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Escorted Rail Tours to Chicago

Discover Illinois' Windy City

Set on the shores of the vast Lake Michigan, the 'Windy City' of Chicago is the capital of the state of Illinois. The area was first settled by Europeans in the early 19th century, though by 1830 it still had a population of just fifty. However, it was able to develop as a centre for trade with the more established East Coast cities; when the railway reached it in 1848, Chicago soon became the largest railway hub in the world. By 1900, the city was home to more than two million people, and it is now the third most populous city in the USA.

Today, Chicago boasts a magnificent skyline along with many highly-rated museums, restaurants and cafés. Naturally for such a large city, there are a range of diverse activities to be enjoyed here. The 110-storey Willis Tower was the world's tallest building on its completion in 1974, and has a great observation deck for views over, on a clear day, four states - Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and Indiana.

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USA Coast to Coast

Experience a once-in-a-lifetime coast to coast rail journey across the most diverse country in the world! Your photo album will include many of America's highlights including the Statue of Liberty, the White House, the Wild West, the Rockies, the Grand Canyon, Hollywood Boulevard and the Golden Gate Bridge.

Departs from April 2017 to October 2017.
21 days from £4,095per personView tour details
The Trans-American Rail Tour

Wake up in the city that never sleeps at the end of this epic adventure. This once in a lifetime journey takes you to some of America's most famous sights including Alcatraz, the Las Vegas strip, the Grand Canyon and Niagara Falls, and travels on some spectacular railroad excursions, including the Grand Canyon Railroad.

Departs from April 2017 to September 2017.
21 days from £3,995per personView tour details
Premium USA Coast to Coast

Experience the USA in style on this enhanced version of our successful USA Coast to Coast tour, staying in many unique hotels entangled with key moments in American history. Sample Waldorf salad in the hotel where it was invented, enjoy a dinner cruise around the San Francisco Bay and view the Grand Canyon by air.

Departs from April 2017 to September 2017.
21 days from £6,095per personView tour details
America's Great National Parks

An oasis of spellbinding scenery and memorable experiences await on this enthralling tour of America's great natural gems. From cosmopolitan Chicago to breathtaking Glacier National Park, tour the best of Montana and Yellowstone, explore Salt Lake City, journey on the world's highest cog railway and discover the magical desert landscapes of Colorado.

Departs from May 2017 to October 2017.
16 days from £3,095per personView tour details
Around the World in 51 Days

Beginning and ending in London, we travel just under 23,000 miles across the globe on this incredible worldwide adventure. Starting in the iconic 'Big Apple', we chart a course across the heartland of America, to the West Coast. From there, we cross the Pacific into Asia and immerse ourselves in the rich legacies of China, before boarding the iconic Tsar's Gold Train for the journey across Russia. For the final leg of the journey, we head into central Europe, south through the imperial cities to Venice, boarding the luxurious Simplon-Orient- Express for the journey home.

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Departs in August 2017.
51 days from £24,245per personView tour details
Railroads & Rhythms - Chicago to New Orleans

Travel from Chicago to New Orleans on this epic rail journey. Experience Chicago's towering cityscape, immerse yourself into America's iconic music culture, dance the night away in New Orleans' French Quarter, and discover the city's mysterious Bayous.

Departs from April 2017 to September 2017.
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12 days from £2,595per personView tour details
USA Coast to Coast - Departing Manchester

Experience a once in a lifetime rail journey across the most diverse country in the world! Your photo album will include the Statue of Liberty, the White House, the Wild West, the Rockies, the Grand Canyon, Hollywood Boulevard and the Golden Gate Bridge.

21 days from Please call for detailsView tour details
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More about Chicago

The nearby Hancock Centre also offers fantastic views of Chicago, with some excellent refreshment facilities at the top. Millennium Park, with its interesting sculptures, is also worth a visit. Boat trips (with guided commentary) are available, with themed trips including an "Architecture of Chicago" tour. The 'Magnificent Mile' of North Michigan Avenue offers excellent shopping opportunities, and nobody should leave Chicago without taking a ride on the "Loop" - Chicago's famous and iconic overhead metro.

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