Enjoy an All American 17 day trip by Amtrak rail visiting some of America’s most intriguing destinations. Take in the hustle and bustle of New York, stop off and soak in the history of New Orleans’ French Quarter. It’s then time to head west to the “Bay City” of San Francisco before visiting the “Mile High City” of Denver. This truly is the “All American” way to enjoy the history and wonderful architecture that America has to offer.
- Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing excursion to New York*
- Experience all that New Orleans has to offer with a tour of the city
- Tour San Francisco with a hop-on, hop-off tour
- Enjoy the sights of Denver’s Rocky Mountain National Park with an organised tour**
PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:
- Roundtrip Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from New York City to New Orleans; New Orleans; New Orleans to Los Angeles; Los Angeles to San Francisco; San Francisco to Denver; Denver to Chicago; and Chicago to New York on the Crescent®, Sunset Limited®, Coast Starlight®, California Zephyr®, and Lake Shore Limited®
- Your accommodation comprises of 10 nights hotel accommodations and 6 nights onboard Amtrak
- You also will receive 2 meals (2 dinners)
* During your excursion in New York you receive admission to either the Empire State Building Observatory or the Top of the Rock. The excursion also includes a ferry ticket to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island and a admission to the Museum of the City of New York.
** During the off-season the Gray Line Mountain Parks tour will be substituted.
‘At-a-Glance’ Illustrative Itinerary
DAY 1 ARRIVE NEW YORK
You have arrived at the Big Apple! Your room will be ready for you at your hotel. After check in you have time to explore New York at your leisure. (Overnight in New York).
DAY 2 NEW YORK
Today you will experience the magic of New York during your hop-on, hop-off sightseeing excursion. There are a multitude of sights to explore including Times Square and the legendary Central Park. Don’t forget to save some time to visit the Empire State Building Observatory or the Top of the Rock at Rockefeller Centre as your admission is included in your package. (Overnight in New York).
DAY 3 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK®
You will spend this afternoon travelling upon Amtrak’s Crescent ®line while it takes you to the Crescent City. Enjoy the scenery and the railway experience while you journey to New Orleans (Overnight onboard Amtrak).
DAYS 4 NEW ORLEANS
You have arrived in New Orleans! You have the evening to acquaint yourself with the city and soak up the lively atmosphere that you are sure to find in NOLA! (Overnight in New Orleans)
DAY 5 NEW ORLEANS
During the morning you will experience New Orleans with a guided tour of the city. Enjoy learning about this history of Jackson square, the festive French Quarter and the famed spooky cemeteries that are known as the “Cities of the Dead”. You have the choice to either experience a lively musical brunch where you are accompanied by some of New Orleans finest jazz musicians or you may prefer a traditional creole meal at a restaurant in the French Quarter. (Overnight in New Orleans)
DAY 6-7 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK
On day 6 it is time to begin your trip to the “Golden State” of California. Revel in the comfort of the Amtrak Sunset Limited® as you take in the contrasting scenery of cacti strewn deserts, rolling fields and magnificent mountains during your journey. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)
DAY 8 LOS ANGELES to SAN FRANCISCO
You will alight the train at Los Angeles Union Station in order to board the renowned Coast Starlight® to continue onwards to San Francisco. Make sure you observe the stunning shoreline that passes by your window on the way to Northern California. (overnight in San Francisco).
DAY 9 SAN FRANCISCO
So much to see, do and explore in San Francisco and what better way than a full day using the hop on, hop off tour. You can see top attractions like the Golden Gate Bridge, Union Square and the historic Haight-Ashbury District. End the day with a wonderful dinner on the famous San Francisco Pier 39.
DAY 10 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK
You will board Amtrak's California Zephyr® for your trip on to Denver. On your journey be prepared to experience the Sierra Nevada and Rocky Mountain ranges. As always, your Amtrak ride is perfect for picture-taking opportunities. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)
DAY 11 DENVER
In the evening you will arrive in Denver. (Overnight in Denver)
DAY 12 DENVER
Plenty to do today as you explore Colorado and the Rocky Mountains. The scenery is breathtaking! Your tour will take you to some of the most spectacular mountain backdrops. You will also have some time to explore the city of Denver. (Overnight in Denver)
DAY 13 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK
You have a free morning to take in the sights of the “Mile High City” before departing onboard the Amtrak for your return trip to Chicago. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)
DAY 14 CHICAGO
You will arrive in Chicago, the “Windy City this afternoon with time to plan your route for tomorrows sight seeing tour. (Overnight in Chicago)
DAY 15 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK
Chicago, by way of a hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour. The tour will make stops at some of Chicago's must see spots including, the Willis Tower, Millennium Park, Navy Pier, and the River Walk. Make a stop at the 'Bean', thereafter you will move onto Chicago's Union Station and board Amtrak to travel east back to New York. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)
DAY 16 NEW YORK CITY
Back to the “Big Apple”. Last chance to see New York City and discover parts of the city you may have missed during the beginning of your journey. (overnight in New York City)
DAY 17 NEW YORK CITY
Your holiday ends in New York City. You an either extend your stay or depart for your return flight home