The Northern Explorer gives you the opportunity to see the rugged Northwest States, but not before sampling the delights of Chicago. Then you're off into the wilderness aboard the Empire Builder through picturesque valleys and beautiful mountains to Seattle and then down the awe inspiring pacific coast to San Francisco. This adventure tour takes you back to nature without leaving the comfort of your train.
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Day at leisure in the Windy City.
Chicago is a city for all tastes. As lovely as Paris with its striking architecture and leafy parks, as entertaining as London and as bustling as New York.
There are world class art galleries and museums, vibrant theatres, intimate blues and jazz clubs, comedy bars, acres of green and the city even has a beach! Getting around Chicago is easy with The Loop Skytrain in the central area, buses and well run subway. The best introduction to the city is the Chicago North Shore Tour bus tour.
This 2-hour tour starts downtown and includes the lakeside sweep, the harbour and the world famous zoo before returning via Michigan Avenue and the night club area.
You'll love the shopping available along the "Magnificent Mile", the lively Chicago Blues Clubs and the amazing variety of eateries here. If you have time visit the impressive Buckingham Fountain, this is where iconic Route 66 starts or take a cruise on Lake Michigan.
(All accommodation and food is included whilst on-board).
Seattle has one of the most scenic settings in America, curved around the shore of Elliott Bay, with lake Washington behind and the snowy peak of Mount Rainier hovering faintly in the distance. With glass skyscrapers gleaming across the bay the city combines its superb natural surrounding with a modern skyline.
Be sure to hop on a cruise of the harbour, take a boat tour of the San Juan Islands, visit famous Pike's Place Market and eat in one of the fish restaurants along the harbour.
(All accommodation and meals are included whilst you are on-board).
San Francisco is full of iconic images- those little cable cars climbing halfway to the stars, the scarlet slash of the Golden Gate Bridge, the dragon-adorned gateway to Chinatown, and the sombre, island-sited Alcatraz, once a formidable prison, now a tourist attraction.
Discover the attractions of this beautiful city en foot, by cable car or the superb BART system. See places like Union Square, The Presidio, Golden Gate Bridge, China Town, Pier 39 and Fisherman’s Wharf.
Perhaps you'd like to hire a bike and rides across the Golden Gate Bridge or visit Golden Gate Park and stroll around the incredible, new Museum of Sciences?
Why not extend your time in this stunning city by the bay, or perhaps venture just outside San Francisco and explore the Redwoods of Muir Woods?
Call the travel experts at Bon Voyage to discuss your dream Northern Explorer tour.