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Coast to the Canyon Roundtrip from San Francisco

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Coast to the Canyon Roundtrip from San Francisco

Reservations:
1 (800) 268-7252
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from your Amtrak Station:
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Trip Overview

Board Amtrak’s Coast Starlight and head south to sunny Southern! Enjoy the beauty of the California coast as the train winds its way towards Los Angeles. After arriving into Hollywood, you will spend a night and then enjoy a day of sightseeing as you visit popular attractions such as the Chinese Theatre, Rodeo Drive and the Hollywood Bowl. Then board Amtrak’s Southwest Chief to head to the Grand Canyon. Upon arrival you will board the Grand Canyon Railway for a scenic journey into the Canyon. There you will do a fully guided tour of the Canyon’s South Rim. After your stay in the Canyon you will take the return trip back to Los Angeles and on to San Francisco. A true majestic experience will be enjoyed on this 6-day roundtrip journey.

Highlights

  • View the Hollywood sign and the homes of the people who make Hollywood magical on a sightseeing tour
  • Fuel up for the day with breakfast at the Grand Depot Café in Williams Junction
  • Ride the Grand Canyon Railway, a streamliner-era coach from Williams Junction to the Grand Canyon and back
  • Enjoy a sightseeing tour of the Grand Canyon including a buffet lunch

Package Includes:

  • Roundtrip Amtrak from Los Angeles to Williams Junction in Coach accommodations on the Southwest Chief
  • 3 nights' hotel accommodations; 2 nights' on board Amtrak
  • 3 meals included (1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 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 SAN FRANCISCO > LOS ANGELES
Today board Amtrak's Coast Starlight for a leisurely ride to Los Angeles. As the train winds its way south, enjoy the beautiful, scenic views that unfold for you on your train journey. Tonight check-in to your hotel and prepare for a wonderful day of sightseeing tomorrow! (Overnight in Los Angeles)

DAY 2 LOS ANGELES > WILLIAMS
Today you will enjoy a sightseeing tour of some of Hollywood's top attractions. Marvel as you stop at such iconic sights as the Hollywood Sign, the Chinese Theatre, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and several stars' homes. Tonight board the Amtrak train on to Williams. Relax and enjoy your trip to one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

DAY 3 WILLIAMS JUNCTION > GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK

Welcome to Williams! This morning enjoy a hearty breakfast before you board the Grand Canyon Railway to the Grand Canyon. A sightseeing tour with hot buffet lunch is included on this journey. See amazing vantage points and scenic overlooks as you go where no automobiles can. (Overnight in Grand Canyon) B, L

DAY 4 GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK
Spend your free time basking in the great outdoors and breathing in the fresh canyon air. Don't forget your camera as you take in this powerful and inspiring landscape. (Overnight in Grand Canyon)

DAY 5 GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK > SAN FRANCISCO

This afternoon you will board the Grand Canyon Railway for your return trip to San Francisco. After arriving back in Williams, enjoy your included dinner before your Amtrak trip west. As the train departs Williams, reflect on your wonderful trip to the Grand Canyon. (Overnight onboard Amtrak) D

DAY 6 YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN SAN FRANCISCO

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

El Tovar

El Tovar Hotel, the premier lodging facility at the Grand Canyon, opened its doors in 1905 and was most recently renovated in 2005. In the past, the Hotel has hosted such luminaries as Theodore Roosevelt, Albert Einstein, Western author Zane Grey, and many others. Today, El Tovar retains its elegant charm. Located on the Canyon rim, it features a fine dining room (open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner), lounge and curio shop with newsstand.

Maswik Lodge

Maswik Lodge is a modern facility spread over several acres of ponderosa pine forest, located just 1/4 mile from the Canyon's edge. Maswik Lodge features a cafeteria that is open from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm. Here you will also find a sports bar with a wide screen TV, a curio shop stocked with handicrafts and gifts, and a transportation/activities desk.

Thunderbird Lodge

Conveniently located between El Tovar and Bright Angel Lodge, Thunderbird is a contemporary lodge located at the South Rim.

Yavapai Lodge

Yavapai Lodge is Grand Canyon National Park Lodges' largest facility and is surrounded by pinyon and juniper woodlands, about 1/2 mile from the rim. With modern rooms and many services within a few steps, this is a convenient choice for families. Yavapai East rooms feature in-room air conditioning and Yavapai West rooms have vaulted ceilings with ceiling fans. The Lodge is located next to the Market Plaza, which includes a general store, bank, and U.S. Post Office.

The LA Hotel Downtown

Treat yourself to the gracious elegance and charm of the Los Angeles Marriott Downtown. Centrally located in the heart of the financial district, just blocks from many of the city's premier venues, their downtown Los Angeles hotel accommodations are your gateway to the best in business, arts, culture, sports, and entertainment.

Loews Hollywood Hotel

The Hollywood sign. The Hills. The Academy Awards. The Hollywood Walk of Fame. The city’s major movie studios. This is the stuff a classic visit to Hollywood is made of—and a stay at Loews Hollywood Hotel puts you right in the middle of all the action. Our hotel is the perfect place to unwind after a day of L.A sightseeing.

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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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