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£1399

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Trip Overview

Kick off in the “Windy City,” where you’ll board the train for a scenic ride through the Midwest plains out to sunny California. While in the “Golden State,” you’ll explore Los Angeles on a hop-on, hop-off tour to check out sites like Rodeo Drive and The Walk of Fame. Get up close and personal with San Francisco and discover all the “City by the Bay” has to offer. Spend some quality time surrounded by the serene beauty in two Northern California gems: Sausalito and Muir Woods. Then, head back to Chicago on the California Zephyr for one of the most beautiful train trips in all of North America.

Highlights

  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Los Angeles
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of San Francisco
  • Sightseeing tour of Muir Woods and Sausalito
  • Sightseeing cruise in San Francisco

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Roundtrip Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from Chicago to Los Angeles; Los Angeles to San Francisco; and San Francisco to Chicago onboard the Southwest Chief®, Coast Starlight®, and California Zephyr®
  • 5 nights' hotel accommodations; 4 nights' onboard Amtrak
  • 1 meal included (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 CHICAGO
Welcome to Chicago. After arriving, check in to your hotel. Begin exploring the city today. (Overnight in Chicago)

DAY 2 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK
The morning is free for you to explore. Spend time visiting any number of popular spots or attractions such as Grant Park or the Magnificent Mile. In the afternoon, travel to Chicago's Union Station and board the Southwest Chief to Los Angeles. Spend your time this evening becoming acquainted with the train and settle in for a relaxing night. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

DAY 3 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK
Today, you will continue your journey on the Southwest Chief. Soak in the beauty and allure as the train takes you out to the West Coast. Carving 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 interstate or highway. Relax and be sure to get plenty of rest for the exciting day ahead in Los Angeles! (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

DAY 4 LOS ANGELES
Welcome to Los Angeles! Get ready to tour the entire “City of Angels.” On your hop-on/hop-off tour today, you will get to see iconic landmarks, like the Hollywood sign, Rodeo Drive, the Walk of Fame, Paramount Studios, and many other great LA hot spots. Be sure to keep your eyes open because you very well may spot a celebrity or two! (Overnight in Los Angeles)

DAY 5 LOS ANGELES TO SAN FRANCISCO
Travel on your own to the Amtrak station and board the Coast Starlight for San Francisco. Enjoy the beautiful coastal views as you travel north. Soak in the lush forests, fertile valleys, and long stretches of Pacific Ocean shoreline along the way. You'll arrive in San Francisco this evening and head to your hotel for a restful evening. (Overnight in San Francisco)

DAY 6 SAN FRANCISCO
Explore all San Francisco has to offer on a deluxe sightseeing tour of the entire city. Highlights of this excursion include many of the city's prized hotspots, like the Opera House, Old Mission Dolores, the Japanese Tea Garden, the San Francisco Bay, Fisherman's Wharf, and of course, the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. (Overnight in San Francisco)

DAY 7 SAN FRANCISCO
Today, get ready to discover the beauty of the Muir Woods and Sausalito! On the drive to Muir Woods, you'll cross over the Golden Gate Bridge and stop to explore the serene redwood forest. Once you've taken in all that Muir Woods has to offer, you'll head to Sausalito for even more stunning scenery. This charming coastal town has a great collection of restaurants, galleries, and walking paths. You'll have some free time to enjoy all Sausalito has to offer before your 30-minute bay cruise back to San Francisco. Tonight, your dinner at the end of Pier 39 is included. (Overnight in San Francisco) D

DAY 8 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK
This morning, travel on your own to the Amtrak station and board the California Zephyr heading back to Chicago. Enjoy this gorgeous ride as the train ventures back to the Midwest. Take in the stunning beauty of the snow-capped Sierra Nevadas, Rocky Mountains, and prairies along the way. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

DAY 9 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK
Continue your journey on Amtrak and soak in the beautiful sights of the United States as your travel to Chicago. There are so many great sights to behold on this ride! Keep your eyes peeled for the Moffat Tunnel, Glenwood Canyons, and Midwest plains (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

DAY 10 CHICAGO
Arrive back in Chicago today. Take the remainder of the day to explore the city and see some of the sights you missed on Day 1.

DAY 11 YOUR HOLIDAY ENDS IN CHICAGO

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.

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.

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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