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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 train tours and escorted train tours 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

New Orleans Holiday & The Spirit of the Antebellum South 11 days from $2410

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 2017 to December 2017.

Southwest Chief & Panama Canal Cruise 19 days from $4195

Set off for adventure on an 19-day rail-cruise vacation across America's west and through the Panama Canal.

Departs from January 2017 to January 2017.

Southwest Chief with the Grand Canyon - Chicago to Los Angeles 6 days from $1029

Ride the rails west to the American frontier and experience the magnificent Grand Canyon up close and personal.

Departs from March 2016 to October 2017.

Yosemite & Denali National Parks with Cruise 18 days from $4265

Experience the beauty of the Pacific Coast on this 18-day rail-cruise journey that takes you to two of the world's most majestic National Parks.

Departs from May 2016 to September 2017.

Calgary Stampede, Canadian Rockies & Glacier 10 days from $2995

All aboard the storied rails of the Empire Builder for a 10-day trip through Glacier National Park, the colorful Canadian Rockies and to the Calgary Stampede.

Departs from July 2017 to July 2017.

Classic Coast to Coast by Rail - New York to San Francisco 6 days from $1549

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 2016 to December 2017.

Yellowstone & Glacier Adventure Tour 11 days from $2795

Experience Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park and Glacier National Park over the course of 11 days on this tour, which combines travel aboard iconic trains with escorted sightseeing along the path followed by America's pioneers.

Departs from July 2016 to August 2017.

Alaska Adventure Cruise 13 days from $3299

Join us on the ultimate adventure to America's final frontier, Alaska!

Departs from July 2017 to July 2017.

Alaska by Daylight 10 days from $2905

One of the premier packages on the Alaska Railroad, this 10-day adventure takes you from tidewater to Alaska’s “Golden Heart” in the Interior.

Departs from May 2016 to September 2016.

Alaska by Land and Sea Featuring 3 nights in Denali 13 days from $1859

From a rail journey along the dramatic Turnagain Arm to cruising the famed Inside Passage, this tour brings you the best of wild Alaska.

Departs from May 2016 to September 2017.


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