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Historic sites, nationally recognized landmarks and culture await in three of the country's most-visited cities: Washington D.C., New Orleans and Los Angeles.

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20212022
10 days From $2,195 per person

2021 Tour code: TU-DCNW-21

About the tour

Over the course of 10 days and 9 nights, take two trains, the Crescent and the Sunset Limited, to explore the United States literally from coast to coast. The thoroughly planned journey begins in the United States' capitol city and ends in lively town of Los Angeles, California. With a 2-day stop in New Orleans and days worth of structured and free exploration in Washington D.C. and Los Angeles, guests experience the best of all three towns with convenient transportation between each. The cross-country tour includes a total of three overnights on board the Crescent and the Sunset Limited trains and two overnights in each of the three cities.

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Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive in Washington D.C.

Arrive in Washington, D.C. and make your way to your centrally-located hotel. The remainder of the day is free for you to begin exploring the nation's capital on your own. Overnight Washington, D.C.

Day 2 - Explore Washington D.C.

You have the opportunity to explore all of the best cultural and historically significant sites the capital has to offer on the second day of this journey. Enjoy a Hop-on Hop-off trolley ride through the city, with stops including the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials, the White House and the U.S. Capitol Building. Once the sun sets, the Monuments by Moonlight tour gives guests a unique prospective of the same buildings, with the addition of spooky stories and little-known facts. Overnight Washington, D.C.

Day 3 - Further Exploration and New Orleans Transfer

You have a full day at leisure to further explore D.C. independently. With war memorials, numerous museums, beautifully maintained parks and a host of dining options throughout the city, Washington D.C. offers something for nearly every traveler. The Crescent train departs for New Orleans this evening. Overnight train.

Day 4 - Arrive in New Orleans

Spend the day onboard the Crescent, the scenery from Washington D.C. to New Orleans is simply breathtaking. While cruising through the South, those on board enjoy views over the landscapes of Virginia, the Carolinas, Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi. The train is set to arrive in New Orleans this evening. Upon arrival, transfer independently to your centrally-located hotel. Overnight New Orleans.

Day 5 - Experience the Big Easy

Culture abounds at every corner in New Orleans, and much of this day is open for sightseeing. To experience the best New Orleans has to offer, a Hop-on Hop-off Tour on a double-decker bus allows travelers to see a total of 18 landmarks and sites. Popular stops on the tour include Jackson Square and the Arts District, among others. Overnight New Orleans. 

Days 6 & 7 - Journey from New Orleans to Los Angeles

Board the Sunset Limited for your 2-night journey to Los Angeles. Being the southern-most route offered by Amtrak, scenery of the Mexican border, deserts and mountains dominates this trip. The Sightseer Lounge Car is the best place to capture the views when not in the sleeping or dining quarters. Overnight train. 

Day 8 - Arrive in Los Angeles

Bright and early on the eighth day, vacationers arrive in Los Angeles, CA. You have a full day open for exploration and tourist activities. Popular destinations throughout the city include the Walk of Fame, Rodeo Drive, the Sunset Strip and Venice Beach. Overnight Los Angeles.

Day 9 - More Fun in Los Angeles

The final day of scheduled activity is packed with adventure, as a trip to Universal Studios is in store. Thrill-seekers have access to numerous rides, such as Revenge of the Mummy and Jurassic Park, and other guests get enjoyment from the tours, shows and attractions throughout the park. Dining is available onsite at themed restaurants. Overnight Los Angeles.

Day 10 - Trip Concludes

While the scheduled events are complete, travelers are welcome to stay and play in Los Angeles. Griffith Park, multiple museums and sought-after attractions such as the Getty Center are all popular options for further exploration.

Additional information

Pricing Plans

Amtrak accommodations are available in Coach class, Roomette, and Bedroom.

Coach accommodations include a reclining seat with leg rest.

Roomette accommodations include a private cabin featuring two comfortable seats beside a picture window during the day, converting to an upper and lower berth at night.

Bedroom accommodations feature a sofa and chair by day, and upper and lower berth by night. Bedroom accommodations also include a sink and self-enclosed toilet and shower. All travelers have access to the Sightseer Lounge.

Roomette and Bedroom accommodations include all meals aboard the train.

Departure times

Departure times vary based on selected rail vacation. This information will be provided in your final documents. For more information please speak with your rail specialist.

Mobility information

Due to the nature of our tours they are generally unsuitable for those with restricted mobility. If you’d like to discuss any particular vacation with us in this respect, then please don’t hesitate to call us.

Hotels

Millennium Biltmore, Los Angeles

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Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans

Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans

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Sheraton, Washington

Sheraton, Washington

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Trains

Amtrak's Crescent
Amtrak's Sunset Limited

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