San Francisco, Chicago New York - Westbound

Cunard Westbound Transatlantic Cruise From the UK & New York Train Via Chicago to San Francisco

3 Nights' Sleeper Train And San Francisco Alcatraz Tour

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  • Departure Date: 16th August 2024
  • Total Nights: 18 Nights
  • Cruise: Queen Mary 2
  • Package Type: Cruise and Rail
  • Includes Hotel Stay
£2329 *pp
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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.

Last refit
  • Seven nights' full-board cruise accommodation on board Cunard's Queen Mary 2 between Southampton and New York
  • Three nights' four-star room-only accommodation in Manhattan
  • One night's Amtrak lakeshore Limited train ticket - full-board in a private sleeper roomette
  • Two nights' four-star room-only accommodation in Chicago
  • Two nights' Amtrak California Zephyr train ticket - full-board in a private sleeper roomette
  • Two nights' four-star room-only accommodation in San Francisco
  • San Francisco hop-on hop-off bus ticket and Alcatraz tour
  • Overnight one-way flight from San Francisco to the UK
Cruise Itinerary
Day 1
Southampton, UK
Set sail from Southampton and get your holiday off to an immediate start. Enjoy the sail-away party on board as you settle in for a week of uninterrupted relaxation.
Day Days 2 to 7
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 8
New York, USA
Perhaps wake up early on your last morning onboard to greet the statue of Liberty as Cunard Queen Mary 2 glides past and eases into the Brooklyn Cruise terminal. You will arrive refreshed and in tune with local time ready to step of your ship after breakfast and enjoy a full day exploring all that Manhattan has to offer. Overnight hotel stay.
Day Days 9 to 10
New York, USA
A further two-nights' hotel stay. Wander around Central Park and go shopping on 5th Avenue to take advantage of the exchange rate and the lower prices. Visit Battery Park at the Southern tip of Manhattan and take some photos of the Statue of Liberty. If you have time - hop on a boat tour via the Statue of Liberty to the museum on Ellis Island. Finally visit Times Square at night before seeing a show on Broadway.
Day 11
New York, USA
Make your own way to Penn Station (under Madison Square Garden) to board the Amtrak Lakeshore limited service at 1540 for an overnight train journey to Chicago in a private sleeper roomette on full-board.
Day Days 12 to 13
Chicago, USA
Disembark the train in the morning at 0944 for two nights' hotel in Chicago. There is lots to see and do in Chicago: - go to the beach , shops 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(formerly Sears Tower), the tallest building in the US. You can enjoy a fine dining experience with a view in the Signature Room on 95th Floor of the John Hancock Building. Route 66 starts in Chicago at the Buckingham Fountain, and there is the amazing elevated CTA metro system which defines the central Loop area of Downtown Chicago.
Day Days 14 to 15
Scenic Rockies train journey, USA
Embark the Amtrak California Zephyr service at 1400 and spend two nights' on board the train in a sleeper roomette on full-board. Pack an overnight bag for the two night journey and check your main luggage into the baggage car. Embark the California Zephyr in the afternoon for a two night journey across the Rockies to San Francisco. The first part of the journey takes you through Omaha and the Great Plains onto Nebraska. Then you start your descent up the Rockies the mile high city of Denver. The train crosses the continental divide in the Moffat Tunnel which is 6.5 miles long. The Fraser River cuts a swathe through the Arapahoe National Forest and Fraser Canyon. Then it’s on to Colorado through Grand Junction and Glenwood Springs where the infamous gunslinger Doc Holliday is buried. The train then passes through Salt Lake City in Utah and crosses the Nevada state line just after Reno. The train arrives at Emeryville where an Amtrak shuttle bus will take you into San Francisco to a central point on the Embarcadero in Fisherman's Wharf.
Day Days 16 to 17
San Francisco, USA
The Train arrives into Emeryville station at 1700 where you will transfer on the Amtrak coach service to take you into central San Francisco. From there make your own way to your hotel for two nights' 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 18
Overnight flight from san Francisco, USA to the UK
Make your own way to San Francisco airport for your overnight flight home to the UK.
Ship Details
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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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