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Trip Overview

Take an unforgettable coast to coast adventure across both the US and Canada on this unforgettable 30-day train journey. Start in sunny Los Angeles, where you’ll spend two days taking in all the sights before heading north along the famous Pacific coast to San Francisco, and beyond to Seattle and Vancouver. From Vancouver, traverse the Canadian wilderness to Toronto onboard VIA Rail, taking in the Canadian Rockies and Jasper along the way. From Toronto, it’s back to the US by way of New York City, Washington, DC and Chicago, where you’ll spend time taking in the top attractions in each city. Finally, take the iconic train journey to the Grand Canyon and experience one of the 7 Wonders of the World before returning Los Angeles. If this journey isn’t worthy of your bucket list, we don’t know what is!


  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour in Los Angeles
  • Multi-day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour in San Francisco
  • Sightseeing cruise in the San Francisco Bay
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour in Seattle
  • Harbour cruise in Seattle
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour in Vancouver
  • Admission to the Capilano Suspension Bridge in Vancouver
  • Admission to the Jasper Skytram
  • Sightseeing tour of the Icefields Parkway
  • Sightseeing tour of Jasper National Park
  • Sightseeing tour of Niagara Falls and Niagara on the Lake
  • Admission to the CN Tower in Toronto
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour in New York City
  • Admission to Top of the Rock in New York City
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour in Washington, DC
  • Monuments by Moonlight tour in Washington, DC
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour in Chicago
  • Architecture River Cruise in Chicago
  • Admission to the Chicago Skydeck
  • Freedom Rim Tour of the Grand Canyon


  • One-way Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from Los Angeles to San Francisco, San Francisco to Seattle, Seattle to Vancouver, Toronto to New York City, New York City to Washington, DC, Washington, DC to Chicago, Chicago to Williams, AZ, and Williams to Los Angeles, on the Coast Starlight®, Cascades®, Maple Leaf®, Northeast Regional®, Capitol Limited®, and Southwest Chief®, routes.
  • One-way VIA Rail in Economy from Vancouver to Jasper and Jasper to Toronto onboard the Canadian®
  • 21 nights’ hotel accommodations
  • 4 nights’ onboard Amtrak; 4 nights’ onboard VIA Rail
  • Roundtrip service in Coach accommodations on the Grand Canyon Railway
  • 4 meals included (1 breakfast, 2 lunches, 1 dinner)
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Prices are per person and subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travellers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards.

Welcome to Los Angeles and the start of your coast to coast journey! Check in at your hotel today for a two-night stay and begin discovering the city at your leisure. (Overnight in Los Angeles)

DAY 2              LOS ANGELES
You have the entire day to explore Los Angeles and Hollywood today with a fun hop-on, hop-off tour of the city. Your tour will take you to all the famous Hollywood attractions such as the Hollywood Sign, Rodeo Drive, Santa Monica Beach, and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The day is yours to enjoy! (Overnight in Los Angeles)

This morning you will board the Coast Starlight for your journey up to San Francisco. Enjoy this scenic ride on the train as you head north, following along the beautiful Pacific Ocean as you make your way up along the coast. Tonight, settle in to your hotel to begin your two-night stay in the ‘City by the Bay.’ (Overnight in San Francisco)

DAY 4             SAN FRANCISCO
Today, explore the city with your hop-on, hop-off sightseeing pass. Your tour will bring you to important San Francisco landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park, and Union Square. Also enjoy a different perspective of the iconic city from the water on your included cruise of the San Francisco Bay. (Overnight in San Francisco)

Continue to enjoy San Francisco and hit all the stops you missed yesterday on your tour. Visit Pier 39 to experience the fun attractions, restaurants, and famous sea lions. Experience the nation’s oldest Chinatown or enjoy your tour around San Francisco’s varied neighbourhoods as you are treated to a full tour of the iconic city. In the evening, transfer to the train station for your overnight journey to Seattle (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

DAY 6             SEATTLE
Welcome to Seattle! Travel on your own today to your centrally located hotel and start your exploration of the city. Take a stroll through downtown and explore the local restaurants and vibrant arts scene and shops! (Overnight in Seattle)

DAY 7             SEATTLE
Your full day in Seattle today includes a hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour, and a cruise around the scenic harbour. During your tour, you will get to visit all the top attractions, like Pike Place Market, Seattle Center, Seattle's Waterfront, and Pier 66 to name a few. (Overnight in Seattle)

Take the train from Seattle to Vancouver today and enjoy the sights along the way. Upon arrival in Vancouver, check in at your hotel for a two-night stay and begin discovering the dynamic city. (Overnight in Vancouver)

DAY 9             VANCOUVER
Today’s full day of sightseeing will start with a hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour that takes you to Vancouver’s most popular areas:  Stanley Park, Chinatown, Gastown, Granville Island and more!  The tour will feature live commentary, so you’ll have the opportunity to learn what makes this spectacular city so special.  Take some time this afternoon to visit the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, one of the most popular tourist attractions in British Columbia.  The bridge crosses over towering evergreens with views more than 100 feet above the forest floor. (Overnight in Vancouver)

Continue exploring Vancouver today at your leisure before heading to the VIA Rail station for your train eastbound to Jasper. Enjoy the comfortable overnight journey onboard the train. (Overnight onboard VIA Rail)

DAY 11            JASPER
Arrive into Jasper this morning and check in at your hotel for a three-night stay. Then set out to discover this stunning town and the surrounding area. Use your admission to the Jasper Skytram – the longest and highest guided aerial tramway in Canada – to get an incredible bird’s eye view of the Canadian Rockies. Enjoy the rest of the day discovering the charming shops and restaurants of downtown. (Overnight in Jasper)

DAY 12            JASPER
Tour the famous Icefields Parkway to the Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre.  View scenic rocky mountain vistas and local wildlife along the way, with photo stops at Athabasca Falls and Stutfield Glacier. Step onboard an ice explorer for an interpretive adventure onto the Athabasca Glacier.  At the Glacier Skywalk, enjoy the unobstructed view on a glass-floored observation platform out over the Sunwapta Valley. After the tour, return to Jasper and relax for the evening. (Overnight in Jasper) L

DAY 13            JASPER
Are you ready to explore more of the most beautiful destination in Canada? Today on your Jasper sightseeing tour you’ll get to do just that! Your tour highlights will most certainly be the Jasper townsite, Athabasca Viewpoint, Medicine Lake, Maligne Canyon and Maligne Lake with an optional cruise included. (Overnight in Jasper)

Check out of your hotel and travel to the VIA Rail station to board the Canadianfor your trip eastbound across Canada. Enjoy comfortable accommodations, excellent food and terrific views while onboard the train. (Overnight onboard VIA Rail)

DAY 17            TORONTO
Arrive in Toronto today and enjoy some city sightseeing.  Admission to the CN Tower, with sweeping views of Toronto, is also included today. (Overnight in Toronto)

This morning, you will be picked up at your hotel for a full day tour to one of the wonders of the natural world, Niagara Falls.  Highlights will include a meal overlooking the falls, a boat ride getting you up close and personal with the Falls, free time in both Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake and a winery tour and tasting.  After your full day of touring, your bus will drop you back off at your hotel for a relaxing evening. (Overnight in Toronto) L

Board Amtrak’s Maple Leaf train for your scenic journey to New York City. Relax and enjoy the comfortable accommodations onboard the train. Upon arrival in New York City, check in at your hotel for a two-night stay and begin discovering ‘The Big Apple.’ (Overnight in New York City)

DAY 20             NEW YORK CITY
Today you will get to explore the city on a hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour! Use your pass to easily get to the major attractions around Manhattan such as Central Park, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the American Museum of Natural History. Also enjoy admission to the Top of the Rock at the Rockefeller Center and experience unobstructed 360-degree views of the entire city from above. (Overnight in New York City)

Check out of your hotel in NYC today and board Amtrak’s Northeast Regional route down to Washington, DC. Upon arrival, begin to explore our nation’s capital at your leisure. (Overnight in Washington, DC)

DAY 22             WASHINGTON, DC
Today, continue your journey around the city with your hop-on, hop-off tour. Stop at any of the exciting attractions around the city, including the popular Smithsonian Museums, the White House, and the U.S. Capital Building. Take time to stop and stroll around the National Mall, head over to Ford’s Theatre, and snap pictures of the beautiful Union Station. Tonight, visit the major monuments on an evening tour that will take you to the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, and many more as they are illuminated against the night sky. (Overnight in Washington, DC)

This morning is yours to enjoy the city. Later this afternoon board Amtrak’s Capitol Limited route for your overnight trip to Chicago. Sit back and relax as the train makes its way to the Midwest. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

DAY 24             CHICAGO
Welcome to the Windy City! Check into your hotel and begin exploring the city with your hop-on, hop-off tour. Stop by Navy Pier, stroll through Millennium Park and visit the Bean, or enjoy shopping along the Magnificent Mile. Also discover the city’s amazing architecture on your included architecture river cruise. (Overnight in Chicago)

Enjoy admission to the Chicago Skydeck today for premier views of the city before boarding Amtrak’s Southwest Chief in the afternoon to journey south towards the Grand Canyon. Once onboard, sit back and enjoy as the heartland of the country unfolds before you. The journey will take you through the plains, deep forests, wheat fields, and into the red rocks of the desert. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

DAY 26             WILLIAMS
This evening, the train will arrive in Williams. Check into your hotel and settle in for the night. Tomorrow you will get to visit the iconic Grand Canyon! (Overnight in Williams)

Today wake up and enjoy a hearty breakfast. After your meal, board the famous Grand Canyon Railway for a trip to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Enjoy beautiful sights as your travel through one of the largest expanses of ponderosa pine forest in North America before reaching the Canyon itself. Upon arrival, enjoy a guided tour of the region that stops for multiple picture-taking opportunities. (Overnight in the Grand Canyon) B

This morning is open for you to explore around the South Rim on your own. Later in the afternoon, board the Grand Canyon Railway to travel back to Williams. Upon arrival, enjoy dinner in the iconic Route 66 town of Williams before an evening departure onboard the Southwest Chief westbound to California! (Overnight onboard Amtrak) D

DAY 29             LOS ANGELES
Arrive in Los Angeles this morning and check in at your hotel for a final overnight stay. Relax and enjoy the last day of your journey in the sunny ‘City of Angels.’ (Overnight in Los Angeles)


Legend for meals: B - Breakfast, BR - Brunch, L - Lunch, D – Dinner

Georgian Court Hotel Vancouver

The Georgian Court Hotel is a 4 star boutique hotel and a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World. Situated downtown Vancouver, steps from BC Place Stadium – home of the Vancouver Canucks – Rogers Arena, fashionable Robson Street and many downtown Vancouver’s main tourist attractions.

Chateau Jasper

The newly renovated Chateau Jasper is a cozy hotel with a variety of accommodations and facilities.

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Surrounded by captivating mountains and sparkling lakes, The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Resort Hotel welcomes you to The True Rocky Mountain Experience. Situated in the magnificent Canadian Rockies in a UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge resort invites you to experience the unique accommodations and luxury Signature Cabins, sure to invoke memories that will last a lifetime.

Lobstick Lodge

Lobstick Lodge welcomes you to the Canadian Rockies. Recently renovated and conveniently located in the town of Jasper, you will experience a serene atmosphere in a majestic mountain setting.

Marmot Lodge

Marmot Lodge offers 107 guestrooms and suites with exterior entry. Large families and groups will love the convenience of our kitchen suites along with a separate bedroom. All guests have access to our heated indoor pool, sauna, and an indoor and outdoor Jacuzzi.

Sawridge Inn and Conference Centre

Set amidst the breathtaking Canadian Rockies, the Sawridge Inn and Conference Centre Jasper is a resort style hotel that offers the rustic charm you’d expect in Jasper National Park.

The Crimson Jasper

The Crimson was inspired by true Canadian colours: Jasper's sunsets and fall foliage, our Canadian flag and the uniform of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Hampton Inn & Suites Vancouver

For unbeatable Vancouver accommodations in the heart of downtown, drop your bags at the Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Downtown Vancouver for a hassle-free metropolitan stay-experience. Featuring contemporary accommodations with a stylish downtown vibe, Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton, Downtown Vancouver delivers comfortable rooms and suites with generous amenities, including complimentary Wi-Fi, mini-kitchen stations and heavenly Cloud Nine beds by Serta®.

Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel

Those who stay at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel enjoy an innovative fitness center with treadmills and elliptical trainers, as well as a whirlpool and heated indoor swimming pool. All rooms have 32-inch flat screen televisions, free high-speed Internet, fog-free mirrors, plush bathrobes, and the Sheraton Sweet Sleeper Bed. Rooms are also smoke-free so that those guests that have allergies or sensitivities never have to worry

Fairmont Royal York Hotel

Toronto’s landmark hotel, The Fairmont Royal York has everything you need for a memorable stay in Toronto – opulent surroundings, a knowledgeable Concierge team, fine dining, exercise facilities, plus so much more. We’re conveniently located across from Union Station at 100 Front Street West within the financial and entertainment districts.

Chelsea Hotel Toronto

Canada's largest hotel with 1590 guest rooms, the Chelsea Hotel, Toronto is centrally located and just step's from the city's best shopping, theatres, nightlife and attractions.

Eurostars Magnificent Mile Chicago

Located in River North, a stone’s throw from the world-famous Michigan Avenue, Eurostars Magnificent Mile is within walking distance of the city’s vibrant cultural scene. From its sleek contemporary design, to an award-winning spa, this hotel has been designed to create the perfect environment for enjoying a unique experience, where avant-garde art, designer furniture and a classical feel come together. All rooms are equipped with Wifi and air conditioned. Hotel offers a restaurant/bar, sauna, and free use of the gym.

Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza

Located in the center of downtown Chicago’s exciting River North area and minutes from the Loop and Michigan Ave the contemporary Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza offers exceptional views of the Chicago River and the Chicago skyline. Our recent $20 million redesign is apparent in every aspect of the Holiday Inn Mart Plaza, from our stunning atrium lobby to our 521 comfortable and contemporary guest rooms and suites.

Palmer House Hilton

Welcome to The Palmer House®: a Hilton Hotel - an iconic, world-class downtown Chicago hotel and gateway to Chicago's rejuvenated Loop scene. A modern Chicago grand hotel, the Palmer House is a lively destination within walking distance of the best attractions the city of Chicago has to offer like Millennium Park, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the theater district. The guest rooms and suites match the hotel's French Baroque styling with metropolitan flair.

El Tovar

El Tovar Hotel, the premier lodging facility at the Grand Canyon, opened its doors in 1905 and was most recently renovated in 2005. In the past, the Hotel has hosted such luminaries as Theodore Roosevelt, Albert Einstein, Western author Zane Grey, and many others. Today, El Tovar retains its elegant charm. Located on the Canyon rim, it features a fine dining room (open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner), lounge and curio shop with newsstand.

Kachina Lodge

Located directly on the rim of the Grand Canyon, the Kachina Lodge is a great hotel for all guests visiting the South Rim.

Maswik Lodge

Maswik Lodge is a modern facility spread over several acres of ponderosa pine forest, located just 1/4 mile from the Canyon's edge. Maswik Lodge features a cafeteria that is open from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm. Here you will also find a sports bar with a wide screen TV, a curio shop stocked with handicrafts and gifts, and a transportation/activities desk.

Thunderbird Lodge

Conveniently located between El Tovar and Bright Angel Lodge, Thunderbird is a contemporary lodge located at the South Rim.

Yavapai Lodge

Yavapai Lodge is Grand Canyon National Park Lodges' largest facility and is surrounded by pinyon and juniper woodlands, about 1/2 mile from the rim. With modern rooms and many services within a few steps, this is a convenient choice for families. Yavapai East rooms feature in-room air conditioning and Yavapai West rooms have vaulted ceilings with ceiling fans. The Lodge is located next to the Market Plaza, which includes a general store, bank, and U.S. Post Office.

The LA Grand Hotel Downtown

When you stay with us, you will find that while you are at the heart of the cultural, finance, and entertainment hub of Los Angeles Downtown, our hotel offers you a serene retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city transforming into your home away from home.

The LA Grand Hotel Downtown

When you stay with us, you will find that while you are at the heart of the cultural, finance, and entertainment hub of Los Angeles Downtown, our hotel offers you a serene retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city transforming into your home away from home.

The Stewart Hotel

Staying at the The Stewart Hotel puts New York City at your fingertips. Just steps from Penn Station and most subway lines, it's easy to explore the city's most exciting neighborhoods and attractions; Madison Square Garden, the Empire State Building, and Fifth Avenue shopping. Or kick back and relax in your luxurious room. The comforts of technology await, including flat-screen TVs, iPod docking stations and wireless Internet.

Holiday Inn New York City Times Square

Located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, Holiday Inn New York City - Times Square is a 35-story high-rise hotel that makes it easy to enjoy New York’s incomparable attractions, restaurants and retail stores.

Marriott Marquis

Surround yourself with the sights and sounds of the city at New York Marriott Marquis. One of the premier hotels in Times Square, our central location gives you easy access to NYC entertainment options and several subway lines to access any part of NYC.

Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

The Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel is an upscale moderate hotel that’s just completed a $160 million renovation to its guest rooms and meeting space. The hotel is just steps from the excitement of the Broadway theatres, prestige of Carnegie Hall and world-class shopping of Fifth Avenue - this location is the perfect way to immerse yourself in the best that New York has to offer.

Crowne Plaza Seattle Downtown

Perfectly located in the heart of downtown Seattle, the award-winning Crowne Plaza Hotel Seattle – Downtown offers an exceptional blend of service, style and comfort..

The Fairmont Olympic Hotel

One of the city’s most celebrated historic landmarks and a premier luxury hotel in Seattle, Fairmont Olympic Hotel is conveniently located in downtown Seattle, close to Pike Place Market and many local attractions.

Hyatt Place Seattle Downtown

Located just three blocks from the Space Needle, Chihuly Glass Museum, Monorail, the Pacific Science Center, and the Museum of Pop Culture (formerly EMP), Hyatt Place Seattle is conveniently located close to all major attractions. Complimentary 24/7 shuttle service to Pike Place Market, downtown shopping, and the waterfront! Complimentary hot breakfast buffet for all Amtrak guests. Complimentary shuttle service to Westlake Station for Link Light Rail service directly to Pioneer Square (5 minutes) and the Stadium Station (9 mins) for T-Mobile & CenturyLink Stadiums. Our Gallery menu has food and beverage options available 24/7 plus lots of amazing restaurants just a few steps away.

Warwick Seattle Hotel

Warwick Seattle is an elegant hotel located in downtown Seattle and within walking distance to most Seattle attractions such as the Seattle Center, home of the Seattle Space Needle, Chihuly Garden and Glass, and MoPOP (formerly Experience Music Project), and the Seattle Opera, Pike Place Market, world-class shopping and a multitude of dining and entertainment options

Kimpton Alton Hotel (Formerly Holiday Inn Fishermans Wharf)

Of all San Francisco hotels, Holiday Inn San Francisco Hotel Fisherman's Wharf has one of the best locations, central to the Californian shopping capital. The hotel is in among the bars, cafes, and the vast number of specialty shops in Fisherman's Wharf. Hotels here, in the liveliest part of San Francisco, are right next to Chinatown, Pier 39 and the Cable Cars.

Hotel Zephyr

The Hotel Zephyr offers a one-of-a-kind hotel experience in the heart of the city's most iconic tourist attractions. Bringing a new dimension to Fisherman's Wharf by offering a twist on accommodations as well as a playful personality, our waterfront property features 361 stylish waterfront guest quarters, many with personal balconies

Park Central Hotel

Our newly re-imagined hotel elevates the standard of excellence in luxury hotels in San Francisco, while celebrating the timeless art of hospitality.

Courtyard Washington, DC/U.S. Capitol

Escape ordinary travel routines when you book at Courtyard Washington, DC/U.S. Capitol hotel near Union Station DC and NoMa station.

The Mayflower Hotel

The Mayflower Hotel, Autograph Collection has been a Washington, DC landmark since opening its doors over 90 years ago. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, our hotel has been completely refreshed, offering a host of modern amenities, while still maintaining a sense of iconic luxury. Immerse yourself in the beauty of our sweeping marble lobby before getting comfortable in our redesigned guestrooms.

Phoenix Park Hotel

Enjoy a unique opportunity to experience the luxury of Irish country estate in the heart of Washington, DC's Capitol Hill. With traditional oil paintings, opulent marble staircase and traditional décor. The Phoenix Park Hotel also embraces the charisma and magic of one of the most established dining and entertainment restaurants in the area, The Dubliner.

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Prices are per person and subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travellers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards.