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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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Mobility information

Due to the nature of our tours they are generally unsuitable for those with restricted mobility. If you’d like to discuss any particular holiday with us in this respect, then please don’t hesitate to call us.


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Trans-America: New York to San Francisco by Rail

Travel on iconic Amtrak trains and visit incredible American cities


Laura Strawinski
James Starkie
Helen Laverack