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Great Rail Journeys - USA Coast to Coast

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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.

  • The services of a professional UK Tour Manager from start to finish
  • Scheduled flights in Economy Class from London to New York and San Francisco to London
  • Rail and coach travel as described
  • 15 nights’ hotel accommodation (room only)
  • 1 night aboard the historic liner, RMS Queen Mary
  • 3 overnight train journeys in two-berth roomette (meals included)
  • Exciting Excursions
  • Guided tours in New York
  • Guided tour of Washington DC
  • Guided tours of Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles
  • Manhattan Harbour cruise
  • Time to explore the South Rim of the Grand Canyon
  • Rocky Mountain National Park & Estes Park
  • 3 heritage rail journeys and 4 Amtrak journeys
  • New York including a harbour cruise
  • 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
  • San Francisco

Day 1: London to New York

Fly to New York, where we spend two nights at the luxurious Parker Hotel, only 3 blocks from the city’s iconic Central Park. A contemporary hotel with an elegant feel, the Parker Hotel boasts a superb location, within easy reach of incredible attractions including Carnegie Hall, the Theater District and 5th Avenue.

Day 2: Sightseeing in New York

Enjoy a guided tour of the ‘Big Apple’, including Central Park, an open, leafy space set amongst the city’s skyscrapers. Later we enjoy a cruise around Manhattan Harbour, spotting landmarks from our unique vantage point on the water including Ellis Island and the torch-wielding icon, the Statue of Liberty.

Days 3-4: To Washington DC

Take the train south to Washington, the nation’s capital, where we spend two nights at the Fairfax Embassy Row, located in the Dupont Circle district. This afternoon we begin a guided tour of this elegant city, passing many of the famous landmarks including the White House, Capitol Hill, historic Georgetown and the Pentagon. Day 4is free to explore Washington at leisure.

Day 5: To the Mid-West

We leave Washington late-afternoon on the Capitol Limited. The Capitol Limited service runs daily between Washington D.C. and Chicago, following the historic B&O line through the Potomac Valley. Our overnight journey takes us past historic Harpers Ferry and the Allegheny Mountains into Pittsburgh, before crossing into Ohio and heading north to Cleveland across Indiana and eventually into the centre of Chicago.

Days 6-8: Overnight to Chicago and the Great Plains

Arrive in Chicago after breakfast on board the Capitol Limited. Here we spend the next two nights at the Cambria Hotel, located within walking distance of Navy Pier, the shops of the Magnifi cent Mile and the lake.

Days 9-10: Denver and Rocky Mountain National Park

Arrive in Denver (nicknamed the ‘Mile High City’ as it is at an altitude of exactly one mile above sea level) early this morning, with breakfast served in the dining car. After our guided orientation drive on arrival, the rest of your day is at leisure to explore. Our home in Denver is the modern Magnolia Hotel.

On Day 10, enjoy a full-day excursion to explore Rocky Mountain National Park and Estes Park. Renowned worldwide for their breathtaking scenery abundant in turquoise rivers, lush forests, majestic mountain vistas and wildlife

Days 11-12: Heritage American rail

Embark on one of the USA’s most scenic rail journeys along the route of the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad. Our journey takes us up into the Rocky Mountains, past dramatic peaks and deep ravines to the city of Grand Junction, in the heart of Colorado’s wine region, where we enjoy an overnight stay.

On Day 12, we transfer to Silverton, for a journey on the Durango & Silverton Railroad, travelling through breathtaking canyons, past emerald-green rivers, across the remote wilderness of the National Forest, to Durango, where we spend the night at the DoubleTree Durango.

Days 13-14: Monument Valley and Flagstaff

Familiar from a hundred westerns, the rugged landscape of Utah’s Monument Valley is one of America’s defining images, which we discover today as we pass through en-route to Flagstaff. Day 14 is free to explore.

Day 15: The Grand Canyon

Today we head along the legendary Route 66 to the town of Williams to join the Grand Canyon Railway. We travel in carriages, hauled by historic locomotives, to the Grand Canyon to see one of the world’s most awe-inspiring sights.

Days 16-17: Los Angeles and the Coast Starlight

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 along the Pacific coast to San Francisco.

Day 18: 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. Your afternoon is free to explore further.

Days 19-20: The journey home

We transfer to the airport for our flight to London today, arriving on Day 20.

Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don’t include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment’s notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote.

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