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California Zephyr Rail Experience

7 Days from

£659

Chicago San Francisco

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California Zephyr Rail Experience

7 Days from

$659

Chicago, IL San Francisco, CA

Reservations:
020 3327 3500
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Click Here

Trip Overview

Experience America riding on one of its most scenic train routes: the California Zephyr®! After beginning your journey in Chicago with a little sightseeing, ride the rails west across the country. From the waving wheat fields of the Great Plains, to the craggy peaks of the Rocky Mountains, and the open desert landscapes of Utah and Nevada, there is no end to the scenic beauty you will enjoy along the way. Your journey ends in San Francisco with a little sightseeing in the city by the bay.

Highlights

  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Chicago
  • Admission to the Chicago Skydeck at the Willis Tower
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of San Francisco


Package Also Includes:

  • One-way Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from Chicago to San Francisco on the California Zephyr®
  • 3 nights' hotel accommodations, 2 nights' onboard Amtrak
  • 1 meal included (1 dinner)

Trip Map

Disclaimer:

Prices are subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travellers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Amtrak travel is for Coach accommodations unless otherwise noted. Upgrades to Roomette or Bedroom accommodations on board Amtrak are available. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Amtrak Vacations is a member of ABTA (Y6401) and all holidays including flights are ATOL protected, number 7579.

DAY 1 ARRIVE CHICAGO
Welcome to Chicago! Today you can explore the “Windy City” on your own. Perhaps you want to take a stroll through Millennium Park (home of the famous Chicago “Bean”) or enjoy some authentic deep dish pizza - the day is free for your choosing. (Overnight in Chicago)

DAY 2 CHICAGO
Today a hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour will guide you around Chicago. Along the way, you can visit such top attractions as Navy Pier, the John Handcock Observatory, Michigan Avenue, and the Shedd Aquarium. You will also have admission to the Skydeck Observatory level at the Willis Tower. (Overnight in Chicago)

DAY 3 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK
This morning you will have free time to explore Chicago on your own. Then this afternoon head over to Chicago's Union station to board the California Zephyr for your journey to the west! (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

DAY 4 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK
The train journey you experience on board the Zephyr is magnificent. After travelling across the great plains, your train enters the majestic Rocky Mountains this morning. After traveling past breathtaking alpine scenery for most of the day, the mountains begin to recede as you enter the more open desert spaces of Utah in the afternoon and evening. Keep your camera handy as you take in view after view of places you can only experience traveling by train. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

DAY 5 SAN FRANCISCO
After passing through the picturesque Sierra Nevada Mountains, you arrive today to San Francisco. This evening, relax and reminisce about the once-in-a-lifetime scenic journey you've just completed. (Overnight in San Francisco)

DAY 6 SAN FRANCISCO
Take time today to explore all San Francisco has to offer. With your included hop-on, hop-off pass you have a wonderful guided tour at your disposal taking in the city's most beloved points of interest. Hop-off and explore any such as Golden Gate Park, Union Square, Haight Ashbury, and many more. San Francisco has a wide variety of experiences available to excite any visitor. Tonight, you will enjoy dinner at a popular restaurant on San Francisco's Pier 39! (Overnight in San Francisco) D

DAY 7 YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN SAN FRANCISCO

Legend for meals: B - Breakfast, BR - Brunch, L - Lunch, D - Dinner

Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza

Located in the center of downtown Chicago’s exciting River North area and minutes from the Loop and Michigan Ave the contemporary Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza offers exceptional views of the Chicago River and the Chicago skyline. Our recent $20 million redesign is apparent in every aspect of the Holiday Inn Mart Plaza, from our stunning atrium lobby to our 521 comfortable and contemporary guest rooms and suites.

Palmer House Hilton

Welcome to The Palmer House®: a Hilton Hotel - an iconic, world-class downtown Chicago hotel and gateway to Chicago's rejuvenated Loop scene. A modern Chicago grand hotel, the Palmer House is a lively destination within walking distance of the best attractions the city of Chicago has to offer like Millennium Park, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the theater district. The guest rooms and suites match the hotel's French Baroque styling with metropolitan flair.

The Westin Michigan Avenue

The Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago Hotel, which is located on Chicago's famed Magnificent Mile, is steps from Lake Michigan, Michigan Avenue restaurants and premier Michigan Avenue shopping.

Holiday Inn Fishermans Wharf

Of all San Francisco hotels, Holiday Inn San Francisco Hotel Fisherman's Wharf has one of the best locations, central to the Californian shopping capital. The hotel is in among the bars, cafes, and the vast number of specialty shops in Fisherman's Wharf. Hotels here, in the liveliest part of San Francisco, are right next to Chinatown, Pier 39 and the Cable Cars.

Pier 2620 Hotel Fisherman's Wharf

When you are welcomed to Pier 2620 Hotel by our friendly associates, you'll find more than a comfortable place to stay. You'll find a community made up of staff, ready and willing to share our passion for San Francisco, Fisherman's Wharf and the hotel with you.

Hotel Zephyr

The Hotel Zephyr offers a one-of-a-kind hotel experience in the heart of the city's most iconic tourist attractions. Bringing a new dimension to Fisherman's Wharf by offering a twist on accommodations as well as a playful personality, our waterfront property features 361 stylish waterfront guest quarters, many with personal balconies

Park Central Hotel

Our newly re-imagined hotel elevates the standard of excellence in luxury hotels in San Francisco, while celebrating the timeless art of hospitality.

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For more information or to make a reservation,
call our rail vacation experts at: 1-800-AMTRAK-2

Disclaimer:

Prices are subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travellers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Amtrak travel is for Coach accommodations unless otherwise noted. Upgrades to Roomette or Bedroom accommodations on board Amtrak are available. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Amtrak Vacations is a member of ABTA (Y6401) and all holidays including flights are ATOL protected, number 7579.

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