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Yellowstone Ground Tour - 7 Days with Amtrak from EmeryvilleYASF7

* Ride the famous Amtrak Rail service for the first day of your tour
* Experience 3 nights in the iconic Yellowstone National Park
* Participate in exciting activities such as horseback riding, chuckwagon cookouts, and indulge in some adrenaline packed whitewater rafting all while looking forward to some relaxation in a hot springs mineral bath later in the day
* With so much to see on the ground, there will be no need to fly to any of your destination



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  • day 1 San Francisco / Winnemucca

    Take a ride on board the Amtrak* and venture over the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range in style and comfort. You will be traveling back in time on the very railroad that connected the East to the West in 1869, which was built by Chinese railroad workers after the Gold Rush.


    • Viewing and dining cars are available for your enjoyment

    • You may bring your own lunch or buy food on the train

    • Arrive at Winnemucca for the evening at approx. 7:00pm

    *Amtrak train tickets not included in tour fees

    Hotels : Winnemucca Holiday Inn Express or similar
  • day 2 Depart Winnemucca for Rexburg Idaho

    Stop at some of the most iconic destinations in the region such as the Snake River Canyon of Twin Falls, Shoshone Falls - also known as the Little Niagara of the West - Idaho Falls, and the Bear World Wildlife Safari*


    • Rest in Rexburg Idaho for the night, which is 1.5 hours from Yellowstone

    *Entrance fee for the Bear World Wildlife Safari is not included in tour fees

    Hotels : Springhill Suites by Marriott or similar
  • day 3 Rexburg to Yellowstone


    Spend the day in Yellowstone National Park visiting Lower, Midway, and Upper Geyser Basin. Visit the Norris and Mammoth Hot Springs area including Pallet Springs and Canary Springs.  


    • Enjoy a whitewater rafting experience* on the Yellowstone River 

    • End the day with a soak in the natural mineral hot springs outside the park

    • Journey to the hotel in Gardiner if available. If not, Livingston.


    *White-water rafting experience cost not included in tour fee

    Hotels : Best Western Livingston or similar
  • day 4 Yellowstone to Jackson

    Enter Yellowstone National Park from the North Gate and return to the land before time for the second day. Experience Yellowstone Grand Canyon at Artist Point, Upper and Lower Falls, Mud Volcano, Dragon's Mouth Spring, Fishing Bridge, and finally the West Thumb Geyser Basin. 


    • Enter Grand Teton and stop at Jackson Lake Lodge in Oxbow Bend 

    • Relive the old frontier days of the West, and take part in the Chuck Wagon Cookout with musical performances in the woods

    • Spend the night in beautiful Pinedale

    Hotels : Pinedale Comfort Inn or similar
  • day 5 Pinedale, Grand Teton, Jackson Hole, Salt Lake City

    Witness the ideal location for a spectacular sunrise in Grand Teton, the Mormon Row. Stop at the Glacier Point Pullout for a panoramic view of the magnificent Tetons.  


    • Go horseback riding and stop at Antler Park in the middle of town for food as well as the opportunity to browse shops

    • Travel to Salt Lake City for the night

    Hotels : Courtyard by Marriott at Airport or similar
  • day 6 Salt Lake City / Reno

    Visit Salt Lake City’s Temple Square, the Utah State Capitol, and stop by the Bonneville Salt Flats near Wendover. 


    • Visit Elko's Saddle Museum and break for lunch at the Star Hotel dining room

    • Which will be serving local Basque Cuisine

    • Visit the California Trail Interpretive Museum  

    • Arrive at Reno and relax for the evening

    Hotels : Reno Silver Legacy Hotel Casino or similar
  • day 7 Reno to Virginia City, and then Homebound

    Virginia City takes you back in time to the old mining days of yesteryear.  It is filled with interesting stories and a very well-preserved historical town with lots of unique shops and memorabilia stores to browse through.  Take a tour of the town in the morning to become acquainted; one can easily spend an entire day there.  


    • Return to the Bay Area and conclude the tour

Price Included/Not Included

  • Bus Transportation, Hotel Accomodations, Driver or Driver Tour Guide, and Entrance Fees to National Parks
  • Airline or Amtrak Tickets, Meals, Optional Activities such as Horseback Riding, Rafting, Chuckwagon Cookouts, and Hot Spring Baths
  • It is advised that these optional activities are paid for in advance to ensure availability



Pick-up & Drop-off Times:


Special Note:


  • Departures will be leaving on time, which means there will be no accommodations for late individuals

    • It is highly recommended that you arrive at least 5 to 10 minutes early and wait for pick up to avoid any issues  

  • Return times are estimates only and will need to be verified once leaving the last sightseeing location of the day


Milpitas Square Ranch 99 Market - Near Entrance:


  • Address: 338 Barber Ln, Milpitas CA 95035

  • 6:40am Departure

  • Approximate drop-off:  6:00pm


Cupertino Marina Food Market - Near Entrance: 


  • Address: 10122 Bandley Dr. Cupertino CA 95014

  • 7:00am Departure  

  • Approximate drop-off:  5:30pm


Millbrae Peter's Café:


  • Address: 10 El Camino Real, Millbrae CA 94030

  • 7:40am Departure

  • Approximate drop-off: 4:45pm


San Francisco Union Square - Near Hotel Front Entrance:  


  • Address: 335 Powell St.  SF, CA 94102

  • 8:10am Departure  

  • Approximate drop-off: 4:15pm


Emeryville estimated Train Arrival & Departure:  


  • Arrival: 8:30am

  • Departure: 9:10am


*In the case of smaller groups, pick-up from residence may be arranged with our service representatives