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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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Charleston & Savannah Roundtrip from New York City

6 Days | from $1,099

Boston Charleston Savannah New York City

Enjoy two wonderful Southern cities on this 6-day roundtrip journey! Immerse yourself in Southern history as you make your way around both Charleston and Savannah. With a sightseeing tour in Charleston that will bring you to such iconic places as Rainbow Row and the...

  • Sightseeing city tour of Charleston
  • Sightseeing tour of Magnolia Plantation
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Savannah
  • Sightseeing harbor cruise of Savannah

Package AlsoIncludes:

  • Roundtrip Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from New York to Charleston; Charleston to Savannah; and Savannah to New York on the Palmetto®
  • 5 nights' hotel accommodations
  • 1 Meal included (1 Dinner)
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Map route of Charleston & Savannah Roundtrip from New York City

Northern Rail Experience

9 Days | from $1,399

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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Jazz Blues and Rock ‘n’ Roll

9 Days | from $1,299

Chicago Memphis New Orleans

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, birthplace of Rock ‘N' Roll....

  • 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 Rail Experience

14 Days | from $1,799

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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New Orleans Getaway

3 Days | from $269

New Orleans

No city draws together fun, culture, and ease better than New Orleans! Enjoy live jazz music in Jackson Square. Explore the city's most popular sites and points of interest or head outside New Orleans to explore the local bayou with your included tour. Your getaway also...

  • 2 nights' hotel accommodations
  • New Orleans VISITicket 1 Day PowerPass including:
    -San Francisco Plantation House
    -Mardi Gras World
    -National World War II Museum
    -Creole Cooking Demonstration
    -And many more!
  • Choice of Swamp and Bayou Tour, Super City Tour, Hurricane Katrina Tour, OR Steamboat Natchez Evening Jazz Cruise

*New Orleans VISITicket 1 Day Power Pass includes admission to 20+ attractions including a New Orleans Bus Tour, Cajun Pride Swamp Tour by Boat, Paddlewheeler Creole Queen, New Orleans Audobon Aquarium, New Orleans Audubon Zoo, Mardi Gras World and more!


PERSONALIZE YOUR TRIP:

  • Sightseeing cruise
  • Dining Options
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San Francisco Getaway

3 Days | from $329

San Francisco

Enjoy an exhilarating getaway to one of the most iconic cities in the US, San Francisco! Explore San Francisco's most renowned areas with your multi-day hop-on, hop-off tour pass. Stops include the Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park, Fisherman's Wharf, Union Square,...

  • 2 nights' hotel accommodations
  • Multi-day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of San Francisco



Personalize Your Trip:

  • Sightseeing Tours, such as Ride the Ducks San Francisco and the Double Decker Night Tour
  • Hornblower Cruises, such as a Bay Dinner Cruise or Sunset Cruise
  • Dining Options on Pier 39 in Fisherman's Wharf
  • San Francisco CityPASS®
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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 on this train tour from Denver to Salt Lake City that includes 3 spectacular national parks: Yellowstone, Arches, and Canyonlands. Begin in Denver, where there is no shortage of gorgeous Rocky Mountain views. Head...

  • 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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Peaks to Pacific Journey

10 Days | from $1,799

Denver Rocky Mountain National Park Salt Lake City Yellowstone National Park San Francisco Yosemite National Park

Looking for a scenic vacation with a splash of city excitement? Then, this Denver to San Francisco trip, with stops in Salt Lake City, Yellowstone National Park and Yosemite, is just what you need! First, see the majestic Rocky Mountains of Denver on a guided sightseeing...

  • Take a sightseeing tour of Colorado's Rocky Mountain National Park*
  • Enjoy a narrated tour of the sights and history of Salt Lake City
  • See Yellowstone National Park on a bus tour of the lower loop
  • Day tour of Yosemite National Park

Package Also Includes:

  • One-way Amtrak® from Denver to Salt Lake City; Salt Lake City to San Francisco on the California Zephyr in Coach accommodations
  • 8 nights hotel accommodations; one night aboard Amtrak
  • Roundtrip shuttle transfer from Salt Lake City to West Yellowstone**
  • 1 meal (1 lunch in Salt Lake City)

*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 Rocky Mountain National Park Tour is unavailable.



**Hertz Rental Car option is also available.

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San Francisco Ultimate Getaway

4 Days | from $650

San Francisco

This four-day San Francisco experience is the perfect way to discover all the “City by the Bay” has to offer! Explore San Francisco's most popular areas with a multi-day hop-on, hop-off pass. Visit the iconic Golden Gate Bridge for amazing views of the city. Enjoy...

  • 3 nights' hotel accommodations
  • San Francisco CityPASS® including:
  • oMuni & Cable Car 7-Day Passport
    oBlue & Gold Fleet Bay Cruise Adventure
    oAquarium of the Bay OR Monterey Bay Aquarium
    oExploratorium OR de Young + Legion of Honor Fine Arts Museum
  • Multi-day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of San Francisco*
  • Dinner at a popular, local restaurant

*The hop-on, hop-off tour includes stop such as Chinatown, North Beach, Union Square, Fisherman's Wharf, Golden Gate Park, and more.


Personalize Your Trip:

  • Sightseeing Tours, such as Ride the Ducks San Francisco and the Double Decker Night Tour
  • Sightseeing cruises, such as a Bay Dinner Cruise or Sunset Cruise
  • Dining Options on Pier 39 in Fisherman's Wharf
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