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trip includes
Motor coach transportation to & from Chicago
Motor coach transportation out west
Amtrak rail transportation
Eight nights lodging in hotels
Two nights aboard Amtrak
10 meals – 6 breakfasts & 4 dinners (All meals aboard Amtrak, which total eight – two breakfasts, three lunches and three dinners, are also included with bedroom & roomette)
All sightseeing, admissions & baggage handling
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September 4-14, 2019 / 11 days

Highlights Include
Flagstaff, Arizona ~ Grand Canyon National Park ~ Scenic South Rim ~ Chicago ~ Sedona ~ Oak Creek Canyon ~ Bryce Canyon National Park ~ Colorado Rocky Mountains ~ Las Vegas, Nevada ~ Zion National Park

Day 1- Home City - Chicago, IL
Travel aboard a deluxe highway coach en route to the Chicago area for the first night. As we travel, rest and meal stops will be made periodically.

Day 2- Chicago Sights – Amtrak’s Southwest Chief
This morning enjoy a guided tour of Chicago before boarding Amtrak’s Southwest Chief for a memorable journey to Flagstaff, Arizona. This splendid rail excursion will take us across the mighty Mississippi and through seven states past wheat fields, ranches, mission, pueblos, mountains and deserts. Overnight on Amtrak.

Day 3- Southwest Chief - Flagstaff, Arizona
Today the Chief glides across New Mexico and Arizona. Traveling through the sun-drenched landscape, we will feel the presence of the ancient tribes who roamed the rocky cliffs and canyons and the Spanish conquistadors who explored the new world. Enjoy a meal in the full-service dining car or witness breathtaking scenery from the panoramic observation car. Later this evening we arrive in Flagstaff for a two-night stay.

Day 4- Grand Canyon Village – South Rim
The Grand Canyon is one of the worlds most outstanding spectacles. Measuring 277 miles long, 10 miles wide and nearly one mile deep, the Grand Canyon is the largest gorge on the globe. Enjoy the day touring the South Rim taking many photos along the way. Later this afternoon travel back to Flagstaff for the night.

Day 5- Flagstaff – Oak Creek Canyon – Sedona – Las Vegas, Nevada
Today we head south into Oak Creek Canyon, known for its striking white, yellow and red cliffs dotted with pine, cypress and juniper. Stop in Sedona, a trendy retirement area situated amid the red-hued rocks of Oak Creek Canyon. Later today we head west to the entertainment capital of the world, Las Vegas. Enjoy the next two nights at a casino hotel in the town that never sleeps.

Day 6- Las Vegas at Leisure
Enjoy the day in Las Vegas. Along with gaming your options are plentiful. Take in one of many dazzling shows, stroll through some of the amazing resorts that line the Strip, or take in one of several optional sightseeing excursions.

Day 7- Las Vegas – Zion National Park – Bryce, Utah
This morning we leave Las Vegas and travel east into lovely Utah. This afternoon enjoy a guided tour through Zion National Park where desert terrain and huge, sculpted rock formations coexist with waterfalls and hanging gardens. Overnight in Bryce.

Day 8- Bryce Canyon National Park – Green River, Utah
This morning we visit spectacular Bryce Canyon National Park which features some of the world’s most colorful rocks, sculpted by erosion into pillars and other fantastic forms. Later today we travel north to Green River for the night.

Day 9- Amtrak’s California Zephyr - Rocky Mountains – Denver, Colorado
Morning departure from Green River aboard Amtrak’s California Zephyr. Enjoy a delightful train ride through the Rocky Mountains and enjoy some of this country’s most spectacular views. Later this evening we arrive in Denver for a brief stop before continuing east toward Chicago Overnight on Amtrak.
Day 10- California Zephyr - Chicago
The Zephyr follows the trail of pioneers, gold prospectors and the Pony Express along the earliest transcontinental rail route. Enjoy the vast open farmlands of Nebraska and Iowa as we make our way to the Chicago area for the final night.

Day 11- Chicago – Journey Home
This morning we board a private motor coach and begin our final journey home. En route rest and meal stops will be made periodically.

 

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9/4/2019
 
   
9/14/2019
     

 
 
   
   
 
   
   
     

 
 
   
   
 
   
   
     

 


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