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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

Best of the West - Five National Parks 14 days from $4495

On this exclusive tour, climb aboard a classic steamliner train and see the natural wonders that have long made America’s West the land of wild imagination and rugged individualists.

Departs from June 2015 to September 2015.

California Coast - Escorted 9 days from $2999

Experience easy living in the Golden State on this escorted tour of the California Coast.

Departs from April 2015 to November 2015.

California Coast - Independent 9 days from $1749

All aboard for sunshine! On this independent rail tour of the California coast, you’ll learn why they call it the Golden State

Departs from January 2015 to December 2015.

California Rail Tour 8 days from $2245

See the California of Steinbeck and Muir on this rail-themed roundtrip tour from Sacramento.

Departs from July 2015 to August 2015.

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.

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.

California Zephyr Experience - Chicago to San Francisco 5 days from $665

Long considered one of the most scenic routes in the United States, the California Zephyr takes you from the beautiful city of Chicago to the City by the Bay, San Francisco, by way of the spectacular Rockies and Sierras.

Departs from November 2014 to October 2015.

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 2015.

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 2015.

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 2015 to September 2015.


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