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Take an iconic train journey to four amazing national parks on this eight-day vacation through classic mountain and desert terrain. Start in Denver with an immersive tour of the scenery and wildlife of Rocky Mountain National Park. From Denver, board Amtrak’s iconic California Zephyr for one of the most scenic train journeys in the country as the train heads west through the Sierra Nevadas and then through dramatic red rock desert formations. Make a two-night stop in Moab and take an unforgettable sightseeing tour of nearby Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. Re-board the Zephyr for the final leg of your journey west to San Francisco. Discover the ‘City by the Bay’ and take an exhilarating day-trip to Yosemite National Park to cap off this epic train adventure.

Highlights

  • Sightseeing tour of Rocky Mountain National Park
  • Sightseeing tour of Arches & Canyonlands National Parks
  • Sightseeing tour of Yosemite National Park

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • One-way Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from Denver to Green River; Green River to San Francisco on California Zephyr®
  • 6 nights' hotel accommodations
  • Roundtrip transfers between Green River and Moab
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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 DENVER
Welcome to Denver! Located 5,280 feet above sea level, Denver, or the “Mile-High City” offers stunning views of the Rocky Mountains and is the perfect place to start your discovery of some of America's best national parks! Enjoy the scenery and breathtaking Rocky Mountain views as you head to your hotel to settle in for the night. (Overnight in Denver)

DAY 2 - DENVER
Today you will experience the majestic splendor of the Rocky Mountains on an exhilarating full-day sightseeing tour of Rocky Mountain National Park. Celebrated for its abundance of animals and spectacular views, Rocky Mountain National Park will make you feel like you're on top of the world! You'll definitely want your camera on hand for this tour as well as the drive back to your hotel, as you'll be able to enjoy several photo opportunities along the way! (Overnight in Denver)

DAY 3 - DENVER TO MOAB
Board the train this morning for your scenic and comfortable journey west - regarded as one of the most beautiful train trips in North America. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the snow-capped Sierra Nevada's and the dramatic red rock formations. Upon arrival, your transfer will take you to your hotel in Moab where you will check in at your hotel for a two-night stay and begin exploring the shops, restaurants and galleries of the charming downtown area. (Overnight in Moab)

DAY 4 - ARCHES AND CANYONLANDS NATIONAL PARKS
Today you'll have a full-day tour of Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. Arches National Park is a geological treasure featuring 2,000 natural sandstone arches, including the world famous Delicate Arch. The park's rich colors, textures, and landforms highlight the extraordinary balanced rocks, fins, and pinnacles. Canyonlands National Park offers a stunning landscape filled with countless canyons, mesas, and buttes, carved by the mighty Green and Colorado rivers. Experience the park from the astounding Island in the Sky, a scenic drive that follows the rim of the mesa and offers amazing views. (Overnight in Moab)

DAY 5 - OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK
Spend some time today enjoying Moab today before re-boarding the Zephyr for your journey to San Francisco. Relax and settle in for a relaxing overnight on the train! (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

DAY 6 - SAN FRANCISCO
Wake up on the train this morning to incredible desert views out your window as the train continues West toward San Francisco. After your train pulls into Emeryville Station, you will hop onto Amtrak's Thruway Bus and head straight to San Francisco's lively Fisherman's Wharf. After you check into your hotel, the evening is yours to start exploring the “City by the Bay.” Take a stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, breathe in the fresh ocean air, and sample the delicious local cuisine, like Pacific Ocean seafood, San Francisco sourdough bread and clam chowder. (Overnight in San Francisco)

DAY 7 - SAN FRANCISCO
Spend the day exploring one of America's most iconic landmarks, Yosemite National Park. Your day will start off with breathtaking panoramic views of San Francisco as you cross over the Bay Bridge at sunrise. The rest of your drive to Yosemite will offer stunning scenery as well, including the snow-capped Sierra Nevada Mountains and lush Central Valley. Once you arrive in Yosemite National Park, you'll have 2.5 hours to hike, shop, and sample the local cuisine in Yosemite Village. You will arrive back at your hotel just in time for a spectacular San Francisco sunset. (Overnight in San Francisco)
DAY 8 - YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN SAN FRANCISCO
LEGEND FOR MEALS: B - Breakfast, BR - Brunch, L - Lunch, D -Dinner

Warwick Denver Hotel

Boasting an ideal location that connects Denver's vibrant downtown area with all the charm and attractions of the local Uptown Neighborhood, Warwick Denver offers a true urban refuge in the Mile High City. The Warwick Denver was originally built as the Governer's Court, and is still remembered by many for the Playboy Club, the first and only one in Colorado. This luxury downtown hotel features private balconies and oversized guest rooms and suites designed elegantly to reflect the outdoor spirit of the Rockies. The exclusive rooftop heated pool and bar offer captivating year round panoramic views of the Denver skyline and snowcapped Rocky Mountains.

The attention to detail makes this boutique hotel the ideal place for business and leisure travelers seeking genuine, warm and dedicated service. A stone's throw from the pedestrian 16th Street Mall, the State Capitol building, and the eclectic Union Station, the Warwick Denver is also in close proximity to the convention center, The Denver Art Museum Larimer Square, Coors Field and the Pepsi Center.

Kimpton Alton Hotel (Formerly Holiday Inn Fishermans Wharf)

Of all San Francisco hotels, Holiday Inn San Francisco Hotel Fisherman's Wharf has one of the best locations, central to the Californian shopping capital. The hotel is in among the bars, cafes, and the vast number of specialty shops in Fisherman's Wharf. Hotels here, in the liveliest part of San Francisco, are right next to Chinatown, Pier 39 and the Cable Cars.

Hotel Zephyr

The Hotel Zephyr offers a one-of-a-kind hotel experience in the heart of the city's most iconic tourist attractions. Bringing a new dimension to Fisherman's Wharf by offering a twist on accommodations as well as a playful personality, our waterfront property features 361 stylish waterfront guest quarters, many with personal balconies

Park Central Hotel

Our newly re-imagined hotel elevates the standard of excellence in luxury hotels in San Francisco, while celebrating the timeless art of hospitality.

Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott Moab

Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott Moab

At the Fairfield by Marriott® Moab you will have easy access to the trip of a lifetime! Our hotel is the closest to Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park and Dead Horse State Park which is the perfect starting point to your Moab adventure: World class mountain biking, 4 wheel driving, and hiking trails, River rafting, jet boat river tours and complimentary family-friendly activities. Wake up to a complimentary hot breakfast buffet and stock up on snacks for the day from our Corner Market. Our inviting and spacious rooms include features such as smart TVs with access to Netflix, Hulu, and YouTube streaming features. Each room is also equipped with a mini-fridge, microwave, coffee maker, and complimentary high speed WiFi. Spend the afternoon by the beautiful outdoor pools, enjoy an easy stroll by the river, or a workout in our fitness center.

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Moab

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Moab

NEAREST HOTEL TO ARCHES AND CANYONLANDS NATIONAL PARKS.
SpringHill Suites Moab offers two stunning pools, four hot tubs, eight waterfalls, and a kid's canyon complete with a splash pad. Feel free to soak up the sun or take a refreshing dip after a full day of adventures in Moab. Begin the day with our complimentary hot breakfast buffet or grab a quick snack in our 24-Hour Corner Market. Our smoke-free hotel offers complimentary High speed wireless internet across the entire property. After a full day of exploring all that Moab has to offer, relax in one of our spacious suites equipped with flat screen TVs with access to Netflix, Hulu, and YouTube streaming features. Dining options are just minutes from our hotel.

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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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