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Great American – Majestic Landscapes from San Francisco

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Trip Overview

Enjoy the best of America on a coast to coast train journey across the entire United States from San Francisco to New York City! Discover all San Francisco has to offer at your own pace. Head out on a tour of the country's most famous wine growing regions: Napa and Sonoma. Breathe in the fresh mountain air on your tour from Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park. Get to know Chicago on a hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour that will take you to all the popular landmarks, like Navy Pier and Millennium Park. Enjoy a multi-day sightseeing tour of the “Big Apple.” You’ll see the best of America on your cross-country rail vacation!

Highlights

  • Sightseeing tour of Napa and Sonoma
  • Sightseeing tour of Rocky Mountain National Park
  • Multi-day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Chicago
  • Chicago CityPASS® including:
    -Shedd Aquarium (VIP Entry)
    -SkyDeck Chicago (Fast Pass)
    -The Field Museum (VIP Entry)
    -Museum of Science and Industry (VIP Entry) OR 360 Chicago (Express Entry)
    -Adler Plantarium (VIP Entry) OR Art Institute of Chicago (Fast Pass)
  • Hop-on, hop-on sightseeing tour of New York City

Package Also Includes:

  • One-way Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from San Francisco to Denver; Denver to Chicago; Chicago to New York City on the California Zephyr® and Lake Shore Limited®
  • 8 nights' hotel accommodations; 3 nights' onboard Amtrak
  • 2 meals (2 dinners)

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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.

DAY 1 ARRIVE IN SAN FRANCISCO
Welcome to San Francisco! Upon arrival, check in and then the rest of the day is yours to spend getting to know the City by the Bay. (Overnight in San Francisco)

DAY 2 SAN FRANCISCO TO NAPA VALLEY
Enjoy a full day touring two of the country's most famous wine growing regions: Napa and Sonoma. After returning to San Francisco this evening, enjoy dinner at one of San Francisco’s waterfront restaurants. (Overnight in San Francisco) D

DAY 3 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK
Depart this morning for a scenic journey east onboard Amtrak to Denver. That journey takes you through the Sierra Nevada mountains, across the vast open spaces of Nevada and Utah, and on into the Rocky Mountains. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

DAY 4 DENVER
This evening you'll arrive in Denver and travel on your own to your hotel. The evening is free for dinner or for you to explore this wonderful city at night. (Overnight in Denver)

DAY 5 DENVER TO ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK
Today you will venture out on a full-day sightseeing tour of Rocky Mountain National Park! Take in the views of the majestic Rocky Mountain range, capture pictures of wildlife and drive over Berthoud Pass. (Overnight in Denver)

DAY 6 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK
Today is free for you to explore Denver at your own pace. Later in the afternoon, make your way to the train station where your rail journey will continue. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

DAY 7 CHICAGO
Welcome to Chicago! Take a leisurely stroll through the architectural wonder that is Millennium Park or enjoy world class shopping along the Magnificent Mile. This evening, enjoy an included dinner at a local, popular restaurant. (Overnight in Chicago) D

DAY 8 CHICAGO
Today, your hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour will take you to all the popular landmarks. Use your Chicago CityPASS for included admission to the Shedd Aquarium, SkyDeck Chicago, the Field Museum and more. Or, you can use your pass to explore the Art Institute of Chicago and 360 Chicago. (Overnight in Chicago)

DAY 9 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK
Continue exploring the city with your hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour. This evening, board the Lake Shore Limited to New York City. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

DAY 10 NEW YORK CITY
Welcome to New York City! Check into your hotel and then the evening is yours to begin exploring of one of the world's favorite cities. (Overnight in New York City)

DAY 11 NEW YORK CITY
Today enjoy a hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour which includes stops at Central Park, Rockefeller Plaza, the Theater District, Times Square and many more! There are so many amazing things to do and see in the Big Apple! (Overnight in New York City)

DAY 12 YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN NEW YORK CITY

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.

Warwick Denver Hotel

Boasting an ideal location that connects Denver's vibrant downtown area with all the charm and attractions of the local Uptown Neighborhood, Warwick Denver offers a true urban refuge in the Mile High City. The Warwick Denver was originally built as the Governer's Court, and is still remembered by many for the Playboy Club, the first and only one in Colorado. This luxury downtown hotel features private balconies and oversized guest rooms and suites designed elegantly to reflect the outdoor spirit of the Rockies. The exclusive rooftop heated pool and bar offer captivating year round panoramic views of the Denver skyline and snowcapped Rocky Mountains.

The attention to detail makes this boutique hotel the ideal place for business and leisure travelers seeking genuine, warm and dedicated service. A stone's throw from the pedestrian 16th Street Mall, the State Capitol building, and the eclectic Union Station, the Warwick Denver is also in close proximity to the convention center, The Denver Art Museum Larimer Square, Coors Field and the Pepsi Center.

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.

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

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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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