Independent USA Rail Packages (Amtrak Vacations) : Itineraries & Dates

 

 

AMERICA'S NATIONAL PARKS - 9 DAYS/8 NIGHTS

Denver > Grand Junction > Salt Lake City > West Yellowstone > Salt Lake City
Day to Day Itinerary: PDF download here

Overview:

Enjoy some of the most gorgeous landscapes in the world on this train tour from Denver to Salt Lake City that includes four spectacular national parks: Yellowstone, Rocky Mountain, Arches, and Canyonlands. Begin in Denver, where there is no shortage of gorgeous Rocky Mountain views. Head to Grand Junction on Amtrak’s California Zephyr, which is considered one of the most beautiful train trips in North America. Enjoy the lovely views of the snow-capped Sierra Nevadas. Explore the geological wonders featured in two spectacular national parks: Canyonlands and Arches. Spend a day touring Yellowstone and exploring the quaint Old Faithful Village.

Highlights:
  • Sightseeing tour of Rocky Mountain National Park*
  • Sightseeing tour of Arches and Canyonlands National Park
  • Roundtrip transfers between Salt Lake City and West Yellowstone
  • Sightseeing tour of Yellowstone National Park** 
Package Also Includes:
  • One-way Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from Denver to Grand Junction; Grand Junction to Salt Lake City onboard the California Zephyr®
  • 8 nights’ hotel accommodations

*The Rocky Mountain National Park Tour is seasonal from late May to late September on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday. The Denver Highlights Tour will be offered when the Rocky Mountain National Park Tour is unavailable.

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


GRAND NATIONAL PARKS WITH YELLOWSTONE, YOSEMITE AND THE GRAND CANYON - 13 DAYS/12 NIGHTS

Chicago > Salt Lake City > West Yellowstone > San Francisco > Yosemite National Park > Los Angeles > Williams > Grand Canyon National Park > Chicago
Day to Day Itinerary: PDF download here

Overview:

Three of the nation's greatest national parks await you on this rail journey across America! Take in the great expanse of the American West as you travel across the Great Plains and through the Rocky Mountains aboard Amtrak. Stop to explore all the sites and wonders of sprawling Yellowstone National Park. Continue on to Yosemite where your tour takes in all the stony peaks, beautiful open meadows, and piney forests that make up this national treasure. The Grand Canyon will leave you in awe with a natural beauty that took millions of years to create. Your Grand National Parks journey will provide a host of unforgettable experiences!

Highlights:
  • Sightseeing tour of Yellowstone's Lower Loop*
  • Dinner at The Roof Restaurant in Salt Lake City
  • Sightseeing tour of Yosemite National Park
  • Sightseeing city tour of Los Angeles
  • Roundtrip service in Coach accommodations on the Grand Canyon Railway
  • Motorcoach Freedom Tour of the Grand Canyon's South Rim
Package Also Includes:
  • One-way Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from Chicago to Salt Lake City; Salt Lake City to San Francisco; San Francisco to Los Angeles; Los Angeles to Williams; Williams to Chicago in Coach accommodations on the California Zephyr®, Coast Starlight®, and Southwest Chief®
  • 8 nights' hotel accommodations; 4 nights' onboard Amtrak
  • 3 meals included (1 breakfast, 2 dinners)

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


GREAT AMERICAN MAJESTIC LANDSCAPES (FROM SAN FRANCISCO) - 12 DAYS/11 NIGHTS 

San Francisco > Napa Valley > Denver > Rocky Mountain National Park > Chicago > New York City
Day to Day Itinerary: PDF download here 

Overview:

Enjoy the best of America on a coast to coast train journey across the entire United States from San Francisco to New York City! Discover all San Francisco has to offer at your own pace. Head out on a tour of the country's most famous wine growing regions: Napa and Sonoma. Breathe in the fresh mountain air on your tour from Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park. Get to know Chicago on a hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour that will take you to all the popular landmarks, like Navy Pier and Millennium Park. Enjoy a multi-day sightseeing tour of the “Big Apple.” You’ll see the best of America on your cross-country rail vacation!

Highlights:
  • Sightseeing tour of Napa and Sonoma
  • Sightseeing tour of Rocky Mountain National Park
  • Multi-day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Chicago
  • Chicago CityPASS® including:
    -Shedd Aquarium (VIP Entry)
    -SkyDeck Chicago (Fast Pass)
    -The Field Museum (VIP Entry)
    -Museum of Science and Industry (VIP Entry) OR 360 Chicago (Express Entry)
    -Adler Plantarium (VIP Entry) OR Art Institute of Chicago (Fast Pass)
  • Hop-on, hop-on sightseeing tour of New York City
Package also includes:
  • One-way Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from San Francisco to Denver; Denver to Chicago; Chicago to New York City on the California Zephyr® and Lake Shore Limited®
  • 8 nights' hotel accommodations; 3 nights' onboard Amtrak
  • 2 meals (2 dinners)

 

JAZZ BLUES & ROCK 'N' ROLL - 9 DAYS/8 NIGHTS

Chicago > Memphis > New Orleans
Day to Day Itinerary: PDF download here

Overview:

This nine-day rail journey is perfect for music lovers! Launch your vacation in Chicago and explore its famous blues scene and all the popular sites. Then, enjoy a relaxing train ride as you head to Memphis, the birthplace of rock ‘n' roll. Don’t forget to soak in the lovely landscape along the way. See all Memphis has to offer, including Elvis’s famous mansion, Graceland. Your last stop is New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz. Treat your ears and palate with a jazz brunch at the famous Court of Two Sisters restaurant. Take in the picturesque sights of New Orleans and the French Quarter from the deck of an old-fashioned paddlewheel boat. This trip is truly a music lover’s dream come true!

Highlights:
  • Multi-day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Chicago
  • Sightseeing city tour of Memphis including admission to Graceland
  • Battlefield Cruise in New Orleans aboard a paddlewheel boat
  • Sightseeing city tour of New Orleans
Package Also Includes:
  • One-way Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from Chicago to Memphis and Memphis to New Orleans onboard the City of New Orleans®
  • 7 nights’ hotel accommodations; 1 night onboard Amtrak
  • 2 meals included (1 dinner, 1 brunch*)
  • Jazz brunch at the Court of Two Sisters

* Dinner at a popular restaurant substituted when brunch in New Orleans is unavailable.