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Trip Overview

Journey across America by train! Begin exploring the nation’s capital, Washington, DC before boarding the train to Chicago. From Chicago, you’ll board the Southwest Chief and continue your scenic cross-country rail adventure. Head to the Grand Canyon, one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Then continue west to Los Angeles and the Pacific completing your coast to coast adventure.

Highlights

· Admission to the International Spy Museum

· Hop-on / hop-off sightseeing tour in Washington, DC

· Architecture River Cruise in Chicago

· Admission to the Skydeck Chicago

· Sightseeing tour of the Grand Canyon

· Hop-on / hop-off sightseeing tour in Los Angeles

Package Also Includes:

· One-way Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from Washington, DC to Chicago; Chicago to Williams; Williams to Los Angeles on the Capitol Limited® and Southwest Chief®

· Roundtrip in Coach accommodations on the Grand Canyon Railway Train

· 7 nights' hotel accommodations; 3 nights' onboard Amtrak

· 2 meals included (1 breakfast, 1 dinner)

Trip Map

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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               YOUR JOURNEY BEGINS IN WASHINGTON, DC

Welcome to Washington, D.C! Upon arriving into the city, check into your hotel and start enjoying your time in the nation's capital. (Overnight in Washington, D.C.)

 

DAY 2               WASHINGTON, DC

Use your hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour today to check all the monuments and memorials throughout DC. Included today is admission to the International Spy Museum.  (Overnight in Washington, D.C.)

 

DAYS 3             OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK

Today you will board Amtrak to Chicago. You will enjoy the experience of traveling by train, sleeping and dining onboard, as fascinating landscapes roll by just outside your window. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

 

DAY 4               CHICAGO

Arrive in Chicago, drop off your bags at your hotel and begin exploring. Take a stroll on Navy Pier and through Millennium Park. Head over to the Willis Tower and venture to the top with your Skydeck Admission for the best views of Chicago and Lake Michigan.  (Overnight in Chicago)

 

DAY 5               CHICAGO Continue exploring Chicago at your leisure today. Take your included architecture river cruise and learn about the fascinating history of the impressive buildings that line the river. (Overnight in Chicago) 

 

DAY 6               OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK Head to Chicago's Union Station and board the Southwest Chief for your overnight journey west to the Grand Canyon. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

 

DAY 7               WILLIAMS, AZ

Wake up to spectacular scenery and a relaxing day on the train. Arrive into Williams, AZ this evening and spend the night in this nature lover's paradise before heading into the Grand Canyon tomorrow. (Overnight in Williams)

 

DAY 8               GRAND CANYON

Board the Grand Canyon Railway for your journey to the Canyon. This classic train ride runs through the largest expanse of ponderosa pine forest with views of some charming Southwest scenery. Your included tour picks you up from the South Rim and takes you all around for sightseeing while your guide provides a wealth of fascinating information about the area. The views are absolutely spectacular! (Overnight at the Grand Canyon) B

 

DAY 9               OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK Today, take the scenic Grand Canyon Railway train from South Rim back to Williams for your train journey to Los Angeles. Before departing, take time to explore the old route 66 town or Williams. (Overnight onboard Amtrak) D

 

DAY 10             LOS ANGELES Welcome to Los Angeles! Get ready to tour the entire ‘City of Angels' on your hop-on, hop-off tour today. See iconic landmarks, like the Hollywood Sign, Rodeo Drive, the Walk of Fame, Paramount Studios, and many more LA hot spots. (Overnight in Los Angeles)

 

DAY 11             YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN LOS ANGELES

 

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.

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 Grand 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.

Courtyard Washington, DC/U.S. Capitol

Escape ordinary travel routines when you book at Courtyard Washington, DC/U.S. Capitol hotel near Union Station DC and NoMa station.

The Mayflower Hotel

The Mayflower Hotel, Autograph Collection has been a Washington, DC landmark since opening its doors over 90 years ago. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, our hotel has been completely refreshed, offering a host of modern amenities, while still maintaining a sense of iconic luxury. Immerse yourself in the beauty of our sweeping marble lobby before getting comfortable in our redesigned guestrooms.

Phoenix Park Hotel

Enjoy a unique opportunity to experience the luxury of Irish country estate in the heart of Washington, DC's Capitol Hill. With traditional oil paintings, opulent marble staircase and traditional décor. The Phoenix Park Hotel also embraces the charisma and magic of one of the most established dining and entertainment restaurants in the area, The Dubliner.

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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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