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Unforgettable multi-city journeys by train to visit some of North America's most renowned national parks and world-famous cities.

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Rails to the Grand Canyon

5 Days | from $649

Los Angeles Williams Grand Canyon National Park Los Angeles

Los Angeles > Williams > Grand Canyon > Los Angeles


Get ready for a scenic trip of a lifetime from the City of Angels to the majestic Grand Canyon! Board Amtrak in Los Angeles and enjoy the picturesque scenery of the great American Southwest as you venture over to...

  • Ride a steamliner train from Williams to the Grand Canyon and back aboard the Grand Canyon Railway
  • Enjoy a motorcoach rim tour of the Grand Canyon including a buffet lunch

Package Also Includes:

  • Roundtrip Amtrak® from Los Angeles to Williams on the Southwest Chief® in coach accommodations
  • 2 nights' hotel accommodations; 2 nights on board Amtrak
  • 3 meals included (1 breakfast in Williams, 1 lunch at the Grand Canyon, 1 dinner at Williams)
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Northern Rail Experience

9 Days | from $1,399

Chicago Seattle San Francisco Chicago

Chicago > Seattle > San Francisco > Chicago


Venture from the breathtaking great plains of the Midwest to the serene waters of the Pacific Coast on this scenic rail journey from Chicago to San Francisco, with a stop in Seattle. Enjoy the landscape as you travel along...

  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Seattle*
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of San Francisco
  • Sightseeing tour of Muir Woods and Sausalito
  • Sightseeing cruise in San Francisco

Package Also Includes:

  • One-way Amtrak® from Chicago to Seattle on the Empire Builder®; Seattle to San Francisco on the Coast Starlight®; San Francisco to Chicago on the California Zephyr® in Coach accommodations
  • 3 nights' accommodations; 5 nights on board Amtrak
  • 1 meal included (1 dinner in San Francisco)

*Seattle Hop-on/hop-off trolley tour is seasonal. Seattle CityPASS will be included in the off-season. The Seattle CityPASS includes admission to the Space Needle, Seattle Aquarium, Argosy Cruises Harbor Tour, EMP Museum or Woodland Park Zoo, and Pacific Science Center or Chihuly Garden and Glass Exhibit.

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Jazz Blues and Rock ‘n’ Roll

9 Days | from $1,299

Chicago Memphis New Orleans

Chicago > Memphis > New Orleans

 

This nine-day rail journey is perfect for music lovers! Launch your vacation in Chicago and explore its famous blues scene and all the popular sites. Then, enjoy a relaxing train ride as you head to Memphis, Birthplace of Rock ‘N'...

  • Explore Chicago on a multi-day hop-on / hop-off sightseeing tour
  • Enjoy Memphis on a platinum tour including Graceland
  • Enjoy a Battlefield Cruise in New Orleans aboard a paddlewheel boat
  • Experience the sights and excitement of New Orleans on a city tour

Package Also Includes:

  • One-way Amtrak® from Chicago to Memphis; Memphis to New Orleans in Coach accommodations on the City of New Orleans
  • 7 nights' hotel accommodations; one night on board Amtrak
  • 3 meals included (1 dinner in Chicago, 1 dinner in Memphis, 1 brunch in New Orleans*)

* Dinner at a popular restaurant substituted when brunch in New Orleans is unavailable.

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New Orleans Getaway

3 Days | from $289

New Orleans

If the sights and sounds of the “Big Easy” have been calling your name, then this New Orleans Getaway is the perfect trip for you! Let the festive jazz music in Jackson Square serenade you, dine on beignets at the world-famous Café du Monde and get up close and...

  • 2 nights' hotel accommodations
  • New Orleans VISITicket 1 Day PowerPass*
  • Choice of Swamp and Bayou Tour, Super City Tour, Hurricane Katrina Tour, OR Steamboat Natchez Evening Jazz Cruise

PERSONALIZE YOUR TRIP:

  • Museum Admissions, such as the National World War II Museum and Mardi Gras World
  • Paddlewheel Tours on the Steamboat Natchez
  • Dining Options in the French Quarter

*New Orleans VISITicket 1 Day Power Pass includes admission to 20+ attractions including a New Orleans Bus Tour, Cajun Pride Swamp Tour by Boat, Paddlewheeler Creole Queen, New Orleans Audobon Aquarium, New Orleans Audubon Zoo, Mardi Gras World and more!

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Grand Rail Experience

14 Days | from $1,899

Chicago Seattle Los Angeles New Orleans Washington Chicago

Chicago > Seattle > Los Angeles > New Orleans > Washington, DC > Chicago


Starting off in Chicago, the Grand Rail Experience is tailor-made for anyone who wants to get the full cross-country Amtrak experience. Connecting Amtrak's top train routes across the top of the...

  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Seattle*
  • Sightseeing city tour of Los Angeles
  • Sightseeing city tour of New Orleans
  • Monuments by Moonlight tour in Washington, DC





Package AlsoIncludes:

  • One-way Amtrak® from Chicago to Seattle; Seattle to Los Angeles; Los Angeles to New Orleans; New Orleans to Washington, DC; Washington DC to Chicago
  • 6 nights hotel accommodations; 7 nights Amtrak accommodations

*Seattle hop-on, hop-off trolley tour is seasonal. Seattle CityPASS® will be included in the off-season. The Seattle CityPASS includes admission to the Space Needle, Seattle Aquarium, Argosy Cruises Harbor Tour, EMP Museum or Woodland Park Zoo, and Pacific Science Center or Chihuly Garden and Glass Exhibit.

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San Francisco Getaway

3 Days | from $309

San Francisco

Enjoy an exhilarating getaway to one of the most iconic cities in the US, San Francisco! Explore San Francisco’s most renowned areas with your multi-day hop-on, hop-off tour pass. Stops include the Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park, Fisherman’s Wharf, Union...

  • 2 nights' hotel accommodations
  • Multi-day Hop-on, Hop-off Sightseeing Tour of San Francisco

PERSONALIZE YOUR TRIP:

  • Sightseeing Tours, such as Ride the Ducks San Francisco and the Double Decker Night Tour
  • Hornblower Cruises, such as a Bay Dinner Cruise or Sunset Cruise
  • Dining Options on Pier 39 in Fisherman's Wharf
  • San Francisco CityPASS®
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Canadian Rockies Discovery Eastbound

10 Days | from $1,549

Vancouver Victoria Jasper Lake Louise Calgary

Experience the gorgeous scenery and breathtaking landscapes of the Canadian Rockies on this rail journey from Vancouver to Calgary. See amazing views of Vancouver from hundreds of feet above the ground at the Vancouver Lookout. Stroll down the charming cobblestone...

  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Vancouver
  • Admission to the Vancouver Lookout
  • Afternoon tea at the Fairmont Empress in Victoria
  • Sightseeing tour of the Canadian Rockies and Jasper National Park
  • Icefields Parkway excursion from Jasper including a ride onboard an ice explorer vehicle
  • Sightseeing tour of Lake Louise

Package Also Includes:

  • 8 nights' hotel accommodations; One-way overnight VIA Rail® from Vancouver to Jasper
  • Round-trip ferry service from Vancouver to Victoria
  • Tour transfer from Jasper to Banff and shuttle transfer from Banff to Calgary
  • 2 meals included (2 Lunches)
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Glacier National Park Express

10 Days | from $2,299

Chicago Glacier National Park Seattle

This 10-day trip aboard the Amtrak Empire Builder from Chicago to Glacier National Park and on to Seattle is one you won't want to miss! Your tour kicks off in the Windy City, where you'll enjoy an architecture sightseeing cruise of the Chicago Harbor. Next up is Glacier...

  • Sightseeing architecture cruise of Chicago Harbor
  • Glacier Park Two Medicine Valley Boat Cruise*
  • Tour Glacier National Park on a Big Sky Circle Tour*
  • Admission to Seattle's Space Needle and Chihuly Garden & Glass
  • Explore Seattle with a multi-day sightseeing hop-on/hop-off city tour**

Package Also Includes:

  • One-way Amtrak® from Chicago to Glacier National Park; Glacier National Park to Seattle on the Empire Builder® in Coach accommodations
  • 7 nights' hotel accommodations; 2 nights on board Amtrak
  • 1meal included (1 dinner in Chicago)

*Seasonal activity: Glacier Park Two Medicine Valley Boat cruise runs early June to early September and Big Sky Circle Tour runs mid-June to mid-September.

**Seattle hop on/hop off: Visit known landmarks like the Space Needle, Pioneer Square and Pike Place Market. Climb 900 ft. and 73 stories high to visit the Sky View Observatory on the top of the Columbia Center building, and get a stunning 360° view of Seattle, and many more!

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San Francisco Ultimate Getaway

4 Days | from $609

San Francisco

This four-day San Francisco experience is the perfect way to discover all the “City by the Bay” has to offer! Explore San Francisco’s most popular areas with a multi-day hop-on, hop-off pass. Visit the iconic Golden Gate Bridge for amazing views of the city. Enjoy...

  • 3 nights' hotel accommodations
  • Hop-on, Hop-off Tour of San Francisco
  • San Francisco CityPASS®*
  • Dinner at a popular restaurant

*San Francisco CityPASS includes a Muni & Cable Car 7-Day Passport, plus prepaid admission to the California Academy of Sciences, a Blue & Gold Fleet Bay Cruise Adventure, a choice between Aquarium of the Bay OR Monterey Bay Aquarium; and a choice between the Exploratorium OR de Young & Legion of Honor Fine Arts Museum

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Great Southwest Featuring the Grand Canyon

7 Days | from $1,399

Chicago Flagstaff Sedona Williams Grand Canyon National Park Los Angeles

Chicago > Flagstaff > Sedona > Williams > Grand Canyon > Los Angeles


See the picturesque landscapes of the great Southwest on this scenic rail journey through five amazing destinations: Chicago, Flagstaff, Williams, the Grand Canyon, and Los Angeles. Enjoy a stunning...

  • Guided jeep tour in Sedona
  • Round Trip on board Grand Canyon Railway to the Grand Canyon
  • Grand Canyon Motorcoach Rim tour with lunch
  • Explore Los Angeles on a hop on, hop off tour

Package Also Includes:

  • One-way Amtrak® from Chicago to Flagstaff; Flagstaff to Williams, Williams to Los Angeles on the Southwest Chief®
  • Roundtrip transfer from Flagstaff to Sedona
  • 4 nights hotel accommodations; 2 nights on board Amtrak
  • 3 meals included (1 breakfast and 1 dinner in Williams, 1 lunch at the Grand Canyon)
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