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American Rail Adventure

(Tour code: UYG18)Explore the USA from New York to San Francisco

Explore the USA from New York to San Francisco, on a 15-day Stateside adventure by rail. Travel on iconic Amtrak trains and visit incredible American cities en-route, from bustling Washington D.C. to Chicago, Denver and Salt Lake City, for a comprehensive tour of the United States.

Tour Highlights
  • New York
  • Washington D.C.
  • Chicago
  • Denver
  • Salt Lake City
  • San Francisco
What’s Included (Full details)
  • 1 night on board the Capitol Limited
    2 nights on board the California Zephyr
  • 10 nights’ hotel accommodation
  • Return Scheduled Flights

Itinerary & Map

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Departure Times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with our dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We write to all booked customers approximately 10 weeks prior to the start of their tour to advise the exact departure and return time for their particular group.

White House, Washington D.C.
Days 1-4

New York and Washington D.C.

Our American adventure begins with a flight to New York. Arriving in the evening, we transfer to our hotel. On Day 2 we take a tour of the 'City that Never Sleeps', taking in iconic sights including leafy Central Park and bustling Fifth Avenue. We leave New York behind on Day 3, travelling by rail to Washington District Capital. On arrival, we take a guided coach tour of this capital city, before checking in to our hotel. Day 4 begins with a free morning; perhaps take the opportunity to visit Arlington National Cemetery. This afternoon, we board the Capitol Limited, for the overnight journey to Chicago.

Chicago
Days 5-6

Chicago and the California Zephyr

After breakfast on board this morning, we pull into the 'Windy City.' We take a tour of the city, revisiting the 'dry and lawless years' of the 1920s and 30s that established Chicago's historic reputation as a city of bootleggers. Modern Chicago is glorious, its architecture a key highlight for many visitors. With this afternoon and the morning of Day 6 free, perhaps take this chance to stroll along the Magnificent Mile. This afternoon we board the California Zephyr for an overnight journey to Denver.

Denver
Days 7-8

Denver and Grand Junction

We arrive into Denver this morning, where we are met by a coach for a tour of the incredible features surrounding the 'Mile High City.' Colorado is famed for its natural beauty, and during our tour we see a slice of it, including Red Rocks Park, Echo Lake, and of course, the stunning Rocky Mountains that line the Continental Divide. Early on Day 8, we leave Denver behind, travelling through the Rockies by rail en-route to Grand Junction.

Salt Lake Temple, Salt Lake City
Days 9-11

Salt Lake City

This morning we visit Colorado National Monument, a stunning canyon park. Late this afternoon we re-board the California Zephyr, travelling to Salt Lake City. Day 10 begins with a free morning, ahead of a tour of Temple Square and Brigham Young's Beehive House. After a free day on Day 11, we catch the overnight train to San Francisco.

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco
Days 12-13

San Francisco

We arrive into San Francisco this afternoon, and you are free to settle in. On Day 13 we take a sightseeing tour of the city, including the Golden Gate Bridge & Fisherman's Wharf. After the tour, you are free; perhaps visit Alcatraz.

Return Home
Days 14-15

Return to London

After a free morning, we fly to London, arriving on Day 15.

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