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Empire Builder Rail Experience

7 Days from

$699

Chicago Seattle

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1 (800) 268-7252
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Empire Builder Rail Experience

7 Days from

$699

Chicago, IL Seattle, WA

Reservations:
1 (800) 268-7252
Request a Quote
from your Amtrak Station:
Click Here

Trip Overview

Experience a wonderfully scenic train journey on this 7-day rail experience. After enjoying sightseeing around Chicago, board the Empire Builder® for a journey across the top of the country and out to Seattle! From sprawling plains to majestic mountains, the Empire Builder is a great way to experience train travel. After arriving in Seattle the “Emerald City”, you will have time explore the beautiful city in the Pacific Northwest.

Highlights

  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Chicago
  • Admission to the Skydeck Chicago
  • Multi-day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Seattle*

Package Also Includes:

  • One-way Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from Chicago to Seattle on the Empire Builder®
  • 4 nights' hotel accommodations, 2 nights' onboard Amtrak

*In the off-season the Seattle CityPASS including: Space Needle, Seattle Aquarium, Argosy Harbor Cruise, EMP Museum OR Woodland Park Zoo, and Chihuly Garden and Glass Exhibit OR Pacific Science Center will be substituted for the hop-on, hop-off tour.

Trip Map

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1 (800) 268-7252

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 YOUR JOURNEY BEGINS IN CHICAGO
Welcome to Chicago! Upon arriving into the city, check into your hotel and start enjoying your time in the “Windy City”. (Overnight in Chicago)

DAY 2 CHICAGO
Today you will get to explore Chicago on a hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour. Your fully guided tour will allow you to get on and off at Chicago's top attractions. The tour's stops include the Art Institute of Chicago, Millennium Park, the John Hancock Center, and the Willis Tower. While at the Willis Tower you will have admission to the ever-popular Skydeck Observatory level. Take in a bird's eye view of the city's spectacular architecture and skyline. (Overnight in Chicago)

DAY 3 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK®
This afternoon board Amtrak in Chicago's Union station for your journey west to Seattle. Sit back and relax and prepare for a scenic train ride across the top of the country. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

DAY 4 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK
The journey from Chicago to Seattle is magnificent. Enjoy the sights from the train as you travel past the northern plains, lush green forests, and towering mountains. Keep your camera at the ready for views you can only experience when traveling by Amtrak. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

DAY 5 SEATTLE
This morning you will arrive in the Seattle! Use your multi-day hop-on, hop-off tour to visit Seattle's top attractions such as the Seattle Center (home to the famous Space Needle), Pioneer Square, and the Seattle Aquarium. Use the tour to explore all around the city. (Overnight in Seattle)

DAY 6 SEATTLE
Continue to travel around the city with you hop-on, hop-off tour. Your fully guided tour will make stops at the beautiful Seattle waterfront as well as the popular Pike Place Market. Seattle has a wide variety of great attractions and activities to excite any visitor. (Overnight in Seattle)

DAY 7 YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN SEATTLE

Legend for meals: B - Breakfast, BR - Brunch, L - Lunch, D - Dinner

Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza

Located in the center of downtown Chicago’s exciting River North area and minutes from the Loop and Michigan Ave the contemporary Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza offers exceptional views of the Chicago River and the Chicago skyline. Our recent $20 million redesign is apparent in every aspect of the Holiday Inn Mart Plaza, from our stunning atrium lobby to our 521 comfortable and contemporary guest rooms and suites.

Palmer House Hilton

Welcome to The Palmer House®: a Hilton Hotel - an iconic, world-class downtown Chicago hotel and gateway to Chicago's rejuvenated Loop scene. A modern Chicago grand hotel, the Palmer House is a lively destination within walking distance of the best attractions the city of Chicago has to offer like Millennium Park, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the theater district. The guest rooms and suites match the hotel's French Baroque styling with metropolitan flair.

Sheraton Grand Chicago

Located in the heart of downtown Chicago, the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, is ideally situated on the Chicago River, within walking distance of Navy Pier, Magnificent Mile shopping, Millennium Park, the Loop business district and all of the other local favorites that make Chicago a one of a kind destination.

The Westin Michigan Avenue

The Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago Hotel, which is located on Chicago's famed Magnificent Mile, is steps from Lake Michigan, Michigan Avenue restaurants and premier Michigan Avenue shopping.

Crowne Plaza Seattle

Perfectly located in the heart of downtown Seattle, the award-winning Crowne Plaza Hotel Seattle – Downtown offers an exceptional blend of service, style and comfort..

Quality Inn & Suites Seattle Center

Get your money's worth at the Quality Inn & Suites® Seattle Center hotel in Seattle, WA near Seattle Aquarium, Woodland Park Zoo, Century Link Stadium and Seattle Underground Tour in Pioneer Square.

Sheraton Seattle

Sheraton Seattle Hotel is a contemporary urban retreat in the heart of downtown Seattle, Washington.

Warwick Seattle Hotel

Warwick Seattle is an elegant hotel located in downtown Seattle and within walking distance to most Seattle attractions such as the Seattle Center, home of the Seattle Space Needle, Experience Music Project, Seattle Opera, Pike Place Market and world-class shopping. Warwick Seattle Hotel greets you with European luxury and charm.

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For more information or to make a reservation,
call our train vacation experts at: 1-800-AMTRAK-2

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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