Lake Shore Limited Experience-Chicago to New York
Board the Lake Shore Limited and discover the famous museums, beautiful scenery, and popular sights of Chicago and New York on this 4-day rail-journey.
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.
This vacation is also available from New York City to Chicago based on your travel preference.
Highlights and Inclusions
- Transportation aboard Amtrak (1 night)
- Hotel accommodations for 2 nights
- 2 meals aboard the train when upgrading to Roomette or Bedroom sleeping accommodations
- Chicago's Hop On-Hop-Off Trolley Tour
- Bannerman's Castle
- West Point Academy
- FDR's National Historic Site
- Hudson River
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 and watch for some historic points of interest, such as Bannerman's Castle, West Point Academy and FDR's National Historic Site. 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, NY 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.
Rail Your Way
Add more flexibility to your rail vacation by choosing when and where to begin and end your vacation. Whether you want to go east to west, west to east, north to south, south to north, start at the beginning, travel the reverse itinerary or begin in the middle, Rail Your Way allows you to tailor make your rail vacation so you can have the experience you want.
Look for the Rail Your Way icon to identify those vacations that offer customized rail connections or joining points. Ask your rail specialist how you can have Rail Your Way!
Add a Cruise
Many of our rail vacations begin and end in popular port cities. Spice up your vacation by adding an ocean or river cruise aboard your preferred cruise line to your itinerary and experience the best of both worlds. Popular cruises include Alaska’s Inside Passage, the Panama Canal, New England and Eastern Canada, and historic river towns along the Mississippi River.
Look for the Add a Cruise icon to identify those vacations that offer pre- or post-cruises. Ask your rail specialist how you can Add a Cruise!
Extend Your Vacation
Extend your rail vacation with new city packages in Chicago, Toronto, and Vancouver. Optional pre- or post-night packages include hotel accommodations for two nights and popular local sightseeing, and may be added to the beginning or end of qualifying rail vacations.
Look for the Extend Your Vacation icon to identify those vacations which offer new city stay packages. Ask your rail specialist for details about these pre- and post-night extensions.
Train and Hotel Accommodations
Hotels include the Palmer House Hilton and Paramount Hotel. 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 that features two comfortable seats beside a picture window
during the day, which converts 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
Upgrades to Roomette and Bedroom sleeping accommodations are available for an additional fee and include all meals aboard the train. New contemporary and fresh dining choices replace traditional dining car service. You may elect to have your chilled prepared meal selection delivered to your Roomette or Bedroom or enjoy your meals in a private cafe or lounge car. Sleeping car passengers also enjoy unlimited soft beverages as well as a complimentary serving of beer, wine or a mixed drink.
Hotel accommodations are based on availability; substitutes will be similar in quality and amenities.
+Vacations By Rail can supply connecting rail from your closest Amtrak Station.
Dates & Prices
Select from the packages below to view prices for this tour.
|Departs Daily between 1st January 2019 and 31st December 2019||$895||
|Departs Daily between 1st January 2020 and 31st December 2020||$895||
|Departs Daily between 1st January 2019 and 31st December 2019||$1,006||
|Departs Daily between 1st January 2020 and 31st December 2020||$1,006||
|Departs Daily between 1st January 2019 and 31st December 2019||$1,335||
|Departs Daily between 1st January 2020 and 31st December 2020||$1,335||
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Amtrak Coach: Departs daily between 1st January 2019 and 31st December 2019 from $895, daily between 1st January 2020 and 31st December 2020 from $895
Amtrak Roomette: Departs daily between 1st January 2019 and 31st December 2019 from $1,006, daily between 1st January 2020 and 31st December 2020 from $1,006
Amtrak Bedroom: Departs daily between 1st January 2019 and 31st December 2019 from $1,335, daily between 1st January 2020 and 31st December 2020 from $1,335
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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.