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Unforgettable multi-city journeys by train to visit some of North America's most renowned national parks and world-famous cities.

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  • Independent Rail Journeys

The All American

17 Days | from £2,699

New York City New Orleans San Francisco Denver Chicago New York City

Take to the tracks through the USA on a 16-day rail journey that higlights some of America's most popular destinations! Travel from the bustling streets of New York to the historic French Quarter in New Orleans before heading west to San Francisco in sunny California!...

  • Uncover some of the USA's most iconic cities by train
  • Spend nights aboard Amtrak on an exciting, scenic adventure
  • Discover the ‘Big Apple' with a hop-on hop-off tour of New York City
  • Unearth the wonders of New Orleans' French Quarter with a guided tour
  • Explore the famous landmarks and hidden gems of Denver, Colorado on a sightseeing tour

PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • Flights from London to Chicago, Chicago to London
  • Transfers from the airport to train in Chicago and train to airport in Chicago
  • Amtrak rail travel in standard (coach) class throughout
  • 8nights' hotel stay
  • 6 nights' onboard Amtrak
  • 2 meals included (2 dinners)
  • Multi-day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of New York
  • Sightseeing city tour of New Orleans
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of San Francisco
  • Sightseeing tour of Denver

*The hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour also includes admissions to either the Empire State Building Observatory or the Top of the Rock. A ferry ticket over the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. As well as a ticket to the Museum of the City of New York.

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American Heritage

10 Days | from £1,819

Boston New York City Philadelphia Washington

From the historic streets and neighbourhoods of Boston to the gleaming monuments of the Nation's Capital, your trip is full of things to see and do. Walk in the footsteps of Paul Revere, John Adams and other Patriots of the Revolutionary Era as you walk the famous...

  • Discover the fascinating heritage of the USA with visits to four spectacular cities
  • Walk Boston's Freedom Trail and stroll through Boston Common
  • Explore the famous sights with a CityPASS and hop-on, hop-off tour in both Boston and New York
  • Enjoy the dinner of a lifetime at the revolving ‘The View' restaurant in NYC
  • Unearth the wonders of the Franklin Institute and more with a Philadelphia CityPASS
  • Immerse yourself in the history of the USA's capital with museum entrance and hop-on, hop-off tickets in Washington DC

Package Also Includes:

  • Flights from London to Boston and Washington, DC to London
  • One-way transfer from airport to hotel in Boston and from hotel to airport in Washington, DC
  • Amtrak rail travel in standard (coach) class on the Northeast Regional
  • 9 nights' hotel stay
  • 2 meals included (2 Dinners)
  • Boston CityPASS includes:
    • New England Aquarium
    • Museum of Science
    • Skywalk Observatory at the Prudential Center
    • And many more
  • New York CityPASS includes:
    • Empire State Building Experience
    • American Museum of Natural History
    • Metropolitan Museum of Art
    • And many more
  • Philadelphia CityPASS includes:
    • Franklin Institute
    • One Liberty Observation Deck
    • Philadelphia Zoo
    • And many more!
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Grand Canyon Discovery with Los Angeles

13 Days | from £2,649

Chicago Santa Fe Williams Grand Canyon National Park Flagstaff Los Angeles

Journey from Chicago to the Great Southwest and on to Hollywood on the journey of a lifetime! Start in Chicago and experience the best of what the “Windy City” has to offer. From there you will head south through the American heartland to Santa Fe, a city steeped in...

  • Discover the wonders of the Grand Canyon - one of the world's most phenomenal wonders
  • Spend two nights aboard the iconic Southwest Chief train for an exciting adventure
  • Explore Chicago with a hop-on, hop-off tour
  • Take a ride on the famous Grand Canyon Railway
  • Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Sedona by jeep

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Flights from London to Chicago and Los Angeles to London
  • Transfers from airport to hotel in Chicago, the Maswik Lodge to hotel in Flagstaff, and hotel to airport in Los Angeles
  • Amtrak rail travel in standard (coach) class throughout
  • 10 nights' hotel stay
  • 2 nights' onboard Amtrak
  • 2 meals included (1 breakfast, 1 dinner)
  • Return trip on the Grand Canyon Railway
  • Returntransfers from Flagstaff to Sedona for the tour
  • Multi-day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Chicago
  • Sightseeing walking tour of Santa Fe
  • Grand Canyon Freedom Tour
  • Sightseeing tour of Sedona
  • Multi-day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Los Angeles
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Canadian Rockies Discovery Westbound

10 Days | from £1,299

Calgary Banff Jasper Vancouver Victoria

Experience some of the most beautiful sites in North America! Kick off your Canadian Rockies tour in Calgary and explore everything this great city has to offer. Take in the fresh air and stunning sites of Banff. Visit the gorgeous Lake Louise, where you can hike or...

  • Mountain, Lakes and Waterfalls tour
  • Sightseeing tour of the Icefields Parkway from Banff
  • Sightseeing tour of the Canadian Rockies and Jasper National Park
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Vancouver
  • Admission to the Vancouver Lookout Tower
  • Admission to the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

Package Also Includes:

  • VIA Rail® in Economy accommodations from Jasper to Vancouver on The Canadian®
  • Round-trip ferry service from Vancouver to Victoria
  • 8 nights' accommodations, 1 night onboard VIA Rail
  • 2 Meals (2 Lunches)
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Blues and the Bayou

6 Days | from £499

Memphis New Orleans

Celebrate the beautiful sights and pleasant sounds of the South on this six-day rail journey through two musically vibrant cities. Your vacation starts in Memphis, the birthplace of Rock ‘n' Roll, which includes a tour of Elvis' elaborate home, Graceland. Next, you...

  • Sightseeing city tour of Memphis including admission to Graceland
  • Swamp and bayou tour in New Orleans*
  • Sightseeing city tour of New Orleans

Package Also Includes:

  • One-way Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from Memphis to New Orleans onboard the City of New Orleans®
  • 5 nights' hotel accommodations
  • 1 meal included (1 brunch**)

*A Battlefield Cruise in New Orleans aboard a paddlewheel boat can be substitute for the Swamp and Bayou Tour

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

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Across America by Rail

16 Days | from £2,899

New York City Washington Chicago Denver Salt Lake City San Francisco

Travel from sea to shining sea on this 15-day journey across America. Start off in the bustling streets of New York City and then head on to America’s capital of Washington, DC. Experience the patriotic monuments that make the city so special before your journey on to...

  • Cross the incredible USAalong the train tracks on a spectacular adventure
  • Explore vibrant cities to the fullest with hop-on hop-off sightseeing tours of New York City, Washington DC, Chicago and San Francisco included
  • Spend three nights on board the train to experience the thrill of the rails
  • Enjoy sightseeing tours of Rocky Mountain National Park and Salt Lake City
  • Relax with airport transfers included in both New York and San Francisco

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Flight from London to New York City and San Francisco to London
  • Transfers from airport to hotel in New York City and hotel to airport in San Francisco
  • Amtrak rail travel in standard (coach) class throughout
  • 11nights' hotel stay
  • 3 nights' on board Amtrak
  • 1 meal included (1 lunch)
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of New York City
  • Multi-day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Washington, DC
  • Monuments by Moonlight tour of Washington, DC
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Chicago
  • Sightseeing tour of Rocky Mountain National Park*
  • Sightseeing city tour of Salt Lake City
  • Multi-day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of San Francisco

*Denver Mountain Parks tour will be substituted in the off-season.
**Lunch is included within the Rocky Mountain National Park tour but not in the Mountain Parks tour. Lunch is not included within the off-season.

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New York City & Boston

8 Days | from £2,349

New York City Boston

Visit two popular Northeastern cities on this 8-day journey. Experience the best of the Big Apple from Times Square to the bright lights of Broadway. Enjoy a show while you're in town. Walk along the streets of Boston and learn more about the history of America and how...

  • Enjoy four nights exploring the exciting city of New York including a city tour and CityPASS
  • Experience the magic of a Broadway show
  • Use a CityPASS and hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour to see the best of Boston
  • Enjoy a guided tour of Cambridge, Lexington and Concord

PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • Flights from London to New York City and Boston to London
  • Transfers from the airport to the hotel in New York City, and the hotel to the airport in Boston
  • Amtrak rail travel in standard (coach) class throughout
  • 7 nights' hotel stay
  • 1 meal included (1 dinner)
  • Multi-day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of New York City
  • New York City CityPASS® including:
    • Empire State Building Experience
    • American Museum of Natural History
    • Top of the Rock Observation Deck OR Guggenheim Museum
    • Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island OR Sightseeing Cruise
    • 9/11 Memorial and Museum OR Intrepid Air and Space Museum
  • Tickets to a Broadway show
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Boston
  • Boston CityPASS® including:
    • New England Aquarium
    • Museum of Science
    • Skywalk Observatory at the Prudential Center
    • Harvard Museum of Natural History OR Boston Harbor Cruise
  • Sightseeing city tour of Cambridge, Lexington, and Concord
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Washington, New York, and Niagara Falls

9 Days | from £2,349

Washington New York City Niagara Falls

Journey from America’s capital to the breathtaking majesty of Niagara Falls. Start in Washington where you will have ample opportunity to visit the many Smithsonian Museums, take a picture in front of the White House, and stop by the many monuments around the city....

  • See the sights of Washington and New York City by sightseeing tour
  • Usea CityPass in New York to access visitor attractions
  • Experience a show on Broadway
  • Explore Niagara Falls with an adventure pass

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Return flights from London to Washington, DC and Toronto to London
  • Transfers from airport to hotel in Washington, DC and hotel to airport in Toronto
  • Amtrak rail travel in standard (coach) class throughout
  • 8 nights' hotel stay
  • Multi-day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Washington, DC
  • Monuments by Moonlight tour of Washington, DC
  • Multi-day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of New York City
  • New York CityPASS®* including:
    • Empire State Building Experience
    • American Museum of Natural History
    • Top of the Rock Observation Deck OR Guggenheim Museum
    • Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island OR Sightseeing Cruise
    • 9/11 Memorial and Museum OR Intrepid Air and Space Museum
  • Tickets to a Broadway show
  • Niagara Adventure Pass* including:
    • Journey Behind the Falls
    • Hornblower Niagara Cruises
    • Niagara's Fury
    • White Water Walk
    • WEGO 48-hour hop-on, hop-off pass

*Niagara Adventure Pass runs from April 30th through November 1st. From November 2nd through March 31st the Niagara Wonder Pass will be the inclusion with admissions to the Journey Behind the Falls, Niagara's Fury, the Butterfly Conservatory, and the WEGO 48-hour hop-on, hop-off pass.

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Ultimate Canada Coast to Coast

17 Days | from £2,749

Halifax Quebec City Montreal Toronto Niagara Falls Jasper Banff Vancouver

The Ultimate Canada Coast to Coast is the ultimate journey across North America! Experience the quaint charm of Halifax and its seaside community. Walk through the history and culture of Canada with a distinctly French flavor as you explore the truly historic town or the...

  • Sightseeing city tour of Quebec City
  • Sightseeing city tour of Montreal
  • Sightseeing tour of Niagara Falls from Toronto
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Toronto
  • Sightseeing tour of the Columbia Icefield and Athabasca Glacier including the Glacier Skywalk
  • Multi-day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Vancouver
  • Admission to the Vancouver Lookout

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • One-way VIA Rail® in Economy accommodations from Halifax to Quebec City, Quebec City to Montreal, Montreal to Toronto, and Vancouver on The Ocean® and The Canadian®
  • 10 nights' accommodations; 5 nights' onboard VIA Rail
  • 3 meals included (2 lunches and 1 dinner)
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Canadian Rail Experience

9 Days | from £1,899

Toronto Vancouver

Enjoy an experience unlike any other on the Canadian Rail Experience! Capture all of the culture and excitement of both Toronto and Vancouver with fun and user-friendly hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tours! Then board VIA Rail’s® Canadian for the cross-country trip to...

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


Package Also Includes:

  • One-way VIA Rail® in Economy accommodations from Toronto to Vancouver on the Canadian®
  • 3 nights' accommodations; 4 nights' onboard VIA Rail
  • One-way transfers from airport to hotel in Toronto and hotel to airport in Vancouver
  • Flights from UK to Toronto, Vancouver to UK
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