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October 4-12, 2013, Las Vegas & Southwest National Parks by Rail

Trip Inclusions
9 Days
9 Meals: 5 Breakfasts, 4 Dinners
  • 2 Day/1 Night Rail Journey aboard Amtrak's California Zephyr Train
  • 6 Nights Hotel Accommodations
  • 2 Day/1 Night Rail Journey aboard Amtrak's Southwest Chief Train
  • Professional Tour Director
  • Comprehensive Sightseeing
  • Motorcoach Transportation
  • Hotel Transfers
  • Admissions per Itinerary
  • Baggage handling

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$1845 per person (double)
$550 single supplement

Your Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1 California Zephyr Train
Day 2 Salt Lake City, Utah
Day 3 Zion Park Inn, Springdale
Days 4-6         New York, New York, Luxor or Monte Carlo Resort & Casino, Las Vegas
Day 7 Flagstaff, Arizona
Day 8 Southwest Chief Train

Overnight Accommodations Aboard Amtrak

  • Big, comfortable seats
  • Fold-down trays
  • Individual reading lamps
  • Ample legroom
We have included travel in Coach Class accommodations aboard Amtrak in both directions. Coach Class seats are oversized reclining seats, akin to business class on an international flight with plenty of room to move around. The trains feature a full-dining car and lounge service. Guests who wish to upgrade from the included Coach Class accommodations may purchase a Roomette with sleeping accommodations (availability is very limited).

Optional Roomette Sleeper Upgrade 

Add *$675 per person double (Roundtrip)
+$1350 single (Roundtrip)

The Roomette has two reclining seats on either side of a big picture window. At night, the seats convert to a lower bed and upper berth folds down from above. Roomette accommodations feature includes:
  • Meals onboard
  • Picture window 
  • Two reclining seats (beds per above)
  • Electrical outlets
  • Climate control
  • Reading lights
  • Garment rack
  • Fold-down table
  • Fresh towels and bed linens
  • Soap and shower amenities
Personal service including turndown, coffee, bottled water & newspaper. There is no in-cabin toilet or shower. Restroom facilities are shared & are nearby in the same train car.

*Roomettes are limited & based on availability at time of booking.

Las Vegas & Southwest National Parks by Rail

Day 1: October 4, 2013
Depart Omaha - All Aboard
Transfer to Omaha and enjoy dinner before boarding the train. Later board Amtrak's famed California Zephyr Train. Sit back and relax as you ride the rails enroute to Salt Lake City, Utah. Enjoy this overnight rail trip featuring a daylight passage through the beauty of the Rocky Mountains. Tonight enjoy the amenities of the train as you speed west. Settle in, then maybe visit the glass-walled Sightseer Lounge car with comfortable seats that swivel 180 degrees. Meals are on your own while onboard the train. (D)
Day 2: October 5, 2013
Ride the Rails - Arrive Salt Lake City, Utah
A stunning day as we ride through Denver and climb the Front Range of the Rockies past Winter Park and along the Colorado River, passing through Glenwood Canyon. Much of today is spent traversing the Rockies and we arrive in Salt Lake City, Utah this evening. Meet your Premier World Discover Tour Director and transfer to your hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 3: October 6, 2013
Bryce National Park - Zion National Park
Today enjoy the beautiful scenery as you travel to visit Bryce Canyon National Park, a horseshoe bowl of fanciful formations. The various shades of red, rose and pink blend magnificently with many tones of white creating breathtaking sights. The park also features thousands of delicately carved, brilliantly colored spires rising from amphitheaters. Later arrive at your hotel in the Zion National Park area for an overnight stay and dinner. (B,D)
Day 4: October 7, 2013
Zion National Park - Las Vegas
Tour breathtaking Zion National Park today, where colorful sandstone canyons and 3,000 foot high palisades tower above the lush greenery of the canyon floor. Later depart Zion National Park for a journey across the colorful vistas of the Northeastern Mojave Desert. Arrive in Las Vegas, a city that never sleeps, offering non-stop entertainment and incredible theme casinos. Check into your casino resort for a three night stay. (B,D)
Day 5: October 8, 2013
Las Vegas at Leisure
The day is at leisure to explore Las Vegas or perhaps relax by the pool, golf or try your luck in the casino. This evening maybe try one of Las Vegas' world renowned restaurants and/or take in one of the many incredible shows available. (B)
Day 6: October 9, 2013
Las Vegas - Hoover Dam - Las Vegas
Today enjoy a tour featuring a scenic Lake Mead Cruise & a visit to the fascinating and massive Hoover Dam. In 1930, construction began on the Hoover Dam. Completed in less than five years, it is known as a National Historic Landmark. The Hoover Dam is the highest concrete dam in the Western Hemisphere, standing at more than 725 feet above the Colorado River. (B)
Day 7: October 10, 2013
Las Vegas - Grand Canyon - Flagstaff
This morning travel southeast to the awe-inspiring South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, six million years in the making the dynamic colors and textures inspire reflection at nature's power and beauty. Enjoy free time to explore and have lunch on your own at the South Rim. Later arrive in historic Flagstaff and enjoy a Farewell Dinner at the lively Black Bart's Steakhouse & Saloon(B,D)
Day 8: October 11, 2013
Flagstaff - Southwest Chief Train
This morning your wake up call comes very early in Flagstaff to board the Southwest Chief Train. Today the train passes glorious vistas of the scenic Southwest. Travel east over the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad following the old Santa Fe Trail and Route 66 skimming across the mesas and Canyonlands of the great Southwest. 
Day 9: October 12, 2013
Arrive Chicago's Union Station - Home
Today finds us passing through Kansas City and crossing the Mississippi River before the Southwest Chief Train arrives in Chicago's Union Station late this afternoon. Arrive home with wonderful memories of Las Vegas & the Southwest National Parks by Rail Tour. 
Included Meals Key: B= Breakfast, D = Dinner

United States Tour Reservation Information

Cancellation Waiver & Post Departure Plan
Payment of the per person Cancellation Waiver (waiver fee) guarantees full refund on all payments (including deposit), except the waiver fee itself, made for tour rates in case of cancellation up to the time & date of departure due to the passenger's personal illness (medical documentation required) or death of a member of the immediate family (official documentation required). If the passenger must return early due to the passenger's personal illness or death of a member of the immediate family, payment of the waiver fee guarantees a refund for the unused services. Payment of the waiver fee guarantees your return air transportation utilizing your original airlines tickets with no additional supplement. The waiver does not cover return transportation costs other than return air transportation utilizing original airline tickets. The waiver fee is fully refundable until 180 days prior to departure. The waiver fee does not cover any single supplement charges which arise from an individual's traveling companion electing to cancel for any reason prior to departure. The waiver is non-transferable and valid for each applicant only. The waiver does not cover any services such as airline tickets not purchase through Premier Word Discovery. Post Departure coverage (Accident/Medical) is included. Brief description of coverage/benefits:
Part A - Cancellation Wavier (Up to Trip Cost)
Part B - Post Departure Plan: Trip Delay ($100/Day-Max $500), Baggage & Personal Effects ($2,000), Baggage Delay ($100/Day-Max $500), Emergency Accident/Sickness Medical Expense ($30,000), Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation ($50,000), Accidental Death & Dismemberment ($25,000), Emergency Travel Assistance (24/7-Included). All Cancellations, Claims & Inquiries under Part A will be handled by Premier World Discovery. All Claims & Inquiries under Part A will be handled by Premier Word Discovery. All Claims & Inquiries under Part B will be handled by the Plan B Administrator. Full policy details available. Please note that your cancelled check or credit card statement will serve as your receipt for the policy.
Cancellation Waiver & Post Departure Plan - $180 per person

Cancellation Fees

Cancellations not covered by the waiver or if the waiver is not purchased, are subject to the following per person fees:
  • Cancel more than 180 days prior to departure: Full Refund
  • Cancel 179-75 days prior to departure: Deposit or Waiver is Retained
  • Cancel 74-45 days prior to departure: 25% of total price
  • Cancel 44-15 days prior to departure: 50% of total price
  • Cancel 14 days or less prior to departure/no shows: No Refunds
Premier World Tours LLC dba Premier World Discover (hereafter PWD), whose vouchers are used by respective agents for the passenger in all matters pertaining to hotel accommodations, sightseeing tours and transportation, hold themselves free of responsibility for any damages occasioned from any cause whatsoever. PWD will not be responsible for any damages or inconvenience caused by late arrivals, departures and change of schedule or other conditions nor will they be responsible for any act, omission, or event during the time the passenger is not on board their conveyance. The passage contract in use by the airline concerned, when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the airline and the purchaser of their tour/cruise, and/or passenger. PWD does not hold any responsibility for the conduct of any of its members, hotel, motorcoach, cruiseline, train, airline or other personnel. PWD reserves the right to decline to accept or retain any person as a member of a tour/cruise at its discretion. PWD &/or its Tour Director retain the right to require any participant to withdraw from a tour/cruise at any time, if determined to be in the best interests of health, safety & general welfare of the tour/cruise group or of the individual participant. Arbitration - I/We agree, any and all disputes concerning this contract or any other material concerning the trip, or the trip itself must be resolved exclusively pursuant to binding arbitration in the state of California, pursuant to the then current rules of the American Arbitration Association. Payment of the deposit for this tour/cruise constitutes acceptance of these terms and conditions. Itinerary and hotels are subject to change.     CST #2048841-40

*Amtrak Train Notes
Coach class seating is included in your tour cost which gives you access to the dining car and lounge.
Approx Train Time: Omaha to SLC = 34 hours; Flagstaff to Kansas City = 25 hours.

Sleeper Car (Roomette) Train Upgrade - LIMITED AVAILABILITY
Sleeper Car (Roomette) Train Upgrade includes Private Room for up to 2 people with upper & lower sleeping berths, shared out of room restroom facilities and access to the dining car and lounge. Some meals included with Roomette onboard Train. $675 Roundtrip per person double. $1350 Roundtrip single.

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