Amtrak's California Zephyr Rail Tour - Chicago - Up to -70% | Voyage Privé

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  • Experience the adventure of a lifetime as you journey from Chicago to Denver, Salt Lake City and San Francisco on this epic tour of the USA on Amtrak's California Zephyr tour!
  • Stay in a variety of charming hotels, soak up the atmosphere in bustling cities, immerse yourself in beauty as you rush past breathtaking wild scenery and make memories that will last a lifetime.
  • This offer includes 2 nights onboard the California Zephyr train itself, where guests will be accommodated in total comfort within a Superliner Roomette.

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Your Destinations

Chicago

Treat yourself to a stay in the centre of a contemporary cultural hub, blended seamlessly with charming Midwestern hospitality - this is America's Second City, Chicago. The 'Windy City' is located in the heart of the Midwest, famed for its musical heritage, bold architecture, world-class museums, and championship sports teams. When flying over, you will be awed by towering skyscrapers and of course, by the vastness of Lake Michigan.

Indulge in some shopping on the "Magnificent Mile", visit Millennium Park, home to Anish Kapoor's famed sculpture Cloud Gate (during Winter months be sure to lace up your skates on the picturesque ice rink), and head to the amazing Art Institute for a culture fix. Walk along the coast and end up at Navy Pier where you can enjoy a dinner and drinks, as you learn more about the history of this epic city.

Denver

As one of the fastest growing destinations across the USA, Denver, also known as the 'mile-high city', is a prime holiday spot for those in search of everything from quaint boutiques and locally-sourced cuisine, to lively bars, a vibrant arts scene and even vast wilderness that's just waiting to be explored.

Here, sophistication meets endless outdoor adventure. Located within easy reach of the breathtaking Rocky Mountains, visitors to Denver are encouraged to get to grips with the nature around them. Whether it's a day trip to Boulder where the foothills of the 'Flatirons' can be explored, or a horseback adventure across the continental divide in the Rocky Mountains National Park, Colorado has endless scenic treasures to unearth.

Back in the city itself, tourists can sample one of the city's favourite beverages, beer, in one of the many local breweries and tap rooms, before diving into the city's thriving dining scene, where everything from artisan markets to family-owned bakeries are on offer.

Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City is known across the USA as a particularly beautiful destination. Framed by snow-capped mountains and boasting a small-town feel despite its size, Salt Lake is a fabulous place to soak up vibrant history, view stunning architecture, enjoy incredible nature and dine on delicious cuisine.

San Francisco

Cable cars, the Golden Gate rising from the fog - welcome to San Francisco, arguably the most romantic and cosmopolitan city in the United States. San Francisco has it all: a colourful history, superb restaurants, sophisticated museums and world-class shopping. This city is known all across the globe for its counter-culture and free spirit. Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of this wonderful city by visiting the Metreon and the museums, soaking up the atmosphere and sampling authentic food in Chinatown or watching the street performers at Fisherman's Wharf. San Francisco's eclectic and liberating atmosphere will soon have you under its spell.

Our Offer

12 Nights
3-night stay in a Standard Room at the Crowne Plaza Chicago West Loop 3*
1-night stay in a Superliner Roomette onboard the California Zephyr (Chicago to Denver)
2-night stay in a Standard Room at the Hotel Indigo Denver Downtown 3*
2-night stay in a Standard Room at the Hilton Garden Inn Salt Lake City Downtown 3*
1-night stay in a Superliner Roomette onboard the California Zephyr (Salt Lake City to Emeryville)
3-night stay in a Superior Room at the Hotel Zeppelin San Francisco 3*

Your Itinerary In Brief

Day 1: Arrival in Chicago
Day 2: Chicago
Day 3: Chicago
Day 4: Chicago - California Zephyr
Day 5: California Zephyr - Denver
Day 6: Denver
Day 7: Denver - California Zephyr - Salt Lake City
Day 8: Salt Lake City
Day 9: Salt Lake City - California Zephyr
Day 10: California Zephyr - Emeryville - San Francisco
Day 11: San Francisco
Day 12: San Francisco
Day 13: San Francisco - Departure

Your Itinerary

During their stay, our members will enjoy the itinerary as listed below.

Day 1: Arrival in Chicago
Upon arrival in Chicago, make your own way to the Crowne Plaza Chicago West Loop 3* to check-in. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Day 2 & 3: Chicago
Enjoy free time in Chicago.

Day 4: Chicago - California Zephyr
Spend the morning at leisure exploring Chicago, before checking-out of your hotel and heading to the station to board the California Zephyr. Stay overnight on the train.

Day 5: California Zephyr - Denver
In the morning, you'll reach Denver and can disembark your train before heading to the Hotel Indigo Denver Downtown 3* to check-in. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Day 6: Denver
Enjoy free time in Denver.

Day 7: Denver - California Zephyr - Salt Lake City
Spend the morning at leisure exploring Denver, before checking-out of your hotel and heading to the station to board the California Zephyr once more. Travel to Salt Lake City before disembarking and heading to the Hilton Garden Inn Salt Lake City Downtown 3* to check-in.

Day 8: Salt Lake City
Enjoy free time in Salt Lake City.

Day 9: Salt Lake City - California Zephyr
Spend the morning at leisure exploring Salt Lake City, before checking-out of your hotel and heading to the station to board the California Zephyr. Stay overnight on the train.

Day 10: California Zephyr - Emeryville - San Francisco
In the morning, you'll reach Emeryville and can disembark your train before heading to San Francisco via an included Amtrak bus transfer. Upon arrival in San Francisco, check-in to the Hotel Zeppelin San Francisco 3*and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Day 11 & 12: San Francisco
Enjoy free time in San Francisco.

Day 13: San Francisco - Departure
Spend the morning at leisure exploring San Francisco, before checking-out of your hotel and heading to the airport for your return flight home.

Your Accommodation

Our members will stay at the following hotels/train on a Room Only Board Basis.

Chicago: 3-night stay in a Standard Room at the Crowne Plaza Chicago West Loop 3*

Perfectly situated in Chicago’s most vibrant neighborhood, the Crowne Plaza Chicago West Loop 3* blissfully blends comfort and functionality with the delightfully unexpected, surrounded by a foodie-friendly neighbourhood, unique boutique shopping, and a vibrant arts scene.

Train: 2-night stay in a Superliner Roomette onboard the California Zephyr (Chicago to Denver and Salt Lake City to Emeryville)

Experienced travellers say that the California Zephyr is one of the most beautiful train trips in all of North America. As you climb through the heart of the Rockies, and further west through the snow-capped Sierra Nevadas, you may find it hard to disagree. The Zephyr runs daily between Chicago and San Francisco, coursing through the plains of Nebraska to Denver, across the Rockies to Salt Lake City, and then through Reno and Sacramento into Emeryville/San Francisco. The two-level Superliner Roomettes include bedrooms arranged in various configurations and private and public bathrooms and showers.

Denver: 2-night stay in a Standard Room at the Hotel Indigo Denver Downtown 3*

The Hotel Indigo Denver Downtown 3* aims to inspire modern day urban explorers to discover their perfect version of Denver. Boasting both the charm of a boutique hotel with the top-notch amenities of the Indigo brand, this hotel offers features such as sliding barn doors and spa-style bathrooms, while offering everything from craft beer to Rocky Mountain cuisine.

Salt Lake City: 2-night stay in a Standard Room at the Hilton Garden Inn Salt Lake City Downtown 3*

The charming Hilton Garden Inn Salt Lake City Downtown 3* offers plush guestrooms, friendly service and charming surroundings, just a short distance away from this iconic city's best highlights. The Garden Grill restaurant serves up delicious daily meals, while the 24-hour pantry offers both drinks and snacks.

San Francisco: 3-night stay in a Superior Room at the Hotel Zeppelin San Francisco 3*

The Hotel Zeppelin 3* is an ideally-located Union Square hotel that perfectly celebrates San Francisco’s counterculture tradition and combines it with a mischievous approach to hospitality. It harnesses the city’s progressive mindset and transforms it into a living story with a revolutionary attitude. Here, guests will enjoy a mind-altering experience with a stylish delivery, inspired by those who have broken the mold.

All Accommodation Sleeps up to

Adults Adults
2 Adults

Please note: If any of these hotels are not available, hotels of a similar standard will be found.

Your Journey

Flights: Included with British Airways

Outbound from London Heathrow: 07.45 am, 09.15 am, 10.25 am, 12.15 pm, 15.15 pm or 16.05 pm
Arrival in Chicago: 10.05 am, 12.10 pm, 13.05 pm, 15.00 pm, 18.10 pm or 18.45 pm
Inbound from San Francisco: 16.30 pm or 19.35 pm
Arrival at London Heathrow: 10.55 am (+1) or 14.05 am (+1)

All flight times are local.

Luggage: 23 kg checked baggage

Transfers: This offer includes a California Zephyr train journey from Chicago to Denver, from Denver to Salt Lake City, and from Salt Lake City to Emeryville. It also includes an Amtrak bus transfer from Emeryville to San Francisco. All airport transfers and transfers from train stations to hotels are not included and must be organised by clients themselves.

For inbound transfer arrangements please confirm with your transfer provider when you arrive. Alternatively, please check with the reception of your accommodation. If you still require assistance, please call the transfer provider directly. 

Weather

Jan
min : -8°C max : 0°C
Feb
min : -7°C max : 1°C
Mar
min : -2°C max : 7°C
Apr
min : 5°C max : 15°C
May
min : 10°C max : 21°C
Jun
min : 16°C max : 27°C
Jul
min : 18°C max : 29°C
Aug
min : 18°C max : 29°C
Sep
min : 13°C max : 24°C
Oct
min : 8°C max : 18°C
Nov
min : 0°C max : 9°C
Dec
min : -6°C max : 2°C

Travel Advice

For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information please click here. 

Please note that the advice can change and consumers should continue to check it until they travel. 

Entry Requirements 

If you are travelling to the USA or choose a flight which routes via the USA and are travelling under the Visa Waiver Programme (VWP), you must obtain an ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorisation) prior to departure. Passengers who have not received travel authorisation via ESTA prior to travel will be denied boarding. Please note that if you are denied from boarding or are not allowed into the US for any reason, you will still be subject to our cancellation charges in accordance with our terms and conditions.  
 
How do I apply for ESTA?  
Prior to departure, you will need to visit https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov and fill in the online application, ensuring you receive approval before you fly. 


Health
 

For information about important health advice and any vaccinations required please visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice and https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/countries

If vaccinations or other preventive measures are required, you will need to visit your health professional at least 8 weeks before your trip.

You should take suitable steps to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes and ticks. There are occasional outbreaks of mosquito-borne diseases, including West Nile viruseastern equine encephalitisDengue feverChikungunya virus, and tick-borne diseases such as Lyme disease.


Please note that passport, visa and health requirements can change. It is every traveller’s responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport, any required visas, and all the necessary vaccinations/health requirements as well as adequate insurance. 

In More Detail

Please find practical information about the property and your trip: 

This offer is not accessible to people with reduced mobility. 
Check-in time: 3 pm
Check-out time: before 12 pm

Our price doesn’t include any additional taxes, which may be payable locally.

Please Note: 
Check-in outside the hotel's standard times may incur additional fees. Check out times are subject to change, please check these with the hotel upon arrival.
Schedules and prices are subject to change. 
If the property is accessible to people with reduced mobility, this is subject to availability. To book a room for reduced mobility, please contact our Customer Services Team. 

What's Included?

  • 3-night stay in a Standard Room at the Crowne Plaza Chicago West Loop 3*
  • 1-night stay in a Superliner Roomette onboard the California Zephyr (Chicago to Denver)
  • 2-night stay in a Standard Room at the Hotel Indigo Denver Downtown 3*
  • 2-night stay in a Standard Room at the Hilton Garden Inn Salt Lake City Downtown 3*
  • 1-night stay in a Superliner Roomette onboard the California Zephyr (Salt Lake City to Emeryville)
  • 3-night stay in a Superior Room at the Hotel Zeppelin San Francisco 3*
  • Room Only Throughout
  • Amtrak bus transfer from Emeryville to San Francisco included
  • Prepayable taxes included as per itinerary
  • Return flights to Chicago and returning from San Francisco with British Airways, including 23 kg of checked luggage

Not Included

  • Drinks and other meals not indicated in the program
  • Supplement for special request on foods and meals
  • Entrance fees, guide service during free time & other personal expenses
  • Surcharge for public holidays (if any)
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities

Your Contract

The flight-inclusive offer(s) shown on this page are ATOL Protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Voyage Privé is acting as agent for Premier Holidays with ATOL number 2713 and your contract is with that company.

Important Information

If booking as a single traveller, room occupancy is not guaranteed. You may be placed in either a single, double or twin room, based on the availability of the property at the time. 

The location shown on our map is to be used as a guide only and the actual location of the property may differ.

Your contact details may be passed on to the hotel so that they can make contact with you to discuss your booking in advance of your arrival.

You may be asked to provide a credit/debit card deposit on arrival to cover any purchases made in the hotel.

Although we endeavour to provide up to date information we cannot guarantee that all hotel facilities and services will be available during your stay, especially when travelling out of the main holiday periods.

Star rating standards may differ to that of the UK, depending on the country of travel.

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