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Trip Overview

See the picturesque landscapes of the great Southwest on this scenic rail journey through five amazing destinations: Chicago, Flagstaff, Williams, the Grand Canyon, and Los Angeles. Enjoy a stunning train ride from Chicago to Flagstaff and see spectacular landscapes and pristine vistas not visible from any highway. Discover all the great city of Flagstaff has to offer. Take a guided jeep tour of beautiful Sedona. Spend some quality time in the Grand Canyon and take in the gorgeous natural scenery. Explore Los Angeles on a hop-on, hop-off tour. This is one trip you will never forget!

Highlights

  • Sightseeing tour of Sedona
  • Roundtrip in Coach accommodations on the Grand Canyon Railway
  • Freedom Rim Tour of the Grand Canyon
  • Sightseeing tour of Hollywood and the Stars' Homes

Package Also Includes:

  • One-way Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from Chicago to Flagstaff; Flagstaff to Williams, Williams to Los Angeles on the Southwest Chief®
  • Roundtrip transfers from Flagstaff to Sedona
  • 4 nights' hotel accommodations; 2 nights' onboard Amtrak
  • 2 meals (1 breakfast, 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 IN CHICAGO

Welcome to Chicago! Breeze into the Windy City and travel on your own to the Amtrak® station to board the Southwest Chief® headed west to Flagstaff. This majestic train ride takes you through curving canyon passages only a few feet wider than the train itself, allowing you to see spectacular landscapes and pristine vistas not visible from any highway. Just sit back and enjoy the scenery as you make your way to Arizona! (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

DAY 2 FLAGSTAFF

You'll arrive in Flagstaff this evening. This gorgeous city is filled with astounding natural wonders, invigorating outdoor recreation and fascinating cultural attractions. Check into your hotel and relax for the night. Tomorrow you will get to see all the natural gems this area has to offer. (Overnight in Flagstaff)


DAY 3 FLAGSTAFF TO WILLIAMS

Get up close and personal with the Red Rocks of Sedona with your included Ultimate Jeep Tour. This excursion combines the rugged and historic exclusive Soldiers Pass Trail Tour with the Old Bear Wallow Tour, giving you spectacular views of Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon from high up Bear Wallow Canyon. After your tour, you will have the rest of the day to explore the exhilarating city of Flagstaff. Tonight, you will travel on your own to the Amtrak station and board the train to Williams. Upon your arrival in Williams, you will be transferred to the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel. Enjoy a good night's sleep before tomorrow's Grand Canyon adventure! (Overnight in Williams)


DAY 4 WILLIAMS TO GRAND CANYON

This morning you will enjoy a hearty breakfast at the Grand Depot Café, the perfect starting place for your Grand Canyon adventure! Then, you will hop aboard 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. Take in some of the most spectacular natural landscapes in North America, formed over millions of years. (Overnight in the Grand Canyon) B


DAY 5 GRAND CANYON > WILLIAMS > LOS ANGELES

This morning, spend some time enjoying the fresh canyon air while you leisurely explore all the Grand Canyon's astounding sights. This afternoon, board the Grand Canyon Railway for your return trip back to Williams. Then, this evening, you will be treated to an included dinner at the Grand Depot Café. After dinner, head to the Amtrak station and board the train to Los Angeles. (Overnight onboard Amtrak) D

DAY 6 LOS ANGELES

You will arrive in Los Angles this morning, a city renowned for its diverse culture and free spirit. Grab your camera and get ready to tour the Stars' Homes. Satisfy your curiosity and see how the rich and famous live in the beautiful Beverly Hills and Bel Air. Be sure to keep your eyes open because you very well may spot a celebrity or two! You will also visit one of the closest view points of the Hollywood sign and  other amazing Hollywood landmarks! (Overnight in Los Angeles)


DAY 7 DEPART LOS ANGELES


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

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.

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 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.

Loews Hollywood Hotel

Loews Hollywood Hotel

The Hollywood sign. The Hills. The Academy Awards. The Hollywood Walk of Fame. The city’s major movie studios. This is the stuff a classic visit to Hollywood is made of—and a stay at Loews Hollywood Hotel puts you right in the middle of all the action. Our hotel is the perfect place to unwind after a day of L.A sightseeing.

Residence Inn Los Angeles LA Live

Located in the heart of Los Angeles' vibrant entertainment district, the Residence Inn Los Angeles LA Live puts you steps away from the Staples Center, Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles Convention Center, and some of LA's premier restaurants.

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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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