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Trip Overview

Ready for the journey of a lifetime? Then this trip starting in Chicago that heads to the Grand Canyon and then on to the Red Rocks of Sedona is perfect for you! Your scenic expedition begins in the Windy City with a multi-day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour. Visit the Magnificent Mile, Navy Pier, and many other popular Chicago destinations. Next, you'll board Amtrak’s Southwest Chief® for a picturesque train ride to the lovely city of Santa Fe. Explore its art, culture, history, cuisine, and serene mountain views. Then, you'll head to one of the seven wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon, where you will explore its majestic South Rim. Your final destination is Flagstaff, where you will be treated to an all-day jeep tour of Sedona.

Highlights

  • Multi-day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Chicago
  • Sightseeing walking tour of Santa Fe
  • Roundtrip service in Coach accommodations on the Grand Canyon Railway
  • Grand Canyon Freedom Tour
  • Sightseeing tour of Sedona

Package Also Includes:

  • One-way Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from Chicago to Santa Fe; Santa Fe to Williams Junction in Coach accommodations on the Southwest Chief®
  • 8 nights' hotel accommodations; 1 night on board Amtrak
  • 2 meals included (1 breakfast, 1 dinner)
  • One-way shuttle transfer from Maswik Lodge in the Grand Canyon to Flagstaff hotel
  • Roundtrip transfer from Flagstaff to Sedona

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, your journey begins with a multi-day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing pass, which gives you transportation to the most famous Chicago attractions. This tour covers 13 miles and includes stops at the Art Institute, the Magnificent Mile, Navy Pier, Millennium Park, and many more popular Chicago destinations. Feel free to hop on and off at any stop to further explore the area at your leisure. (Overnight in Chicago)

DAY 2 CHICAGO 
Enjoy the second day of your hop-on, hop-off city tour of Chicago and explore any sites you didn't get a chance to see yesterday. This enjoyable day of sightseeing will be followed by an included dinner a popular Chicago restaurant. (Overnight in Chicago) D

DAY 3 OVERNIGHT ON BOARD AMTRAK®
Travel on your own to the Amtrak station and board the Southwest Chief® to Santa Fe. This gorgeous train ride takes you through curving canyon passages only a few feet wider than the train itself! You'll see spectacular landscapes and pristine vistas not visible from any highway. (Overnight onboard the train)

DAY 4 SANTA FE
After your arrival in Santa Fe in the afternoon, take some time to get know this cultural gem of a city. Santa Fe is known as a treasure for art, culture, and cuisine. It also offers spectacular views of serene mountains. Enjoy a free day exploring all that Santa Fe has to offer. (Overnight in Santa Fe)

DAY 5 SANTA FE 
Today you will enjoy a guided walking tour of Santa Fe. This colorful and historic town is nestled in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Founded over 400 years ago by the Spaniards and inhabited by the Pueblo Indians for over 1000 years before that, this unique destination is so culturally diverse and interesting that travelers from all over the world come to visit. (Overnight in Santa Fe)

DAY 6 SANTA FE > WILLIAMS 
You will be transferred from downtown Santa Fe back to the Amtrak station where you will board the train to Williams Junction. Upon your arrival, you will be transferred to Williams, AZ, where you will enjoy a good night's sleep before your adventure to the Grand Canyon tomorrow. (Overnight in Williams)

DAY 7 GRAND CANYON
This morning, enjoy a hearty breakfast at the Grand Depot Café, the perfect starting place for your Grand Canyon adventure! Then, board the Grand Canyon Railway, which will take you right into the heart of Grand Canyon National Park. Enjoy a motorcoach tour of the Canyon's majestic South Rim, and take in some of the most spectacular vistas in North America. The Canyon's landscape is truly breathtaking, so don't forget your camera! (Overnight in the Grand Canyon) B

DAY 8 GRAND CANYON > FLAGSTAFF
Today you'll have some time in the morning to take in the fresh mountain air as you spend free time enjoying the sights of the Canyon. You'll depart later this morning and head to Flagstaff for a good night's sleep. (Overnight in Flagstaff)

DAY 9 FLAGSTAFF > SEDONA > FLAGSTAFF
Get ready to explore the spectacular Red Rocks of Sedona with your included Canyons & Cowboys jeep tour. Take the rest of the day to explore the astounding natural wonders of Flagstaff on your own. This gorgeous city offers many invigorating outdoor recreation activities and fascinating cultural attractions. If you are looking for something to do later in the evening, the Lowell observatory is perfect for stargazers. (Overnight in Flagstaff)

DAY 10 YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN FLAGSTAFF

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.

Sheraton Grand Chicago

Located in the heart of downtown Chicago, the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, is ideally situated on the Chicago River, within walking distance of Navy Pier, Magnificent Mile shopping, Millennium Park, the Loop business district and all of the other local favorites that make Chicago a one of a kind destination.

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.

Courtyard by Marriott Flagstaff

Settle in and feel at home at the newest hotel in Flagstaff, the Courtyard by Marriott. Opened in the Summer of 2009, let us make your stay in Flagstaff unforgettable. Conveniently located at the crossroads of I-17 and I-40, our hotel sits up on a hill across the street from Northern Arizona University.

Little America Hotel

Set in 500 acres of Ponderosa Pine forest, Little America Flagstaff is a haven from the mundane. Inviting hospitality combined with the natural beauty and serenity of Northern Arizona will instill a passion to return to this distinctive resort.

Springhill Suites by Marriott - Flagstaff

Bringing a fresh perspective to life on the road, the SpringHill Suites Flagstaff enriches your travel experience by combining the expected, familiar comforts of home with tech-savvy amenities and the elements of surprise.

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.

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.

La Posada Resort & Spa

Nestled on six carefully manicured acres just steps from the historic Plaza, La Posada de Santa Fe stands out as an artful hotel in the heart of Santa Fe, NM. Authentic adobe-style architecture, unique accommodations, award-winning service, diverse dining options, and a subtle sense of Southwestern magic and charm come together to create La Posada - The Art Hotel of Santa Fe.

Sage Inn

Santa Fe Sage Inn and Suites is one of the best hotels in Santa Fe, NM. Our splendid downtown Santa Fe, NM, hotel is centrally located to all the destinations visitors love to take in when visiting enchanting Santa Fe.

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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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