12 days train holiday across America via AMTRAK
The beauty of a rail travel holiday is it begins the moment you step aboard the train. Settle into your cozy on-board accommodations and leave the driving to someone else as you travel deep into unspoiled natural beauty. Admire the passing scenery from your seat or the train’s observation lounge. Enjoy a hot meal in the dining car or the cafe, read a book, or listen to music as the train crisscrosses the country.
The Grand Canyon is one of the world’s top natural attractions. Visit one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World on this exciting rail adventure. Beginning in Chicago, board Amtrak’s bound for Flagstaff, Arizona, the gateway to the Canyon. Upon arriving in Flagstaff, catch the historic Grand Canyon for your journey to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.
Departures are April to October
Take a flight to New York from Nairobi city to arrive in time for overnight or a city tour. Welcome to New York City! Enjoy a multi-day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of one of the world’s favorite cities. Stops include Central Park, Rockefeller Plaza, the Theater District, Times Square, and many more amazing hot spots! Feel free to hop off the tour at any time to explore at your own pace. Your tour bus pass is good for two days, so use it tomorrow to hit up any sites you didn’t get a chance to explore today. Overnight in New York City. Queens’s country Hotel/ Hudson 36.
Continue to explore the city on your sightseeing tour. Stop off on 5th Avenue for premiere shopping, take in the enormous and iconic Empire State Building, or journey to the Statue of Liberty and explore Ellis Island. There are so many amazing things to do and see in the “Big Apple!” Overnight in New York City. Queens’s country Hotel/ Hudson 36
Breakfast and transfer on your own to Penn Station and board Amtrak to Chicago. Kick back and relax on the Lake Shore Limited as you head to the Midwest. Enjoy the scenery as you travel along the south shore of Lake Michigan, the Mohawk River, and the Erie Canal, following a famous Native American Highway. Overnight on-board Amtrak.
Explore Chicago with a hop-on/hop-off sightseeing tour that will take you to all the popular landmarks. Check out the Navy Pier and its many fun attractions. Take a leisurely stroll through the architectural wonder that is Millennium Park. Enjoy world class shopping along the Magnificent Mile. After a fun-filled day of discovering Chicago, enjoy your included dinner at a popular restaurant. Overnight in Chicago. Free Hand Chicago/ River hotel.
After breakfast, use your Chicago City PASS to visit some of the most popular attractions in Chicago. Your City PASS includes admission to the following amazing attractions: Shed’s Aquarium, Sky Deck Chicago, the Field Museum, the Museum of Science and Industry, and Adler Planetarium. Or, you can use your pass to explore the Art Institute of Chicago and 360 Chicago. Overnight in Chicago. Free Hand Chicago/ River hotel.
Travel on your own to Chicago’s Union Station and board Amtrak to Denver. Enjoy America’s majestic landscapes as you travel on the California Zephyr through the plains to “Mile High City.” Experienced travelers say the California Zephyr is one of the most beautiful train trips in all of North America. And, once you absorb the breathtaking scenery along its route, including the snow-capped Sierra Nevadas, we know you’ll agree. Overnight on-board Amtrak.
Today you’ll arrive in Denver in the morning and travel on your own to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to explore the city at your leisure. Take the time to explore the “Mile High City”, visit the beautiful botanical gardens, take in the exhibits at Denver Art Museum, or relax back at your hotel. Overnight in Denver. Super 8 (Wyndham)/ Towne Place suites.
Today you will venture out on a full-day sightseeing tour of Rocky Mountain National Park! Take in the views of the majestic Rocky Mountain range, capture pictures of wildlife, and drive over Berthoud Pass where you will summit the Continental Divide that sits at over 11,000 feet above sea level. You’ll visit the cozy ski town of Winter Park then over to the Town of Grand Lake for lunch! A great day of sightseeing awaits! Overnight in Denver. Super 8 (Wyndham)/ Towne Place suites.
Today you will travel to Denver’s historic Union Station and board Amtrak for a relaxing ride to San Francisco. Enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views outside your window as you travel through the Rocky Mountains and head for the majestic West Coast. (Overnight on-board Amtrak)
Today you will arrive at Emeryville Station, where you will board your included motor coach transfer for a short trip across the bay to San Francisco. The rest of the day is yours to spend getting to know the “City by the Bay.” Be sure to get some pictures of the most photographed bridge in the world, the Golden Gate Bridge. Dinner at one of San Francisco’s waterfront restaurants is included. Overnight in San Francisco. Touchstone Hotel/ Oasis Inn.
Enjoy a full day touring two of the country’s most famous wine growing regions: Napa and Sonoma. Sip on delicious local wine as you take in the gorgeous scenery surrounding wine country. Overnight in San Francisco. Touchstone Hotel/ Oasis Inn.
Breakfast and leave for airport transfer for your flight home.