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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

Chromatic Spring

California Zephyr with Yellowstone National Park - Chicago to San Francisco 8 days from $1585

More than 2,000 acres of geysers, hot springs, and lava formations await you in Yellowstone, the world's first national park established in 1872.

Departs from May 2014 to October 2014.

Brideveil Falls

California Zephyr With Yosemite National Park - Chicago to San Francisco 8 days from $1369

The only thing more appealing than a train vacation through the Rocky and Sierra Mountains is one that includes a visit to the waterfalls and Giant Sequoia groves of Yosemite National Park.

Departs from May 2014 to October 2014.

Alaska

Canada’s Rockies & Alaska Cruise 15 days from $3300

The best of the Canadian Rockies plus cruising Alaska's Inside Passage equals the ultimate scenic sightseeing adventure! Nothing beats a combination of train and coach travel through the heart of the Rockies, the raw beauty of Alaska's Inside Passage, and ample time at your leisure.

Departs from May 2014 to September 2014.

Glacier

Canadian Rockies with Glacier National Park 11 days from $5999

Revel in a 1500-mile journey encircling inspirational natural sights and breathtaking national parks.

Departs from June 2014 to September 2014.

Glacier Park Lodge

Canyons, Glaciers & Waterfalls by Rail 17 days from $2934

Take a rail-journey to three of the US's famed National Parks, aboard three renowned Amtrak trains.

Departs from June 2014 to September 2014.

Beacon Hill

Cape Cod, Boston & Newport 10 days from $1188

Embark on a leisurely rail-drive vacation that takes you to Boston by train and through Massachusetts and Rhode Island by car.

Departs from April 2014 to October 2014.

Pullman

Chicago & New Orleans by Pullman Vintage Rail Car 6 days from $1841

Step back into the Golden Era of rail travel with a deluxe rail journey from Chicago to New Orleans aboard restored Pullman cars.

Departs from February 2014 to December 2014.

Mus Island

Chicago to Memphis 5 days from $595

Discover Memphis's storied musical history—from Graceland and Sun Studios to the beat of Beale Street—during your Memphis city stay.

Departs from November 2013 to October 2014.

Mayan Ruins in Cozumel

Chicago to New Orleans & Western Caribbean Cruise 12 days from $2201

Escape the cold and get ready to bask in the sun on this 12-day rail-cruise adventure.

Departs from February 2014 to March 2015.

Alcatraz

Classic Coast to Coast by Rail - New York to San Francisco 6 days from $1649

Get ready for an amazing coast-to-coast adventure, starting in New York City and ending in the "City by the Bay," San Francisco.

Departs from March 2014 to October 2014.