San Francisco- Chicago - New York & Cunard
This is our most exciting holiday travelling right across the USA visiting San Francisco, Chicago and New York by sleeper train. Soak up the charming homely atmosphere of San Francisco - one of the most desirable cities in the US. Cross the Golden Gate Bridge, visit Alcatraz and sample the catch of the day at Fisherman's Wharf. Explore the top sights of Chicago such as the view from Willis Tower, the entertainment on Navy Pier, the shopping on The Magnificent Mile and Cloud Gate in Millennium Park - the start of Route 66. Then contrast with the buzz of the Big Apple with 5th Avenue, Central Park , Wall Street and the Statue of Liberty.
Choose Westbound: Fly direct from Dublin to start your holiday on the Queen Mary 2, casting off from Southampton. With an extra hour during 5 of your days at sea you will enjoy even more time on board, and you will arrive in tune with local time in New York. Be sure to get up early on arrival in New York harbour to greet the Statue of Liberty as the ship glides past, and watch the sun rise above the iconic New York skyline. This early morning arrival in New York means you will be able to take advantage of the maximum time to enjoy all this wonderful city has to offer.
Choose Eastbound: Fly all the way to the west coast of the USA and let the train take the strain across to the east coast. Shop your way across the USA and take advantage of the bargains on offer. Then relax on a Transtalantic voyage to Southampton without a cramped overnight flight home, and best of all, no jetlag!
SAN FRANCISCO: Your Hotel will be centrally located in Union Square close to shops and restaurants. From here the cable car will take you over the hill past China Town to Fisherman’s Wharf and Pier 39. A visit to Alcatraz is a must, then have a photo opportunity at the Golden Gate Bridge and take a stroll in Golden Gate Park. For a more local feel visit the Castro area and for some vintage shopping visit hippy Haight Ashbury.
AMTRAK TRAIN: The views from the train of the ever changing scenery are breathtaking - providing a relaxing and scenic way to travel across the continent in comfort. You will have a private roomette on board the train with full board meals - the train will have a lounge car with bar and dining car for your use. Your 3 night Trans America train adventure is in two parts. The 2 night part includes Sacramento, Salt Lake City, the US Rockies, Denver & the Kansas plains. All change in Chicago at the famous Union Station where you will have the morning at leisure(Westbound) or afternoon at leisure(Eastbound) to explore the so called Windy City. The 1 night leg between Chicago and New York includes Indiana, Ohio, skirting the Great Lakes, Cleveland and Buffalo.
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