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From the cities of New York, Washington and Chicago, the Rocky Mountains of Colorado to the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Holidays By Rail offer a new Coast-to-Coast itinerary for 2017.
With departures in May and September, this 19-day itinerary crosses 12 states, aboard five Amtrak rail routes and two historic trains as well as guided tours around 6 cities.
It starts with sightseeing and two nights in New York City, before taking the Acela train to the country’s capital, Washington DC. Following a two-day visit, the tour boards the Capitol Limited train passing through Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana and onto Chicago.
After a stay in the Windy City, the California Zephyr travels to Denver. A journey by motor coach provides spectacular views of Rocky Mountain National Park and a ride along the Trail Ridge. From Denver the train trails to Grand Junction to experience the San Juan Mountains and the Million Dollar Highway to Durango and a trip on the Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. The adventure then continues by road through the Navajo Nation, past Monument Valley to Flagstaff, Arizona.
The historic Grand Canyon Railway in Williams, Arizona takes travellers on a scenic journey to the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park for stunning views before boarding the Southwest Chief for the overnight journey to Los Angeles. The two night stay includes a 6-hour tour of the key attractions, from Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Rodeo Drive before heading north on the Coast Starlight to San Francisco and the views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the final days of the American Coast to Coast holiday.
Prices lead from £3, 233 per person, which includes:
Guided city tours in New York City, Washington DC, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles and San Francisco; three nights accommodation onboard train; 15 nights hotel accommodation; meals as specified; day trip on the Coast Starlight; scenic drive along Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park; scenic drive through the Navajo Reservation; rides on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Grand Canyon Railroad; visit to Grand Canyon National Park; excursion to Alcatraz Island; deluxe motor coach transportation and the services of a professional Tour Manager.
To book a Holidays By Rail Coast to Coast or any of the 2016 / 2017 rail packages, call a travel specialist on free phone 0800 033 7960 or visit www.holidaysbyrail.com.
About Holidays By Rail:
Holidays By Rail can tailor–make journeys to suit every traveller’s taste and budget. The specialist rail company sources the best suppliers with unique offers allowing customers to search in one place. Travellers can select from the largest range of worldwide independent train holidays, escorted rail tours, and luxury rail journeys as well as city breaks throughout Europe. New tours are added frequently.