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CANADIAN ROCKIES & ALASKA WITH THE QUEEN

For June 2023, indulge in a one-time special holiday that combines in one stylish and relaxed journey two places on everyone's bucket list: Alaska's Inside Passage including stunning Glacier Bay and the majestic Canadian Rockies, both at the perfect time of the year.

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Being based in California, we must admit a built-in bias to the Western United States and we cover this beautiful region from top to bottom, starting at Glacier National Park, Montana and extending all the way to the Grand Canyon and Los Angeles in the south. Our Great Western Limited classic train offers vista-dome viewing over three different routes with all scenic sections timed for daylight.

Whether you choose our stunning ‘Elegant Canadian Rockies’ program with Glacier National Park, Montana or the awe-inspiring ‘Yosemite to Denali’ holiday which features a virtuoso visual treat with Yosemite, Alaska’s Inside Passage and Denali all in one sublime, relaxing vacation, we can show you the West best. We look forward to welcoming you aboard.

ITINERARIES IN THE WESTERN U.S.

Best of the West

2022 DATES:
JULY 16 – 27 DATE SOLD OUT!
August 6 – 17 DATE SOLD OUT!
August 20 – 31
September 3 – 14
2023 DATES:
August 5 to 16
August 19 to 30
September 2 to 13
RATES:
12 Days from $5,695 per person

Gaze at the delicate persimmon-hued rock formations of Arches National Park and then peer across a landscape of extraordinary shapes carved over millenia by the Colorado River in Canyonlands National Park. Float down the Snake River beneath towering peaks in Grand Teton National Park, witness Old Faithful keep her schedule in Yellowstone National Park and in Glacier National Park, ascend to the heavens along the Going to the Sun Road. This uncommon journey begins and ends with overnight rides on our private

classic streamliner train, the Great Western Limited, where the Golden Age of Rail Travel is alive and well. Experience the rugged majesty of the upper Missouri River, the frontier fun of Jackson and the silver mining history of Park City. As you watch the rising sun reveal the vertical cliffs of Moab, listen to the wind whisper through the pines at Yellowstone National Park, and touch the sky from the soaring mountains of Glacier National Park, the magnificence of America’s beauty envelops you.

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Wonders of the West

2022 DATES:
July 11 – 19 DATE SOLD OUT!
August 29 – September 6
September 12 – 20
2023 DATE:
September 11 to 19
RATES:
9 Days from $4,995 per person

This is a virtuoso performance serving up our own vintage streamliner train, the Great Western Limited combined with visits to Glacier National Park, Yellowstone and Grand Tetons National Parks, all in ten sublime days with the majority of our hotel stays being two nights each and unique features like two days in historic old west Jackson Wyoming and a full day in beautiful Salt Lake City at the acclaimed Little America Hotel.

With exceptional sightseeing including the Going to the Sun Road at Glacier National Park, the extraordinary Gates of the Mountain cruise on the Missouri River in the path of Lewis & Clark, complete sightseeing throughout Yellowstone and Grand Teton and some wonderful dining, this sensibly paced holiday is limited to a maximum of 24 guests so prompt reservations are strongly encouraged.

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Grand Canyons of the West

2022 DATES:
AUGUST 30 – SEPTEMBER 8
RATES:
10 Days from $4,995 per person

Explore the one-of-a-kind region between the Grand Canyon and Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, one of the world’s greatest collections of indelible landscapes, literally the ‘Grand Canyons of the West,’ with a new-in-2022 addition never before offered by us, stunning Yosemite, all in one elegant and relaxed program. Gaze in awe at the stunning spectacle of the Grand Canyon, taking in sublime panoramas that stretch as far as the eye can see. You’ll be swept away by the eroded towers of Bryce Canyon and Canyonlands National Parks and will find serenity in the wondrous majesty of Zion National Park.

Another day will offer up the awe-inspiring natural sculptures at Arches National Park and of course, saving the best for last, glorious Yosemite National Park, where you will enjoy the same views of Half Dome, El Capitan and Bridal Veil Falls that mesmerized John Muir and Ansel Adams. Also spectacular is our own classic streamliner train, the Great Western Limited, where the golden age of train travel is alive and well with superb dining, comfortable Pullman sleeping car accommodations and a swank art deco observation lounge. All Aboard!

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The Great Pacific Northwest

2022 DATES:
September 8 to 14
2023 DATES:
September 8 to 14
RATES:
7 Days from $2,995 per person

Join us on a rare journey to the beautiful Pacific Northwest, at the perfect time of the year, aboard our own vintage streamliner train, the Great Western Limited. Delight in our classic Pullman sleeping cars and exclusive amenities such as fine dining courtesy of a dedicated chef, an Observation Lounge with large windows and glorious daytime viewing of the Cascade Mountains and Puget Sound. In Seattle, enjoy a comprehensive tour including Pikes Market, and in Portland relish breathtaking experiences including an excursion to the stunning Columbia River Gorge, where the spectacular sightseeing features gushing Multnomah Falls and monumental Crown Point.

However, the zenith of this journey is without a doubt a full day visit to spectacular Olympic National Park, where its four distinct biospheres boast glacier-capped mountains, lush rainforests and coastal vistas, a gorgeous tapestry of diverse landscapes rarely found among our National Parks. With fine accommodations, including Portland’s Dossier Hotel, a special train, comprehensive sightseeing and a leisurely pace, this holiday will sell out quickly, so prompt reservations are highly encouraged. 

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New Year’s at the Grand Canyon

2022/23 DATES:
December 29, 2022 – January 5, 2023
RATES:
8 Days from $2,395 per person

One of our most popular and affordable holidays to one of the prettiest places on earth. Travel to Winslow Arizona aboard the Southwest Chief train from either California or Midwest points starts this eight-day getaway, followed by a trip over the storied Grand Canyon Railway to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. While cool, this is a magical time to be at the Grand Canyon with a light dusting of snow against the purple canyon walls and few visitors.

We have two nights at the South Rim with sightseeing and free time before, on January 2nd, doing the scenic drive to Las Vegas for a three night stay at the stunning Five-star Bellagio Resort & Casino, the most celebrated luxury hotel in Las Vegas. Here too, fine dining awaits including a magnificent farewell dinner at famed Lawry’s, the Prime Rib. Starting at $2,395pp, this is a wonderful end to a year, or a nice beginning to a new one.

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Great West Coast Explorer

2022 DATES:
August 25 – 31
RATES:
7 Days from $2,695 per person

With only one departure in 2022 we will offer our guests the rare opportunity to enjoy classic train travel aboard our very own private train, the Great Western Limited, on a spectacularly beautiful trip up the West Coast. This will be a special 1950’s era Streamliner with a Pullman sleeping car and a vista-dome car for dining and lounging in, past some of the most beautiful scenery in the country including 113 glorious miles along the California Coast. And reassuringly, capacity is limited to 22 guests.

Onboard the Great Western Limited, all bedrooms offer in-room facilities along with comfortable beds, plenty of pillows and individual temperature control. All meals, wines & spirits are included and dining is overseen by a professional chef. Little touches abound, from fresh flowers to Afternoon Tea at 4pm. But, not all of the magic is inside. Our guests travel over the famed ‘Coast Route’ of the Union Pacific Railroad along the blue Pacific Ocean.

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Alaska with the Queen

2023 DATES:
August 5 to 20 – Once Only!
RATES:
16 Days from $3,895 per person

Only rarely does an itinerary come together that offers the perfect blend of interest and beautiful places, at the right time of the year, combined with a great ship. With fantastic places in Alaska like Hubbard Glacier, Juneau, and our favorite, Glacier Bay, this is a magical itinerary. After an overnight in charismatic Seattle, you’ll head north to Vancouver for a pre-cruise afternoon and evening in this beautiful city. The Cunard liner Queen Elizabeth, heir to a proud tradition established by the original Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth and later by the Queen Elizabeth 2, is your civilized conveyance to Alaska, the Great Land.

Aboard your superb ship, you’ll enjoy classic ocean liner comfort, viewing Alaska from its finest perspective, by sea up close. Marvel at the Queen’s lavish public rooms, including the grand two-deck-high Queen’s Room, complete with chandeliers, where traditional Afternoon Tea is served daily and big band music plays every evening. Best of all, as a grand finale Queen Elizabeth sails south on a rare Pacific Coastal cruise to San Francisco, with the ultimate Ocean Liner arrival, sailing under the Golden Gate Bridge.

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Canadian Rockies & Alaska WITH THE QUEEN

2022 DATES:
June 18 – July 1
2023 DATES:
June 24 – July 7
RATES:
14 Days from $4,995 per person

For June of 2022, we have a one-time special holiday that is very special indeed since it combines in one stylish and relaxed journey two places on every traveler’s bucket list: Alaska’s stunning Inside Passage including Glacier Bay and the majestic Canadian Rockies, both at the perfect lime of the year.

And since how one travels is often as important as the destination, here too, we offer up two more bucket list experiences: Travel from the Canadian Rockies to Vancouver aboard Via Rail Canada’s flagship train, the Canadian, with its iconic vista-dome cars, comfortable sleeping cars and elegant dining cars followed by Alaska aboard the acclaimed Queen Elizabeth of Cunard Line. Thus, our guests enjoy the last great train in North America along with travel aboard a ship that is the heir to the great traditions established with the original Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Elizabeth 2. While countless ordinary cruise ships offer Alaska cruises, there is only one Queen ship offering it and these two components make our holiday a splendid undertaking.

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PANAMA CANAL WITH THE QUEEN

2022 DATES:
July 23 – August 9
RATES:
18 Days from $3,895 per person

Few travel experiences in the world compare with the scenery, history and engineering marvel of a transit of the Panama Canal and next summer, just once, we offer a rare oportunity to sail this spectacular voyage aboard a truly great ship, Cunard’s showcase Queen Elizabeth. Begin in great style by sailing under San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, passing Coit Tower, Alcatraz and Fisherman’s Wharf on the way, just the opening performance of your grand vacation. And because no one can ever enjoy enough time in San Francisco, we have an optional two-night luxury sampler available, at a superb hotel in Union Square for more time in “The City by the Bay”.

Traveling south, you’ll stop in glittering Los Angeles before sailing on to beautiful Cabo San Lucas on the tip of Baja California. Next up is Puntarenas in sunny Costa Rica, home to lush rain forests and coffee plantations, before the highlight of your cruise, a daylong transit of the Panama Canal from Pacific to Atlantic. A Dutch treat awaits you on the other side in Oranjestad, Aruba, a charming bit of Holland in the Caribbean featuring brightly colored houses and vibrant streets. After a final relaxing day at sea, you’ll arrive in beach-blessed Fort Lauderdale.

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West Coast Swing

2022 DATES:
September 27 – October 8
RATES:
12 Days from $2,895 per person

In 1939 Canadian Pacific put out a nifty brochure titled, appropriately, ‘Glorious British Columbia,’ and this heading summarizes perfectly our view of this beautiful Province. This fall, we have a truly glorious holiday that features train travel, two full nights in Seattle and two full nights in Vancouver before the highlight of our holiday, a rare Pacific Coastal voyage down the West Coast to San Diego. With fine hotels, a leisurely pace and a traditional ocean liner ambiance with Holland America Line, this holiday is always popular and traditionally sells out.

In fact, stylish touches abound on this holiday, from our welcome dinner in Seattle to a special cocktail party aboard the ms Noordam and a very special evening in the elegant Pinnacle Grill during our voyage South to San Diego. Naturally, there is a professional tour manager from start to finish to handle all of the details so that you can relax and enjoy your holiday.

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Rockies to the Red Rocks

2022 DATES:
October 21 – 28
2023 DATES:
April 21 – 28
October 21 – 28
RATES:
8 Days from $3,995 per person

Experience the majesty of America’s spectacular Western parks, carved over the eons into masterpieces of nature, from the soaring stone bridges of Arches to the mesmerizing spires of Canyonlands and from Monument Valley’s iconic vistas to the timeless grandeur of the Grand Canyon. Aboard the legendary Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad, take in an extraordinary landscape of towering mountains, deep canyons, the Continental Divide and along the Colorado River, the same route once showcased by the original California Zephyr. 

As a special treat, marvel at the beauty of Dead Horse State Park, a rarely visited beauty just as stunning as the National Parks, and in the Grand Canyon, relish a panoramic ride aboard the historic Grand Canyon Railway. Along the journey, magical touches abound, including an expert Navajo guide in Monument Valley, two nights in entrancing Moab, a farewell dinner at Lawry’s the Prime Rib in Las Vegas and, of course, all hotels, transportation and sightseeing included along with your dedicated Uncommon Journeys professional tour manager.

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North by Northwest

2022 DATES:
August 10 to 19
2023 DATES:
August 11 to 20
RATES:
8 Days from 4,695 per person

Join us on a rare journey to the beautiful Pacific Northwest, at the perfect time of the year, aboard our own vintage streamliner train, the Great Western Limited. Delight in our classic Pullman sleeping cars and exclusive amenities such as fine dining courtesy of a dedicated chef, an Observation Lounge with large windows and glorious daytime viewing of Glacier National Park, the Cascade Mountains and Puget Sound. In Seattle, enjoy a comprehensive tour including Pikes Market, and in Portland relish breathtaking experiences including a full day in the stunning Columbia River Gorge complete with sternwheeler riverboat cruise as well as a ride aboard the newly re-opened Mt. Hood Scenic Railway.

You’ll also appreciate a lovely visit to the Oregon’s acclaimed Willamette Valley wineries, where you will meet local vintners and sample award-winning varietals. However, the zenith of this journey is without a doubt a full day visit to spectacular Olympic National Park, with its glacier-capped mountains, lush rainforests and coastal vistas. With fine hotels, a special train, comprehensive sightseeing and a leisurely pace, this holiday will sell out quickly, so prompt reservations are highly encouraged.

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Peaks to Pacific

2022 DATES:
September 2 to 7
RATES:
6 Days from $2,995 per person

Join us for a remarkable train journey West from Salt Lake City over the historic Overland Route from Salt Lake City to Northern California, traveling through places that evoke the mystique of the Old West: The Overland Wagon Trail, Emigrant Gap, Donner Lake, Dutch Flat, Cape Hom, Gold Run, Blue Canyon, Hangtown and Sacramento – just some of the historically freighted places we pass through. Perhaps saving the best for last, we end up at San Francisco’s fabulous Fisherman’s Wharf.

Not only is this holiday a visual feast, but to travel West you’ll ride aboard a splendid private Streamliner, our very own Great Western Limited, complete with Pullman sleeping cars with real beds and soft pillows, fine dining (all meals, wines & spirits while aboard are included in the fare) and lovely little touches like fresh flowers, elegant menus, an attentive staff and a professional tour manager to make your journey a civilized passage. Since the capacity of the Great Western Limited is restricted to only 24 lucky guests, prompt reservations on this one-time excursion are highly recommended.

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