Lake Shore Limited Experience - 4 Day Tour
Enjoy the ride from one world-class city to another as you journey through rocky cliffs and historic landmarks, following the flow of the Hudson River. Your Lake Shore Limited Experience includes two hotel night accommodations, one in Chicago and one in New York as well as one night aboard the Lake Shore Limited. Consider upgrading to a Viewliner roomette or bedroom, which includes all meals aboard the train.
- One-way transportation aboard Amtrak's Lake Shore Limited from Chicago to New York (Sleeping Accommodations Available)
- Hotel accommodations for 2 nights
- Chicago's Hop On-Hop-Off Trolley Tour
- One night at the Paramount Hotel or similar in New York
- 2 meals aboard the train when upgrading to Roomette or Bedroom sleeping accommodations
Day 1 - Overnight in Chicago
Start out in the fabulous Windy City and spend the night in one of Chicago's legendary hotels. Enjoy a complimentary pass on Chicago's Hop On-Hop-Off Trolley and visit many of the city's great shopping, dining and attractions on your own. Don't miss Millennium Park and Chicago's newest landmark, affectionately known as "The Bean." Treat yourself to deep-dish pizza or dinner at a well-known steakhouse or Italian restaurant. In the evening, Chicago's great nightlife on Rush Street beckons. Overnight Chicago.
Day 2 - Board the Lake Shore Limited
Enjoy more of Chicago today before your evening departure. Walk down the Magnificent Mile and take an architecture tour along the Chicago River. Spend some time in Chicago's many world famous museums like the Art Institute and Field Museum. Head to Union Station and board the Lake Shore Limited for your 9 p.m. departure.* Get comfortable in your reclining seat with leg rest. Read, listen to music or chat with your fellow travelers. Overnight train.
Day 3 Enroute to New York
Wake up this morning near Buffalo, New York. Enjoy breakfast in the dining car and watch for some historic points such as Bannerman's Castle, West Point Academy and FDR's National Historic Site. You'll travel 130 spectacular miles along the Hudson River, also known as "America's Rhine" for its natural beauty. Pass by Albany, the NY state capitol, with the Catskill Mountains looming in the background. Arrive in bustling New York, New York early this evening and check in to your hotel. Then, get ready for a night on the town. Catch a Broadway play, see what's happening at Madison Square Garden or take a carriage ride through Central Park. Enjoy dinner at an ethnic restaurant and don't miss Times Square, all lit up at night. Overnight New York City.
Day 4 The tour ends
The day is yours to explore more of New York City. Head to the observatory of the famous Empire State Building or Liberty Island to see The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Walk along Fifth Avenue. Visit the United Nations building, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and pay tribute at Ground Zero. Make your way home via rail or air from one of New York's three airports.
Pre and Post Trip Options
Many of our guests choose to spend additional nights in Chicago and New York. Vacations by Rail would be happy to make hotel and sightseeing arrangements for you.
* Sleeper car passengers are invited to enjoy early boarding and a wine and cheese reception at 7:30 PM when available.
Hotels include the Palmer House Hilton and Paramount Hotel. Amtrak accommodations are in Coach class and include a reclining seat with leg rest and access to the Sightseer Lounge car.
Upgrades to Roomette and Bedroom sleeping accommodations are available for an additional fee and include all meals aboard the train.
Hotel accommodations are based on availability; substitutes will be similar in quality and amenities.
Prices are subject to change, and all reservations are based upon availability.
Call 877-929-7245 today to book your Lake Shore Limited Experience vacation.
Senior discounts and single pricing are available upon request. Contact a rail specialist for details.
NOTE: *Arrival and Departure times are subject to change. Please be advised that passengers traveling on Lake Shore Limited Trains may encounter delays of approximately three to six hours due to heavy congestion, speed restrictions and other operating conditions.