Discover some of the most gorgeous cities in the United States on this Route 66 rail journey. Your trip kicks off in the breezy city of Chicago, the starting line for the famous Route 66, and ends in the palm-tree lined city of Los Angeles.

Explore all the “Windy City” has to offer with a multi-day hop-on/hop-off sightseeing pass. Tour the famous St. Louis Arch. Enjoy a walking tour of Albuquerque’s scenic Old Town and take in the stunning architecture. Spend a day exploring the majestic Grand Canyon. This trip is the perfect way to see the breathtaking land of America!

Chicago > St. Louis > Albuquerque >Williams Junction > Grand Canyon > Los Angeles (14 Days / 13 Nights)

 Tour Highlights:
• Walking tour of Albuquerque’s Old Town and Route 66
• Grand Canyon Motorcoach Rim tour with Lunch
• See the city, stars’ homes, and famous beaches on a guided city tour of Los Angeles
• Explore Chicago on a multi-day hop-on / hop-off sightseeing tour

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Tour Package Also Includes:
• One-way Amtrak® from Chicago to St. Louis, St. Louis to Albuquerque on the Texas Eagle; Albuquerque to Williams Junction, Williams Junction to Los Angeles on the Southwest Chief in Coach accommodations
• 11 nights’ hotel accommodations; 2 nights onboard Amtrak
• 5 meals included (1 dinner in Chicago, 1 dinner in St. Louis, 1 breakfast in Williams, 1 lunch in Grand Canyon, 1 dinner in Williams)
• Ride the tram to the top of the Gateway Arch to get a bird’s-eye view of St. Louis
• Round Trip aboard Grand Canyon Railway to the Grand Canyon

 

 

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Tour Itinerary:

DAY 1 YOUR JOURNEY BEGINS IN CHICAGO
Welcome to Chicago! Today your journey begins with a multi-day hop-on / hop-off sightseeing pass. Visit the Magnificent Mile, Navy Pier, and many more Chicago destinations. Don’t forget to hop-off and take a picture at the famous sign marking the start of Route 66! (Overnight in Chicago)

DAY 2 CHICAGO
Enjoy the second day of your hop-on / hop-off city tour of Chicago. After a fun day of sightseeing, head to dinner at a popular Chicago restaurant. (Overnight in Chicago)

Dinner is Included.

DAY 3 CHICAGO TO ST. LOUIS
Transfer on your own and board Amtrak’s® Texas Eagle to St. Louis. Head south as you journey to the great Midwest on your train ride through the “Show-Me-State” to your destination. (Overnight in St. Louis)

DAY 4 ST. LOUIS
Begin your day with a visit to the “Gateway to the West” at the St. Louis Gateway Arch. At an astounding 630-feet tall, the magnificent Gateway Arch remains the tallest man-made national monument in the United States. Its unique shape and stainless steel facade remarkably represent the history made in the city of St. Louis. Tonight, enjoy your dinner at a popular restaurant. (Overnight in St. Louis)

Dinner is included.

DAY 5 OVERNIGHT ABOARD AMTRAK
Transfer on your own and board the Amtrak to Albuquerque for a relaxing overnight trip along the Mother Road in your Coach accommodations on the Texas Eagle. (Overnight on the train)

DAY 6 ALBUQUERQUE
Arrive in Albuquerque later this afternoon and transfer on your own to your hotel. Enjoy your free time exploring the sights and sounds of Albuquerque, a city marked by its rich Spanish roots. (Overnight in Albuquerque)

DAY 7 ALBUQUERQUE
Today, explore historic Old Town Albuquerque on a private walking tour. Learn about the history of Albuquerque and Route 66 on this private tour. Your tour guide will escort you on an exciting adventure through time. Uncover Old Town’s unusual and well-hidden architectural details you find most intriguing. Reminisce about the early southwest pioneers’ daily struggle to survive. Relive the sights and sounds of the Civil War as Confederate soldiers entered the Plaza. Imagine early merchants as they traveled the Santa Fe Trail for trade. (Overnight in Albuquerque)

DAY 8 ALBUQUERQUE TO WILLIAMS JUNCTION
Transfer on your own and board Amtrak to Williams Junction on the Southwest Chief. Travel past wheat fields and ranches, missions and pueblos as you journey west. Upon arrival in Williams Junction, you will be transferred to Williams and the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel. Enjoy a good night’s sleep before awakening for your adventure at Grand Canyon National Park. (Overnight in Williams)

DAY 9 GRAND CANYON ABOARD GRAND CANYON RAILWAY
Enjoy your breakfast at the Grand Depot Café and be sure to not miss the morning shootout before boarding the Grand Canyon Railway into the Grand Canyon National Park. Explore the South Rim with lunch on your motorcoach tour, and take in some of the most spectacular vistas in North America formed over 17 million years ago. (Overnight in the Canyon)

Breakfast and Lunch is Included.

DAY 10 GRAND CANYON
Enjoy today at leisure in the Grand Canyon. Spend your free time enjoying the sights of the Canyon and drinking in the fresh air, amazing sights and many photo opportunities in the park. (Overnight in the Canyon)

DAY 11 OVERNIGHT ABOARD AMTRAK
After a good night’s sleep, board the Grand Canyon Railway back to Williams. This evening, enjoy your included dinner at the Grand Depot Café. Board your transfer from the hotel to the Amtrak station and board the Southwest Chief train to Los Angeles. (Overnight aboard Amtrak)

Dinner is Included.

DAY 12 LOS ANGELES
Upon arrival early this morning, transfer on your own to your hotel. Spend the day exploring Hollywood at leisure. Stop by the Walk of Fame or venture up to Griffith Observatory to view the Hollywood sign. There is so much to do and see in Los Angeles! (Overnight in Los Angeles)

DAY 13 LOS ANGELES
Today, enjoy a guided tour of Los Angeles. See the homes of famous movie stars, tour Hollywood, and visit the most popular California beaches, including Ventura Beach and Santa Monica Beach. At Santa Monica Pier make sure to take a picture at the sign marking the end of Route 66. (Overnight in Los Angeles)

DAY 14 YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN LOS ANGELES

 

Hotel Information:
Chicago Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza
St. Louis: Holiday Inn St. Louis / Downtown Convention Center
Albuquerque: Crowne Plaza Albuquerque
Williams Junction: Grand Canyon Railway Hotel
Grand Canyon: Maswik Lodge
Los Angeles: The LA Hotel Downtown

PRICE from = £1999 per person (based on two sharing)
This tour operates on a regular basis throughout the year, please contact us to check availability on 0191 246 0708

Train Upgrade Fees
Upgrade per person in double
Roomette = £150 pp
Bedroom = £450 pp

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