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Trans-America: New York to San Francisco by Rail


Travel on iconic Amtrak trains and visit incredible American cities

15 days From $2,735 per person
This is an independent non-escorted holiday

2022 Tour code: QNS22

About the tour

Explore the USA from New York to San Francisco, on a 15-day state side 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.


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Day 1 - To New York

Fly to New York today.

Day 2 - New York

Take a tour of the 'City that Never Sleeps' today, that includes iconic sights such as Central Park and Fifth Avenue.

Day 3 - To Washington D.C.

Leave New York behind on today, travelling by rail to Washington District Capital. On arrival, enjoy a tour of this capital city.

Day 4 - Capitol Limited to Chicago

This morning you could visit Arlington National Cemetery. In the afternoon board the Capitol Limited, for the overnight journey to Chicago.

Day 5 - Chicago

Spend the night in Chicago before boarding the California Zephyr overnight to Denver.

Day 6 - Denver

Arrive into Denver and explore the 'Mile High City'. Founded during America's 19th century gold rush, now it's home to a thriving downtown area, a bustling area centred on a mile-long promenade lined with cafés, shops.

Day 7 - Denver

Carry on exploring Denver today.

Day 8 - Through the Rockies to Grand Junction

Leave Denver behind today, travelling through the Rockies en-route to Grand Junction.

Day 9 - Colorado National Monument and the California Zephyr

Visit Colorado National Monument today, a stunning canyon park that is home to Grand Mesa the largest flat-topped mountain in the world. Late this afternoon, re-board the California Zephyr, travelling to Salt Lake City.

Day 10 - Salt Lake City

Today begins with a free morning, ahead of a guided tour.

Day 11 - Salt Lake City

You are free today to explore Salt Lake City before catching the overnight train to San Francisco.

Day 12 - San Francisco

Settle into San Francisco today.

Day 13 - San Francisco

Enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city toady. See famous sights such as the Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman's Wharf. After the tour, perhaps visit Alcatraz.

Day 14 - Journey home

Following a leisurely morning transfer to the airport for you flight back to the UK.

Day 15 - Home

You arrive back in the UK today.

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Please note: This may be suitable for reduced mobility passengers, please call for further information.


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Trans-America: New York to San Francisco by Rail

Travel on iconic Amtrak trains and visit incredible American cities


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