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Western Rail Experience

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Trip Overview

This Western Rail Experience starts in Chicago. Board the train and spend a relaxing overnight as you head to Los Angeles. Discover the beautiful and vast metropolis of the “City of Angels” and enjoy all the famous sights, such as Rodeo Drive and Beverly Hills. Then, head to San Francisco and experience the Japanese Tea Garden, Fisherman's Wharf, and of course, the Golden Gate Bridge. Visit the majestic Muir Woods and Sausalito on a sightseeing tour. Take in the breathtaking beauty of the Pacific Northwest as you enter the Emerald City, Seattle, like Pikes Market and the Space Needle.

Highlights

  • Explore Los Angeles on a hop-on, hop-off tour
  • Enjoy a day of sightseeing on a hop-on, hop-off tour of San Francisco
  • Take the day to visit Sausalito and Muir Woods in northern California
  • Experience a bay cruise in San Francisco
  • Explore Seattle with a hop-on, hop-off trolley tour*

Package Includes:

  • One-way Amtrak® from Chicago to Los Angeles; Los Angeles to San Francisco; San Francisco to Seattle; Seattle to Chicago
  • 5 nights hotel accommodations; 5 nights Amtrak accommodations
  • 1 meal included (1 dinner)

*Seattle hop-on, hop-off trolley tour is seasonal. Seattle CityPASS® will be included in the off-season.

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 1-2 YOUR JOURNEY BEGINS IN CHICAGO
Begin your journey in Chicago and transfer on your own to board the Amtrak® Southwest Chief to Los Angeles. Spend the next two days travelling across the western United States and become acquainted with the train. Settle in for a relaxing journey on the train as you head to the Pacific coast. (Overnight on Amtrak®)

DAY 3 LOS ANGELES
Welcome to Los Angeles, the “City of Angels!” When you arrive in the morning, transfer to your hotel to check-in and drop off your luggage. On your hop-on/hop-off tour today, view the Hollywood sign, Rodeo Drive and many other landmarks, and keep your eyes open because you may spot some celebrities. See the location of the Pretty Woman apartment, the Walk of Fame, Paramount Studios, and much more! (Overnight in Los Angeles)

DAY 4 LOS ANGELES TO SAN FRANCISCO
Transfer on your own and board Amtrak® to San Francisco on the Coast Starlight. Enjoy the beautiful coastal views of the Pacific Ocean as you journey north. When you arrive in the evening, check into your hotel for a good night's rest. (Overnight in San Francisco)

DAY 5 SAN FRANCISCO
Climb aboard a double-decker bus for your hop-on / hop-off tour of San Francisco! Visit sights like Chinatown, North Beach, Union Square, the Civic Center and more! Dinner at the end of Pier 39 is included. (Overnight in San Francisco) D

DAY 6 SAN FRANCISCO TO SEATTLE
Today get ready to explore the beauty of the Muir Woods and Sausalito! On the drive to Muir Woods, you'll cross over the Golden Gate Bridge and disembark in the serene redwood forest. Once you've taken in all that Muir Woods has to offer, you'll stop over in Sausalito, a “California original”, home to many artists with a delightful array of restaurants, galleries, walking paths and spectacular Bay and City views. After, take the 30-minute ferry ride back to Fisherman's Wharf. This evening, transfer on your own to the Amtrak Station and board your train to Seattle, the “Emerald City”! (Overnight on Amtrak®)

DAY 7 SEATTLE
Welcome to Seattle! When you arrive in the evening, check into your hotel for a good night's rest. (Overnight in Seattle)

DAY 8 SEATTLE
Today, use your hop-on/hop-off trolley tour pass to see some of Seattle's most popular sights, like Pikes Market and the Space Needle to name a few. (Overnight in Seattle)

DAY 9-10 OVERNIGHT ON AMTRAK®
This afternoon, transfer on your own and board Amtrak® to Chicago on the Empire Builder. Spend the next two days travelling across the northern United States and through Glacier National Park. (Overnight on the Amtrak®)

DAY 11 YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN CHICAGO

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

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.

Residence Inn Los Angeles LA Live

Located in the heart of Los Angeles' vibrant entertainment district, the Residence Inn Los Angeles LA Live puts you steps away from the Staples Center, Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles Convention Center, and some of LA's premier restaurants.

Crowne Plaza Seattle

The Crowne Plaza Hotel - Seattle offers a superb location in Downtown Seattle, close to everything great in the Pacific Northwest.

Quality Inn & Suites Seattle Center

Come and stay with us at the Quality Inn & Suites Seattle Center to enjoy the many city attractions and hidden treasures that Seattle has to offer. Our hotel is located near Seattle Aquarium, Woodland Park Zoo, Century Link Stadium and Seattle Underground Tour in Pioneer Square.

Warwick Seattle Hotel

Warwick Seattle is an elegant hotel located in downtown Seattle and within walking distance to most Seattle attractions such as the Seattle Center, home of the Seattle Space Needle, Experience Music Project, Seattle Opera, Pike Place Market and world-class shopping. Warwick Seattle Hotel greets you with European luxury and charm.

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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