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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 $499

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
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  • 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)

*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,Museum of Pop Cultureor Woodland Park Zoo, and Pacific Science Center or Chihuly Garden and Glass Exhibit.

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Map route of Northern Rail Experience

Grand National Parks with Yellowstone, Yosemite, and the Grand Canyon

13 Days | from $3,099

Chicago Salt Lake City Yellowstone National Park San Francisco Yosemite National Park Los Angeles Williams Grand Canyon National Park Chicago

Three of the nation's greatest national parks await you on this rail journey across America! Take in the great expanse of the American West as you travel across the Great Plains and through the Rocky Mountains aboard Amtrak. Stop to explore all the sites and wonders of...

  • Sightseeing tour of Yellowstone's Lower Loop
  • Dinner at The Roof Restaurant in Salt Lake City
  • Sightseeing tour of Yosemite National Park
  • Sightseeing city tour of Los Angeles
  • Roundtrip service in Coach accommodations on the Grand Canyon Railway
  • Motorcoach Freedom Tour of the Grand Canyon's South Rim

Package Also Includes:

  • One-way Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from Chicago to Salt Lake City; Salt Lake City to San Francisco; San Francisco to Los Angeles; Los Angeles to Williams; Williams to Chicago in Coach accommodations on the California Zephyr®, Coast Starlight®, and Southwest Chief®
  • 8 nights' hotel accommodations; 4 nights' onboard Amtrak
  • 3 meals included (1 breakfast, 2 dinners)
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Map route of Grand National Parks with Yellowstone, Yosemite, and the Grand Canyon

Canadian Rockies Discovery Eastbound

10 Days | from $1,899

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 on the Canadian®
  • 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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Map route of Canadian Rockies Discovery Eastbound

Grand Rail Experience

14 Days | from $1,999

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 ALSO 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 onboard 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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Grand National Parks with Grand Canyon, Yosemite, and Glacier National Park

14 Days | from $3,449

Chicago Williams Grand Canyon National Park Seattle Glacier National Park

Prepare to take in all the grand natural beauty of three of America's most beloved national parks! Visit the Grand Canyon and view one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World. Take in the green pine forests and stony mountains during your visit to Yosemite National...

  • Roundtrip service in Coach accommodations on the Grand Canyon Railway
  • Motorcoach Freedom Tour of the Grand Canyon's South Rim
  • Sightseeing tour of Yosemite National Park
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of San Francisco
  • Space Needle Observation Deck Admission
  • Big Sky Circle Tour of Glacier National Park
  • Two Medicine Valley Boat Cruise of Glacier National Park



Package Also Includes:

  • One-way Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from Chicago to Williams; Williams to San Francisco; San Francisco to Seattle; Seattle to Glacier National Park; Glacier National Park to Chicago in Coach accommodations on the Southwest Chief®, Coast Starlight®, and Empire Builder®
  • 8 nights' hotel accommodations; 5 nights onboard Amtrak
  • 5 meals included (4 breakfasts, 1 dinner)
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Map route of Grand National Parks with Grand Canyon, Yosemite, and Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park Express

10 Days | from $2,399

Chicago Glacier National Park Seattle

This 10-day trip onboard Amtrak from Chicago to Glacier National Park to Seattle is one you won't want to miss! Your tour kicks off in Chicago, where you'll enjoy an architecture sightseeing cruise of the Chicago River. Next up is Glacier National Park! Savor its...

  • Sightseeing architecture cruise of Chicago
  • Two Medicine Valley Boat Cruiseof Glacier National Park*
  • Big Sky Circle Tour of Glacier National Park*
  • Admission to the Space Needle and Chihuly Garden & Glass Exhibit
  • Sightseeing citytour of Seattle

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • One-way Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from Chicago to Glacier National Park and Glacier National Park to Seattle onboard the Empire Builder®
  • 7 nights' hotel accommodations; 2 nights' onboard Amtrak
  • 1 meal included (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.

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Map route of Glacier National Park Express

Grand Tetons and Yellowstone Rail Journey

7 Days | from $1,639

Chicago Salt Lake City Jackson Hole Grand Teton National Park Yellowstone National Park Salt Lake City

Explore two of America’s grandest national parks on this fabulous rail vacation! Travel through the wide-open landscape of the Heartland of America by rail before reaching Salt Lake City. Continue on to Jackson Hole for an exploration of Grand Teton National Park and...

  • 5 nights' hotel accommodations, 1 night onboard Amtrak®
  • Half day sightseeing tour of Grand Teton National Park
  • Sightseeing tour of Yellowstone National Park
  • 5-day midsized car rental
  • One-way Amtrak in Coach accommodations from Chicago, Illinois onboard the California Zephyr®
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Map route of Grand Tetons and Yellowstone Rail Journey

Seattle, Vancouver & Victoria Rail Journey

7 Days | from $999

Seattle Vancouver Victoria

Enjoy 7-days of sightseeing in the beautiful Pacific Northwest on this multi-city journey. Experience the sparking 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
  • Multi-day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Vancouver
  • Admission to the Vancouver Lookout
  • 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 OR Vancouver

*Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour in Seattle is seasonal from May-September. A guided Seattle City tour will be substituted when the hop-on, hop-off tour is unavailable.

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

***Butchart Gardens tour is seasonal from February - December. No substitutions available.

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Map route of Seattle, Vancouver & Victoria Rail Journey

Glacier National Park and the Canadian Rockies by Rail

11 Days | from $2,799

Chicago Glacier National Park Vancouver Jasper Banff Calgary

Experience spectacular landscapes and scenery on this 11 day adventure to Glacier National Park and the Canadian Rockies. Discover the beauty of Glacier National Park as you travel along the world famous Going-to-the-Sun Road. Enjoy one of the most scenic train journeys...

  • Glacier Park Two Medicine Valley Boat Cruise*
  • Big Sky Circle Tour of Glacier National Park*
  • Multi- day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Vancouver
  • Admission to the Vancouver Lookout
  • Icefields Parkway excursion from Jasper including a ride onboard an ice explorer vehicle
  • Admission to the Glacier Skywalk and Glacier Discovery Center
  • Sightseeing tour of Lake Louise and Banff

*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.


Package Also Includes:

  • 7 nights' hotel accommodations; 2 nights aboard Amtrak®; 1 night aboard VIA Rail®
  • One-way Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from Chicago to Glacier National Park; and Glacier National Park to Vancouver on the Empire Builder and Cascades
  • One-way VIA Rail in Economy from Vancouver to Jasper on the Canadian
  • Shuttle transfer from Banff to Calgary
  • 2 meals included (2 lunches)
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Map route of Glacier National Park and the Canadian Rockies by Rail
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