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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 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

New Orleans Express 6 days from $1031

Discover the magic of New Orleans on this 6-day independent train vacation.

Departs from January 2015 to December 2016.

New Orleans Holiday Express 5 days from $498

Discover the holiday magic of New Orleans on this 5 day independent train vacation.

Departs from November 2015 to February 2016.

New Orleans/West Caribbean Rail Sail 11 days from $2295

Grab your passport and head south for the winter!

Departs from January 2016 to January 2017.

New Years at the Grand Canyon 8 days from $2295

This is a truly special New Years holiday that features one of the most stunning places in all of North America to welcome the New Year, the magnificent Grand Canyon, in all of its pristine winter glory, without crowds and with brilliant sunlit days.

Departs from December 2015 to December 2015.

Northern National Parks 10 days from $3799

Come and explore two American treasures: Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park.

Departs from June 2016 to September 2016.

Northwest Explorer 10 days from $3195

Discover the beauty of the Northwest as you embark on a rail-journey of a lifetime traveling along three scenic rail routes.

Departs from July 2016 to July 2017.

Ohio and Mississippi River Cruise 10 days from $2525

Enjoy an idyllic journey along the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers aboard the American Queen steamboat on a 10-day rail and river cruise adventure that combines cosmopolitan city stays and scenic rail travel with a leisurely river cruise to iconic Midwestern ports of call.

Departs from July 2016 to July 2017.

Pacific Coastal Odyssey 12 days from $3295

Discover America’s stunning Pacific Coast on this 12-day rail-cruise journey to San Diego, Catalina Island, San Francisco, Victoria, and Vancouver.

Departs from April 2016 to April 2016.

Pacific Northwest and the Columbia River Cruise 11 days from $3374

Travel the storied pioneer route from Chicago to Portland by train for a Pacific Northwest adventure that continues through Oregon and Washington, following the Columbia and Snake Rivers aboard the American Empress steamboat.

Departs from June 2015 to November 2016.

Pioneer Adventures of the Old West 8 days from $1935

Heading down through the Old West, this family holiday reveals the excitement of the land of cowboys, Native Americans and the awe-inspiring Grand Canyon.

Departs from May 2016 to September 2016.

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