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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

Swift Current Lake

America Coast to Coast with Glacier National Park - Eastbound 14 days from $2235

From the Emerald City to New York City, this 14-day rail vacation.

Departs from June 2014 to September 2015.

The Grand Canyon

America Coast to Coast with Grand Canyon 14 days from $2479

From New York City to the Grand Canyon, see the best of the U.S. by train!

Departs from April 2014 to October 2014.

Colorado Rockies

America From Coast to Coast 12 days from $3595

Travel from Chicago to New York on the Lake Shore Limited. New York City with all of its glitz and glamour awaits you. See the Empire State Building, Times Square and Central Park.

Departs from April 2015 to April 2015.

Boston

American Heritage Escorted 10 days from $3999

Tour some of the country's greatest cities with an Escorted Rail Journey to Boston, New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, DC.

Departs from May 2014 to October 2014.

Arch

American Legends 11 days from $4795

Commemorate America's birthday on a dual 11-day rail-river cruise vacation.

Departs from July 2014 to July 2014.

Scottsdale

Arizona’s Historic Trains 6 days from $1698

Featuring The Grand Canyon and Sedona. Ride the rails of America's west and marvel at America's most famous national park, the Grand Canyon.

Departs from May 2015 to October 2015.

Canyonlands

Best of the West - Five National Parks 14 days from $4195

America's West is home to five of the country's most outstanding National Parks, and you can witness each firsthand on this extraordinary 14-day rail journey.

Departs from August 2014 to September 2014.

Pacific Coast Highway

California Coast Rail & Drive 8 days from $1213

Visit four of the Golden State’s amazing destinations—San Francisco, Monterey, San Simeon, and Santa Barbara—on a well-planned rail-drive vacation that showcases the beauty of the western U.S. and the dazzling Pacific Coast by both train and car.

Departs from May 2014 to December 2014.

Ensenada

California Zephyr & Hawaii Cruise 19 days from $3675

Say “aloha!” as you set sail on a 19-day rail-cruise adventure!

Departs from January 2015 to March 2015.

Cabo San Lucas

California Zephyr and Mexico Cruise 14 days from $2649

Pair a train journey across America's western frontier with a 10-day Mexico cruise for the perfect fun in the sun rail-cruise vacation.

Departs from January 2015 to February 2015.