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The Trans-American Rail Tour

(Tour code: SUG17)Discover America's most famous sights by rail

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.

Tour Highlights
  • San Francisco
  • New York City
  • Alcatraz
  • Yosemite National Park
  • Las Vegas
  • The Grand Canyon and the Grand Canyon Railroad
  • Durango & Silverton Railroad
  • Rocky Mountain National Park
  • Denver and Chicago
  • Niagara Falls
What’s Included (Full details)
  • Heritage Rail Excursions
    Amtrak journeys
  • 17 Nights' Accommodation
  • Selected Porterage
  • Return Scheduled Flights
    Upgrades Available

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.

The Golden Gate Bridge
Days 1-3

London to San Francisco

We depart from London Heathrow for San Francisco. Our sightseeing tour on Day 2 includes the inspiring Golden Gate Bridge and the popular Fisherman's Wharf. We also visit the infamous island of Alcatraz. The next day is free.

Yosemite National Park
Days 4-7

Yosemite, Las Vegas and Flagstaff

Today we travel through California to Yellowstone National Park, embarking on a guided tour. On Day 5, we continue through the Mojave Desert to Las Vegas, where you are free to explore. We leave Vegas on Day 7, travelling to Flagstaff via Route 66 and the impressive Hoover Dam.

The Grand Canyon
Days 8-11

The Grand Canyon and Railroads of the US

We travel to the Grand Canyon's South Rim by heritage rail. On Day 9, we continue through Utah's Monument Valley to Durango. On Day 10 and 11, we enjoy some of the region's most historic heritage rail journeys.

Rocky Mountain National Park
Days 12-13

Denver and the Rocky Mountains

You have a free day to explore Denver's sights. On Day 13 we explore the natural attractions of the Rocky Mountain National Park and Estes Park. Tonight we join the California Zephyr sleeper train.

Chicago
Days 14-15

Chicago

We complete our journey to Chicago, arriving this afternoon for an introductory sightseeing tour and spending tonight at the MileNorth Hotel. Day 15 is free to explore Chicago. We board the Lake Shore Limited this evening for the overnight journey to Buffalo on the cusp of Niagara Falls.

Niagara Falls
Days 16-17

Niagara Falls

We arrive in Buffalo and transfer to Niagara Falls. You have the opportunity to explore the falls from the water on a river tour. At lunchtime on Day 17, we travel on the Maple Leaf service to New York City.

The Statue of Liberty
Days 18-21

New York, New York

We wake up in "the city that never sleeps" today and enjoy a guided tour including Central Park and glamorous Fifth Avenue, before a harbour cruise around Manhattan, past the Statue of Liberty. You also have free time to explore this exciting city; perhaps visit bustling Grand Central Station, poignant 'Ground Zero', or see a show on Broadway. We transfer to the airport on Day 20, for the flight to London, arriving on Day 21.

Please note

Please note that while every departure of this tour will feature the same excursions, the order may differ from that shown above.

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