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Two national parks and two great cities – this six-day holiday offers the best of both with an iconic train journey in-between! Start in the ‘Mile High City’ and discover the appeal of this high-elevation, high-energy metropolis. Spend a day touring Rocky Mountain National Park, spotting diverse wildlife and taking in spectacular alpine scenery. Then it’s off to the wonders of the West Coast on one of the most scenic train journeys in the US - Amtrak’s California Zephyr route. Wind through mountain and desert vistas on a memorable overnight journey. Arrive in San Francisco refreshed and ready for quality time in the ‘City by the Bay’ and an epic journey to Yosemite National Park. This activity-packed holiday promises all the best from the mountains to the desert, and in-between!

Highlights

  • Sightseeing tour of Denver Rocky Mountain National Park
  • Sightseeing tour of Yosemite National Park

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • One-way Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from Denver to San Francisco on the California Zephyr®
  • 4 nights' hotel accommodations
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 DENVER
Welcome to the great city of Denver! This scenic metropolis is located 1,609 metres above sea level and offers stunning views of the Rocky Mountains and a vibrant downtown. After you check into your hotel, you’ll have lots of free time to start exploring all Denver has to offer. There is much to see and do, like Red Rocks Park, the Denver Art Museum, Denver Zoo and more! (Overnight in Denver)

DAY 2 - DENVER
Experience the majestic splendour of the Rocky Mountains today on an exhilarating day tour of Rocky Mountain National Park. On the way, you’ll pass historic towns and beautiful landscapes so keep your camera at the ready! Once inside the park, come face to face with a variety of wildlife, including elk, deer, moose, black bear and eagles. Also, witness Colorado’s famous Continental Divide and drive by the Stanley Hotel, an impressive historic building that inspired the book and the movie ‘The Shining.’ (Overnight in Denver)

DAY 3 - OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK
This morning, get ready for the scenic overnight ride on Amtrak’s iconic California Zephyr. Take some time to experience Denver’s beautifully renovated Union Station before boarding the train. Once onboard, sit back, relax and get ready for some epic mountain and desert views out your window as the train pushes through the Colorado Rockies and into Utah. Many consider this one of Amtrak’s most scenic journeys – see if you agree! (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

DAY 4 - SAN FRANCISCO
Wake up this morning to more beautiful views out your window as you traverse the Nevada desert and finally head into California. Arrive in San Francisco in time to check in at your hotel and have a nice dinner – Fisherman’s Wharf is just steps away from your hotel and offers a number of excellent dining, drinking and snacking options! (Overnight in San Francisco)

DAY 5 - SAN FRANCISCO > YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK
Spend the day exploring one of America’s most iconic landmarks, Yosemite National Park. Your day will start off with breath-taking panoramic views of San Francisco as you cross over the Bay Bridge at sunrise. The rest of your drive to Yosemite will offer stunning scenery as well, including the snow-capped Sierra Nevada Mountains and lush Central Valley. Once you arrive in Yosemite National Park, you’ll have 2.5 hours to hike, shop, and sample the local cuisine in Yosemite Village. You will arrive back at your hotel just in time for a spectacular San Francisco sunset. (Overnight in San Francisco)   

DAY 6 - YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN SAN FRANCISCO

LEGEND FOR MEALS: B - Breakfast, BR - Brunch, L - Lunch, D –Dinner

Clarion Hotel Denver Central

Clarion Hotel Denver Central

Located at the crossroads of I-25 & I-70 just north of Downtown Denver, the Quality Inn Central hotel in Denver, CO offers an affordable and convenient place to stay in Denver.

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.

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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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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