Spend some quality time in two of America’s most beloved cities: New York City and Washington, DC, with a roundtrip rail journey from Chicago. Your journey kicks off in the “Big Apple,” where you will see all NYC has to offer on your multi-day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour. Visit Central Park, Times Square, and Rockefeller Plaza. Then, you’re off to the nation’s capital for more even sightseeing! Uncover the fascinating history of our nation as you visit places like the Smithsonian, the Jefferson Memorial, and the National Cathedral. These two amazing cities are full of sights just waiting for you to explore!
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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 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK
Begin your journey in Chicago, hopping on Amtrak's Lake Shore Limited for an overnight journey to New York City. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)
DAY 2 NEW YORK CITY
Welcome to New York City, the “City That Never Sleeps!” Use your CityPASS for admission to some of New York City's most popular attractions, like the Empire State Building or the Guggenheim. You can also begin to enjoy your multi-day hop-on, hop-off tour. This excursion allows you to hop off at any stop so you can experience this amazing city at your own pace. (Overnight in New York City)
DAY 3 NEW YORK CITY
Enjoy your second day in New York and continue using your hop-on, hop-off tour to visit any attractions you may have missed yesterday. Get up close to the Statue of Liberty, cruise Ellis Island or venture to any of New York's famous museums. There is so much to see and do in the “Big Apple,” you won't run out of places to go. (Overnight in New York City)
DAY 4 NEW YORK CITY TO WASHINGTON, DC
Travel to the Amtrak station and board the Northeast Regional to Washington, DC. Enjoy your leisurely ride through the Northeast Corridor and take in the scenic landscapes as you head south to our nation's capital. (Overnight in Washington, DC)
DAY 5 WASHINGTON, DC
Discover the fascinating history of our nation on a hop-on, hop-off tour though Washington, DC. Stops include the Jefferson Memorial, the National Cathedral, and the Smithsonian, which contains 15 separate museums, and the National Zoo. You will also have admission to the popular International Spy Museum. (Overnight in Washington, DC)
DAY 6 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK
Spend the morning seeing more of the sights of Washington, DC before boarding the train for your return journey to Chicago. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)
DAY 7 YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN CHICAGO
Legend for meals: B - Breakfast, BR - Brunch, L - Lunch, D - Dinner
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