This 17-day rail journey highlights some of America’s most popular destinations. Travel from the bustling streets of New York to the historic French Quarter in New Orleans. Journey west to San Francisco the “Bay City” and then on to the “Mile High City” of Denver! Enjoy some of the history and marvelous architecture, and along the way take in a true “All American” experience.
Please note: – This is a suggested itinerary only and is intended to give an overview of what is possible. All of our holiday itineraries are fully customisable and can be tailor-made to suit your own individual requirements. If you would like to start in a different destination, use specific hotel accommodation, include an extra night here, a side-trip there and/or include tickets to an event please let your Discover North America travel specialist know. They’ll also book you the best value flights to ensure a seamless holiday experience.
Welcome to New York! On arrival, check in at your hotel for a two-night stay. You will then have the day free to explore “the Big Apple” on your own. (Overnight in New York City)
Today you will enjoy the best of what New York City has to offer on a hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of the city. Use the tour to stop at such iconic New York sights as Times Square and Central Park. You will also have admissions to either the Empire State Building Observatory or the Top of the Rock at Rockefeller Center. (Overnight in New York City)
This afternoon you will board Amtrak's Crescent ®line for your trip south to the “Crescent City” Settle in and relax your leisurely ride as the train makes its way towards New Orleans. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)
Welcome to New Orleans! This evening you are free to explore New Orleans on your own. Famous for its fun and unique culture, there is definitely fun to be had in “The Big Easy”. (Overnight in New Orleans)
This morning you will learn all about New Orleans on a guided sightseeing city tour. This tour will bring you to such important New Orleans sights as historic Jackson Square, the fun-filled French Quarter, and the eerie graveyards known as the “Cities of the Dead”. Also, choose between a fabulous brunch accompanied by some of the most amazing jazz performers or dinner at an authentic creole restaurant in the French Quarter restaurant. (Overnight in New Orleans)
Today you will board Amtrak's Sunset Limited® for your trip west to California! Settle in and prepare for a scenic ride across the country. Marvel at the sights you pass through deserts peppered with cacti, sprawling fields, and majestic mountains on your way to Los Angeles. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)
This morning you will change trains in Los Angeles's Union Station to board the famous Coast Starlight® for your ride north to San Francisco. The Coast Starlight is known for the beautiful stretches of California shoreline that it passes as it makes its' way towards Northern California. (Overnight in San Francisco)
A full day of sightseeing in San Francisco awaits! Use your hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour to visit San Francisco's top attractions such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Union Square, and historic Haight-Ashbury District. (Overnight in San Francisco)
This morning you will board Amtrak's California Zephyr® for your trip on to Denver. As the train winds its way east be prepared to experience the Sierra Nevada and Rocky Mountain ranges. As always, your Amtrak ride is perfect for picture-taking opportunities. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)
This evening you will arrive in Denver. Check-in to your hotel and prepare for a day of sightseeing tomorrow. (Overnight in Denver)
Today you will explore the natural wonders of Colorado and the Rocky Mountains. Your guided tour will take you to some of the most spectacular mountain landscapes and vistas. The scenery is breathtaking! Also, take some time to explore the city of Denver and some of its popular attractions such as the U.S. Mint. (Overnight in Denver)
This morning you will have free to continue your sightseeing in the “Mile High City” before departing this evening. Tonight board Amtrak for your return trip to Chicago. As the train makes its way east, reflect on all of the wonderful experiences on your All American rail journey. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)
This afternoon you will arrive in Chicago, the “Windy City”! Check into your hotel and take the afternoon to explore the city on your own. (Overnight in Chicago)
Today you will experience Chicago by way of a hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour. The tour will make stops at some of Chicago's top highlights including the Willis Tower, Millennium Park, Navy Pier, and the River Walk. Following you time exploring the city, travel to Chicago's Union Station and board Amtrak's Lake Shore Limited® to travel east back to New York. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)
This evening you will arrive back in New York City. Check into your hotel and discover parts of the city you may have missed during the beginning of your journey. (overnight in New York City)
Discover North America can arrange extra nights in New York City and trip extensions. Please call us for more details.