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Trip Overview

Looking for a scenic vacation with a splash of city excitement? Then, this Denver to San Francisco trip, with stops in Salt Lake City, Yellowstone National Park and Yosemite, is just what you need! First, see the majestic Rocky Mountains of Denver on a guided sightseeing city tour of several amazing natural mountainous treasures, including Red Rocks Park and Bear Creek Canyon. Take a sightseeing city tour in Salt Lake City. Enjoy a full day in Yellowstone National Park and get up close with Old Faithful. Spend the day exploring the festive San Francisco and enjoy an awesome Yosemite day tour. This trip promises to be full of spectacular sights and lots of fun.

Highlights

  • Soak up stunning views of the Rocky Mountains in Denver
  • Catch the train through stunning scenery to Salt Lake City
  • Enjoy sightseeing tours of Salt Lake City, Yellowstone National Park's lower loop and Yosemite National Park*
  • Watch the sun rise over the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco
  • Explore the natural wonders of Yellowstone and Yosemite National Parks
  • Tuck into a tasty lunch in Salt Lake City

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Amtrak® rail travel in standard (coach) class throughout
  • 8 nights' hotel stay
  • 1 night onboard Amtrak
  • Roundtrip shuttle transfer from Salt Lake City to West Yellowstone
  • Lunch in Salt Lake City
  • Sightseeing tour of Rocky Mountain National Park*
  • Sightseeing tour of Salt Lake City
  • Sightseeing tour of the Lower Loop of Yellowstone National Park
  • Sightseeing tour of Yosemite National Park

*Yellowstone Lower Loop Tour is seasonal. During winter months, Old Faithful Explorer Tour will be substituted.

Trip Map

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 - ARRIVE IN DENVER
Welcome to Denver! The “Mile-High City” offers stunning views of the Rocky Mountains and is the perfect place to start your Peaks to Pacific journey. Enjoy the scenery and breathtaking Rocky Mountain views as you 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 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 to have 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. Your holiday includes admission to Rocky Mountain National Park. (Overnight in Denver)

DAY 3 - DENVER TO SALT LAKE CITY
Make your way to the station and board Amtrak's California Zephyr to Salt Lake City today, for what many travellers say is one of the most beautiful train trips in all of North America. As you climb through the heart of the Rockies and further west through the snow-capped Sierra Nevadas, you may find it hard to disagree. Just sit back, relax, and enjoy the gorgeous scenery rolling past your window. (Overnight in Salt Lake City)

DAY 4 - SALT LAKE CITY
Welcome to the “Crossroads of the West”, Salt Lake City. Enjoy a narrated tour of the city that covers many popular sights, including the magnificent Great Salt Lake. Spanning approximately 1,700 square miles, the Great Salt Lake is the largest natural lake west of the Mississippi River. Other tour highlights include the historic Old Union Pacific Train Depot and Temple Square, which features 35 acres of historic sights, exhibits, gardens, and restaurants. A tasty lunch will be included with your holiday. (Overnight in Salt Lake City) L

DAY 5 - SALT LAKE CITY TO YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK
Today, your included roundtrip shuttle service will take you on a scenic drive to West Yellowstone. Check in to your hotel and settle in for a good night's rest. (Overnight in Yellowstone National Park)

DAY 6 - YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK
Enjoy a full-day tour of the lower loop of Yellowstone National Park. Highlights of this informative and scenic tour include Old Faithful Geyser, the Old Faithful Inn, Isa Lake on the Continental Divide, and many more popular sights. Enjoy a leisurely lunch at the Old Faithful Village. (Overnight in Yellowstone National Park)

DAY 7 - OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK®
Today, you will take a relaxing drive back to Salt Lake City on board the shuttle. Be sure to marvel at the breathtaking views along the way. Make your way to the station and board Amtrak's California Zephyr to San Francisco. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

DAY 8 - SAN FRANCISCO
Arrive in San Francisco at the Emeryville station, where you will board your included motorcoach transfer for a short trip across the bay to San Francisco. Upon your arrival in the laid back “City by the Bay,” start exploring the area and immersing yourself in its unique ambience. The famous Fisherman's Wharf, which offers entertainment, shopping, and tasty local cuisine, is a great place to start. (Overnight in San Francisco)

DAY 9 - SAN FRANCISCO TO YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK
Today you'll spend the day taking in the beauty of one of America's most iconic national landmarks, Yosemite National Park. But, first enjoy the panoramic views of the gorgeous San Francisco sunrise while crossing the Bay Bridge. The rest of your drive to Yosemite will offer stunning scenery as well, including the snow-capped Sierra Nevada Mountains. Once you reach this serene destination, you'll have hours to hike, shop, and explore the park. Arrive back at your hotel just in time for a spectacular San Francisco sunset. (Overnight in San Francisco)

DAY 10 - DEPART SAN FRANCISCO
Your journey ends in San Francisco.

MEAL GUIDE: B - Breakfast, BR - Brunch, L - Lunch, AT - Afternoon Tea, D -Dinner

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.

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.

Pier 2620 Hotel Fisherman's Wharf

When you are welcomed to Pier 2620 Hotel by our friendly associates, you'll find more than a comfortable place to stay. You'll find a community made up of staff, ready and willing to share our passion for San Francisco, Fisherman's Wharf and the hotel with you.

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

San Francisco Marriott Marquis

Discover the Downtown San Francisco Marriott Marquis Hotel which exudes an essence of modern luxury and the convenience of an extraordinary hotel in downtown San Francisco, CA. Just south of Market Street, this hotel in the SOMA district is next to the Moscone Convention Center and steps away from the Yerba Buena Gardens.

Little America Hotel SLC

Little America Hotel is conveniently located on 10 acres in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City, just 10 minutes from the Salt Lake International Airport. Nestled between the Wasatch and Oquirrh Mountain Ranges in the magnificent Salt Lake Valley, Little America is within walking distance from shopping, restaurants, cultural and sporting events, and is roughly 30-40 minutes from the major ski resorts. Other nearby attractions include historic Temple Square, the world-famous Great Salt Lake and national parks, forests, and monuments.

Radisson Hotel Salt Lake City Downtown

Discover Salt Lake City destinations in the downtown area surrounding the Radisson, from Capitol Theater and Temple Square to the Family History Library, Gateway Shopping Center and City Creek Shopping Center. SLC Airport is just a short commute thanks to the nearby Arena TRAX light rail station, and Hogle Zoo provides hours of entertainment for families.

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.

Yellowstone Park Hotel

Built in 2007 and featuring an attractive list of amenities and a AAA® Three-Diamond rating, the well-appointed, non-smoking Yellowstone Park Hotel has earned a loyal guest following. Best of all, it's located three blocks from the West Entrance to Yellowstone National Park and less than an hour's drive from the lower geyser basin and Old Faithful.

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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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