, experience the amazing views and abundant wildlife of Yellowstone National Park before heading to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Walk to its many vantage points and marvel at the vastness and beauty of one of the most popular and beautiful places in America.

Highlights

  • Sightseeing tour of Yosemite National Park
  • Sightseeing tour of Yellowstone's Lower Loop*
  • Roundtrip service in Coach accommodations on the Grand Canyon Railway
  • Sightseeing tour of the Grand Canyon's South Rim

Package Also Includes:

  • One-way Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from Los Angeles to San Francisco; San Francisco to Salt Lake City; Salt Lake City to Chicago; Chicago to Williams; Williams to Los Angeles in Coach accommodations on the Coast Starlight®, California Zephyr® and Southwest Chief®
  • 9 nights' hotel accommodations; 4 nights' onboard Amtrak
  • 2 meals included (1 breakfast, 1 dinner)

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

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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.

DAY 1    YOUR JOURNEY BEGINS IN LOS ANGELES
Board the Coast Starlight to San Francisco at Union Station. Upon arrival, check into your hotel. (Overnight in San Francisco)

DAY 2    SAN FRANCISCO TO YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK
Take a breathtaking tour to Yosemite National Park! Then, return to San Francisco.  (Overnight in San Francisco)

DAY 3    OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK
Board the California Zephyr train for an overnight journey to Salt Lake City. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

DAY 4    SALT LAKE CITY
Upon arrival in Salt Lake City, check into your hotel. Then spend some time enjoying the city's main attractions, including the state capital. (Overnight in Salt Lake City)

DAYS 5-6    YELLOWSTONE
Take your included shuttle to Yellowstone and upon your arrival, check in at your hotel and enjoy the evening. On day 6, experience the majesty of the park with an included tour that stops at  many landmarks, such as Old Faithful. (Overnight in West Yellowstone)

DAY 7    SALT LAKE CITY
Take a shuttle back to Salt Lake City and spend the evening at your own pace. (Overnight in Salt Lake City)

DAY 8    OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK
Board the California Zephyr to Chicago. Enjoy views of the Moffat Tunnel, Glenwood Canyons and the Midwest plains. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

DAY 9    CHICAGO
Welcome to the Chicago! Visit Skydeck Chicago, Navy Pier, Millennium Park and more! (Overnight in Chicago)

DAY 10    OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK
Travel to Union Station and board the Southwest Chief to the Grand Canyon. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

DAY 11    WILLIAMS
Welcome to Williams! Known as the ‘Gateway to the Grand Canyon.’ (Overnight in Williams)

DAY 12    GRAND CANYON
Have breakfast at the Grand Depot Cafe then board the Grand Canyon Railway to the South Rim for a sightseeing tour. (Overnight at the Grand Canyon) B

DAY 13    OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK
Continue exploring the Grand Canyon then return to Williams on the Grand Canyon Railway. Dinner is included this evening. (Overnight onboard Amtrak) D

DAY 14    YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN LOS ANGELES

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.

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.

Kimpton Alton Hotel (Formerly 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.

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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