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Yellowstone to Yosemite by Rail Roundtrip from Chicago

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Yellowstone to Yosemite by Rail Roundtrip from Chicago

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1 (800) 268-7252
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Trip Overview

Take a leisurely ride from Chicago to the Pacific Coast on this scenic rail journey that allows you to explore two famous national parks: Yellowstone and Yosemite. Discover Chicago on a hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour. Enjoy a narrated tour of Salt Lake City. See the breathtaking beauty of Yellowstone National Park and get up close and personal with famous sites, like Old Faithful and the Continental Divide. Spend an entire day soaking up the natural beauty as you experience the towering redwoods in Yosemite National Park. This rail journey promises stunning landscapes that you will never forget.

Highlights

  • Multi-day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour in Chicago
  • Sightseeing tour of Yellowstone National Park's lower loop
  • Sightseeing city tour of Salt Lake City
  • Sightseeing tour of Yosemite National Park

Package Also Includes:

  • Roundtrip Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from Chicago to Salt Lake City; Salt Lake City to San Francisco; San Francisco to Chicago on the California Zephyr®
  • Roundtrip shuttle transfer from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone National Park
  • 8 nights' hotel accommodations; 4 nights' on board 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! Breeze into the “Windy City,” and after you are all settled in, take some time to explore all this amazing city has to offer. You can start using your multi-day hop-on/hop-off sightseeing tour pass. Or, if you are in the mood to shop, take a leisurely stroll down the Magnificent Mile, which offers world-class shopping, dining, and other great attractions. If you are a fan of music, check out one of the many famous blues clubs in the area. There is so much to do and see in Chi-Town, you will not run out of great places to scope out. (Overnight in Chicago)

DAY 2 CHICAGO
Continue to explore Chicago with your multi-day hop-on/hop-off tour pass and head to any landmarks you did not get a chance to see yesterday. While you tour everything from underground streets to internationally-acclaimed skyscrapers, the tour guides are excited to share their in-depth knowledge. Tonight, enjoy your included dinner at a popular restaurant in Chicago. (Overnight in Chicago) D

DAY 3 OVERNIGHT ON BOARD AMTRAK®
Transfer on your own to Chicago's Union Station and board Amtrak to Salt Lake City. Enjoy America's majestic landscapes as you travel on the California Zephyr® through the Great Plains. Experienced travelers say this train route is one of the most beautiful in all of North America. Sit back and relax as you climb through the heart of the Rockies to continue your journey out to the West Coast. (Overnight on the train)

DAY 4 SALT LAKE CITY
Continue to take in the stunning views of Utah's Wasatach Mountains as you complete your train ride west to Salt Lake City. Upon your arrival in Salt Lake City, you will transfer on your own to your hotel for a relaxing evening before your busy day tomorrow. (Overnight in Salt Lake City)

DAY 5 SALT LAKE CITY TO WEST YELLOWSTONE
Early this morning, hop on your included shuttle service that will take you to West Yellowstone. Yellowstone is widely held to be the first national park in the world and is home to the most impressive geothermal features in North America. The sights here are simply stunning and will not disappoint. After you arrive in the early evening, you can settle into your hotel for a good night's sleep. You have a full day of sightseeing ahead of you tomorrow! (Overnight in West Yellowstone)

DAY 6 WEST YELLOWSTONE
Enjoy a full day touring West Yellowstone's lower loop. Highlights of this tour include Old Faithful Geyser, the Old Faithful Inn, Isa Lake on the Continental Divide, and many more stunning landmarks. After your tour, you will have time to grab lunch at the Old Faithful Village. (Overnight in West Yellowstone)

DAY 7 WEST YELLOWSTONE
Today, take a leisurely cruise back to Salt Lake City aboard the included shuttle. Then, the evening is yours to spend enjoying this gorgeous city. (Overnight in Salt Lake City)

DAY 8 OVERNIGHT ON BOARD AMTRAK
Discover all Salt Lake City has to offer on a guided sightseeing tour of all the city's hot spots. You'll see the magnificent Salt Lake Mormon Temple and even hear the renowned Tabernacle Organ. You'll also visit Pioneer Park, Brigham Young's Territorial Governor's Mansion, and, of course, the Great Salt Lake! Later in the day, transfer on your own to the Amtrak Station and board the train to Emeryville Station in sunny California. (Overnight on the train)

DAY 9 SAN FRANCISCO
Upon your arrival at Emeryville Station, you will board your included motorcoach transfer to San Francisco. After you check into your hotel, the evening is yours to start exploring the “City by the Bay.” Take a stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, breathe in the fresh ocean air, and sample the delicious local cuisine, like fresh seafood and crusty sourdough bread. (Overnight in San Francisco)

DAY 10 SAN FRANCISCO AND YOSEMITE
Spend the entire day exploring one of America's most iconic landmarks, Yosemite National Park. Your day will kick off with breathtaking panoramic views of San Francisco as you cross over the Bay Bridge at sunrise. The rest of your drive to Yosemite will offer stunning scenery as well, including the snow-capped Sierra Nevada Mountains and lush Central Valley. Once you arrive in Yosemite National Park, you will have 2.5 hours to hike and shop in Yosemite Village. You will arrive back at your hotel just in time for a spectacular San Francisco sunset. (Overnight in San Francisco)

   

DAY 11 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.

JW Marriott Chicago

The JW Marriott Chicago is a luxurious and majestic Chicago Loop hotel. This luxury hotel in downtown Chicago is located near State Street, Millennium Park, Magnificent Mile and historic Chicago museums.

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.

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

Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel

Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel is perfectly located on 500 South, in the heart of the downtown business and entertainment district and three blocks from the Salt Palace Convention Center.

Salt Lake Plaza Hotel at Temple Square

The Salt Lake Plaza Hotel at Temple Square conveniently places you in downtown Salt Lake City steps away from historic Temple Square, the world renowned Family History (genealogy) Library, the Salt Palace Convention Center, Energy Solutions Arena, shopping at the new City Creek Center, dining and nightlife.

Explorer Cabins at Yellowstone

Located in the heart of West Yellowstone, the new 50-cabin property provides a unique vacation experience. Enjoy stylish décor, upscale linen and your own private cabin. The kitchenettes allow for light cooking to enjoy a simple meal.

Gray Wolf Inn And Suites

The Gray Wolf Inn & Suites is conveniently located next to the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone - the four-season getaway to Yellowstone National Park. Our free deluxe continental breakfast, included with every room, is served in the lobby adjacent to the signature Gray Wolf lobby fireplace. For dinner we recommend the The Oregon Short Line Restaurant, located two blocks away at the Holiday Inn West Yellowstone Hotel.

Holiday Inn West Yellowstone

If you're looking for the best Yellowstone National Park lodging close to the Park's West entrance, you've found it! The hotel is located is just three blocks from Yellowstone National Park. We're the premier destination for Yellowstone family vacations, memorable meetings and corporate retreats. All guest rooms and corridors were renovated in early 2014.

Yellowstone Park Hotel

Built in 2007 and featuring an attractive list of amenities and a AAA® Three-Diamond rating, the well-appointed, non-smoking Yellowstone Park Hotel has earned a loyal guest following. Best of all, it's located three blocks from the West Entrance to Yellowstone National Park and less than an hour's drive from the lower geyser basin and Old Faithful.

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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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