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Trip Overview

Sit back, relax and enjoy some of North America’s best landscapes by rail! Begin your journey on Amtrak’s Empire Builder traveling from Chicago to the Pacific Northwest passing through Glacier National Park. Explore Vancouver’s most popular sites including Granville Island and Stanley Park. Witness all of the city’s beauty from one of the best vantage points, the Vancouver Lookout. Board VIA Rail to embark on your Cross Canada rail experience passing through the Canadian Rockies and countryside. Spend time exploring Toronto at your leisure before continuing your rail journey home.

Highlights

  • Multi-day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Vancouver
  • Admission to the Vancouver Lookout
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Toronto
  • Admission to the CN Tower


Package Also Includes:

  • 3 nights' hotel accommodations; 3 nights aboard Amtrak®; 4 nights aboard VIA Rail®
  • One-way Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from Chicago to Seattle; Seattle to Vancouver; Buffalo to Chicago on the on the Empire Builder®; Cascades® and Lake Shore Limited® 
  • One-way VIA Rail in Economy from Vancouver to Toronto on The Canadian®
  • One-way transfer from the hotel in Toronto to the train station in Buffalo
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.

DAYS 1-2 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK
Welcome to Chicago! This afternoon make your way to Chicago's Union Station to board Amtrak's famous Empire Builder. As you head west, you'll travel along major portions of the Lewis and Clark trail following the footsteps of early pioneers. Relax onboard in the observation car while you take in the stunning views of the Missouri River, the beautiful North Dakota plains, and Glacier National Park in “Big Sky Country”. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

DAY 3 SEATTLE > VANCOUVER
This morning, you'll arrive in Seattle's Kings Street Station. The afternoon is at your leisure to explore Seattle, visit popular attractions such as Pikes Place Market or Seattle's Waterfront. In the evening, board Amtrak's Cascades train and travel through the beautiful Pacific Northwest across the Canadian Border into British Columbia and ending in Downtown Vancouver. (Overnight in Vancouver)

DAY 4 VANCOUVER
Today explore Vancouver at your leisure with your included hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour. Visit popular spots including historic Gastown, the Totem Poles in Stanley Park, Granville Island's Public Market and more! (Overnight in Vancouver)

DAY 5-8 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD VIA RAIL
Continue your sightseeing of Vancouver during the day. In the evening, travel to the VIA Rail station and board The Canadian to continue your trip heading eastbound to Toronto. Spend the next few days relaxing onboard the train as you travel through the vast nation. Take in the scenic landscapes from the observation car as you travel through the Canadian Rockies, rugged lake country and prairie fields. Spend time in the lounge car meeting some of your fellow passengers also embarking on a Canadian rail experience. (Overnight onboard VIA Rail)

DAY 9 TORONTO
This morning, arrive in Toronto! Enjoy a full day of sightseeing with your hop-on, hop-off bus tour. Visit popular sites such as the Royal Ontario Museum, Casa Loma, the Hockey Hall of Fame, Toronto Harbourfront, Eaton Centre and Chinatown. Admission to the CN Tower, with sweeping views of Toronto, is also included today. (Overnight in Toronto)

DAY 10 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK
Continue exploring Toronto during the day and in the evening take a private transfer to the Amtrak station in Buffalo, NY. Board the Lake Shore Limited to Chicago and enjoy your final train ride which completes your cross the USA and Canada Rail Experience! (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

DAY 11 YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN CHICAGO

Legend for meals: B - Breakfast, BR - Brunch, L - Lunch, D - Dinner

Georgian Court Hotel Vancouver

The Georgian Court Hotel is a 4 star boutique hotel and a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World. Situated downtown Vancouver, steps from BC Place Stadium – home of the Vancouver Canucks – Rogers Arena, fashionable Robson Street and many downtown Vancouver’s main tourist attractions.

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton, Downtown Vancouver

For unbeatable Vancouver accommodations in the heart of downtown, drop your bags at the Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Downtown Vancouver for a hassle-free metropolitan stay-experience. Featuring contemporary accommodations with a stylish downtown vibe, Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton, Downtown Vancouver delivers comfortable rooms and suites with generous amenities, including complimentary Wi-Fi, mini-kitchen stations and heavenly Cloud Nine beds by Serta®.

Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel

Those who stay at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel enjoy an innovative fitness center with treadmills and elliptical trainers, as well as a whirlpool and heated indoor swimming pool. All rooms have 32-inch flat screen televisions, free high-speed Internet, fog-free mirrors, plush bathrobes, and the Sheraton Sweet Sleeper Bed. Rooms are also smoke-free so that those guests that have allergies or sensitivities never have to worry

Chelsea Hotel Toronto (formerly Eaton Chelsea hotel)

Canada's largest hotel with 1590 guest rooms, the Chelsea Hotel, Toronto is centrally located and just step's from the city's best shopping, theatres, nightlife and attractions.

Fairmont Royal York

Toronto’s landmark hotel, The Fairmont Royal York has everything you need for a memorable stay in Toronto – opulent surroundings, a knowledgeable Concierge team, fine dining, exercise facilities, plus so much more. We’re conveniently located across from Union Station at 100 Front Street West within the financial and entertainment districts.

Sheraton Centre Toronto

Located in the financial and entertainment districts, the CAA/AAA Four Diamond Sheraton Centre Toronto is connected to PATH, a 16-mile underground network of shops and services. Shopping, theatre, world-class dining and Toronto. Experience utmost comfort and style in an urban setting.

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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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