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Grand National Parks with Yellowstone, Yosemite and the Grand Canyon
from $3,049 pp

  • Duration: 13 days
  • Destinations: United States

Three of the nation's greatest national parks await you on this rail journey across America! Take in the great expanse of the American West as you travel across the Great Plains and through the Rocky Mountains aboard Amtrak. Stop to explore all the sites and wonders of sprawling Yellowstone National Park. Continue on to Yosemite where your tour takes in all the stony peaks, beautiful open meadows, and piney forests that make up this national treasure. The Grand Canyon will leave you in awe with a natural beauty that took millions of years to create. Your Grand National Parks journey will provide a host of unforgettable experiences!

Getting there is half the fun! With more ways to relax on your journey – including plenty of legroom, spectacular views, and unique dining experiences – your state of mind will transform during an Amtrak Vacations journey, just like the land you’re passing through. Read on to discover just some of the many benefits of choosing to book with AAA Travel and Amtrak Vacations.

Special Offers and Member Benefits:

  • 2X Member Benefit - Save $100 per booking on select vacations below (5 nights or longer)
  • $100 per booking bounce back offer for any three cities Independent Rail Journey combinable with any other published offer.

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At a Glance: Grand National Parks with Yellowstone, Yosemite, and the Grand Canyon - Chicago>Salt Lake City>Yellowstone National Park>San Francisco> Yosemite National Park>Los Angeles> Williams> Grand Canyon National Park> Chicago

Highlights: 

  • Featured 8 nights' hotel accommodations at the following locations: El Tovar, Maswik Lodge, Thunderbird Lodge, Yavapai Lodge, The La Grand Hotel Downtown, Holiday Inn Fishermans Wharf, Hotel Zephyr, Little America Hotel SLC, Radisson Hotel Salt Lake City Downtown, Explorer Cabins at Yellowstone, Gray Wolf inn and Suites, Holiday Inn West Yellowstone, Yellowstone Park Hotel
  • 4 nights' onboard Amtrak
  • 3 meals included (1 breakfast, 2 dinners)
  • Sightseeing tour of Yellowstone's Lower Loop*
  • Dinner at The Roof Restaurant in Salt Lake City
  • Sightseeing tour of Yosemite National Park
  • Sightseeing city tour of Los Angeles
  • Roundtrip service in Coach accommodations on the Grand Canyon Railway
  • Motorcoach Freedom Tour of the Grand Canyon's South Rim

*Yellowstone Lower Loop Tour is seasonal. During winter months, Old Faithful Explorer Tour will be substituted.

Maximum Flexibility Offer - Book by September 30, 2020

  • PLUS, new reservations can change their travel dates or cancel their rail vacation up until 5 days prior to departure, without incurring any change or cancellation fees.
  • Existing reservations can be reschedule up to 5 days prior to departure date, without incurring any change or cancellation fees. 
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At a Glance: Grand National Parks with Yellowstone, Yosemite, and the Grand Canyon - 13 days - 8 nights' hotel accommodations and 4 nights onboard

DAY 1: YOUR JOURNEY BEGINS IN CHICAGO

Head over to Union Station in Chicago to board the California Zephyr train heading West. You are on your way to the national parks! (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

DAY 2: SALT LAKE CITY

Keep your camera handy as your train makes its way west. This journey from Chicago takes you across the waving fields of grain that make up the Great Plains and through the soaring peaks of the Rocky Mountains. As you arrive to Salt Lake City, head to your hotel for the evening. (Overnight in Salt Lake City)

DAY 3: YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK

Awake this morning and continue on to Yellowstone. Your cross-country journey takes in some amazing mountain scenery along the way. (Overnight in West Yellowstone)

DAY 4: YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK

Today you will experience the majesty of Yellowstone, the world's first national park. Formed from the remains of an extinct super-volcano that exploded around 600,000 years ago, the park is a full of alpine lakes, flowing rivers, jagged peaks, expansive forests, hot springs and geysers. Your included tour allows you to experience all of this while stopping at a number of thrilling landmarks such as the world-famous geyser, Old Faithful. Keep your eyes open for the abundant wildlife that inhabit Yellowstone such as elk, bears, pronghorn, and even wolves! Yellowstone is an absolute wonder! (Overnight in West Yellowstone)

DAY 5: OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK

You are transported back to Salt Lake City today to board your train heading to the West Coast and Yosemite National Park. Enjoy dinner and spectacular views of the city at The Roof Restaurant before departing on the train in the evening. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

DAY 6: SAN FRANCISCO

This evening you will arrive in San Francisco. Check into your hotel to relax or head out to enjoy dinner or some sights. The evening is yours. (Overnight in San Francisco)

DAY 7: SAN FRANCISCO TO YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK

Today's trip to Yosemite National Park is one of the highlights of your journey. After being picked up from your hotel, you will ride cross country, through California's agricultural heartland. This is a relaxing trip through some very charming countryside. Your visit to Yosemite itself is a chance to experience all the park is famous for: rocky peaks such as El Capitan, abundant pine forest, a variety of wildlife, and more. This evening you return to San Francisco. (Overnight in San Francisco)

DAY 8: LOS ANGELES

This morning you begin a truly scenic journey down to the California coast. Savor the beautiful rolling hills and amazing ocean views as you travel south. This evening, you stop for a night in Los Angeles before your vacation continues to the Grand Canyon. (Overnight in Los Angeles)

DAY 9: OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK

Before your train departs in the evening, take some time to explore Los Angeles. Use your included tour which will help you learn all about Hollywood with a visit to some of the homes of the stars. Later on, head over to Union Station and board the Southwest Chief bound for the Grand Canyon. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

DAY 10: GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK

You arrive in Williams, Arizona today headed for the Grand Canyon itself. Enjoy breakfast at the Fred Harvey Restaurant as you prepare to board the Grand Canyon Railway. This classic train ride runs through the largest expanse or ponderosa pine forest views of some charming southwest scenery. The train ends at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Formed over millions of years, the waters of the Colorado River have carved the Canyon into one of the wonders of the natural world. Your included tour picks you up from the South Rim and takes you all around for sightseeing while your guide provides a wealth of fascinating information about the area. The views are absolutely spectacular! You will stay this evening at the South Rim. (Overnight at the Grand Canyon) B

DAY 11: WILLIAMS

This morning is yours to continue exploring the Grand Canyon. Relax by the Canyon and just enjoy the atmosphere. Take some time to visit some local attractions such as the historic Hopi House. In the afternoon, you will return to Williams on the Grand Canyon Railway. Dinner is included this evening as you prepare for the journey home. (Overnight in Williams) D

DAY 12: OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK

Today you depart from Williams in the morning. Enjoy the desert sunrise as your train winds its way east. As the landscape rolls by out your window, take some time to reflect on all the amazing experiences you've had along the way. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

DAY 13: YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN CHICAGO

Additional Information

Implemented Safety Plan:

  • New Facial Covering Policy - Amtrak employees and guests are required to wear facial covering over the nose and mouth.
  • Physical Distancing - Bookings are now limited to 50% capacity onboard, signage has been added to stations to maintain distance in high-traffic areas, and transparent protective barriers have been installed at ticket counters
  • Enhanced Cleaning Protocols - Increased frequency of cleaning services on trains and stations; including steam cleaning carpets and sanitizing trains before service with misting machines
  • Cashless Service - Temporarily accepting cashless payments only in stations and on trains

Terms and Conditions: Rates vary by departures date. $100 per booking offer is valid for specific packages, 5 nights or longer, when booked through AAA Travel. $50 per booking offer is valid for all other 5 nights or longer packages, when booked through AAA Travel. Call for more details.

Package prices are per person, double occupancy, tax included. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Please call for pricing. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Amtrak travel is for Coach accommodations unless otherwise noted. Upgrades to Roomette or Bedroom accommodations on board Amtrak are available. Call for pricing. Other restrictions may apply. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports (if applicable): Passports are required when crossing the Canadian border. Amtrak and Amtrak Vacations are registered service marks of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation. Call for more details.

Departure Dates
Start: July 1, 2020
End: December 31, 2021
Price: $3,049 pp


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