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Set out on the ultimate bucket list adventure and discover some of the world’s most celebrated treasures—all in one extraordinary 27-day train journey. This epic holiday spans three continents, five national parks and the longest straight stretch of railway track in the world. The opportunities you’ll have to explore diverse trains and routes, landscapes, cultures, cuisine, architectural marvels, and landmarks and attractions are unparalleled. What’s the most epic trip you’ve ever taken? It will probably be this one.

Highlights

  • Visit the Great Wall of China, the Ming Tomb, and the Summer Palace in Beijing
  • Feast your eyes on the spectacular Terracotta warriors and ancient city walls of Xi’an
  • Soak up the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong
  • Travel from the Indian Ocean through deserts, forests, and the Blue Mountains from Perth to Sydney
  • Movie stars’ homes tour in Los Angeles
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tours of Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York City
  • Sightseeing tours of the Grand Canyon, Lake Powell, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, and Capitol Reef National Park
  • Chicago CityPASS® including:
    • Shedd Aquarium (VIP Entry)
    • SkyDeck Chicago (Fast Pass)
    • The Field Museum (VIP Entry)
    • Museum of Science and Industry (VIP Entry) OR 360 Chicago (Express Entry)
    • Adler Planetarium (VIP Entry) OR Art Institute of Chicago (Fast Pass)
  • New York City CityPASS® including:
    • Empire State Building Experience
    • American Museum of Natural History
    • The Metropolitan Museum of Art
    • Top of the Rock Observation Deck OR Guggenheim Museum
    • Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island OR Sightseeing Cruise
    • 9/11 Memorial and Museum OR Intrepid Air and Space Museum

 PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES: 

  • Rail Travel as per itinerary
  • Gold Class cabin on the Indian Pacific train from Perth to Sydney
  • One-way Amtrak® in roomette accommodations from Los Angeles to Williams; Grand Junction to Chicago; Chicago to New York City on the Southwest Chief®, California Zephyr®, and the Lake Shore Limited®
  • One-way in First Class accommodations on the Grand Canyon Railway
  • Transfers from Grand Canyon to Springdale; Springdale to Grand Junction
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Beijing
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Xi’an
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Hong Kong
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Perth
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Sydney
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Los Angeles
  • 1 night’s hotel accommodation in Grand Canyon
  • 1 night’s hotel accommodation in Springdale
  • 1 night’s hotel accommodation in Grand Junction
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Chicago
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in New York
  • Full day tour with visits to the Great Wall, Ming Tomb and Summer Palace
  • Full day tour with visits to the Terracotta Warriors in Xi’an
  • Sydney Explorer Pass
  • Flights from Hong Kong to Perth and Sydney to Los Angeles
Trip Map

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Disclaimer:

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.

DAY 1 BEIJING 
On arrival in the sprawling capital of Beijing, take your private transfer to your hotel. The city is packed with amazing cuisine, cultural attractions, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and Imperial delights. (Overnight in Beijing) B

 DAY 2 BEIJING 
Your full day tour includes visits to the Great Wall, Ming Tomb, and the Summer Palace. (Overnight in Beijing) B, L

 DAY 3 BEIJING TO XI’AN 
Catch a direct train from Beijing to Xi’an, the capital of Shaanxi Province in central China. This modern city was once home to emperors, poets, merchants, and warriors. Do some exploring on your own by visiting the Tomb of Emperor Jingdi, the Muslim Quarter, museums and pagodas. (Overnight in Xi’an) B

 DAY 4 XI’AN 
Marvel at the Terra-Cotta Warriors and horses on your full day, small group tour. With an expert historian as your guide, you’ll learn all about the history of the artefacts. Get up close to Emperor Qin’s Mausoleum, visit the Banpo ruins, and enjoy a Chinese lunch. (Overnight in Xi’an) B, L

 DAY 5 XI’AN TO BEIJING 
Return to Beijing via direct train and continue discovering the city. Why not visit the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square? Walk among the structures at the Temple of Heaven Park, cruise along Kumming Lake, or make a stop at Olympic Park. (Overnight in Beijing) B

 DAY 6 BEIJING TO HONG KONG 
Board a direct train from Beijing to Hong Kong. You’ll be awed by the city’s futuristic skyscrapers set against Kowloon Bay. Although it is Asia’s most bustling, cosmopolitan city, you can also find moments of serenity. Incense-adorned Taoist temples, graceful tai-chi practitioners, and quaint tea halls line the city streets. (Overnight in Hong Kong) B

 DAY 7 HONG KONG  
Hong Kong is a fascinating place to explore and you’ll quickly discover that during your hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour. Visit Golden Bauhinia Square, Man Mo Temple, Queens Road, Victoria Park, St John’s Cathedral, and so much more! (Overnight in Hong Kong) B

 DAY 8 FLIGHT FROM HONG KONG TO PERTH
ravel to the airport for your direct flight from Hong Kong to Perth, Australia. This big, blue sky city is home to beautiful beaches and a relaxed vibe. Located along the Indian Ocean, it is the perfect place to begin your transcontinental train journey. (Overnight in Perth) B

 DAY 9 PERTH
Spend your free day in Perth enjoying the city’s pristine beaches, sunshine, culinary scene, and exciting attractions. We recommend visiting Kings Park, Fremantle Prison, and the Art Gallery of Western Australia. (Overnight in Perth) B

 DAY 10 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD INDIAN PACIFIC 
Board the Indian Pacific train in the morning for an unforgettable experience traveling between Perth and Sydney. This is the southern hemisphere’s longest rail journey—a three-night, time-zone-hurdling, ocean-to-ocean adventure. In the evening, the train will pull into the desert town of Kalgoorlie, where you’ll enjoy an excursion. (Overnight onboard the Indian Pacific) B, L, D

 DAY 11 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD INDIAN PACIFIC 
Take a morning excursion to Nullarbor, which stretches between The Eyre Peninsula in South Australia and the gold fields of the west. In the afternoon, explore Cook during another excursion. Continue taking in the ever-changing landscapes from your window. (Overnight onboard the Indian Pacific) B, L, D

 DAY 12 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD INDIAN PACIFIC 
Arrive in Adelaide in the morning and enjoy exploring for a few hours. Back on the train, relax as you travel to Broken Hill, located in the outback of New South Wales. In the evening, you’ll get the opportunity to discover Broken Hill, which is one of Australia’s rare National Heritage destinations. (Overnight onboard the Indian Pacific) B, L, D

 DAY 13 SYDNEY 
Discover the breath-taking Blue Mountains on a morning adventure before re-boarding the train for your afternoon arrival in Sydney. The Blue Mountains are home to dramatic cliffs, dense eucalyptus forests, waterfalls and small villages. Once in Sydney, explore this iconic city on your own.  (Overnight in Sydney) B

 DAY 14 SYDNEY 
Use your sightseeing pass to experience your choice of the city’s most popular attractions. Simply present your pass at your preferred attractions for admission. Choose from Madame Tussauds Sydney, The Sydney Opera House, the Taronga Zoo, and so much more. (Overnight in Sydney) B

 DAY 15 FLIGHT FROM SYDNEY TO LOS ANGELES 
Catch your direct flight from Sydney to Los Angeles! When you arrive, travel to your hotel and get some much-needed rest. (Overnight in Los Angeles) B

 DAY 16 LOS ANGELES 
Take a tour of famous movie stars’ homes and iconic places in Los Angeles. Visit the homes of Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, Quentin Tarantino, and more. See Hollywood Blvd., the Walk of Fame, Mullholland Drive, and Rodeo Drive. During your hop-on, hop off sightseeing tour, explore Los Angeles at your own pace. (Overnight in Los Angeles)

 DAY 17 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK 
Travel to Union Station and board the Amtrak’s Southwest Chief to Williams, Arizona. Along the way, you’ll catch glimpses of the fabled American West from the Observation Car. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

 DAY 18 GRAND CANYON 
Today, the train arrives in Williams, known as the “Gateway to the Grand Canyon.” Enjoy an included breakfast at the Fred Harvey Restaurant and browse the gift shop before boarding the Grand Canyon Railway to the awe-inspiring South Rim. Then, enjoy your sightseeing tour of the majestic Grand Canyon.

(Overnight in Grand Canyon) B

 DAY 19 ZION NATIONAL PARK AND LAKE POWELL
Get ready for an exciting day that includes tours of Lake Powell and Zion National Park! You’ll be picked up from your hotel in Grand Canyon and travel along the picturesque shores of Lake Powell. In Zion, you will experience one of Utah’s most breath-taking landscapes. (Overnight in Springdale)

 DAY 20 BRYCE CANYON AND CAPITOL REEF NATIONAL PARKS
You’ll be picked up in Springdale and transferred to Bryce Canyon and Capitol Reef National Parks en route to Grand Junction. Highlights will most certainly be the distinctive hoodoos, bristlecone pine trees (the oldest trees in the world), and views from Sunrise, Sunset, and Inspiration Points. In Capitol Reef, explore the mesmerizing cliffs, hidden arches, massive sandstone domes, and deep canyons. (Overnight in Grand Junction)
DAY 21 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK 
Travel to the station to board Amtrak’s California Zephyr to Chicago. Along the way, you’ll discover why it’s called one of the most beautiful train holidays in all of North America. Journey through diverse landscapes and soak up the onboard experiences that make traveling by train so incredible. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

DAY 22 CHICAGO 
Welcome to Chicago! Use your included CityPASS to visit the city’s most popular attractions, such as SkyDeck Chicago, The Field Museum, and the Shedd Aquarium. Why not try some deep-dish pizza since you’re in the Windy City? (Overnight in Chicago)

 DAY 23 CHICAGO 
Continue using your CityPASS to see any sights you didn’t get a chance to experience yesterday and take advantage of your hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour! (Overnight in Chicago)

 DAY 24 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK 
Board Amtrak’s Lakeshore Limited to New York City. This route travels through Indiana, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. Highlights include: Lake Michigan, the Mohawk River, and the Erie Canal. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

DAY 25 NEW YORK CITY 
Ready to experience the Big Apple? Spend the evening getting to know the city or relaxing at your hotel (Overnight in New York City)

 DAY 26 NEW YORK CITY 
Today you will enjoy the best of what New York City has to offer with an included CityPASS and hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour. Tonight, reflect on what an epic train holiday you had exploring the world on this ultimate bucket list adventure. (Overnight in New York City)

 DAY 27 END OF TOUR
Check out of your hotel and head to the airport, or speak to any of our Sales Consultants who can help plan the rest of your adventures with you.

 DAY 28  YOUR AROUND THE WORLD JOURNEY ENDS IN THE UK

 LEGEND FOR MEALS: B - Breakfast, BR - Brunch, L - Lunch, D –Dinner 

 Passports are required!

Crowne Plaza U-Town Beijing

Crowne Plaza U-Town Beijing

Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U Town is conveniently located at Beijings Central Business District and 24km from Beijing Capital International Airport. We are next to Beijing U Town, a multi-use retail complex housing the citys newest shopping mall, office complex and an entire district of restaurants, bars and shopping.

Jianguo Hotel Beijing

Jianguo Hotel Beijing

Jianguo Garden Hotel is an amazing Beijing lodging choice for your trip to China.With numerous amenities for guests such as 24 hour front desk, fitness center, gift shop, you will wake up at Jianguo Garden Hotel feelingexcited every day for your timein Beijing.Don’t let this amazing reservation opportunity pass you by, book your stay at Jianguo Garden Hotel today to make themost of your time in Beijing, China.

Crowne Plaza U-Towne

Crowne Plaza U-Towne

Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town is perfectly located in Beijing’s Central Business District, adjacent to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, embassy area, Sanlitun Bar Street and the Silk Market. The hotel is only a 5-minute walk from Chaoyangmen Subway Station and just 30 minutes drive from Beijing Capital International Airport.

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.

Kachina Lodge

Located directly on the rim of the Grand Canyon, the Kachina Lodge is a great hotel for all guests visiting the South Rim.

Maswik Lodge

Maswik Lodge is a modern facility spread over several acres of ponderosa pine forest, located just 1/4 mile from the Canyon's edge. Maswik Lodge features a cafeteria that is open from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm. Here you will also find a sports bar with a wide screen TV, a curio shop stocked with handicrafts and gifts, and a transportation/activities desk.

Thunderbird Lodge

Conveniently located between El Tovar and Bright Angel Lodge, Thunderbird is a contemporary lodge located at the South Rim.

Yavapai Lodge

Yavapai Lodge is Grand Canyon National Park Lodges' largest facility and is surrounded by pinyon and juniper woodlands, about 1/2 mile from the rim. With modern rooms and many services within a few steps, this is a convenient choice for families. Yavapai East rooms feature in-room air conditioning and Yavapai West rooms have vaulted ceilings with ceiling fans. The Lodge is located next to the Market Plaza, which includes a general store, bank, and U.S. Post Office.

Doubletree by Hilton Grand Junction

Step into a resort-style paradise at the DoubleTree by Hilton Grand Junction hotel. Your premier upscale Grand Junction hotel is newly renovated and overlooks the lush valley and famous bluffs of the Grand Mesa Plateau. Located just minutes from Grand Junction Regional Airport (GJT) with easy access to I-70, our Grand Junction hotel is also close to local businesses like West Star Aviation, St. Mary's Hospital, Community Hospital as well as Colorado Mesa University, local vineyards, wineries and historic Downtown Grand Junction

Grand Vista Hotel

The Grand Vista Hotel is conveniently located near the airport in Grand Junction and is close to Colorado Mesa University and the Two Rivers Convention Center.

The LA Grand Hotel Downtown

When you stay with us, you will find that while you are at the heart of the cultural, finance, and entertainment hub of Los Angeles Downtown, our hotel offers you a serene retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city transforming into your home away from home.

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.

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Disclaimer:

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.

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