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Route 66 – Amtrak Rail Tour – Chicago to Los Angeles

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Total 15 nights


Day 1
Arrival Chicago

Depart London Heathrow - 11:40

Depart Chicago - 13:55

Journey Time - 8 hours 30 minutes

(Please note: Flight times are subject to change)

Welcome to Chicago! Today your journey begins with a 3-day hop-on / hop-off sightseeing pass. Visit the Magnificent Mile, Navy Pier, and many more Chicago destinations. Don't forget to hop-off and take a picture at the famous sign marking the start of Route 66!

Overnight - Chicago


Day 2
Chicago

Enjoy the second day of your hop-on/hop-off city tour of Chicago. Then, after a fun day of sightseeing, head to dinner on us at a popular Chicago restaurant.

Overnight - Chicago (Dinner included)


Day 3
Chicago - St. Louis

Transfer on your own and board Amtrak to St. Louis.

Overnight - St. Louis


Day 4
St. Louis

Begin your day with a visit to the “Gateway to the West” at the St. Louis Arch. Tonight, visit one of the cities hot jazz and blues clubs to listen to some amazing entertainment and of course, St. Louis barbecue.

Overnight - St. Louis (Dinner included)


Day 5
Overnight Aboard Amtrak

Transfer on your own and board Amtrak to Albuquerque for a relaxing overnight trip along the Mother Road in your Coach accommodations.

Overnight - Amtrak


Day 6
Albuquerque

Arrive in Albuquerque later this afternoon. Transfer on your own to your hotel. Today enjoy some free time exploring the sights and sounds of Albuquerque.

Overnight - Albuquerque


Day 7
Albuquerque

Today, explore historic Old Town Albuquerque on a private walking tour. You will learn all about the history of Old Town and Route 66. Don't forget to bring your camera!

Overnight - Albuquerque


Day 8
Albuquerque - Williams

Transfer on your own and board Amtrak to Williams Junction. Upon arrival in Williams Junction, you will be transferred to Williams and the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel. Enjoy a good night's sleep before awakening for your adventure to the Grand Canyon.

Overnight - Williams


Day 9
Grand Canyon Aboard Grand Canyon Railway

Enjoy breakfast at the Grand Depot Café before boarding the Grand Canyon Railway. Enjoy a Motorcoach tour of the South Rim with lunch.

Overnight - Grand Canyon (Breakfast and Lunch included)


Day 10
Grand Canyon

Enjoy today at leisure. Spend some of your free time enjoying the sights of the Canyon.

Overnight - Grand Canyon


Day 11
Grand Canyon - Flagstaff

Today, be sure to take in the fresh mountain air before departing early afternoon for Flagstaff. Upon arrival, explore the main drag of Route 66 and visit some of the popular Route 66 landmarks.

 Overnight - Flagstaff


Day 12
Flagstaff - Sedona Tour - Kingman

Wake up refreshed and be ready to witness the Red Rocks of Sedona with your included Canyons & Cowboys jeep tour. Later in the evening, transfer on your own and board Amtrak to Kingman, AZ.

Overnight - Kingman


Day 13
Overnight Aboard Amtrak

Today, visit 3 museums in historic Kingman. Begin at the Mohave Museum of History and Arts to learn about the history of Arizona. Then continue onto the Powerhouse Route 66 Museum. Stunning murals, photos, and life size dioramas capture the spirit of the Main Street of America. Then finish at the Bonelli House, a family home that was built in 1915. Later in the evening, transfer on your own and board Amtrak to Los Angeles.

Overnight - Amtrak


Day 14
Los Angeles

Upon arrival early this morning, transfer on your own to your hotel. Spend the day exploring Hollywood at leisure. Stop by the Walk of Fame or venture up to Griffith Observatory to view the Hollywood sign.

Overnight - Los Angeles


Day 15
Los Angeles

Today, enjoy a guided tour of Los Angeles. See the homes of stars', tour Hollywood, and visit the most popular California beaches. At Santa Monica Pier make sure to take a picture at the sign marking the end of Route 66

Overnight - Los Angeles


Day 16
Depart Los Angeles

Have a day in Los Angeles at leisure before flying home in the afternoon.

Depart Los Angeles - 17:45

Arrive London Heathrow - 12:00*

Journey Time - 10 hours 20 minutes
* = Next Day Arrival

(Please note: Flight times are subject to change)

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Highlights

  • Walking tour of Albuquerque's Old Town and Route 66
  • Grand Canyon Motorcoach Rim tour with Lunch
  • Enjoy admission to 3 museums in Kingman including the Powerhouse Route 66 Museum
  • See the city, stars' homes, and famous beaches on a guided city tour of Los Angeles

Package Includes

  • Scheduled non-stop flights
  • UK & US airport taxes
  • One-way Amtrak® from Chicago to St. Louis; St. Louis to Albuquerque; Albuquerque to Williams; Flagstaff to Kingman; Kingman to Los Angeles in Coach accommodations
  • 13 nights' hotel accommodations; 2 nights on board Amtrak
  • 4 meals included (1 dinner in Chicago, 1 dinner in St. Louis, 1 breakfast in Williams, 1 lunch in Grand Canyon)
  • Explore Chicago on a multi-day hop-on / hop-off sightseeing tour
  • Ride the tram to the top of the Gateway Arch to get a bird's-eye view of St. Louis
  • One-way aboard Grand Canyon Railway to the Grand Canyon
  • One-way shuttle transfer from Maswik Lodge in the Grand Canyon to Flagstaff
  • Roundtrip transfer from Flagstaff to Sedona
  • Guided jeep tour in Sedona

Amendments

Please do remember we can work on any number of variations of this itinerary to suit your own individual requirements, the possibilities are endless… Please just give us a call on 0115 9610590 or drop us a line - tell us what you'd like and we'll do the rest!

Financial Protection

By booking this complete package with Complete North America you benefit from reduced rates on flights, accommodation and car rental along with complete financial protection. Package holidays are sold by Complete North America Limited as a member of the Hays Travel Independence Group. All payments will be handled by Hays Travel Limited and will be financially protected by the Civil Aviation Authority under Hays Travel Limited's ATOL Number 10531. The ATOL scheme ensures that you will not lose the money you have paid over and will not be stranded abroad should the ATOL holder fail.

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Hawaii add-on 

From £699 per person

Paradise awaits...

Extend your trip with a visit to the beautiful island of Oahu, the Heart of Hawaii. Oahu is home to the State capital of Honolulu, which offers magnificent palaces, museums and art galleries as well as the world famous Waikiki Beach. Indulge in world class hotels, shopping and dining and visit the Memorial of the USS Arizona at Pearl Harbor or the Polynesian Cultural centre to experience the rich island tradition.

6 days/ 5 nights add-on to include: Roundtrip Transpacific flights (Between Mainland USA & Hawaii), Lei Meet & Greet at airport in Hawaii, Round-trip Airport Transfers and 5 nights hotel accommodation*

*'From' price based upon a Standard room at the Aqua Aloha Surf Hotel, Oahu (Upgrade options available)... Contact us for more details

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Prices from £3285 per person

 

Route 66 by Rail

Itinerary Summary

Chicago, IL
2 nights
St Louis, IL
2 nights
Amtrak Train
1 night
Albuquerque, NM
2 nights
Williams, AZ
1 night
Grand Canyon, AZ
2 nights
Flagstaff, AZ
1 night
Kingman, AZ
1 night
Amtrak Train
1 night
Los Angeles, CA
2 nights

Total 15 Nights

 



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