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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 £2,149

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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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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Northern Rail Experience

10 Days | from £2,049

San Francisco Chicago Seattle San Francisco

Venture from the breathtaking great plains of the American 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...

  • Get your fix of spectacular scenery visiting three vibrant cities by rail
  • Enjoy life on board three iconic Amtrak routes
  • Discover Seattle and San Francisco with ease using hop-on, hop-off bus tickets
  • Indulge with sightseeing tours of Muir Woods and Sausalito
  • Relax on board a sightseeing cruise of San Francisco's famous Bay Area.

Package Also Includes:

  • Return flights from London to Chicago
  • Transfer from airport to hotel and train station to airport in Chicago
  • Amtrak rail travel in standard (coach) class throughout
  • 4 nights' hotelstay
  • 5 nights' onboard Amtrak
  • 1 meal included (1 dinner)
  • 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

*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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Nashville, Memphis, and New Orleans

9 Days | from £1,099

Nashville Memphis New Orleans

Take in three of America’s most musical cities on your Nashville, Memphis, and New Orleans rail journey! Begin in Nashville, the heart of the Country Music industry. Take a tour of the city and enjoy an unforgettable live music experience at the Grand Ole Opry! Next,...

  • Immerse yourself in the USA's unforgettable musical heritage
  • Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Nashville with a guided tour
  • Experience the Johnny Cash Museum in Nashville
  • Discover Elvis's Gracelace mansion in Memphis
  • Explore New Orleans using a multi-day attraction pass
  • Enjoy a walking tour or battlefield cruise of New Orleans

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Amtrak rail travel in standard (coach) class throughout
  • 8 nights' hotel stay
  • 1 meal included (1 dinner or brunch)
  • Intermediate car rental for 4 days in Nashville
  • Sightseeing city tour of Nashville with admission to the Country Music Hall of Fame
  • Admission to the Johnny Cash Museum
  • Admission to a Grand Ole Opry performance
  • Sightseeing city tour of Memphis with admission to Graceland
  • Multi-day Visiticket Power Pass
  • Sightseeing walking tour or battlefield cruise of New Orleans (French Quarter Walking Tour, Cemetery and Gris Gris Walking Tour, Original Cocktail Walking Tour, or Chalmette Battlefield Cruise)
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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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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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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...

  • 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
  • Philadelphia CityPASS® including:
    -The Franklin Institute
    -Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour
    -One Liberty Observation Deck
    -Adventure Aquarium OR Philadelphia Zoo
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Washington DC
  • Admission to the International Spy Museum or the Newseum
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The Best of Eastern Canada & USA

13 Days | from £1,599

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
  • Philadelphia CityPASS® including:
    -The Franklin Institute
    -Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour
    -One Liberty Observation Deck
    -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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Jazz Blues and Rock ‘n’ Roll

9 Days | from £2,149

Chicago Memphis New Orleans

This ten-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, birthplace of rock ‘n' roll. Don’t forget to soak in the...

  • 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*)
  • Flights from UK to Chicago, New Orleans to UK
  • One-way transfers from airport to hotel in Chicago and hotel to airport in New Orleans

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

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Peaks to Pacific Journey

10 Days | from £1,299

Denver Salt Lake City Yellowstone National Park San Francisco

Looking for a scenic vacation with a splash of city excitement? Then this Denver to San Francisco trip, with stops in Salt Lake City, Yellowstone National Park and Yosemite, is just what you need! First, see the majestic Rocky Mountains of Denver on a guided tour of...

  • Sightseeing tour of Rocky Mountain National Park*
  • Sightseeing tour of Salt Lake City
  • Dinner at The Roof Restaurant in Salt Lake City
  • Sightseeing tour of the Lower Loop of Yellowstone National Park
  • Sightseeing tour of Yosemite National Park

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • One-way Amtrak® from Denver to Salt Lake City; Salt Lake City to San Francisco on the California Zephyr® in Coach accommodations
  • 8 nights' hotel accommodations;1 night onboard Amtrak
  • Roundtrip transfers between Salt Lake City and West Yellowstone
  • 1 meal (1 dinner)

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

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