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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

Alcatraz

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

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 to .

Astoria

Coast Starlight and the Columbia River Cruise 9 days from $4472

Travel along the dazzling Pacific Coast aboard the Coast Starlight for the overnight journey from Los Angeles to Portland, where you will meet the American Empress for your river cruise along the Columbia and Snake Rivers. Highlights of your Pacific Northwest adventure include visits to Astoria, The Dalles and Sacajawea State Park.

Departs from June 2014 to October 2015.

Amtrak's Coast Starlight

Coast Starlight Experience - Seattle to Los Angeles 4 days from $765

Widely regarded as one of the most spectacular of all train routes, the Coast Starlight links the greatest cities on the West Coast.

Departs from January 2014 to December 2014.

Glacier Bay

Coast Starlight with Alaska Cruise via Glacier Bay 10 days from $1825

Combine two of the most exciting cities on the West Coast with an exciting Alaska cruise to create a spectacular rail-cruise vacation!

Departs from June 2014 to September 2015.

Queen Mary 2

Coast to Coast & the Queen Mary - Eastbound 21 days from $4546

Recall a bygone era of travel on this epic 21-day journey that takes you across the USA by train and across the Atlantic by cruise ship.

Departs from May 2014 to September 2014.

The Queen Mary 2

Coast to Coast & the Queen Mary - Westbound 21 days from $4547

Recall a bygone era and embark on a leisurely vacation from the UK to the western USA by cruise ship and train.

Departs from May 2014 to May 2015.

Cable Cars

Coast to Coast : San Francisco to New York 10 days from $1397

There is no better way to see the USA than by rail. Travel from coast to coast aboard two iconic long-distance trains, Amtrak’s California Zephyr and Lake Shore Limited. Combine these fantastic overnight rail journeys with city stays in three of the USA’s most popular cosmopolitan cities: San Francisco, Chicago, and New York City.

Departs from March 2014 to October 2014.

Jefferson National Monument

Colonial America 10 days from $1844

Retrace where America’s heritage began on this 10-day rail journey to four of the country’s most storied eastern cities.

Departs from March 2014 to December 2014.

Seward to Anchorage

Deluxe Alaska Sampler 7 days from $2299

Riding the Alaska Railroad, you see all the best of Alaska including Resurrection Bay and Kenai Fjords and Denali National Parks.

Departs from May 2014 to September 2014.

Chicago River

Empire Builder - Glacier National Park & Alaska Cruise 15 days from $2852

Experience all the beauty of the Pacific Northwest on this 15-day rail-cruise vacation.

Departs from June 2014 to June 2015.