Route – Breathtaking Beauty, eastbound to Chicago

An ultra luxurious, exclusive 2,430 mile Journey by Rail traveling from the Pacific ocean through the vast and magnificent Western USA’s mountains, plateaus and plains to the Great Lakes. Passengers live on board rail cars at different layover locations; there is no moving in and out of hotels. A unique, one of a kind vacation; an outstanding value.

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San Francisco to Chicago – 8 Days* and 7 Nights
Live on board your luxurious rail Car while visiting
San Francisco (Emeryville) – Denver – Chicago
*Or,
5, 6 or 7 days by boarding on day 2 and/or disembarking 1 or 2 days early, eliminating extra day visits to San Francisco and/or Chicago, with a fare reduction.
See itinerary below.

Departure Dates Fares Fare Comparisons Itinerary

DEPARTURE DATE(S)
2023 – 13 August
*Or, a day later by boarding on the 2nd day, eliminating an extra day visit to San Francisco, at a reduced fare.
FARE(S)Per person, double occupancy per bedroom:
Grande Suite $11,270* – Master Suite $10,840*
Single passenger: 175% of double occupancy per person fare
3rd passenger: If available – $1,130
*Or, a lower fare by boarding on the 2nd day; ask Reservations about the fare reduction.

Early confirmed booking/reservation discounts:*
210 or more days in advance 12% – 175 days 9% – 140 days 6%
* Can’t be combined with other discounts unless specifically provided for.
Unconfirmed prices are subject to change without notice.
Journey dates and routes are subject to change based on Amtrak’s timetable and other operational considerations.

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Magnificent scenery crossing the Sierra Nevada and Rocky mountains.


Incredible views traveling through vistas of California’s magnificent Sierra Nevada Mountains, carved tunnels and high mountain passes, over the magnificent Rocky Mountains, across the Continental Divide, through colorful red rocks and deserts of Utah, and along verdant valleys.
San Francisco is one of the country’s most cosmopolitan cities known for cool summers, fog, steep rolling hills, eclectic mix of architecture, and landmarks including the Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars, the former Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary, Fisherman’s Wharf, and its Chinatown district which is the largest outside of Asia as well as the oldest Chinatown in North America. The City is home to world-class theatre, opera, symphony and ballet companies and boasts premieres of Broadway-bound plays and culture-changing performing arts.
Denver, known as the Mile High City situated 5672 feet above sea level in the shadows of the Rocky Mountains, with 300 days of sunshine, brilliant blue skies and breathtaking mountain scenery. The Rockies make Denver a hiker’s paradise, with dozens of challenging trails, white water rafting and some of the finest downhill and cross-country skiing. The Art Museum is one of the largest Native American art collections in the world. Red Rocks amphitheater surrounded by giant, ancient rock formations is famous for its one-of-a-kind outdoor concert venue.
Chicago, on Lake Michigan, is famed for its bold architecture, including skyscrapers like the 1,451-ft. Willis Tower and the neo-Gothic Tribune Tower. The city is renowned for its museums, including the Art Institute of Chicago with its Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works, and is known for its vibrant arts scene, numerous cultural attractions, excellent shopping, interesting architecture, Navy Pier and beautiful beaches that stretch along the waterfront. The downtown Millennium Park features a centerpiece 110-ton Cloud Gate sculpture, fascinating Crown Fountain, an outdoor concert venue and Lurie Garden, a ‘secret garden’ and naturalistic place of rest and renewal for humans and wildlife alike.
 
JOURNEY BY RAIL TIMETABLE
Day 1 – Sunday – San Francisco
The train/car(s) park in and depart from nearby Emeryville
Board after 11:00 am

Enjoy all-inclusive comforts living on your luxurious rail Car while you
Visit San Francisco area
Click on Activities, San Francisco to see optional things to do
Evening welcome reception, on board
Overnight in San Francisco, on board
Optional – Board after 11:00 am on Monday instead of Sunday with an appropriate fare reduction.
Day 2 – Monday – San Francisco (Emeryville)
Optional – Board after 11:00 am on Monday instead of Sunday with an appropriate fare reduction.
Enjoy all-inclusive comforts living on your luxurious rail Car while you
Visit San Francisco Area

Hosted tour of attractions and Chinatown, with deluxe Chinese dinner;
or alternative excursion if desired
Overnight in San Francisco, on board
Day 3 – Tuesday – San Francisco (Emeryville)
Depart San Francisco early morning
Magnificent en-route scenery with immaculate on board service.
White glove early evening dinner, en-route on board
Overnight en-route, on board
Day 4 – Wednesday – Denver
Arrive Denver early evening 
Enjoy all-inclusive comforts living on your luxurious rail car while you
Visit Denver
Click on Activities, Denver to see optional things to do
Overnight in Denver, on board

Day 5 – Thursday – Denver
Enjoy all-inclusive comforts living on your luxurious rail Car while you
Visit Denver
Hosted tour of attractions and off car Colorado bison, fresh mountain caught fish late lunch
or alternative excursion
Depart Denver Early Evening
Day 6 – Friday – Chicago
Arrive Chicago mid afternoon
Magnificent en-route scenery with immaculate on board service
Enjoy all-inclusive comforts living on your luxurious rail Car while you

Visit Chicago area,
Click on Activities, Chicago to see optional things to do
Overnight in Chicago on board
Optional – Disembark by 6:00 pm on Friday instead of Saturday with an appropriate fare reduction.
Day 7 – Saturday – Chicago
Optional – Disembark by 6:00 pm on Friday instead of Saturday or Sunday with an appropriate fare reduction.
Enjoy all-inclusive comforts living on your luxurious rail Car while you
Visit Chicago
Hosted tour of attractions
Overnight in Chicago on board
Optional – Disembark by 11:00 am on Saturday instead of Sunday with an appropriate fare reduction.
Day 8 – Sunday – Chicago
Optional – Disembark by 11:00 pm on Saturday instead of Sunday with an appropriate fare reduction.
Disembark by 11:00 am