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Trip Overview

From Cowboy Country to the Wild Wild West, this exciting rail journey takes you there and then some! Begin in San Antonio, learning all about what makes this city the cowboy capital of the world. From there, take the short train journey to Fort Worth and loads more cowboy history! Then journey west by train to the iconic Grand Canyon and picturesque Sedona for plenty of stunning views before ending this whirlwind journey in Los Angeles, celebrity sighting and relaxing in the sun.

Highlights

  • Multi-day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of San Antonio
  • Admission to Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum
  • Fort Worth Stockyards Adventure Pass – featured activities include:
    • Fort Worth Herd Cattle Drive
    • Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame
    • Stockyards Museum
    • And more!
  • Admission to Skydeck Chicago
  • Tour of Crime in Chicago
  • Sightseeing Tour of the Grand Canyon
  • Sightseeing/History tour of Red Rock Canyons & Dry Creek Basin
  • Sightseeing tour of Sedona
  • Tour of movie stars’ homes in Los Angeles

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • One-way Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from San Antonio to Fort Worth; Fort Worth to Chicago; Chicago to Williams; Flagstaff to Los Angeles on the Texas Eagle® and Southwest Chief®
  • One-way in coach accommodations on the Grand Canyon Railway Train
  • Shuttle transfer from Grand Canyon to Sedona; Sedona to Flagstaff
  • 10 nights' hotel accommodations
  • 1 meals included (1 breakfast)
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 - YOUR JOURNEY BEGINS IN SAN ANTONIO
Welcome to San Antonio, a vibrant city full of rich history! Bull riding, roping steer, and busting broncos are cowboy traditions that can be traced back to the city's earliest days. At the Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum, you'll get a taste of that frontier life. The Buckhorn Saloon is conveniently located in the middle of downtown and its doors have been open for more than 131 years. At the Texas Ranger Museum, check out some priceless artifacts that document Ranger history. In the evening, spend some time strolling the renowned Riverwalk on your own. You never know what you'll discover! (Overnight in San Antonio)

DAY 2 - SAN ANTONIO
Continue using your multi-day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of San Antonio to see all the city's sights at your leisure. Prepare to take in all the crowd-pleasing, popular sights and attractions that brought you to this incredible city. During this tour, you'll have the chance to experience the city's distinctive heritage, art, culture, and preeminent landmarks. Visit The Alamo (famous for the 1836 Battle for Texas Independence), take a relaxing cruise along the San Antonio River, see the oldest stone church in America (the Mission Concepcion), stroll through the Japanese Sunken Gardens and El Mercado's quintessential Mexican shops, and get a glimpse of Mission San Jose's exquisite Rose Window stone carving. The evening is all yours to enjoy at your leisure. (Overnight in San Antonio)

DAY 3 - SAN ANTONIO TO FORT WORTH
Board Amtrak's Texas Eagle this morning for the ride from San Antonio to Fort Worth. Upon arrival in Fort Worth, check into your hotel and step out to start exploring this laid-back southern city. (Overnight in Fort Worth)

DAY 4 - FORT WORTH
Today, your Stockyards Adventure Pass will introduce you to everything that makes this city so intriguing. Visit the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District's many popular attractions, such as the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame, Exchange Avenue's cattle drive, Billy Bob's Texas, and much, much more. One of the highlights of today's adventures will most likely be meeting the drovers of the Fort Worth herd. (Overnight in Fort Worth)

DAY 5 - OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK
Spend your morning checking out the sights you didn't get to see, like the acclaimed Kimball Art Museum or walk a section of the Trinity Trails. Then, board the Texas Eagle for your relaxing overnight journey to Chicago. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

DAY 6 - CHICAGO
Welcome to ‘The Windy City'! Stroll down the Magnificent Mile for world-class shopping and cuisine. Head to one of Chicago's many amazing blues clubs to hear some of the finest music on the planet. Spend some quality time at Navy Pier and Millennium Park. Your vacation includes admission to Skydeck Chicago, where 360 degree views of the entire city await you! (Overnight in Chicago)

DAY 7 - OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK
This morning, take your included Chicago crime tour for an entertaining look at the history of organized crime in the city. Later on, head to Union Station and board Amtrak's Southwest Chief for a relaxing overnight journey west to Williams, Arizona. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

DAY 8 - WILLIAMS
Arrive into Williams, also known as ‘The Gateway to the Grand Canyon,' this morning and settle in for an overnight stay. Located just 60 miles from the southern rim of the Grand Canyon, this charming town is nestled at the base of Bill Williams Mountain in one of the largest Ponderosa Pine Forests in the world. The beautiful desert landscape is rich in fun activities for you to explore! In a setting like this- it's no wonder Williams is considered an outdoor paradise. (Overnight in Williams)

DAY 9 - GRAND CANYON
Enjoy an included breakfast at the Grand Depot Café and browse the gift shop before boarding the Grand Canyon Railway to the awe-inspiring South Rim. With close to two dozen expansive, breathtaking viewpoints at the South Rim, you're guaranteed to make some lasting memories while on your sightseeing tour of this great natural abyss. Can't-miss panorama views include Mather Point, Yavapai Point, Desert View, and Hermit's Rest. (Overnight in Grand Canyon) B

DAY 10 - GRAND CANYON
The entire day and night is free for you to explore the South Rim on your own. There's a reason the Grand Canyon is the second most-visited park in North America. It's big, it's iconic, and never fails to exceed expectations. Spend some time visiting the viewpoints you didn't get to yesterday. Words simply cannot do the landscape you see justice. (Overnight in Grand Canyon)

DAY 11 - GRAND CANYON TO SEDONA
Transfer from the Grand Canyon to Sedona today and get ready to discover the unforgettable red rock landscapes on your included jeep tour. One thing is for sure: you're guaranteed to experience some breathtaking moments! You'll be surrounded by seven incredible canyons before reaching historic Dry Creek Basin. You'll get to explore parts of the desert you wouldn't have the opportunity to otherwise. See Red Rock Crossing (the most photographed location in Sedona) with its towering Cathedral Rock and much, much more. Enjoy the rest of your day grabbing some delicious cuisine in town or go wine tasting. (Overnight in Sedona)

DAY 12 - OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK
Begin your day today with a scenic Sedona Pink Jeep Tour, taking in extraordinary views during this two hour trip through some of Arizona's most scenic terrain on a custom built Jeep Wrangler. Later on, board Amtrak's Southwest Chief from Flagstaff to LA and enjoy your relaxing overnight journey onboard the train. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

DAY 13 - LOS ANGELES
Welcome to Los Angeles, the ‘City of Angels'! Upon arrival, check in at your hotel for an overnight stay and begin discovering the city. Use your included tour of the movie stars homes to perhaps have a celebrity sighting or two! Discover why this always sunny city is the place where dreams are made! (Overnight in Los Angeles)

DAY 14 - YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN LOS ANGELES

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.

El Tovar

El Tovar Hotel, the premier lodging facility at the Grand Canyon, opened its doors in 1905 and was most recently renovated in 2005. In the past, the Hotel has hosted such luminaries as Theodore Roosevelt, Albert Einstein, Western author Zane Grey, and many others. Today, El Tovar retains its elegant charm. Located on the Canyon rim, it features a fine dining room (open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner), lounge and curio shop with newsstand.

Grand Canyon Railway

Grand Canyon Railway Hotel is nestled amongst the Ponderosa pine forest in Williams, Arizona - "Gateway to the Grand Canyon." Owned and operated by Grand Canyon Railway, this hotel is one of the finest in the Grand Canyon -Flagstaff - Williams area.

Kachina Lodge

Located directly on the rim of the Grand Canyon, the Kachina Lodge is a great hotel for all guests visiting the South Rim.

Maswik Lodge

Maswik Lodge is a modern facility spread over several acres of ponderosa pine forest, located just 1/4 mile from the Canyon's edge. Maswik Lodge features a cafeteria that is open from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm. Here you will also find a sports bar with a wide screen TV, a curio shop stocked with handicrafts and gifts, and a transportation/activities desk.

Thunderbird Lodge

Conveniently located between El Tovar and Bright Angel Lodge, Thunderbird is a contemporary lodge located at the South Rim.

Yavapai Lodge

Yavapai Lodge is Grand Canyon National Park Lodges' largest facility and is surrounded by pinyon and juniper woodlands, about 1/2 mile from the rim. With modern rooms and many services within a few steps, this is a convenient choice for families. Yavapai East rooms feature in-room air conditioning and Yavapai West rooms have vaulted ceilings with ceiling fans. The Lodge is located next to the Market Plaza, which includes a general store, bank, and U.S. Post Office.

The LA Grand Hotel Downtown

When you stay with us, you will find that while you are at the heart of the cultural, finance, and entertainment hub of Los Angeles Downtown, our hotel offers you a serene retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city transforming into your home away from home.

Crockett Hotel

As spirited and spellbinding as the Lone Star State itself, the Crockett is a historic boutique hotel and beloved San Antonio landmark, continuously operating for more than a century. Named after legendary frontiersman Davey Crockett, this independent hotel located just 18 steps from the Alamo delights modern-day travelers with 138 newly renovated guestrooms and suites, an outdoor swimming pool, Ernie’s Bar, and Landmark, a daily gathering spot for complimentary hot breakfast featuring Texas-shaped waffles, breakfast tacos and other signature fare.

Holiday Inn San Antonio Riverwalk

Located in the heart of downtown and directly on the River Walk, Holiday Inn San Antonio River Walk is a newly renovated, sophisticated hotel that offers the ultimate travel experience. Whether you're in town for business or pleasure, our contemporary hotel features a warm atmosphere with modern design features.

Menger Hotel

Built in 1859, this beautiful structure has become an important part of San Antonio's history. The hotel is located downtown, immediately adjacent to both the Alamo and the Rivercenter Mall. In addition to its significance as a historical landmark, the Menger offers unparalleled amenities including: The famous Colonial Room Restaurant, the Menger Bar, downtown San Antonio's largest outdoor swimming pool and a full service spa.

Omni La Mansion Del Rio Hotel

Omni La Mansión del Rio is ideally nestled along the historic River Walk on the banks of the Paseo del Rio in downtown San Antonio.

Arabella Sedona

Adjacent to a Cococino National Forest hiking trail, this low-key hotel, set in 3 adobe-style buildings, is a 4-minute drive to downtown Sedona.

Poco Diablo Resort

Marvel at spectacular red-rock monoliths as you unwind at Poco Diablo Resort, a comfortable and affordable full-service hotel in Sedona, Arizona.

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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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