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This scenic rail journey will take you from the gorgeous Pacific Coast to the Colorado Rockies, with exciting city stops along the way! Start in Seattle, the beautiful gem of the Pacific Northwest, with two days to discover the city’s top attractions, including admission to the iconic Space Needle. From Seattle, take the scenic train journey south to San Francisco, admiring the impressive forest and mountain views along the way. Use your included CityPASS to discover all the best of the ‘City by the Bay’ during your two days there, and enjoy a day trip out to Muir Woods and Sausalito to complete your stay. The last leg of the journey has you riding on Amtrak’s classic California Zephyr to Denver – considered one of the most scenic train journeys in the US. From the Arizona desert to the Rocky Mountains, the passing scenery never fails to amaze! End this epic rail journey with two days in Denver and an immersive tour of Rocky Mountain National Park.

Highlights

  • Admissions to Seattle Space Needle & Chihuly Garden and Glass Exhibit
  • Sightseeing cruise of Seattle
  • Sightseeing tour Muir Woods & Sausalito
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of San Francisco
  • San Francisco CityPASS
    • 3-Day Muni Cable Car and Bus Passport
    • California Academy of Sciences
    • Blue & Gold Fleet Bay Cruise Adventure
    • Aquarium of the Bay
    • Exploratorium OR San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
  • Sightseeing tour of Rocky Mountain National Park

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • One-way Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from Seattle to San Francisco; San Francisco to Denver on the Coast Starlight® and California Zephyr®
  • 7 nights' hotel accommodations
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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 SEATTLE
Welcome to Seattle! Check in at your hotel for a two-night stay and begin your exploration of the vibrant city. Take a stroll through downtown and explore the local restaurants and vibrant arts scene and shops! Discover the world-famous Space Needle and a pay visit to the popular Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibit with your included admissions. Enjoy all of the Emerald City’s top attractions at your own pace, including Pike Place Market, Seattle Center, Seattle's Waterfront, and Pier 66 to name a few. (Overnight in Seattle)

DAY 2 - SEATTLE
Get ready for a scenic sightseeing cruise of the city’s famous harbor today. During this 1-hour narrated cruise, you’ll learn important Seattle history and get a close-up view of Seattle’s historic waterfront. You’ll be dazzled by the ever-evolving Emerald City skyline set against the backdrop of Elliott Bay and the surrounding Olympic and Cascade Mountain ranges.

DAY 3 - OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK
Board Amtrak’s Coast Starlight for a scenic overnight journey south through Washington, Oregon and into California to San Francisco. Sit back, relax and enjoy the onboard experience on the train! (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

DAY 4 - SAN FRANCISCO
Arrive in San Francisco this morning and head to your hotel and check in for a three-night stay. Then, it's time for some sightseeing! Use your CityPASS with your hop-on, hop-off tour to discover all of the city’s landmarks, including the California Academy of Sciences, the Blue & Gold Fleet Bay Cruise Adventure, the Aquarium of the Bay, Exploratorium OR San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and much more! (Overnight in San Francisco)

DAY 5 - SAN FRANCISCO
Spend another day enjoying the sights of San Francisco. Enjoy breathtaking scenery at the Japanese Tea Garden, take a stroll along Fisherman’s Wharf, or discover one of a kind Lombard Street. In the evening, enjoy a delicious Italian meal in North Beach or some fresh fish in Fisherman’s Wharf. (Overnight in San Francisco)  

DAY 6 - SAN FRANCISCO
Today, get ready to discover the beauty of the Muir Woods and the charms of Sausalito! On the drive to out Muir Woods, you'll cross over the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and disembark to experience the serenity and beauty of the giant redwood sequoia forest. Once you've taken in all that Muir Woods has to offer, you'll stop-over in Sausalito, voted ‘California’s Prettiest Town’ and for good reason. The charming coastal town is home to many artists and has a delightful array of restaurants, galleries, walking paths, and spectacular Bay and City views. You'll have some free time to explore Sausalito before your 30-minute bay cruise, which takes you back to Fisherman's Wharf. (Overnight in San Francisco)

DAY 7 - OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK
Board Amtrak’s California Zephyr this morning for an unforgettable journey east through Nevada, Arizona and Colorado to Denver. Enjoy the shifting desert and Rocky Mountain views out your window as you relax in comfort on the train. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)  

DAY 8 - DENVER
Arrive in Denver early this evening and check in at your hotel for a two-night stay. The rest of the evening is yours to relax at your hotel or explore the city at your leisure. (Overnight in Denver)

DAY 9 - DENVER
Today you will venture out on a full-day sightseeing tour of Rocky Mountain National Park! Take in the views of the majestic Rocky Mountain range, capture pictures of wildlife, and drive over Berthoud Pass where you will summit the Continental Divide that sits at over 11,000 feet above sea level. You'll visit the cozy ski town of Winter Park then head over to the town of Grand Lake for lunch! A great day of sightseeing awaits! (Overnight in Denver)

DAY 10 - YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN DENVER

Clarion Hotel Denver Central

Located at the crossroads of I-25 & I-70 just north of Downtown Denver, the Quality Inn Central hotel in Denver, CO offers an affordable and convenient place to stay in Denver.

Crowne Plaza Hotel 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..

The Fairmont Olympic Hotel

One of the city’s most celebrated historic landmarks and a premier luxury hotel in Seattle, Fairmont Olympic Hotel is conveniently located in downtown Seattle, close to Pike Place Market and many local attractions.

Hyatt Place Seattle Downtown

Our prime location in the heart of downtown Seattle offers you the combination of majestic Olympic Mountains views, the vibrancy of the Emerald City and the relaxing, quiet magnificence of the Puget Sound.

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, Chihuly Garden and Glass, and MoPOP (formerly Experience Music Project), and the Seattle Opera, Pike Place Market, world-class shopping and a multitude of dining and entertainment options

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.

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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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