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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

Sunset in the Napa Valley

Redwoods, Wine Country & Yosemite 11 days from $1882

Embark on a rail-drive adventure through northern California. Set your own pace as you experience San Francisco, admire the Giant Sequoia Groves in Yosemite National Park and the mighty Redwoods in Redwood National Park, and relax during a visit to California’s wine country.

Departs from April 2014 to October 2014.

Reno

Reno Fun Train 3 days from $299

Party your way through the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains during daylight hours for a weekend of fun.

Departs from February 2014 to March 2014.

Riverwalk

Riverwalk to the French Quarter 7 days from $1149

Pack your bags and ride the rails from America's River Walk to the French Quarter!

Departs from June 2014 to February 2015.

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge

Rocky Mountain Winter Rails to Yellowstone 14 days from $TBD

Embark on a winter journey by train, coach, sleigh and snowcoach to fantastic winter destinations including Santa Fe, Salt Lake City, and Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks.

Departs from February 2015 to February 2015.

Gastineau Channel

Rocky Mountaineer & Alaska by Sea 16 days from $4410

Embark on a rail-cruise adventure of a lifetime on this incredible 16-day tour.

Departs from June 2014 to August 2015.

Canyonlands

Scenic Trains and Canyons of the West 8 days from $1899

Journey to the heart of the American West! Ride the rails and explore the country's most breathtaking National Parks!

Departs from June 2014 to September 2014.

Alcatraz Prison

Seattle / San Francisco Express 10 days from $2595

Set your own pace on this exciting rail tour to two of the Pacific Coast's most exciting cities, Seattle and San Francisco! Beginning in Chicago, board Amtrak's Empire Builder for the 2,206-mile journey to the Emerald City, Seattle.

Departs from October 2014 to October 2014.

Elvis Statue

Sights & Sounds of Chicago, Memphis & New Orleans 7 days from $1103

Chicago, Memphis, and New Orleans are each steeped in deep music history, each playing important roles in the jazz, blues, and rock 'n roll scenes.

Departs from January 2014 to December 2014.

Michigan Avenue in Chicago

Snow Train - Chicago to Seattle 5 days from $699

Travel the pioneer trails northwest to Seattle on this 5-day winter escape to Seattle.

Departs from November 2014 to March 2015.

Adler Planetarium in Chicago

Snow Zephyr - Chicago to San Francisco 5 days from $665

See the best of the American West this winter as you travel from Chicago's winter wonderland to the shores of San Francisco.

Departs from November 2014 to March 2015.