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!
*Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Seattle is seasonal.
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DAY 1 YOUR JOURNEY BEGINS IN NEW YORK CITY
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)
DAY 2 NEW YORK CITY TO TORONTO
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
DAY 4 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD VIA RAIL
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)
DAYS 5 – 7 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)
DAY 9 VANCOUVER TO SEATTLE
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)
DAY 11 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK
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
DAY 14 SAN FRANCISCO TO LOS ANGELES
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)
DAY 15 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK
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)
DAY 16 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
DAY 19 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK
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)
DAY 22 WASHINGTON, DC TO NEW YORK CITY
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)
DAY 23 YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN NEW YORK CITY
LEGEND FOR MEALS: B - Breakfast, BR - Brunch, L - Lunch, D –Dinner
Passports are required to cross the Canadian Border.
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