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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

Glacier National Park Hosted Experience 6 days from $1375

Glacier National Park is one of America’s best-loved National Parks.

Departs from August 2015 to September 2015.

Grand Canyon & the West Coast 12 days from $2198

Nature's wonders abound on this 12-day rail vacation to the western US Highlights.

Departs from May 2014 to October 2015.

Grand Canyon Railway Rails to the Rim Adventure - Chicago 6 days from $995

Visit one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World on this exciting rail adventure.

Departs from November 2014 to March 2016.

Grand Canyon Railway Rails to the Rim Adventure - Los Angeles 4 days from $698

The Grand Canyon awaits on this spectacular Rails to the Rim vacation.

Departs from November 2014 to March 2016.

Great Parks of the Southwest featuring the Grand Canyon 11 days from $2495

Discover the scenic southwest on this rail tour to 6 national parks: the Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce Canyon, Escalante, Capitol Reef and Arches

Departs from May 2015 to September 2015.

Journey Along the Upper Mississippi 10 days from $3244

America’s Heartland is the backdrop of this 10-day rail-river cruise vacation that includes visits to Chicago, St. Louis, Hannibal, Dubuque, La Crosse, Red Wing, and Minneapolis/St. Paul.

Departs from August 2014 to September 2015.

Memphis & New Orleans Hosted Experience 6 days from $1395

Invigorate your spirit with a soulful vacation to two of the liveliest southern destinations, Memphis and New Orleans.

Departs from September 2015 to September 2015.

National Parks & Big Sky Country 12 days from $2899

Your 12-day adventure through Big Sky Country includes the best of the Old West with visits to Jackson Hole, Grand Teton National Park, Big Sky Country and Yellowstone National Park, the Wild West town of Cody, and Glacier National Park. Formally National Parks of the Wild West.

Departs from August 2015 to August 2015.

New Orleans Express 6 days from $1005

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

Departs from April 2014 to December 2015.

New Orleans Holiday & The Spirit of the Antebellum South 11 days from $3831

Aboard the festive American Queen riverboat. On this elegant river cruise, you’ll discover the traditions of the Cajun and Creole cultures and experience what remains of the grand Antebellum South.

Departs from February 2015 to December 2015.


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