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Trip Overview

This 8-day vacation features breathtaking scenery at some of America’s most majestic settings – the great Rocky Mountains, Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, and along some of the most scenic train routes from the California Zephyr to the Rocky Mountaineer. First, travel from Chicago to Denver onboard Amtrak, then you can explore the great city of Denver and discover the wonders of Rocky Mountain National Park. Then board the luxurious Rocky Mountaineer for a scenic ride from Denver to Moab stopping along the way for a night in Glenwood Springs. Moab your base for exploring Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. The thousands of sandstone arches at Arches National Park are a must see, and Canyonlands National Park provides a wealth of scenery, from vast mesas to soaring rock columns, and even examples of Native American cave painting.

Highlights

  • Sightseeing tour of Rocky Mountain National Park
  • Sightseeing tour of Arches & Canyonlands National Parks

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • One-way Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from Chicago to Denver on the California Zephyr®
  • Rocky Mountaineer from Denver to Moab in SilverLeaf class
  • 6 nights' hotel accommodations; 1 night onboard Amtrak
  • 3 meals (2 breakfasts, 1 lunch)
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Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travelers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports are required when traveling outside the United States including crossing the Canadian border.

DAY 1              OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK
Board the California Zephyr at Chicago’s Union Station this afternoon to begin your journey west. Relax onboard and enjoy the passing scenery, crossing the Mississippi and traveling through wide open plains as you head to Colorado.  (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

 

DAY 2              DENVER
Welcome to the Denver, also known as the “Mile High City.” This scenic metropolis is located 5,280 feet above sea level and offers stunning views of the Rocky Mountains. You'll arrive in the morning and have lots of free time today to start exploring all Denver has to offer. (Overnight in Denver)

 

DAY 3              DENVER
Enjoy the day exploring Denver at your own pace. Take a stroll along the 16th Street Mall filled with shops and restaurants. Or take a ride on the free shuttle that runs from Civic Center Station and Union. (Overnight in Denver)

 

DAY 4              DENVER

Experience the majestic splendor of the Rocky Mountains on an exhilarating day tour of Rocky Mountain National Park. Widely celebrated for its abundance of animals and spectacular views, Rocky Mountain National Park will make you feel like you're on top of the world! On the journey back to your hotel, you'll get a chance to enjoy several photo opportunities during a leisurely break for rest and refreshments. (Overnight in Denver)

DAY 5              ROCKY MOUNTAINEER FROM DENVER TO GLENWOOD SPRINGS

Today travel to Denver Union Station and board the famous Rocky Mountaineer itself. Settle into the luxurious accommodations and relax onboard soaking in the spectacular scenery of one of the most beautiful train trips in North America as you travel through the snowcapped Rocky Mountains making your way to Glenwood Springs. (Overnight in Glenwood Springs) B, L

 

DAY 6              ROCKY MOUNTAINEER FROM GLENWOOD SPRINGS TO MOAB

Depart Glenwood Springs this morning and enjoy the passing mountain scenery as you enjoy breakfast onboard. Travel by stunning red rock formations along the cliffs and towards De Beque Canyon, a 15-mile long narrow canyon with stair-step cliffs of sedimentary rock layers. Arrive in Moab around noon with an afternoon to being exploring this quaint downtown nestled between Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. (Overnight in Moab) B

 

DAY 7              ARCHES AND CANYONLANDS NATIONAL PARKS

Today you’ll have a full-day tour of two spectacular national parks: Arches and Canyonlands. Arches National Park is a geological treasure featuring 2,000 natural sandstone arches, including the world famous Delicate Arch. The park’s rich colors, textures, and landforms highlight the extraordinary balanced rocks, fins, and pinnacles. Canyonlands National Park offers a stunning landscape filled with countless canyons, mesas, and buttes, carved by the mighty Green and Colorado rivers. Experience the park from the astounding Island in the Sky, a scenic drive that follows the rim of the mesa and offers amazing views. (Overnight in Moab)

 

DAY 8              YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN MOAB

 

LEGEND FOR MEALS: B - Breakfast, BR - Brunch, L - Lunch, D –Dinner

Warwick Denver Hotel

Boasting an ideal location that connects Denver's vibrant downtown area with all the charm and attractions of the local Uptown Neighborhood, Warwick Denver offers a true urban refuge in the Mile High City. The Warwick Denver was originally built as the Governer's Court, and is still remembered by many for the Playboy Club, the first and only one in Colorado. This luxury downtown hotel features private balconies and oversized guest rooms and suites designed elegantly to reflect the outdoor spirit of the Rockies. The exclusive rooftop heated pool and bar offer captivating year round panoramic views of the Denver skyline and snowcapped Rocky Mountains.

The attention to detail makes this boutique hotel the ideal place for business and leisure travelers seeking genuine, warm and dedicated service. A stone's throw from the pedestrian 16th Street Mall, the State Capitol building, and the eclectic Union Station, the Warwick Denver is also in close proximity to the convention center, The Denver Art Museum Larimer Square, Coors Field and the Pepsi Center.

Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott Moab

Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott Moab

At the Fairfield by Marriott® Moab you will have easy access to the trip of a lifetime! Our hotel is the closest to Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park and Dead Horse State Park which is the perfect starting point to your Moab adventure: World class mountain biking, 4 wheel driving, and hiking trails, River rafting, jet boat river tours and complimentary family-friendly activities. Wake up to a complimentary hot breakfast buffet and stock up on snacks for the day from our Corner Market. Our inviting and spacious rooms include features such as smart TVs with access to Netflix, Hulu, and YouTube streaming features. Each room is also equipped with a mini-fridge, microwave, coffee maker, and complimentary high speed WiFi. Spend the afternoon by the beautiful outdoor pools, enjoy an easy stroll by the river, or a workout in our fitness center.

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Moab

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Moab

NEAREST HOTEL TO ARCHES AND CANYONLANDS NATIONAL PARKS.
SpringHill Suites Moab offers two stunning pools, four hot tubs, eight waterfalls, and a kid's canyon complete with a splash pad. Feel free to soak up the sun or take a refreshing dip after a full day of adventures in Moab. Begin the day with our complimentary hot breakfast buffet or grab a quick snack in our 24-Hour Corner Market. Our smoke-free hotel offers complimentary High speed wireless internet across the entire property. After a full day of exploring all that Moab has to offer, relax in one of our spacious suites equipped with flat screen TVs with access to Netflix, Hulu, and YouTube streaming features. Dining options are just minutes from our hotel.

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Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travelers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports are required when traveling outside the United States including crossing the Canadian border.

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