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USA Coast to Coast

(Tour code: USG17)Enjoy the ultimate American coast to coast adventure

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.

Tour Highlights
  • New York including a harbour cruise
  • San Francisco
  • Washington
  • Chicago and Denver
  • Journey on the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad
  • Journey on the Durango & Silverton Railroad
  • Monument Valley
  • Journey on The Grand Canyon Railroad
  • Los Angeles and Hollywood
  • Stay on the luxury liner RMS Queen Mary
What’s Included (Full details)
  • Heritage Rail Excursions
    Amtrak rail travel
  • 15 nights' hotel accommodation (room only)
    3 overnight train journeys (meals included)
  • All Transfers Included
    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.

New York
Days 1-3

New York, New York

We meet at London Heathrow for our direct flight to New York. We enjoy a guided tour and harbour cruise on Day 2, before a full day at leisure on Day 3.

Washington DC
Days 4-5

Washington DC

Today we take the train south to Washington, the nation's capital, embarking on a guided tour of the city's key sights. Day 5 is free.

Chicago
Day 6-8

Overnight to Chicago and the Great Plains

We leave Washington on Amtrak service through the Potomac Valley, arriving into the centre of Chicago on Day 7. After breakfast on board, we take a coach tour that revisits the 'dry and lawless years' of the 1920s and '30s. The next day, we join the service to Denver.

Denver
Days 9-12

Denver and Rocky Mountain National Park

We arrive in Denver early this morning and take a guided tour. On Day 10 we enjoy a full-day excursion to explore Rocky Mountain National Park and Estes Park. On Day 11 and Day 12, we enjoy two of the region's heritage railroads.

The Grand Canyon
Days 13-15

Monument Valley and the Grand Canyon

We head through the Monument Valley to Flagstaff, where you are free to explore on Day 14. We visit the Grand Canyon on Day 15, taking the Grand Canyon Railroad to the South Rim before joining the overnight service to Los Angeles.

Coast Starlight
Days 16-17

Los Angeles and the Coast Starlight

We spend this morning in Hollywood. We then travel to Long Beach for one night on board RMS Queen Mary. On Day 17 we join Amtrak's Coast Starlight for a daytime journey northwards along the scenic Pacific coast shoreline to San Francisco.

The Golden Gate Bridge
Days 18-19

San Francisco

We begin our explorations with a guided tour that includes the magnificent Golden Gate Bridge and the popular Fisherman's Wharf, home to a much-loved population of sea lions. During your free time here you may wish to visit the infamous island of Alcatraz, renowned for its time as a prison. Day 19 is at leisure, so why not explore the vibrant streets of Chinatown or ride the tram to famous Lombard Street, 'the most crooked street in the world'?

Flying home
Days 20-21

Journey home

This afternoon we transfer to the airport for our flight to London or Manchester, 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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