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Northern Rail Experience

Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco

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9 Days, Independent, 1 Meals

Prices reflect land-only rates.

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Venture from the breathtaking great plains of the Midwest to the serene waters of the Pacific Coast on this scenic rail journey from Chicago to San Francisco, with a stop in Seattle. Enjoy the landscape as you travel along major portions of the Lewis and Clark trail. Explore Seattle on a hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour. Discover the sights of San Francisco. Spend some quality time in two majestic parts of Northern California: Muir Woods and Sausalito. And, then you'll head back to the "Windy City" on board one of most beautiful train trips in all of North America.

  • DAYS 9 Days, Independent, 1 Meals
  • MEALS 1 dinners
  • 8 nights accommodation
  • 3 nights' hotel accommodations; 5 nights on board Amtrak
  • One-way Amtrak® from Chicago to Seattle on the Empire Builder®; Seattle to San Francisco on the Coast Starlight®; San Francisco to Chicago on the California Zephyr® in Coach
  • All on-tour transportations and related fees

Notes: All vacation prices are based on rates known at the time of publication and expected to be in effect at the time of departure. Please call for live pricing and single supplement. Pricing is per person, double occupancy, land and rail only, based on December 9, 2025 travel date, Call AAA for current airfare rates and availability


Day 1 - Your Journey Begins In Chicago, IL

Day Stop

  • Chicago, IL, USA


Overnight onboard Amtrak

Welcome to Chicago! This afternoon, travel on your own to Chicago's Union Station and board Amtrak to Seattle. The Empire Builder® takes you along major portions of the Lewis and Clark trail. Settle in for an exciting adventure through the majestic wilderness as you venture out West, following the footsteps of early pioneers!

Day 2 - Overnight Onboard Amtrak

Day 3 - Seattle, WA

Day 4 - Overnight Onboard Amtrak

Day 5 - San Francisco, CA

Day 6 - San Francisco, CA | Muir Woods, CA

Day 7 - Overnight Onboard Amtrak

Day 8 - Overnight Onboard Amtrak

Day 9 - Your Journey Ends In Chicago, IL


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