6-Nights Grand Tetons and Yellowstone Rail Journey
Explore two of America’s grandest national parks on this fabulous rail vacation! Travel through the wide-open landscape of the Heartland of America by rail before reaching Salt Lake City. Continue on to Jackson Hole for an exploration of Grand Teton National Park and its spectacular wildlife. From there, the journey north continues to Yellowstone National Park, where you can take in the amazing scenery that has made this destination a must-see for decades.
6 nights from $1749 per person
Supplier: Amtrak Vacations
Chicago offers everything anyoen could look for in a vacation destination including: historic landmarks, museums, sightseeing, shopping, and accommodations for every budget. Chicago is considerably different from many other vacation spots in the U.S. It is filled with history, culture and modern sophistication at the same time. Chicago has attractions and activities for a family on vacation, someone visiting for business, or a couple searching for romance. Scenic tours, amusement and fun centers including DisneyQuest, ESPN Zone, and Six Flags Great America, are here to thrill. Museums, shopping, fine dinging, and educational attractions including: The Hancock Observatory, The Shedd Aquarium, and the Chicago Academy of Science are here to entertain.
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City's family oriented culture makes it a perfect getaway destination. The city offers a variety of attractions, amusement centers, and unique attractions & activities to please children of all ages. Salt Lake is also recognized as one of the best ski areas in the United States with ten major ski resorts, seven cross country areas, and the nation's only recreational ski jumping complex, all with one hour of downtown Salt Lake. It's an ideal place for a memorable winter vacation. Delight in animal antics and winged wonders. Glide round an outdoor skating rink downtown. Travel back in time at an authentic pioneer village or trace family roots amid the world's largest collections of genealogical data. Experience a multimedia star show. Dig up facts about dinosaurs, history, or mining.
Yellowstone National Park
Established on March 1, 1872, Yellowstone National Park is the first and oldest national park in the world. Preserved within Yellowstone are Old Faithful Geyser and some 10,000 hot springs and geysers, the majority of the planet's total. These geothermal wonders are evidence of one of the world's largest active volcanoes; its last eruption created a crater or caldera that spans almost half of the park. An outstanding mountain wildland with clean water and air, Yellowstone is home of the grizzly bear and wolf, and free-ranging herds of bison and elk. It is the core of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, one of the largest intact temperate zone ecosystems remaining on the planet. The human history of the park dates back 12,000 years. The events of the last 130 years of park history are reflected in the historic structures and sites associated with various periods of park administration and visitor facilities development.
Grand Teton National Park
Towering more than a mile above the valley of Jackson Hole, the Grand Teton rises to 13,770 feet. Twelve Teton peaks reach above 12,000 feet and support a dozen mountain glaciers. The west side of the range slopes gently, showing the angle of tilt of the Earth's crust. The Teton Range is the youngest range in the Rockies and displays some of North America's oldest rocks.
This rollicking cowboy town hasn't changed much since the West was won, with historical architecture, authentic saloons and whitewater river rafting nearby.
Valid Travel Dates
- 5 nights hotel accommodations
- 1 night onboard Amtrak®
- One-way Amtrak in Coach accommodations from Chicago, Illinois onboard the California Zephyr®
- Half day sightseeing tour of Grand Teton National Park
- Sightseeing tour of Yellowstone National Park
- 5-day midsized car rental
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