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GreatAmericanCitiesTour

Great American Cities Rail Tour

Experience not one but four of America's most exciting and vibrant cities on this 8 day Rail Tour.

Highlights Include

  • Boston
  • New York City
  • Philadelphia
  • Washington

Itinerary

1

Boston

Welcome to Boston! At Logan International Airport, you will be greeted by your local host and assisted with your hotel transfer. While in Boston experience the Freedom Trail, as it winds its way through 350 years of history. Stop at bustling Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market. Visit Old Ironsides, the oldest ship in the US Navy. See the boats in the Public Gardens, or enjoy a whale watch cruise from Boston Harbor.

3

New York

"200 miles"

Depart this morning for "The Big Apple." Your AMTRAK train allows you to relax and enjoy the comfort and service of rail travel. New York, a mere rock of an island, is the nation's largest city and commercial centre. From Wall Street's stock exchange to the galleries of SoHo, the sparkling diamond district and the cobblestone streets in the South Street Seaport, New York has something for everyone. Take the ferry to Ellis Island and view the Statue of Liberty, which welcomed immigrants to the land of freedom. Explore the neighbourhoods, take in the bright lights of Broadway, shop on Fifth Avenue and eat your way through Chinatown, Little Italy or New York's famous deli's.

5

Philadelphia

"103 miles"

Welcome to Philadelphia! Explore this marvelous city, home to Independence National Park, with the Liberty Bell, Franklin Court and Independence Hall. Discover the city's many museums-from the Franklin Institute to the Rodin Museum; and from the unusual Mutter Museum of human anatomy to the world-class Musuem of Art; the City of Brotherly Love is endlessly eclectic. See, up close, the Liberty Bell, which marks the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence. Tread upon the floorboards where Betsy Ross stitched the American flag. Explore the historic Independence Hall, where the US was born. Stroll the bustling water-front at Penn's Landing, marking the site where William Penn, city founder, landed in 1682. This evening, enjoy fine dining at one of Philadelphia's famous eateries, or stroll lively South Street.

6

Washington DC

"136 miles"

Depart today for Washington's history, power and spectacular beauty. Arrive in Union Station, restored to turn-of-the-century grandeur, and view the sights from your trolley tour. Enjoy the city's famous monuments, explore the Smithsonian's many museums or visit Arlington National Cemetery, the White House, the Capitol Building and much more.

8

Depart

Take time for last minute shopping or sightseeing before you head to the airport for your homeward flight.


What's included?

  • Private meet and greet and arrival transfer in Boston
  • All Amtrak transportation
  • Old Town Trolley, Boston
  • City Sights tour of New York City
  • Trolley Works of Philadelphia
  • Old Town Trolley, Washington DC
  • 7 nights accommodation, plus tax

How to book

Daily Departures Year Round.

Please call us on (01892) 779900 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. stating your travel dates, and preferred standard of accommodation for a detailed & competitively priced quotation.

AmericasHeritageTour

America's Heritage Rail Tour

You will have a chance to sample all of America's Heritage on this enjoyable 14 day Rail Tour.


Itinerary

1

Boston

Welcome to Boston! At Logan International Airport, you will be greeted by your local host and assisted with your hotel transfer. While in Boston experience the Freedom Trail, as it winds its way through 350 years of history. Stop at bustling Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market. Visit Old Ironsides, the oldest ship in the US Navy. See the boats in the Public Gardens, or enjoy a whale watch cruise from Boston Harbor.

4

New York

"200 miles"

Depart this morning for "The Big Apple." Your AMTRAK train allows you to relax and enjoy the comfort and service of rail travel. New York, a mere rock of an island, is the nation's largest city and commercial centre. From Wall Street's stock exchange to the galleries of SoHo, the sparkling diamond district and the cobblestone streets in the South Street Seaport, New York has something for everyone. Take the ferry to Ellis Island and view the Statue of Liberty, which welcomed immigrants to the land of freedom. Explore the neighbourhoods, take in the bright lights of Broadway, shop on Fifth Avenue and eat your way through Chinatown, Little Italy or New York's famous deli's.

7

Philadelphia

"103 miles"

Welcome to Philadelphia! Explore this marvelous city, home to Independence National Park, with the Liberty Bell, Franklin Court and Independence Hall. Discover the city's many museums-from the Franklin Institute to the Rodin Museum; and from the unusual Mutter Museum of human anatomy to the world-class Musuem of Art; the City of Brotherly Love is endlessly eclectic. See, up close, the Liberty Bell, which marks the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence. Tread upon the floorboards where Betsy Ross stitched the American flag. Explore the historic Independence Hall, where the US was born. Stroll the bustling water-front at Penn's Landing, marking the site where William Penn, city founder, landed in 1682. This evening, enjoy fine dining at one of Philadelphia's famous eateries, or stroll lively South Street.

9

Williamsburg

"294 miles"

Journey today to Williamsburg, Virginia's colonial capital, the most extensively restored 18th century town in the US, or visit Busch Gardens, for a day of fun and entertainment.

11

Washington DC

 "154 miles"

Depart today for Washington's history, power and spectacular beauty. Arrive in Union Station, restored to turn-of-the-century grandeur, and view the sights from your trolley tour. Enjoy the city's famous monuments, explore the Smithsonian's many museums or visit Arlington National Cemetery, the White House, the Capitol Building and much more.

14

Depart

Take time for last minute shopping or sightseeing before your homeward flight.


What's included?

  • All AMTRAK rail transportation
  • Lodging as indicated, including tax
  • English sightseeing tours in BOS, NYC, PHL and DC
  • Passenger Documentation
  • Boston Elite Limo Service

How to book

Daily Departures Year Round.

Please call us on (01892) 779900 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. stating your travel dates, and preferred standard of accommodation for a detailed & competitively priced quotation.

CoastalCalifornia

Coastal California

Want to explore Coastal California but don't want to drive? Then look no further as this exciting 10 Day Independent Rail Tour lets you see all the highlights of the Golden State and more without the driving.

Highlights Include

  • San Francisco
  • Monterey and Carmel
  • Muir Woods & Sausalito
  • Los Angeles
  • Hollywood
  • Disneyland
  • San Diego

Itinerary

1

San Francisco

Welcome to wonderful San Francisco, a popular international tourist destination, renowned for its steep rolling hills, eclectic mix of Victorian and modern architecture and famous landmarks.

2

San Francisco

An entire day to enjoy the many sights. Visit Fisherman's Wharf and enjoy local fare. Take a trip to Alcatraz Island; see the world famous sea lions at Pier 39, and the Aquarium. Perhaps take a cruise on San Francisco Bay with magnificent views of The Golden Gate Bridge. Spend time in Golden Gate Park and ride the famous cable cars.

3

Monterey & Caramel

"122 miles"

Enjoy a sightseeing tour to Monterey and Carmel from San Francisco. This is a fully narrated 11-hour bus tour that shows California’s rugged Central Coast, a view that will both humble and inspire you. Starting the Monterey portion of the tour, you will travel south via Highway 1 through Santa Cruz offering a spectacular view of the
Central Coastal area. The tour includes scheduled stops at Steinbeck’s Cannery Row in Monterey - known for the charac-ters in John Steinbeck’s novel “Cannery Row.” Find seaside exploration, shopping and activities for everyone on Monterey’s beautiful shoreline. There are vista points along 17 Mile Drive including stores, art galleries and the restaurant district of Carmel that are perfect for lunch and shop-ping! You will visit the one-square mile city of Carmel, located on the Bay of Carmel above the white-sand beach which offers a picturesque and beautiful memory for
the last portion of your tour. The trip back to San Francisco will take you through theSilicon Valley in the San Jose and Santa Clara counties.

4

Sausalito & Muir Woods

"125 miles"

This morning join a half-day bus tour to John Muir Woods National Park, just 17 miles northwest of San Francisco across the Golden Gate Bridge. You’ll marvel at the size of the giant redwoods at John Muir Woods. And you will enjoy the bay views, shopping, art galleries and fabulous mansions in Sausalito, home to some of the country’s wealthiest citizens. This after noon is at leisure for personal sightseeing and shopping.

5

Los Angeles on the Coast Starlight

"464 miles"

A long and exciting day as we join Amtrak’s “Coast Starlight” at Oakland Rail Station. From Oakland to Los Angeles, the tracks follow the same route as the old Spanish mission road, “El Camino Real.” From 1769 to 1823, Franciscan Friar Junipero Serra founded a chain of 21 missions and four mission chapels along this road from San
Diego to Sonoma. Each was built to be one day’s horseback journey from the next. Serra himself has become known as the “Apostle of California.” We travel through, San Jose, known as the capital of Silicon Valley for its location within the boom-ing technology industry. Then through the Santa Clara Valley, with the Santa Cruz mountain range on the right, and Mt. Hamilton (4,430 ft.) on the left as we leave San Jose. As we pass behind Pismo State Beach and Dunes, we get a glimpse of the massive sand dunes through tall Eucalyptus trees. We now get a full view of the Pacific Ocean and follow the coastline for the next 104 mi. to Ventura.

Our train passes the Santa Ynez Mountains on the left, and Santa Barbara, referred to as “The American Rivera” due to its Mediterranean-like climate, spectacular beaches, culinary delights and 130 nearby wineries. Turning east, we leave the coastal plain and climb the narrow Simi Valley. The Santa Susanna Mountains are on the right and the Simi Hills are on our left. Then comes the broad, flat San Fernando Valley between the Santa Monica Mountains and the San Gabriel Mountains and finally we enter the City of Los Angeles late this evening.

6

Los Angeles

Get ready to be a part of Entertainment Capital of the world. There are few cities that offer as much entertainment, excite-ment and diversity as do the attractions in Los Angeles. A 5 hour tour includes many of Los Angeles most appealing sights, with visits to Hollywood Blvd, Mann Chinese Theater, Kodak Theatre, World Famous Farmers’ Market and The Grove, Sunset Strip, Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, Santa Monica Pier and 3rd Street Promenade.
The tour includes 5 stops at various points of interest, including the Hollywood Walk of Fame and is fully guided with sightsee-ing commentary - a fun and exciting way to get an overview of the city so that you
can decide later where you’d like to focus your time.

8

Anaheim

"27 miles"

This afternoon take the Pacific Surfliner train for the short journey to Anaheim and a two night stay.

9

Disnleyland

A magical day with a whole day ticket (Not Included) to fantastic Disneyland Park, known as the happiest place on earth. Fan-tasyland, Tomorrowland, Space Mountain, Adventureland and many other attractions await your enjoyment.

10

San Diego

"97 miles"

A short train ride takes you to San Diego this morning with the rest of the day to enjoy what San Diego has to offer. Perhaps visit Balboa Park, home of the San Diego Zoo, or visit SeaWorld to see Shamu.

11

Depart

Your rail adventure tour ends today as you take your flight home.


What's included?

  • All AMTRAK rail transportation
  • Lodging as indicated, including tax
  • Executive Arrival Transfer in San Francisco
  • Muir Woods & Sausalito/Montery & Carmel and Los Angeles Tours
  • Passenger Documentation on arrival

How to book

Daily Departures Year Round.

Please call us on (01892) 779900 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. stating your travel dates, and preferred standard of accommodation for a detailed & competitively priced quotation.

SohotoSouthBeachTour

Soho to South Beach Rail Tour

Experience the excitement and adventure of travelling all the way from New York to Miami by rail on this 17 Day tour.

Highlights Include

  • New York
  • Philadelphia
  • Washington DC
  • Charleston
  • Savannah
  • Orlando
  • Miami

Itinerary

1

New York

Depart this morning for "The Big Apple." Your AMTRAK train allows you to relax and enjoy the comfort and service of rail travel. New York, a mere rock of an island, is the nation's largest city and commercial centre. From Wall Street's stock exchange to the galleries of SoHo, the sparkling diamond district and the cobblestone streets in the South Street Seaport, New York has something for everyone. Take the ferry to Ellis Island and view the Statue of Liberty, which welcomed immigrants to the land of freedom. Explore the neighbourhoods, take in the bright lights of Broadway, shop on Fifth Avenue and eat your way through Chinatown, Little Italy or New York's famous deli's.

4

Philadelphia

"97 miles"

Welcome to Philadelphia! Explore this marvelous city, home to Independence National Park, with the Liberty Bell, Franklin Court and Independence Hall. Discover the city's many museums-from the Franklin Institute to the Rodin Museum; and from the unusual Mutter Museum of human anatomy to the world-class Musuem of Art; the City of Brotherly Love is endlessly eclectic. See, up close, the Liberty Bell, which marks the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence. Tread upon the floorboards where Betsy Ross stitched the American flag. Explore the historic Independence Hall, where the US was born. Stroll the bustling water-front at Penn's Landing, marking the site where William Penn, city founder, landed in 1682. This evening, enjoy fine dining at one of Philadelphia's famous eateries, or stroll lively South Street.

6

Washington DC

"136 miles"

Depart today for Washington's history, power and spectacular beauty. Arrive in Union Station, restored to turn-of-the-century grandeur, and view the sights from your trolley tour. Enjoy the city's famous monuments, explore the Smithsonian's many museums or visit Arlington National Cemetery, the White House, the Capitol Building and much more.

8

Charleston

"530 miles"

Take a scenic ride through Civil War battlefields and the misty lowlands of South Carolina to Charleston. Discover the charm of this southern city, reflecting antebellum elegance.

10

Savannah

"106 miles"

Travel to romantic Savannah, Georgia's oldest city, established by James Oglethorpe around a series of 24 squares. Explore the restored waterfront, where historic cotton warehouses and brokerages house specialty shops and restaurants. Many historic homes are open for touring.

12

Orlando

"380 miles"

Depart Savannah this morning on Amtrak's Silver Service for Orlando, where your most difficult decision will be what to do first! Home of Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, Sea World, and more. Orlando attracts visitors from around the world to experience its magic.

15

Miami

"236 miles"

A mid-morning train takes you to Miami, offering sparkling sand beaches, pulsating nightlife, water adventures, shopping, and fine dining on South Beach. Relax on the beach for your last days on holiday or discover all that the south of Florida has to offer.

17

Depart

This afternoon, transfer to Miami's airport for your homeward flight OR choose an optional three-day extension in the sun and fun!


What's included?

  • All AMTRAK rail transportation
  • Lodging as indicated, including tax
  • Meet & Greet & Transfer on arrival in NYC
  • English sightseeing tours in NY, PHL and Washington DC
  • Passenger Documentation on arrival

How to book

Daily Departures Year Round.

Please call us on (01892) 779900 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. stating your travel dates, and preferred standard of accommodation for a detailed & competitively priced quotation.

GreatCanadianCities

Great Canadian Cities

Want to explore Coastal California but don't want to drive? Then look no further as this exciting 10 Day Independent Rail Tour lets you see all the highlights of the Golden State and more without the driving.

Highlights Include

  • Toronto
  • Niagara Falls
  • Ottawa
  • Quebec
  • Montreal

Itinerary

1

Toronto

Welcome to Toronto! Multicultural, bustling and dynamic, Toronto rightly deserves to be called a metropolis. You’ll be impressed by its pace, its stark lines, the cleanliness of its streets, its high class stores and its well-established reputation as a city of business. Transfer on your own to your downtown hotel and collect your
travel documents before setting out to ex-plore. Enjoy a guided tour of Toronto. See City Hall, Chinatown and much more. This afternoon take advantage of the opportu-nity to see even more of Toronto. Toronto is
one of the top centers of English-language theatre, after London and New York. If you enjoy museums, art centers and art galler-ies, you’ll find plenty to delight you in this effervescent city. Noteworthy are, among others, the famous Royal Ontario Museum, the Art Gallery of Ontario, and the Science Centre of Ontario. The Lake Ontario wa-terfront exerts a strong pull: you can stroll, visit Ontario Place or the Skydome, or admire the sunset from the top of the CN tower, the world’s highest free-standing structure.

Also visit Niagara Falls. Shaped like a gigantic, 675-metre-long horseshoe, these magnificent waterfalls are 54 meters high. Their incredible power and the flow of water of up to 6 millions liters per second make them one of the country’s most enduringly popular attractions. Long known as a honeymoon destination, Niagara Falls is without question a highly developed tourist centre. With boat cruises to the foot of the falls, helicopter fly-overs, underground tunnels, and dinner over-looking the top, the falls can be admired from every angle.

4

Ottawa

 "280 miles"

Board VIA RAIL this morning for a trip to Canada’s capital. The Rideau Canal which winds through the centre of the city is a highly prized leisure spot. A stop at the Parliament Building is essential. Visit its galleries and the magnificent circular library, and watch the changing of the guard, or attend the famous question time. Check out the stalls at Byward market, look around the antiques market or stroll through the gardens and public rooms of Rideau Hall, house of the governor-general.

In the evening, visit the Hull Casino. Home to more than 29 museums, Ottawa is a hotbed of cultural activity. The Canadian Museum of Civilization has an impressive collection of totems standing in its historical gallery. The Canada Science and Technology Museum overflows with ingenuity. The National Gallery of Canada is also well worth a visit.

6

Quebec City

"274 miles"

Today, Québec, the only walled city in North America awaits. As you stroll through the streets and alleys of this
romantic city, you will see and feel the traces of history all around you. Poised on a headland below which the St. Lawrence narrows, the “Old Capital” was first a fur-trading post, and then became a major fort in New France. Close by, on the Plains of Abraham, the English and French fought one of the most important battles in the
history of the Americas. As a result, control over the colony passed to the British, who laid the political foundations of the Canada we know today.

You will soon understand why Québec City‘s historic district appears on Unesco’s world heritage list! Take the time to visit the museums, enjoy a drink in a sidewalk café, and take a short river cruise.

8

Montreal

"155 miles"

Today, you’re off to Québec’s largest city, Montréal. Its museums, concert halls, movie theatres, department stores and specialized shops justify the city’s inter-national reputation. Bilingual Montréal is also the world’s second-largest French-speaking city, after Paris. In Old Montréal, on the shores of the St. Lawrence river, you will find architecture dating back to the era when Canada was New France. The downtown area is home to the Fine Arts
Museum, La Place des Arts (a concert-hall and art gallery complex), and a host of other attractions. Mount Royal, the
wooded hill that dominates the city, is a park that is a pleasure to relax in. Visit the Notre-Dame Basilica, the Olympic Park and the Biodôme (where complete natural ecosystems are reproduced). Try your luck at the Casino de Montréal.

10

Toronto

"337 miles"

Return to Toronto this morning to catch your homeward flight, taking with you memories of a very special holiday in Canada's great Eastern cities.


What's included?

  • Arrival Shuttle Transfers in Toronto
  • Via Rail Transportation
  • Toronto City Tour
  • Old Quebec Tours City Tour
  • Grayline Montreal Hop on Hop off Tour
  • 9 nights accommodation, with tax

How to book

Daily Departures Year Round.

Please call us on (01892) 779900 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. stating your travel dates, and preferred standard of accommodation for a detailed & competitively priced quotation.

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