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Route 66 – Escorted Amtrak Rail Tour

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Total 12 nights


Day 1
Arrival Chicago

Depart London Heathrow - 11:40

Arrive Chicago - 13:55

Journey Time 8 hours 30 minutes

(Please note: Flight times are subject to change)

Welcome to Chicago! Meet your tour escort and the rest of the group at a wine and cheese reception.

Overnight - Chicago


Day 2
Chicago

This morning have breakfast at the hotel before you begin your tour of Chicago. Visit the start of Route 66 for a photo op and learn about Chicago’s role in the history of this iconic road. Tonight, have dinner at a popular Chicago restaurant.

Overnight - Chicago


Day 3
Chicago - Springfield - St. Louis

After breakfast, travel from Chicago to Springfield, IL, “The Home of President Abraham Lincoln”! Enjoy a tour of Springfield with stops at popular Route 66 attractions as well as some free time. This evening, transfer to Amtrak® and board the train to St. Louis.

Overnight - St. Louis


Day 4
St. Louis

This morning, enjoy a city tour of St. Louis. Ride the tram to the top of the Gateway Arch to see the roads beyond the “Gateway to the West”.

Overnight - St. Louis


Day 5
Overnight Aboard Amtrak

Spend this morning and afternoon at leisure. In the afternoon, enjoy a BBQ lunch in St. Louis. Afterwards, board the train to Albuquerque for a relaxing overnight trip along the Mother Road.

Overnight - Amtrak Train


Day 6
Albuquerque

Arrive in Albuquerque later this afternoon. Enjoy some free time exploring the sights and sounds of Albuquerque.

Overnight - Albuquerque


Day 7
Albuquerque

Today, explore historic Old Town Albuquerque and the surrounding cities on a guided tour. Learn about the role of Route 66 in these towns and visit historic attractions. Don’t forget to bring your camera!

Overnight - Albuquerque


Day 8
Albuquerque - Williams

Spend some free time in Albuquerque this morning before boarding Amtrak to Williams Junction in the afternoon.

Overnight - Williams


Day 9
Grand Canyon Aboard Grand Canyon Railway

Enjoy breakfast at the Grand Depot Café before boarding the Grand Canyon Railway. Sit back and enjoy the scenery in your seats. Upon arrival at the Grand Canyon take a motorcoach tour of the South Rim with lunch.

Overnight - Grand Canyon


Day 10
Grand Canyon - Kingman

Travel from the Grand Canyon today by motorcoach to historic Kingman. Upon arrival, take a city tour of Kingman with a Route 66 historian and visit 3 museums in historic Kingman including the Powerhouse Route 66 Museum. After your day of touring, enjoy an included dinner before transferring to the train station and board Amtrak to Los Angeles.

Overnight - Amtrak Train


Day 11
Los Angeles

Upon arrival early this morning, board a motorcoach for a guided city tour of Los Angeles. You will see the Walk of Fame, iconic landmarks, and much more on this tour of Los Angeles and Hollywood.

 Overnight - Los Angeles


Day 12
Los Angeles

Today, you will have a chance to explore Los Angeles at your leisure in the morning. In the afternoon, enjoy a guided tour of Venice Beach and Santa Monica Beach. At Santa Monica Pier make sure to take a picture at the sign marking the end of Route 66. This evening, enjoy a finale dinner in Santa Monica.

Overnight - Los Angeles


Day 13
Depart Los Angeles

Enjoy 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:

  • Guided city tours of Chicago, Springfield, St. Louis, Albuquerque, Kingman, and Los Angeles
  • Grand Canyon Motorcoach Rim tour with Lunch
  • Enjoy admission to 3 museums in Kingman including the Powerhouse Route 66 Museum
  • See the iconic beaches of Santa Monica and Venice on a guided tour

Package Includes

  • One-way Amtrak® from Springfield to St. Louis; Albuquerque to Williams in Coach accommodations
  • One-way Amtrak® from St. Louis to Albuquerque*; Kingman to Los Angeles in Roomette accommodations
  • Motorcoach transfer from Chicago to Springfield; Grand Canyon to Flagstaff
  • 10 nights' hotel accommodations; 2 nights’ sleeping accommodations on board Amtrak
  • 18 meals included (12 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 3 dinners)
  • Wine and cheese welcome reception in Chicago
  • 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
  • Meal gratuities included with all meals except on board the Amtrak train
  • Services of an Amtrak Vacations Tour Escort for the duration of journey

Hotels

No. of nights Prices From...
2 Chicago, IL Essex Inn
2 St. Louis Crowne Plaza Downtown St. Louis
1 Amtrak Train Amtrak Train
2 Albuquerque, NM Sheraton Albuquerque
1 Williams, AZ Grand Canyon Railway Hotel
1 Grand Canyon, AZ Maswik Lodge
1 Amtrak Train Amtrak Train
2 Los Angeles, CA Sheraton Los Angeles

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 £4192 per person

 

Route 66 - Escorted Rail Tour

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
1 night
Amtrak Train
1 night
Los Angeles, CA
2 nights

Total 12 Nights

 



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