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.
Train Tours in the United States
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 November 2014 to March 2016.
Spectacular Alaska 10 days from $2969
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 2015 to September 2015.
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.
The Historic St. Lawrence River to America’s Five Great Lakes - Eastbound 12 days from $4784
Follow in the footsteps of the French fur trade and the Ojibwe Nation on this tour of the Great Lakes and the province of Quebec.
Departs from July 2015 to August 2015.
The Historic St. Lawrence River to America’s Five Great Lakes - Westbound 12 days from $4784
Travel westbound as you follow in the footsteps on the French fur trade and the Ojibwe Nation on this tour of the Great Lakes and the Canadian province of Quebec.
Departs from July 2015 to July 2015.