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Northern Rail Experience with Amtrak Vacations
from $1,499 pp

  • Duration: 9 days
  • Destinations: United States

Venture from the breathtaking great plains of the Midwest to the serene waters of the Pacific Coast on this scenic rail journey from Chicago to San Francisco, with a stop in Seattle. Enjoy the landscape as you travel along major portions of the Lewis and Clark trail. Explore Seattle on a hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour. Discover the sights of San Francisco. Spend some quality time in two majestic parts of Northern California: Muir Woods and Sausalito. And, then you'll head back to the “Windy City” on board one of most beautiful train trips in all of North America.

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: Northern Rail Experience- Chicago > Seattle > San Francisco > Chicago

Highlights: 

  • One-way Amtrak from Chicago to Seattle on the Empire Builder; Seattle to San Francisco on the Coast Starlight; San Francisco to Chicago on the California Zephyr in Coach accommodations
  • 3 nights' hotel accommodations; 5 nights' on board Amtrak
    • Featured: Crowne Plaza Hotel Seattle, The Fairmont Olympic Hotel, Hyatt Place Seattle Downtown, Warwick Seattle Hotel, Holiday Inn Fishermans Wharf, Hotel Zephyr, Park Central Hotel
  • 1 dinner included 
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Seattle*
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of San Francisco
  • Sightseeing tour of Muir Woods and Sausalito
  • Sightseeing cruise in San Francisco

*Seattle Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour is seasonal. Seattle CityPASS will be included in the off-season. The Seattle CityPASS includes admission to the Space Needle, Seattle Aquarium, Argosy Cruises Harbor Tour, Museum of Pop Culture or Woodland Park Zoo, and Pacific Science Center or Chihuly Garden and Glass Exhibit.

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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Included With Your Trip

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

Onboard with Amtrak:

Private Sleeping Accommodations

Amtrak offers private room accommodations on many routes across the country. Located in the Sleeping Car, a private room is the perfect option for customers seeking privacy and space on a short trip and added comfort and amenities when traveling overnight. When you book travel in a sleeping car, you’ll be entitled to a range of amenities and extras.

Features:

  • Spacious seating with table
  • Picture window in every room
  • Climate controlled for your comfort
  • Simple day to night coversion

Seating Accommodations

Comfortable and economical, Coach Class offers large, reclining seats with fold-down tray tables, overhead reading lights and overhead luggage racks. Plus, with large, panoramic windows, you can lean back and enjoy the view. If you want to get up and stretch your legs, there’s plenty of room to walk around, with restrooms conveniently located in every car.

Dining Cars

Great food, amazing views. Amtrak Dining Cars offer a truly unique experience. Large windows on both sides of the car offer panoramic views of the passing scenery while you enjoy a family-style dining experience on rails.

Café / Lounge Cars

Available in most Amtrak® long-distance trains, the Lounge Car is a popular place to grab a quick snack, unwind or meet new people. The upper level of our Sightseer Lounge Car offers a more dramatic view of the passing scenery with wraparound windows. Or, if you prefer, you’re always welcome to enjoy your sandwiches, soft drinks, beer and wine or cocktails in the car or back at your seat.

Additional Information

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 28, 2020
End: July 26, 2022
Price: $1,499 pp


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