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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 £2,049

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

This 17-day rail journey highlights some of America’s most popular destinations. Travel from the bustling streets of New York to the historic French Quarter in New Orleans. Journey west to San Francisco the “Bay City” and then on to the “Mile High City” of...

  • 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's Rocky Mountain National Park**

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • Roundtrip Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from New York City to New Orleans; New Orleans; New Orleans to Los Angeles; Los Angeles to San Francisco; San Francisco to Denver; Denver to Chicago; and Chicago to New York on the Crescent®, Sunset Limited®, Coast Starlight®, California Zephyr®, and Lake Shore Limited®
  • 10 nights' hotel accommodations; 6 nights onboard Amtrak
  • 2 meals (2 dinners)

*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.

**The Gray Line Mountain Parks tour will be substituted during the off-season.

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Great American – Majestic Landscapes

12 Days | from £1,499

New York City Chicago Denver San Francisco Napa Valley

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...

  • 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.

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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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Pacific Northwest

8 Days | from £999

San Francisco Portland Seattle

Get ready for the trip of a lifetime through three gorgeous cities: San Francisco, Portland, and Seattle. Get to know San Francisco on board a hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour that takes you to the city's most popular attractions, including the Golden Gate Bridge. Check...

  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of San Francisco
  • Sightseeing tour of Muir Woods and Sausalito
  • Multi-day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Portland*
  • Dinner cruise in Portland
  • Sightseeing city tour of Seattle
  • Admission to the Space Needle and Chihuly Garden and Glass Exhibit

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • One-way Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from San Francisco to Portland; Portland to Seattle onboard the Coast Starlight®
  • 6 nights' hotel accommodations; 1 night onboard Amtrak
  • 2 meals included (2 dinners)

*Multi-day hop-on, hop-off tour is seasonal from late May to early October. The Oregon Historical Society admission will be included in the off-season.

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Northern Rail Experience

11 Days | from £1,049

San Francisco Chicago Seattle San Francisco

Venture from the breathtaking great plains of the Midwest to the serene waters of the Pacific Coast on this scenic rail journey from Chicago to San Francisco, with a stop in Seattle. Enjoy the landscape as you travel along major portions of the Lewis and Clark trail....

  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Seattle*
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of San Francisco
  • Sightseeing tour of Muir Woods and Sausalito
  • Sightseeing cruise in San Francisco

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • Roundtrip Amtrak® from Chicago to Seattle on the Empire Builder®; Seattle to San Francisco on the Coast Starlight®; San Francisco to Chicago onboard the California Zephyr® in Coach accommodations
  • 4 nights' hotel accommodations; 5 nights onboard Amtrak
  • 1 meal included (1 dinner)

*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.

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California Coast

10 Days | from £1,199

San Francisco Paso Robles Los Angeles San Diego

Travel down the golden California Coast as you venture from San Francisco to San Diego, with stops in Paso Robles and Los Angeles, on board Amtrak®. Enjoy an entertaining day of sightseeing in San Francisco on board a double-decker bus and hop on and off at your...

  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of San Francisco
  • Sightseeing tour of Paso Robles' wineries
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Los Angeles
  • Multi-day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of San Diego
  • Sightseeing cruise of San Diego


Package Also Includes:

  • One-way Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from San Francisco to Paso Robles; Paso Robles to Los Angeles; Los Angeles to San Diego onboard the Coast Starlight® and Pacific Surfliner®
  • 8 nights' hotel accommodations
  • 2 meals included (1 lunch, 1 dinner)
  • Flights from UK to San Francisco, San Diego to UK
  • One-way transfer from airport to hotel in San Francisco and hotel to airport to hotel in San Diego
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America’s National Parks with San Francisco

13 Days | from £2,449

Denver Rocky Mountain National Park Arches National Park Salt Lake City San Francisco

Enjoy some of the most gorgeous landscapes in the world on this train tour from Denver to Salt Lake City that includes three spectacular national parks - Yellowstone, Arches, and Canyonlands - as well as time in the great cities of Salt Lake and San Francisco. Begin in...

  • Sightseeing tour of Rocky Mountain National Park
  • Sightseeing tour of Arches and Canyonlands National Park
  • Sightseeing city tour of Salt Lake City
  • Dinner at The Roof Restaurant in Salt Lake City
  • Roundtrip transfers between Salt Lake City and West Yellowstone
  • Sightseeing tour of Yellowstone National Park
  • Multi-day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of San Francisco
  • San Francisco CityPASS® including:
    -3-Day Muni & Cable Car Bus Passport
    -California Academy of Sciences
    -Blue & Gold Fleet Bay Cruise Adventure
    -Aquarium of the Bay
    -Exploratorium OR San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • One-way Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from Denver to Grand Junction, Grand Junction to Salt Lake City, and Salt Lake City to San Francisco onboard the California Zephyr®
  • 11 nights' hotel accommodations, 1 night onboard Amtrak
  • 2 meals included (2 dinner)
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American Heritage

10 Days | from £2,749

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...

  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Boston
  • Boston CityPASS® including:
    - New England Aquarium
    - Museum of Science
    - Skywalk Observatory at the Prudential Center
    - Museum of Fine Arts-Boston OR Boston Harbor Cruise
  • 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
  • Dinner at The View Restaurant
  • The Philadelphia Pass - All-inclusive 1-Day including:
    - Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour
    - One Liberty Observation Deck
    - Philadelphia Museum of Art
    - Franklin Institute Science Museum
    - And many more!
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Washington DC
  • Admission to the International Spy Museum or the Newseum

Package Also Includes:

  • One-way Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from Boston to New York City; New York City to Philadelphia; and Philadelphia to Washington, DC on the Northeast Regional
  • 9 nights' hotel accommodations
  • 2 meals included (2 Dinners)
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The Best of Eastern Canada & USA

13 Days | from £1,649

Montreal Quebec City Toronto Niagara Falls New York City Philadelphia Washington

Journey across eastern Canada and the northeast part of the United States on this multi-city trip! Start in Quebec, a city steeped in rich history. From there it is on to Montreal and Toronto two cities with diverse cultures. Then you will continue to Niagara Falls, one...

  • Sightseeing city tour of Quebec City
  • Sightseeing city tour of Montreal
  • Toronto CityPASS® including:
    -CN Tower
    -Casa Loma
    -Royal Ontario Museum
    -Ripley's Aquarium of Canada
    -Toronto Zoo OR Ontario Science Center
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Toronto
  • Niagara Falls Adventure Pass including*:
    -Journey Behind the Falls
    -Hornblower Niagara Cruises
    -Niagara's Fury
    -White Water Walk
    -WEGO 48-hour hop-on, hop-off pass
  • 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
  • Multi-day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of New York City
  • The Philadelphia Passincluding:
    -The Franklin Institute
    -Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour
    -One Liberty Observation Deck and many more!
    -Adventure Aquarium OR Philadelphia Zoo
  • Multi-day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Washington, DC
  • Monuments by Moonlight tour of Washington, DC

Package Also Includes:

  • One-way VIA Rail® in Economy accommodations from Quebec City to Montreal; Montreal to Toronto; and Toronto to Niagara Falls on the Corridor Service®
  • One-way Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from Niagara Falls to New York City; New York City to Philadelphia and Philadelphia to Washington, DC on the Maple Leaf® and Northeast Regional®
  • 2 nights' hotel accommodations

*Niagara Falls Adventure Pass is seasonal, in the off season the Niagara Wonder Pass will be substituted which includes Admission to the Butterfly Conservatory, Journey Behind the Falls, Niagara's Fury and 2-day WEGO bus transportation

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Discover America’s West – Vancouver to San Diego

13 Days | from £1,649

Vancouver Seattle San Francisco Los Angeles San Diego

Journey from the Pacific Northwest down the California coast and into Southern California on this unforgettable journey. Start off in Vancouver where you will get to adventure around the “Hollywood of the North”. Then take a quick jaunt south through the Cascade...

  • Multi-day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Vancouver
  • Admission to the Vancouver Lookout
  • Seattle CityPASS including:
    -Space Needle
    -Seattle Aquarium
    -Argosy Harbor Cruise
    -EMP Museum OR Woodland Park Zoo
    -Pacific Science Center OR Chihuly Garden and Glass Exhibit
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of San Francisco
  • Sightseeing tour of Yosemite National Park
  • Sightseeing tour of Sonoma and Napa Valley
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Los Angeles
  • Multi-day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of San Diego
  • Sightseeing harbor cruise of San Diego

Package Also Includes:

  • One-way Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from Vancouver to Seattle; Seattle to San Francisco; San Francisco to Los Angeles; and Los Angeles to San Diego on the Cascades®; Coast Starlight® and Pacific Surfliner® routes
  • 11 nights' hotel accommodations; 1 night onboard Amtrak
  • 1 meal included (1 dinner)
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