Go with the Flow: 5 Advantages of Rail & River Cruise Vacations
Sep 13, 2019 · By Vacations By Rail
Combine rail travel and river cruising for a revolutionary way to experience the world's most sought-after destinations.Read more
2021 Tour code: WC-PNCW-21
About the tour
Embark on a rail and river cruise adventure following the path taken by explorers Lewis and Clark in 1805. Beginning in Chicago, board Amtrak's Empire Builder train for the storied 2-night journey across the northern prairies into Big Sky Country, ending in Vancouver, Washington. Explore Vancouver and nearby Portland during a short city stay before boarding the American Empress, your floating boutique hotel for the journey into the heart of Washington's wine country. A voyage along the Columbia and Snake Rivers will show you the world from a new perspective from Astoria's elegant Flavel House and views from Mt. Hood's Timberline Lodge to the engineering achievement of the Bonneville Dam.
American Queen Steamboat Company requires a COVID-19 vaccination for all guests and crew for all sailings beginning July 1, 2021
Arrive at Chicago's historic Union Station and board the legendary Empire Builder for your afternoon departure following a storied pioneer trail. As the train makes its way into Wisconsin and across the Mississippi River into Minnesota, take time to get acquainted with the Empire Builder's many features including the glass-walled Sightseer Lounge, offering fantastic views of the scenery through which you're traveling. Overnight train.
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