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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

Coast Starlight with Seattle, Victoria & Vancouver 9 days from $1615

Experience the “Best Coast” on this independent rail journey from Los Angeles to British Columbia.

Departs from March 2015 to October 2016.

Coast to Coast & the Queen Mary - Eastbound 21 days from $4802

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 2015 to September 2017.

Coast to Coast & the Queen Mary - Westbound 21 days from $4235

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

Departs from June 2015 to September 2017.

Coast to Coast : San Francisco to New York 10 days from $1415

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 November 2014 to December 2016.

Coastal Passage Western Explorer - Seattle to Calgary 10 days from $4640

This popular rail vacation from Vancouver to Jasper, Lake Louise, and Banff just got better with the inclusion of the Coastal Passage from Seattle along the Pacific Coast to Vancouver.

Departs from May 2015 to September 2016.

Colonial America 10 days from $1880

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

Departs from September 2015 to December 2017.

Colorado’s Historic Trains 9 days from $2249

It is easy to see why Trains Across Colorado is one of our most popular escorted tours.

Departs from September 2015 to September 2016.

Deluxe Alaska Sampler 8 days from $2419

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

Departs from May 2015 to September 2015.

Dixieland & Rhythms 11 days from $1699

Feel the rhythm of the South on this tour through America’s musical heritage.

Departs from October 2015 to November 2016.

Empire Builder Experience - Chicago to Seattle 5 days from $688

Just a few generations ago, the route of the Empire Builder was wilderness, roamed by Native Americans and buffalo.

Departs from November 2014 to March 2016.

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