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Trip Overview

This 8-day journey takes you down the scenic Pacific Northwest to Los Angeles, then due east across more spectacular scenery to the wonders of the Grand Canyon. From Seattle, you’ll take Amtrak’s Coast Starlight for a beautiful overnight ride down to Los Angeles. After sightseeing all around the “City of Angels,” you will board Amtrak for another overnight journey towards historic Williams, Arizona. From there, enjoy a hearty breakfast before boarding the classic Grand Canyon Railway for a scenic ride to the Grand Canyon’s South Rim. Upon arriving in the Canyon, you will get to experience the majestic beauty that makes the Grand Canyon so iconic. Then after a couple of days of sightseeing you will board the Grand Canyon Railway for your return journey back to Williams and then on to Los Angeles and finally back to Seattle!

Highlights

  • Sightseeing city tour of Los Angeles and the Stars' Homes 
  • Roundtrip in Coach accommodations on the Grand Canyon Railway
  • Freedom Rim Tour of the Grand Canyon

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • Roundtrip Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from Seattle to Los Angeles on the Coast Starlight®; Los Angeles to Williams onboard the Southwest Chief®
  • 3 nights' hotel accommodations
  • 4 nights' onboard Amtrak
  • 2 meals (1 breakfast, 1 dinner)
Trip Map

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 SEATTLE > LOS ANGELES
Your trip begins in Seattle with a scenic overnight rail journey down the Pacific Coast to Los Angeles. Enjoy impressive mountain and ocean views on this relaxing and scenic ride. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

DAY 2 LOS ANGELES
Welcome to Hollywood! Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Hollywood today that will guide you around the city to experience the major highlights! Visit Grauman's Chinese Theatre, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and the Hollywood Sign. You will also enjoy a tour through the Hollywood Hills where you will get to visit the homes of the stars! (Overnight on Amtrak)

DAY 3 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK
Travel to Los Angeles Union Station and board Amtrak's Southwest Chief to Williams, AZ. Relax and enjoy your scenic overnight trip to one of the seven natural wonders of the world. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

DAY 4 WILLIAMS > GRAND CANYON
Welcome to Williams Junction! This morning your hearty breakfast at the Grand Depot Café is included before you board the Grand Canyon Railway to the Grand Canyon. Upon arriving you will enjoy a guided tour of the Canyon's South Rim. Make sure you bring a camera to take pictures of the majestic beauty that unfolds right before your eyes. (Overnight in the Grand Canyon) B

DAY 5 GRAND CANYON
Today spend your free time basking in the great outdoors and breathing in the fresh canyon air. Enjoy a stroll around the rim, or check out the shops and restaurants in the Grand Canyon Village. (Overnight in the Grand Canyon)

DAY 6 GRAND CANYON > LOS ANGELES
After a good night's sleep, board the Grand Canyon Railway back to Williams. This evening, enjoy your included dinner at the Grand Depot Café. Then travel to the station and board your train back to Los Angeles. As the train makes its way west, reflect upon your exciting trip to the Grand Canyon. (Overnight onboard Amtrak) D

DAY 7 LOS ANGELES > SEATTLE
Embark on the remainder of your rail journey home today from Los Angeles back to Seattle. Enjoy some of the incredible views out the window you may have missed on the way down. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

DAY 8 YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN SEATTLE

LEGEND FOR MEALS: B - Breakfast, BR - Brunch, L - Lunch, D -Dinner

El Tovar

El Tovar Hotel, the premier lodging facility at the Grand Canyon, opened its doors in 1905 and was most recently renovated in 2005. In the past, the Hotel has hosted such luminaries as Theodore Roosevelt, Albert Einstein, Western author Zane Grey, and many others. Today, El Tovar retains its elegant charm. Located on the Canyon rim, it features a fine dining room (open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner), lounge and curio shop with newsstand.

Kachina Lodge

Located directly on the rim of the Grand Canyon, the Kachina Lodge is a great hotel for all guests visiting the South Rim.

Maswik Lodge

Maswik Lodge is a modern facility spread over several acres of ponderosa pine forest, located just 1/4 mile from the Canyon's edge. Maswik Lodge features a cafeteria that is open from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm. Here you will also find a sports bar with a wide screen TV, a curio shop stocked with handicrafts and gifts, and a transportation/activities desk.

Thunderbird Lodge

Conveniently located between El Tovar and Bright Angel Lodge, Thunderbird is a contemporary lodge located at the South Rim.

Yavapai Lodge

Yavapai Lodge is Grand Canyon National Park Lodges' largest facility and is surrounded by pinyon and juniper woodlands, about 1/2 mile from the rim. With modern rooms and many services within a few steps, this is a convenient choice for families. Yavapai East rooms feature in-room air conditioning and Yavapai West rooms have vaulted ceilings with ceiling fans. The Lodge is located next to the Market Plaza, which includes a general store, bank, and U.S. Post Office.

The LA Hotel Downtown

When you stay with us, you will find that while you are at the heart of the cultural, finance, and entertainment hub of Los Angeles Downtown, our hotel offers you a serene retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city transforming into your home away from home.

Residence Inn Los Angeles LA Live

Located in the heart of Los Angeles' vibrant entertainment district, the Residence Inn Los Angeles LA Live puts you steps away from the Staples Center, Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles Convention Center, and some of LA's premier restaurants.

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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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