USA Train Vacations
America’s rolling prairies, plains, and towering mountain peaks paint the picturesque backdrop for a USA train vacation. Add to that landscape bustling metropolises, expansive national parks, and acclaimed historic sites and attractions, and it’s easy to see why the United States is a perfect destination for a train trip.
The beauty of a vacation by rail is it begins the moment you step aboard the train. Settle into your cozy onboard accommodations and leave the driving to someone else as you travel deep into unspoiled natural beauty. Admire the passing scenery from your seat or the train’s observation lounge. Enjoy a hot meal in the dining car or the café, read a book, or listen to music as the train crisscrosses the country. While many of our independent and escorted train vacations include overnight travel aboard an iconic long-distance train, there is a great selection that solely feature excursions aboard day trains that are just as historic including vintage trains like the Grand Canyon Railway as well as scenic tourist trains like Colorado’s Durango & Silverton and New England’s Cape Cod Central Railroad.
Each train vacation incorporates an iconic train journey into a well-planned itinerary that also includes visits to popular destinations, comprehensive sightseeing, and more. Choose from rail trips in Alaska, popular Coast to Coast train vacations, fall foliage tours, or visits to America’s national parks by train. With more than 100 vacations in the United States alone, you’re sure to find the perfect itinerary.
Train Tours in the United States
Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta by Rail 9 days from $2399
Join visitors from around the world at the 44th annual International Balloon Fiesta, where hundreds of brightly colored hot air balloons are launched into the Albuquerque sky and the whole town is abuzz with excitement and festivities. You’ll also get to visit the incredible Arches and Mesa National Parks, ride the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, and tour historic Santa Fe.
Departs from September 2015 to September 2016.
America Coast to Coast with Glacier National Park - Eastbound 14 days from $2265
From the Emerald City to New York City, this 14-day rail vacation.
Departs from June 2015 to September 2016.
America’s Parks & Monuments featuring Mt Rushmore 11 days from $2699
Explore the Old West on this 11-day tour to Yellowstone, Grand Teton, and Badlands National Parks, Buffalo Bill's stomping grounds in Cody, and historic national sites including Mt. Rushmore and the Crazy Horse Memorial.
California Zephyr with Yosemite National Park - Chicago to San Francisco 8 days from $1423
The only thing more appealing than a train vacation through the Rocky and Sierra Mountains is one that includes a visit to the waterfalls and Giant Sequoia groves of Yosemite National Park.
Departs from May 2015 to October 2017.