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By Amtrak Vacations Monday, March 13, 2017 Read time: 3 minutes



Yellowstone Castle Geyser

Ride Amtrak's California Zephyr train from Chicago to the Pacific Coast on this scenic rail journey that takes you to two iconic national parks: Yellowstone and Yosemite. First, discover the vibrant city of Chicago on a hop-on/hop-off sightseeing tour, and enjoy a special dinner that evening at a popular restaurant in the heart of the city. The following day, board the California Zephyr for a breathtaking journey through the Great Plains and into the heart of the Rockies. Then spend a day taking in the stunning views and landmarks of Salt Lake City with a narrated tour. Next, experience the natural wonders of Yellowstone National Park and get up close and personal with famous sites, like Old Faithful and the Continental Divide. After a memorable evening in San Francisco, spend the next day soaking up the nature and scoping out the towering redwoods in spectacular Yosemite National Park. This rail journey promises stunning landscapes and epic experiences you won't soon forget.  


Vancouver, British Columbia

Enjoy discovering three scenic cities that are bursting with charm on this rail journey through Seattle, Vancouver, and Victoria. First, get to know Seattle on a hop-on/hop-off trolley tour that will take you to all of the city's top attractions, including Pike Place Market and Pier 66. Your day also includes admission to both the Space Needle and the famous Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibit. Be sure to bring your camera! Then see the towering evergreens of Vancouver from atop of the Capilano Suspension Bridge, towering more than 100 feet above the forest floor. Then it's on to Victoria, situated on Vancouver Island, boasting lovely panoramic views, a temperate climate and a charming old English ambiance.  


Chicago Downtown

Discover all the best of the “Windy City” on this Chicago Getaway. Take a stroll down the Magnificent Mile, featuring world-class shopping, or listen to some of the best music on the planet at one of Chicago’s amazing blues clubs. Explore Millennium Park and spend some quality time at Navy Pier. Your getaway also includes a Chicago CityPASS, which gives you access to some of the most popular attractions in “Chi-Town,” like Shedd Aquarium, the Field Museum, and the Skydeck. This three-day getaway is the perfect way to experience this vibrant city!  


Sunset over Seattle and Mount Rainier

Get ready to explore the “Emerald City” on this three-day Seattle Experience! Discover Pike Place Market and sample some delicious seafood, caught straight from the Pacific. Take a leisurely stroll along Seattle’s charming and eclectic waterfront. See the entire city from the 520 feet tall Space Needle observation deck for stunning views of Mt. Rainier, the lights of downtown Seattle, and Elliot Bay. Your Seattle Getaway also includes admission to the Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibit, which features some of the most interesting and beautiful blown glass sculptures in the world.

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