US Rail Vacations North America, United States
US Rail Vacations
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- Club discount (2.5%) off any US Rail Vacation journey.
Fay says, "Upscale hotels and your own bedroom in a train - what a fabulous way to explore the vastness of the United States. We begin with a coast to coast crossing, Atlantic to Pacific via lake sides, canyons, plains and mountains, taking time out in New York City, Chicago, Denver and San Francisco."
The Superliner Bedroom is ideal for two passengers, but can accommodate three (two passengers must share the lower berth). Each room has a large sofa with two individually reclining sections and a reclining easy chair. At night, the sofa converts to a comfortable bed and an upper berth folds down from above. Private, self-enclosed restrooms with toilet, sink and shower. Bedrooms are located on the upper level of double-decker Superliner train cars.
Features: Meals included; large picture window; electrical outlets; climate control; reading lights; garment rack; fold-down table; fresh towels and bed linens; soap and shower amenities; turn-down, coffee, paper, make-up bed; bottled water.
Dimensions: Room - 6'6" x 7'6" (1.83m x 2.13m); Lower Berth 3'4" x 6'3" (0.91m x 1.83m) ; Upper Berth with Ladder 2'4" x 6'2" (0.61m x 1.82m).
Superliner Bedroom Suite - two Superliner Bedrooms combined together; designed for 4 passengers but can accommodate up to 6. The suite has two private, self-enclosed toilets and showers.
Superliner Family Bedroom spans the width of the car, with two picture windows. Located on the lower level of Superliner sleeping cars, these bedrooms include two adult-sized berths and two child-sized berths.
Superliner Accessible Bedroom - a lower-level room with space for a wheelchair. The room spans the width of the train and is designed for 2 adults - a passenger with a mobility impairment and a companion.
Great American Majestic Landscapes
New York, Chicago, Denver, Napa Valley, San Francisco
12 days/11 nights
Experience the bright lights and city sites of New York City on a multi-day hop-on/hop-off tour. See Chicago the way you were meant to see it – on a trolley tour! Enjoy admission to the Shedd Aquarium, SkyDeck Chicago, and more with your Chicago CityPASS®*. Take a sightseeing highlight tour of Denver. Arrive in San Francisco and enjoy a day trip to Napa Valley’s wine country.
Days 1&2 New York City: Welcome to New York City! Enjoy a multi-day sightseeing tour of one of the world's favorite cities on a hop-on/hop-off double decker bus that includes the Uptown, Downtown, Brooklyn and Bronx loops as well as the night tour. Move at your own pace and experience the sights of New York City with stops including Central Park, Rockefeller Plaza, Theater District and many more! (Overnight in New York City)
Day 3 Overnight aboard AMTRAK®: Transfer on your own and board Amtrak to Chicago. Sit back and relax on the Lake Shore Limited as you head for the mighty Midwest to continue your Great American journey. Travel along the south shore of Lake Michigan, the Mohawk River, and the Erie Canal, following a famous Native American Highway. (Overnight on the train)
Day 4 Chicago: Breeze into the Windy City and explore Chicago with a hop-on / hop-off trolley tour and visit Navy Pier, stroll through Millennium park, shop along Magnificent Mile and more! After a day of exploring, enjoy dinner at the Italian Village Restaurants. (Overnight in Chicago)
Day 5 Chicago: Today, use your Chicago CityPASS to visit some of the most popular attractions in Chicago like the Shedd Aquarium, the Skydeck Chicago (observation deck at Willis Tower), the Field Museum of Natural History, and two sets of choices between 360 Chicago (observation deck at the Hancock Tower) or Museum of Science and Industry and Adler Planetarium or Art Institute of Chicago. (Overnight in Chicago)
Day 6 Overnight aboard AMTRAK: Transfer on your own 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 travellers say the California Zephyr is one of the most beautiful train trips in all of North America. As you climb through the heart of the Rockies, and further west through the snow-capped Sierra Nevadas, you may find it hard to disagree. (Overnight on the train)
Days 7&8 Denver: Arrive in Denver in the morning and spend the remainder of your day exploring the city at your leisure. On Day 8, your tour of Mile High City includes a visit to City Park, the State Capitol, the Denver Art Museum and more! (Overnights in Denver)
Day 9 Overnight aboard AMTRAK: Today you will board Amtrak in Denver for a relaxing ride to San Francisco. Enjoy the panoramic views outside your window as you travel through the Rocky Mountains and head for the West Coast. (Overnight on the train)
Day 10 San Francisco: Arrive in San Francisco at the Emeryville station where you board the motorcoach transfer for a short trip across the bay to San Francisco. Spend some free time getting to know the “City by the Bay” and see the most photographed bridge in the world, the Golden Gate Bridge. Dinner in one of the waterfront restaurants, the Swiss Louis Italian and Seafood Restaurant, which is located on the famous Pier 39 of San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf. (Overnight in San Francisco)
Day 11 San Francisco & Napa Valley: Enjoy a full day tour of the country's most famous wine growing regions of Napa and Sonoma. (Overnight in San Francisco)
Day 12 San Francisco - journey ends, but your sight-seeing can continue.
Included: One-way Amtrak® from New York City to Chicago on the Lake Shore Limited; Chicago to Denver; Denver to San Francisco on the California Zephyr in upgraded accommodation (3 nights), with meals included; 8 nights hotel accommodation; 3 nights onboard Amtrak; 2 meals included (1 dinner in Chicago, 1 dinner San Francisco); multiple meals included; Chicago CityPASS® includes admission to the following attractions: Shedd Aquarium, SkyDeck Chicago, The Field Museum, and Museum of Science and Adler Planetarium OR Art Institute of Chicago and 360 Chicago; other tours and transfers as mentioned in the itinerary.
Hotels: New York Affinia Manhattan; Chicago Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza; Denver Quality Inn Central Denver; San Francisco Holiday Inn Fisherman's Wharf.
Dates and Prices 2017
2017: March 2,8,14,17,22.
USD4,619 per person sharing
America's National Parks
Denver > Grand Junction > Salt Lake City > West Yellowstone > Salt Lake City
9 days/8 nights
Enjoy some of the most splendid landscapes in the world on this train tour from Denver to Salt Lake City that includes 3 spectacular national parks: Yellowstone, Arches and Canyonlands. Begin in Denver with the Rocky Mountain views. Head to Grand Junction on Amtrak’s California Zephyr, which is considered one of the most beautiful train trips in North America. Enjoy the lovely views of the snow-capped Sierra Nevadas. Explore the geological wonders featured in two spectacular national parks: Canyonlands and Arches. Spend a day touring West Yellowstone and exploring the quaint Old Faithful Village.
Included: Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from Denver to Grand Junction; Grand Junction to Salt Lake City on the California Zephyr®. 8 nights’ hotel accommodation. Park excursions as above. For full details, contact us.
Dates and Prices 2017
Dates: Every day except October to end of March
Prices: From USD$ 1,349pp
Grand Rail Experience
Chicago, Seattle, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Washington DC, Chicago
14 days/13 nights.
Starting off in Chicago, the Grand Rail Experience is tailor-made for anyone who wants to absorb the full cross-country Amtrak experience. Connecting Amtrak’s top train routes across the top of the country, the Pacific Coast, Amtrak’s southern route known as the Sunset Limited and up through the Nation’s Capital. This around-the-country journey is sure to please any train-buff or adventurous sight-seer.
Included: 6 nights hotel accommodation; 7 nights Amtrak accommodation. Seattle hop-on, hop-off trolley 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, EMP Museum or Woodland Park Zoo, and Pacific Science Center or Chihuly Garden and Glass Exhibit. Sightseeing city tour of Los Angeles. Sightseeing city tour of New Orleans. Monuments by Moonlight tour in Washington, DC. For full details, contact us.
Dates and Prices 2017
Dates: Every Monday, Thursday and Saturday throughout the year.
Prices: From USD$ 1,950pp
Dress Code: Smart casual.
Smoking: There is no smoking permitted anywhere on the train.
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