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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 train tours and escorted train tours 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

America’s Great National Parks 14 days from $3599

Tour Glacier, Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Arches and Canyonlands National Parks - five of America's most awe-inspiring sites - on this two-week roundtrip journey.

Departs from June 2017 to September 2017.

America’s Southern Coastal Cities 7 days from $1898

Enjoy Southern hospitality at its finest as you make your way along the southeast seaboard.

Departs from October 2017 to October 2017.

America’s Treasures & Natural Wonders 14 days from $3445

Visit six of America’s storied National Parks on this 14-day escorted rail tour.

Departs from July 2017 to September 2017.

California Zephyr with Yosemite National Park - Chicago to San Francisco 8 days from $1465

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 2016 to October 2017.

Colorado Rail Adventure 8 days from $2145

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 2017 to September 2017.

Empire Builder - Glacier National Park & Alaska Cruise 15 days from $3359

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

Departs from June 2017 to August 2017.

Empire Builder with Alaska Cruise via Glacier Bay 11 days from $1999

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

Departs from May 2016 to August 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 $2799

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 2017 to October 2017.

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 2017.

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