Project USA - Post Tour A Extension
USA Coast to Coast by train
Price: *£1,795 / $2,250 per person (Single Supplement £1,075 / $1,350)
Duration: 10 Days from 12th April 2024
Highlights: Washington, Chicago, Denver, California Zephyr, San Francisco
Includes: See below Day 10 of itinerary for full details of all inclusions
Day 1 (12 April 2024) - Today take the train to Washington
On the train to Washington this morning, arriving early afternoon and staying in a hotel convenient for all the sites in the US Capital.
Day 2 - Day at leisure in Washington DC
Enjoy a day at leisure in the US Capital. National symbols such as the Capitol and the White House are accessible to visitors, along with dozens of other tourist attractions, which include world-class museums and important monuments. Many of the most important things to see and do are in the north western quadrant along the National Mall and are best seen on foot.
Day 3 - Later today join the Capitol Limited Amtrak overnight train to Chicago
At leisure in Washington this morning. Join the Capitol Limited train this afternoon to travel overnight to Chicago. The tour price includes a reclining coach class seat, but you will be able to upgrade to one of the bedroom options closer to the tour departure date.
Day 4 - Morning arrival into Chicago for an overnight stay
Arrive in Chicago this morning and transfer to your city centre hotel. A half day city tour is a good way to get orientated in this vibrant 'Windy City' located on the southwestern shore of Lake Michigan. Chicago is well known for house music and electronic dance music, blues, jazz, comedy, shopping, dining, sports, architecture, highly regarded colleges and universities, and premier cultural attractions.
Day 5 - This afternoon join the California Zephyr Amtrak overnight train to Denver
Return to Chicago's Union Station early this afternoon to join the California Zephyr Train for an overnight run to Denver. Again, the tour price includes a reclining coach class seat, but you will be able to upgrade to one of the bedroom options closer to the tour departure date.
Day 6 - Early morning arrival into Denver for an overnight stay
Arrive in Denver early morning and transfer to your city centre hotel. Denver, located at the junction of the South Platte River and Cherry Creek, has the largest city park system in the nation, with 14,000 acres of mountain parks and 2,500 acres of natural areas. Perhaps visit the zoo or botanic gardens or enjoy a trip out to the Red Rocks Parks and Amphitheatre.
Day 7 - Re-join the California Zephyr Amtrak overnight train to San Francisco
Re-join the California Zephyr this morning and continue your journey through the Rocky Mountains, one of the world's most spectacular rail trips. Again, the tour price includes a reclining coach class seat, but you will be able to upgrade to one of the bedroom options closer to the tour departure date.
Day 8 - Late afternoon into Oakland and transfer to San Francisco for an overnight stay
Arrive into Oakland late afternoon and transfer by coach to your hotel located in the Fisherman's Wharf area of the city. San Francisco is known for its steep rolling hills, eclectic mix of architecture, and landmarks, including the Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars, the former Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary, Fisherman's Wharf, and its Chinatown district. Enjoy the next two nights in this vibrant city.
Day 9 - Day at leisure in San Francisco with optional excursions available
At leisure in San Francisco. San Francisco is very easy to travel around but optional excursions will be available. Perhaps take a boat trip across the Bay or to Alcatraz or ride the cable cars over to Union Square or join a half day city tour and see it all!
Day 10 (21 April 2024) - Join your homeward flight and depart San Francisco
Today is the last day of the post tour extension. Join your return flight home.
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THIS EXTENSION TOUR?
Extension Tour Price £1,795 / $2,250 per person
*Please note these costings are based on May 2020 prices and are subject to change
The price is for the extension tour from arrival on Day 1 to your departure on Day 10
This tour extension starts in New York on 12th April 2024 and ends in San Francisco on 21st April 2024.
Bed and breakfast accommodation is provided in hotels throughout the tour and all transfers, transportation and local excursions as outlined in the itinerary (if applicable) are included. Other meals are not included, and some excursions are offered on an optional basis closer to the tour departure date (the word 'optional' is used to describe these). *Please note that the Amtrak journeys are costed in Coach Seat class, but upgrades will be available to sleeper accommodation approx. 1 year prior to departure.
A limited number of rooms for sole occupancy are available at a single room supplement of £1,075 / $1,350.
International flight packages to join this tour extension from London and the US will be offered by our flight partner about 11 months in advance of the tour departure (when all fares and schedules are available) or you can arrange your own International flights if you prefer.
Current return air fares from London (into Toronto and return from San Francisco) are between about £550 and £950 and from the US about $500 to $850 (depending on the departure point within the US).
Airport transfers and assistance are included on extension tour arrival and departure days if you take advantage of the International flight package offered by our flight partner. If you choose to arrange your own International flights, then the meet point is the hotel on Day 1.
You will find further details about what to expect on the Project Mexico/USA FAQ page here.