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Trip Overview

This amazing 23-day rail experience brings you to some of the best cities across the US and Canada, on some of the most iconic train routes in the world! First traverse the wilds of Canada from Toronto to Vancouver, onboard VIA Rail’s signature train, the Canadian. From the views of the Rockies outside your window to the comfortable accommodation and delicious food onboard, this is a journey you won’t soon forget. From Vancouver, take the scenic Pacific mountain and coastal journey on Amtrak down to Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles and enjoy time in each city with included sightseeing tours, CityPASSES, signature dining and more! From Los Angeles, ride the rails to New Orleans for two days of fun and excitement in the Big Easy, followed quality time on the East Coast, with two nights in Washington, DC and New York City, respectively. Get ready to check one off the bucket list with this epic rail journey!


  • Admission to the Top of the Rock
  • Sightseeing tour of Niagara Falls
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Vancouver
  • Admission to the Vancouver Lookout
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Seattle*
  • Sightseeing Harbor Cruise in Seattle
  • Multi-day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of San Francisco
  • San Francisco CityPASS
    • 3-Day Muni & Cable Car Bus Passport
    • California Academy of Sciences
    • Blue & Gold Fleet Bay Cruise Adventure
    • Aquarium of the Bay 
    • Exploratorium OR San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Los Angeles
  • Guided sightseeing tour of New Orleans
  • Admission to the Newseum or International Spy Museum
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Washington, DC

*Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Seattle is seasonal.


  • Round-trip Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from New York City to Toronto; Vancouver to Seattle; Seattle to San Francisco; San Francisco to Los Angeles; Los Angeles to New Orleans; New Orleans to Washington, DC; Washington, DC to New York City on the Maple Leaf®, Cascades®, Coast Starlight®, Sunset Limited®, Crescent® and Northeast Regional®
  • One-way VIA Rail® in Economy accommodations from Toronto to Vancouver on the Canadian®
  • 14 nights' hotel accommodations; 4 nights onboard Amtrak; 4 nights onboard VIA Rail
  • 2 meals included (1 brunch and 1 dinner)


Trip Map


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.

Welcome to New York City, the “City That Never Sleeps”! Check in at your hotel for a two-night stay and use your admission to the Top of the Rock – the Observatory at the top of the Rockefeller Centre – for some spectacular views of the city skyline. (Overnight in New York City)

Board the train this morning for the scenic daytime journey to Toronto. Upon arrival, make your way to your hotel and check in for a two-night stay. (Overnight in Toronto)

DAY 3               TORONTO
This morning, you will be picked up at your hotel for a fun-filled day at one of the wonders of the natural world, Niagara Falls. Highlights of your day will include a meal overlooking the Falls, a ride on the lake, and a winery tour and tasting. You'll also be given free time to see and discover Niagara Falls on your own! After your full day of touring mighty Niagara Falls, your tour will drop you back off at your hotel for a relaxing evening. (Overnight in Toronto) L

Make your way to the train station today for the start of your cross-Canada journey on VIA Rail’s Canadian train. Once onboard, settle in and get ready for a scenic and relaxing experience including incredible food, comfortable accommodations and amazing scenery. (Overnight onboard VIA Rail)

Spend the next three days experiencing the peace and wonder that is Canada by train on VIA Rail. Enjoy comfortable, spacious accommodations onboard, delicious food, and picture-perfect views as you head through the Canadian Rockies and beyond. (Overnight onboard VIA Rail)

DAY 8               VANCOUVER
Arrive in Vancouver this morning and check in at your hotel for an overnight stay. Enjoy the day discovering this vibrant city. (Overnight in Vancouver)

Get ready for a memorable day of sightseeing with your hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour! The tour is the easiest way to enjoy Vancouver's most popular areas, including Downtown, Stanley Park, Chinatown, Gastown, Granville Island and more! All the stops are fully narrated, so you'll learn what makes the city so special! Also enjoy admission to the Vancouver Lookout, offering spectacular view of the entire city from the top. This evening, make your way to the train station for the short journey to Seattle. On arrival, check in at your hotel and rest up. (Overnight in Seattle)

DAY 10            SEATTLE
Your time in Seattle includes a hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour, allowing you visit all the top attractions at your leisure, like Pike Place Market, Seattle Centre, Seattle's Waterfront, and Pier 66 to name a few. Also included is a cruise of the harbor for a different view of this scenic city. (Overnight in Seattle)

Board Amtrak this morning for the overnight journey south to San Francisco. Sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery as you head down the Pacific coast. Look out for views of the snow-capped Cascade Mountains. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

DAY 12 -13       SAN FRANCISCO
Arrive in San Francisco this morning and have a full day to adventure around the city. Check into your hotel and then begin to use your CityPASS and your multi-day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour to see the most popular landmarks in the city such as Union Square, the Haight Ashbury district, and Chinatown. Enjoy your included dinner on Fisherman’s Wharf this evening. (Overnight in San Francisco) D

Board Amtrak’s Coast Starlight this morning for the scenic daytime journey to Los Angeles. Enjoy the spectacular shoreline views as the train hugs the Pacific Coast. Arrive in Los Angeles this evening for an overnight stay. (Overnight in Los Angeles)

On your hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Los Angeles today, view the Hollywood sign, Rodeo Drive and many other landmarks, and keep your eyes open because you may spot some celebrities! See the location of the Pretty Woman apartment, the Walk of Fame, Paramount Studios, and much more! After dinner, head to Union Station for your evening departure to New Orleans on the Sunset Limited. Get settled on the train and enjoy the relaxing and scenic ride to New Orleans. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

Enjoy the relaxed pace on the train today, taking in the sprawling desert vistas out your window as you travel through America’s Southwest. Enjoy delicious food and comfortable accommodations onboard as you head towards New Orleans. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

DAY 17            NEW ORLEANS
After passing through Texas and Louisiana, the train will arrive in New Orleans. Check-in to your hotel and head to sleep, as tomorrow you will get to explore ‘The Big Easy.’ (Overnight in New Orleans)

DAY 18             NEW ORLEANS
Today you will get to experience New Orleans on a guided sightseeing tour. But first, enjoy a special jazz brunch at the world-famous Court of Two Sisters, one of the oldest restaurants in New Orleans. Later, your tour will take you all around the “City that Care Forgot” to see the French Quarter, historic Jackson Square, past the cemeteries known as the “Cities of the Dead,” and along the bayous that make New Orleans famous. (Overnight in New Orleans) BR

This morning, check out of your hotel and head over to the Amtrak station to board the Crescent for your trip up to Washington, DC. As the train makes its way up from the South, prepare for a fun time in our Nation's Capital. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

DAY 20             WASHINGTON, DC
Welcome to Washington, DC! Upon arrival, check in at your hotel for a two-night stay and set out to discover our nation’s capital. Today you will have your choice of admission to the popular International Spy Museum or the Newseum. (Overnight in Washington, DC)

DAY 21             WASHINGTON, DC
Discover the fascinating history of our nation on a hop-on, hop-off tour though Washington, DC. Stops include the Jefferson Memorial, the National Cathedral, and the Smithsonian, which contains 15 separate museums, and the National Zoo. (Overnight in Washington, DC)

Welcome to New York City, the “City That Never Sleeps”! Check in at your hotel for an overnight stay and use your admission to the Top of the Rock – the Observatory at the top of the Rockefeller Centre – for some spectacular views of the city skyline. (Overnight in New York City)


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

Passports are required to cross the Canadian Border.

Georgian Court Hotel Vancouver

The Georgian Court Hotel is a 4 star boutique hotel and a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World. Situated downtown Vancouver, steps from BC Place Stadium – home of the Vancouver Canucks – Rogers Arena, fashionable Robson Street and many downtown Vancouver’s main tourist attractions.

Hampton Inn & Suites Vancouver

For unbeatable Vancouver accommodations in the heart of downtown, drop your bags at the Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Downtown Vancouver for a hassle-free metropolitan stay-experience. Featuring contemporary accommodations with a stylish downtown vibe, Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton, Downtown Vancouver delivers comfortable rooms and suites with generous amenities, including complimentary Wi-Fi, mini-kitchen stations and heavenly Cloud Nine beds by Serta®.

Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel

Those who stay at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel enjoy an innovative fitness center with treadmills and elliptical trainers, as well as a whirlpool and heated indoor swimming pool. All rooms have 32-inch flat screen televisions, free high-speed Internet, fog-free mirrors, plush bathrobes, and the Sheraton Sweet Sleeper Bed. Rooms are also smoke-free so that those guests that have allergies or sensitivities never have to worry

Fairmont Royal York Hotel

Toronto’s landmark hotel, The Fairmont Royal York has everything you need for a memorable stay in Toronto – opulent surroundings, a knowledgeable Concierge team, fine dining, exercise facilities, plus so much more. We’re conveniently located across from Union Station at 100 Front Street West within the financial and entertainment districts.

Chelsea Hotel Toronto

Canada's largest hotel with 1590 guest rooms, the Chelsea Hotel, Toronto is centrally located and just step's from the city's best shopping, theatres, nightlife and attractions.

Sheraton Centre Toronto

Located in the financial and entertainment districts, the CAA/AAA Four Diamond Sheraton Centre Toronto is connected to PATH, a 16-mile underground network of shops and services. Shopping, theatre, world-class dining and Toronto. Experience utmost comfort and style in an urban setting.

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.

Wyndham New Orleans - French Quarter

Enjoy the best of the past and present in a single location at the Wyndham Riverfront New Orleans hotel. Only steps away from top attractions in the Big Easy, this hotel in the Warehouse District of New Orleans pairs historic features like original exposed brick and plantation shutters with modern touches.

Holiday Inn Downtown Superdome

The Holiday Inn® New Orleans Downtown Superdome hotel's outstanding location and amenities promise to make your New Orleans vacation a dream come true. You can enjoy all the legendary sights and sounds of this world-class city when you stay at one of the best New Orleans, LA hotels. Sample and savor the revelry of the French Quarter or test Lady Luck at Harrah's Casino. The allure of stunning museums of the Arts District are easily reached via our free shuttle.

Hotel Monteleone

It's been said that the French Quarter begins in the lobby of the Hotel Monteleone. In fact, this venerable establishment sits majestically at the foot of Royal Street. giving guests the best point of departure for all things New Orleans. This historic landmark is a member of Historic Hotels of America. The hotel boasts 25 meeting and reception rooms, 600 newly renovated rooms and suites, two award-winning restaurants, the famous Carousel Bar, Logo Shop, and heated rooftop pool.

The Stewart Hotel

Staying at the The Stewart Hotel puts New York City at your fingertips. Just steps from Penn Station and most subway lines, it's easy to explore the city's most exciting neighborhoods and attractions; Madison Square Garden, the Empire State Building, and Fifth Avenue shopping. Or kick back and relax in your luxurious room. The comforts of technology await, including flat-screen TVs, iPod docking stations and wireless Internet.

Holiday Inn New York City Times Square

Located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, Holiday Inn New York City - Times Square is a 35-story high-rise hotel that makes it easy to enjoy New York’s incomparable attractions, restaurants and retail stores.

Marriott Marquis

Surround yourself with the sights and sounds of the city at New York Marriott Marquis. One of the premier hotels in Times Square, our central location gives you easy access to NYC entertainment options and several subway lines to access any part of NYC.

Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

The Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel is an upscale moderate hotel that’s just completed a $160 million renovation to its guest rooms and meeting space. The hotel is just steps from the excitement of the Broadway theatres, prestige of Carnegie Hall and world-class shopping of Fifth Avenue - this location is the perfect way to immerse yourself in the best that New York has to offer.

Crowne Plaza Hotel Seattle

Perfectly located in the heart of downtown Seattle, the award-winning Crowne Plaza Hotel Seattle – Downtown offers an exceptional blend of service, style and comfort..

The Fairmont Olympic Hotel

One of the city’s most celebrated historic landmarks and a premier luxury hotel in Seattle, Fairmont Olympic Hotel is conveniently located in downtown Seattle, close to Pike Place Market and many local attractions.

Hyatt Place Seattle Downtown

Our prime location in the heart of downtown Seattle offers you the combination of majestic Olympic Mountains views, the vibrancy of the Emerald City and the relaxing, quiet magnificence of the Puget Sound.

Warwick Seattle Hotel

Warwick Seattle is an elegant hotel located in downtown Seattle and within walking distance to most Seattle attractions such as the Seattle Center, home of the Seattle Space Needle, Chihuly Garden and Glass, and MoPOP (formerly Experience Music Project), and the Seattle Opera, Pike Place Market, world-class shopping and a multitude of dining and entertainment options

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.

Courtyard Washington, DC/U.S. Capitol

Escape ordinary travel routines when you book at Courtyard Washington, DC/U.S. Capitol hotel near Union Station DC and NoMa station.

Holiday Inn Capitol

When visiting our nation's capital, cast your vote for the full-service comfort and convenient location of the Holiday Inn Capitol - Washington DC. Only minutes from the city's most popular museums and monuments, our inviting downtown Washington DC hotel accommodations feature classic décor and soothing color patterns sure to please even the most discriminating traveler.

The Mayflower Hotel

The Mayflower Hotel, Autograph Collection has been a Washington, DC landmark since opening its doors over 90 years ago. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, our hotel has been completely refreshed, offering a host of modern amenities, while still maintaining a sense of iconic luxury. Immerse yourself in the beauty of our sweeping marble lobby before getting comfortable in our redesigned guestrooms.

Phoenix Park Hotel

Enjoy a unique opportunity to experience the luxury of Irish country estate in the heart of Washington, DC's Capitol Hill. With traditional oil paintings, opulent marble staircase and traditional décor. The Phoenix Park Hotel also embraces the charisma and magic of one of the most established dining and entertainment restaurants in the area, The Dubliner.

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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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