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Trip Overview

Enjoy the best of America on a coast to coast train journey across the entire United States from New York City to San Francisco! Enjoy a multi-day sightseeing excursion of the “Big Apple.” Get to know Chicago on a hop-on/hop-off trolley tour that will take you to all the popular landmarks, like Navy Pier and Millennium Park. Breathe in the fresh mountain air as you explore Denver and take in all the sights. Discover all San Francisco has to offer. Spend a full day touring two of the country's most famous wine growing regions: Napa and Sonoma.

Highlights

  • Experience the bright lights and city sites of New York City on a Multi-day hop-on, hop-off tour
  • See Chicago the way you were meant to see it - on a trolley tour!
  • Enjoy admission to the Shedd Aquarium, SkyDeck Chicago, and more with your Chicago CityPASS®* 
  • Take a sightseeing highlight tour of Denver
  • Enjoy a day trip to Napa Valley's wine country

Package Also Includes:

  • One-way Amtrak® from New York City to Chicago on the Lake Shore Limited; Chicago to Denver; Denver to San Francisco on the California Zephyr®/li>
  • 8 nights hotel accommodations; 3 nights on board Amtrak
  • 2 meals included (1 dinner in Chicago, 1 dinner San Francisco)

*Chicago CityPASS® includes admission to the following attractions: Shedd Aquarium, SkyDeck Chicago, The Field Museum, and Museum of Science and Adler Planetarium OR Art Institute of Chicago and 360 Chicago

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.

DAYS 1-2 YOUR JOURNEY BEGINS IN NEW YORK CITY
Welcome to New York City! Enjoy a multi-day sightseeing excursion of one of the world's favorite cities on a hop-on/hop-off tour bus. Stops include Central Park, Rockefeller Plaza, the Theater District, Times Square, and many more amazing hot spots! Feel free to hop off the bus at any time to explore at your own pace. Your tour bus pass is good for two days, so use it tomorrow to hit up any sites you didn't get a chance to explore today. (Overnight in New York City)

DAY 3 OVERNIGHT ON BOARD AMTRAK®
Transfer on your own to Penn Station and board Amtrak to Chicago. Kick back and relax on the Lake Shore Limited® as you head to the Midwest. Enjoy the scenery as you travel along the south shore of Lake Michigan, the Mohawk River, and the Erie Canal, following a famous Native American Highway. (Overnight on the train)

DAY 4 CHICAGO
Breeze into the Windy City and explore Chicago with a hop-on/hop-off trolley tour that will take you to all the popular landmarks. Check out the Navy Pier and view the magnificent Chicago skyline from 150 feet above the ground atop the Pier's iconic Ferris Wheel. Take a leisurely stroll through the architectural wonder that is Millennium Park. Enjoy world class shopping along the Magnificent Mile. After a fun-filled day of discovering Chicago, enjoy your included dinner at a popular restaurant. (Overnight in Chicago) D

 
DAY 5 CHICAGO
Today, use your Chicago CityPASS® to visit some of the most popular attractions in Chicago. Your CityPASS includes admission to the following amazing attractions: Shedd Aquarium, SkyDeck Chicago, the Field Museum, the Museum of Science and Industry, and Adler Planetarium. Or, you can use your pass to explore the Art Institute of Chicago and 360 Chicago. The choice is yours! (Overnight in Chicago)

DAY 6 OVERNIGHT ON BOARD AMTRAK
Transfer on your own to Chicago's Union Station and board Amtrak to Denver. Enjoy America's majestic landscapes as you travel on the California Zephyr® through the plains to “Mile High City.” Experienced travelers say the California Zephyr is one of the most beautiful train trips in all of North America. And, once you absorb the breathtaking scenery along its route, including the snow-capped Sierra Nevadas, we know you'll agree. (Overnight on the train)

DAYS 7-8 DENVER
On Day 7 you'll arrive in Denver in the morning and transfer on your own to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to explore the city at your leisure. On Day 8, enjoy a guided tour of the “Mile High City” that includes a visit to City Park, the State Capitol, the Denver Art Museum, and many more amazing Denver attractions! (2 overnights in Denver)

DAY 9 OVERNIGHT ON BOARD AMTRAK
Today you will transfer on your own to Denver's historic Union Station and board Amtrak for a relaxing ride to San Francisco. Enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views outside your window as you travel through the Rocky Mountains and head for the majestic West Coast. (Overnight on the train)

DAY 10 SAN FRANCISCO
Today you will arrive at Emeryville Station, where you will board your included motorcoach transfer for a short trip across the bay to San Francisco. The rest of the day is yours to spend getting to know the “City by the Bay.” Be sure to get some pictures of the most photographed bridge in the world, the Golden Gate Bridge. Dinner at one of San Francisco's waterfront restaurants is included. (Overnight in San Francisco) D

DAY 11 SAN FRANCISCO/NAPA VALLEY
Enjoy a full day touring two of the country's most famous wine growing regions: Napa and Sonoma. Sip on delicious local wine as you take in the gorgeous scenery surrounding wine country (Overnight in San Francisco)

DAY 12 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.

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.

Quality Inn Central Denver

Located at the crossroads of I-25 & I-70 just north of Downtown Denver, the Quality Inn Central hotel in Denver, CO offers an affordable and convenient place to stay in Denver.

Sheraton Denver Hotel

Look forward to a relaxing stay at the Sheraton Denver Hotel. Located on the 16th Street Pedestrian Mall in the heart of downtown Denver, this hotel is near lots of great shopping, restaurants, and activities.

Affinia Manhattan Hotel

Staying at the Affinia Manhattan puts New York City at your fingertips. Just steps from Penn Station and most subway lines, it’s easy to explore the city’s most exciting neighborhoods and attractions; Madison Square Garden, the Empire State Building, and Fifth Avenue shopping. Or kick back and relax in your luxurious room. The comforts of technology await, including flat-screen TVs, iPod docking stations and wireless Internet.

Holiday Inn New York City Times Square

The brand New Holiday Inn New York City – Times Square is located in the heart of Midtown-Times Square, steps away from New York's best and most amazing attractions and shopping.

Marriott Marquis

The New York Marriott Marquis brings the energy of Manhattan to your door. Located in the heart of Times Square and the Broadway theater district, this Midtown NYC hotel is perfect for weekend getaways, family and business travel. This Broadway hotel sparkles with updated hotel rooms and suites, high-speed elevators and six hotel restaurants and lounges.

Renaissance NY Times Square

Discover the center of location and luxury at the Renaissance New York Times Square Hotel and rethink everything you know about staying in the heart of NYC. Only steps away from Midtown's famed entertainment, attractions and Fortune 500 headquarters. Rising 26 stories above Times Square, this full-service hotel in New York City has the soul of a boutique NYC hotel. This Times Square NYC hotel also features completely redesigned New York hotel guest rooms.

Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

The Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel is an upscale moderate hotel that’s just completed a $160 million renovation to its guest rooms and meeting space. The hotel is just steps from the excitement of the Broadway theatres, prestige of Carnegie Hall and world-class shopping of Fifth Avenue - this location is the perfect way to immerse yourself in the best that New York has to offer.

The Roosevelt Hotel

For a classic New York City hotel experience, none of the other hotels in New York City comes close to The Roosevelt Hotel. Opened in 1924 at the height of the Jazz Age, the "Grand Dame of Madison Avenue" continues to impress guests in its prime location at Madison Avenue and 45th Street in Midtown Manhattan.

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.

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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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