Great America Rail Journey East to West

Price
$4199 per person
Duration
12 days
Destination
United States

SIGHTSEEING INCLUDED Trans-America Great Train Journey

In 12 days, discover the best of America on a coast to coast train journey across the entire United States, from New York City to Chicago, Denver and San Francisco!
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This epic USA rail tour covers the big cities of New York, Chicago, Denver and San Francisco. In between, as you travel by Amtrak train across the United States, admire the stunning scenery from your seat with an ever-changing view. At each of the stops en route, there are exciting sightseeing options included. From hop-on-hop-off bus tours to explore at your own pace, to full day tours of the magnificent Rocky Mountains and famous Napa Valley wine region.

What's included

Destination
United States Discover United States
Departure Location
New York City, NY
Return Location
San Francisco, CA
Tour Start Date & Time
Everyday
Additional Information
Departs daily in 2023: Prices will vary, depending on your travel dates Booking Code: USAMT12M
Price includes
  • Accommodation based on twin share room
  • Hotel taxes and service charges
  • Meals as per the itinerary
  • Rail travel as per itinerary
Price does not include
  • Airport transfers
  • Any items or services not specified
  • International flights
  • Medical and emergency insurance
  • Personal expenses
Additional Prices
Single supplement: Contact us for solo traveller rates for private hotel rooms Pre & Post Tour Accommodation: Ask us about extended hotel stays Travel Insurance: Insurance is strongly recommended - please ask for a quote.

Tour overview

Travel coast to coast on a 12-day train journey across the entire United States, from New York City to San Francisco!

Enjoy a multi-day sightseeing tour of the ‘Big Apple’. Get to know Chicago on a hop-on-hop-off sightseeing tour that will take you to the popular landmarks, like Navy Pier and Millennium Park. Breathe in the fresh mountain air as you explore Denver and its thrilling sights. Discover all San Francisco has to offer. Spend a full day touring two of the country’s most famous wine growing regions: Napa and Sonoma.

There’s so much to discover on a trans-America journey through New York State, the Midwest, Illinois, Colorado, the snow-capped Sierra Nevadas and Rocky Mountain Range, before arriving in California.

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Inclusions at a glance

  • Trains – one-way Amtrak trains & 3 nights in Coach accommodation
    • New York City to Chicago
    • Chicago to Denver
    • Denver to San Francisco on the Lake Shore Limited® & California Zephyr®
  • Hotels – 8 nights hotel accommodation, standard room based on twin share
    • 2 nights in New York, Chicago, Denver & San Francisco
  • Meals – 2 dinners
  • Sightseeing tours – local sightseeing options, as per the itinerary
    • New York City multi-day hop-on-hop-off bus sightseeing tour
    • Chicago multi-day hop-on-hop-off bus sightseeing tour
    • Chicago CityPASS includes: Shedd Aquarium, SkyDeck Chicago, The Field Museum, Museum of Science or Industry 360, Adler Planetarium or Art Institute of Chicago
    • Rocky Mountain National Park Tour
    • Napa & Sanoma Sightseeing Tour

Special features

  • Enjoy the ease of a pre-planned itinerary with hotels, sightseeing & train tickets
  • Discover the variety of landscapes and quintessentially American experiences
  • See more with 2-night stays in New York, Chicago, Denver & San Francisco
  • Don’t miss the highlights with top sightseeing, entrance tickets & days tours
  • Travel on Amtrak® journeys from New York City to Chicago; Chicago to Denver; Denver to San Francisco on the Lake Shore Limited® & California Zephyr®

 

San Francisco, California USA
San Francisco’s spectacular Golden Gate Bridge, just one of the many highlights you can look forward to on this trans-America adventure!
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DAY 1

New York City, NY

DAY 2

New York City, NY

DAY 3

New York to Chicago - Overnight Onboard Amtrak

DAY 4

Chicago, IL

DAY 5

Chicago, IL

DAY 6

Chicago to Denver - Onboard Amtrak

DAY 7

Denver, CO

DAY 8

Rocky Mountain National Park Tour

DAY 9

Denver to San Francisco - Overnight Onboard Amtrak

DAY 10

San Francisco, CA

DAY 11

Napa Valley Tour

DAY 12

Depart San Francisco

More about United States

The world is fascinated by America's famous culture and curious celebrities, but any traveller will tell you that there's so much more to the amazing United States. Head east for renowned attractions like historic Philadelphia, the Florida Everglades, Washington DC and New York City. Through central USA you'll find famous Mount Rushmore Memorial and Badlands National Park, as well as the carnival town of New Orleans in the south. The west coast boasts other great highlights in Seattle, multicultural San Francisco, the movie mecca of Hollywood and San Diego, for a south-of-the-border vibe. This is the tiniest taste of what you can expect to discover and enjoy in the good old U.S of A!
This epic USA rail tour covers the big cities of New York, Chicago, Denver and San Francisco. In between, as you travel by Amtrak train across the United States, admire the stunning scenery from your seat with an ever-changing view. At each of the stops en route, there are exciting sightseeing options included. From hop-on-hop-off bus tours to explore at your own pace, to full day tours of the magnificent Rocky Mountains and famous Napa Valley wine region.

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You'll be amazed by all the highlights that this rail journeys covers as it travels from New York to California. The package offers a great affordable option, with a good balance of included activities and free time.

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Trip departures

This trip departs daily from New York City:

2023 – 1 January to 31 December

Departures are subject to confirmation by Amtrak, hotels and the local operators. Price may vary or change without notice, depending on your travel date.

Please ask us for your preferred departure date and we will advise availability and cost. Please contact us for travel at other times of the year.

Trip start time

The start time listed is a guide and details will be advised upon confirmation.

If you add international flights, you will be advised of the flight details and check-in times when your reservation is confirmed.

Important to remember...

The day-by-day itinerary descriptions are intended as an indicative guide only. Travel by nature is unpredictable. Weather patterns, road conditions, public holidays, travel restrictions and a multitude of other factors may necessitate itinerary changes that are ultimately for the client's benefit. It is essential that travellers are flexible and open minded in this regard.

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Advertised price was correct as of 20 May 2022 and is based on lead-price departure(s). Rates will be advised for your preferred travel date prior to any payment being required.

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      Great America Rail Journey East to West

      Price
      $4199 per person
      Duration
      12 days
      Destination
      United States

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