Travel 2 Touring 18/19

UNITED STATES

XXXX TOUR INDEPENDENT RAIL TOUR

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18 day East to West Explorer by Rail New York • Washington, DC • Chicago • Denver • Grand Junction • Salt Lake City • San Francisco • Los Angeles

Day 9: Denver Denver is a vibrant, active city at the base of the majestic Rocky Mountains. Nicknamed ‘The Mile High City’ it combines rich Western heritage and passion for the outdoors with urban excitement. The lively, walk-able downtown is filled with outdoor cafés, brewpubs, wine bars, shops, sports stadiums, theatres and museums. See masterpieces at the Denver Art Museum, or fully immerse yourself in the city’s craft beer culture on the Denver Beer Trail. Day 10: Denver – Grand Junction In the morning, you will leave the mile high city behind and board the California Zephyr again for a train journey through stunning scenery and highly regarded as one of the most scenic rail journeys in the USA to Grand Junction (standard coach class). Day 11: Grand Junction – Salt Lake City Back on the train to Salt Lake City as the West Coast draws ever nearer. With the high peaks of the Wasatch Mountains, Salt Lake City has an intriguing Mormon heritage and a host of museums. Restaurants serve up delicious local fare and there is burgeoning craft beer scene. Day 12: Salt Lake City – San Francisco On day 12, you will have coastal California in your site as you re-board the California Zephyr for the day/night journey to San Francisco. (D) Days 13 & 14: San Francisco On arrival into San Francisco, transfer independently to your hotel. Considered by many to be USA’s most liveable city, enjoy 2 days to discover the ‘city by the bay’. Explore Fishermans Wharf and Union Square and take a break for a bite to eat at the Ferry Building Marketplace, which hosts restaurants and vendors selling artisanal cheeses, wines, fresh produce, breads and seafood. Included is the 2 Day Hop-On Hop-Off Pass. The bus ticket will give you the opportunity to explore Downtown San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park, and Sausalito with unlimited hop-on hop-off use for 48 hours, and in the evening you can enjoy the Night Tour. In addition you get to ride the ferry to and from Alcatraz and take the award-winning self-guided audio tour on the island. (B)

Days 1 – 3: New York Arrive into the city that never sleeps, and take your shuttle transfer to your hotel and start exploring the Big Apple. This is a city that has something for everyone; magnificent shopping, wonderful theatre and Broadway shows, superb dining, museums, sightseeing and the fabulous Central Park. We have included the New York City Pass, this is the easiest and cheapest way to visit a full range of New York’s leading attractions, including the Empire State Building, 2-hour Circle Line Cruise or Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, American Museum of Natural History and Rose Centre, Guggenheim Museum and Museum of Modern Art. Ask about adding Niagara Falls by Air as something a little extra special. Days 4 & 5: New York – Washington, DC In the morning, you’ll have time at leisure to see those last minute sights of New York, before boarding the train to Washington, DC. Once in Washington, DC, transfer independently to your hotel and enjoy exploring the city at your leisure. Included is an All Loops ticket which will allow you to discover Washington with the freedom of a Hop-on Hop-off city tour. Day 6: Washington, DC – Chicago Day 6 is at leisure before boarding your late afternoon train for the overnight trip to Chicago. Enjoy the comfort of your own bed in a Superliner Roomette; by day there are 2 seats with a big picture window, and for sleeping these convert to comfortable beds by night. Dinner and breakfast served in the dining car are included. (D) Day 7: Chicago Wake up in the city of Chicago and transfer independently to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure allowing you the opportunity to explore a city of enormous variety, from parks and beaches to live jazz and blues clubs. Chicago was also the birthplace of the skyscraper and is home to America’s tallest building – the Willis Tower. Included is access to 360 Chicago observation deck, located 1,000 feet above The Magnificent Mile it gives incredible views of the Chicago skyline. Day 8: Chicago – Denver Day 8 is at leisure before boarding your afternoon train, the California Zephyr, for your overnight trip across the vast Nebraska Plains to Denver. (D)

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