Great American Landscapes

12 Day Rail Holiday - from £1,599

Enjoy the best of America on a coast to coast train journey across the entire United States from the wonders of New York City, to bayside, San Francisco!

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Times Square & the Theatre District
  • Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island
  • Lake Michigan and 360 Chicago
  • Rocky Mountain National Park
  • Napa Valley wine country

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Your Rail Holiday

Day 1: New York

Welcome to New York City! Enjoy a multi-day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of one of the world's favourite 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.

Hotel: Holiday Inn Times Square (2 nights)

Day 2: New York

Today 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!”

Day 3: New York - Chicago

Travel 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.

Hotel:Overnight on board the train (1 night)

Day 4: Chicago

Breeze into the Windy City and 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. D.

Hotel:Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza (2 nights)

Day 5: Chicago

Today, use your Chicago CityPASS to visit some of the most popular attractions in Chicago. Your CityPASS includes admission to the following amazing attractions: Shedd Aquarium, SkyDeck 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. The choice is yours!

Day 6: Chicago - Denver

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 travellers 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.

Hotel:Overnight on board the train (1 night)

Day 7: Denver

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.

Hotel:Quality Inn Central Denver (2 nights)

Day 8: Denver

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 head over to the town of Grand Lake for lunch! A great day of sightseeing awaits!

Day 9: Denver - San Francisco

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.

Hotel:Overnight on board the train (1 night)

Day 10: San Francisco

Today you will arrive at Emeryville Station, where you will board your included 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. D.

Hotel:Holiday Inn Fisherman’s Wharf (2 nights)

Day 11: San Francisco - Napa Valley

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

Day 12: Depart San Francisco

The tour ends in San Francisco today but that doesn’t have to be the end of your holiday! Choose to stay longer in San Francisco or move on to another destination.

12 Day Rail Holiday - from £1,599

with flights from £2,084

OPTIONS

Upgrade to a Roomette – from £410

Upgrade to a Bedroom – from £1,110

Prices are per person, based on 2 sharing a twin room and include meals where shown. 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 stated. Upgrades to Roomette or Bedroom accommodations on board Amtrak are available. Call Freedom America for departure dates and availability Seasonal variations may apply - call 0333 234 0922 or enquire now for more details. Note: Itineraries may vary for tours departing from 1st April 2020 onwards.

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Your Rail Holiday

Discover America on an exciting independent rail adventure. All rail explorers can be booked as they are or you can choose to add extra days to extend your stay in the USA.

Your rail holiday includes:

  • Superb sightseeing and activities
  • Comfortable travel by rail journey
  • 8 nights hotel accommodation
  • 3 nights onboard the train
  • Meals as shown
  • Extra night options

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