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Yellowstone to Yosemite by Rail

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Trip Overview

Take a leisurely ride from Chicago to the Pacific Coast on this scenic rail journey that allows you to explore two famous national parks: Yellowstone and Yosemite. Discover Chicago on a hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour. Enjoy a narrated sightseeing city tour of Salt Lake City. See the breathtaking beauty of Yellowstone National Park and get up close and personal with famous sites, like Old Faithful and the Continental Divide. Spend an entire day soaking up the nature and scoping out the towering redwoods in Yosemite National Park. This rail journey promises stunning landscapes that you will never forget.

Highlights

  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Chicago
  • Sightseeing tour of Yellowstone National Park*
  • Sightseeing city tour of Salt Lake City
  • Dinner at The Roof Restaurant in Salt Lake City
  • Sightseeing tour of Yosemite National Park

Package Also Includes:

  • One-way Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from Chicago to Salt Lake City; Salt Lake City to San Francisco on the California Zephyr®
    Roundtrip shuttle transfer from Salt Lake City to West Yellowstone
  • 8 nights' hotel accommodations; 2 nights' onboard Amtrak
  • 2 meals included (2 dinners)

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

Trip Map

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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.

DAYS 1-2 YOUR JOURNEY BEGINS IN CHICAGO
Welcome to Chicago! Start your trip with your multi-day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour. On day 2, enjoy your included dinner at a popular restaurant in the city. (Overnight in Chicago) D

DAY 3 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK®
Travel to Chicago's Union Station and board Amtrak to Salt Lake City. Enjoy America's majestic landscapes as you travel on the California Zephyr® through the Great Plains. Experienced travelers say this train route is one of the most beautiful in all of North America. Sit back and relax as you climb through the heart of the Rockies to continue your journey out to the West Coast. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

DAY 4 SALT LAKE CITY
Upon your arrival in Salt Lake City, you will travel on your own to your hotel for a relaxing evening. (Overnight in Salt Lake City)

DAY 5 SALT LAKE CITY TO WEST YELLOWSTONE
Board your included transfer service that will take you to West Yellowstone. After you arrive in the early evening, you can settle into your hotel for a good night's sleep. (Overnight in West Yellowstone)

DAY 6 WEST YELLOWSTONE
Enjoy a full-day tour of the Lower Loop of Yellowstone. Highlights of this fascinating tour include Old Faithful Geyser, the Old Faithful Inn, Isa Lake on the Continental Divide and many more amazing sites. (Overnight in West Yellowstone)

DAY 7 WEST YELLOWSTONE TO SALT LAKE CITY
Today, take a leisurely drive back to Salt Lake City aboard the included transfer. Spend the evening at your own pace enjoying all that the city has to offer. (Overnight in Salt Lake City)

DAY 8 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK
Visit Temple Square and Liberty Park on your Salt Lake City tour. Then, enjoy dinner with a view before boarding your train to San Francisco. (Overnight onboard Amtrak) D

DAY 9 SAN FRANCISCO
At Emeryville Station, you will board your included transfer to San Francisco. The evening is yours to start exploring the City by the Bay. (Overnight in San Francisco)

DAY 10 YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK
The drive to Yosemite will offer stunning scenery of the snow-capped Sierra Nevada Mountains and lush Central Valley. In the park, you'll have free time to hike and shop. (Overnight in San Francisco)

DAY 11 YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN SAN FRANCISCO

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.

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.

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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