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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

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.

Magnolia Plantation

Southern Heritage 10 days from $1849

Trace history's trail on the rails of the American Southeast by reacquainting yourself with America's roots on a southern rail journey.

Departs from November 2013 to December 2013.

Atlanta's Skyline

Southern Highlights 8 days from $1101

Experience southern hospitality on this rail journey to three distinct southern cities.

Departs from March 2014 to December 2014.

Grand Canyon Railway

Southwest Chief with the Grand Canyon - Chicago to Los Angeles 6 days from $955

Ride the rails west to the American frontier and experience the magnificent Grand Canyon up close and personal.

Departs from March 2014 to October 2015.

Kenai

Spectacular Alaska 10 days from $2909

This exciting 10-day vacation showcases the best of Alaska, from calving glaciers in Kenai Fjords National Park and a ride on the world-famous Alaska Railroad to exploring Denali National Park and a scenic cruise on Prince William Sound where you can view amazing wildlife.

Departs from May 2014 to September 2014.

Chicago Fountain

Springfield Historical Package 2 days from $216

Discover's Springfield on a 2-day train getaway to Illinois' state capitol.

Departs from November 2013 to March 2014.

Downtown Memphis

Tennessee Treasures and the Great Smoky Mountains 9 days from $2295

Get set to experience some of the greatest sights and sounds east of the Mississippi on this tour to Tennessee, North Carolina and Washington, DC. Board Amtrak's City of New Orleans for the short overnight journey to Memphis.

Departs from April 2015 to April 2015.

Rocky Mountain National Park

Trains Across Colorado 9 days from $2139

It is easy to see why Trains Across Colorado is one of our most popular escorted tours.

Departs from June 2014 to September 2014.