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Grand Canyon Explorer Roundtrip from Chicago

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Grand Canyon Explorer Roundtrip from Chicago

Reservations:
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Trip Overview

Experience the magnificence of the American Southwest on this 11-day journey. With visits to Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Williams, and Flagstaff as well as a stay in the Grand Canyon; this trip is sure to excite and amaze. Enjoy the culture and history of both Albuquerque and Sante Fe, experience the majestic Grand Canyon, and take in some of the most scenic views that America has to offer. History, scenic views, and relaxation meet on this wonderful journey through New Mexico and Arizona!

Highlights

  • Sightseeing walking tour of Santa Fe
  • One-way Grand Canyon Railway in Coach accommodations
  • Sightseeing tour of Grand Canyon's South Rim
  • Sightseeing tour of Sedona





Package Also Includes:

  • Roundtrip Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from Chicago to Albuquerque; Albuquerque to Santa Fe; Santa Fe to Williams, and Flagstaff to Chicago on the Southwest Chief®
  • 8 nights' hotel accommodations, 2 nights' onboard Amtrak
  • One-way shuttle transfer from Maswik Lodge to Flagstaff hotel
  • Round-trip transfer from Flagstaff to Sedona
  • 2 meals (1 breakfast, 1 lunch)

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 CHICAGO > ALBUQUERQUE
Today you will board the Southwest Chief in Chicago's Union Station for your trip down to Albuquerque. Settle in as you take a leisurely trip south! (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

DAY 2 ALBUQUERQUE
Welcome to Albuquerque, a truly gorgeous city full of stunning sights. Albuquerque's robust culture and even more robust heritage make it a fascinating place to visit. Take advantage of your free time today to enjoy all this city has to offer while enjoying its clear blue skies and fresh desert air. (Overnight in Albuquerque)

DAY 3 ALBUQUERQUE > SANTA FE
Travel to the Amtrak station and board the Southwest Chief for a breathtaking ride to Lamy. Carving through canyon passages only a few feet wider than the train itself, you'll see spectacular landscapes and pristine vistas not visible from any interstate or highway. From Lamy, you will board Amtrak's transfer service to Santa Fe. This city not only offers stunning views of the serene mountains, but it is also known as a treasure for art, culture, and cuisine.
Enjoy a free day exploring all that Santa Fe has to offer before settling in for the evening. (Overnight in Santa Fe)

DAY 4 SANTA FE
Today, you will see all the sights of Santa Fe on a sightseeing walking tour of the city. The “City of Holy Faith” is a colorful and historic town, nestled in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Founded over 400 years ago by the Spaniards and inhabited by the Pueblo Indians for over 1,000 years, Santa Fe is quite a unique destination. This culturally diverse and gorgeous city attracts travelers from all over the world. (Overnight in Santa Fe)

DAY 5 SANTA FE > WILLIAMS
Travel to the Amtrak station and board the train to Williams. Upon arrival in Williams Junction, you will be transferred to the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel. After you settle in, relax and enjoy a good night's sleep. Tomorrow, your Grand Canyon adventure awaits! (Overnight in Williams)

DAY 6 WILLIAMS > GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK
This morning, enjoy your included hearty breakfast, and begin your Grand Canyon adventure! Then, board the Grand Canyon Railway, which will take you right into the heart of Grand Canyon National Park. Discover the stunning sights of the Grand Canyon on a sightseeing tour of the Canyon's majestic South Rim. Formed over 17 million years ago, the Canyon's landscape is truly a breathtaking sight to behold. (Overnight in the Grand Canyon) B, L

DAY 7 GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK
The entire day is yours to explore the Grand Canyon! Check out any of the Canyon's sights you didn't get a chance to see yesterday. There is no shortage of things to do here. Go for an invigorating hike or a leisurely walk. Or, simply relax and bask in the fresh air. (Overnight in the Grand Canyon)

DAY 8 GRAND CANYON > FLAGSTAFF
This morning, you will have some more free time to explore the Grand Canyon before departing in the early afternoon for Flagstaff. After your arrival, you will check into your hotel to settle in for a relaxing evening. (Overnight in Flagstaff)

DAY 9 FLAGSTAFF > SEDONA > FLAGSTAFF
Get up close and personal with the Red Rocks of Sedona on your included Ultimate Jeep Tour. This excursion combines the rugged and historic exclusive Soldiers Pass Trail Tour with the Old Bear Wallow Tour, giving you spectacular views of Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon from high up Bear Wallow Canyon. After your tour, the rest of the day is yours to explore Flagstaff. (Overnight in Flagstaff)

DAY 10 FLAGSTAFF > CHICAGO
This morning board the Southwest Chief for your trip back to Chicago. As the train winds its way north, reflect on the wonderful experiences you had on your trip. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

DAY 11 YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN CHICAGO

Legend for meals: B - Breakfast, BR - Brunch, L - Lunch, D - Dinner

Crowne Plaza Albuquerque

The Crowne Plaza is situated on a 14-acre oasis in the University of New Mexico & midtown district that captures the unique flavor & artistry of the southwest. We are located minutes from the Albuquerque International Sunport,

Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown

A warm welcome awaits you at the Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown. Located in the middle of the vibrant and newly-developed Uptown Area, our hotel is the gateway to all the sights, sounds and experiences that New Mexico has to offer.

Courtyard by Marriott Flagstaff

Settle in and feel at home at the newest hotel in Flagstaff, the Courtyard by Marriott. Opened in the Summer of 2009, let us make your stay in Flagstaff unforgettable. Conveniently located at the crossroads of I-17 and I-40, our hotel sits up on a hill across the street from Northern Arizona University.

Little America Hotel

Set in 500 acres of Ponderosa Pine forest, Little America Flagstaff is a haven from the mundane. Inviting hospitality combined with the natural beauty and serenity of Northern Arizona will instill a passion to return to this distinctive resort.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Flagstaff

The all new DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Flagstaff is located right off ‘Old Route 66', near historic downtown Flagstaff and Northern Arizona University (NAU). The newly upgraded 183-room property is convenient to the Flagstaff Pulliam airport, just minutes from Sunset Crater National Monument and the age-old Native American ruins at Wupatki National Monument as well as Sedona, Oak Creek Canyon, Arizona Snowbowl, Painted Desert of the Petrified Forest.

Grand Canyon Railway

Grand Canyon Railway Hotel is nestled amongst the Ponderosa pine forest in Williams, Arizona - "Gateway to the Grand Canyon." Owned and operated by Grand Canyon Railway, this hotel is one of the finest in the Grand Canyon -Flagstaff - Williams area.

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.

La Posada Resort & Spa

La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa is located in downtown Santa Fe, just two blocks from the city's historic Plaza, art galleries, and world-class shopping. Intimately bathed in Southwestern culture, La Posada's aura evokes a sense of wonder and serenity amid the mysterious history of the region.

Sage Inn

Santa Fe Sage Inn is a Santa Fe hotel located in the Downtown Area at the entrance of the world class historic Santa Fe Plaza. Minutes from Museum Hill and the Guadalupe and Canyon Road shopping districts. Relax in one of the hotel's 157 Southwestern rooms. Enjoy complimentary breakfast, in-room coffee, business center, local calls, wireless Internet access, swimming pool, free abundant parking and pet friendly lodging.

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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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