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Western Rail Experience

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Western Rail Experience

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Trip Overview

Climb aboard Amtrak® for a scenic roundtrip journey of the west! Travel south through the heartland of the country as you head towards sunny California! Upon arrival you will experience the “City of Angels” on a sightseeing tour of the city that will take you to such iconic spots as the Chinese Theatre and Hollywood Sign. Then journey north along the glistening California coast to San Francisco. While in San Francisco you will travel all around the city to visit Pier 39, Union Square, and the Golden Gate Bridge. Then enjoy a scenic sightseeing tour of shoreline city of Sausalito as well as the iconic redwood trees of Muir Woods. After your time in San Francisco you will head on to Seattle where a sightseeing tour of the city will take you to the Seattle waterfront and the Space Needle. Then enjoy a leisurely ride back to Chicago traveling across the top of the country back east. A wonderful western rail experience awaits!

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 of San Francisco
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Seattle*


Package Also Includes:

  • Roundtrip Amtrak in Coach accommodations from Chicago to Los Angeles; Los Angeles to San Francisco; San Francisco to Seattle; and Seattle to Chicago on the Southwest Chief®, Coast Starlight®, and Empire Builder®
  • 5 nights' hotel accommodations; 5 nights' onboard Amtrak
  • 1 meal (1 dinner)

*Seattle Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour is seasonal. Seattle CityPASS will be included in the off-season. The Seattle CityPASS includes admission to the Space Needle, Seattle Aquarium, Argosy Cruises Harbor Tour, Museum of Pop Culture or Woodland Park Zoo, and Pacific Science Center or Chihuly Garden and Glass Exhibit.

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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.

DAYS 1-2 YOUR JOURNEY BEGINS IN CHICAGO
Begin your journey in Chicago! Travel to Union Station and board the Southwest Chief bound for Los Angeles. Spend the next two days travelling across the western United States and become acquainted with the train. Along the way, experience some of North America's most spectacular scenery from waving fields of grains to sprawling southwest prairies and deserts. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

DAY 3 LOS ANGELES
Welcome to Los Angeles, the “City of Angels!” When you arrive in the morning, travel to your hotel to check-in and drop off your luggage. On your hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour 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! (Overnight in Los Angeles)

DAY 4 LOS ANGELES TO SAN FRANCISCO
Travel to the Amtrak station and board the Coast Starlight to San Francisco. Enjoy beautiful coastal views of the Pacific Ocean as you journey north. When you arrive in the evening, check into your hotel for a good night's rest. (Overnight in San Francisco)

DAY 5 SAN FRANCISCO
Climb aboard a hop-on, hop-off tour of the city! Visit popular spots like Chinatown, North Beach, Union Square, the Civic Center and more! Tonight you will enjoy a dinner on Pier 39. (Overnight in San Francisco) D

DAY 6 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK
Today get ready to explore 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 visit Sausalito, a “California Original”. The town is home to many artists with a delightful array of restaurants, galleries, walking paths and spectacular Bay and City views. Afterwards, take the relaxing ferry ride back to Fisherman's Wharf. This evening, travel to the Amtrak Station and board your train to Seattle, the “Emerald City”! (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

DAY 7 SEATTLE
Welcome to Seattle! When you arrive in the evening, check into your hotel for a good night's rest. (Overnight in Seattle)

DAY 8 SEATTLE
Today, use your hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour to see some of Seattle's most popular sights such as Pike Place Market, the Seattle Waterfront, and Space Needle to name a few. (Overnight in Seattle)

DAYS 9-10 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK
This afternoon, travel to the Amtrak station for your return trip to Chicago on the Empire Builder. Spend the next two days travelling across the northern United States and through Glacier National Park. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

DAY 11 YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN CHICAGO

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

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.

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

Located just three blocks from the Space Needle, Chihuly Glass Museum, Monorail, the Pacific Science Center, and the Museum of Pop Culture (formerly EMP), Hyatt Place Seattle is conveniently located close to all major attractions. Complimentary 24/7 shuttle service to Pike Place Market, downtown shopping, and the waterfront! Complimentary hot breakfast buffet for all Amtrak guests. Complimentary shuttle service to Westlake Station for Link Light Rail service directly to Pioneer Square (5 minutes) and the Stadium Station (9 mins) for T-Mobile & CenturyLink Stadiums. Our Gallery menu has food and beverage options available 24/7 plus lots of amazing restaurants just a few steps away.

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

Kimpton Alton Hotel (Formerly 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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