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Unforgettable multi-city journeys by train to visit some of North America's most renowned national parks and world-famous cities.

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  • Independent Rail Journeys

Rails to the Grand Canyon

5 Days | from $649

Los Angeles Williams Grand Canyon National Park Los Angeles

Get ready for a scenic trip of a lifetime from the City of Angels to the majestic Grand Canyon! Board Amtrak in Los Angeles and enjoy the picturesque scenery of the great American Southwest as you venture over to Arizona. Your next stop is the magnificent Grand Canyon,...

  • Roundtrip in Coach accommodations on the Grand Canyon Railway
  • Grand Canyon Freedom Tour

Package Also Includes:

  • Roundtrip Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from Los Angeles to Williams on the Southwest Chief®
  • 2 nights' hotel accommodations; 2 nights' onboard Amtrak
  • 2 meals (1 breakfast, 1 dinner)
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Northern Rail Experience

9 Days | from $1,349

Chicago Seattle San Francisco Chicago

Venture from the breathtaking great plains of the Midwest to the serene waters of the Pacific Coast on this scenic rail journey from Chicago to San Francisco, with a stop in Seattle. Enjoy the landscape as you travel along major portions of the Lewis and Clark trail....

  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Seattle*
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of San Francisco
  • Sightseeing tour of Muir Woods and Sausalito
  • Sightseeing cruise in San Francisco

Package Also Includes:

  • One-way Amtrak® from Chicago to Seattle on the Empire Builder®; Seattle to San
  • Francisco on the Coast Starlight®; San Francisco to Chicago on the California Zephyr® in Coach accommodations
  • 3 nights' accommodations; 5 nights on board Amtrak
  • 1 meal included (1 dinner in San Francisco)

*Seattle Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour is seasonal. Seattle CityPASS will be included in the off-season. The Seattle CityPASS includes admission to the Space Needle, Seattle Aquarium, Argosy Cruises Harbor Tour, EMP Museum or Woodland Park Zoo, and Pacific Science Center or Chihuly Garden and Glass Exhibit.

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Grand Rail Experience

14 Days | from $1,849

Chicago Seattle Los Angeles New Orleans Washington Chicago

Starting off in Chicago, the Grand Rail Experience is tailor-made for anyone who wants to get the full cross-country Amtrak® experience. Connecting Amtrak's top train routes across the top of the country, the Pacific Coast, Amtrak's southern route known as the Sunset...

  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Seattle*
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Los Angeles
  • Sightseeing city tour of New Orleans
  • Monuments by Moonlight tour in Washington, DC

Package Includes:

  • Roundtrip Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from Chicago to Seattle; Seattle to Los Angeles; Los Angeles to New Orleans; New Orleans to Washington, DC; and Washington DC to Chicago on the Empire Builder®, Coast Starlight®, Sunset Limited®, Crescent®, and Capitol Limited®
  • 6 nights' hotel accommodations; 7 nights' onboard Amtrak

*Seattle hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour is seasonal. Seattle CityPASS® will be included in the off-season. The Seattle CityPASS includes admission to the Space Needle, Seattle Aquarium, Argosy Cruises Harbor Tour, EMP Museum or Woodland Park Zoo, and Pacific Science Center or Chihuly Garden and Glass Exhibit.

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Canadian Rockies Discovery Eastbound

10 Days | from $1,799

Vancouver Victoria Jasper Canadian Rockies Banff Lake Louise Calgary

Experience the gorgeous scenery and breathtaking landscapes of the Canadian Rockies on this rail journey from Vancouver to Calgary. See amazing views of Vancouver from hundreds of feet above the ground at the Vancouver Lookout. Stroll down the charming cobblestone...

  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Vancouver
  • Admission to the Vancouver Lookout
  • Sightseeing tour of the Canadian Rockies and Jasper National Park
  • Sightseeing tour of the Icefields Parkway
  • Sightseeing tour of Lake Louise

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • One-way overnight VIA Rail® from Vancouver to Jasper
  • 8 nights' hotel accommodations; 1 night onboard VIA Rail
  • Round-trip ferry service from Vancouver to Victoria
  • Tour transfer from Jasper to Banff and shuttle transfer from Banff to Calgary
  • 2 meals (2 lunches)
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Seattle, Vancouver & Victoria Rail Journey

7 Days | from $949

Seattle Vancouver Victoria

Enjoy 7-days of sightseeing in the beautiful Pacific Northwest on this multi-city journey. Experience the sparkling metropolis of Seattle. Travel all around the city on a sightseeing tour that will take you to the city's harbor front, the busy Pioneer Square, and to the...

  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Seattle*
  • Admission to the Space Needle and Chihuly Garden and Glass Exhibit
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Vancouver
  • Admission to the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Victoria**
  • Admission to Butchart Gardens in Victoria***

Package Also Includes:

  • 6 nights' hotel accommodations
  • One-way Amtrak in Coach accommodations from Seattle to Vancouver on the Cascades
  • One-way ferry service from Vancouver to Victoria and Victoria to Seattle

*Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour is seasonal from May-September. The Seattle CityPASS will be included in its place and includes: The Space Needle, Seattle Aquarium, Argosy Cruises Harbor Tour, EMP Museum or Woodland Park Zoo, and the Pacific Science Center or Chihuly Garden and Glass.

**Victoria hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour is seasonal from May - October. No substitutions available.

***Admission to Butchart Gardens in Victoria seasonal may not be available on all dates

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Glacier National Park Express Roundtrip from New York

14 Days | from $3,049

New York City Chicago Glacier National Park Seattle New York City

This trip from Chicago to Glacier National Park and on to Seattle is one you won't want to miss! Your tour kicks off in the Windy City, where you'll enjoy an architecture sightseeing cruise of the Chicago Harbor. Next up is Glacier National Park! Savor its breathtaking...

  • Sightseeing architecture cruise of Chicago
  • Two Medicine Valley Boat Cruise of Glacier National Park*
  • Big Sky Circle Tour of Glacier National Park*
  • Admission to Seattle's Space Needle and Chihuly Garden & Glass
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Seattle**

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • Roundtrip Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from New York to Chicago; Chicago to Glacier National Park; Glacier National Park to Seattle; and Seattle to New York on the Lake Shore Limited® and Empire Builder®
  • 7 nights' hotel accommodations; 6 nights' onboard Amtrak
  • 1 meal (1 dinner)

*Seasonal activity: Glacier Park Two Medicine Valley Boat cruise runs early June to early September and Big Sky Circle Tour runs mid-June to mid-September.

**Seattle hop on, hop off: Visit known landmarks like the Space Needle, Pioneer Square and Pike Place Market. Climb 900 ft. and 73 stories high to visit the Sky View Observatory on the top of the Columbia Center building, and get a stunning 360° view of Seattle, and many more!

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Jazz Blues and Rock ‘n’ Roll

9 Days | from $1,249

Chicago Memphis New Orleans

This nine-day rail journey is perfect for music lovers! Launch your vacation in Chicago and explore its famous blues scene and all the popular sites. Then, enjoy a relaxing train ride as you head to Memphis, the birthplace of Rock ‘N' Roll. Don't forget to soak in the...

  • Multi-day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour
  • Sightseeing city tour of Memphis with admission to Graceland
  • Battlefield Cruise in New Orleans aboard a paddlewheel boat
  • Sightseeing city tour of New Orleans

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • One-way Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from Chicago to Memphis and Memphis to New Orleans onboard the City of New Orleans®
  • 7 nights' hotel accommodations; 1 night onboard Amtrak
  • 3 meals (2 dinner, 1 brunch*)
  • Jazz brunch at the Court of Two Sisters

* Dinner at a popular restaurant substituted when brunch in New Orleans is unavailable.

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Grand Canyon Explorer

9 Days | from $1,549

Albuquerque Santa Fe Williams Grand Canyon National Park Flagstaff Sedona

Visit the magnificent Grand Canyon along with a few other gorgeous Southwestern cities, including Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Flagstaff. Immerse yourself in the rich culture and fascinating heritage of Albuquerque. Spend some quality time in the colorful and historic Santa...

  • Sightseeing walking tour of Santa Fe
  • One-way Grand Canyon Railway to the Grand Canyon in Coach class
  • Grand Canyon Freedom Tour
  • Sightseeing tour of Sedona

Package Also Includes:

  • One-way Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from Albuquerque to Santa Fe and Santa Fe to Williams on the Southwest Chief®
  • 8 nights' hotel accommodations
  • One-way shuttle transfer from Maswik Lodge to Flagstaff hotel
  • Round-trip transfer from Flagstaff to Sedona
  • 1 meal (1 breakfast)
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America’s National Parks

9 Days | from $1,699

Denver Grand Junction Salt Lake City Yellowstone National Park Salt Lake City

Enjoy some of the most gorgeous landscapes in the world that includes 3 spectacular national parks: Yellowstone, Arches and Canyonlands. Begin in Denver, where there is no shortage of gorgeous Rocky Mountain views. Head to Grand Junction on Amtrak’s California Zephyr,...

  • Sightseeing tour of Rocky Mountain National Park*
  • Sightseeing tour of Arches and Canyonlands National Park
  • Roundtrip transfers between Salt Lake City and West Yellowstone
  • Sightseeing tour of Yellowstone National Park's (seasonal)**

Package Also Includes:

  • One-way Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from Denver to Grand Junction; Grand Junction to Salt Lake City on the California Zephyr®
  • 8 nights' hotel accommodations

    *The Rocky Mountain National Park Tour is seasonal from late May to late September on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday. The Denver Highlights Tour will be offered when the Rocky Mountain National Park Tour is unavailable.

    **Lower Loop Tour is seasonal. During winter months, Old Faithful Explorer Tour will be substituted.

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Grand Canyon Explorer Roundtrip from Chicago

11 Days | from $2,049

Chicago Albuquerque Santa Fe Williams Grand Canyon National Park Flagstaff Chicago

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...

  • 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)
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