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Trip Overview

Travel from sea to shining sea on this 15-day journey across America. Start off in the bustling streets of New York City and then head on to America’s capital of Washington, DC. Experience the patriotic monuments that make the city so special before your journey on to Chicago. While in Chicago, make sure to take time to visit the famous Navy Pier. Next, visit Denver, a city surrounded by majestic mountain ranges. Following your time in Denver you will continue on to historic Salt Lake City for two nights before ending in San Francisco. A true cross-country journey awaits!


  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of New York City
  • Multi-day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Washington, DC
  • Monuments by Moonlight tour of Washington, DC
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Chicago
  • Sightseeing tour of Rocky Mountain National Park
  • Sightseeing city tour of Salt Lake City
  • Multi-day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of San Francisco


  • One-way Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from New York City to Washington, DC; Washington, DC to Chicago; Chicago to Denver; Denver to Salt Lake City; and Salt Lake City to San Francisco on the Northeast Regional®, Capitol Limited®, and California Zephyr® routes
  • 11 nights’ hotel accommodations
  • 3 nights’ onboard Amtrak
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Prices are per person and subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travellers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Railbookers UK Trading Ltd is a member of ABTA (Y6401) and holidays including flights are ATOL protected, number 7579.


Welcome to New York City!  The “Big Apple” is the best place to start any cross-country journey of America. Experience the bright lights of the city and take time to visit Central Park, do some shopping along 5th Avenue, and check out all of the excitement in Times Square. (Overnight in New York City)

Today you will have a hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of the city. Your fully guided tour will stop at some of New York’s most iconic sights and attractions such as the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Plaza, and Bryant Park. With the ability to get on and off this tour at your leisure, there is no telling how much you can see and do around the city. (Overnight in New York City)

This morning, board Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train for your journey south to Washington, DC. Upon arrival, check into your hotel and begin exploring the Nation’s Capital. Your multi-day hop-on, hop-off tour will guide you to the White House, all along the National Mall, as well as the to the many Smithsonian Museums around the city. The day is yours to explore! (Overnight in Washington, DC)

Continue to journey around the city. Stop at any of the major museums such as the American History Museum or the Air and Space Museum and explore at your own pace. This evening you will board a sightseeing tour of the city’s great monuments. The stops include the Washington Monument, FDR Memorial, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, and Lincoln Memorial as they are all illuminated beautifully against the dark backdrop of the night sky. (Overnight in Washington, DC)

This morning, finish your sightseeing in Washington before boarding the train at Union Station for your journey on to Chicago. Sit back and relax as your train makes its way from the East Coast to the Midwest. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

Welcome to the “Windy City”! This morning, check into your hotel and then take time to experience the city. Visit the famous Willis Tower or the John Hancock Center to view the architectural wonders that make Chicago so special. Use your hop-on, hop-off tour to travel to other popular Chicago spots such as Millennium Park, the home of the famous Chicago “Bean,” or Navy Pier. (Overnight in Chicago)

This afternoon, board Amtrak in Chicago’s Union Station for your journey on to Denver. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

This morning you will arrive in Denver! You are free to explore the “Mile High City” on your own. Take time to stop by the Denver Botanic Gardens or the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Or just stroll through the bustling city streets. (Overnight in Denver)

Today you will enjoy a sightseeing tour to Rocky Mountain National Park. Your fully guided tour will bring you through the resort town of Winter Park.  Travel along the shores of Grand Lake and up to the summit of the Continental Divide. A full day of scenic sightseeing awaits you. (Overnight in Denver)

This morning you will board your train in Denver and travel west through the mountains of Colorado and into Utah where you will reach Salt Lake City. This stretch of scenery is truly one of the most beautiful train journeys found anywhere.  Tonight, check into your hotel and relax for the evening. (Overnight in Salt Lake City)

Explore historic Salt Lake City on a guided tour of its attractions and landmarks. Visit the home of famous pioneer Brigham Young, enjoy an organ recital at the Mormon Tabernacle, and take time to explore the historic and popular gardens and fountains in Temple Square. (Overnight in Salt Lake City)

Today you are free to complete your exploration of Salt Lake City and preparing to travel west this evening. Tonight, board the California Zephyr for your journey out to San Francisco. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

Continue to enjoy your Amtrak journey as the train makes its way through mountains, deserts, and forests before ending this evening in San Francisco. (Overnight in San Francisco)

Your exploration of San Francisco is made easy with a hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of the city. The tour will guide you to such iconic San Francisco spots as the Golden Gate Bridge, Pier 39, where you can snap pictures of the famous sea lions, and the ever-popular shopping and theatre district of Union Square. Take the time to really immerse yourself in the culture of the “Bay City.” (Overnight in San Francisco)


Legend for meals: B - Breakfast, BR - Brunch, L - Lunch, D – Dinner


Package prices are per person, double occupancy, tax included. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Please call for pricing. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Amtrak travel is for Coach accommodations unless otherwise noted. Upgrades to Roomette or Bedroom accommodations on board Amtrak are available. Call for pricing. Other restrictions may apply. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports (if applicable): Passports are required when crossing the Canadian border. Amtrak and Amtrak Vacations are registered service marks of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation.

Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza

Located in the center of downtown Chicago’s exciting River North area and minutes from the Loop and Michigan Ave the contemporary Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza offers exceptional views of the Chicago River and the Chicago skyline. Our recent $20 million redesign is apparent in every aspect of the Holiday Inn Mart Plaza, from our stunning atrium lobby to our 521 comfortable and contemporary guest rooms and suites.

Palmer House Hilton

Welcome to The Palmer House®: a Hilton Hotel - an iconic, world-class downtown Chicago hotel and gateway to Chicago's rejuvenated Loop scene. A modern Chicago grand hotel, the Palmer House is a lively destination within walking distance of the best attractions the city of Chicago has to offer like Millennium Park, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the theater district. The guest rooms and suites match the hotel's French Baroque styling with metropolitan flair.

The Stewart Hotel

Staying at the The Stewart Hotel puts New York City at your fingertips. Just steps from Penn Station and most subway lines, it's easy to explore the city's most exciting neighborhoods and attractions; Madison Square Garden, the Empire State Building, and Fifth Avenue shopping. Or kick back and relax in your luxurious room. The comforts of technology await, including flat-screen TVs, iPod docking stations and wireless Internet.

Holiday Inn New York City Times Square

Located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, Holiday Inn New York City - Times Square is a 35-story high-rise hotel that makes it easy to enjoy New York’s incomparable attractions, restaurants and retail stores.

Marriott Marquis

Surround yourself with the sights and sounds of the city at New York Marriott Marquis. One of the premier hotels in Times Square, our central location gives you easy access to NYC entertainment options and several subway lines to access any part of NYC.

Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

The Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel is an upscale moderate hotel that’s just completed a $160 million renovation to its guest rooms and meeting space. The hotel is just steps from the excitement of the Broadway theatres, prestige of Carnegie Hall and world-class shopping of Fifth Avenue - this location is the perfect way to immerse yourself in the best that New York has to offer.

Holiday Inn Fishermans Wharf

Of all San Francisco hotels, Holiday Inn San Francisco Hotel Fisherman's Wharf has one of the best locations, central to the Californian shopping capital. The hotel is in among the bars, cafes, and the vast number of specialty shops in Fisherman's Wharf. Hotels here, in the liveliest part of San Francisco, are right next to Chinatown, Pier 39 and the Cable Cars.

Hotel Zephyr

The Hotel Zephyr offers a one-of-a-kind hotel experience in the heart of the city's most iconic tourist attractions. Bringing a new dimension to Fisherman's Wharf by offering a twist on accommodations as well as a playful personality, our waterfront property features 361 stylish waterfront guest quarters, many with personal balconies

Park Central Hotel

Our newly re-imagined hotel elevates the standard of excellence in luxury hotels in San Francisco, while celebrating the timeless art of hospitality.

Little America Hotel SLC

Little America Hotel is conveniently located on 10 acres in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City, just 10 minutes from the Salt Lake International Airport. Nestled between the Wasatch and Oquirrh Mountain Ranges in the magnificent Salt Lake Valley, Little America is within walking distance from shopping, restaurants, cultural and sporting events, and is roughly 30-40 minutes from the major ski resorts. Other nearby attractions include historic Temple Square, the world-famous Great Salt Lake and national parks, forests, and monuments.

Radisson Hotel Salt Lake City Downtown

Discover Salt Lake City destinations in the downtown area surrounding the Radisson, from Capitol Theater and Temple Square to the Family History Library, Gateway Shopping Center and City Creek Shopping Center. SLC Airport is just a short commute thanks to the nearby Arena TRAX light rail station, and Hogle Zoo provides hours of entertainment for families.

Courtyard Washington, DC/U.S. Capitol

Escape ordinary travel routines when you book at Courtyard Washington, DC/U.S. Capitol hotel near Union Station DC and NoMa station.

The Mayflower Hotel

The Mayflower Hotel, Autograph Collection has been a Washington, DC landmark since opening its doors over 90 years ago. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, our hotel has been completely refreshed, offering a host of modern amenities, while still maintaining a sense of iconic luxury. Immerse yourself in the beauty of our sweeping marble lobby before getting comfortable in our redesigned guestrooms.

Phoenix Park Hotel

Enjoy a unique opportunity to experience the luxury of Irish country estate in the heart of Washington, DC's Capitol Hill. With traditional oil paintings, opulent marble staircase and traditional décor. The Phoenix Park Hotel also embraces the charisma and magic of one of the most established dining and entertainment restaurants in the area, The Dubliner.

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Prices are per person and subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travellers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Railbookers UK Trading Ltd is a member of ABTA (Y6401) and holidays including flights are ATOL protected, number 7579.