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Trip Overview

Ready to discover the wonders and excitement of east coast? On this 12-day rail vacation, you’ll travel to four incredible cities onboard Amtrak and VIA Rail, and get up close and personal to Niagara Falls. Included in your trip are fun sightseeing tours, an architecture cruise, and admission to world-class attractions. North America is a beautifully diverse continent, especially when experienced by rail. Other highlights of this vacation will most certainly be the exploring you do on your own. Whether that be enjoying a destination’s cuisine, culture, hidden gems, or entertainment options.

Highlights

  • Multi-day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of New York City
  • New York CityPass
  • Sightseeing city tour of Montreal*
  • Multi-day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Toronto
  • Admission to the CN Tower
  • Niagara Adventure Pass**
  • Chicago Architecture cruise
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Chicago
  • Admission to the Skydeck

*Montreal tour is seasonal. Olympic Park Tower Admission is included on select days when tour isn't running.
** Niagara Adventure Pass is seasonal. Niagara Wonder Pass will be substituted in the off season.

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • One-way Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from New York City to Montreal and Buffalo to Chicago on the Adirondack® and Lake Shore Limited® 
  • One-way VIA Rail® in Economy accommodations from Montreal to Toronto and Toronto to Niagara Falls
  • 11 nights' hotel accommodations
  • Transfer from Niagara Hotel to Buffalo train station
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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 NEW YORK CITY
Welcome to New York City, one of the most famous cities in the world! Upon arrival, check into your hotel for a three-night stay and then step out and start exploring the Big Apple on your own. Gaze up at the iconic skyline, featuring the Empire State and Chrysler Buildings and the One World Trade Center. Grab a New York slice of pizza or wander through the 24-hour city in search of some hidden gems. (Overnight in New York City)

DAY 2             NEW YORK CITY
Today, start using your included CityPass and hop-on, hop-off sightseeing city tour to really get a feel for New York City. Visit all the major highlights and attractions that draw travelers from around the world, including Greenwich Village, SoHo, Little Italy, Rockefeller Plaza, Museum Mile, and so much more! The degree of contrasts that you’ll find in the city is what makes this destination so exciting! In the evening, why not sample some of its best food? Stop at an authentic Jewish deli for a delicious pastrami on rye, grab a hot dog from a neighborhood street vendor, or visit Spanish Harlem, one of the biggest ethnic communities in NYC, for soul-stirring Dominican cuisine. (Overnight in New York City)

DAY 3             NEW YORK CITY
Continue using your included CityPass and hop-on, hop-off sightseeing city tour. Marvel at the Manhattan skyline and Brooklyn Bridge, see the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Guggenheim and other famous cultural landmarks, and stroll through Central Park. Then there’s always Fifth Avenue, Times Square, Chinatown, and Battery Park (departure point for Statue of Liberty). The rest of your day and evening is yours to enjoy however you wish. Catch a live show, go shopping, peruse some art galleries, or wine and dine your way through the city. (Overnight in New York City)

DAY 4             NEW YORK CITY TO MONTREAL
Spend the day on the train traveling north from New York City to Montreal, Canada. When you arrive, check into your hotel for a two-night stay and begin exploring the city. Montreal sits on the banks of the St. Lawrence River and has a European feel. Streets are lined with centuries-old architecture along with skyscrapers and is filled with quaint coffee shops, delicious restaurants and plenty of other must-visit attractions. Walk Rue Saint-Paul’s charming cobblestone roads, wander through a farmer’s market, and eat some famous poutine! (Overnight in Montreal)

DAY 5             MONTREAL
Enjoy your Montreal city tour, which will show you the heart of the city. Highlights include Notre Dame Basilica, Montreal Harbour, Place des Arts, Chinatown, and Old Montreal. Spend the rest of your day discovering the city on your own. Visit Crescent Street, ride La Grande Roue de Montreal (Ferris wheel), or stroll through St. Louis Square. Montreal is known for being a food haven. Why not indulge and dine? You can sample food from around the world by walking just a few blocks. (Overnight in Montreal)

DAY 6             MONTREAL TO TORONTO
Take a train from Montreal to Toronto and check into your hotel for a three-night stay. After getting settled, being using your hop-on, hop-off sightseeing city tour! Visit Yonge-Dundas Square, St Lawrence Market, the Hockey Hall of Fame, Casa Loma, Distillery, and so much more! Afterwards, go exploring on your own to check anything off your must-see list that the tour doesn’t include, such as Guild Park or the Royal Ontario Museum. (Overnight in Toronto)

DAY 7             TORONTO
Continue using your hop-on, hop-off sightseeing city tour to wrap up any iconic landmarks and attractions you didn’t get to see yesterday. Then, visit the CN Tower with your included admission. From the top, take in breathtaking views of the city below and surrounding region. Make a dinner reservation on your own or enjoy a cocktail while looking out at the city lights. (Overnight in Toronto)

DAY 8             TORONTO TO NIAGARA FALLS
Explore one of the wonders of the natural world, Niagara Falls.  Highlights will include a journey behind the falls, a cruise right up to the Falls, and a self-guided tour of the White Water Walk. (Overnight in Niagara Falls)

DAY 9             OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK
Continue using your Niagara Adventure Pass to experience all the sights and attractions you didn’t get the chance to yesterday. In the evening, take your transfer from Niagara Falls to the Buffalo train station for your overnight rail journey to Chicago. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

DAY 10           CHICAGO
In the morning, you’ll arrive in Chicago, the Windy City! After traveling on your own to your hotel and checking in, why not embark on your included Chicago architecture river cruise? You’ll get the opportunity to see all the famous skyscrapers and landmarks, including the Tribune Tower, Wrigley Building, Marina City and dozens of others. Then, do some discovering of your own. And no trip to Chicago would be complete without enjoying some deep-dish pizza or Chicago-style hot dog. (Overnight in Chicago)

DAY 11           CHICAGO
Start using your hop-on, hop-off sightseeing city tour to visit the top attractions, including Millennium Park, Navy Pier, Magnificent Park, Willis Tower and John Hancock Tower. Then, use your included admission to Skydeck Chicago, located 103 floors up in the former Sears Tower. Clear observation boxes at the top give you incredible views of the city and up to four states! In the evening, stroll along the Chicago Riverwalk, stargaze at the Adler Planetarium, or catch a film at Music Box Theatre. (Overnight in Chicago)

DAY 12           YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN CHICAGO

 

LEGEND FOR MEALS: B - Breakfast, BR - Brunch, L - Lunch, D –Dinner

Le Nouvel Hotel & Spa

Le Nouvel Hotel & Spa, a 4 star hotel located in downtown Montreal, is within walking distance to the Bell Centre and Crescent Street and just a few minutes from the Casino and other major attractions. Our hotel in Montreal is proud to offer accommodations and amenities that make you feel at home, all in a fantastic Montreal location.

Renaissance Montreal Downtown

Discover the beautiful design and ideal location of Renaissance Montreal Downtown Hotel, offering the perfect accommodations in Montreal for both rest and play.

Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls - Fallsview Hotel

Located directly across from breathtaking Niagara Falls on the exciting Falls Avenue Resort, our newly renovated hotel in Niagara Falls, ON provides visitors with comfortable accommodations including magnificent fallsview guestrooms and suites with direct access to popular area attractions.

Hilton Niagara Falls Fallsview

The Hilton Niagara Falls Fallsview hotel is Canada's highest hotel and largest Hilton in the country. The Hilton is Niagara’s premier Fallsview hotel, overlooking both the Canadian and American Falls and directly connected by a glass enclosed walkway to the Fallsview Casino Resort.

Marriott Fallsview and Spa

The Marriott Fallsview Hotel & Spa enjoys the distinction as being the closest hotel to Niagara Falls. As the area's premiere AAA Four Diamond, five-star luxury hotel in Niagara Falls, this Marriott Niagara Falls Hotel overlooks the majestic waterfalls and is located just minutes away from a variety of exciting attractions and casinos.

Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls

The Oakes is the closest hotel to the Horseshoe Falls - Niagara's largest, most beautiful waterfall. Right in the heart of the Fallsview tourist area, The Oakes Hotel is also right next door to the brand new Niagara Fallsview Casino - a multi-faceted casino complex featuring a lavish Las Vegas style theatre, convention facilities, large shopping arcades, spectacular gaming areas and more!

Marriott on the Falls

A memorable trip to Niagara Falls includes a hotel stay at the Niagara Falls Marriott on the Falls. Located on Fallsview Boulevard in Ontario, our luxury hotel offers scenic vistas of Niagara Falls and the city from its expansive offering of guest rooms and suites. Situated within minutes of many popular tourist destinations, including the Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort, Seneca Casino, the Butterfly Conservatory and more.

Sheraton on the Falls

The contemporary four-diamond Sheraton on the Falls Hotel is located directly across the street from the falls in the heart of Niagara’s premier Fallsview district. This world-class hotel is situated in North America’s largest hotel and entertainment complex and offers magnificent views of the Canadian and American falls. Indoor connections to both Casino Niagara and the 125,000-square foot Fallsview Indoor Waterpark.

Chelsea Hotel Toronto

Canada's largest hotel with 1590 guest rooms, the Chelsea Hotel, Toronto is centrally located and just step's from the city's best shopping, theatres, nightlife and attractions.

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.

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.

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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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