Why bother with out-of-the-way airports, overbooked flights, taxis or expensive downtown parking? Take a train ride instead! Trains go right where you want to go, delivering you from the heart of one city to the heart of another. What could be more convenient? Save yourself the aggravation and give yourself more time for your business or fun things to do with the family. If you're looking for a new adventure, an exciting and different way to travel is by train. Train travel is increasingly attractive to travelers who want comfort and convenience, but are also budget-conscious. Plus, a scenic train ride can even be a vacation in itself. Need more reasons to take the train?
If you are looking for a weekend getaway, Amtrak tours are the perfect way to get a taste of a region. These packages last just a few days and include fantastic destinations like Chicago, Toronto, New York City, Seattle, Los Angeles and even national parks and Niagara Falls!
Why not experience the beauty of the great American West aboard the Southwest Chief, departing from Chicago and traveling through New Mexico and Arizona. Venture to the country’s perennially popular national parks, including Grand Canyon, Glacier and Yellowstone, via the railroad. Amtrak vacations aboard the California Zephyr offer a cross-country expedition from the Midwest to San Francisco. You even have the option to explore the historic and exciting destinations of the East Coast with a train trip aboard Amtrak’s Acela or Adirondack. Best of all, you can choose between different travel styles for your Amtrak train trips, including independent and escorted journeys.
When it comes to train traveling, Rocky Mountaineer brings an above and beyond experience to the tracks. Rocky Mountaineer plans to bring its luxury train journeys to a new route in the Southwest United States in 2021. An exciting new journey includes a tour from the Rockies to the Red Rocks, The Rockies to the Red Rocks route will be a two-day rail journey beginning in Denver, Colorado, an overnight stay in Glenwood Springs, Colorado and destination of Moab, Utah with views of canyons, inspiring deserts and natural archways. This Rocky Mountaineer rail route is filled with highlights best seen by train, including Ruby Canyon, Mount Logan and crossing the Continental Divide.
Day 1 of this luxury train trip begins on when you depart from Denver where you will be welcomed aboard and easily comforted by your hosts, enjoying breakfast and beverages while enjoying scenic views of the Gross Reservoir Dam. You'll soon after cross the Continental Divide and cut through 6.3 miles of mountain in Moffatt Tunnel!
You'll dine on a three-course, regionally-inspired lunch as hosts captivate you with stories of the region. You'll tour along the Colorado River through Byers Canyon and Gore Canyon before arriving in the beautiful Glenwood Springs for the night.
Day 2 begins with your departure relaxed and rested from Glenwood Springs to continue heading southwest for another day of extraordinary views, venturing towards colorful archways and amazing rock transformations. You'll enjoy a two-course hot breakfast with views of Parachute Creek and Mount Logan before basking in the beauty of the stunning red rock formations lining the cliffs in Ruby Canyon and Mount Garfield before you end your train journey in Moab!
Want to start in Moab, Las Vegas, or Salt Lake City? All of our packages go in both directions: you can start or end your journey in Denver, Moab, Las Vegas, or Salt Lake City. Book a session to learn more!
Amtrak has train tours that travel to many beautiful destinations in the United States. These include trips to National Parks, California, Canada, Midwestern United States, Northwestern United States, Southern United States and Western United States.
A fun Amtrak adventure is a roundtrip Grand Canyon Getaway visiting Williams, AZ along the way. This 6 day 3 destination includes 3 nights' hotel accommodations, roundtrip service in Coach accommodations on the Grand Canyon railway, a Grand Canyon Freedom Tour and 2 meals included.
If you're closer than Chicago, This trip is also available to start from Williams, Arizona! If you're looking for a shorter train trip, this is the trip for you. Save yourself the trouble and stay in Arizona by booking this 4 day 2 destination train journey to the Grand Canyon! This trip also includes 3 nights' hotel accommodations, roundtrip service in Coach accommodations on the Grand Canyon Railway, a Grand Canyon freedom tour and 2 meals included!
What better way to experience the Grand Canyon than in a luxury train ride? There are more ways to explore Grand Canyon with different beginning destinations. Book a session with me to learn more!
If you're looking for the ultimate train experience, the Grand Rail Experience on Amtrak is for you. This 14 day 5 destination train journey includes hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tours of Seattle, Washington, Los Angeles, California, and sightseeing tours of both New Orleans, Louisiana and Washington DC.
This trip comes with 7 nights' hotel accommodations, and 7 nights onboard Amtrak! It also come with roundtrip Coach accommodations from Chicago to Seattle; Seattle to Los Angeles; Los Angeles to New Orleans; New Orleans to Washington, DC; and Washington DC to Chicago onboard the Empire Builder®, Coast Starlight®, Sunset Limited®, Crescent®, and Capitol Limited® along with many choices for accommodation options.
Once on board, sit back and relax as you head west to begin your around-the-country adventure on the one and only Amtrak tour!
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Visiting a national park is not only for good health and great scenery, it offers the chance to be active if you take advantage of the many hiking, walking, kayaking and other active travel opportunities that are available.
The National Park system provides plenty of opportunity for a variety of vacations and tours. Well over 250,000,000 people visit these sites every year. From educational tours, back-to-nature experiences to relaxing seaside vacations, the plethora of opportunities for recreation at the National Parks is endless. Recreational activities available vary from park to park and season to season. At many parks, you can hike miles and miles of trails and paths on your own or participate an interpretive hike with a ranger; bike; swim; visit the visitor centers and museums and partake in events and interactive displays; ski; fish, and in some, even hunt. And of course, you can always just relax and enjoy the scenery!
At many parks there are special natural attractions to visit and watch. No one would visit Yellowstone National Park without watching Old Faithful erupt at least once!
Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park are known as winter wonderlands with wildlife viewing opportunities, geysers and other thermal features shrouded in mist and fog, and majestic snow-capped mountains, lakes, rivers, and streams laid out before you.
Enjoy a horse-drawn sleigh ride through the Elk Refuge and see more than 5,000 elk when they migrate to a lower elevation during the winter near Grand Teton National Park. When visiting you can choose between a snowmobile or Snow Coach tour through Yellowstone National Park including stops at Old Faithful and West Thumb Geyser Basin.
If you're looking for the perfect opportunity to sight see Yellowstone National Park or Grand Teton National Park and get some amazing shots, let me help. Schedule a session with me today.
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