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California Zephyr Rail Experience

7 Days from

$869

Chicago San Francisco

Reservations:
1 (800) 268-7252
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California Zephyr Rail Experience

7 Days from

$869

Chicago, IL San Francisco, CA

Reservations:
1 (800) 268-7252
Request a Quote
from your Amtrak Station:
Click Here

Trip Overview

Experience America riding on one of its most scenic train routes: the California Zephyr®! After beginning your journey in Chicago with a little sightseeing, ride the rails west across the country. From the waving wheat fields of the Great Plains, to the craggy peaks of the Rocky Mountains, and the open desert landscapes of Utah and Nevada, there is no end to the scenic beauty you will enjoy along the way. Your journey ends in San Francisco with a little sightseeing in the city by the bay.

Highlights

  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Chicago
  • Admission to the Skydeck Chicago
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of San Francisco

Package Also Includes:

  • One-way Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from Chicago to San Francisco on the California Zephyr®
  • 4 nights' hotel accommodations, 2 nights' onboard Amtrak
  • 1 meal included (1 dinner)

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 CHICAGO
Welcome to Chicago! Upon arriving into the city, check into your hotel and start enjoying your time in the “Windy City”. (Overnight in Chicago)

DAY 2 CHICAGO
Today you will get to explore Chicago on a hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour. Your fully guided tour will allow you to get on and off at Chicago's top attractions. The tour's stops include the famous Navy Pier, the Shedd Aquarium, the Chicago Theatre, and the Willis Tower. While at the Willis Tower you will have admission to the ever-popular Skydeck Observatory level. (Overnight in Chicago)

DAY 3 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK®
This afternoon board Amtrak in Chicago's Union station for your journey west to San Francisco. Sit back and relax as the train heads from the Midwest to sunny California! (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

DAY 4 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK
The train journey you experience is magnificent. After traveling across the great plains, your train enters the majestic Rocky Mountains this morning. After traveling past breathtaking alpine scenery for most of the day, the mountains begin to recede as you enter the more open desert spaces of Utah in the afternoon and evening. Keep your camera handy as you take in view after view of places you can only experience traveling by train. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

DAY 5 SAN FRANCISCO
After passing through the picturesque Sierra Nevada Mountains, you arrive today to San Francisco. This evening, relax and reminisce about the once-in-a-lifetime scenic journey you've just completed. (Overnight in San Francisco)

DAY 6 SAN FRANCISCO
Take time today to explore all San Francisco has to offer. With your included hop-on, hop-off pass you have a wonderful guided tour at your disposal taking in the city's most beloved points of interest. Hop-off and explore any such as Golden Gate Park, Union Square, Haight Ashbury, and many more when you'd like to explore further. San Francisco has a wide variety of experiences available to excite any visitor. Tonight you will enjoy dinner at a popular restaurant on San Francisco's Pier 39! (Overnight in San Francisco) D

DAY 7 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.

Sheraton Grand Chicago

Located in the heart of downtown Chicago, the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, is ideally situated on the Chicago River, within walking distance of Navy Pier, Magnificent Mile shopping, Millennium Park, the Loop business district and all of the other local favorites that make Chicago a one of a kind destination.

The Westin Michigan Avenue

The Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago Hotel, which is located on Chicago's famed Magnificent Mile, is steps from Lake Michigan, Michigan Avenue restaurants and premier Michigan Avenue shopping.

Holiday Inn Fisherman's 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.

Holiday Inn Golden Gateway

Holiday Inn® Golden Gateway is a full-service hotel in downtown San Francisco located between Nob Hill, Fisherman's Wharf, and the Golden Gate Bridge.

Pier 2620 Hotel Fisherman's Wharf

When you are welcomed to Pier 2620 Hotel by our friendly associates, you'll find more than a comfortable place to stay. You'll find a community made up of staff, ready and willing to share our passion for San Francisco, Fisherman's Wharf and the hotel with you.

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

San Francisco Marriott Marquis

Discover the Downtown San Francisco Marriott Marquis Hotel which exudes an essence of modern luxury and the convenience of an extraordinary hotel in downtown San Francisco, CA. Just south of Market Street, this hotel in the SOMA district is next to the Moscone Convention Center and steps away from the Yerba Buena Gardens.

Select Your Departure Date

For more information or to make a reservation, call our rail vacation experts at:
1 (800) 268-7252

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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