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Trip Overview

Embark on a trip that you’ll remember for years to come! America’s most beautiful natural landscapes are yours to discover on this eight-day roundtrip rail journey from San Francisco. En route to Salt Lake City, enjoy scenic desert vistas before reaching Jackson Hole and taking advantage of your time in Grand Teton National Park. Its sublime beauty and abundant wildlife is a picturesque wonder. Continue to Yellowstone National Park, where you’ll have the opportunity to catch Old Faithful’s eruption or grab your binoculars and head to Lamar Valley for your best chance of viewing elk and bears. .

Highlights

  • Half day sightseeing tour of Grand Teton National Park
  • Sightseeing tour of Yellowstone National Park

Package Also Includes:

  • 6 nights' hotel accommodations, 2 nights onboard Amtrak®
  • 5-day midsized car rental
  • Roundtrip Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from San Francisco to Salt Lake City on the California Zephyr®
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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.

DAY 1 DEPART SAN FRANCISCO
Depart San Francisco for a relaxing rail journey to Salt Lake City on Amtrak's California Zephyr. Enjoy comfortable accommodations and spectacular views out your window. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

DAY 2 SALT LAKE CITY
The train journey today will take you through spectacular scenery. As the train makes its way through Nevada and into Utah, you will be treated to an amazing array of desert landscapes. Relax and soak in the experience from the comfort of your seat. Arrive in Salt Lake City and rest up for the night. (Overnight in Salt Lake City)

DAY 3 SALT LAKE CITY TO GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK
Today you will take your rental car and drive up to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, your base for discovering Grand Teton National Park. Upon arrival, check into your hotel and have the evening free to relax and explore this charming town. (Overnight in Jackson Hole)

DAY 4 GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK TO YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK

This morning, you are picked up and taken for a half-day wildlife tour of Grand Teton National Park. While enjoying the park's stunning scenery, your guide will take you to some of the best spots for viewing the area's abundant wildlife. Keep your eyes open for the bison, elk, and other animals that make the park their home. This afternoon, take the short drive to Yellowstone and check in at your hotel located in the heart of this national park. (Overnight in Yellowstone National Park)

DAY 5 YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK
Today you will be whisked away on a journey through the vast beauty of Yellowstone National Park. Your guide will point out craggy peaks, sprawling meadows, and the abundant geothermal features such as the famous Old Faithful geyser. It is hard not to be overwhelmed by this breathtaking destination. (Overnight in Yellowstone National Park)

DAY 6 YELLOWSTONE TO SALT LAKE CITY
Check out of your hotel this morning and head back to Salt Lake City. Once you arrive back, check in to your hotel and take the night to relax and enjoy the city on your own. (Overnight in Salt Lake City)

DAY 7 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK
Depart Salt Lake City this morning on the train for your overnight journey back to San Francisco. Enjoy new views you may have missed on the way! (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

DAY 8 YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN SAN FRANCISCO


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

Hampton Inn Jackson Hole

Welcome to the Hampton Inn Jackson Hole hotel, set just minutes from the Jackson Hole Airport (JAC) and the famous Jackson Town Square, where you will find shopping, dining and entertainment with a taste of the Old West. Best known for its breath taking scenery, clear streams, world-class skiing and abundant wildlife, Jackson Hole, Wyoming provides something for everyone.

Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel

Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel is perfectly located on 500 South, in the heart of the downtown business and entertainment district and three blocks from the Salt Palace Convention Center.

Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel

Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel is perfectly located on 500 South, in the heart of the downtown business and entertainment district and three blocks from the Salt Palace Convention Center.

Canyon Lodge at Yellowstone

Canyon Lodge and Cabins is a sprawling facility, featuring the most accommodations in Yellowstone with more than 500 rooms and cabins! The Canyon Lodge at Yellowstone is located on the east side of the park near the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River.

Explorer Cabins at Yellowstone

Located in the heart of West Yellowstone, the new 50-cabin property provides a unique vacation experience. Enjoy stylish décor, upscale linen and your own private cabin. The kitchenettes allow for light cooking to enjoy a simple meal.

Gray Wolf Inn And Suites

The Gray Wolf Inn & Suites is conveniently located next to the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone - the four-season getaway to Yellowstone National Park. Our free deluxe continental breakfast, included with every room, is served in the lobby adjacent to the signature Gray Wolf lobby fireplace. For dinner we recommend the The Oregon Short Line Restaurant, located two blocks away at the Holiday Inn West Yellowstone Hotel.

Holiday Inn West Yellowstone

If you're looking for the best Yellowstone National Park lodging close to the Park's West entrance, you've found it! The hotel is located is just three blocks from Yellowstone National Park. We're the premier destination for Yellowstone family vacations, memorable meetings and corporate retreats. All guest rooms and corridors were renovated in early 2014.

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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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