The Trusted Authority on Rail


Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 7:00pm CST
Saturday: 9:00am - 2:00pm CST

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.

 USA Train Vacations

Train Tours in the United States

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.

Canadian Rockies & the Calgary Stampede 9 days from $2595

Board the Empire Builder in Chicago. You will travel to Canada to experience the Calgary Stampede and the Canadian Rockies.

Departs from July 2016 to July 2016.

Colorado Rail Adventure 8 days from $1985

Quite possibly the most "classic" train tour is this in-depth exploration of the Colorado Rockies aboard both standard and narrow gauge railways to summits of more than 14,000 feet.

Departs from June 2016 to September 2016.

Empire Builder - Glacier National Park & Alaska Cruise 15 days from $3185

Experience all the beauty of the Pacific Northwest on this 15-day rail-cruise vacation.

Departs from June 2016 to December 2017.

Empire Builder with Alaska Cruise via Glacier Bay 11 days from $2089

Rail-cruise vacation featuring the Empire Builder to Seattle plus a Glacier Bay Alaska cruise.

Departs from May 2016 to December 2017.

Empire Builder with Glacier National Park - Chicago to Seattle 7 days from $1727

Discover all the natural beauty and scenic wonders of Glacier National Park, "The Crown of the Continent" in the majestic Pacific Northwest.

Departs from June 2016 to September 2017.

Fall Colors of New England, Quebec & Montreal 11 days from $2699

Scenic rail excursions, superb hotels, and vibrant autumn foliage are the hallmarks of this 11-day escorted tour through the fall colors in New England and French Canada.

Departs from September 2016 to October 2016.

Fall Colors, Scenic Trains & Martha’s Vineyard 10 days from $2299

Be dazzled by New England's brilliant autumn colors on this spectacular seasonal tour through Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and Connecticut.

Departs from September 2016 to October 2016.

Glacier National Park Escape-Chicago Roundtrip 5 days from $1395

Travel across the Northern Prairies aboard Amtrak's storied Empire Builder en route to much-loved Glacier National Park.

Departs from June 2015 to September 2017.

Glacier National Park Escape-Chicago to Seattle 5 days from $1450

Experience the beauty of the northwestern United States first hand on this 5-day journey to Glacier National Park.

Departs from June 2016 to September 2017.

Sign up Close