This spectacular rail adventure from Chicago exposes the breathtaking wonder of the Grand Canyon, the colourful town of Santa Fe and the gorgeous Red Rock State Park in Sedona.

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Grand Canyon Discovery

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Day 1

Chicago

Welcome to Chicago! Today, your journey begins with a multi-day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing pass, which gives you transportation to the most famous Chicago attractions. This tour covers 13 miles and includes stops at the Art Institute, the Magnificent Mile, Navy Pier, Millennium Park, and many more popular Chicago destinations. Feel free to hop on and off at any stop to further explore the area at your leisure.

Day 2

Flagstaff

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Day 3

Chicago

Enjoy the second day of your hop-on, hop-off city tour of Chicago and explore any sites you didn’t get a chance to see yesterday. This enjoyable day of sightseeing will be followed by an included dinner a popular Chicago restaurant. (D)

Day 4

On Board Amtrak

This gorgeous train ride takes you across the prairies to  curving canyon passages only a few feet wider than the train itself! You'll see spectacular landscapes and pristine vistas not visible from any highway. Overnight on the train. 

Day 5

Santa Fe

After your arrival in Santa Fe in the afternoon, take some time to get know this cultural gem of a city. Santa Fe is known as a treasure for art, culture, and cuisine. It also offers spectacular views of serene mountains. Enjoy a free day exploring all that Santa Fe has to offer.

Day 6

Santa Fe

Today you will enjoy a guided walking tour of Santa Fe. This colorful and historic town is nestled in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Founded over 400 years ago by the Spaniards and inhabited by the Pueblo Indians for over 1000 years before that, this unique destination is so culturally diverse and interesting that travelers from all over the world come to visit.

Day 7

Santa Fe - Williams

You will be transferred from downtown Santa Fe back to the Amtrak station where you will board the train to Williams Junction. Upon your arrival, you will be transferred to Williams, AZ, where you will enjoy a good night’s sleep before your adventure to the Grand Canyon tomorrow.

Day 8

Grand Canyon

This morning, enjoy a hearty breakfast at the Grand Depot Café, the perfect starting place for your Grand Canyon adventure! Then, board the Grand Canyon Railway, which will take you right into the heart of Grand Canyon National Park. Enjoy a motorcoach tour of the Canyon’s majestic South Rim, and take in some of the most spectacular vistas in North America. The Canyon’s landscape is truly breathtaking, so don’t forget your camera! (B)

Day 9

Grand Canyon - Flagstaff

Today you’ll have some time in the morning to take in the fresh mountain air as you spend free time enjoying the sights of the Canyon. You’ll depart later this morning and head to Flagstaff for a good night’s sleep.

Day 10

Flagstaff - Sedona - Flagstaff

Get ready to explore the spectacular Red Rocks of Sedona with your included Canyons & Cowboys jeep tour. Take the rest of the day to explore the astounding natural wonders of Flagstaff on your own. This gorgeous city offers many invigorating outdoor recreation activities and fascinating cultural attractions. If you are looking for something to do later in the evening, the Lowell observatory is perfect for stargazers.

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