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Trip Overview

Discover two famous American icons - Yellowstone National Park and Yosemite National Park – on this seven-day journey that includes an overnight on Amtrak’s iconic California Zephyr train. Start with time in gorgeous Salt Lake City taking in the sights of the city and the beautiful natural surroundings. See the breathtaking beauty of Yellowstone National Park and get up close and personal with famous landmarks, like Old Faithful and the Continental Divide. Then make the scenic journey to the ‘City by the Bay’ and soak up the infectious culture of this classic West Coast city. Finally, spend an entire day soaking in the natural landscapes and peering up at the towering redwoods in Yosemite National Park. This rail holiday promises stunning natural and city experiences that you won’t soon forget!

Highlights

  • Sightseeing tour of Yellowstone National Park’s Lower Loop*
  • Sightseeing tour of Yosemite National Park

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • One-way Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from Salt Lake City to San Francisco on the California Zephyr®
  • Roundtrip transfer from Salt Lake City to West Yellowstone
  • 5 nights' hotel accommodations
  • 1 meals included (1 dinner)

*Yellowstone Lower Loop Tour is seasonal. During winter months, Old Faithful Explorer Tour will be substituted.

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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.

DAY 1 - YOUR JOURNEY BEGINS IN SALT LAKE CITY
Welcome to Salt Lake City and the start of your vacation! Upon arrival, check in at your hotel discover the city. Discover bustling Liberty Park downtown, visit the Clark Planetarium or Hogle Zoo, and take in some great shopping and dining at The City Creek Center. (Overnight in Salt Lake City)

DAY 2 - SALT LAKE CITY > YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK
Early this morning, hop on your included shuttle service that will take you to West Yellowstone for the night. Yellowstone is widely held to be the first national park in the world and is home to the most impressive geothermal features in North America. The sights here are simply stunning and will not disappoint. After you arrive in the early evening, settle into your hotel for a good night's sleep. You have a full day of sightseeing ahead of you tomorrow!! (Overnight in West Yellowstone)

DAY 3 - YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK
Enjoy a full-day sightseeing tour of Yellowstone's lower loop. Highlights of this tour include Old Faithful Geyser, the Old Faithful Inn, Isa Lake on the Continental Divide, and many more stunning landmarks. After your tour, you will have time to grab lunch on your own at the Old Faithful Village. (Overnight in West Yellowstone)

DAY 4 - OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK
Today, take a leisurely drive back to Salt Lake City aboard the included transfer. Then, the evening is yours to spend enjoying this gorgeous city. Enjoy a delicious dinner and spectacular views of the city at The Roof Restaurant before traveling on your own to the Amtrak Station and boarding the train west to California. (Overnight onboard Amtrak) D

DAY 5 - SAN FRANCISCO
Upon your arrival at Emeryville Station, you will board your included transfer to San Francisco. After you check into your hotel, the evening is yours to start exploring the “City by the Bay.” Take a stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, breathe in the fresh ocean air, and sample the delicious local cuisine, like fresh seafood and crusty sourdough bread.  (Overnight in San Francisco)    

DAY 6 - 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 breathtaking 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 7 - YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN SAN FRANCISCO

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

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.

Little America Hotel SLC

Little America Hotel is conveniently located on 10 acres in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City, just 10 minutes from the Salt Lake International Airport. Nestled between the Wasatch and Oquirrh Mountain Ranges in the magnificent Salt Lake Valley, Little America is within walking distance from shopping, restaurants, cultural and sporting events, and is roughly 30-40 minutes from the major ski resorts. Other nearby attractions include historic Temple Square, the world-famous Great Salt Lake and national parks, forests, and monuments.

Radisson Hotel Salt Lake City Downtown

Discover Salt Lake City destinations in the downtown area surrounding the Radisson, from Capitol Theater and Temple Square to the Family History Library, Gateway Shopping Center and City Creek Shopping Center. SLC Airport is just a short commute thanks to the nearby Arena TRAX light rail station, and Hogle Zoo provides hours of entertainment for families.

Explorer Cabins at Yellowstone

Located in the heart of West Yellowstone, the new 50-cabin property provides a unique vacation experience. Enjoy stylish décor, upscale linen and your own private cabin. The kitchenettes allow for light cooking to enjoy a simple meal.

Gray Wolf Inn And Suites

The Gray Wolf Inn & Suites is conveniently located next to the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone - the four-season getaway to Yellowstone National Park. Our free deluxe continental breakfast, included with every room, is served in the lobby adjacent to the signature Gray Wolf lobby fireplace. For dinner we recommend the The Oregon Short Line Restaurant, located two blocks away at the Holiday Inn West Yellowstone Hotel.

Holiday Inn West Yellowstone

If you're looking for the best Yellowstone National Park lodging close to the Park's West entrance, you've found it! The hotel is located is just three blocks from Yellowstone National Park. We're the premier destination for Yellowstone family vacations, memorable meetings and corporate retreats. All guest rooms and corridors were renovated in early 2014.

Yellowstone Park Hotel

Built in 2007 and featuring an attractive list of amenities and a AAA® Three-Diamond rating, the well-appointed, non-smoking Yellowstone Park Hotel has earned a loyal guest following. Best of all, it's located three blocks from the West Entrance to Yellowstone National Park and less than an hour's drive from the lower geyser basin and Old Faithful.

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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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