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Trip Overview

You’ll find no shortage of beautiful scenery and iconic sights on this scenic West Coast rail holiday! Start in San Francisco, with two nights in the ‘City by the Bay,’ enjoying the sights and sounds of this vibrant city. Take an immersive day trip to Yosemite National Park and experience the breathtaking beauty of this natural wonder. Then board Amtrak’s Coast Starlight for the relaxing and scenic overnight journey to Seattle. Enjoy three nights in the ‘Emerald City’ and a scenic day trip out to stunning Mount Rainier. Featuring the best of West Coast city and natural attractions, this journey offers something for everyone!

Highlights

  • Sightseeing tour of Yosemite National Park
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of San Francisco
  • Sightseeing Cruise in the San Francisco Bay
  • Sightseeing tour of Mount Rainier National Park
  • Admission to the Seattle Space Needle and Chihuly Garden and Glass

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • One-way Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from San Francisco to Seattle on the Coast Starlight®
  • 5 nights' hotel accommodations; 1 night onboard Amtrak
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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 SAN FRANCISCO
Welcome to San Francisco! Check in at your hotel for a two-night stay and set-out to discover the ‘City by the Bay’! (Overnight in San Francisco).

DAY 2 - SAN FRANCISCO
Get ready to discover all the beauty and wonder of a national park that has been touted to be among the most beautiful places in the world. Located along the Sierra Nevada Mountains in central California, Yosemite’s remote corners and beaten paths never get old. During your day tour of Yosemite from San Francisco, you’ll get to experience the park’s legendary landmarks, views, and history. See El Capitan (look for rock climbers high up on the rock face), Yosemite Falls, Inspiration Point, Half Dome, and Yosemite Village from a unique perspective and learn all about the park’s history. Find peace and serenity among giant sequoia trees or when sitting by the Merced River. Arrive back in San Francisco just in time to take in a beautiful sunset. (Overnight in San Francisco)

DAY 3 - OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK
Today, use your included hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour and bay cruise to continue getting familiar with the city. Visit Haight-Ashbury, Chinatown, and North Beach and the ruins of Sutro Baths at Land’s End. Enjoy the candy-coloured Victorians that line Alamo Square Park, walk through the Presidio, take in the stunning views from Coit Tower, or stroll through modern-art museum SFMOMA’s impressive permanent collection and visiting exhibits. Your bay cruise will give you a unique viewpoint of the cityscape and surrounding places of interest, which are essential parts of any visit to San Francisco. This evening, make your way to the train station for your overnight train journey to Seattle. Get settled you’re your comfortable accommodations onboard the train and enjoy the ride! (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

DAY 4 - SEATTLE
Wake up on the train this morning to beautiful views of the forested Pacific Northwest. Upon your arrival in Seattle, travel on your own to your centrally located hotel and start your exploration of the city. If it’s not too late, take a stroll through downtown and explore the local restaurants and vibrant arts scene and shops! (Overnight in Seattle)

DAY 5 - DAY TRIP TO MOUNT RAINIER
Take a special day trip to Mount Rainier today via comfortable coach. Experience old growth forests, wildflower-filled meadows and massive waterfalls on your tour, enjoy lunch at the café, and visit the interpretive center to learn more about the impressive mountain and its history. Return to Seattle via coach later in the day, enjoying the beautiful scenery along the way. (Overnight in Seattle)

DAY 6 - SEATTLE
Enjoy your final day in Seattle taking a ride to the top of the world-famous Space Needle and visiting the famous Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibit. Also enjoy visiting all the top attractions, like Pike Place Market, Seattle Centre, Seattle's Waterfront, and Pier 66 to name a few. (Overnight in Seattle)

DAY 7 - YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN SEATTLE

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

Crowne Plaza Hotel Seattle

Crowne Plaza Hotel Seattle

Perfectly located in the heart of downtown Seattle, the award-winning Crowne Plaza Hotel Seattle – Downtown offers an exceptional blend of service, style and comfort..

The Fairmont Olympic Hotel

The Fairmont Olympic Hotel

One of the city’s most celebrated historic landmarks and a premier luxury hotel in Seattle, Fairmont Olympic Hotel is conveniently located in downtown Seattle, close to Pike Place Market and many local attractions.

Hyatt Place Seattle Downtown

Hyatt Place Seattle Downtown

Our prime location in the heart of downtown Seattle offers you the combination of majestic Olympic Mountains views, the vibrancy of the Emerald City and the relaxing, quiet magnificence of the Puget Sound.

Warwick Seattle Hotel

Warwick Seattle Hotel

Warwick Seattle is an elegant hotel located in downtown Seattle and within walking distance to most Seattle attractions such as the Seattle Center, home of the Seattle Space Needle, Chihuly Garden and Glass, and MoPOP (formerly Experience Music Project), and the Seattle Opera, Pike Place Market, world-class shopping and a multitude of dining and entertainment options

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.

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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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