America Coast to Coast with Grand Canyon
From New York City to the Grand Canyon, see the best of the United States by rail.
From New York City to the Grand Canyon, see the best of the United States by train. Travel coast to coast aboard four renowned Amtrak trains as you travel from New York City to Los Angeles via Washington, DC, Chicago and the Grand Canyon on this 14-day cross-country rail adventure. Start in the Big Apple, where you have the opportunity to see the sights at leisure. Taking in a Broadway play or strolling around Central Park are always popular choices.
After New York, board Amtrak's high-speed Acela train to Washington D.C. While in the nation's capital visit historic monuments such as the Lincoln Memorial and the Library of Congress. From Washington D.C, continue your cross-country adventure to the Windy City, Chicago on the shores of glittering Lake Michigan. While in the city, visit classic highlights such as Navy Pier and Millennium Park, or visit one of the city's several museums including the Art Institute and Field Museum.
Following your stay in Chicago, venture west aboard the Southwest Chief to Flagstaff, the gateway to the Grand Canyon. Experience this famous natural wonder in a completely unique way as you travel aboard the vintage Grand Canyon Railway to the Canyon's South Rim. Finally, complete your rail holiday with a visit to Los Angeles. Spend your last few days taking in the sights, such as Rodeo Drive or Venice Beach, and a trip to the famous Universal Studios
Highlights and Inclusions
- Transportation aboard Amtrak (3 nights on train)
- Hotel accommodations for 10 nights
- Select meals (including meals onboard train when upgrading to a roomette or bedroom)
- Hop On/Hop Off double-decker bus tour in New York City
- DC sightseeing excursion
- Chicago Hop On/Hop Off trolley tour
- Roundtrip travel aboard the Grand Canyon Railway
- Grand Canyon Freedom Tour
- Universal Studios attraction pass
Day 1 - Arrive in New York City
Welcome to the Big Apple! Upon arrival in New York City, transfer on your own to your centrally-located hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure. Visit Times Square, take in a theatre performance, and enjoy one of New York's many fantastic restaurants. Overnight New York City.
Day 2 - New York Sightseeing
Board a double-decker sightseeing bus for an amazing tour of the city. Hop on and off at more than 30 different stops including Central Park, Lincoln Center, Fifth Avenue, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Empire State Building, Greenwich Village, and more. Overnight New York City.
Day 3 - Amtrak to the U.S. Capitol
This morning head to bustling Penn Station and board Amtrak for the train trip to Washington, DC. Upon arrival, transfer on your own to your centrally-located hotel with the remainder of the afternoon at your leisure to explore the nation's capitol. Overnight Washington, DC.
Day 4 - DC Sightseeing
Washington, DC is full of amazing things to see and do. Get a lay of the land while learning all about the history that surrounds this great city on today's guided sightseeing tour of DC's top monuments and attractions. A special highlight is a boat cruise on the Potomac River. Overnight Washington, DC.
Day 5 - Capitol Limited to Chicago
The better part of the day is free to visit one of Washington, DC's many important museums and monuments, explore Georgetown, or see where the nation's elected officials conduct business on the Hill. This afternoon, make your way to DC's Union Station to board Amtrak's Capitol Limited for the overnight journey to Chicago. As the train makes its journey through Maryland, West Virginia, Ohio, and Indiana, visit the Sightseer Lounge car for panoramic views of the passing scenery, enjoy a fresh meal selection, and settle into your onboard accommodations for the comfortable trip west. Overnight train. (D Sleeping Car passengers only)
Day 6 - Chicago Sightseeing
The Capitol Limited is scheduled to arrive in Chicago this morning. Transfer on your own to your centrally-located hotel, drop off your belongings and hit the town for a full day of sightseeing on a Hop-on Hop-off trolley tour. Visit the city's most popular attractions, including Millennium Park, the Art Institute, Navy Pier, Willis Tower, the theater district and more. Overnight Chicago. (B Sleeping Car passengers only)
Day 7 - Chicago at Leisure
You have a full day at your leisure in the Windy City. Visit one of the city's amazing museums to view precious works of art, age-old fossils, or the solar system. Shop the fine stores along the Magnificent Mile. Enjoy a cocktail--and the views--from the 95th floor of the John Hancock Building. Visit the Lincoln Park Zoo, situated in the heart of the city. Stroll along the lakefront, see a first-run play, and dine in a renowned steak house. Overnight Chicago.
Day 8 - Southwest Chief to Flagstaff
There's no need to rush this morning. Sleep in or finish your souvenir shopping. This afternoon make your way to Chicago's historic Union Station. Board Amtrak's Southwest Chief and settle in for the overnight journey to Flagstaff, Arizona. As the train begins its mid-afternoon journey west, visit the Sightseer Lounge for stunning views of the passing scenery. Overnight train (D Sleeping Car passengers only)
Day 9 - En Route to Flagstaff
As you leave the plains of the Midwest behind, the scenery changes to colourful desert. Spend the day relaxing aboard the train. Read a book, chat with your fellow travellers or get lost in thought as you enjoy the unsurpassed scenery from the lounge car or your seat. The train arrives at Flagstaff late this evening. Overnight Flagstaff. (B, L, D Sleeping Car passengers only)
Day 10 - Grand Canyon Railway to the Grand Canyon
After breakfast at the Fred Harvey Restaurant, make the journey to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon aboard the vintage Grand Canyon Railway, the historic train that once transported the likes of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Doris Day. Once at the Grand Canyon, embark on a Freedom Tour of the South Rim, a narrated tour that visits some of the most prominent lookouts including Mohave Point and Hermits Rest. Overnight Grand Canyon. (B)
Day 11 - The Grand Canyon
The morning is yours to explore Grand Canyon Village and its historic buildings--either on your own or on an optional tour of the area. This afternoon board the Grand Canyon Railway for the return trip to Williams. Upon arrival, enjoy dinner at the Fred Harvey Restaurant. Take the evening to relax at the historic Grand Canyon Railway hotel before transferring to Flagstaff tonight for your train west to Los Angeles. After such a full day, you'll be ready for a good night's rest aboard the Southwest Chief. Overnight train. (D)
Day 12 - Arrive in Los Angeles
The Southwest Chief is scheduled to arrive at Los Angeles' Union Station this morning. Transfer on your own to your hotel with the remainder of the day at your leisure. See Santa Monica Pier, visit the Getty Museum, shop the chic boutiques along Rodeo Drive, or ask your concierge to get your tickets to a local sporting event or concert. Overnight Los Angeles. (B Sleeping Car passengers only)
Day 13 - Universal Studios
Your day is steeped in movie magic as you revel in the thrills of amusement park rides and behind-the-scenes tours at Universal Studios. Your front-of-the-line attractions pass gives you priority boarding privileges for all attractions, reserved seating at all Universal Studios shows, and behind-the-scenes privileges at select attractions. Overnight Los Angeles.
Day 14 - Return Home
Your holiday comes to an end this morning. Transfer on your own to the airport or railway station for your return trip home.
Train and Hotel Accommodations
Hotels include the Stewart Hotel, Holiday Inn Capitol at the Smithsonian, Palmer House Hilton, Grand Canyon Railway Hotel, Maswik Lodge, and Millennium Biltmore.
Amtrak accommodations are available in Coach class, Roomette and Bedroom. Coach accommodations include a reclining seat with leg rest. Roomette accommodations include a private cabin that features two comfortable seats beside a picture window during the day, which converts to an upper and lower berth at night. Bedroom accommodations feature a sofa and chair by day and upper and lower berth by night. Bedroom accommodations also include a sink and self-enclosed toilet and shower. All train accommodations include all meals aboard the train and access to the Sightseer Lounge car. Sleeping car passengers aboard the Southwest Chief enjoy meals in the train's Dining car. New contemporary and fresh dining choices replace traditional dining car service on the Capitol Limited. Sleeping car passengers may elect to have a chilled prepared meal selection delivered to your Roomette or Bedroom or enjoy meals in a private cafe or lounge car.
Hotel accommodations are based on availability; substitutes will be similar in quality and amenities.
Dates & Prices
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|Departs Daily between 5th April 2019 and 26th October 2019||£2,307||
|Departs Daily between 5th April 2020 and 26th October 2020||£2,317||
|Departs Daily between 5th April 2019 and 26th October 2019||£2,764||
|Departs Daily between 5th April 2020 and 26th October 2020||£2,771||
|Departs Daily between 5th April 2019 and 26th October 2019||£3,465||
|Departs Daily between 5th April 2020 and 26th October 2020||£3,488||
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Amtrak Coach: Departs daily between 5th April 2019 and 26th October 2019 from £2,307, daily between 5th April 2020 and 26th October 2020 from £2,317
Amtrak Roomette: Departs daily between 5th April 2019 and 26th October 2019 from £2,764, daily between 5th April 2020 and 26th October 2020 from £2,771
Amtrak Bedroom: Departs daily between 5th April 2019 and 26th October 2019 from £3,465, daily between 5th April 2020 and 26th October 2020 from £3,488
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