Experience three of Amtrak’s top rail routes on the Western Rail Experience! After departing for your roundtrip journey from San Francisco, the sightseeing begins right away. From snow-capped mountain peaks to lush forests and rolling plains, this trip is sure to dazzle the eyes. With stops in the popular cities of Seattle, Chicago, and Los Angeles you will get to visit such iconic sights as the Space Needle, Magnificent Mile, and Hollywood’s Walk of Fame! A wonderful 11-day rail trip awaits!
Package Also Includes:
*Seattle Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour is seasonal. Seattle CityPASS will be included in the off-season. The Seattle CityPASS includes admission to the Space Needle, Seattle Aquarium, Argosy Cruises Harbor Tour, EMP Museum or Woodland Park Zoo, and Pacific Science Center or Chihuly Garden and Glass Exhibit.
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 San Francisco! Board Amtrak and enjoy your overnight trip to Seattle. Enjoy the sights as you pass the snow-capped Cascade Mountains on your trip north. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)
DAY 2 SEATTLE
Welcome to Seattle! This evening you will arrive in “The Emerald City”, travel to your hotel and check in for your two-night stay. Prepare for a fun day of sightseeing tomorrow. (Overnight in Seattle)
DAY 3 SEATTLE
Today you will experience the best of what Seattle has to offer on a sightseeing tour of the city. Your fully-guided tour will take you to such iconic Seattle sights as the Space Needle, Pike Place Market, and historic Pioneer Square! Make sure you bring a camera to capture all that you will see in Seattle. (Overnight in Seattle)
DAY 4-5 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK
This afternoon you will board the Empire Builder for your trip east to Chicago. Marvel at the sights as the train passes by beautiful mountain ranges, the plains of North Dakota, and the ranging Missouri River as it makes its way towards Chicago. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)
DAY 6 CHICAGO
Today you will arrive in Chicago, “The Windy City”! Check in to your hotel and have a free night to experience Chicago on your own. (Overnight in Chicago)
DAY 7 CHICAGO
Continue to experience Chicago today on your hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour. The tour will take you all around Chicago to visit such important areas as Navy Pier, Millennium Park, or the John Handcock Observatory. With the ability to hop and off the tour whenever you want, there is no saying how much you will do and see in Chicago. (Overnight in Chicago)
DAY 8-9 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK
This afternoon board Amtrak's Southwest Chief for your trip on to west. Sit back and relax as the train makes its way through America's heartland, traveling past deserts and forests and into California. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)
DAY 10 LOS ANGELES
Welcome to Los Angeles, the “City of Angels!” Upon arrival check-in to your hotel and begin to explore the city. Your hop-on, hop-off tour will take you to such popular Los Angeles spots as the Hollywood sign, Rodeo Drive and the Walk of Fame. (Overnight in Los Angeles)
DAY 11 YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN SAN FRANCISCO
Today you will board the Coast Starlight route for your return trip to San Francisco. Enjoy the beautiful coastal views of the Pacific Ocean as you journey north. As the train makes its way up the coast, reflect upon the wonderful trip you had.
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