Peaks to Pacific
10 Day Rail Holiday - from £1,299
Looking for a scenic holiday with a splash of city excitement? Then, this Denver to San Francisco trip, with stops in Salt Lake City, Yellowstone National Park and Yosemite, could be just what you need!
- Rocky Mountain National Park
- Visit Salt Lake City
- Yellowstone’s ‘Old Faithful’ Geyser
- Yosemite National Park
- San Francisco’s iconic sights
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Your Rail Holiday
Day 1: Arrive Denver
Welcome to Denver! Located 5,280 ft above sea level, Denver, or the “Mile-High City” offers stunning views of the Rocky Mountains and is the perfect place to start your Peaks to Pacific journey. Enjoy the scenery and breathtaking Rocky Mountain views as you head to your hotel to settle in for the night.
Hotel:Quality Inn Central Denver (2 nights)
Day 2: Denver
Today you will experience the majestic splendor of the Rocky Mountains on an exhilarating full-day sightseeing tour of Rocky Mountain National Park. Celebrated for its abundance of animals and spectacular views, Rocky Mountain National Park will make you feel like you’re on top of the world! You’ll definitely want your camera on hand for this tour as well as the drive back to your hotel, as you’ll be able to enjoy several photo opportunities along the way. Your admission to Rocky Mountain National Park is included.
Day 3: Denver - Salt Lake City
Travel to the station and board Amtrak’s California Zephyr to Salt Lake City for what many travellers say 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. Just sit back, relax, and enjoy the gorgeous scenery.
Hotel:Salt Lake City Plaza Hotel at Temple Square (2 nights)
Day 4: Salt Lake City
Welcome to the “Crossroads of the West” or as locals call it, Salt Lake City. Enjoy a guided sightseeing city tour of Salt Lake that covers many popular sights, including the magnificent Great Salt Lake. Spanning approximately 1,700 square miles, the Great Salt Lake is the largest natural lake west of the Mississippi River. Other highlights include the historic Old Union Pacific Train Depot and Temple Square, which features 35 acres of historic sights, exhibits, gardens, and restaurants.
Day 5: Salt Lake City - Yellowstone National Park
Today, your included roundtrip shuttle service will take you on a scenic drive to West Yellowstone. Check in to your included hotel and settle in for a good night’s rest.
Hotel:Yellowstone Park Hotel (2 nights)
Day 6: Yellowstone National Park
Enjoy a full-day sightseeing tour of the lower loop of Yellowstone National Park. Highlights of this informative and scenic tour include Old Faithful Geyser, the Old Faithful Inn, Isa Lake on the Continental Divide, and many more popular sights. Enjoy a leisurely lunch on your own at the Old Faithful Village.
Day 7: Yellowstone National Park - San Francisco
Today, you will take a relaxing drive back to Salt Lake City on board the shuttle. Be sure to scope out the breathtaking views along the way. Transfer on your own to the station and board Amtrak’s California Zephyr to San Francisco.
Hotel:Overnight on board the train (1 night)
Day 8: San Francisco
Arrive in San Francisco at the Emeryville station, where you will board your included coach transfer for a short trip across the bay to San Francisco. Upon your arrival in the festive “City by the Bay,” feel free to start exploring the area on your own. The famous Fisherman’s Wharf, which offers entertainment, shopping, and tasty local cuisine, is a great place to start.
Hotel:Holiday Inn Fisherman’s Wharf (2 nights)
Day 9: San Francisco - Yosemite National Park
Today you’ll spend the day taking in the beauty of one of America’s most iconic national landmarks, Yosemite National Park. But first enjoy the panoramic views of the gorgeous San Francisco sunrise while crossing the Bay Bridge. The rest of your drive to Yosemite will offer stunning scenery as well, including the snow-capped Sierra Nevada Mountains. Once you reach this serene destination, you’ll have 2.5 hours to hike, shop, and sample the local cuisine in Yosemite Village. Arrive back at your hotel just in time for a spectacular San Francisco sunset.
Day 10: Depart San Francisco
The adventure ends here in San Francisco, choose to add a couple of extra days, or head to the airport for your international flight to the UK.
10 Day Rail Holiday - from £1,299
with flights from £1,844
Upgrade to a Roomette – from £75
Upgrade to a Bedroom – from £275
Save £150 per couple when upgrading to a Roomette
Save £250 per couple when upgrading to a Bedroom
*Offer - £150 discount per couple when upgrading to a Roomette or £250 off when upgrading to a Bedroom. Offer valid on new bookings only until 22nd July 2019 for travel in 2019 and 2020. Subject to availability, seasonal variations may apply.
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.
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
- 1 nights onboard the train
- Meals as shown
- Option to add extra nights