San Francisco, Chicago New York - 8 Night Eastbound

San Francisco Train Via Chicago to New York & Cunard 8 Night Transatlantic Cruise Eastbound to the UK

3 Nights' Sleeper Train And San Francisco Alcatraz Tour

Prices Available
27th July 2024
£2409
3rd January 2025
£2309
29th March 2025
£2479
3rd January 2026
£2439
3rd January 2027
£2459
  • Departure Date: 19th July 2024
  • Total Nights: 16 Nights
  • Cruise: Queen Mary 2
  • Package Type: Cruise and Rail
  • Includes Hotel Stay
From
£2309 *pp
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Cunard Line

The age of elegance lives on aboard Cunard's impressive fleet, with white-gloved afternoon teas, grand staircases, exuberant cabins and formal galas in elegant restaurants.

Now that Cunard has observed the centenary of its pioneering world cruise, the famous mantra of dignified excellence has intensified to create not just one of the greatest cruise experiences, but the finest travel money can buy.

2691
Passengers
1250
Crew
2004
Launched
2018
Last refit
148528t
Tonnage
345m
Length
41m
Width
28kts
Speed
12
Decks
USD
Currency
Overview
  • One-way flight from the UK to San Francisco
  • Two-nights' four-star room-only accommodation in San Francisco (in hotel featured or similar)
  • San Francisco hop-on hop-off bus ticket and Alcatraz tour
  • Amtrak coach transfer from San Francisco centre to Emeryville train station
  • Two nights' Amtrak California Zephyr train ticket - full-board in a private sleeper roomette
  • Afternoon at leisure in Chicago between train services
  • One night's Amtrak lakeshore Limited train ticket - full-board in a private sleeper roomette
  • Three nights' four-star room-only accommodation in Manhattan
  • Eight-nights' full-board cruise accommodation on board Cunard's Queen Mary 2 between New York and Southampton
Cruise Itinerary
Day 1
Fly from the UK to San Francisco, USA
Fly from the UK to San Francisco for an overnight hotel stay close to Union Square. The hotel is ideally located close to the central San Francisco shopping area, including the world famous cable car right at the corner
Day 2
San Francisco, USA
A further overnight hotel stay. Take the famous cable car nearby over the hill to Fisherman’s Wharf - a world class tourist destination. Here you will find Pier 39 a huge entertainment, dining and shopping experience and Fisherman’s Wharf where there are lots of bars, fishing boats and restaurants. Enjoy a free boat trip to Alcatraz and you will also see a magnificent views of the Golden Gate Bridge. Perhaps visit Golden Gate Park where you will find the carousel, a huge conservatory, a huge botanical garden, a Japanese tea garden and a buffalo paddock among other attractions. You can walk through to the Dutch Windmill on the coast and have a marvellous lunch overlooking the Pacific Ocean. For a more local feel visit the Castro and hippy Haight Ashbury.
Day Days 3 to 4
Scenic Rockies train journey, USA
Make your way to the Amtrak Ferry Building Office centrally located at the junction of Market Street and the Embarcadero in San Francisco to board the Coach at 07:50 for a 30 minute drive to the train terminus at Emeryville for your Amtrak California Zephyr train service to Chicago. Spend two-nights' on board the train in a sleeper roomette on full-board. Pack an overnight bag for the three night journey and check your main luggage into the baggage car. Embark the California Zephyr at 09:10 for a two night journey across the Rockies to Chicago. The train crosses the Nevada state line just before Reno and passes through Salt Lake City in Utah. Then it’s on to Colorado through Grand Junction and Glenwood Springs where the infamous gunslinger Doc Holliday is buried. The Fraser River cuts a swathe through the Arapahoe National Forest and Fraser Canyon. The train crosses the continental divide in the Moffat Tunnel which is 6.5 miles long. Just past Denver (the mile high city) the train drops down to the start of the great plains into Nebraska and onto Omaha.
Day 5
Chicago, USA
The final part of the journey takes you though Iowa and into Illinois to the metropolis of Chicago - America's third largest city, arriving at 1450 where you will have the afternoon to spend at leisure. Amtrak will automatically transfer your main luggage between trains. Perhaps shop on the Magnificent Mile, stare at the reflections in the giant “Cloud Gate” stainless steel bean sculpture or stand on the glass “Ledge” 103 floors up in the Willis Tower - the tallest building in the US. The Lakeshore Limited train departs at 21:30 for an overnight journey via the Great Lakes to Manhattan. Spend overnight on board the train in a sleeper roomette on full-board.
Day Days 6 to 8
Manhattan, USA
Arrive into Penn station at 1835 and walk across the street to spend three-nights in the four-star New Yorker Hotel (or similar). Perhaps visit Macy’s Department Store just a couple of doors away or enjoy the panoramic views of New York from the top of the Empire State Building as the sun sets over the horizon and the lights twinkle on. Enjoy a stroll through central Park and go shopping on 5th Avenue to take advantage of the exchange rate and the lower prices. Have wander up to Times Square nearby, visit Brooklyn Bridge, Wall Street, the Ground Zero memorial, Ellis Island and The Statue of Liberty.
Day 9
Manhattan, USA
Make your way to the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal to embark the magnificent Queen Mary 2. Enjoy the sail-away party from New York at 1700 next to the Terrace Pool as the ship inches under the Verazzano Narrows Bridge on her way out to sea and across the Atlantic back to the UK.
Day Days 10 to 16
At Sea
Relax and make the most of the myriad of facilities available on board the ship, from fantastic entertainment to delicious and diverse dining options.
Day 17
Southampton, UK
Disembark the ship after breakfast.
Fly from the UK to San Francisco, USA image
Day 1
Fly from the UK to San Francisco, USA
Fly from the UK to San Francisco for an overnight hotel stay close to Union Square. The hotel is ideally located close to the central San Francisco shopping area, including the world famous cable car right at the corner
San Francisco, USA image
Day 2
San Francisco, USA
A further overnight hotel stay. Take the famous cable car nearby over the hill to Fisherman’s Wharf - a world class tourist destination. Here you will find Pier 39 a huge entertainment, dining and shopping experience and Fisherman’s Wharf where there are lots of bars, fishing boats and restaurants. Enjoy a free boat trip to Alcatraz and you will also see a magnificent views of the Golden Gate Bridge. Perhaps visit Golden Gate Park where you will find the carousel, a huge conservatory, a huge botanical garden, a Japanese tea garden and a buffalo paddock among other attractions. You can walk through to the Dutch Windmill on the coast and have a marvellous lunch overlooking the Pacific Ocean. For a more local feel visit the Castro and hippy Haight Ashbury.
Scenic Rockies train journey, USA image
Day Days 3 to 4
Scenic Rockies train journey, USA
Make your way to the Amtrak Ferry Building Office centrally located at the junction of Market Street and the Embarcadero in San Francisco to board the Coach at 07:50 for a 30 minute drive to the train terminus at Emeryville for your Amtrak California Zephyr train service to Chicago. Spend two-nights' on board the train in a sleeper roomette on full-board. Pack an overnight bag for the three night journey and check your main luggage into the baggage car. Embark the California Zephyr at 09:10 for a two night journey across the Rockies to Chicago. The train crosses the Nevada state line just before Reno and passes through Salt Lake City in Utah. Then it’s on to Colorado through Grand Junction and Glenwood Springs where the infamous gunslinger Doc Holliday is buried. The Fraser River cuts a swathe through the Arapahoe National Forest and Fraser Canyon. The train crosses the continental divide in the Moffat Tunnel which is 6.5 miles long. Just past Denver (the mile high city) the train drops down to the start of the great plains into Nebraska and onto Omaha.
Chicago, USA image
Day 5
Chicago, USA
The final part of the journey takes you though Iowa and into Illinois to the metropolis of Chicago - America's third largest city, arriving at 1450 where you will have the afternoon to spend at leisure. Amtrak will automatically transfer your main luggage between trains. Perhaps shop on the Magnificent Mile, stare at the reflections in the giant “Cloud Gate” stainless steel bean sculpture or stand on the glass “Ledge” 103 floors up in the Willis Tower - the tallest building in the US. The Lakeshore Limited train departs at 21:30 for an overnight journey via the Great Lakes to Manhattan. Spend overnight on board the train in a sleeper roomette on full-board.
Manhattan, USA image
Day Days 6 to 8
Manhattan, USA
Arrive into Penn station at 1835 and walk across the street to spend three-nights in the four-star New Yorker Hotel (or similar). Perhaps visit Macy’s Department Store just a couple of doors away or enjoy the panoramic views of New York from the top of the Empire State Building as the sun sets over the horizon and the lights twinkle on. Enjoy a stroll through central Park and go shopping on 5th Avenue to take advantage of the exchange rate and the lower prices. Have wander up to Times Square nearby, visit Brooklyn Bridge, Wall Street, the Ground Zero memorial, Ellis Island and The Statue of Liberty.
Manhattan, USA image
Day 9
Manhattan, USA
Make your way to the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal to embark the magnificent Queen Mary 2. Enjoy the sail-away party from New York at 1700 next to the Terrace Pool as the ship inches under the Verazzano Narrows Bridge on her way out to sea and across the Atlantic back to the UK.
At Sea image
Day Days 10 to 16
At Sea
Relax and make the most of the myriad of facilities available on board the ship, from fantastic entertainment to delicious and diverse dining options.
Southampton, UK image
Day 17
Southampton, UK
Disembark the ship after breakfast.
Ship Details
Cunard Line
Queen Mary 2

Queen Mary 2 is a remarkable flagship, her style and elegance are legendary. Above all, it‘s the space she offers and the luxury for you to do as little or as much as you wish which sets her apart.

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Your Hotel Stay

The Handlery Union Square

4 star hotel
Total Nights: 2 Night Stay

Wyndham New Yorker Hotel

4 star hotel
Total Nights: 3 Night Stay
Customer Reviews
4.3
out of 41 customer reviews
Cruise Overall
4.5
Ship
4.4
Dining
4.7
Service Onboard
4.8
Accomodation
4.3
Public Rooms
4.5
Embark & Disembark
4.5
Shore Excursions
2.8
Value For Money
4.2

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