11-Day Rails to Chicago, Salt Lake City, Yellowstone, San Francisco and Yosemite National Park
Product Code: 3438-113878
OVERVIEW

Highlights

  • • Take a hop-on/hop-off sightseeing tour in Chicago
  • • Explore Yellowstone National Park on a lower loop bus tour
  • • Enjoy a narrated tour of the sights and history of Salt Lake City
  • • Yosemite National Park Day tour out of San Francisco
Tour Code
3438-113878
Duration
11 days
Departure City
Chicago
End City
San Francisco
Tour Type:
Train
Language:
English
Itinerary
Day 01
Chicago

Chicago

Hotel: Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza / JW Marriott Chicago / Palmer House Hilton / The Westin Michigan Avenue or similar

Welcome to Chicago! Breeze into the “Windy City,” and after you are all settled in, take some time to explore all this amazing city has to offer.

You can start using your multi-day hop-on/hop-off sightseeing tour pass. Or, if you are in the mood to shop, take a leisurely stroll down the Magnificent Mile, which offers world-class shopping, dining, and other great attractions. If you are a fan of music, check out one of the many famous blues clubs in the area. There is so much to do and see in Chi-Town, you will not run out of great places to scope out.

Visiting Attractions

Day 02
Chicago

Chicago

Hotel: Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza / JW Marriott Chicago / Palmer House Hilton / The Westin Michigan Avenue or similar

Continue to explore Chicago with your multi-day hop-on/hop-off tour pass and head to any landmarks you did not get a chance to see yesterday. While you tour everything from underground streets to internationally-acclaimed skyscrapers, the tour guides are excited to share their in-depth knowledge. Tonight, enjoy your included dinner at a popular restaurant in Chicago.

Tips:

Visiting Attractions

Day 03

Overnight on Board AMTRAK

Hotel: Overnight on the train or similar

Transfer on your own to Chicago's Union Station and board Amtrak to Salt Lake City. Enjoy America's majestic landscapes as you travel on the California Zephyr through the Great Plains. Experienced travelers say this train route is one of the most beautiful in all of North America. Sit back and relax as you climb through the heart of the Rockies to continue your journey out to the West Coast.

Tips:
Day 04
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City

Hotel: Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel / Salt Lake Plaza Hotel at Temple Square or similar

Continue to take in the stunning views of Utah's Wasatach Mountains as you complete your train ride west to Salt Lake City. Upon your arrival in Salt Lake City, you will transfer on your own to your hotel for a relaxing evening before your busy day tomorrow.

Visiting Attractions

Day 05
West Yellowstone

Salt Lake City - West Yellowstone

Hotel: Explorer Cabins at Yellowstone / Gray Wolf Inn And Suites / Holiday Inn West Yellowstone / Yellowstone Park Hotel or similar

Early this morning, hop on your included shuttle service that will take you to West Yellowstone. Yellowstone is widely held to be the first national park in the world and is home to the most impressive geothermal features in North America. The sights here are simply stunning and will not disappoint. After you arrive in the early evening, you can settle into your hotel for a good night's sleep. You have a full day of sightseeing ahead of you tomorrow!

Day 06
Old Faithful

West Yellowstone

Hotel: Explorer Cabins at Yellowstone / Gray Wolf Inn And Suites / Holiday Inn West Yellowstone / Yellowstone Park Hotel or similar

Enjoy a full day touring West Yellowstone's lower loop. Highlights of this tour include Old Faithful Geyser, the Old Faithful Inn, Isa Lake on the Continental Divide, and many more stunning landmarks. After your tour, you will have time to grab lunch at the Old Faithful Village.

Day 07
Salt Lake City

West Yellowstone - Salt Lake City

Hotel: Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel / Salt Lake Plaza Hotel at Temple Square or similar

Today, take a leisurely cruise back to Salt Lake City aboard the included shuttle. Then, the evening is yours to spend enjoying this gorgeous city.

Visiting Attractions

Day 08
Great Salt Lake

Salt Lake City - Overnight on Board AMTRAK

Hotel: Overnight on the train or similar

Discover all Salt Lake City has to offer on a guided sightseeing tour of all the city's hot spots. You'll see the magnificent Salt Lake Mormon Temple and even hear the renowned Tabernacle Organ. You'll also visit Pioneer Park, Brigham Young's Territorial Governor's Mansion, and, of course, the Great Salt Lake! Later in the day, transfer on your own to the Amtrak Station and board the train to Emeryville Station in sunny California.

Visiting Attractions

Day 09
San Francisco

San Francisco

Hotel: Holiday Inn Fisherman's Wharf / Holiday Inn Golden Gateway / Pier 2620 Hotel Fisherman's Wharf / San Francisco Marriott Marquis or similar

Upon your arrival at Emeryville Station, you will board your included motorcoach transfer to San Francisco. After you check into your hotel, the evening is yours to start exploring the “City by the Bay.” Take a stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, breathe in the fresh ocean air, and sample the delicious local cuisine, like fresh seafood and crusty sourdough bread.

Visiting Attractions

Day 10
Yosemite National Park

San Francisco - Yosemite

Hotel: Holiday Inn Fisherman's Wharf / Holiday Inn Golden Gateway / Pier 2620 Hotel Fisherman's Wharf / San Francisco Marriott Marquis or similar

Spend the entire day exploring one of America's most iconic landmarks, Yosemite National Park. Your day will kick off with breathtaking panoramic views of San Francisco as you cross over the Bay Bridge at sunrise. The rest of your drive to Yosemite will offer stunning scenery as well, including the snow-capped Sierra Nevada Mountains and lush Central Valley. Once you arrive in Yosemite National Park, you will have 2.5 hours to hike and shop in Yosemite Village. You will arrive back at your hotel just in time for a spectacular San Francisco sunset.

Day 11
San Francisco

San Francisco

Your tour will end in San Francisco.

Visiting Attractions

Please note that order of day-to-day itinerary is adjustable depending on tour start day.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Package Includes

  • One-way Amtrak® from Chicago to Salt Lake City; Salt Lake City to San Francisco on the California Zephyr® in Coach accommodations
  • Roundtrip shuttle transfer from Salt Lake City to West Yellowstone
  • 8 nights' hotel accommodations; 2 nights' on board Amtrak
  • 1 meal included (1 dinner in Chicago)
  • National Park Admissions

Package Excludes

  • Airfares or related transportation between your home and Chicago
  • All personal expenses including hotel room service and meals; however, you have the option to pay for meals the tour guide arranges
  • Admission or optional tours (prices may vary due to the season and are subject to the final box office price. All optional tours that include a service fee must be paid for in cash before joining the tour):
Special Notes
  • Cancellation Charges:
    47 or more days prior to departure .................................................. 10% of the trip
    46 - 24 days prior to departure ............................................................ 25% of the trip
    23 - 15 days prior to departure ............................................................... 30% of the trip
    14 - 8 days prior to departure ................................................................. 50% of the trip
    7 days prior to departure ...................................................................................... 100% of the trip
  • The price is based on standard room. Customers who want to upgrade hotels can contact us for quotation.
  • Please note that the order of the day-to-day itinerary is adjustable depending on the tour's start day. For a more detailed arrangement, please email or call us prior to the departure date to re-confirm. If you plan to leave this tour in advance, please DO contact us for the final itinerary.
  • This tour/activity is overseen by a select local operator in the region. Upon booking your tour or activity and after receiving confirmation, you will be issued an e-ticket detailing the local operator's name and contact information. If you require assistance finding a specific tour, please contact us for more information.

Pricing Info

Your reservation is always subject to confirmation by email, normally within one to two business days.

All fares quoted are for coach (seat only) accommodation, upgrades to sleepers are available
Everyday Train Travel Discounts from Amtrak
Children and infants must travel with an adult who is at least 18 years or older. Children aged 2 to 12 receive a 50% discount on the rail portion of an Amtrak Vacations package when accompanied by at least one person paying an adult rail fare. Up to two children’s discounts are permitted in conjunction with each adult traveler.
Children under age 2 are permitted to travel free of any rail fare, provided they do not occupy a separate seat if the seat is needed for any passenger aged 2 and over. One child under age 2 is permitted to travel free with each adult traveler (additional children under age 2 may travel under the 50% discount policy described above).
If there are children under 12 booking the tour, please do make a comment when checking out. Service team will adjust the price for you.
Please call for pricing if you need single, triple or quad room. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking.

Reservation Info

    1.Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a Receipt of Reservation via email.
    2. Within one to two business days of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you need to book an airline ticket, we recommend that you do so after you receive a confirmation of your tour reservation from us.
    3. An E-Ticket will be sent to you via email as soon as details of your reservation are confirmed or your supporting information is received by us. We will provide you with all detailed information about your tour on the E-Ticket. Contact information for local tour provider will be included on E-Ticket for your convenience or re-confirmation purpose if re-confirmation is required.
    4. Simply print your E-Ticket and present it with your valid photo ID on the day of your activity to your tour guide. Please remember E-Ticket is your proof of purchase.

Terms and Conditions

    - Your purchase does not guarantee confirmation. Your purchase will initiate a reservation process. We will confirm with you via email within one to two business days.
    - Prices may vary due to availability. We reserve the right to make price adjustment without prior notice.
    - Please refer to our Standard Amendment, Cancellation and Refund Policy before you make reservation.
    - Please refer to Customer Agreement before you make reservation.
    - Local tour provider reserves the right to make modifications to tour arrangements including order of tour activities, hotel and its location if deemed necessary.
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