Route 66 by Rail

Chicago • St. Louis • Albuquerque • Grand Canyon National Park

Board Amtrak® and ride the rails along historic Route 66!
Take in the iconic architecture of Chicago “The Windy City”, take a walking tour around historic Albuquerque, ride the Grand Canyon Railway to the Canyon’s South Rim, and tour Beverly Hills to see the homes of the stars and starlets of Los Angeles. Journey along the famous Route 66 highway system as you make your way south towards the Grand Canyon and marvel at the immense beauty at one of the 7 natural Wonders of the World. A magical trip across the country awaits on the Route 66 by Rail journey!
From €2608pp

What's Included

  • Flights from Dublin to Chicago and return from Los Angeles to Dublin
  • 11 NIGHTS hotel accommodations; 2 NIGHTS on board Amtrak
  • Multiple sightseeing tours
  • 5 meals (1 breakfast, 1 lunch, and 3 dinners)
  • Based on 2 adults sharing, travelling in February 2018
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Staff Tips

Chicago-Bike past giant red and pink painted steel horses or stroll by an apple rocket in stainless steel and bronze at the Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park, which combines original contemporary sculpture and two miles (3.2 kilometers) of walkways—all for free.

Stephanie O'Sullivan

Travel Expert

Grand Central Market in Los Angeles is frenzied and sawdust-sprinkled, and has some fun nosh spots.
Sarah McCormick

Travel Expert

Your Adventure...

Arrival in Chicago
Chicago
Chicago to St Louis
St Louis
Overnight aboard Amtrak
Albuquerque
Albuquerque
Albuquerque to Williams
Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon
Overnight aboard Amtrak
Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Your Journey Ends in Los Angeles
  • Day 1 Arrival in Chicago

    Welcome to Chicago! Today your journey begins with a multi-day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing city tour. Visit the Magnificent Mile, Navy Pier, and many more Chicago destinations. Don't forget to hop-off and take a picture at the famous sign marking the start of Route 66!
    (Overnight in Chicago)
    Hotel: Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza or similar

  • Day 2 Chicago

    Enjoy the second day of your hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Chicago and explore any sites you didn't get a chance to see yesterday. This fantastic day of sightseeing will be followed by an included dinner a popular Chicago restaurant
    (Overnight in Chicago)
    Hotel: Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza or similar

  • Day 3 Chicago to St Louis

    Travel to Union station and board Amtrak's Texas Eagle to St. Louis. Head south as you journey to the great Midwest on your train ride through the “Show-Me-State” to your destination seeing amazing views that no cars get to see.
    (Overnight in St. Louis)
    Hotel: Holiday Inn St. Louis Downtown Convention Centre or similar

  • Day 4 St Louis

    Begin your day with a visit to the “Gateway to the West” at the St. Louis Gateway Arch. At an astounding 630-feet tall, the magnificent Gateway Arch remains the tallest man-made national monument in the United States. Its unique shape and stainless steel facade remarkably represent the history made in the city of St. Louis. Tonight, enjoy your dinner at a popular restaurant.
    (Overnight in St. Louis)
    Hotel: Holiday Inn St. Louis Downtown Convention Centre or similar

  • Day 5 Overnight aboard Amtrak

    Travel to the station and board the Amtrak to Albuquerque for a relaxing overnight trip on the Southwest Chief. Travel past wheat fields and ranches, missions and pueblos as you journey west. Carving through canyon passages only a few feet wider than the train itself, you'll see spectacular landscapes and pristine vistas not visible from interstate highways (Overnight aboard Amtrak)

  • Day 6 Albuquerque

    Arrive in Albuquerque later this afternoon and transfer on your own to your hotel. Enjoy your free time exploring the sights and sounds of Albuquerque, a city marked by its rich Spanish roots. (Overnight in Albuquerque)
    Hotel: Crowne Plaza Albuquerque or similar

  • Day 7 Albuquerque

    Today, explore historic Old Town Albuquerque on a private walking tour. Learn about the history of Albuquerque and Route 66 on this private tour. Your tour guide will escort you on an exciting adventure through time. Uncover Old Town's unusual and well-hidden architectural details you find most intriguing. Reminisce about the early southwest pioneers' daily struggle to survive. Relive the sights and sounds of the Civil War as Confederate soldiers entered the Plaza. Imagine early merchants as they travelled the Santa Fe Trail for trade.
    (Overnight in Albuquerque)
    Hotel: Crowne Plaza Albuquerque or similar

  • Day 8 Albuquerque to Williams

    Travel to the station and board Amtrak to Williams Junction on the Southwest Chief. Travel past wheat fields and ranches, missions and pueblos as you journey west. Upon arrival in Williams Junction, you will be transferred to Williams and the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel.
    (Overnight in Williams)
    Hotel: Grand Canyon Railway Hotel

  • Day 9 Grand Canyon

    Enjoy your breakfast at the Grand Depot Café and be sure to not miss the morning shootout before boarding the Grand Canyon Railway into the Grand Canyon National Park. Explore the South Rim with lunch on your motor coach tour, and take in some of the most spectacular vistas in North America formed over 17 million years ago.
    (Overnight in the Canyon)
    Hotel: Yavapai Lodge or similar

  • Day 10 Grand Canyon

    Enjoy today at leisure in the Grand Canyon. Spend your free time enjoying the sights of the Canyon and drinking in the fresh air, amazing sights and many photo opportunities in the park.
    (Overnight in the Canyon)
    Hotel: Yavapai Lodge or similar

  • Day 11 Overnight aboard Amtrak

    After a good night's sleep, board the Grand Canyon Railway back to Williams. This evening, enjoy your included dinner at the Grand Depot Café. Board your transfer from the hotel to the Amtrak station and board the Southwest Chief train to Los Angeles.
    (Overnight aboard Amtrak)

  • Day 12 Los Angeles

    Upon arrival early this morning, travel on your own to your hotel. Spend the day exploring Hollywood at leisure. Stop by the Walk of Fame or venture up to Griffith Observatory to view the Hollywood sign. There is so much to do and see in Los Angeles!
    (Overnight in Los Angeles)
    Hotel: The L.A Hotel Downtown

  • Day 13 Los Angeles

    Today, enjoy a guided sightseeing city tour of Los Angeles. See the homes of famous movie stars, tour Hollywood, and visit the most popular California beaches, including Ventura Beach and Santa Monica Beach. At Santa Monica Pier make sure to take a picture at the sign marking the end of Route 66.
    (Overnight in Los Angeles)
    Hotel: The L.A Hotel Downtown

  • Day 14 Your Journey Ends in Los Angeles

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