Statue of Liberty, New York
Views on the Amtrak Superliner
Rocky Mountains National Park, Colorado
Zephyr Rail
French Quarter, New Orleans

The All American

17 day Rail Holiday - from £2799

With flights from £3299

Experience America’s iconic landmarks! This rail holiday visits some of America’s most sought-after destinations; NYC, New Orleans, San Francisco and Denver.


  • Times Square & Central Park
  • Explore New Orleans’ French Quarter
  • The Golden Gate Bridge
  • Fisherman’s Wharf & Pier 39
  • The Rocky Mountains
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Your Itinerary

Day 1 - Welcome to New York City

Welcome to New York! On arrival, check-in at your hotel for a two-night stay. You will then have the day free to explore ‘the Big Apple’ on your own.

Hotel: Holiday Inn NYC Times Square or similar

Day 2 - New York City

Today you will enjoy the best of what New York City has to offer on a hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of the city. Use the tour to stop at such iconic New York sights as Times Square and Central Park. You will also have admissions to either the Empire State Building Observatory or the Top of the Rock at Rockefeller Centre. 

Hotel: Holiday Inn NYC Times Square or similar

Day 3 - New York City to New Orleans

This afternoon you will board Amtrak’s Crescent line for your trip south to the ‘Crescent City’ Settle in and relax your leisurely ride as the train makes its way towards New Orleans.

Hotel: Overnight on board the train

Day 4 - New Orleans

Welcome to New Orleans! This evening you are free to explore New Orleans on your own. Famous for its fun and unique culture, there is definitely fun to be had in ‘The Big Easy’.

Hotel: Wyndham New Orleans – French Quarter or similar

Day 5 - New Orleans

This morning you will learn all about New Orleans on a guided sightseeing city tour. This tour will bring you to such important New Orleans sights as historic Jackson Square, the fun-filled French Quarter, and the eerie graveyards known as the ‘Cities of the Dead’. Also, choose between a fabulous brunch accompanied by some of the most amazing jazz performers or dinner at an authentic Creole restaurant in the French Quarter.

Hotel: Wyndham New Orleans – French Quarter or similar

Day 6 & 7 - New Orleans to Los Angeles

Today you will board Amtrak’s Sunset Limited for your trip west to California! Settle in and prepare for a scenic ride across the country. Marvel at the sights you pass through deserts peppered with cacti, sprawling fields, and majestic mountains on your way to Los Angeles.

Hotel: Overnight on board the train

Day 8 - Los Angeles to San Francisco

This morning you will change trains in Los Angeles’s Union Station to board the famous Coast Starlight for your ride north to San Francisco. The Coast Starlight is known for the beautiful stretches of California shoreline that it passes as it makes its’ way towards Northern California.

Hotel: Holiday Inn Fisherman’s Wharf or similar

Day 9 - San Francisco

A full day of sightseeing in San Francisco awaits! Use your hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour to visit San Francisco’s top attractions such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Union Square, and historic Haight-Ashbury District. Tonight you will enjoy dinner on San Francisco’s famous Pier 39.

Hotel: Holiday Inn Fisherman’s Wharf or similar

Day 10 - San Francisco to Denver

This morning you will board Amtrak’s California Zephyr for your trip on to Denver. As the train winds it’s way east be prepared to experience the Sierra Nevada and Rocky Mountain ranges. As always, your Amtrak ride is perfect for picture-taking opportunities.

Hotel: Overnight on board the train

Day 11 - Denver

This evening you will arrive in Denver. Check-in to your hotel and prepare for a day of sightseeing tomorrow.

Hotel: Warwick Denver Hotel or similar

Day 12 - Denver

Today you will explore the natural wonders of Colorado and the Rocky Mountains. Your guided tour will take you to some of the most spectacular mountain landscapes and vistas. The scenery is breathtaking! Also, take some time to explore the city of Denver and some of its popular attractions such as the U.S. Mint.

Hotel: Warwick Denver Hotel or similar

Day 13 - Denver to Chicago

This morning you will have free to continue your sightseeing in the ‘Mile High City’ before departing this evening. Tonight board Amtrak for your return trip to Chicago. As the train makes it’s way east, reflect on all of the wonderful experiences on your All American rail journey.

Hotel: Overnight on board the train

Day 14 - Chicago

This afternoon you will arrive in Chicago, the ‘Windy City’! Check into your hotel and take the afternoon to explore the city on your own.

Hotel: Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza or similar

Day 15 - Chicago to New York City

Today you will experience Chicago by way of a hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour. The tour will make stops at some of Chicago’s top highlights including the Willis Tower, Millennium Park, Navy Pier, and the River Walk. Following your time exploring the city, travel to Chicago’s Union Station and board Amtrak’s Lake Shore Limited® to travel east back to New York.

Hotel: Overnight on board the train

Day 16 - New York City

This evening you will arrive back in New York City. Check into your hotel and discover parts of the city you may have missed during the beginning of your journey.

Hotel: Holiday Inn NYC Times Square or similar

Day 17 - Farewell from New York City

Your All American adventure comes to an end in New York City. Choose to add extra nights here to explore the city further, move on to your next destination or head to the airport for your international flight home.

17 day Rail Holiday - from £2799

With flights from £3299


  • Upgrade to a Roomette from £645 or Bedroom from £1,779
  • Add extra nights in New York, San Francisco or any other location
  • Choose to fly Economy, Premium, Business or First Class

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Prices are per person, based on 2 sharing a twin room and include meals where shown. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Amtrak travel is for Coach Accommodations unless otherwise stated. Upgrades to Roomette or Bedroom accommodations on board Amtrak are available. Call Freedom Destinations for departure dates and availability Seasonal variations may apply – call 0333 234 0922 or enquire now for more details** Note: Itineraries may vary for tours departing from 1st April 2022 onwards.

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Discover America on an exciting independent rail adventure. All rail explorers can be booked as they are or you can choose to add extra days to extend your stay in the USA.

Your rail holiday includes:

  • Superb sightseeing and activities
  • Comfortable travel by rail journey
  • 10 nights hotel accommodation
  • 6 nights onboard the train
  • Meals as shown
  • Option to add extra nights

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