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Two of America’s most inspiring national treasures – Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park – will fascinate and delight you on this seven-day scenic train journey! Depart from Chicago for the picturesque journey on Amtrak’s California Zephyr to Salt Lake City. From there, continue to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, the perfect base for discovering the two wondrous national parks and the surrounding scenery. Enjoy the included tours of both parks and take some time to discover Jackson Hole itself and its charming downtown.

Highlights

  • Sightseeing tour of Grand Teton National Park
  • Scenic River Float in Grand Teton National Park
  • Sightseeing tour of Yellowstone National Park

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • 5 nights' hotel accommodations, 1 night onboard Amtrak®
  • One-way Amtrak in Coach accommodations from Chicago to Salt Lake City onboard the California Zephyr®
  • Roundtrip transfer from Salt Lake City to Jackson, WY
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              DEPART CHICAGO
Depart from Chicago's Union Station this afternoon for the overnight journey west to the national parks. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

DAY 2              SALT LAKE CITY
Wake up on the rails and enjoy an amazing array of mountain landscapes as the train makes its way up to Salt Lake City. Relax and soak in the experience from the comfort of your seat. Arrive in Salt Lake City and check in at your hotel for an overnight stay. (Overnight in Salt Lake City)

DAY 3              SALT LAKE CITY TO JACKSON HOLE
Today you will take the scenic transfer from Salt Lake City to Jackson, Wyoming, your base for discovering Grand Teton National Park. Upon arrival, check into your hotel in Jackson Hole and have the evening free to relax and explore this charming town. (Overnight in Jackson Hole)

DAY 4              GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK
Experience a memorable day in Grand Teton National Park today! Enjoy the park's stunning scenery on a sunset tour and river float that will take you down the legendary Snake River to some of the best spots for viewing the area's abundant wildlife.  The hours leading up to sunset are perhaps the most beautiful time to be on the water, with large game such as Moose and elk quite common sights. You may also have a chance to spot river otter, beaver, and many fantastic bird species as well. After the tour, return to Jackson Hole for the night. (Overnight in Jackson Hole)

DAY 5              YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK
Today you will be whisked away on a journey through the vast beauty of Yellowstone National Park. Your experienced guide will point out craggy peaks, sprawling meadows, and the abundant geothermal features such as the famous Old Faithful geyser. It is hard not to be overwhelmed by this breathtaking destination. After the tour, return to Jackson Hole for another relaxing evening. (Overnight in Jackson Hole)

DAY 6              JACKSON HOLE TO SALT LAKE CITY
Check out of your hotel this morning and head back to Salt Lake City via the included transfer. Once you arrive back, check in to your hotel and take the night to relax and enjoy the city on your own. (Overnight in Salt Lake City)

DAY 7              YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN SALT LAKE CITY

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

Hampton Inn Jackson Hole

Welcome to the Hampton Inn Jackson Hole hotel, set just minutes from the Jackson Hole Airport (JAC) and the famous Jackson Town Square, where you will find shopping, dining and entertainment with a taste of the Old West. Best known for its breath taking scenery, clear streams, world-class skiing and abundant wildlife, Jackson Hole, Wyoming provides something for everyone.

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.

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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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