Independent USA Rail Packages (Amtrak Vacations) : Itineraries

 

 

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


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.

**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 ROUND-TRIP FROM LOS ANGELES - 14 DAYS / 13 NIGHTS

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

Overview

Three of the nation’s greatest national parks await you on this rail journey across America! First, explore the stony peaks, beautiful open meadows and piney forests of Yosemite National Park. Continue on to the wonders of sprawling Yellowstone National Park. Your last national park stop at the Grand Canyon will leave you in awe with a natural beauty that took millions of years to create. With city stops in San Francisco, Salt Lake City and Chicago in between, your Grand National Parks journey will provide a host of unforgettable experiences!

Highlights
  • Sightseeing tour of Yosemite National Park
  • Sightseeing tour of Yellowstone’s Lower Loop
  • 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 Los Angeles to San Francisco; San Francisco to Salt Lake City; Salt Lake City to Chicago; Chicago to Williams; Williams to Los Angeles in Coach accommodations on the Coast Starlight®, California Zephyr® and Southwest Chief®
  • 10 nights’ hotel accommodations; 3 nights’ onboard Amtrak
  • 2 meals included (1 breakfast, 1 dinner)


GREAT AMERICA MAJESTIC LANDSCAPES - 12 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS

From San Francisco

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

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)

From New York City

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

Enjoy the best of America on a coast to coast train journey across the entire United States from New York City to San Francisco! Enjoy a multi-day sightseeing tour of the “Big Apple.” 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. Breathe in the fresh mountain air as you explore Denver and take in all the sights. Discover all San Francisco has to offer. Spend a full day touring two of the country's most famous wine growing regions: Napa and Sonoma.

Highlights:
  • Multi-day hop-on, hop-on sightseeing tour of New York City
  • 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)
  • Sightseeing tour of Rocky Mountain National Park*
  • Sightseeing tour of Napa and Sonoma
Package Also Includes:
  • One-way Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from New York City to Chicago; Chicago to Denver; Denver to San Francisco on the Lake Shore Limited® and California Zephyr®
  • 8 nights’ hotel accommodations; 3 nights’ onboard Amtrak
  • 2 meals (2 dinners)

*The Rocky Mountain National Park tour is seasonal.  In the off season the Mountain Parks Tour will be offered.


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; 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.